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by timlewis
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: A source of very fine sand
Replies: 11
Views: 1570

Re: A source of very fine sand

Aquarium sand? (just avoid the lurid blue colours!)
by timlewis
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: MR Cattle Wagon
Replies: 8
Views: 1070

Re: MR Cattle Wagon

Some time ago, I came across a photo (somewhere on the web) of Kelso with what I'm pretty sure were two MR cattle vans in the background. I can't find it again now (I'll have another look later), but I seem to remember it was mid-fifties. Found the picture now: https://www.flickr.com/photos/8818202...
by timlewis
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: MR Cattle Wagon
Replies: 8
Views: 1070

Re: MR Cattle Wagon

Some time ago, I came across a photo (somewhere on the web) of Kelso with what I'm pretty sure were two MR cattle vans in the background. I can't find it again now (I'll have another look later), but I seem to remember it was mid-fifties.
by timlewis
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann D11/2 conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 2592

Re: Bachmann D11/2 conversion

This will be a very interesting project - I've always thought that Reedsmouth would make a fabulous layout. Good luck with it. I converted a Bachmann D11/2 a few years ago. After some deliberation I left the gears in place. Haven't had any problems with it in that respect (the tender is currently de...
by timlewis
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: CRAG Meeting March 29 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1489

Re: CRAG Meeting March 29 2018

Doug, you got the J71 and J77 mixed up. The first picture (68724) is a J72, the second (68232) is a J71 and the third (68395) is a J77. Yes, they do look quite similar but there are several detail differences. Lovely models!
by timlewis
Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 105
Views: 26701

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

Thanks for that John - I'll keep a look out for the Rumney bits. Regarding the ironwork, I did zoom in to see whether it was there, but couldn't quite tell from the photo, which does rather beg the question of whether it's actually necessary! I've done 5 of these (also with Bradwell underframes as y...
by timlewis
Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 105
Views: 26701

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

Very nice wagons! Re. your LMS D2039 van: do Rumney Models do a detailing kit for LMS van bodies? I haven't be able to find it on the website, or is it a very new product that hasn't made it on to there yet? Not wishing to be picky, but have you added the extra ironwork at each end of the diagonal b...
by timlewis
Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 93126

Re: Scaleforum 2013

Another brilliant Scaleforum. Shame it looks as though the numbers are down a bit, but maybe this is 'generic new venue syndrome' as has been mentioned, and not any kind of reaction to the specific move from Leatherhead to Aylesbury. Others have already said this, but we are very lucky to have peopl...
by timlewis
Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Companies using 4-bolt chairs
Replies: 13
Views: 4454

Re: Companies using 4-bolt chairs

North Eastern used 4-bolt chairs as well.
by timlewis
Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Interlaced turnouts
Replies: 16
Views: 6698

Re: Interlaced turnouts

I'm about to start building some NER interlaced turnouts for Coldstream, for which I did all the planning in Templot. I actually produced my own templates based on NER information, but I believe that you can download a range of them done by Martin Wynne: you probably need to subscribe to the Templot...
by timlewis
Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: MRJ Binders
Replies: 189
Views: 44484

Re: MRJ Binders

Only just seen this. I'll have ten please.

How do you want payment?
by timlewis
Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Buffer height?
Replies: 17
Views: 8555

Re: Buffer height?

Further to the dimensions quoted above, I took this picture specifically to demonstrate that there can be significant differences in buffer height between stock in service. One of these in an LMS bogie bolster, I forget what the other one was: taken at Chasewater Light Railway, 2009. The springs on ...
by timlewis
Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Conversion of DJH D20 from OO to P4
Replies: 6
Views: 2809

Re: Conversion of DJH D20 from OO to P4

Without wishing to be too negative (and I don't know the precise details), but I'm aware that there are some fairly large dimensional errors in the DJH D20. If I were you I'd sell it on e-bay and hope that Roger Chivers does another batch of his kit, which has been unavailable for some time (I've go...
by timlewis
Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:22 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Next! LNWR building
Replies: 21
Views: 10387

Re: Next! LNWR building

jim s-w wrote: Just for a bit of fun I had a go at making a rough representation of a 4mm scale padlock. Came out OK I thought! :twisted: :twisted:

Jim


Rather disappointingly, it doesn't look as though it opens! :) Seriously, that's brilliant... the first 4mm padlock perhaps?
by timlewis
Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:03 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Tender chassis construction
Replies: 3
Views: 2581

Re: Tender chassis construction

Purists will probably throw up their hands in horror, but here's some pics of my J25 tender. It's split frame, all axles sprung, shorting wires from rims to axles, which are retained by simple bent fuse wire. The springing is by bent PB wire which acts on the axleboxes (I soldered little tubes to th...
by timlewis
Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Side control springs in a WD pony truck
Replies: 2
Views: 1739

Re: Side control springs in a WD pony truck

Likewise, I'm afraid my Bradwell WD is still safely in its box (only had it about 8 years!). If you can wait a few weeks, why not ask the man himself at Scaleforum?
by timlewis
Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: ex-NER J25
Replies: 4
Views: 2027

Re: ex-NER J25

Thanks John, yes I have fond memories of Benfieldside and Warwick Bridge. I do intend to post progress occasionally, but layout -wise, don't hold your breath!! :) Coldstream is an on-going source of amusement to my fellow Area Group members: I've been planning it for around 20 years, and so far have...
by timlewis
Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: ex-LNER Cattle Wagon
Replies: 2
Views: 1865

ex-LNER Cattle Wagon

First topic in the 'wagons' section: wot, does nobody build 'em? :shock: This is a Parkside body on a Dave Bradwell underframe, with sundry modifications and additions, more or less following Steve Banks article in MRJ 87. I've got 5 of these all at about the same stage. Really just the roof to do, ...
by timlewis
Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: ex-NER J25
Replies: 4
Views: 2027

ex-NER J25

Having been prompted on P4Talk to submit some pictures, here goes. (RMWebbers may already have seen these). This is a London Road Models J25 which is nearing completion (although it's looked like this for a couple of years now :oops:) DSCN0094_small.JPG DSCN1698small.JPG DSCN1697small.jpg This will ...

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