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by Penrhos1920
Mon May 03, 2010 9:23 am
Forum: Tees, Ouse, Esk & Rye
Topic: Next TOERAG meeting
Replies: 7
Views: 5413

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: 11408

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: 11408

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: 45225

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: 45225

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: 4342

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: 4575

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: 2813

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: 6973

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: 6973

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: 3530

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: 15765

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...
by Penrhos1920
Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: What's inside a goods shed?
Replies: 46
Views: 23658

Re: What's inside a goods shed?

What lovely and useful photographs. One thing not mentioned was the heating, admittedly meagre, but there none-the less. Every shed had a fire, often tucked away in the corner..... Allan It's just visible in the fourth photo of the first set. Just one for the whole of the shed, well just the office...
by Penrhos1920
Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: What's inside a goods shed?
Replies: 46
Views: 23658

Re: What's inside a goods shed?

More photos..

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The cartage doors. I'm not sure whether the platform used to go right up to the door, or if there was a small bay.
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A close up of the rail doors, they slide between the platform and wall.
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The south facing exterior
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The cartage door exterior. Note that there used to be a canopy.
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by Penrhos1920
Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: What's inside a goods shed?
Replies: 46
Views: 23658

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....

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General view showing the non railway entrance
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The north facing end with my 5' surveyors mark in front of one of the track doors.
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The interior taken from the south end. you can see where the track used to be. The loading platform has been cut short, it used to stretch the whole length of the shed.
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In the NW corner was an office
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From the platform looking out through the south door
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by Penrhos1920
Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Tarpaulins - Any success/Ideas
Replies: 13
Views: 4575

Re: Tarpaulins - Any success/Ideas

Whilst looking for something else I have found who supplied the latex sheet. It is Precision Labels, product R1. If you model more modern than my 1920 then you might be interested in their ready cut to size Hybar versions. Covered Opens.JPG Two more wagons just finished (well they await a final prot...
by Penrhos1920
Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Tarpaulins - Any success/Ideas
Replies: 13
Views: 4575

Re: Tarpaulins - Any success/Ideas

I've made a few from 3 thou black latex, EZLine, white Winsor & Newton ink and super glue. Tarpaulin1.JPG Tarpaulin2.JPG I can't remember where the black latex came from, but it wasn't the chemists, I think it was advertised in the Toddler. I've also made a rolled-up tarpaulin for the roof of a ...
by Penrhos1920
Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: The Origins of the P4 back to back gauge?
Replies: 2
Views: 1981

The Origins of the P4 back to back gauge?

Is this where the back to back gauge originated?


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Looks at the gangers hand
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And on the ends of the rails
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by Penrhos1920
Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Wall brackets
Replies: 6
Views: 4750

Re: Wall brackets

Tim, I think Sean is wanting a touch of class: PA270011.JPG this pair of GWR signal box shelf brackets cost £60 at a Railwayana auction 15 years ago. They are original cast iron and weigh a ton, but they have class . The only drawback is that they are only 10" deep, so a 2' layout is a bit big ...
by Penrhos1920
Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:58 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Help Needed!
Replies: 21
Views: 8784

Re: Help Needed!

National Library at Aberystwyth Holds the Rokeby Collection of photos, contact Department of Pictures & Maps, map@llgc.org.uk Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historical Monuments of Wales Holds a list of aerial photos of Wales, industrial archaeology files, and maps. Aerials photos can be...
by Penrhos1920
Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Removing modern printed Bachmann numbers
Replies: 5
Views: 4322

Re: Removing modern printed Bachmann numbers

On my Bachy 37 EWS and Mk2a BR blue coaches I've used T-cut and masked around the digit(s) to be removed with normal masking tape. Gently does it, especially with the EWS 37 as the maroon digit is painted on gold which in turn is painted on maroon.
by Penrhos1920
Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Inside Key Track
Replies: 3
Views: 1909

Re: Inside Key Track

Ok, so where did you get the chairs from :?:
by Penrhos1920
Wed Aug 12, 2009 5:07 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Inside Key Track
Replies: 3
Views: 1909

Inside Key Track

During a weaker moment I've been tempted into modelling some Inside Key Track. Has anyone seen or heard of Inside Keyed Track being modelling in 4mm?

Thanks,
Richard
by Penrhos1920
Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Forward Trust coach livery
Replies: 0
Views: 2443

Forward Trust coach livery

I want to model a rake of 4 Mk 2A Forward Trust coaches as they were in 1999 on the Cardiff - Rhymney service. What font was used as the basis of the rather unusual outline style for the numbers and coach names? Was the blue the same as BR blue? In some photos it looks a little brighter, may be more...
by Penrhos1920
Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Eridge Mk2
Replies: 24
Views: 12906

Re: Eridge Mk2

Thanks Rod,

Is it normal PVA wood glue? I tried No More Nails on a couple of baseboards about 7 years ago and it is going brittle now.

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