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by Jan
Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench
Replies: 377
Views: 112557

Re: Tim V's workbench

Different components have different escape radii; Craig Welsh brake lever guards, maybe a foot to eighteen inches. LMS BR coupling hooks - 2+ feet. Only stopped by the skirting board. Wizard Models screw couplings - 8 to 10 inches. I credit the floppiness of the assemblage with having a restrictive ...
by Jan
Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: GWR bufferstops available at last
Replies: 10
Views: 2893

Re: GWR bufferstops available at least

At least, Dave? Your self-critiscism does your supportive output a huge disservice :)
by Jan
Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 37902

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons

Interesting work, Justin; especially to those of us with a penchant for things pushed, pulled and prodded. I'll have to tweak the other 2 Bachmann 1/108s I have into something else now, I suppose :) If I recall correctly, Iain Rice wrote in MRJ about doing something similar in populating Butley Mill...
by Jan
Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: LNER N7/3
Replies: 6
Views: 2729

Re: LNER N7/3

A post on the LNER Encyclopedia http://www.lner.info/forums/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=7995 has timings for electric stock from Enfield Town to Liverpool St. The N7's had to do it quicker, it seems. If someone knows the distance between ET and LS, speed could be calculated..
by Jan
Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: White Handrails?
Replies: 8
Views: 3338

Re: White Handrails?

Were yards blacked out in WW1 as an air-raid precaution? IIRC, a lot of wagons had their brake handles painted white so they could be seen in the WW2 blackouts. It seems that - in response to Zeppelin raids in 1915/16 - that there was a form of blackout - not quite as religious as Warden Hodges mig...
by Jan
Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:11 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: White Handrails?
Replies: 8
Views: 3338

Re: White Handrails?

As far as the GWR goes: http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/34512-when-did-the-gwr-start-painting-the-brake-van-handrails-white/#entry366409 That would seem to suggest that it is likely they were _not_ painted white in period 1906-1908 (or in 1910 for my 6 wheel AA1 brake van if I bui...
by Jan
Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: White Handrails?
Replies: 8
Views: 3338

Re: White Handrails?

by Jan
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: Padgate Works - Wagon Erecting Shop
Replies: 47
Views: 15006

Re: Padgate Works...

Nice work, IAK Your close-ups show off your attention to detail. And your skill. I agree with you on the LMS buffers (although I'm going down the springing route with my fleet, which adds to the fiscal frettings :) ). Never tried ABS mind (although I have a book of stamps ready for the initial scopi...
by Jan
Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 274
Views: 80608

Re: A Highland Miscellany

I thought copyright for written material was 50 years after the death of the author. So for example Frank Richards died in 1961, all those Bunter books are possibly out of copyright. From the IPO website : But in general, the terms of protection in the UK are as follows: Copyright in a literary, dr...
by Jan
Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: What were these blocks used for?
Replies: 2
Views: 1262

Re: What were these blocks used for?

I'm pretty sure they are the GWR 'pot' type. You can see the inset for the steel tie. They are cast concrete, not stone. More at the MMRS page.
by Jan
Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Thin PCB from Eileen's
Replies: 7
Views: 3080

Re: Thin PCB from Eileen's

I got some 0.6 mm double sided from C&L. I'm of a mind to use it for loco frames, as it's so much easier to work with than metal, and comes ready-insulated. But the tuit is not in, on or around at the moment. Hi Jan I've just had a quick look at the C & L website and was unable to spot any ...
by Jan
Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:53 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Thin PCB from Eileen's
Replies: 7
Views: 3080

Re: Thin PCB from Eileen's

I got some 0.6 mm double sided from C&L. I'm of a mind to use it for loco frames, as it's so much easier to work with than metal, and comes ready-insulated. But the tuit is not in, on or around at the moment.
by Jan
Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Old-fashioned Bullhead Turnouts
Replies: 62
Views: 17620

Re: Old-fashioned Bullhead Turnouts

They are old-type stretchers used on loose-heel switches. They fit though a slot in the switch rail, and are locked in position by rotating through 90 degrees, and driving a cotter pin. Here's a drawing of a GER three-throw with such stretchers: http://85a.co.uk/forum/gallery/2/original/2_280950_18...
by Jan
Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Old-fashioned Bullhead Turnouts
Replies: 62
Views: 17620

Re: Old-fashioned Bullhead Turnouts

Just a plea for more prototype information, really! I am modelling turnouts based on something like this for my mini-layout. Unfortunately, the photo is a bit small and dark, so it is difficult to work out all the details. I just wonder if anyone has better photos or drawings of anything similar - ...
by Jan
Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Magnifying work station - any advice?
Replies: 18
Views: 13204

Re: Magnifying work station - any advice?

