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by Andrew Ullyott
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 550
Views: 116895

Re: Brettell Road

Very nice Jim.
The small prairie would have needed a lot more work. I have that particular tea towel.
by Andrew Ullyott
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: terrier advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1234

Re: terrier advice

Branchlines do a Terrier chassis kit should you want to go down that route. I've got two A1X Terriers with heavily modified Hornby bodies for my WC&P layout which used these chassis, though I did have a bit of bother with them. For an account of what can be done if you really put your mind to it...
by Andrew Ullyott
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: "Trojan" - Avonside SS - kit problems
Replies: 9
Views: 1237

Re: "Trojan" - Avonside SS - kit problems

Thanks Andrew I grew up in Uphill, Weston-super-Mare and for a long time 1338 was plinthed at Bleadon and Uphill station which is where I first saw it. It spent time at Bridgwater so is a Somerset engine in every sense! The valve gear still has me at the head scratching stage. I think it would need ...
by Andrew Ullyott
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: "Trojan" - Avonside SS - kit problems
Replies: 9
Views: 1237

Re: "Trojan" - Avonside SS - kit problems

Andrew I've built a couple of Agenoria kits, the last was a Peckett W4. At the time, Roger Slade did warn me that as it was essentially a 4mm version shot down from a 7mm kit I'd need to work a few things out. In the end I installed a High Level motor horizontally and made the boiler underside integ...
by Andrew Ullyott
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Thompson BZ 6 wheel van
Replies: 19
Views: 3091

Re: Thompson BZ 6 wheel van

I shall watch with interest as I've one of these kits to do as well. I was wondering about somehow steering the outer axles.
by Andrew Ullyott
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Hattons RTR period stock
Replies: 4
Views: 836

Re: Hattons RTR period stock

It is an interesting development and one I welcome personally. Judging by the amount of froth generated on RMWeb you can't help but feel some are missing the point. Yes, they're generic and therefore not super-duper-proto-whatever, but then they're not aimed at people who are perfectly capable of bu...
by Andrew Ullyott
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 28451

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Not sure what the collective term for a carload of P4 modellers is, but whatever it is, it will be heading up to Aylesbury tomorrow.
by Andrew Ullyott
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: A source of very fine sand
Replies: 11
Views: 2645

Re: A source of very fine sand

Attwood Aggregates sell pots of dust from different quarry sources as mentioned above. Chinchilla dust sieved through an old pair of tights is a Gordon Gravett trick which I’ve copied. Just pour some in, wrap around and shake through. Presumably not while Maggie's still in them? :D :D I’ve never li...
by Andrew Ullyott
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: None specific model products
Replies: 27
Views: 3842

Re: None specific model products

Bought a litre of mek on Amazon for about the same price as a bottle from Slaters. Should last a while. Also bought IPA, pipettes for dispensing paint etc. & small plastic pots for mixing paint this way.
If you’re prepared to buy in bulk, or club together with your mates, it makes sense.
by Andrew Ullyott
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: A source of very fine sand
Replies: 11
Views: 2645

Re: A source of very fine sand

Attwood Aggregates sell pots of dust from different quarry sources as mentioned above.
Chinchilla dust sieved through an old pair of tights is a Gordon Gravett trick which I’ve copied. Just pour some in, wrap around and shake through.
by Andrew Ullyott
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Maindee East for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 2266

Re: Maindee East for sale

If anyone's seriously interested in acquiring the layout, I'm sure they could approach the auctioneer to see if the vendor will sell for less than the reserve under private treaty.
Railwayana which fails to sell at auction often gets sold this way.
by Andrew Ullyott
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Andrew Ullyott
Topic: Cheddar
Replies: 54
Views: 12783

Re: Cheddar

Inbetween building the goods shed and drawing up the artwork for the station building, which has now arrived, I've been building a twin set AEC railcar set for Cheddar. This is from a set of etches from Worsley Works. To be fair, they are sold as a set of scratch aids, but I've found it all quite a ...
by Andrew Ullyott
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: G.W.R P22 / BR(W) Herring ballast hopper.
Replies: 7
Views: 1333

Re: G.W.R P22 / BR(W) Herring ballast hopper.

