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Author Topic: Hailstone's Workbench  (Read 10041 times)

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2014, 12:34:50 pm »
Smashing work, Alex :thumbsup:

Don't encourage him Mick or are you hankering after that Baby Deltic ?  After all he is MEANT to be modelling the WR!!!   :laugh:

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2014, 05:06:14 pm »
Smashing work, Alex :thumbsup:

Don't encourage him Mick or are you hankering after that Baby Deltic ?  After all he is MEANT to be modelling the WR!!!   :laugh:

Jerry

Absolutely nothing to stop a Baby Deltic travelling over to Oxford from Cambridge at the time, apart from their reliability, of course ;)

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2014, 06:00:26 pm »
Thanks for the compliments guys, no finer praise than that from your peers. as for modelling only Western Region, rule 1 applies - after I have finished the66xx & 1366, I have a Lizzie, an S & D 2-8-0 and a 53xx to build, I love this retirement lark!

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P.S. Jerry, are you still coming to England this month? the beer is waiting......

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2014, 11:24:38 pm »
And finally, the last of the diesel trio on test

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I hope to start on the steam locos soon.

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2014, 07:50:13 am »
Superb modelling. I'm really looking forward to seeing the 1366. I'd love one for myself; I remember MANY years ago when Peco announced they were going to release one in N Gauge . . . I'm still waiting.

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2015, 06:18:56 pm »
I have spent the afternoon fitting some of my loco's with crews and putting real coal in the tenders (crushed from a lump from the bunker of one of the traction engines I work on) it really makes a difference to the looks of the Farish loco's in particular.

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I must add that the original coal loads in the Duchess tenders were a real sod to remove, and I ground a bit off them to make them easier to put back in after I had applied the coal and I recommend that you remove the ladder before attempting to do so, as one of them went into orbit whilst I was trying just to take the tender body off the chassis.



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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2015, 06:30:52 pm »
Very nice work. Can we have some close-ups to see the crew in the cabs and the coal in the tenders, please?

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2015, 09:55:07 pm »
Greetings from sunny Montenegro - I am currently boiling in my own juice in an average temperature of 35C during the day and 27C at night.
I brought a liitle job for Trewoon's brewery out here with me and have finished just over half since the photo below was taken- it is a factory wall which came as a card/paper kit by model railway scenery from ebay.
Having built a couple of Prototype models kits before I was not too overwhelmed, but there was a lot to cut out, which used up time when it was simply too hot to be outside.



I also found time to oil and test my loco stock that lives over here (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!) hopefully in the future a layout will take shape.



the holiday will soon be over and I can hardly wait to try the new wall, and get my hands on a grange (or two!)

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Alex

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #23 on: July 25, 2015, 10:14:05 pm »
Careful what you wish for, Alex, as pretty soon it will be 35 and 27 over here but Fahrenheit :worried:

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #24 on: July 25, 2015, 10:16:59 pm »
At least I won't wake up in a swimming pool every morning!

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Alex

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #25 on: July 25, 2015, 10:19:56 pm »
At least I won't wake up in a swimming pool every morning!

Regards,

Alex

You obviously don't drink as much coffee as I do :help:

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2016, 11:20:10 pm »
Here is my latest project under test on Tremierten, it is an L&Y pug I had just fitted a resistor to enable it to work on 12v DC (with grateful thanks to JRB who worked out the resistor value)

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Alex

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2016, 07:41:25 am »
looking good

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #28 on: April 04, 2016, 04:17:26 pm »
Here is my latest project under test on Tremierten, it is an L&Y pug I had just fitted a resistor to enable it to work on 12v DC (with grateful thanks to JRB who worked out the resistor value)

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Regards,

Alex

 :thumbsup:

Alex,

Does the resistor get warm in use? Nigel Cliffe warned of that in another thread, I was going to do some testing tonight. I wouldn't have thought it'd get hot enough to damage anything, but best to double-check!

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2016, 07:17:20 pm »
I hadn't noticed so far, but I sheathed it in heat shrink tubing to insulate the connections - I will also check to see if it does get warm.

Regards,

Alex

 

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