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by dmsmith
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: My First Layout - Whitehall Halt
Replies: 21
Views: 4653

Re: My First Layout - Whitehall Halt

Dear Ian Just following up on your question about OO, P4 or a hybrid of EM flanges on P4 track ... if you are building a post-grouping model of the Culm Valley line, you’ll need lots of 6-wheel milk tanks. In P4, the only option are Justin Newitt’s superb Rumney Models etched sprung chassis kits. Th...
by dmsmith
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 84
Views: 26410

Re: wagon building progress.

I couldn’t resist buying a Hornby Toad when they first came out. I cut out the central section of the underframe and inserted conventional MJT rocking w-irons, with D&S brake shoes and Ambis brake pull rods. I also replaced the step boards because I had removed the fixing points for the original...
by dmsmith
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Bachmann fruit van
Replies: 4
Views: 1254

Re: Bachmann fruit van

Unfortunately, although the body moulding is very nice, it is too wide. I did manage to slice an old ex-Mainline British Railways fruit van down the middle and glue the two halves back together, without ruining the lettering. All I needed to do was repaint the roof and weather the ends. I then fitte...
by dmsmith
Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - New Items Now Here
Replies: 87
Views: 24352

Re: Rumney Models - Express Dairy Milk Tank Plates and Change of Address

I can't claim to be quite so prolific, but I have made some progress: extended Bachmann body with end-mounted heater coils, Cambridge Custom Transfers lettering and Rumney models underframe and ladders. The next step is some weathering. The model is intended for the 1960s scene on Chris Lamacraft's ...
by dmsmith
Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Pelton Level
Replies: 89
Views: 25150

Re: Pelton Level

Thank you both for your replies. I thought that a 12' unsprung/uncompensated wheelbase might be unrealistic. I had wondered about adding plasticard horn guides to ensure that the Dave Bradwell springing plates stayed vertical and parallel, and am very pleased to hear that it works. I hadn't realised...
by dmsmith
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Pelton Level
Replies: 89
Views: 25150

Re: Pelton Level

Your inspirational photos and video have got me thinking again about 21 ton hoppers. For welded hoppers, I've been building Parkside bodies. I've built some Rumney Models underframes, which really are superb, but I've also modified some Parkside chassis using Dave Bradwell springing plates. The Park...
by dmsmith
Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Which transfers for 12 ton vans
Replies: 5
Views: 2110

Re: Which transfers for 12 ton vans

My preference when it comes to waterslide transfers is for Fox Transfers. They are superb, with an almost invisible covering film. There is a good range, which are all illustrated on the website, and the mail order service is exemplary. Modelmaster are also good, but the covering film isn't quite so...
by dmsmith
Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Hornby Trout
Replies: 6
Views: 3503

Re: Hornby Trout

The release of the Hornby Trout sent me looking for my copy of David Larkin's BR Departmental Rolling Stock. One of the Trout hoppers shown, which has extensions to take slag ballast from Appleby Slag Heap, has a large orange diamond on the side. Might anyone know what the diamond signifies?

David

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