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by philip-griffiths
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 132
Views: 6985

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

Thank you to all involved in putting together last Saturday’s event. A lot of time, thought and effort. I especially liked the visit to layouts which will not be leaving home for various reasons. I found all the demos I attended interesting. Don’t know if I’ll consider using dexion for a layout. I s...
by philip-griffiths
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Layouts
Topic: Southwark Bridge Layout
Replies: 15
Views: 504

Re: Southwark Bridge Layout

Been fascinated by how this layout would develop since seeing early pictures in the Scalefour News in the 90s. Beautifully crafted. Many thanks for putting these videos together and sharing your creation.
by philip-griffiths
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Local Goods on the main line
Replies: 11
Views: 555

Re: Local Goods on the main line

Any other pictures of the yard that would give ideas of coal merchants etc?

To be honest I have not seen many pictures of merchants coal wagons south of Hereford. I’m in England at present. Will look through the books on my return.
by philip-griffiths
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Local Goods on the main line
Replies: 11
Views: 555

Re: Local Goods on the main line

You will need coal trains heading north too. I don’t have my LNWR WTT to hand for the N&W route - it also includes the MTA and Sirhowy. Tredegar wagons have been photographed all over the north of England. The company supplied high quality steam coal and as it was served by the LNWR there was a ...
by philip-griffiths
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 354
Views: 98011

Re: The Burford Branch

I should also now ask for a degree in Ikea assembly.... I think we would all qualify for a degree (or at least a post-graduate diploma) in self-assembly furniture of various different makes! Fortunately, there was nothing of that sort this time, but when it comes to the main house move, probably ne...
by philip-griffiths
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 354
Views: 98011

Re: The Burford Branch

Moved daughter to Cirencester this week so totally understand the hot hot hot. Not a great week to be lugging furniture around. I should also now ask for a degree in Ikea assembly....
by philip-griffiths
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: How tall should cattle dock fencing be?
Replies: 24
Views: 2108

Re: How tall should cattle dock fencing be?

Two of the BRM team did a video about Highley and spent some time discussing the cattle dock.

https://youtu.be/Vs1U_jWa-as

Regards.
by philip-griffiths
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Guidelines for the SGW
Replies: 23
Views: 16040

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: 1344

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: 354
Views: 98011

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: 1772

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: 1772

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: 1772

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: 115
Views: 14148

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: 66
Views: 5584

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: 2923

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: 37905

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: 12846

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: 12846

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: 37905

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: 37905

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: 5865

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: 7319

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: 3531

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: 3531

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...

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