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by RAO
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Chivers Kits Return...
Replies: 18
Views: 1825

Re: Chivers Kits Return...

All sounds very exciting.

I just wonder if they will be producing the excellent white metal loco kits?

I would dearly like the Manning Wardle 0-4-0 F class saddle tank locomotive.
by RAO
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Dapol Stove R
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Dapol Stove R

Has anyone converted a Dapol Stove R to P4? Whilst the body looks good, the roof and the underframe leaves a lot to be desired! To make the model work Dapol installed smaller diameter wheels, so it's very neigh impossible to install the correct size wheels without a lot of cutting and carving. Any a...
by RAO
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Milk Anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 1585

Re: Milk Anyone?

Excellent model.
I'm looking forward to building a couple myself.
by RAO
Tue May 12, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR AA5 Ballast Plough Brake Van
Replies: 11
Views: 1481

Re: GWR AA5 Ballast Plough Brake Van

I've made minor corrections and amendments to the schedule. AA5 & AA10 Schedule rev 1.pdf But the GWR AA5 Ballast Plough Brakevan is in the attached photo. GWR Toad Ballast Plough Brake Van 5-1-1958.jpg I've also added another photo of Herrings being moved by a tractor at Tytherington Quarry...
by RAO
Thu May 07, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR AA5 Ballast Plough Brake Van
Replies: 11
Views: 1481

Re: GWR AA5 Ballast Plough Brake Van

Thank you all for your comments. Having done a lot more research I have come up with the attached schedule. Also a conclusion as to the GWR AA5 Ballast Brake Plough Brake Van photographed in Ivo Peters S&D Vol 2 photo 163. I think that it is DW40384 from Lot 181. It has a rain strip over what wa...
by RAO
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Andy W
Topic: Yard crane gears
Replies: 28
Views: 2200

Re: Yard crane gears

From working with various cranes on construction sites I would imagine that the weight on the back would have been either solid or a box filled with scrap, such as nuts and bolts etc similar to the ballast used in brake vans, but would have had a lid for security and safety so that the weight of the...
by RAO
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Andy W
Topic: Yard crane gears
Replies: 28
Views: 2200

Re: Yard crane gears

Lovely project.
Don't forget the back weight which is almost lost in the photo.
by RAO
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR AA5 Ballast Plough Brake Van
Replies: 11
Views: 1481

GWR AA5 Ballast Plough Brake Van

I'm looking for photos of GWR AA5 Ballast Brake Van in BR days. There is one in in John Lewis's article "The Common Toad" which appeared in Scale Trains 1983 part Part 3 page 112 no. 40912 [Pendon Museum] sadly they are closed at the moment so I've drawn a blank there. Also in Ivo Peters b...
by RAO
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Bachmann Mk1 Coach Upgrade
Replies: 11
Views: 3003

Re: Bachmann Mk1 Coach Upgrade

Thanks Chris for the numbers as sadly whilst I've ordered the HMRS supplement but it cannot be posted at the moment. Thanks Noel, I think the alteration to the sorter 57' underframe I think is achievable without too much complications, I hope! If you aren't going to use 'Southern Pride upgrade what ...
by RAO
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Bachmann Mk1 Coach Upgrade
Replies: 11
Views: 3003

Re: Bachmann Mk1 Coach Upgrade

Thank you for your reply. I'm also looking also at HMRS Mark 1 Coaching Stock of British Railways which provides a lot of information and photographs. The coach that I am detailing is a Non Corridor Composite diagram 311 running numbers 41000-42, 41049-59. One item I am missing is which were coaches...
by RAO
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 129
Views: 29567

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Lovely trestles, who's make are they?
by RAO
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Bachmann Mk1 Coach Upgrade
Replies: 11
Views: 3003

Bachmann Mk1 Coach Upgrade

I'm in the process of upgrading a Bachmann Mk1 C coach. I've managed to obtain a Southern Pride P109 Moulded U/F Fittings and Etched brass BR MK1 Fittings, has any of you got any instructions. Thanks
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Southern Pride P109 Moulded U/F Fittings

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Southern Pride MK1 Etched Fittings
by RAO
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann Std 3 82xxx 2-6-2 Tank
Replies: 49
Views: 16295

