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DLT last won the day on May 14 2011

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  1. That's right, new wheels from Markits are now stainless steel.
  2. All painted and ready for lettering etc, although I seem to be having a run of bad luck here. Opened a new pack of Araldite and as I squeezed the hardener, the tube split and squirted all over my hand and the bench. Fortunately it didn't go anywhere near the model: but I managed to knock over a pot full of small parts, several of which headed floor-wards... Amazingly I found them all!
  3. At long last, some progress to show! Even with a small and straightforward looking loco, there is a lot of detail to add. Vac and steam heat pipes are brass castings, from Gibson and Branchlines. The reversing lever (Blue-Tacked in place for the photo) is a few scraps of brass and a lever left over from a brass signalbox kit. Possibly Churchward Models. You don't have to build many kits before you acquire quite a scrapbox, I never throw anything away!
  4. Lovely stuff Mike, Cheers, Dave.
  5. Aha, yes I can see how that works now, devilishly clever! Many thanks, Dave.
  6. Amazing Dave, please tell us more! I'm trying to work out the function of the brass strip? Cheers, Dave.T
  7. Those are very smart, a repaint in green and they would be very "Southern Bulleid style". Additionally, replacing the pantograph with an exhaust, and the side windows with grills, and you've got a diesel version.
  8. If you haven't seen it, this thread will be of interest: Level Crossing Gates on Long Closed Railways More specifically about the remains of gates, but same theme. Hasn't been added to since 2015 though. Cheers, Dave.
  9. A Google Image search for "Heddon Mill Crossing" brings up a number of images, specifically this one: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/392352810644 showing the crossing box. Cheers, Dave.
  10. By an amazing stroke of luck (or indigestion) the Carpet Monster regurgitated the regulator handle. BEFORE I made another one....
  11. At last all the extra parts have arrived. The boiler backhead is from Phoenix Precision, and Is an LNER design for a B1 (I think). Left to right are the original, cut and filed down to Victorian tank engine proportions, and some add on parts. The regulator handle is a bit of brass strip (etch waste) and brass wire; firebox doors are a handle assembly (cast brass) from PDK and and a thin square of brass sheet. Its not prototypically correct, but it "looks the part" And how it looks in the cab interior. Reversing lever still needed. Moments after these photos were taken, the regulator handle was swallowed by the carpet monster....
  12. If you want to read about working and general life on the DN&S, seek out " Firing Days " and it's sequels, by Harold Gasson. He was a GW fireman, based at Didcot for many years, and spent a lot of his time on the DN&S. Cheers, Dave.
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