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Author Topic: Tilbury Tanks and Midland Spinners  (Read 28900 times)

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Offline Dr Al

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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #30 on: June 21, 2015, 10:59:39 PM »
Rizal paper is roll up cigaret paper.

Thanks - never been a smoker or in a smoking family, so that's why I dunno what it is lol!

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Alan
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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #31 on: June 22, 2015, 09:16:01 AM »
Thanks - never been a smoker or in a smoking family, so that's why I dunno what it is lol!

My mother smokes roll ups and while I'm temporarily living back at home, I'm frequently sent out to get more!  :uneasy:

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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #32 on: June 22, 2015, 08:43:51 PM »
Hi Steve and Alan, I'm afraid the Rizlas are a carry over from my youth (as well as a marvellous modelling aid). I used to smoke roll-ups using Liquorice papers as a young punk, very cool (I thought) but I think now they'd leave a sticky residue after soldering...

Simon

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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #33 on: June 23, 2015, 09:24:49 PM »
And talking of new series, CLANGERS! A masterpiece in animated knitting.

Bit late here but with an avatar like mine, what can I say. . . ;)

Loving the new series :D


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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #34 on: June 23, 2015, 09:42:57 PM »

Meanwhile, here's my Doctor Who/model railway mash-up...

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It's approx. 1/12 scale on 0 gauge track and ran around the window of my local bookshop for two weeks.

Brilliant! How to get a Dalek home after a night on the ale :thumbsup:

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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #35 on: July 06, 2015, 12:29:25 PM »
Hi Simon, any more progress with this?  8)

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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #36 on: July 06, 2015, 01:25:53 PM »
Hi everyone:

Thanks for your interest and comments, I've been busy with the Tempest and the Tilbury has been a little neglected although I've had a go at some resin casting so I'll show you that.

First; Caliban, Trinculo and me (Stephano) it's set in Ludlow Brewery, very fortuitous...
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The small rectangular object is one of a pair of sandboxes that sit at the front of the tanks. I was interested in seeing if I could cast such small objects. As long as I poked the resin into the detail areas with a cocktail stick, as I poured it in, it works very well. The originals will be fixed to the loco.

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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #37 on: July 08, 2015, 09:28:21 AM »
A brilliant production, as you can judge from the reviews:
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=406531106138253&id=384372325020798

And you very modestly omitted to point out that you were one of the two Directors as well as playing the part of Stephano.

Well done, Simon!

P.S.  And the location is perfect: the brewery is in the former Shrewsbury & Hereford goods shed at Ludlow station, right next to the  Marches line, so Shakespeare can be enjoyed to the accompaniment of a succession of Class 175s and Classes 66 and 70 on heavy freights!!
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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #38 on: July 09, 2015, 08:34:08 AM »
Simon -

This is really inspirational modeling. Thank you for sharing it with us.
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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #39 on: July 09, 2015, 09:44:30 AM »
Thankyou both very much, you're very welcome.

Glad you liked the Shakespeare and the trains Michael, we tried to time some of the speeches to avoid the longer freight trains, although they occasionally co-incided rather well with the storm sound effects.
One of the joys of putting on early evening performances was that I got a beautiful trackside view of the Arriva Trains Premier Service roaring through Ludlow station during cast warm-ups.

PGN, I notice that you're into LSWR, one of my favourite source of locomotives, I'll post up a picture of my part-built Adam's X6, that's on my "to finish" list, when I can find it.

Further progress with the Tilbury coming soon...

Cheers
Simon


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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #40 on: July 12, 2015, 09:23:50 PM »
Hi, I found the X6 and have done a little more on the Tilbury. The boiler's soldered on and the sand-boxes and smoke-box door araldited in place. The beautiful little chimney has been cleaned and polished up and drilled and is balanced in time honoured fashion on top of the smoke-box for photos.
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Cheers
Simon

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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #41 on: July 12, 2015, 10:34:03 PM »
Nice pics, Simon.

Wish I had the confidence to try working with sheet brass ... but I think I've got to build a few more etched kits first
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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #42 on: July 14, 2015, 10:00:13 PM »
Thanks PGN; scratch-building really is just like kit building, only you have to make the kit bits first...I've found the Tilbury significantly easier because I've already built virtually the same loco in 4mm but once you've got some practice, a drawing and some photos the rest is a matter of fiddling through!

Here's some detailed bits so far:
These are the steam pipes to the pistons.
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The coal rails in progress.
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Tank fillers from filed down 10BA bolts
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And all applied. The chimney and dome are sitting proudly on scale boulders of Blu-tack.
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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #43 on: July 15, 2015, 10:12:34 AM »
NICE!  :claphappy: :claphappy:

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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #44 on: July 15, 2015, 08:34:27 PM »
Superb work, full of admiration for such skill.   :thumbsup:

 

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