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Thread: Is anybody else building a Northumbrian??? (survey)
09/04/2013 21:52:40

Decided to order the castings and guess what.....GLR went into liquidation in december

Looks like I will never finish it now.

24/01/2013 22:26:57

Im guessing your both useing firefox or chrome as ive just tried it in firefox and its laid out ok so obviously an internet explorer compatability issue ?

24/01/2013 22:21:25

This is what i see useing IE8

Page 2 (page 1 looks the same)

this is page 3


I go in a lot of other forums as well as running one of my own and dont have a problem anywere else.

Edited By n.o.r.m on 24/01/2013 22:22:08

Edited By n.o.r.m on 24/01/2013 22:22:20

24/01/2013 08:26:12

lo guys

Been a while since ive done anything on mine (in fact done anything) due to a bout of ill health but im hopeing to get back onto the job soon

Nice to see PhilH makeing progress on his.

(quick note to Admin...there seems to be a layout problem with page 3 of this thread as the posts are running off to the right of the screen and adverts are overlayed on top which is making it difficult to read the posts.)

Thread: First run on steam
13/04/2012 16:32:20

Looks and sounds the part Pete

Cant wait to see it running on a track.

Ive not been able to do anything on mine recently as I just dont seem to get time these days.

Mind you the cold weather here is a bit of a put of as well.

Will have to convince the Mrs to let me put my lathe etc in one of the spare bedrooms lol

Keep the Pics going cos they are a great reference

Thread: 2" Durham & North Yorkshire
05/02/2012 22:12:29
Thread: Boiler bushes.
05/02/2012 17:29:13
Thanks Donald and good luck with the pressure test
03/02/2012 21:17:22
Am I wrong to assume the dimensions of bush E are the same as bush A ?
Thread: 2" Durham & North Yorkshire
30/01/2012 09:38:17
Does anybody know where i can get hold of the drawings for a 2" Durham & North Yorkshire Boiler ?
I believe it was covered in the 70's in ME but dont know exactly when.
Thanks in advance

Edited By n.o.r.m on 30/01/2012 09:38:38

Thread: Is anybody else building a Northumbrian??? (survey)
20/01/2012 15:18:37
Very Smart
If mine turns out half as good as that I will be happy pete.
Very nice job m8
be ready for some questions lol
18/01/2012 15:17:52
volume 208
number 4421
13 - 26 january 2012
Page 80 by Brian Marchant

Edited By n.o.r.m on 18/01/2012 15:19:45

18/01/2012 13:48:54
by the way pete have you read the Post Bag in this months ME ?
Well worth a read
18/01/2012 09:44:20
Thanks pete
No m8 as im not a member of any other model forums ive not been keeping a proper build record.
As im also not a model club member it will never be run in public and therfore not certified so im adopting a diffrent approach to building the boiler than would be the norm.
I decided to part weld and silver solder the boiler as it makes it a lot easier to ensure good joints, especialy on the part of the tube where it is cut up the side to form the fire box outer skin.
I cant help but think that this is a weak point in the boiler and that it will probably fail under pressure so my tube has been sent away to have it tig welded.
When it comes back I will also silver solder the internal joints.
If you take a close look at the fire box in the pic you will see the outside corner butt joints have been welded and the fold joints on the inside soldered.
I know its not the "proper" way to build the boiler but it will do for me lol
With any luck I should have the boiler finished in the next week or two (depends when i get the tube back from being welded) and will try to remember to post some more pics
17/01/2012 17:18:42
Started on the boiler today. (first one ever lol)

Thread: First run on steam
14/01/2012 13:23:07
cracking job m8
Thread: Is anybody else building a Northumbrian??? (survey)
24/12/2011 00:44:52
Well im a number 1
Its taking time to make much progress due to not only having to find the money to pay for the bits needed for the build but also having to tool up, Milling machine etc.
So far ive done the main frames and about 95% assembled them and have just about collected all the copper needed for the boiler which im hopeing to make a start on soon.
This is not going to be a quick build due to other things taking priority but I will defo finish it
Keep up the good work with the build thread Pete and keep on posting those pictures
Thread: Build thread for reference
09/11/2011 17:39:56
Thanks for the updated pic's Pete I am following your build and found it very usefull
Thread: Northumbrian
29/09/2011 15:39:15
Hows your build going Doubletop ?
Ive only just started on building this so dont have any build photos as yet (still getting the bits together) but the one thing i did decide to do before making any cuts was to convert the drawing into CAD so i could double check the dimensions (plus convert to metric) and although everything so far seems to be correct Fig 6 on the drawing (pump stay) does not line up as close with the overlay drawing as all of the other parts so just got to double check it.
oh and im also only just learning to use CAD so its taking time to get my head around it lol
Also Ive decided to keep the firebox support holes at 1/4" which appears to be the correct position on the drawing (but wrongly specified by the 3/16" dimension) rather than use the correction on page 266 Aug/2009 edition.
As has been mentioned in earlier posts it would have been nice to see other builds in progress but sadly there does not seem to be any about
I too decided £40 was a little expensive for the drawings given that this is my first real model from scratch.
Thread: Northumbrian back issues
19/09/2011 20:34:10
Posted by Mike Wainwright on 19/09/2011 18:27:32:
Yes they are all available on the digital subscription. I have now got the full series for the Northumbrian

Thanks Mike, im off to subscribe

19/09/2011 17:01:44
Posted by David Clark 1 on 14/08/2011 12:19:45:
Hi Mike
I have set 4355 as the free digital sample.
regards David

Hope you dont mind me hijacking the thread but is the full Northumbrian series available on the digital subscription ?

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