Re: Bachmann Std 3 82xxx 2-6-2 Tank

I've got a Kemilway chassis for the BR st 2-6-0 76xxx which has the same wheel spacing and size of wheels for the BR st 2-6-2T 82xxx. I built this chassis all as per the instructions back in the 1970's to 00 gauge. I have always been impressed by the linkage etc. But I now want to make it into P4 an...
by RAO
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: LNER Thompson 5 compartment brake third
Replies: 11
Views: 1586

Re: LNER Thompson 5 compartment brake third

Thanks for all this advice. I think I will go for option 'B' of my previous posting. I think that I will use the Hornby R4577 4 compartment brake 3rd as opposed to Hornby R4576 full 3rd, as the brake end has viewing windows which I think would be much harder to reproduce that an extra set of seats f...
by RAO
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: High Level 03 Chassis Build
Replies: 44
Views: 10265

Re: High Level 03 Chassis Build

Chassis has been constructed and now being painted prior to final building.
However High Level provide some excellent footplate overlays, has any one tackled these?
If so what did you bond them on with?
I was considering 3M spraymount?
by RAO
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing
Replies: 42
Views: 6949

Re: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing

What was your source of the brass Ross Pop safety valves? Thanks
Also the detailing etches the you've produced are they available for purchase?
Thanks
by RAO
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: LNER Thompson 5 compartment brake third
Replies: 11
Views: 1586

Re: LNER Thompson 5 compartment brake third

Thank you for this information. I think I have 3 routes to go:- A. Cut a Hornby R4576Thompson 3rd [5 Compartments] & a Hornby R4577 Brake 3rd [rear brake compartment] and fix together. or B. Bill Bedford BCK0186S [5 compartment brake 3rd sides] & Hornby R4577 4 compartment Brake 3rd, bond on...
by RAO
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: LNER Thompson 5 compartment brake third
Replies: 11
Views: 1586

Re: LNER Thompson 5 compartment brake third

Certainly do. Will look it up.
But if its just the sides do I bond it onto a Hornby Thompson 3rd?
by RAO
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: LNER Thompson 5 compartment brake third
Replies: 11
Views: 1586

LNER Thompson 5 compartment brake third

Can anyone point me in the direction of who produces a R-T-R or kit of a LNER Thompson 5 compartment Brake Third?
If not do I need to buy an Hornby R4653 4 compartment Brake Third & R4652 Third and cut and carve!!!!
Has anyone attempted this?
Thanks for your help.
by RAO
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: High Level 03 Chassis Build
Replies: 44
Views: 10265

Re: High Level 03 Chassis Build

Thanks I'll give is a try.
by RAO
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: High Level 03 Chassis Build
Replies: 44
Views: 10265

Re: High Level 03 Chassis Build

Thank you both for your input.
If the radiator is better on the Mainline body how difficult would it be to change the poor handrails?
by RAO
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: High Level 03 Chassis Build
Replies: 44
Views: 10265

Re: High Level 03 Chassis Build

I am also wanting to build a Class 03 shunter [D2133 in Green Livery]. High Level chassis is a must. But what of the body? Three choices exist. 1, Airfix/Rosebud kit, however this has the wrong style of chimney. Also I doubt my skills of painting the black & yellow chevrons. 2, Mainline what is ...
by RAO
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: MarkS
Topic: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney
Replies: 45
Views: 16071

Re: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney

The primer sprayed body looks excellent. I'm currently building two, both in BR mid 1950's livery:- 58086 with a vacuum control regulator, the same as yours John. Where did you get the casting from or did you scratch build it? The other is, 58072 with condensing pipes. However having started lining ...
by RAO
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: MR 4F Tender [type C] 3,500 gallon
Replies: 9
Views: 1949

Re: MR 4F Tender [type C] 3,500 gallon

Ambis do not do the style of tender that I am looking for.

Alan Gibson seems the only choice. I'll let you know how I get on.
by RAO
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: MR 4F Tender [type C] 3,500 gallon
Replies: 9
Views: 1949

Re: MR 4F Tender [type C] 3,500 gallon

I've looked them up but it doesn't looked like the one I'm looking at has snap head rivets.

But they do produce some interesting items.

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