Search found 36 matches

by bordercollie
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: GWR Locomotive colour
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: GWR Locomotive colour

Thanks for all of your thoughts on the subject. Of the 4 I quoted I know which I prefer and will be using that one
by bordercollie
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: GWR Locomotive colour
Replies: 5
Views: 405

GWR Locomotive colour

Hi I have found references to 4 different representations of GWR green, all from people who know what they are talking about. The Colour Hex Codes are: 3d7254, 45483d and 013602. Also 012e03 for pre 1928 green. They are all different. Is it worth stressing to much about which one. Colour perception ...
by bordercollie
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: GWR Locomotive axles
Replies: 2
Views: 294

GWR Locomotive axles

Hi
I am about to order some wheel sets. I have to chooose between Plain or Indented axles. Were all GWR axles one type or the other or is it a matter of checking with photographs? Or to put another way did all of the Churchard locos forward have indented axles?
by bordercollie
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: On building track - straight onto the baseboard?
Replies: 77
Views: 19704

Re: On building track - straight onto the baseboard?

Hi bordercollie - re. your thoughts, like this perhaps?... IMG_2138.jpg 6.5mm ply base, 3mm closed cell foam, 6.5mm MDF then 3mm MDF ballast strips. In yard areas, where no ballast shoulders or cant required, 3mm MDF over the 3mm foam will do. The oldest parts of this were done in 2007 and haven't ...
by bordercollie
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: On building track - straight onto the baseboard?
Replies: 77
Views: 19704

Re: On building track - straight onto the baseboard?

Hi I have been thinking about this topic. I am thinking mainly in terms of deadening unwanted noise here. Has anybody tried making the track and turnouts etc direct to a sub-base e.g thin plywood. Then putting something like closed cell foam between the sub-base and main baseboard. Or alternately pl...
by bordercollie
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 45xx Kit
Replies: 10
Views: 884

Re: 45xx Kit

Excuse my ignorance .... why are the kits no longer available? Is there anywhere one can read up on the back story="Le Corbusier"] That is something I have wondered about. I tried to get an answer awhile ago e-mailing to people who I thought might know, but no replies were received. I did ...
by bordercollie
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 45xx Kit
Replies: 10
Views: 884

Re: 45xx Kit

Hi

Thanks for update.

Regards
by bordercollie
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: North London Group
Topic: Bodmin
Replies: 25
Views: 2206

Re: Bodmin

I did not notice that the coal wagons where 7-plank and that the clay wagons were 5-plank. So that is good to know. In a photo of a line up of EEC wagons in the GWRJ Cornish edition my eyesight couldn't discern if they where zinc lined but obviously they must have been as the photo shows them in a s...
by bordercollie
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: North London Group
Topic: Bodmin
Replies: 25
Views: 2206

Re: Bodmin

Thanks Steve. I have e-mailed Wheal Martyn today. I was going to contact ECLP until I found out that they no longer exist. When I contacted them several years ago for permission to visit there sites in the China Clay area I found them very helpful. I understand that Imreys donated the archives that ...
by bordercollie
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: North London Group
Topic: Bodmin
Replies: 25
Views: 2206

Re: Bodmin

I have had a look at my copy of GWRJ cornish special. There are a few private owner wagons both clay and presumably coal, in the various photos which is useful. I see one of the photos shows some relatively close-up shots of EEC wagons. I can not make out if they have the (zinc?) lining as in the GW...
by bordercollie
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: North London Group
Topic: Bodmin
Replies: 25
Views: 2206

Re: Bodmin

I have been collecting material on Cornish POs – if I live long enough it may find its way into print!


