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chris p bacon

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  1. I really appreciate the time taken to photograph and upload these updates from the regular contributors, I sped by on a down Azuma 2 weekends ago, and even though I knew what was coming hardly saw a thing!
  2. The original link quoted has now been changed to an open one, I think that the poster inadvertantly linked via his profile which would have meant logging in to view. I have never signed up to FB so that isn't an option, but as you suggest in your post if it is a 'public' page you can usually view it lthough that pop up is annoying. If KR put progress on ther own website it might just be easier than using a third party site.
  3. It gives better visibilty into the lorry you are loading so the load is spread evenly. It also means the bucket can be lowered into the wagon rather than having to drop it from a height as the arm would hit the side if the digger was at ground level.
  4. Excellent. The valleys would have been lead with approx 4 inches visible on each roof face. For such a big building there is a dearth of photographs of it.
  5. If you are building with a live chassis you can solder a rod from the motor return terminal to the frames, this gives stability as well as an electrical connection. If you're using insulated wheels on both sides them you can do a similar trick, but this time solder a rod onto the gearbox and frames. If you go to Tony Wrights 'Wrights Writes' thread you will find lots of pictures of motors in frames, just trawl through some pages and something will pop up
  6. Flaunching......pay attention at the back boy...
  7. You're way out of date, Bromham road bridge was rebuilt 18 months ago. The disruption to the town during its closure was terrible, and to accommodate EWR as a seperate entity it'll have to be rebuilt again. North of the bridge there isn't enough room so this is where the CPO's will mainly be.
  8. Whilst watching some of Springwatch this evening, I did wonder if Gordon would appreciate a 'Get well' from his favourite Heron....but then thought it might not do his blood pressure any good.
  9. There is nothing like some good quality journalism. From the local free paper. Comes this front page piece. And this is nothing like good quality journalism.....
  10. It's very helpful of Wagonmaster to offer a fix, but any advice on fixing these issues should really come from @KR Models as cutting and altering the wiring will most likely negate your warranty. Whilst you may not be worried about this, there may be others following the advice who would be.
  11. Gordon, as my last donation of O neg went to Stoke you were unlikely to have had any of it so there's no reason to not get better. Your recovery is much like Eastwood Town, some diversions and re-working but above all a story of constant progress. I'm looking forward to reading the sentence "I fired up Templot" All the best. Dave
  12. Looking really good For the roof option it is the one you call "barely legal" Slate can go down to 22.5 degree slope with ease, so the fact it works out to that pitch means it's the option they chose. You can confirm this by ruling out the other options. Double peak - this builds into an inaccessible internal box gutter and the water has to go somewhere, I'm sure I read somewhere that internal gutters were avoided on mill buildings as any blockage or flash flooding internally from the downpipe would not only ruin whatever wheat/corn was being milled but made the building too damp to mill for quite a period of time. Flat roof - Highly unlikely on a commercial building such as this. In 1873 there were very few options for large flat roof areas, Copper was used for decoration but was very expensive, so Lead was the more common alternative. This would only come in sheet sizes approx 2' wide so had to be joined by 'Rolls' on the width and seams on the length. Although this building was quite an investment for the Ushers, a lead roof of that area would have cost more than the rest of the roof. Think in terms of Bleinham House, when Capability Brown landscaped the grounds the Duke had to strip the lead from the roof to pay for the works. The stripped lead not only paid for the works of brown but also for the replacement slate roof and rafters to support them, that gives some idea of the value. I have to ask....looking at the size of the Mill...at what point did you start living alone..
  13. I had a redundant savings account with Barclays with just a penny so this has been used to link to Ebay. I've only ever had 2 sales (that I can think of) that wanted to return it, it will be interesting if Ebay ever try and take money back from the account, as it will only allow transfers to my current account for withdrawals.
  14. I've 'wetransfered' it to the address I have on file.
  15. I have a copy of that drawing and work from it. I can send a copy of it to your email address Chas ( I'm GNRS Membership) if any help.
  16. I find that turning to Peter Kay helps during times of research.
  17. I have some pictures of 1744 which show the tank top as black. I also have a GNR painting diagram for a Stirling 0-6-0 tender engine which shows the splasher tops as black also. As they were treated as a walkway black is the likely option for the C2/C12
  18. It's not extortion, the seller isn't forcing anyone to buy it, if a purchaser chooses to make an offer rather than wait for the 2nd run, then that's their choice. But in the vein of your post above, why not write to the trader himself and vent your indignation direct instead of on here. B Jones 59 Kennedy Court Green Street Stourbridge West Midlands DY8 1UB United Kingdom
  19. Weardale shed on the Weardale railway. https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Stanhope,+Bishop+Auckland/@54.726074,-1.8726524,535m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x487c33157d038af5:0xb14e323fd0a203b4!8m2!3d54.74946!4d-2.011302
  20. And yet visit several times a day.
  21. That looks better. Be good to see some plain end/side on views.
  22. Cleanliness is everything, so I tend to brush a decent amount of flux along the joint. In the case of the above I would initially place 3 blobs of solder (2 ends and middle) so that the heat is averaged out, then when tacked hit them with the iron to make them flow. I'd probably have the iron set at 370-390.
  23. I thought I'd check back to make sure I was correct on this. I know way back in the mists of time KR stated they would be sent to the UK and dealt with by a logistics Co, but I thought I'd seen something more recent. Arrived in the UK on or about the 9th March Shipping by the 20th March All meant to be sent by the end of March? This was the post I remember which wasn't by KR. If I hadn't received my order by now (35-40 days after arrival) I'd be checking order progress pronto.
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