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by Craig Warton
Sun May 31, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 111
Views: 35327

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: 8983

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: 209
Views: 22194

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: 111
Views: 35327

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: 111
Views: 35327

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: 111
Views: 35327

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: 111
Views: 35327

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: 111
Views: 35327

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: 111
Views: 35327

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: 111
Views: 35327

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: 111
Views: 35327

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: 111
Views: 35327

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: 111
Views: 35327

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: 3506

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...
by Craig Warton
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 44xx Kits
Replies: 20
Views: 2543

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: 236
Views: 58457

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: 7993

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: 2620

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: 337
Views: 88642

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: 111
Views: 35327

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: 236
Views: 58457

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: 3079

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 Updates
Replies: 55
Views: 11171

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: 3079

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: 3079

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...

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