Monthly Archives: March 2014

Another visit to Wharfeside

I took another trip up to visit the lads at the ScRSG in Glasgow today and spent much of the afternoon on Dave Franks’ Wharfeside layout. I was able to test a couple of locos including the 782 which, after … Continue reading

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Bounding Onward!

Since yesterday I’ve done a fair bit more to the 2P including the difficult task of getting the firebox mounted. This also meant that I had to shim the smokebox saddle up by 1.75mm to maintain the correct pitch of … Continue reading

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More 2P sub assemblies

Before work today, I grabbed a couple of hours at the bench and surprised myself with the progress made. Cab splashers applied, firebox and boiler/smokebox fabricated. Whilst these are relatively simple shapes in terms of the Fowler design, I suspect … Continue reading

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Jamieson Fowler 2P kit

Last week I found this very old nickel silver Jameson kit for an LMS 2P 4-4-0 on line. These kits are old and basic bit there’s something pleasing about the very simplicity of them – essentially it’s a scratch-build aid … Continue reading

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Thanks to Jamie for hosting my wee Jumbo last night. And also for the excellent chilli! 🙂

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“Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man… It is the comparison that makes you proud: the pleasure of being above the…

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Followers of my humble blog are respectfully reminded that the work illustrated here was created by a non-technical person with no formal background in engineering or any technical subject. I understand that some people may look down upon me for … Continue reading

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