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LBSC Juliet for 3.5"

Information on Building the Juliet

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The Novice Engineer23/02/2012 18:32:19
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I have a collection of ME from the 1950's and am planning to build the Juliet in 3.5" gauge following articles in the 1952 edition "Juliet with Outside Valve Gear".

However LBSC in his usual style doesn't include details that have been previously published and refers back to the original articles published in 1946/7 "Juliet The 0-4-0 Side Tank"

I have been looking for 1946 and 1947 volumes far with little luck at a reasonable price.

Does anyone know if the Juliet construction articles were ever published as a consolidated booklet ?


Many Thanks

Edited By The Novice Engineer on 23/02/2012 18:37:19

Stub Mandrel23/02/2012 20:53:02
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Hi Novi,

Try the Toolbox in Collyton Devon - I got a whole volume from them for less than the cost of a set of plans that was covered in them.


The Novice Engineer26/02/2012 21:02:37
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I found a collection of Bound volumes of ME 1946 -51 bought them.!wink

Now reading through them to put a build book together ....scan the pages enlarge the drawing and take a printout into the workshop to get grubby fingers all over .........all I need now is time.......

Any comments or advice on constructing Juliet will be appreciated.


The Novice Engineer27/08/2012 21:00:38
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Hi Paul

Time has got the better of me I couldn't put the cutting of metal off any longer....I am progressing using copies of the original articles as well as bits from the Titch constructions series ...oh and a copy of LBSC's book Shop, Shed & Road.

Good Luck

Neophyte28/08/2012 09:48:19
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I can’t blame you for that.

I have just managed to borrow some of the old magazines. Soon, I hope to make a start with the scanner. I don’t really have a choice as the mags have to go back. Sorting the wheat from the chaff will be the hard part I think.


JC Uknz 112/11/2012 08:55:12
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TNE ...If at this late stage you are still interested in ME articles I may be abl;e to help you.

Xerox copies with possibly a donation to our ME Club's library budget, will have to check with President.

PM to

Neophyte12/11/2012 10:03:44
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Hi JC Uknz 1,

Thanks for the offer.

I think that I now have all I need, excepting the required skill.

I have bought most of the relevant magazines, but better than that,I got a lot of help from upside down Ian Foster in OZ.

The Novice Engineer12/11/2012 21:30:34
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After buying some castings on E-bay ......that turned out to be for Rob Roy ....I bid on another lot that came with a set of drawings for Juliet and a bundle of cuttings of the original articles as a bonus a typed up copy of the articles !!

So I have all the information .... and a good collection of castings smiley. that will keep me occupied for a while.

JC Uknz 113/11/2012 20:01:21
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TNE .... Glad to hear you are set-up and rareing to go .... enjoy smiley

While I am currently engaged with Gauge One your thread had me dig out my paperwork where I thought of a 7.5" version of Tich ... so long as you have the equipment to handle the larger size I gather it is usually considered to be as easy if not easier to build bigger .... our club track can handle 2.5,3.5,5 and 7.5. but most are building for 7.5 I gather. Yet to build anything more than a simple oscylating thing that works myself.

I have to provide my own track for 1.75 frown

Lainchy28/02/2020 07:47:28
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Hi Novice Engineer. I know this is an old old thread now, but how did you get on with the build? Did you get started / finished? I'm just compiling information and have steel ready for the valve linkages.

vic francis08/04/2020 10:20:35
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Hi there sent you a pm, re Juilet updates...regards vic

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