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by barhamd
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Formation (and size) of a pick-up goods train
Replies: 20
Views: 485

Re: Formation (and size) of a pick-up goods train

Returning to the make up of trains I wondered how intelligent the planning was? Noel pointed out that there would be delivery of empty wagons for loading and removal of empty wagons after unloading. Presumable goods clerks at each yard would tell control what wagons were needed and what empties were...
by barhamd
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Formation (and size) of a pick-up goods train
Replies: 20
Views: 485

Re: Formation (and size) of a pick-up goods train

thanks for the feedback. I hadn't realised that the fitted wagons would just run as unfitted. I'm now going to display my complete ignorance of exactly how vacuum brakes work. I presumed that the brakes were applied when the vacuum was lost, either by being released out by the driver or by a break i...
by barhamd
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: scaleforum you tube test run
Replies: 29
Views: 666

Re: scaleforum you tube test run

I keep sending chats but it doesn't look like you are getting the messages
David
by barhamd
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: scaleforum you tube test run
Replies: 29
Views: 666

Re: scaleforum you tube test run

I can see and hear you now but you aren't responding to the chat messages at all
David
by barhamd
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Formation (and size) of a pick-up goods train
Replies: 20
Views: 485

Formation (and size) of a pick-up goods train

I'm guessing this question is a bit like 'how long is a piece of string' but I'd like to try and model something which looks right.... So here are my basic premises, I suspect that they might not be correct so please point out where you disagree. Time period is ~1955 The Stour Valley line had 12 int...
by barhamd
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: What 5-plank wagon is this and what livery should it be?
Replies: 10
Views: 635

Re: What 5-plank wagon is this and what livery should it be?

And the other good thing about having a library is discovering what looks to me like just my wagon, in colour, on the front of Martyn Welch's seminal work 'The art of weathering'. At least by the time I've fixed the brakes and added the tie-rod.

David
by barhamd
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: What 5-plank wagon is this and what livery should it be?
Replies: 10
Views: 635

Re: What 5-plank wagon is this and what livery should it be?

Thanks everyone for your informative responses. Those photographs are really great and give me lots to work on. It is amazing what cock-ups you find when you look at wagons you built a long time ago... These mostly have the classic pushing the brake lever down would take off the brakes issue! I thin...
by barhamd
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: What 5-plank wagon is this and what livery should it be?
Replies: 10
Views: 635

What 5-plank wagon is this and what livery should it be?

I've been trying to start renovating some of my wagons which haven't really had a proper look at in the last 15 years. I've learnt a lot over that time and some of my attempts from back then look, well frankly, a bit embarrassing. I'd like to try and get these wagons into a livery suitable for ~1955...
by barhamd
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: transfers for signals?
Replies: 7
Views: 596

transfers for signals?

Hi All

I vaguely remember a supplier producing transfer sheets for signal arms. My painting isn't really up to what I'd like.

Any ideas who it was?

thanks
David
by barhamd
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: How tall should cattle dock fencing be?
Replies: 24
Views: 2006

Re: How tall should cattle dock fencing be?

I put a coat of paint on the fencing and made a little water trough for the corner.

IMG_8104a.jpg


As I am modelling the dock in a disused state I need to add few weeds growing through the concrete.

David
by barhamd
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: How tall should cattle dock fencing be?
Replies: 24
Views: 2006

Re: How tall should cattle dock fencing be?

LesGros wrote:David,

:thumb

The surface finish on the gates looks very smooth; which 3D printer are you using?


Anycubic Photon

And now I've just spotted the corner of a beet conveyor parked in the dock.
conveyor.jpg


David
by barhamd
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: How tall should cattle dock fencing be?
Replies: 24
Views: 2006

Re: How tall should cattle dock fencing be?

Much to my surprise my attempts to 3D print the cattle pen gates were actually quite successful. I honestly hadn't expected these to come out given the size.

IMG_8102a.jpg


When fitted onto the dock I think they look the part.

IMG_8101a.jpg


Now I have to work on the water trough.

David
by barhamd
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: How tall should cattle dock fencing be?
Replies: 24
Views: 2006

Re: How tall should cattle dock fencing be?

I hadn't actually spotted that water trough - thanks for pointing it out. I think it would be in the far corner and would fit between that corner and the gate on the other side of the dock. I knew the grain loader was a post-1950 addition.

