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PULSONS AMALGATED MUNITIONS

Fulminators – Particle Beam Accelerators - Interocitors

Hemlinford Hundred, Warwickshire, England.

 

Tucked away in a quiet corner of Birmingham is the little-known company of Pulsons. This rather unassuming factory built around what was a once grand Georgian house produces some of the most initiative weapons of the 20th century (an off shoot of Churchills funnies). Served by rail via a discrete branch line from the Great Western Railway using its own small fleet of locomotives (ex-Central Shires) it quietly goes about its business supplying the clandestine needs of nations armed forces with small and potent products.

The factory was formed in 1804 by Elijah Pulson with his with Anabel (nee Spare) and has continued to flourish. The company is now in the capable hands of John and Peter Bragg (I.T specialists) who continue to trade using the original company name Pulsons. It is through these two brothers that the creation of Particle Beam and Interocitors has been possible. Unlike attempts by other companies the Pulson Particle Beam and Interocitors have been   miniaturised to products that would fit into a laptop case. The design and manufacture of these products being on a need-to-know basis.

The name board only displays the Company Name not the product names as shown in the heading.

 

 

Okay it’s just another of my flights of fancy for a modified version of my old Reely Grate micro, but with a little more operational interest. It also serves me with an opportunity of creating the back story as I get as much pleasure from that as I do from building the model.

 

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So is this the Mk6 Fulminator, now?

 

Only one snag I can see with this layout plan - it sounds like the motive power needs to be diesels. I'm not sure you have any of those, Mike?.... 🤔😁😉👍

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I do have a couple of diesels😱, but kettles will be allowed within the yard fitted with spark arresters. Control will still be analogue with manual turnout operation. Well with me having diesels you can’t expect me to move completely over to the dark side Oh the Fulminator is now the mark 10  👽

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There is an answer to a question that goes "I think the answer lies in the soil" well I can reveal that the technical people at Pulsons have in fact just done that i.e. A newly invented fuel cell taps into naturally present, and ubiquitous microbes in the soil to generate power.  Now while the Americans have also produced power cells with a similar process, the power generated is very low. Pulsons have perfected a fuel cell that generates high power. Of course this process remains extremely eyes only top secret. 😉

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A couple of photos of Cruickshanks in Camden Street Birmingham which show Heaton House within which I had my office as Works Manager in the mid to late 1960's. This forms the basic idea for the model of Pulsons.

 

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In order to keep the layout to a 4ft (1200) x 18”  plus traverser I have designed the track plan as narrow gauge with a standard gauge interchange siding. Transfer will be done via a transporter wagon.  I will post the track plan over the weekend. It will allow me to use my 0 gauge standard gauge locos and my narrow gauge, hopefully 🤞 the best of both worlds. I have built 2 of the 4 points already just need to find the time needed to make the other 2 plus the  inlayed track.

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Hello Mike,

 

I hope you and yours are all OK.

I like that track plan plenty of good shunting moves available there, will make it very interesting to operate.

 

Cheers - Jim

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Thanks Jim, we are Okay other than the usual old bones. I have had a health issue with an ear infection which took over two months to sort out and a cancer removed from my the outer part of my right ear (6 weeks of chemo) which now seems to be OK. Having 4 baseboards 3X3ft and 1 4ft plus 5 0 gauge already built and tested points plus track I'm going to forsake the narrow gauge and use the track plan  and concept for an 0 standard gauge  layout. I will stat the build asap after the Redditch show first weekend in March. 

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Hello MIke,

 

Fair play to you for getting your health problems sorted in these awful times, I bet it was a struggle the poor old NHS not knowing which way to turn.

 

After fiddling with 00 for awhile I'm back to 0 Gauge again, such is life ;-)

 

Cheers - Jim

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Pulsons Office building under construction, embossed Plasticard on order to complete the back and roof. Lots of tidying up required before painting and doors and windows fitted. Point work built and baseboards ready to start track laying. Just need to complete the 7 show bookings starting with this weekend 2/3 with Hookton Riverside and I can get back to 7MM standard gauge

 

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Work on the office building continues back not fitted to main carcase yet as more work is needed. parapets still need completing as all the stone and wood paint work . Unfortunately having resized the photos they are all on their side.

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Pulsons office building almost but not quite finished still more work required. plus a bonus photo of my Wife's latest watercolour. Sorry about the rotated images resize screwed the up.IMG_2876.jpg.49348fcc0a0677678cfc939ed0d46e9b.jpg

 

 

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Work on the factory has started now Hookton isn't going out until Star wars day. photos of the limited progress with buildings just placed together on a layout shelf. As an aside I haven't asked my good lady to paint a backscene as I couldn't afford the commission fee.😁 

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Just to show it's not all about buildings here is my 0 gauge Agenoria kit built model of Asbestos a Hawthorn Leslie 0-4-0 locomotive which is part of my fleet of industrial locos. The actual Locomotive is preserved at the Chasewater Railway.

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The factory grows, photo shows how the jigsaw fits together. Okay, it's just a lash up and plonked on some spare timber, but at least you can get an idea. Windows will be fitted once detailing and painting is completed. Now for a few days away visiting family and friends.🙂

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