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by HowardGWR
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: reverse lining method
Replies: 3
Views: 992

reverse lining method

I once attended a show (Pompey Girls school?) where the late Chris Kedgley was demonstrating a technique for lining that was a very novel way of doing it. I think you applied the main expanse of carefully measured and painted 'infill' .leaving the lining colour behind. I feel guilty that I have forg...
by HowardGWR
Thu May 29, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Tor Giffard (TG) former LSWR routes of North Devon 1951-1971
Replies: 121
Views: 22729

Re: Tor Giffard (TG) former LSWR routes of North Devon 1951-

You learn something every day. I thought Tor Giffard was your name. It sounded good for someone modelling that part of the world. Good ole Tor, he were a smashing bloke.
by HowardGWR
Thu May 29, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Bachmann Jinty conversion (AG Wheels)
Replies: 4
Views: 1352

Re: Bachmann Jinty wheels

Steve, it works perfectly well with either (just dunnit with Pannier AG Bachmann wheels). HTH
by HowardGWR
Thu May 22, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Ultrascale Conversion Proposals
Replies: 60
Views: 10106

Re: Ultrascale Conversion Proposals

As an interesting aside, I decided, looking at the balance weight range that Ultrascale produce, to order the blooming lot, even though i don't have all the GWR prototypes on my planned list at present. David Rogers phoned back in response to my query, (as to whether these also would take at least 6...
by HowardGWR
Fri May 16, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: Wagon floors... Worn,Corroded or What?
Replies: 37
Views: 9098

Re: Wagon floors... Worn,Corroded or What?

Ian

Very impressive.

I assume the material you painted was actual wood?
by HowardGWR
Wed May 14, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Ultrascale Conversion Proposals
Replies: 60
Views: 10106

Re: Ultrascale Conversion Proposals

Possibly - but how modelling has moved on :D a On RM Web we have agreed that the K's pannier body was a very good model, and not only that but left the cab and top feed implementations all separate for one to choose. It was my first attempt (1985) and the original bubble pack occasionally comes up ...
by HowardGWR
Sat May 10, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Ultrascale Conversion Proposals
Replies: 60
Views: 10106

Re: Ultrascale Conversion Proposals

Going back to the OP, one cannot blame Ultrascale for not producing LNWR wheels if they are not lobbied to do so. I assume from the list provided that GWR is still the favourite choice of both fine scale modellers and more relevantly, the RTR market? After all, no RTR, no request for RTR conversion ...
by HowardGWR
Thu May 08, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Ultrascale Conversion Proposals
Replies: 60
Views: 10106

Re: Ultrascale Conversion Proposals

Nail hit on head John. Not only that but not much time left before what one will have achieved becomes academic anyway. I see a huge market in 2040 on eBay for stuff being disposed of by long-suffering (great) grandchildren clearing out the lofts. Should be some good deals going for the great (great...
by HowardGWR
Thu May 08, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Ultrascale Conversion Proposals
Replies: 60
Views: 10106

Re: Ultrascale Conversion Proposals

Craig, yes appreciated. I may yet report myself for the Ultrascale Star waiting list, but more relevant to modelling effort is whether one can live with RTR superstructure, which makes a little trouble drilling a few crank pin holes in AG wheels, but a bagatelle. Having just, with huge care to avoid...
by HowardGWR
Wed May 07, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Ultrascale Conversion Proposals
Replies: 60
Views: 10106

Re: Ultrascale Conversion Proposals

I worked out the total cost of the AG conversion kit for the 40xx as £40.40. Interpolating for Ultrascale (using their 68xx Grange price, also a 4-6-0) is about £80. Where they get their price for the 2-8-0 at £126 is confounding my sense of interpolation, as it's the same number of wheels. I could ...
by HowardGWR
Tue May 06, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Ultrascale Conversion Proposals
Replies: 60
Views: 10106

Re: Ultrascale Conversion Proposals

Not only did the wheel sets move between batches Philip, but it was also possible to see the different types of wheel sets on the same engine! Early Castles often ran on later wheels and vice versa - a feature easily spotted so it does matter which wheels are ordered - but it was not unusual to see...
by HowardGWR
Sun May 04, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Ultrascale Conversion Proposals
Replies: 60
Views: 10106

Re: Ultrascale Conversion Proposals

Philip Hall wrote:If you want to be really picky, there are actually two different 'Castle' wheels in the Ultrascale catalogue...

