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LB&SCR SE&CR Pre-Grouping DCC 4mm 00 BLT Loco Yard Layout Scratch-Building




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#1976 Jack P

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 08:25

looking forward to see how you get on, i'm in the midst of building an N15x, I bet you'll finish first though!


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#1977 BlueLightning

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 08:39

Thanks Jack,

 

I have been following your N15x, and other build with interest, the M7 looks great by the way!!

 

In fact having seen your thread looking for N15x info in the Southern Railway Group section I now have lot's of A C Perryman books!!

 

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#1978 Dan Griffin

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 17:25

How did you form the footplate and how will you be fixing it to the ex Scotsman chassis?


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#1979 BlueLightning

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 17:58

The footplate was cut to be over length so that I had plenty of material to play with, I then used some rollers along with the frames to bend the footplate to shape, soldering to the frames as I went.

 

As for attaching it to the chassis, there are a couple of places where the chassis has suitable places to put bolts through, so the body will be getting captive nuts for these to screw into.

 

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#1980 BlueLightning

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 14:00

Good day everyone!!

 

How are we all this fine day??

 

Bad news I haven't done any modelling, I did however have a rather enjoyable time with the Uckfield MRS N gauge layout at the Bluebell Model Railway show last weekend.

 

I got the chance to meet some more members of the wonderful pre-grouping community in the form of mikenadnel, AVS1998, and sem34090. I didn't take many pictures as there wasn't much in the way of pre-grouping there, you can however have a picture of LB&SCR Terrier number 54 Waddon on the club layout though:

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and while that is the only picture from a layout I took, you can all enjoy these 2 photos!!!!

 

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Gary


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#1981 sem34090

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 14:05

How long until James spots the lack of bogie brakes...


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#1982 BlueLightning

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 14:08

I would imagine about as long as it takes for him to look at the picture


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Posted 26 June 2018 - 14:31

Please note - no hard feelings there! Just one has a rather known track record for pointing out flaws with RTR models, which at the cost they are is only right!

 

But Gary and I did conclude that the main problem with an Oxford Dean Goods is...

 

It's a GWR engine.


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#1984 BlueLightning

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 14:35

Indeed I am glad we have people like James that are capable of spotting these things and pointing them out, I know I wouldn't notice without being told!!!

 

I'm not sure that was the Dean Goods biggest problem, that may have been your ability to drive it!! :jester: :jester:

 

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 14:37

Yes, that's true!

 

Though I still blame that on the trackwork... and the fact that being sound fitted meant it took forever to start moving and forever to slow down! Took a lot of getting used to that much inertia!


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Posted 26 June 2018 - 14:41

hmmm............ I saw it run fine when you weren't there


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Posted 26 June 2018 - 14:43

Of the stock used at the weekend:

 

LSWR M7 - Didn't derail much.

SECR N - Derailed fairly frequently.

SECR C - Didn't derail too much.

SECR P - Didn't derail at all unless I was a lazy signalman...

LBSCR A1x - Didn't derail at all unless I was a lazy signalman...

LBSCR E4 - Derailed on shunting duties.

LBSCR E2 - Was hopeless, but then again it was mine!

GWR 2301 - Took a disliking to me but was fine with it's owner because he's a Western enthusiast!


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#1988 Compound2632

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 15:13

It's a GWR engine.

 

True enough but its redeeming feature is, it isn't a Churchward engine.


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Posted 26 June 2018 - 15:20

GWR Engines - They're all the same!


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#1990 The Midland Mole

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 15:37

Hmmm, no bogie brakes eh? Oh well, it could be worse....it could be curtaingate! :o

 

- Moldy Warp


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Posted 26 June 2018 - 15:53

I am trying to bring him up to be nice to manufacturers, but...
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#1992 RedGemAlchemist

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 19:57

GWR Engines - They're all the same!

No they're not!
Not much of a Western fan, but the 14xx is a lovely little engine and I won't hear a word said against it!


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Posted 26 June 2018 - 21:13

No they're not!
Not much of a Western fan, but the 14xx is a lovely little engine and I won't hear a word said against it!

 

Well, of course: it's a 1930s modernised replica of a rather nice 1860s engine, from Wolverhampton not Swindon. Shame about the ugly cab.


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