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  1. Hi Scott, this might help; https://modelmaster.uk/4mm-british-railways-wagons-1948-1965/419-mm4637-br-ex-lms-steel-ex-lner-wooden-grain-hoppers-soda-ash-wagons-just-reprinted-10th-may-2019.html Keep up the good work... Gaz.
  2. Hi All, So I presume with that train of thought, it is also presumably acceptable to wander about inside airport fences, as long as you don't actually walk about the runway? It's an operational environment, regardless of public perception that it'll be ok, it should be only trained personnel that should be within trackside fences. There are many risks that the public have absolutley no awareness of, and should somebody be injured or killed, the Railway is liable. The fences are there for a reason. Gaz.
  3. Mike, Can I just thank you for your contribution to this, and many other threads. For someone whose only memories of Gresley coaches in service is limited to the odd Departmental examples, your willingness to share your encyclopaedic is very much appreciated!! Gaz.
  4. Morning Gibbo, Maybe worth giving York Modelmaking a shout; http://www.yorkmodelrail.com/community/bespoke-laser-services/ They mention artwork preparation... Gaz.
  5. Morning Scott, The Brake Van and Dia.23 Fish Van (the brown one) are both the end product of my Emblaser 1 laser cutter. The were designed via Coreldraw, and allow me to achieve accuracy and repeatability which I could only otherwise dream about. There was a fairly steep learning curve with the laser, and one was finding materials which suited my needs. I have settled on card, which seems to satisfy my needs. The panelling and louvres are either 'scored' - one pass of the laser - or cut right through to achieve the effect required. The axleboxes are built up in layers. The underframes are also card, very similar to the way you construct yours; The longitudinal slots are where the brakes are fixed. The Vacuum cylinder is a 3D print, which I am now able to do myself thanks to plenty of overtime and the purchase of an Anycubic Photon 3D printer. If you have any other questions, please let me know! Gaz.
  6. Morning Andrew, The coach was designed to be built around my Emblaser 1 laser cutter. I used the 'Jenkinson' method, in that a robust inner box was constructed, to which the outer,detailed sides and ends are added. The panelling was built up from layers, and I hope the drawing below, a screengrab from the relevant Coreldraw file, explains it. I use 2 almost identical files, this one has the red 'score lines' for door openings etc, where as the 'cutting file' omits these. The sides are cut from good quality card, nominally 0.3mm thick, which is as cheap as chips compared to plasticard. There was a learning curve, for me, about gluing these, as I was so used to working with plasticard. I use Permanent Spraymount for joining the large layers, and for detail work such as the bottom panelling, I use Roket (correct spelling!) card glue, applied to the rear edges with a cocktail stick. The card takes paint well, especially after a coat of primer. I hope this clarifies the matter a little, but please let me know if you require any more informtion. Gaz.
  7. Hi All, Firstly, it was very nice to finally shake your (wrong!) hand at the Glasgow show, but I clearly caught you in the middle of a tricky piece of assembly! I haven't had a great deal of modelling time, but thanks to an impinged shouler, then managing to kick the bottom of our very solid wooden bed, which resulted in a broken toe, I have an enforced period of 'recovery' which has allowed me to progress some long-standing projects. First up, an ex-NBR Brake 3rd; I have recently discovered it should be numbered 'SC330E', so that will require changed. All scratchbuilt, including the roof, buffers,bogies and various details, which are 3D printed. Next, a scratchbuilt Toad E. Why? Because I was looking at the price of wagons really and I was shocked to see how the price has risen, so as a personal challenge, I wanted to see how cheaply I could turn out wagons. The only bought in parts are the wheels, bearings and buffer heads, with the body and underframe being assembled from laser cut card, and 3D details providing the rest. The couplings are my own design, etched by PPD, and are compatible with the B&B and DG types I was using. Obviously, there is still a lot to do, including the really enjoyable handrails, but it has proved that my forthcoming stock needs can be supplied by these methods. As you say, the satisfaction from finishing projects such as these far outweighs obtainting RTR, and is much cheaper also! Keep up the fantastic work! Gaz.
  8. Hi All, Been a long time since I've posted, but sadly the mojo has been full steam ahead, but with no time to employ it!! Anyway, I've managed to the finish the exNBR Brake 3rd; I'm also beavering away with a scratchbuilt Toad E; Still in a very (obviously) unfinished state, but it'll get there!! Gaz.
  9. Thanks Jonathon, Although, I do make the most of modern technology so the real hard work is done by CAD, my laser cutter and recently, my 3D printer. Essentially, I am producing my own kits. Gaz.
  10. Thanks Jonathon, “Tipsy turbo”? Sorry, I replied on my phone and autocorrect thought it would be hilarious to change it from “topsy turvy”!! Gaz.
  11. Thanks for the prompt reply. That clears that up but leaves me with my Dia.62 and it’s tipsy turbo brake compartment conundrum! All the best! Gaz.
  12. Hi Jonathon/All, Love the rolling stock pics, but i'm slightly confused about your excellent rendition of the Dia.62. Going by the diagrams in Michael Harris's "LNER Standard Gresley Carriages", the drawing differs in that the coach is portrayed with 5 compartments and the brake section reversed i.e. the Guard's door in the centre. In the "LNER Carriages" reprint, also by Harris, a picture on page 52 appears to back up the diagram, and also shows that the brake section doesn't carry the usual end windows. However, in "LNER Standard Gresley Carriages", a picture on page 105 shows a 5 compartment Brake Third, but with the Brake section in the conventional manner. The number also seems to match the Diagram. This is my scrathbuilt attempt before weathering, and to say im puzzled is an understatement!! Hopefully your superior knowledge can shed some light on this perplexing mystery! Keep up the good work! Gaz.
  13. Hi Kazan, Another with slightly more detail; https://maps.nls.uk/view/102717542 Gaz.
  14. Hi Karan, Hope this helps; https://maps.nls.uk/view/82877370 Gaz.
  15. Evening All, A Kirk Gresley related post, in that it has a Kirk roof! Scratchbuilt, with the addition of Hornby bogies, MJT parts and oodles of inspiration from this thread. Gaz.
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