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by Jeremy Good
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bodmin General (1955)
Replies: 57
Views: 14937

Re: Bodmin General (1955)

Little progress to report over the summer but hoping to see some layout rather than stock progress in the next few weeks. Test running has shown up one for two areas where the trackwork needs remedial action. The geometry of the yard entry track and pointwork is all wrong leading to some interesting...
by Jeremy Good
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: 14.4mm dia wheels
Replies: 14
Views: 2377

Re: 14.4mm dia wheels

Terry, Like Ian these have been my preferred wheels both for coaches and for diesel loco conversions. The switch to fully insulated wheels rather than live one-side has made live pick up from the bogies more difficult - so far I've had to liberate the older wheels from coach bogies and replace them ...
by Jeremy Good
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 132
Views: 7100

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

Thanks to everyone involved for all the hard work in making the virtual Scaleforum happen.

Lots of inspiration and plenty of helpful hints gained on a number of topics.

Well done all and let’s hope we can have an actual Scaleforum next year.

Jeremy
by Jeremy Good
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Layouts
Topic: Boston Frodsham
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: Boston Frodsham

Thanks Mike
by Jeremy Good
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Layouts
Topic: Boston Frodsham
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: Boston Frodsham

Mike

Nice to see some of the details of the stock as well as the layout video. Which bogies have you used for the Clay Tiger wagon please?

Thanks

Jeremy
by Jeremy Good
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: GW wheel press
Replies: 75
Views: 19061

Re: GW wheel press

Thanks Philip.

I couldn’t see them on the list but I was sure someone (probably you) had told me they were available.

I’ll give George a call next week.

Jeremy
by Jeremy Good
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: GW wheel press
Replies: 75
Views: 19061

Re: GW wheel press

I know this is an old thread but I've been struggling to find an answer to this query elsewhere... I have a GW Models Wheel Press which works fine for me on standard 1/8" axles but I want to use them for an EasiChas conversion on a couple of locos which need 3mm axles. Does anyone know whether ...
by Jeremy Good
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bodmin General (1955)
Replies: 57
Views: 14937

Re: Bodmin General (1955)

The last few months has seen some significant progress with Bodmin as the extra time freed up by not commuting has allowed me to get on with track laying and wiring. As of last Sunday evening the layout is wired and working with the exception of the loco shed siding. At the moment we are still opera...
by Jeremy Good
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Kyle of Lochalsh tandem turnout length and other questions
Replies: 30
Views: 1606

Re: Tandem turnout length question

There is a copy of the 40ft to 1inch playoff Kyle station and extending to include the loco yard in Peter Tatlow's The Dingwall & Skye Railway book both in, I think, 1907 and post-war. They might help to clear up the query. Portchchullin Tatty might also be able to assist if he spots that this t...
by Jeremy Good
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 14xx Top feeds
Replies: 7
Views: 671

Re: 14xx Top feeds

To plug a gap in the list, I’ve found pictures of 1468 at Fowey in 1961 with a top feed.

There are also photos of 1419 also at Fowey between the 1957 quoted and 1961 still without top feed.

Jeremy
by Jeremy Good
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Hornby Maunsell Van C Brake
Replies: 7
Views: 1193

Re: Hornby Maunsell Van C Brake

I’ve done mine using a Masokits Universal Springing unit retaining as much of the Hornby moulding as possible. The W-Irons do get a bit thin but there is sufficient brass from the springing units to support the W-irons. I’ve attached 2 photos which should hopefully show how this fits together. DB5DC...
by Jeremy Good
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: BR Mk1 Full brake (BG) livery query
Replies: 8
Views: 628

Re: BR Mk1 Full brake (BG) livery query

PeteT, thanks that is the photo. I need to work out how to get links to work! Tony, that was the information that lead to the question as it suggested that this was unlikely to be a green vehicle. Certainly from Longworth it seems that it was 1965/66 before the Southern had a BG allocation. Noel, th...
by Jeremy Good
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: BR Mk1 Full brake (BG) livery query
Replies: 8
Views: 628

BR Mk1 Full brake (BG) livery query

There is a photo on the Cornish Railway Society website showing a 2MT Tank hauling a mixed rake of coaches between Wadebridge and Padstow. The photo is undated but the loco was only at Wadebridge between 1961 and 1964. The train comprises a mix of coaches in a variety of liveries but includes a BR M...
by Jeremy Good
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bodmin General (1955)
Replies: 57
Views: 14937

