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Rob Pulham

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    The Rhubarb Triangle
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    Railway Modelling, DIY, Visiting Preserved Railways. I model in 7mm these days and I like to build kits.

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  1. When I get to them I will be sure to share them on here, Of the two I think that it will be the J24 which get's built first (the other is for an F4/5 tank).
  2. Hi Ken, Sorry to read that you have been out of action but hopefully recovering now. I do like your method for insulating the tender chassis, I shall store that away for future reference. For my sins I have a couple of the Shedmaster/LG kits in my stash.
  3. Hi AlfaZagato, It's stalled post a house move now awaiting my new workshop being completed. There isn't too much to do on it, mainly small details and getting it running.
  4. Hi Andy, It was good to meet you at Telford, I hope that you enjoyed the show.
  5. I am glad to have been of assistance George and I am looking forward to seeing both builds
  6. I tend to build much of DJH kit's using a microflame. I have found that my Solderpro 120 on it's minimum setting is perfect for the DJH whitemetal castings as long as I don't linger too long.
  7. This posting is a little bit of a surprise because I wasn't expecting to do much with it. I have been using this kit when I demo loco building at shows, I would rather take one of my kits along than one that I am building for someone else just in case anything happens to it. Up to Saturday I had only managed to cut out the frames, remove the cusps and bend up the frame spacers (at Newton Aycliffe Show in March) due to being far too busy talking to people. Although I did have lots of interest I seemed to really crack on with it after showing one gent how to solder up the boiler. This build will get updated intermittently because I will be only working on it at shows until it's well on its way. I think that this amount of progress in between talking to people really is a testament to Jim McGeown and the quality of the kit/fit of the parts. I didn't take my rolling bars along nor did I have anything thicker than a scriber. So to roll the smokebox wrapper I had to sit and bend the etch between fingers and thumbs. Working steadily away until it reached the right shape.
  8. It's been a long time since I posted anything on the subject - I cut the sides out back in January with the inner sides (6 pieces) being made of 20 thou with a pair of 10 thou overlays for the outer skin. The 6 inner sections needed all the apputures finished off with a scalpel which has proved a steady and often mind numbing job which has taken place in an odd half an hour here and there. Which to be honest was probably as well. They are not the easiest of thing to take good photos of being white and they would perhaps have benefited from being primed first but having taken so long to get this far I was eager to share where I had got to. The intention is to build an inner box a, la, the David Jenkinson method and fit the ends on last.
  9. Thanks Ken, I will definitely post progress when I get it under way. I had a further rummage in the box and although there is a handwritten note on top saying that it's a George Norton Kit, there is nothing on the etches to indicate the draughtsman and the instructions are labeled as "07 Kits (K Dales)" so it may not be one of George's kit's after all. in any event I got it at a very reasonable price so I shan't complain.
  10. Hi Ken, I picked one of these N8/N9 kits up from the Bring and Buy at Doncaster yesterday. It's not in the original box but the label said that it was a George Norton kit and the boiler looks the same as the one in yours (turned brass). Did yours have an etched chassis? I ask as this one has what looks like a Premier chassis (milled brass) and a pair of Premier rods. It also has a set of sprung pick ups of a type that I haven't seen before but they look like they will do the job.
  11. Unfortunately Iain Young of Sanspareil has had to withdraw from the Gauge O Guild Summer Show at The Dome in Doncaster. Minerva Model Railways will extend into the space that has been vacated so stand 41 will now just be Minerva Also, please remember that, following Peter Cowling's withdrawal, Stand 40 is now W.J.Vintage See you all next week
  12. Please see below for a list of Traders attending Doncaster show Ace Products Airframed Glass Display Cases Bill Hudson Books Brushes 4 Models Buzz Models C & L Finescale Track Building Systems Connoisseur Models Dapol Ltd Digitrains Ltd Duncan Models Easy build Coach & DMU Kits EDM Models Eileens Emporium Ellis Clark Trains Finescale Brass (UK) Ltd Finney7 Furness Railway Wagons / Pregrouping Railways Geoff Stratford Gladiator Golden Age Models Greenwood Model Railway Products Guy’s Models Haywood Railway Hobby Holidays Ian Kirk Invertrain Model Railways JPL Models Kirtley Model Buildings KS Laser Designs Lanky Kits LCut Creative M & J Models Made in Manchester Models Marcway Products Masterpiece Models Megapoints Controllers Mercian Models Metalsmith (Leeds) Ltd Midland Railway Centre Minerva and Sanspareil MM1 Models Company MSC Models Nick Tozer Railway Books Northants Model Railway Supplies Northumbrian Painting Services Omen Miniatures Scale Figures Peartree Engineering Peter Clark Models Peter Cowling Phoenix Precision Paints Ltd PLM Cast-a-way Poppy’s Woodtech PR Model Railway Products Premier Components Ragstone Models Ray Heard Model Railways Roxey Mouldings SBT Developments Scale Signal Supply Severn Models Skytrex (2013) Ltd Slaters (Plastikard) Ltd SM Models Squires Model and Craft Tools Streamline Ltd The Tower Collection Blackpool Tower Models Walsall Model Industries Walsworth Models Warren Haywood Painting & Lining Warren Sheppard White Rose Model Works
  13. Despite spending most of Sunday house hunting I did manage to get the vacuum pipes fitted and I found the missing turnbuckle castings to which was a bonus. Last night saw the seats and roofs primed too.
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