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by kelly
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Wainwright H Class P4 conversion
Replies: 30
Views: 1883

Re: Wainwright H Class P4 conversion

I have two Hs currently, so two sets would be of interest.
by kelly
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Miscellany Models
Replies: 7
Views: 677

Re: Miscellany Models

Those look useful, the P7 etches especially as I'm building some atm and haven't dealt with the brake items as yet thankfully, so funds permitting I'll get some at S4N hopefully. The coach connectors look useful too, do you plan to do other types? such as the Pullman type, which the Southern and BR ...
by kelly
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 521
Views: 87032

Re: Brettell Road

Excellent work once again Jim.

Pete, 10000/1 and 10201-3 got green iirc between 1955-59 when the southern locos went north in '55 to concentrate the 5 locos on one region.
by kelly
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 263
Views: 39451

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Knuckles wrote:Not the best picture as white is the very devil to get a good shot of but it's a LSWR Coach Side printed at 50 microns as a test for someone.

Based on this at least I'd think the whole thing would turn out nice.

Image


That looks pretty nice.
by kelly
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2875

Re: RAILEX 2019

Looking forward to this show.
by kelly
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Wainwright H Class P4 conversion
Replies: 30
Views: 1883

Re: Wainwright H Class P4 conversion

The nearest wheel I can find is Alan GIbson 4866 or 4866M, a 5’6” wheel with 11.5” or 11” throw, 18 or 17 spoke with the pin between spokes. The prototype (per the revised Society Sharman book) is 5’6”, 16 spoke, 22” throw, pin inline. Bogie is 3’7” 10 spoke. Actual throw is more important (to me) ...
by kelly
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR, London Transport lines safety trip-cock
Replies: 10
Views: 583

Re: GWR, London Transport lines safety trip-cock

I don't have a start date, Martin, but the condensing 97XX were introduced in 1933, following a conversion of an earlier loco in 1931, and had trip-cock apparatus from new, which suggests to me that their predecessors had it as well. Incidentally, a few Fowler 0-6-0T were so fitted, to work coal tr...
by kelly
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Wainwright H Class P4 conversion
Replies: 30
Views: 1883

Re: Wainwright H Class P4 conversion

I think when I spoke with Alan after getting my first H class at Scaleforum last year he recommended a wheel that was the nearest possible match (iirc the exact wheel size is not in his range). He offered 2mm or 3mm axles iirc. I'm not at home to check what I ended up buying from him, but if I remem...
by kelly
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR, London Transport lines safety trip-cock
Replies: 10
Views: 583

Re: GWR, London Transport lines safety trip-cock

The book 'The Red Panniers' might hold helpful information.

Underground News might also.
by kelly
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Leamington & Warwick MRS - 2/3 March 2019 - 44th Annual Model Railway Exhibition
Replies: 9
Views: 904

Re: Leamington & Warwick MRS - 2/3 March 2019 - 44th Annual Model Railway Exhibition

Tim V wrote:Well it rained all the way there, but a good show, I believe Shelvington won best in show?


Indeed it did.
by kelly
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Tube stock andHeljan Metropolitan electric conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 921

Re: Tube stock andHeljan Metropolitan electric conversion

The Met Bo-Bo should be similar to the 33 in bogie design I'd expect (I have one, but haven't looked yet to convert it). As Rod says, take the cover off the bogie and the wheel sets drop out, pop the gear on the axle and refit. If it is like the 33, it'll be an axle rather than stub axles I expect. ...
by kelly
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Leamington & Warwick MRS - 2/3 March 2019 - 44th Annual Model Railway Exhibition
Replies: 9
Views: 904

Re: Leamington & Warwick MRS - 2/3 March 2019 - 44th Annual Model Railway Exhibition

I shall be on the DEMU stand once again, feel free to come say hello.

It should be another great show (it usually is, weather cancellations aside).
by kelly
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Colin Parks, Scalefour member
Replies: 20
Views: 1902

Re: Colin Parks, Scalefour member

I have just gotten back from the Warley club, on the exchange table were a few old Railway Modellers. One of them was the one featuring Colin's Newhaven Harbour layout. It just so happens that last year Colin kindly gifted a Bachmann 4CEP to me, imagine my surprise to find it was the same one featur...
by kelly
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Colin Parks, Scalefour member
Replies: 20
Views: 1902

Re: Colin Parks, Scalefour member

Just seen this posted on the DEMU forum.

A very sad loss. A very talented and knoweledgable modeller, who will be sadly missed.

Wirrel Finescale Group own Newhaven Harbour iirc, and it will be at the Railex show in May.
by kelly
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 281
Views: 32113

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

I have been thinking of what to use for track laying, so have been reading with interest the last few posts. In another thread Martin Wynne recommended Balsa Wood, which I may give a try. The racket cork on the boards usually gives is horrible to my ears (though being DCC with some sound, hopefully ...
by kelly
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 263
Views: 39451

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Knuckles wrote:Well, it's resin so I'd say its resin quality. :D


Until we can 3D print a perfect injection moulded RTR item fully painted we will have to do some modelling either way. :thumb


That wouldn't be a 3D printer though, it'd be a Star Trek Replicator ;)
by kelly
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 263
Views: 39451

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Would you say it is about resin/white metal quality rather than rtr quality (though rtr quality can be very variable! ).
by kelly
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 263
Views: 39451

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

That does look impressive. When funds allow I'll put an E2 order your way I think.
by kelly
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 263
Views: 39451

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

The prices look very favourable compared to shapeways.

How does the acrylic compared to the shapeways fud?

Do you have plans for anymore southern or forebare companies?
by kelly
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 263
Views: 39451

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Knuckles wrote:
Photon E2 body shells in 4mm are less than £49 now.
The items listed in the above post are even cheaper now too, sub £40.



That is an affordable price point.
by kelly
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 263
Views: 39451

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

It is interesting that you're now printing at home, as the Shapeways prices put me off buying much from there really.

I might be interested in an E2 at some point, as you're fairly local we can probably avoid posting as well.
by kelly
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 2019 S4 North
Replies: 37
Views: 4813

Re: 2019 S4 North

Issue 211 will have full details as well from what Tim posted in the thread relating to that issue.
by kelly
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: WARLEY 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1494

Re: WARLEY 2018

I'll be there once again on the DEMU stand on the Saturday and on the Sunday as well, but not on any stand.
by kelly
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Paul Townsend
Topic: Dartmouth progress
Replies: 8
Views: 2778

Re: Dartmouth progress

It was great to get a chance to have a look at this at Scaleforum. It was very impressive and will be even more so when you complete it!
by kelly
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 16018

Re: Scaleforum 2018

Now I've recovered enough to sit at a computer the task of photo editing has started, though with a large backlog as I've not done the photo editing since Warley last year! oops! should have them done by the end of the week as I've nothing much planned between now and the Wigan show at least. Both m...

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