Love Lane, B.R. (E) c.1956

Discussion in 'S7 Group' started by eastsidepilot, 2 August 2012.

  1. Mudhen

    Mudhen Western Thunderer

    Love Lane is fictitious? You'll be telling me that Father Christmas doesn't exist next! :'(
  2. Stevesopwith

    Stevesopwith Western Thunderer

    "I wonder if Steve could elaborate on the masterpiece gate. I believe all the joins are real mortice and tenon joints? "

    Well, sort of. I set up my aging Unimat SL as a milling machine. I marked the positions of the horizontal bars on the uprights. These were held central to the drill axis in the machine vice. I then used a twist drill of a suitable diameter as a crude milling cutter, making several passes till it cut right through. Once all the slots (mortises? ) were done, the rounded ends were filed square with a 1mm square needle file... now £45 from Squires :eek:.

    The heavier section top and bottom rails were butt jointed, reinforced with brass wire pins.
  3. Boyblunder

    Boyblunder Member

    Steve Flint and Lave Lane Team.jpg It's official, February 2019 Railway Modeller includes a photo of Steve Flint awarding the trophy to the Love Lane team at Warley (some crew missing due to hunger). You will have to buy the magazine to read the article!
  4. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer


    My second appearance! Thanks Robin, I shall try and grab a copy.

  5. phileakins

    phileakins Western Thunderer

    OK, who's who ..
  6. Oz7mm

    Oz7mm Western Thunderer


    Bob Godden, John Birch (Oz7mm), Alex Fraser (John's grandson), Steve Flint (RM), Robin Impey (BoyBlunder), Peter Insole, Colin Dowling (eastsidepilot), Jonathan Bushell (Scale7JB)

    Missing (completely out to lunch) are Susie Frith, Jacqui Walford,Tim Humphreys (Mudhen), David Rayner (S-Club-7) & Rhod Turner

    Last edited: 11 January 2019
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  7. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    The air is a lot thinner up there, you know...

    I haven't seen the article yet, but I'm glad the L1 got featured, it's by far the most precious loco of the collection.

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  8. Peter Insole

    Peter Insole Western Thunderer

    The hair's a bit thinner down here too JB!

    Not that you could tell from the pic though?

  9. P A D

    P A D Western Thunderer

    Hi JB,
    I can understand your feelings towards the L1. It was an inspirational build and gave me something to aim for when I was building mine. Hopefully our paths will cross at some show or other, as it I'd love to see it in the flesh.
  10. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Oh the hair is definitely thinner up there too!!!

  11. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    I think there is a good chance of that Peter..

  12. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    Lack of barnet on the old loaf ? that's what a wooly titfer's for :))

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