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by andrewnummelin
Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Society Gauge Widening Tool
Replies: 325
Views: 51210

Re: Society Gauge Widening Tool

... Gauge_widening.pdf Regards Nice numbers here! Note the plain track gauge - if you model modern image and use P4 standards you already have some gauge widening. (I remember learning over half a century ago that London Underground and British Railways used different gauges. I've often wondered wh...
by andrewnummelin
Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Dean Bogies
Replies: 11
Views: 2697

Re: Dean Bogies

There are small scale reproductions in "A Pictorial Record of Great Western Coaches including the brown vehicles Part 1 (1838-1913)" by J. H. Russell; Oxford Publishing Company, 1972; SBN 90288803X. Most, but not all, of the dimensions are readable. The 6'4" bogie is on page 89, the 8...
by andrewnummelin
Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: andrewnummelin
Topic: some other things
Replies: 14
Views: 4238

some other things

As a change from working on signals, I've started to use some of the things learnt at Great Missenden together with helpful information from other parts of this Forum. As the weather has turned a bit chilly I thought I'd aim for some heat and set off on the road paved with good intentions... - do so...
by andrewnummelin
Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: andrewnummelin
Topic: PC&NR and other things.
Replies: 24
Views: 10950

Re: PC&NR and other things.

All the signals were finally installed a few weeks ago, but functioning of several is very poor despite them working OK on the bench. Improvements will have to wait until after most of the scenery has been finished (next century??). fig1.JPG Don't copy this installation - there was room for point mo...
by andrewnummelin
Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Typical dimensions of Mid 19th century locos
Replies: 6
Views: 2354

Re: Typical dimensions of Mid 19th century locos

The Manchester Science Museum Beyer Peacock collection has a lot of general arrangement drawings of early locos: here's a link to an 1860 Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway 2-2-2: http://emu.msim.org.uk/web/objects/common/webmedia.php?irn=15246 . And to a page around that period: http://emu.msim.org.u...
by andrewnummelin
Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Typical dimensions of Mid 19th century locos
Replies: 6
Views: 2354

Re: Typical dimensions of Mid 19th century locos

Jim, Many thanks, and especially to Euan, for the detailed analysis that confirmed some of my guesses and explained loads more. This will be extremely useful for several projects that are on my wish list. As I've had help from the USA on the CAD program I am starting to use, the next loco will have ...
by andrewnummelin
Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:25 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Typical dimensions of Mid 19th century locos
Replies: 6
Views: 2354

Typical dimensions of Mid 19th century locos

I have a couple of modelling projects in mind for which I only have some side elevations, so I started looking through my files and books and was surprised that some information needed was consistently missing! With outside framed locos was there a typical dimension over the outside frames? I've onl...
by andrewnummelin
Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: GWR E147 B set
Replies: 45
Views: 11041

Re: GWR E147 B set

The last time I travelled in one of these, or something similar, was when I was too young to realise that it would have been sensible to note the coach numbers as well as that of the loco! All I had noted was that the coach had 1 first class compartment 1 away from the guard's area. There were 3 of ...
by andrewnummelin
Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:29 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Green grow the rushes 'O
Replies: 12
Views: 2871

Re: Green grow the rushes 'O

There may be a more organic link, especially for anyone interested in modelling railways without mechanical traction....
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frog_(horse)
by andrewnummelin
Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: andrewnummelin
Topic: PC&NR and other things.
Replies: 24
Views: 10950

PC&NR and other things.

I was determined not to do any more rolling stock modelling until after I had a few metres of track to test things on, and installed the things often left until last - signals. I've now reached the stage where this has been achieved so the workbench has taken on a new appearance. bench.jpg I've now ...
by andrewnummelin
Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: How soon does a train move after a signal is cleared?
Replies: 23
Views: 4483

Re: How soon does a train move after a signal is cleared?

Tim V wrote:...to start on the main line ... was 3 minutes. Try that at an exhibition :D

That was in my mind when I made the original posting! Thanks Tim for finding some actual numbers.
by andrewnummelin
Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: How soon does a train move after a signal is cleared?
Replies: 23
Views: 4483

How soon does a train move after a signal is cleared?

In doing a bit of research at the NRM I got distracted and came across a bit that could make layout operators think. We are all used to seeing trains standing at a signal move off as soon as it is cleared (model and modern prototype) but with unfitted trains this was not always the case - instructio...
by andrewnummelin
Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: E.B. Wilson fluted boiler mountings
Replies: 11
Views: 3631

Re: E.B. Wilson fluted boiler mountings

Eventually made it to York so had a look at the books suggested: thanks Stephen, they were fascinating. Unfortunately I have not found a detailed (dimensioned) drawing so I'll just have to do the modelling on the basis of the diagrams and photos found. Without doubt the results will be wrong, but so...
by andrewnummelin
Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 281
Views: 50015

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Mention of this thread has been made on the Welsh Railways Research Circle forum where I posted: ----------- For definitive information on the Furness locos one may care to note that the HMRS lists a general arrangement drawing: http://www.hmrs.org.uk/drawings/drawinginfo.php?id=17680 It's a shame t...
by andrewnummelin
Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: In search of...
Replies: 13
Views: 5731

Re: In search of...

