Paul's workbench

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nzpaul
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Managed to squeeze a little bit more work in before 2022 gets started. The C11 boiler and cab almost ready for attaching to the running plate. Despite the Director cab looking very similar to the C11, once I started measuring things there are quite a few differences. The windows required lowering and the C11 cab is wider, so I've made a completely new spectacle plate and need to make a new roof. End of play 2021, stating to take shape.
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Happy New year all, let's hope this wretched bug buggers off and we can behave normally.... is optimism still a thing?

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The extra work on the cab, and no doubt on other parts too, will almost certainly be justified by the better result.

As for optimism, I gave up that sort of thing long ago. I now work on the basis that whatever will be will be. That way, if it turns out to be positive, it's a nice surprise. I don't take disappointment well if optimism has previously been allowed to take deep root.
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Speaking of extra work, I've spent what seems like an extraordinary amount of time assembling the trailing axle and rear frames of the C11. Instead of a bogie arrangement it's simply a sprung axle with a couple of mm side play, creating what I hope will be more like 4-6-0 chassis behavior on track. In the interest of economy, I've used parts on hand again, so the axle boxes are a spare set for an 8 wheel tender, modified slightly to look closer to the proper set up. The rest is all cut from 0.5mm plastic sheet with the axle running in brass tube. Brakes and vacuum cylinders are taken care of with a pair of Graeme K's resin brake shoes, brass rod and plastic tube.
My original idea was to assemble this lot and glue it permanent to the underside of the cab, but I've managed to secure it quite successfully with a single screw into the cab floor.
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Rear frame unit looks good. As you know, I'm a big fan of "use what you've got".
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G'Day Gents

Looking great, pity they never turned up at Kings Cross, unless somebody knows better !!!!!!!

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Thank you gents, very kind.
I've had a quick read through locomotives illustrated #62 (Dec'88) and O S Nock's ,Great Locomotives of the LNER, and it would seem they only made it as far south as Newcastle and Carlisle. I can't find anything suggesting that they got beyond their native NBR territory. They were involved in comparison trials with their GNR and NER counterparts, (based from where? I can't find) in which they appear to have proven both the strongest and hungriest of the bunch. O S Nock rates them very highly : "amongst the best pre grouping express locomotives" although it's not clear whether he means LNER group or all pre grouping types.
You could just build one for fun and apply rule 1.

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G'Day Gents

Hi Paul, I do know that a GN C1 Atlantic was tested north of Newcastle as it had it's cab rebuilt to suit the loading gauge, I suppose there is always 'Rule 1' lol.

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One of the NBR Atlantic did get to Marylebone station. Early days of LNER and looking at livery choices.

Bizarrely have seen image of NBR coaches hauled by GCR locomotive ex Marylebone.

Suspect was for same corporate image decision.
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Addendum for the records the Edinburgh/Newcastle trial 10/23 involved NBR 878, NE 733 and GN 1447

The NBR Atlantics were also involved in trials with LNWR Redgauntlet in 10/10 between Carlisle and Preston

If applying Rule I; spotted in Edinburgh during wartime were selected SR King Arthur’s, a Q4, an O2 and ex GN Atlantic 4453
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DOCJACOB wrote: Sun Jan 09, 2022 5:28 pm Addendum for the records the Edinburgh/Newcastle trial 10/23 involved NBR 878, NE 733 and GN 1447

The NBR Atlantics were also involved in trials with LNWR Redgauntlet in 10/10 between Carlisle and Preston

If applying Rule I; spotted in Edinburgh during wartime were selected SR King Arthur’s, a Q4, an O2 and ex GN Atlantic 4453
Thanks for researching the details of the comparison trials, interesting stuff.
I'm a firm believer in rule one, but a King Arthur....even if one has a viable excuse, that seems a step too far, not that they're ugly or anything.....

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G'Day Gents

I believe a few King Arthur's were borrowed from the Southern, and shedded in the Newcastle area.

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Heaton housed 10 for a few months during the war to mainly assist freight movement pressures.
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