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 Posted: Mon Jul 27th, 2009 10:15 am
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Marty I don't recall the nameplates ever having a light over them; the doorway and steps would typically be lit only by a single incandescent bulb ("globe" to Aussies) with a basic "tin hat" shade over the doorway. Before the arrival of mains electricity you would be lucky if you had a single oil lamp there.

Health & Safety ay Work hadn't been invented in the 19th Century when these boxes were designed and built.

Most continued in virtually as-built condition until they were superseded by modern electronic signalling centres or the lines they controlled were closed.

Wadebridge and the south of Britain doesn't get quite the torrential downpours that afflict Australia from time to time. Sure it rains and quite heavily at times but it tends to be long periods of steady rain and not a flash flood.

Contemporary illustrations show that North Cornwall Railway signalboxes including Wadebridge only had one downpipe.

I think we can trust Chris to have done his research on this as thoroughly as all his other projects.

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 Posted: Mon Jul 27th, 2009 04:12 pm
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Also as part of his product testing he will need to send the prototype signal box he has for atmospheric and fulll humidity testing which can be done on the T&P.

I will monitor it to make sure it does not warp of is affected by the sea air:lol::lol:

cheers Brian

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 Posted: Mon Jul 27th, 2009 07:25 pm
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We get the samples in about 6 weeks with delivery for Christmas (China and HM Customs permitting).

The nameboard will be a separate fitting and the roof will also be removeable for anyone needing to add interior details.

The one downpipe is correct - the only thing we have changed from the real thing is that there was a shabby lean to added.  This would have added to the cost and it looked crap so I decided to drop it altogether.

It has all come together nicely and it is so much easier doing something with no motor etc to complicate things!

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 Posted: Tue Jul 28th, 2009 12:27 am
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Gwiwer wrote: I think we can trust Chris to have done his research on this as thoroughly as all his other projects.

Quite true, more curiosity from my modern australian viewpoint I suppose.

... and I'd hate for the obvious to be missed :twisted:



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Christrerise wrote: It is looking around £30 but to get that price I have to order far more than the normal limited run.  I think it should be a winner though so this should happen.


 

Well as we are your mates Chris would that be after discount :twisted::mutley

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D.....D......D.......Di.......Dis.......

Sorry, I cannot even type it!

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Phill you will make him ill again mentioning the D word :lol::lol:

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GREAT!:doublethumb:doublethumb:doublethumb



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In the post today was the pre-production sample.

No nameplate at this stage as these are produced and applied seperately


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Nice !! Very nice. :thumbs:thumbs Next a Station building or a Goods Shed to match??

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That does look very nice indeed i dont think you will have any problems selling those.

cheers Brian

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That looks really super Chris, you can put me down for one.

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Plans are afoot for an SR branch line feeding into Penhayle Bay so as to accommodate this piece and some others which Chris has in the pipeline.

Come back in a year or so and watch this space .....

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With an order placed for a Bettie Well Tank, a few packs of china clay wagons and a signal box, slowly but surely Chris is constructing my next small layout. By the time Pontymister Docks is finished there should be all the component parts I need "in the pipeline".

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Dare we hope for an S15 or a U-class next? They would just about fill the remaining voids in the marketplace.

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Gwiwer wrote: Dare we hope for an S15 or a U-class next? They would just about fill the remaining voids in the marketplace.

I do not think Chris will bring us these locos very soon as all came in the wrong colour. Or do you think we will get a Beattie in BR blue? :twisted:

 

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Very nice Chris,

:hmmAny chance you might be thinking of opening a branch up in the North West and do a bit of commissioning for us :question



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:hmm Beattie Well Tanks in BR blue with TOPS numbers. As all the low class numbers were allocated perhaps a sub-class of something else small based on their LSWR designation. 02 981 - 02 983.

The Teddybear people renumbered their class 14 loco from D9529 to a non-authentic 14 029 when it appeared in rail blue so there is, as they say, a precedent for everything.

Kindly direct me to the vomitorium :mutley

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Gwiwer wrote: Kindly direct me to the vomitorium :mutley

I had no idea such a place existed - but I love it!

I think both of those Southern locos are a bit mainstream and would be amazed if one of the big boys did not do them.

From my experience so far with the three models that we have started, I doubt I would do any more where there is nothing to scan.  The D600 Warships are taking ages to move along, whereas the Thumper and Well Tank are both stonking along!

I am quite happy to do northern models Mike - the bias towards our local area is only because I know and understand the prototypes.  I do quite fancy doing the earlier AC electrics, but again by the time I get around to that I would expect one of the big boys to have already done it.

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Christrerise wrote:
Gwiwer wrote: Kindly direct me to the vomitorium :mutley

I had no idea such a place existed - but I love it!


Always misinterpreted when you hear it used now but it is a valid word; refer here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vomitorium.

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