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Postby Gnu Bee » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:37 pm

I have finally found out what the new railway is called - The Troplingham, Pinthorpe & Kingshope Railway - or because that is such an unlikely mouthful, it is commonly known as The Tea Pot and Kettle. It is in a little known backwater of the former British Empire somewhere in southern Europe and is set sometime in a future when all has generally gone to pot. A story is currently being written which confirms my general madness.

There is a problem with the livestock wagon - it looks as if the valuable and rare Essex Lion has got out. Image [/img]

and just to make sure Image [/img]

and a 4 wheel coach from the Gothick Pew school of furniture design Image [/img]

There are also some more construction photos on my photobucket site -http://s1165.beta.photobucket.com/user/Geroff223/library/
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Postby Gnu Bee » Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:33 pm

Last week I visited Narrow Gauge North.
Horace and his vertical boilered locomotive, with recently fitted extra detail, visited Steve Bennett's stand. This gives an interesting comparison between Steve's Gn15 mine equipment and the height of the Emett style locomotives.

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Postby chris stockdale » Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:58 pm

Loving it Geoff!

The name and escaped lion (with bent cage bars) are a lovely touch.

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Postby RoGNer » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:25 pm

Great work Geoff - looks wizard :D

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Postby Simon Andrews » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:55 pm

Looks good fun :D (yes I am tempted :wink: )

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Postby Gnu Bee » Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:20 pm

It seems like a long time since I started anything new.
There is a delay due to Real Life getting in the way with the building of an actual railway at the moment. So in the meantime I thought that wagon building needs to start again, with a tank wagon of some sort. Much research has been done to source an appropriate sized domed end - and I have found that Nivea anti perspirant has a useful 40mm dia plastic cap with a matt finish.
My problem is I can't get anything to stick to it. Any ideas? Or has there been a thread that i have missed about making models from plastic packaging. Oh and by the way I am experimenting with 10 x 3mm I beam section from shirt packaging.
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Postby RoGNer » Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:40 pm

A hot-glue-gun type glue? I seem to recall using such a contraption with result once - if memory serves.. then again many wine bottles have passed me by since. :lol

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Postby Gnu Bee » Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:30 am

I have found that Bostik Glu & Fix all purpose clear glue sticks plastic to it and stuck the two halves together OK. I have also used Superior Double Sided tape which is made by Creative House and at only 3mm wide means that I have managed to stick microstrip bands in place.
Photos will be available soon, but in the meantime I am now off to the Heathcote O Gauge show at Shepshed to stock up with (more conventional) materials.
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Postby Gnu Bee » Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:32 pm

At last after much deliberation and false starts here is the new custard tanker, as delivered in works grey - (or just after primer coat). I will be posting some construction photos on my photo bucket account later in the weekend.
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Postby Gnu Bee » Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:42 pm

Additionally a list of components:
2no. Nivea anti pong caps, bits of shirt packaging, many dress making pins, press studs, brass wire, a shirt button, plasticard, microstrip, strip wood from Dolls House Emporium, Dapol wagon chassis.
Here is picture of the lid (I don't know the technical term) which stops the custard getting out.
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Postby chris stockdale » Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:18 pm

Gnu Bee wrote:Here is picture of the lid (I don't know the technical term) which stops the custard getting out.


I reckon that 'lid' is the technical term.

A wonderful contraption :D

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Postby Artizen » Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:55 pm

Wonderfully wacky!
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:40 pm

Agree with Chris technical term is Lid which is short for Little Inspection Device :!: :lol:
I see that the custard filling system is down by the chassis of this intriguing tanker.
You are obviously aware that Custard is considered a hazardous substance when transported with the provision of a hole in the closing lever on the Lid.
Consultation of the Custard Transportation Regs of 1929 - section 27 states that the retaining lever should have a 5 lbs weight attached to counter the pressure build up whilst being carried by rail. :twisted:
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Postby ian_g_griffiths » Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:07 pm

Gerry Bullock wrote:Agree with Chris technical term is Lid which is short for Little Inspection Device :!: :lol:


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Think you had a typo there, shouldn't it be Little Introspection device?

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Postby Gnu Bee » Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:25 pm

The mechanism at the bottom of the tank is actually the custard distribution system with nozzles on both sides to enable jugs to be filled. The custard is loaded at the top.
Thanks for the reminder about the weight on the lid, I will make sure it is added before first use.
As promised the construction photos are here on my photo bucket site

I have added some descriptions on the photos.
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Postby Gnu Bee » Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:59 pm

And finally, here it is painted and ready to go - just need a railway to put it on now.
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Postby Simon Andrews » Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:57 pm

The tanker turned out very well.

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Postby Mark Goodwin » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:56 pm

Geoff,

This is a brilliant piece of rolling stock and the design looks perfectly "Emettesque". I like the use of everyday items such as the deodorant tops used to make the custard tank. More please !
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Postby Nobody » Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:56 am

Where did you find this funny wagon ?

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And this vertical boiler steam loco ?

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Maybe Smallbrook ?

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Postby Gnu Bee » Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:58 pm

They are all scratch built - out of my head.
If you look further up the thread you can find a link to my photo bucket account where there are some construction photos.
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Postby Gnu Bee » Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:03 pm

Further to that post here is a link to my thread in June 2012 re the vertical boilered loco - http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=8512&highlight=
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Postby Nobody » Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:07 pm

Many thanks for your answer. Wonderful work. :D :D :D

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Re: The T.P.&K Railway

Postby Gnu Bee » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:14 pm

I have just posted some new pictures on the Facebook page. The project might actually get to being a railway in 2018 as I am now established in Wales with permanent space for making things in, I just need to be less worn out by work to actually do some stuff. There are lots of plans but whether I ever get further than some models in a display cabinet I don't know.
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Re: The T.P.&K Railway

Postby PeterH » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:01 pm

Hi Geoff, Nice work. I hope you get time to fill your modelling space.
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Re: The T.P.&K Railway

Postby Gnu Bee » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:29 pm

Further to my previous post, the time problem has probably now been solved as I have been made redundant and there should be plenty of time for modelling activities now.
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