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by Phil O
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model
Replies: 18
Views: 943

Re: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model

Just had a reply from CSP saying the 1361 kit depends on new etches being delivered. Basic kit price: £95. Could be released this year. 1366 kit: not sure. Instructions need rewriting, apparently. The etches were due at the end of January, but as I have not heard anything, I am assuming that the et...
by Phil O
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side
Replies: 23
Views: 2777

Re: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side

I have stayed at the Town House, it's an ok place to get your head down, but it's a DIY breakfast. There is also limited off street parking at the rear.

Phil.
by Phil O
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 185
Views: 28935

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Jeremy,

That looks fantastic, what livery will you be painting it, I'm assuming that you will be painting it?

No rush in producing the kit, as I am involved in a swearing match with the Worsley Works Diag Q and R auto trailer etches, which are one step forward and 3 back!
by Phil O
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Track on bridges and viaducts
Replies: 8
Views: 741

Re: Track on bridges and viaducts

Hi David,

From memory, each viaduct was done differently, the aim of the check rails was to prevent derailed vehicles going over the side. Without knowing your preferred prototype and period, I can't be more specific, being a GW aficionado.

Phil
by Phil O
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 185
Views: 28935

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Jeremy,

You are definitely taking etched coach kits to a whole new level, I look forward to the release of the complete kit, although I don't think my bank manager will!

Phil.
by Phil O
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: GWR inside frame colour
Replies: 15
Views: 1533

Re: GWR inside frame colour

When doing dye penetrant crack detection, the initial colour is red liquid which after a pre-determined time is removed and the white is sprayed over the area being tested and you hope not too see any red leaching from cracks.

Phil
by Phil O
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side
Replies: 23
Views: 2777

Re: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side

A couple of years ago, I visited the Hop Pole on Bicester Road, good grub and excellent beer.

Phil
by Phil O
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Paul Townsend
Topic: Dartmouth progress
Replies: 8
Views: 1970

Re: Dartmouth progress

The layout was looking good on the Sunday afternoon, when I had a look too see the progress, it's come on a long way since I saw you demoing the bridge and associated track a few years back.

Phil.
by Phil O
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 86642

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

I have been on holiday and I'm just starting to catch up with the forums activity since the end of August. All this talk of tank capacity can be a bit misleading, what is the water capacity of the boiler, with a full gauge glass? This will/should be near on full at the last opportunity plus a full t...
by Phil O
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: GWR Diag R auto coach
Replies: 0
Views: 791

GWR Diag R auto coach

Hi All I'm in need of some information on the position of the controls in the vestibule, these coaches differ from the norm, due to the gangway. I have the John Lewis book and I can see something through the window, but I am unable to discern what it is. I don't think it was ever used as all the pho...
by Phil O
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 153
Views: 14590

Re: The Ulpha Light Railway

When the Plym Valley Railway was in consultation with Magor Olver with respect of getting an LRO, he said that it was quite possible to have speeds of up to 60MPH, but he said why would any tourist type railway want to whisk their passengers past all the scenery. I believe that the Severn Valley and...
by Phil O
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Stroudley Class E1 0-6-0 T
Replies: 11
Views: 1454

Re: Stroudley Class E1 0-6-0 T

The preserved E1 went to the Isle of Wight, after it left Cranmore.

Phil
by Phil O
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Vehicle dynamics and trackholding
Topic: Do we need 1:20 Rail Inclination
Replies: 38
Views: 4576

Re: Do we need 1:20 Rail Inclination

As the head of the rail should be slightly curved, I very much doubt that in our scale it makes much if any difference one way or the other.

Phil
by Phil O
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 185
Views: 28935

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Jeremy,

They look very nice.

Phil
by Phil O
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis instructions
Replies: 19
Views: 2462

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis instructions

WOW, fantastic.
by Phil O
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Construction of a Test Track
Replies: 611
Views: 58621

Re: Construction of a Test Track

Hi Colin, I did say my maths on expansion was a little rusty, it's over 40 years since I last needed to work out the expansion of anything. I used 5C as the temperature at which the rail was laid to give the maximum expansion range, whereas I suspect you probably laid the track 10 to 15 degrees war...
by Phil O
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Construction of a Test Track
Replies: 611
Views: 58621

Re: Construction of a Test Track

Hi Colin, I did say my maths on expansion was a little rusty, it's over 40 years since I last needed to work out the expansion of anything. I used 5C as the temperature at which the rail was laid to give the maximum expansion range, whereas I suspect you probably laid the track 10 to 15 degrees warm...
by Phil O
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Construction of a Test Track
Replies: 611
Views: 58621

Re: Construction of a Test Track

If I have done the maths correctly and I wouldn't like to put a bet on it, I get 4mm of expansion for a metre over the temperature range you have given. It's been a long time since I had to do it. Phil presumably there should be an element of contraction to this as the rail will have been laid most...
by Phil O
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Construction of a Test Track
Replies: 611
Views: 58621

Re: Construction of a Test Track

If I have done the maths correctly and I wouldn't like to put a bet on it, I get 4mm of expansion for a metre over the temperature range you have given. It's been a long time since I had to do it.

Phil
by Phil O
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Construction of a Test Track
Replies: 611
Views: 58621

Re: Construction of a Test Track

Hi Colin,

As long as you're not using long lengths of rail or there are not large variations in temperature a mil or so is ample.

Phil
by Phil O
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Facing Point Locking Bars
Replies: 9
Views: 1179

Re: Facing Point Locking Bars

...he inserted the Annets key released the lock and reversed the turnout, between the bogies of coach S1000... That must have involved some fairly precise positioning over a bar less than the 'standard' 40' length! No locking bar, the system relies on the token remaining on the loco until it's run ...
by Phil O
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Facing Point Locking Bars
Replies: 9
Views: 1179

Re: Facing Point Locking Bars

Also, am I right in assuming that the preferred location for a locking bar is inside the rail, operated by the wheel flanges and the bars outside the rail, operated by the wheel tread, would only be used where an inside bar was impractical? Yes. Mind you, my personal view is that locking bars at a ...
by Phil O
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 1245

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Duly, noted, but nearly had a coronary as I miss read it as 2018.

Phil
by Phil O
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Fishbelly Bogie Instructions
Replies: 3
Views: 799

Re: GWR Fishbelly Bogie Instructions

Hi All T finished my bogies last week, but I have only just found time to download the phone and post the pictures. Fishbelly brakes 1.jpg Fishbelly brakes 2.jpg Fishbelly finished.jpg I have used a slightly different interpretation on the brake rigging which allows the wheels to be dropped without ...
by Phil O
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 185
Views: 28935

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

It looks very good.

Phil

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