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by Andrew Ullyott
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Ivatt 2 2-6-2T
Replies: 12
Views: 698

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: 2029

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...
by Andrew Ullyott
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model
Replies: 27
Views: 2029

Re: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model

It's not answering the question, but my 1366 has a CSP chassis which I believe is similar and a DJH body. I don't recall there being a problem with the wheels fouling anything at or above footplate level and that's all white metal.
by Andrew Ullyott
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Great Western brake vans
Replies: 8
Views: 1344

Re: Great Western brake vans

May I use this thread to ask advice on GWR toad handrails? I have several Toads awaiting handrail fitting, what puts me off is the handrails (apart from early outside framed examples) seem to be fabricated as continuous rectangles with radiused corners held off the body by stanchions. My query is: ...
by Andrew Ullyott
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: flat bottomed rail - advice please!
Replies: 9
Views: 773

Re: flat bottomed rail - advice please!

I agree with David. Having built two WCPR light railway layouts using code 55, you just have more filing to do. The Sanders jigs won’t work of course but the triangular and mint jigs work fine. I would advise gapping the sleepers and testing each one with a meter before you assemble track though as ...
by Andrew Ullyott
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Foamex
Replies: 6
Views: 883

Re: Foamex

Something mentioned in the same breath as Foamex is Palight, which is also a skinned foamed pic sheet and used in signwriting. This is cheaper and bends easily. It can be joined with Loctite/super glue. I've used it for a back scene of a somewhat stalled cameo project and I've attached a couple of p...
by Andrew Ullyott
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Cheddar
Replies: 28
Views: 6792

Re: Cheddar

Again, for those who don't frequent my blogs on RMWeb, the end of 2018 has seen scenic progress complete to 5 of the 8 boards. I say complete, but in reality there's a fair bit of tidying up, blending colours and detailing still to finish off. I can only work on two adjacent scenic boards at a time,...
by Andrew Ullyott
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: DJ Models 14xx on High Level chassis
Replies: 31
Views: 3570

Re: DJ Models 14xx on High Level chassis

Not a DJ Models, but I did convert an old Airfix auto tank to P4, details on RM Web here: http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/blog/12/entry-15445-14xx-1454-ready-for-service/ I also did the auto trailer using the Dart Castings kit. This also includes the fittings for the auto tank. http://ww...
by Andrew Ullyott
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Colouring Sleepers
Replies: 24
Views: 2366

Re: Colouring Sleepers

I've also used the dyes and washes from AK, which I bought from Hobby Holidays at an exhibition.
http://www.hobbyholidays.co.uk/products.php?cat=135
by Andrew Ullyott
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Colouring Sleepers
Replies: 24
Views: 2366

Re: Colouring Sleepers

I used Sepia Indian Ink and also Wilkinson dark Jacobean Oak wood dye. I settled on the latter as it was quicker. It’s water based and I used to dunk sleepers overnight in a jam jar. You have to clean/wipe each sleeper after you take them out and they take a couple of days to dry out fully. Worked f...
by Andrew Ullyott
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Coach Rake Couplings
Replies: 15
Views: 2471

Re: Coach Rake Couplings

On Bulleid coaches have successfully used Kaydee couplings under Keen corridor connections. Easy to couple and uncouple. What number/type of Kadee did you use Brian? I am thinking of using Kadee couplings on my rack of Maunsells. Steve Steve I used one no 19 and one no 20 for my Hornby Maunsell P s...
by Andrew Ullyott
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Scalefour lever frame & Cobalt point motors
Replies: 9
Views: 850

Re: Scalefour lever frame & Cobalt point motors

grovenor-2685 wrote:The diagram is in the tortoise instructions,
See diagrams 2 and 3 on attached. 800-6000ins.pdf
Rgds

Thanks. It kind of makes sense. Told you I was a luddite!
by Andrew Ullyott
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Scalefour lever frame & Cobalt point motors
Replies: 9
Views: 850

Re: Scalefour lever frame & Cobalt point motors

you will need a split DC supply ( ie , +12, -12, 0v ) Yes, and simply obtained from a transformer by using two diodes, abeit more of an issue with switch mode PSUs. For the electronically ignorant amongst us (and I am very firmly in that category), is there a wiring diagram/'how to guide' anywhere ...
by Andrew Ullyott
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Scalefour lever frame & Cobalt point motors
Replies: 9
Views: 850

Re: Scalefour lever frame & Cobalt point motors

I built one of the mark 1 SHAG lever frames for Wheal Elizabeth, the tails of which were connected to DPDT slide switches mounted in a line behind the frame. The linkage was 0.9mm nickel silver wire hooked into a hole drilled in the switch slide and the lever tail. With careful selection of the swit...
by Andrew Ullyott
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 503
Views: 82384

Re: Brettell Road

A very impressive selection Jim
by Andrew Ullyott
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 2211

Re: Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2018

Looking forward to it. I'll be demoing on the EMGS another stand, though I will have a bit of P4 stuff on show.
Especially looking forward to seeing the north Cornwall railway in 2FS.
by Andrew Ullyott
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Vehicle dynamics and trackholding
Topic: Do we need 1:20 Rail Inclination
Replies: 38
Views: 5218

Re: Do we need 1:20 Rail Inclination

I've built quite a bit of 'light railway' track in 4mm, code 55 and 60 flat bottomed rail soldered to coper clad. There is no cant and it is entirely prototypical. I also have built quite a bit of conventionally chaired track. I can't say I've ever noticed any difference in the way the trains move c...
by Andrew Ullyott
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: High Level 03 Chassis Build
Replies: 30
Views: 4039

Re: High Level 03 Chassis Build

Hi Graham It may not be you. I had the exact same problem with my 03. I got through a couple of extra axles worth of wheels during my build and that included bushing out an axle after reaming through on a lathe. I also know a very respected modeller who also had the same problem. He only solved it b...
by Andrew Ullyott
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Cheddar
Replies: 28
Views: 6792

Re: Cheddar

For those who don't follow my blog on RM Web, the layout has now reached the mind numbingly dull rail/chair painting and ballasting stage (with proper Dulcote Quarry stone no less). I've just taken delivery of a load of Modelu point rodding stools so I can start to add the bases for these as I go. I...
by Andrew Ullyott
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Dapol LSWR B4 0-4-0T
Replies: 21
Views: 2785

Re: Dapol LSWR B4 0-4-0T

Don't know if its decent, but there's a drawing in the Russell book. I'll PM you.
by Andrew Ullyott
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Dapol LSWR B4 0-4-0T
Replies: 21
Views: 2785

Re: Dapol LSWR B4 0-4-0T

Not on this occasion. I've a SEFinecast one todo. Amazingly the RTR model came out before I built the kit! It's usually the other way round...
by Andrew Ullyott
Fri May 25, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 503
Views: 82384

Re: Brettell Road

Very nice Jim.
I've just noticed you're modelling the signal wires and rodding too. Very neat!
What did you use for the signal wires?
by Andrew Ullyott
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum North 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 8041

Re: Scaleforum North 2018

Just back home from a long, tiring but thoroughly enjoyable day in Wakefield. Quite a round trip from Somerset but worth it. The room seemed busy all day and there was lots to see and spend money on. I thought the layouts were all very good and I was especially impressed by the new lever frame and i...
by Andrew Ullyott
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Cheddar
Replies: 28
Views: 6792

Re: Cheddar


https://youtu.be/huf6J1FYJVg
Who says p4 doesn't work...
Very pleased with this. Ordinarily this would be a reversing move for two (as yet unbuilt) siphons. At least I know it works!
edit : well better than me when it comes to getting imbedded youtube files anyway...

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