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by KK92
Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Perhaps a not so good idea...
Replies: 58
Views: 20822

Re: Perhaps a not so good idea...

Many thanks for the kind comments and the encouragement. Yes, there will be Whelk boats, os something that can stand in for them. OK, the order for a Black Hawthorn is out and besides the lettering the bunkering of coal could commence in Wells Harbour (The shiny spots is not yet dried paint, :wink: ...
by KK92
Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Perhaps a not so good idea...
Replies: 58
Views: 20822

Re: Perhaps a not so good idea...

Oh dear, Has it really been 2,5 years since I last posted something here? :shock: No, the Wells Harbour branch is not dead. It is still alive but has not developed... However some impetus has been gained and after a lot of distractions I finally got down to build some things. The main obstacle in pr...
by KK92
Fri May 30, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: Electrics
Topic: DC & DCC are the past, wireless is the future - discuss
Replies: 45
Views: 11691

Re: DC & DCC are the past, wireless is the future - discuss

Don't forget the Flying Scotsman :mrgreen:
by KK92
Fri May 30, 2014 6:48 am
Forum: Electrics
Topic: DC & DCC are the past, wireless is the future - discuss
Replies: 45
Views: 11691

Re: DC & DCC are the past, wireless is the future - discuss

Hi Jim, When has anything battery powered been more reliable than something mains powered? It's the battery that to me is the problem with reliability. The digitrax throttes we use are wireless and You can get DCC decoders with 'range' although why you'd want to I dont really know. As for the last l...
by KK92
Fri May 30, 2014 6:32 am
Forum: Electrics
Topic: DC & DCC are the past, wireless is the future - discuss
Replies: 45
Views: 11691

Re: DC & DCC are the past, wireless is the future - discuss

Hi Tim, I assume the frequencies used are approved for model railway use? Because if they are not, I'm a bit concerned about having my layout confiscated, if I'm using a frequency outside its permitted usage. As I wrote earlier, forget everything that you heard of frequencies in the old days of MHz ...
by KK92
Wed May 28, 2014 7:27 am
Forum: Electrics
Topic: DC & DCC are the past, wireless is the future - discuss
Replies: 45
Views: 11691

Re: DC & DCC are the past, wireless is the future - discuss

Paul, Terry, We are only at the start of future developments regarding remote control with on-board batteries. The application of this technology has to be looked at from the idea from which it was developed first. R/C control will surely not replace DCC for highly complicated layouts. I think we sh...
by KK92
Tue May 27, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: DC & DCC are the past, wireless is the future - discuss
Replies: 45
Views: 11691

Re: DC & DCC are the past, wireless is the future - discuss

A very interesting topic and surely one way to go but just depending on what you want. I'm currently using a Deltang system for my garden railway in 7/8ths scale. Even the 3 amp reciver is so small that it would fit into a 0-6-0T. The voltage can span from as low as 4.8 volts to 12 volts. It even al...
by KK92
Tue May 27, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Ultrascale Conversion Proposals
Replies: 60
Views: 13562

Re: Ultrascale Conversion Proposals

Hi Noel, I think that this has gone a bit off topic, but is a worthwhile discussion. Is it time it had its own thread, perhaps? Mind you, the chassis could be a problem - Is it to be rigid, compensated with internal pivot [two types exist, at least], compensated with rocking axleguards, sprung with ...
by KK92
Tue May 27, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Ultrascale Conversion Proposals
Replies: 60
Views: 13562

Re: Ultrascale Conversion Proposals

Jol and others, I fell another fact that has not been discussed here is 'ingenuity'. P4 modelling does not ask for a fully equipped watchmakers workshop. An unbiased view on things will make the creative souls come up with a solution for many modelling problems without spending a fortune on machine ...
by KK92
Mon May 26, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Ultrascale Conversion Proposals
Replies: 60
Views: 13562

Re: Ultrascale Conversion Proposals

Dear all, The information is available. But I suppose the most critical factor in getting a grip on our hobby is time: Time to learn Time to practise Time to repeat Time to make mistakes I for myself have a lathe and a milling machine but due to job and family comitments I find not much time to use ...
by KK92
Mon May 19, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Perhaps a not so good idea...
Replies: 58
Views: 20822

Re: Perhaps a not so good idea...

Some progress at least... Well not in 18.83 mm gauge but the surrounds just do not need to be neglected. This is my first attempt an scratch building buildings: P1000300.JPG P1000304.JPG P1000304.JPG These are the buildings that will hide the fore ground of the right side exit into the fiddle yard. ...
by KK92
Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Perhaps a not so good idea...
Replies: 58
Views: 20822

Re: Perhaps a not so good idea...

Hi John,

Thanks for posting that picture. Somehow I missed that.

It will certainly help to get the athmosphere and build texture right.

