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by Simon Glidewell
Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: class 15xx pannier tank (with a bit of 97xx thrown in)
Replies: 74
Views: 14129

Re: class 15xx pannier tank

Hello Sandra,

There's a photo of the K's kit built up here:-

http://www.gwr.org.uk/galmeadows1.html
by Simon Glidewell
Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: Bachmann 4 CEP
Replies: 5
Views: 1903

Re: Bachmann 4 CEP

Many thanks Howard and Keith; I shall investigate both of your suggestions.

All the best
Simon
by Simon Glidewell
Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: class 15xx pannier tank (with a bit of 97xx thrown in)
Replies: 74
Views: 14129

Re: class 15xx pannier tank

There's a secondhand Bachmann Ivatt for sale at Hattons:-

http://www.ehattons.com/99215/Bachmann_ ... etail.aspx
by Simon Glidewell
Mon Dec 29, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: class 15xx pannier tank (with a bit of 97xx thrown in)
Replies: 74
Views: 14129

Re: class 15xx pannier tank

Thanks Simon. The one you linked to is on a hornby chassis which if I can find out what it is might be handy. Cheers Jim Hello Jim, It wouldn't surprise me if it wasn't a modified BR Standard chassis or Ivatt. If it is (an email to Hattons "might" reveal the true answer about it) then som...
by Simon Glidewell
Mon Dec 29, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: Bachmann 4 CEP
Replies: 5
Views: 1903

Re: Bachmann 4 CEP

Not sure Keith. The main problem are the weird integral wheel bearings which double up as electrical pick ups. These usually have to be removed and replaced with pin point bearings. It's more the motor bogie I'm concerned about.

All the best
Simon
by Simon Glidewell
Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: Bachmann 4 CEP
Replies: 5
Views: 1903

Bachmann 4 CEP

Has anyone converted the Bachmann 4 CEP to P4, retaining the original drive unit? I've had one knocking around for several years but don't know whether to keep it or flog it. If I could convert it to P4 without too much hassle and expense (unlike my P4 Bachmann 2 EPB which was very tricky the way I ...
by Simon Glidewell
Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: class 15xx pannier tank (with a bit of 97xx thrown in)
Replies: 74
Views: 14129

Re: class 15xx pannier tank

Keyser used to do a white metal kit of the 15xx and these can be tracked down on Ebay occasionally. Wills also did one:-

http://www.ehattons.com/72920/Wills_Kit ... etail.aspx
by Simon Glidewell
Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Drakelow
Replies: 47
Views: 12269

Re: Drakelow

I gave up on the C&L track on anything other than very large radius curves a long time ago as it always gave trouble, in spite of following Simon's glueing technique. Its a good timesaver for straight track but all my curves are now on ply. Regards Keith I think part of the problem is that the ...
by Simon Glidewell
Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Drakelow
Replies: 47
Views: 12269

Re: Drakelow

Hello Bunchie3174, What sort of glue did you use where the C and L flexi track was laid? And did you spread the glue evenly over the entire sleeper area? The thin plastic sleepers of this track can bend up slightly if not glued properly and cause gauge narrowing. I've used a lot of this track on my ...
by Simon Glidewell
Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Black Beetle re wheeling question
Replies: 7
Views: 1802

Re: Black Beetle re wheeling question

Thanks for the info Jim
by Simon Glidewell
Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Black Beetle re wheeling question
Replies: 7
Views: 1802

Re: Black Beetle re wheeling question

Thanks Keith and Terry for your comments. Terry, do you have a link showing how the BB is taken apart to re wheel it? I presume it has a keeper plate held in place with the brass moveable strip underneath? As to removing and replacing the gears would I need something like the GW gear puller?
by Simon Glidewell
Sun Dec 21, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Black Beetle re wheeling question
Replies: 7
Views: 1802

Black Beetle re wheeling question

Has anyone ever re wheeled a Black Beetle motor bogie, from one set of P4 wheels of one diameter to another set of P4 wheels with larger diameter wheels, beyond what is catered for in the BB range? Was it difficult, especially removing the gears on the existing wheels and then putting them back on t...
by Simon Glidewell
Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum Attendance and Location
Replies: 180
Views: 14076

