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  1. Easiest is to load it to Youtube then link it to here. Lovely stock
  2. I'm sure one of those had trials on the Oxford to Cambridge line. Just checked and it was a similar vehicle https://www.warwickshirerailways.com/lms/lnwrcov3764.htm
  3. I've used the Halfords etch primer without any problems. I have noted that a couple who have had problems tended to want it to dry really quickly so put it in the airing cupboard/on top of radiator. But the longer it takes to dry the more it etches into the metal so I keep it cool.
  4. Beware photocopying, Make sure the copier is set to 100% as lots copy at 97%.
  5. If for whatever reason they don't have enough, whose order should they cut to fulfil yours ?
  6. I remember the derailment in the early 80's as they shunted a train into the depot. I was on the Up platform and saw a tank slowing leaning over, but what worried me more was the 20+ stone shunter running towards me.... ....so much on the move, and a lot of it uncoordinated.
  7. Yeh...and I bet it was manna...
  8. Yep! The highest I have seen a D&S 8W brake go for is £110. There are silly prices for D&S on Ebay, but when you delve into it there are just a few bidders with very big pockets who seem to thrive on outbidding to win.
  9. Ages ago when I visited Dan I forgot to ask how he did the 8W brake so I sketched out various ideas of sliding axles and settled on 2 small bogies as they seemed the most reliable. A few months later I had the chance to buy an 8W brake for about the same cost as when new (I've seen them hit £70+ on ebay) and found that Dans idea had been....2 small bogies! I think I've got a sketch somewhere, but finding it is another matter...
  10. By 1967-69 the colour is just going to be 'Soot' no matter what it started out as. I did have a link to the LNER colours (can't find it) but I doubt that would say what it might have been as it tended to concentrate on the station colours.
  11. Speaking to Rupert about how we both draw stuff and he draws at something like 10mm to the foot then rescales the drawing for 4mm/7mm etc. I wonder if some innaccuracies can creep in there ? I only do 4mm so draw to the size I want. on the one occasion where I wanted a loco I'd done in 4mm rescaled to 7mm I ended up doing a complete redraw as it just didn't work scaling it up.
  12. You can get corrugated Styrene which could be warmed in hot water and bent around a suitable former. I also think there is a corrugated metal (like foil) but can't remember where I've seen it.
  13. re insulation, it looks to be 25-30mm but they haven't taped it, with the original tar based felt on the outside there is a likelihood of moisture running round the board and staining the plasterboard. It could be they vented the roof on the outside (Eaves and ridge) but that isn't shown on the clip. Mesh- AFAIU should the plasterboard below start to fail the mesh holds the blanket in place for a bit longer, this in turn restricts the free flow of oxygen to fuel any fire below, I don't know how long before it should fail but all of these things are in place to buy as long a time as
  14. You're looking at it in the thread......money well spent.. My dad brought me a soldering iron for my 13th birthday, then gave me several things to fix the following day!...
  15. Phew....for a few seconds I thought it looked suspiciously like PVA which is a 'no no' Looking good Chas, with a very high standard of workmanship.
  16. They are, but if combined with other construction techniques they should cover their cost over the years. On the next renovation I'm looking at spray foam as it also acts as a vapour barrier, the initial quote is £17,500 (should be less) it sounds a lot of money but when you consider that installing either Celotex/Kingspan or blanket would take nearly 3 weeks plus the cost of the materials and the foam will be 2 days then it doesn't look so bad. I realise the foam is not really relevant to this thread but skimping on the quality of insulation we use, only costs us more in the
  17. In our experience it is the private inspectors who are incompetent with little understanding of the building regs requirements. I have seen multiple approvals by PI's that have needed remedial work. My own labourer used one for his extension and was offered a certificate for a sum of money, he even offerd to get him a part P for a bit more on top! I would say that the a 'Council' Building inspector has probably had more people lie about the real use of a loft room than you realise, too many say "It's only for a play room" when the reality is it becomes an extra bedroom. An application ne
  18. I'd be interested to know just where you can get foil insulation that is the equivalent of Celotex/Kingspan which is 100m between rafters, 50mm full cover over and a 25mm airspace and just 1cm thick. The nearest might be this stuff http://www.ybsinsulation.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/SuperQuilt-England-All-In-One.pdf But it's 40mm thick and if the rafters are 45mm rather than 38 you don't meet the regs.
  19. Just doing a quick search of Tesco shows this. https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/272178776 I'm sure Lidl do a similar cleaner in their household range but I haven't been there for quite a while Tesco also stock 'bar keepers friend' https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/295789670 Wilco has 'Shiny Sinks' https://www.wilko.com/en-uk/shiny-sinks-290ml/p/0224088
  20. You gotta be kidding! I love your ingenuity and the speed you can work at, keep em coming.
  21. I now use an ultrasonic cleaner with PCB cleaner and degreaser in to clean all the flux & crud off after building. Before priming I use 'Shiny Sinks' on panelling etc.
  22. Ok Kris. PM me your address and I'll pop them in the post Monday.
  23. As the clear out continues another couple of books have come to light. If anyone wants either of them I'll even pay the postage!.......Now that really is Free.
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