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  1. And so to the canopy glazing! Must admit that this has been a bit of a headache. As Geoff Taylor reminded me, anything to do with glazing needs painting first before the glass is fitted. So my first thoughts were to construct a frame of glazing bars to which the clear sheet could be added later, but it would have to be too thick as can be seen in the first pic. I then tried cutting the glazing from 20th Perspex intending to fit the bars over it but again this was unsatisfactory. I have now decided to use the Portrait cutter to produce a self adhesive vinyl overlay for the ba
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  2. A few Settle and Carlsile photos today, from a range of dates. Kirkby Stephen damaged Class 156 15th April 99 C24396.jpg Culgaith 4th April 97 C21739 Langwathby 80080 Carlisle to Kirkby Stephen 22nd Feb 93 C18282.jpg Langwathby A2 60532 Blue Peter special The Waverley Newcastle Leeds Carlisle and back 6th March 93 C18338.jpg Low House Crossing Class 158 Carlisle to Leeds 30th April 08 NDSC_4296.jpg David
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  3. Golf soon, and it isn't raining, yet. At PN the light must be fading, as it is getting on for 9.30pm. 61603 has come off the Glasgow, and 60002 has backed on. Tim can't wait to get his hands on this one. It won't be leaving yet, so another J6 hauled trip working can pass by on the slow.
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  4. Brave photographer!
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  5. Here goes with a couple from me. Not a train (or Pannier) in sight...!
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  6. 47 407 ‘Aycliffe’ storms out of Catesby tunnel towards Charwelton with the 1O09 Newcastle - Poole service.
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  7. I've just remembered that there are a few plonks left, so here's another DE view.
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  8. A few quick shots of the new Hornby large prairie this afternoon. I was a bit concerned on unwrapping the parcel as I could hear the dreaded rattle inside. A front buffer had come off in transit but was in the box and duly returned to the hole with a push. Now my thoughts. Very plastic looking ,look at the shine, although the green is better but still miles behind Bachmann. It runs through all my points with no problems, the pony truck is fine on mine although so have had issues. The front steps are splayed like @County of Yorkshire pointed out yesterday. They may correct with light pressure.
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  9. As promised a few more. The plastic coal load pops out easily if you want to model half a bunker full.
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  10. Good moaning, just, from a rather warm Charente. A good evening's trainspotting was had last night and our new pool is finally starting to fill up without any apparent leaks so I've time to post some more photos. The Tardis has been reversed I I realised that I'd missed some slides that I took in 1991. First off the ferries of the time soon to have severe competition. This batch were all taken late July/early August 1991. Then we visited the exhibition centre at Cheriton and the 1880's tunnelling machine that had been recued from it's chalky grave by TML. 1 Then th
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  11. This was always my favourite picture of Highbury even though very little of the colliery is visible. The composition is perfect and it really captures the drama of No. 88 slogging up the bank with a heavy freight - I even like the added smoke effect which I'm normally a bit ambivalent about. Andy Y took it - the boy takes a good snap - and it did appear in BRM some years ago but it was unfortunately in an issue when the chap in charge of the inkpot forgot to turn the tap off and the pictures were very dark and completely saturated which didnt do them any favours at all. Agree wit
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  12. Tony, It was lovely to see you and Mo yesterday when you came to see Retford. Thank you for kindly lending me some stock and converting it to EM. As I said to you, now I am the owner of Retford, my aim is to complete it. A large amount to work has been done on the layout but a lot still needs to be done, particularly in completing the buildings many of which are just mockups. I admired the layout from the moment I first read about it in MRJ. I was lucky enough to talk to Roy Jackson at an Expo EM exhibition and to my surprise he invited me to visit Retford. On entering th
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  13. Some from this evening, shotton to shrewsbury shotton, thought I’d better get some pics of the 150/2 as they will so be replaced by 230 units And climbing away toward hawarden And another dropping in to the high level station And in came my train, 66715 In Wrexham I parked up in the local meadow And admired the flowers And into shrewsbury lots of different types of signals to be seen in one shot (even a lower quadrant in the
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  15. Dear All, I have nearly finished the area behind the rail viaduct. Photos are below. View from level with the rail viaduct. View from level with the road viaduct Area Behind the rail viaduct. Still need to add a stairway , finish the far wall and add the track at the bottom of the road viaduct. View through the rail viaduct arches Next I shall do some more paper mache at the end of Penaenmawr to finish the mountain around the corner of the layout from the mountain. Once this has been
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  16. It's time for some more Duff action! 47146 and 47575 by James Makin by James Makin - Account 2, on Flickr Joining the fleet this week is a varied pair, Railfreight Distribution 47146 Loughborough Grammar School and former Post Office 47575 City of Hereford. The starting point for both locos is the Bachmann model, both were in the right colour schemes but just a little plasticky and needing their respective body detailing to be updated, along with a simple renumber & renaming. 47146 and 47575 by James Makin by James Makin - Account 2, on Flick
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  17. For your entertainment tonight, two slightly different angles on a WD going round the bend. too dark, this one.
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  18. Roy delighted in telling me the tale on my one and only visit to Retford. May I be the one to say that chassis compensation and side control of bogies are actually different things? This loco is my only essay (to date) in bogie side control - it has a 'proper' lateral springing between the bogie frames, acting on the bogie pivot pin exactly as per the full-size thing. It rides like a Rolls-Royce and negotiates curves down to two foot radius with ease. One interesting aspect, being a pacific, is whether to do anything similar for the rear pony truck? Th
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  19. I have folded up a couple of the poorly etched W-irons to see how they will sit with the unequal floor height. I needed to reduce one end by the thickness of the lower floor which is made from 60 thou plastkard. So on one of the W-irons I soldered a section of milled brass T section on end before cutting them apart. I then cut off the lower part to leave a shorter height W-iron that matches the other end, if that all makes sense. I have cut out a new inner partition and glue it to the new floor. I need to make new doors before doing all the usual detailing of the body.
