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by BryanJohnson
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: LMS or BR
Replies: 10
Views: 690

Re: LMS or BR

Don't Panic! I'm happy that you have correctly built a D1735 and not a Period III coach. For me, the main difference is that a Period II coach has a steel panelled body and a canvas roof with long, curved rainstrips which your prototype and model have. The door stops seem to be in the middle of the ...
by BryanJohnson
Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: LMS D1735 Brake Third
Replies: 37
Views: 2765

Re: LMS D1735 Brake Third

Hi Dave, The kit has a jig for drilling the solebars for the running board brackets, but the brackets themselves are your own 0.45mm wire. After fitting, I ground them to take them back slightly from the edge and to flatten the bottom. On my earlier coaches, I printed representations of mirrors and ...
by BryanJohnson
Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: LMS D1735 Brake Third
Replies: 37
Views: 2765

Re: LMS D1735 Brake Third

Hi Dave, I should have pointed these out. They are specified in the instructions but you need to provide your own 1mm x 1mm L section. The plate to support the regulator box is part of the kit. One of the main differences with this kit is that the bottoms of the cross trusses are designed to be corr...
by BryanJohnson
Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: LMS D1735 Brake Third
Replies: 37
Views: 2765

Re: LMS D1735 Brake Third

I followed Ralph's suggestion earlier in the thread about using a Palatine LMS coach underframe. Having now built it as far as the kit components go, I can thoroughly recommend it, especially if your prototype coach has a rivetted rather than a welded underframe. I've attached some photos of it in i...
by BryanJohnson
Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: LMS or BR
Replies: 10
Views: 690

Re: LMS or BR

Modelling the early British Railways period has so many pitfalls! Looking through the books, coaches painted between the mid-1930's and 1949 would have some form of LMS livery. Exactly what style of number could be dependent on the date it was painted and what stocks of transfers the works had, so y...
by BryanJohnson
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: LMS or BR
Replies: 10
Views: 690

Re: LMS or BR

I agree with the previous post. I think a British Railways number would have been positioned nearer the end of the coach.

The scan isn't a great photo but shows this form of numbering in June 1952 so is consistent with your photo and its date.

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Alan Gibson Loco axles
Replies: 37
Views: 2983

Re: Alan Gibson Loco axles

Having had a delivery of pony and tender wheels a couple of days ago, you've worried me.

All the axles I've received are 22.5mm which seems right to me. (Wheel 2.3mm over centre boss * 2) +17.73mm B2B = 22.33mm

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: LMS Push Pull coaches
Replies: 6
Views: 699

Re: LMS Push Pull coaches

I've avoided LNER & constituent coaches, but their wagons did have the pipe staying on the same side in the majority of cases. As they commonly had a standpipe, the top was on the centre line well above the coupling hook with the pipe dropping down to the buffer beam left or right at opposite en...
by BryanJohnson
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: LMS Push Pull coaches
Replies: 6
Views: 699

Re: LMS Push Pull coaches

Hi Dave, Thanks for the quick reply. However, as with many railway things, I think it's a bit more complex. When looking at the end of most vacuum fitted vehicles, the vacuum pipe will be on the left of the coupling hook. When the vehicles are coupled up, the flexible hose will cross over the centre...
by BryanJohnson
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: LMS Push Pull coaches
Replies: 6
Views: 699

LMS Push Pull coaches

Hi,

Does anyone have any information on the positioning of the additional vacuum pipe used for loco control at the coach ends of LMS Push Pull stock, for both the Driving Trailer and intermediate coaches?

Thanks,

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Straight point levers for yard operation
Replies: 5
Views: 764

Re: Straight point levers for yard operation

Hi Geraint,
Nothing specific but street tramways would need something similar to drop back into a recess in the roadway so that may be a another area to look at.
Regards,
Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Making a specialised D-bit
Replies: 18
Views: 1983

Re: Making a specialised D-bit

Will suggested Alternatively again, drill 1mm all the way through and glue in a bit of tube to make the 0.5mm section. Another option is to use a Gibson wagon buffer bush, short or long as required, at the back of the buffer beam. These are 1.0mm o.d. with a 2.0mm flange, drilled 0.5mm for the buffe...
by BryanJohnson
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: 16T Weathering Experiments
Replies: 35
Views: 3583

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. Primrose no2
Replies: 132
Views: 11952

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. Primrose no2
Replies: 132
Views: 11952

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: 219
Views: 24266

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: 2522

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: 219
Views: 24266

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: 1410

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: 1180

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: 1180

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: 1180

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: 16991

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: 1609

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: 2522

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...

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