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by pete55
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Structures for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 31
Views: 3617

Re: Structures for South Pelaw Junction

Well done John, looks very good.

So, baseboards next then!!!
by pete55
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 51
Views: 11042

Re: South Pelaw Junction

The bridge is coming along nicely John.....a lot quicker than mine did!

Pete
by pete55
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Structures for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 31
Views: 3617

Re: Structures for South Pelaw Junction

The cast iron panels on this bridge used nuts and bolts, both to fasten to each other and onto the supporting girders they stood on.
Remind me John to lend you the detail pics taken a year or so before demolition.

Pete
by pete55
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: A little diversion...
Replies: 9
Views: 2831

Re: A little diversion...

Nice loco John.....not a bad gauge either!
by pete55
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Structures for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 31
Views: 3617

Re: Structures for South Pelaw Junction

Certainly looking the part.....you'll soon need a baseboard or three at this rate!
by pete55
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Structures for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 31
Views: 3617

Re: Structures for South Pelaw Junction

Looks terribly familiar to my eyes John!
Nice stonework coming along too....the cast iron panels above the girder spans are an interesting challenge too.

Keep up the good work

Pete
by pete55
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Thoughts on Motors
Replies: 73
Views: 13910

Re: Thoughts on Motors

As I remember Geoff Brewin had designed and marketed a series of gearboxes that included helical gears - and no these weren't cheap either. Are these still available? Still if you've not a suitable motor the gearbox becomes pretty redundant. Mike Andrew has recently released another motor/gearbox c...
by pete55
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Hornby 08 to P4
Replies: 15
Views: 2488

Re: Hornby 08 to P4

If it helps, there is a guide on how the Hornby 08 was converted to EM available on the Alan Gibson website under "Downloads" / RTR Conversions.

http://www.alangibsonworkshop.com/

Pete Hill
by pete55
Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 96
Views: 13735

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Thanks for that information John.....looks so simple too!!

Pete
by pete55
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 96
Views: 13735

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Excellent stuff John....must tell us how you did the weathering, or at least what you used!

Railtec also do the transfers for these.

Pete
by pete55
Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Recommend a Primer
Replies: 15
Views: 2412

Re: Recommend a Primer

Halfords also do an excellent etch primer called U-POL Acid #8 Etch Primer in a rattle can.
Yes, expensive at around £16, but sticks like the proverbial, and gives a super fine finish too.
by pete55
Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Pelton Level
Replies: 89
Views: 21516

Re: Pelton Level

Hello John, sorry in one way our EM South Pelaw brought this reaction, was enjoying the development of Pelton Level! You are right about the time taken so far with our version, and not sure I would fancy it as a solo flight as it were....but onwards and upwards as it were and good luck with yours......
by pete55
Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Peckett saddle tank
Replies: 30
Views: 5746

Re: Hornby Peckett saddle tank

Re6/6 The motion clearances are too tight so that the cylinders will have to be spaced out. They are cast as one piece in metal so spacing should be fairly straightforward. Prodding my Peckett cylinder stretcher moulding with a scalpel point says they are plastic....much easier to deal with than a m...
by pete55
Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Peckett saddle tank
Replies: 30
Views: 5746

Re: Hornby Peckett saddle tank

To answer one question, the axles are 2mm in diameter....
by pete55
Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Sourcing copperclad
Replies: 20
Views: 3687

Re: Sourcing copperclad

Give Andrew Hartshorne a ring at Wizzard Models.....I know he sourced new stocks.
by pete55
Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: APT-E
Replies: 12
Views: 2873

Re: APT-E

The Rapido APT-E does not have the same wheel size on all wheel sets. Powered bogies have 11.5mm diameter wheels. Un powered bogies are 9.5mm diameter. All axles are 1.5mm diameter, and remember they are all split axles. I have converted mine to EM, (simply pulling the wheels out using a gear puller...
by pete55
Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 101 Not Out - 12th March 2016
Replies: 64
Views: 16182

Re: 101 Not Out - 12th March 2016

Yes, thanks Tony for the information.
Pity it is not on the EMGS website too.
by pete55
Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Making a start, my P4 plank...
Replies: 134
Views: 31011

Re: Making a start, my P4 plank...

Certainly true it is a stretch of imagination.....but will be converting mine at some point. Initial pokes and prods suggest it's split axle too.

Pete
by pete55
Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Making a start, my P4 plank...
Replies: 134
Views: 31011

Re: Making a start, my P4 plank...

Interested to see how you convert this......!!!

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