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by Penrhos1920
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Phoenix Paints
Replies: 26
Views: 2519

Re: Phoenix Paints

I’ve had 2 orders of Sharman wheels in the last 10 days. Both times I’ve only paid £7 for postage, but each time it kept trying to up the price. It seems to forget what you selected on the previous page, but can be reset.
by Penrhos1920
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Which 3-link coupling? Please show your favourites
Replies: 21
Views: 1675

Re: Which 3-link coupling? Please show your favourites

Hi Richard Last time we met, I seem to recall we had some discussion about this. I currently use Masokit hooks, double thickness with the hook shaped a little with a file, together with Smiths links - either 3 link or instanter. This seems to provide a good compromise. Fitting the links to the hook...
by Penrhos1920
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Which 3-link coupling? Please show your favourites
Replies: 21
Views: 1675

Re: Which 3-link coupling? Please show your favourites

Philip, those Ambis/Brassmasters hooks look better than Smiths. I need to have a look out for some of the Brassmasters links.
by Penrhos1920
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Which 3-link coupling? Please show your favourites
Replies: 21
Views: 1675

Which 3-link coupling? Please show your favourites

I have over 70 pre-grouping wagons that are complete all but couplings. I also have a EU butter-mountain of Smiths couplings. But I’m thinking that they are just too big; even though I’ve already got them on a lot of my stock. So I’m looking for something finer. Not too small that I’ll struggle to c...
by Penrhos1920
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Material Stand
Replies: 43
Views: 3513

Re: EBMA Material Stand

Going back to option 2. Can it have 6 drawers then I’d store my plastikard off-cuts by thickness? you could even etch them 10,15,20,30,40,60
by Penrhos1920
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Pull the Other One!
Replies: 24
Views: 1977

Re: Pull the Other One!

ChrisMitchell wrote:Looks really good Dave

A 10 lever frame is next on my lockdown activities. Any tips and tricks to help me on my way?

Regards, Chris



Only 10 levers? Are you building the Origami frame in sections?
by Penrhos1920
Fri May 22, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Andy W
Topic: GWR query
Replies: 18
Views: 1703

Re: GWR query

Try here for illustrated examples:

http://penrhos.me.uk/Liveries2.shtml

Best viewed on a UHD monitor, but an iPad will do!
by Penrhos1920
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 14148

Re: Scaleforum 2020

We only talking about this last night. In my mind model Railway Exhibitions are in the same category as going out to pubs, restaurants and the cinema. There is no way that I can see them reopening this year. The problem will be that there will an insufficient number of us who will be immune to CV19 ...
by Penrhos1920
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: andrewnummelin
Topic: Little & Large - The Socially-Distanced Challenge
Replies: 23
Views: 4064

Re: Little & Large - The Socially-Distanced Challenge

Cambrian do the axleboxes on their GWR bogies, the last proprietor sold them separately. Rhymney Models also offer them as castings.
by Penrhos1920
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 6758

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread

Whilst I currently have over 100 unfinished projects around the workbench. Also have at least twice that number of ‘to start’ projects sitting in draws. One of them is a David Geen milk tank kit which was bought specifically to be built as ADW2592 which used to hangout at Liverpool St station whilst...
by Penrhos1920
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Wizard of the Moor
Topic: 51L Iron Ore Hoppers
Replies: 30
Views: 3595

Re: 51L Iron Ore Hoppers

James your workbench looks far too clean and tidy
by Penrhos1920
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 301
Views: 74241

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Where's the like button?

What's the maximum size you can do?
by Penrhos1920
Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Help on Radius's
Replies: 34
Views: 6985

Re: Help on Radius's

Noel wrote:
Penrhos1920 wrote: We found out that a 37 diesel will pull wagons off the track on a 4' radius if using prototypical couplings.


Etched links, by any chance?


Smiths couplings, so not etched I think
by Penrhos1920
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Help on Radius's
Replies: 34
Views: 6985

Re: Help on Radius's

Not only must your stock be built to run around your curves, you also need to consider coupling choices. We found out that a 37 diesel will pull wagons off the track on a 4' radius if using prototypical couplings. Use AJs or Hornby couplings and it's fine.
by Penrhos1920
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Locomotive and Coach Suspension Queries and advice
Replies: 11
Views: 3303

Re: Locomotive and Coach Suspension Queries and advice

It really depends on the model you're starting with. Some diesels are a nightmare, Bachmann 37, 66 K 47. Others are ok. With rtf coaches I find about 1 in 10 bogies just won't convert and need to be replaced with a sprung bogie. Even though they are all made in the same mould some end up with axles ...
by Penrhos1920
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Gt. Jackson St.
Replies: 40
Views: 10761

Re: Gt. Jackson St.

Alan Turner wrote:Check out LED Lighthouse: https://www.led-lighthouse.co.uk/

A bit more expensive perhaps than eBay but delivery is quicker and the range is greater. Have a look at "Neutral White". That's what we use on Ellerton Road.

regards

Alan

Do you mean 'natural white'?
by Penrhos1920
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2017
Replies: 129
Views: 27968

Re: Scaleforum 2017

I think Rob Ward award would prefer you to use his correct name and note that Danby is firmly Norse Eastern.
by Penrhos1920
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 301
Views: 74241

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Progress on the 4mm Furness E1 is going well, if not a little slowly. Trying more chassis experiments too, currently modifying one of my fixed axle prints to accept AG hornblocks. Will be interesting to see how it turns out. Is that the whole AG hornblock including guides, or just the block running...
by Penrhos1920
Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Digest 62, bridges and viaducts
Replies: 1
Views: 1483

Digest 62, bridges and viaducts

Looking at figure 8 of digest 62 there is one dimension missing in the bottom half section. What is the normal depth of ballast under the sleepers to the inside top of the brick arch? I'm also wondering if early bridges and viaducts had lower parapet walls then the 4'6" shown. I think some were...
by Penrhos1920
Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Pretty Maids....
Replies: 0
Views: 1026

Pretty Maids....

Peter,

Could you please answer 2 questions:

1). What diagrams did you manage to make? I can see D15, E19, E58 or E59 & K11

2). What are the dimensions of your end handrail jig?

Thanks
by Penrhos1920
Sun May 07, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Thoughts on Motors
Replies: 74
Views: 22842

Re: Thoughts on Motors

Dragon Models have announced a range of Mashima replacements.
by Penrhos1920
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: PC Methfix transfers
Replies: 4
Views: 1593

Re: PC Methfix transfers

Have you tried the meths/water mix on the paint without transfers?
by Penrhos1920
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Penhafod Upper - 1978
Replies: 57
Views: 14917

Re: Penhafod Upper - 1978

I already have a TVR autocoach kit (one of the matchboard sided variety that used to run the Ynysybwl branch) Just for the record, ex-TVR autotrailers were all fully panelled, whether purpose built or conversions. The matchboarded trailers were former GWR railmotors, converted in 1916-20. The last ...
by Penrhos1920
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: andrewnummelin
Topic: A railmotor or two - using the skills of others - etching
Replies: 13
Views: 5821

Re: A railmotor or two - using the skills of others - etching

Sorry I can't help you with your etches; they are far more complex than I've managed.

But oh I'm glad that I'm only modelling the railmotors as the trailers they became!!

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