Micks 4mm LNER Models

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Re: Micks 4mm LNER Models

Post by Tom F » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:00 pm

Nice work Mick!

Regarding the Brake Van, are you going to be replacing the buffers and handrails?
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Re: Micks 4mm LNER Models

Post by mick b » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:11 pm

Whats wrong with the buffers?

Handrails have been changed , the plastic is not strong enough to add the tiny separate ones at the base, if that what you mean?

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Re: Micks 4mm LNER Models

Post by Tom F » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:07 pm

mick b wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:11 pm
Whats wrong with the buffers?

Handrails have been changed , the plastic is not strong enough to add the tiny separate ones at the base, if that what you mean?
Yes that's what I was referring to regarding the handrails. I think some had the horizontal handrail split into 3 parts too (just looking on Paul Bartlett's site). I'm interested as I've one to do too.

I think the buffers on your model are of the Oleo type, which were fitted (happy to be corrected) in the late 1950s on new BR builds.
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Re: Micks 4mm LNER Models

Post by mick b » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:08 pm

No idea re Oleo's before as not my era.

Looking at photos, the Hornby version are a very poor effort, they have a very slight shoulder on the moulding, which is very pronounced on the photos.


I can live with mine as they are at the moment !! No idea who would do the correct replacements (nothing on Lanarkshire Models site) ?.

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Re: Micks 4mm LNER Models

Post by mick b » Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:50 pm

Now finished, the A.F Hammond H&BR Brake Comp.
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Re: Micks 4mm LNER Models

Post by Atlantic 3279 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:19 am

Nice to see something not commonly modelled.
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Re: Micks 4mm LNER Models

Post by mick b » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:03 pm

Atlantic 3279 wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:19 am
Nice to see something not commonly modelled.

It would be nice to find the other diagrams that were made by Hammond, I was very lucky to get these two via eBay a couple of years ago.

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Re: Micks 4mm LNER Models

Post by mick b » Thu May 31, 2018 2:36 pm

Current builds , nothing screwed down on the A2/3 or final fitting on the F8.

A2/3 Edward Thompson
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Falcon Brass LNER F8 a very old poor kit , Arthur K castings , Mainly Trains and 52F etches.
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Re: Micks 4mm LNER Models

Post by mick b » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:15 pm

Edward Thompson completed.
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Oxford Cattle wagons, partitions locators now in correct place , repainted and weathered.
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Re: Micks 4mm LNER Models

Post by Atlantic 3279 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:10 pm

Nicely done again Mick. Those cattle wagons almost fooled me - I wondered if they were from the ABS range :shock: (whose proprietor is now fully entitled to reprimand me severely for stirring the pot with a risky comic remark....)
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Re: Micks 4mm LNER Models

Post by mick b » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:28 pm

Atlantic 3279 wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:10 pm
Nicely done again Mick. Those cattle wagons almost fooled me - I wondered if they were from the ABS range :shock: (whose proprietor is now fully entitled to reprimand me severely for stirring the pot with a risky comic remark....)

Yes my last A2/3 conversion :shock: :? Model Rail are running a survey on Facebook at the moment asking how many people want one r.t.r !!!

If you long enough apparently a cow can also be seeing going over the moon :shock: or is it a flying ABS model disappearing into infinity and beyond, you have about that much chance of seeing them again :D .

Oxford version are a give-away about a fiver each off eBay!!. Other than the wrong 9ft WB version and the partition cock up they are very good.

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Re: Micks 4mm LNER Models

Post by 52D » Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:38 pm

Hows the F8 coming on Mick, I have palpitations everytime i open my Jidenco autocoach box.
Hi interested in the area served by 52D. also researching colliery wagonways from same area.

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Re: Micks 4mm LNER Models

Post by mick b » Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:09 pm

99% done , I thought it was done until yesterday when I fitted the outside " carrying wheels" for the first time, not sure what they are called, on what are normally called bogie wheels ? Radial Truck wheels perhaps?

On fitting them, the mounting holes for those wheels on the chassis are about 1mm too high, the wheels as a result the wheels are 1mm off the ground at the moment. I am now filing the holes to lower them , the wheels may now need springing when refitted to the chassis. The chassis is overall rubbish , poor detail etc, bit like the actual awful kit, but at least I have got it too run. I am guessing the problem is that as I am using scale size wheels, it was perhaps designed in the 1970's era to use oversize Romford and Jackson wheels, not that the kit tells you what size wheels to use :shock: .

This is my first and last Falcon Loco kit, I built a Jidenco LNER Cattle Wagon that won't be revised either !!. :shock: :oops: :roll: :lol:

I will post some photos once finally tamed !!.

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Re: Micks 4mm LNER Models

Post by S.A.C. Martin » Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:34 pm

The A2/3 looks great Mick. However should it not have the yellow/red post war numbering and lettering? Fairly certain they weren’t gold. Could be the monitor I’m viewing it on though, my apologies.

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Re: Micks 4mm LNER Models

Post by mick b » Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:30 pm

Gold shaded on 500, 511 Gold Gill Sans unshaded, 512 Cream unshaded, remainder Gold Shaded then last few Gill Sans Yellow.
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A Varney Transport Replica kit Van.

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