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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:06 pm 
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Hi Philip
That is extremely generous of you - thank you.
I look forward to seeing them at the Modellers Workshop. How can we get a length of track on which to run them?
Do you mind if I advertise, on this Forum and in the June Newsletter, the fact that they will be there (your car permitting!). It should increase the attendance considerably.
Regards from Roger


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:31 pm 
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There are several sources of Gauge 1 track. Cliff Barker is perhaps the most popular. However, it would be nice to have LNWR track, which brings me to a question I posted elsewhere on the forum - if anyone has drawn an LNWR track chair in 3D CAD. A commercial glass case for each model and LNWR chaired-track would set them off beautifully and protect them too.

Can the LNWR Society be seen to display beautiful LNWR models on Midland track? The shame of it!

Mike


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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 9:27 am 
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Well, there has been no answer to my request, so I conclude that model LNWR track, at least in the larger scales, doesn't exist. So, I am having some plain and joint chairs solid printed in Gauge 3 and Gauge 1. I have NO plans for them to be commercially available, but if the Society accepts Philip's kind gift then I'd be happy to supply suitable chairs for somebody to make the track in the display cases.

Mike


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 1:49 pm 
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Two things.

I picked up the current PECO catalogue this week and a gauge one suitable Code 200 bullhead rail section is available; (Streamline ready built track appears to be flat bottom?) . That makes 5.08mm for the web, head width 2.46 mm and foot width 2.87 mm.

Also; I noticed the BBC report on the Pete Waterman sale; if you've not seen it it's on:- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-32194297

ATB

Peter S.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:00 pm 
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So I was wandering around a charity shop as you do, and came across a book titled "A Train is For Life", Pete Waterman.

Contained within is a photograph of No1304 Jeanie Deans and also Webb Compound C1 No1814.

Interesting points at the start of the book are that Geoff Holt built the LNWR engines, and also further to discussion on the day these were first presented at Kenilworth regarding if etched parts had been used or if they were cut from the living metal:
"By watching George and Geoff it was obvious that certain parts of their skills could be reproduced by computers. We have used etch technology for well over 40 years now...."

The locos would have been painted either by Brian Badger or Lawrie Goddard, which presumably is a typo in the book for Larry Goddard.

ISBN: 978-0-7110-3329-0

Not a bad find for a quid


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