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#101 Ruston

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 22:07

It's the outside valve gear that's going to give me nightmares. :o  Anyway, it's going in the stash of kits to be built once I have got the layout itself done. The stash is growing and now includes a pair of 1850s NBR coaches and a pair of 1880s NER coaches. On the wagon stock front I have been given a couple kits for L&Y half box wagons, which will be used for traffic from the pipe works. One thing I need is a suitably old former mainline railway cast off brake van and an L&Y 'tin tab' brake van. Does anyone know of a kit for the latter?


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#102 Sandhole

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 02:40

It's the outside valve gear that's going to give me nightmares. :o  Anyway, it's going in the stash of kits to be built once I have got the layout itself done. The stash is growing and now includes a pair of 1850s NBR coaches and a pair of 1880s NER coaches. On the wagon stock front I have been given a couple kits for L&Y half box wagons, which will be used for traffic from the pipe works. One thing I need is a suitably old former mainline railway cast off brake van and an L&Y 'tin tab' brake van. Does anyone know of a kit for the latter?

I think I have a D&S kit for the Tin Tab. I'm about to go to work ,but I'll check when I get back this afternoon.

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 06:03

One thing I need is a suitably old former mainline railway cast off brake van and an L&Y 'tin tab' brake van. Does anyone know of a kit for the latter?

 

The D&S kit is now with London Road Models:

 

https://traders.scal...various/wagons/

 

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#104 Sandhole

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 15:05

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It's the outside valve gear that's going to give me nightmares. :o  Anyway, it's going in the stash of kits to be built once I have got the layout itself done. The stash is growing and now includes a pair of 1850s NBR coaches and a pair of 1880s NER coaches. On the wagon stock front I have been given a couple kits for L&Y half box wagons, which will be used for traffic from the pipe works. One thing I need is a suitably old former mainline railway cast off brake van and an L&Y 'tin tab' brake van. Does anyone know of a kit for the latter?

The valve gear is horribly scale!!

I used pins 'cos I could find no rivets that would work and I would not have liked to try hammering rivets either!! Soldering pins was far safer.

My valvegear fell to pieces because of wear, pure and simple!!! It was unsaveable. I think that is why I was recommended to use the Blacksmith GWR railmotor stuff.

Mike Edge, being a far more indgenious modeller than me probably overcame that problem by an easy method that escaped me!!

The kit is buildable. Especially by a man of your ability!

I love mine to bits!! mike did the body 'Scabby!' Panels plated over, just about hanging on! She has and still does sterling service on Oldham Road and I wouldn't be without her!!

I apologise for the 2by4 scenery, but I'm not a fast scenery man. I just start playing trains!!!

Compared to Mikes version, she is rough and ready!! She is 35 years old, has worked on at least three layouts and as I have said, I love her to bits!!!!

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#105 Michael Edge

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 07:08

I always use soldered pins for making up valve gear, however the Blacksmith GW railmotor etches are even skimpier than the Jidenco ones. The problem is really that there is far too little material round the holes and they break up very easily.



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Posted 13 October 2018 - 13:18

I always use soldered pins for making up valve gear, however the Blacksmith GW railmotor etches are even skimpier than the Jidenco ones. The problem is really that there is far too little material round the holes and they break up very easily.

Thanks for that Mike.

I'll stick to my spare Jidenco fret when the motion completely falls to bits and I have to repair it.

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#107 Sandhole

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 15:21

I think I have a D&S kit for the Tin Tab. I'm about to go to work ,but I'll check when I get back this afternoon.

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I've got the Tin Tab kit.

PM me if you want it and we'll sort a price. I'm not into stupid money by any means.

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