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by Serjt-Dave
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Coach Rake Couplings
Replies: 11
Views: 824

Re: Coach Rake Couplings

Thanks Brian and Andrew, like Steve I was thinking about Kaydee's and he preempted my next question "what size"? The only issues I may have with them is I use S&W couplings which also uses a magnet to couple/uncouple, so will have to adjust the Kaydee's so not to be effected by the mag...
by Serjt-Dave
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Coach Rake Couplings
Replies: 11
Views: 824

Re: Coach Rake Couplings

Thanks guys. Bryan, will take a look at the Bill Bedford ones via MRJ. Jon and Gordon, I remember theses lost wax ones from many years ago but couldn't remember who made them. As the coaches are Bullied ones it will be the Buckeye versions needed. How I remember the difference the vac brake and heat...
by Serjt-Dave
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Coach Rake Couplings
Replies: 11
Views: 824

Coach Rake Couplings

Hi All, still ploughing through a 3 car Bullied set that I'm building. But now the time has come to think about the intermediate couplings between the coaches. They will remain as a permanent rake only having working couplings on the extreme ends of the set. I did buy some of David Bradwell's {Box} ...
by Serjt-Dave
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 10555

Re: Scaleforum 2018

Another great show. Spent to much money as usual, but hey you can't take it with you. Thanks to everyone who made it possible.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: A Frosty Finish
Replies: 13
Views: 887

Re: A Frosty Finish

The brake van didn't do too well in the stripping tank. Apart from the bits that fell off, one part {a lower step support} has gone AWOL. We have the technology to rebuild it, well a tube of superglue anyway.
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by Serjt-Dave
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Special exhibition at Pendon Museum
Replies: 6
Views: 997

Re: Special exhibition at Pendon Museum

Do you think they will allow me to run a GWR 800 set to bring it right up to date?

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: A Frosty Finish
Replies: 13
Views: 887

Re: A Frosty Finish

Him upstairs better keep his nose out of it. I don't interfere with his stuff and he should not interfere with mine. LOL. Remember Les I know where he lives. :D

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Balcombe testing
Replies: 16
Views: 1144

Re: Balcombe testing

Just when you think you've got a big one someone else pulls out an even bigger one. LOL. Excellent to see, great stuff. Who says you can't have big p4 layouts?

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: A Frosty Finish
Replies: 13
Views: 887

Re: A Frosty Finish

Hi Mark, sorry to see this. How did you manage to do it? I just hope I've not given out some sort of virus over the internet. LOL.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: A Frosty Finish
Replies: 13
Views: 887

Re: A Frosty Finish

Hi Phillip. Your right when you say that a varnish coat over powder does reduce their effect, I tend {or bad habit} to over weather things anyway so it works to my advantage. I've had this effect on matt black paint but never coloured paint. So I think it's a combination of bad paint and poor sprayi...
by Serjt-Dave
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: A Frosty Finish
Replies: 13
Views: 887

Re: A Frosty Finish

Hi Alan, I was using Precision/Phoenix Matt Varnish, even though it's a fairly new tin I did notice it was starting to gel a little. I stired for several minutes before mixing in the thinners {the correct one for this varnish}, so the varnish may have started to go off. Also coupled with the fact I ...
by Serjt-Dave
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: A Frosty Finish
Replies: 13
Views: 887

A Frosty Finish

Hi All. I put the final flat finish on these two vans and they turned white. It's the sort of effect that you get if you spray on a flat varnish onto matt black. After painting I glossed over each van then applied the decals, then another gloss coat then a matt finish. Weathered then both and then a...
by Serjt-Dave
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Berrington and Eye 1912
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Re: Berrington and Eye 1912

That looks great Peter. Any more pics please?

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: SR 8' Steam Bogie Images
Replies: 6
Views: 744

Re: SR 8' Steam Bogie Images

Finished rebuilding of the first bogie. It's a bit Frankensteinish and probably look a better from about a mile away. LOL. I'm cracking on finishing off it's sister for the other end of the coach. The other two sets of bogies for the other two coaches in the set are fresh ones which will be easier t...
by Serjt-Dave
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: BR CCT's
Replies: 14
Views: 1032

Re: BR CCT's

Found this image {all be it a modern image} of a preserved BR CCT showing the inside which almost conforms to the regs that Noel posted earlier in this thread. Only difference to what the regs stated is the floor colour. Regs state a slate grey colour where this has the floor the same colour as the ...
by Serjt-Dave
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: fabricating short wheelbase brakes
Replies: 14
Views: 1148

Re: fabricating short wheelbase brakes

Fire and lots of it. LOL.

Personally I would use brass components so that they can be made and soldered up off the wagon which will make mass producing easier.

Let us know how you get on.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: SR 8' Steam Bogie Images
Replies: 6
Views: 744

Re: SR 8' Steam Bogie Images

Thanks John for the cracking pictures of the bogie fame. I've just about finished rebuilding one of my bogies but have put in the opening for the dynamo belt. It's a shame the the AJ couple hole wasn't on the same side as I could have incorporated that as the cutout. I will now have to fill that in....
by Serjt-Dave
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: SR 8' Steam Bogie Images
Replies: 6
Views: 744

Re: SR 8' Steam Bogie Images

Hi Guys. Thanks for your help. Phillip. Alas I don't have access to a Hornby coach. My models are based on the Bachmann versions, so I had a look at an untouched one. These were not much help. They don't have any tie bars but they do show a lot of the pull rods and cams etc but as they are but burie...
by Serjt-Dave
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: SR 8' Steam Bogie Images
Replies: 6
Views: 744

SR 8' Steam Bogie Images

Hi All. This is a add on from my thread on Brake Rigging in the 'Members Lounge'. I'm finishing off a 3 car rake of Bullied coaches which i started some time back. I'm using Pendlenton/Mitchell bogies, which work fine but look a bit basic, so I wanted to upgrade them a bit hence my thread for brake ...
by Serjt-Dave
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: BR CCT's
Replies: 14
Views: 1032

Re: BR CCT's

Thanks All, and off I trot to the workshop {shed}and do a lot of spraying black then.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: BR CCT's
Replies: 14
Views: 1032

Re: BR CCT's

Just started painting this CCT and I just wanted check something. I've only painted the van sides in crimson and not the ends. Is this correct? The ends being black.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: BR CCT's
Replies: 14
Views: 1032

Re: BR CCT's

Thanks Noel. The CCT I'm building is to diagram 3031 which the were the BR versions of the SR vans. These were built in 51, so if the specs came in at about 49 I would then imagine the new spec would have been adhere to, especially as the outer body colour was Crimson. I plan to have it lightly weat...
by Serjt-Dave
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: BR CCT's
Replies: 14
Views: 1032

Re: BR CCT's

Thanks Steve. That was very helpful. It confirms what I was thinking anyway. The CCT I've built is the BR built version but other than being painted crimson I think they would have been painted as per the Southern. Looking at other images of 404, loved seeing the Guards periscope. Reminded me of whe...
by Serjt-Dave
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: BR CCT's
Replies: 14
Views: 1032

BR CCT's

Hi All. Does any one know what colour the interior a BR/SR CCT Van is? I know Bullied brake compartments were a light green, would this have applied to their CCT vans? This really only applies to the window bars as very little of the inside of the van is visible.

Thanks

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 196
Views: 14598

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Excellent work there Tony but i can't help but notice you've not been round to do my baseboards. LOL. I've been off the last couple of weeks on leave. My first week was spent converting my cellar in to my daughters new bedroom. This week was I meant to crack on with doing my baseboards. It was eithe...

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