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by Penrhos1920
Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Maximum Gradients
Replies: 16
Views: 4039

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: 4039

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 - New Address
Replies: 89
Views: 26098

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: 14268

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: 7599

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: 1631

Re: David Geen

I have 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: 6034

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: 4440

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: 13346

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: 1699

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: 25580

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: 5413

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: 3277

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: 1970

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.
by Penrhos1920
Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2014
Replies: 97
Views: 26973

Re: Scalefour North 2014

Terry Bendall wrote:With that lot in the bring and buy I can see that the good folks who are in charge will need some large people on duty to control the queue, and perhaps some cattle prods to assist. :D

Taser more like.
by Penrhos1920
Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Layout Location
Topic: Starting over again ...
Replies: 62
Views: 17104

Re: Starting over again ...

I understand your situation John. I have come up with an even more radical plan to cope with the problem of a lack of practical space - but I daren't mention it here for fear of getting lynched :!: You've consigned SWMBO to the garden chalet and you're converting the whole house into a railway room.
by Penrhos1920
Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Taff Vale Horse Box
Replies: 7
Views: 2604

Re: Taff Vale Horse Box

According to GWR Absorbed Coaching Stock, ER Mountford, the TV had: 5x 14'6" long built Cathays 1888/1889, nos.281-285 3x 21' long built Bristol W&C 1910, nos.286-288, GWR nos.503, 522, 660 scrapped 1935/6 3x 14'6" long built Oldbury C&W 1890, nos.289-291 the earlier vehicles only ...
by Penrhos1920
Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Buffer height 'standard'
Replies: 23
Views: 6805

Re: Buffer height 'standard'

Even the putative quoted standard height of 13.8mm is spurious, since the GWR specified a buffer height of 3' 5 1/2" for coaches and 5' 4 1/2" for locos. Now I know what I've been doing wrong. :thumb I guess they used 3' 5 1/2" for coaches to allow 1" for when they were loaded.
by Penrhos1920
Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: CSP underframe etches for Ratio coaches
Replies: 2
Views: 1910

Re: CSP underframe etches for Ratio coaches

I have the Mainly trains etched chassis by Iain Rice and it is pretty good. The only reservation I have is that it has rocking suspension, rather than springing. Have you built any of the Morgan chassis? I've tried but given up; partly because the instruction cover some many variants it's difficult ...
by Penrhos1920
Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Product Review York Mini Squares
Replies: 16
Views: 4886

Re: Product Review York Mini Squares

Hmmmm it adds up to... I tend to use eBay as a source of magnets, but if not then I'd use Guys something like this perhaps at 22p each they're pretty good. I've not looked hard though and resets ...
by Penrhos1920
Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: andrewnummelin
Topic: PC&NR and other things.
Replies: 24
Views: 11565

Re: PC&NR and other things.

Top notch. Excellent Andrew. 1 down just 2 more to go?

What did you do for the driving wheels in the end?

by Penrhos1920
Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Which bogies?
Replies: 1
Views: 1351

Which bogies?

Recently there have been several new sprung / torsion bogies; both for coaches and locos. Dare I say a plethora of new designs. What are peoples opinions of the various designs? Specifically I'm in the market for some bogies for various coaches, class 37 diesels (both Vitrains and Bachmann) and poss...
by Penrhos1920
Fri May 31, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - New Address
Replies: 89
Views: 26098

Re: Rumney Models

Oh dear. Now I'll have to work out what diagram ADW2592 was and what modifications it had had bestowed upon it in 1977. I've had the kit for a long time but haven't had the courage to build it having not been able to work out how to give it CSBs.

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