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    Edgware GN

    G'Day Folks Double headed N2's today, I'm told it did happen, 4744, needs renumbering and both need weathering. manna
  2. G'Day Folks Great pictures, but isn't it hard working around a layout ? manna
  3. G'day Folks I have a collection of LNER stock, mostly Ian Kirk. First one is a Push Pull driving trailer, followed by an all 3rd. Then a all 3rd twin. Followed by a 1st3rd. More to follow manna
  4. G'Day Folks Always a treat when we get a update. manna
  5. G'Day Folks I think the main problem with the Shackleton is 'Where do I fit the Cobalt's' !!!!!! manna
  6. G'Day Folks Putting the Atlantic behind me. as usual, I've started another loco, this time a Midland design, a Johnson 2f 0-6-0, as used by the M&GN, J40, but instead of a RTR chassis, this one is scratch built. I've used Dublo/Wrenn wheels, mainly, because I had them, a $2 Chinese open frame motor and Hornby gears, complete the chassis, today I fitted the motor and pick ups, and with a bit of weight, it runs !!, that surprised me ! I must also mention 46256, who inspired me with his build and help with dimensions. Thanks mate. manna
  7. G'Day Folks NO, I don't hate Thompson, but I think it was a poor choice, to do a Big expensive rebuild in Wartime. manna
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    Edgware GN

    G'Day Folks Couple of LNER horseboxes have been finished except for all the lettering (I ran out). A train was made up and the J6 gave them a run. manna
  9. G'Day Folks Would have been much better value, to replace Hornblocks and axles, than rip a loco to bits and rebuild it to a new configuration. A very poor choice in the middle of a War. manna
  10. G'day Folks I don't have many failures, but today I have to admit a failure on the C1, trying to fit it together over the weekend, I couldn't get get it to fit right, until I sat back and had a good look at it and wondering 'Why'. Until I realised that the cylinders were in the wrong place !!!!, they are suppose to be between the bogie wheels not level with the rear bogie wheel, they are 4-6 mm out, no wonder I couldn't get it to fit, 'Idiot boy'. The C1 has been relegated to a box, until I can acquire a valvegear set from a LMS ' Royal Scot, I've checked the dimension off of the Royal Scot plans, having a longer Piston rod, it will put the cylinders in the right place. Time to attack another innocent loco................... manna
  11. G'Day Folks Coming on leaps and bounds, so good of Mr Ivatt in using the same chassis for both the C1 and 2. manna
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    Edgware GN

    G'Day Folks Last few for a while. C2 on The 'Milk'. D3 on a single parcels van. manna
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    Edgware GN

    G'Day Folks Couple of odds today. J4, 4040 in the Edgware carriage sidings. N2, 4749 passing Edgware station. J3, 3793, on shed (sorry about the borrowed tender) manna
  14. G'Day Folks Disgusting filth, just like it was. manna
  15. G'Day Folks Brick wagons were used in the late summer/autumn months for Veggies, 'Sacked Spuds' from Lincolnshire, and Cabbage, Broccoli and Brussel sprouts from around Biggleswade and St Neots, Horse manure, was also carried from London to these towns and sold to the farmers. Last I heard of them being used to transport Vauxhall car bodies around at Luton, after withdrawal by BR, that would have been post 1970. manna
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    Edgware GN

    G'Day Folks Gresley's 01, 2-8-0 drags a slow Goods between Mill Hill (The Hale) and Edgware. manna
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    Edgware GN

    G'Day Folks Victor Wild gets a run today. First up, passing Mill Hills goods yard x2 Slowly passing Edgware. Just noticed the 'Gold' LNER on the tender, need to cover that with a set of decent transfers. manna
  18. G'day Folks 30 years since I've travelled on the ECML, but from the pictures I've seen, Hitchin doesn't seemed to have changed much since I worked though it 50 years ago . manna
  19. G'Day Folks This may be a A2/2.........but, interesting. manna
  20. manna

    Edgware GN

    G'Day Folks A few more from the last photo shoot. Including a J3 about to gets it's chance on a passenger train. manna
  21. G'day Folks Time for an update, not going to be a fast build, not that type of loco. Slowly building up the cylinders, playing with the boiler, making sure it's true, the cab has advanced to, now has the correct roofline, more K2, rather than C1, plus I've joined the runningplate by the cylinders, not so floppy. manna
  22. manna

    Edgware GN

    G'Day Folks Sorry for no comments on the last set of pictures, for some reason, it only let me put up pictures. So to recap, we have double headed J3's ( bet you worked that out !) and a J4 on the 'Jam Factory ' working, but did you notice the wheat hopper, in the make up, been a BIG, change at the 'Jam Factory' they are going into the 'Biscuit' business, so the need for Wheat, they'll also need Sugar, more wagons! Today it's having a look around the goods yard at Edgware. C1, 3299 on a local passenger train. At the bufferstops. Lastly, 'What's been hiding in the Goods shed for 20 years' needs a new proper tender, and some paint on the bogie wheels. manna
  23. G'Day Cypherman There's a great likeness in those two loco's. A overlay of the side tanks and curving the tops of the tanks, would save a lot of work in narrowing the cab and bunker. I've just bought a shortish four wheel chassis off of e-bay, which maybe from a M7, but I'm thinking more along the lines of a GER 2-4-2T or a 0-4-4T, we'll have to see which is the closest fit. manna
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