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by Penrhos1920
Fri May 24, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Tring cutting bridge 112 - lasercut
Replies: 5
Views: 4969

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: 2799

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: 2799

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: 2799

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: 5054

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: 5054

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: 23283

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: 2655

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: 2655

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: 3235

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: 1869

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: 20449

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: 7012

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: 7012

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...
by Penrhos1920
Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: GWR W1 parcels van
Replies: 6
Views: 3280

Re: GWR W1 parcels van

davidb wrote:See this for a W1

David



But that one is in a more modern livery. Try Cyril Print's coaches for the earlier livery. But he is showing at least 2 different versions of the earlier livery.
by Penrhos1920
Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 97565

Re: Scaleforum 2013

These are the percentages of our UK based members that live within 75km of each of these existing model railway exhibition venues: Scaleforum at Leatherhead 30%; Railex at Stoke Mandeville 26%; DEMU Showcase 15%; Manchester MRS 14%; Warley NEC 13%; Doncaster 13%; Scalefour North at Wakefield 12.5%;...
by Penrhos1920
Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 97565

Re: Scaleforum 2013

Isn't that what scalefour north is for? .... ..Jim If only. By writing that I can only assume that you haven't been to both shows recently. They aren't the same, and probably don't attempt to be the same. One has lots more small, useful traders that the other, plus a couple more layouts. If you are...
by Penrhos1920
Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 97565

Re: Scaleforum 2013

David, I've just looked up going to Aylesbury by train and compared it with Leatherhead. Last year I arrived at S4um at about 11.30am having left Eaglecliffe (Teesside) on a direct Lodon train at 7.30am. According to the timetables I can get into Aylesbury at 12 noon leaving on the same train and th...
by Penrhos1920
Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2012
Replies: 59
Views: 18193

Re: Scalefour North 2012

when do the advance tickets go on sale? I've not bought them in the past, but in these hard economic times....

or is it only me that can't find the webpage?
by Penrhos1920
Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: Adventures in the land of fully sprung diesels
Replies: 102
Views: 42636

Re: Adventures in the land of fully sprung diesels

Justin,

How do you attached the bogie to the chassis? CP uses a hook at each of the bogie that turns and engages with the chassis, but I can't see any hooks on your bogies.

Thanks
Richard
by Penrhos1920
Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: Sprung Class 47 Bogies
Replies: 25
Views: 15634

Re: Sprung Class 47 Bogies

Justin,

Where do you get spare Heljan bogie side frames from?

What sizes are the 2 large brass tubes, top left?
by Penrhos1920
Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Bogie wagon compensation
Replies: 5
Views: 2696

Re: Bogie wagon compensation

Part of the problem that I have is that the bogie are not square enough for P4 in the first place. They are probably ok for EM.
by Penrhos1920
Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Bogie wagon compensation
Replies: 5
Views: 2696

Bogie wagon compensation

Does anyone make compenation units for bogie wagons with a wheelbase of 2m? So far I've only been able to find 5'6" wheelbase.

What is the current wisdom re compensation method? Twisting bogies (with or without torque control) or springing?
by Penrhos1920
Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: MRJ Binders
Replies: 189
Views: 46353

Re: MRJ Binders

I get my MRJ binders from the Welsh Railways research Circle. They are plain green cordex, have 13 cords and are exactly the right size.
by Penrhos1920
Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Tees, Ouse, Esk & Rye
Topic: Next TOERAG meeting
Replies: 7
Views: 5413

Re: Next TOERAG meeting

The next TOERAG meeting will be in Boosebeck this Sunday, the 8th at 2pm.

We will be playing trains and consuming tea..

If you want to share a lift from the Stockton area please PM me. I might also be able to arrange lift shares from other parts of the Toerag (York to Teesside) area.

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