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by Penrhos1920
Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2014
Replies: 97
Views: 30254

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: 19669

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: 3001

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: 7791

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: 2117

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: 5848

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 http://www.guysmagnets.com/ something like this perhaps http://www.guysmagnets.com/view-product/16-mm-x-75-mm-x-2-mm-neodymium-block 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: 12680

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?

Richard
by Penrhos1920
Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Which bogies?
Replies: 1
Views: 1508

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 - To Reopen 1st September
Replies: 105
Views: 33302

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.
by Penrhos1920
Fri May 24, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Tring cutting bridge 112 - lasercut
Replies: 5
Views: 5340

Re: Tring cutting bridge 112 - lasercut

Tim,

Have you tried cutting the back of the mdf as well as the front so that you can roll it to form the arches?
by Penrhos1920
Mon May 13, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Noisy Ultrascale Conversions
Replies: 5
Views: 3132

Re: Noisy Ultrascale Conversions

I was never really happy with the 153 conversion and a cheap Ultrascale conversion came up on ebay. The wheels weren't the right size, there was a wobble.... Wizard of the Moor was here yesterday and he has shown me some tiny bits of plastic flash on the backs of the wheels that are catching on the ...
by Penrhos1920
Sat May 11, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Noisy Ultrascale Conversions
Replies: 5
Views: 3132

Re: Noisy Ultrascale Conversions

Both P4 and OO track are on very similar baseboards. Also the 153 had previously been converted using Gibson wheels and the original nylon gear. Beginning to think that the ultrascale brass gear is the cause.
by Penrhos1920
Fri May 10, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Noisy Ultrascale Conversions
Replies: 5
Views: 3132

Noisy Ultrascale Conversions

Most of my RTR conversions use Gibson or Branchlines wheels. But I’ve recently done three Ultrascale conversions; 153 and 158 DMU and 56xx tank, and all of them are a lot noisier than the unconverted loco. There appear to be two different noises. One is the pickups which appear to scrape and judder ...
by Penrhos1920
Wed May 01, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Potential Ultrascale Conversion kit for Hornby 42xx/72xx
Replies: 12
Views: 5626

Re: Potential Ultrascale Conversion kit for Hornby 42xx/72xx

Horsetan wrote:
Penrhos1920 wrote:Or a High Level kit along the same lines as his 56xx chassis?


Do you think Chris would push the boat out and touch an eight-coupled engine :?:


It's only two four-coupled engines in one box. He does appear to like GWR RTR.
by Penrhos1920
Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Potential Ultrascale Conversion kit for Hornby 42xx/72xx
Replies: 12
Views: 5626

Re: Potential Ultrascale Conversion kit for Hornby 42xx/72xx

Horsetan wrote:The wheels will likely cost as much as the engine....

How long before we see a Comet chassis kit?


Or a High Level kit along the same lines as his 56xx chassis?
by Penrhos1920
Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2013
Replies: 84
Views: 26128

Re: Scalefour North 2013

Have had a great day talking about Skinningrove ZigZag project and how I've used Templot. I couple of folk have said I hope I can remember how to do that when I get home. If that's you and you've forgotten, drop me a PM or email using one of the buttons on the side of this posting. There are a coupl...
by Penrhos1920
Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: source of 4'6"/4'7" driving wheels for outside framed loco
Replies: 7
Views: 3003

Re: source of 4'6"/4'7" driving wheels for outside framed lo

it sounds more like an ex-Mersey I was suggesting a source for a wheel meeting the requested spec.... Regards Keith Sorry Keith I misread you. Andrew I think I would go for 4'3 wheels. There is nothing in the AG range but I'd try: G4851N 4' 3" 17.0mm. 14 spoke LNER J94 Class Bevel and see if I...
by Penrhos1920
Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: source of 4'6"/4'7" driving wheels for outside framed loco
Replies: 7
Views: 3003

Re: source of 4'6"/4'7" driving wheels for outside framed lo

knowing Andrews interest it sounds more like an ex-Mersey Rly 0-6-4T as sold on to the Alexandra Docks Rly. Nos 22-24.
Hope you're doing all three....
by Penrhos1920
Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: BR Mark 2 coach buffer beams
Replies: 6
Views: 3631

Re: BR Mark 2 coach buffer beams

Interesting. The coach in the upper picture has an empty bracket on the opposite side of the buckeye from the air-brake hoses. Does this imply that it used to be dual-braked and was later converted to air-brake only? Few Mk2s were dual brake and normally the vacuum pipe would be next to the air pip...
by Penrhos1920
Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Viaduct Guards
Replies: 3
Views: 2126

Viaduct Guards

Reading the ex GWR Permanent Way notes about Viaduct Guards it states "Viaduct guards must commence below the level of the rails at some distance on the approach side of the bridge. (M of T requirements 1928 18(d))". Does anyone have those requirements and were there any requirements after...
by Penrhos1920
Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann 46 to P4 using Ultrascale conversion
Replies: 59
Views: 22646

Re: Bachmann 46 to P4 using Ultrascale conversion

Unless your track is really bad no diesels need to be sprung. Cheers Jim WRONG. Having seen several diesels fall off straight flat C&L flexi-track I disagree. I've not got a 40 or 46 so I can't comment on them. But of those ex-RTR diesels I have got and friends have I can tell you that about a ...
by Penrhos1920
Thu May 03, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Interlaced turnouts
Replies: 16
Views: 7786

Re: Interlaced turnouts

Penrhos, Did you use the shove timber function to get the interlacing - and is it based on published sleeper spacings ? Or is it what looks to be right 'by eye' as it were? If there are published standards, could you point me in the right direction, please. cheers Randall, I'm not sure of the sourc...
by Penrhos1920
Wed May 02, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Interlaced turnouts
Replies: 16
Views: 7786

Re: Interlaced turnouts

This is a pre 1906 NER 1:7 loose heal with 12' switch blades that I have drawn in Templot for the Skinningrove Zig-Zags project. Around 1906 the NER changed the sleeper spacing which is why I have had to start from scratch, rather than use the templates already available for the post 1906 spacing. N...

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