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by Jeremy Good
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Which 3-link coupling? Please show your favourites
Replies: 28
Views: 5346

Re: Which 3-link coupling? Please show your favourites

I've been trying to get a 3-link/instanter coupling that I can work with and have reached the conclusion that the Smiths hook is a reasonable pragmatic compromise in looks compared to usability. I have been looking at re-stocking supplies and note that they now offer a "standard" and "...
by Jeremy Good
Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Shorting Out Wheel tread to axle
Replies: 14
Views: 892

Re: Shorting Out Wheel tread to axle

Both of my PenBits Peaks use the Humphries shorting discs on Ultrascale wheels. They are designed so that they are nicely centred on the right sized wheels and seem to do the job well as long as there is a good friction fit between the disc and the axles. Once fitted be careful to set the back-to-ba...
by Jeremy Good
Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Preventing rust on steel rail
Replies: 11
Views: 821

Re: Preventing rust on steel rail

Thanks Keith, a very practical and pragmatic solution. I'm getting to the point where I can run trains more often but in the meantime the paint and oil/graphite solution should help stave off the problems. There are a couple of threads here and on RMWeb about the use of graphite suggesting sources o...
by Jeremy Good
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Preventing rust on steel rail
Replies: 11
Views: 821

Preventing rust on steel rail

Having laid most of the track on Bodmin I have noticed that some of the steel rail used is beginning to show signs of rust. In those areas where I have soldered droppers this clearly indicates that I have not been fastidious enough in cleaning up after soldering but this has been dealt with by clean...
by Jeremy Good
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Dapol GWR 43xx Mogul
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Re: Dapol GWR 43xx Mogul

Steve I haven’t seen this in the flesh but it seems to have been reasonably well received. Dapol seem to have a policy of offering spares as soon as the model becomes available. DCC Supplies are the main suppliers and it would be worth looking at their website which when I last looked had several di...
by Jeremy Good
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR Fruit D
Replies: 13
Views: 1058

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: 1058

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: 1058

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: 1058

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: 1058

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: 635

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: 9389

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: 9389

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: 9389

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: 9389

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: 1236

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: 1236

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: 19197

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: 4069

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: 16879

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: 781

Re: Boston Frodsham

Thanks Mike
by Jeremy Good
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Layouts
Topic: Boston Frodsham
Replies: 6
Views: 781

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: 23953

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: 23953

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: 19197

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...

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