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Jol Wilkinson

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    Felixstowe, Suffolk (too far from the Premier Line)
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    4mm railway kit and scratch building - which I enjoy for the challenge and satisfaction it provides, as well as the research involved in modelling the LNWR.

    I enjoy blues/rock, good food (but not too much of it) good wine and English beer, as well as maintaining and enjoying our 1973 MGB roadster (weather permitting).

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  1. One LNWR Inspection Saloon became the property of the Longmoor Military Railway and I beleive is now on the K&ESR. That is a 30' 1" six wheel double veranda version, for which London Road Models produce an etched kit. IN LMR ownership it was painted "Prussian" blue. An example of a LNWR 32' single veranda Inspection Saloon is also show on the Buckingham Railway Centre "virtual stock list". This is listed a a body only, mounted on a different underframe. It was withdrawn in 1945 and used as living accommodation (when the u/f was broken up) before going to Quainton in 1982. It wa
  2. Brass is available in different grades, so look for a free cutting brass if you can get it. It has a high lead content. The first time I discovered it (by accident), I found it made life much easier with my Unimat 3.
  3. How demoralising to be corrected by a MR enthusiast My library is in the Salle de Jardin, not in the house where the pc is located., so I didn't check my references before posting. I should know better.
  4. IIRC, it was originally built like that, not a cut and shut, It is one carriage I have always fancied modelling. Trevor Charlton may have done some etched zing sides for it, but I am not sure.
  5. Mick, the holes are for retaining wires to stop the radial truck falling out when the loco is lifted up (don't forget the latest photo is of the "chassis" upside down). The springing wire is usually above the radial truck, soldered to a suitable spacer on the chassis. On the LNWR 4'6" Tank, there are small mounting "lugs" that can be soldered to slots in the nearest spacers. I have also built one loco where spring simply presses onto the plain side of the radial truck (mounted up side down compared to the one in the photo) so it doesn't exert any side control. If fitti
  6. Mick, the radial truck guides, which is what I think you mean by oblong shapes, are designed for a standard 4mm hornblock cut-out. i.e. a 6mm wide slot, with the top edge 4mm above the axle centre line. This photo of the underside of P4 frames for a LRM LNWR 4'6" tank. (the one referred to by K22009 above) shows the radial truck fitted into the guides for the truck. These are etched as part of the frames, but are the effectively the same as those on the two guides in the separate radial truck etch. With those, the sides of the guides should be folded to ap
  7. David, copy of assembly drawing attached. As far as I know a John Redrup usually puts this in the packet for mail order and they are handed out at shows with purchases. The bearings are normally included in the etch "packet", as can be seen in the top LH corner of the left hand packet in John's OP photo. At least that is how I remember things, it is about 12 months since I last helped him out at a show! Of course, John is only an email away at: [email protected] or through the contact link on the LRM websit
  8. Mick, the etch has everything you need, except for the spring wire. Radial truck etches (00/P4 and EM), etched guides, 2mm brass bearings and assorted etched axle spacers. There is a simple 3D drawing showing the assembled parts. Jol
  9. I'll take your word for the adhesion Frank, but personally I feel that a surefooted, compensated loco "works" better than one with a rigid chassis.
  10. Yes, they do slide both vertically and horizontally in the etched guides. These are designed to fit a "standard" horn block cut out, so can be used in AG milled frames or any etched frames with cut-outs for carrying wheels.
  11. Correctly identified by Paul and Brassey as Radial Truck etches (as used in several LRM LNWR loco kits). Can be built in 00, EM and P4 gauges. The small fold up tab with the slot is to take a spring wire. It can just be seen in this photo of a LNWR 4' 6" 2-4-2T.
  12. If they are available in a diameter, number of spokes and crankpin location that suits. Diameter and one of the other two is usually okay but for those that model the LNWR (and probably many other pre-group railways) there is often nothing available from Ultrascale. That's why Sharman Wheels were usually the answer, even if it took some work to make them run acceptably. Compensation (or springing/CSBs) provides other benefits, such as improved pickup and better adhesion, particularly for smaller, lighter locos.
  13. Hi Chas, the Precursor Tank in the photo is from a LRM kit when they were supplied with a Brassmasters chassis. This was based on the BM Precursor/George V 4-4-0 chassis but they never got around to doing the body kit so LRM used then for a while. The chassis incorporates a compensated bogie, fitted to swivelling front end frames (the split is behind the front footsteps). This has only really run on London Road that hasn't really got any curves but has run on Tony Montgomery's Ambergate without any issues but I don't know what the track radius is on that. When the
  14. I model the LNWR in P4 and have only ever used compensation for locos. The 4-4-2 Precursor tank shown has a rigid rear driven axle and "pivoted" front axle. It picks up only on the driving axles (PB strip wiper pickups with brass contact pads against steel tyres) and will run properly all weekend at a show without needing cleaning. The 0-6-2 Watford Tank has a "rigid" rear driven axle and a compensating beam between the centre and front coupled axles. The rear pony truck is lightly "weighted" by a longitudinal wire spring bearing on it. I've considered springing and CSBs over the y
  15. Sandy, apart from Paul Barker at Stevenson Carriages, Andrew at Wizard Models might also be able to help. Some of the LNWR kits in his range also use High Elliptical profile roofs. Jol
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