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by Bilco
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 200
Views: 25661

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

Yes Stockers, it was great to be able to put a face to the name, and have a long chat about matters of mutual interest. A grand day (or two) out ...
by Bilco
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 200
Views: 25661

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

MickT wrote:Wasn't the guy who purchased the Perrygrove the one who evicted the Heywood museum collection from the railway as it was taking up too much storage space?


He never mentioned that ...
by Bilco
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 200
Views: 25661

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

This was my first time at the NEC and Warley - blimey, it's big! I had a great time in the MOMING enclosure in some very distinguished company, including the winner of the David Glascott Trophy - congratulations Christopher. Berger Hall performed well with very few hitches - 'Ambrosia' developed an ...
by Bilco
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Making a Brake for it
Replies: 15
Views: 500

Re: Making a Brake for it

I've declared this project finished ... https://i.imgur.com/gOqCz9s.jpg ...and here it is, in the Stable Yard behind 'Kaffie', Peter Monjay in control. The dark brown paint job doesn't do the photographer any favours, particularly on this very dull November afternoon ... A couple more photos ... htt...
by Bilco
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Making a Brake for it
Replies: 15
Views: 500

Re: Making a Brake for it

Right - some progress to report ... https://i.imgur.com/CjcoqY8.jpg ... the roof has been added, and a coat of primer overall brings it together (and hides a few infelicities ...) https://i.imgur.com/p3L3cCi.jpg ... I decided that there would be lift-up seats inside, so some approximation of hinges ...
by Bilco
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 200
Views: 25661

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

Sir Macintosh had the bright idea of having an unveiling when 'Lady Frideswide' was delivered. He asked his wife to do the honours, hoping that the surprise of seeing her name on the loco would please her ... https://i.imgur.com/yfuYWEL.jpg ... so a small crowd gathered in the Stable Yard to see the...
by Bilco
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 200
Views: 25661

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

With the Warley exhibition hoving into view I've retrieved Berger Hall from it's vacuum bag hiding place, so that I can check it's all still working and in good shape. I took advantage of the weak sunshine to take a couple of photos of the two new locos on the layout ... https://i.imgur.com/ZRek1yO....
by Bilco
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Making a Brake for it
Replies: 15
Views: 500

Re: Making a Brake for it

Very nice models - thanks for the photos Ron.
by Bilco
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Making a Brake for it
Replies: 15
Views: 500

Re: Making a Brake for it

Hi Andi - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/O-GAUGE-WAGON-BRAKE-SHOES/263605507229?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 So, this afternoon I've been having a quiet erection in the conservatory ... "People who live in glass houses should not ....." https://i.imgur.com/gOx...
by Bilco
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Making a Brake for it
Replies: 15
Views: 500

Re: Making a Brake for it

Many thanks Mick - it certainly helps having some good source material - thanks again. So, the kit of parts for the cabin is now ready for assembly ... https://i.imgur.com/MlIHx99.jpg ... the new bits are the centre section, with hole drilled to take the brake handle, and the parts for the seats. St...
by Bilco
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Making a Brake for it
Replies: 15
Views: 500

Re: Making a Brake for it

On with the construction of the cabin - yesterday saw the components cut out and subtle chamfering carried out ... https://i.imgur.com/UsCaD4i.jpg one set of parts loosely in position ... https://i.imgur.com/k3NSdxS.jpg ... and 15 minutes and a deal of swearing later ... https://i.imgur.com/EpAc1Bh....
by Bilco
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Making a Brake for it
Replies: 15
Views: 500

Making a Brake for it

The other day I caught myself looking at 8-coupled chassis on eBay - the Mark Smithers book has a nice photo of SHELAGH, and the dimensions are very close to 'Lady Frideswide' ... But then I remembered that I had sworn off building any more Heywood locos, so I looked for something else Heywoodian .....
by Bilco
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Just a Simple Cut-and-Shut?
Replies: 21
Views: 1725

Re: Just a Simple Cut-and-Shut?

A rather better photo (or two) of Peter Monjay, trying out the driver's seat of 'Lady Frideswide' for size ... https://i.imgur.com/JfQj6HM.jpg https://i.imgur.com/RTjUQae.jpg ... and an overhead shot, showing how I've somehow managed to get his hand in the right position ... https://i.imgur.com/XOPQ...
by Bilco
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Where should I post?
Replies: 6
Views: 4486

Re: Where should I post?

