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by barhamd
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout
Replies: 33
Views: 6166

Re: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout

I've spend a good few hours in front of TurboCAD drawing out the goods shed. I decided I'd try and work out how to make the rather complex buttresses at the corners (well actually 3 out of 4 corners, the fourth is just plain and simple). It has taken two attempts but I'm getting there. This is cut i...
by barhamd
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread
Replies: 40
Views: 1820

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread

There are a few nice horses on the thingiverse. What about https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2785163
David
by barhamd
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout
Replies: 33
Views: 6166

Re: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout

For the social distancing challenge I said I'd try and work on the goods shed for Clare. As I said I had a vague outline drawing and I've spent several hours today trying to turn these into some cutting plans for the laser cutter. The thing I like about this process is how much you learn about the b...
by barhamd
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread
Replies: 40
Views: 1820

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread

I think my box of 25 unbuilt Parkside/Cambrian/RedPanda kits has a degree of shame attached. You can tell from the prices that some of them have been there for a long, long, time.
David
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by barhamd
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 1673

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread

Right, I'll bite.... Having almost finished the station building for Clare it was probably time I started thinking about the goods shed. I'm hoping an incomplete TurboCAD drawing and a few collected photographs don't count as 'already started'. This will another MDF and card laser cut construction w...
by barhamd
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout
Replies: 33
Views: 6166

Re: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout

I've made a fair bit of progress on the station building recently. I've now got the guttering and chimneys on and it really makes a difference to the shape of the building. IMG_7879a.jpg I made the job more complicated by cutting the holes in the roof too large, based on the plans I had of Lavenham ...
by barhamd
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: Horse boxes and race meetings
Replies: 28
Views: 6746

Re: Horse boxes and race meetings

[quote="petermeyer"]The majority of photos of horseboxes in transit show them next to the engine. This presumably to minimise sudden movement as the train moves off. It would be possible for the train to be detached and the engine to shunt the horse box into the yard under such circumstanc...
by barhamd
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: Horse boxes and race meetings
Replies: 28
Views: 6746

Re: Horse boxes and race meetings

On a similar vane I have just started converting the Hornby BR (ex-LMS) horse box to P4 and had a question about operation on a branch line like the Stour Valley (Cambridge-Marks Tey). By the 1950's the cattle dock at Clare was used for loading grain and I think cattle traffic would have ceased. How...
by barhamd
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout
Replies: 33
Views: 6166

Re: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout

Hi Neil The signalling diagram is based on the prototype at https://signalbox.org/diagrams.php?id=872 . There was only an advanced starter in the one direction . The secondary arm on the starter and the slotted distant signal were operated by the level crossing keeper at Ashen Road, this will make a...
by barhamd
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout
Replies: 33
Views: 6166

Re: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout

I've just put up a video of the interlocked lever frame on youtube. This uses a SHAG frame with servos to provide locking on each lever. The interlocking is implemented directly using some circuit boards from the MERG which means that it doesn't require a computer to run. Thanks to Keith Grovenor fo...
by barhamd
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: SR fence posts
Replies: 18
Views: 2565

Re: SR fence posts

I produced some fencing for my ex-GER line using lasercut MDF fence posts and ezyline.
https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/blogs/entry/22158-stour-valley-dream-post-and-wire-fencing/

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David
by barhamd
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 35th Uckfield Model Railway Exhibition - 19/20 October
Replies: 20
Views: 2331

Re: 35th Uckfield Model Railway Exhibition - 19/20 October

I'm looking forward to taking the Scale 4x4 (i.e 16mm) Fen End Pit to Uckfield.

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I'm also looking forward to seeing the other layouts and talking about my P4 Stour Valley line.

