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by bevis
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Coach gangway connectors
Replies: 6
Views: 991

Re: Coach gangway connectors

Have fun Ben but do stick to the instructions and read them at least twice or you may end up with problems (Yes, you know how I know that!)
Bevis
by bevis
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Coach gangway connectors
Replies: 6
Views: 991

Re: Coach gangway connectors

Here are a few shots of the Masokits gangway as fitted to my Ironclad brake. The brake end is latched closed and the other open. They are fiddly but worth it, connect to each other if required and they perform well over crossovers. I think the look is worth the effort compared to the Branchlines ver...
by bevis
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 151
Views: 24798

Re: Alpha Mill

Knowing next to nothing about this subject but having been watching this thread, looking forward to seeing t' mill on Saturday and an interest in Arts and Crafts I wandered onto the Art Workers' guild site and found a W Stott as an Honorary Brother in 1893. http://www.artworkersguild.org/media/2260/...
by bevis
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Boston Frodsham
Replies: 18
Views: 6247

Re: Boston Frodsham

Nice work Mike.

After seeing the layout in the flesh at S4um North I recently found myself with an hour to kill in Boston and so visited the swing bridge.
I had a wander around the control building and can see you really have caught the prototype well.

Regards,
Bevis
by bevis
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Construction of a Test Track
Replies: 611
Views: 84442

Re: Construction of a Test Track

Hi Colin, Another way round the fishplate issue is, where insulation is not needed, to file a small V in the rail ends so the cross piece doesn't get int he way of expansion. I can't remember where I got the idea from but it solved my issue of the rail ends chopping the fishplate in half and the hal...
by bevis
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 24th May 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 3517

Re: NAG Meeting 24th May 2018

Tim, As one of the on-lookers at the unsoldering ceremony I can assure you it is as simple as, heat up hot plate, place offending bits on, wait for slump, repeat as necessary until correct bit falls off, clean up plate, clean all denatured solder off parts of kit and start again with putting item ba...
by bevis
Thu May 24, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: A new lever frame design
Replies: 91
Views: 17078

Re: A new lever frame design

Just to confirm Terry's comments on the robustness of the catches the NAG group have one on our Scalefour stand which goes to local exhibitions and is as good as when it was built despite many children, and heavy handed grown-ups, thrashing the levers back and forth!
Bevis
by bevis
Fri May 11, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Derby Model Railway Exhibition - 12/13th May 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1177

Re: Derby Model Railway Exhibition - 12/13th May 2018

and please say hello to the friendly NAG members manning the society stand!

Bevis
by bevis
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum North 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 10256

Re: Scaleforum North 2018

Far from being a deterrent I'm now really looking forward to seeing the real thing!
Good luck!
Bevis
by bevis
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Nottingham (East Midlands) show
Replies: 10
Views: 1662

Re: Nottingham (East Midlands) show

PM's sent.
Bevis
by bevis
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Private Owner Wagons
Replies: 20
Views: 2516

Re: Private Owner Wagons

Try Bill Hudson's works if you haven't already found them.
Regards,
Bevis
by bevis
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Help on Radius's
Replies: 34
Views: 4726

Re: Help on Radius's

Hi Dave,
I've been watching this interesting thread develop and noted your concern about the width of the station baseboard. Could it be two parallel boards, one purely scenic, behind the station? It's a bit unusual as an idea but in terms of weight and movability it might help.
Regards,
Bevis
by bevis
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Maun Pliers
Replies: 16
Views: 2641

Re: Maun Pliers

Just another thank you for the information. 2 pairs ordered.
Bevis
by bevis
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG at DEFine Modellers’ Day 20th January 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 998

Re: NAG at DEFine Modellers’ Day 20th January 2018

Thanks Terry, The test track was built as a "test track" for various members of NAG to hone their skills at plain track and more the complex allowing both rivet and ply and function chair construction methods to be tried. It would be a good one-man project. We did think we should have a si...
by bevis
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Southern 8' Steam Bogies
Replies: 14
Views: 2300

Re: Southern 8' Steam Bogies

I've used Bill Bedford units for most of my stock with good results. They are available from Eileen's without any cosmetic frames so your original plan should work. You might need the secondary springing units as well but they are easy to retro-fit.
by bevis
Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: I,m a Bully
Replies: 4
Views: 1787

Re: I,m a Bully

The SEMG is very helpful on coach sets if you follow the links from the Bulleid page suggested above to the spreadsheet half way down the "Sets" page. I use this as a reference for all my sets as it summarises information from a number of sources.
by bevis
Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Greystar Publishing - Subscription News
Replies: 20
Views: 4204

Re: Greystar Publishing - Subscription News

I completely agree with Martin. I'm sure the family have more than enough to deal with as it is.
by bevis
Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Greystar Publishing - Subscription News
Replies: 20
Views: 4204

Re: Greystar Publishing - Subscription News

I was another subscriber not contacted but have no problem with the final destination of the funds.
Bevis
by bevis
Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Kernow Beattie Well Tank to P4?
Replies: 16
Views: 5617

Re: Kernow Beattie Well Tank to P4?

Hi Bill,
It looks to me as if the frames are the same but your version has a cradle for the coreless motor to make it fit the original. I've attached a photo of mine for your info.
Bevis
by bevis
Wed Sep 23, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Kernow Beattie Well Tank to P4?
Replies: 16
Views: 5617

Re: Kernow Beattie Well Tank to P4?

Hi Bill,
I have three of the originals and they have split frames and an open frame motor some 20x11mm in size.
Bevis
by bevis
Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Mount Woodville Works
Replies: 257
Views: 54947

Re: Mount Woodville Works

Here you are Bevis, kiln with first coat of paint plus one completed chimney and others in the making. I'll post a close up later.


Knew they'd be worth seeing!
B
by bevis
Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Mount Woodville Works
Replies: 257
Views: 54947

Re: Mount Woodville Works

Hi Rob, sorry two uses of the word prototype! I meant your model prototype not the real one. However I'm sure the new dome will make the wait worthwhile.
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by bevis
Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Mount Woodville Works
Replies: 257
Views: 54947

Re: Mount Woodville Works

Looking good Rob. Some photos of the prototype kiln may be inspiring for others. I was impressed seeing it in the flesh.
Bevis
by bevis
Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: Track building with functional plastic chairs
Replies: 34
Views: 7949

Re: Track building with functional plastic chairs

Yes, thanks Howard it was inspiring.
I think you need better staff. How could they leave things in the loft; dock their pay!
Regards,
Bevis
by bevis
Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: Factories act
Replies: 0
Views: 1068

Factories act

Hi everyone, It was brought to my notice by a friend that the 1906 amendment to the1901 factories act section 697 has been done away with. I didn't even know it existed but here is a link. Fascinating I think and I'm surprised getting rid of it was allowed by the Health and Safety folk. See you next...

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