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by Bellerophon
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann B1
Replies: 100
Views: 7393

Re: Bachmann B1

That is brilliant and definitely inspiring, thank you. Looking forward to the paint job.
by Bellerophon
Thu May 21, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Another B1 chassis
Replies: 7
Views: 568

Re: Another B1 chassis

I thought I’d prepare the bogie and tender chassis while waiting for the Ultrascale order. I have a couple of simple questions. Please forgive the naivety. 1. Which of the two screws in the picture do I fit at the front of the chassis for the bogie? It says fit long but the one on the right seems a ...
by Bellerophon
Tue May 19, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Another B1 chassis
Replies: 7
Views: 568

Re: Another B1 chassis

Thanks again, Dave. You've probably saved me from messing up even more (I'm sure there's bigger messes to come but the experience will be worth it, I hope!). In the meantime I'll do the Ultrascale order. So it might be a while before I pester you again.
by Bellerophon
Tue May 19, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Another B1 chassis
Replies: 7
Views: 568

Re: Another B1 chassis

Thanks Dave, I tried both types but I'll re-check with the short ones before moving on.
by Bellerophon
Mon May 18, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Another B1 chassis
Replies: 7
Views: 568

Another B1 chassis

Inspired and learning a lot from David Barham’s superb progress on his Dave Bradwell B1 chassis; I thought I’d also start a thread so I could get some advice and make progress my B1 chassis, without interrupting David’s thread. I’ve already received excellent help from Dave but I’m sure he’ll chip i...
by Bellerophon
Mon May 11, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Signalling for Tingley Common
Replies: 40
Views: 5243

Re: Signalling for Tingley Common

They look a little better on the layout. Not perfect but it keeps me busy.
by Bellerophon
Mon May 11, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: My plank so far...
Replies: 4
Views: 1867

Re: My plank so far...

Made a bit more progress. This was at the beginning of lockdown when I was allowed to test run the SLW class 24.
by Bellerophon
Mon May 11, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann B1
Replies: 100
Views: 7393

Re: Bachmann B1

Thank you David (and Dave) for this thread. It has given me the push I needed to get going again with my B1. Next step is the horn blocks and guides. The bit I've been putting off, so it's time to pull my finger out. 61208 was built by a friend which I'm using for reference.

Thanks
Howard
by Bellerophon
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Signalling for Tingley Common
Replies: 40
Views: 5243

Re: Signalling for Tingley Common

Thanks everyone. I'll try the following and some Vallejo and see how that goes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHQYXAPIxl0
by Bellerophon
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Signalling for Tingley Common
Replies: 40
Views: 5243

Re: Signalling for Tingley Common

Right way round now and surprisingly they work. That's a small step for a finescale modeller but it's a ruddy great leap for me! I've tried in vain to add coloured lenses to the spectacles. Any suggestions? IMG_0858a.jpg Somehow the picture goes upside down when I post on the forum. (hopefully corre...
by Bellerophon
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Signalling for Tingley Common
Replies: 40
Views: 5243

Re: Signalling for Tingley Common

I'm learning a great deal here. If I were to build again I would definitely use a single slip on the crossover but as it was my first effort I didn't want a turnout straddling a baseboard joint. I now have an exctoscale single slip in my gloat box ready to build for another time. Swapping the signal...
by Bellerophon
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Signalling for Tingley Common
Replies: 40
Views: 5243

Re: Signalling for Tingley Common

Thanks Noel. That helps a great deal. I'm amazed how complicated/intricate signalling in reality is, unlike the simple explanations you get in some modelling books. I'll re-check my small collection of GNR signal pictures. Something as simple as signal arms I've never seen mentioned in books or perh...
by Bellerophon
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Signalling for Tingley Common
Replies: 40
Views: 5243

Re: Signalling for Tingley Common

Does this help a bit?
by Bellerophon
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Signalling for Tingley Common
Replies: 40
Views: 5243

Re: Signalling for Tingley Common

Many thanks Noel. The photo is correct so that's probably my first mistake..(b....r). The diagram is the best I could do with my computer skills but I can try and add some numbers. Thanks, Howard.
by Bellerophon
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Signalling for Tingley Common
Replies: 40
Views: 5243

Signalling for Tingley Common

A friend of mine has given me suggestions for signalling arrangements on my layout. I didn't want anything over complicated as my knowledge is limited but I wanted something fairly plausible. As signal building is now in progress (as can be seen) I wondered if anyone could check out the suggested pl...
by Bellerophon
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: My plank so far...
Replies: 4
Views: 1867

My plank so far...

If only to prove to myself that I have made some progress over the last couple of years! My first effort in P4 but still a long way to go. It's all wired up for analogue but I bought an NCE Powercab and have so far chipped two locos. Probably going to be a steep learning curve. Fiddleyards/cassette ...

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