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by shipbadger
Mon May 06, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: RCH Wagon Drawings
Replies: 11
Views: 1383

Re: RCH Wagon Drawings

Thanks for the replies with regard to Helvetia leather. The reference to being heavily greased would tie in with it's use as a gasket with the axle revolving in contact with it. I wonder how long they lasted in use. Perhaps they were a regular 'service item' or maybe they were expected to last the l...
by shipbadger
Sun May 05, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: RCH Wagon Drawings
Replies: 11
Views: 1383

Re: RCH Wagon Drawings

Brilliant resource, answered a few questions that had been nagging, such as axlebox dust shields. Only ever found the remains of them when working on 12":1' restorations. Now all I need to know is what Helvetia leather is; does this refer to the country of origin do you think?

Tony Comber
by shipbadger
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Forest of Dean MRC - Lydney Show
Replies: 0
Views: 853

Forest of Dean MRC - Lydney Show

After a major rebuild and refresh the Glevum Group will be giving Brinkley it's first outing fully assembled in it's 38' length at the Lydney Model Railway Show. Since it appeared in the pages of Model Rail two baseboards have been scrapped and the loco shed area redeveloped on new and longer boards...
by shipbadger
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 301
Views: 44881

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Steady on Philip, A trip down memory lane, the Sundeala works (recycled newsprint) and Weyroc. I lived not far from the Weyroc factory, usually referred to as the 'Airscrew' on account of their production of propellers, especially during wartime. The company was actually called Airscrew-Weyroc Ltd. ...
by shipbadger
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Starting to paint stuff
Replies: 18
Views: 4172

Re: Starting to paint stuff

Allan, Find yourself an old tin and try spraying that. Other options include something from the trays second hand dealers have at shows, often under their stall or a no longer wanted model. I used the tin that Boots used to sell meths in for over twenty years but any tin or old model will do. Stop w...
by shipbadger
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Construction of a Test Track
Replies: 611
Views: 89190

Re: Track Construction for a Test Track

A couple of friends and myself have recently bought toggle latches of this type sold on ebay. As you can see they are adjustable which means that when fitted the pressure exerted between adjoining baseboards can be adjusted. I have a layout with 'standard' toggle latches, but that requires the appli...
by shipbadger
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Resistance Soldering
Replies: 96
Views: 18029

Re: Resistance Soldering

When the MMS resistance unit was developed the electrodes were from the carbon arc unit that came with my arc welder. Subsequently a box of the electrodes was bought from a welding supplier. Eileen's still sell them in 4, 5 and 6mm diameter.

Tony Comber
by shipbadger
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Best option for a Terrier
Replies: 10
Views: 2359

Re: Best option for a Terrier

Gareth I did one years ago after buying a Dapol, as it was then, body. I used a Branchlines chassis but modified for split axle pick up. Whatever you do you will need to research your intended loco very thoroughly as there are innumerable variations. I chose an ex-Isle of Wight loco so had to alter ...
by shipbadger
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1079
Views: 142809

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Tim, Not unusual for map makers to straighten out curves. The former boundary to my property had a distinct curve, but the OS map showed it as a straight line. I suspect that before the use of satellites there were only so many points that could be measured and when they came to draw the map the dra...
by shipbadger
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Materials and Techniques
Topic: Lint and rubberised horse hair?
Replies: 25
Views: 13531

Re: Lint and rubberised horse hair?

Jonathan,

Is this the sort of thing you used?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Premium-Qual ... XQPW5SD5k0

Tony Comber
by shipbadger
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: The Dapol GWR railcar (flying banana)
Replies: 15
Views: 4277

Re: The Dapol GWR railcar (flying banana)

A note of caution; this morning I tried as set of Branchlines '108' stub axles in the motor bogie, they are too loose a fit. Jim's method of drilling through the gear muff appears to be the way to go.

Tony Comber
by shipbadger
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Gt. Jackson St.
Replies: 40
Views: 8443

Re: Gt. Jackson St.

