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by steves17
Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Alignment dowel fixing
Replies: 23
Views: 9164

Re: Alignment dowel fixing

Right well i've gone with Eileen's Emporium (with the forstner bit) as there were a few other bit-n-bobs I've been meaning to get. If the paired units do lack the screws I can just pick some up locally, cheers.
by steves17
Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:21 am
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Alignment dowel fixing
Replies: 23
Views: 9164

Re: Alignment dowel fixing

Right i've been reading about as i'm ready to try and join up a few of my first modular baseboards-would anyone say that the C&L pattern makers dowel is better than Eilleen's Emporium equivalent, or is there nothing really in it?
by steves17
Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 283
Views: 54816

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Ah bugger I zoned in on the bunker, cab and wheelbase and from there left the blinkers on because only the J1s had a 2-4-2 configuration but that engine is actually an M1 with its bogie obscured! I feel a bit silly now but that actually does help on not having to deal with some sort of odd overhaul ...
by steves17
Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 283
Views: 54816

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Thats pretty much what i'm saying-front axel fixed, rear axel radial-any GWRers able to confirm the 517, Metro, 14xx & 58xx etc classes had an all fixed wheelbase? As long as you have a little slop on the front wheel to cope with fine scale and tight curves though I don't think it really matters...
by steves17
Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 283
Views: 54816

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

I have nothing to confirm that the front carrying wheels were fixed per say but i'm quite inclined to agree with others they were as the Cumbrian/Cambrian tender engines had a small wheel base-quite comparable to the 14xx GWR class and one of these was clocked pulling an auto-coach at 64mph. Again w...
by steves17
Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 283
Views: 54816

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

I'm a little out of depth with all the measurement stuff but i'll add my 2 cents on this forum. I don't know about the extra inch and a half on the driving wheels but looking at the carrying wheels i'm willing to concede the info stating 3' 6" is off. The K3 and K4 boogies are this but visually...
by steves17
Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: In search of...
Replies: 13
Views: 5957

Re: In search of...

Thanks for the glue tips-will try a few different approaches and see what works, though the superglue I tried prior is a little stodgy and dries before I can stick down the fiddly strips. Andrew I agree the resin beads do look a shade thick but I imagine i'll be using Slaters 30 thou when it arrives...
by steves17
Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: In search of...
Replies: 13
Views: 5957

Re: In search of...

Thanks Dal. There are a lot of gadgets that i'm oblivious to and the one you mentioned sounds handy-this one I trust? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Master-Airscrew-Balsa-Wood-Stripper-Tool-MA4000-/281891197101?hash=item41a20650ad:g:eUUAAOxyUrZS1AB9 If so i'll buy it up shortly as i'm sure it will come i...
by steves17
Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: In search of...
Replies: 13
Views: 5957

Re: In search of...

I've had a look around a few threads but this is about as close I could find for a related theme. In a nut shell i'm braking into making my first coaches with some Isle of Wight resin kits by Smallbrook Studio. They are for a semi freelance layout but the idea is to more or less adapt them to how th...
by steves17
Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started
Replies: 205
Views: 48862

Re: Track Planning & Layout Ideas.

It would need to be far enough from the platform end that an engine could take water without passing the starter signal.[/quote] Like this you mean ;) http://i1340.photobucket.com/albums/o731/steves17/wellsworth/Wellsworth%20Station%20SMP%20layout/eatertwoer_zpslffov1sn.png I'll keep the push-pull e...
by steves17
Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started
Replies: 205
Views: 48862

Re: Track Planning & Layout Ideas.

What? I'm scarcely talking about the main yard section in the west. PM me if you like but wires are getting crossed here. *Edit just be clear I know the resin model you mean, as I very nearly brought it some time back, but i'm not focusing on the main yard section to the west here. The loosely place...
by steves17
Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started
Replies: 205
Views: 48862

Re: Track Planning & Layout Ideas.

I think if I made the north platform wider I could include the main station building like in your plan but because you also need access to the other side of the bay platform it would have to be really wide, which in turn would extend the diagonal run of track from the west bound line and I only have...
by steves17
Wed Nov 11, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started
Replies: 205
Views: 48862

Re: Track Planning & Layout Ideas.

