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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.
  14. This is the only picture I have found in the steam era Ken, https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Inverkeilor-Railway-Station-Photo-Caulcots-Lunan-Bay-Arbroath-to-Montrose-1/252076564398?hash=item3ab0ef1fae:g:O8kAAOSw~gRV5ZOw so this will be the basis for it. There is a view from the bridge end in the book "East coast mainline vol 8, that shows the steps leading from the platform. Hope you are keeping well Burnie
  15. Nice work, I'm about to build a signal box for just down the line at Inverkeilor
  16. Thanks for the speaker info, I shall have to do some measuring up to see what would fit.
  17. Thanks for the replies, I was kinda hoping someone out there actually has this popular loco with sound/speaker fitted and could give an appraisal, I couldn't find anything on youtube either.
  18. I am contemplating adding this to my Hornby B1, it will be pre-loaded with a sound file, but comes with no speaker. Just curious as to what people who already have this card have used that will fit the B1, also how do people find the running of the loco with this fitted. Thanks in anticipation.
  19. I have been having a lot of running sessions but not a lot of modelling being done, sure my mojo will return once we are allowed out more lol. I picked up a new loco that I have been after for some time, a Bachman J39. Now there's plenty about, but this one stood out as it has been nicely modified by the previous collector owner and is fitted with a Hornby DCC chip, so it has been lubricated and had a short run in and runs quite nicely. These locos were part of the main stay of local freight in the area I've modelled, it will need detailing, new numbers and weathering, but for now it's a nice
  20. I'm over by Montrose, so probably won't get over there, I met you at St.Andrews last year, so will look out for you at Perth.
  21. I read through this thread on occasion, I use the like button if I like it, I have not posted here yet as my railway is a fair distance away from being finished, but it seems to me that all the images are of a very high standard. I personally struggle with black and white images(be it model railways or any other subject) as I don't ever recall seeing the world in B&W, I know folk use it(and sepia) to create an historic feel, but I don't criticise as personal taste means we will all like difference.
  22. Are you going to Perth this year?
  23. They say the devils in the detail and that looks devilishly difficult, you must have a lot more patience than I seem to have these days.
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