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by Noel
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 60
Views: 3788

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

If you feel that these layout videos are going to offend your sensibilities I would suggest that you don't watch A bit harsh, Danny. I, as you quoted :!: , have already stated I will expect to have the sound off for anything I watch. I enjoy listening to music, but it has to be my choice of what an...
by Noel
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 60
Views: 3788

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

If this is Scaleforum, albeit virtual, why is there music at all? There is none at Scaleforum normally. For myself, anything I watch I will probably turn the sound off anyway...
by Noel
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Local Goods on the main line
Replies: 11
Views: 464

Re: Local Goods on the main line

So, taking the scenario that loaded coal wagons came North from Hereford on the Up local in the morning (09:10 dep) as read: 1) I have assumed the train engine would have removed any empties from the siding before putting in any new loaded coal wagons 2) Was it compulsory for a local train to take ...
by Noel
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Formation (and size) of a pick-up goods train
Replies: 20
Views: 485

Re: Formation (and size) of a pick-up goods train

They may not even have run non-stop as, with their slower speed, looping or setting back to allow a faster passenger service to pass may well have been required en route, the booked timings would have made it clear whether that was actually the case. Non-stop in railway usage meant no stops for tra...
by Noel
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Formation (and size) of a pick-up goods train
Replies: 20
Views: 485

Re: Formation (and size) of a pick-up goods train

And for Peter's period, of course, no "common user", so 'foreign' empties had to be returned asap, which usually meant empty.
by Noel
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Formation (and size) of a pick-up goods train
Replies: 20
Views: 485

Re: Formation (and size) of a pick-up goods train

ran as "express goods" for part of the journey. Does this mean they had to attach the vacuum brakes or did express just mean non-stop in this instance and just a change of headcode? I'm not familiar with GW WTTs, but BR WR ones showed the class of train by means of a letter at the top of ...
by Noel
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Local Goods on the main line
Replies: 11
Views: 464

Re: Local Goods on the main line

I have assumed that the foreign wagon would have have been exchanged at Hereford where the Midland had connections Reasonable; the main consideration is whether or not it is an RCH recognised transfer point, which I would have thought it would be. In 1912 1505 was a Shrewsbury engine but I would ha...
by Noel
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Formation (and size) of a pick-up goods train
Replies: 20
Views: 485

Re: Formation (and size) of a pick-up goods train

Circa 1955 it is likely that most VB wagons spent most of their time running without the brake operative because it was not connected up. BR were trying to increase the number of express goods, which required VB wagons, either throughout or as a 'fitted head', so under the 1955 modernisation plan BR...
by Noel
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Formation (and size) of a pick-up goods train
Replies: 20
Views: 485

Re: Formation (and size) of a pick-up goods train

I have been pondering a similar issue but for a main line. I have assumed that the up Local Goods would have dropped off full coal wagons. And the down would have collected the empties. But where in the train would the empties be put? Would the rest of the train remain in station order and the empt...
by Noel
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Formation (and size) of a pick-up goods train
Replies: 20
Views: 485

Re: Formation (and size) of a pick-up goods train

Pick-up goods [Class K in 1955, I think, later Class 9] were always worked unfitted, whatever the status of the wagons involved. Traffic for any given station would normally be kept together, although a private siding, for example, which faced the other way to the yard might sometimes be worked sepa...
by Noel
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: New GWR Mink C photo?
Replies: 12
Views: 415

Re: New GWR Mink C photo?

What I don't know is which of the wagons in the photo is a GWR Mink C. The big one nearer the photographer. It has 4 shoe DCIII brakes, as it was built with VB. The V33 behind it is not VB and so is just a Mink. I can see a brake handle, V hanger and ratchet on the far side, but nothing else - no b...
by Noel
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: New GWR Mink C photo?
Replies: 12
Views: 415

Re: New GWR Mink C photo?

Also the wagon behind appears to only have brakes on one side. It has 2 shoe Morton, with the brake shoes on the side with the reversing clutch, which was standard practice. There is a cross shaft, which is largely hidden behind the axle, but it is clear that the relationship between lever and &quo...
by Noel
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: What 5-plank wagon is this and what livery should it be?
Replies: 10
Views: 635

Re: What 5-plank wagon is this and what livery should it be?

