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  1. Steve replied to the thread Useful Tips for Carriage and Wagon Restorers.

    In the past I've used some chalk impregnated paper, used by tailors for marking out. Don't know who supplied it, other than pinched from my wife's sewing kit. I printed out the letters on the printer or simply drew them and put the chalked...

    Feb 18, 2018 at 10:18 PM
  2. Steve replied to the thread Useful Tips for Carriage and Wagon Restorers.

    Thanks for the advice. Having tried a couple of offcuts, I'm less worried about the joints. The pieces I had could be put together with hardly any sign of a joint.

    Feb 18, 2018 at 10:08 PM
  3. Steve replied to the thread Foxfield Railway question.

    A bit of proper industrial track thee. Can't be too much like it left these days.

    Feb 17, 2018 at 9:54 PM
  4. Steve replied to the thread Hawthorn Leslie "Met".

    http://www.uklocos.com/final-results.asp?action=display&Id=4666 A bit dated but probably still correct.

    Feb 17, 2018 at 9:34 PM
  5. Steve liked Aberdare's post in the thread 6023.

    6024's new cylinders, how it was done. The need to reduce the overall width of the locomotive was well understood to avoid gauging restrictions, a number of options were explored. Move the centre line of each cylinder closer to the frames on...

    Feb 17, 2018 at 8:09 AM
  6. Steve replied to the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    Much better here. [MEDIA] From 10.28 onwards if you don't want to watch the whole magnificent film, which you really ought to do, even with Alan Wheatley's commentary.(He was better playing the Sheriff of Nottingham.)

    Feb 15, 2018 at 8:06 PM
  7. Steve replied to the thread Useful Tips for Carriage and Wagon Restorers.

    Thanks for responding. My logic in using it was to avoid putting a linoleum type covering on the floor, though. I was thinking of more or less a final finish.

    Feb 15, 2018 at 5:35 PM
  8. Steve replied to the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    My response was a bit tongue-in-cheek. I'm well aware of the impracticality of it. Wouldn't it be nice though.............

    Feb 15, 2018 at 1:54 PM
  9. Steve replied to the thread Useful Tips for Carriage and Wagon Restorers.

    I'm interested in using this for a coach floor (converted from a SR PMV.) Obviously, it is going to need quite a few joints. I'm a bit concerned about water (from floor cleaning, etc) getting into the joints and damage over time. Any...

    Feb 15, 2018 at 1:51 PM
  10. Steve replied to the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    The Super D had one, the last time I looked. The NYMR has a short section of level track, at Fen bog, near the summit, which could probably be lengthened with a lot of ballast. Whether sufficient to get a good fill, I don't know. Not sure of...

    Feb 15, 2018 at 1:40 PM
  11. Steve liked 21B's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    All this talk of swapping engines around is lunacy. Where is the business case, especially for the proposed shuffle between the SR, BR and MHR?? Moving things for a gala has a defined cost for a forecast-able outcome. Start shuffling things...

    Feb 12, 2018
  12. Steve replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Locos do get moved around for galas and a lot of people question whether this is truly a cost effective thing to do. Moving an S&D 2-8-0 from Somerset to Cumbria would probably leave little change out of £5K as it requires two low loaders and a...

    Feb 12, 2018