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by Brinkly
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Balcombe testing
Replies: 16
Views: 3199

Re: Balcombe testing

Rod That looks awesome! Which couplings did you standardize on for the freight stock? Mike Hi Mike, The freight stock in the videos are built by myself. They are a mixture of Masokits screw links and Ambis Models hooks, chains and Instanter links. For anyone else who is interested, the last 9 vehic...
by Brinkly
Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 39421

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Wagon axlebox and spring castings progress

Hi Justine,

Thank you. I look forward to, hopefully, buying a couple.

Kind regards,

Nick
by Brinkly
Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 39421

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Wagon axlebox and spring castings progress

Hi Justin,

Will you have these ready for Scaleforum?

Kind regards,

Nick.
by Brinkly
Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Aylesbury (Town)
Replies: 46
Views: 11662

Re: Aylesbury (Town)

Lovely work. I look toward to seeing the project progress.

Kind regards,

Nick.
by Brinkly
Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: DJM LSWR O2
Replies: 7
Views: 2520

Re: DJM LSWR O2

That does look very complicated to P4.

Oh well, another route will be required. I imagine Hatton's 14xx will be a similar...

Kind regards,

Nick
by Brinkly
Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Soldering Irons
Replies: 45
Views: 9647

Re: Soldering Irons

As someone new to the wonderful world of soldering, I purchased this one from Maplins but I've been led to believe that it may be just a bit too powerful so would appreciate any advice: http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn4/johndon1968/DSC00121_zps8fac9771.jpg John Although I don't use it as my ma...
by Brinkly
Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Ideal starter wagon chassis?
Replies: 56
Views: 13462

Re: Ideal starter wagon chassis?

My general rule of thumb is that if John Hayes does it, I copy! (He solders the Masokits w-irons as I do)

Regards,

Nick
by Brinkly
Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Encouragement and support for Coopercraft
Replies: 24
Views: 4901

Re: Encouragement and support for Coopercraft

Not when he is still taking money for ranges not covered by his 'disclaimer' but not delivering, and not giving refunds to those he has already hooked, it isn't. I do agree with that and I think rouge is the right word. Paul (Cooper Craft) should have refunded money straight away if he wasn't able ...
by Brinkly
Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: David B
Topic: On the Road
Replies: 36
Views: 11870

Re: On the Road

What lovely motors David! Just right to fit some nice 4mm people inside...

Regards,

Nick.
by Brinkly
Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Burnham, Revived!
Replies: 19
Views: 5464

Re: Burnham, Revived!

Tim V wrote:It was decided it was too much work. So many things would need altering, and anyway, the layout is a historic item virtually!


Fair enough, it is considerably older than me - although most things are! ;)
by Brinkly
Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Burnham, Revived!
Replies: 19
Views: 5464

Re: Burnham, Revived!

Ideal 'Todder' height Tim! :D ;)

Why keep it so low?

Regards,

Nick.
by Brinkly
Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: David B
Topic: On the Road
Replies: 36
Views: 11870

Re: On the Road

Does the driver come too? Yes, and two horses. The driver has a separate head. If I had butt joined head to body his neck would have been rather long so I drilled into the body, sunk his head down and held it with a dab of solder. You can now see inside his dirty collar!! Thanks David. I look forwa...
by Brinkly
Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: David B
Topic: On the Road
Replies: 36
Views: 11870

Re: On the Road

Rather nice David. Does the driver come too?

Kind regards,

Nick.
by Brinkly
Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Home made paint shaker
Replies: 14
Views: 5390

Re: Home made paint shaker

Well we are now ready to do some painting!

I've almost seen it all now!

Regards,

Nick.
by Brinkly
Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: Colin Parks
Topic: P4 conversion work
Replies: 228
Views: 49727

Re: Starting out in P4

Simon Glidewell wrote:Very neat Colin! You'll be selling those in the society stores before long!

All the best
Simon


Yes,

If you did go into production, I would certainly buy a set!

Kind regards,

Nick.
by Brinkly
Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: cambrian wagons
Replies: 9
Views: 3142

Re: cambrian wagons

Evening all what sort of experiences have any of you had when building Cambrian kits? I am particularly interested in their modern air braked stock. Regards Chris Dales Hi Chris, I've built quite a few new LMS vans from the Cambrian range. The bodies aren't bad, although I have found that the corne...
by Brinkly
Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2014
Replies: 197
Views: 41896

Re: Scaleforum 2014

Very good day as always. Nice to catch up with old friends and make some new ones. Good range of layouts and traders.

Regards,

Nick.
by Brinkly
Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: An Inglenook in P4
Replies: 43
Views: 16003

Re: An Inglenook in P4

Looks very nice Steve. I've only just found your thread, but I will certainly follow it with interest from now on.

Kind regards,

Nick.
by Brinkly
Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: GWR 60ft Track Panels
Replies: 4
Views: 2358

Re: GWR 60ft Track Panels

Sorry but 60' would not be correct for Horrabridge, unless you are absolutely sure (count the sleepers between joints), more likely is 44', 44'6" or even 32'. I made that mistake with Clutton, not knowing better at the time (1990!). The remaining Wye Valley is still laid in 32' rails, I even s...
by Brinkly
Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: GWR 60ft Track Panels
Replies: 4
Views: 2358

GWR 60ft Track Panels

Greetings,

Is there a PDF version of the GWR 60ft track panel? I would like to create a template for track work, but cannot find one. I do have Templot, but wouldn't know where to start with it!

Regards,

Nick.
by Brinkly
Wed May 14, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: DRAG 'Indulgence Day'
Replies: 7
Views: 3094

Re: DRAG 'Indulgence Day'

Thanks Tim. I had forgotten to put anything up here. :)

Regards,

Nick.
by Brinkly
Mon May 05, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Alan Gibson Wagon wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 2850

Re: Alan Gibson Wagon wheels

Hi gents, Thanks for your replies. Following on from Steve's post I've gone through the wheels again, removing the pips on the rear of the wheels. I checked again in the Exactoscale back-to-back gauge and the little brass C&L gauge and now all bar two of the 14 wheels seem to be running smoothin...
by Brinkly
Mon May 05, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Alan Gibson Wagon wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 2850

Re: Alan Gibson Wagon wheels

Hi Jim,

Thanks there are 1year or so, not ancient. And until yesterday hadn't been removed from their bag.

Kind regards,

Nick.

(edit for spelling! Predictive text working faster then my brain!)
by Brinkly
Sun May 04, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Alan Gibson Wagon wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 2850

Alan Gibson Wagon wheels

Hi gents, Another general question and any tips would be really helpful. I've been building wagons over the weekend and found a box with a number of Alan Gibson wagon wheels. I checked the back to back, using my Exactoscale gauge, popped them into the Masokits W-Irons and a 'wobble' can be seen - th...
by Brinkly
Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Carriage and Parcel Stock Weight
Replies: 12
Views: 4276

Re: Carriage and Parcel Stock Weight

I had always reckoned 40g to 50g for a (short) 4-w wagon (60 to 70mm in length), but that if a wagon is to be marshalled with heavier (e.g. whitemetal) models, this has to be beefed up to at least 60g (maybe more). For a BR 50ft full brake, this would give us 120g. A 4-w CCT would come in at rather...

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