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1 hour ago, Headstock said:

I wish people would stop clogging up the thread by reposting that boring Hornby model. Seen it, next please. Having been self-isolating for the last nine days, with not a lot else to do, the two Tony's constant sniping at each others modelling is far more entertaining, and. At least it displays creative modelling. Dark Star spaceships are defiantly appreciated.

 

Did you mean definately appreciated - or did you feel that "defiantly" was more appropriate I wonder?

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2 hours ago, grahame said:

 

Wasn't that the one where the crew of the spaceship have a mission to destroy unstable planets. And there is a suburb and subtle bit of interplay between the feminine voiced male bomb who doesn't want to be dropped on a planet and the husky male voiced female computer who is trying to convince it to release. In the end the resultant explosion destroys 'Dark Star' (the name of the spaceship) and the laid-back hippy crew end up surfing through space. It's a bit of a cult film.

 

Here's a miniature white metal model of 'Dark Star' that I made/painted many years ago. You can see bomb no.20, the reticent one, hanging below:

 

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Definitely a cult classic.

 

"Let There be Light". BOOM!!!

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4 hours ago, Tony Wright said:

The google wide-angle lens has distorted the actual view to some extent.

 

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I wonder if 'ghost trains' still run?

 

Regards,

 

Tony. 

 

 

 

I don't know if ghost trains still run, maybe somebody close by could keep an ear open and let us know?  :lol:

 

 

Alan

 

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In this Editor it does seem quite difficult to avoid re-posting all the contents of a previous post, including any pictures.

I find it particularly difficult (although possible) on my W10 tablet, but much easier on my conventional keyboard (even if I am still using an old but trustworthy W7 laptop).

 

It is certainly annoying when a complete post is repeated for the sake of a line or two of comment.

One looses track as regards what is new content in a thread.

 

Perhaps some computer-skilled person can advise us?

 

(I do have a project to commission a new W10 desktop machine, but am reluctant to spend time on it when there is so much railway activity to be done.

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35 minutes ago, Tony Teague said:

 

Did you mean definately appreciated - or did you feel that "defiantly" was more appropriate I wonder?

 

My spell checker always does that, I'm haven't been well enough to care at the moment, though defiantly getting better. If it turns out that I have only had the flu or cold and I have to isolate again, I shall be most annoyed but it has to be done.

 

1 minute ago, drmditch said:

In this Editor it does seem quite difficult to avoid re-posting all the contents of a previous post, including any pictures.

I find it particularly difficult (although possible) on my W10 tablet, but much easier on my conventional keyboard (even if I am still using an old but trustworthy W7 laptop).

 

It is certainly annoying when a complete post is repeated for the sake of a line or two of comment.

One looses track as regards what is new content in a thread.

 

Perhaps some computer-skilled person can advise us?

 

(I do have a project to commission a new W10 desktop machine, but am reluctant to spend time on it when there is so much railway activity to be done.

 

The editor is not always brilliant. It is possible to select and delete the images to keep the text reply that people wish to post.

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1 hour ago, Tony Wright said:

Thanks Tony,

 

Though I doubt if I've ever cherished anything I've made; least of all that flawed D9.

 

I still think that J11's 'face' is too 'fat'. Could it be because the rising arc of the handrail over the smokebox door isn't in the right place?

 

Regards,

 

Tony. 

 

 

 

I was careful to say that the boiler was the right diameter. The smokebox is another matter!

 

The smokebox is just not quite round and the door is not quite in the middle! From about the horizontal centre line through the smokebox door downwards, the shape of the smokebox goes astray as the edge doesn't follow the curve of the door. On the layout, you look at the locos from the side, or 4ft away on the turntable, so the smokebox shape isn't obvious in normal use.

 

The Denny J11 and the McGowan D9 are probably pretty close in date (and standards) at over 50 years of age. The fact that the Denny loco isn't perfect doesn't make the D9 any better. The kit is probably more in line with the standards on Buckingham than it is with most of what runs on Little Bytham, which is why it sticks out a bit to me.

 

I would just like to think that we have improved the breed in the last half century.

 

I hope folk can tell the difference between a bit of lively banter and sniping!

 

 

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6 minutes ago, t-b-g said:

 

I was careful to say that the boiler was the right diameter. The smokebox is another matter!

 

The smokebox is just not quite round and the door is not quite in the middle! From about the horizontal centre line through the smokebox door downwards, the shape of the smokebox goes astray as the edge doesn't follow the curve of the door. On the layout, you look at the locos from the side, or 4ft away on the turntable, so the smokebox shape isn't obvious in normal use.

 

The Denny J11 and the McGowan D9 are probably pretty close in date (and standards) at over 50 years of age. The fact that the Denny loco isn't perfect doesn't make the D9 any better. The kit is probably more in line with the standards on Buckingham than it is with most of what runs on Little Bytham, which is why it sticks out a bit to me.

 

I would just like to think that we have improved the breed in the last half century.

 

I hope folk can tell the difference between a bit of lively banter and sniping!

 

 

 

If it is found entertaining....................................

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1 minute ago, Headstock said:

 

If it is found entertaining....................................

 

just trying to liven up these strange times.

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56 minutes ago, t-b-g said:

 

just trying to liven up these strange times.

 

.............. then of course its banter. Please keep livening.

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Posted (edited)

What strange and delightful avenues this thread wanders along.  Favourite films, The Horse Whisperer, Kelly's Heroes, Mash, Brief Encounter and In The Heat of The Night.  