Nice photos Jeremy. Seconded. The wagons with 8 shoe clasp brakes and secondary suspension were built as VB by the LMSR or by BR to the LMSR design, possibly with minor variations, so far as I know [Justin may correct me]. The rest were built VB by BR, with the exception of the last two, both of wh...
by Noel
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: What 5-plank wagon is this and what livery should it be?
Replies: 10
Views: 635

Re: What 5-plank wagon is this and what livery should it be?

The left hand wagon appears to be a LMSR or BR built unfitted vehicle, correctly painted grey for an unfitted wagon, but with brake gear which is difficult to identify. The 3mm model is an LNER 6-plank unfitted with 2 shoe Morton brake, in BR condition; as it has a wooden underframe it would never h...
by Noel
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: 1938 SR coaches query
Replies: 18
Views: 830

Re: 1938 SR coaches query

I agree that the right hand coach appears to be a motor driver - the shoe gear seems to be just about visible on the bogie the right hand end, and it looks as though it is the end vehicle. The second coach is a 10 compartment, but it isn't possible to tell what the third coach is [for me anyway - th...
by Noel
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: First steps in track building and P4.
Replies: 33
Views: 1583

Re: First steps in track building and P4.

1x Track gauge, triangular, for automatic gauge widening. I would suggest that two gauges will make life significantly easier. I don't use triangular gauges, but have come across suggestions that they can hold the rail head vertical, which results in instant gauge narrowing when you remove them, as...
by Noel
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Running out of coal.
Replies: 13
Views: 759

Re: Running out of coal.

I thought I paraphrased E S Cox fairly well, but since you know better here is the relevant page with the paragraph concerned marked. I wasn't saying I knew better, Keith, or concerned about your paraphrasing; I'm sorry if I gave a different impression. I did say I didn't know about the context of ...
by Noel
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Running out of coal.
Replies: 13
Views: 759

Re: Running out of coal.

There are a number of other factors as well: Was the loco coaled by the crew that brought it on shed, in which case they probably didn't pull the remaining coal forward, especially if they were late for the end of their shift, or was it done by a preparation crew with many other locos to prepare and...
by Noel
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Running out of coal.
Replies: 13
Views: 759

Re: Running out of coal.

Stories in the books as well about steam raising on locos which then absented themselves because the handbrake was not on and the regulator was slightly open. Locos on their own would move on far less than their normal working pressure. It isn't strictly relevant, but fireless locos would work for s...
by Noel
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Boiler Bands
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Re: Boiler Bands

It occurs to me that during this pandemic thingy, we should all have some vinyl (or equivalent) gloves which could be used during the application of the tape. This should help stop the transfer of body oils onto the model. Must give it a try. Disposable Latex gloves are certainly available - they a...
by Noel
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 55
Views: 3696

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Thanks Noel. Have you got a picture of this. https://www.flickr.com/photos/gricerman/8498142541/ and https://thetransportlibrary.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=159811&search=Newton+Abbot+area Neither shows a particularly wonderful view of the cab, so I have included https:...
by Noel
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 55
Views: 3696

Re: Mike G's catch up.

I was in two minds about telling you this, but, being from an early batch, 73024 had the door attached to the cab, which had rear pillars and the bellows between cab and tender. I am open to correction, but so far as I know, although later batches had a different arrangement with no rear pillars and...
by Noel
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Which 3-link coupling? Please show your favourites
Replies: 21
Views: 1549

Re: Which 3-link coupling? Please show your favourites

Le Corbusier wrote:How strong/Brittle are these Bill? .... they look great


So they do, as does the wagon, but presumably they are printed, and therefore rigid? If so they are not functional.
by Noel
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: A few things on my workbench
Replies: 46
Views: 3596

Re: A few things on my workbench

Gerry specifically refers in the article in MRJ216 to the position of the roundel Hornby had used on the model he had, and the location of the number on the groom's door. It seems clear to me from his description that his Hornby model was following the layout shown in the 'as built' photo in Russell...

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