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by John Lewis
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Rails of Sheffield/Dapol ex-SECR box van 45374
Replies: 17
Views: 1526

Re: Rails of Sheffield/Dapol ex-SECR box van 45374

Thank you, Guy, for the helpful back history of these wagons. It is threatening to turn into a bigger project than I had anticipated (as usual :D ).

Does anyone do the correct axleboxes and roof ventilators, please? I think I can sort out the handbrakes (famous last words).

John
by John Lewis
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Rails of Sheffield/Dapol ex-SECR box van 45374
Replies: 17
Views: 1526

Re: Rails of Sheffield/Dapol ex-SECR box van 45374

Guy

I would be interested in a sprue of those SECR No.2 axleboxes.
by John Lewis
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Rails of Sheffield/Dapol ex-SECR box van 45374
Replies: 17
Views: 1526

Re: Rails of Sheffield/Dapol ex-SECR box van 45374

My grateful thanks for the replies. My example is a production example. I have managed to change the wheels for P4 ones, one axle runs very freely, but the other seems tight. Some investigation is called for. One of the brake levers has come loose at the pivot end, but I guess a drop of glue would d...
by John Lewis
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Rails of Sheffield/Dapol ex-SECR box van 45374
Replies: 17
Views: 1526

Rails of Sheffield/Dapol ex-SECR box van 45374

I have purchased one of these models ofan ex-SECR van. It has been produced by 3D printing. I think it is rather good.

Does anyone else have one, and if so do how would you propose compensating/springing it, please?

John Lewis
by John Lewis
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR Mica Diag X2
Replies: 9
Views: 775

Re: GWR Mica Diag X2

I have copied a few of the Register entries for X2 Micas at the NRM. If you can visit the Museum their Search Engine will show you the GWR Registers they hold. (Best to make arrangements in advance.) The following exaples were not condemned until 1957 or later: Lot 139 Originally lever hand brake,al...
by John Lewis
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Protofour W iron units
Replies: 8
Views: 1658

Protofour W iron units

When Protofour was young(-ish) wagon W iron units were produced in tinplate (I think). It was suggested that these were attached to the wagon body by 12 BA bolts through the two holes provided on the centre line of the W irons. A degree of springing could be provided by trapping a short length of mo...
by John Lewis
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 226
Views: 48471

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Jeremy

Any news on your railmotor chassis (and the Iron mink), please?

John Lewis
by John Lewis
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Assemblling white metal wagons.
Replies: 20
Views: 4362

Re: Assemblling white metal wagons.

My grateful thanks for all of the advice and encouragement.

I will have to absorb all the tips and techniques, dig out my tools and have a go.

Thank you again

John
by John Lewis
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Assemblling white metal wagons.
Replies: 20
Views: 4362

Assemblling white metal wagons.

I have a number of white metal wagon kits to assemble, including a David Geen GWR twin reservoir gas tank wagon.

What do people recommend to use to "stick" it together, please, epoxy, superglue or solder (or something else entirely)?

John Lewis
by John Lewis
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Converting a Mainline GWR Macaw B to P4.
Replies: 2
Views: 1120

Re: Converting a Mainline GWR Macaw B to P4.

Noel

Thank you very much, this was helpful.


John
by John Lewis
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Converting a Mainline GWR Macaw B to P4.
Replies: 2
Views: 1120

Converting a Mainline GWR Macaw B to P4.

Has anyone managed to convert a Mainline Macaw B to P4, please? If so, how did you do it? I have one in my "to do" box(es): the bogies look rather good, but I have not yet found if it is possible to remove them from the wagon and if you can fit P4 wheelsets in place of the OO ones. Any hel...
by John Lewis
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Chains for Loriots etc (Lowmacs/well wagons)
Replies: 13
Views: 2265

Re: Chains for Loriots etc (Lowmacs/well wagons)

Good point, Bill. Thank you.

John
by John Lewis
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Chains for Loriots etc (Lowmacs/well wagons)
Replies: 13
Views: 2265

Re: Chains for Loriots etc (Lowmacs/well wagons)

Thanks to everyone who has contributed. Your thoughts on painting wood are very helpful.

