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  1. Thanks Graham - that is clearly a book to look out for!
  2. Ah! I guessed that at least one of the Ms had to be Museum! thanks!
  3. Sorry, not sure what MSIM is, can you expand please? I've Googled but I doubt it is Morgan Stanley Investment Management! thanks...
  4. I have the Russell book, which I have been using up to now, but I'm happy to say that, through the kindness of another RM member, I am getting a copy of a drawing that hopefully, will give me the information and ideas I need to move on...
  5. That would be very kind, @RobMG Anything you can find would be much appreciated. Please dont rush though... Hugh
  6. @RobMG, might i just ask the source of your drawing for the L1? I find myself in need of one for my project.. Thanks in advance...
  7. I just need to enquire from the assembled minds as to where I might be able to get a good drawing of the loco, to aid me in my endeavours. I will open up a thread on the rebuild (bash?) of the Triang model in a more appropriate sub-forum but for the time being, I am trying to mount the body on a T9 chassis and I'm getting fouling of the driving wheels on the splashers. Looks like I am going to have to remake the splashers but, before I do, a close study of what I'm aiming at might not go amiss... Thanks and any suggestions gratefully recieved...
  8. If it is of interest to anyone, I have a Branchlines R1 chassis surplus to requirements. I bought it, rather hastily, in error, and it cost me £29. Happy to pass it on for £20 plus something for p&p? Drop me a PM if interested.. Now re-homed...
  9. A particularly useful link to a resource I had never come across before, so thanks. Already, some very useful images there pointing me in the right direction...
  10. Thank you all for the additional information. @Nick Holliday suggests them to be a somewhat unloved loco but, for some odd reason, I've always been attracted to them - even to the extent of undertaking the revision to the elderly Triang model when running it on my (in progress) layout would even be stretching Rule 1. I wasn't aware of the new book, so that is one to track down (thank you @Tony Teague) and Locomotives Illustrated 78 is now on my list as well. I do have Steam Days of June 1997 which has a decent enough article and illustrations of the class and Back Track February 2017 also has a short article. As far as photos from my chosen era are concerned (early to mid 30s), they are indeed few and far between, but I am under the impression that few changes were made during their life time, (stands back and waits to be corrected!) so photos from later on will still supply appropriate detail...
  11. Thank you both for the helpful (and polite!) replies. I feel a little sheepish that of all the photos of L1s I have looked at, I never twigged the pipe was always on the lhs and, for whatever reason assumed (never assume) they would be a pair. And thanks for the confirmation of the Steam reverser. I am about to revive a stalled upgrade of an old Triang model and now am better informed of two more elements...
  12. Funny this thread should pop up, I've just restarted a similar upgrade on a project that stalled about a year ago.. Encouraging to see what can be done with the old L1. I've always been a little surprised that Hornby have never taken the opportunity to do a 'China' job on it...
  13. I wonder whether someone could just help me on a point of detail on the attached photo(s). Am I right in thinking that the component ahead of the front driving wheel is a Steam reverser, not a Westinghouse pump? My apologies for the lack of knowledge. Similarly, looking at pictures of various locomotives, there seems to be differences between them in that some have Steam pipes from the smokebox and some don't. For such a small class, (to me) that seems a strange variation. Does any one have any thoughts on that? thanks in advance for any help... Hugh
  14. I suppose as I have never asked before and asked politely, I guess I just expected a slightly more polite and constructive response...
  15. I asked at the Kernow stand at the Stevenage show yesterday if there was a more up to date release date for these and was given a shake of the head and a rather terse 'No'. When I pressed a little, I just got the same response. I think I was more disappointed by the style of response than the lack of any date...
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