Ah I see about the mislabeled image! Generally speaking i'm leaning towards the LMS when not directly following Sodor lore, so if I don't need to bother with sandwiching then that is fine but yes i've also seen a few southern engines pulling non passenger rolling stock on the other end of auto fitte...
by steves17
Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:26 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started
Replies: 205
Views: 48862

Re: Track Planning & Layout Ideas.

Ah my sincere apologies Terry, got my wire crossed there, so i'll say it again- thank you. Cheers Noel for pointing out the high winds example. I've been refining the spacing out of the points and tinkering in general and i've turned the line that would of fouled the double slip into a small headshu...
by steves17
Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started
Replies: 205
Views: 48862

Re: Track Planning & Layout Ideas.

Yep as you can see what i've laid out is very close to Knuckles' plan. Its impossible to build the yard in line to the station section without either inheriting a mansion or scaling down to N gauge but I do ( eventually ) plan to build the yard on the other end of the table, so they are back to back...
by steves17
Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:42 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started
Replies: 205
Views: 48862

Re: Track Planning & Layout Ideas.

Ah I think that last photo was a little misleading about what I meant, as the slip would not be facing anything, just there to release the return branch traffic and in the earlier post the exiting traffic would of used the turnout to the east of what was supposed to be a diamond, but represented by ...
by steves17
Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started
Replies: 205
Views: 48862

Re: Track Planning & Layout Ideas.

*Edit Haha Knuckles you found me on the forum at last ;) Yep the plan is 2 degrees off yours but i've been trying to fine tune it little to be both prototypical and to match up with the books as best as as possible ( its Wellsworth Station from The Railway Series folks ). Alright then below is my re...
by steves17
Sun Nov 08, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started
Replies: 205
Views: 48862

Re: Track Planning & Layout Ideas.

Hi. I'm in the middle of planning a junction layout of sorts around the 1920s, but am a little unsure on the detailing of the throat. The fictional station is not actually on the junction itself, so the branch line traffic runs along the mainline for a spell before either reaching the town station o...
by steves17
Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GNR Stirling Single.
Replies: 13
Views: 6132

Re: GNR Stirling Single.

Thanks for the advice guys.
by steves17
Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GNR Stirling Single.
Replies: 13
Views: 6132

Re: GNR Stirling Single.

I've been eyeing up the NRM/Rapido project for the Stirling Single with interest. http://www.locomotionmodels.com/british-model-railways/oo-gauge-4mm/nrm-exclusive-editions-and-collection.htm I know its still far from finished but i'm curious if anyone with a bit of knowledge could tell me if re-gau...
by steves17
Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Deciduous Trees
Replies: 7
Views: 3015

Re: Deciduous Trees

Well i've just won a less than £8 bid for that Terrain Modelling book, so despite the scale difference hope to pick up some tips from it. :) Cheers for the tip Doug- intrigued to see how yours look when you can upload some pics and as it happens I need to order some more fine wire as i've just used ...
by steves17
Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Deciduous Trees
Replies: 7
Views: 3015

Re: Deciduous Trees

I did mention I coated the trees grey and mist coated them brown, but to be honest they didn't turn out as well as I might of liked-will be stocking up on supplies at the Scalefour event at Stoke :) Thanks for the book recommendation Noel, looks a good one and i've just found a cheap 2007 edition co...
by steves17
Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Deciduous Trees
Replies: 7
Views: 3015

Deciduous Trees

Bar Realistic Conifers ( which look amazing ) I couldn't see a thread on the subject of tree making, so created this. If there is one already that i've missed then by all means merge this into it. My first layout is set amongst a belt of woodland. The plan was to have the diorama in Autumn, but my e...
by steves17
Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Motoring options for Y6 / J70 models
Replies: 12
Views: 4411

Re: Motoring options for Y6 / J70 models

Ta Martin- thats encouraging to hear. I've dug out the pre built one i've got and can see its built on a Tenshodo WB-31 bogie. That means nothing to me, but I guess its a few years old-will hook my DCC system up to a bit of OO track to see if its still working. This one's axels haven't been lopped o...
by steves17
Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Motoring options for Y6 / J70 models
Replies: 12
Views: 4411

Re: Motoring options for Y6 / J70 models

Thanks Will, i've been meaning to find somewhere where I could get scale drawings. As I could only find the odd basic one or ones for the Y6. Luckily my model will always be having the skirting on, so thats not an engineering problem for me ;) Very impressive Flymo- that is in 4mm right? Were the co...

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