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by jon price
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Rigid Chassis Locos?
Replies: 62
Views: 2018

Re: Rigid Chassis Locos?

So clearly mass hysteria is occurring. We are now onto rigid chassis with marginal sloptype springing to increase electrical conductivity, and Markits EM wheels with spacing washers on Romford axles.
by jon price
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Rigid Chassis Locos?
Replies: 62
Views: 2018

Re: Rigid Chassis Locos?

So converting RTR seems OK, probably because the small amnount of slop mimics compensation. However I am building my own chassis, so how about building in the same limited amount of (vertical I assume) slop?
by jon price
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Rigid Chassis Locos?
Replies: 62
Views: 2018

Rigid Chassis Locos?

i realise this may lead to me being marched out at the next ScaleFour exhibition, my card torn in two and a length of ready made track broken across the knee of the Chairman in front of me, but are there any members prepared to admity to simply running rigid chassis locos with success? (I'm thinking...
by jon price
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: end steps
Replies: 11
Views: 1279

Re: end steps

not too much work to cut brass strip?
by jon price
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Roseladden Wharf development
Replies: 5
Views: 496

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: 1234

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: 1234

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: 33306

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: 724

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: 3605

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: 5045

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: 3832

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: 5045

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: 4328

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: 1800

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: 1800

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: 33306

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: 2905

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: 2062

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: 103
Views: 19866

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: 1353

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: 3942

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: 285
Views: 57190

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: 9622

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...

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