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by waveydavey
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 23981

Re: Scaleforum 2019

The track work on Clackmannan goods was astounding. Fantastic attention to detail. Thanks for the kind words. I really enjoyed the planning of the track work and got carried away with the intricacies of 45’ rail on 9’ sleepers left over from Caledonian days, 60’ rail on 8’6” sleepers and post war a...
by waveydavey
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: G.W.R P22 / BR(W) Herring ballast hopper.
Replies: 7
Views: 1061

Re: G.W.R P22 / BR(W) Herring ballast hopper.

That is rather nice Gordon. Modelling East Anglia makes it a bit of a challenge to justify one but I'm sure it will sell well if the number of ballast trains I see on layouts is anything to go by. Good luck with it. John. Don’t be so sure John. I found a picture on Facebook a couple of years ago of...
by waveydavey
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: Why the big windows?
Replies: 23
Views: 4116

Re: Why the big windows?

I have heard the sleeper flicker effect used as a reason for the long noses on some diesel such as class 40 or Deltic. I remember reading about the sleeper flicker effect as a youthful trainspotter Keith but having been a train driver for the last 19 years on classes 08, 56, 60, 66 and 67 I can’t s...
by waveydavey
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: New products from Lanarkshire Models
Replies: 63
Views: 16560

Re: New products from Lanarkshire Models

Any progress on DMU buffers Dave?

Cheers
by waveydavey
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 535
Views: 106665

Re: Brettell Road

Are you not changing the two bodyside radiator grills for the later single ones Jim?
They were changed very early in the locos lives.
by waveydavey
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: BR Single bolster bogies
Replies: 1
Views: 1939

Re: BR Single bolster bogies

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Just found this question whilst browsing for MK1 coach info. Hope this photo helps if the question is still relevant.
Basically there's a gap between the two springy bits.
This one is on a GUV at Butterley.
by waveydavey
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Accurascale 24.5t HOP24/HUO hoppers
Replies: 31
Views: 6950

Re: Accurascale 24.5t HOP24/HUO hoppers

Having looked again at my fleet of six HUOs I have found that the ones fitted with Gibson wheelsets seem OK but the bushes on KM wheelsets seem to stick out a little from the wheel centre and rub against the boss inside the W iron. I’ve now fitted all the fleet with Gibsons. All my wagons have neede...
by waveydavey
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Accurascale 24.5t HOP24/HUO hoppers
Replies: 31
Views: 6950

Re: Accurascale 24.5t HOP24/HUO hoppers

That’s the conclusion I’ve come to with my hoppers Keith. The Accurascale axles were a bit shorter than the standard 26mm so I assumed I need to open up the axleboxes to allow the replacement wheelsets to spin freely as they didn’t when initially dropped in. It didn’t make much difference so, on clo...
by waveydavey
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Shawplan etch for Lima/Hornby Met Cam DMU
Replies: 1
Views: 844

Shawplan etch for Lima/Hornby Met Cam DMU

8F830826-3402-4E2F-AFFC-9E1777E8AD75.jpeg Released at Scalefour North over the weekend. Many of us finescale types feel that the old Lima/Hornby Met Cam DMU has a better overall shape than the more modern Bachmann offering. The main issue with the body of the driving cars is that the front windows ...
by waveydavey
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Boston Frodsham
Replies: 18
Views: 6480

Re: Boston Frodsham

Nice looking layout that will be really good when it’s fully developed.

Stock looked very promising too.
by waveydavey
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 535
Views: 106665

Re: Brettell Road

Any chance of a photo of the underneath of the Trout conversion Jim?
I’m interested to see how easy it was to fit the BBS in. I assume you cut the central part out.

Cheers

David
by waveydavey
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Workbench - Basic Lathe Course - 10th February 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 2131

Re: NAG Workbench - Basic Lathe Course - 10th February 2018

This would have been a very interesting course to attend as I’ve just inherited a small Peatol lathe and have very little idea of what to do with it.

Cheers

David
by waveydavey
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: DEFine Modellers Day 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 3667

Re: DEFine Modellers Day 2018

If last years event was anything to go by it’s going to be a great little exhibition showcasing the best in finescale D&E modelling.

