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by Porcy Mane
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 21906

Re: Scaleforum 2019

RichardS wrote:May I therefore propose a head band.


I do believe this has already been trialled by one of the Northern area groups but it was deemed to be unsuccessful.

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by Porcy Mane
Sat May 25, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 6423

Re: RAILEX 2019

Did Railex a number of years ago with the layout 'Alloa', a great time was had by all Wasn't that were we caught you having a nap behind the layout. I seem to remember us of the Triumvirate Old Timers had been up all night as Aylesbury was hosting a live music festival so we just felt duty bound to...
by Porcy Mane
Fri May 24, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 117
Views: 20511

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: Yep, they look like the old Bill Bedford etches. Sorry to disappoint but castings come in sets and etches come in sheets so you can't pick which bits you want unless you can find someone to take those left...
by Porcy Mane
Fri May 24, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 117
Views: 20511

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Looks like the couplings may be the Bill Bedford Screw Link etch Etch (NLA?) with the additional pipework added. Just been talking to Mr Becareful and he thinks it may be the rake of Iron Ore hoppers that used to stand on Birtley Clubs Ravensworth layout. Once you get the wheels changed to P4 if you...
by Porcy Mane
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Exactoscale Transfer Box - 4GB 112A
Replies: 2
Views: 866

Re: Exactoscale Transfer Box - 4GB 112A

Any help?

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by Porcy Mane
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Any Wheel and size!
Replies: 79
Views: 10599

Re: Any Wheel and size!

9F wheels. Drawing of the front wheels. Sorry about the quality. 9F-Drwgs-008.jpg 92220 intermediate front driver showing different centre boss. EveStar55Flange© PwD2014.jpg 92220 centre & rear Intermediate axles. EveStar55Flange© PwD2018.jpg With apologies to those that have seen the images bef...
by Porcy Mane
Sun May 20, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby J94
Replies: 18
Views: 3148

Re: Hornby J94

The copy of Hunslet GA I have, the plan view shows the crank axle, with the R.H big end fully exposed (TDC) the LH big end is trailing at the three o clock position. The Vulcan foundry drawing shows the same but strangely in the front elevation both coupling rods are shown at the six o clock positio...
by Porcy Mane
Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Tank Wagon Vac Brake Plumbing: Advice Please
Replies: 2
Views: 766

Re: Tank Wagon Vac Brake Plumbing: Advice Please

Vacuum cylinders are connected to the vacuum pipe using flexible piping via a direct admission valve. You may find the pictures in this link helpful The original connecting pipes in this instance being replaced with the clear automotive type tubing. http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/...
by Porcy Mane
Fri May 19, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 117
Views: 20511

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

You've been quiet for a while John. All OK? Just to add to your minerals wagon debate, this phot has just appeared ont interweb. Two Morton four shoe retro vac fitted 9ft w/b 16tonners, one with tiebar, one without. The nearest to camera with the "Coal16 VB" branding. https://flic.kr/p/THh...
by Porcy Mane
Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Motive power for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 39
Views: 9376

Re: Motive power for South Pelaw Junction

James, Springing the centre axle is relatively simple as Hornby has done most of the work for us. I suspect their designers wanted to follow Bachmanns lead but decided not to include the springing on the production runs. The springs are even shown on Hornby's maintenance sheets. (Attached) Adding th...
by Porcy Mane
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Pelton Level
Replies: 89
Views: 24824

Re: Pelton Level

[img] I've also modified some Parkside chassis using Dave Bradwell springing plates. The Parkside underframes lend themselves to springing because they have separate axle boxes, making it easy to elongate the holes for the bearings to produce a vertical slot. David I've used some Dave Bradwell sprin...
by Porcy Mane
Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Peckett saddle tank
Replies: 30
Views: 6687

Re: Hornby Peckett saddle tank

pete55 wrote:Prodding my Peckett cylinder stretcher moulding with a scalpel point says they are plastic....much easier to deal with than a metal casting.


The tongue test is far more reliable Pete. Cold = metal, warm = plastic. A bit more messy though.

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by Porcy Mane
Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Peckett saddle tank
Replies: 30
Views: 6687

Re: Hornby Peckett saddle tank

Definitely 2mm. (At least mine are)

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index. ... try2551112

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by Porcy Mane
Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Heljan 05 Shunter to P4?
Replies: 5
Views: 2182

Re: Heljan 05 Shunter to P4?

Thanks John, Nowt like being dropped in it at Christmas. :-P Coincidence you should have mentioned this John. "The boys", over the last few week have been reminding me that the 05 is virtually complete and I should get it finished. I've still got one wheel to convert and that was going to ...
by Porcy Mane
Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Pelton Level
Replies: 89
Views: 24824

Re: Pelton Level

[b] [/b]Parts of the Waldridge incline (off the right of the layout) can still be followed today but the site of Pelton Level shed has well and truly disappeared in the golf course. John We may have spoke about this before. The big tree that stood directly behind the locoshed still survives. Pelton...
by Porcy Mane
Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Pelton Level
Replies: 89
Views: 24824

Re: Pelton Level

are you there all weekend?


Health, weather and good mates... permitting.

I'll be confusing myself in my usual spot.

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by Porcy Mane
Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:28 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Pelton Level
Replies: 89
Views: 24824

Re: Pelton Level

Hello John Your posting has prompted me to de lurk and pass a few comments. Hope you don't mind If you're going down the steam route as well as Diesel you could also add J21 an J25's to the loco roster as these regularly worked up the Waldridge incline on weekends or if the rope (cable) was being ch...

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