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  1. Looking sweet Tony. Might have taken a long time but it has been time well spent. cheers...Morgan
  2. Probably not worth the silly money that they go for. How many were originally produced? I know of a few of them that were built. Made one myself a few years ago too. Not for me I might add. Very long locos too. cheers...Morgan
  3. Quite similar to rods on Great Central locomotives. Extract from ROD 8K (O4) coupling rod drawing below... I wonder how often the bottom plugs were taken off to drain oil and inspect for the level of metallic contamination in the oil? Changing the subject. Dave? Are the Stanier 2-6-2T castings now available for general purchase please? cheers...Morgan
  4. Hi David, Thanks! It was reported way, way back on page 97 (Tony's summary of our visit and my summary of the build standard). Links below. At the time of our visit the model wasn't quite finished. But I posted a photo a week or so later (Page 100). Just before I bid it farewell. 60012 was built as a companion for these two A3s. Both essentially DJH kits out of the box. Cheers...Morgan
  5. To a Mechanical Engineer it would be known as "hogging" - high in the middle and "sagging" - low in the middle
  6. Really nice work Tony. Looks the business. I must start building mine. The news of the B7 coming soon from Graham is turning my thoughts back to how elegant the big GC 4-6-0s are. Cheers...Morgan
  7. Without doubt this is true for older airframes built in the pre-CAD / CAM days. Things are much more accurate and repeatable now. My anecdote stems from a visit to BAE Dunsfold in 1999. I had to trial fit an electronics bay gasket that my company had made to fit the Sea Harrier FA2. There were two types of airframe. The new build FA2. All the gaskets fitted the panel shape and hole positions within a millimetre. All the airframes that were being upgraded from Sea Harrier FR1 to FA2 were awful. Every one was different and I don’t recall getting a gasket to fit on half a dozen airframes that we
  8. Tony, you are so right. That’s one of the best looking GCR faces in model form I have ever seen. Well done. Just the top handrail and lamp iron to do now.... cheers...Morgan
  9. So it seems Tony. A nice collection of Dub-dees you have there. There is one on my work bench now getting quite close to being finished. A few jobs still to do on the chassis and a variety of pipe work. I’m not looking forward to the AWS conduit and brackets along the edge of the running plate. I’ve also fabricated a couple of items to “lift” the finished model that aren’t in the basic DJH kit. This loco will be 90012 in early 1960s condition. Smoke box door handle Vacuum pipe grease trap Cheers...Morgan
  10. Buffers from Lanarkshire Models and Supplies. LB05A but will need a spacer plate under the flange or LB08 but will need a small tread plate on the top of each body Alan Gibson 4M789 LMS piston valve guides Cheers...Morgan
  11. Hi Tony Regarding A4 cylinders on the Hornby body you may or may not recall that I bought this along to a running session at your place a few years ago now. Yes there is a line visible on the cylinder side but I felt it was an acceptable compromise to get a good looking turn under. Below the line the cylinder side is part of the chassis. A fuller description of the model and constituent parts is at the end of this link (page 97 of your thread). https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/64295-wright-writes/page/97/&tab=comments#com
  12. What sort of DRO arrangement are you using Mick?
  13. Hi David, before you weather it you might want to consider reversing the cycling lion emblem on the right hand tank side. The Bachmann pannier is a real easy conversion and runs ever so well. cheers...Morgan
  14. No problem, glad it’s of some use. Got a few more photos somewhere. I’ll have to find them. I’m very much looking forward to seeing how your interpretation turns out. Morgan
  15. AFAIK the line out of the front of the station and down to the quayside was there from the very start when the station was opened in 1840. If you look at the building plan I posted one track came through the right hand portico across The High street and down Quay Street. Healing’s Mill was opened in 1865 but the quayside at Tewkesbury was in use long before that. The River Severn was navigable for a very long way beyond Tewkesbury and the major artery for goods and trade hundreds of years before the railways came along. I would recommend getting a copy of this Tewkesbury Historical
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