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by jim s-w
Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 605
Views: 177089

Re: Brettell Road

Midland brake van evolution - a visual guide. One thing the Midland did well was use standardised bits and adapted them as they went along. This is quite noticeable in their signal boxes but also in their brake vans and, visually at least, the evolution is pretty obvious and logical.  So from left t...
by jim s-w
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 605
Views: 177089

Re: Brettell Road

Terry Bendall wrote: I assume that the bogies on the 1799 van were scratch built?

Terry Bendall


Thanks Terry

Yes they are. Simple overlays on an old A1 models bogie frame. Looking at the finished model pic I might lower to body on them a little.
by jim s-w
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: Working sprung axleboxes...
Replies: 15
Views: 876

Re: Working sprung axleboxes...

Peco wonderful wagons. Sprung buffers too. I have a couple of tanks but found the springing too rigid to actually work unfortunately.
by jim s-w
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: BR Fruit Vans
Replies: 7
Views: 987

Re: BR Fruit Vans

As long as the buffer height is ok most won’t notice. I guess the springs and axle boxes are separate Iain? It just looks like you’ve mounted the axleboxes a tad low as the top bit should overlap the springs. It’s no biggie.
by jim s-w
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 605
Views: 177089

Re: Brettell Road - Kit and RTR Bashing

http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/oxford-shell-tank.jpg OK this one isn't a particularly difficult exercise.  The Oxford tank wagon re-liveried to Shell/BP livery.  On my first Oxford tank I mentioned that the printing came off really easily with white spirit but not this one.  This nee...
by jim s-w
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 605
Views: 177089

Re: Brettell Road

While I've been in a brake van kinda mood I finally got around to improving an old Hornby LMS 20ton version I had and making it a tad more suitable for Brettell Road. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/detailed-hornby-brake-van.jpg Pretty basic detailing job on this one. http://www.p4news...
by jim s-w
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Simons workbench industrials. More mineral wagons
Replies: 77
Views: 6298

Re: Simons workbench industrials.

Yellow is more industrial to me. The green livery is quite BR ish in a way.
by jim s-w
Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 605
Views: 177089

Re: Brettell Road

They are a weird sort of domed axle on an odd length axle (ironically as it appeared on the tank wagon as well). I reused the original axles on the crane also but ground the bearing cup away a bit so it sits lower. Very much trial and error with constant checking on a bit of glass. You need to super...
by jim s-w
Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 605
Views: 177089

Re: Brettell Road

Interesting stuff but are you sure about the residue thing Noel?

Plenty of class A tanks here - https://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/bpo37 ... #h7c8aad3f
by jim s-w
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Simons workbench industrials. More mineral wagons
Replies: 77
Views: 6298

Re: Simons workbench industrials.

Coming along nicely Simon.

Do you have a link to pictures of the 2 liveries you are toying with?

Jim
by jim s-w
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 605
Views: 177089

Re: Brettell Road

Hi steve

It’s actually the old hornby (triang even) one with extra detail. The pulleys and counterweights are from Jon Hall.

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by jim s-w
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 605
Views: 177089

Re: Brettell Road

A while ago I showed a picture of a Powsides ED 7 plank wagon.  ED stands for Earl of Dudley and I said at the time that it was a bit early for the layout and that that PR, Pensnett Railway would be more appropriate. A chance discussion on an industrial railway modellers Facebook group revealed that...
by jim s-w
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 398
Views: 124308

Re: The Burford Branch

I can see what your saying Martin and the shadows on the backscene are a definite problem. I just much prefer the new shadows as they, to me, create much more interesting images. I can see it’s not the look you’re after. (Plus it’s not the way you’ve done the backscene either) Another suggestion can...
by jim s-w
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 398
Views: 124308

Re: The Burford Branch

Orange filters?
by jim s-w
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 398
Views: 124308

Re: The Burford Branch

is Brettel Road ever twilight or always deep night, Jim? (I know you use it as a daytime background for stock photographs). Andrew Think of it as about 5pm to 7pm in late October (after the clocks change). Kind of evening rush hour (not that anyone’s rushing or many people are about at all). Any la...
by jim s-w
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Adding operational interest to a engine shed layout
Replies: 15
Views: 1910

Re: Adding operational interest to a engine shed layout

Albert Hall wrote:Indeed! The wheels on the skate were around 6 inches in diameter so only 2mm on a model.
Roy


Use a top hat bearing as the wheel? :D

Jim
by jim s-w
Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: What 5-plank wagon is this and what livery should it be?
Replies: 18
Views: 2201

Re: What 5-plank wagon is this and what livery should it be?

Jeremy Suter wrote:B493406 Longtown 23.3.68
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Any thought on what colour these barrels may be?

Regards

Jim
by jim s-w
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 605
Views: 177089

Re: Brettell Road

Sometimes it pays to drop back a gear and just do a few simple things that are not too taxing.   Things like a few simple wagon kits or just some pictures. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/dia102-mineral-wagon.jpg And what could be more simple than the good old Airfix mineral wagon kit?...
by jim s-w
Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: class 15xx pannier tank (with a bit of 97xx thrown in)
Replies: 96
Views: 31227

Re: class 15xx pannier tank (with a bit of 97xx thrown in)

Given that for a small class no 2 were the same and most weren’t the same as themselves when they were new it’s a bit of a minefield TBH.
by jim s-w
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: class 15xx pannier tank (with a bit of 97xx thrown in)
Replies: 96
Views: 31227

Re: class 15xx pannier tank (with a bit of 97xx thrown in)

And now there’s a RTR one coming as well. Just announced from rapido
by jim s-w
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: North Norfolk
Topic: North Elmham NNAG Layout
Replies: 15
Views: 5722

Re: North Elmham NNAG Layout

Yep. My default tyre colour is revell no 9 Anthracite grey with various weathering applied.
by jim s-w
Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: North Norfolk
Topic: North Elmham NNAG Layout
Replies: 15
Views: 5722

Re: North Elmham NNAG Layout

Having abused Tims generosity for years I decided it’s about time I did something for him in return.

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Jim
by jim s-w
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Paul Willis
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 160
Views: 18044

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

Have you used the same sized wire for the handrails Paul? The vertical ones are noticeably chunkier on the prototype.
by jim s-w
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 605
Views: 177089

Re: Brettell Road

One of the things that struck me as a bit weird with the pics of the class 103 underframes I showed last time was that the bogies seemed to be too far inboard from the ends.  The class 103 (and class 110 for that matter) have bogies centres of 40 feet but Hornby have them set closer to 38 feet.  Thi...
by jim s-w
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 605
Views: 177089

Re: Brettell Road

Cheers Paul

Much appreciated

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