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by jim s-w
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: Screw Coupling Protocol
Replies: 11
Views: 1171

Re: Screw Coupling Protocol

Just a suggestion. Given its one of the common complaints you see from the mostyn guys, the time taken to couple stock at a show, have you considered perminantly coupling the wagons in pairs or longer rakes? Just pairs would halve the coupling up time after all

Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 492
Views: 78086

Re: Brettell Road

Nope. I like the early ones and I don’t think Dapol plan to do them on theirs.

You would need bufferbeam steps then too.

Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 492
Views: 78086

Re: Brettell Road

Hi Noel

You have similar thoughts to mine. I believe they were substituting for failures but would be interested in some definitive proof.

Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 492
Views: 78086

Re: Brettell Road

I've mentioned before that Brettell road is a 'what if' layout and that extends to the stock as well. So what if the NBL class 21s were trialed in the Midlands? It's not a huge leap to make from reality really and its reported that they did appear on the Condor's occasionally (anyone got any picture...
by jim s-w
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Dave Holt's Workbench
Replies: 3
Views: 822

Re: Dave Holt's Workbench

Good to see you here Dave. Sorry to hear about your accident. Hope you get well soon

Jim
by jim s-w
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Track colouring
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: Track colouring

That’s just a ridiculously over priced paint marker. Shop around a bit and you can get them for half what the woodland scenic ones cost

https://www.therange.co.uk/arts-and-cra ... ns/#672481

HTH

Jim
by jim s-w
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Types of points
Replies: 3
Views: 512

Re: Types of points

Basically the letters A, B, C, D refer to the planing length of the switch blades.
by jim s-w
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Road Vehicles and Figures
Topic: Frank Waller RTI
Replies: 0
Views: 1035

Frank Waller RTI

Haven’t seen this mentioned elsewhere but Frank Waller of Road Transport Images has sadly passed away.

http://www.roadtransportimages.com
by jim s-w
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: Silver Fox DMUs
Replies: 1
Views: 827

Re: Silver Fox DMUs

I think they are DC kits. The example you linked to uses a Lima 117 chassis which isn’t much like a 114 though.
by jim s-w
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Funky 3 way
Replies: 6
Views: 1101

Re: Funky 3 way

grovenor-2685 wrote:Indeed that is correct, the problem for modelling is getting a satisfactory connection to the short blade that does not obstruct the long blade.


That's exactly it Keith
by jim s-w
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Funky 3 way
Replies: 6
Views: 1101

Funky 3 way

Found this picture of an unusual 3 way at lifford.

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Building it wouldn’t be too difficult but how would you attach the blades to point motors? My thought would be to switch from the other end via a pivot.

Thoughts?
by jim s-w
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.
Replies: 60
Views: 4418

Re: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.

Was going to say exactly what Keith said. It’s couplings that are the defining factor. If you think about it. If you have a 00 gauge bo-bo diesel that can easily go round first radius curves, swapping the wheels and track to P4 it will still easily go round first radius curves. You might need to kee...
by jim s-w
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway
Replies: 74
Views: 18929

Re: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway

Good to see you back Mike
by jim s-w
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 492
Views: 78086

Re: Brettell Road

Just a reminder For those in the Midlands, Brettell Road is out this Saturday at the Cradley Heath exhibition Cradley Heath Community Centre Reddal Hill Road Cradley Heath West Midlands B64 5JG Car Park Post Code: B64 5JY Admission: Adult: £5.00 Child (Age 4-14): £2.50 Child (Under 4): Free Family (...
by jim s-w
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 492
Views: 78086

Re: Brettell Road

It’s pretty natural but I did glue bits of it to the load to get the look I wanted
by jim s-w
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 14143

Re: Scaleforum 2018

Richard S wrote:A big thank you to all those who helped organise the event. As it was Terry Bendall's last show as manager I thought he signed off on a high.


Next year is Terry's last show
by jim s-w
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: How real do your photo's look?
Replies: 122
Views: 36001

Re: How real do your photo's look?

This thread seems to have gone a bit dormant. Plenty of time since the last post so let’s get it going again.

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by jim s-w
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 492
Views: 78086

Re: Brettell Road

Thnaks Chaps

It’s out in a few weeks at Cradely Heath

Next year it will be at DEMU (but with a diesel bias) after that see http://www.p4newstreet.com/upcoming-shows
by jim s-w
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 492
Views: 78086

Re: Brettell Road

http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/loaded-vans.jpg Ok, it seems a little odd to start a post on wagonloads with a couple of vans but they do give away subtle signs that they are actually earning money and not just trundling around.  Chalk markings and labels are the give-away her...
by jim s-w
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 492
Views: 78086

Re: Brettell Road

Thanks Tim

glad you like it

Jim
by jim s-w
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 492
Views: 78086

Re: Brettell Road

As I've mentioned in the past I am trying to not add to the wagon roster for Brettell Road, rather just trying to finish off the un-started and partially started kits I already have. Although one or 2 new ones have snuck in to the to-do pile somehow. Heres the latest to find their way off my workben...
by jim s-w
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 404
Views: 98214

Re: New Street progress

A while ago I modified a Cambrian Turbot kit with a Rumney Models bogie bolster E underframe. ( http://www.p4newstreet.com/going-about-it-all-backwards.html ). Ive finally got around to doing the others too. Here they are on a visit to Brettell Road. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/201...
by jim s-w
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Another simple soldering question...
Replies: 8
Views: 1164

Re: Another simple soldering question...

Have you got any ceramic tipped tweezers. They don’t draw rather heat away. Another option is a tiny but of blue tac to hold it.
by jim s-w
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 492
Views: 78086

Re: Brettell Road

I'll admit I wasn't planning on the back scene post being a 2 parter but thanks to some helpful feedback I've had another look at what I did before. Changes are to add detail to the windows and make them more yellow/darker. Ive taken some magenta out of the prints and added some blur to various buil...
by jim s-w
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Ultrascale now closed to new orders
Replies: 51
Views: 5714

Re: Ultrascale now closed to new orders

You read the not available elsewhere bit, yes? :D

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