That 'street track' must have been an absolute nuissance for pedestrians and vehicles alike.
by KK92
Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:44 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Perhaps a not so good idea...
Replies: 58
Views: 20822

Re: Perhaps a not so good idea...

The whole issue that I see with locating a turntable in the running line (even if that line is considered with in yard limits and is only worked by shunting moves) that it will be passed by complete trains. Apart from the maximum permitted load (let’s suppose a J15 0-6-0 and tender) it will be about...
by KK92
Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Perhaps a not so good idea...
Replies: 58
Views: 20822

Re: Perhaps a not so good idea...

I might add a wagon turntable in the running line (are locomotives allowed to cross it?) allowing acces to the yard of the customs office. Not normally. Never say never. Well, then an additional rule for working the harbor branch has to be issues that running trains should only travers the turntabl...
by KK92
Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Perhaps a not so good idea...
Replies: 58
Views: 20822

Re: Perhaps a not so good idea...

Not that anybody thinks that I didn't do anything 'Wells wise'... ;) I've taken one of the Easter days to mock up something of the layout. I just happen some extruded styroform sheets that originally were intended for a P4 layout of some Isle of White terminus about 15 years ago. Yes, I never throw ...
by KK92
Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:37 am
Forum: Road Vehicles and Figures
Topic: pre 1930 vehicles
Replies: 17
Views: 5952

Re: pre 1930 vehicles

Hi Andrew, These models have no glazing included. I know I've read before in modelling articles what can work well - I've not found anything looking back through my stuff. Any suggestions? The kit is simple and fits together nicely. You can try Microscale Kristal Klear http://www.microscale.com/Merc...
by KK92
Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Industrial Track inset into Setts
Replies: 8
Views: 3852

Re: Industrial Track inset into Setts

Buffer locking is not just a matter of wheelbase but also of overhangs (read: the distance between the bufferface and the nearest axle). The smaller this distance is the less is the distance the bufferbeam is moved outside from the track center. It also shows that wagons with different overhangs wor...
by KK92
Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Perhaps a not so good idea...
Replies: 58
Views: 20822

Re: Perhaps a not so good idea...

hi Ian, Thanks for the link. Very athmospheric. Certainly the direction to go. Regarding R/C'd tractors (even outside of Ipswich ;) ) it will get a bit difficult. A suitable basis for producing a lorry can be found here. http://www.roadtransportimages.com/ The relevant electrickity should be availbl...
by KK92
Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:16 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Perhaps a not so good idea...
Replies: 58
Views: 20822

Re: Perhaps a not so good idea...

Hi Ian, Klaus, as Flymo says, this looks like a lovely project, with as much work needed on the buildings and boats as the rolling stock. Fortunately Wells has not changed at the east quay very much. Google street view could provide some clues on the buildings. For the boats Artitec (available via L...
by KK92
Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Perhaps a not so good idea...
Replies: 58
Views: 20822

Re: Perhaps a not so good idea...

That's a good enough reason so don't let me put you off, but, don't Hornby have a J15 on the way? Yes, just found it here: https://www.hornby.com/search/?q=J15 Well worth thinking about. On the other hand: Made in PRC :cry: According to their website there are some kits in stock: http://www.alangib...
by KK92
Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Perhaps a not so good idea...
Replies: 58
Views: 20822

Re: Perhaps a not so good idea...

Not a mock-up but a sketch how thing might look (not to scale!):

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by KK92
Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Perhaps a not so good idea...
Replies: 58
Views: 20822

Re: Perhaps a not so good idea...

The F7 isn't very likely (an under statement I'm afraid), almost certainly J15 country, better news is that I think there were supposed to be some points there abouts. See below (all found on the Wells website you alreday know about). There is a nice little book on the Wells Branch from the Oakwood...
by KK92
Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:07 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Perhaps a not so good idea...
Replies: 58
Views: 20822

Re: Perhaps a not so good idea...

Thank you all for the encouragement. The construction will be relatively straightforward with some extruded styrene board. Some MDF background will show an overcast sky. I'm not 100% sure whether using a Feather switch motor (http://feather.ch/products-and-small-parts/turnout-motors.html) to throw t...
by KK92
Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Perhaps a not so good idea...
Replies: 58
Views: 20822

Re: Perhaps a not so good idea...

OK, now enough of the blather about what and when in Wantage. I'm certainly getting disorganized in P4. The Wantage theme will be shelved for the time being because of the following unresolved aspects: - How do you build a remotely working pole coupling that were used by the passenger trains? - What...
by KK92
Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Perhaps a not so good idea...
Replies: 58
Views: 20822

Re: Perhaps a not so good idea...

Hi Alan, Life's defenitely to short to firmly adhere to principles... ;) The thing more important than to decide on the type of sleepers is to decide on the period I like to model Wantage upper yard. I think this determines the type of rail used; bridge or flat bottom. The deeper I dive into this pr...

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