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by BryanJohnson
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 132
Views: 6987

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

Many thanks to all involved in putting this on.

I've only looked at less than half of what's on offer, so will carry on over the next few weeks.

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Layouts
Topic: Drighlington and Adwalton
Replies: 15
Views: 415

Re: Drighlington and Adwalton

Great video, very enjoyable. Good to see both the usual operations, plus those not often modelled such as the banking.
Thanks,
Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: What 5-plank wagon is this and what livery should it be?
Replies: 10
Views: 653

Re: What 5-plank wagon is this and what livery should it be?

Wagons in this period are a minefield, but Noel has covered many of the points. If I can add some observations: 1) If you are going to build wagons for this period, I would recommend the three Wild Swan 4mm Wagon books by Geoff Kent and the 4mm Coal wagon book by John Hayes. 2) Whatever the external...
by BryanJohnson
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing
Replies: 42
Views: 7072

Re: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing

If it helps anyone, the Oxenhope photo is also included on page 56 of Ian Allan's BR Steam in Colour 1948-1968 book by Colin Boocock.
by BryanJohnson
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 14xx Top feeds
Replies: 7
Views: 664

Re: 14xx Top feeds

One to add

1417 Kidderminster & Swindon 1959 N
by BryanJohnson
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: LMS Underframe Details
Replies: 6
Views: 817

Re: LMS Underframe Details

Here are the rest of the photos. Hope they help.

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: LMS Underframe Details
Replies: 6
Views: 817

Re: LMS Underframe Details

Hi Dave,

I took some photos of a un-restored LMS coach at the Foxfield Railway a few years ago.

If these are what you want, there are a few more. I doubt they cover everything though as I wasn't dressed for getting right in.

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: A New Home for the Central Cheshire Lines
Replies: 33
Views: 16076

Re: A New Home for the Central Cheshire Lines

John,

Could you please expand on the big file work for the Hornby coaches? I also have a rake of 4 to convert but haven't started yet.

Thanks in anticipation.

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 66
Views: 5584

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

Seeing Mike about progress on this kit was on my shopping list for S4N today. Now I know it's available, I'll just have to do it online instead.

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 29430

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

Thanks to the two Dave's for identifying the use of Wire Gauge in the loco drawings. To help me in future builds, I've done a spreadsheet that takes the values off the drawing and identifies the prototype and 4mm scale external dimensions. From this, it shows the nearest equivalent wire sizes that a...
by BryanJohnson
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 29430

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

Dave, Thanks for the clarification. A quick search came up with a suitable conversion chart. I can now calculate the OD of the steam pipes controlling the delivery of sand (3/8" bore 10 IWG) as: 0.128" + 0.375" + 0.128" = 0.631". Elsewhere on the drawing, the pipe is held wi...
by BryanJohnson
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 29430

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

I've been using the drawings in the Wild Swan books for some of the pipework on a Jinty. I've struggled with converting the drawing's pipe specification into the external diameter to give the best size of wire to use on the model. For example, the steam pipes controlling the delivery of sand are sho...
by BryanJohnson
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 67
Views: 7880

Re: Martin Finney V2

Not a V2 but the left hand side of GWR Prairie 6106 at Didcot, but it shows how little clearance there can be on the prototype between a crosshead and coupling rod boss. If that axle has any side play, then there'll be trouble.
by BryanJohnson
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Hold and Fold Tools
Replies: 16
Views: 2860

Re: Hold and Fold Tools

As I managed without one for about 30 years, then they certainly aren't a must-have item for the tool box. I find the main benefit is for small items with a double fold, when it can give a solid grip for the second fold. I also used it yesterday as a general purpose clamp for holding High Level loco...
by BryanJohnson
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Hold and Fold Tools
Replies: 16
Views: 2860

Re: Hold and Fold Tools

I bought the RP Toolz RP-13 a year or so ago and have found it useful for wagons and locos. I was pleased with the weight and build of the tool; it isn't a flimsy little thing.
As Flymo says, this size will do most things for 4mm modelling except coach sides.
Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Sun May 19, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Show attacked
Replies: 33
Views: 5394

Re: Show attacked

This is currently the headline news story under England on the BBC News website.

Market Deeping News.jpg

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-48326572
by BryanJohnson
Sat May 11, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis Speed Building - Records and Methods
Replies: 17
Views: 3031

Re: Chassis Speed Building - Records and Methods

I go for split axles with custom made frame spacers, Mashima motors and High Level gearboxes and use the Avonside Chassis Squared jig. I've no idea on the construction time spent but the 2 locos that I've nearly finished were started in 2007 and 2010 if that helps. None of this is any reflection on ...
by BryanJohnson
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Manchester AG
Topic: Progress with Slattocks Junction
Replies: 109
Views: 37877

Re: Progress with Slattocks Junction

As one of the visitors who was able to test wagons and coaches on Slattocks, I was very grateful for the opportunity. I was able to identify a few minor issues to resolve which my test track at home wouldn't show. The hospitality was excellent; everyone was free to get on with whatever they wanted: ...
by BryanJohnson
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Mystery apparatus at Radstock
Replies: 8
Views: 2357

Re: Mystery apparatus at Radstock

I passed this query on to to a friend with an interest in the S&D, who in turn circulated it around an S&D group. I offer the following response from a retired S&T engineer in that group. "It is a Gainstroke Lever, used where there is an excessive pull of wire to a remote signal. It...
by BryanJohnson
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Ivatt 2 2-6-2T
Replies: 21
Views: 4289

Re: Ivatt 2 2-6-2T

Hi Pete,

Another one for a BR 2MT please.

Many thanks,

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: British Railways Container liveries
Replies: 4
Views: 1243

Re: British Railways Container liveries

Hi Noel, The photo on page 7 of Kingsbridge is one of my all time favourite photos as it shows so much of the everyday operation. I had originally dismissed BD49865B as it had the Door to Door logo, but maybe it shows original maroon under a bauxite repaint from the 60's. It shows what a minefield i...
by BryanJohnson
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: British Railways Container liveries
Replies: 4
Views: 1243

Re: British Railways Container liveries

Hi Noel, Thanks for the reply. When I said crimson, I meant maroon, so that clears up that part. My original idea was to model the container in my photo. The number BD50424B is visible top left of the end doors so I know the build details. However, as it will be sitting in a bauxite liveried 5 plank...
by BryanJohnson
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: British Railways Container liveries
Replies: 4
Views: 1243

British Railways Container liveries

I am trying to decide between crimson and bauxite livery for a BD container as running in 1962. I photographed this condemned one at Salisbury in the early - mid 80's, which appears to be in faded bauxite livery. This one was built in 1957 and appears to be in its original livery, i.e. no late 60's ...
by BryanJohnson
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Resistance Soldering
Replies: 96
Views: 23586

Re: Resistance Soldering

David asked - What have other people been doing with their resistance soldering units? Do add your contributions to the thread.

Some Rumney Models Tarpaulin Bar trapezoidal board fixing straps.
by BryanJohnson
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Carriage loading docks
Replies: 74
Views: 14063

Re: Carriage loading docks

I'm sorry I haven't answered the original question, but I think I've learnt something from the responses. In WW2, an anti-aircraft battery operated next to the station, so this may explain the concrete as a wartime upgrade. Unfortunately, the bay and battery were on opposite sides of the railway, so...

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