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by jim s-w
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 581
Views: 142120

Re: Brettell Road

So back to the Bachmann compound then. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/compound-body-mods.jpg The body  looks pretty much spot on to me and the firebox Bachmann had modeled suits the loco I have chosen to do. 40925 was a late survivor and based at Bournville so that's local enough  for...
by jim s-w
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 581
Views: 142120

Re: Brettell Road

http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/shunters-compared.jpg One thing that's always bugged me a little about the above image is the coupling rods on the class 11 (left). I cant remember why but I used the Brassmasters standard rods rather than their finescale ones. Well I finally go...
by jim s-w
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Running out of coal.
Replies: 13
Views: 763

Re: Running out of coal.

Lord Colnago wrote:Hi Jim,

I would imagine that if you go for a slightly less than half full tender it won't be too far off and would probably look right too.

John


Thanks chaps

Will L wrote:Does help if you've modelled the inside of the tender coal space though.


That’s the plan Will
by jim s-w
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Running out of coal.
Replies: 13
Views: 763

Re: Running out of coal.

Thanks Jeremy

I realise the long distance stuff would but what about a loco pottering around on local services. I guess they weren’t topped up if there was still enough coal for what they needed to do? why would they bother?

Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Running out of coal.
Replies: 13
Views: 763

Running out of coal.

Hi all I’ve tried to look into this but haven’t got very far. Was it common for steam locos to be still in service but really low on coal. As you might be aware Brettell Road is set in the evening so would a loco coming to the end of its roster and with a ‘not very full’ tender be something relative...
by jim s-w
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 98
Views: 36069

Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles

Been busy knocking up a few more trailers. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/mercedes-trailer.jpg Starting with this offering from Knightwing. Although the cabs they supply are to a slightly larger scale the trailers, or at least this one, is pretty much spot on for 4mm scale. I changed ...
by jim s-w
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 581
Views: 142120

Re: Brettell Road

Thanks Philip

Im not all that worried as these are defiantly brass and even if the joint fails the bush isn't going anywhere as you say.
by jim s-w
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 581
Views: 142120

Re: Brettell Road

I found a relatively cheap Bachmann Compound recently and thoughts have turned to what to do with it. Lets start with a little disclaimer. Alan Gibson supplies a set of wheels to convert this loco to P4 and I would have every confidence that just swapping the wheels would get a p4 steam loco up and ...
by jim s-w
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 407
Views: 126811

Re: New Street progress

One of my earlier DMU conversions was a class 120. Built from Craftsman overlays on a Lima 117 it's done many shows on Moor Street and was probably due a bit of an overhaul. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/class-120-at-brettell-road.jpg I had already rebuilt the underframe to better ma...
by jim s-w
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 581
Views: 142120

Re: Brettell Road

Thanks tony.

It’s really thin latex from a glove. I got a box years ago before covid made them like gold dust!

Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 581
Views: 142120

Re: Brettell Road

http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/class-27-new-buffers.jpg Something that always bugged me about my Heljan class 27 was the somewhat odd buffers. A long time ago i got a set of replacements from Sutton Loco Works and its just one of those things I never quite got around to. Well now tha...
by jim s-w
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Phoenix Paints
Replies: 26
Views: 2405

Re: Phoenix Paints

Well, there's an opportunity for someone to step in and do it cheaper with new technology :-) The photos on the Precision website suggest the tyre treads are at least as grooved as Gibson ones. So some polishing will be required before fitting to locos. For at least a year now all the gibson wheels...
by jim s-w
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 581
Views: 142120

Re: Brettell Road

I understand that you are aware of scaling colours (not overusing blacks etc) but was wondering if a dark wet night might make for harsher contrasts? Or does the layout lighting achieve that by having low light accentuate the grunge? Not criticising, just interested! Andrew It’s a good question And...
by jim s-w
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 581
Views: 142120

Re: Brettell Road

Serjt-Dave wrote:Well done and have you started doing my station building yet? LOL.
Dave


Erm? :shock: :?
by jim s-w
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 581
Views: 142120

Re: Brettell Road

Bit of a random post this time but I have been revisiting a few things. Be warned though these are all really subtle and if I didn't point them out I suspect no one would ever know. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/prairie-safety-valves.jpg Starting with the safety valves on my prairie....
by jim s-w
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Pull the Other One!
Replies: 24
Views: 1903

Re: Pull the Other One!

Hi built one for Brettell road before I decided handset control was more suitable for what I was doing. I’ve still got it though and agree, it’s a great tactile thing to fiddle with.

A long row of them looks great Dave
by jim s-w
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brassmasters Duchess test build
Replies: 39
Views: 6261

Re: Brassmasters Duchess test build

Great stuff Mark.
by jim s-w
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brassmasters Duchess test build
Replies: 39
Views: 6261

Re: Brassmasters Duchess test build

http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/tender-body-front-detail-1.jpg Progress on my tender build continues. This is the front end with some of the detail started. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/tender-body-rear-detail-1.jpg And the rear end. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-cont...
by jim s-w
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 2021 shows cancelled due to covid19
Replies: 3
Views: 1095

2021 shows cancelled due to covid19

Seems some of 2021s shows are not going ahead due to covid.

St Albans show is kinda understandable being in January but also Derby in 2021. The latter seems to be led by the venue rather than the club.
by jim s-w
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 581
Views: 142120

Re: Brettell Road

One little project I have been dipping in and out of now and then has been the station buildings for part 2 of Brettell Road. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/BR-small-building.jpg This is the smaller building. The real buildings at Brettell Lane were wooden but of a GWR origin. As Bret...
by jim s-w
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 98
Views: 36069

Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles

Last time I ended with a selection of Eddie Stobart vehicles that looked somewhat nervous, not without good reason. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/DAF-2800s.jpg The simple (or should I say least mauled) option from these is shown on the right. Basically a simple repaint with a new hea...
by jim s-w
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 98
Views: 36069

Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles

Terry Bendall wrote:So when you want to model a road+rail parcel depot ....


The plan was to include the one at curzon street

All very nice Jim. What is the source of the transfers please?

Terry Bendall


Modelmaster I think. Fox N gauge for the smaller versions
by jim s-w
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 98
Views: 36069

Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles

With apologies to those coming here to see trains road vehicles are still drawing my attention. This time let's start with some Leyland products. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/leyland-road-runner.jpg The Leyland roadrunner (1984 version). A combination of cab and wheels from Road tra...
by jim s-w
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 98
Views: 36069

Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles

Normally here

https://www.waylandgames.co.uk/spray-pr ... esults=267

Currently OOS. I normally buy them in 2s or 3s

HTH

Jim
by jim s-w
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 98
Views: 36069

Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles

David B wrote:Testors Dullcote is excellent and cheaper.


Eh? Dullcote is £7 for 85ml. Army painter is £8 for 400ml

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