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by Andrew Ullyott
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Andrew Ullyott
Topic: Cheddar
Replies: 53
Views: 8954

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: 1135

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: 53
Views: 8954

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: 1421

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: 53
Views: 8954

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: 53
Views: 8954

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: 53
Views: 8954

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: 1421

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: 2126

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: 1085

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: 2680

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: 2680

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: 1569

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: 977

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: 1046

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: Andrew Ullyott
Topic: Cheddar
Replies: 53
Views: 8954

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: 32
Views: 4436

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: 2897

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: 2897

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: 2817

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: 1013

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: 1013

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: 1013

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: 523
Views: 90793

Re: Brettell Road

A very impressive selection Jim

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