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by andrewnummelin
Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: buffers for a bogie bolster wagon
Replies: 20
Views: 9395

Re: buffers for a bogie bolster wagon

Thanks Guys for the suggestions and thoughts. GIMP, and other programs with similar features, is extremely useful. However I've found a couple of problems, which can lead you into guess work again. The perspective corrections work well when one is dealing with a single plane (side of a rectangular w...
by andrewnummelin
Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: buffers for a bogie bolster wagon
Replies: 20
Views: 9395

Re: buffers for a bogie bolster wagon

but with 24" long buffers one would, I think, need non-standard 3-link couplings/draw hooks to give sufficient clearance between wagons. It does look as thouigh the drawhooks are packed out from the buffer beam by a few inches. Regards Keith Keith, I think you are right; but I doubt if the pac...
by andrewnummelin
Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:52 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: buffers for a bogie bolster wagon
Replies: 20
Views: 9395

buffers (and/or couplings) for a bogie bolster wagon

I fully agree that the buffers look longer than standard wagon ones, but with 24" long buffers one would, I think, need non-standard 3-link couplings/draw hooks to give sufficient clearance between wagons. I have little knowledge on couplings, but the ones on these wagons look normal to me. Pro...
by andrewnummelin
Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: buffers for a bogie bolster wagon
Replies: 20
Views: 9395

Re: buffers for a bogie bolster wagon

I believe this type of buffer was fitted to some of the stock in the Barnum & Bailey Circus train that toured Europe 1897-1906. The only "drawing" I know of showing these was one of the French diagrams published in the Model Railway Constructor (Nov. 1985 p. 588): this is difficult to ...
by andrewnummelin
Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: buffers for a bogie bolster wagon
Replies: 20
Views: 9395

buffers for a bogie bolster wagon

I have been having difficulty in identifying accurately buffer shapes from suppliers' web sites, and so far I have not seen anything that clearly resembles the ones shown in the photo. I'm not at all sure of their lengths: they look similar to ones on a different vehicle that were given on a diagram...
by andrewnummelin
Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: 2'4" disc wagon wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 4839

Re: 2'4" disc wagon wheels

Penrhos1920 wrote:
2'4"??? Anything to do with a certain AN(N&SW)D&R wagon or coach?

Richard


How did you guess? But I thought the coaches had larger wheels.
by andrewnummelin
Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: 2'4" disc wagon wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 4839

Re: 2'4" disc wagon wheels

Gents, Thanks for the suggestions. Options now seem to be (in order of increasing diameter...) 8.9mm Superoller - blackened brass 9.33mm home made - bright steel 9.63mm Proto:87 - weathered nickel silver 10.5mm Alan Gibson lowmac - blackened steel Unless any other options come up, I think I'll proba...
by andrewnummelin
Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: 2'4" disc wagon wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 4839

2'4" disc wagon wheels

Does anyone know of a source for such items?
Many moons ago I obtained a form tool for turning P4 wheels but I have only a small lathe (Unimat 3) and I have been led to believe that this cannot cope with such a tool. Does anyone have any advice on getting such wheels produced?
by andrewnummelin
Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: Layout Location
Topic: A New Railway Room
Replies: 6
Views: 4151

Re: A New Railway Room

I'd agree with almost everything Bob said. Here are few of my thoughts. Go for lots of insulation (floor and walls as well as the ceiling). Do the walls have a damp course? This may influence how you do the insulation. I've got 3" PS foam with a laminated "wood" floor over it and carp...
by andrewnummelin
Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Making Walschaerts' Valve Gear
Replies: 4
Views: 3701

Re: Making Walschaerts' Valve Gear

Thanks to all for the hints. On a modelling course a couple of years ago a well known tutor had a go and failed. We couldn't find a small enough saw blade and attempts to use the side of a drill as a mill also did not work. So I gave up and started a coach kit! The reference to 2mm is highly pertine...
by andrewnummelin
Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Making Walschaerts' Valve Gear
Replies: 4
Views: 3701

Making Walschaerts' Valve Gear

Over many years I've collected articles etc on aspects of modelling I thought would be useful but my selection criteria were obviously poor. I assumed for a long time that I would never need to scratch build Walschaerts' valve gear but I've now decided to have a go at a couple of locos and have foun...

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