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by Andrew Ullyott
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Thompson BZ 6 wheel van
Replies: 7
Views: 851

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: 607

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: 23223

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: 1561

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: 3111

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: 1561

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: 1781

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: 11258

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: 1019

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: 11258

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: 2296

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: 11258

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: 2241

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: 11258

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: 11258

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: 11258

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: 2241

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: 3171

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: 13
Views: 1715

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: 3693

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: 3693

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: 2013

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: 1378

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: 1450

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...

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