Pete - I should have added that I make bolt heads from Plastruct hex rod - it comes in various sizes. I chop thin slices and attach with liquid poly which softens the edges a bit. I guess round rod slices would do for rivets ...
by Bilco
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Just a Simple Cut-and-Shut?
Replies: 21
Views: 1725

Re: Just a Simple Cut-and-Shut?

A rather cruel close-up of the finished driver for 'Lady Frideswide' ... https://i.imgur.com/5p370iD.jpg Allow me to introduce Peter Monjay - his extravagant mustachios date from his time in the Army, and his surname from his Huguenot ancestors. I shall be getting Berger Hall out of hibernation soon...
by Bilco
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Where should I post?
Replies: 6
Views: 4486

Re: Where should I post?

Hi Pete - many thanks for your very kind comments. I get nut and bolt and rivet castings from Cambrian Models - http://www.cambrianmodels.co.uk/16intropage2.html They are supposed to be for 16mm scale, but bolts and rivets come in all sorts of sizes ... As for loco drawings - I use Google Images to ...
by Bilco
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Where should I post?
Replies: 6
Views: 4486

Re: Where should I post?

Hi Pete,
The Loco Shed is for use of the Mods - the place to post your locos is here, in Modelling Matters.
by Bilco
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Just a Simple Cut-and-Shut?
Replies: 21
Views: 1725

Re: Just a Simple Cut-and-Shut?

I've applied Green Stuff to the Lemax figure, and he now has arms and legs again, along with a green pancake on his head ... https://i.imgur.com/iQca6Sa.jpg His left hand and lower arm are from the original figure, like the lower legs. I asked Igor to give me a hand - "Right or left?" he s...
by Bilco
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Just a Simple Cut-and-Shut?
Replies: 21
Views: 1725

Re: Just a Simple Cut-and-Shut?

Many thanks Mark - it's turned out better than I feared, although I can only see the infelicities, as ever. The next task is to get the driver finished in time for Warley - I also have the get the layout down from its hibernation and make sure it still works ...

Hours of fun ...
by Bilco
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Just a Simple Cut-and-Shut?
Replies: 21
Views: 1725

Re: Just a Simple Cut-and-Shut?

Right - at last those 'little details' have been done, and the splendid name and works plates from Narrow Planet have been fitted, and the result is ... https://i.imgur.com/Zd7p5Ec.jpg ... which looks a bit like what I'd envisaged when I started on this project. Allow me to introduce 'Lady Frideswid...
by Bilco
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: "KATIE" nameplates - source(s) ?
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: "KATIE" nameplates - source(s) ?

Narrow Planet https://shop.narrowplanet.co.uk/
Takes about 5 weeks.

Imagekaffie complete 014 by Bill Corser, on Flickr
by Bilco
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Just a Simple Cut-and-Shut?
Replies: 21
Views: 1725

Re: Just a Simple Cut-and-Shut?

Well, the lining and varnishing are done. Not too many traumas - trying to get a long strip of lining to stay in place, and keep straight, produced a bout of shouting, and the old lady at the other end of the village duly complained, but otherwise .... https://i.imgur.com/nhWR80y.jpg https://i.imgur...
by Bilco
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Just a Simple Cut-and-Shut?
Replies: 21
Views: 1725

Re: Just a Simple Cut-and-Shut?

Not a lot done this week - we've had visitors, and the modelling room ... err, room where I do my modelling ... was in use as a bedroom. However, I made the faux-valve gear on the lines of the Katies I've done before ... https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1853/43479461155_94ae14b6a6_b.jpg IMGP0064-crop ...
by Bilco
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Just a Simple Cut-and-Shut?
Replies: 21
Views: 1725

Re: Just a Simple Cut-and-Shut?

I thought it was about time I turned my efforts to the mechanism that's supposed to fit inside and under the body that's been the focus of my posts for a while. In the first post of this thread I showed the extremely second-hand Hornby 0-6-0 chassis I found on t'Bay, with no motor or pickups - the l...
by Bilco
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Just a Simple Cut-and-Shut?
Replies: 21
Views: 1725

Re: Just a Simple Cut-and-Shut?

Well, things have progressed, albeit slowly. I applied the beading around the top of the tank sides - nothing interesting there to photograph - and then gave the whole thing a spray of grey primer. This showed that my smoothing and filling hadn't been quite a thorough as I thought, and I've been thr...

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