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About Horsetan

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    My heart and soul is in County Clare, but my body is elsewhere :-(


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  1. Horsetan

    C.B &S. C Baldwins

    Who knows?
  2. Horsetan

    OO Works J15

    Wonder if this will have much impact on sales of the SSM kit?
  3. Horsetan

    Broad gauge modellers?

    I'm not sure Adavoyle is really an exhibition layout anymore. It's a full-time job for SDMRC.
  4. Still scratching the East German itch, a secondhand Roco 01.5 pacific joined the collection a while back, as did a German reference book on the class. Roco turned it out as 01.0525-4, but I have since swapped the cab and numberplates to represent the preserved 01.533 which is the property of the Austrian OGEG (Museum of Railway History). Roco have a particularly good spares service, and you can order the parts direct from their website - delivery is in the order of 7 to 14 days.
  5. Horsetan

    Class A ECMCHAS for Silver Fox Model

    Highly interesting stuff.
  6. Horsetan

    MIR 121 Kit

    On the other hand, the MIR kit did have weight in its favour.....
  7. Horsetan

    IRM Bubble goes on sale

    Photobucket now charges vast sums for allowing links to photos, so unfortunately we can't see 'em here.
  8. Horsetan

    New kits from Worsleyworks

    The more, the merrier.
  9. Horsetan

    MGWR/GSR K1/K1a class (Woolwich Moguls)

    Some additional notes: Original K1 and K1a smokeboxes weren't so much welded as flush-riveted. That is to say that, once applied, the rivet heads were blended into the sheet metal of the smokebox. They would not show in photos. Once the GSR/CIE overhaul scheme was underway and the smokeboxes fell to be replaced, standard practice was to use snaphead rivets whose domed heads were clearly visible. They were somewhat cheaper in terms of labour costs to use. The Maunsell door was also replaced by the GSR style (similar to the SECR Wainwright type which was part-domed, part-flush) with a wheel-and-handle. The Irish engines also had a wider overall width over their footplates: I forget if it was 8'9". Both K1/K1a shared the same 7'3"X 8'3" wheelbase, as did the British "N", but the 6' wheeled "U" had its own 7'3" X 7'9".
  10. Horsetan

    New kits from Worsleyworks

    You definitely have a third confirmed order here - it's been in his in-tray since 2012! Who else can be convinced to come on board? UPDATE: I sent Mr Doherty an e-mail this morning to confirm it. He replied simply: "Noted." As for parts to complete the Jeep: - driving wheels are shared with the LMS Black 5, so it's Ultrascale or Alan Gibson Workshop (AGW). - pony and bogie wheels are LMS/BR standard anyway - Axles for 21mm gauge can be had from Ultrascale, or you could cut your own from 1/8" and 2mm steel rod. - The Jeep's G8AS boiler is shared with the LMS Fowler 4P 2-6-4T, so some of the latter's fittings could be borrowed in the short term - AGW does a fair few Midland/LMS fittings, some of which might pass for NCC - Motor and drivetrain: down to individual preference. I only use coreless plus reversible drivetrains, so I accumulate old Portescap RG4s or - more recently - the Marklin one.
  11. Horsetan

    New kits from Worsleyworks

    Just after finding my e-mail correspondence with Mr Doherty. It was back in 2012 that he told me the WT / Jeep was "nearly ready for etching". Something must have gone wrong since then....
  12. Horsetan

    New kits from Worsleyworks

    I booked a "WT" kit with Worsley Works ages ago, so should remind Mr Doherty that my order still stands. 21mm gauge only for me. Drivetrain: I have just received a spare Märklin bevel-and-spur gearbox driven by a Faulhaber coreless motor (about £31 from Germany), so perhaps this might be adapted in some way.
  13. Horsetan

    WARLEY NEC Birmingham

    The older I get, the less I like huge crowds. Local finescale shows are the only ones I go to, so that's just two a year. Warley reminds me of the main railway station in Mumbai...at rush hour.
  14. Horsetan

    WARLEY NEC Birmingham

    You as well? I only went once. Once was enough.
  15. Horsetan

    murrayec's Projects

    Common way to deal with Cartazzi trailing trucks, keeping the frames fixed in place as they should be.

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