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by kelly
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Class 25
Replies: 8
Views: 1078

Re: Class 25

The newest releases (97201) have better windows and new grilles. The windows are to be made available to owners of older models for upgrading if they wish iirc.
by kelly
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Electric traverser
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: Electric traverser

Certainly looks to be a number of interesting videos across a number of catagories.
by kelly
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Harton High Staithes inspired Layout
Replies: 20
Views: 3739

Re: Harton High Staithes inspired Layout

Have had a slight redesign (nothing drastic) and changed A5 turnouts for A6.5 turnouts to ease things a bit. harton_v29-sketch.png harton_v29.png It looks a bit odd at the top right where the cassettes are, but in reality only one would be in place at one time, and 2 are higher than the other one. T...
by kelly
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Harton High Staithes inspired Layout
Replies: 20
Views: 3739

Re: Harton High Staithes inspired Layout

BR 1/146 welded 21T hoppers were introduced in 1952, and the 1/142 welded 13T hopper in 1949. The 1974 date relates to those hoppers rebuilt by Shildon with welded bodies to a new design https://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/brhuckbolt21t . Thanks for that. I think Hatcher refers to the ncb welded as b...
by kelly
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Harton High Staithes inspired Layout
Replies: 20
Views: 3739

Re: Harton High Staithes inspired Layout

It looks very interesting. The combination of three different electrifications is attractive. How high is your staith above the river? IIRC, the RL Harton High Staithes were quite high up, certainly too high for a bank down to dock level. The latter - which I like, BTW - is more like Harton Low Sta...
by kelly
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Harton High Staithes inspired Layout
Replies: 20
Views: 3739

Re: A shunting plank - Now Harton Collery inspired

It has been a bit of time since I last updated this topic. In that time myself and Natalie have been busy doing research on the Harton and track planning. We've come up with a potentially viable track plan following efforts in Templot and using boards and templates over them. Below is the Templot Sk...
by kelly
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 23142

Re: Scaleforum 2019

I unfortunately didn't get a chance to video Burtisland 1883, but when I saw it it impressed as it did the previous times I'd seen it at shows.
by kelly
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 23142

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Not sure why some of my photos above are upside down or sideways. Helpfully (or otherwise), windows explorer seems to automatically rotate the thumbnails and so it is hard to tell which are rotated wrong. The video will need reediting it seems, I didn't add the still photos correctly it seems (new s...
by kelly
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 23142

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Have processed the small amount of video footage and uploaded to YouTube now. https://youtu.be/pQJbUFpkaLY Below a selection of photos: 20190928_163103.jpg 20190928_163233.jpg 20190928_163249.jpg 20190928_163252.jpg 20190928_163412.jpg 20190928_163419.jpg 20190928_163439.jpg 20190928_165552.jpg 2019...
by kelly
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 23142

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Just back home from another great Scaleforum. Firstly, thanks to Terry and the team for putting so much effort into a great show. Certainly on my go to list of shows (even if I were not exhibiting there with a society stand). The selection of layouts was great and varied. The trade met my needs (whi...
by kelly
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: H Class Wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 1283

Re: H Class Wheels

I should have said that it was the H I was interested in wheels wise.

I can't recall what the hornby axles are, are they 2mm? I have 2 of them that will need converting.

What is the price per set?
by kelly
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: H Class Wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 1283

Re: H Class Wheels

Two sets needed here. Depending on funds at the show however.
by kelly
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 23142

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Terry Bendall wrote:
David Bigcheeseplant wrote:Has the stadium sorted out the lighting inside the hall?


Yes they have David. All new fittings and you can now actually see what you are looking at. :D

Terry Bendall


Great news. The lighting played havoc with my vision at railex.
by kelly
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side
Replies: 40
Views: 7572

Re: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side

I will have a word with natalie nearer the time and see how she feels about coming along.
by kelly
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: A possible new P4 wheel source
Replies: 6
Views: 1435

Re: A possible new P4 wheel source

Inserts for BFB wheels might be of use, with the forthcoming Model Rail Class 12 shunters, the SR/Bulleid ones had bigger BFB wheels.
by kelly
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: fine (entomological or insect) pins
Replies: 15
Views: 2170

Re: fine (entomological or insect) pins

Thanks to all for the interesting and useful suggestions. Wire or headless pins can indeed be used in many circumstances, it's just that a pin is often easier to use: - there's a point making it easier than plain wire to insert into a hole - the point makes it easier to push a pin through things (p...
by kelly
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: laser welding
Replies: 11
Views: 977

Re: laser welding

As my other hobby is jewllery making (though costs have meant I've not really touched precious metals) I'll have a look into it if I can get chance, I wonder if cookson gold sell a unit? A quick look on aliexpress shows a wide variety of jewellery welding units, some laser, some not, from $120-3500 ...
by kelly
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Accurascale PCA
Replies: 8
Views: 1117

Re: Accurascale PCA

The customer service is as good as their products. I sent an email on yesterday (Sunday) asking if they sell the HOP24s singly (they don't). I'd hoped for a reply maybe by the time I got back home tonight, but back it came pretty well immediately. Not like a model railway supplier at all, really. T...
by kelly
Fri May 31, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Accurascale PCA
Replies: 8
Views: 1117

Re: Accurascale PCA

The hoppers use a short axle (25mm) which is a nuisance although some folk don't seem bothered by the splayed axleguards when standard wheelsets are fitted. I thought this looked very odd so did a lot of hacking to fit springs and restore squareness. Not my definition of easily convertible although...
by kelly
Tue May 28, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Rewheeling a Heljan 128 & Dapol 122
Replies: 12
Views: 1840

Re: Rewheeling a Heljan 128 & Dapol 122

jim s-w wrote:I think it was before the updates I did. (Not that I can remember what numbers they were anyway) :?


A quick look on the index shows it was issue 28, so almost 20 years ago now.
by kelly
Tue May 28, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Rewheeling a Heljan 128 & Dapol 122
Replies: 12
Views: 1840

Re: Rewheeling a Heljan 128 & Dapol 122

jim s-w wrote:It’s really easy to add a simple spring. Simon Steven wrote it up for update years ago.


Not something I'd considered. I'll have a look through the index to see if I can find Simon's article.
by kelly
Tue May 28, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Rewheeling a Heljan 128 & Dapol 122
Replies: 12
Views: 1840

Re: Rewheeling a Heljan 128 & Dapol 122

(apart from Heljan Co-Co locos were a penbits suspension unit is very much needed). Not even remotely the case. Not my experience at all. The centre axle on the Heljan 47 I have just flops around and so is impossible to run (there was no gear like the other axles) I found. Perhaps unique to the 47 ...
by kelly
Tue May 28, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Rewheeling a Heljan 128 & Dapol 122
Replies: 12
Views: 1840

Re: Rewheeling a Heljan 128 & Dapol 122

As Jeremy mentions, the Branchlines 12mm and 14mm wheels are perfect for most diesels/EMUs/DMUs and work well ime (apart from Heljan Co-Co locos were a penbits suspension unit is very much needed).
by kelly
Tue May 28, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 6665

Re: RAILEX 2019

Went along on the Sunday. Overall generally a good show, though some layouts were very difficult to see due to being either too crowded (not much can be done about that really) or set too high to see from a chair (something can be done about that, but the show organisers can't really do a great deal...
by kelly
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Wainwright H Class P4 conversion
Replies: 30
Views: 3067

Re: Wainwright H Class P4 conversion

I have two Hs currently, so two sets would be of interest.

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