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Re: A Table-Top Railway in British 'N' Gauge
« Reply #660 on: June 16, 2018, 08:48:18 pm »
A great improvement there John which makes a big difference.
I feel that I should do something similar with 1565.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: A Table-Top Railway in British 'N' Gauge
« Reply #661 on: June 17, 2018, 05:04:06 pm »
Brassed Off
Proper modellers and those of a nervous disposition are advised to go to another thread immediately.  I suggest something like @Atso workbench thread to see how an expert craftsman goes about things.


Nothing wrong with what you're doing there John. Also I would refer to myself as another crazy bodger rather than an expert craftsman!

Your improvements to the D16/3 are great and your use of the masking tape is well thought out. You might consider going on more stage beyond the excellent work already done and consider lining the loco using Fox Transfers as well before giving everything a coat of matt varnish to blend everything together.

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Re: A Table-Top Railway in British 'N' Gauge
« Reply #662 on: June 19, 2018, 11:41:36 pm »
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:  Many thanks John for your latest post`s, excellent modelling, those small details look superb.
     regards Derek.

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« Reply #663 on: June 20, 2018, 09:17:41 am »
What-ho, Chums.

Many thanks indeed for the very kind comments and 'thank yous'.

These are hugely appreciated!

We have an Interior Decorator in the house at present and the train set room is full of stuff from other rooms.  But priorities are priorities and the Table-Top Railway is accessible, if only just.



Our good friend @Newportnobby has another thread on the Forum regarding the possible purchase of a motor bicycle.  How about one of these, Mick?  A BSA 'M20' combination.  You could have a layout in the sidecar!

Toodle-pip,

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The Table-Top Railway is a train set trying and failing to be a model railway.

I believe that train sets and model railways are fun.

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Re: A Table-Top Railway in British 'N' Gauge
« Reply #664 on: June 20, 2018, 09:24:16 am »
The BSA is (quite rightly) dwarfed by the Duchess :goggleeyes:
My days of explaining "if it's leaking oil I know there's some in there" are long gone, John ;)

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« Reply #665 on: June 20, 2018, 04:46:22 pm »
I wondered what the last photograph would look like in the (inimitable) style of the late Rt Rev Eric Treacy.



 :uneasy: :hmmm:

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« Reply #666 on: June 20, 2018, 05:25:35 pm »
Passing through Edge Hill cutting perhaps?
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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« Reply #667 on: June 20, 2018, 09:08:56 pm »
Passing through Edge Hill cutting perhaps?

Yes, indeed.  That's exactly what I thought of, which then made me wonder if I could do something similar.  The photographs that I recall are striking head-on views of 'Royal Scots' in original condition.  I don't remember if 'Princess Coronations' featured in these photographs.

Unfortunately, I cannot check any references as the book room is one of those that are subject to the attention of the Interior Decorator and the books are scattered throughout the house.

Thank you very much for recognising what I was attempting.

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Re: A Table-Top Railway in British 'N' Gauge
« Reply #668 on: June 23, 2018, 06:58:03 pm »
Inspired by the rather dramatic shot of 6233 in “Edge Hill Cutting”, an aquaintance of the good Bishop tried his luck in the environs of a somewhat less dramatic cutting in West Cornwall.
The unsuspecting friend was amazed, nay, flabergasted,  on pressing the button on his Kodak Brownie, to see this locomotive burst into view

A 45xx prarie was expected but our friend was dumbstruck by the appearance of an ex LNER B12/3.
(Note the damaged bufferbeam to which I must attend with due haste).
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
My Layouts -
Port Perran:- Trepol Bay:-

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Re: A Table-Top Railway in British 'N' Gauge
« Reply #669 on: June 23, 2018, 08:10:33 pm »
Inspired by the rather dramatic shot of 6233 in “Edge Hill Cutting”, an aquaintance of the good Bishop tried his luck in the environs of a somewhat less dramatic cutting in West Cornwall.
The unsuspecting friend was amazed, nay, flabergasted,  on pressing the button on his Kodak Brownie, to see this locomotive burst into view

A 45xx prarie was expected but our friend was dumbstruck by the appearance of an ex LNER B12/3.
(Note the damaged bufferbeam to which I must attend with due haste).


A very nice photo., Martin, indeed. No wonder the photographer was flabbergasted.

Whilst you're attending to the buffers, I would very gently file away the moulding mark on the right-hand buffer (I have had to do this on some old hard plastic moulded buffers) then repaint it dull silver.

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« Reply #670 on: June 23, 2018, 09:38:57 pm »
Many thanks for the brilliant photograph, Martin.

Aren't the 'Fifteen-Hundreds' wonderful-looking locomotives?

Light axle loading and short tenders make them ideal motive power for interesting and scenic places.

I wish Stratford Works (Cornwall Annex) every success in the buffer-beam straightening exercise.

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Re: A Table-Top Railway in British 'N' Gauge
« Reply #671 on: Yesterday at 01:33:29 pm »
 :hellosign: Superb photos John & Martin, looking really good in monochrome, thanks for posting.
      regards Derek.

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« Reply #672 on: Yesterday at 03:39:31 pm »
Must admit I find the look of the buffers on my UM B12 a bit coarse.  Part of me wants to cut them off and replace with something better, but on the other hand I generally like to leave my models as supplied if they came to me in decent condition to begin with.
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Re: A Table-Top Railway in British 'N' Gauge
« Reply #673 on: Yesterday at 04:38:08 pm »
Must admit I find the look of the buffers on my UM B12 a bit coarse.  Part of me wants to cut them off and replace with something better, but on the other hand I generally like to leave my models as supplied if they came to me in decent condition to begin with.

A quick lick of matt black on the silver areas makes a big difference. I do this on all of mine

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