Philip


Yes that's true, impress us Philip by reminding us at what number the 4073 class changed to cbs. :D
by HowardGWR
Fri May 02, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Ultrascale Conversion Proposals
Replies: 60
Views: 10106

Re: Ultrascale Conversion Proposals

Just as a point of interest, there is a AG conversion kit for the Star using Castle wheels. I could only see Castle wheels in the wheels section of the AG brochure pdf, so I phoned Colin Seymour, who kindly confirmed this fact to me. This means that only Ultrascale has Star wheels (crank on spoke) a...
by HowardGWR
Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Drilling holes in round rod/wire?
Replies: 23
Views: 4917

Re: Drilling holes in round rod/wire?

So many questions -- Why would you want drill holes in wires? how many of these things are you thinking of making? are you going to solder the components? If you are going to solder then the simplest way of producing the holes is to squeeze the wire with a pair of round nosed pliers and drill throu...
by HowardGWR
Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Advice to get first loco project off to a good start?
Replies: 14
Views: 5500

Re: Advice to get first loco project off to a good start?

Thanks, I'll be interested what your club colleagues have to say about the 14xx. If it is not 'jibbing' (coupling rods binding) then it sounds like a pickup problem. You could have a look at that by running it upside down with the wires from the controller (or whatever DCC does) to test the pickup t...
by HowardGWR
Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Advice to get first loco project off to a good start?
Replies: 14
Views: 5500

Re: Advice to get first loco project off to a good start?

Could you have a look at your post Steve. I can't understand your first sentence or your last paragraph. There is an edit facility you can click on. If the P4 engine was bought second hand ('brought'?) was it a coupled engine or a bogie diesel? All the problems with converting engines to EM or P4 ar...
by HowardGWR
Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Morgan Design GWR underframe parts
Replies: 21
Views: 4235

Re: Morgan Design GWR underframe parts

Just to update members with the fact that I ordered a bunch of the 17ft 6" 10ft wb solebar types (WN4660) and these were delivered with alacrity by Stores. Having examined them, you get three overlays per fret but only one solebar. The three overlays are so similar, it would be so easy, say, to...
by HowardGWR
Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Help!!
Replies: 21
Views: 3905

Re: Help!!

Adi, as you gathered I too am suffering but i am adopting the 'examine the faults sequentially' approach, recommended by Phil. What I can report, as a result of my investigations, is that it should not be overlooked that electric current may not always be reaching the motor. So I checked each set of...
by HowardGWR
Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Help!!
Replies: 21
Views: 3905

Re: Help!!

HowardGWR wrote: 'My point is that if you leave off two coupling rods, say the rear ones, from an 0-6-0, you then have a 0-4-2. However, if you leave off the front coupling rods instead, you have an 2-4-0.' Sorry everyone Howard is quite right, I obviously confused everyone with my 4-4-0 and 0-4-4 ...
by HowardGWR
Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Help!!
Replies: 21
Views: 3905

Re: Help!!

Mike, it could be me that's had a bang (actually I did today on the fridge door, not cool). My point is that if you leave off two coupling rods, say the rear ones, from an 0-6-0, you then have a 0-4-2. However, if you leave off the front coupling rods instead, you have an 2-4-0. Or is my bump worse ...
by HowardGWR
Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Help!!
Replies: 21
Views: 3905

Re: Help!!

Thank you for your suggestion's, I'll give the 4-4-0/0-4-4 trick a try. Just to say the chassis run's (pushes) very well without the coupling rods on and I've not yet put the motor and gearbox in yet thought I'd try and get the chassis moving smoothly first. Isn't a 3F an 0-6-0? (see earlier post)....
by HowardGWR
Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Help!!
Replies: 21
Views: 3905

Re: Help!!

2-4-0 and 0-4-2? Good advice Phil. I shall probably be taking it myself shortly (just about to drill AG crankpin holes - first ever go, heart in mouth).
by HowardGWR
Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Morgan Design GWR underframe parts
Replies: 21
Views: 4235

Re: Stores Stock: Morgan Design GWR underframe parts

Craig and Dave Thanks for your information. From your experience, could the spare surface etches be stuck onto a blank (e.g.) Evergreen 'solebar'? This could make the fret very useful. I am looking at Morton 10ft wb 17ft 6" standard RCH size solebars here, as on fret WN4660. Mr Morgan provides ...
by HowardGWR
Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Morgan Design GWR underframe parts
Replies: 21
Views: 4235

Re: Stores Stock: Morgan Design GWR underframe parts

As things stand, I am now equally struggling to understand the value of a fret, most of which has to be discarded, at least, if I have understood correctly what you have discovered, John. If the choices were in separate frets, that would seem more sensible to me.
by HowardGWR
Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Morgan Design GWR underframe parts
Replies: 21
Views: 4235

Re: Stores Stock: Morgan Design GWR underframe parts

Perhaps I should make clear that it was not obvious to me whether the fret photos shew solebars for 3 or 4 wagons. There is a group of 6 and then a separate pair in a darker colour -any ideas as to what is intended here?

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