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  1. Have to agree there on brass kits! I would recommend kits from Studio Scale Models- J15, Bandon Tank, Maebh and Merlin are all available in full kit form including the chassis and can be built to 21mm if required. Eoin
  2. Looks like I did! my under cover IP location has been found Eoin
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  4. Here is a link to the build, these are Studio Scale Model kits though, I have a few of the Worsley Works kits also, the advantage of the SSM kits is that you get all the parts for the model- seats, white metal castings, wheels and instructions! Though does cost a little bit more..... Eoin
  5. Man! you cant put Donny Osmond in the same sentence as T Rex & Wizard!! Eoin
  6. On DCC the led is getting 12v all the time irrespective of the throttle control, so if that's what you mean by 'increase power' all will be OK! Eoin
  7. @seagoebox Yes a fantastic drawing and a great description in the Journal's text of the loco by the indexed letters assigned to parts in the drawing. When I first saw this it confused me, and others to, on the drawing detail of the bellcrank- the crank is outside the outer frame and the driver wheels are inside the frame!! After finding a copy of the Sharp Roberts works drawing which featured in The Engineer 1883, all was explained! The guy who did the Journal drawing obviously had no engineering experience - just a draughftsman. Eoin
  8. Baltimore railway station is closer to the village than the Lifeboat station, the building still stands although a bit modified by previous use as a sailing school and other things;- Eoin
  9. @ShaneC Old thread!! Your first enquiry;- It is believed that the 3 Hibernia type locos were supplied by the manufacture to the D&KR in light battleship grey, they later received livery colours like the Fry model- it's hard to find when this happened! I believe maybe much later in their lives?? but these locos were gone by 1842 with one of them blowing up in Kingstown station and the other two sold for scrapping. I found this painting in my search;- https://www.ssplprints.com/image/88968/steam-locomotive-hibernia-1834 © NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science &a
  10. It's looking great David, If the lining is water based a spray over of lacquer/varnish would seal it for handling. Eoin
  11. Yes @Georgeconna it's a shame the track up the road is not used and left to rot! Interestingly though! that 3.5 inch gauge Royal Scott I mentioned above in this thread, is back on the list for repair & restoration to live steam running!! The chap also says if we can get it running he will build a track in his 'large' garden- this could be interesting? We have discussed about making it look like a Class 800!! Eoin
  12. Amazing George, I was wondering about progress..... Eoin
  13. Final bits and assembly of the Bing! With the lathe back in operation the replacement steam whistle handle could be done. Turning the handle from 10mm square Tufnol. Part made. And stuck on with epoxy glue, the valve assembly was given a light wire-brushing and polished with Peek metal polish. The new boiler handrail knob being setup, using a bar of 6mm NS for the knob, a 10mm brass rod for making a holding mandrill when doing the round bit and drilling the rail hole, and 1.5mm NS wire for the new handrails. 6mm rod turned down to hea
  14. Lathe Turning Gauge G Wheels for an Alco RS-3 This is a job turning 4 replacement wheels for the loco, it was decided to change the traction tyre wheels for plain ones as the layout is relatively level and the tyres disintegrate over time. A 41mm dia EN8 mild steel bar was sourced for its relative hardness and ease of machining, the wheels are fixed on a 6mm taper axle with a screw to lock in place. This adds to the complexity having to turn a small taper bore from 4.8mm to 6mm, needing a rather small boring tool which had to be made. Also required to turn the taper was a 'taper gaug
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