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Other suppliers are available: DCC Concepts do them (look under pickups).

Might be easier to source in UK.

Paul.

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4 hours ago, 5BarVT said:

Other suppliers are available: DCC Concepts do them (look under pickups).

Might be easier to source in UK.

Paul.

 

That's probably what I saw advertised Paul.  Thanks, I'll check that out.

 

Regards,

Brian.

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I have "foliaged" three trees though I find the Hob-E-Tac glue an absolute nightmare.  Once you get it on your hands it's a right b*gger to get off despite mutlple hand washings.  Anyway, I foliaged two grey trunks and put them in the church yard thus.

 

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The other green trunk I placed by the pub.



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I'm really not sure about these trees.  I look at them and I think "broccoli" and I've decided to spray the other green trunks grey because I'm really not sure about the green.  Might try a different approach for the foliage.

 

Meanwhile, another mini project has been completed.  The goods yard now has gates and a rather grand sign board.

 

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I might leave the trees for a while while I research alternative foliage techniques.  I also feel another video coming on :jester:

 

Regards,

Brian.

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G'day Folks

 

Broccoli.....Love it.   You could leave the 'North side' of the tree a green mossy colour and the South side grey/brown.

 

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At last a real use for broccoli!

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On 25/03/2020 at 18:40, Brian D said:

 

That's probably what I saw advertised Paul.  Thanks, I'll check that out.

 

Regards,

Brian.

 

Duly ordered.  Thanks again Paul.

 

Regards,

Brian.

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The latest video can be seen here...

 

 

I have tweaked the camera and software settings so hopefully this video is a bit more HD than previous.

 

I know this is not a proper NER loco but I am giving the D11 a run out because I want to be totally happy with its running characteristics before using the chassis of both engine and tender underneath the DJH D20 kit superstructures although I am not yet sure whether this combo is totally feasible.

 

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Brian.

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Difficult to concentrate on modelling with what's going on in the world at the moment but trying to keep busy!

 

The latest work has involved my Hornby Metro Cammell (Class 101) DMUs. These DMUs (which I detested at the time) were so prevalent in my spotting days that I had to have at least one set.  In fact I have two 3-car units, both of which had received front vac pipes, giant "Triang" coupling removal and close coupling in the past.  I had already renumbered and put North East Region destinations on one so the other was brought into line and paper corridor connectors added to the inner ends of both sets thus.

 

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I have also added signs to the platform ends "Passengers Must Not Cross The Line" as below...

 

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...and I finally got round to painting the "Smart Models" pigeon baskets.

 

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Now, the eagle eyed might have noticed a bit of splatter on the platform surface in the last couple of pics.  This is not (intentional) weathering.  In fact, the shed roof have developed a small leak so a temporary "bucket" has been strategically placed as below.

 

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I obviously need to replace the roofing felt on the shed roof and am on the case as regards the best means of making a long lasting repair if I can get stuff delivered (because everywhere is shut at the moment).

 

That's all for now.  I was going to mention the D20 project but I'll leave that until tomorrow.

 

Regards,

Brian.

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Nice work on the DMU Brian.

 

Your roof leak solution reminds me of something I came across about 20 years ago at a pharmaceutical plant in Newcastle. The roof was leaking above an electrical switchboard, the electrician couldn't fix the roof so fixed a large sheet of plastic to the wall over the switchboard and gathered up the other end into a bucket so the water was guided into the bucket. He then fitted a float switch in the bucket and connected it, via a power supply, to a klaxon on the wall. When the bucket was full the klaxon went off and the maintenance team were instructed to empty the bucket. That stayed in place for several years until we refurbished the plant.

 

Regards,

 

Tom

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Just be careful with that bucket, Brian.

 

Those cup hooks are creating point loading.

 

As the bucket fills, the force gets stronger - and you may get three low points at each of the hooks.  The water will pond there, soften the plasterboard, and...  Deneside may suffer a biblical inundation.

 

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Stay safe.

 

Cheers

 

Scott

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9 hours ago, tom shaw said:

Nice work on the DMU Brian.

 

Your roof leak solution reminds me of something I came across about 20 years ago at a pharmaceutical plant in Newcastle. The roof was leaking above an electrical switchboard, the electrician couldn't fix the roof so fixed a large sheet of plastic to the wall over the switchboard and gathered up the other end into a bucket so the water was guided into the bucket. He then fitted a float switch in the bucket and connected it, via a power supply, to a klaxon on the wall. When the bucket was full the klaxon went off and the maintenance team were instructed to empty the bucket. That stayed in place for several years until we refurbished the plant.

 

Regards,

 

Tom

 

9 hours ago, jukebox said:

Just be careful with that bucket, Brian.

 

Those cup hooks are creating point loading.

 

As the bucket fills, the force gets stronger - and you may get three low points at each of the hooks.  The water will pond there, soften the plasterboard, and...  Deneside may suffer a biblical inundation.

 

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Stay safe.

