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by Dave K
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North Cancellation
Replies: 12
Views: 1117

Re: Scalefour North Cancellation

A question for the committee. Seeing Martin's quote below, what is going to happen to the AGM, due to take place on the 13th June in Bristol? If the government's advice is followed (as it should be) it looks as though all meetings and events up to the end of June at the earliest will have to be canc...
by Dave K
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: North London Group
Topic: Bodmin
Replies: 25
Views: 2363

Re: Bodmin

Most china clay workings were south and west of Bodmin, where there was a network of GWR branches. The significant exception was clay from Bodmin Moor which went to the Wenfordbridge dries, on the SR's goods only branch, which were operated by ECC from 1919 https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/th...
by Dave K
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: North London Group
Topic: Bodmin
Replies: 25
Views: 2363

Re: Bodmin

In the Great Western Journal Special Cornish Edition there is an article on Cornish China Clay which includes two photos of PO wagons. One is of wagons belonging to West of England China Clay Co. being loaded 'in the traditional manner' from an 'linhay' the other is of empty ECC wagons.

Dave
by Dave K
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Masokits sprung wagon units
Replies: 6
Views: 596

Re: Masokits sprung wagon units

I have articles from MJR 72 and 168. The units seem to be be different in both articles. Is one an update of the former and are both available as of 2019 or is the deleted item 5.01 the one seen in MRJ 72. I will be using them on Parkside Dundas GWR 011/015 kits. It seems that the 9' 0" GWR De...
by Dave K
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 60
Views: 5509

Re: Wizard Models

The links given above seem to be the only way of accessing the Notes as there does not appear to be any link through Members' Area of the main Society website. If the earlier thread started by Paul Willis on the Forum from June has been missed by people, this would explain their ignorance. I must a...
by Dave K
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 292
Views: 76636

Re: The Burford Branch

Tim V wrote:Martin's :D


Tim,

Do you scratch built?

Dave
by Dave K
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 292
Views: 76636

Re: The Burford Branch

Martin,

Loved the photos of the station and auto coach, but who’s model is it?

Dave
by Dave K
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm
Replies: 34
Views: 5114

Re: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm

The switch rails need to be filed in the special loose heeled filing jig. This produces a switch rail that has its flat face to correspond with the straight of the stock rail. The running surface is concave curved at the radius of the switch rail for the selected turnout. These radii are in Smith's...
by Dave K
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm
Replies: 34
Views: 5114

Re: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm

Now, not being critical, merely curious, but how long do those fishplates last before they snap? My experience of folding photoetch is if I look at it twice it's likely to split, maybe three times if I'm lucky David, As Dave Bradwell states these are Exactoscale cast brass fishplates so they don’t ...
by Dave K
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm
Replies: 34
Views: 5114

Re: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm

I was told a couple of evenings ago by one of our members that he uses a C&L brass fishplate as the 'pivot' point, fitted loose to both rails. I might try this myself as I have some very tight industrial points to build. As ‘Enigma’ said I’ve built some loose heel switches and GW old style curv...
by Dave K
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Guy Rixon
Topic: Goods and minerals
Replies: 13
Views: 5788

Re: Goods and minerals

Guy Rixon wrote:Lots of black ironwork in this wagon, which would normally be several hours of hyper-concentration. But now I have a Posca pen and it's much quicker and easier. (I still need to tidy up on the solebars.)

Guy,

What is a ’Posca pen’. Never heard of it?

Dave
by Dave K
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Gt. Jackson St.
Replies: 40
Views: 9059

Re: Gt. Jackson St.

The servos for the uncouplers are set in a bracket which I have printed on my 3D printer. A simple design but it does the job. Ralph, I saw your latest post and when I opened it it went to your post showing the AJ uncouplers and I saw a demonstration of the system at the Christmas show and would li...
by Dave K
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR V4 Mink van pictures?
Replies: 3
Views: 1088

Re: GWR V4 Mink van pictures?

Flymo,

See my reply to GWRJ index. You need the 16ft wooden part 2 article.