I have LED strip under my kitchen cabinets but they produce multiple shadows being 35mm apart. Rob, Do you have a diffuser over your LEDs under the cabinets? When I first put up the LEDs under my cabinets I had pools of light as you describe. They disappeared completely once the diffuser was in plac...
by shipbadger
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crew
Replies: 5
Views: 1410

Re: Crew

Industrial lines apart, as far as I am aware the first trial of single manning was with one of the USA tanks on the Southern Region. Can't remember which off hand, may have been at Redbridge sleeper works, but I'm sure somebody will put me right. The USA tanks also had a another novel feature being ...
by shipbadger
Sat May 20, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: 1st P4 layout - Endex
Replies: 153
Views: 48312

Re: 1st P4 layout

Knuckles, Congratultions, you are now a further step along the learning curve. We've all done it unless we had a fluke or knowledgable friends to assist. My first baseboards were topped with flooring grade chipboard as I reasoned it was less likely to warp. It didn't warp but I nearly killed myself ...
by shipbadger
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: New products from Lanarkshire Models
Replies: 63
Views: 16574

Re: New products from Lanarkshire Models

Andy,

On my screen anyway, there's a link to a number of forums (fora?) at the bottom of the screen including Modelers United.

Tony Comber
by shipbadger
Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Road Vehicles and Figures
Topic: Ethnic diversity and other things
Replies: 11
Views: 3193

Re: Ethnic diversity and other things

Somewhere in my 'archive' (OK big pile of stuff) is a picture of a gentleman of afro-caribbean origin pictured on the footplate of an ex-LMS 4F, at Horton Road, Gloucester, the caption describing him as the driver. He later become the mayor of Gloucester. Obviously he started his career early enough...
by shipbadger
Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Recommend a Primer
Replies: 15
Views: 3079

Re: Recommend a Primer

Just an extra note on the U-Pol primer, should be available from motor factors that sell paint as well as Halfords. May be worth comparing prices.

Tony Comber
by shipbadger
Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Glevum Area Group
Topic: Brinkley on the cover of S4 News
Replies: 0
Views: 1857

Brinkley on the cover of S4 News

Nice to see Brinkley on the cover of the News again, it's third appearance. It first appeared on the cover of No 150, this is the one that appears as a thumbnail on the front of No 200. It appeared again on the cover of No 159, this time featuring the signal box. Seems that we may need to wait a few...
by shipbadger
Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Livingston - West Lothian Starters Group
Replies: 107
Views: 21378

Re: Livingston - West Lothian Starters Group

I've just tried 'ink for technical pens' as a Google search and it came up with https://www.curtisward.com/Aristo_Drawi ... GwodqhwCvw amongst others. Don't know if this is the sort of thing you are looking for.

Tony Comber
by shipbadger
Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Baseboards on IKEA carcasses
Replies: 8
Views: 2018

Re: Baseboards on IKEA carcasses

Previously I had my baseboards on kitchen cabinets but raised up so that I could get an arm and hand underneath. This enabled the boards to be bolted together and electrical connections from the control panel to be fed underneath as well.

Tony Comber
by shipbadger
Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: I,m a Bully
Replies: 4
Views: 1860

Re: I,m a Bully

What you are proposing is not exactly a typical SR set. A CK flanked by two BSKs would be more typical. As a rough rule of thume most SR sets had brake vehicles at each end of the set and only where a four coach set was split in two for operational reasons did the SR or BR(S) have a set formed with ...
by shipbadger
Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Canonbury Goods: NLR c.1903
Replies: 96
Views: 21140

Re: Canonbury Goods: NLR c.1903

Thank you for the URL Noel. Just spent a fair chunk of time exploring the site. Lots of interest there both for modelling and my new garden path!

Tony
by shipbadger
Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Canonbury Goods: NLR c.1903
Replies: 96
Views: 21140

Re: Canonbury Goods: NLR c.1903

Slightly OT, but as there has been discussion of reproducing setts in this thread; was there a standard size for a stone sett? Did they vary about a notional 'standard' either in each batch delivered, between different quarries or to meet customer demand? Just one of those post Sunday lunch thoughts...
by shipbadger
Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 215
Views: 44998

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Tim, This thread http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/79025-a-guide-to-using-the-silhouette-cameo-cutter/ on RM web probably has more than you will ever want to know. I think it is usually regarded as the reference source for using these cutters for railway modelling nowadays. Tony Comber
by shipbadger
Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Dapol Class 73 conversion to P4
Replies: 20
Views: 4810

Re: Dapol Class 73 conversion to P4

As the person who started this thread I suppose it is my duty to bring others up to date. My original intention after finding that Ultrascale did not intend doing a conversion pack was to ask Colin Seymour (Alan Gibson) if he could supply the wheels used on the middle axle of the class 31 bogie. Unf...

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