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by Penrhos1920
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 247
Views: 65854

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Will this fit the Kernow railmotor?
by Penrhos1920
Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Soldering Piano Wire
Replies: 16
Views: 5816

Re: Soldering Piano Wire

Don't use normal solder, e.g. 188oC. There's a special solder. We used 175oC or something like that at work when soldering to steel and special brown flux. Not the aluminium solder that carrs do
by Penrhos1920
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 582
Views: 143169

Re: Brettell Road

http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/dapol-lowmac.jpg The Dapol lowmac kit. Reworked with Lanarkshire models buffers, archers rivets and new axleboxes from the spares box. The brake lever is an etch and the ratchetey looking guide is from a piercing saw blade. This wagon is really ...
by Penrhos1920
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 121
Views: 28813

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Hi Colin, Yes, there is an incline albeit, for stage one of the model at least, the incline begins off stage. In later steam days, the trains were hauled by a 9F and, at South Pelaw, a banker (typically a WD, 9F or, towards the end a Class 40 diesel) would be taken on. From November 1967 double hea...
by Penrhos1920
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Weskie
Topic: Weskie's Workbench
Replies: 28
Views: 10295

Re: Weskie's Workbench

Inspired by the fact that we've had a few entries recently showing the latest wagon builds, i thought i'd join the bandwagon and put up a couple of my own for your delight. First up: Mousa Models D1 open wagon. D1 open wagon.jpg Assembled straight out of the box, it went together really easy. Waiti...
by Penrhos1920
Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Tees, Ouse, Esk & Rye
Topic: TOERAG is Alive.....
Replies: 7
Views: 9372

Re: TOERAG is Alive and moving

We've made a big push over the holiday and this Sunday were able to run a test train around the inner circuit. The plan for next Sunday is to run it around the outer circuit subject to getting a bit of wiring completed first.

by Penrhos1920
Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: NER Track questions
Replies: 4
Views: 2013

Re: NER Track questions

Paul,

You might be interested in pre-1908 NER template in templot. It's likely that the Alston track was laid pre-1908 and being lightly used was not relaid but just repaired as necessary so this pre-1908 template might be what you need.
by Penrhos1920
Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Furness J1 Class - Complete!
Replies: 39
Views: 8731

Re: Furness J1 Class - 90% Complete!

When looked at that way very true, 3DP saves a LOT of build time and instead of spending ages building you just spend a bit of time cleaning up and almost everything else is already done for you How may hours gently scraping and rubbing have done on this nice little loco? It looks so much better in...
by Penrhos1920
Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Drill bits
Replies: 18
Views: 5124

Re: Drill bits

I've used these, or something very similar, with success. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10pcs-0-3-to-1-2mm-PCB-CNC-Print-Circuit-Board-Carbide-Micro-Drill-Bits-Set-Tool-/400954336231?hash=item5d5abda3e7:g:4HgAAOSwfZhXM~ya 0.35mm isn't one of the sizes, I'm not sure how critical that is to you. Would 0....
by Penrhos1920
Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Coronation
Replies: 13
Views: 4588

Re: Coronation

Tim Easter wrote:
Penrhos1920 wrote:I think I'll buy enough kits to build the whole class of 35.


Surely you mean 38? ;)

Yes. I meant 36 as the kit won't do the last 2.
by Penrhos1920
Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Coronation
Replies: 13
Views: 4588

Re: Coronation

Oooh. My favourite. I think I'll buy enough kits to build the whole class of 35.
by Penrhos1920
Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Maximum Gradients
Replies: 16
Views: 4925

Re: Maximum Gradients

ANDR layout.jpg I thought I should show what I'm thinking so far. Red is the scenic section. There will be much more scenic but to make the layout manageable I’m just doing this bit which just happens to run parallel to the rest which is more complex. This is the nth attempt at working out at a fid...
by Penrhos1920
Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Maximum Gradients
Replies: 16
Views: 4925

Maximum Gradients

What is the maxim downward gradient that can be used on straight track? I'm trying to design a pair of return loops on a double track through fiddle yard.
by Penrhos1920
Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - To Reopen 1st September
Replies: 105
Views: 33272

Re: Rumney Models

Did you sort out the axle boxes for the bogie coil wagon?
by Penrhos1920
Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2015
Replies: 54
Views: 16264

Re: Scalefour North 2015

If you're looking to see what's at Scalefour North, and you're also a habitual user of our links pages, you'll see those people attending now get a little 'badge' next to their name if they are coming to the show: badges.png For example on our traders and suppliers page . It also works on the other...
by Penrhos1920
Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: New P4/P87 compatible bogie familily design announcement
Replies: 27
Views: 8934

Re: New P4/P87 compatible bogie familily design announcement

Impressed. I'd like to see it propelled through a facing crossover.
by Penrhos1920
Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: David Geen
Replies: 2
Views: 1875

Re: David Geen

I have davidgeen1@dtn.ntl.com but it doesn't look right.
by Penrhos1920
Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Servo's for Signals
Replies: 20
Views: 6984

Re: Servo's for Signals

Has servo twitch on been solved? Every layout I know that uses servos has had or currently has twitching issues. Personally I'm not convinced servos are as good as they are made out to be.
by Penrhos1920
Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Whats this? Japanese version.
Replies: 15
Views: 5121

Re: Whats this? Japanese version.

i can't see the picture, but I know that they have earthquake guards in Japan that hydraulically grab the wheels when there is an earthquake. They are generally used where the risk of derailment and subsequent dameage is greatest.
by Penrhos1920
Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Stores Range: Laser Cut Brook Smith Sleepers
Replies: 45
Views: 15095

Re: Stores Range: Laser Cut Brook Smith Sleepers

Sorry to be so "last word" on this thread, but no-one has so far offered any practical benefits of using sleepers without holes; Well I'm convinced having read the above. But since you need convincing. Try making, not hypothesising, late 19th early 20th century track using code 60 rail an...
by Penrhos1920
Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Dean bogie
Replies: 2
Views: 1966

Re: Dean bogie

That 4'6" is a rare version. Most were 5'6". Cambrian do a couple of GWR bogies and the axle boxes are about right but a little too big. I think Rumney Models might be bringing out the correct size axle box.
by Penrhos1920
Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum Attendance and Location
Replies: 180
Views: 31264

Re: Scaleforum 2015

I know Expo EM took a hit when it first moved to Bracknell. Yes this is quite correct, and I gather that it took at least three years for the visitor numbers to return to the number that used to attend when ExpoEM was at Bletchley. Terry Bendall But Scalefour North attracted more visitors when it c...
by Penrhos1920
Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: Tees, Ouse, Esk & Rye
Topic: Next TOERAG meeting
Replies: 7
Views: 5904

Re: Next TOERAG meeting

The next TOERAG meeting will be held in Carlton on Sunday 9th November.
by Penrhos1920
Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: cambrian wagons
Replies: 9
Views: 3722

Re: cambrian wagons

Depends. The more recent kits are much better. The older kits are worth avoiding unless you really can't. Some of the older kits have been updated.
by Penrhos1920
Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum - Templot help
Replies: 5
Views: 2314

Re: Scaleforum - Templot help

Having demonstrated Templot at S4N and enjoying it, I would be willing demonstrate at Scaleforum or other quality model railway shows.

I did offer my services to Nottingham, but they turned my down because I was not close enough! They didn't find anyone else that year.

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