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by philip-griffiths
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Guidelines for the SGW
Replies: 23
Views: 14197

Re: Whatever happened to the SGW?

steve howe wrote:Has the SGW died a death? it all seemed so promising then seems to have withered away... I would have thought lockdown might have been an ideal opportunity to blow the dust off a few schemes?

Steve


I’ve been busier and had less (Make that no) time for modelling during lockdown......

Regards.
by philip-griffiths
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: 1962 film about BR signal engineers
Replies: 0
Views: 497

1962 film about BR signal engineers

Apologies if this has been posted before.

https://youtu.be/x4maPt3qFI4
by philip-griffiths
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 339
Views: 89582

Re: The Burford Branch

- the Bench drawing was what the bloke in the workshop actually built An interesting book, "Life at Brighton Locomotive Works" has the following tale : "Look Dan," says the Chief Draughtsman, "you know what we want you to fix up?" "Course I do. I've done it many t...
by philip-griffiths
Fri May 01, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Help with catch point
Replies: 21
Views: 1250

Re: Help with catch point

I’d prefer not to post the whole diagram as it is copyright the SRS. 18 is for moves as you point out Noel onto the Sirhowy Siding, as it is labelled on the diagram. It ran alongside the line uphill towards Sirhowy and beyond the signal box did have the cattle pens. In none of the photos I have is t...
by philip-griffiths
Fri May 01, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Help with catch point
Replies: 21
Views: 1250

Re: Help with catch point

Thanks Keith,

Yes must be protecting the crossing, that is what my thought was. what is interesting is that they worked off a single lever.

Noel - I'm Sirhowy valley born and bred.

regards
by philip-griffiths
Fri May 01, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Help with catch point
Replies: 21
Views: 1250

Re: Help with catch point

This is a 1948 photo by WACamwell showing Tredegar Station. The extract of the signal diagram is From the Signal Record Society. The catch points are at the end of what were called the goods loop and the middle road. They were used for storing carriages. Behind the photographer was the level Crossin...
by philip-griffiths
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 113
Views: 10436

Re: Scaleforum 2020

The talk amongst the university sector is that if they relax back to ‘social distancing’ then the next clamp down will be at the start of the Autumn semester, and Scaleforum occurs right at the start of that. So that begs the question about how we begin teaching and deliver lab based courses in scie...
by philip-griffiths
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 62
Views: 4039

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: 2302

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: 33337

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: 11333

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: 11333

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: 33337

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: 33337

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: 5315

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: 6359

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: 3068

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: 3068

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: 3068

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: 3068

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: 3068

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: 76
Views: 19464

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: 33337

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: 1748

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: 1905

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

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