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by garethashenden
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Queensbridge Road Wharf
Replies: 62
Views: 15207

Re: Queensbridge Road Wharf

Good to see the building progressing, haven't made any new buildings for my new layout for some time, but this inspires me to have a go at the works building, not quite so characterful as yours, but quite a sizeable affair - there will not be any photographs for a while as I progress other aspects ...
by garethashenden
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Queensbridge Road Wharf
Replies: 62
Views: 15207

Re: Queensbridge Road Wharf

The small door would have had a visible lock; even if there was nothing particularly valuable inside, theft and arson would be known risks which insurers would want addressed. The double doors can be assumed to be secured inside, the small door being the final exit door. Also, the small door would ...
by garethashenden
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Queensbridge Road Wharf
Replies: 62
Views: 15207

Re: Queensbridge Road Wharf

The first warehouse is just about done. Need to finish the roof and a couple of details, that’s it. The windows were all 3D printed. https://i.imgur.com/F602AUY.jpg One of the challenging areas recently was curving the bricks into the doorway openings. I did this by creating a short bit of wall ente...
by garethashenden
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Movement detector?
Replies: 9
Views: 726

Re: Movement detector?

I haven't used these personally, but there seem to be lots of options: http://www.azatrax.com
by garethashenden
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 60
Views: 3320

Re: Wizard Models

Well, I hope he makes a go of it, but there won't be many on-line orders from me. I was about to purchase a couple of ground signals and an odd bit and bob earlier this week, until I discovered that the postage was going to be more than twice the value of the goods. It's a fixed sum, so OK if you'r...
by garethashenden
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Fret Saw Blades
Replies: 13
Views: 1169

Re: Fret Saw Blades

I believe the sizes are from largest to smallest are: 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0, 1/0, 2/0, 3/0, 4/0, 5/0, 6/0.
by garethashenden
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Queensbridge Road Wharf
Replies: 62
Views: 15207

Re: Queensbridge Road Wharf

All the wiring is done, aside from the lighting. I had been waiting on the setts until I was sure the wiring didn't need any changes but I have now begun with this project. It's slow going and I'm not trying to rush, no point in needing to redo it. I've been spreading thin layers of Das clay. The la...
by garethashenden
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: garethashenden
Topic: Edwardian Wagons
Replies: 35
Views: 8137

Re: Edwardian Wagons

Well it’s been a while hasn’t it. Recently I've been working on a few more Edwardian wagons. I received a couple of decorated PO wagons from POWsides, they're both RCH 1907 designs, which are slightly too modern for my 1903 layout, but they'll be ok. The one I've built so far is lettered for F. Warr...
by garethashenden
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: New C&L Crowdfunding Project for P4 Plain Track
Replies: 7
Views: 774

Re: New C&L Crowdfunding Project for P4 Plain Track

They're crowdfunding this on their own website rather than somewhere like Kickstarter? Hmm... Given how hard it seems to pay them that might not be the best idea. It seems like an invitation to confusion and unhappy customers. One of the major attractions of services such as Kickstarter is that they...
by garethashenden
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: MR Cattle Wagon
Replies: 8
Views: 910

Re: MR Cattle Wagon

RJ Essery's Midland Wagons, Volume Two state that "final examples of Midland cattle wagons lasted until c.1950". There is one undated photograph of M6190 in BR livery.
by garethashenden
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Track Laying
Replies: 32
Views: 2472

Re: Track Laying

You don’t need to lift the chairs. Just touch the edge with the solvent laden brush. It will flow under the chair just fine.
by garethashenden
Sat May 25, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Queensbridge Road Wharf
Replies: 62
Views: 15207

Re: Queensbridge Road Wharf

Since the mortar is only visible in the stock brick sections, I think it’s some sort of paint used in the red areas. If they were actual red brick I would expect to see grey mortar lines there as well, but they’re red. I wonder when and why it was painted.
by garethashenden
Thu May 23, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Queensbridge Road Wharf
Replies: 62
Views: 15207

Re: Queensbridge Road Wharf

As so often happens with my modelling, I was going along on a project and suddenly felt the overwhelming urge to do something different. I realised that Queensbridge was never going to be finished if I didn't actually work on it. So I went and had a look to see if I could find a suitable project. I ...
by garethashenden
Tue May 21, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 42
Views: 3676

Re: Brassmasters J94

Horsetan wrote:
jim s-w wrote:... can the inside motion be made to work?


