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    Ludlow, Shropshire
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    2mm/4mm/7mm loco kit and scratch-building; Great Western and Western region (particularly Culm Valley Branch) and LSWR. Recently published "Scratch-building Model Railway Locomotives" for Crowood Press.

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  1. Hi I'm presently refurbishing a rather beautiful and very old scratch-built O gauge GWR 4-4-0 loco for the widow of the builder. The prototype had 6'8" ish wheels and I could go for Slaters as it needs a new (non-running chassis) but I believe a set of coarse scale wheels would be a much better fit. Does anyone know of a source of something that might do? Cheers Simon
  2. Very positive news, both in the matter of Steve's health and his renewed motivation, good to hear!
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    TFW’s workshop

    Thanks for that Tim, I've always wondered how to exactly position drills into pre-existing holes...and there you go! Cheers Simon
  4. Thanks very much for your help Alex, I'll take a look at those! Cheers Simon
  5. I want to source a Hornby 8F chassis to complete a Golden Arrow Urie G16 and I've forgotten how to identify the Chinese built version which is specified in the instructions. Can anyone help with catalogue numbers etc? Cheers Simon
  6. Hi Davey; progress always seems to go slowly for me too...here's something I've been finishing off which will leave the way open for my H1, which I think I'll definately scratch-build on hearing of your fun with the kit and I look forward to further updates from you! Cheers Simon
  7. Hi Davey. I hope you are well. How are you progressing with your H1? Regards Simon
  8. I'm not sure Dave, 1mm? Thanks for the advice; where do you get your engraving brass from? Cheers Simon
  9. Thanks Dave, that's great. I've recently been allowed to play on a pantograph engraved and can agree that making a video would definately require another pair of hands! Here's the result. The frames are for a 4mm Hull and Barnsley 0-4-2 H1 tender loco. We used some rather ordinary brass sheet which did result in breaking a cutter, partly due to my inexperience. Do you always use hard cartridge brass? Cheers Simon
  10. A backhead... And a bit of running in before wiring in the sound chip...
  11. Current progress on the 7mm Tilbury tank. Some work on the chassis and a bit of fettling, then ready to paint!
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