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by Penrhos1920
Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Stores items
Replies: 4
Views: 2110

Re: Stores items

Mike,

I'm glad I'm not the only one who struggles with finding my way around the S4 website. I thought I was having a premature senior moment...

Richard
by Penrhos1920
Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crownline 61xx Conversion to 51xx
Replies: 14
Views: 4814

Re: Crownline 61xx Conversion to 51xx

.....I'm sure David Geen still has plans to produce a kit for one, if not both, of the big Churchward 2-6-2Ts. .... I thought he was planning to retire from the business? I saw Dave last weekend and he definitely is not planning to retire particularly soon. He was showing off the masters to a coupl...
by Penrhos1920
Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: bogie bolster wagon constuction (ex Barnum & Bailey)
Replies: 9
Views: 4236

Re: bogie bolster wagon constuction (ex Barnum & Bailey)

Excellent Andrew, I'm tempted to bring No.14 to pull them and a GBV to bring up the rear.
by Penrhos1920
Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: Test Track baseboards
Replies: 43
Views: 14926

Re: Test Track baseboards

Free of Charge
by Penrhos1920
Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: Test Track baseboards
Replies: 43
Views: 14926

Re: Test Track baseboards

The phrase "every Area Group should have one..." springs to mind! Flymo Agreed. One of the best recruitment aids. There's nothing like being asked "Would you like to come a play trains?" as a way of getting people to join. Maybe the committee ought to provide one F of C to every...
by Penrhos1920
Fri May 20, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Which Couplings ???
Replies: 16
Views: 9137

Re: Which Couplings ???

But, if wanting to use the optional delayed uncoupling bar, the coupling requires a "Kadee Shuffle" into movements where a train has to backup to slacken the coupler, pull away, then backup again to propel the train. Some people find the Kadee Shuffle to be very annoying. (btw. the Kadee ...
by Penrhos1920
Tue May 17, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 27XX and 57XX comparision
Replies: 23
Views: 9860

Re: GWR 27XX and 57XX comparision

Penrhos, your pannier conversion looks very interesting and I hope you will post more photos as it progresses. From where did you source the white metal castings? Bruce. It's actually a Mainline pannier but it fits the chassis well. I've cast a pair of lead weights that fill the tanks and filled th...
by Penrhos1920
Sun May 15, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 27XX and 57XX comparision
Replies: 23
Views: 9860

Re: GWR 27XX and 57XX comparision

I'd like to say "been there, done that." but I can't as it isn't finished and its not a 57xx. But I have used a Highlevel 57xx chassis on an earlier pannier design. The 57xx was an updated 27xx, which in turn was an updated earlier saddle tank design and it continues like that a long way b...
by Penrhos1920
Mon May 09, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: Glevum Area Group
Topic: Glevum at Preston
Replies: 4
Views: 4389

Re: Glevum at Preston

What are the curtains above the station area for? I can see that at least one is the track diagram.
by Penrhos1920
Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: HKV brakegear
Replies: 3
Views: 2657

Re: HKV brakegear

Mike Garwood wrote:I must admit I thought ABS parts had this covered...then again I might be dreaming again

Mike


Thanks Mike, so did I until I had a look through the catalogue. Any ideas what it might be described as?

Richard
by Penrhos1920
Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: HKV brakegear
Replies: 3
Views: 2657

HKV brakegear

I'm having difficulty finding a source of the brake gear components used on the HKV iron ore hoppers. I think I've got everything else I need to build one of these wagons based upon the 51L HJV kit; different Oleo buffers and axle boxes that are in the 51L range, and I will have to modify the body s...
by Penrhos1920
Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: buffers for a bogie bolster wagon
Replies: 20
Views: 7309

Re: buffers for a bogie bolster wagon

Tim V wrote:The wagons behind look distorted in their length, any confirmation elsewhere?


