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    BR MR 1950s and 1960s - esp Settle-Carlisle

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  1. Mike, Thanks for the tip, the datum point allowed me to use my schoolboy maths to figure out the scaling of the PDF: 89%. This reveals that the Ian Beattie drawing is somewhat inaccurate, with the smokebox and running plate being approximately 5mm too long. By contrast, the Proscale running plate and valance match your drawing, as does the Comet chassis frames. With these fundamentals established, I am feeling a little more inclined to make a start on the kit......tomorrow! Thanks again, Stephen
  2. Hi Mike, I printed the PDF at 100% but it looks a little too large. Do you happen to know the % print ratio to bring the diagram down to 4mm? Thanks Steve
  3. An old post, but a good one and can be applied to any track. You may not want to adjust the sleeper spacing, but the painting/weathering tips should be useful - as will the subsequent discussion. Good luck! Steve
  4. If there is such a thriving market for parts, I wonder if the various manufacturers have considered 3D printing spare parts to order? Not sure if their production processes would facilitate the creation of the files needed for 3D prints, but could it be a cost effective way for them to support the after market demand for these items? Assuming the usual limitations associated withe some parts using this technology. Steve
  5. Richard, Looks like the running plate is too short to me too. The Beattie drawing shows the same, the cab overhang at the rear looks as if it makes up for the missing 3mm or so on the running plate! As you say, it means adding a fillet of brass under the rear of the cab to extend the running plate to the rear of the cab panels. I have seen a lot of adverse feedback on this kit, which is a shame but its not going to put me off! Rightly on wrongly, this is my first all brass build, all my previous efforts have been DJH whitemetal/brass efforts. Funnily enough I also have a London Road G5 to build, but I prefer to build up my experience using the Proscale in the first instance. Yours is looking good, looking forward to seeing it fully dressed! Thanks for all the advice and two great threads that will be invaluable to me in the not too distant future. Steve
  6. I also have one of these that is nearing the top of my to do pile. I only have the Ian Beattie drawing to go by. Does anyone know how accurate his V2 is in Bradford Barton's LNER Locomotives to Scale? Placing the valance etch against the drawing reveals some interesting differences. See below. I am hoping to match the Proscale body with a Comet chassis, but am worried that may not work out as planned! Steve
  7. Richard, I have one on my workbench waiting to be started. It must be the umpteenth time I've opened the box and then found something else to do! Any chance you took some photos and could start a thread to show us the way to go? Steve
  8. John, I wonder if Covid prevented this? Although that doesn't mitigate it, other manufacturers have decorated samples shipped here for inspection and approval before production starts. This is such a shame for Hornby. I suspect many will just be happy with opportunity to buy one at a "realistic" price? Steve
  9. I seem to remember that that the whistle is prone to damage on the Clans, and Britannias for that matter?
  10. Time Left: 10 days and 5 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • AS NEW - as purchased (unused)

    Having scaled back my Settle Carlisle themed layout, I now have a number of related items for sale. The Skaledale East Signal Box is in new, boxed condition. Never been used but has somehow lost one of its finials! So I will include a set of Phoenix Precision No Nonsense Kits White metal Midland Finials to replace the resin originals which are obviously susceptible to damage! PM if interested please

    £20

  11. This advert is COMPLETED!

    • FOR SALE
    • NEW (retail stock)

    Having scaled back my Settle Carlisle themed layout, I now have a number of related items for sale. The Skaledale East waiting room is in new, boxed condition. Never been used and only out of the box once! PM if interested please

    £20

  12. This advert is COMPLETED!

    • FOR SALE
    • AS NEW - as purchased (unused)

    Having scaled back my Settle Carlisle themed layout, I now have a number of related items for sale. The Dent Station building is in new, boxed condition. Never been used and only out of the box once! PM if interested please

    £35

  13. Time Left: 10 days and 4 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • AS NEW - as purchased (unused)

    Having scaled back my Settle Carlisle themed layout, I now have a number of related items for sale. The Dent Snow huts are in new, boxed condition. Never been used and only out of the box once! PM if interested please

    £20

  14. Time Left: 10 days and 4 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • AS NEW - as purchased (unused)

    Two Roco 42489 R/H 10 degree turnouts for sale. They are brand new, unused and in their boxes. They are Code 83, without the track base and can be combined quite easily with Flat bottom Code 75 or Code 75 Bullhead track. The tie bars are not sprung, so will need some form of locking mechanism and they are pre-wired for frog switching, just requiring a suitable switch. They are 35cm long, so significantly larger than Peco long radius streamline points (26cm). They are very difficult to buy in this country, with most stockists only selling to order. Priced at £25 each. I will combine postage - for both items. PM if interested please

    £25

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