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by jon price
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: tracklaying: turnouts
Replies: 2
Views: 505

tracklaying: turnouts

This ia a US example of installing/replacing a turnout. The video is 42 minutes. It condenses four days of crew on site. How does our own turnout installation compare? Points that ocurr to me are that this uses a pre-assembled unit, but it looks a lot more drable than most pre-assembled turnouts of ...
by jon price
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: 1938 SR coaches query
Replies: 18
Views: 957

Re: 1938 SR coaches query

might not be hanging over the edge of the building but the 20ft drop to the roof would have uncomfortable results
by jon price
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Brassmasters Axle Setting Jig
Replies: 7
Views: 805

Re: Brassmasters Axle Setting Jig

You could temporarily solder on an extension strip allowing you to set the distance from a surplus axle on the extension strip to the far axle and the center axle, then unsolder the extension strip and axle. Or you could rig the same thing in wood with a fixed offset axle, and a space to hold the ch...
by jon price
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Bill Bedford 3D wagon kits
Replies: 17
Views: 1670

Re: Bill Bedford 3D wagon kits

Just looked at my Mousa models kits bought some time back and currently resting in the to-do pile. Two glass wagons, and three single plank. All in original bubble wrap packets inside cardboard boxes. All kits in light grey material. No warping in any dimension.
by jon price
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery
Replies: 413
Views: 138044

Re: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery

It would appear that some venues have already cancelled bookings for 2021(model railway and other) exhibitions. The ones I am aware of are in colleges and schools, so Scalefour North might well be at risk.
by jon price
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Material Stand
Replies: 43
Views: 3530

Re: EBMA Material Stand

Dimensions please? I know the bottom slots are for A4, but I can't work out the rest.
by jon price
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Suspension for bogie coaches
Replies: 28
Views: 1963

Re: Suspension for bogie coaches

Well to be picky, spings are not enough. You need springing dampers, and radial steering as well.
by jon price
Tue May 19, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Andy W
Topic: GWR query
Replies: 18
Views: 1714

Re: GWR query

The GWR link given above shows the brown line being 1/8" wide, and separated from the black panel moulding by 1/8". I can't see that being visible at normal viewing conditions in anything smaller than the engineering scales. If there was a bigger cream gap then you might have to start thin...
by jon price
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Water Tenders. Modified?
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Re: Water Tenders. Modified?

Thanks, useful info.
by jon price
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Water Tenders. Modified?
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Water Tenders. Modified?

I'm looking at a photo of a surplus tender in use as a "water tender" by the WD. I know railway companies often used superannuated tenders as various kinds of liquid store. The question I have concerns the coal bit. Obviously the water tank can be used to contain water, but leaving the coa...
by jon price
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Guy Rixon
Topic: D95 banana van
Replies: 20
Views: 1718

Re: D95 banana van

Yes. I have one of the one piece prints D46 prints from some time back. I'm very unhappy with it, as to clean up the rough surface I would lose all the detail, so basically would just have a plain box. Maybe better in the superfine stuff but just shy of £50 for a wagon body and still needing wheels,...
by jon price
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Guy Rixon
Topic: D95 banana van
Replies: 20
Views: 1718

Re: D95 banana van

As you probably are aware "really definitely need" is a railway modelling term for "would quite like", but having said that the D87 express 10ton van, and the D46 refrigerator 6ton van are the ones I have my eye on. They fill the gap between the early 15'6" outside framed va...
by jon price
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Guy Rixon
Topic: D95 banana van
Replies: 20
Views: 1718

Re: D95 banana van

This kit component design looks really good. I would need more info on banana traffic to justify some of these, but I can probably make up an argument for why I need one in 1906. And of course once you have done this it will be only a small step design-wise to the 16ft 6ton vans which I really defin...
by jon price
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: jon price
Topic: A new prevarication
Replies: 13
Views: 5668

Re: A new prevarication

An interesting project Jon. What was the source of the machine tool models please? [Terry Bendall The starting point for the machine tools was the Faller set, (Machine Shiop Interior Equipment 272-180604) which although 1/87 has useful bits. The lathe for instance is pretty well the right size, as ...
by jon price
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: jon price
Topic: A new prevarication
Replies: 13
Views: 5668

