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by Craig Warton
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 44xx Kits
Replies: 20
Views: 1381

Re: GWR 44xx Kits

I had a look at my Mitchell 44 and 45 kits and realised that the 45 kit includes the majority of parts needed to do 45xx as an additional etch. I think that if you get a 45XX kit you may be able to convert it to a 44XX. That being said, the last 44XX I saw on Ebay was the one I snaffled as a buy it ...
by Craig Warton
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 226
Views: 45688

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Having developed an interest in SRM's after reading the Lewis book, I managed to hunt out a Mallard kit albeit missing some bits. i had some very generous help in hunting down the castings I needed. Then Jeremy released the SRM unit so I purchased one of them. Now I shall purchase the rest of it whe...
by Craig Warton
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Guy Rixon
Topic: GWR AA7 toad
Replies: 21
Views: 5932

Re: GWR AA7 toad

That looks very good Guy and nice to see someone else gradually finishing long term projects off! Out of curiosity, for the period you are modelling (Pre WW1?) have you seen photos showing the handrails painted white? It is one of those things I have looked at from time to time and I had formed an i...
by Craig Warton
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 16" Std Bagnall 0-6-0 industrial tank
Replies: 16
Views: 1567

Re: 16" Std Bagnall 0-6-0 industrial tank

Gordon,

Put me down as interested please. I had an Impetus kit that was killed in a house move!

Regards,

Craig W
by Craig Warton
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 268
Views: 66247

Re: The Burford Branch

They are upside down for me.

I have a Mac and live in Australia. Maybe they cancel each other out.

Regards,

Craig W
by Craig Warton
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 84
Views: 26446

Re: wagon building progress.

It is with some considerable shame that I surface after nearly a year with out a post. I would love to report that it has been a productive year, but sadly no. My son was married in June 2018 and my Daughter was married in October 2018. So last year was a little bit crazy and I rather fell into a bi...
by Craig Warton
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 226
Views: 45688

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

I am another who must say "me too" I have a Mallard 59' kit to modernize and a Kemilway 70' etch to equip - so I will be interested in the 70' version as well if that is on the radar.

Regards,

Craig Warton
by Craig Warton
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: D&S 04 Siphon help
Replies: 10
Views: 2387

Re: D&S 04 Siphon help

DougN wrote:Sorry I did mean to get some photos last night... problem of time escaping faster than expected.


All good Doug, reality intrudes. It would be hard to cover anything that David had missed too. Even I can work it out now!

Craig Warton
by Craig Warton
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Ultrascale now closed to new orders
Replies: 51
Views: 8089

Re: Ultrascale now closed to new orders

I have always work on the idea that when I order a kit I order the wheels from Ultrascale at the same time. Like many, I have (far) more than enough to keep me occupied already so the waiting time is not really an issue for me. Using the same system, I also have good stocks of carriage and wagon whe...
by Craig Warton
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: D&S 04 Siphon help
Replies: 10
Views: 2387

Re: D&S 04 Siphon help

David and Doug, Many thanks for the replies and to David in particular for the photos and explanation which make things clear. The idea of the Bill Bedford w-irons is a clever one and I will try that on the next one. I was unhappy with the drag that the centre w-iron caused (it rolled like a brick) ...
by Craig Warton
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: D&S 04 Siphon help
Replies: 10
Views: 2387

D&S 04 Siphon help

I am currently building a D&S 04 Siphon and finding the instructions "challenging" in parts. I blundered my way through the centre axle, but I do not understand how to fit the etched spring hanger brackets. I am probably just being extremely thick today. Can someone please put me out o...
by Craig Warton
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Ultrascale now closed to new orders
Replies: 51
Views: 8089

Re: Ultrascale now closed to new orders

Thanks. It's quite a unique personalised service for the modern world. It avoids capital being tied up in stock I suppose but where demand is known (extant orders) all the time and effort to change machinery for each peculiar order in turn seems an unusual investment of resources for any business. S...
by Craig Warton
Sun May 27, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 84
Views: 26446

Re: wagon building progress.

