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by philchudley
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Alan Gibson crankpin nuts
Replies: 20
Views: 853

Re: Alan Gibson crankpin nuts

I am trying out Markits de-luxe crankpins on my latest project, a Manning Wardle "I" Class The are fitted from the front of the wheel and the crankpin has a 10BA thread, which attaches to the boss of the wheel which can be tapped accordingly, The crankpin nuts appear to be the same as Alan...
by philchudley
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: terrier advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1590

Re: terrier advice

Terriers are a minefield with some many variations, some quite subtle, so definitely a photo (or more) of your chosen prototype is a must. I have used both the comet and the branchlines chassis for P4 conversions. The Comet is easy to spring, the branchlines not so easy due to the shallow frames but...
by philchudley
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: SHMRC Show Saturday 16th November
Replies: 6
Views: 961

SHMRC Show Saturday 16th November

The annual exhibition hosted by SHMRC will take place this Saturday 16th November 2019 at the usual venue of Admiral Lord Nelson School. There is extensive building work currently going on at the school. The main effect is that the car park that used to run right along the front of the school has be...
by philchudley
Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Early photographs
Replies: 20
Views: 4542

Re: Early photographs

Really interesting. Apart from Granite Sets( clear in some photographs) , what material / surface is used for road surfaces?

Its not really clear from the photographs, but as a guess compacted earth or very fine stone?

Phil
by philchudley
Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bill Bedford Wheels
Replies: 26
Views: 9087

Re: Bill Bedford Wheels

I know this is an old thread, but are Bill Bedford wheels still available?

They are not listed under http://www.mousa.biz/index.html

but the page http://www.mousa.biz/fourmm/loco/wheels4.html is still active when accessed directly.

Phil
by philchudley
Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Finney & Smith Closing Down
Replies: 1
Views: 1506

Finney & Smith Closing Down

According to the home page on the Finney & Smith website, they are in the process of closing down and products are being removed from the site as they are sold out No timescales are given, yes a lot of their stuff is 3mm, but there some other useful products suitable for modelling (Pictrollers, ...
by philchudley
Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Building my first p4 points
Replies: 20
Views: 7278

Re: Building my first p4 points

These are the special chairs which are placed at the switch end of the turnout The PL chairs are used on the left side of the turnout looking from the toe to the common crossing, whereas the PR chairs are used on the right hand side These are used in addition to the usual slide chairs (known as P ch...
by philchudley
Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: MarkS
Topic: Distractions - the turntable on my workbench...
Replies: 19
Views: 8980

Re: Distractions - the turntable on my workbench...

I sent a similar query in December 2010 regarding the availability of the Pre Group 50' turntable kit. I received a reply on 3rd January 2011 to the effect We have PG50 available (as RTR only, at present), for delivery 4-5 weeks. Prices as per website, but will be subject to the VAT increase. We do ...
by philchudley
Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Software for documenting Electrical Wiring?
Replies: 14
Views: 7563

Re: Software for documenting Electrical Wiring?

Another possibility is TinyCAD available for free from

http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/tinycad/index.php?title=TinyCAD

Just got it myself to try out, no user guide though but it looks fairly straightforword

All the best

Phil
by philchudley
Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: G6 remix
Replies: 20
Views: 8321

Re: G6 remix

Looking very nice. I too have a G6 on the workbench although mine will be finished in LSWR livery (Goods green) You model appears to be for Southern or BR condition with the addition of the shunter's step (Does anyone know if these were fitted to both sides ... photographic evidence of shunter's ste...
by philchudley
Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Sidmouth Station Building
Replies: 3
Views: 3953

Sidmouth Station Building

Hi

Does anyone know of a source of a drawing for Sidmouth Station building?

I have drawings for the other buildings (from LSWR Society), but they do not have the station building. Internet searches have not yielded any results.

Any assistance most appreciated.

Thanks

Phil Chudley
by philchudley
Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: 3'5" Mansell Wagon Wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 3498

Re: 3'5" Mansell Wagon Wheels

Thanks guys, order placed with Wizzard Models (probably a tad quicker that Ultrascale ;) )

Cheers

Phil
by philchudley
Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: 3'5" Mansell Wagon Wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 3498

3'5" Mansell Wagon Wheels

Hi All Does anyone know of a source of 3' 5" Mansell Wagon wheels? These are required for LSWR wagons such as the 11' fitted van (Dia 1401) as offered by Martin Finney, and LSWR cattle vans I hace checked the usual sources and I can can find 3' 1" and 3' 7 1/2" wheels from Alan Gibson...
by philchudley
Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: South Hants
Topic: New South Hants Finescale Group
Replies: 2
Views: 2555

Re: New South Hants Finescale Group

Hi Dave

tried to contact ypou regarding the new group via your e-mail posted here, but got a delivery failure notice. Would be most grateful if you could e-mail me on

phillipchudley@yahoo.co.uk

So I can get a reply to you

Cheers

Phil from Portsmouth
by philchudley
Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Which Axle to Drive 0-6-0T using CSB
Replies: 4
Views: 2549

Re: Which Axle to Drive 0-6-0T using CSB

Thanks guys, your replies have cleared the issues up. I will be for sure be using proper prototypical jointed coupling rods, after conisdering the options, for the loco in question ... it will be the rear axle.

Cheers

Phil
by philchudley
Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Which Axle to Drive 0-6-0T using CSB
Replies: 4
Views: 2549

Which Axle to Drive 0-6-0T using CSB

Hi All Having reviewed the collected wisdom on CSBs is there a preference as to which should be the driven axle on a typical 0-6-0T when using CSBs? My initial thoughts would be the centre axle, given a free choice, but is there anything inheritantly wrong (or any is there any problem) in driving th...
by philchudley
Thu May 13, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Circuit to prevent SPAD
Replies: 4
Views: 4049

Circuit to prevent SPAD

Hi All I am looking for a simple circuit that would cut power to a small section of track just in front of a signal (in my case semaphore), so as to prevent a train being driven past a signal at danger. When the signal is pulled off, the section is energised and we are all clear to proceed. I can wo...
by philchudley
Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Exactoscale Loco Suspension
Replies: 3
Views: 2526

Exactoscale Loco Suspension

Hi Guys Opion is obviously divided as to the most appropiate method suspension to use for loco chassis, with many different systems on the market. I was just wondering if anyone had tried the Exactoscale loco supsension: either the Metal hornguides or particularly the Plastic Hornguides I have downl...
by philchudley
Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Ultrascale Wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 3298

Re: Ultrascale Wheels

Thanks for the advice and suggestions guys!
by philchudley
Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Ultrascale Wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 3298

Ultrascale Wheels

Hi All Mybe a daft question, but looking back through some MRJs I came across an article regarding the GW Wheel press / quartering jig (which I have). I have used this with AG wheels, I have some Ultrascale wheels on the way and wonder if the GW Wheel press / quartering jig can be used with Ultrasca...
by philchudley
Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:16 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Split Axles Shorting Wires
Replies: 10
Views: 5486

Re: Split Axles Shorting Wires

Thanks for all the suggestions, I will try them out this weekend and let you know how I get on.

Was also at EMGS at Portsmouth, good to meet you all.

Cheers

Phil
by philchudley
Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Split Axles Shorting Wires
Replies: 10
Views: 5486

Split Axles Shorting Wires

I have made some Branchlines Split axles succesfully, and no is the time to place shorting wires on the driving wheels. I have shorting wires from both Bill Beford and Brassmasters. The connection on the axle end is obvious, but what is the best method to secure to the wheel tyre? My initial reactio...

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