Re: A new prevarication

The line of supply for the BEF in 1939/40 was via ports westwards from Fecamp, including Le Havre, Caen, Cherbourg,St.Maslo, Brest and St Nazaire, so rail transport was required for all troop movement (initially including going off and on leave) and supply. The rationale was that the closer channel ...
by jon price
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: jon price
Topic: A new prevarication
Replies: 13
Views: 5668

Re: A new prevarication

Started before lockdown so not eligible for the challenge. Vans of one of the two Moble Railway Workshops run by 155 Railway Workshop Coy RE in the Rennes and St Nazaire in 1940. No1 Workshop was under the command of 2Lieut William Stanier (son of the LMS CME) at St Nazaire; No2 Workshop, under the ...
by jon price
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: barrowroad
Topic: The Ambulance & Mutual Improvement Shed
Replies: 5
Views: 763

Re: The Ambulance & Mutual Improvement Shed

Very neat hut construction. I'm also using York tile strips. Are you painting/colouring/weathering them? If so how?
by jon price
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: AK Weathering Wash for Panzer Grey...
Replies: 54
Views: 4246

Re: AK Weathering Wash for Panzer Grey...

I agree with Mr.Rixon. These photographs are taken from close up. We rarely (if ever) view our rolling stock from this close on a regular basis. We have to accept that as a result our rolling stock is an artistic impression designed to have an impact at a distane, not a detailed replica of a close u...
by jon price
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: jon price
Topic: Tracklaying
Replies: 18
Views: 4735

Re: Tracklaying

Hi Richard The cork/rubber composition is from Javis. The strip I used has square edges but a bevel split in the middle (just visible in the photo). If it is pulled apart and the square edges placed together it can be laid as a trackbed with a slope each side, or left as it is it can be assembled in...
by jon price
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread
Replies: 40
Views: 3474

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread

I think horses (or sleeping cats) are the most likely to stand still for scanning. The ones outside horseguards, and police horses seem to do it pretty well.
by jon price
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: jon price
Topic: Connah's Quay: The Layout.
Replies: 17
Views: 5840

Re: Connah's Quay: The Layout.

Thanks for all the input, and in other circumstances I might follow the advice BUT there is so little left at Connah's Quay (One building you can look at, one I didn't risk asking for access to, an embankment wall, a stretch of wall deliniating one side of the railway for ashort distance, and the wa...
by jon price
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: jon price
Topic: Connah's Quay: The Layout.
Replies: 17
Views: 5840

Re: Connah's Quay: The Layout.

To Flymo: wonderfully faithful, for a given definition of faithful To Richard: the layout is currently up a ladder, through a narrow hatch with low roof clearance, and in the attic. I fear many CRAGGIES would find it a hard visit. The good news is that I am attempting to make it as transportable as ...
by jon price
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: jon price
Topic: Connah's Quay: The Layout.
Replies: 17
Views: 5840

Re: Connah's Quay: The Layout.

Re: building off the templates. The printed one are from the Exactoscale kits, so fairly straightforward. The general lie of the land sidings can be done by eye (this is the Buckley Railway we are building, not the Premier Line) For the curving line out from the bridge I'm intending to make a cardbo...
by jon price
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: jon price
Topic: Connah's Quay: The Layout.
Replies: 17
Views: 5840

Re: Connah's Quay: The Layout.

Aah! A trackplan! The track started off as a plan prepared by the GCR prior to takeover. In practice the layout is (as usual) a slightly modified version of reality and the original trackplan was prepared using the TRAX software in a book about making track. Unfortunately I had to upgrade my compute...
by jon price
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: jon price
Topic: Connah's Quay: The Layout.
Replies: 17
Views: 5840

Connah's Quay: building progress

As a result of Lockdown (but not suitable for the challenge as I started these when we started our own lockdown in advance of the official one) The buildings on Dock Road are progressing rapidly. Here we have No.28 (occupied on the 1907 census, but I mislaid my notes), The Pilots Office, and Coppack...

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