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by seanmcs
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Q: GWR 48xx lamp irons
Replies: 21
Views: 1045

Re: Q: GWR 48xx lamp irons

Paul:

The Hattons body list is under DJ Models 14xx on High Lavel Chassis. I found more material by using the related search tool on our site.

Not an easy job it seems and also some comments about the chassis build.

All good.

Sean
by seanmcs
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Q: GWR 48xx lamp irons
Replies: 21
Views: 1045

Re: Q: GWR 48xx lamp irons

Paul: Thanks. I have that article. I realise it is going a bit far, but my ambitions for a long layout have been diminished by moving to a charning, sunlit apartment that has left me with one board for a layout. And with a few P4 locos already, two with sound, I still need one or two 48-58xxs. And t...
by seanmcs
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Q: GWR 48xx lamp irons
Replies: 21
Views: 1045

Re: Q: GWR 48xx lamp irons

Oh! And the top feed gone.

Sean
by seanmcs
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Q: GWR 48xx lamp irons
Replies: 21
Views: 1045

Re: Q: GWR 48xx lamp irons

Paul: I've removed the safety valve, chimney and smokebox door from the Airfix. . I got a hold of a brass turned chimney from Alan Gibson that looks better than the w/m one in the kit. One thing that really stands oi\ut on these 48xx 58xx locos is the very prominent rivets on the buffer beams and sm...
by seanmcs
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Q: GWR 48xx lamp irons
Replies: 21
Views: 1045

Re: Q: GWR 48xx lamp irons

Paul: Yes, I have the Hattons 58xx model. And as well the same body as you are working on. Trying to decide on which one to attempt. The Hatton one is always going to look better than my attempt to remake the Airfix one. By the way, there is a detailed description of dismantling the Hatton body on t...
by seanmcs
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Q: GWR 48xx lamp irons
Replies: 21
Views: 1045

Re: Q: GWR 48xx lamp irons

I recently got a copy of Great Western Railway Locomotives 14xx and 58xx 0-4-2Ts. On page 83 thereisa clear view of 1449 in July 1958. The rear lamp is mounted on a lamp iron that is invisible, but the rivets below indicate that the iron is attached on the inside of the bunker. On p 56 there is a le...
by seanmcs
Tue May 05, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 78
Views: 2627

Re: Beer and Buckjumpers

I'm going to follow this with interest, as I have a started job on the Airfix model. I have the now scarce Rice enhancement kit, his articles in MRJ 1 & 2 and the High Level chassis and motor, Untrascale wheels, etc.

I'm most interested to see what suspension you might go for...

Sean
by seanmcs
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Rails of Sheffield/Dapol ex-SECR box van 45374
Replies: 21
Views: 2614

Re: Rails of Sheffield/Dapol ex-SECR box van 45374

I just received what might be the end of the last run of these vans. Two SR differently numbered. The finish is really very good, with only small straitions on the brake levers, which should become irrelevant with a bit of rusty paint. For P4 there will be a few steps, including replacing the hooks ...
by seanmcs
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Exactoscale Products
Replies: 78
Views: 25142

Re: Exactoscale Products

I ask if
Exactoscale will be introducing a GWR instanter coupling link for 3-link couplings?

Thanks. Sean in Sydney
by seanmcs
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm
Replies: 34
Views: 5905

Re: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm

Thanks for the picture of the loose heeled filing template. We will take a look at a couple we have here in Sydney next month, in our regular Sydney meeting. I wobder if they are now available again? With instructions. Turning to the Brian Morgan joggling fret, Craig W was expectant, having failed t...
by seanmcs
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm
Replies: 34
Views: 5905

Re: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm

Martin:

Thank you very much. I'd like to explore the GWR turnouts on Templot. Possibly would save me making up my own templates, as the printed ones are unsuitable. Can I look at it with a Mac?

Sean
by seanmcs
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm
Replies: 34
Views: 5905

Re: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm

I agree - it is very different to the more modern semi-flexible switches. Some years ago I was in correspondence with the late David Morgan concerning his excellent underframes and other etches. He produced three papers on GWR old style loose heeled turnouts.These are available as downloads from the...
by seanmcs
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm
Replies: 34
Views: 5905

Re: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm

I think that if you are trying to produce GWR style loose heeled turnouts the procedure is different to the above. The switch rails need to be filed in the special loose heeled filing jig. This produces a switch rail that has its flat face to correspond with the straight of the stock rail. The runni...
by seanmcs
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm
Replies: 34
Views: 5905

Re: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm

This looks wonderfully authentic. The Exactoscale fishplates look really good. I wonder if an alternative might be the relatively recent Peco BH rail connectors, but maybe they might look a bit bulbous at the bottom. Perhaps disguised with a bit of black paint? Dave, I ask if you have put in a joggl...
by seanmcs
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Chairs and Rail
Replies: 51
Views: 11553

Re: Chairs and Rail

Knuckles: yes looking in the unlikely zone of superannuation. But I did not know how to edit that one.

