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by Cransford
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: PDK Models
Replies: 16
Views: 1000

Re: PDK Models

Peter, Many thanks. Didn't realise there was commonality with the BR Standards. I also desperately need to get to Specsavers as I downloaded the Brassmaster instructions to read that Alan Gibson also do wheels! Must read more!!

Cheers,

Paul
by Cransford
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: PDK Models
Replies: 16
Views: 1000

Re: PDK Models

Gents, Again, many thanks for the replies. Have decided the Bachmann/Brassmasters route will probably be best. Next problem I seem to be finding is driving wheels (possibly even the pony/tender wheels as well but haven't gotten that far!). I can't seem to find anything on Ultrascale website and it a...
by Cransford
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: PDK Models
Replies: 16
Views: 1000

Re: PDK Models

....and so to answer my own daft question. Having dug an inch deeper, found a thread leading me to Brassmasters! Really must do better!

Cheers again,

Paul
by Cransford
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: PDK Models
Replies: 16
Views: 1000

Re: PDK Models

Gentlemen of the lock down throng! Thanks for the comments, gives much food for thought. If I was to go down the Bachmann route, I'm assuming a replacement chassis would be the order of the day. If so, where would that come from? I've had a brief look at Comet and they seem to do a chassis for the B...
by Cransford
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: PDK Models
Replies: 16
Views: 1000

PDK Models

Hi, just a bit of a general question to the locked down masses! Just wondering what experiences people have had with PDK Models. I'm aware they're designed for 00 gauge but what about adapted to P4 gauge? Primarily my thoughts are for the LM/BR Ivatt Class 4 2-6-0 as an option to a Bachmann version ...
by Cransford
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: LT&S 442T "Thundersley" Tank
Replies: 5
Views: 1077

Re: LT&S 442T "Thundersley" Tank

Guy, Many thanks for the reply, must admit to not paying attention to the fact that it's not yet been printed! I actually had a response from CDC who confirmed your view about the chassis and I'd already seen the brakes looking more 'Airfix kit' like. Agree totally about the various material options...
by Cransford
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: LT&S 442T "Thundersley" Tank
Replies: 5
Views: 1077

Re: LT&S 442T "Thundersley" Tank

Many thanks, most interesting to see. Only drawback is that whilst I can (hopefully) build loco kits scratch building might be a bridge too far!

Cheers,

Paul
by Cransford
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: LT&S 442T "Thundersley" Tank
Replies: 5
Views: 1077

LT&S 442T "Thundersley" Tank

I've started to build a P4 layout based on Uppingham in Rutland, and it gives an excuse for an eclectic mix of small loco types, one of which is the ex-LT&S 4-4-2T "Thundersley" tank engines. Although there used to be a kit, I think it isn't available now and was looking for possible s...
by Cransford
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modern Era Concrete Track
Replies: 26
Views: 2490

Re: Modern Era Concrete Track

I thought I'd just clarify the question over twist rail and position. Twists are made at a single point. If you can imagine holding a piece of rail between two hands and twisting, that is in essence how it's done at 1:1 in a workshop. In reality I seem to recall the twist affects around a foot of le...
by Cransford
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Track Laying
Replies: 32
Views: 4440

Re: Track Laying

Gentlefolk, Well, now that the temperatures have returned to somewhere near normal (warm and not a blast furnace!) I've managed to have an hour or so through the day testing my track laying skills having taken on board the thoughts of you good peoples. Pleased to announce to one and all that I've ma...
by Cransford
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Track Laying
Replies: 32
Views: 4440

Re: Track Laying

Well, thank you one and all for the informative answers. Barrowford - plan A was applying solvent to sleeper and when not working ('cos I got it wrong!), plan B was to put solvent on chairs (which wasn't overtly successful either! Will be having a few days away so not able to experiment again until ...
by Cransford
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Track Laying
Replies: 32
Views: 4440

Track Laying

Hopefully this is the right place to drop this thread as I'm just starting out in P4. I'm starting to put together a layout based on Uppingham in the late 1950's, boards made (courtesy of Tim Horn) and erected in shed, so next move is to consider track laying. I thought it'd be best to try a small l...

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