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by BryanJohnson
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: 16T Weathering Experiments
Replies: 24
Views: 1026

Re: 16T Weathering Experiments

These images are cropped from Colour Rail slides, both are dated 1958.
One is at Kingswear so I suspect it will be loaded with coal for the gas works further up the branch.
I think they show the presence of orange, and the differences in the rust where the coal load would be.
by BryanJohnson
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Simons workbench industrials. 16t mineral wagon
Replies: 33
Views: 2655

Re: Simons workbench industrials. 16t mineral wagon

Terry Bendall wrote Lots of odd things happened when wagons were re-painted or even with the first painting. I would agree with this for some areas, but I haven't seen any incorrect end door white lines. This is one of those common errors which was pointed out to me many years ago in similar circum...
by BryanJohnson
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Simons workbench industrials. 16t mineral wagon
Replies: 33
Views: 2655

Re: Simons workbench industrials. 16t mineral wagon

Simon, For the British Railways period, the top of the white line to show the end door on an all-steel mineral should line up around the door hinges rather than the top corner of the side panel. This rule is also followed for the larger 21T and 24T wagons where the difference is more visible. For wo...
by BryanJohnson
Sun Dec 13, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Paul Willis
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 160
Views: 16178

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

Enigma asked
I wonder what the collective noun for 14xx's would be...? :)

A Collett of 14xx's?

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: What 5-plank wagon is this and what livery should it be?
Replies: 18
Views: 1979

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

Some drums near the loco's smokebox. Stetchford in 1962
by BryanJohnson
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Paul Willis
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 160
Views: 16178

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

Just to make it more complex, the position on the same engine could vary over time. I have a photograph of 1457 taken in 1954 which has the conduit rising from the junction box on the valence to the rear of the cab footsteps and handrail. A later photo in 1956 after repainting so probably after an o...
by BryanJohnson
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Bill Bedford underframe.
Replies: 10
Views: 1008

Re: Bill Bedford underframe.

A few things to watch out for when assembling the BB chassis: 1) Get a very tight angle when folding the headstocks down. I ended up separating them and refitting. 2) The solebars are tricky. Careful bending is needed to get the bottom channel at 90 degrees to the half-etched solebar details, which ...
by BryanJohnson
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Sand pipes for removeable wheelsets
Replies: 9
Views: 801

Re: Sand pipes for removeable wheelsets

I've discovered as I've gone along that the Crab isn't an easy prototype, so I think all aspects of it need to be considered together. As an example, this photo of the one at the NRM shows the position of the front sandbox, so I wouldn't want to leave it until the end. I'm also making the cylinders ...
by BryanJohnson
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Sand pipes for removeable wheelsets
Replies: 9
Views: 801

Re: Sand pipes for removeable wheelsets

Thank you for your quick and interesting responses. 1) I like the suggestion of using a different material to give more flexibility. The sandpipes scale to 0.45mm, which is still quite stiff in brass. Either material should allow soldering of the bracket and steam pipe to the main sandpipe. I think ...
by BryanJohnson
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Sand pipes for removeable wheelsets
Replies: 9
Views: 801

Sand pipes for removeable wheelsets

I'm on my second CSB chassis (a much modified Comet Crab) and trying to learn from my first. I'm finding that having the removeable wheelsets from having CSB's is a benefit during construction, and will also be when I get round to painting and weathering. I've successfully got removeable wheelsets &...
by BryanJohnson
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 135
Views: 12962

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: 1012

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: 18
Views: 1979

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: 8770

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: 1122

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: 1191

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: 1191

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: 34
Views: 17747

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: 73
Views: 8952

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: 37518

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: 37518

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: 37518

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: 68
Views: 10715

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: 3742

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: 3742

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

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