Model Railway Forum

Go Back   Model Railway Forum > Model Railway Construction > Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell

Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell Your place to show and describe in detail and with photos how you produced a specific item of modelling. Rolling stock, Building, Scenery or something else related.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-05-2018, 10:00 PM   #41
Walkingthedog
Part time idiot
 
Walkingthedog's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: HAZLEMERE, Bucks
Posts: 10,435
Walkingthedog is on a distinguished road
Default

Looks splendid as a King should.
__________________
NURSE,the screens!
Walkingthedog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2018, 10:22 PM   #42
mijj
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: East Sussex
Posts: 588
mijj is on a distinguished road
Default

That looks so attractive. I hope I can do half as well.
Jim.
mijj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2018, 07:07 PM   #43
Wolfie
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Ryedale, North Yorkshire
Posts: 140
Wolfie is on a distinguished road
Default

I was hoping the badging would arrive today but it hasn't but here's King Richard just waiting for the nameplates and BR logo decals for the tender.

Grrr I lost one of the little brass valves to George the carpet monster too. I'll have to make one.






Last edited by Wolfie; 12-05-2018 at 07:08 PM.
Wolfie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2018, 08:48 PM   #44
Mountain Goat
Unique Member.
 
Mountain Goat's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: UK.
Posts: 2,477
Mountain Goat is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

That looks excellent. Just like a model of the real thing. Very nice indeed.
Hope you can find the part you lost. Dont you mean one of the whistles?
Mountain Goat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2018, 09:16 PM   #45
Wolfie
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Ryedale, North Yorkshire
Posts: 140
Wolfie is on a distinguished road
Default

Ah OK I thought they were some kind of safety valve.
Wolfie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2018, 09:43 PM   #46
Postman Prat
Senior Member
 
Postman Prat's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Southampton
Posts: 943
Postman Prat is on a distinguished road
Default

Safety valves are inside the brass casing, half way down the boiler.
__________________
PP

The light at the end of the tunnel is probably a train coming towards you
Postman Prat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2018, 10:06 PM   #47
Mountain Goat
Unique Member.
 
Mountain Goat's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: UK.
Posts: 2,477
Mountain Goat is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

It is a Great Western engine. They did their own thing, and also had the big advantage of from an early age of designing standard parts for their locomotives, coaches, wagons etc. Even locos absorbed by other companies during the time of grouping in 1923 were gradually converted and often ended up having far more Great Western parts then the origional builders parts.
One big advantage in these days of preservation is that it is possible (And has been done) to bring back extinct classes of locomotives from parts of other locomotives.
Even one off GWR experimental locomotives like the GWR "Great Bear" were relatively easily rebuilt into a more common more successful class of locomotive should the experimental locomotive not be a success (The Great Bear was rebuilt into a castle class as a later date). Bulldogs and Dukes came to the end of their useful lives when one class had frame cracking issues and the other had strong frames but had been worn out, so they were able to combine the good parts of each locomotive to come out with the Dukedog class in 1936, which at that time was a Godsend to provide much needed motive power during the times of economic difficulties.
Many of these rebuilds would not be possible if the GWR had not adopted a standard parts policy from an early date. The concept of other railways locos adopted into the GWR fleet and gradually rebuilt with GW parts was known as "Swindonization" after the GWR's main locomotive works at Swindon.
The safety valves are protected in the polished copper central dome in the centre of the boiler in King class locos..

Last edited by Mountain Goat; 12-05-2018 at 10:12 PM.
Mountain Goat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2018, 10:36 PM   #48
Wolfie
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Ryedale, North Yorkshire
Posts: 140
Wolfie is on a distinguished road
Default

Interesting stuff. Are there decent books on the subject?
Wolfie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-05-2018, 12:47 AM   #49
Mountain Goat
Unique Member.
 
Mountain Goat's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: UK.
Posts: 2,477
Mountain Goat is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Somewhere, when I find where I put a book I have on the subject, I will let you know the title. I've had to store most of my books away awaiting a future house move. I need to sort through so hope to get to it soon! I can let you know the books title then.
Mountain Goat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-05-2018, 03:44 PM   #50
Wolfie
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Ryedale, North Yorkshire
Posts: 140
Wolfie is on a distinguished road
Default

I'll have a look at the local bookshop. He's got a great 2nd hand railway section. Probably cos he's directly opposite Pickering station (one end of the North York Moors railway).

I've got it running but I wouldn't call it very fast
Wolfie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.