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by John Donnelly
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: A photo plank...
Replies: 9
Views: 2270

A photo plank...

Both as somewhere to photograph rolling stock and as a quick/cheap way of learning how to use static grass, I've had a go at making a small photo plank. Quite a bit still to do but it is getting there... http://southpelawjunction.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/IMG_1695.jpeg http://southpelawjun...
by John Donnelly
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: New diesels
Replies: 16
Views: 8126

Re: New diesels

Accurscale have announced they are going to produce a Class 37/6 and 37/0 (the first five anyway) and the good news for the likes of me is that they are making drop in P4 (and EM for that matter) wheels available and they are also making provision for the brake blocks to be easily moved to line up w...
by John Donnelly
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 129
Views: 31788

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Trackwork is progressing:

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John
by John Donnelly
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Exactoscale Turnout Chairs
Replies: 10
Views: 2956

Re: Exactoscale Turnout Chairs

Thanks all.

John
by John Donnelly
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Exactoscale Turnout Chairs
Replies: 10
Views: 2956

Exactoscale Turnout Chairs

Having only ever built turnouts from kits before, I'm embarking on making my own using ply sleepers and functional chairs. I appreciate that this is a basic question but can someone please confirm that ordering the following Exactoscale sets will give me enough chairs to build a single turnout: 4CH ...
by John Donnelly
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 129
Views: 31788

Re: South Pelaw Junction

So, over the last couple of days, for various reasons I've made the decision to scrap the existing track (it will eventually find a use in the fiddle yard so it won't be completely wasted) but I figured before I do that, I'd better have a go at building some turnouts and the single slip. I've built ...
by John Donnelly
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 194
Views: 43508

Re: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie

Allan Goodwillie wrote:While still on Newcastle Tim :)

This first layout was called Corrieshalloch



I have to say, I thought it was the star of the show, it looked stunning. I stayed in a cottage at the end of the gorge the layout depicts last year.
by John Donnelly
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1215
Views: 219314

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Not that it helps but B&Q used to sell extruded polystyrene from Knauff (I used it as the baseboard for my last layout) but it seems to have disappeared from the shelves, at least here in the North East. Having just insulated the living room floor with Celotex, I can confirm that, if cut, it is ...
by John Donnelly
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 129
Views: 31788

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Progress, the down Consett is now completely laid and wired.

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by John Donnelly
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 129
Views: 31788

Re: South Pelaw Junction

pete55 wrote:Seriously, try a re wheeled Bachmann.....you might be surprised!


Well, I've already got the wheels so no harm in trying I guess...
by John Donnelly
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 129
Views: 31788

Re: South Pelaw Junction

pete55 wrote:You'll soon be needing a 9F...…


Cheers Pete, you fancy building a Bradwell chassis for me :mrgreen:
by John Donnelly
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 129
Views: 31788

Re: South Pelaw Junction

First lot of track and droppers have been fitted on boards 1 & 2 so I can now run a train over 12 foot of track making it 3 times longer than any other track work I've ever had. Turnout is wired but the operating mechanism is not fitted yet. With a bit of luck, I'll be able to run a train over t...
by John Donnelly
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 129
Views: 31788

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Five turnouts, a diamond and a single slip, enough to get the up and down Consett main lines laid. My thanks to Stephen Freeman of Borg Rail for these.

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by John Donnelly
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 129
Views: 31788

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Cheers Pete, I'm hoping to have the up and down Consett lines all laid and running in the next month or so...

John
by John Donnelly
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 129
Views: 31788

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Been working on the raised track bed that allows me to have the three levels going under the bridge. The bridge will sit about 6mm higher once everything is in place.

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by John Donnelly
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 129
Views: 31788

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Le Corbusier wrote:Squeeze a cafe in some where ... with scones and tea ... and when complete you could charge entry on the door :D ;)


There's probably room although all the others in the group are O gauge modellers so the space is rapidly filling up...
by John Donnelly
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 129
Views: 31788

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Le Corbusier wrote:I am in awe of your railway room :shock:


We are very fortunate to have it.
by John Donnelly
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 129
Views: 31788

Re: South Pelaw Junction

It's beginning to look a bit like a railway. 50cm (they'll be cut down to 48cm each to mimic two 60') panels made up and loosely placed for now. http://southpelawjunction.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/IMG_1619.jpeg http://southpelawjunction.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/IMG_1618.jpeg htt...
by John Donnelly
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 129
Views: 31788

Re: South Pelaw Junction

After not even visiting the layout for 4 months, I've ordered enough components to complete phase 1 of the track work which will be the main Consett Up and Down lines as per the Templot screenshot below. This consists of five turnouts, a diamond and a single slip. The plan is to get this trackwork a...
by John Donnelly
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 121
Views: 30783

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Thanks again Allan, I'll likely see you at Newcastle.

John
by John Donnelly
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 121
Views: 30783

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Thanks Allan.

The bogies are good and square and are sprung to the body so there is every chance your solution will work.

John
by John Donnelly
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 121
Views: 30783

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Thanks Bob, certainly worth a try.

John
by John Donnelly
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 121
Views: 30783

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Going back to the iron ore wagons tonight and the change of wheels for the bogies which look like this: http://southpelawjunction.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/IMG_1604.jpeg Problem I have is that there is no give all in the bogie sides (not a big surprise to be fair) so it is not going to be ...
by John Donnelly
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 367
Views: 103015

Re: The Burford Branch

Noel wrote:In Windows 10/Edge, Martin's were inverted, Alan's are correct...


Same here in Safari on a MacBook.
by John Donnelly
Mon May 27, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 129
Views: 31788

Re: South Pelaw Junction

A look in to the, hopefully, not too distant future for the layout...

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John

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