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by Weskie
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Weskie
Topic: Weskie's Workbench
Replies: 28
Views: 11156

Re: Weskie's Workbench

Looking good Steve. Some recent work? :o Had to pause on the turntable as i hadn't got enough handrails. Quick order off to John Redrup and extras sent back even quicker. Thanks John. So while waiting i had a rummage on the 'Shelf of shame' and found this:- IMG_6822.jpg And here it is:- L&Y ...
by Weskie
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Weskie
Topic: Weskie's Workbench
Replies: 28
Views: 11156

Re: Weskie's Workbench

The wheels are made up of 8 lamination. 4 for the spoked wheel and 2 each side for the hub. Held together with an oiled 2 mm steel bolt, then plenty of flux and solder. Then put in lathe and turned to size and cleaned up. That tests whether your soldering is any good, so after i'd re-soldered a coup...
by Weskie
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Weskie
Topic: Weskie's Workbench
Replies: 28
Views: 11156

Re: Weskie's Workbench

Thanks Steve.

Here's an update for the 'challenge' thread, just to show that i have been doing something.

IMG_6816.JPG


More to come
by Weskie
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: How do I create a sub-forum?
Replies: 13
Views: 1730

Re: How do I create a sub-forum?

John.

Can you turn my ' Weskies workbench' into a sub-forum?

Thanks
by Weskie
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Weskie
Topic: Weskie's Workbench
Replies: 28
Views: 11156

Re: Weskie's Workbench

Due to putting an entry on the 'Socially-distanced challenge' thread. I thought i'd review this thread. Wow 3 years since the last entry. But just to show i haven't been totally lazy, here's some finished wagons. IMG_6801.JPG A pair of D3. The left hand one being the conversion from above. The right...
by Weskie
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread
Replies: 47
Views: 8474

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread

Is it OK to throw my hat into the ring? With this:- IMG_6793.JPG Some background. One of our group decided we needed a bigger turntable for 'Clarendon'. Mainly because we are getting a few loco's that won't fit on the 42ft turntable that we have at the moment. One of those being my LBSCR B4, that i ...
by Weskie
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Leamington & Warwick MRS Exhibition 7-8 March 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 707

Leamington & Warwick MRS Exhibition 7-8 March 2020

The 45th Annual Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Exhibition will take place on Saturday 7th March 2020 from 10am until 5pm and Sunday 8th March 2020 from 10am until 4pm at Royal Leamington Spa College Warwick New Road, Leamington Spa, CV32 5JE This year we have 'Clarendon with Scrubbs lane' an...
by Weskie
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Leamington & Warwick MRS - 2/3 March 2019 - 44th Annual Model Railway Exhibition
Replies: 9
Views: 2588

Leamington & Warwick MRS - 2/3 March 2019 - 44th Annual Model Railway Exhibition

Following the cancellation of our Exhibition last year this year's show takes place on the 2nd and 3rd of March. The event will again be held at the Royal Leamington Spa College, Warwick New Road, Leamington Spa. Please visit http://www.lwmrs.co.uk/ for the most up to date details. We have 3 P4 layo...
by Weskie
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: East Beds MRS Biggleswade Annual Show 17th Feb 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 870

East Beds MRS Biggleswade Annual Show 17th Feb 2018

For one day only members of SWAG will be operating Ian Spalding's layout 'Richmond'.
This is it's second time out, previously at our L&WMRS show in 2014.
Here's a tempter.
IMG_5124.JPG


I see Rolvendon is also there. Might be worth a visit if you're in the area.

(http://www.ebmrs.org.uk)
by Weskie
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Weskie
Topic: Weskie's Workbench
Replies: 28
Views: 11156

Re: Weskie's Workbench

As far as i can tell they only had single brake blocks. Originally wooden, upgraded to cast iron pushrod type around 1896.
Info taken from the LNWR society page on D1 wagons.
by Weskie
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Weskie
Topic: Weskie's Workbench
Replies: 28
Views: 11156

Re: Weskie's Workbench

Oh dear where does the time go? Nearly a year since the last post and i thought i'd have more to show for it. There has been some activity, mainly on Scrubbs lane part of Clarendon to get it presentable for the Scalefour display at Warley. It's not finished but it's coming on as those who attended w...
by Weskie
Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Warley 2016 (Special 40th Exhibit)
Replies: 44
Views: 10282

Re: Warley 2016 (Special 40th Exhibit)

Clarendon not yet packed and loaded. But then we have the advantage of being close to the show.
See you all later.
by Weskie
Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Meldon Viaduct
Replies: 21
Views: 5607

Re: Meldon Viaduct

I am also now concerned that John Gowers may have become confused over the those initials, as I have long known him as a modeller of the LNWR and we need all the support we can get.