Good news Gordon
I think I could use a couple for Cheddar...

Shame for my bank balance that they ran in rakes of 10!!!
by Andrew Ullyott
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Andrew Ullyott
Topic: Cheddar
Replies: 54
Views: 12783

Re: Cheddar

Interesting to read the posts above. In case anyone's worrying about whether I'm worried about the roof on Cheddar; don't worry, I'm not worried. Rule No 1 applies and I'm quite happy, given I was trying to avoid using Wills Pantile sheets in the first instance and I didn't like the idea of overlapp...
by Andrew Ullyott
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Waisted bearings for Bedford sprung W irons?
Replies: 23
Views: 2905

Re: Waisted bearings for Bedford sprung W irons?

2. Find a way of making a slot in the cosmetic axlebox such that it can be fixed to the axleguard (W iron) but still leave freedom for the bearing to move within. I can see that forming a 2mm wide slot for this purpose can be difficult, and that using a drill bit larger than 2mm to create the neces...
by Andrew Ullyott
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Andrew Ullyott
Topic: Cheddar
Replies: 54
Views: 12783

Re: Cheddar

We're getting there slowly. Impressed with the bargeboards from York Modelmaking, although the eagle eyed will spot the bridging pieces where I mis-measured. Oops. Thanks to John Palmer for the source of most excellent double roman ABS tiled sheets. Off Alibaba express in case anyone's interested. T...
by Andrew Ullyott
Sun May 12, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2 tank
Replies: 18
Views: 2857

Re: Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2 tank

Very impressive Dave. Yours seems to have a lot more bits than mine!
by Andrew Ullyott
Mon May 06, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Andrew Ullyott
Topic: Cheddar
Replies: 54
Views: 12783

Re: Cheddar

I've also finished the latest loco for the eventual fleet, 5311 which was a Bath Road/Westbury engine and ran through from Trowbridge each morning to Bristol. The return working was not via the branch so I'll have to make that bit up when I get to the exhibition stage Hi Andrew, Can I ask what the ...
by Andrew Ullyott
Sun May 05, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Andrew Ullyott
Topic: Cheddar
Replies: 54
Views: 12783

Re: Cheddar

Nope, but thanks for now posting. Invaluable detail for the loading dock.
by Andrew Ullyott
Sat May 04, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Andrew Ullyott
Topic: Cheddar
Replies: 54
Views: 12783

Re: Cheddar

Well it's been a while since I put anything on here, though the eagle eyed may have noticed an article in the latest Snooze, which shows a Triang bogie brake on the semi-completed parts of the layout. I'm making the goods shed at present using laser cut parts from York Modelmaking, having drawn thes...
by Andrew Ullyott
Fri May 03, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2 tank
Replies: 18
Views: 2857

Re: Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2 tank

Looking forward to seeing what you make of it Dave!
Is it me or did you cut down the coal bunker?
My injector looks nothing like the real thing I feel! I shouldn't have copied that article in the Modeller.
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by Andrew Ullyott
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: P4 wagon Compensation(springing)
Replies: 31
Views: 3937

Re: P4 wagon Compensation(springing)

I use the Bill Bedford units on pretty much every wagon I build. I've never used the wire that comes in the pack and always replace with bought guitar wire. Ernie Ball's are pretty good (thanks for the link Mark), but whatever the brand, the string should straighten when uncoiled. I bought some rece...
by Andrew Ullyott
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Ivatt 2 2-6-2T
Replies: 21
Views: 3212

Re: Ivatt 2 2-6-2T

Hi Pete
Another one for a Kemilway class 3 please!
I assume it was your comment earlier on my RMWeb blog?!
by Andrew Ullyott
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model
Replies: 27
Views: 4372

Re: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model

I've built a couple of CSP kits. The first thing I ever built in P4 was the 1366 chassis and I had absolutely no bother with it at all. WE29.jpg Second thing was a Peckett E class, the details of which are on the RMWeb blog here: https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/blogs/entry/14910-peckett...

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