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by Lord Colnago
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout
Replies: 23
Views: 4267

Re: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout

Hi David,

That looks very nice indeed. A lovely reproduction of such a typical Stour Valley building. Looking forward to seeing how it progresses.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 23052

Re: Scaleforum 2019

I thought I would take the opportunity to thank Terry and his team for organising what was for me, one of the best Scaleforums that I can remember. I had a thoroughly good weekend. I managed to get around the show and see far more than I usually do and a great part of my enjoyment came from all the ...
by Lord Colnago
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 16" Std Bagnall 0-6-0 industrial tank
Replies: 16
Views: 1559

Re: 16" Std Bagnall 0-6-0 industrial tank

Hi Gordon,

My Impetus 16" needs a strip down and general servicing. I used Sharnan wheels when I built it but I'm a little concerned that if I damage one of them when removing them I might have a problem replaving them. Does Gibbo do a suitable replacement?

John.
by Lord Colnago
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ilkley Engine Shed, West Yorkshire late 1950s
Replies: 48
Views: 10510

Re: Ilkley Engine Shed, West Yorkshire late 1950s

Hi Pete, Well done. That does indeed work very smoothly. I didn't get a chance to come and have a proper look at Wells but you're making steady progress which is good to see. Your 1P (I hope that's right, I'm not all that up on Midland engines I'm sorry to say) looks good and also runs nicely. All t...
by Lord Colnago
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: A source of very fine sand
Replies: 11
Views: 1510

Re: A source of very fine sand

Thanks to all for your replies. There's certainly enough to keep me going there! Steve, Your current project looks very interesting and I look forward with interest to seeing how it progresses. Good luck with it. John, I am looking for something to load some wagons with and to provide some ground co...
by Lord Colnago
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: A source of very fine sand
Replies: 11
Views: 1510

A source of very fine sand

I am looking for a source of very fine sand for some wagon loads. I have used some fine sand from one of Norfolk's finest beaches but, despite sifting, it looks overscale to me and we can't have that now, can we? Any suggestions will be most welcome.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Another cattle wagon query
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Another cattle wagon query

Following on from my query concerning the Slaters MR cattle wagon, does anyone know how long the W1/W5 GWR cattle wagons, as per the Coopercraft kit, lasted in service?

John.
by Lord Colnago
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: G.W.R P22 / BR(W) Herring ballast hopper.
Replies: 7
Views: 1007

Re: G.W.R P22 / BR(W) Herring ballast hopper.

That is rather nice Gordon. Modelling East Anglia makes it a bit of a challenge to justify one but I'm sure it will sell well if the number of ballast trains I see on layouts is anything to go by. Good luck with it.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 109
Views: 13007

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Wonderful stuff Robin, very Cathedral-like.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 16" Std Bagnall 0-6-0 industrial tank
Replies: 16
Views: 1559

Re: 16" Std Bagnall 0-6-0 industrial tank

Oh Gordon, you're a very naughty boy. :D. I'll speak to you about that at RailWells.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: MR Cattle Wagon
Replies: 8
Views: 1063

Re: MR Cattle Wagon

Gareth, Noel and John,

Many thanks for the info you provided, its very helpful and much appreciated.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: MR Cattle Wagon
Replies: 8
Views: 1063

MR Cattle Wagon

It would be very useful if anyone could tell me when the last of the Midland Cattle Wagons, as per the Slaters kit, were withdrawn.

Many thanks.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby B12
Replies: 8
Views: 1301

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: 1301

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: 1301

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: 1301

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: 1743

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: 3143

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: 535
Views: 105273

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: 13144

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: 3014

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: 622

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: 2486

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: 1791

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: 168
Views: 20918

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

Count me in Mike, always interested in blow by blow accounts, regardless of what's being built.

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