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by Penrhos1920
Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: buffers for a bogie bolster wagon
Replies: 20
Views: 9399

Re: buffers for a bogie bolster wagon

Ideally, I think I should now learn how to use a 3D CAD program, draw a few possibilities and then create a views with perspectives that match the prototype photos and which looks best. Just the think to keep modelling restricted to the armchair! I've kept this thread open in my browser, as it's ju...
by Penrhos1920
Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: buffers for a bogie bolster wagon
Replies: 20
Views: 9399

Re: 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 diagra...
by Penrhos1920
Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: 2'4" disc wagon wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 4840

Re: 2'4" disc wagon wheels

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. I've just looked at my drawing of AN(N&SW)D&R coach no.3. It has 28" wheels. AFAIR the only item of Barnum & Bailey rolling stock t...
by Penrhos1920
Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: 2'4" disc wagon wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 4840

Re: 2'4" disc wagon wheels

If you buy the Intercity model wheels see if you can get them unweathered. The weathering was so thick on the treads that it caused mega derailments and I had to spend ages scrapping it off.

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

Richard
by Penrhos1920
Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: DC 2 unfitted wagon brake gear.
Replies: 12
Views: 6731

Re: DC 2 unfitted wagon brake gear.

If I'm reading this right and someone is producing a sprung version of a GWR self-contained buffer then that's great news. Cheers, Nick This is how I have done them in the past: http://www.penrhos.me.uk/Inprogress.htm At one point about 5 years ago I had 10 wagons on the go which all received sprun...
by Penrhos1920
Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: DC 2 unfitted wagon brake gear.
Replies: 12
Views: 6731

Re: DC 2 unfitted wagon brake gear.

Craig,

Have a look at http://www.gwr.org.uk/nowagonbrakes.html It describes DC II but it's the only variant without a drawing. But if you use the LHS of the DC III drawing together with the description you should get the idea.
by Penrhos1920
Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Which Axle to Drive 0-6-0T using CSB
Replies: 4
Views: 3058

Re: Which Axle to Drive 0-6-0T using CSB

Note that the reaction link should ideally (yet again!) be as far away from the axle (usually above) as possible, the pivot point should be above the axle line, and the link should sit in the horizontal plane. Some compromise is usually necessary... Zeb. For more discussion of reaction links see th...
by Penrhos1920
Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Ultrasonic Cleaning
Replies: 29
Views: 17745

Re: Ultrasonic Cleaning

I've used one with various cleaners: meths, dishwasher powder, cillit band. For the final wash before painting I use sugar soap and then rise under the tap.
by Penrhos1920
Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Suitable Plastic Kits for conversion to Scalefour
Replies: 5
Views: 4280

Re: Suitable Plastic Kits for conversion to Scalefour

I am considering seriously switching to Scalefour British outline railway modelling. Currently I have .... One Cooper Craft plastic kit for a GWR O5 Four plank open wagon .....kits. I am wondering if these kits are suitable for conversion to Scalefour operation. Any comments will be most appreciate...
by Penrhos1920
Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Bachmann Colletts
Replies: 4
Views: 3012

Re: Bachmann Colletts

How about Masokits http://www.scalefour.org/masokits/coachdetailing.html Standard Gangway unit 10.01?
by Penrhos1920
Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: Tees, Ouse, Esk & Rye
Topic: Next TOERAG meeting
Replies: 7
Views: 6456

Re: Next TOERAG meeting

The next TOERAG meeting will be held on Sunday the 11th July at 14:00. The venue will be in Boosbeck, near Guisborough.

If you would like directions or further information then please drop me a PM.
by Penrhos1920
Thu May 27, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Fiddle Yards
Replies: 16
Views: 13605

Re: Fiddle Yards

I prefer to arrange my turnouts differently in the fiddle yard throat (only one side is shown) :

fiddle yard entrance.JPG


There is also a trailing cross over so that trains can be reversed from some tracks, this then results in a double slip.
by Penrhos1920
Fri May 14, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Circuit to prevent SPAD
Replies: 4
Views: 4641

Re: Circuit to prevent SPAD

MERG offer a superblock controller called BC3 which will do everything you want. There are hundreds of configurations possible: passing loops, reversing loops, single direction, bi-direction, fiddle yards, the list appears to go on forever.
by Penrhos1920
Mon May 03, 2010 9:23 am
Forum: Tees, Ouse, Esk & Rye
Topic: Next TOERAG meeting
Replies: 7
Views: 6456

Re: Next TOERAG meeting

TOERAG's next meeting will be 16th May held in Stockton-on-Tees . We will be finalising the plans for the Awrhyllgwami extension. Hopefully I'll have a few new items of rolling stock finished for Penrhos Junctions. As always, feel free to contact me if you would like to come along. Richard TOERAG - ...
by Penrhos1920
Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Fiddle Yards
Replies: 16
Views: 13605

Re: Fiddle Yards

Tim V wrote:
Why does the whole train have to be turned?


