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by Tor Giffard
Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2016
Replies: 50
Views: 10270

Re: Scalefour North 2016

Evenin' all,

One of the best S4 shows so far in my view....severe wallet slimming pangs. Even the snow over Holme Moss added to the occasion.....straightforward journey into the school car park and much banter/chatter exchanged with various.

Well organised guys!!

Dave
by Tor Giffard
Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: RTR P4
Replies: 71
Views: 16792

Re: RTR P4

Aft'noon all,

Sulzer type 2 fans in the South East should have an opportunity to see some SLW 24s in action on 'Mostyn' at the 2016 Chatham exhibition in June.

I understand that SLW will have a stand there too.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Dave
by Tor Giffard
Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Latest Sutton Locomotive Works RTR P4 Class 24 variant
Replies: 9
Views: 4161

Re: Latest Sutton Locomotive Works RTR P4 Class 24 variant

....my D5000 will be working with a 3 set of Bulleid coaches mainly and yes I'm looking forward to that.

Ask for a demo of the sound fitted version at York....inspiring.

Dave
by Tor Giffard
Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Latest Sutton Locomotive Works RTR P4 Class 24 variant
Replies: 9
Views: 4161

Re: Latest Sutton Locomotive Works RTR P4 Class 24 variant

....hence, my initial summary but I think that the confusion is sorted now.

Dave
by Tor Giffard
Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Latest Sutton Locomotive Works RTR P4 Class 24 variant
Replies: 9
Views: 4161

Re: Latest Sutton Locomotive Works RTR P4 Class 24 variant

....apologies John, my bad, I understood it to be aimed at that sub class. It is meant to represent a standard loco pre 1966.

Rgds

Dave
by Tor Giffard
Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Latest Sutton Locomotive Works RTR P4 Class 24 variant
Replies: 9
Views: 4161

Latest Sutton Locomotive Works RTR P4 Class 24 variant

Evenin' all, Due for release at the York show over Easter is the latest P4 RTR 24 variant from SLW. Priority will again be given to loyal customers.... 24%20E.PNG Make up the era/year details for yourselves. For those who haven't had a look at the manual for the model. here is the link http://sulzer...
by Tor Giffard
Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: How soon does a train move after a signal is cleared?
Replies: 23
Views: 4920

Re: How soon does a train move after a signal is cleared?

Aft'noon all, A freight train detained in e.g. a passing loop for some time (quite routine throughout BR days) wouldn't have all traincrew watching the outlet signal avidly for what could be half an hour or so, instead, the driver whistled up once the signal cleared and looked back for the tip from ...
by Tor Giffard
Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: How soon does a train move after a signal is cleared?
Replies: 23
Views: 4920

Re: How soon does a train move after a signal is cleared?

How long did it take to unpin all the wagon brakes before the train would move? I don't think that there is a specific answer to this. Pinning down brakes was the result of a judgement by the train crew on the day; because of variations in loads and the condition of the rail, in turn dependent on t...
by Tor Giffard
Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: How soon does a train move after a signal is cleared?
Replies: 23
Views: 4920

Re: How soon does a train move after a signal is cleared?

They wouldn't unpin all the brakes, only sufficient for the guard to consider that the train was adequately braked. Rules 131 applies. I would think it would be bad practice to bring a loaded train to a stand on the Rhymney, the bobby would be in their bad books! The other way round Tim....the driv...
by Tor Giffard
Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: How soon does a train move after a signal is cleared?
Replies: 23
Views: 4920

Re: How soon does a train move after a signal is cleared?

Evenin' all, As Will suggests, every situation is different. A worthwhile example is the outlet signal to Tunstead quarry private sdgs in the Peak District. In the 1980s many of the trains leaving the sdgs (1 in 100 gradient climbing) were banked. The yard shunter would contact Great Rocks signal bo...
by Tor Giffard
Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 43478

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons

....and a Happy New Year to you too Justin....some rather tasty morsels in the pipeline....those vac cyls in particular.

Best regards

Dave
by Tor Giffard
Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: RTR P4
Replies: 71
Views: 16792

Re: RTR P4

....if my model arrived like that then so would I.

I would be interested in knowing the outcome of that situation John.

