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by BryanJohnson
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 18
Views: 610

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: 92
Views: 9845

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: 92
Views: 9845

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: 92
Views: 9845

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: 22
Views: 1947

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: 1819

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: 1819

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: 3852

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: 2081

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: 102
Views: 30732

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: 1808

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: 3234

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: 936

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: 936

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: 936

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: 19771

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: 11144

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: 11144

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: 4017

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, Temporary P&P Rates and Devleopment News
Replies: 91
Views: 27092

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: 22799

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: 22799

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: 3006

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: 3006

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: 767

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

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