Sadly I’ll not be there as I’ll be heading off on holiday.

Cheers

David
by waveydavey
Thu May 04, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: BR Mk1 CCT - Axleboxes and springs
Replies: 3
Views: 1658

Re: BR Mk1 CCT - Axleboxes and springs

I'm fairly certain the castings supplied in the kit are the ABS/Four Most ones.

Correct buffers are now available from LMS.
by waveydavey
Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Perth Model Railway Exhibition
Replies: 4
Views: 1407

Re: Perth Model Railway Exhibition

I will be attending on Sunday and am looking forward to seeing Longcarse West revived, improved and back on the circuit.

Cheers

David
by waveydavey
Fri May 13, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Hornby CDA
Replies: 13
Views: 3178

Re: Hornby CDA

The current sale at Hattons has persuaded me to buy one of the 'new' Hornby HAAs, which I imagine are the same underneath as the CDA. Mine will be backdated to an original bodied HOP32 AB so quite a bit of work involved. Hopefully a suitable wheel swap will do the job but I have a feeling I'm going ...
by waveydavey
Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Greystar Publishing - Subscription News
Replies: 20
Views: 4344

Re: Greystar Publishing - Subscription News

I've heard nothing from her so I guess she's not managed to get round all 900 yet.

Cheers

David
by waveydavey
Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Making a start, my P4 plank...
Replies: 134
Views: 34714

Re: Making a start, my P4 plank...

John Donnelly wrote:Not sure if I will to be honest. It's a model I wanted but it'll be a stretch too far to run it at South Pelaw :)


If you P4 it John it'll be welcome on my little layout, set in downtown Alloa.

Cheers

David
by waveydavey
Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Latest Sutton Locomotive Works RTR P4 Class 24 variant
Replies: 9
Views: 3864

Re: Latest Sutton Locomotive Works RTR P4 Class 24 variant

I'll look forward to, at last, seeing one of these models in the flesh at York.

Cheers

David
by waveydavey
Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: iak
Topic: Grampus stock naughtiness...
Replies: 23
Views: 6582

Re: Grampus stock naughtiness...

Many people have said they may do an etch but no one ever has.

One of my mates in the Define modelling group has measured up a basket and is working on learning how to draw them up suitable for etching so I guess it's just a matter of time.

Cheers

David
by waveydavey
Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Stanier brake van chassis
Replies: 14
Views: 4581

Re: Stanier brake van chassis

Added to which the brakes are parallel to the W irons so not pretty and also difficult to pare away. Not impossible though Dave. I have done two Airfix LMS pattern brake vans and carefully pared back the brake gear with a sharp scalpel blade. One became a middling LMS build with short weight boxes,...
by waveydavey
Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: BACHMANN CLASS 105
Replies: 12
Views: 3907

Re: BACHMANN CLASS 105

Anybody know what the cost of the conversion kit is for the Cravens? Best I can find is a blog entry from 2008 that says the 108 conversion kit (which I assume is the same) was £30 back then.
by waveydavey
Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Motive power for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 39
Views: 9786

Re: Motive power for South Pelaw Junction

Had a look at 31018 at the NRM today and the bodyside strip looks to be about 1/8 inch thick which, if I've done my maths right, scales to 0.0001 inches or 0.04mm in 4mm scale. Too thin to represent with any thin strip. Have you realised 215 was one of the tripcock fitted 31s. Not sure if it was sti...
by waveydavey
Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Motive power for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 39
Views: 9786

Re: Motive power for South Pelaw Junction

Hi John, If you're doing 31215 in 1981 condition it'll be pre crash. In 1984 it crashed and had the head code box at one end removed. I'm slowly doing 215 in post crash but pre refurb condition for Rountrees Sidings. Mine is using a Lima body on a Hornby chassis. Both buffer beams have snapped off b...
by waveydavey
Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Painting and weathering Plastic Sleepers
Replies: 16
Views: 5023

Re: Painting and weathering Plastic Sleepers

On Longcarse West I used a mixture of enamels and mixed them in situ on the sleepers to get a varied effect that ranged from almost black through brownish grey to silvery grey with the occasional green tinge to represent moss. Sleepers vary immensely in colour depending on such factors as type of wo...

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