[modeleng] Re: [modeleng] Re: [modeleng] Re: [modeleng] Re: [modeleng] Re: [modeleng] RE: [modeleng] 3½ versus 5

David,

Thankyou for this.  It is encouraging when someone who has built a loco can 
recommend it.

I have read a good few of LBSC's Words & Music, e.g. Molly, Doris, Netta, 
Maisie.  He is very readable and particularly interesting when he deals with 
practical ways of making things, e.g. taper collets.

I have seen a few Maisies running, and they are impressive.  We had a talk 
earlier this month at the Canvey club, on LBSC and his Locomotives, and the 
speaker reckoned that there wasn't a club without a Maisie!

Best wishes,

Jem
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Everett" <deverett2003@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <modeleng@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2005 9:44 PM
Subject: [modeleng] Re: [modeleng] Re: [modeleng] Re: [modeleng] Re: 
[modeleng] RE: [modeleng] 3½ versus 5


> Jem
>
> Although I am an advocate of larger gauges, Maisie was my first loco.
>
> I decided on that design before joining the local society because of the 
> original words and music
> that I managed to get hold of, even though it was out of print at the time 
> and also because there
> was a full size version up at York, albeit in those days not on public 
> view and I had to get
> special permission to go across the road and photograph it.
>
> Fun started when trying to make some of the scale fittings fit LBSC's 
> drawings.  You will have
> that problem with any of his locos if you want to get anywhere near 'true' 
> scale.  The basic
> designs of LBSC will work even if left as is - that's the beauty of them.
>
> It was, as Alan said, a good workhorse and relatively easy for a novice to 
> make up.
>
> Regards
>
> Dave
> Saudi-Arabia-On-Sea
>
>
>
>
> --- Jem Harrison <Jem.Harrison@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>> Alan,
>>
>> I have been impressed by  Maisies I have seen in steam.  Although 
>> Atlantics
>> do not appeal to me, I can see why this has been such a succesful model
>> engineering design: LBSC's practical approach (Inspector Meticulious has 
>> to
>> play second fiddle to Curly Gottowork); a big boiler with plenty of 
>> steaming
>> capacity; a wide firebox to overcome the confines of 3½-inch mainframes 
>> and
>> maximise heat production; a Spartan cab that facilitates access to the
>> controls.
>>
>> I have read the book.  Maisie has to be up there with Doris as a design 
>> for
>> serious consideration.
>>
>> Best wishes,
>>
>> Jem
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "alan Stepney" <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <modeleng@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2005 12:20 PM
>> Subject: [modeleng] Re: [modeleng] Re: [modeleng] RE: [modeleng] 3½ 
>> versus 5
>>
>>
>> > If you are considering a loco of that size and scale, you might also 
>> > consider Maisie.
>> > A very easy loco to build, and amazingly powerful for its size.
>> > Also, like the original, very easy to drive. Just shove in coal and 
>> > water
>> > and it will keep going for ages.
>> > Alan
>> >
>> > ----- Original Message ----- 
>> > From: "Jem Harrison" <Jem.Harrison@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> > To: <modeleng@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> > Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2005 11:00 AM
>> > Subject: [modeleng] Re: [modeleng] RE: [modeleng] 3½ versus 5
>> >
>> >
>> > Thanks Pendragon,
>> >
>> > Doris is near the top of my list of possibilities.
>> >
>> > Best wishes,
>> >
>> > Jem
>> >
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