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Re: Agnes.... 1/16 Scale Pollit & Wigzell Tandem Compound Condensing Engine.
« Reply #165 on: December 07, 2017, 01:36:16 AM »
The floor work looks great Phil. The engine ain't half bad either !!

Bill
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Re: Agnes.... 1/16 Scale Pollit & Wigzell Tandem Compound Condensing Engine.
« Reply #166 on: December 07, 2017, 06:32:37 AM »
Congratulations Phil.  Well deserved.

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Re: Agnes.... 1/16 Scale Pollit & Wigzell Tandem Compound Condensing Engine.
« Reply #167 on: December 07, 2017, 08:38:27 AM »
I spent great moment reading this thread from the first post, thanks to share, and congratulations !
Nice workshop and tooling too, and first class skills to master each step.

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Re: Agnes.... 1/16 Scale Pollit & Wigzell Tandem Compound Condensing Engine.
« Reply #168 on: December 07, 2017, 08:55:25 AM »
That's coming along really well Phil. The boards add a real dimension and look superb . Congrats on the win - that cup looks like it's seen a few recipients over the years.

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Re: Agnes.... 1/16 Scale Pollit & Wigzell Tandem Compound Condensing Engine.
« Reply #169 on: December 07, 2017, 01:13:31 PM »
Hi Ramon

The smaller cup was for best model in the "general engineering" class.

That big cup is for best "unfinished model", I have won it twice now but you are not allowed to win it on consecutive years.
The worry is that at my speed of output I could possibly be in danger of winning it a few more times before this one is finished  :old:

I have had a few traumatic events to deal with lately, so I am afraid workshop activities have been even less than my usual slow pace.  :(
Maybe when I retire in 4 years time things will get done quicker, I am not betting on it though.

Phil


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Re: Agnes.... 1/16 Scale Pollit & Wigzell Tandem Compound Condensing Engine.
« Reply #170 on: February 25, 2018, 06:47:05 PM »
Just in case anyone is wondering why they haven't seen any updates on Agnes recently. It's because I have been otherwise occupied with my new toy.

AKA Desmond the Morris.



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Re: Agnes.... 1/16 Scale Pollit & Wigzell Tandem Compound Condensing Engine.
« Reply #171 on: February 25, 2018, 08:28:31 PM »
Just in case anyone is wondering why they haven't seen any updates on Agnes recently. It's because I have been otherwise occupied with my new toy.

AKA Desmond the Morris.



Phil
Great looking car! Great condition. What year is it?

Though, I thought Desmond was a tutu, not a car....  :thinking:

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Re: Agnes.... 1/16 Scale Pollit & Wigzell Tandem Compound Condensing Engine.
« Reply #172 on: February 25, 2018, 10:32:20 PM »
Desmond was born in 1969 and has been fully restored including a new Ash wood frame.
He also has a few upgrades including servo disc brakes, telescopic shock absorbers and an alternator etc.

My wife is an animal lover and wanted to call him Johnny, after Johnny Morris who used to be a TV presenter.  :o
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Morris

I could not bring myself to call him Johnny, so accepted Desmond as second choice.  :-\
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmond_Morris

Phil

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Re: Agnes.... 1/16 Scale Pollit & Wigzell Tandem Compound Condensing Engine.
« Reply #173 on: February 25, 2018, 10:45:48 PM »
Ah Phil - so you've got yourself a 'half timbered car'  :D

That's not my phrase but one 'Edna Everidge' to her long suffering friend Madge  - "Oh look Madge there's a half timbered car - isn't that quaint ? "

I once had a bright green Austin A55 Cambridge - 'Sean the Leprecaun'. Last car was 'Zipper' this ones 'Ziggy'.

Time you paid that girl Agnes some attention though ;)

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Re: Agnes.... 1/16 Scale Pollit & Wigzell Tandem Compound Condensing Engine.
« Reply #174 on: February 26, 2018, 05:35:55 AM »
Very nice Phil  :)

Are you going to take up pipe smoking and wearing driving gloves for the authentic look  ;)

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Re: Agnes.... 1/16 Scale Pollit & Wigzell Tandem Compound Condensing Engine.
« Reply #175 on: April 23, 2018, 12:05:40 PM »
Looks great!! As a descendant of the pollits, my great grandfather was John Pollit, its great to see people building models of the surviving engines :)

Chris