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Post by kandnwlr » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:43 pm

IrishPeter:98206 wrote:Is a broom in the chimney the local version of the "Do not move" sign? :idea:

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There was a Rowland Emmet cartoon somewhere which showed a driver pushing a chimney brush up a funnel and school books, satchels etc. coming out the top. I was going to "open the front door" of the boiler, but sadly Stewart Browne has constructed it so that the whole of the front comes away for cleaning ... so my cunning plan to stick one of my St. Trinians girls in there head first was foiled. But you get the idea ....

I think that your explanation has a basis in logic that sadly I can´t attain  ;)  :roll:

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Post by Peter Butler » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:30 pm

kandnwlr:98217 wrote:
There was a Rowland Emmet cartoon somewhere which showed a driver pushing a chimney brush up a funnel and school books, satchels etc. coming out the top. :
If you have a Rowland Emett question, then I'm your man!
I have all of his books way back to 1943 and can show the cartoon you mention from 'Emett's Ministry of Transport', published 1981.
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Another version on the same theme is taken from 'The Early Morning Milk Train'. Two identical volumes of the same cartoons were printed in Britain by John Murray in 1976, and in USA by The Stephen Greene Press in 1977....
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Post by kandnwlr » Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:41 pm

Very kind. Your collection is far more comprehensive than mine!

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New Build Archangel

Post by cncmodeller » Sat May 09, 2015 10:57 am

This discussion prompted me to order a new Skylark as I always regretted selling my 1985 one, Stewarts photo shows it below, as you can see there are many improvements in detail and this one is a meths burner which I personally prefer and is in keeping with the origins of this branch of Narrow Gauge modelling.

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Re: New Build Archangel

Post by kandnwlr » Sat May 09, 2015 11:17 am

cncmodeller:110698 wrote:This discussion prompted me to order a new Skylark as I always regretted selling my 1985 one, Stewarts photo shows it below, as you can see there are many improvements in detail and this one is a meths burner which I personally prefer and is in keeping with the origins of this branch of Narrow Gauge modelling.
Now Skylark is a Thing of Beauty.

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Post by Keith S » Sat May 09, 2015 4:54 pm

My word, what an attractive engine.

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Post by HereticUK » Sat May 09, 2015 8:05 pm

My goodness that is a thing of beauty indeed! May I ask how much that has cost you? Is it slip eccentric?

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Post by laalratty » Sat May 09, 2015 8:33 pm

Lovely loco, Stewart really is turning out some nice locos at the moment. Last week, I had the absolute pleasure of operating a 2015 build Sgt Murphey. Unlike many of its predecessors, it had twin cylinders, reversible Marshall valve gear and gas firing, but it was a complete joy to run, and looked understated yet magnificent in satin black.
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Post by cncmodeller » Sat May 09, 2015 11:19 pm

HereticUK:110720 wrote:My goodness that is a thing of beauty indeed! May I ask how much that has cost you? Is it slip eccentric?
Yes it was just over 3K which actually I worked out is no more expensive that the one I had in 1985. It is slip eccentric but that is not an issue for me as I wanted It from this Iconic builder.

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Post by Paul H » Sun May 10, 2015 1:44 am

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.

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Re: Archangel Range

Post by cncmodeller » Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:14 pm

Newly delivered [ June 2017 ] Vale of Rheidol 2-6-2 Tank Meths internally fired with working side tanks and feed pumps.


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Re: Archangel Range

Post by Killian Keane » Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:31 pm

:shock: :D what a beautiful loco! She must have cost an arm and a leg judging by the cost of the skylark
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Re: Archangel Range

Post by cncmodeller » Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:27 am

It runs as smooth as a sowing machine, for a two wick burner on a large boiler it steams up incredibly quickly and keeps pace with the regulator no problem, I particularly like the meths control valve and the cross head feed pump is very controllable, you don't get that feeling of it running away like some of my gas fired locos and no noise.

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