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technohand

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  1. A confusion of tenses past and present, O level English failed!
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Thanks Jamie I'll bear that in mind. Still working on engines at the moment. Regards Tony
  8. Thanks to all for the drawings of the coal tub and stage. My stage will be based on Lincoln so the details of the hoist are really useful. Happy Christmas to all and I wish you all a Better New Year. Tony
  9. Hello Dave, I didn't realise the coal tubs were half ton capacity. Are there any drawings in existance or do I have to work out sizes using density tables etc. Tony
  10. Yes it is just nice looking at it isn't it but when other projects allow I'll have to bite the bullet and convert to EM and post 1907 Tony
  11. Just taken delivery of the new Bachmann 0-4-4 Passenger Tank engine. I am not going to critisize it is too good for that. It is a lovely model and better than most people could do and is really good value for money. It has 3mm. driving axles and shouldn't be too difficult to convert to EM or P4. Period is 1907 renumbering with brass tank side numbers and simplified livery but easy to backdate to post Johnson date if wanted or post date to 1907 large numbers to Grouping. Worth Buying Tony
  12. Dave I like it. Modelling midland three throws is a swine, I know ,I've tried in EM. I'me Building a shed layout as well but haven't got the space for 7mm. I too aim to be finished sometime in the late 20's. I live in hopes. Regards and stay safe in these troubled times. Tony
  13. I do like the interlaced timbering on the point work. Quite common on Midland Branch lines and Goods Stations at the turn of the 20th Century and for some time afterwards. Tony
  14. Please remind me to engage brain before replying. Tony
  15. I must agree. A picture of Princess Beatrice in the "British Single Driver" is what got me interested in the Midland Railway Co. That and trying to give up smoking!! Tony
  16. Hi Eric. for some reason I've not been informed of updates. It's all looking good. Tony
  17. Hi Steve, I tried printing out on A4 sheets and the pictures are OK. If better resolution is required they will print out full size in Pictures. Tricky if you are reading this as well section 6 (page6?) on the Midland Railway Company Post will give it to you. Regards Tony
  18. Tricky can I go back to track work for a minute. I published drawings of Midland track work, Switches crossings and the dreaded three way switch in the topic Midland Railway Company. All info there except the radii of the turnout stock rails. Hope this helps Tony
  19. At last the range of Midland Goods waggons is back with Slaters. Prices are Opens: £9.00 with VAT Vans and the Brake £12.00 with VAT Thank you Slaters
  20. Hi Tricky had a bit of a senior moment with Southwold. I meant Southwell on the Newark Mansfield Branch of the Midland. Sorry about that. Tony
  21. Good idea but most engine sheds on the Midland were pretty big but something like Wirksworth or Southwold might fit. Have a look in Loco Sheds of the LMS (Midland Division). I think that's the Title. Incidentally your modelling is superb. Regards Tony
  22. Hi Steve Downloaded the information from the sources given. Very useful and makes hiding weights in trucks a lot easier.As i'm modelling a Goods Yard the comments regarding sheeting are very relevant so thanks. Tony
  23. There are now lists of available products on the following web site:http://www.midlandrailway.org.uk/modelling/. These currently cover 2mm,4mm and some 7mm scales. Regards Tony
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