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« Reply #240 on: August 21, 2019, 09:44:33 AM »
Glad you are enjoying Pickering and its distractions, Steve.

The scissors crossing is amazing!

That's a lovely photograph of 5428.  I knew she was being repainted in LMS livery; they have gone for the 1936 style, which, I believe, will be correct for this particular engine.

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« Reply #241 on: August 21, 2019, 10:40:54 AM »
Keep up the good work steve. Great fun being by the nymr. Hope the scissors crossing doing ok. Always wondered how your managing the blades and pieces that move

The blades are filed on a jig from FineTrax and then put in place and soldered to the last three sleepers before the frog. The tiebar is a piece of 0.8mm thick glass fiber pcb  (the sleepers are not glass fiber and won't withstand being used as tiebars) with a 0.7mm hole drilled through it  before it is gapped and threaded under the rails. I then solder a tiny washer over the hole for some additional strength.

I then thread a piece of rizzler paper between the outer rails and blades to act as a barrier for the solder. The first blade is then held hard up against the outer rail and soldered into place. Then it is a simple case of moving the tiebar until there is sufficient clearance for a wheels etc and repeating for the second blade. Once it is glued to the baseboard, I solder a piece of 0.5mm steel wire to the washer which is then worked by a servo.

Below is a closeup of the blades, it's pretty basic. Belstone has another, better engineered, method on the previous page.


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« Reply #242 on: August 21, 2019, 10:45:39 AM »
Glad you are enjoying Pickering and its distractions, Steve.

The scissors crossing is amazing!

That's a lovely photograph of 5428.  I knew she was being repainted in LMS livery; they have gone for the 1936 style, which, I believe, will be correct for this particular engine.

Thanks John.

I've no idea if the livery is correct for the black 5 but it looks very smart. The B1 also looks smart in LNER lined black.  :D


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« Reply #243 on: August 21, 2019, 10:53:38 AM »
It does indeed. Lovely photo.  :thumbsup:

Even though the polished finish on the locomotive reflects the sky, and it almost looks blue!!  :beers:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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« Reply #244 on: August 21, 2019, 10:56:49 AM »
Actually, looking at it again, it does look blue.  ;)
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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« Reply #245 on: August 21, 2019, 11:28:17 AM »
steve

hi

https://www.nymr.co.uk/lms-5mt-black-5-4-6-0-no-45428-eric-treacy

this will confirm the livery. im sure an expert will be around soon

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« Reply #246 on: August 22, 2019, 12:01:54 PM »
Other than gapping the sleepers, the scissor is complete.



Following this, I trudged down to New Bridge (getting soaked in the process) to see the 8:40am loco on its way to collect its train.



I promise you, it is there somewhere!  :smiley-laughing:

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« Reply #247 on: August 22, 2019, 12:28:44 PM »
Thanks for the photo should aim for my railtour and specials page. A case of spot the loco steve. Must be pleased with that scissor crossing. Looks good and bet you cannot wait to instal it

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« Reply #248 on: August 22, 2019, 12:38:04 PM »
Never mind that you can't see the loco. Totally brilliant photograph. Triple  :thumbsup:

The scratch built pointwork is equally brilliant.  :beers:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

 

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