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by Penrhos1920
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 281
Views: 49901

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: 4723

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: 4723

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: 2490

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: 8150

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: 21662

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: 281
Views: 49901

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: 1082

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: 788

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: 17322

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: 1167

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: 11022

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: 4531

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!!
by Penrhos1920
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 226
Views: 43094

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Will this fit the Kernow railmotor?
by Penrhos1920
Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Soldering Piano Wire
Replies: 16
Views: 4356

Re: Soldering Piano Wire

Don't use normal solder, e.g. 188oC. There's a special solder. We used 175oC or something like that at work when soldering to steel and special brown flux. Not the aluminium solder that carrs do
by Penrhos1920
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 535
Views: 103019

Re: Brettell Road

http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/dapol-lowmac.jpg The Dapol lowmac kit. Reworked with Lanarkshire models buffers, archers rivets and new axleboxes from the spares box. The brake lever is an etch and the ratchetey looking guide is from a piercing saw blade. This wagon is really ...
by Penrhos1920
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 117
Views: 20212

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Hi Colin, Yes, there is an incline albeit, for stage one of the model at least, the incline begins off stage. In later steam days, the trains were hauled by a 9F and, at South Pelaw, a banker (typically a WD, 9F or, towards the end a Class 40 diesel) would be taken on. From November 1967 double hea...
by Penrhos1920
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Weskie's Workbench
Replies: 19
Views: 7184

Re: Weskie's Workbench

Inspired by the fact that we've had a few entries recently showing the latest wagon builds, i thought i'd join the bandwagon and put up a couple of my own for your delight. First up: Mousa Models D1 open wagon. D1 open wagon.jpg Assembled straight out of the box, it went together really easy. Waiti...
by Penrhos1920
Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Tees, Ouse, Esk & Rye
Topic: TOERAG is Alive.....
Replies: 7
Views: 5898

Re: TOERAG is Alive and moving

We've made a big push over the holiday and this Sunday were able to run a test train around the inner circuit. The plan for next Sunday is to run it around the outer circuit subject to getting a bit of wiring completed first.

by Penrhos1920
Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: NER Track questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1537

Re: NER Track questions

Paul,

You might be interested in pre-1908 NER template in templot. It's likely that the Alston track was laid pre-1908 and being lightly used was not relaid but just repaired as necessary so this pre-1908 template might be what you need.
by Penrhos1920
Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Furness J1 Class - Complete!
Replies: 39
Views: 6640

Re: Furness J1 Class - 90% Complete!

When looked at that way very true, 3DP saves a LOT of build time and instead of spending ages building you just spend a bit of time cleaning up and almost everything else is already done for you How may hours gently scraping and rubbing have done on this nice little loco? It looks so much better in...
by Penrhos1920
Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Drill bits
Replies: 18
Views: 3974

Re: Drill bits

I've used these, or something very similar, with success. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10pcs-0-3-to-1-2mm-PCB-CNC-Print-Circuit-Board-Carbide-Micro-Drill-Bits-Set-Tool-/400954336231?hash=item5d5abda3e7:g:4HgAAOSwfZhXM~ya 0.35mm isn't one of the sizes, I'm not sure how critical that is to you. Would 0....
by Penrhos1920
Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Coronation
Replies: 13
Views: 3720

Re: Coronation

Tim Easter wrote:
Penrhos1920 wrote:I think I'll buy enough kits to build the whole class of 35.


Surely you mean 38? ;)

Yes. I meant 36 as the kit won't do the last 2.
by Penrhos1920
Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Coronation
Replies: 13
Views: 3720

Re: Coronation

Oooh. My favourite. I think I'll buy enough kits to build the whole class of 35.

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