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by Andrew Ullyott
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR Fruit D
Replies: 13
Views: 523

Re: GWR Fruit D

I’ve built a few now for Cheddar. The info on single steps is helpful thanks. I’ve stuck with the Parkside sole bars but used Bill Bedford sprung W irons.
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by Andrew Ullyott
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Kernow Beattie Well Tank to P4?
Replies: 31
Views: 8330

Re: Kernow Beattie Well Tank to P4?

Jeremy
I used AGW frames and bits from the Westward kit to do mine. Rear axle fixed and front two compensated. I did use the Westward white metal body though. I don’t recall any particular problems other than needing to solder up cross heads.
by Andrew Ullyott
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Paul Willis
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 159
Views: 15652

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

Looking good Paul and had me digging out the photos I took when I did mine. Didn’t think it was 5 years ago mind you!
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by Andrew Ullyott
Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Source for Branchlines Wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 1715

Re: Source for Branchlines Wheels

I spoke to Brian about these wheels on Thursday. He’s got some P4 ones on stock but is waiting for the EM ones.
He also thinks new stock will be stainless steel rather than nickel silver in the future.
by Andrew Ullyott
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Rt models hudson vee tipper compensation ?
Replies: 14
Views: 893

Re: Rt models hudson vee tipper compensation ?

As Nigel says, you most definitely do not have to spring or compensate rolling stock in P4. I choose to spring my wagons, because I prefer it that way, but it is definitely not essential. The short wheelbase will be less than that of most bogies and they do not need to be be so treated either. Build...
by Andrew Ullyott
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?
Replies: 70
Views: 6265

Re: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?

Yes please for me Terry
by Andrew Ullyott
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Layouts
Topic: Drighlington and Adwalton
Replies: 15
Views: 959

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: 1738

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: 1738

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: 75188

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: 599
Views: 167753

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: 2451

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: 2155

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: 2155

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: 4971

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: 1484

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: 46751

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: 3977

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: 6427

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: 3977

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: 4031

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: 17634

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: 2267

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: 17634

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: 5059

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...

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