John Lewis
by John Lewis
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Chains for Loriots etc (Lowmacs/well wagons)
Replies: 13
Views: 2265

Re: Chains for Loriots etc (Lowmacs/well wagons)

Thanks Noel, I was going on the floor appearing darker than the top of the sides, at least at the far end, and looked not much different to the chains, but I suppose it could have been unpainted wood. Does any one do "unpainted wood" paint? :D If the floor had been painted, I doubt if the ...
by John Lewis
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Chains for Loriots etc (Lowmacs/well wagons)
Replies: 13
Views: 2265

Re: Chains for Loriots etc (Lowmacs/well wagons)

Hi Noel Thank you very much for reminding me of that photo. Very helpful. It appears that there were eyebolts for the chains on the headstocks and some fittings on the tops of the wagon sides. My guess is that the wooden floor was painted on the top surface, but perhaps not on the under side. I don'...
by John Lewis
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Chains for Loriots etc (Lowmacs/well wagons)
Replies: 13
Views: 2265

Chains for Loriots etc (Lowmacs/well wagons)

I have a D&S kit of a GWR Loriot L wagon. I have got it nearly finished but have come up against a couple of problems 1. What should I do to equip it with chains, shackles etc. I have got some "fine" chain, but presumably I need some rings attached to the wagon floor. Were chains unpai...
by John Lewis
Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Droplights
Replies: 6
Views: 1898

Re: Droplights

Thank you for all your ideas. Unfortunately Masokits droplight frames sound too tall - this is a coach built in 1884 and has short droplights (and deep eaves panels).Guy's idea does sound promising, and I have some kits for other coaches that may have suitable droplights that can be photocopied. . T...
by John Lewis
Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Droplights
Replies: 6
Views: 1898

Droplights

I have an etched brass body kit of a GWR 4-wheeled Family Carriage to Diagram G41. This is rather basic and consists of the body sides and ends and the clerestory sides and ends only. What is a (preferably) simple way of producing droplights for the body, please? There seems to be a total of 10 requ...
by John Lewis
Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: CSP kit of GWR travelling oil gas tanks wagon DD4
Replies: 2
Views: 1010

Re: CSP kit of GWR travelling oil gas tanks wagon DD4

Andrew

Thank you very much - I just could remember this - I new there was a simple way to do it!

I am just glad I brought a 1" setsquare from Eileens!


John
by John Lewis
Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: CSP kit of GWR travelling oil gas tanks wagon DD4
Replies: 2
Views: 1010

CSP kit of GWR travelling oil gas tanks wagon DD4

I have a kit by CSP of a GWR travelling oil gas tanks wagon Diag DD4 - one with 9 tanks. The tanks have dished (inwards) ends. In the kit the sides of the tanks are a length of brass tube, while the ends are cast from white metal and are a plug fit into the brass tubes. One end of each tank has to b...
by John Lewis
Thu Apr 28, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Dean Bogies
Replies: 11
Views: 2889

Re: Dean Bogies

There are drawings of the three standard gauge (NG) bogies in the NRM/OPC scheme. Copies of the drawings can be obtained from their Search Engine facility. If you can visit you can see the aperture cards and make sure that they are what you want. Dean 10ft bogie: NRM/OPC 1615 dwg of Jun 1895) NRM/OP...
by John Lewis
Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: MR 4T Meat Van
Replies: 14
Views: 3203

Re: MR 4T Meat Van

Thank you very much. That is helpful.

John
by John Lewis
Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Mint Gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 1788

Mint Gauge

The Society Stores offers a "Mint Gauge". The list does not offer a photograph.

What is a mint gauge, and how does it work, please?

John Lewis
by John Lewis
Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: MR 4T Meat Van
Replies: 14
Views: 3203

MR 4T Meat Van

I have acquired an ancient etched kit of a 4 ton meat van. The kti is by PC Models. MR diagrams, apparently 379 and 396. The prototype had slatted ventilators - 6 on the sides (including the doors) and 4 on each end. The kit is unusual in that it seems to have inner sides and ends and outer sides an...
by John Lewis
Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: White metal wagons
Replies: 10
Views: 3752

Re: White metal wagons

Thank you all for your ideas.

As it was the simplest, I removed one of wheelsets, whereupon one of the white metal W irons broke.

So I guess it is back to fitting two of Mr Bedford's springing units and a floor.

I do not know whose kit it was - it is blank.


John

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