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by barrowroad
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 301
Views: 43994

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Hi Tony,

I've found the invoice. They were purchased via Amazon from Hobby Components in Chesterfield reference HCPROT0048 20mm Pin 2.54mm Pitch header. They work for me.
Here is the link. https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=hobby+comp ... nb_sb_noss
Robin
by barrowroad
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 301
Views: 43994

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

I have around 80 Cobalt Digital IP units on Barrow Road. I searched around for some time to find suitable connectors so I could detach the wiring easily from the Cobalt in case of a failure. All my Cobalts are attached to the underside of the baseboard using M3 screws which fit into rivet nuts. IMG_...
by barrowroad
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 35th Uckfield Model Railway Exhibition - 19/20 October
Replies: 18
Views: 1457

Re: 35th Uckfield Model Railway Exhibition - 19/20 October

Vincent's new layout is up to his usual high standards. Watching the video what happens to the swan which seems to be on a collision course with the Tjalk?
Robin
by barrowroad
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 23052

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Well said Terry.
Robin
by barrowroad
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 109
Views: 13007

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

I visited the Ambis stand on Sunday and purchased a pack of etched LMS letters for the signal box nameboard. A bit of a fiddle to make but I'm pleased with the result. Individual letters were cut off the fret, cleaned up and given a coat of Halfords white primer and the board with red. When dry the ...
by barrowroad
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 109
Views: 13007

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Tim, I was fortunate enough to find mine on ebay for £20! A bargain. A bit naughty Phoenix showing a price @ £30 [ which is the 2mm price]and finding on the second page it's £65 for the 4mm version!! At the very least the front page should say 'from £30'.
Robin
by barrowroad
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 109
Views: 13007

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Tim, Just to give you an idea of what the parts look like. The panels consist of the framing to which a boarded panel is fitted to each of the openings. Using the end as an example - there are 4 panels across the top and 3 panels below the windows. The lower horizontal panel with the right hand wind...
by barrowroad
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 109
Views: 13007

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Tim, The Churchward Model contains a variety of different etched wall panels with left and right window and door positions.It also has etches for the different period windows. Looking at your photos of the Monsal Dale box it looks the same width but different length [ by one window ]. With careful c...
by barrowroad
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 109
Views: 13007

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Engine Shed Sidings signal box is now finished and has taken it's place on the layout. The box is constructed from a Churchward Models etched brass kit I picked up from Ebay, and contains a detailed interior from Springside items with armchair and signalmen from Modelu. The final items, shown in the...
by barrowroad
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 23052

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Excellent show again so congratulations and thanks to the organisers. My favourite layouts of the weekend were Ouse Valley Viaduct & Balcombe and Burntisland. Here is the Brighton Belle? crossing the viaduct on the former. HMcqf8bFDpk and the roundhouse on the latter. IMG_20190929_120040670.jpg
by barrowroad
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 109
Views: 13007

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: 109
Views: 13007

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: 109
Views: 13007

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: 109
Views: 13007

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: 109
Views: 13007

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: 10510

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: 109
Views: 13007

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: 109
Views: 13007

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: 109
Views: 13007

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: 109
Views: 13007

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: 109
Views: 13007

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: 109
Views: 13007

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: 109
Views: 13007

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: 109
Views: 13007

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: 2960

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 ...

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