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by steve howe
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: jon price
Topic: Connah's Quay: The Layout.
Replies: 17
Views: 4813

Re: Connah's Quay: The Layout.

Any chance of a trackplan Jon?

Steve
by steve howe
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: High Level Mail order and stock
Replies: 10
Views: 1053

Re: High Level Mail order and stock

Chris, Thanks for the update. We'll be relying on you for supplies over the coming months. And the little 48xx chassis kit of yours I started at Missenden three weeks ago will keep me distracted as well... Missenden Mar 20 (31).JPG Stay safe, Flymo I've built that 48xx chassis kit and its a beaut. ...
by steve howe
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Rigid Chassis Locos?
Replies: 62
Views: 2409

Re: Rigid Chassis Locos?

In the interests of research, this is Markit's response to my query, make of it what you will: Dear Sir, There is good news and there is not so good news….. The Good News is yes, we do make ‘P4’ Driving Axles….. which are becoming more and more popular, as people decide that the plastic centred whee...
by steve howe
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Rigid Chassis Locos?
Replies: 62
Views: 2409

Re: Rigid Chassis Locos?

247 Developments list the 'Romford P4 axle' I wonder if RP25 profile tyres would work in P4...... :o

Or is that total heresy?

Steve
by steve howe
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Rigid Chassis Locos?
Replies: 62
Views: 2409

Re: Rigid Chassis Locos?

billbedford wrote:Markits have made P4 axles, whether they still stock them I'm not sure.


Interesting, I wonder if they do a finer tyre profile than RP25? time for a bit of research I think!
steve
by steve howe
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Rigid Chassis Locos?
Replies: 62
Views: 2409

Re: Rigid Chassis Locos? - Romford wheels?

This may not be the right place to float this, but recently, wearing my 7mm narrow gauge disguise, I had need to get some Romford wheels from Markits. I know they have been around since Adam was a gricer, but they have over time undergone re-tooling and upgrading and now seem to represent proper pro...
by steve howe
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Cornish Riviera Area Group
Topic: Cornish Riviera Area Group
Replies: 21
Views: 14456

Re: Cornish Riviera Area Group

James, welcome. I'm delighted you are interested in being involved in the Watermouth project, it has the potential to be a fantastic layout both visually and operationally once the technical problems arising from its being moribund for the last 20 odd years have been resolved. Currently the Club mee...
by steve howe
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Local Show Publicity
Topic: Cornish Model Railway Show 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 2390

Re: Cornish Model Railway Show 2020

Helston & Falmouth MRC regret to announce their Spring show has been cancelled due to current circumstances.

April 2020 poster COLOUR cancelled.jpg
by steve howe
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Cornish Riviera Area Group
Topic: Cornish Riviera Area Group
Replies: 21
Views: 14456

Re: Cornish Riviera Area Group

The track diagram is drawn on a computer, printed in colour and then laminated. If switches or LEDs on the track diagram are needed, holes are drilled through the front wooden panel before the laminated sheet is fixed with double sided tape. The holes through the wood are used as a guide for cuttin...
by steve howe
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Cornish Riviera Area Group
Topic: Cornish Riviera Area Group
Replies: 21
Views: 14456

Re: Cornish Riviera Area Group

Hi Pete, I may be corrected but I think our panel was actually printed onto a sort of aluminium/melamine substrate. One of our club members designed it and got it done so I'll ask him next week about the details and try an get a shot of it. It looks very good but at a cost! We also had the control p...
by steve howe
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Cornish Riviera Area Group
Topic: Cornish Riviera Area Group
Replies: 21
Views: 14456

Re: Cornish Riviera Area Group

Watermouth's re-wiring programme suffered a setback this winter when the newly wired control panel was subject to water damage which caused the artwork ink to run.....so a new engraved panel has been made and the opportunity taken in the light of experience, to rationalise the section switching and ...
by steve howe
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Best wire for collectors
Replies: 14
Views: 1337

Best wire for collectors

Are there any recommended wires for current collectors? I have tended to use 0.35 phosphor bronze in the past, but with steel wheels am wondering if steel on steel might be a better option?

