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  1. you mean like this one? i sent it to him, there was enough steam raised to power my entire fleet of locos for a year. Rest assured It will not be staying there. It is a pet hate of mine too. What other pet hates should i aviod to not wind up the punters?
  2. As promissed some green pictures and also some more of the stock for wagon afectionardos. First up my B2, it came off e bay as a globilly painted LNER version with a hole in the boiler and wobbilly handrails and incorrect details, for instancehandrails on the tender. This is the result after some TLC. Then the brake van which came from a GCRS kit originally D&S i think. Then a scratchbuilt bogie wagon used for the Sheffield steel traffic, so simple as it is plasticard U section and a flat top, bogies are altered propriotory ones. Then a CCT from a Peter Kay kit, which really
  3. they are great, they help with all the little details for the goods yard. Something i will need to get right if it is to look convincing.
  4. The track is not handbuilt i am afraid. It is SMP flexitrack which makes it Bulhead. This is right in the main for the GCR period, (I think) but would have been mostly changed over to flat bottom later, and the points are Marcway, with a slight introduction of the soldering iron to tweek a V or two to ensure the best running. It then has the correct size and spacing of the sleepers which you do not get from the peco alternative. Apart fron building from scratch which is fun and simple with GCR wagons because they liked solid simple wagons which can be measured off in the Tatlow book, on LN
  5. maths can be such a graceful thing, i would love to see it in practice and see how long it takes to extract one formation and deliver the next. Richard
  6. i was not aware of that as i am too young to remember it, but i will bow to your greater age, and wisdom in these matters as you were around to experiance such stern treatment by the station master yourself c.1920.
  7. i did not believe it was your modelling to start with as the first couple of pictures had glazing, then i was reassured by the others, they look interesting in the multi coloured scheme but after filing and filing i know they will look great properly painted. Richard
  8. it would ruin the young boys fun, he is passing the time by swinging his feet back and forth and he has encouraged his father and mother to join in with him. They were very indulgent parents and quite progressive for the time. It has mearly captured a moment in time with an early colour photograph.
  9. If you bring it to America, i will happily run it through, the name did come out of the German station sets that i think Kibri did when i was a kid in the seventies, as my father and i wanted a British station it was the most English sounding of the names offered, all my layout attempts since have been called Dettingen, though thi is my first, (last?) attempt at something serious. It will be a slow build as i am trying to give everything maximum detail. A build it once and build it right, hence my openness to issues or improvements being pointed out, in order to get it so itlooks right.
  10. some ofthe latest shots showing some of my GCR stock in the station and shunting in the exchange sidings first up the stock glimpsed through the station Then up to the loco end ready to depart with my B5 for the south. The train passes the signal box Can't decide if i prefer this one? Heading off down past the exchange sidings Passing the waiting freight train It is mostly kit built, with the heavily modified Hornby wagon, and a scratch built bolster wagon important for moving the steel from Sheffield. I hope this hints at what i hope to achieve once it is finished I
  11. Or mount all your couplings higher, mine go through the bufferbeam, this stps them fowling the bogie on all stock, wagons are set this way too, it sounds unsightly but it is really not to the eye at normal viewing distances. The issue then becomes on r-t-r wagons as some have a false lower floor, but it is easier to cut this away than muck around on the bogie stock. It also makes mounting the wire very easy as it is secured through holes in the buffer beam rather than stuck below it Richard
  12. I thought i would include some locos and stock in a drip feed as i resize old photos and build new stock. First up some locos. I have to explain that i intend to run in 4 era from pre grouping, grouping, BR and preservation. I also have a thing for proposed locos two of which appear here. First up the crosti standard 5 which would have been the next batch built. It is more than an extra smokebox door as the boiler taper ges the other way to fit the chimney on the side, it is a DJH top with a Bachmann chasis and a tender from elsewhere. It has left bits to do the standard 2-8-0. The standa
  13. great pics more of the D9 please it looks great.
  14. Thank you for the kind comments and video advic on the street scene. Clive do not play down your help on two fronts, firstly it is the union rule with British workmen that one must be stood drinking tea at all times and secondly without you there would be no posts on this thread. Richard
  15. i built one a number of years back and scratch built the missing bits, i have not seen the new mould does it have the chequer plate on the running plate? i did not fit it to mine as i did not see it in photos but then had corespondance from a gentleman who had worked upon GT3 in its brief life. If i can offer any help on colours etc i am happy to help as best i can. Richard
  16. some much later pics showing how the bridge has been filled out and the road surfaced. I was wondering what street furniture there was in 1910 to bring it to life? And anyone who says a bus, especially double decker,......... What i am looking for is signs, road markings or bollards etc. I have also tried to get things right on the inside, including this fogman's hut which has all the internal bracing. Not that it will be seen as it will be tipped up. Note to how the signal box has been finished too. Half the ballasting has been done but i find everything else more interesting to
  17. photo worked i will try here for some more I like all buildings to have an interior, this is the signal box This is a start i hope to have more once i can resize the pictures from my newer camera so that i can put up shots from the last 4 years
  18. first photo from the early stage of building, it is of the scratchbuilt station.
  19. the bunker is the big change going from the sloping side rails to fewer and straight ones, photos should clearly show that up.
  20. My first question is how do you get photos in here from a camera? The only way i can make them appear is to take the photos then screen shot and then pasted into word before being copied across. A most labourious process. then the system will not let them be uploaded. Help Richard
  21. I am starting a post on my layout as friends back in the UK wanted to see its progress and i am finding without a club i need a sounding board for my ideas and problems and RMweb is a great place to do this. My layout is set on the GCR London extension and is mainly sratchbuilt for the buildings and the stock is mostly kit built. It could not be done without the help in the UK before it came out to the States of three great friends, Andy Bell, Clive Mortimore and The now sadly deceased John Cluro. This post is short just to get it up and running there will be photos to follow. I look
  22. we are off for a week but i will get back to after thanksgiving
  23. That is excellent, i will find out tolerances of the machine from the book of words, i should off said that i was in the states, though my brother lives in Sydney, hence the posting issue.
  24. just found the thread, love what you are doing, fury sounds really interesting, would be great to get hold of one if it ever reaches the printing stage. Out of interest i have a 3 d printer here to save postage would you be open to sending the file? Richard
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