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by Lord Colnago
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby B12
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Re: Hornby B12

Thanks John, that's handy to know.
by Lord Colnago
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby B12
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Re: Hornby B12

[quote="Crepello"]Perhaps we're all waiting for the correct driving wheels?[/quote.

Alternatively, one could accept a modicum of compromise and get on with it using the best option available.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby B12
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Re: Hornby B12

I'll take that as a no then.
by Lord Colnago
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby B12
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Hornby B12

Has anyone any experience of converting a Hornby B12 to P4?
by Lord Colnago
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Problem Arising From My First Morgan GWR Underframe
Replies: 13
Views: 1207

Re: Problem Arising From My First Morgan GWR Underframe

If memory serves, the bearing depth jig features on all of the Masokits sprung w-iron frets.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: P4 wagon Compensation(springing)
Replies: 31
Views: 2132

Re: P4 wagon Compensation(springing)

Hi David, A couple of points to note concerning spring wire. I use the 11thou wire supplied but two things need to be ensured in order get the springs working correctly. You picked up on one essential, the need to mount the springs in the hangers consistently. I do this, with the Bill Bedford units,...
by Lord Colnago
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 523
Views: 90862

Re: Brettell Road

Hi Jim,

Lovely stuff. What does it for me is the green. Just how I renember it. What did you use?

John.
by Lord Colnago
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: Wagon floors... Wagon sides... Bare Wood... Worn wood or what?
Replies: 45
Views: 11758

Re: Wagon floors... Wagon sides... Bare Wood... Worn wood or what?

Hi Ian,

Like those two, especially the 5 plank. Still struggling to do bare wood justice but I'm not intending to give up. Keep them coming.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Colin Parks, Scalefour member
Replies: 20
Views: 2106

Re: Colin Parks, Scalefour member

As everyone has said, this is very sad news indeed and my condolences to Colin's family. We have lost a very fine and talented modeller way before his time. He was kind enough to give me some very useful advice on weathering wagon chassis that I have never forgotten and I will always be grateful to ...
by Lord Colnago
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Fowler Class 3 tank
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: Fowler Class 3 tank

That's rather nice Dave and very inspiring too. Looking forward to seeing the next project.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank
Replies: 16
Views: 1969

Re: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank

Truly stunning Dave. Something to aim for.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Second time Around
Replies: 10
Views: 1309

Re: Second time Around

Hi Dave, On St. Merryn we used Tilling Red to represent faded crimson. As far as I know no one has made any unfavourable comment on the colour and it looks right. NBC Red is an extremely close shade, if not exactly the same, and would do just as well. Both colours are available from Precision Paints...
by Lord Colnago
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 152
Views: 15505

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

Count me in Mike, always interested in blow by blow accounts, regardless of what's being built.
by Lord Colnago
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 105
Views: 24027

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

At our Area Group meeting on Monday night I had a chance to examine the photograph under very good lighting and it is obvious that there are two sheets on each wagon. Thanks to those who took the time to comment.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: North Norfolk
Topic: Christmas meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 836

Christmas meeting

We held our last meeting of the year last night with five members attending. We started off with a look at an early version of the top of the main baseboard for our North Elmham layout. Tim Horn cut this out on his laser cutting machine with the appropriate track plan cut into the surface. Even thou...
by Lord Colnago
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 105
Views: 24027

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

Thanks Keith.
by Lord Colnago
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 105
Views: 24027

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

Thanks Noel, much appreciated. I can have twice the fun putting two sheets on each wagon!
by Lord Colnago
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 105
Views: 24027

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

Reading Noel Anderson's article on wagon sheets in the latest News rang a bell with me. I had been looking through some photographic books recently and had seen a photo showing a couple of Plate wagons in a siding and both were sheeted up. Given that the length of these Plate wagons exceeds the stan...
by Lord Colnago
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 105
Views: 24027

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

Way back in April 2014, Colin Parks suggested an interesting method for weathering wagon chassis and it has taken me until now to get around to trying it! Colin suggested spraying the chassis in a track brown colour and then misting over that with a black once dry. the idea is to leave the base colo...
by Lord Colnago
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 523
Views: 90862

Re: Brettell Road

Lovely stuff Jim. Lot of inspiration there.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: From a Loco Works in Norfolk
Replies: 70
Views: 19024

Re: From a Loco Works in Norfolk

I have been slowly beavering away at the WD since I last posted but modelling time seems to be at a premium at present. Anyway, having achieved a smooth running chassis, I moved on to assemble the brake hanger brackets, the crossheads and slidebars and the connecting rods. I doubt that any further p...
by Lord Colnago
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: Padgate Works - The Finishing Shop
Replies: 74
Views: 14079

Re: Padgate Works - The Finishing Shop

Hi Iain,

Lovely stuff as always. I love the bare wood effect, something I can't seem to get right. Do tell us more.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: From a Loco Works in Norfolk
Replies: 70
Views: 19024

Re: From a Loco Works in Norfolk

Hi Will, I don't find the springing units particularly difficult to set up. I have a J68 and a J39 fitted with this springing method and both run very nicely. Setting them up is just a matter of being methodical and making slight adjustments until you get there but it really sounds worse than it is....
by Lord Colnago
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 105
Views: 24027

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

Things have been quiet wagon wise of late. The only wagon I have built lately is one of Bill Bedford's Toad Es and a couple of photos are attached. It was a fairly simple build using Exactoscale wheels and parallel axles as per my usual specification. I had to use brass wire instead of some of the h...
by Lord Colnago
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: From a Loco Works in Norfolk
Replies: 70
Views: 19024

Re: From a Loco Works in Norfolk

Its been a while since I have posted anything so an update seems like a good idea. Work on the WD continues, although not at the pace I would like. Too many distractions, I'm afraid. The sprung hornblocks that I described in my last posting proved unworkable. I should really have sprung the wheels f...

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