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by John Lewis
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Protofour W iron units
Replies: 8
Views: 1367

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: 209
Views: 40634

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: 3736

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: 3736

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: 975

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: 975

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: 1994

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: 1994

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: 1994

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: 1994

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: 1994

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: 1700

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: 1700

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: 929

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: 929

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: 2638

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: 2929

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: 1590

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: 2929

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: 3533

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
by John Lewis
Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: White metal wagons
Replies: 10
Views: 3533

White metal wagons

I have been given a rather nice white metal model of an ex-SECR covered goods wagon with outside framing.

The only trouble is that it has been given OO gauge wheels.

What would be the best way to fit a floor, so that I can fit W iron units to it - the inside is very nearly smooth?

John Lewis
by John Lewis
Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Exactoscale parallel axles and bearings
Replies: 4
Views: 2016

Re: Exactoscale parallel axles and bearings

Thank you very much for your replies.

I was trying the bearings in an Exactoscle MR wagon chassis. Perhaps I should have only tried one new thing at a time!

Anyway I will check the alignment and try a 1 mm drill, as suggested.

John
by John Lewis
Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Exactoscale parallel axles and bearings
Replies: 4
Views: 2016

Exactoscale parallel axles and bearings

I have some Exactoscale parallel axles and bearings. I have assembled them on an Exactoscale underframe unit, but the friction between the axle and bearing seems unduly high and the wheels are reluctant to turn - preferring to slide. Is there a way of easing the bearings - or am I doing something in...
by John Lewis
Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Old-fashioned Bullhead Turnouts
Replies: 62
Views: 17343

Re: Old-fashioned Bullhead Turnouts

"johnlewis wrote:
I am not going to make any more attempts to understand Templot"


Not me. I am still (occasionally) battling on!

John (Lewis)

Selsdon
by John Lewis
Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 89894

Re: Scaleforum 2013

Terry

Thank you.

John

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