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Post  rufuskins on Mon 10 Apr 2017, 7:25 pm

TSM and MSTS/OR will definitely take a back seat, after our appointment with the oncologist at North Manchester.

Ilma has been diagnosed with secondary cancer in several areas including a "nasty" one on her head, with the overall prognosis not being good. She will need some serious chemo therapy and hence my wife and life must take first place!

I shall look in most days but . . .


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Post  slipperman12 on Mon 10 Apr 2017, 7:55 pm

Hi Alec,
Sorry to hear your news. The doctors can do marvellous things these days, so please don't lose hope.

My best wishes to Ilma, and yourself ... and we'll see you around Smile

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Post  ShortNorth on Tue 11 Apr 2017, 3:58 am

Hi Alec,

That is really disturbing news - Von and I will be thinking of you two constantly. Von's mobility problems pale into insignificance in comparison with what Alma in facing.

Don't worry about trying to keep up with the Train Simming authoring - you've done more than enough for us to keep going with the LNWR / LYR pre-group theme.

Just concentrate on your wife and family, they are the most precious possessions that we have.

Will keep in touch from time to time by email.

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Post  rufuskins on Tue 11 Apr 2017, 10:29 am

Thanks for the kind wishes, and Ilma and I are very grateful for these. Please keep me in the loop for the route progress as this being relatively local is of great interest.


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Post  StephenRWells on Tue 11 Apr 2017, 12:36 pm

Hi Alec,

Penny and I are so sorry to hear Ilma's news. We'll be thinking of you at this difficult time.

You have produced so much for MSTS over the years for which we are all grateful. Now is the time to put MSTS on the backburner and concentrate on you family.

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Post  rufuskins on Tue 11 Apr 2017, 10:33 pm

Stephen, thank you for your kind thoughts.


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Post  ShortNorth on Wed 12 Apr 2017, 12:36 am

Hi Alec,

Face Palm !!! It is Ilma not Alma.

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Post  RIGFindlay on Thu 13 Apr 2017, 2:59 pm

Hello Alec,

So very sorry that you and Ilma are going through such a sad and difficult time. I am sure you will find enough strength to look after Ilma and comfort her as much as you can. The LYR and LNWR have done very well from your work, and they can rest awhile.

With kind regards and best wishes from

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Post  rufuskins on Mon 17 Apr 2017, 7:41 pm

Between the daily household chores I've managed to complete a corridor coach, namely Diagram 318. This is a 50' x 8'6" cove roof corridor brake third (BTK). This was converted from Cot Coach No. 2 from the Naval Ambulance Train No. 6, which was used during the First World War. The layout is correct but some of the other detail is a best guess by myself!

I'll try a Diagram 319 next, which was converted from Cot Coach No. 1 from the Naval Ambulance Train No. 6 .


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Post  rufuskins on Mon 24 Apr 2017, 9:53 pm

Completed Diagram 319, and nearly sorted my best guess for the side textures to Diagram 214 (50ft x 9ft BCK Cove Roof). Once this is finished I can do Diagram 215, which is also a BCK based on Diagram 214 with one of the 3rd class compartments used for typing! Will need to create a table and chair and typewriter!


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Post  rufuskins on Fri 28 Apr 2017, 10:50 am

Minimal work done over the last week as Ilma has not been too good, and had to spend a night in hospital. Radio therapy has started and a new pain relief scheme prescribed which seems to be doing the trick.
It was good to see Brian's work on his Huddersfield route, and perhaps I can start to make a little bit of time to finish 214 and 215, and also some LYR coaches for the route.


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Post  rufuskins on Wed 24 May 2017, 1:35 pm

Been trying my hand at TSM work on the LNWR carriages, although this has been sporadic. I'm having to re-visit the 50 x 8ft Arc roof corridor coaches as the internal layouts weren't quite right. Having sorted the apparent SFM error - see HERE - I'll slowly work my way through them.


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Post  rufuskins on Wed 07 Jun 2017, 9:18 am

I've nearly finished the revisions to the 50 x 8ft Arc-roof Corridor carriages - I have just two to finish. I shall then look at the other LNWR corridor stock that I thought that I had finished to see whether they need revising? The main error was that I had the corridor on the wrong side!


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Post  rufuskins on Sat 17 Jun 2017, 10:15 am

I have now finished the amendments to the 50 x 8 ft Arc corridor carriages, and all I need to do now is check the passenger views - almost certainly wrong as I have had to move the corridor! I have finished checking the 50 x 8ft6 Cove corridors but they were correct except for a missing alpha definition. The 50 x 9ft Cove corridor coaches are currently being corrected.
These along with the LYR carriage that I'm working on - partitions, roof vents, lighting(?), door vents, bogies and other chassis details all need to be worked up - have to fit in with my nursing/caring duties. As I never know when Ilma will have good or bad days it is difficult to plan a schedule! However I still like to look at the forums - TSSH, UKTS and Trainsim - to see what might be going on.


