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by Craig Warton
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 121
Views: 48853

Re: wagon building progress.

Paul, Apologies for my not replying. various real life things have slowed my progress and I am now frantically trying to finalise things for a presentation for S4 North on wagon building (that is a shock). If you are inclined to look at an etch for the tarp support mechanism then you can certainly c...
by Craig Warton
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Brassmaster 4F The journey
Replies: 43
Views: 7043

Re: Brassmaster 4F The journey

Dave, I have been following your combat with the 4F with great interest as I have one stashed away in my wall of death. So, seeing what you have gone through I am at least prepared for things. I actually found a second one for sale out here that was very cheap (and a Deeley 0-4-0) so I had an impuls...
by Craig Warton
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Eileens Emporium Newsletter October 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 1511

Re: Eileens Emporium Newsletter October 2020

Oh how I wish it was that quick to Australia at the moment. I have an order still some where between eileens post office and my post box! It's been over a month so far... though it's been good to put my V2's aside and build some thing different... a signal box! :thumb I am finding our postal servic...
by Craig Warton
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 121
Views: 48853

Re: wagon building progress.

It has been a while between drinks so I thought I should do a quick update. As always, I have wagons on the go . I am still working through the in progress ones so I can make a change and do something different though. I am growing weary of wagons at the moment. One thing I did today was finish off ...
by Craig Warton
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Wizard of the Moor
Topic: 51L Iron Ore Hoppers
Replies: 37
Views: 6350

Re: 51L Iron Ore Hoppers

They really are looking very good, far better than I was expecting from earlier on when reality hit you in the face. I am amazed you have continued with them, I suspect if it was me fighting with these they would have been back in the cupboard quite a while back,

Regards,

Craig W
by Craig Warton
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 5717

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

Pitch black outside and dead quiet thanks to the curfew. No trams passing our door either thanks to road works further down the line. Our Melbourne meeting went on longer than anticipated so dinner was a bit rushed but the catering was up to the usual high standard. Thanks to the need to get to Sca...
by Craig Warton
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 135
Views: 14813

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

After my two children decided to get married and "ruined" my last attempt at getting to Scaleforum, I finally get to go to one. I have already informed my wife that I will be having a very late night, or early morning.

Looking forward to this.

Regards,

Craig Warton
by Craig Warton
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: New GWR Mink C photo?
Replies: 12
Views: 1314

New GWR Mink C photo?

I like looking at photos and have taken to bidding on negatives that interest me. Nothing too serious as it is just my love of photos that guide me. I found this negative on Ebay and won it. I have all the standard GWR works plus GWRJ etc and I cannot recall seeing it before so I am reasonably confi...
by Craig Warton
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Bill Bedford 3D wagon kits
Replies: 17
Views: 2776

Re: Bill Bedford 3D wagon kits

I bought two D299 5 plank wagons at Scaleforum 2018, mid grey colour. Built and painted that winter - Both are straight and square. Likewise. My two grey D299s were bought at Scaleforum 2018 and built and painted very soon after I retuned to Melbourne. No problems with warping. I suspect that paint...
by Craig Warton
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Bill Bedford 3D wagon kits
Replies: 17
Views: 2776

Re: Bill Bedford 3D wagon kits

I just found out that my three are in fact LNWR 2 plank wagons, in the same material as the one shown by dal-t. All wagons have a degree of bowing of the sides and with the centre being higher and the floor being visibly bowed. Two of them also have a twist as I have tried to show in the final photo...
by Craig Warton
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Bill Bedford 3D wagon kits
Replies: 17
Views: 2776

Re: Bill Bedford 3D wagon kits

billbedford wrote:Are these printed or cast resin?, ie dark or light grey?


Bill,

I have 3 x LNWR 3 plank wagons with the same issue. These are in a very dark grey (It looks near black to me) So I assume printed. They have all bowed inwards and the bowing has also affected the floor.

Regards,

Craig W
by Craig Warton
Sun May 31, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 121
Views: 48853

Re: wagon building progress.

