My Workbench - Potters Bar and South Mimms

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Re: My Workbench - Potters Bar and South Mimms

Post by Phil Brighton » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:52 pm

Layout also makes slow but steady progress.
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Re: My Workbench - Potters Bar and South Mimms

Post by Woodcock29 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:41 am

Looks terrific Phil. I need a tardis then I could go back to 20 years before I was born and these are the sights I'd see up near the end of Laurel Ave where I lived for my first 8 years!
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Re: My Workbench - Potters Bar and South Mimms

Post by Atlantic 3279 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:51 am

Nice result with the brake van and a nice layout on which it sits. An incentive for the rest of us to get on with things.
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Re: My Workbench - Potters Bar and South Mimms

Post by Phil Brighton » Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:28 pm

I don't think I can give any incentives with regards to productivity, particularly to you! But thanks for the kind words.
I was supposed to be tackling wire and post fencing next but that was dull so have set about building the Coronation from more Mailcoach kits. More to follow sooner or later...

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Re: My Workbench - Potters Bar and South Mimms

Post by manna » Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:15 pm

G'Day Gents

Nice to see Potters Bar progressing so well, there are so few pics of Potters Bar in that era, at least now we have a better understanding of what was there and in colour to.

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Re: My Workbench - Potters Bar and South Mimms

Post by Atso » Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:27 pm

Wonderful work Phil, I especially like the picture above of the station. You've captured the atmosphere of the area really well and it gives me something to aspire to modelling the station immediately south of Potters Bar. 8)
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Re: My Workbench - Potters Bar and South Mimms

Post by Phil Brighton » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:26 pm

Am getting on and having the normal troubles with my Mailcoach Coronation set but will get there. On the rather pricey golden age models set the coaches including the observation coach have smoking/non smoking signs. I have transfers for this but can't actually confirm if they should be there. Most of the photos of the coaches I can find don't have them but are right out of the shop and ot sure very representative. Any photos to confirm either way?

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Re: My Workbench - Potters Bar and South Mimms

Post by Phil Brighton » Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:32 pm

The Coronation set is nearly done but I have been distracted by starting a DJH C2.
Very similar to the C1 so should be fairly plain sailing...

Having said that I have never yet found brake gear anything less than tricky.
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Re: My Workbench - Potters Bar and South Mimms

Post by deltico12 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:40 pm

Have only found Your thread a few minutes ago. from looking at photos, the North London co.train would draw forward onto the the down slow and stop near the
yard exit points at the north end of the yard. the engine would be uncoupled draw forward, yard points reversed and run into the yard run past the coaches till clear of the yard exit points near the signalbox. When the points were reversed the loco would draw onto the south end of the coaches. when the road was reset the train would then draw forward off the Down Slow across the down fast and cross over on to the up fast using the cross over in the platforms. then if needed to, set back into the up sidings.Hope this is of help. if I had access to the signal box diagram I would have qouted the point numbers for the movements mentioned.

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Re: My Workbench - Potters Bar and South Mimms

Post by Phil Brighton » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:15 pm

Thanks very much. I do have a signal diagram here somewhere. Will post it up when on the computer rather than the phone.

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Re: My Workbench - Potters Bar and South Mimms

Post by Phil Brighton » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:42 pm

I am pretty sure I follow what you are saying but here the the diagram in case it is interesting to you or anyone else.
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Re: My Workbench - Potters Bar and South Mimms

Post by Phil Brighton » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:02 pm

C2 just needs final handrails etc popped on before painting.
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Re: My Workbench - Potters Bar and South Mimms

Post by manna » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:30 pm

G'Day Gents

Like the C2 :D . Perfect for the stoppers.

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Re: My Workbench - Potters Bar and South Mimms

Post by Atlantic 3279 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:50 am

I must have one of those, one day, but it's one of many things......
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Re: My Workbench - Potters Bar and South Mimms

Post by Phil Brighton » Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:26 pm

I wouldn't be surprised if someone were to do a 3D print to sit on the bachmann C1 chassis sooner or later. But there is something satisfing about making something from metal. Even if my soldering is somewhat on the messy side.

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