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1 hour ago, aardvark said:

Page 200. I think I'm gaining!!

 

Tally ho ...

 

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Hope you are enjoying.....

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This was the first attempt catching some plonker using the iPhone to control the camera but failing to spot they where in the picture......

 

Appropriate caption just above the phone!

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The Macaw could also carry pipes of various sizes.  A girder is a bit cliched, and in fact quite rare though interesting.  At Cwmdimbath, the off-scene colliery is having a pit head baths built, as promised when it was nationalised, and a great excuse for loads of building materials, including the pipes on a bogie bolster, for drainage, water supply, and so on.  Theres’s a canteen being built there as well.  

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32 minutes ago, Bogie said:

This was the first attempt catching some plonker using the iPhone to control the camera but failing to spot they where in the picture......

 

Appropriate caption just above the phone!

Now it makes sense.

When the first post arrived with no caption, I thought a bit to deep for me this Australian humour....!!!:D

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27 minutes ago, The Johnster said:

The Macaw could also carry pipes of various sizes.  A girder is a bit cliched, and in fact quite rare though interesting.  At Cwmdimbath, the off-scene colliery is having a pit head baths built, as promised when it was nationalised, and a great excuse for loads of building materials, including the pipes on a bogie bolster, for drainage, water supply, and so on.  Theres’s a canteen being built there as well.  

I agree with the idea of pipework, another one was large sections of timber.

I also have an idea of a fabricated girder or sections of a footbridge for example.

No rush, I will leave for a while until an idea forms.

Do need to add some weight to it as it keeps derailing at the slightest issue.

Here’s an idea, copper tubing like microbore (8mm) painted as steel - load and weight!!!!!

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41 minutes ago, KNP said:

Now it makes sense.

When the first post arrived with no caption, I thought a bit to deep for me this Australian humour....!!!:D

 

Trust me there is nothing too deep about Australian humour.

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27 minutes ago, KNP said:

I agree with the idea of pipework, another one was large sections of timber.

I also have an idea of a fabricated girder or sections of a footbridge for example.

No rush, I will leave for a while until an idea forms.

Do need to add some weight to it as it keeps derailing at the slightest issue.

Here’s an idea, copper tubing like microbore (8mm) painted as steel - load and weight!!!!!

Weight can be added by replacing bogies with cast whitemetal, metal wheels and buffers, and anything you can get in underneath and out of sight.  Brass chains, which remain on the wagon when it is unloaded, and replacing the uprights with metal will help as well; it's a bit Tesco, every little helps, and presumably you want to run it empty on the return journey when it's delivered it's load to wherever it's delivered it to and, as a specialist wagon, is needed elsewhere.  This is an LMS wagon, isn't it, so it's railway will want it back, empty asap if you can't find a return load.

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4 minutes ago, KNP said:

Hope this is of help.

 

 

Absolutely splendid, Kevin. Many thanks for explaining it so well, too.

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That's as fit as a butcher's dog Kev.;)

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Many thanks for the step by step guide on painting the decking on the Bolster wagon it is an inspiration Kevin 

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1 hour ago, KNP said:

Waiting for clearance into the station.

 

I wonder how long the wait will be . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4 minutes ago, Mick Bonwick said:

 

I wonder how long the wait will be . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

And talking of lifting the Crate, or finding the Key.:no:

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My plan for my Macaw (when I get a round tuit), is a couple of seaplane floats spare from an old aeroplane kit. On their way down to Mountbatten, they can also be weighted to help running.........

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4 hours ago, snailpace said:

My plan for my Macaw (when I get a round tuit), is a couple of seaplane floats spare from an old aeroplane kit. On their way down to Mountbatten, they can also be weighted to help running.........

Which is on the "get a round tuit" pile, the Macaw kit, or just the load for the made up Macaw.

That's assuming of course you have purchased the kit...……..:mosking:

 

Keep smiling, and modelling, but please stay safe!

Paul

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4 hours ago, snailpace said:

My plan for my Macaw (when I get a round tuit), is a couple of seaplane floats spare from an old aeroplane kit. On their way down to Mountbatten, they can also be weighted to help running.........

Surely, won’t the seaplane sink?

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1 hour ago, Ashley Bridge said:

Surely, won’t the seaplane sink?

Without the floats - yes, but hopefully after you’ve got out. Most naval aircraft of the 30’s had an undercarriage option and often a floatplane version for use, for example, off catapults on cruisers etc.... Often the performance of the floatplane version was so poor that they weren’t fitted very often.  My Macaw (made a few years ago and wouldn’t stand up against Kevin’s) awaits the floats that I am sure are in the bits box......somewhere.  Oh, and I’ll need that tuit as well......

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Judging by the pictures of the average Naval planes, I wouldn’t think performance came into it! 
Great idea though.

My late father was at Mountbatten about 1940, got posted to Glasgow, but that’s another story.

Stay safe, Rich 

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Your cutting mat looks as bad as mine....

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