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by petermeyer
Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Gibson Crankpin slop
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Gibson Crankpin slop

Apologies if this has been covered before. I was close to finally running out Gibson crankpins, so I ordered some more from Wizard. When I came to fit some, I noticed that the holes in the bush were larger than my much earlier version which meant they were looser on the screw. This could result in t...
by petermeyer
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: GER Society list of 4mm models
Replies: 33
Views: 1662

Re: GER Society list of 4mm models

Jol, It's a while since I did a proper job in this area but if you look at the description of the Milk Van (on the Society's site), you will find it does not contain any reference to LNWR: "26′ MILK VAN A number of the 26′ Luggage Vans were rebuilt in the early 1890’s as Milk Vans, as a result ...
by petermeyer
Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Finley 28xx
Replies: 5
Views: 844

Re: Finney 28xx

Yes it is phosphor bronze. I also use 30 swg which is lighter but I just used this heavier stuff which has been in my box for decades. I think it’s about .45mm
by petermeyer
Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Finley 28xx
Replies: 5
Views: 844

Re: Finney 28xx

Finney GWR 1854 chassis. Copperclad soldered between the smokebox sides. Copperclad attatched to front spacers too.

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by petermeyer
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: What's the best gauge wire & tube for compensation beams?
Replies: 5
Views: 656

Re: What's the best gauge wire & tube for compensation beams?

I have pretty much consolidated on 1mm brass wire for both the beam and the pin in the tube of suitable internal diameter.

Whether the local modelshop has anything suitable will be seen. I acquire my stock from Eileen's (no connection etc.)
by petermeyer
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Demonstrations and Talks
Topic: Resistance soldering
Replies: 27
Views: 2399

Re: Resistance soldering

I think London Road are going to have to make a lot more RSU's after this. Thanks for the Masterclass
by petermeyer
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 135
Views: 14813

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

A very big thank you to Jeremy for his marathon live demonstration, on YouTube, of building a Morgan AA13 chassis (at my suggestion). Very much appreciated by me and hopefully the others who watched the day particularly as he worked through 2 of his scheduled breaks in the afternoon! Well done!
by petermeyer
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Layouts
Topic: Southwark Bridge Layout
Replies: 18
Views: 2029

Re: Southwark Bridge Layout

I've watched all 4 videos late into last night and a very impressive and inspiring layout. I particularly appreciate the attention to detail regarding operation and adherence to the WTT and marshalling. This is reinforced by the time period modelled (1912) for which no contemporary memory exists and...
by petermeyer
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 135
Views: 14813

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

Thanks in advance to all those who have taken the time and trouble to make this happen. I usually meet up with my brother at Aylesbury but I now plan to be there virtually next week especially as Warrington is back in lockdown.
by petermeyer
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Local Goods on the main line
Replies: 11
Views: 1340

Re: Local Goods on the main line

Thanks for the insight Noel and I was coming to the same conclusion. Having dragged myself through the Working Time Table there were exceptions where a North bound goods could drop an empty wagon off at Berrington & Eye but the Yard Foreman at Hereford had to inform his counterpart at Leominster...
by petermeyer
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: scaleforum you tube test run
Replies: 29
Views: 2715

Re: scaleforum you tube test run

It might be worth pointing out to the unexperienced that "live chat" is via text. There are other video apps popular at the moment such as Teams where you can chat verbally.
by petermeyer
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Local Goods on the main line
Replies: 11
Views: 1340

Re: Local Goods on the main line

Berrington & Eye was particularly camera shy. This is one of only two photos I have showing wagons in the yard. The other shows a stone wagon which I think was there whilst the platforms were being raised in the early 1900's. Berrington & Eye is (was) North of Hereford. On the Shrewsbury to ...
by petermeyer
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Formation (and size) of a pick-up goods train
Replies: 20
Views: 1600

