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Richard Jones

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    Kent & East Sussex Railway
    Rye & Camber Tramway
    SR (ex LBSCR) Branch lines
    EM gauge modeller

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  1. My inclination would be, definitely use it, but in hidden sections or fiddle yard......
  2. Hi Eric, Thanks for telling me about your thread - for the benefit of other readers, it transpires that we were also in New Zealand in November/December 2019 - our (my!) railway activities were fairly limited this time, but I manage to call in at the Bay of Islands railway at Kawakawa - the line runs down the middle of the main street which also happens to form part of State Highway 1 (main North - South road on North Island) - remincent of Weymouth Harbour Tramway or the Ffestiniog - Welsh Highland link in Porthmadog. Well worth a visit when we are all able to travel again Stay
  3. both the LSWR and the LBSCR each had 2 very similar "plate glass wagons" - something rather different to stimulate conversation, if run at an exhibition!
  4. That's a good idea, I might "borrow" it when I get round to my "Gladstone" (the LBSCR one, not the "Oh, Mr Porter" one.....)
  5. Hi Tom, My posting was no critism of your model - the etched kit was what was available at the time - it's not the easiest of kits to build and I followed advice to "slit" up the corner pillars & solder them up, as I was told it was almost impossible to fold the etch on the corners! 3D printing has opened up a whole new chapter in modelling, which certainly gets results far quicker than I do... Best wishes Richard
  6. Hi, here's my KESR Ford set, built many years ago from the Taugem kit and still awaiting painting! I also have a set of Shefflex parts from Worsley Works that i have started on....
  7. Hi Martin, I'll check up on mine (it's sitting on the side in utility room, quietly waiting for it's next task!) I'll draw up a circuit diagram for you. Best wishes, stay safe Richard
  8. Just a thought - having gone to the trouble of putting a piece of double sided pcb material in there, did you not consider making it "structural" and "splitting" the frames, then you wouldn't have needed to bother with the pickups?
  9. Hi, The best printed sources are D L Bradley, Locomotives of the LBSCR, part 2 (RCTS) and J H Russel, Pictorial Record of Southern locomotives (OPC) - this has weight diagrams for all SR locos and drawings for some. There are a couple of Locomotive Illustrated that have photos of E1s ( I can check which editions if you are interested) I would not be surprised if there are works drawings in the collection at NRM, but as I'm building kits, haven't bothered with that source. The Brighton Circle is a mine of information, and they have a Facebook page that gives their details o
  10. Hi, I've got two of these plus a C2 next on my list to build once I've finished a batch of 2 x E1 and a D1 all from Albion kits.... An observation - the tender on your kit looks to be different around the footplate level from the one in mine - I must have a look and check.......
  11. Hello David, your photo is really helpful - I had been trying to use "straight" wires - the two right angles (in the horizontal plane) is a great idea as it should prevent the wires from opposite ends "colliding" which is one of the difficulties I was experiencing. and many thanks for the link to the article, Tony W Now to persuade the management that this (initial) 12 week isolation period is intended for railway modelling, not dusting! best wishes Richard
  12. Hi, Exquisite modelling yet again. It is my intention to use AJ couplings and have previously bent up the hooks, but it looks as those the design has been improved upon - can you share anything on the way you attach the wires to the vehicles? - I think I saw something, elsewhere on pivoting the wires in a vertical plane, rather than relying on the flexibility of a long wire, anchored near the opposite end of the vehicle. Many thanks Richard
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