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by jon price
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Roseladden Wharf development
Replies: 5
Views: 447

Re: Roseladden Wharf development

without knowing anything about anything I would put the signal box opposite the end of the loop by the platform on the other side of the main line. This would (appear to) give line of sight down the mineral line cutting, as well as all the pointwork, and a single run of point rodding along the main ...
by jon price
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: terrier advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1148

Re: terrier advice

Thanks for this input. It was a bit of a diversion and I think I will leave it well alone. On the other hand I might be interested in finding out about Bulleid wheels or overlays for the Q1 class
by jon price
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: terrier advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1148

terrier advice

There are a plethora of Terrier models out there. Any advice on which are best for a 1940s SR version, and the best way to convert to P4. I know there is a Comet chassis available for one of the Hornby versions for instance.
by jon price
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 192
Views: 31874

Re: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie

My normal day to day imaging equipment has lenses that are well over 60 years old, and there appears to be some kind of dust inside. In addition I have used supplementry external lenses since I was about six years old, consequently "vibrant razor sharp" pictures in the magazines with every...
by jon price
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: Components for RC
Replies: 6
Views: 652

Re: Components for RC

Definitely of interest. I have never yet found a single source with everything gathered together and if this is developed it might well move me from a watcher to trying it out.
by jon price
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Jig for drilling crankpin hole
Replies: 72
Views: 3347

Re: Jig for drilling crankpin hole

"Drill both points 0.75mm, then open out one to 3.1mm or 1/8". If possible, do this in a drill press to ensure the holes are vertical and parallel, otherwise do what you can by hand." is the CLAG advice for making a jig if you don't have machines. Which doesn't guarantee vertical cran...
by jon price
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Plywood disaster
Replies: 64
Views: 4721

Re: Plywood disaster

the l girder design as depicted seems inherently flawed. Apply pressure on the trackbed between supports (or differential expansion through gluing one side) and it can fairly cleary bend in the vertical plane as there is plenty of scope for the transverse supports to twist. Fasten the L girder verti...
by jon price
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Tools
Replies: 46
Views: 3479

Re: Tools

It is £5 cheaper from Amazon because they have engineered a position where they pay almost no tax. I will support businesses that contribute to our economy
by jon price
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Plywood disaster
Replies: 64
Views: 4721

Re: Plywood disaster

My understanding is that to be effective as a girder there would need to be an L or T brace directly under the trackbed board thus making the trackbed the top of the girder. The transverse beams do not provide that kind of rigidity to the trackbed.
by jon price
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: jon price
Topic: Connah's Quay: The Layout.
Replies: 5
Views: 4007

Re: Connah's Quay: The Layout.

A long pause brought on by non-railway issues has now ended, and bridge building is actually progressing
PB100040.JPG
by jon price
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Chris Wesson Cellulose Paints
Replies: 13
Views: 1716

Re: Chris Wesson Cellulose Paints

Thanks Mike

I think I need the RAL colour swatch book now.
by jon price
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Chris Wesson Cellulose Paints
Replies: 13
Views: 1716

Chris Wesson Cellulose Paints

Is Chris Wesson still supplying cellulose poaints? And if so does anyone know how to get hold of them?
by jon price
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 192
Views: 31874

Re: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie

Please do post details of the work on the yard surface. There are lots of tedious things, like ballasting, that need to be done right. I'd be interested to see how you get on with filler.
by jon price
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Waisted bearings for Bedford sprung W irons?
Replies: 23
Views: 2799

Re: Waisted bearings for Bedford sprung W irons?

After looking at my wagons with these W irons and bearings I can't see the slop being an issue once the weight of the wagon is bearing down on the suspension. It just looks like it will when they are hanging in the air. The insertion of washers is going to do two bad things. The first is the issue y...
by jon price
Thu May 30, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Exactoscale PW023
Replies: 16
Views: 1972

Re: Exactoscale PW023

From the look of it you could assemble the track gauges using a piece of accurate straight track as a jig. Oh, wait.....
by jon price
Tue May 21, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 92
Views: 18799

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Where do the folding baseboard legs come from?
by jon price
Wed May 01, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: A complete set of classic P4 locos, wagons, etc on e-bay
Replies: 4
Views: 1300

Re: A complete set of classic P4 locos, wagons, etc on e-bay

Apparently they were bought with the intention that they would feature in an attraction/museum which never happened.
by jon price
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: P4 wagon Compensation(springing)
Replies: 31
Views: 3772

Re: P4 wagon Compensation(springing)

An obvious point is that wagons (real world) will ride lower loaded than empty, so as long as your low riders are all full, and your high riders are all empty they will be completely accurate.
by jon price
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 283
Views: 55981

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

I note that Etched Pixels sell 1:148 kits with etched sides and a printed armature. That would be attractive to me in 4mm scale if the price was not too high. Even after 35 years of soldering coach kits, the prospect of building up a brass monocoque with un-jigged butt-joints is off-putting. If the...
by jon price
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: Operational entertainment...
Replies: 34
Views: 9410

Re: Operational entertainment...

On the LNWR (at least, probably many others) there were large numbers of passenger sets, far more than were required if they simply ran in and out of the main termini. Instead sets were often only worked a couple of times a day. An example diagram for a Crewe-Holyhead set in October 1913 spent eleve...
by jon price
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Carriage loading docks
Replies: 74
Views: 10671

Re: Carriage loading docks

The LNWR had several 20T boiler and platform trollies with a platform 2'4" above the ground. I guess that the NER was likely to have some as well. Is it possible that these specialist wagons were hired between companies, or specifically hired by the engine manufacturer?
by jon price
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: jon price
Topic: Connah's Quay: The Layout.
Replies: 5
Views: 4007

Re: Connah's Quay: The Layout.

Bridge building now in full swing. Construction using Slaters plasticard sheets and rivets, and Evergreen plastic section. Archers resin rivets will be applied to the cover panel. The girder bridge at Connah's Quay is long gone, and I have located no photos of the outside, so I have used the bridge ...
by jon price
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: early platform height?
Replies: 3
Views: 988

early platform height?

Can anyone tell me the height of platforms in the pre-grouping period before they were raised to the current standard? My standard sources (LNWR Portrayed etc) don't seem to have this information
by jon price
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: jon price
Topic: Connah's Quay: The Layout.
Replies: 5
Views: 4007

Re: Connah's Quay: The Layout.

Yes John. The Buckley wagons shouldn't be there. If they did get onto LNWR metal it would have been via the exchange sidings behind the station off to the right of the photo, and as far as I can tell they could only have been picked up by a train heading West so wouldn't make it on to the line to Ch...

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