Dave
by Tor Giffard
Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: 47206 - The Fully Sprung, Hybrid Class 47
Replies: 57
Views: 15546

Re: Tyne Dock Class 24

....one thought James...the Bachmann and SLW models don't look good next to each other, with the bodyside height/roof curve difference....would that jar with you once a mix of them were running on your layout?

Dave
by Tor Giffard
Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: RTR P4
Replies: 71
Views: 16792

Re: RTR P4

Mornin' all, For me the body profile of the new SLW model is the single biggest advance towards a P4 standard RTR loco. Modern Locomotives Illustrated No 177 Class 24 & 25 contains all necessary images/diagrams for comparison purposes Compare the SLW roof/beading line over the cab front windows/...
by Tor Giffard
Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: RTR P4
Replies: 71
Views: 16792

Re: RTR P4

....cheers JIm, number position is another variable e.g. Scottish locos with bodyside number.

Dave
by Tor Giffard
Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: RTR P4
Replies: 71
Views: 16792

Re: RTR P4

Aft'noon all, The RMWeb thread on the SLW 24 has now been viewed around 35,000 times, received over 500 replies and extends over 21 pages. More and more readers are becoming aware of the numerous detail differences within even the hundred plus disc headcode fitted examples. It isn't easy to find 2 i...
by Tor Giffard
Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Recommendations for a compact camera
Replies: 8
Views: 3371

Re: Recommendations for a compact camera

Aft'noon all,

Panasonic DMC-LF1 a lot of camera for £200....full manual capability inc.

http://www.ukcamerastore.co.uk/acatalog ... 2wodVt0C3w

....excellent close up capability....

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Dave
by Tor Giffard
Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: THE Christmas Model Railway Show - Manchester 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 3026

Re: THE Christmas Model Railway Show - Manchester 2015

Aft'noon all, Highly social visit to the MMRS show yesterday morning....75% of my 3hrs in the show spent chatting with fellow S4 club members, traders, former BR driver colleague/railway author and modelling contacts. Trade stands supported with purchases of Lindstrom & Xuron handtools, Phoenix ...
by Tor Giffard
Sun Dec 06, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: RTR P4
Replies: 71
Views: 16792

Re: RTR P4

P1020201.JPG Dave Thanks for that Dave. It's something I was wondering. The model represents D5000 in later life not as built due to the extra bodyside grill at the number 2 end. The first few didn't have this when built but some got it later. See - http://www.derbysulzers.com/5000new.jpg I think t...
by Tor Giffard
Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: RTR P4
Replies: 71
Views: 16792

Re: RTR P4

In reply to Jol ....tyre thicknesses obviously reduced with wear Jol. Personally, I'm much more convinced by the SLW version. Looking at a variety of images of 24s on the Derby Sulzers site I can't see any thick enough to match the Ultrascale tyre rim thickness. In answer to Mike....the £203 price i...
by Tor Giffard
Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: RTR P4
Replies: 71
Views: 16792

Re: RTR P4

....£203 for a DC version with P4 wheelsets inc. postage Mike....you won't be disappointed.

Dave
by Tor Giffard
Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: RTR P4
Replies: 71
Views: 16792

Re: RTR P4

....just to assist the potential wheelset exchangers on here....re the SLW 24 2mm axle on both Ultrascale and SLW wheelsets (OO axle top)....obviously the SLW gears have to be used.... P1020195.JPG P1020192.JPG ....and comparing SLW & Ultrascale (silver tyre) P4 wheelsets..the Ultrascales have o...
by Tor Giffard
Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: RTR P4
Replies: 71
Views: 16792

Re: RTR P4

...it may be that the model would run better with Ultrascales JIm...in which case I'll be using them....providing that they fit. However, the model looks so well with the complete SLW package that I'm going to stick with that if possible. For someone who has recently stated on Modellers United that ...
by Tor Giffard
Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: RTR P4
Replies: 71
Views: 16792

Re: RTR P4

....the SLW P4 wheelsets with their correct tyre wall thickness add a lot to the appearance of the loco for me John. I'm a big fan of Ultrascale wheelsets, have numerous sets under existing stock and have more on order, however, providing that the SLW sets run true on this new model, I'll be stickin...
by Tor Giffard
Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:04 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: RTR P4
Replies: 71
Views: 16792

Re: RTR P4

....my image of the 24 may not be the sharpest but you can see just how well the OO wheelsets look. The feel of the entire model is similar....easily the most pleasure that I've gained from a new release.

Dave

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