David
by barhamd
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout
Replies: 33
Views: 6166

Re: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout

Over the last couple of days I managed to get platform 2 built, together with the decorative walls which form the back of the platform. I also managed to make some chimneys, though the single chimney needs to be taller. IMG_7576a.jpg IMG_7580a.jpg and I've noticed I positioned the roof on the wrong ...
by barhamd
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout
Replies: 33
Views: 6166

Re: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout

Friday night saw me sticking strips of slates onto the roof and then I thought I'd have a go at 3D printing the ridge tiles. IMG_7563a.jpg I also drew up and printed some Ogee section guttering. IMG_7564a.jpg I still need to finish the guttering (another hour of printing on the Photon) and touch up ...
by barhamd
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout
Replies: 33
Views: 6166

Re: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout

I've been working on the platform waiting shelter for platform 2 of Clare over the last few days. This followed the normal form of brick counting photographs and transfering into TurboCAD. I had several goes at cutting the brick quoins as having chatted to Alpha Mill on Saturday at Scaleforum I want...
by barhamd
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout
Replies: 33
Views: 6166

Re: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout

For those who haven't seen Brassmasters' blog or my blog on RMweb I've been making progress on a EasiChas kit for the Hornby J15. The first test etches have been put together and I now have a running sprung Hornby J15. The brake gear and tender chassis needed some changes and I've made these to the ...
by barhamd
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Re-armed signals
Replies: 1
Views: 1311

Re-armed signals

Pre-grouping (in my case GER) lower quadrant signal were pivoted on a hole drilled through the wooden post. When these were given replacement upper quadrant arms (on the original post) am I right in thinking that this pivot would not have been used and a new casting, similar to that used on tubular ...
by barhamd
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: barrowroad
Topic: Uncompensated 16T Bachmann Minerals in P4
Replies: 23
Views: 3251

Re: Uncompensated 16T Bachmann Minerals in P4

The only thing I've found when rewheeling Bachmann wagons is that sometimes the axles provided with P4 wheels from Gibson are a little shorter and have a different pin-point angle than the original axles. This can lead to a rather sloppy fit, In most cases I just pull the OO wheels of Bachmann's axl...
by barhamd
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Anyone know of a current source of 1/8" OD/ 2mm ID bushes
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Anyone know of a current source of 1/8" OD/ 2mm ID bushes

I'm after a bush or some tube to sleeve a 2mm axle into a 1/8" bearing.

Any ideas of a source, I believe Exactoscale used to do something but I need a currently available source.

thanks

David Barham
by barhamd
Wed May 08, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Token apparatus - have I got this 'all right'
Replies: 3
Views: 769

Re: Token apparatus - have I got this 'all right'

No technical reason to prevent the presence of different types of equipment in any given box. Incidentally, I'm highly impressed by your 3D printed frame, which seems to have turned out very well save for the loss of a handle on one of your 'spares' - can that be easily remedied? Yep, I noticed the...
by barhamd
Tue May 07, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Token apparatus - have I got this 'all right'
Replies: 3
Views: 769

Token apparatus - have I got this 'all right'

The web site http://www.trainweb.org/singleline/stour_valley_line/stour_valley_line.htm shows two tokens for the sections of the Stour valley line for Clare. One is a Tyer number 6 token http://www.trainweb.org/singleline/stour_valley_line/cavendish_clare.jpg which is a large brass disk type token f...
by barhamd
Tue May 07, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout
Replies: 33
Views: 6166

Re: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout

I just managed to print off and paint a lever frame for my box. It took two goes to get the support structure right so that the levers came out straight but I think the result is not bad. This was printed on my Anycubic Photon at .05mm layer height. The route is set for a train from Clare to leave f...
by barhamd
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout
Replies: 33
Views: 6166

Re: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout

I thought I'd post a few more pictures as I know not everyone here follows the updates on my rmweb blog. The first area of countryside now has its first layer of static grass on it. This needs a lot more work to get a variety of textures and colours but it is coming on. IMG_7004a.jpg I made the firs...
by barhamd
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Papier mache coaches?
Replies: 3
Views: 1114

Papier mache coaches?

While in Penzance last week I was reading the Oakwood Press book on the West Cornwall railway. I was somewhat phased by the description of certain coaches as being made of wood and Papier Mache (This would be ~1850). How and where did you make a prototype coach out of Papier Mache?

David

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