David
by barhamd
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: How tall should cattle dock fencing be?
Replies: 24
Views: 2006

Re: How tall should cattle dock fencing be?

I reprinted the posts at 4'6" and rounded the tops as per the photograph. They came out pretty well. IMG_8092a.jpg It was quite challenging to cut, bend and thread brass wire through the posts but I am quite happy with the result. IMG_8098a.jpg IMG_8100a.jpg I now have to work out how to make t...
by barhamd
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: How tall should cattle dock fencing be?
Replies: 24
Views: 2006

Re: How tall should cattle dock fencing be?

Going back to the original question of how high the post are I suspect there is not a standard height the Rail Posts are cut and drilled in the works at set sizes of probably 8' with holes drilled in at 12 inches apart for the higher and then 6 inches apart for the lower Then they go out on sight. ...
by barhamd
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: How tall should cattle dock fencing be?
Replies: 24
Views: 2006

Re: How tall should cattle dock fencing be?

4' seems a bit low to keep a cow in to me. The dock was at the end of a long loading dock so there was no ramp leading to it. I've built the dock as 15mm high.

David
by barhamd
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: How tall should cattle dock fencing be?
Replies: 24
Views: 2006

How tall should cattle dock fencing be?

Hi folks Any ideas on how tall the fencing around a cattle dock should be? Does 5' sound about right? cattle-dock.jpg 4' looks too low and 6' too high! (how do I know, I've printed both). I've drawn a rail section and extruded it to make the posts. I think that if I tried to cut the posts from rail ...
by barhamd
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Best Glue for the job!
Replies: 29
Views: 2344

Re: Best Glue for the job!

One thing to consider is the quality of the fit and degree of filling you need the glue to do. If you have any gap then epoxy is far better at filling than cyano. That said if you want to make cyano 'fill' then I have seen people using baking powder in the joint to make it produce a solid fill. Also...
by barhamd
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann B1
Replies: 100
Views: 9180

Re: Bachmann B1

It may seem like I've been idle for the last two weeks but I have managed to get the lifting link in place and also the drain cocks and drain cock linkage. I've also stuck the balance weights in place and built the tender chassis. IMG_8031a.jpg Dave Bradwell has kindly sent me some scans for the 'pl...
by barhamd
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann B1
Replies: 100
Views: 9180

Re: Bachmann B1

The last few days have been quite an effort. I had started making up the valve forks which consist of an etch and some 1mm nickel-silver rod. I tried to put these into the valve tube which had been soldered into the cylinder much earlier in the construction. Trouble was that the bore of the valve tu...
by barhamd
Sun May 31, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann B1
Replies: 100
Views: 9180

Re: Bachmann B1

I made a lot more progress today thanks to Dave's pointers. I made up the return cranks and the eccentric rods and tried fitting them, I was pleased it was relatively straight-forward. After not too much fiddling I managed to get the cranks moving smoothly and much to my amazement things go round an...
by barhamd
Sat May 30, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann B1
Replies: 100
Views: 9180

Re: Bachmann B1

Once again, thanks for that Dave. I'm aware that it is often hard to get the balance between 'teaching grandmother to suck eggs' and 'presuming the builder has made one before', please don't take my dumb questions as criticism. I'm also aware of the likelihood of unwittingly causing offense online b...
by barhamd
Sat May 30, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann B1
Replies: 100
Views: 9180

Re: Bachmann B1

The next bit of confusion is with the eccentric rod. The instructions say:- Similarly assemble the eccentric rod as the diagram adding the fork at the front and the overlay at the rear. I can understand how the overlay at the rear fits, but don't quite understand how the front overlay should be fold...
by barhamd
Sat May 30, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann B1
Replies: 100
Views: 9180

Re: Bachmann B1

Well I can see I royally c*£ked that up... Now that I understand the diagram and the fact that the slots in the external sides were cosmetic has been pointed out I understand. So the question I'm left with is do I take the expansion links apart again, fill and recut the slots smaller and try again o...
by barhamd
Fri May 29, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann B1
Replies: 100
Views: 9180

Re: Bachmann B1

I've not done much over the last week as I've been driven mad by builders doing 12 hour days on the house next door for 13 days straight. It seems they have to drill large holes in concrete once ever 2 minutes all the way through lock down. Anyway I finally managed to get a few moments peace this ev...

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