 

Anyway as we are on lockdown here in France we have time on our hands. Fortunately  the weather is fine and much gardening has been done.  However  some modelling mojo has returned and I've been doing sone serious research to decide which loco kits to do next.  This has resulted in a lot of digging about Midland Tender types as I want to do the 4F that carries my old police number.  Eventually I found that it had  Johnson 3500 gallon one in 1923.  Fortunately Ragstone models do a kit for one so it has been ordered.  It looks like it will be a the 4F and a 2P next.  Time with a soldering iron beckons.  The kits were both bought off Ebay a few years ago and are part built so maybe some interesting times lie ahead.  The 2P has got Gibson wheels where the axles are kept together with tapered pins and I may come back to ask advice as to how to secure them.

 

Jamie

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1 hour ago, Headstock said:

The editor is not always brilliant. It is possible to select and delete the images to keep the text reply that people wish to post.

 

Indeed - as I said in my original post. It's just that it is harder and more time-consuming on my Tablet than it is on this desktop keyboard.

Are there are any short cuts?

(Such as an 'anchor point' which one can identify and remove?)

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8 hours ago, Tony Wright said:

Of course Phil,

 

Sunday's job!

 

Regards,

 

Tony. 

 

I do happen to know that Tony has the odd Deltic or two to choose from...  ;)

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5 minutes ago, drmditch said:

 

Indeed - as I said in my original post. It's just that it is harder and more time-consuming on my Tablet than it is on this desktop keyboard.

Are there are any short cuts?

(Such as an 'anchor point' which one can identify and remove?)

 

I have found that if you click on the image with your pointing device, it becomes highlighted in blue. You can then press delete on your keyboard/pad or right click on a PC and press delete. The image is then removed. I hope that is of help.

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Posted (edited)
12 minutes ago, drmditch said:

Are there are any short cuts?

 

Indeed there are - as I have just done. Select the required text, and a pop-up appears, which, when clicked, will open a new post with the selected text quoted. Job done! :good_mini:

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11 minutes ago, polybear said:

 

I do happen to know that Tony has the odd Deltic or two to choose from...  ;)

 

Poor old Crepello failed at LB and had to be removed from the train. 

 

It will be towed to Doncaster for maintenance in due course although the word on the street is that's its beyond economical repair and has been condemned and put in the scrap drawer on the scrap line. :(

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4 hours ago, 31A said:

 

The new Bachmann V2 only uses the tender for pick-ups?!  That's unusual, and disappointing - for reliable running I much prefer pick up from as many wheels as possible, both loco and tender.

 

Sorry Steve,

 

My wording was ambiguous. 

 

The loco has all-driver pick-up as well, but the tender is only used for pick-ups, not for anything DCC inside.

 

Regards,

 

Tony. 

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20 hours ago, Erichill16 said:

I’m having to come out of isolation (semi-retirement) and return to work as I’m a pharmacist!

But I hope you all manage to get some worthwhile modelling done, after of course doing the household chores.  

Keep well and be sensible.

regards Robert

Tony, don’t want to lower the tone of this thread but with the amount of Viagra I supplied today I’m not sure how much modelling is going to get done.

Keep well and be sensible

Robert

 

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4 hours ago, MarkC said:

Definitely a cult classic.

 

"Let There be Light". BOOM!!!

 

Dark Star........ The bomb was my favourite character but I think there was also a cryogenically preserved Captain who was a close second favourite. “It’s so boring...” (or similar) was his quote.

Strange, but good, film.

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12 hours ago, CF MRC said:

I could be so tempted by one of these. I had a Triang Princess which I tried to ‘improve’, to look like the picture in my father’s the pre war Hornby Book of Trains.  The stonking great weight at the front might account for its performance. However, one LMS pacific should be enough as I have  one of the centenary Duchesses on order, which should perform well in the haulage stakes: I always wanted the HD City of London.   I suppose that as you get older you attempt to requite some of your youthful yearnings.

 

Tim

 

Admit to being intrigued by the improved pulling power because I would have thought that the weight as shown would have had a relatively small effect because it is effectively only over one axle.   So is there another counter weight somewhere else to distribute the load?

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2 hours ago, Erichill16 said:

Tony, don’t want to lower the tone of this thread but with the amount of Viagra I supplied today I’m not sure how much modelling is going to get done.

Keep well and be sensible

Robert

 

I suspect midwives could be busy in nine months time.

 

Bill

 

 

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2 hours ago, Tony Wright said:

Sorry Steve,

 

My wording was ambiguous. 

 

The loco has all-driver pick-up as well, but the tender is only used for pick-ups, not for anything DCC inside.

 

Regards,

 

Tony. 

 

Ah, I see - that's better, thanks Tony!

 

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1 hour ago, Theakerr said:

Admit to being intrigued by the improved pulling power because I would have thought that the weight as shown would have had a relatively small effect because it is effectively only over one axle.   So is there another counter weight somewhere else to distribute the load?

'So is there another counter weight somewhere else to distribute the load?'

 

I really don't know.

 

However, the loco appears to balance between the first and second driven axles, so it's not really nose-heavy. 

 

The brass flywheel must account for a little weight.

 

Regards,

 

Tony. 

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47 minutes ago, bbishop said:

I suspect midwives could be busy in nine months time.

 

And divorce lawyers in about 12 weeks time. 

Sadly couples spending unexpected amounts of time in each others company often causes this.  There is a peak in inquiries about rental properties just after New Year.

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