Dave, many thanks for the idea of a jig to ensure I form the tarp rail consistently rather than getting lots of rejects. I am still going with the wagon building. two 3 plank wagons and a van are finished. I have 3 x 3 plank wagons, a four plank and one more van underway. After they get done there w...
by Craig Warton
Sat May 02, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: David B
Topic: Delivering the Goods
Replies: 34
Views: 11786

Re: Delivering the Goods

David, good to see someone else actually getting somewhere too. I really do like the Mites, sadly they are one of the ABS wagons I never obtained. My ready to paint, or finish painting collection currently runs to about 15 so I have some way to go to rival you. The LNWR cattle vans look very nice in...
by Craig Warton
Sat May 02, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 40134

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

I am one of those who posts on my own workbench, watches other things but does not often comment. I have been watching your progress on this and have to say the result is simply stunning. I suspect that boiler failure would have finished some people off (me!) but I really do like the way you resolve...
by Craig Warton
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 121
Views: 48853

Re: wagon building progress.

My last experience at trying to spring a white metal wagon kit did not end well. There was a variation between the castings that meat I would not line everything up properly. Rather than try and go through the same battle again I have decided to build my stock of white metal wagon kits "as is&q...
by Craig Warton
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 121
Views: 48853

Re: wagon building progress.

A printed support would be very fragile until installed. On the wagon, it would be braced by the tarpaulin rail itself, presumed to be made of brass wire, and then probably OK. The pivot mechanism would be the most vulnerable part. It could be printed to be robust or close to scale but not both. It...
by Craig Warton
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 121
Views: 48853

Re: wagon building progress.

"On page 280 of GWR Goods Wagons by Atkins et al (the wagon bible), figure 255 is a reproduction of the engineering drawing for a Diagram O4 Open A which shows the mechanism, but it is virtually useless due to the quality of reproduction. I assume that the original exists somewhere, but researc...
by Craig Warton
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 121
Views: 48853

Re: wagon building progress.

I was fortunate that I secured a number of sets of the Parkside mouldings before they were sold to Peco. At that time Parkside would sell you a specific sprue. The Southwark etch is another I acquired whilst SBM were active and the brake gear set was something that Ivan released that does not seem t...
by Craig Warton
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 121
Views: 48853

Re: wagon building progress.

Hi Mike,

The sides and ends are Coopercraft. I use the 1925 version of the O4 so I can avoid removing the terrible tarp rail that is moulded on the other version of the O4. I use the Morgan underframe because it has far more finesse than the rest of the CC kit.

Regards,

Craig
by Craig Warton
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 121
Views: 48853

Re: wagon building progress.

Some more progress and i now have the two O4 wagons ready for painting. I have a couple more of the Parkside - Dundas tarp mechanisms to use and then I will be switching over to using the Southwark Bridge etch version from a set of GWR brake components they released. It does not seem to have made th...
by Craig Warton
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 121
Views: 48853

Re: wagon building progress.

Hi Doug and David, I am still finishing off a few unfinished things (mostly wagons) that are not complete although I did lapse and start these two. Then I have a few horseboxes to finish off and the trivial little matter of a 517 and 3232 to get stuck into. I have two more weeks off work so I am hop...
by Craig Warton
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 121
Views: 48853

Re: wagon building progress.

My week of stay at home time has been reasonably productive. I have sorted a few things out and made good progress on the wagon front. Good progress is a relative thing, I am certainly not one of these people who churns things out at a lightning pace. I must admit though, that having seen the tribul...
by Craig Warton
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 121
Views: 48853

Re: wagon building progress.

Doug, my condolences on your Dad. It is a pretty crappy thing to go through. It happens to us all but is intensely personal too. I do agree on the modelling being good therapy and it is. My other distraction has been getting involved in cat rescue activities. I never really cared much for cats until...
by Craig Warton
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 121
Views: 48853

Re: wagon building progress.

So where has the year gone? In truth, 2019 was not the best year I have had. My In laws (who lived with us) both passed away and even when I had time the enthusiasm to model was a little lacking. Bits and pieces were done but it only the last few weeks that my modelling focus has kicked in again. Th...
by Craig Warton
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Non Railway Modelling
Replies: 26
Views: 5750

Re: Non Railway Modelling

John, I think it is good to see a bit of military modelling myself, good modelling is good regardless of what it is. What are the origins of the Panzer IV kit? It looks to be an a Ausf D or E refitted with a long 75mm and Schurzen. As you may guess, I am also interested in German WW2 ground forces a...

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