Steve, I wonder if you are looking at material that is too thick. Most mouldings I've come across are 3/8" thick, and a quick look at a GA drawing of an old LBSCR coach (from the HMRS) showed 1/4" - (length over mouldings being 1/2" greater than length over body) - so you should proba...
by andrewnummelin
Tue Dec 22, 2015 12:21 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: LSWR 0330 Saddle Tank
Replies: 8
Views: 2647

Re: LSWR 0330 Saddle Tank

Neil,
Not being a LSWR enthusiast I don't have the book, but I'd bet you'll find useful information in "Southern Style" by John Harvey http://www.hmrs.org.uk/books/bookdetails.php?bookid=1038.

(I'm the HMRS webmaster so have an interest in promoting this book.)
by andrewnummelin
Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: Lathe for non-metals
Replies: 6
Views: 2185

Lathe for non-metals

My daughter's fiance has asked for advice on getting a lathe for work with various plastics, resins or hard woods - he's a model maker but not (yet) a railway modeller so is not after something for metal turning or working to high precision. I've only ever looked at small metal working machines (Uni...
by andrewnummelin
Sun Nov 22, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Metal Shears/Tin Snips
Replies: 16
Views: 6354

Re: Metal Shears/Tin Snips

Two possibilites for light and heavier duty
http://www.axminster.co.uk/jeweller-s-shears-502418
http://www.axminster.co.uk/305mm-sheet-metal-worker-900118

(My only connection with Axminster is as a satisfied customer.)
by andrewnummelin
Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Magnifying headband
Replies: 15
Views: 3640

Re: Magnifying headband

I put a similar question to our dentist a few weeks ago - what he advised would require sticking a couple of noughts on the end of the prices you gave! A couple of years back I mentioned to an optician that I was not able to focus at close distance like in the past (small items but not needing magni...
by andrewnummelin
Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: E.B. Wilson fluted boiler mountings
Replies: 11
Views: 3631

Re: E.B. Wilson fluted boiler mountings

Some books that might help: 1 E B Wilson & Co by Clive Hardy, published 1981 byThomas Aleksander. ISBN 0906829119 - a works list with some drawings and photos of fluted boiler fittings. 2.Locomotives of Quality - a pictorial history of Manning Wardle & Co by John E Simpson, published Ross-E...
by andrewnummelin
Sat Sep 19, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2015
Replies: 123
Views: 32275

Re: Scaleforum 2015

On my way home after an excellent day out. I arrived, very comfortably by Heyfordian, with a number of problems to solve, and have left with solutions to them all and several unexpected ideas to push my modelling onwards. Very many thanks to all involved with organising, exhibiting, demonstrating an...
by andrewnummelin
Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: E.B. Wilson fluted boiler mountings
Replies: 11
Views: 3631

Re: E.B. Wilson fluted boiler mountings

Hardwicke wrote:....... but the fluted dome did not survive.

What a shame - there goes the justification for a holiday trip! Thanks for the links and information.
by andrewnummelin
Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:23 am
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: Private owner wagons
Replies: 8
Views: 2830

Re: Private owner wagons

To find out a bit about the travels of PO wagons you may like to have a look at: Coal Trade Wagons Author: L. Tavender, (Leonard), 1935- Subjects: Coal Rail transport History ; Great Britain ; Dewey: 662.6240941 Publication Details: L. Tavender, c1991. Language: English Identifier: ISBN 0951098713 (...
by andrewnummelin
Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: E.B. Wilson fluted boiler mountings
Replies: 11
Views: 3631

Re: E.B. Wilson fluted boiler mountings

Armchair Modeller,

Many thanks for the leads that I shall follow up.

If my memory serves me correctly, a rare event these days, Manning Wardle stopped with the decorative boiler mountings when the craftsman that made them retired or passed away (Chronicles of Boulton's Sidings)
by andrewnummelin
Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: E.B. Wilson fluted boiler mountings
Replies: 11
Views: 3631

E.B. Wilson fluted boiler mountings

I wonder if anyone knows of a good drawing of these fittings: I thought that making one would be a good project for a weekend in March at Great Missenden where I hope to start learning about 3D printing. The only drawings I have in my files are: - the tiny ones by ELA in the RCTS book on absorbed GW...

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