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by Andrew Ullyott
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Layouts
Topic: Drighlington and Adwalton
Replies: 15
Views: 422

Re: Drighlington and Adwalton

Excellent video Steve. Thanks for posting it.
It makes me want to fit DCC sound to all my steam engines now!
by Andrew Ullyott
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: GWR 1361 CSB
Replies: 17
Views: 1019

Re: GWR 1361 CSB

Thanks Will. I've built one of the CSP 1366 chassis (which I'm thinking is the same) and that went together fairly easily, but I compensated that one. This one will be under one of the Kernow bodies (because it was a bargain), though I do have a complete 1361 kit (because I do like them!!) also. I'l...
by Andrew Ullyott
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: GWR 1361 CSB
Replies: 17
Views: 1019

GWR 1361 CSB

Morning
I'm trying to get my head round the CSB plot for a 1361 GW saddle tank, as I've a couple of CSP chassis to build.
I'm struggling with the maths though. Can anyone assist please?

I've attached a screen grab from the GWR web site with the wheel base, 5' + 6'

Thanks in advance
by Andrew Ullyott
Thu May 14, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 247
Views: 66133

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Depends on what sort of stone you are modelling I suppose.
I've used Green Stuff World embossed ABS (it's a Spanish firm) for Cheddar as it better reflects Mendip limestone than Wills course stone
This is overlaid on an MDF carcass too.
by Andrew Ullyott
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 582
Views: 143788

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: 1924

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: 1729

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: 1729

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: 4164

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: 1202

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: 38047

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: 3398

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: 5169

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: 3398

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: 3211

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: 15438

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: 1897

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: 15438

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: 4135

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: 15438

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: 3852

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: 15438

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: 15438

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: 15438

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: 3852

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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