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by Paul H
Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Research topic into the Darjeeling B class
Replies: 4
Views: 918

Re: Research topic into the Darjeeling B class

Greetings,
Only three members of the B class were named during independent days. Those were 42B, 43B, and 44B as Tindharia, Kurseong, and Darjeeling respectively. The names were painted in an arc over the works plates on the cab/bunker sides. Their ISR numbers are 795-797.

Best regards,
Paul
by Paul H
Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Lining Roundhouse and Other Cabs
Replies: 5
Views: 1724

Richard, I think most liners prefer Humbrol enamel thinned with lighter fluid or something similar for their work. When I was in the U.K. last spring, I bought a Peter Spoerer Lining Pen which I have shamefully not put to use as yet. One of my traveling companions has employed his pen and had good r...
by Paul H
Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:53 am
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: An Autistic's indoor live steam/battery railway build
Replies: 4
Views: 2094

Mike,
While you have the Loctite out, also get the wheel/axle press fit. This is where I've had problems and you could save some frustration that way.

Cheers,
Paul
by Paul H
Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cannot renew my 16mmngm membership
Replies: 96
Views: 15204

I ended up phoning in as well. I would have preferred doing it online, but I got it sorted in the end. Hopefully the process will be sorted out before we have to renew next year.
by Paul H
Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Roundhouse 2016
Replies: 107
Views: 27853

Brian,
My mate Grover had a model of Bridgton and Saco River #7 (a Baldwin Forney of 1913) that was named Kate in small script letters on the sides of the cab.

Paul
by Paul H
Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Roundhouse 2016
Replies: 107
Views: 27853

Tom Rolt was really toward the small end of what Roundhouse can produce using standard components like burner size and flue size, cylinders, valve gear, etc. I would expect to see something fairly chunky, outside framed, and likely a tank loco. Snailbeach Railway's Dennis comes to mind as a possibil...
by Paul H
Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: "Hudson" Skips
Replies: 4
Views: 2144

And Roy Wood does metal wheels for the Binnie tippers in SM45.
by Paul H
Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: LNWR/GS&WR/GSR "Lake"
Replies: 17
Views: 5551

Peter,
I had not seen this thread 3 years ago when it was originally active, but you hit upon the colour that I was going to suggest. It was what I found in a rattle can that looked right for Isle of Man bogie coaches is the lake and cream livery.

Paul
by Paul H
Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:45 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Swift Sixteen Tram body kit.
Replies: 16
Views: 5297

Alan,
I believe that Atropos offer goods wagons and coach kits. Worsley Works offer kits of some of the four wheel coached as etched brass sides and ends.

Best regards,
Paul
by Paul H
Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:51 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Archangel VofR carriage detail images required
Replies: 2
Views: 1178

John, I will try to get some photos of an Archangel coach owned by a friend. Here is what I can remember about the body... The sides are of thick die cut aluminium, 16 SWG if memory serves. The ends (and presumably the floor) are made of substantial plywood 3/16" or a bit more at a guess. The sides ...
by Paul H
Sun May 10, 2015 1:44 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Archangel Range
Replies: 86
Views: 29329

That is lovely! Stewart does nice work. I certainly like my Princess. I ended up making a front wall for the firebox to keep the breeze at bay, but it is a really exquisite piece of model building.
by Paul H
Fri May 08, 2015 7:45 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Mike Chaney Mamod Cylinders
Replies: 1
Views: 1374

Mike Chaney Mamod Cylinders

Has anyone dismantled a pair of Mike's Mamod cylinders of overhaul? I believe the ends are press fit, but I don't have as clear an idea about pulling the glands apart for new rings.

Thanks,
Paul
by Paul H
Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:01 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: meths burner trouble
Replies: 3
Views: 1432

What is the locomotive in question?

I tend to keep my Goodall bottle handy by on warmer days and pump a few squirts of water on top of the meths tank when refilling. In engines with a raised filler, it seems to help pull heat out of the meths tank and keep flare ups to a minimum.

Paul
by Paul H
Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Roundhouse cylinder design change.
Replies: 5
Views: 2192

Right around 2000, Roundhouse changed from cast cylinder blanks to CNC machined blanks. I have a Millie from 2000 (bought in January as new, old stock) that has cast cylinders and the rectangular valve chests. Incidentally, this loco put in a run time of 1 hour, 20 minutes during its running in peri...
by Paul H
Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:33 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Darjeeling B class
Replies: 11
Views: 3715

As the etched numbers imply, the grey model is representing 41B circa 1945. With the defrocking of Jervis Bay to revert to 28B in grey, 30B, 41B, and 47B were all repainted grey to haul the Mail comprised of Jimmy Shaw's new streamlined coaches. As far as a reasonably accurate interpretation in conc...