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Offline cornish yorkie

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1470 on: October 16, 2017, 09:29:44 pm »
That looks excellent, Chris.
  :hellosign: seconded nice work Chris  :thumbsup:
       regards Derek.

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1471 on: October 19, 2017, 08:00:00 pm »
Well I am still waiting for my models from my local shop, he is so apologetic he gave me this nice storage box. very nice it is too, if anyone knows where you can buy them please let me know. I also bought a box of GF weathered 16t mineral wagons, very nice if a touch expensive.

and the nice storage box.....


Tonight I am planning on making some coal loads for the wagons, the plan is to make them easy to remove, I bought some balsa wood especially for the purpose today. Pics to  follow.....

Ps my shop(The Loco Shed, Whitefield, Manchester) has another two of these boxes full of stock unfortunately for me it is all GWR stock, looks very nice too, I should have taken a pic to show you.
« Last Edit: October 19, 2017, 08:01:05 pm by lil chris »
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1472 on: October 19, 2017, 08:06:44 pm »
Hi Chris
I bought the same set a couple of weeks ago
Lovely wagons but so light weight that you can’t couple them without the “hand of God” coming into play
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1473 on: October 19, 2017, 08:59:28 pm »
Thanks Dennis, I am planning on using some d & g couplings in the future. Hopefully that will make things easier once I have mastered how to make them and set them up.

A couple of pics on my loads for the wagons. here is how I make them.....
in this pic you can see the shaped block on the bottom which allows you to press on one end to remove the load easily.

this last pic shows the loads painted black ready for the coal load.
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1474 on: October 19, 2017, 09:58:52 pm »
That stock box looks like the ones that Jon does - JB Models. He usually has some listed on ebay.

This the type of thing -
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/N-Gauge-Plastic-Storage-Box-Foam-Tray-BLUE-113-/272775082575?hash=item3f82a9724f:g:-0AAAOxyhXRTNLV9

He will also sell the blue boxes without the foam inserts.  Drop Jon an email, he is a very accommodating bloke. Apparently he is away for a few days.
@lil chris
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1475 on: October 20, 2017, 07:49:25 am »
Nice looking wagons Chris. The storage box looks good too.  :thankyousign: to dannyboy for the link.

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1476 on: October 20, 2017, 12:06:19 pm »
Hi Chris,
I am also looking at DG couplings as an option. I do have some Dapol Easi-shunt couplings to try first though.
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1477 on: Yesterday at 10:36:44 pm »
Well here are a couple of pics of my finished removable coal loads, I just need to weather the wagons now.
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1478 on: Yesterday at 10:48:34 pm »
Thanks Dennis, Neil off ( Thanks Neil) this site gave me a Dapol gauge for the easi shunt couplings. I might be able to modify that has a height gauge for the D&G couplings. I am still waiting for my models from my local shop, but some good news the kits arrived Friday afternoon. I did not have time today but I will collect them on Tuesday when the shop re -opens. I have plenty to do, not sure where to start to be honest, signals for the station wiring and fitting, station buildings and the canopy's. Then there is plenty of weathering to do and also fit couplings, I have some bits bought from n-brass at the wigan show for my Union Mills 3 F, Uncoupling magnets need wiring up,the list goes on. I better watch my electric bill this winter  in this loft.
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1479 on: Today at 07:21:22 am »
The coal loads look very good, Chris.

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1480 on: Today at 09:17:53 am »
The coal loads look very good, Chris.

Agreed. It also reminds me I must beg a lump of coal off my sister who has a real coal fire in her home.
Then I can vent my spleen on it with a hammer whenever the urge takes me >:D

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1481 on: Today at 09:26:08 am »
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1482 on: Today at 09:30:24 am »
Hi Chris,

Agreed all looking good. I don't have many wagons but they seem to be breeding. I certainly don't have any loads yet so am taking in all the advice on this lovely Forum that I can get.

Cheers weave  :beers:

PS. NPN, I've felt like that about my sister many times but you just have to step away and take deep breaths  :D

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1483 on: Today at 11:42:33 am »
It also reminds me I must beg a lump of coal off my sister who has a real coal fire in her home.
Then I can vent my spleen on it with a hammer whenever the urge takes me >:D
Another very good use for coal is to keep prepared potatoes white.  After peeling, put them in a pan of water with a small piece of coal and you can keep them until the next day, as good as new.  Sorry to go off topic.
With kind regards
Laurence

 

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