Due to eyesight that is not up to the standards I want to make models at the standards I want, I have started looking for a solid way to work under magnification. I have looked at lighted magnifiers, hand held, on stands, etc, magnifying eye glasses, video magnifiers, etc. The last are expensive. R...
by Jan
Thu May 30, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - New Items Now Here
Replies: 87
Views: 23966

Re: Rumney Models

Well done, Justin. They look very nice. I'll be keeping an eye out for your take on the Morton'd minerals...
by Jan
Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Flywheels
Replies: 48
Views: 14332

Re: Flywheels

For me, flywheels work to negate anything untoward in the supply of volts to the motor. I agree that decent pick ups* and clean track are necessary, but would argue that this kind of perfection is not achievable across the whole layout, for all stock, over an extended operating period. Thus, I'd say...
by Jan
Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: A bit of a dilemma
Replies: 29
Views: 9928

Re: Abit of a diemma

Bricks & Bonds. Fascinating stuff. There's mortar the subject than you think... Modern Buildings, Their Planning, Construction And Equipment Vol1, G. A. T. Middleton, The Caxton Publishing Company, 1921 English bond is undoubtedly the strongest, as it almost entirely avoids continuous vertical j...
by Jan
Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Tapered axle jigs
Replies: 17
Views: 5345

Re: Tapered axle jigs

Checking a selection of the stainless jigs in LRM stock with a micrometer gives measurements of 0.124" to 0.125". That is excellent. Moreover, there is virtue in having bearing bores initially a tight fit on such jigs, because this will eliminate rod-to-chassis error when setting up the h...
by Jan
Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Tapered axle jigs
Replies: 17
Views: 5345

Re: Tapered axle jigs

I'd be wary of the Markits ones. The set I have are no-go in 1/8 axle bushes.
by Jan
Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Detailing coach rooves
Replies: 30
Views: 11099

Re: Detailing coach rooves

I took the opportunity yesterday evening of looking up Fowler’s Modern English Usage . It very definitely gives the plural of ROOF as ‘ROOFS’. In a separate note on ‘FS/VES’ plural endings (and verb endings), Fowler says – “As the change [between these two alternatives] is far from regular, and som...
by Jan
Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Eileen's split axle test
Replies: 13
Views: 6032

Re: Eileen's split axle test

Excellent work. It all LOOKS so easy! I shall be cribbing madly for the intended Y4 build (once I've built a split chassis for a J65... ).

Thanks!

Jan
by Jan
Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: London Road Models email address
Replies: 8
Views: 3736

Re: London Road Models email address

Horsetan wrote:
Ealing wrote:Jol, does this mean he'll be getting rid of his pigeons?


No, but I heard the marathon runner he uses has taken early retirement. Apparently he couldn't keep up the pace.


Not quite the Olympic legacy that Seb Coe had in mind, methinks.
by Jan
Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: firebox inspection covers.
Replies: 4
Views: 2013

Re: firebox inspection covers.

Hi Steamraiser. The first part is right as in sheet metal covers, But when these engines where first built they did'nt have any washout plugs in the postion I discribed but had 4 washout plugs along the side with a different type of cover over them. When the covers where added along the rounded edg...
by Jan
Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started
Replies: 193
Views: 44806

Re: Knuckles's Layout Plans

Pinch away. :-) I think it's still bendable. I was going to include two more points to provide a loop but I think the tightness chokes the scenic space, so the simple plan will be ok providing in effect 2 'Ingle Nooks' end on end. The other advantage is I don't have to build any more track as the t...

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