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RAF96

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Try here for a start Ken

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_

and  here

http://www.abct.org.uk/airfields/airfield-finder/rivenhall/

 

I like the off topic wandering as it often provides a fill in during any break in the flow of hard work reporting.

Rob

Halton Brat - Running Win 10, 64-bit - RM (Pro-Pack) with Elite as Controller-A, Select as Walkabout and E-Link as Controller-B - Locos are mostly TTS. - http://myweb.cytanet.com.cy/honnor/

Ericm0hff

5880 posts

Sterlings in the North - I'll have a look - and see what I can find.

if it works first time, you did something wrong!

gowest

860 posts

All I found was a list of planes on wika and they listed the Sterling as one 

When Marconi had it it was in better condition than this not sure but a building like this was the works canteen.

a brain cell has just fired up and I remember one hot summer working there we made a bomb tail fin out of some sheet metal and put it in the pond near our building 

Then pointing this out to our manager he said the hot weather was lowering the water level and the bomb was showing now he said I have to send every one home and get the bomb disposal people in. What a great couple of days we had off Work with pay.

They never found out who made the bomb or put it in the pond.

i hope we are not going to get into trouble going off topic?

soon have the last part of the engine.

Ken.

gowest

860 posts

With the tender removed we can see the crew sitting on there wooden seats having left the long drag behind them and now on a more easier part of the route on the west coast which gives the fireman a break after all the shovelling he has done to get them this far.The driver I will call Bill after one of my relatives as he drove the route years ago he said once at Carlisle his job was done and there was an LMS rest home for a wash and brush up and a bed for the night which he said was some times still warm from the last crew which were starting there shift the fireman i could call Brian after his son.

In this picture you might notice the small winged head lamps

The engine is finished as 6227 Duchess of Devonshire and the next thing to do is see if it still runs so will fire it up and take some video when I have the video posted I will leave the link here.

Looking at this engine and the assembly of parts to produce the Duchess class engine Hornby could have so easily added this to the live steam range with out an extra tooling as the A4 chassis will go straight into the LMS body with no problems, they have a front bogie and pony truck for this engine so no extra work, even the valve gear and cross heads are a stock item.The tender is the only part requiring new parts but this would only be the brass frames the body and an A4 boiler will fit fine with no problems.

RAF96

9896 posts


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A lovely looking engine Ken. You made a cracking job of the lining out. Looking forward to watching her running.

Rob

Halton Brat - Running Win 10, 64-bit - RM (Pro-Pack) with Elite as Controller-A, Select as Walkabout and E-Link as Controller-B - Locos are mostly TTS. - http://myweb.cytanet.com.cy/honnor/

gowest

860 posts

Hi 

just posted a short video of the engine in steam

https://youtu.be/Ft6myg_8sEw

RogerB

2399 posts


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Very nice Ken. Love the way you have your engine emerging from a photo at the start of the video. R-

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walkingthedog

18205 posts

That is a knockout. Now if they could make smoke come out of the chimney like that on elecrric locos I’d get it. Beautiful work. Touch of envy there. Laughing

WTD ........... Nurse, the screens.

RAF96

9896 posts


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What a beauty Ken. Proper thoroughbred race horse.

Wouldn’t fancy trying to sup my tea out of a china cup in the dining car at those speeds.

Rob

Halton Brat - Running Win 10, 64-bit - RM (Pro-Pack) with Elite as Controller-A, Select as Walkabout and E-Link as Controller-B - Locos are mostly TTS. - http://myweb.cytanet.com.cy/honnor/

Rog (RJ)

1866 posts

You've made a beautiful job of that Ken, congratulations.

Rog :-) I don't model anything in particular, I just play trains. Living on the South side of Nottingham. Keep taking the tablets. http://www.modelrailwayforum.co.uk/ The phoenix has risen from the ashes

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