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by Jeremy Good
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Dapol LSWR B4 0-4-0T
Replies: 23
Views: 3560

Re: Dapol LSWR B4 0-4-0T

Paul

Yes, not much progress to be honest.

I wasn't happy about the whitemetal crossheads in the kit and haven't come up with a satisfactory solution yet. In the meantime other projects have jumped the workbench queue.

Jeremy
by Jeremy Good
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Accurascale PCA
Replies: 8
Views: 749

Re: Accurascale PCA

I’ve ordered a pack of these now so I’ll be able to answer my own question in a few days, unless someone who’s done the conversion tells us first!!

There are some P4 ones on the RMWeb thread and no comment was made about it being a difficult job, so fingers crossed!

Jeremy
by Jeremy Good
Thu May 30, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Accurascale PCA
Replies: 8
Views: 749

Accurascale PCA

Has anyone had any experience of converting these to P4?

Just wondering if it is a reasonably straightforward exercise - their Hoppers seemed to be reasonably P4 friendly.

Thanks

Jeremy
by Jeremy Good
Tue May 28, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Rewheeling a Heljan 128 & Dapol 122
Replies: 12
Views: 1295

Re: Rewheeling a Heljan 128 & Dapol 122

Or, on the Heljan 47, you can just use plenty of spacing washers inside the gear tower which helps to limit the movement on the middle axle. The one I've done like this stays on the track well.

The other one, a PenBits version is a bit more refined though...!

Jeremy
by Jeremy Good
Tue May 28, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Rewheeling a Heljan 128 & Dapol 122
Replies: 12
Views: 1295

Re: Rewheeling a Heljan 128 & Dapol 122

Ray Both are pretty straightforward conversions. If you look in the "Trains: Model and Prototype" part of the Forum in the Railmotors, Railcar and Multiple Units section you'll find a conversion I did for a Dapol 121 using Branchlines wheel sets, a version of the conversion pack they sell ...
by Jeremy Good
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: 47206 - The Fully Sprung, Hybrid Class 47
Replies: 57
Views: 13627

Re: 47206 - The Fully Sprung, Hybrid Class 47

James Thanks for posting this - the work on the underframe tanks makes a huge difference to the finished project and the whole thing goes to show what can be done with a little extra effort, even on some of the older RTR mouldings. Unfortunately for me, it has just highlighted the growing dissatisfa...
by Jeremy Good
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Jeremy Good
Topic: Procrastination, prevarication and part progressed projects!
Replies: 13
Views: 5279

Re: Procrastination, prevarication and part progressed projects!

Gordon It's a Judith Edge kit of a Thomas Hill Vanguard 0-6-0 which was intended as the works shunter for Wheal Elizabeth. Nearly done but construction came to a halt as I ran out of suitable handrail wire. It'll appear here once I have done the last set of handrails, added the buffers and connectin...
by Jeremy Good
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Jeremy Good
Topic: Procrastination, prevarication and part progressed projects!
Replies: 13
Views: 5279

Re: Procrastination, prevarication and part progressed projects!

Doesn't time fly! Procrastination has continued but one or two things are now coming to the end of a very extended construction process. There are some more clay specific wagons that will appear on the wagon thread shortly but inspired by thoughts of some Bodmin & Wenford motive power and discus...
by Jeremy Good
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Ivatt 2 2-6-2T
Replies: 13
Views: 1206

Re: Ivatt 2 2-6-2T

Pete

Can you add me to the list for one for a 2MT as well please?

Thank you

Jeremy
by Jeremy Good
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model
Replies: 27
Views: 2812

Re: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model

Andrew That view looks familiar! I've also got one of the older chassis kits but it seems as though the design has changed slightly with the later version. I've no reason to suspect that they aren't buildable in P4 I just prefer the cylinder arrangements on the Peter K version. Either way, it'll be ...
by Jeremy Good
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model
Replies: 27
Views: 2812

Re: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model

CSP Models was owned by Roger Slade and passed to Sans Pariel Models in Carlisle following his death. They are mostly industrial types with some GWR locos and the S&D Radstock shunters also in the range. The 1366 is one of those kits which was under development when Roger passed away and had rea...
by Jeremy Good
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model
Replies: 27
Views: 2812

Re: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model

Not yet. I got mine from Roger Slade. I understand it is on the to do list for the new owners but they were trying to deal with the current catalogue first.

