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by IANATEXTON
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Mac Nee Point Levers/ SW Circular vol 12:7
Replies: 3
Views: 858

Re: Mac Nee Point Levers/ SW Circular vol 12:7

That's good. Glad you are sorted.
Hope the kits go together well.
Ian
by IANATEXTON
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Mac Nee Point Levers/ SW Circular vol 12:7
Replies: 3
Views: 858

Re: Mac Nee Point Levers/ SW Circular vol 12:7

I have a copy of South Western Circular vol 12.7.

I will dig it out tomorrow and scan the relevant pages. If you send me a PM then I will be able to email the scan to you.

Ian
by IANATEXTON
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: LSWR short horsebox, kit query
Replies: 6
Views: 751

Re: LSWR short horsebox, kit query

Hi Steve Here as promised is the drawing and some pictures from Gordon Weddell's definitive book on LSWR NCPS - volume 3. LSWR horsebox photos G Weddell.JPG LSWR Horsebox drawing G Weddell.JPG As I indicated, the dimples in the etched end represent the location of bolts which went through the framin...
by IANATEXTON
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: LSWR short horsebox, kit query
Replies: 6
Views: 751

Re: LSWR short horsebox, kit query

Steve, I have just had a look in my Weddell NCPS book. The vertical holes at the 'horse' end of the vehicle are the fixing points for the internal partitions between the three horse stalls. They are not present at the 'groom' end of the box, which features a vertical pipe between the vacuum pipe and...
by IANATEXTON
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109
Replies: 126
Views: 15337

Re: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109

The joys of striving for prototype accuracy! If there is any difference in the crankpin throw between the Stanier wheel set and the others, then when the coupling rods are horizontal the distance between the crankpins would be different from the distance between axle centres. As the coupling rods ar...
by IANATEXTON
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: 14.4mm dia wheels
Replies: 15
Views: 3561

Re: 14.4mm dia wheels

I too have used these wheels and would expect to do so again in the future as they seem to be of good quality and run true.

I would have thought that Brian might reasonably expect demand to continue at previous levels.

Ian
by IANATEXTON
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: GWR Bloater livery
Replies: 11
Views: 1271

Re: GWR Bloater livery

I don't think that it is quite as simple as Martin Goodall has suggested. Looking at the pictures of Brown vehicles in Jim Russell's Great Western Coaches Appendix Volume 2, there are some clear cases where a brown vehicle has black ends - for example N16 horse box 546, built in 1937, which has stee...
by IANATEXTON
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Motor Shorting
Replies: 32
Views: 3422

Re: Motor Shorting

Glad to hear that the loco is now working. What are you using for the drawbar between the loco and the tender? I have found that when using the American system you have to be careful to ensure that there are no shorts between the loco body, which will be live to one rail, and the tender body, which ...
by IANATEXTON
Mon May 04, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: David B
Topic: Delivering the Goods
Replies: 34
Views: 11178

Re: Delivering the Goods

Hi David Isn't the practical thing for the horseboxes to use LNWR coach lake, but to finish with a matt varnish? In other words, the same basic colour but with a flat rather than gloss or satin sheen. I doubt that there will be many people around who had seen the real thing and would be in a positio...
by IANATEXTON
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Coreless Motor Database
Replies: 15
Views: 2484

Re: Coreless Motor Database

Hi Chris,

It is a push button on the top of the controller.

Unfortunately it is not visible on either of the pictures that I posted.

Regards
Ian
by IANATEXTON
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Coreless Motor Database
Replies: 15
Views: 2484

Re: Coreless Motor Database

Chris My best controller for coreless motors is a Kent Panel Controls model KFS. This can be operated with feedback switch on, or switched off for coreless motors. I have locos fitted with the various sizes of motors previously available, including the 1219. Unfortunately these controllers are not a...
by IANATEXTON
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: Horse boxes and race meetings
Replies: 28
Views: 9335

Re: Horse boxes and race meetings

Further to my earlier post in this thread, I have now scanned part of a BR Western Region daily notice, which is titled "Advice of Horse Boxes etc passing on Sunday & Monday, May 9th and 10th". It is for the Exeter Division, and is from 1948. Exeter division Horse Box etc workings May ...
by IANATEXTON
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: Horse boxes and race meetings
Replies: 28
Views: 9335

