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by jim s-w
Thu May 30, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Rewheeling a Heljan 128 & Dapol 122
Replies: 12
Views: 846

Re: Rewheeling a Heljan 128 & Dapol 122

I’ll have my p4ed cobo with me on Brettell Road at the DEMU show this weekend if anyone wants a look.

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by jim s-w
Tue May 28, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Rewheeling a Heljan 128 & Dapol 122
Replies: 12
Views: 846

Re: Rewheeling a Heljan 128 & Dapol 122

I think it was before the updates I did. (Not that I can remember what numbers they were anyway) :?
by jim s-w
Tue May 28, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Rewheeling a Heljan 128 & Dapol 122
Replies: 12
Views: 846

Re: Rewheeling a Heljan 128 & Dapol 122

It’s really easy to add a simple spring. Simon Steven wrote it up for update years ago.
by jim s-w
Tue May 28, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Rewheeling a Heljan 128 & Dapol 122
Replies: 12
Views: 846

Re: Rewheeling a Heljan 128 & Dapol 122

kelly wrote:(apart from Heljan Co-Co locos were a penbits suspension unit is very much needed).


Not even remotely the case. Not my experience at all.
by jim s-w
Mon May 27, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4768

Re: RAILEX 2019

Will L wrote:Perhaps those doing demo's at Scaleform had better remember to bring their own lighting?


was planning to anyway!
by jim s-w
Mon May 27, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 523
Views: 90072

Re: Brettell Road

Sometimes you can be busy but really not have anything to show. As I'm on the final run in to the DEMU show next weekend I've been looking at a few things that fit into this bracket. Starting with... http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/loading-gauge.jpg My loading gauge. Originally...
by jim s-w
Wed May 22, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 18
Views: 1262

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: 18
Views: 1262

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: 18
Views: 1262

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: 1773

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: 18
Views: 1262

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: 18
Views: 1262

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: 18
Views: 1262

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: 1361

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: 11
Views: 811

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: 523
Views: 90072

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: 523
Views: 90072

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: 523
Views: 90072

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: 872

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: 1361

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: 523
Views: 90072

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: 3364

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: 523
Views: 90072

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: 3364

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: 3364

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...

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