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by John Donnelly
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 267
Views: 62621

Re: The Burford Branch

Noel wrote:In Windows 10/Edge, Martin's were inverted, Alan's are correct...


Same here in Safari on a MacBook.
by John Donnelly
Mon May 27, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 65
Views: 14027

Re: South Pelaw Junction

A look in to the, hopefully, not too distant future for the layout...

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John
by John Donnelly
Mon May 27, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 65
Views: 14027

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Thanks Mark, yes, they will need some form of finer adjustment. Your post has made me think that I could make girders as L girders out of ply.

John
by John Donnelly
Sun May 26, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 110
Views: 18779

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Thanks Allan,

Despite being fitted with OO wheels, the bogies are sprung so I'm hoping a wheel swap will be all that is needed.

John
by John Donnelly
Fri May 24, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 110
Views: 18779

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

davebradwell wrote:
Your wheels should just clip out to be replaced by clipping in the replacements. It might seem a bit brutal, though.


Thanks Dave, I had a quick look at the bogies and hoped it would be a simple wheel swap...
by John Donnelly
Fri May 24, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 110
Views: 18779

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Allan Goodwillie wrote:What a find John - and a time saver, looks great! :D
Allan :)


Cheers Allan, huge time saver, more time for all the track :mrgreen:
by John Donnelly
Fri May 24, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 110
Views: 18779

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Cheers Paul, I had considered a bogie swap for EM. As for the couplings here's a better shot:

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by John Donnelly
Fri May 24, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 110
Views: 18779

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

pete55 wrote:Nice one there John......EM wheels would be more use at the moment!!!!


I guess they would :mrgreen:

You've got till September though...
by John Donnelly
Fri May 24, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 110
Views: 18779

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Following a tip from the owner of my local model shop, Durham Trains of Stanley, I am now the very proud owner of these, a full rake of loaded Tyne Dock to Consett iron ore hoppers. Built from the Dave Bradwell kit, they are superbly built, painted and weathered (although I will do a bit more with t...
by John Donnelly
Thu May 23, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 65
Views: 14027

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Templot plan is down with a couple of trains for effect: http://southpelawjunction.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/IMG_1533.jpeg http://southpelawjunction.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/IMG_1534.jpeg http://southpelawjunction.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/IMG_1535.jpeg http://southpel...
by John Donnelly
Tue May 21, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 65
Views: 14027

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Where do the folding baseboard legs come from? B&Q I think, I bought them a few years ago. Screwfix, toolstation etc. Usualy about £25 https://www.toolstation.com/draper-adjustable-metal-trestle/p83483?store=T1&utm_source=googleshopping&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=googleshoppingfee...
by John Donnelly
Tue May 21, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 65
Views: 14027

Re: South Pelaw Junction

jon price wrote:Where do the folding baseboard legs come from?


B&Q I think, I bought them a few years ago.
by John Donnelly
Tue May 21, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 65
Views: 14027

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Horsetan wrote:
Mark Tatlow wrote:....The guys doing it in EM are also doing a great job of it!............


See current MRJ.

Maybe John could compare notes?


I'm now part of the South Pelaw EM group so have full access, even got a mention in the MRJ article :)
by John Donnelly
Mon May 20, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Show attacked
Replies: 33
Views: 2590

Re: Show attacked

grovenor-2685 wrote:Story hit the newspapers today.


Even got a mention on Good Morning Britain on ITV this morning.
by John Donnelly
Thu May 16, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 65
Views: 14027

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Boards are all done, 18' for the initial scenic section: http://southpelawjunction.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/IMG_1520.jpeg and another 12' that will, initially, be used as fiddle yards... http://southpelawjunction.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/IMG_1521.jpeg
by John Donnelly
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 65
Views: 14027

Re: South Pelaw Junction

One down, nine to go...

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by John Donnelly
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 65
Views: 14027

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Baseboard kits have arrived for stage 1 which will be 30' * 3'

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by John Donnelly
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Best tool for the job
Replies: 10
Views: 1089

Re: Best tool for the job

Thank you all for the suggestions.

John
by John Donnelly
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Best tool for the job
Replies: 10
Views: 1089

Re: Best tool for the job

Thanks again Philip. Now that I’m progressing from RTR conversions to etched kits, I suspect that there is a lot to learn.

John
by John Donnelly
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Best tool for the job
Replies: 10
Views: 1089

Re: Best tool for the job

Thanks Philip, don't have one but I can get access to a vertical drill.

John
by John Donnelly
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Best tool for the job
Replies: 10
Views: 1089

Best tool for the job

Apologies for what is no doubt a simple question but I have to increase the hole in the bearing below from 2mm to 3mm. Is the best tool a 3mm drill or a reamer to take the hole out to 3mm?

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by John Donnelly
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 2019 S4 North
Replies: 37
Views: 5996

Re: 2019 S4 North

Thanks to all for a cracking show yesterday. Loads to see, lots to talk about and the highlight, despite it being set 70 years to early for my normal interests, was Dewsbury with what have to be the best looking baseboards I've ever seen...

John
by John Donnelly
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 110
Views: 18779

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Hi Allan, One of the reasons I'm getting involved is that, with a 40' * 15' exhibition layout that is entirely dependent on MERG modules, there needs to be more than one person who knows that they are doing should something go wrong although we've been lucky on the two outings we've had so far. For ...
by John Donnelly
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 110
Views: 18779

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Allan Goodwillie wrote:Ha John!
you too! :o

Allan :)


So it seems :mrgreen: To be fair, I did volunteer for the job, I'm a software developer by profession but some of the MERG and JMRI stuff has me scratching my head for now...
by John Donnelly
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 110
Views: 18779

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Thanks again Allan. Yes, they are for the tip end of the colliery sidings and, as such, won't be required to move so there is no compensation. Just need to make up the chains for the couplings and they'll be done. As for the fencing, there is an awful lot of it, all the work of one man and still mor...

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