Re: Bodmin General (1955)

Tony, Thanks for your observations on the layout and in particular the comments about the cattle dock siding which looked a bit too curved on the plan but seems to be ok once laid out in the flesh. The fiddle yard design has progressed a little and at the moment I have used some boards from another ...
by Jeremy Good
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Fixing Steel Axle to Plastic Gear
Replies: 10
Views: 2296

Re: Fixing Steel Axle to Plastic Gear

David

I used Araldite on my conversion of the Dapol Class 121 DMU which used the Branchlines DMU wheels to maintain the split axle pick-ups. The conversion is on here in the Multiple Units section.

No problems with this so far...

Jeremy
by Jeremy Good
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 126
Views: 40584

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

Making good progress John. The brake gear looks suitably fine and, as ever, with a Justin kit suitably complicated but comprehensive. I’ve been considering then brake gear on my P22 hopper and can’t decide whether that’s a job for the RSU or just the normal iron. What have you used for the brakegear...
by Jeremy Good
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bodmin General (1955)
Replies: 57
Views: 14937

Re: Bodmin General (1955)

Steve I was lucky enough to be able to acquire the buildings from DRAG when they decided that they weren't continuing with their version of the project. They were part of Mike Casey's original collection so although I can't tell you how they were built I can try and get some decent photos to post ov...
by Jeremy Good
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Jeremy Good
Topic: Wagon Corner
Replies: 19
Views: 8868

Re: Wagon Corner

After an extended period with no orders the Work's Manager at Wheal Elizabeth is pleased to report that running trials have recently been carried out to allow a re-opening of the works. IMG_2092.jpg The trials have seen the arrival of a batch of 7 BR Clayfit wagons with temporary hoods for an order ...
by Jeremy Good
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bodmin General (1955)
Replies: 57
Views: 14937

Re: Bodmin General (1955)

Oh dear, it's been another 15 months and progress is limited. I did set myself a target of getting the main running lines to the junction laid and wired by the end of 2019. I missed that but I have managed to get most of the trackwork built and ready to lay. Since the last update the track layout ha...
by Jeremy Good
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 45xx Kit
Replies: 10
Views: 1661

Re: 45xx Kit

As promised I have now had a closer look at both my Mitchell 4575 kit and the Churchward Models 45XX that I bought from Precision last year. Hopefully these photos will show some of the differences: Churchward chassis - brass frame and nickel silver rods/slide bars - no detail overlay and different ...
by Jeremy Good
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR Mica Diag X2
Replies: 9
Views: 1477

Re: GWR Mica Diag X2

It sounds like I might need to rethink my solution... Joe, if you could let me have a copy of the instructions that would be a great help in trying to identify the intended prototype and also to see if I can save the existing brake/running gear. Thank you. Thanks again for everyone's comments. Jeremy
by Jeremy Good
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR Mica Diag X2
Replies: 9
Views: 1477

Re: GWR Mica Diag X2

Thanks to both of you for your comments. I'll have to see which of those references I have John to see if I can make out the set-up on the wagon out-shopped in 1941. Looking at the modelling options it seems that there is a DC3 underframe in the Morgan Design list (for X5/X7) that may be ok for this...
by Jeremy Good
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR Mica Diag X2
Replies: 9
Views: 1477

GWR Mica Diag X2

I'm trying to resurrect an old model of one of these wagons. It is built from the Perseverance etched kit and appears to be EM gauge. However, the running gear and brake gear have all suffered damage so I'm thinking of replacing that with a Morgan Design underframe. In researching my limited library...
by Jeremy Good
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 45xx Kit
Replies: 10
Views: 1661

Re: 45xx Kit

I have couple of 45XX's in various stages of construction. One is a Churchward Models kit and the other a Mitchell kit. At this stage I have only got as far as the chassis and the Churchward one lacks the detail overlays for the frames that are present in the later Mitchell one, otherwise there seem...
by Jeremy Good
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 44xx Kits
Replies: 20
Views: 3068

Re: GWR 44xx Kits

The Churchward Models 45xx kit which was the precursor to the Malcolm Mitchell kit is still available from Phoenix Precision Paints. Not sure whether this can be easily modified into the 44xx. Presumably the biggest difference is the wheel diameter which could possibly be accommodated by modifying t...

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