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by jim s-w
Wed May 22, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 17
Views: 829

Re: Brassmasters J94

Thanks but scroll up ^ :D
by jim s-w
Mon May 20, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 17
Views: 829

Re: Brassmasters J94

Perfect thanks

That’s a huge help. I didn’t realise but can the inside motion be made to work?

Jim
by jim s-w
Sun May 19, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 17
Views: 829

Re: Brassmasters J94

Thanks all I’m specifically after pictures of the underside of a brassmasters one so that I can figure out how it was designed and what bits I need to replicate. Without seeing one or the etched parts it’s very hard to figure out what the designer intended just from the written instructions. Cheers ...
by jim s-w
Sat May 18, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Show attacked
Replies: 33
Views: 1428

Show attacked

Probably the worst case scenario for the modelling community, the stuff of nightmares

https://www.facebook.com/10598413374357 ... 89?sfns=mo
by jim s-w
Sat May 18, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 17
Views: 829

Re: Brassmasters J94

I'm not sure what bits I don't have for the underside of the chassis. I definitely don't have the springs but is there any brake rigging etc?
by jim s-w
Sat May 18, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 17
Views: 829

Re: Brassmasters J94

Thanks Geraint

That helps. Do you still have the loco?
by jim s-w
Fri May 17, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 17
Views: 829

Brassmasters J94

Hi all I’ve got an unfinished brassmasters J94 lurking near my workbench and looking a bit worried. Have the instructions but as they are text and I never saw the flat etches I’m at a bit of a loss where to go. Does anyone have either, an inbuilt kit they could photograph or a finished one they coul...
by jim s-w
Thu May 16, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: RE: Chassis Speed Building
Replies: 15
Views: 1040

Re: RE: Chassis Speed Building

Knuckles wrote:
some of us need to get a bucket load done

All depends on your goals.


Yep. I’d tick that box! :D
by jim s-w
Thu May 16, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: CMX Track Cleaner P4 Conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 534

Re: CMX Track Cleaner P4 Conversion

Yep. I did an article for update a long time ago.
by jim s-w
Tue May 14, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 520
Views: 86878

Re: Brettell Road

Thanks Noel

Must try to get in the habit of checking what Justin does

Jim
by jim s-w
Mon May 13, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 520
Views: 86878

Re: Brettell Road

It still comes with the 10ft chassis but you can get the 9ft chassis on its own. I quite fancy the 9ft clasp braked version which would involve chopping up a red panda chassis kit.

The unfitted parkside version comes with a 9ft chassis

Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Mon May 13, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 520
Views: 86878

Re: Brettell Road

Still working my way through the dregs of my wagon kits for Brettell road http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/may2019-minerals.jpg Another couple of mineral wagons. An unfitted one from Airfix and a fitted one from Parkside. It's a bit of a thing to make all mineral wagons rusty so I decid...
by jim s-w
Sun May 12, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis Speed Building - Records and Methods
Replies: 17
Views: 701

Re: Chassis Speed Building - Records and Methods

Brassmasters easy chas go together pretty quick. Ok no gearbox to worry about but what you see here...

Image

... took an afternoon
by jim s-w
Sat May 11, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: RE: Chassis Speed Building
Replies: 15
Views: 1040

Re: RE: Chassis Speed Building

Sounds like you are taking the fun out of it if I'm honest

Jim
by jim s-w
Tue May 07, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 520
Views: 86878

Re: Brettell Road

Thanks Noel

Jim
by jim s-w
Tue May 07, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Arrangement of levers in a signal box (calling at the Quintinshill disaster, use of collars and setting back)
Replies: 52
Views: 2843

Re: Arrangement of levers in a signal box (calling at the Quintinshill disaster, use of collars and setting back)

JFS wrote:
Now Jim S-W will have to change the title again... Still, I am enjoying the debate!!

Best Wishes,


I’m thinking ‘lucky dip’ for the next change TBH :D

Jim
by jim s-w
Mon May 06, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 520
Views: 86878

Re: Brettell Road

This post has a bit of a common theme about it. Its all about 3's and 0's! With DEMU show coming up at the start of June I plan to show Brettell road with a bit more of a diesel bias than usual. While I have a lot of blue stock I could use I want ot keep it late 50's very early 60's so my blue stuff...
by jim s-w
Fri May 03, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Arrangement of levers in a signal box (calling at the Quintinshill disaster, use of collars and setting back)
Replies: 52
Views: 2843

Re: Arrangement of levers in a signal box (meandering into the Quintinshill disaster)

Actually, what interests me about this in a modelling sense, is whether Jim was interested in depicting any operating situations in model form, possibly some which might involve the signalman in Bretall Lane signal box using a lever collar. The topic has meandered a long way from it’s origins (all ...
by jim s-w
Wed May 01, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Arrangement of levers in a signal box (calling at the Quintinshill disaster, use of collars and setting back)
Replies: 52
Views: 2843

Re: Arrangement of levers in a signal box

Round Oak box appears to be a GW box, Jim. The reminder collars are typical GW or BR (W) ones, still used in any ex-GW box currently operational. Most instances of use these days would be during degraded working, when the normal safeguards of the signalling system and interlocking are suspended, ei...
by jim s-w
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: rail/wheel profile - prototype has problems too
Replies: 22
Views: 1401

Re: rail/wheel profile - prototype has problems too

On what basis exactly? 50gm or 1 ounce per axle, has always seemed to me to be based on what some guy wrote back in the mists of time and a lot of confirmation bias. *OK I can't be arsed to do the scaling calculation. Agreed. That figure has always had an element of ‘plucked from thin air’ about it...
by jim s-w
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 520
Views: 86878

Re: Brettell Road

Thanks John

Will do
by jim s-w
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 520
Views: 86878

Re: Brettell Road

Thanks Noel. Building the platform around the box makes a lot of sense now you point it out. I might etch some nameboards at some point.

Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 520
Views: 86878

Re: Brettell Road

In September I will be doing a demo at Scaleforum entitled getting the most from older models. Regular readers will know I have a bit of a thing for starting with old models that many will have long ago consigned to the bin. To this end I thought I’d look at a couple of old building kits too. Namely...
by jim s-w
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 520
Views: 86878

Re: Brettell Road

Just decided to do a few images, including a view of the canal which I've never gotten round to and a few experiments. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/canal-BW.jpg http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/bubble-@-BR-april-2019-b.jpg http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/d...
by jim s-w
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 247
Views: 54909

Re: The Burford Branch

Good stuff

What I like about this is the impression of a restricted palette with regards to the colours. I assume this was a conscious descision?

Jim

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