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by barrowroad
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 96
Views: 10817

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Thanks Dave. Useful information.

Robin
by barrowroad
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 96
Views: 10817

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

That's very impressive Dave. Which Mashima motor have you used?

Robin
by barrowroad
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 96
Views: 10817

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Dave, the padded stool in the second video was purchased from Dunelm last year in a sale. It goes up and down so my youngest grand daughter insisted that I bought it - who am I to argue! The others are fold up chairs purchased from that Scandinavian superstore IKEA.
by barrowroad
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 96
Views: 10817

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

This was the first circuit completed by the train. I'm not sure what caused the short stop in the storage sidings but it completed five circuits without further interruption.

by barrowroad
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 96
Views: 10817

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

It is Dave.

One more passing the shed.

by barrowroad
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ilkley Engine Shed, West Yorkshire late 1950s
Replies: 48
Views: 9943

Re: Ilkley Engine Shed, West Yorkshire late 1950s

Hi Pete,
Congratulations the turntable turns very smoothly. What is the source of your pick up disk? I could use one for my turntable(s).

Robin
by barrowroad
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 96
Views: 10817

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

I have just fitted a decoder to a modified Bachmann Jubilee 45572 Eire which is owned by David Clarke. The model has P4 Alan Gibson Wheels, new connecting rods and a Dave Franks Stanier tender chassis so apart from David's excellent weathering job this engine is straight out of the box. David here i...
by barrowroad
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 96
Views: 10817

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Here is David's sound chipped Midland 3F 43822 passing under Days Road Bridge and Engine Shed Sidings signal box.
Fabulous!

by barrowroad
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 96
Views: 10817

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Thanks for the kind comments. The locos in the shed sidings were about half of the P4 locos available on the day and included some that may be familiar to members of the society, the Merchant Navy, Jubilee and a certain 9F for example. Midland 3F 43822 was fitted with a sound chip which sounded supe...
by barrowroad
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 96
Views: 10817

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

On Monday Bristol Barrow Road was visited by a number of good friends for a running session to test out some locomotives.It was pleasing to see the shed sidings with a large number of visiting engines so I thought I would share some photos with you. IMG_2916 (1024x768).jpg IMG_2918 (3).JPG IMG_2920 ...
by barrowroad
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 96
Views: 10817

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Jol,

Thank you for advising John. I have already advised John via email about the issue with the girder depth.

FYI John put me in contact with Alan W who is also doing a test build and I have copied John into our correspondence.

Robin
by barrowroad
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 96
Views: 10817

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Hi Dave, I have a 60ft turntable etch from LRM which I started to assemble a couple of weeks ago after it had been sat on my work bench for some time. However having checked the main girders on the etch I find them not deep enough by 2mm. The Cowans Sheldon drawing I provided shows the girder plate ...
by barrowroad
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 96
Views: 10817

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Thank you all for your kind comments. As with all roundhouses if the turntable does not function all roads radiating to/from it will become blocked and stock will be isolated until a repair is made. There is no other access. The two turntables at the rear of the shed are for loco access to the four ...
by barrowroad
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 96
Views: 10817

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

It has been a while since I did any work on the roundhouse roof so I recently added the smoke hood support wires, 4 to each hood, to the 22 that are inside the shed. The roof is entirely scratchbuilt from brass section and nickel silver wire. The smoke hoods are of two types - 3 older wooden types w...
by barrowroad
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Track Laying
Replies: 32
Views: 2479

Re: Track Laying

Hi Paul, Maybe I haven't read your post correctly but are you applying the glue when the chair is in contact with the ply sleeper? This is the method I use. I read you post as applying glue to the ply sleeper and then placing the chair or your plan B apply glue to the chair and then position on the ...
by barrowroad
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Uncompensated 16T Bachmann Minerals in P4
Replies: 23
Views: 2031

Re: Uncompensated 16T Bachmann Minerals in P4

Gordon, Here is a video of 14 wagons being propelled into the Coaling Plant storage siding at the shed. As you can see it crosses a turnout and double slip without any problem. The fact that the track from the signal box turnout to the end of the cork is on a downward gradient might help! aUkj_RgsKn...
by barrowroad
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Uncompensated 16T Bachmann Minerals in P4
Replies: 23
Views: 2031

Re: Uncompensated 16T Bachmann Minerals in P4

Paul, Wagons on my earlier layout Sheep Pasture were all 50g using a 25g per axle formula. This weight per wagon proved too heavy on my current layout hence my decision to lower the weight of my wagons to enable trains of 30 wagons to be run. Your 1.8g per foot formula is interesting but not one I h...
by barrowroad
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Uncompensated 16T Bachmann Minerals in P4
Replies: 23
Views: 2031

Re: Uncompensated 16T Bachmann Minerals in P4

Gordon, In the storage sidings the rake of 30 propel fine on the straight but two wagons derailed on the B7 crossover onto the main line. In their defence 10 wagons had already successfully negotiated it and moved onto the curved end boards. I'm not too concerned as I do not envisage reversing wagon...
by barrowroad
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Uncompensated 16T Bachmann Minerals in P4
Replies: 23
Views: 2031

Uncompensated 16T Bachmann Minerals in P4

To the north of Bristol Barrow Road shed and Lawrence Hill Junction there is an incline on an 1 in 60 gradient to Fishponds Station in the NE of Bristol. The gradient starts at 1 in 89 immediately under Barrow Road Arches, which is the road which bisects the shed yard. The working timetable limits t...
by barrowroad
Wed May 22, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: CMX Track Cleaner P4 Conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 1253

Re: CMX Track Cleaner P4 Conversion

Some photos as promised. I'm aware the oval buffers have rotated.
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by barrowroad
Thu May 16, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: CMX Track Cleaner P4 Conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 1253

Re: CMX Track Cleaner P4 Conversion

I've just done a conversion to P4 using a pair of Masokits freight bogies and lowmac Alan Gibson wheels. The bogies I 'beefed up' by soldering 0.45 wire along the back of the bogies to deal with the 300g weight of the tank. I also fabricated buffer beams using double sided copper clad to replace the...
by barrowroad
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 96
Views: 10817

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Hi Julian, Bristol Barrow Road is DCC and is operated with NCE equipment. I have the 5amp command unit with Procab handheld units. The Black 5 is the only loco I have which uses Masokits front bogies but I have several other sets of them to use on other Hornby Black 5s and maybe Bachmann Jubilees. B...
by barrowroad
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 96
Views: 10817

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Julian,

The motor and gearbox are Hornby as supplied in the loco. The short answer is I don't know the ratio but Philip is probably right.

Robin
by barrowroad
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 96
Views: 10817

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Hi Dave, Thank you but it does help that it has pick ups on the tender as well as the normal on the drivers.

Robin
by barrowroad
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 96
Views: 10817

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

I am continuing the debugging of the track. Following the test of the turnouts from the Up main line into the engine shed with the 3F - shown in the previous videos - testing with my Hornby Black 5 showed that all was not well with the double slip. The Black 5 had an annoying habit of mounting the c...

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