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by Jeremy Good
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR Fruit D
Replies: 13
Views: 523

Re: GWR Fruit D

That’s the route I’ve taken. Mine is for Bodmin set in 1955.

I need to sort out the steps as well and I’ll let you know once I’ve received the bits from my Dart Castings order.

Jeremy
by Jeremy Good
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR Fruit D
Replies: 13
Views: 523

Re: GWR Fruit D

Steve That was easier to find than I feared! It seems I’ve used solebars ref 4697 which are Mink D ones. These were the closest of the options in the range. I seem to recall that I thought about filing off some of the half etched rivets to correspond better with the underframe but not sure whether I...
by Jeremy Good
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR Fruit D
Replies: 13
Views: 523

Re: GWR Fruit D

Hi Steve Largely because I hate thinning down plastic solebars from kits and with the Morgan chassis (or most W-irons) they end up too wide apart on the model. I also usually end up breaking them or breaking off any detail when I do try to thin them down! Using the brass ones usually gives a better ...
by Jeremy Good
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR Fruit D
Replies: 13
Views: 523

Re: GWR Fruit D

Thanks Joe.

I thought they looked like the correct part but its difficult to tell from the photos on the website - one of the problems of not being able to look at things at a show!

I'll get an order in to them shortly.

Jeremy
by Jeremy Good
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR Fruit D
Replies: 13
Views: 523

GWR Fruit D

As part of my quest to get a large number of nearly completed projects over the finishing line my Fruit D has come to the front of the queue. The model is built from a Parkside kit utilising a Morgan Design chassis (Fruit D to Y 11) with solebars of a suitable (though not 100% correct) type from the...
by Jeremy Good
Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Wheel Press and Quartering Tools.
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: Wheel Press and Quartering Tools.

The GW Models jigs a good tool of this job but if you are using it for an Easichas with AGW wheels these may be 3mm axles rather than the standard 1/8" axles catered for in the "standard" wheel press. If you call George he will be able to advise the price of the additional parts - I t...
by Jeremy Good
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Kernow Beattie Well Tank to P4?
Replies: 31
Views: 8332

Re: Kernow Beattie Well Tank to P4?

Andrew, Thanks, that's helpful. I was beginning to think that the AGW frames, or some I cut out myself, were going to be the way forward for this project. As Will L says, the extra thickness would appear to overcome the relatively limited frame depth over the cutout (thanks for reminding me of that ...
by Jeremy Good
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Kernow Beattie Well Tank to P4?
Replies: 31
Views: 8332

Re: Kernow Beattie Well Tank to P4?

Thanks. Fortunately I’ve got a Westward kit in the to do pile so I’ll have a look at the chassis in that to see if it’s viable. If not it’ll either be the AGW frames or I’ll have a go at scratch building using the kit ones as a template.

Jeremy
by Jeremy Good
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Kernow Beattie Well Tank to P4?
Replies: 31
Views: 8332

Re: Kernow Beattie Well Tank to P4?

Thanks both. It sounds like a replacement chassis is required then.

I couldn’t see the wheels on the Mousa Models website - how do I order a set?

Jeremy
by Jeremy Good
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Kernow Beattie Well Tank to P4?
Replies: 31
Views: 8332

Re: Kernow Beattie Well Tank to P4?

With the re-introduction of this model under the EFE Rail banner, I was wondering whether anyone had any success in converting them to P4 or is the only realistic option the construction of a new chassis?

Jeremy
by Jeremy Good
Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Wagon Identity
Replies: 12
Views: 759

Re: Wagon Identity

In later years the O13’s were rebuilt to remove DC2 brake gear and replace it with either independent brakes or in other cases 2 or 4 shoe Morton brakes to conform with the requirement to have brake levers at the right hand end on each side. This is detailed in GW Wagons. There doesn’t appear to be ...
by Jeremy Good
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Wagon Identity
Replies: 12
Views: 759

Re: Wagon Identity

Dave,

The first one, the brown one, looks like an Ian Kirk kit for a GWR Dia O13 china clay wagon. The end door and buffers look right for that...

Not sure about the second one.

Jeremy
by Jeremy Good
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bodmin General (1955)
Replies: 57
Views: 17385

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: 15
Views: 3561

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: 135
Views: 12558

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: 542

Re: Boston Frodsham

Thanks Mike
by Jeremy Good
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Layouts
Topic: Boston Frodsham
Replies: 6
Views: 542

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: 21678

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: 21678

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: 17385

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: 2819

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: 1091

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: 1599

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: 1077

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: 1077

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...

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