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by Paulhb
Fri May 08, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 125
Views: 22913

Re: First steps in P4- now on my second loco

I hope you don’t mind me showing my A Class. I did diverge from the instructions several times to suit my own peculiarities! 1 - I couldn’t see how I could fit the recommended motor/gearbox into the boiler without removing part of the boiler bottom. I therefore used a smaller motor and a High Lever ...
by Paulhb
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 76
Views: 19464

Re: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.

Hi,

The brass wire was 0.3. Used purely as it was to hand, works fine though.

Cheers

Paul Bannerman
by Paulhb
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 76
Views: 19464

Re: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.

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Hi,

This is how I did it. The trick is avoiding the pull rods so used thin pcb glued to to the central spacer and then thin brass wire to the tyres avoiding the rods which is easier said than done!

Regards

Paul Bannerman
by Paulhb
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Bristol Show - 3rd/4th/5th May 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 586

Re: Bristol Show - 3rd/4th/5th May 2019

As will be Robin Gay's Rolvenden and Plumpton Green.

Regards

Paul Bannerman
by Paulhb
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 300
Views: 95120

Re: A Highland Miscellany

Hi Mark,

Very nice.

Have attached a couple of pictures of the earlier Jones Diagram 9 Sheep van. Not the quickest kit in the world an certainly is a good soldering test.


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Regards

Paul Bannerman
by Paulhb
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 25140

Re: Scaleforum 2018

Yes agreed, all to easy to take for granted the behind the scenes work Terry and others do on our brhalf.

Big thanks.

Paul Bannerman
by Paulhb
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 25140

Re: Scaleforum 2018

There are currently 17 or so from the Bristol contingent hitting the Bengal Blue. To make things easier for the restaurant I said we would be more than happy to have several tables rather than one big one. Certainly when I called last week they did not sound phased or booked up so anyone wanting to ...
by Paulhb
Mon May 21, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 25140

Re: Scaleforum 2018

Thanks to Terry for the overview of this years `Scaleforum. As mentioned the Bristol group will be out in force doing various things although the correct description for my layout is ‘barely started’. Now I’ve retired other things keep on getting in the way and progress is well behind where I had ho...
by Paulhb
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Best option for a Terrier
Replies: 10
Views: 2808

Re: Best option for a Terrier

The Hornby Terrier is sort of mixed up A1 and A1X, a bit of both but not accurate for either! The Branchline chassis builds up well. Many years ago I put one under a Hornby WC&P Terrier body and more recently have altered one to go under a Highland Railway Lochgorm tank. There is a etched kit pr...
by Paulhb
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 121
Views: 19287

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Lovely!

Regards Paul
by Paulhb
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Paulhb
Topic: Finishing what i've started; Two highland Engines
Replies: 4
Views: 2589

Re: Finishing what i've started; Two highland Engines

Hello, No real progress but both engines were given opportunity to stretch their legs on Robin Gay’s Rolvenden Kent & East Sussex layout over the weekend at the Fareham show. There were some weight distribution issues with the Loch which restricted what it could pull. More weight needed over the...
by Paulhb
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Paulhb
Topic: Finishing what i've started; Two highland Engines
Replies: 4
Views: 2589

Re: Finishing what i've started; Two highland Engines

A couple of pictures of Loch Garry now completed apart from a trip to the paint shop.

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by Paulhb
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Paulhb
Topic: Finishing what i've started; Two highland Engines
Replies: 4
Views: 2589

Finishing what i've started; Two highland Engines

It's been a while but a few more things that were started a while ago have been gradually moving along. Highland Railway Loch Class which will be 127, Loch Garry. Started a few years ago but then stalled whilst I tried to get an American pick up system to work. I have now moved on to wiper pick ups ...
by Paulhb
Wed May 31, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Bristol
Topic: Bristol (BS4) Group inaugural Show and Tell.
Replies: 2
Views: 1294

Bristol (BS4) Group inaugural Show and Tell.