Time really does get away doesn't it? It seems to be a very short time since I posted an update but I find with alarm that it was 6 weeks ago. the good news is that I have been plodding along with things. any progress is better than no progress. The cattle wagon and the Loriot are both "nearly ...
by Craig Warton
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 84
Views: 26446

Re: wagon building progress.

Thanks for that Alan. I should have looked of course, but now I have no excuse not to fit reasonably correct wheels.

Regards,

Craig
by Craig Warton
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 84
Views: 26446

Re: wagon building progress.

Hi Philip, Your friends are correct that the Toads do appear to have had a 10 spoke wheel - but also 3' 2" diameter too just to complicate things. I am not sure if you can get a standard wagon wheel in 10 spoke form, so I shall have to live with the 8 spoke wheels. You are correct that I use Ul...
by Craig Warton
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 84
Views: 26446

Re: wagon building progress.

Colin, after reading your comment I had a look at the wagon to contemplate things. After that, I looked at the drawing again and noticed that for some reason the buffer height on a Loriot D is actually 3' 3". So the buffer height is actually fairly close to correct and I am a goose for not doub...
by Craig Warton
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 84
Views: 26446

Re: wagon building progress.

Funnily enough John, the photo you mention is the one I am using as a sort of guide. I think that might be a late modification but I shall convince myself that it was earlier. I fitted the lever brake today and it looks rather nice now but I shall be glad to see the end of it! Of course, I then look...
by Craig Warton
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 84
Views: 26446

Re: wagon building progress.

Time for a small update on things. I am continuing to whittle my way through the started and put aside pile and valiantly resisting the temptation to start something new. Sort of anyway. First up is a Perseverance W3 small cattle wagon. Can I just say the brand is well named? There is nothing very w...
by Craig Warton
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 84
Views: 26446

Re: wagon building progress.

David, Many thanks indeed for that. I wanted to do a "quick" P4 conversion using a RTR item because the TOAD is one of the few RTR items that legitimately fits into my early 1920s period. I do not have sufficient experience or running to know if such a long wheelbase item will function sat...
by Craig Warton
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 84
Views: 26446

Re: wagon building progress.

I did not look at the forum for a couple of days and there are comments. My bad! It would be nice to explain how I managed to fit springing to the Hornby Toad, But I didn't. I had to grind the w-irons out from the inside, and knock the ends off the axles to fit them in but it is rigid. Will it work?...
by Craig Warton
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 84
Views: 26446

Re: wagon building progress.

Doug, I have been following your posts. It is heartening to see someone else ploddingb their way though things. Sprung buffers are thing I contemplate a bit. Some items are relatively easy to spring and I do them. Self contained buffers and 1907 RCH wagons (or similar length wagons) are a bit more p...
by Craig Warton
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 84
Views: 26446

Re: wagon building progress.

Well, it has been an excessively long time between updates. In August we went on a cruise which was most enjoyable. Back in the real world, i have been feeding a colony of cats at my work and rehoming them. I brought a lovely little 7 month old kitten home ("Lola") and it turned out that s...
by Craig Warton
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Custom Transfers
Replies: 6
Views: 1505

Re: Custom Transfers

Lindsay, i have had custom transfers done by Fox Transfers. these were the two types of Not common user marking used by the GWR. I was happy with the pricing, so I would suggest sending them some information on what you want. The quality is excellent, as I find the Fox Transfers usually are. Regards...
by Craig Warton
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Jeremy Good
Topic: Wagon Corner
Replies: 18
Views: 5329

Re: Wagon Corner

Very well done indeed. It is always good to see someone making progress on things. Slow but steady still beats doing nothing at all - keep at it!

Regards,

Craig W
by Craig Warton
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Brian Morgan Chassis and Iron Mink Instructions
Replies: 26
Views: 6453

Re: Brian Morgan Chassis and Iron Mink Instructions

Jeremy, When you mentioned that you would put instructions up on your work bench thread I did not quite anticipate this. Absolutely brilliant. Superb instructions and one of the very best blow by blow wagon builds I have ever seen. I have a few wagons to finish off first, but I suspect that one of m...

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