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by Jeremy Good
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bodmin General (1955)
Replies: 53
Views: 10765

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: 921

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: 118
Views: 31018

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: 53
Views: 10765

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: 6509

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: 53
Views: 10765

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: 1024

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: 942

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: 942

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: 942

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: 1024

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: 1993

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...
by Jeremy Good
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Jeremy Good
Topic: Locos for Lochinver
Replies: 23
Views: 9309

Re: Locos for Lochinver

Due to a change of plan this project has not progressed beyond this point. My modelling has a more Cornish bias at the moment whilst re-stocking Wheal Elizabeth and beginning to build Bodmin (General) so the temptations of the Scottish Highlands have been put on hold and the stock will be sold in du...
by Jeremy Good
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: LSWR/SR 02 Class - Drawings
Replies: 4
Views: 650

Re: LSWR/SR 02 Class - Drawings

Martin/Andrew Thanks for you responses - I'll try and get hold of copies of those which should give me enough information for scratch-building the bogie. I'm using the SEF chassis and kit in the absence of the Alan Gibson kit. I built the version that runs on St Merryn from the latter and liked the ...
by Jeremy Good
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: LSWR/SR 02 Class - Drawings
Replies: 4
Views: 650

LSWR/SR 02 Class - Drawings

Does anybody know where I can get hold of an easily accessible drawing for this locomotive class?

I'm building a South Eastern Finecast chassis and want to drawings so that I can create/scratchbuild a compensated trailing bogie in place of the cast version in the kit.

Thanks for your help.

Jeremy
by Jeremy Good
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Dapol LSWR B4 0-4-0T
Replies: 23
Views: 4796

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: 1429

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: 1429

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: 2312

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: 2312

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: 15510

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: 6649

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: 6649

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: 21
Views: 3212

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: 4372

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 ...

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