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by jim s-w
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 42
Views: 3646

Re: Brassmasters J94

Hi Jim, :D It is always the little things when it comes to engines. Are your locos DCC by the way? I may have normal DC for the first year just to get everything working, but have plans for adding DCC ASAP. The Buckhaven/Methil branch will be switchable for either for anyone who wants to run someth...
by jim s-w
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 42
Views: 3646

Re: Brassmasters J94

grovenor-2685 wrote:Is the second video meant to be this one?


Yes, thanks Keith
by jim s-w
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 42
Views: 3646

Re: Brassmasters J94

Thanks Alan

This evening I found the tiny pin I use to set the quartering was ever so lightly touching the coupling rod. Filled a gnats whisker off and the slight hesitation has now gone! The littlest things sometimes. ;)

Brettell Road is next out at scalefour north next year.

Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 42
Views: 3646

Re: Brassmasters J94

When I picked up my nearly finished J94 kit it came with an already assembled Branchlines Gearbox. Try as I might I just couldn't get on with it. For some reason it seemed to have very little torque but this wasn't sacrificed for speed as it didn't really have much of that either )perhaps the energy...
by jim s-w
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: None specific model products
Replies: 24
Views: 2008

None specific model products

Hi all I wonder if we are sometimes a little guilty of getting caught up in model product marketing trends? To give an example I recently ran out of my favourite Zap superglue and needing something there and then brought some loctite from my local supermarket. To say that the loctite was so much bet...
by jim s-w
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 42
Views: 3646

Re: Brassmasters J94

Several years ago now DJ models appeared with much fanfare (Although only in one place if we are being completely honest) and announced a brand new J94 model. This was of interest to me as 2 of them were used by the NCB in the local area. While it would have been a nice to have I was never going to ...
by jim s-w
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 534
Views: 100205

Re: Brettell Road

by jim s-w
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 534
Views: 100205

Re: Brettell Road

http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/BL-a-start-on-wagons.jpg Way back towards the start of this project I posted the above image. The little black tank wagon at the far end was a Peco wonderful wagon kit and avid follows of this little adventure might notice nothing has really been said o...
by jim s-w
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 165
Views: 13744

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Thanks John (and Terry)
by jim s-w
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 165
Views: 13744

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Um, I’m not restricting myself to the diesel electric era. Never said I was, dunno where that’s come from!

I’m not restricting myself to RTR stuff either, never said I was, so I dunno where that came from either!

:?
by jim s-w
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modern Era Concrete Track
Replies: 26
Views: 915

Re: Modern Era Concrete Track

Proton wrote:Hi Keith,

I want to use up my substantial supply of C&L Dow-Mac sleepers, otherwise they're going into a landfill!

John


You could build a few of these to use them up

https://ukrailwaypics.smugmug.com/UKRailRollingstock/Y-Tops-codes/YSA-Salmon-flats/i-8Wp4mR4

Jim
by jim s-w
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 534
Views: 100205

Re: Brettell Road

Thanks Phillip

I’ve been told similar elsewhere. Makes some sense when you think about it but kind of doesn’t at the same time! (Not the explanation but the original reasoning)

Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 534
Views: 100205

Re: Brettell Road

http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/lima-CCT-finished.jpg So to draw a line under the last post. The Lima CCT is finished off and ready for service. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/hornby-crane-finished.jpg So is the crane. It rides very high as supplied so I ground the bear...
by jim s-w
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: BR Snow Plough - Hurst Models Kit
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Re: BR Snow Plough - Hurst Models Kit


Over all it's not a bad kit but not as well designed as the Rumney Models kits IMHO.



It must pre-date Justin’s efforts by a couple of decades mind you.

Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 165
Views: 13744

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Enigma wrote:
If a demonstrator is spending all his/her time with their head down modelling then IMHO, they're not doing it right.


Couldn’t agree more

Jim
by jim s-w
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 165
Views: 13744

Re: Scaleforum 2019

I have to admit I’m still somewhat bemused by all this. We are a society that, allegedly, promotes the pinnacle of 4mm scale modelling and yet members can’t figure out how to make themselves a name badge and want the society to do it for them? Really? David, can I ask, when you go to shows do you we...
by jim s-w
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 165
Views: 13744

Re: Scaleforum 2019

I have long campaigned for members at the show to wear name badges, but it has never happened. Until it does I think that the show might properly be perceived as cliquey. DT Surely the point of a show is to talk to people (if you want to) about what they are doing and not because of who they are? I...
by jim s-w
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Operations on the Lickey
Replies: 7
Views: 1358

Re: Operations on the Lickey

That’s right. Not coupled to the trains going up and not coupled to each other going down. Apparently they could follow trains down as long as they could see them.
by jim s-w
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 534
Views: 100205

Re: Brettell Road

Recent attention had been on a couple of older RTR efforts. Starting with... http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/lima-CCT-in-progress.jpg ...a Lima CCT. Yes I know there's a Bachmann one now but the Lima one isn't all that bad given its age. It suffers from the sometimes common Lima trait ...
by jim s-w
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Operations on the Lickey
Replies: 7
Views: 1358

Operations on the Lickey

Hi all

Couldn’t really find a category this fit into so here seems to be the nearest.

Found a few videos on operations on the Lickey. Including pinning down brakes on freight trains



by jim s-w
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 534
Views: 100205

Re: Brettell Road

For DEMU I figured that my usual method or the round oak trains appearing on scene - i.e. an open wagon with a shunter look out and an industrial diesel pushing from the back was probably just a bit too archaic. So I figured the guys at Round Oak got themselves and ancient brake van in a somewhat to...
by jim s-w
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 267
Views: 62702

Re: The Burford Branch

Um, Alan’s pictures are showing upside down to me :(
by jim s-w
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 42
Views: 3646

Re: Brassmasters J94

hughesp87 wrote:To answer your question, my J94 has two short Ross Pop valves mounted along the centreline of the recess in the top of the saddle tank, with a single whistle offset to the right hand side.
Geraint


Perfect, thanks

Jim
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: 1619

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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