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by Penrhos1920
Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Eridge Mk2
Replies: 24
Views: 12911

Re: Eridge Mk2

How have you manged to curve 6mm ply for the baseboard sides without it twisting? Could you post a photo of the underside of a curved board please.

Thanks,
Richard
by Penrhos1920
Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: Tees, Ouse, Esk & Rye
Topic: June 2009 TOERAG meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 2028

Re: Next TOERAG meeting

I'll be there and if all goes to plan I should have a working ground disc driven by a MERG servo4 board. I'll also be bring a few wagons for dissection and maybe some other goodies if I have a really good week.

Richard
by Penrhos1920
Thu May 28, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Class 60s
Replies: 3
Views: 2354

Class 60s

I'm thinking of increasing the loco stock for the post privatisation era on Awrhyllgwami and a tug appears to be the ideal candidate. Has anyone tried converting either the Hornby or old Lima class 60 to P4? I think they both have rigid bogies, does this pose a problem on non billiard table track? A...
by Penrhos1920
Mon May 18, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Hinged Alex Jacksons
Replies: 29
Views: 17222

Re: Hinged Alex Jacksons

Well he's how I managed on the MCA with it's freight bogie and apparently nowhere to put an AJ:

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It ran well this weekend, the only problem being that it is hinged and cannot by uncoupled from another hinged AJ.
by Penrhos1920
Thu May 14, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Hinged Alex Jacksons
Replies: 29
Views: 17222

Re: Hinged Alex Jacksons

Richard, I suspect that you have actually pulled out of your stock all the wagons that you knew would cause problems to us at Manchester MRS ;) I think that in nearly every case you have shown us, high levels of personal ingenuity are required, and that a standardised answer is most unlikely. Never...
by Penrhos1920
Thu May 07, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Hinged Alex Jacksons
Replies: 29
Views: 17222

Re: Hinged Alex Jacksons

Richard, You pick some awkward ones to get started with don't you? Not to start with. TOERAG had an AJ making session a couple of weeks ago and I'd finished a Bachmann NE GBV by the end of the meeting and made 8 more sets ready for the simple conversions. I've also got a couple of coaches with MJT ...
by Penrhos1920
Wed May 06, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Hinged Alex Jacksons
Replies: 29
Views: 17222

Where to mount Alex Jacksons?

I'll try to explain to Ralph my problems. Looking at MRJ has helped a bit. But if I didn't have the book, MRJ or the MMRS web pages I'd be totally lost. The instructions don't really say how to use the parts, just what the advantages of hinge plates are over the traditional design. Here are some spe...
by Penrhos1920
Tue May 05, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Hinged Alex Jacksons
Replies: 29
Views: 17222

Hinged Alex Jacksons

I've just bought some Palatine AJ hinge plates (along with the bending jig and setting gauge). I'm a total newbie to AJ's and I don't find the Palatine instructions very helpful. I'm intending on using them on dogfish and similar hopper wagons mounted under the platforms. What sort of counterbalance...
by Penrhos1920
Tue May 05, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: Tees, Ouse, Esk & Rye
Topic: TOERAG on the loose
Replies: 2
Views: 2680

TOERAG on the loose

Members of TOERAG are about to be set free in Middlesbrough next weekend :shock: . We are showing our award not winning layout Awrhyllgwami Quarry (that's if I can remember how to spell it) at the 'boro show: Sat 16th - Sun 17th May 2009 Middlesbrough Model Railway Club - 2009 Annual Model Railway S...
by Penrhos1920
Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Layout Location
Topic: A New Railway Room
Replies: 6
Views: 3317

Re: A New Railway Room

Gents, Thanks for your replies. I've had a look at the Planning Portal and for garage conversions it says "Under new regulations that came into effect from 1 October 2008 the permitted development regime covering garage conversions changed and planning permission is not usually required, provid...
by Penrhos1920
Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: Layout Location
Topic: A New Railway Room
Replies: 6
Views: 3317

A New Railway Room

Planning permission has been granted for the (detached) garage to be converted into my Railway Room by HWMBO. It is currently 28' x 14' external, and 8'6" floor to wall plate. Single brick walls with asbestos tiled ridge roof, 4 windows in the sides and end. At the moment it is divided with a b...
by Penrhos1920
Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: White Handrails?
Replies: 8
Views: 3536

White Handrails?

When did hand rails on goods brake vans start being painted white? Should they be painted white on my models based in 1920? Were all railways the same?

Thanks.
by Penrhos1920
Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: improving the Bachmann class 47
Replies: 10
Views: 7588

Re: improving the Bachmann class 47

John Bateson wrote:The January Hornby Magazine has some details on how to do this on Page 98 under the Clinic. Uses T-Cut and a lot of care.
John


Having used T-cut to remove the numbers, what do you use to remove T-cut from all of the little crevices it tends to get stuck in?

Richard
by Penrhos1920
Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Acute Vs Obtuse turnout
Replies: 5
Views: 3962

Re: Acute Vs Obtuse turnout

grovenor-2685 wrote:
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Talk about mixed gauge :shock: How many different gauges are there in this photo?

Richard
by Penrhos1920
Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:28 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout Operation (TOUs etc.)
Replies: 33
Views: 11921

Re: Turnout wiring / soldering

For the US guys I am walking them through some ideas, the main one is more to do with building and detailing your own turnouts. The image is typical of what I'm posting and decribing what I do. My online clinic seems to have been received very well, at least I have got the majority interested in wa...
by Penrhos1920
Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Class 37 - Bachmann conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 3675

Class 37 - Bachmann conversion

I've just got a bachmann 37 for our group DEMU layout. Now I know nuffing about diesel conversions, much preferring esoteric steam locos. Is the conversion basically the same as for a Vitrains 37 http://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=10 ? I ask because a friend has done this to his...

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