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  1. These Rix Product HO items come close to the ventilators in the picture. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rix-Products-Rooftop-Industrial-Building-Vents-4mm-00-EM-S4-1-76-4mm-Scale/293864757413?hash=item446bb458a5:g:UD0AAOSwCFFfxAfE
  2. Bulleid of the Southern has two pictures. Front 3/4 view of complete locomotive Close up of front end of RH cylinder
  3. Hi Thanks for kind comment. My only issues with the brake van kit were the veranda floors being significantly under size and representing the end posts of the veranda with a single thickness of etched metal. I have added 1mm square plastic strip to better represent the timber used.
  4. D L Bradley to the rescue. 3520 Jan 1940 Maunsell green unlined Bulleid lettering March 1945 Plain black Bulleid lettering
  5. The SR special cattle van was a bit of a marathon. After completing the basic body shell, there were over 150 small details to be added.
  6. LMS wagons Vol 1 has two pictures showing as built livery. This is standard LMS grey body sides, solebar and headstocks. Black buffer heads and all below solebar. Also the is a BR period picture with a chained down load of steel RSJs.
  7. Technically this experiment to hide a steam locomotive from the Luftwaffe only existed in 1940, but I could not resist using it to show how the AA wagons were intended to be used. Six were built but ended up being used for static defense at Ashford works.
  8. Southern Railway Anti-Aircraft wagon for deployment in Kent in 1943.
  9. On the basis that after an epic scratch build, or some complex kit building, with seemingly indecent haste, a RTR model of the same type appears, I decided to do what I can to advance this project. This Mallard Models kit was nearly completed some 25 years ago when a poor interaction with the floor, and a change of interests, resulted in it languishing in the “round tuit” box. How many months it will be before I have to get used to saying “No, it’s not the Kernow model actually”, is anybody’s guess.
  10. As it happens I am just in middle of constructing a Chivers kit of the same vehicle, this is the progress so far.
  11. I would endorse the advice to get a Multimeter. For less than £5.00 you can get an instrument that is perfectly adequate for trouble shooting model railway electrics. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DT-830B-LCD-Digital-Multimeter-AC-DC-750-1000V-Amp-Volt-Ohm-Tester-Meter/184430788501?hash=item2af0ee7f95%3Ag%3A36sAAOSw5d5fUJ~w&LH_BIN=1
  12. If you intend turning up chimneys or domes for 4mm scale models then the book Model locomotive construction by Guy Williams has a very good section on doing this along with the simple to make jigs and tools. There are multiple copies on Ebay, some £6.00 or less
  13. This diagram shows the basic shapes of tools and their use. https://www.google.com/search?q=lathe+tool+types&client=firefox-b-d&sxsrf=ALeKk0184PkxffVbgJk91SIUjFCvHlb95w:1602405372941&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=a0-3dPPrGp40TM%2CrfkqS9zGWc8DuM%2C_&vet=1&usg=AI4_-kRLQ9j0TaabWbHyKH9APRYFWy1vOw&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjy7aiYkazsAhVzlFwKHaoKA-gQ9QF6BAgIEE4&biw=1536&bih=724#imgrc=KczMnGaJ4KVifM
  14. If these mount on the lathe then it is not a good idea to grind the tools on the lathe as the grit will get on the slides and cause wear. At the the very least you need a small hand grindstone to restore the cutting edge. Mine is a little triangular stick about 6 inches long.
  15. I would endorse the recommended books and suggest Chronos as a good source for materials. https://www.chronos.ltd.uk/ You will need a grind stone to keep the tools sharp and various thicknesses of shim metal strip to pack the tool to the correct height.
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