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Roderick Jenkins15/01/2021 11:35:07
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Posted by Tony Wright 1 on 15/01/2021 11:29:26:

Hello lads ,my latest build .Tubal Caine Wenceslas . The designe is in book 2 simple model steam engines. No castings where used (far to expensive !) hope you approve ?

best regards Tony Wright.

I do smiley. Nice work.

Rod

Hopper15/01/2021 11:37:19
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Lovely with all the brass work on show. Nice work indeed.

Jim Nic15/01/2021 15:37:48
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Nicely done Tony.

Jim

Nigel Bennett15/01/2021 20:20:12
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Yes, well done, Tony and thanks for sharing.

I was intrigued by your spelling of Tubal Caine (with an extra "e" ). Tom Walshaw apparently had a letter published in ME in his early days, perhaps even pre-war; it was signed "Tubal Caine", it being then a very common practice to use a pen name. Whether or not it was an Editorial typo I don't know, but LBSC picked up on it in one of his weekly outbursts, bestowing on him the soubriquet "Bro. Tail-Lamp" for the extra "e"... All Tom's later articles and books are by "Tubal Cain".

Edited By Nigel Bennett on 15/01/2021 20:20:40

br15/01/2021 20:25:02
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Brilliant and well pleased you are updating on your work.

Just noticed a little outboard motor on ebay .

That's well worth a picture on here

br

Edited By br on 15/01/2021 20:26:47

br15/01/2021 21:04:03
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Thanks.Ihave long admired this one, also the tractor you did back along.

The change direction box at bottom of shaft to prop is particularly neat and interesting.

br

br15/01/2021 21:17:25
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SWMBO say Wenceslas is to good to paint.

She thinks paint is good for covering up mistakes.

br

Edited By br on 15/01/2021 21:18:12

Edited By br on 15/01/2021 21:30:24

Bo'sun16/01/2021 10:30:49
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More than one Tubal Cain then?

Oldiron16/01/2021 10:56:56
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Tom Walshaw aka Tubal Cain & mrpete aka Tubalcain. One with a space and one without. Wiki shows spelling as :- "Tubal-cain or Tubalcain is a person mentioned in the Bible, in Genesis 4:22,"

I suppose we will never know the original spelling.

BTW some great models you have there Tony.

regards

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br16/01/2021 11:03:01
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Posted by Bo'sun on 16/01/2021 10:30:49:

More than one Tubal Cain then?

There is also an American model engineer chap on you tube using same name though he does point out he is not the original Tubal Cain.

br

Hopper16/01/2021 11:13:29
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Posted by Nigel Bennett on 15/01/2021 20:20:12:

Yes, well done, Tony and thanks for sharing.

I was intrigued by your spelling of Tubal Caine (with an extra "e" ). Tom Walshaw apparently had a letter published in ME in his early days, perhaps even pre-war; it was signed "Tubal Caine", it being then a very common practice to use a pen name. Whether or not it was an Editorial typo I don't know, but LBSC picked up on it in one of his weekly outbursts, bestowing on him the soubriquet "Bro. Tail-Lamp" for the extra "e"... All Tom's later articles and books are by "Tubal Cain".

Edited By Nigel Bennett on 15/01/2021 20:20:40

Bro. Tail Lamp? What is the connection with the extra e ? Or is it just he is not bright enough to be Bro. Head Lamp? Sounds like model engineering was such a friendly place full of cheerful old gits long before t'internet.

Oldiron16/01/2021 11:34:32
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Posted by br on 16/01/2021 11:03:01:
Posted by Bo'sun on 16/01/2021 10:30:49:

More than one Tubal Cain then?

There is also an American model engineer chap on you tube using same name though he does point out he is not the original Tubal Cain.

br

The merican would be Lyle Peterson AKA mrpete222 aka Tubalcain.(no space)

regards

br16/01/2021 12:00:59
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Posted by Oldiron on 16/01/2021 11:34:32:
Posted by br on 16/01/2021 11:03:01:
Posted by Bo'sun on 16/01/2021 10:30:49:

More than one Tubal Cain then?

There is also an American model engineer chap on you tube using same name though he does point out he is not the original Tubal Cain.

br

The merican would be Lyle Peterson AKA mrpete222 aka Tubalcain.(no space)

regards

Thanks for pointing out my spelling error.

br

Nigel Bennett16/01/2021 15:57:14
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“Bro. Tail Lamp” was just LBSC whimsy for the extra e on the end, like a tail lamp on the end of a train... He could be pretty cruel sometimes, especially making snide remarks about Henry Greenly or KN Harris, but he was very generous to those who agreed with everything he said! Despite his faults he did more than anyone to promote small locomotive building. We all need oddballs like him to make life interesting... who else do you know who would extract their own teeth because his dentist had retired?

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