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by doggeface
Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest at Railwells 2015
Replies: 25
Views: 5731

RailWells 2015

I arrived home yesterday (Mon) after attending the Exhibition on Sat. It was well worth the journey and equally nice to put a face to a name after nearly 10 years of membership. The venue and weather were perfect and I feel that those "Top Office Chaps who spent their time and effort have my th...
by doggeface
Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Bases for track laying
Replies: 23
Views: 6033

Re: Bases for track laying

Since having received many useful comments regarding the bridge closure position I put my mind to using such material and technology that is to hand. Given that the stable platform is the receiving horizontal plate and the variable is the swinging arm I looked for a way in which to ensure the rest ...
by doggeface
Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Bases for track laying
Replies: 23
Views: 6033

Re: Bases for track laying

Hi Guy, The possible movement is tri-planar (very similar to the problem of shooting at a plane from a pitching and rolling ship!). The principle of the conical locating and locking bolt is very attractive. Such things are very hard to locate in France as Retail and Commercial do not co-exist. In my...
by doggeface
Sun Jul 26, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Bases for track laying
Replies: 23
Views: 6033

Re: Bases for track laying

Well, track has been repaired or built new and laid across the swing bridge. This note is to show the first train into a station.It consists of an 8750 pannier and half of a B set! This is the entire rolling stock at present. I am attempting to post a photo as this is the real exercise for today! P...
by doggeface
Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Bases for track laying
Replies: 23
Views: 6033

Re: Bases for track laying

[b]Well I have enjoyed the sun for two weeks and scratched around my boxes and begun construction. I should say reconstruction as I am repairing what I can whilst the waiting time for postal deliveries runs off. I laid a 1 metre section on a gentle curving gradient and posed a single B set carriage ...
by doggeface
Mon Jul 06, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Bases for track laying
Replies: 23
Views: 6033

Re: Bases for track laying

Hi Guy, The stuff is coming to me from Manchester by a certified carrier. It worked out as marginally cheaper than Amazon France.

Regards

Peter
by doggeface
Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Plastic Chairs suppliers.
Replies: 17
Views: 4251

Re: Plastic Chairs suppliers.

Thanks for the reply Jim

Peter
by doggeface
Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Bases for track laying
Replies: 23
Views: 6033

Re: Bases for track laying

Thanks guys, I needed a good giggle (or snigger). The difference in Butonone and any other Buto ---- is that the stuff I have is MEK ! I have quite a few frets and mini kits which have no obvious assembly routes but the worst are some of those with instructions ! My immediate need is for a supply of...
by doggeface
Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Plastic Chairs suppliers.
Replies: 17
Views: 4251

Plastic Chairs suppliers.

Having made the decision to repair all of my binned P4 trackwork in order to have a choice of systems where I can experiment to find an elegant solution to my past disappointments, I began working at it last week. I have reordered all the jigs etc which I sold those few years ago; I have bought in ...
by doggeface
Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Bases for track laying
Replies: 23
Views: 6033

Re: Bases for track laying

Hi Noel, My base boards are of 2 x 1 " x- braced Frames. They vary in length from 1M to 1,4M. The T&G panels (17mm) with an impervious finish are fixed done via screws and packing pieces pieces to mitigate the horizontal transitions. I decided to follow the floor contours to generate change...
by doggeface
Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Bases for track laying
Replies: 23
Views: 6033

Re: Bases for track laying

Hi Paul, Nice to find you in the usual good form. I have no doubt that there are simply hundreds of "bods" who have succeeded in their P4 endeavors . I am now, equally sure that there is an equal (being generous) number who have not been so successful ! We (the failures) are therefore deem...
by doggeface
Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Bases for track laying
Replies: 23
Views: 6033

Bases for track laying

[i]It is now just on 3 years since I took up my P4 track and reconverted the stock to 00. The reason for the dramatic action was simple -- it was proving very near impossible to have any section of track or point work to consistently allow stock to roll on it. I spent endless hours fighting track e...
by doggeface
Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: P4 scale limitations.
Replies: 13
Views: 5213

Re: P4 scale limitations.

Too true Tim, just like time- very unforgiving! In the world of engineering modelling we do have to modify materials , gases and whatever in order to better reproduce conditions for the item under study. Gravity does not change but the weight is modified by the use of lighter materials and air subst...
by doggeface
Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: P4 scale limitations.
Replies: 13
Views: 5213

P4 scale limitations.

