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10 minutes ago, Edwardian said:

In the springtime from September to November, New South Wales comes alive with lush greenery and enjoys balmy, sunny days ...

 

Surely that means that at times its going to absolutely bucket down!  Warm rain is still wet...

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Having lived sometime in a tropical climate where the rain is warm, I can attest that, for me, it is the coldness of our native rain, rather than its wetness, that is its decisively unpleasant characteristic!

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A word of warning for the Directors of the WNR on through carriages.  One of the General Managers of the Cambrian was asked in a Board meeting, in the early 1890s or there abouts, why they were paying out rather than gaining, or drawing even on through coaches.  His reply was that the mileage that the mileage on foreign metals was much more than on home metals.  The WNR would probably be in the same situation.  It may be that the Cambrian did not have enough coaches to do turn and turn about with the other companies.

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29 minutes ago, ChrisN said:

A word of warning for the Directors of the WNR on through carriages.  One of the General Managers of the Cambrian was asked in a Board meeting, in the early 1890s or there abouts, why they were paying out rather than gaining, or drawing even on through coaches.  His reply was that the mileage that the mileage on foreign metals was much more than on home metals.  The WNR would probably be in the same situation.  It may be that the Cambrian did not have enough coaches to do turn and turn about with the other companies.

 

The Directors of the WNR could try asking the companies whose through carriages they are accepting to guarantee  a certain rate of return.

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20 hours ago, monkeysarefun said:

3 rd class on NSWGR No 1 train didnt waste windows on those who couldnt afford them.

As I think I've said before, 4th Class on the E&G when it opened didn't even have seats, never mind roofs or windows!

 

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1 hour ago, Edwardian said:

Yesterday I had a happy day trimming these free of supports.  The WNR's Sharp Stewart standard classes.  These are 3D prints from Sparkshot Custom Creations (@Knucklesif this parish), including a couple of conversions therefrom.

 

All that is missing are the four planned 4-4-0s, but @Knuckles has kindling said he'll draw these up when I'm ready.

 

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At the bottom of the picture we have six 2-4-0s.  Above are the six 0-6-0s.  One I split, cutting the frames away from the boiler.  The boiler is to be used for a tank engine version, the frames are married to a larger boiler and 6-wheel tender, representing a recent rebuild.

 

 

 

That is an impressive sight.

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Oh, now those look absolutely delightful! Is that a GBL Wainwright C tender at the back for the larger 0-6-0?


I shall very much look forward to seeing these in WNR livery, but don't envy you the lining! With that many similar locos, might it be worth ordering a few sets of custom transfers designed to fit?

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2 minutes ago, Skinnylinny said:

Oh, now those look absolutely delightful! Is that a GBL Wainwright C tender at the back for the larger 0-6-0?

 

 

Yes, indeed!

 

This is courtesy of Simon @Regularity, IIRC.  I wanted a larger boiler and, although not an exact match, the inspiration was the appearance of the later Sharp 'Ottoman' 0-6-0s of the LT&SR.

 

Then I looked at drawings of them and saw that the C Class tender could be tweaked to resemble their Sharp 6W tenders. 

 

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2 minutes ago, Skinnylinny said:


I shall very much look forward to seeing these in WNR livery, but don't envy you the lining! With that many similar locos, might it be worth ordering a few sets of custom transfers designed to fit?

 

Yes, indeed; the plan has always been to commission transfers!

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1 hour ago, Edwardian said:

Yesterday I had a happy day trimming these free of supports.  The WNR's Sharp Stewart standard classes.  These are 3D prints from Sparkshot Custom Creations (@Knuckles of this parish), including a couple of conversions therefrom.

 

All that is missing are the four planned 4-4-0s, but @Knuckles has kindly said he'll draw these up when I'm ready.

 

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At the bottom of the picture we have six 2-4-0s.  Above are the six 0-6-0s.  One I split, cutting the frames away from the boiler.  The boiler is used for a tank engine seen, the frames are married to a larger boiler and 6-wheel tender, representing a recent rebuild.

 

 

That really is a fine sight James.  Absolutely lovely.  I really do like 'Sharpies', they are the perfect engines for small and minor railways.

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1 hour ago, Edwardian said:

At the bottom of the picture we have six 2-4-0s.  Above are the six 0-6-0s. 

Stop it.

You will make me want to model the Furness for the umpteenth time!

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1 hour ago, Regularity said:

Stop it.

You will make me want to model the Furness for the umpteenth time!

 

This loco will not appear on your layout (unless you build it).  It might be worth asking @Knuckles if he would print one in S, as he has done one or two locos in that scale. Go direct, though, not via Shapeways.

 

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Can print some S items here although some (at the moment) have to be Shapeways only as they have bigger printers.   If interested though please send email at [email protected] and can have a look.

 

That said I recently brought a Elegoo Mars 2 along side the 2 Photons and it has a bit more print space. 

 

The big printer/s will have to wait until the top shed is renovated though.

 

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Must say I'm really looking forward to seeing some of those loco's completed. :)

 

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1 hour ago, Edwardian said:

S, as he has done one or two locos in that scale

Yes. I know.

One of them still sits in a box, awaiting the day…

 

The one at the back is Knuckles’ own lovely model. The one in front is 68.5% bigger by volume…

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Photo showing 34 months’ indolence added…
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1 minute ago, kingfisher9147 said:

Edwardian great work slowly catching up with it. Did you find a model to do 0-4-2 loco for gnr loco? I found one based on early gwr auto tank. https://www.shapeways.com/shops/stafford_road_model_works

Mike 

 

Thank you Mike.  And well done!

 

Yes, I must return to my chassis fettling. I do want a 517, one with the straight-backed Swindon bunker.

 

Thank you for the link to Stafford Road Models, I was forgetting that Elliot had produced 3D-printed 517 bodies. Elliot Powick is the very talented designer who produced the Rails of Sheffield's ex-SE&CR van.  He and our very own Guy Rixon being the project's very talented CAD designers.  

 

You got me thinking, of course, how nice it would be to have a GNR 0-4-2 for Castle Aching!

 

 

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53 minutes ago, kingfisher9147 said:

What chassis are you using on the 0-6-0 sharp Stewart? I am looking to find one to do the Manchester and milford loco used on the Aberystwyth to carmarthen before the gwr took over. 

 

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F-cking Highways England!

 

This is a bridge over the former NER Eden Valley branch, which opened in 1862:

 

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This is what Highways England has just done to it:

 

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This trashes a beautiful Victorian bridge.

 

It also frustrates any chance of the preserved Eden Valley and Stainmore sections ever joining. 

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