Re: Formation (and size) of a pick-up goods train

Coincidently I have been reading this volume this week. All 6 shunting examples regard marshalling trains into station order by a shunter in a yard or marshalling yard. It does not address what happens when the train is on the road and collecting empties. Is the neat station order maintained or do t...
by petermeyer
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Local Goods on the main line
Replies: 11
Views: 1340

Re: Local Goods on the main line

Thanks Guys, I do have some Tredegar wagons painted and lettered in the WIP pile at the moment whilst I prepare the Brassmasters underframes (Roberts in this instance). Returning to the issue of Local Goods on the main line with both up and down trains. This is important to me because most of the da...
by petermeyer
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Local Goods on the main line
Replies: 11
Views: 1340

Re: Local Goods on the main line

The presence of the wagon at Berrington & Eye implies that M & H operated there, which in turn implies an office of some sort. So, once the wagon was empty, it would normally be sent somewhere for another load, probably on instructions from Head Office [such as it was]. M&H was a Herefo...
by petermeyer
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Local Goods on the main line
Replies: 11
Views: 1340

Re: Local Goods on the main line

Noel wrote: You could check what water was available at intermediate stations. There was water at Leominster and Church Stretton according to photos I have briefly looked at also probably at Craven Arms and Ludlow so no problem there. Noel wrote: so shunting with stock on the main must have taken p...
by petermeyer
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Local Goods on the main line
Replies: 11
Views: 1340

Local Goods on the main line

This picture is the down local goods from Shrewsbury to Hereford collecting an empty coal wagon and a "foreign" wagon from the yard at Berrington & Eye. I have assumed that the foreign wagon would have have been exchanged at Hereford where the Midland had connections though there might...
by petermeyer
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: scaleforum you tube test run
Replies: 29
Views: 2715

Re: scaleforum you tube test run

Having not chatted on Youtube before, I noticed that it logged me in under my channel subscription name which is nothing to do with railways but guitars.
by petermeyer
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Formation (and size) of a pick-up goods train
Replies: 20
Views: 1600

Re: Formation (and size) of a pick-up goods train

When all else fails read the instructions. Prompted by this fascinating discussion, I revisited the Working Time Table and noticed that the up local goods (one each LNWR and GWR - mine is a joint line) ran as "express goods" for part of the journey. Does this mean they had to attach the va...
by petermeyer
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Formation (and size) of a pick-up goods train
Replies: 20
Views: 1600

Re: Formation (and size) of a pick-up goods train

I have been pondering a similar issue but for a main line. I have assumed that the up Local Goods would have dropped off full coal wagons. And the down would have collected the empties. But where in the train would the empties be put? Would the rest of the train remain in station order and the empti...
by petermeyer
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 220
Views: 49258

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

Its a while since I built turnouts but from what I remember the chairs are labelled on the sprue and the switch chairs are all included. Either that, or there is an Exactoscale template that explains it. I think the old Exactoscale site is still active. You will also need slide chairs, standard and ...
by petermeyer
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: GW wheel press
Replies: 75
Views: 23015

Re: GW wheel press

The problem I foresee with the tube solution is that you might force the tube into a wheel and find it hard to get back out.

I bought an Easichas and had them swap the bearings for 1/8"
by petermeyer
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: curved platforms
Replies: 8
Views: 1242

Re: curved platforms

Wouldn't it make sense to lay the track first, then make the platforms fit using your longest coach to check the clearance? This does make sense but assumes you have your longest coach already which I didn't when I planned and built my layout. I have some 70 footers in the to-do pile which may prov...
by petermeyer
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: curved platforms
Replies: 8
Views: 1242

Re: curved platforms

IIRC the default setting for P4 minimum radius in Templot is 1000mm. Below this you get the warning.
by petermeyer
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: curved platforms
Replies: 8
Views: 1242

Re: curved platforms

I used the facility in Templot for the track plan to draw in the platform edges for my platforms which are all curved. Thus far it has worked though clearance for outside cylinder GWR locos is very tight. My platforms are on an overall transition curve though the tightest radius will be somewhere be...

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