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  1. Hi Missy The boats are likely to be diesel powered and for inshore operation. They could be crabbers so a winch on the side and a shelf near to rest pots on when emptying. A bucket full of fish for rebaiting the pots and a few spare pots, probably rectangular at the period modelled. The boats could also be used for long lining, so buckets of baited lines, a small winch and lots of ice in a big insulated box near the deck hatch. Hoes this helps Tony
  2. Dear All, Something different for people looking for small buildings of Midland Stations etc. All are available to down load from the Midland Railway Study Centre website East Langton(first station north of Market Harboro' 12353 Original Contract plan for stations of 1875 12366 Original Contract plan for Goods Shed 1875 12247 Cycle shed and racks “drawn in an Art Deco style” 1935 Helpstone and Ketton (Syston to Peterboro' 77-13505 Architects plan of station building 1862 77-13503 Architects plan of lamp room 1878 77-13504 Another plan of station building 1872 77-13524 Plan of timber footbridge 77-13522 ditto 28038 Station and goods yard layout 1903 Please remember these drawings are subject to copywrite and can only be used for private use and study purposes. Regards Tony
  3. Looking at the pictures available in the various books the drawing looks a bit of a mixture so I would be careful to study them closely before cutting metal
  4. Sorry chaps didn't notice inside keys. This is more up to date being the key plan for points and crossings. Usual thing about private and research use only without Study Centre permission Regards Tony
  5. Pictures of Midland Short switches attached. Note these are drawings from the MRS collection and may only be used for research and personal use.
  6. More pictures of the fleet. Location likely to be Gloucester, Nailsworth? The shed formanMore pictures of the Fleet. The shed foreman is going to get a blast after the next visit from T' old Bug***s. over the state of the engines end of Great War or not!! 1364 and 202 are converted Bachman (EM Gauge), 306 and 3130 are London Road Kits. 306 can now pull a load thanks to sorting the weight distribution and installing a modified Flexichas. The black 0-6-0T is a Craftsman Kit from way back and my first attempt at Kit building in etched Brass.
  7. Attached Further pictures of the entries.re some pictures and notes relevant to the MRS Chairman's cup competition.
  8. Midland Railway Society Chairman’s Cup Finalists. Here are some pictures of the entries which made the finals of the MRS modelling competition from the last AGM. Notes are attached on methods used. Little Salkeld: The Station Building, waiting shelter and Weighbridge Office were all scratch built from plastic sheet on a balsa wood base with etched brass windows. The signal box is a modified Ratio kit. Kirtley 0-4-4 Passenger Tank Engine: This 7mm/ft. Scale model is completely scratch built except for boiler fittings from the Laurie Griffin range. Drawings of the Dubs version were not available, so a Drawing of the Beyer Peacock type was modified. The model is powered by an MSC two stage gearbox with a 12-volt Mashima motor. The loco is battery powered and radio controlled by a Deltang Rx-61 speed controller using a 9-volt battery which gives sufficient power. The frames were from 0.022inch nickel silver sheet with the body from 0.010inch brass sheet. Johnson 1698 class 0-6-0 Goods Locomotive The model to 4mm/ft scale EM gauge is a 50/50 mix of kit and scratch building depicting a Johnson 1698 class engine finished in fully lined livery as running circa. 1905. The model is constructed to exhibition standards and is highly detailed as accurately as 4mm. scale will allow. All the detail components, sandboxes, sandbox covers, mushroom smoke box lubricators, lamp irons, tender toolbox, coal rails, brake standard and many other parts were scratch built. The engine 1759 depicted is a steam brake only one. It is not surprising that this was the winning entry.
  9. Looks good. Could like one to add to the Midland Railway Society Modellers web site when in production. Tony
  10. A confusion of tenses past and present, O level English failed!
  11. I don't know, all the above sounds logical. I do know that the reason for capacity limits on turntables was less about fit and more about being able to move the engine to the point of balance, "the rock" otherwise some of them wouldn't move at all. Could it be most of us are right handed so you would tend to pull or push with the right hand outermost. I rowed bow side as I was left handed. Tony
  12. Taking on a 42ft Turntable at present. Glad I've got a 75 watt soldering iron. There's a lot of heat sink in the parts. Some of the suggestions in the instructions are a bit round the wrong way but it's not a bad kit. Got to do some lathe work on the wheel system so that I can power the rails from the rail(s) that the wheels run on. Will report progress on mods for interested parties. Tony
  13. Got it sorted, the tender connection was catching on the loco screw lifting the back wheels and the front driver had insufficient down force from the springs so I fitted a sort of torsion bar to act as a springy beam compensation. I replaced the tender connection with a hook and bar. Just got to touch up all the paintwork again. I like the idea of a tender drive Lez and if I do another one, probably a 2-4-0 I will do that. Altering now will mean a complete rebuild and I don't have the patience! Regards to all Tony
  14. Just got to make the B***** thing work now. I can't stop it slipping Not enough weight on the first set of drivers, wrong tension springing. Back to the drawing board oh and fit the buffers!! Thanks for the comments though Regards Tony
  15. Here's some pictures of a 2P 4-4-0 at the Grouping altered from a London Road Models 1806 Kit. Finish is well worn Midland simple passenger livery as expected post WW1 secondary locomotives. Not every ones cup of tea but I like it! Tony
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