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by smyles
Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Methfix transfers
Replies: 10
Views: 4124

Methfix transfers

I have acquired a sheet of methfix transfers but there are no instructions as to how to use them.
Please give me some advice about what to do to get good results.
Thank you,
Mike
by smyles
Tue May 20, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: North East Essex (NEEAG)
Topic: May meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 1398

Re: May meeting

Hi all, Great to see the photo with members examining the test track. I hope it can be restored to full working order as a memorial to Derek's modelling and professional skills. I regret that I will probably be unable to attend the June meeting but I hope to be available for the one after. Many than...
by smyles
Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: Horse boxes and race meetings
Replies: 28
Views: 8550

Re: Horse boxes and race meetings

Many thanks for your interest and help. I have some ideas now of what went on. Race traffic seems to be a topic not covered very much in all the railway literature.
Cheers,
Mike
by smyles
Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: Horse boxes and race meetings
Replies: 28
Views: 8550

Horse boxes and race meetings

I like horseboxes and before designing a layout I need some information about how the horses were brought to racecourses and unloaded in Edwardian times. When the horses were unloaded were they stabled at the unloading sidings or transported to stables at the course? Or would they remain in their ho...
by smyles
Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: MR Kirtley Well Tank 0-6-0T - Peter K kit
Replies: 26
Views: 11965

Re: Instructions for MR Kirtley Well Tank 0-6-0T

Great to see the excellent photos and information about the Kirtley Well Tank. I have some of the etches for the kit but it is not complete with no fittings. Bought some years ago from a second hand stall. I have made a start on the chassis but haven't got very far. Seeing the photos inspires me to ...
by smyles
Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Ivatt Self trimming tender
Replies: 0
Views: 1671

Ivatt Self trimming tender

I am building a London Road Models (Ex George Norton) LNER J6 with Ivatt self trimming tender. The instructions are not clear as to the internal parts of the tender and really need an exploded diagram to show how the tank front plate (7), front coal plate (11), front coal plate stiffener (12) and ot...
by smyles
Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: 4-wheel coaches
Replies: 4
Views: 2710

Re: 4-wheel coaches

Thanks for your advice. The carriages are GER 1870/80s stock built from Peter K body kits.
Mike
by smyles
Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: 4-wheel coaches
Replies: 4
Views: 2710

4-wheel coaches

I am currently building some etched brass 4-wheel coach bodies. To complete I will need compensated w-irons suitable for the 3ft 6in coach wheels. The Scalefour stores only seems to have wagon types. From where can I get compensated w-irons for coaches and cosmetic whitemetal coach springs and axleb...
by smyles
Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Materials and Techniques
Topic: Lint and rubberised horse hair?
Replies: 25
Views: 16806

Re: Lint and rubberised horse hair?

I am told that Superdrug sell lint.
Mike
by smyles
Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Fixing wheels and pinions to shafting.
Replies: 27
Views: 11691

Re: Fixing wheels and pinions to shafting.

Thank you. When I fitted the wheels I pushed them nearly home on the axle, put a little loctite inside the wheel and then pushed it on to the axle at the right back to back. Beats me how the loctite got into the bearing! The other two axles are OK. Of course the problem one had to be the driven axle...
by smyles
Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Fixing wheels and pinions to shafting.
Replies: 27
Views: 11691

Re: Fixing wheels and pinions to shafting.

I have used Loctite 603 to fix driving wheels to axles. Unfortunately some loctite on one wheel has got into the axle bearing and jammed that wheel set so it wont turn. How can I free it without destroying the Sharman driving wheel? Ideas please.
Mike
by smyles
Sat May 14, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Sprat and Winkle couplings
Replies: 2
Views: 4330

Sprat and Winkle couplings

Have you any ideas as to how to fit 3mm Sprat and Winkle couplings to bogie rolling stock? I like to fit the couplings with the hook part below the headstock but the presence of a bogie seems to make it impossible.
Thanks,
Mike
by smyles
Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Large goods sheds
Replies: 4
Views: 5126

Re: Large goods sheds

Thanks Rod for the reference to GW Goods Services. I will try and get it through the Public Library. I didn't know about this book as I always ignore anything GWR but it may be useful to me.
Cheers,
Mike
by smyles
Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Large goods sheds
Replies: 4
Views: 5126

Large goods sheds

Please can anyone help with information about large goods sheds with two roads for inward and outward (transit?) traffic in urban areas. Plenty of photos and information on branch line goods sheds for 3 wagons or so but not on larger ones. Photographers seem to like to photograph station buildings/p...
by smyles
Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Source of a dished smokebox door?
Replies: 10
Views: 3870

Re: Source of a dished smokebox door?

If you are desperate for a Little Sharpie kit I do have a spare that I might be persuaded to part with. Built one but will I ever get round to the other??
Mike
by smyles
Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Source of a dished smokebox door?
Replies: 10
Views: 3870

Re: Source of a dished smokebox door?

The smokebox doors you want used to be produced by Peter K for his No 1 Class "Sharpie". He sold them separately and that is where mine came from. Very nice turned brass but you have to add hinges. There is a centre hole for the handles. Isn't he now working with another supplier of bits a...
by smyles
Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Roath - Backstreet Cardiff in 1971
Replies: 20
Views: 7987

Re: Roath - Backstreet Cardiff in 1971

An excellent layout and good photograhs. I look forward to more details in forthcoming postings.
Mike
by smyles
Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: LNER Pigeon Van
Replies: 13
Views: 6847

Re: LNER Pigeon Van

Post war they would have been painted LNER Coach Brown, probably with black ends and solebars.
Mike
by smyles
Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Axle/hornblock alignment jigs
Replies: 41
Views: 15650

Re: Axle/hornblock alignment jigs

The aluminium ones with the spring on the outside I think are old EMGS ones.
Mike
by smyles
Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:49 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: LMS DE Shunter
Replies: 5
Views: 3661

Re: LMS DE Shunter

Thanks James for the reference to MRJ 140. Not the article I was thinking of but very interesting, scratchbuilt with Dynadrive. Never seem to hear of Dynadrive these days.
Mike
by smyles
Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Split frames
Replies: 37
Views: 11127

Re: Split frames

Don't forget that with tender locos it is easy to short out wheels on one side of the tender and the other side on the loco. Saves all the problems of split axles, insulated spacers etc. All you need is an insulated drawbar, a flexible thin wire to the motor and make sure that the tender doesn't tou...
by smyles
Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: LMS DE Shunter
Replies: 5
Views: 3661

LMS DE Shunter

Has anyone built a Judith Edge kit for the LMS jackshaft drive diesel electric shunter? Before purchasing I would like to have some sort of a review of the kit. I am sure that I have seen an article in a magazine, I thought MRJ, but can't find it.
Many thanks,
Mike
by smyles
Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Horsley Bank - shunting plank
Replies: 23
Views: 11772

Re: Horsley Bank - shunting plank

Thanks for the conversion. I never will get the hang of longer lengths in millimetres. I can now see how you get so much in having that width.
Mike
by smyles
Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:01 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Please help me find info, Charing station...
Replies: 6
Views: 3796

Re: Please help me find info, Charing station...

See photos and information about Charing at www.kentrail.co.uk
Hope this helps.
Mike
by smyles
Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Horsley Bank - shunting plank
Replies: 23
Views: 11772

Re: Horsley Bank - shunting plank

Amazing amount in such a small area. If I have worked it out correctly it is about 4ft x 11inches. How have you got it all in? Any chance of an aerial view lokking down on whole layout?
Mike

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