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by Gary Wells
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Modelling the LNWR
Topic: Gauge 3 LNWR test run with an 18in Goods
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: Gauge 3 LNWR test run with an 18in Goods

Oh yes. Nicely done Mike.
by Gary Wells
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: LNWR Locomotives
Topic: LNWR 0-8-0 Compound Locomotive at Stafford Station
Replies: 9
Views: 1405

Re: LNWR 0-8-0 Compound Locomotive at Stafford Station

I am afraid that I do not have the slightest intention of getting involved with Facebook, Twitter, Tinder or any other of these social media websites. I would prefer it if material of LNWR interest was posted on this page - and no other. I agree with Philip. I fear it will dilute the value of this ...
by Gary Wells
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: LNWR Carriages
Topic: LNWR Carriage Roof Detail
Replies: 3
Views: 539

Re: LNWR Carriage Roof Detail

I think it is a duck board associated with the water tank.

Gary.
by Gary Wells
Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: LNWR Infrastructure
Topic: 'Hydraulic Power Stations'
Replies: 12
Views: 1822

Re: 'Hydraulic Power Stations'

The power house and accumulator tower at Huddersfield are still to be seen, together with the wagon hoist. I believe that the accumulator itself, together with some of the jiggers in the warehouse are also still in place, but cannot be absolutely certain. Many, many moons ago I was chatting with an...
by Gary Wells
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: LNWR Stations
Topic: Standard Wooden Station Buildings
Replies: 4
Views: 893

Re: Standard Wooden Station Buildings

Angus. Huddersfield station -the island platform- buildings are of the standard construction. Although knocked about the are still some trim details to be seen. https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g190748-d6102639-Reviews-Station_Buffet-Huddersfield_West_Yorkshire_England.html#photos;geo...
by Gary Wells
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: LNWR Stations
Topic: Coupling Stick, Break Sticks
Replies: 8
Views: 1091

Re: Coupling Stick, Break Sticks

David. I draw your attention to this LMS publicity film which shows the design and use of both 'sticks'. I suspect the film, let alone the working practices' is now in the H&S inspectorates bailiwick. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHDd4t_wKpU From memory the clip comes from the BTF film: LMS Freig...
by Gary Wells
Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Modelling the LNWR
Topic: Wagons - What kit would you like to see?
Replies: 19
Views: 2689

Re: Wagons - What kit would you like to see?

That would be a lot of lobbying Peter. How about an alternative approach: Form a -gentlemanly- lobby group within the Society, organise some funds -a kitty of deposits on future orders- then approach Cambrian with one voice and an offer of £xxx in advance orders on their proposed kit. This will then...
by Gary Wells
Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: LNWR Locomotives
Topic: Washout Plugs
Replies: 6
Views: 1262

Re: Washout Plugs

........so how were they washed out................. Whip the safety valves off and get access over the crown, or, take the top of the steam dome off and 'gently manoeuvre' the smallest apprentice into the steam space above the tubes. Washout plugs eliminated the need for major boiler surgery for t...
by Gary Wells
Thu May 12, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: LNWR Signalling
Topic: How were semaphore signal painted?
Replies: 16
Views: 2707

Re: How were semaphore signal painted?

If work was carried out on a signal connected with a running line wouldn't there be signal box train register entries?

Is this covered by any BOT regs?




As an aside Philip: there's a couple of fillies painting a shop in the village..........................
by Gary Wells
Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: LNWR Carriages
Topic: D445A CCT hand brakes
Replies: 6
Views: 1034

Re: D445A CCT hand brakes

After a long gestation period I am (hopefully) in the closing stages of producing a 4mm D445 CCT. > build, fittings, instructions & photos to do.

12th n/s. White metal fittings. Wobbly axle one end. Louvres are a compromise with black paper backing. :shock:

1st build up close & dirty:

Gary.