Steve
by steve howe
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 551
Views: 117784

Re: Brettell Road

I had never heard of Archer rivet transfers... had to Google it!

Who is your supplier Jim and which sheet did you use? :thumb

Steve
by steve howe
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: High Level 03 Chassis Build
Replies: 44
Views: 8411

Re: High Level 03 Chassis Build

I've made the decision to replace all the wheels with a brand new set as I originally fitted the AG wheels without using the GW wheel press, which I didn't have at the time but have one now. This is more than likely where the damage to centres has arisen. So after practicing with the press and pick...
by steve howe
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Roseladden Wharf development
Replies: 5
Views: 517

Re: Roseladden Wharf development

Great stuff, thanks gents. Unfortunately there isn't enough length to get a crossover and a separate junction point in without making the layout unduly compressed, I can invent a geographical reason for having the double slip arrangement! I agree one exchange siding will be sufficient for the minera...
by steve howe
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Roseladden Wharf development
Replies: 5
Views: 517

Roseladden Wharf development

The long-awaited refurbishment of my old layout Roseladden Wharf edges closer to reality and I have been looking at the potential of adding a small through station to the rear of the wharf layout so as to introduce passenger workings and increase the depth of the scene to something more proportional...
by steve howe
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 293
Views: 77010

Re: The Burford Branch

Nice to see Crichel Down again :thumb

Why not be really cheeky and enter it for the MRJ cameo challenge?! :twisted:

Steve
by steve howe
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bodmin General (1955)
Replies: 53
Views: 10918

Re: Bodmin General (1955)

The buildings look very nice Jeremy, any possibility of some close-ups and a comment on construction?
Steve
by steve howe
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: North London Group
Topic: Bodmin
Replies: 25
Views: 2398

Re: Bodmin

It would be interesting to know how much, if any, clay was worked away by the Southern over the old Withered Arm, given that there were china clay pits in Devon as well. I suspect not a lot. Boscarne Junction was the frontier post between the GWR and the SR with exchange sidings. My guess is the cla...
by steve howe
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: North London Group
Topic: Bodmin
Replies: 25
Views: 2398

Re: Bodmin

Graham,
You may also find the Cornwall Railway Society website useful, there are a lot of galleries covering the clay country, and some fascinating nooks and crannies with sidings. All now gone sadly.

http://www.cornwallrailwaysociety.org.uk/cornwall-galleries.html

Steve
by steve howe
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: North London Group
Topic: Bodmin
Replies: 25
Views: 2398

Re: Bodmin

You might find contacting the china clay museum at Wheal Martyn worthwhile. They hold an extensive archive from ECC and others, and, for what its worth, I recently deposited with them a pack of track plans, notes, scale drawings of typical Dries, and photos taken in the early 1970s when much of the ...
by steve howe
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: North London Group
Topic: Bodmin
Replies: 25
Views: 2398

Re: Bodmin

I stand to be corrected, but I seem to remember the NLG having a number of specially commissioned PO china clay wagon transfers made for the original Bodmin. I acquired a set but then was told that the wagons they referred to were scratchbuilt because (at the time) no suitable kits existed. I still ...
by steve howe
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Steel Code 60 Flat Bottom Rail
Replies: 5
Views: 3061

Re: Steel Code 60 Flat Bottom Rail

The code 55 rail from the SS is a different profile to the Peco conductor rail, having a wider foot. I guess the Code 60 rail being nickel silver is no good? If its non-functioning could you paint it with Humbrol Metalcote Steel? presumably its only the head that appears shiny.

Steve
by steve howe
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: concrete block walling
Replies: 7
Views: 1004

Re: concrete block walling

There are a couple of items in Slater's embossed plastikard range which offer possibilities. The sizes aren't precisely right but the regularity of the embossing gives precisely the right impression, particularly if you use a very fine coloured plaster mix to almost fill the embossed cracks and bot...
by steve howe
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: concrete block walling
Replies: 7
Views: 1004

Re: concrete block walling

Thank you Noel. I have researched this and measured several structures which date from the 1920s & 30s. Concrete block made an early appearance in Cornwall as a building material when enterprising local firms began using shingle from certain beaches or crushed mine waste – of which there was a p...

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