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  1. Looking good, kinda wished I'd stuck at my effort at Leicester Central, it is such a beast to model.
  2. It was used in machining centres on the slideways for the tables and also on the headstocks, dirty areas where a lot of swarf was about, but of course, not subject to shock forces as would happen in a steam engine application. It was tough stuff, we used to cut the oil ways by hand which took some effort. It was eventually replaced with linear bearings, I think gibs on lathes and milling machines are still faced with turcite where bearings aren't employed.
  3. When I worked building machine tools we used Turcite in that sort of situation, just wondered if it would be an upgrade? Had it been running on bronze then I guess the need would not arise,just a thought.
  4. What material do those faces run against Pete?
  5. Merry Christmas Mark, hope we can all get out in the coming year, I will hopefully be at Perth again and probably St.Andrews again.
  6. I don't have wider shots yet, if you click on this link, there's a lot more about the layout here...................
  7. Not a huge amount of modelling going on, but much running of rolling stock, started to build the point rodding for the mainline points, though the wrong signal box is still in place. A new addition to the stock is this rather nice Heljan class 26, though it was a BRCW when I saw them as classes had not been introduced as such, as they were brand new in the period I'm representing, only a light weathering will be applied.
  8. Could you ask the moderators to help turning the pictures for you?
  9. Another very high standard piece of work again, well done Andy.
  10. Will this all be tested before steaming Pete, can it be done with compressed air, or is it not required?
  11. I was talking to John last year, it is a shame but he felt it was the best thing to do and of course this year due to covid they've been hit even harder, my Grandkids will miss it for sure.
  12. I think one of those locos is at Bridge of Dun being overhauled with a view to it running up at Aviemore, not been to have a look, but was surprised to hear the tale.
  13. In the goods yard, I didn't notice the spiders web "weathering" until after I took the image.
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