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  1. Jonathon, Did you ever get the around to the Destination Boards on the Leeds-Quint? I'd love to see any photos of the finished article...
  2. Well, in that case, Rob, I offer the following details of the snifting valve from Isinglass Drawing #301 (for the Gresley J6). For the LNER snifting valve we have the dimensions: Base plate 12 3/4" square, and 3/8" thick. The dome of the valve cover is actually made of 1/4" brass, and is separated from the base plate by 3/4" gap; note that this gap takes account of the boiler/smokebox curvature. The dome is of 10 3/4" diameter. The height of the dome (without the nut on top) is 3 11/16" above the 3/4" gap on the boiler centre line. Finally the dome i
  3. That is a simply stunning piece of work, there Rob! Well done.
  4. There's a series of studs(?) or catches across the roof top of the nearest J6, about halfway from front to back. And you did notice that plate at the back of the cab roof, yes?
  5. I've now looked this image out, and the cab internals are not showing. (It was Sandy, and was the Wild Swan book). For roof details on J6's, volume 3 of GNR sheds has a post-war picture of Bradford (Hammerton Street) Shed. I cannot see any sign of the join on the roof, so I hope you haven't put it in yet. But there is a line along the top of the boiler just to the left of the safety valves on the first section of boiler cladding. There are also rivets holding them together. Plus fixings for the anti-glare covers used in WW2.
  6. The same appears to be true of the J6's: no GN period modifications, but an increasing number starting from about the late 1920s. By the way, there is an excellent photo on alamy.com (image id PAPE4C) of the preserved N2 1744, showing this stop in significant detail. I'm unsure about the propriety of linking to commercial images, so you'll need to go to the site and enter the details I've given into a search.
  7. I've just looked at the V-2 GA from 1936, and there's no door-stop. Could it be that this is a post-war, or BR addition? If so -- as I model the pre-war LNER -- this probably explains why I've not previously noticed them.
  8. I also looked for the height of the floor in the middle: it's 10" above footplate level, and the fall-plate is hinged from this. Obviously the tender would have the same height floor added. I looked to see what height the internal splashers were on each side of the floor, but the GA doesn't show this. It also doesn't show any seats. The most memorable photo of a J6 cab I know of is one with "Robert the Devil" charging towards a stationary J6 in 1927 (possibly LNER Goods Traffic, Wild Swan, possibly at Sandy) -- I'll look it out later on -- but I need to make the most of
  9. That's just right Rob. But it's nearly invisible. I was thinking along these lines to ensure that handrails and cab cut outs lined up on each side.
  10. Ahh, that side! Nothing at all on GA. And the differences on your photos suggest that this is something added in an ad-hoc fashion.
  11. [nice phots omitted] I had a look yesterday at Yeadon for any indications about the smokebox door stop -- as the GA has the right hand side of the front aspect half-sectioned. I could be wrong, but from photos it looks more like a small "ball-like" knob screwed in from behind. Imagine a miniature handrail knob without the hole.
  12. Rob, That's a good job on the splasher/sandbox! Three points about the cab: The cabs for 601-610 (GN numbers; add 3,000 for early LNER numbers) have a slightly higher cutout and 3" higher horizontal cab handrail. This is because they were skip-looted at Doncaster from scrapped A4 Ivatt Singles. As usual -- for the GNR -- there is beading on the inside of the cab all the way around. Also, as usual for Doncaster, this beading is a squashed half-round section, 2" wide and 5/8" high. I have the 4mm version, and found it difficult to get the cab si
  13. Not really. Gresley wide firebox boilers were straight-sided (at an angle!) -- and with a diameter of 6'5" where the firebox joins the coned section of the boiler. The Ivatt boiler is 5'6" in diameter, and the firebox has curved sides
  14. Perhaps this will help.... ... note carefully that it is a GA, and thus represents an "as intended to be built" condition. I think the water-level gauges, at least, will have been updated in the 1920s. Atlantic_Backhead.pdf
  15. Yes. All Ivatt tenders have a flare on the top plus curved ends to the tank (and thus 3D curved flaring). Most of the tenders attached to the C1s will be self-levelling with 6' + 7' wheelbase -- as drawn. A detail to watch for is the beading (2" x 5/8" elliptical), which is on both sides of the front part of the sheeting -- just as it is on both sides of the cab sheeting. And some tenders had matching cut-out handholds.
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