Dave
by Dave K
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: GWR Journal index?
Replies: 4
Views: 1751

Re: GWR Journal index?

Flymo,

If you put ‘Mink’ or ‘Wooden’ you will find a list of articles about the 16ft wooden vans from the early 1900’s or the modern vans from the 1930’s onwards.

Dave
by Dave K
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 22799

Re: Scaleforum 2018

but will there be no way of getting a hot drink during the evening? having travelled 5 or 6 hours to get there the first thing I'll be needing is a cuppa! Steve, If things are as per the last few years the Stadium cafe is open on Friday afternoon/early evening (but I don’t know when it closes, Terr...
by Dave K
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Stock for Cadhay
Replies: 36
Views: 8494

Re: Stock for Cadhay

I suspect it is this one. A grand £5.50 from the Stores. Useful for checking buffer heights, and I have modified mine for the Sprat & Winkle couplings which I prefer. Julian/Paul, I do remember it, and may even have one from the Stores but did not remember it being called a “Morgen Buffer/AJ Ga...
by Dave K
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Stock for Cadhay
Replies: 36
Views: 8494

Re: Stock for Cadhay

CDGFife wrote:
h. Buffer height above rail head; Check by Morgan Buffer/AJ Gauge; [color=#00BF40]Pass is centre of buffer head in line with gauge points
CDG

I have a number of AJ jigs but I don’t seem to recognise is this one. What is it?
by Dave K
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: BROWN VEHICLES ON THE BURFORD BRANCH
Replies: 14
Views: 3598

Re: BROWN VEHICLES ON THE BURFORD BRANCH

martin goodall wrote:3. LOW SIPHON

This model was made from a really old K’s kit – the whitemetal version, dating from the 1960s. (I am sure there are quite a few of these kits lurking at the back of various kit cupboards around the country!)

You're correct but mine is plastic not whitemetal.
by Dave K
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: The Dapol GWR railcar (flying banana)
Replies: 15
Views: 4677

Re: The Dapol flying banana

Jim,

I can't wait to see how you get on with this P4 conversion as I would like one myself, the photo of the chocolate & cream one on the Dapol website looks great.
by Dave K
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Brian Morgan Chassis and Iron Mink Instructions
Replies: 26
Views: 7271

Re: Brian Morgan Chassis and Iron Mink Instructions

They now need to be folded along top and bottom. The best way to do this is with bending bars which will keep them straight. IMG_2100.JPG Now it's easy to one side but to do the second I used two rulers held in the bending bars so I can fold the other side down without damaging the first. I've alwa...
by Dave K
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2017
Replies: 129
Views: 23918

Re: Scaleforum 2017

Rod Cameron wrote:Are you still expecting the DRAG test track, Terry?

Rod,
Apart from P4, of course, what other track gauges are catered for on the DRAG test track.

Dave
by Dave K
Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: My New Layout - but no name yet
Replies: 2
Views: 1320

Re: My New Layout - but no name yet

Chris,

Looks great can't wait to see how you progress.

Dave
by Dave K
Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 88
Views: 30307

Re: wagon building progress.

Thanks for the kind words Gerry, I have to admit that the 4 plank wagons are a particular favourite of mine. I have been reading through the open wagon section of the GWR wagon book yet again, and it notes that over 18000 4 plank wagons were modified with extra brakes. This, to my way of thinking, ...
by Dave K
Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:18 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Storage in industry
Replies: 9
Views: 2925

Re: Storage in industry

Hi all I've tried to find answers to this with no success. In the 50s if an industry had a large water tank would the top be covered or open. Or perhaps partially covered or was it pretty much anything goes? Jim, When we built Pulborough it was noted that the water tank had a hip roof although ther...
by Dave K
Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Dave K
Topic: From the Carriage and Wagon works
Replies: 2
Views: 4029

Re: From the Carriage and Wagon works

Guy Rixon wrote:Nice to see some well-researched wagons. How do you rate the Exactoscale underframes?

I like the Exactoscale underframe' and have built a number of wagons with them. At first I use there instruction when building them but over time have refined my building method to make things easier.

Dave

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