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by CDGFife
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: June Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 2499

June Meeting

Despite holidays (and a layout delivery to Norway!) impacting attendance, we still had a good turnout for today's meeting of the East Group. The morning comprised mutual modelling with members doing various modelling including kit building, tree making, Rolling stock building and loco work. The afte...
by CDGFife
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37557

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Whilst most of my free modelling time since the Glasgow show has been spent on Cadhay's stock, I have managed to do a bit of scenic stuff on the layout, and after a conversation with Tim Lee at Railex I took a few "in progress" snaps of the climbing rose that has recently found it's way on...
by CDGFife
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 520
Views: 86649

Re: Brettell Road

Ahh, the loco that started it all...….

Great stuff as ever Jim

Chris
by CDGFife
Thu May 31, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: Burntisland 1883 at Railex
Replies: 0
Views: 934

Burntisland 1883 at Railex

We had a good weekend making the long trip down to Railex with Burntisland. The newly painted Engine Works made it's debut, having been "in the white" at Southampton. It's the work of several members (taking a building each) and has involved a few group sessions to get it to this stage. He...
by CDGFife
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 97974

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

HI Tim, I started with 0.4 nickel silver for my rodding but switched to 0.6 as I found the 0.4 was just a little too flimsy/bendy. The 0.6mm rodding has generally behaved well over the years, and my only issues have generally been the transfer of the radial movement through the baseboard. Any repair...
by CDGFife
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 97974

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

As you might imagine, I'm all in favour of this sort of thing Tim - looking good. In my experience with similar on Cadhay the weak point there is the through the board movement, so your plan to keep everything above the board is, I would think, a good one. I also found in practice the Ambis stools I...
by CDGFife
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum North 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 8466

Re: Scaleforum North 2018

Been there - had those worries and I would echo what Rob has said. The only additional bit I would add is try and make sure you get a few little breaks over the weekend. At Scaleforum in 2015 it was 1530 on the Saturday before I realised I'd not even stopped for a drink!!! Looks good and I'm also lo...
by CDGFife
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 520
Views: 86649

Re: Brettell Road

Or model the gates almost shut with the driver's mate just starting to open them, so the view assumes the building over the road is further away than it actually is.

Either way it's looking great to my eye.

Chris
by CDGFife
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Tettenhall - A GWR Secondary Line in the West Midlands
Replies: 9
Views: 1669

Re: Tettenhall - A GWR Secondary Line in the West Midlands

Hi Andrew, Came across this old photo posted by Dave Clare on the "Wolverhampton in old Photos" facebook group: Tettenhall1.jpg The group quite often has railway related pics posted from the area. There was also a link to the Tettenhall Transport Heritage Centre. There are some internal an...
by CDGFife
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Tettenhall - A GWR Secondary Line in the West Midlands
Replies: 9
Views: 1669

Re: Tettenhall - A GWR Secondary Line in the West Midlands

Great to see this Andrew. I remember this line as a foot/cycle path when I grew up in Wolves. Our school Cross-country run took us onto the line just west of the girder bridge over the canal and then along towards Wombourne and back!! Be very interested to see how you progress and do I see you're an...
by CDGFife
Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Modelling Day 3rd March 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 615

Re: NAG Modelling Day 3rd March 2018

Since I live a stone's throw from Cupar, and the model of this station has been mentioned a couple of times, I'd be very interested if it would be possible to see a couple of photos showing the progress?

Chris
by CDGFife
Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Stock for Cadhay
Replies: 36
Views: 5948

Re: Stock for Cadhay

Thanks Jol and Lindsay. I now understand. This is similar to my homemade jig out of a piece of 3mm diam rod, cut to 40mm length and drilled either end to 5mm and 2.25mm depth. I also followed the Tony Williams version and filed a chamfer into the 5mm end to make the first bend well over 90 degrees w...
by CDGFife
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Stock for Cadhay
Replies: 36
Views: 5948

Re: Stock for Cadhay

Julian/Jol - how does this jig work? I can see that the point on this end in the photo can be used to verify position of AJ relative to track, but you both mention it was an AJ making/adjusting aid - how does that work?

Chris
by CDGFife
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Stock for Cadhay
Replies: 36
Views: 5948

Re: Stock for Cadhay

Thanks Paul for beating me to a photo of the Morgan jig. I find it only has one drawback - I once spent over an hour on Cadhay looking for a short circuit. I even picked the jig up from the siding end where it was situated to check the track underneath it! Oh the words uttered when I finally realise...
by CDGFife
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37557

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Dave - don't worry! I have 2no G6 models on my workbench in various states of construction/conversion that will finally see the GWR pannier retired.

Chris
by CDGFife
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Stock for Cadhay
Replies: 36
Views: 5948

Re: Stock for Cadhay

So after Glasgow's running issues I want to turn the negative into a positive and start tackling the performance of the wagons. With the help of some of my East of Scotland colleagues I've come up with the following plan: 1. Set up an MS Access database of all the Wagon numbers to incorporate loggin...
by CDGFife
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37557

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

SO now I'm almost recovered from the experience of Glasgow (apart from the stinking cold) I've finally found time to upload a few photos taken of the stand: 03-001.jpg 03-002.jpg 03-003.jpg 03-004.jpg 03-005.jpg 03-006.jpg 03-007.jpg 03-008.jpg 03-009.jpg 03-010.jpg I promise we had lots of Southern...
by CDGFife
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37557

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Apologies all (and particularly Tim) for my lack of presence on this thread. I've been so busy with work commitments for the last few months that I just have not had time to contemplate coming to the forum. The fire door technical business has been extremely demanding since the summer and one of the...
by CDGFife
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Mount Woodville Works
Replies: 257
Views: 47343

Re: Mount Woodville Works

Looking forward to seeing this at Scaleforum too!

Chris
by CDGFife
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37557

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Mike, The Sleepers/timbers are stained with a mix of Rustins Dark Oak and Ebony colours. Once the track ballasting was complete I got the airbrush out and shot a fine run of Lifecolour dark rust mainly aimed at the rail web but allowed to wander onto the chairs occasionally. Then an overall dusting ...
by CDGFife
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37557

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Thanks Mike for the nudge! Apologies for being quite of late - been really busy work-wise. I have however made some progress on Cadhay's scenery. Been mainly working on the northern board to try and get the scenic detailing some way to being finished: The railway fencing is now complete and the over...
by CDGFife
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: How real do your photo's look?
Replies: 122
Views: 37661

Re: How real do your photo's look?

Hi Duncan,

This is great work. Love the lock bridge!

Keep the photos coming.

Chris
by CDGFife
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37557

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

So taking advantage of Jacki being down in Brum for the week, Cadhay has been up from Monday to this morning. We've had three good running sessions and I got a load of work done on it also. A lot was electonics stuff, but some visible work was also completed. We're starting to get a good timetable t...
by CDGFife
Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37557

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Been a while since I posted again - sorry. Life, work, modelling all gets in the way some times. We did have a running session at the end of Jan and the M7 and new carriages went ok - just a little remedial work carried out since! I also managed to re-wire a CBus CANACC8 incorrectly and fry it whils...
by CDGFife
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: Burntisland 1883 at Model Rail Scotland
Replies: 8
Views: 1613

Re: Burntisland 1883 at Model Rail Scotland

Thanks Iain, as I was writing I knew there was a fourth P4 just couldn't get my brain to work. I spent quite a bit of time watching the North Wales trains go by there over the weekend as well!! Not seen it in the flesh for a long while and it was looking great.

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