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by philip-griffiths
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 18
Views: 610

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

First thanks for this post and the info. No79 was trialed at Tredegar in the late 30s. There are pictures of her at one station checking platform clearances. Whatever they were looking at she was not followed by any more of the class until after nationalisation when 121, 141 and 171 came to Abergave...
by philip-griffiths
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Track for battery/radio control?
Replies: 28
Views: 1535

Re: Track for battery/radio control?

Sorry if someone else has mentioned this...

would this mean that wheels would no longer need to be metal?
by philip-griffiths
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 28529

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Balcombe does hit you with its size. I was pleased to note that Rod was happier towards the end of the day than he was at opening. What I like about Balcombe is that a 10 coach train can be lost in the landscape. I remember seeing Chiltern Green as a child at the Bristol Show, with its sense of a ra...
by philip-griffiths
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side
Replies: 40
Views: 9579

Re: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side

Staying close to Wembley Stadium for the weekend, so will need to be aware of train times back into London, but willing to join a group looking for food after the close of events at Scaleforum on the Saturday. If all else fails there should be room on or near my table at the Old Millwrights [booked...
by philip-griffiths
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side
Replies: 40
Views: 9579

Re: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side

Staying close to Wembley Stadium for the weekend, so will need to be aware of train times back into London, but willing to join a group looking for food after the close of events at Scaleforum on the Saturday.
by philip-griffiths
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 28529

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Rod, was looking forward to seeing Burntisland, now I'm adding Balcombe to the list, well done on some great modelling. I do find the ONLY disadvantage of being retired is that I have to pay to travel :( employment not paying for this trip Paul. The people who want me in London for the meetings are...
by philip-griffiths
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 28529

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Rod,

was looking forward to seeing Burntisland, now I'm adding Balcombe to the list, well done on some great modelling.

regards

Philip - doing around 900miles via Heathrow, having managed to combine Scalefour with meetings in London in the week prior to the event :D
by philip-griffiths
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: Why the big windows?
Replies: 23
Views: 4679

Re: Why the big windows?

The one scene looked like Blencathra.
by philip-griffiths
Wed May 22, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 42
Views: 5348

Re: Brassmasters J94

Jim, I recalled seeing an article on this kit some years ago. I thought it was Rail Model Digest, but it turned out to be in the much missed MORILL, September 1995, by Geraint Hughes with a response from Allan Sibley to Geraint's comments. 8 pages. Some illustrations, but Morill was better known for...
by philip-griffiths
Mon May 20, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Wagon fleet compostion
Replies: 19
Views: 2584

Re: Wagon fleet compostion

Unfortunately looking at the composition of freight trains on a lot of layouts, the message Don was trying to say does not appear to have been heard. Tim. His comments on freight was I think the most pertinent, followed by carriages. There is still a tendency to ignore common user principles by som...
by philip-griffiths
Sun May 19, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Wagon fleet compostion
Replies: 19
Views: 2584

Re: Wagon fleet compostion

Martin. Your comments are valid and it is what I did for my own planned layouts. In fact Don’s findings and suggestions would not match my findings but it did make me think about all aspects of rolling stock including the need for many more basic opens than other wagons. However I can see why Don wr...
by philip-griffiths
Wed May 15, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Wagon fleet compostion
Replies: 19
Views: 2584

Re: Wagon fleet compostion

It would be an interesting exercise also to think about whether or not the numbers Don Rowland quotes changed by the mid/late 60s, for example, neglecting the fact that British Railways had a variety of different locos, as a result of the modernisation plan across the power classifications, look at...
by philip-griffiths
Wed May 15, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Wagon fleet compostion
Replies: 19
Views: 2584

Re: Wagon fleet compostion

Noel wrote:I wonder if EditorTim could get permission from the copyright holder to do a reprint in the S4News?


I think that is an excellent suggestion.

regards
by philip-griffiths
Tue May 14, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Wagon fleet compostion
Replies: 19
Views: 2584

Re: Wagon fleet compostion

Well said Tim. In fact I would suggest that revisiting Don Rowland's articles would be useful for the current generation of modellers who never saw the original articles. I had the benefit of being handed a load of Model Railway 1970s back-issues 25yrs ago and those particular articles put me on the...
by philip-griffiths
Tue May 07, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 67
Views: 16840

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

I am interested in an etch.

What else is required to complete please so that I can determine the total cost? Wheels, gear set?

Many thanks.
by philip-griffiths
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 28529

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Dear Terry,

what tools would one need to bring if signing up for the track building seminars? It has an implication as to whether hold luggage is booked or not.

regards
by philip-griffiths
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: LNWR G2 kit on eBay
Replies: 3
Views: 1583

Re: LNWR G2 kit on eBay

The great thing about the Brassmaster's kit is the ability to build the round top boiler version which gives you variety with the Bachmann which is only available with the Belpaire boiler.

regards
by philip-griffiths
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: English Goods Sheds
Replies: 4
Views: 1733

English Goods Sheds

When searching for information on LNWR Wooden buildings I found this interesting publication by Historic England.

https://content.historicengland.org.uk/ ... house.pdf/

regards

Philip
by philip-griffiths
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Private Owner Wagons
Replies: 20
Views: 2887

Re: Private Owner Wagons

I found these books from the early 1970s when reviewing the WRRC listing: The Modeller's Sketchbook of Private Owner Wagons Books 1-3. The first one had photo I have elsewhere of Nine Mile Point Colliery with Tredegar wagons. Looks an interesting set of books. Tim - if you are modelling the Edwardia...
by philip-griffiths
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Private Owner Wagons
Replies: 20
Views: 2887

Re: Private Owner Wagons

Tim there are some good links given already. Line histories will give you some idea of what was happening for your area you are modelling. In terms of POW, the range is huge, what specifically were you interested in - minerals, tank wagons? POWs were different to Iain Rice's books are useful in term...
by philip-griffiths
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Andrew Ullyott
Topic: Cheddar
Replies: 54
Views: 12841

Re: Cheddar

Screwfix, Axminster all sell similar looking items. Amazon also, they sell them in pairs for £40.00
by philip-griffiths
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Newport and Gwent (NAGNAG)
Topic: NAGNAG Open Day Sunday 29th July 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 12493

Re: NAGNAG Open Day Sunday 4th March 2018

Rodney, if the plan was to go up the valley then there would have been two options, a new line on the Crickhowell side, or to use the canal. there was an option at one stage for a branch from Govilon to Brecon on the canal. So if building a line on the north side of the Use, then I suppose according...
by philip-griffiths
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Newport and Gwent (NAGNAG)
Topic: NAGNAG Open Day Sunday 29th July 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 12493

Re: NAGNAG Open Day Sunday 4th March 2018

Rodney, Now if you open the opportunity that trains were extended from the VoN, you could try and claim that in GWR days a service was initiated from Llanastr to Abergavenny, via the curve at Maesycwmmer. My head is doing summersaults trying to work out where Blackbrook would be in the town. regards
by philip-griffiths
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Newport and Gwent (NAGNAG)
Topic: NAGNAG Open Day Sunday 29th July 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 12493

Re: NAGNAG Open Day Sunday 4th March 2018

Rodney,

Like the new pages. So Abergavenny..... What is history behind this line? is it going to be GWR (hateful interlopers in LWNR territory) or is it going to be a joy with blackberry and cream 4-wheeler carriages and black locos with red numberplates?

regards

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