Richard Kelham


Hurry up with your book. You have one purchaser already. I would be interested to know how you accumulated the information as it seems information is scarce.
by bordercollie
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Hold and Fold Tools
Replies: 16
Views: 1695

Re: Hold and Fold Tools

It's not an essential tool by any means, but is a very useful "equaliser" tool, much like a resistance soldering unit. It does nothing that an experienced and skilled modeller can't knock out easily with a vice and a couple of straight edges, but for the less adept it means we can produce...
by bordercollie
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: North London Group
Topic: Bodmin
Replies: 25
Views: 2206

Bodmin

Hi I am at present researching for a layout based around the China Clay Industry in Cornwall in 1929. I have come across the Scaleforum magazine 2009. Looking at the cover photo and the other photos of Bodmin, I can see some EEC wagons and the P.O wagon of Renwick Wilton. I know that there were at l...
by bordercollie
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Hold and Fold Tools
Replies: 16
Views: 1695

Hold and Fold Tools

Hi I am thinking of purchasing a "Hold and Fold" tool. I see there are models by "the small shop" and Avonside. I am only able to see photos of the two models. The "the small shop" looks slightly better quality. The Avonside is cheaper. Which type offers the best value?...
by bordercollie
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Masokits sprung wagon units
Replies: 6
Views: 507

Masokits sprung wagon units

Hi This is a follow up to my post on rigid v non-rigid wagons. I am how leaning towards springing. Who produces spring units other than Masokits and more particularly the GWR DCIII variety? It is clear from Masokit product list no 19 2017 that he regards overseas purchasers as a bit of a pain. With ...
by bordercollie
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: 4 wheel wagons rigid or non-rigid chassis?
Replies: 12
Views: 751

4 wheel wagons rigid or non-rigid chassis?

Hi I have read through the thread on "P4 wagon compensation(springing)" and elsewhere. In summary it appears that a non-rigid chassis is desirable but not essential. It also appears that correct weighting is very important. As a begginer I want to keep things as simple as possible and at p...
by bordercollie
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Reduction of noise from baseboards
Replies: 12
Views: 1604

Reduction of noise from baseboards

Hi I have been looking at the "plywood disaster" thread. From what I can understand, it is widely accepted that once the the ballast has been glue down using either cork or closed cell rubber as underlay, that conventional methods result in, what many people consider to be annoying levels ...
by bordercollie
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Finney Kits
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Finney Kits

Recently I saw a advertisement for someone selling a Martin Finney Loco kit. In the ad the person stated that it was an original Finney kit and not one produced after Brassmasters took over the range. It appear to me that there is an implication that the Brassmasters Finney Kit was inferior. Is this...
by bordercollie
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Tools
Replies: 46
Views: 3442

Re: Tools

[ Jol I find the opposite true the faster the drill the less likely the breakage of the drill bits from the Micro box's. Mind you I now buy them cheaply from the local "electronics" shop (Jaycar here in Australia) it is by far the cheapest source compared to the model shops. The current 2 ...
by bordercollie
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Tools
Replies: 46
Views: 3442

Re: Tools

Hi
I have been looking at the GW advertisement in MRJ. I see he does a wheel puller. Is this something that I need/would be useful?
Best wishes
by bordercollie
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Tools
Replies: 46
Views: 3442

Re: Tools

Thanks everyone. I have taken everything on board.
In relation to vices, in an old MRJ 106 the author seems very happy with a brand called Panavice. I think I also read that this brand was recommended somewhere else but I can not remember where. Does anyone have any thoughts?
by bordercollie
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Tools
Replies: 46
Views: 3442

Re: Tools

Hi Thanks for comments. I have the book referred to. Should have had a good look at it first. I think the idea of doing something easier first is the way to go. I have 3 Tri-ang clerestories that need to have the Bettabitz improvements done. I have ordered one of the Avonside chassis jigs. Buying to...
by bordercollie
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Tools
Replies: 46
Views: 3442

Tools

Hi I will be beginning the construction of my first locomotive kit or any kit for that matter. I have built up a collection of smaller tools over the years. As I am a beginner I need all the help I can afford. Therefore can people let me know what they think I should purchase in regards to the most ...
by bordercollie
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Exactoscale Turnout Chairs
Replies: 7
Views: 1475

Re: Exactoscale Turnout Chairs

Hi
In a previous post Stephen Freeman mentioned that if wanting two bolt chairs for pointwork should look to Modelu. However, I can't see any reference to track components on the website. Can anybody help.
by bordercollie
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 45xx Kit
Replies: 10
Views: 884

45xx Kit

Hi
Is there any difference between the Churchward Models and Malcolm Mitchell 45xx kit?

Go to advanced search