Hot on the heals of the workshop evening the Bristol (BS4) group held a Show and Tell last night with twelve members attending although not all were brave enough to show! There was a distinct audio visual feel to the start of the night with Paul Townsend showing how he designed and produced baulk ro...
by Paulhb
Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: MRJ Binders
Replies: 189
Views: 50065

Re: MRJ Binders

Just checked, all (26) present and correct, no spares.

Paul Bannerman
by Paulhb
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2017
Replies: 67
Views: 14077

Re: Scalefour North 2017

Research mode! Bull and Fairhouse origins are 19th century and was so named in view of a nearby cattle market and a fairground around the corner.. it was for a time an Irish theme pub called O'donohues. Sadly it does appear to be closed although there are nearby alternatives for a decent pint or thr...
by Paulhb
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: MRJ Binders
Replies: 189
Views: 50065

Re: MRJ Binders

Absolutely, thank you Alistair.

Paul Bannerman
by Paulhb
Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: MRJ Binders
Replies: 189
Views: 50065

Re: MRJ Binders

Hi Alistair,

Can I up my request to 26.

Many thanks for doing this for everyone. From my point of view very much appreciated.

Kind regards

Paul Bannerman
by Paulhb
Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: MRJ Binders
Replies: 189
Views: 50065

Re: MRJ Binders

Hi,

Missed out first time round so 23 for me.

Regards Paul
by Paulhb
Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Paulhb
Topic: Finishing what I've started! Highland Coaches.
Replies: 18
Views: 6839

Re: Finishing what I've started! Highland Coaches.

The Diagram 19 6 wheel all third is near enough complete with glazing and seats, perhaps just a bit of weathering along the footboards to do. The main livery finish is Precision Highland Railway 1885 - 1912. Transfers are Fox on a thin layer of gloss varnish only applied where the markings are locat...
by Paulhb
Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Paulhb
Topic: Finishing what I've started! Highland Coaches.
Replies: 18
Views: 6839

Re: Finishing what I've started! Highland Coaches.

Hi, Things are coming along albeit slowly! The Diagram 19 all third has now reappeared from the paint shop and is awaiting seats and glazing. IMG_0269.jpg Also progressed are some wagons that having been virtually completed for some time. Highland 8 ton Meat van built by RY Pickering in 1911. This i...
by Paulhb
Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Paulhb
Topic: Finishing what I've started! Highland Coaches.
Replies: 18
Views: 6839

Re: Finishing what I've started! Highland Coaches.

Thanks Mark. These coaches certainly have character and the cast ends definitely make it easier although I haven't tried the Lochgorm way...yet!

I looked for information about the drop lights but couldn't find anything so useful detail, cheers!

Paul
by Paulhb
Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Paulhb
Topic: Finishing what I've started! Highland Coaches.
Replies: 18
Views: 6839

Re: Finishing what I've started! Highland Coaches.

The all first Chariot end coach is now looking better. As well as minor repairs I have replaced the warped plastikard roof with a brass one and full length footboards. Now getting cold feet about the white/green livery and may go all green!

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Paul
by Paulhb
Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Rooves
Replies: 11
Views: 4677

Re: Rooves

Similar to Guy I use formers but made from brass which are joined together by brass angle and provide a frame for the roof. The end formers match up to the coach ends while the middle ones meet the sides. There is enough contact for them to appear fixed although I wouldn't pick a coach up by it's ro...
by Paulhb
Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Paulhb
Topic: Finishing what I've started! Highland Coaches.
Replies: 18
Views: 6839

Re: Finishing what I've started! Now three Highland Coaches.

Hello, Quick update on progress. The 4 wheel Dia 25 is now complete and have attached a couple pictures below including one with a Passenger Brake Van I did manage to finish a while ago. IMG_0190.jpg IMG_0165.jpg The Dia 19, 6 wheel all third has now received its Halfords red oxide primer and hopefu...

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