Best. Sean
by seanmcs
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Chairs and Rail
Replies: 51
Views: 11553

Re: Chairs and Rail

In 2090 I bought from C & L GW chairs, Code 75 Bullhead rail N/S and some N/S flexitrack. Having read an earlier post that due to the then (and till now?) dimensions of the rail profile being overscale as discussed, I acquired a Mint gauge and found that 9 years after purchase the flexitrack gau...
by seanmcs
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Guy Rixon
Topic: Drive components for electric locos and EMUs
Replies: 11
Views: 4365

Re: Drive components for electric locos and EMUs

Have a look at the Steam Era Models web site. Based in Melbourne, they sell a Black Beetle powered bogie with the motor and gears in the bogie. I just got one in P4 for conversion of the Dapol GWR diesel railcar. It is not a very powerful motor but might be suitable. I note your first idea uses inex...
by seanmcs
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 564
Views: 129651

Re: Brettell Road

Inspiring model indeed. I am puzzling how those lorries get in and out of there? Through the building door?

Best. Sean
by seanmcs
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: SR Couplings for non-corridor coaches
Replies: 26
Views: 4586

Re: SR Couplings for non-corridor coaches

The Hythe - Warminster military link is too good to lose. I can imagine that over the course of the years, the School of Infantry would have amassed a portfolio of local contractors around Hythe. Trusting in their known reliability they might have dispatched a large contingent of said contractors to...
by seanmcs
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: SR Couplings for non-corridor coaches
Replies: 26
Views: 4586

Re: SR Couplings for non-corridor coaches

Greatly appreciated again. For the Bath Show I was toying with the idea of the Friends of the Canterbury Cathedral Choir and Families, but I think the Warminster Military Special Train is more attractive. For example, those two cars' lav compartments could be dedicated to Officers. All the rest to M...
by seanmcs
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: SR Couplings for non-corridor coaches
Replies: 26
Views: 4586

Re: SR Couplings for non-corridor coaches

Noel: Well, I think your argument about the racing outing pretty much sinks the proposition of the roundabout route to Wincanton! Pity as I am trying to amass as many interesting horse boxes as possible. But, looking at the pictures so far available on the three Bachmann Birdcages, two out of three ...
by seanmcs
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: SR Couplings for non-corridor coaches
Replies: 26
Views: 4586

Re: SR Couplings for non-corridor coaches

The nearest idea might be a Salisbury and beyond from the East special racegoers going to Wincanton via the Wylye vally to pick up a few more horseboxes. Implausable but not impossible in mid 1930s. Anyway, my likely excuse for a Birdcage incursion.. I suspect these Bachmanns will be rather nice, an...
by seanmcs
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: SR Couplings for non-corridor coaches
Replies: 26
Views: 4586

Re: SR Couplings for non-corridor coaches

Joe:

Sorry, I failed to acknowledge your most helpful contribution.

I'd be most grateful to receive those pictures. How do I get to you my email address. I'm in Sydney, Australia.

Thanks. Sean
by seanmcs
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: SR Couplings for non-corridor coaches
Replies: 26
Views: 4586

Re: SR Couplings for non-corridor coaches

Thanks to everyone for such helpful observations. My main single source is a small publication: "Salisbury to Westbury" by V Mitchell and K Smith. It has a couple of Bulldogs pulling respectively LSWR coaches (Heytesbury) and another in 1938 at Codford pulling SR coaches. There's a SR clas...
by seanmcs
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: SR Couplings for non-corridor coaches
Replies: 26
Views: 4586

SR Couplings for non-corridor coaches

I ask if there is any online source of pictures of the couplings for the mid 1930s SR conversion to 58' of former LSWR non-corridor coaches (the Hornvy set). And also if the couplings of the forthcoming Bachmann birdcage coaches are the same. I have no SR archive, as overly focussed on GWR 1930s. I ...

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