 

Cheers

 

Scott

 

It is only a drip at the mo so my lash up should do for now.  I once visited a property in the East End of London, a block of large concrete panel precast construction 4 storey maisonettes - similar construction to Ronan Point.  The upper maisonettes had a walk way which formed a narrow roof over the lower maisonette.  Rain water had been getting into the lower maisonette from the walkway above by penetrating through the joints between the concrete wall and floor panels.   The tenant had installed guttering hung from the ceiling leading to a down pipe and a water butt, all in the tenant's bedroom.  Amazing.

 

Regards,

Brian.

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More about the DJH D20 kit project.  I had hoped to fit the loco white metal body to the Bachmann D11 "Butler Henderson" chassis.  Unfortunately the D11 motor is pitched too high for the D20 boiler and fire box so it's a non starter.  I then looked at my Hornby D16 "Claud Hamilton" chassis which, whilst it was probably possible to mate the chassis to the D20 body, much cutting and shutting of the white metal footplate and boiler/fire box.  This and the fact that the D16 is such a pretty little model (I will build that GE section layout one day) I couldn't bring myself to donate the D16's chassis.

 

So. I have decided to grasp the nettle and build the DJH kit (which will be new territory to me).  YouTube videos and Tony Wright's April RM article and "Wright Writes" thread read and digested.  Can't be that hard can it?  I'll keep you posted.  Meanwhile the DJH motor/gearbox was ordered and has arrived.

 

Regards for now,

Brian.

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Well grasped Brian,

it only took me 7 years to build a Dave Alexander Q6, and that after a couple of months with my brother to put it right.

 

Regards,

 

Tom

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On 8 April 2020 at 20:26, tom shaw said:

Well grasped Brian,

it only took me 7 years to build a Dave Alexander Q6, and that after a couple of months with my brother to put it right.

 

Regards,

 

Tom

And then Hornby brought out their Q6.......:laugh_mini:

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As I have said above, I have decided to grasp the nettle of building the DJH D20 kit.  As I have also probably said this white metal loco kit build will be a first for me so I decided to seek help elsewhere on RMWeb by starting this thread.

 

 

I have had some great advice so I feel a lot more confident going forward with the D20 kit.  But I'm waiting for some low melt solder and flux to arrive.

 

In the meantime I have started writing up a sequence timetable, more on that later.

 

I will leave you with a picture of a DMU arriving.

 

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Regards,

Brian.

 

 

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I have made another short video for your for your enjoyment or otherwise entitled "Dieselisation at Deneside".  It features my pair of Hornby Metro Cammell DMUs and the Bachmann class 25 on a train of minerals.  Watch it here 

 

https://youtu.be/TlKWewd_T4g

 

Regards,

Brian.

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1 hour ago, Brian D said:

I have made another short video for your for your enjoyment or otherwise entitled "Dieselisation at Deneside".  It features my pair of Hornby Metro Cammell DMUs and the Bachmann class 25 on a train of minerals.  Watch it here 

 

https://youtu.be/TlKWewd_T4g

 

Regards,

Brian.


Hi Brian,

 

Like the video very much, the layout is great. I have a soft spot for type 2’s and also break tenders!

 

All the best,

Pete

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16 hours ago, BurscoughCurves said:


Hi Brian,

 

Like the video very much, the layout is great. I have a soft spot for type 2’s and also break tenders!

 

All the best,

Pete

 

Thanks Pete. Stay tuned - I will likely remove my Q6s and replace them with class 24s (plus brake tenders of course). 

Regards 

Brian 

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The second dieselisation video is now available to view here.

 

 

 

This one is longer than usual because there are lots of  shunting operations involved in dealing with incoming empty hopper trains and departing full hoppers.

 

Enjoy or otherwise.

 

Regards,

Brian.

 

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I'm currently trying to "hide" the main controls from the layout viewpoint by making some buildings to enclose them.  The building around the controller is just visible here on the LHS...

 

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...with the billboards on the gable end.  I'll try and find a better pic later but for those who couldn't be bothered with the last video here are a few "Deneside Dieselisation" pics.

 

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Stay safe my friends.

 

Regards,

Brian.

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There are more pictures of the building enclosing the controller ("Deneside Engineering Co Ltd") below.

 

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I've also made a start on the building to mask the main switch panel.

 

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Regards,

Brian.

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I think your layout is acquiring a “lived in” look to it now, shaping very well.

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The building shielding the main switch panel is now complete although I might give it a name.

 

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Meanwhile, a Clayton and brake tender arrive with the afternoon goods train.

 

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Regards,

Brian.

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39 minutes ago, Brian D said:

The building shielding the main switch panel is now complete although I might give it a name.

 

*snip*

 

Regards,

Brian.

Brian,

 

As it's your signalbox, why not call it a Wherehouse ...

 

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While summoning up the courage to tackle the DJH D20 kit now I have flux and low melt solder to hand, another mini project has been tackled today.

 

Part of our daily "lock down" exercise walk takes me and Mrs D alongside the local railway line where, spotting one of these...

 

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...has reminded me that none exist on the layout and should be provided where the colour light signals are located.  I took a few other pics (all from outside the railway fence) to try and guesstimate the relevant dimensions an d a start was made using two thicknesses of plasticard as below.

 

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They were given a few coats of acrylic paint...

 

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...before being placed in suitable locations on the layout.

 

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Meanwhile, a parcels service arrives.

 

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Regards,

Brian.

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