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tigerburnie

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  1. This might need a re think, it is way larger than I remember it to be, might be struggling for room, some modification to my plan is called for.
  2. Having pretty much completed my LNER mainline village station layout, I have decided to return to my roots and go back to the Great Central in the 1950's and 1960's, the opportunity to model a location I knew very well is too much to resist, the only thing I am yet to decide on is do I demolish the Scottish layout or do I have two layouts? Rolling stock is pretty much inter changeable and both could utilise the same dcc control. Track plans are already pretty much complete, just need to see how much room the new layout would need. I like a circular plan, but this new project could just as easily be end to end with cartridges to feed either end. I have learnt a lot from my two previous builds and this later project may well see the use of motorised points be of a more portable nature, early days yet, but big ideas in mind for the winter lol.
  3. The thing with the Great Central is that so many locos from different regions travelled over the metals, especially loco spotters specials, one of the reasons I have decided to return to the GC is the fact that you could have ex GWR, LNER, LMS and all the Standard BR and still be following prototype after a fashion, there were some stock that did not visit Leicestershire, but not many.
  4. For the width of a set of double doors on our summer house I went for two lift up ones, pictures in the links at the bottom here.
  5. I'd be interested to see how this is progressing, I am having thoughts of having a go at building another GC layout based on Whetstone station area.
  6. It's funny, I have never seen an image that does not look better in realistic colour, I guess it goes back to the days when only had b&w and longed for colour film.
  7. Classes of train post 1951 Class - Type A - Express passenger B - Ordinary passenger C - Empty stock, Parcels, Fish, Milk, Meat or fully pipe fitted express goods (automatic brake on half the vehicles) D - Express freight with partly fitted with automatic brake on a third of the vehicles. E - Express freight with not less than four automatic brake fitted vehicles connected to the brake pipe. F - Express freight NOT fitted with continuous brake G - Light engine or engine and up to two brake vans. H - Through freight J - Mineral or empty wagon train K - Pick-up freight.
  8. Try this site, I think this where I got my copy. http://wttreprints.uk/
  9. Sorry late getting back to you, it seems to have everything, I will try and remember where I bought it from, not a lot of money, mine was re-printed in 2012, somewhere I have a list of the codes for each train to make the timetable make more sense, bear with me.
  10. The GC trains really were long, especially the coal "runners or windcutters", especially towards the end of the line with 9f's hauling them and some of the cross country holiday trains too , I have a copy of the working timetable for the GC dated 1953 if you need any info.
  11. Looking good, kinda wished I'd stuck at my effort at Leicester Central, it is such a beast to model.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. What material do those faces run against Pete?
  15. 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.
  16. I don't have wider shots yet, if you click on this link, there's a lot more about the layout here...................
  17. 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.
  18. Could you ask the moderators to help turning the pictures for you?
  19. Another very high standard piece of work again, well done Andy.
  20. Will this all be tested before steaming Pete, can it be done with compressed air, or is it not required?
  21. 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.
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