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Mike 84C

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  1. Have a look at Corbs "of this parish" Railway Mania 3D printed Kits, he is also on facebook. He and Adam FW sell a very nice printed kit for an Avonside 0-6-0t to fit the Hornby 0-6-0 Pecket chassis. Ruston has done the build of one on his thread.
  2. I had a look at a photo of 4154 at Banbury in the twilight of its life. The photo is on Flickr. The Hornby model looks like 4154 so it does it for me ; I'll also add its one of that class I fired a number of times. Mick
  3. Hello John, Albion Alloys are good for bar and sheet stock in brass/ aluminium. Useful books; The Compact Lathe by Stan Bray. pub; Special Interest Model Books. ISBN 978 185486 227 3. Unimat III Lathe Accessories by Bob Loader. W.shop practise Series No32 pub; Nexus Special Interests. ISBN 1 85486 213 8. The Book of the Unimat by D.J.Laidlaw- Dickson pub; MAP technical publication . ISBN 0 85242 591 0 Looks like you have the full set of kit there! with quite a new machine, mine is much older and I have fewer accesories. All three books have been useful
  4. A lovely build of a very distinctive vehicle. Cracking!!
  5. A J19? it looks like a bitza this and that. I'm sure someone will tell me all about them 'cos it's a new one to me.
  6. My name is Mick Whittle and I posted the photo so pass on details if you wish. Ron had given me the photo a long time ago and I found it looking for other "stuff". Sadly Ron passed away about 5 Sept this year nearly making his 95 birthday.
  7. I do admire your progress Andy and putting a layout in one of those modern truss roofed houses must be a real pitb! Still you could always get a second income stream by being a contorsionist!!!!! I do hope you have some sort of insulation in the roof? and dont forget the airflow around the insulation. I did and the remedial work was another pitb! Enjoy, be safe please keep posting. MIck
  8. Irish Metro-Vick Diesels by Barry Carse Published by Colourpoint. ISBN1-898392-15-3. It was £4.99. mine has proved very useful . The guys on IRM.net may prove helpful. I find they always are. Locomotives of the GSR by Clements & McMahon is a very interesting book about the steam side of things but its final chapters does point to reasons why Milne's recommendations were not taken up. Mick
  9. Not like those finger pinching doors fitted on LMS engines. With a damn great spring to keep them shut. Yes I did and yes it hurt!
  10. Oxford 1952, for me it illustrates the simplicity of WR/GW signaling with the post to the left of the line it refered to. The carriage sidings to the far right and the loco yard behind them and continuing to the river bridge. Brought back mainly happy memories.
  11. Saltley seagulls, turned up everywhere. Even back in the '60's some things never change!
  12. I also just spotted this post. Tragic news and I shall miss your posts. For me your modelling created a picture of Ireland which your trains brought to life and sometimes made me think "that's a good idea I can do that" I know not what I believe but thank you and God bless you. Mick
  13. I volunteered on a well known narrow gauge railway in Wales for 15 yrs. Worked on the full time staff for 10 yrs. I did'nt do any modelling during that time, although I made some base boards which I gave away! I suppose I had 12" to the foot to play with! When I left Wales I started making models again. Wonder what Freud would have to say about it?
  14. Thank you Paul, very entertaining videos and the offer of help is much appreciated. Mike
  15. Dave thank you for the swift reply. Of the sounds Paul posted I like the Dorman best. Paul, thanks for those sample sounds I think its the Dorman with the gear changing that does it for me. Of sounds, its a pity non were fitted with a Commer TS3. Although I know Foden 2 strokes were fitted in Planets. Need bloody good ear defenders in that cab!
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