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by bordercollie
Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Masokits
Replies: 4
Views: 1056

Re: Masokits

Hi Thanks Julian I have read the conditions and this is part of the reason why it is hard to deal with him, as well as no e-mail. The only way to send money to him is by international bank draft which is an expensive to send money overseas. The length of time for delivery is not that important to me...
by bordercollie
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Masokits
Replies: 4
Views: 1056

Masokits

Hi As it so difficult and time consumming to communicate with Masokits from overseas, I was contemplating sending an internatiional bank draft to him with a note asking him to send as much as he could with the money sent. I have used the weights and postage from his website. However, this is a bit r...
by bordercollie
Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Axle diameters for Mitchell and Finney 4mm Loco kits
Replies: 3
Views: 464

Axle diameters for Mitchell and Finney 4mm Loco kits

Hi

I am away from home and need to determine the axle diameters to be used on Mitchell and Finney loco kits. I think it is 1/8". Can anybody confirm this?

Best wishes
by bordercollie
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: curved platforms
Replies: 8
Views: 1238

Re: curved platforms

Hi I am trying to produce plans using Templot. I tried the dummy carriage function but I can see any warning when curve becomes to severe even when I go to ridiculously small radii. I think that at some stage when doing something else there was some mention of a warning light, but I can not find it....
by bordercollie
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: curved platforms
Replies: 8
Views: 1238

curved platforms

Hi
I am planning to design a slight curve in my station platform. I am working on the assumption that none of the coaches will be more than 60'. I want the gaps between coach and platform edge to look reasonable. What mimimum radius of curve is recommended?
by bordercollie
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Plywood sleepers
Replies: 11
Views: 1738

Plywood sleepers

What are the practicle pros and cons of 0.8 mm campared to 1.5 mm thick plywood sleepers other the thicker ones are closer to scale.

Thanks
by bordercollie
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Suspension for bogie coaches
Replies: 28
Views: 3565

Re: Suspension for bogie coaches

Thanks all I did press the i button for one of the 6 wheelers and there was hardly any information so didn't press the button for the E17/18. As you say there is a lot of information on the kit's construction. I will be purchasing further kits as I build up a selection of coaches up to 1929. These w...
by bordercollie
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Suspension for bogie coaches
Replies: 28
Views: 3565

Re: Suspension for bogie coaches

Thanks In regards to Dave. It is an Broad Gauge Society kit. Therefore I assume that bogies are included. However, my ignorance is such that I don't know if suspension can be added to these bogies in some way or if I need to buy special bogies for this purpose. The answers to the questions raised by...
by bordercollie
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Suspension for bogie coaches
Replies: 28
Views: 3565

Suspension for bogie coaches

Hi
I have just ordered some bogie coach kits which I will need to supply with some sort of suspension. What is considered to be the best solution, compensation or CSB? Or is it a matter of preference? Is there a reference somewhere that compares the pros and cons of each type?
Thanks
by bordercollie
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Track components
Replies: 2
Views: 930

Track components

Hi I am after some ply sleepers. Not the ones sold by society store with punched holes for rivets. I see that C & L have them on their website. However, I found a RMweb thread that seemed to cast some doubt on the proprietors reliabilty. At the end of the thread it seemed to me that things had i...
by bordercollie
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Motors for locos
Replies: 19
Views: 3348

Re: Motors for locos

Thanks. I was looking at the wrong one. I was looking at m15n-3. I can see the 14 series has much greater power but at a higher rpm. My worry is that the 14 series is only designed to go counterclockwise where as the smaller motor is designed for clockwise/counterclock wise rotation. I have no idea ...
by bordercollie
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Motors for locos
Replies: 19
Views: 3348

Re: Motors for locos

[quote="Philip Hall"] 16mm should be fine for big engines like these. Certainly 1616 and 1624 Portescap RG4s would fit. I have an Portescap RG4. I am not sure which one it is it is only identified by a reds "M" on the box. However its dimensions seem to be lot smaller than the Ma...
by bordercollie
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Motors for locos
Replies: 19
Views: 3348

Re: Motors for locos

Thanks Mike

I e-mailed High Level. I am in Australia so phoning is hard.

I havn't received a reply as yet. Another question I have is are the larger 16xx motors feasible for the larger 4mm Locos. I thinking here of Castle, Hall and 28xx or are they to big?
by bordercollie
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Motors for locos
Replies: 19
Views: 3348

Motors for locos

Hi

What are suitable Mashima motors for a GWR 43xx and 44xx/45xx Locos so I can keep a look out on ebay
by bordercollie
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: GWR Locomotive colour
Replies: 5
Views: 1316

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: 1316

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: 805

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: 82
Views: 28246

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: 82
Views: 28246

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: 2412

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: 2412

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: 5202

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: 5202

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: 5202

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: 5202

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.

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