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by BryanJohnson
Sun May 19, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Show attacked
Replies: 33
Views: 3028

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: 1570

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: 86
Views: 27197

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: 1535

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: 13
Views: 1706

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: 763

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: 763

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: 763

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: 17617

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: 8456

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...
by BryanJohnson
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Carriage loading docks
Replies: 74
Views: 8456

Re: Carriage loading docks

Nothing definitive I'm afraid, but this photo shows the remains of the end loading dock at Thurstaston, my chosen prototype. Thurstaston 2004 loading dock stop block.jpg My interpretation is that the bolts near the top of the vertical front would have supported some wooden baulks for the buffer stop...
by BryanJohnson
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Coach Rake Couplings
Replies: 15
Views: 3498

Re: Coach Rake Couplings

Hi Dave,

For the couplings within fixed rakes I use a modified Bill Bedford coupling.

Details and photos are in Scalefour News 192.

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - New Items Now Here
Replies: 87
Views: 24390

Re: Rumney Models - RCH 1927 Tank Wagon Underframes, BR Plate Freight Bogies, Wagon Castings

Having got some to hand, the slabs are 12.75mm diameter and 4 mm deep.

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 20307

Re: Scaleforum 2018

I've gone for my standard fall back of the Travelodge. A bit more expensive, a bit less convenient but I'll be at Scaleforum.
by BryanJohnson
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 20307

Re: Scaleforum 2018

I’m posting this in case any others may be in the same situation. On Tuesday last week I booked myself into the Olympic Lodge at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium for the Scaleforum weekend through their own website. At the end of the transaction I received my confirmation showing full payment made with ...
by BryanJohnson
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: GWR inside frame colour
Replies: 15
Views: 2566

Re: GWR inside frame colour

Covered in the text below Tim's photo in http://www.gwr.org.uk/liveriesloco1906.html

Officially painted after 1922, but plenty of local variation.

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: GWR inside frame colour
Replies: 15
Views: 2566

Re: GWR inside frame colour

I found a link from the GWR Modelling site to a page by Ian Rathbone http://www.ianrathbonemodelpainting.co.uk/gwr-locomotive-liveries-1923-39.php which says Venetian Red, which is the same as Red Oxide. The GWR Modelling livery section http://www.gwr.org.uk/liveries.html has further details with mo...
by BryanJohnson
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Siphon brandings
Replies: 1
Views: 664

Re: Siphon brandings

Steve,

There is a photo of Siphon F number 1543 in the first built livery in the HMRS book. If you PM me your email, I'll send you a scan.

The book also states "capacity was 18 tons and average tare weight around 22 tons". The locations for these are clear on the photo.

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Workshop Wise South - Saturday 14th July 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1626

Re: Workshop Wise South - Saturday 14th July 2018

The clubrooms are in an old what?
by BryanJohnson
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Makers Nameplates
Replies: 6
Views: 1693

Re: Makers Nameplates

I've have a Vulcan Jinty to build as well, 47507, so had the same questions. None of the images I have for my loco show any works plates, but this may depend on your modelling period. Some works plates survived into the 1950's. From this photo from a preserved loco and the scale drawing in the Wild ...
by BryanJohnson
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench
Replies: 377
Views: 114089

Re: Tim V's workbench

I doubt there will ever be a definitive list of all allocations. One other source is the BRDatabase at http://www.brdatabase.info/index.php . The author admits it is still a work in progress, but is trying to cross reference details to improve the accuracy, so currently shows 2 sets of data. The sea...
by BryanJohnson
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Spacer width
Replies: 5
Views: 1725

Re: Spacer width

I can't give you a definitive value for the sideplay, but I did a spreadsheet a while ago which takes figures for the dimensions of all the parts between the back of the treads and the inside of the frames. Putting in your required value for sideplay should help you confirm which spacers are the bes...
by BryanJohnson
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 67
Views: 14957

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

Hi Gordon,

No, just that one. It was dead outside the shed and I was leaning over the temporary barrier to get that photo.

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 67
Views: 14957

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

If it helps, here a photo taken at the recent gala.
Henry Cort Foxfield 20170714.jpg

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Springing & painting
Replies: 5
Views: 1617

Re: Springing & painting

Thanks for all the responses.

They confirm my thoughts so I'll continue to mask off that part of the w-iron when spraying.

Bryan

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