Class 37s don't usually propel trains and scale screw couplings under gangways are so difficult to couple up.
by Penrhos1920
Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Fiddle Yards
Replies: 16
Views: 13605

Fiddle Yards

Serious thread now having hijacked Rod's Balcombe thread this morning. Originally the Awrhyllgwami team started with 4' long cassettes, but they were too short for some trains. So we then tried longer cassettes, but they are too awkward to turn and resulted in at least one train that fell to the flo...
by Penrhos1920
Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ouse Viaduct/Balcombe/Lewes project
Replies: 118
Views: 55567

Re: Tomorrow Balcombe, the day after the world!

This all seems very helpful chaps, but I can't help but notice the date today - no doubt you will put me right if that is mere coincidence, in which case we will be pleased to discuss! Sorry Rod, well done for spotting it. At least one person has fallen for it as I've received a PM asking for more ...
by Penrhos1920
Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:48 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ouse Viaduct/Balcombe/Lewes project
Replies: 118
Views: 55567

Re: Tomorrow Balcombe, the day after the world!

John Farmer (Re6/6) and I had been thinking about Balcombe (Brighton main line) as a modular end-to-end layout on which we could run full-length EMUs such as 6PUL/6PAN etc including a representation of the Ouse Viaduct. None of these tiny shunting planks for us! ;) I then thought about the attracti...
by Penrhos1920
Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Torque Reaction Links - Suspending The Driven Axel
Replies: 4
Views: 5230

Re: Torque Reaction Links - Suspending The Driven Axel

My preference is to fit one on the motor shift furtherest away from the driven axle. Here is one on a High level pannier chassis, the little bit of bent strip with a hole and a red dot to highlight it: P6100424a.JPG Here is another with the motor out of the chassis, the TRL is the circled bit: No14-...
by Penrhos1920
Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Tarpaulins - Any success/Ideas
Replies: 13
Views: 5957

Re: Tarpaulins - Any success/Ideas

Covered Opens.JPG Two more wagons just finished (well they await a final protective varnish) with tarpaulins fitted in the more traditional manner. That's unusual for a wagon to have oxide running gear and ironwork. What's the wagon? Well, the clue is in my signature. Alexandra (Newport & South...
by Penrhos1920
Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: Newport and Gwent (NAGNAG)
Topic: A new beginning and a new project
Replies: 3
Views: 3443

Re: A new beginning and a new project

Next month Steffan Lewis has consented to give a practical demonstration of using a bow pen. Now thats' something to really look forward to! That certainly is something to look forward to. A bow pen in the right hands is like trying to fall off a bike with no handlebars. And a bow pen in the wrong ...
by Penrhos1920
Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Roath - Backstreet Cardiff in 1971
Replies: 20
Views: 8868

Re: Roath - Backstreet Cardiff in 1971

Wow, that sounds more like scratch building!! I can follow your logic for most of the mods., but why are you ditching the Bachmann chassis for a Vitrains chassis? Although the Bachmann chassis runs fine, their Co-Co and Bo-1 1-Bo chassis have a tendancy for the centre axle to be slightly lower down...
by Penrhos1920
Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Roath - Backstreet Cardiff in 1971
Replies: 20
Views: 8868

Re: Roath - Backstreet Cardiff in 1971

However, a couple of us locally are now thinking of organising a little show at the end of the Summer which Roath will be at, venue is opposite our favourite pub in beautiful Berkshire. Pix Does Skull Attack make it to Berkshire? Perhaps the biggest area for work is getting some locos finished off....
by Penrhos1920
Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Can BT telephone cable be used for layout wiring?
Replies: 4
Views: 4299

Re: Can BT telephone cable be used for layout wiring?

Also practice stripping the ends to make sure you can do it without nicking the conductor, it is such nicks that cause failures, not the single strand of itself. Regards Keith Get yourself one of these automatic wire strippers: http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=4254 http://www.maplin.co....
by Penrhos1920
Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Wagon Suspension
Replies: 68
Views: 21552

Re: Wagon Suspension

Before sending this post, I should have done something to disguise my horns and cloven hooves, but for staight RTR conversions without compensation, I use EM wheels re-gauged to P4 back-to-back gauge. You can then shunt these wagons with impunity with no risk of derailments. Don't worry about clear...

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