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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: 1265

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: 547

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: On My Workbench
Topic: Weskie's Workbench
Replies: 19
Views: 7039

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: On My Workbench
Topic: Weskie's Workbench
Replies: 19
Views: 7039

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: 6935

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: 3676

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: 5195

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: 1935

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: 3957

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: On My Workbench
Topic: Weskie's Workbench
Replies: 19
Views: 7039

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: On My Workbench
Topic: Weskie's Workbench
Replies: 19
Views: 7039

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: On My Workbench
Topic: Weskie's Workbench
Replies: 19
Views: 7039

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: On My Workbench
Topic: Weskie's Workbench
Replies: 19
Views: 7039

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: Flymo748
Topic: Another Round...
Replies: 323
Views: 65711

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: 886

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: 4767

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: On My Workbench
Topic: Weskie's Workbench
Replies: 19
Views: 7039

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: On My Workbench
Topic: Weskie's Workbench
Replies: 19
Views: 7039

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...
by Weskie
Sat Dec 26, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Weskie's Workbench
Replies: 19
Views: 7039

Weskie's Workbench

Inspired by the fact that we've had a few entries recently showing the latest wagon builds, i thought i'd join the bandwagon and put up a couple of my own for your delight. First up: Mousa Models D1 open wagon. D1 open wagon.jpg Assembled straight out of the box, it went together really easy. Waitin...
by Weskie
Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Jigs for AJ Couplings
Replies: 8
Views: 3787

Re: Jigs for AJ Couplings

Steve. It is a dropper jig used to make 'U' shaped droppers. A rod is inserted through the hole, then soft iron wire wrapped round to form a hook. then bent over the round end and back round the rod on the other side. the 2 holes being for different length 'U's. And here's one i made earlier. AJ dro...
by Weskie
Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: London Road Models LNWR/LMS/BR six wheel Inspection Saloon
Replies: 8
Views: 2309

Re: London Road Models LNWR/LMS/BR six wheel Inspection Salo

Yes Jol. Hope the surgery was successful. Here's to a speedy recovery.
by Weskie
Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: Warks South (SWAG)
Topic: Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Exhibition
Replies: 1
Views: 4614

Re: Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Exhibition

Just a reminder for anyone needing somewhere to go next weekend. :thumb
by Weskie
Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Thomas brake
Replies: 21
Views: 5295

Re: Thomas brake

David

I've sent you a 'pm' with some info. Hope it's useful.
by Weskie
Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Grub screws for Portescap Final drive gears
Replies: 18
Views: 6356

Re: Grub screws for Portescap Final drive gears

Tested the pitch of grub screw, it comes out at 0.35 pitch. but searching for m1.5 x 0.35 doesn't seem very common, m1.6 looks more readily available.
Hope that helps !
by Weskie
Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Grub screws for Portescap Final drive gears
Replies: 18
Views: 6356

Re: Grub screws for Portescap Final drive gears

Surely its just a matter of finding out what thread is used (trial and error?) and then it is simple to make your own grub screw. If I can locate my box of motors over the weekend I'll have a look. Keith Chances are it was a small BA thread unless the gerabox makers had been seduced into going metr...

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