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    Southern Railway exLSWR in the early 1930's. I used to do EM but now I only seem to model 7mm. I mainly construct locos coaches and wagons from kits for sale, this is to finance the models I want to go towards my layout eventually.

    My interests outside modelling are golf at which I hope I am improving, don't really play enough to get really good. My wife and I are learning to ride horses which is brilliant fun. Then of course there is travelling. We intent to explore as much of South America as we can, and of coarse we love to go around Europe.

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  1. You did, I scratch built it from plasticard a few years ago.
  2. Look at my layout thread. 1930's exLSWR. Warning only the track laid so far. Edit just can't smell tonite.
  3. I should of realised, thanks for the reminder.
  4. Probably not a good seller, is the O2 still produced?, I have a feeling he used the same body for both the G6 and O2, which if I recall was not right for either. Trouble is they both look very similar, and to be honest not many would of noticed. I built the G6 many moons ago, just wish the gearbox was not included, I could never get on with Alan's plastic one.
  5. Here we are, now ready for a clean before a coat of primer. It has been an enjoyable build, and quite refreshing to do something so simple, but quite complex to get the detailing looking correct. Now do I be sensible and do the wiring, or do I build another stop, or look at locos again. Whatever it is I need to find my bench and clear the unused materials from the room. "I NEED SOMEWHERE TO STAND".
  6. Chris It's from Southern Nouveau. Page 142, works drawing of an SR built stop. Further information, Jim Snowdon on another channel, thought it probably meant the ones adjacent to the platforms. Which is probably correct re reading the drawing comments. But also the stops alongside the running rail have a lamp on the top of the beam, to the left, not a red light, not to be mistaken for the rear of a train, so probably yellow.
  7. Well my guess at 6 hours is not going to be anywhere near correct. But who's really counting. It's keeping me out of trouble. After the third session I had two sides with bolt head details. This I did by using 1mm square brass rod. Slightly to big, but easier than filing round rod square. These were soldered into drilled holes. The forth session I made and fitted the mounting flange plates, fixed and then added bolts as before. I also attached the sides to some sleepers, which then meant I could add the tie bar. You may notice this has hexagonal ends just for variety. Here it is in what will be its location on the layout. Whilst looking up other types of buffers I found out something interesting about painting them. But it also created some other questions. It stated that in SR days the period I model, the plank was white with a red stripe. I've known this bit for years, but in terminal stations the iron work was painted chrome green, a station building colour. Now what puzzles me, is, do the mean the buffers that are on the platform lines, or any that are within the station area? This would be interesting as I could have them in varying stages of green rust. By the way as this is going to be next to the running line it will have a lamp fixed to the top of the beam.
  8. There were two olive greens. Light olive which was used very early after grouping. Then the dark olive, which was used from about grouping until after the livery change in 1936. Coaches were also painted green, but initially was somewhere between light and dark. But I do believe this turned into dark olive green fairly early on. Then lasted until after the 1936 change again. But do not get too hung up on what the true colour was. It changed depending on number of coats of varnish, how old it was. If based by the coast, it tended to go to the blue side of green, and elsewhere towards the yellow side. Cleaning or lack of clean also had an effect. Even lighting conditions made it look different.
  9. I got the tee shirt from my 4mm days.
  10. Instead of doing something sensible like the wiring, I decided to build a buffer stop. To a drawing someone on Rmweb, kindly sent me. The drawing has no dimensions so I had to scale from it as it's to 4mm scale. It scaled out a bit high, so I adjusted to 7mm buffer height. Here are the parts for one side. It looks like I'm not going to be able to build the three I need I have lots of small bits of rail to do the uprights and infill. But it's the long pieces I'm short of. The two bent and running rail need pieces need to be 120+mm to give working allowance. But for now I soldered the first side together to check the principal. I will need to drill some holes and add nuts, bolts and spacers. Here it is on one of the sidings by the station building. I will need two here and one on the goods shed road. I want to make each one different. One like this, one like this but with the front angled pieces going straight into the ground rather than bent to join the running rail. The third I'm sure I have a drawing for a smaller light weight one. All just to add variety, and to see if the subtle differences are noticed by people. As I forgot to press the post button last night. Well, we now have two sides. For something so simple, each side takes about 2 hours to make, that includes the annealing, which I localise to the bend positions, cleaning up soldering. Then cleaning up again. I still need to sort the fixings, which I found out today are square headed nuts and bolts or all thread. I'm sure it will take about 6 hours a buffer.
  11. Well. Would you believe it, the track work is completed apart from detailing, things like fish plates, rail cuts, and buffers. The buffers can wait until the wiring is done. It had been spotted I'd missed a check rail on the three way. Well, here it is in place, the bottom one. Here we go with the track. Starting at the fiddle yard end. Moving towards the goods shed. Bay on the left, and cattle dock on the right. And up to the station building. The 3 wagons are in the loco release. Now in reverse order from the station. In the last picture of the three you can see the signal box to the right and beyond this there will be a bridge as a scenic break. From this a ramp will lead down to the yard on the left, with a row of cottages on the through road. I've just tested the sector plate in place, was to lazy to move the steps and clear the way for the base board too. The track is completed on this too. Finally the only track work not done, the hidden sidings. I will do these when I move the boards for wiring, it will be easier to reach. They will start where the cork is, and will be about 1250mm long, same sort of length as the sector plate. More soon, well, if there is anything that looks different anyway.
  12. Thanks for the input, I have seen the Ragstone ones, but not the Lanarkshire ones which I will look at. The trouble is twofold, one I want to make them, and secondly, if I bought some it could be three or four months before they arrived.
  13. Adrian That would be great. I did like that style, I need 4 for my layout I would like 3 of this and one of a lighter style I have a drawing for. I will pm you with my email address. Many thanks Peter
  14. Hi all, I'm in need of some help, some years ago there was a drawing in the Constructor, for an LSWR buffer stop, rail built, with wooden plank and two raised planks in the buffer position. Now I built a few in 4mm. Over the years I lost the file from the computer, and the magazine's were passed on when I left the UK. I'm hoping someone somewhere will have a copy they could possibly scan and send to me or at worst let me know the issue it was in. Thanks in advance for your help. Peter.
  15. Now getting on with the sidings. The first to be finished was the bay platform. This was done to make sure it was finished with all new components as it is right at the front. Then I finished the goods shed line, and the cattle dock line just beyond. The bit of line that will be within the shed has used old material. I'm now working on the two long sidings beyond the platform and run round lines.
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