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by JackBlack
Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Basic tool set for P4 modelling
Replies: 24
Views: 8145

Re: Basic tool set for P4 modelling

I found some excellent miniature clothespegs in the supermarket the other day (Leclerc), as well as oversized coctail sticks.
by JackBlack
Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: Glevum Area Group
Topic: S4 AGM
Replies: 2
Views: 2862

Re: S4 AGM

I keep coming back and looking at these photos, it looks fantastic. Any more pictures?

Cheers, Nick
by JackBlack
Sat May 08, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: What's inside a goods shed?
Replies: 46
Views: 22624

Re: What's inside a goods shed?

Here's a couple of (poor) pictures of my 30cwt crane for the goods shed. This is an ABS kit, it's taken me about a month to build although I've been somewhat distracted by other events! It's maybe slightly chunky, and the chain is going to be difficult to get exactly straight, but having said that i...
by JackBlack
Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:41 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: What's inside a goods shed?
Replies: 46
Views: 22624

Re: What's inside a goods shed?

Hi Dave, Thats very kind of you, thanks. I've sent you a private message. I was just looking at the Russell photo again, maybe it would be possible to produce a conversion etch for the Cambrian travelling crane that includes the jib and the platform and whatever other parts are missing. I also spott...
by JackBlack
Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: What's inside a goods shed?
Replies: 46
Views: 22624

Re: What's inside a goods shed?

There is a photo of one of these cranes at Theale in Russell GW Wagons Appendix – Figure 305 (page 176). Excellent, thank you, I have the book but never spotted that picture before! I've been trying to find GWR Journal 0 as it apparently has a drawing of a 6-ton yard crane (http://www.gwrjournal.co...
by JackBlack
Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:41 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: What's inside a goods shed?
Replies: 46
Views: 22624

Re: What's inside a goods shed?

Hi guys, Yes inside the goods shed was a 30cwt crane, and I have a really nice ABS white metal crane kit for this which I'm halfway through building. Outside the shed, in another part of the yard was a 6 ton crane. This is what we were struggling with, as we only have a very blurry half-obscured pho...
by JackBlack
Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: How real do your photo's look?
Replies: 122
Views: 41101

Re: How real do your photo's look?

I really like this stuff! There's a photoshop tutorial here that shows you how to sort of create the same effect from existing photos: http://best-photoshop-tutorials.blogspot.com/2008/10/make-photo-looks-like-miniature-models.html It's not really as good as using the proper tilt shift lense, but I ...
by JackBlack
Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Source of a dished smokebox door?
Replies: 10
Views: 3025

Re: Source of a dished smokebox door?

However there is an example of one on a different locomotive on the GER Society website. If you go to http://www.gersociety.org.uk/loco/johnson.htm#1c and move your mouse over the "Hover For Photo" box, it will pull up a picture of a No 1 Class locomotive in a frontal view. This is the st...
by JackBlack
Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Source of a dished smokebox door?
Replies: 10
Views: 3025

Re: Source of a dished smokebox door?

Do you have a picture? I have a Finney Dean Goods kit that has two smokebox doors, one is an earlier version which I won't be using, it looks "dished". It's about 16mm diameter.

Cheers, Nick
by JackBlack
Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:49 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Scalefour Workbench - the Homework
Replies: 50
Views: 16210

Re: Scalefour Workbench - the Homework

and cut them in half with a scalpel. The only problem with this is that they don't *quite* fit over the rivets. Which leads you to the horrible job of grinding the sticking out bit of the rivet off each side of the rail. It's doable, but it's a horrible job, and led me to my current track-building ...
by JackBlack
Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Aylesbury Shed
Replies: 15
Views: 6204

Re: Aylesbury Shed

The telegraph pole looks fantastic! I've got a pack of those in my "to do" box.
by JackBlack
Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: One layout started and another planned...
Replies: 9
Views: 3713

Re: One layout started and another planned...

The drawings are really nice! I can't see the link to the blog?

Cheers, Nick
by JackBlack
Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: What's inside a goods shed?
Replies: 46
Views: 22624

Re: What's inside a goods shed?

A bit more progress:

goods8.jpg
Roof of the office.
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Interior of the office. The holes are for the LED straws. Obviously still needs a lot of detail added, included the insides of the walls.
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Waiting for door, window sills and the front steps & railings.
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goods5.jpg
Shed and office from the non-rail side.
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This is tonight's job! Roof parts cut out and awaiting slates.
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I just ordered guttering, downpipes and chimney pots from Scalelink.