Re: Scaleforum 2015

I wonder if the problem is that we have a seeming lack of p4 megastar layouts. Layouts that will make people travel to see them. Isn't that what made the MRJ show, all these layouts people were clamouring to see. I admit I don really pay a lot of attention to layouts these days but what are the mus...
by Simon Glidewell
Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum Attendance and Location
Replies: 180
Views: 14076

Re: Scaleforum 2015

Personally I think that combining S4F with other 4mm interests would defeat the object of Scaleforum, i.e. to showcase the society's activities and the promotion of S4/P4. It may confuse potential new recruits and dilute what we do as a society. It could become just another finescale exhibition, and...
by Simon Glidewell
Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: LNER Y6
Replies: 11
Views: 3452

Re: LNER Y6

Is there any chance the society will have a re run of these etchings, or even a full kit of this most interesting class? Or better still, the quaint but lovely J70?

http://d240vprofozpi.cloudfront.net/loc ... oskirt.jpg

Simon
by Simon Glidewell
Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Bristol
Topic: Bristol group visit Highbridge Part II
Replies: 90
Views: 21489

Re: Bristol group visit Highbridge Part II

Thanks for clarifying that Paul and Keith
by Simon Glidewell
Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: Bristol
Topic: Bristol group visit Highbridge Part II
Replies: 90
Views: 21489

Re: Bristol group visit Highbridge

Wizard of the Moor wrote:That flat crossing is very nice indeed.

Thanks for sharing the pictures.


It is indeed a lovely layout, of a fascinating interchange. Could someone tell me what a flat crossing is?

All the best
Simon
by Simon Glidewell
Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: GWR lock-ups
Replies: 11
Views: 2494

Re: GWR lock-ups

Hello Steve, I don't have dimensions but these might be useful from the Fairford branch? The first is at South Leigh and is a typical small GWR structure:- http://inlanding.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/south_leigh_station_1979.jpg?w=670&h=349 http://inlanding.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/south_lei...
by Simon Glidewell
Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Rationalised double slip
Replies: 8
Views: 2538

Re: Rationalised double slip

A very nice example of French track work there Brian, and an interesting modification. I really like the look of old SNCF points and I have been tempted to scratch build some for a diorama. On some French routes, especially around the Lozère in SW France there is much use of chaired track with bullh...
by Simon Glidewell
Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: 50ft LMS brake in BR crimson/maroon
Replies: 9
Views: 2226

Re: 50ft LMS brake in BR crimson/maroon

Mornin' Simon, I'd like to model the coach with a couple of droplights open and populate it with a guard figure but am trying to avoid dismantling the body. I'll investigate what can be done from the exterior and leave the compensation for now, on yours & Keith's recommendation. The livery was ...
by Simon Glidewell
Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: 50ft LMS brake in BR crimson/maroon
Replies: 9
Views: 2226

Re: 50ft LMS brake in BR crimson/maroon

Can't answer you lining question except that my BR version came unlined from Hornby. The Hornby bogies are quite flexible and run very well with a wheel swap, I think fitting any other form of compensation or springing would be a waste of time. The bogies just need the brake shoes moving, the link ...
by Simon Glidewell
Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: How to wire this unusual point configuration
Replies: 7
Views: 1921

Re: How to wire this unusual point configuration

Thanks Phil and Keith. I will just have to play around with my ply sleepers and see if I can replicate the arrangement in the photo... somehow!
by Simon Glidewell
Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Modelling Class 40s
Replies: 22
Views: 4743

Re: Modelling Class 40s

The MOK 08 on Ebay sold for £122
by Simon Glidewell
Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Very realistic conifers
Replies: 3
Views: 1512

Very realistic conifers

These conifers look terrific; some of the best I've seen in model form; you can almost smell the resin:-

https://www.facebook.com/48656956144947 ... =1&theater

Simon
by Simon Glidewell
Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Cannon Street station approach roads
Replies: 12
Views: 2638

Re: Cannon Street station approach roads

Not sure it sheds much light on the difference between CS and CX bridges, but The Engineer in 1895 ran as series of articles on the Thames Bridges. About Cannon St it says the flooring is formed of wrought iron plates riveted to the girders. On these is spread a layer of asphalt, sloped to discharg...

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