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Post  rufuskins on Sun 25 Jun 2017, 9:27 am

At long last I have finished the corrections to D214 and D215 - 50 x 9ft Cove Corridor - and they are now in the folder for passenger view checking. I am now creating the 50 x 9ft Elliptical corridor coach - Diagram 267 - some of which had the top light style. Everything takes so much longer now for obvious reasons, but hopefully all of these 50ft carriages will be finished by the end of the month?


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Post  rufuskins on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 11:09 pm

All 50ft long corridor coaches - 13 different diagrams - are complete except for passenger views. I'll try and create some screen shots in the next day or two. I've now started on 52ft 6in corridor coaches - 9 different diagrams with 3 different widths, but all with an elliptical roof.


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Post  rufuskins on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 8:14 pm

. . . er maybe not! I've just realised that I've made a pig's ear of the top-light elliptical roof sides for both the 50ft and 52ft 6in corridor coaches! Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed

I've re-started Diagram 267 today. This has come about as I had a good part of today to myself as Ilma was at the day hospice. This seems to do her some good and such good days are always welcome!


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Post  rufuskins on Thu 13 Jul 2017, 7:28 pm

At long last I've managed to complete the first 52ft 6in carriage. This is a D137, which is a 8ft 6in wide corridor composite and was the only diagram built to this length and width.

I shall now move onto 52ft 6in x 9ft wide carriages some of which had recessed doors! These were used on the Newcastle service.


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Post  rufuskins on Sun 16 Jul 2017, 9:52 am

A little more information on the 52ft 6in carriages with recessed doors. These were used in the Liverpool-Newcastle sets and comprised Diagrams 96A (FK), 266A (TK), 315A (BTK) and 316A (BTK) in two six car formation D315A+D96A+D266A+D266A+D266A+D316A. Presumably at some point on the route there must have been limited clearance? (I remember when working in Newcastle in the mid to late 1970s I used to travel to Manchester on the equivalent service pulled by a Class 46.) These sets should therefore be relevant for Brian's Huddersfield route. I also believe that at some later stage in their life they were marshalled in one of the Maryport-Carlisle "narrow sets".


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Post  rufuskins on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 8:41 pm

I wandered lonely as a cloud in the TSSH forums!

Anyway here's a screenshot of Diagram 136 - 52ft 6in x 9ft wide corridor composite (CK) - being my latest LNWR corridor coach.



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Post  Jonathan David on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 10:19 pm

They are really looking good.
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Post  RIGFindlay on Wed 19 Jul 2017, 5:03 pm

Agreed. Roderic

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Post  rufuskins on Thu 20 Jul 2017, 10:43 pm

Thank you both for your kind comments. They are very much appreciated.


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Post  rufuskins on Mon 31 Jul 2017, 12:27 pm

Today at long last I've finished some 52ft 6in x 9ft Toplight carriages, and I hope to get to grips with those with recessed doors. This means that I'll need to redo some of the standard items!


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Post  rufuskins on Mon 31 Jul 2017, 12:41 pm

Forgot to add a picture, and in creating it saw a texture error!



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Post  rufuskins on Mon 31 Jul 2017, 8:38 pm

Correction made, and recessed door stock started. Tried to be clever but in the end had to completely restart the sides!


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Post  ShortNorth on Tue 01 Aug 2017, 1:47 am

G'day Alec,

Those 52ftrs are looking good !

There can't be many LNWR coaches left that you haven't built Very Happy

Can't wait to run them on Huddersfield.

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Post  rufuskins on Tue 01 Aug 2017, 10:57 am

ShortNorth wrote:
There can't be many LNWR coaches left that you haven't built Very Happy

There's still a fair few to do yet, and they comprise the following corridor stock

4 No 52ft 6in x 9ft (Recessed Doors)
9 No 57ft x 8ft 6in
33 No 57ft x 9ft

In addition there are a number of full brakes that need to be re-visited as well as looking at the diners and sleepers. I might even consider attempting the LNWR Royal Train. Finally there were still some of the early 32ft coaches running! However time still remains short these days, but this work does act as a good distraction!

Hope your eyes are now something like?


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Post  rufuskins on Wed 02 Aug 2017, 7:46 pm

Here's my starter for 10 for the recessed door stock - Diagram D96A (FK) - and I hope to complete the equivalent TK in the next few days.


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