Cheers, Nick
by JackBlack
Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: What's inside a goods shed?
Replies: 46
Views: 22624

Re: What's inside a goods shed?

.I have also found this from the demolition of Stranraer. This one is fixed top and bottom, the bits lying in the yard after demolition look very similar to Tim's pictures, (as does the crane in Paignton shed) http://www.arpg.org.uk/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=13 These photos are great. Looking at...
by JackBlack
Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: What's inside a goods shed?
Replies: 46
Views: 22624

Re: What's inside a goods shed?

Nice!

These cranes were fixed top and bottom?

There's a Langley gibbet loading crane that could be adapted maybe?

http://www.langleymodels.co.uk/acatalog ... 95_14.html (scroll to below the lamps).

Cheers, Nick
by JackBlack
Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: What's inside a goods shed?
Replies: 46
Views: 22624

Re: What's inside a goods shed?

To be honest I'm surprised that Lampeter had a 6 ton crane as it's a small town, but maybe it was to do with the university, which is right next to the station and dominates the town. The station diagram from 1913 has the crane listed, but it was removed at some point as it doesn't appear in any pho...
by JackBlack
Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: What's inside a goods shed?
Replies: 46
Views: 22624

Re: What's inside a goods shed?

I believe the one in the car park at Erwood station is one of these, I'll dig out a photo. Yes please! According to the GWR journal index issue 40 has a drawing. Although not gauranteed to be the same type of crane of course. I don't actually have this edition. Excellent, thank you. There's actuall...
by JackBlack
Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: What's inside a goods shed?
Replies: 46
Views: 22624

Re: What's inside a goods shed?

I've heard back again from the same gentleman at Didcot, and after further research it appears that Lampeter had a 30cwt crane in the goods shed, as well as the 6 ton crane in the yard. So I guess my next question is, what would a 30cwt Great Western crane have looked like? The one in the drawings t...
by JackBlack
Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Help Required on Chairs and Track Construction
Replies: 14
Views: 4432

Re: Help Required on Chairs and Track Construction

Sound like an excellent idea... Any chance that you could post a couple of piccys of your jigs? They're really simple. The sleeper one just allows you to position the chair in the correct place on the sleeper and glue it, five at a time: track_sleeper_jig.jpg This is the panel one, it's basically o...
by JackBlack
Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: What's inside a goods shed?
Replies: 46
Views: 22624

Re: What's inside a goods shed?

Thanks Allan, we moved to Lampeter in 72 into a big old house that pretty much hadn't been touched since the 30's, floor boards, outside toilets, no central heating, and lino everywhere, so I'm happy to go with lino on the office floor. You need to find the list of facilities at the station to deter...
by JackBlack
Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: What's inside a goods shed?
Replies: 46
Views: 22624

Re: What's inside a goods shed?

Hi guys, As promised here's some photos of where I'm at with this so far. Not a huge amount to see as it's just the basic shell. The shed itself is 3mm foamboard sandwiched between 1mm plasticard sheet, and on top of this will be glued various thickness of "stone", cut from plasticard. The...
by JackBlack
Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Help Required on Chairs and Track Construction
Replies: 14
Views: 4432

Re: Help Required on Chairs and Track Construction

Hi Steve, Nice photos! I built a signal box very similar to this for my Lampeter layout using the Churchward models etched kit as a basis. http://www.modelexmodelrailways.co.uk I'm not sure if it's still available, it's the timber box with the hip roof, so you have to scratch build the brick base an...
by JackBlack
Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Help Required on Chairs and Track Construction
Replies: 14
Views: 4432

Re: Help Required on Chairs and Track Construction

Am I correct in assuming that I can simply purchase wooden sleepers, plastic chairs and bullhead track and simply 'glue' them together at the correct track gauge? Having stubbornly stuck to ply/rivet/soldered construction for a while I was finally persuaded to try the method you've described above ...
by JackBlack
Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:14 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: What's inside a goods shed?
Replies: 46
Views: 22624

Re: What's inside a goods shed?

A few photos of Whittingham goods shed (near Alnwick) taken in May 2008 when I was dreaming about buying the station.... Lovely photos! And good to have the human measuring stick! I was looking at the shell of mine last night and checking the measurements again because it looks huge in comparison t...
by JackBlack
Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:08 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: What's inside a goods shed?
Replies: 46
Views: 22624

Re: What's inside a goods shed?

I do have a copy of MRJ 0 and could send you scans of the pages if that would be of use. They include drawings inside and out including a two ton crane for inside. My friend Bob Logan built the goods shed for Pendon that appeared in one of the early MRJ's, I could put you in touch, if you wish, as ...

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