You'd get some more useful bits for this purpose in the RT Models chassis, but that means having to buy the entire chassis kit.


The RT motion doesn’t work, it’s just cosmetic. It looks like the Brassmasters etch is actually better for the purpose.
by garethashenden
Tue May 14, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Wagon fleet compostion
Replies: 19
Views: 1854

Re: Wagon fleet compostion

Would someone be able scan the article(s)? It sounds interesting but I don’t think I’d have much luck tracking down a 45 year old magazine from the other side of the Atlantic...
by garethashenden
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: Inside threaded rod
Replies: 6
Views: 1903

Re: Inside threaded rod

Dimension everything in mm. Go to a site like mfg.com and get a Chinese company to make you 1000 for practically nothing. It’s a super simple part and the tolerances don’t need to be very tight. The setup cost of the CNC lathe will probably be more than the manufacturing cost, but it hopefully won’t...
by garethashenden
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Rivet Press
Replies: 5
Views: 1221

Re: Rivet Press

It’s not as precise, but I’ve successfully used a pair of pliers to press rivets into sleepers. It’s very straight forward on plain sleepers, turnout sleepers need to be drilled first. If you can’t find a press this may work as an alternative.
by garethashenden
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Brian Morgan GWR Bloater Underframe Kit
Replies: 4
Views: 933

Re: Brian Morgan GWR Bloater Underframe Kit

AJs and screwlinks? They don’t interfere with each other?
by garethashenden
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: beam compensation
Replies: 2
Views: 736

Re: beam compensation

“Thoughts on Better Running” Parts 1 & 2 by Julian Roberts, Scalefour News 199 and 200.
by garethashenden
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: garethashenden
Topic: Bow Works: Locomotives for the North London Railway
Replies: 9
Views: 4495

Re: Bow Works: Locomotives for the North London Railway

At the beginning of January I bought a 3D printer and have been printing all sorts of things since then, mostly in N scale. I’ve had trouble making the short section of exposed boiler on the Goods Tank, it’s either the right length or the right diameter, and never round enough, so I thought I’d try ...
by garethashenden
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 267
Views: 62765

Re: The Burford Branch

Hmm. I wouldn't put it past Apple to make the colour balance on the camera worse with each software release until you are forced to buy a new one. They already have been shown to make them get slower. David Not to derail the thread too much, but the camera algorithms are optimised for faces. On the...
by garethashenden
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: DJ Models 14xx on High Level chassis
Replies: 32
Views: 5201

Re: DJ Models 14xx on High Level chassis

Noel/Martin Thanks very much for those notes - some very useful insights into the system and some of its limitations! Peter Ah, I didn't specify the motor myself, I just used the one Chris Gibbons recommended to go with the chassis as intended to fit in the Airfix/Hornby body. So, I looked on the m...
by garethashenden
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Layout Location
Topic: North Greenwich - minimum space project?
Replies: 11
Views: 1450

Re: North Greenwich - minimum space project?

Really interesting history around that area of the city. I live nearby during the week while working in London and always wondered what existed before the DLR around that part of town. I pass from Canning Town to Bank every day an on the right hand side (heading towards Bank) there are two curves o...
by garethashenden
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Funky 3 way
Replies: 14
Views: 2399

Re: Funky 3 way

I may be completely off here. The whole thing has four switch blades right? Two long ones and two short ones? I think that attaching one long blade and the opposite short blade to the same tiebar would work. I can’t see any other way of doing it unless you have four individually controlled blades, b...
by garethashenden
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Riveting valve gear
Replies: 4
Views: 1000

Riveting valve gear

I’m approaching the point in a kit I’m building where the instructions say to rivet parts together. How do I do this? The kit includes a few rivets. I suspect I’ll need some tools, but I don’t know what. I don’t really want to just start hammering, so some advice would be appreciated.
Thank!

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