Having devoted a little while to reading most of the comment and opinion regarding P4 v EM flange sizes and the antiquity of the P4 wheel profile I find myself wondering why the scale weight needs to be amplified so much to achieve scale traction! My example being a 1/76 model of a 70 tonne prototyp...
by doggeface
Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: GWR "B" Sets
Replies: 12
Views: 6306

Re: GWR "B" Sets

Chris -- you have it! I came across these both at Cinderford and Tiverton in the early 50's. It was the same later stock which made up the longer trains for normal suburban use (when they were not using the ancient stuff left in sidings for years and resurrected for the odd local football trains to ...
by doggeface
Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: GWR "B" Sets
Replies: 12
Views: 6306

Re: GWR "B" Sets

to Noel -- My need to modify the end of a "B" set in order that it may be pushed arises from the use sometimes made of one such carriage between the Auto Carriage and the locomotive. It is also desirable for shunting. Like many before me I find that the interaction of rtr couplings with th...
by doggeface
Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: GWR "B" Sets
Replies: 12
Views: 6306

Re: GWR "B" Sets

My need is to modify the draw hook and buffers of the drawn end of a B Set. The two sets that I have are identical but derived from Airfix in one case and Hornby in the other. The ref to the scrap Auto Coach was to recover the buffer stocks in order to fit to the B Set. Sadly my wreck has only 2 in...
by doggeface
Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: GWR "B" Sets
Replies: 12
Views: 6306

GWR "B" Sets

I have decided to trial the Dingham couplings. The first rolling stock being a B set as I have already used single carriages for buffered propulsion tests. As the Dingham requires a minimum 6mm length buffer unit (clear of the beam at the hook position) and my Airfix/Hornby examples carry only the ...
by doggeface
Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: swinging nose units
Replies: 6
Views: 2443

Re: swinging nose units

In a word Keith -- space! I have just one point in service which has a tendancy to lead into the wrong side of the nose. This happens sometimes with just one loco . This is one which proved to have a defective chassis block causing one wheel to run 0.14 mm high. Gibson wheels seem prone to this kin...
by doggeface
Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: swinging nose units
Replies: 6
Views: 2443

swinging nose units

Has there been any examples of this modern mainline/old industrial technique in the model world? I have been toying with the idea in order to improve road holding in the depôts.

Peter
by doggeface
Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby 0-6-0T (generic modern) to P4
Replies: 1
Views: 1921

Re: Hornby 0-6-0T (generic modern) to P4

Having received and fitted the K&S tubing in quick time I was rather disappointed with the results. The loco chassis would not lead into a point without derailing -- this despite having enormous freedom of lateral movement. I took out the measuring sticks and had a look at the wheel alignments....
by doggeface
Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Couplings and Sprung Buffers
Replies: 9
Views: 5045

Re: Couplings and Sprung Buffers

The Dingham option looks to be realistic. The uni direction nature of each vehicle set is not really a problem if one is happy to provide a barrier vehicle which carries the same fitting at each end. This enables each loco to carry the complementary fitting at each end and so always have a suitable...
by doggeface
Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Couplings and Sprung Buffers
Replies: 9
Views: 5045

Re: Couplings and Sprung Buffers

I should have stated that my model location is GWR/MR mix as in a F-o-Dean that might have been. That involves suburban of Midland & GW together with Auto trains. Goods is mostly coal and light wagon loads for Coleford and burnt lime out. There will be excursion trains of mixed stock. All of my...
by doggeface
Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Couplings and Sprung Buffers
Replies: 9
Views: 5045

Couplings and Sprung Buffers

Having reached a point where at least two of my locos run well enough not to pee me off and having persuaded several coaches to run smoothly it now needs a means of coupling which a) does not use the bogie and b) enables buffer to buffer propulsion. I learned some while ago that P4 flanges do not t...
by doggeface
Thu May 24, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby 0-6-0T (generic modern) to P4
Replies: 1
Views: 1921

Hornby 0-6-0T (generic modern) to P4

I have been around the houses rather trying to solve the problem of converting these chassis which employ 3.5mm axles running in brass bushes. Being limited in what material is available and lacking machine tools -- restricted to hand fitting techniques only -- I have finally found my way; This may...

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