They do a bit. I think they are probably 16' 3 plank wagons.
by Penrhos1920
Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: buffers for a bogie bolster wagon
Replies: 20
Views: 7309

Re: buffers for a bogie bolster wagon

Ideally, I think I should now learn how to use a 3D CAD program, draw a few possibilities and then create a views with perspectives that match the prototype photos and which looks best. Just the think to keep modelling restricted to the armchair! I've kept this thread open in my browser, as it's ju...
by Penrhos1920
Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: buffers for a bogie bolster wagon
Replies: 20
Views: 7309

Re: buffers for a bogie bolster wagon

I have been having difficulty in identifying accurately buffer shapes from suppliers' web sites, and so far I have not seen anything that clearly resembles the ones shown in the photo. I'm not at all sure of their lengths: they look similar to ones on a different vehicle that were given on a diagra...
by Penrhos1920
Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: 2'4" disc wagon wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 3846

Re: 2'4" disc wagon wheels

2'4"??? Anything to do with a certain AN(N&SW)D&R wagon or coach? Richard How did you guess? But I thought the coaches had larger wheels. I've just looked at my drawing of AN(N&SW)D&R coach no.3. It has 28" wheels. AFAIR the only item of Barnum & Bailey rolling stock t...
by Penrhos1920
Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: 2'4" disc wagon wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 3846

Re: 2'4" disc wagon wheels

If you buy the Intercity model wheels see if you can get them unweathered. The weathering was so thick on the treads that it caused mega derailments and I had to spend ages scrapping it off.

2'4"??? Anything to do with a certain AN(N&SW)D&R wagon or coach?

Richard
by Penrhos1920
Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: DC 2 unfitted wagon brake gear.
Replies: 12
Views: 5195

Re: DC 2 unfitted wagon brake gear.

If I'm reading this right and someone is producing a sprung version of a GWR self-contained buffer then that's great news. Cheers, Nick This is how I have done them in the past: http://www.penrhos.me.uk/Inprogress.htm At one point about 5 years ago I had 10 wagons on the go which all received sprun...
by Penrhos1920
Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: DC 2 unfitted wagon brake gear.
Replies: 12
Views: 5195

Re: DC 2 unfitted wagon brake gear.

Craig,

Have a look at http://www.gwr.org.uk/nowagonbrakes.html It describes DC II but it's the only variant without a drawing. But if you use the LHS of the DC III drawing together with the description you should get the idea.
by Penrhos1920
Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Which Axle to Drive 0-6-0T using CSB
Replies: 4
Views: 2361

Re: Which Axle to Drive 0-6-0T using CSB

Note that the reaction link should ideally (yet again!) be as far away from the axle (usually above) as possible, the pivot point should be above the axle line, and the link should sit in the horizontal plane. Some compromise is usually necessary... Zeb. For more discussion of reaction links see th...
by Penrhos1920
Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Ultrasonic Cleaning
Replies: 29
Views: 14809

Re: Ultrasonic Cleaning

I've used one with various cleaners: meths, dishwasher powder, cillit band. For the final wash before painting I use sugar soap and then rise under the tap.
by Penrhos1920
Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Suitable Plastic Kits for conversion to Scalefour
Replies: 5
Views: 3551

Re: Suitable Plastic Kits for conversion to Scalefour

I am considering seriously switching to Scalefour British outline railway modelling. Currently I have .... One Cooper Craft plastic kit for a GWR O5 Four plank open wagon .....kits. I am wondering if these kits are suitable for conversion to Scalefour operation. Any comments will be most appreciate...
by Penrhos1920
Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Bachmann Colletts
Replies: 4
Views: 2384

Re: Bachmann Colletts

How about Masokits http://www.scalefour.org/masokits/coachdetailing.html Standard Gangway unit 10.01?
by Penrhos1920
Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:32 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 on Sunday the 11th July at 14:00. The venue will be in Boosbeck, near Guisborough.

If you would like directions or further information then please drop me a PM.
by Penrhos1920
Thu May 27, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Fiddle Yards
Replies: 16
Views: 11408

Re: Fiddle Yards

I prefer to arrange my turnouts differently in the fiddle yard throat (only one side is shown) :

fiddle yard entrance.JPG


There is also a trailing cross over so that trains can be reversed from some tracks, this then results in a double slip.
by Penrhos1920
Fri May 14, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Circuit to prevent SPAD
Replies: 4
Views: 3830

Re: Circuit to prevent SPAD

MERG offer a superblock controller called BC3 which will do everything you want. There are hundreds of configurations possible: passing loops, reversing loops, single direction, bi-direction, fiddle yards, the list appears to go on forever.

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