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Tricky

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    monksgate.co.uk

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    Royal Tunbridge Wells
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    Midland Railway, turn of the century.
    Being a granddad - hello Beatrix and Monty!
    Riding my road bike.
    Woodwork
    2 Corinthians 5 v 17

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  1. Given considerably more kudos alongside an LNWR subject! That took guts.
  2. A bit off topic though...
  3. Thanks. Rotating on the phone isn’t the problem. They appear the right way and then somehow twist themselves on here!
  4. Thanks Dave for the endorsement. I hope the cost was within your budget...?!
  5. LNWR Coal Hole details Sorry about the rotation - can’t seem to fix it on an iPhone!
  6. Here’s another completed commission - a 7mm LNWR Coal Hole. Part of a much larger commission. Nothing bought in save the ladder from Wizard. Everything else completely scratch built to museum standard. Thanks to @Stephenwolsten for invaluable prototype information to complement my now dog-eared LNW Portrayed by Jack Nelson. Contact me if you would like to commission a building similar or something else of your own. Always open to suggestions. Sorry about the rotation of some of the pics!!
  7. Definitely stand alone on a display case. The Management would never allow Gauge One in the garden - and that’s the only space left for it!
  8. Yes, that’s the one, thank you.
  9. I think I will probably end up with the tree-trunk load as that would seem the most likely load and within its weight loading. However, thoughts are turning to a small diorama of the Rolls-Royce chassis being loaded. As I’m away from my books at the moment would anyone be able to furnish a photo of the picture from Midland Wagons? The only thing is on my choice of rolling stock I’m a bit limited to what Slaters offer as underframe parts ie standard stuff. It doesn’t look like they do anything other than standard 8 spoke wagon wheels for instance. I had thought about a flat carriage wagon with period load but no mansell wheels and long springs. Or long buffers.
  10. Yes, would have been the most likely loads I guess. I’m sure I’ve seen a photo of a Rolls Royce chassis being loaded onto something - probably in either Midland Wagons 1 or 2.
  11. I wonder what sort of vehicle or load would be suitable for a long drop side? And incidentally any ideas for a load for the double bolster other than the ubiquitous tree trunk?
  12. More detailing today. I’ve got as far as I can with the above solebar details until some bigger bolts arrive and the couplings from Slaters. I’ve got the bolsters to do but holiday beckons so they will have to wait. The length of display track is finished and I’ve ordered a bespoke acrylic display case for it. The rope tying points are actually pinned to the solebars with some of the ridiculously small bolts. All the other bolts so far have been done using the biggest size I bought, so when some even bigger ones arrive I’ll be able to deal with the acne that’s broken out in readiness. Dave Harris of the Midland Study Centre came up trumps with a scanned official drawing which amongst other interesting features seems to show individual backing plates in the internal corners, whereas photos seem to show square plates. I’ve gone with the drawing but I’m not sure as it looks too fussy.
  13. I’m wondering about these Historex bolts. I’ve sized them according to @Compound2632’s prototype sizes but I think they all come up small. I wonder if @airnimal might be able to advise? I think if I can get some slightly larger ones I’ll then have a go at drilling them out.
  14. Some more modest progress today, I keep picking away at it. The bolts arrived today so I’ve had a go at fitting a few. They are insane. Enough to drive anyone completely bonkers! They scale correctly but somehow look too small. Too late now though, I shall persevere. But getting them spot on in line is nigh on impossible. In other news as you can see I’ve fitted the soleplates and temporarily set it on its wheels for the first time. The track has been painted and ballasted; further weathering to be done when it’s dry.
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