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Wheelwright update | Nicks workshop mutterings

Last time I was left pondering how to light the interior of the building and it was suggested that I could try a light tube up the chimney. That is what I have done. I inserted a plastic tube up into the chimney-actually the sleeve from a hyperdermic needle-behind the forge and then inserted a…
— Read on moorestonemodeller.wordpress.com/2019/08/16/wheelwright-update/

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Pug Conversion: ‘Bash’ the Boiler – Steve’s 009 and 09 Adventure

A ‘Pug Conversion’ is often called a ‘PugBash’. I guess it’s because you’ve got to ‘bash’ the original to get what you want 🙂 Well, I’ve bashed the boiler and saddle tank on the Hornby Pug. It was cut to length, considerably shorter than the original. I built up the height of the smokebox and…
— Read on 009adventure.blog/2019/08/01/pug-conversion-bash-the-boiler/

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Pug Conversion: Cylinder Covers – Steve’s 009 and 09 Adventure

The cylinders of the Rheneas chassis need to be bigger if the loco is to pass as a 7mm scale industrial loco. I had some 7.1mm (9/32″) diameter plastic tube in my ‘box of bits’. By chance, the internal diameter of the tube was a good match to the external diameter of the Rheneas cylinders…
— Read on 009adventure.blog/2019/07/28/pug-conversion-cylinder-covers/

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COUNCIL HOUSING CENTENARY EXHIBITION OPENS FRIDAY AUGUST 2nd — NEWS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE

Jean Wayman, who has been a council tenant for over 60 years and lives in Waddon (pictured), will be attending the exhibition launch event The past 100 years of council homes in the borough of Croydon will be celebrated next week at the launch of a month-long exhibition. The 1919 Housing Act heralded a huge […]

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