Re: Horse boxes and race meetings

The Great Western published daily notices which covered horse box movements and other special traffic. These notices included instructions on whether the horse box was to be marshalled at the head or tail of the passenger train. The position seems to have been dictated by what would have been most c...
by IANATEXTON
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Finney 3500 Gallon Tender Brakes
Replies: 14
Views: 3398

Re: Finney 3500 Gallon Tender Brakes

Mark,
Thanks for this - very helpful, and lovely work.
I have several Finney tenders to build, so I am looking forward to the next part of the story, about springing.
Ian
by IANATEXTON
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 384
Views: 115992

Re: The Burford Branch

Martin
Good to see that you are getting your new railway room up and running.

Looking forward to seeing pictures of Burford installed in its new home.

And your pictures are the correct way up on my IPad.

Ian
by IANATEXTON
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: Components for RC
Replies: 6
Views: 1714

Re: Components for RC

Hello Dave

I agree - definitely of interest. Having all the information in one place would make it easier for those who are contemplating having a go. Understanding the likely cost, and availability of places to source the materials, would be very helpful.

Ian
by IANATEXTON
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 215
Views: 45110

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Well Google seems to have a range of images for the Venerable Bede.

This one from St Benet's Church, Kentish Town.

Ian
by IANATEXTON
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 215
Views: 45110

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Mike Thanks for showing us your technique for forming the continuous handrail - Great Western locos also have a single handrail. I agree that a single length of wire is preferable, but have on occasion resorted to splitting the rail at the central knob. It is very useful to see the diameters of the ...
by IANATEXTON
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Chris Wesson Cellulose Paints
Replies: 13
Views: 3226

Re: Chris Wesson Cellulose Paints

Thanks, Mike.
Very nice, and the colours look good to me.
Regards
Ian
by IANATEXTON
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Chris Wesson Cellulose Paints
Replies: 13
Views: 3226

Re: Chris Wesson Cellulose Paints

Mike

Thanks for the offer to post pictures of the finished results using the colours that you used - yes please!

Ian
by IANATEXTON
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Chris Wesson Cellulose Paints
Replies: 13
Views: 3226

Re: Chris Wesson Cellulose Paints

Mike

Thanks for the link. Do you have a record of what RAL numbers you ordered?

For example, RAL6020 is called Chromium Green, and looks as though it could be OK for BR loco green, but without a colour card it is difficult to be sure.

Ian
by IANATEXTON
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Ultrascale wheel sets
Replies: 5
Views: 1480

Re: Ultrascale wheel sets

As I recall, if you purchase a complete set of wheels for a 44xx from Ultrascale they come with bespoke axles, which are 1/8" diameter but turned down to a smaller diameter at the end to suit these particular driving wheels, which are unique to the 44xx. On the Utrascale web site you go into Pr...
by IANATEXTON
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 35th Uckfield Model Railway Exhibition - 19/20 October
Replies: 20
Views: 4012

Re: 35th Uckfield Model Railway Exhibition - 19/20 October

It is great to see my Lambourn layout coming out of retirement after such a long absence. I passed the layout on to Alan Ketley in 1988, and I knew that he exhibited it in the next year or so, but wasn't aware of what happened after that, until Jeff Day made contact with me last year to say that the...
by IANATEXTON
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 9F re-visited
Replies: 12
Views: 3267

Re: 9F re-visited

Dave Thanks for this post - allowing us to see another fine looking locomotive. It is good to know that you have got it working again. I often find that if I hit a problem with a project then I put it aside, sometimes for a considerable time. It takes courage to pick the project up and have another ...
by IANATEXTON
Sat May 11, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Carriage identity query
Replies: 17
Views: 3901

Re: Carriage identity query

John As promised here is a scan of a diagram C73 coach. It is amazing how frequently the GWR changed the design of its coaches. Previously on some batches there had been doors along the corridor side, opposite each of the compartment doors. In this design the doors were no longer present, but dropli...

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