Jeremy
by Jeremy Good
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model
Replies: 27
Views: 2812

Re: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model

Thanks both. I have a pre-production CSP kit in the “to do”pile but was looking at the Heljan one as a “quick win”for a Bodmin & Wenford themed project. I’m happy to replace the chassis if needed. I was really trying to gauge whether this is a traditional type loco where the chassis can easily b...
by Jeremy Good
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model
Replies: 27
Views: 2812

GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model

Just wondering whether anyone has tried converting or providing a replacement chassis in P4 for one of these models? I have a spare Peter K 1361 chassis kit but was wondering how much butchery of the body would be required to get it fit? Having seen the work needed for the Hattons/DJM 14XX I'm a lit...
by Jeremy Good
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Jeremy Good
Topic: Wagon Corner
Replies: 18
Views: 4939

Re: Wagon Corner

It’s been another long gap since I posted anything on here but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been doing anything. The current plan is to try and get some of the started projects to the finished stage with particular emphasis on mid-1950’s stock for Bodmin and mid to late 1970’s stock for Wheal Elizabe...
by Jeremy Good
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: EE Type 4, D211 with PenBits sprung chassis
Replies: 3
Views: 550

Re: EE Type 4, D211 with PenBits sprung chassis

David, It's looking good... I found the Peak chassis, which is to all intents and purposes the same design, one of the easier ones of Ian's chassis to build. It doesn't have the complicated brake gear of a 26 or 37 and despite the need to build an extra bolster to move the bogie pivot point is prett...
by Jeremy Good
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Colouring Sleepers
Replies: 24
Views: 2989

Re: Colouring Sleepers

Thanks for the various suggestions. I tried another batch in the Colron last night but it isn't really doing the job. Have subsequently discovered that Colron don't make the spirit based version any more and their current product is Colron Refined Wood Dye which doesn't seem to have the same penetra...
by Jeremy Good
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Colouring Sleepers
Replies: 24
Views: 2989

Re: Colouring Sleepers

David Thanks. I've been trying the Colron Jacobean Dark Oak but I can only get it as a dye and that doesn't seem to be too effective. I've got another batch soaking overnight and I'll see if that works any better than the previous attempt. I've also got another batch in a Sadolin stain as well. I'm ...
by Jeremy Good
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Colouring Sleepers
Replies: 24
Views: 2989

Colouring Sleepers

Having decided to adopt ply sleepers for my layout project rather than the plastic ones I have used for my test track I was looking for some guidance on colouring the sleepers. I've tried a couple of wood stains/dyes but being acrylic rather than spirit based products they don't seem to give the sam...
by Jeremy Good
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bodmin General (1955)
Replies: 48
Views: 7660

Re: Bodmin General (1955 to 1965)

Well, it's been a while since I started this thread and thought it about time I did an update. The research and planning faltered a little earlier in the year and I have had other ideas vying for space in the railway room. These have been mostly banished to the "possible future projects" p...
by Jeremy Good
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: High Level 03 Chassis Build
Replies: 32
Views: 5303

Re: High Level 03 Chassis Build

I’ve been having the same problem with mine but I persevered as you can buy a lot of Gibson wheels for the price of the Ultrascale set! My pet theory, so far unproven, is that the moulded balance weights don’t have the same flexibility as the spoked section of the wheel which helps to push the axle ...
by Jeremy Good
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Dapol LSWR B4 0-4-0T
Replies: 23
Views: 3560

Re: Dapol LSWR B4 0-4-0T

Thanks John for those views of the loco. The clearance issue has raised its head on the chassis kit as well. There isn't much! I have decided to drive the loco on the fixed front axle which will hopefully allow me to minimise the lateral movement on that axle. The rear axle will be compensated and b...
by Jeremy Good
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Dapol LSWR B4 0-4-0T
Replies: 23
Views: 3560

Re: Dapol LSWR B4 0-4-0T

Thanks for the various comments and suggestions. The spare body and extra parts (cylinders and sandboxes) arrived yesterday. There are only a couple of versions currently available as spares and this will eventually be painted into BR black, with the Linseed Oil filtration unit removed, but I quite ...
by Jeremy Good
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Dapol LSWR B4 0-4-0T
Replies: 23
Views: 3560

Re: Dapol LSWR B4 0-4-0T

Andrew,

That would be a great help, thanks.

Jeremy
by Jeremy Good
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Dapol LSWR B4 0-4-0T
Replies: 23
Views: 3560

Re: Dapol LSWR B4 0-4-0T

John,

I’d be interested to hear how you get on. I did dig out Paul Bernsten’s MRJ article on making these wheels (MRJ35) but think that’s beyond me for now...

Does anyone know where there is a decent drawing for these locomotives that I can easily access?

Jeremy

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