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Brassey

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  1. Brassey

    Wooferton

    Yes that's Berrington and Eye. The loco could be stationery as the platforms were offset and the down side was extended under the bridge
  2. Brassey

    Wooferton

    This is the only one I have of an LNWR loco: But here's a GWR vintage 3232 entering Leominster:
  3. Is it really a year on?.. Well 2524 has finally made it into the paint shop along with some other items.
  4. Yes PM received. Will dig out articles in the morning. Peter I still have a couple more Ratio bashes to do but I have a Falcon brass 6-wheeler waiting in the kit mountain...
  5. FWIW here's my bashed Toad which I did in response to the article all those years ago.
  6. I think it was MRC and IIRC David Yule was the contributor. The article was also reproduced in the EMGS manual. I have both. PM me with an email address and I can email a scanned copy.
  7. Brassey

    Wooferton

    Here's some pics of WOOFFERTON station building
  8. Brassey

    Wooferton

    Hi Guys, You may have noticed that I am building Berrington and Eye which is (was) the next station down! Any pictures of the buffer stops and sidings would be gratefully appreciated. And anything else.
  9. "I've also had a first short at the toilet block..." - happens to us all at some point!
  10. Yes I believe the are still available and I have quite a stash but I am informed that a lot of the members now prefer to use sprung systems such as Bill Bedford's
  11. Thanks for the input. Having since met with someone who worked at the station he has confirmed that the building in question was actually used as goods storage and not as a lamp hut as I originally thought. As the building is not on some of the earlier photos I have since acquired and as I don't find it particularly attractive, I'm going to leave it off. Rule one applies. Lamps were stored in a lean-to outbuilding which was previously the gents (directly behind the station master in the photo) but was reassigned when a new gents was built away from the station building. As the station initially had no running water, one of the first jobs of the day was to fill the cistern, the water having come up from Hereford.
  12. Hi Duncan, Yes I did cut away the white metal quite a long time ago but only recently put half a boiler under there. The chassis is a Martin Finney for which I have the inside valve gear so I trust this will be visible after the effort. This build is currently on the back burner as I have discovered that Brassmasters sell the rear springs for an 1854 that go inside the cab so I want to get hold of some of them before I fit the bunker. In the meantime much progress has been made with the correct 3,000 gal tender for the Barnum. This is the Mallard tender that came with the kit but now has a High Level Dean chassis. This is fully compensated: A lot more to do including the brakes and scoop
  13. The problem I have encountered with Comet chassis is that, (mine example being the Dean Goods) they have half-moon shapes rising above the frames that mirror the wheels and fit inside the splashers. Whilst prototypical, these shapes prevent you seeing through the spokes for the purpose of quartering as described above. Also they are a great hinderance in getting a good hold of the wheel to move it. I have broken a Gibson wheel at the spokes trying to! As Comet chassis can be sprung, with their own horn guides, it might be an idea to make all the axles removable and quarter these off the frames individually . This is what I did on my second Comet chassis but I also have a GW wheel press. In all of these recommendations, you will have to fit the drive train first before quartering which does complicate things.
  14. Did you buy the wheels new from Ultrascale in a packet? The purpose of the question is to establish whether they have been used. New Ulatrascale wheels should be reasonably tight on the axles but not so tight as Gibsons.
  15. I, along with many others, stick the Templot plans onto the cork and build the track directly onto that. The sequence is the same; stick Templot plans to ply and cut out the road bed, attach road bed to boards with risers etc, glue chamfered cork to road bed and stick Templot plans to this.
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