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  21. The most recent crane arrival now appears to be assembled. It is the one running left to right intermingled with the others on site!
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  22. One or two pictures would be worth several thousand words here.
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  23. All of these without exception are totally brilliant. We all see things slightly differently when we look at photos, but in response to the OP this is the photo (from those submitted thus far) that made me personally do a double take and think someone had tried to slip in a photo of the real life Railway: Keith.
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  24. WD rolling on passes grubby B1 setting off for Grimsby. and the Colchester-Glasgow arrives headed by Cambridge B2 Framlingham.
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  25. Along with moving about 300 Bricks, I can report that the Shed; Is going Going Gone.
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  26. going back to the op question and thoughts about the GOG. I used to be a member until last year and since the question has been asked here's the truth. There have been so many arguments on their forum about modernising over the past few years its sickening. Not because of the reforming people who want to do something, but because of the complete lack of understanding of the need for modernisation and openness by the management and its out of date supporters who seem in complete denial and can not let go of old ways and their annual shindig at Guildex. The whole management thing is jobs for the
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  27. Hi Inspired by the above post I dug out the Worsley Works Freightliner flats I bought in 2006 and ordered a complete new set along with parts to replace the ones I attempted to build back then. I used the second picture down on this post for inspiration for the first five flats. Using the ones I built back in 2006 I experimented with ways to get the correct ride height / buffer height in conjunction with images provided in this thread. In then end I decided to use the 2mm SA ride control bogies as the centre bar is already lower than the sides meaning I didn't need to
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  28. Many thanks gentlemen, very useful advice. I wanted to try out Lasercut kits and am clearly learning my lessons! Thanks Simon, seeing yours and others' excellent structures was one reason I became interested in lasercut buildings. I had missed your dedicated thread on the topic though. I would have thought the combs became too fragile in 4mm scale, but looking at the Intentio 4mm kits that is evidently not the case. Thanks. I have been admiring the weighbridges in your range for some time, the 7mm GWR ones look superb. Yes with the chamf
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  29. Down at Seven Mills this morning, and in some glorious sunshine, the Resident 08, No 08173, trundles past Scottie Dog Class 37, No 37081 Loch Long.
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  30. This is definitely a first for me. I've never built a 3D-printed kit before and so here goes... The kit is from Corbs, at his railwaymania.net store but this particular version isn't on general sale yet. It's designed to fit on the Hornby Peckett 0-6-0ST chassis. The wheel diamters on these Avonsides differed between individual engines, so the Peckett's 3ft. 7in. dia, wheels are going to be more of a compromise on some prototypes than others. I understand that some were as small as 3ft. 4in., others were 3ft. 6in. and some were even 4ft. 0 1/2in. There may even be others. I don't k
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  31. One more recent Retford picture to finish the day. And, what a wonderful day of comments. Many, many thanks to all..................... A rigid Retford V2 waits for the road on a short cement train. Buccaneer John's wonderful houses in West Carr Road are crying out to be completed....................... And, his footbridge in the background (to feature in close-up soon) is magnificent.
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  32. Missed out on a Bachmann Blue Pullman? Got a spare HST? http://railwayherald.com/uknews/blue-pullman-takes-to-the-rails-in-november
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  34. Thanks Jonathan, it does indeed look a lot better this morning, now it's dry and I've let Henry get at it... Thanks for looking, Al.
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  36. Great scenic break! https://www.railpictures.net/photo/743678/
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  37. And the last one from me... Goodnight from Sheep Dip. Rob
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  38. Now, this is an interesting one....... Layout ( Bleat Wharf) and photo by Norman Lockhart. Loco courtesy of Mon Capitaine Kernow Trousers. Weathering by Tom Foster.
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  39. A selection of RTR wagons by Hornby and Bachmann.
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  40. Now stop it, the pair of you!! You're ruining someone else's perfectly good Rant, y'know!!
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  41. It was a bit of a Novelty. Oh sorry that was 86235. Jason
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  42. The Friedman volumes on Victorian Cruisers and Victorian Battleships. I have long had my eye on them, but when a leaflet came through the post from Pen & Sword announcing a sale, which included these volumes, I realised that this was the moment to purchase them.
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  43. Good evening Chas, As an example, a 4-6-0 locomotive running without bogie side control, is effectively a long nosed 0-6-0 pushing a wagon. Depending on their position on the curve, the wagon, lets call it a bogie, and the 0-6-0 chassis are trying to go in different directions. What they are trying to do is jack knife, imagine pushing an un powered chassis along a table top with a unrestrained bogie flopping around up front. What will the bogie be trying to do? The addition of side control prevents the bogie wandering about like an errant child, by returning it to the
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  44. Good evening Sandra, Mo and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves - what a delicious cake! It was a privilege to be your first 'guests', at a distance, of course. 'two of the locomotives are mine.' And here they are at closer quarters........ You'll have seen these, of course, by email, earlier. Weathering will certainly give a more 'natural' look, particularly on the V2's motion, and next time I see you I'll give you a sheet of Ian Wilson's front numberplates for the class. You are to be commended fo
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