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    classic cars and Scottish steam trains from 1850 to 1920

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  1. Both the Johnson 4-4-0 and the 2-4-0 are Handsom locos and look splendid in Midland red. For a bit of variety the 4-4-0 was also used by the Midland & Great Northern Railway and would look very nice in a M&GNR mustard yellow Here's the photos Right way up Plus a 2-4-0 1400 class and a 4-4-0 in M&GNR yellow
  2. Now joined the club just picked up a Ron Cadman premier kits Highland Railway Yankee tank which arrived today everything still wrapped and sealed in their original tissue wrappers and bags but a quick looks makes me think it looks like it will be a good kit so looking forward to starting it.
  3. Thanks for all your help chaps but I managed to figure it my self and the patriot boiler will be to wide for what I need but a spare T9 boiler will fit the bill nicely for the project I'm thinking about.
  4. My son has the locomotive (lives at the other end of the country) is that the one where the rear loco bogie is a false flangless cast lump so it can go round model layout curves?
  5. Brilliant work and what a smashing little loco, you've managed to capture all the charicture of the original in the model, definitely one to be proud of.
  6. Hello guys and gals, can any body who might have one tell me the diameter of the boiler on the parrallel boiler Patriot model, the older model if possible, I might be able to use one for a modelling project I'm thinking about but wanted to know it's suitable before sourcing a body or loco fit only for spares off ebay Thanks in advance Steve
  7. Brilliant jobs, proper modeling well done
  8. I got really excited when I saw you wanted to build a 323 class then my hopes were dashed. The Caledonian 323 class 0-6-0 saddle tank, a propper loco.
  9. Brilliant model full of atmosphere its amazing what can be done with what one has to hand its incredible to think he conceived and built this in the time that ive spent thinking I should make an effort and make a start on something. Well done
  10. One would think that having most likely been built in the 19th or early 20th century that stone sets/cobbles would be used regardless of the geographical availability of suitable materials. Don't forget the railways revolutionised the industrial face of the country giving the ability to bring building materials from any where. If it was to be based from the mid 20th century onwards tarmac or concrete would start making an appearance. Very often the area between the track and say about a foot either side would still be stone sets for ease of removal for track maintenance.
  11. Very much so thanks the Hornby river bridge comes in at 334mm long a difference of 79mm a usefull overlap The intention is to use one of the stone effect plasticard sheets to give the bridge a better stone finish this can also be used to extend the ends by about 40mm to match the length of the trusses, replace the rather toy like looking stone balastrade with these mesh effect trusses and maybe using the same stone effect plasticard sheet to build small turrets at either end.
  12. I must admit I'm most impressed with that bridge. Is it possible to let me know what length it is. I model the Caledonian so these lattice trusses are seen on the Caley as well and I was wondering as I have one of the old Hornby stone bridges in stock if the trusses might be able to replace the stone balastrade on the Hornby bridge? Here's the bridge I'm referring too
  13. Word of warning the style of paneling on LNWR carriages is like no other and is near impossible to make from cutting and shutting any RTR carriages. I'm not sure how the Ratio LNWR carriages lend themselves to converting to 6 wheelers one would have to look and see.
  14. I've got so many bashed 6 wheelers that after years of trying to find a happy compramises I've taken what some people might see as the cowards way out and for the sake of reliable running I now build all my six wheelers with a flangless center axle and am in the process of converting all existing stock as well. I'm aware of it obviously but with all the under frame detail and the foot boards this type of carriage often have its hard to see this detail and when running see it even less.
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