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I have replaced the mangled piece of track. I have yet to position the rubble to support the new trackwork. Once that is done I can inject glue into the gaps. There will be a final once over with the angle grinder to smooth off errant screws then it is ready for the gunge of mastic and roofing felt prior to laying the second track.

I then have to finally tidy up the garden and ready it for work...

Regards

Ralph
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It was a delight to help Ralph, as was the home-made Marchpane.

As for Dan, I’m presuming that his university education now enables him to make a tasty supper of cup-a-soup! 😂

Rgds, Tim
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This afternoon Tim and I fitted the new courner roughly into its final position. Iy took only an hour and a half to do this. I had expected far longer(!)

Tomorrow after the dose of painkillers has worn off (I knackered my knees again) I will re-enforce the screws with more glue to unite the two curves. The afternoon was spent supping tea and slices of Simmnel cake. The version I know is a rich orange flavoured fruitcake with Almond Marchpane on top, marked with 12 slices into the yellow almond Marchpane.

Monday when everything is "normal" again I will replace the painfully mangled piece of track and start the running season! The roof of Brassica is still being played with.

I remember waving to Tim from the door then yhe painkillers hit me. It is now 18:45... My Son waited for me to stop snoring then asked what was for tea...

Regards

Ralph
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Seen for Sale on Ebay, etc. / Re: Electric loco
« Last Post by MikeWilliams on Apr 19 2019 17:06 »
I think it is very nicely made.  In particular the boiler mountings sit down to the boiler beautifully.  Fully sprung with sprung sideplay on the pony.  Is that a sprung plunger at he front and back for 3-rail pickup?

I suspect it is a model of something, but what?  Furness?  South Wales?

But I agree with the others, even half the price would be a lot.

Mike
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Seen for Sale on Ebay, etc. / Re: Electric loco
« Last Post by Spitfire2865 on Apr 19 2019 14:20 »
So I presume this will become one of those 'permanent' ebay listings that will never sell as the seller either has way too much money to recoup or no understanding at the value.
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I have (after a year or so of frustrating R&D), got the doors to work on my G class (later Q23) District line motor car.

Well done.....this I must see!

Regards,
John.
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Seen for Sale on Ebay, etc. / Re: Electric loco
« Last Post by cabbage on Apr 19 2019 08:15 »
He relisted it again at  £4,500...

Regards

Ralph
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You'll have to build it with air-operated doors (or at least simulated air operation)!
To be realistic they will have to open and shut several times before the starting signal bell will "ping".......memories of the Northern Line commute from Morden in the 1960's!

John.
Strange as it may seem, I have (after a year or so of frustrating R&D), got the doors to work on my G class (later Q23) District line motor car.  When I have the rest of it together, I'll share how it was done, this will prevent anyone else going down the same series of blind alleys as me!

John Branch
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Seen for Sale on Ebay, etc. / Re: Electric loco
« Last Post by cabbage on Apr 17 2019 11:43 »
It didn't sell... I would be the first to admit that it was an interesting piece of G3 modelling history. Getting it running if the boiler motor has gone would require specialist winding equipment and techniques probably lost through retirement. I once went to Midland Magnetos in Nottingham with a Vertex magneto for repairs - only to find that the name was all they now had to do with magnetoes!!!

If it was running then maybe £300 for a genuine antique would interest me. But at £4,500 I don't think so. Hopefully it will be relisted at something rational...

Regards

Ralph
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For Sale / Locomotive chassis and Parts for Sale
« Last Post by classicdelights on Apr 16 2019 17:17 »
Good Afternoon Members

I have a couple of interesting items for sale on eBay in case anyone is interested.  The first is a set of new parts to construct a G3 Merchant Navy chassis, here is the link:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/362621566438?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

The second is a very well made and unusual G3 LBSC Fayette, here is the link:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/362622835635?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Feel free to contact me directly if you wish.

Thanks

Phil Flint
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