Jol

I think we have got two John Gowers !
by Weskie
Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Morgan Design TOU System
Replies: 20
Views: 7440

Re: Morgan Design TOU System

Micheal Clarke (Masokits) does a functional operating crank. It has a D shaped pivot hole to run a tube through the baseboard and operate from underneath.
Listed in his catalogue as 11.07.
I'll see if i can take a picture of one in situ later for you.
by Weskie
Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Wheels for GEM 2-4-0
Replies: 8
Views: 2922

Re: Wheels for GEM 2-4-0

According to Mike Sarman's wheel specification booklet the only Cambrian railway 2-4-0T was built by Aston in 1866, classed as Small side tank. 3ft leading wheels with 9 spokes. 4' 6" Drivers 14 spoke. 20"cyl stroke. 20" wheel stroke and pin between spokes.

Hope that helps.
by Weskie
Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: North East Essex (NEEAG)
Topic: North East Essex Area Group meeting
Replies: 14
Views: 5832

Re: North East Essex Area Group meeting

Jol.

Did you come to any conclusion about the signal servo's?
by Weskie
Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Weskie
Topic: Weskie's Workbench
Replies: 28
Views: 11156

Re: Weskie's Workbench

Jol

You are quite right, both the LRM kits came with compensated underframes.
but as i prefer springing they have both been modified accordingly.
by Weskie
Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Weskie
Topic: Weskie's Workbench
Replies: 28
Views: 11156

Re: Weskie's Workbench

Sam.

The D1 kit comes with it's own springing unit.
The 2 midland wagons, I've used RCH 1907 w-irons BWF001/4.
The LRM Deal wagon has some old type Exactoscale units.
The brake van also had the BWF001/4.
And the horse box used RCH NPCS BWF003/4

Hope that helps.
by Weskie
Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Weskie
Topic: Weskie's Workbench
Replies: 28
Views: 11156

Re: Weskie's Workbench

Lanarkshire Models

That was what i was hoping for at S4North, but i see they aren't there.

Thanks Knuckles.

Straight answer Jol. No. They are from Ten Commandments.
by Weskie
Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Weskie
Topic: Weskie's Workbench
Replies: 28
Views: 11156

Re: Weskie's Workbench

Thought it was about time for another update, especially after getting a mention in S4news. So with the rather dodgy weather that comes with a bank holiday I've taken some photos of progress so far! And just when you thought you'd finished the photo shows up something you've missed. Mousa Models D1....
by Weskie
Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: Paul Willis
Topic: Beer and Buckjumpers
Replies: 821
Views: 45620

Re: Another Round...

I'm not sure where you could find them now.


Don't Brassmasters do a similar version?
by Weskie
Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: The 41st Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Exhibition
Replies: 1
Views: 1239

The 41st Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Exhibition

The 41st Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Exhibition will take place on Saturday 5th March & Sunday 6th March 2016. We are moving to a brand new venue! Following a £12m development and refurbishment of the Royal Leamington Spa College site we have taken the decision to move our exhibition ...
by Weskie
Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: plastic top hat bearings
Replies: 23
Views: 6529

Re: plastic top hat bearings

Try searching for PTFE internal bush, as used in fishing poles.
by Weskie
Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Weskie
Topic: Weskie's Workbench
Replies: 28
Views: 11156

Re: Weskie's Workbench

About time for an update. Wagons.jpg I had a delay with the Deal wagon as i wasn't sure how the brakes worked, but managed to sort that after borrowing a copy of the LNWR wagon book. I've also been assembling a LNWR horse box.Another LRM kit. Also pictured a signal box, also from LRM. This is beginn...
by Weskie
Mon Dec 28, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Weskie
Topic: Weskie's Workbench
Replies: 28
Views: 11156

Re: Weskie's Workbench

Very nice; I have one of the brake vans to build and had been considering getting one (or more) of the D1s. Was there much work involved springing the brake van, haven't looked that closely at the one I have stashed away ready for a rainy day of wagon building? It was easy really, just soldered the...

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