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by Penrhos1920
Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: GWR W1 parcels van
Replies: 6
Views: 3656

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: 112182

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: 112182

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: 112182

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: 20363

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: 47121

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: 17031

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: 3031

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: 3031

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: 53240

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: 5904

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.
by Penrhos1920
Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Stores items
Replies: 4
Views: 2403

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: 5419

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: 4706

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: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: Test Track baseboards
Replies: 43
Views: 16553

Re: Test Track baseboards

Free of Charge
by Penrhos1920
Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: Test Track baseboards
Replies: 43
Views: 16553

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: 9986

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: 10961

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: 10961

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: 4785

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: 2944

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: 2944

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: 8209

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: 8209

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: 8209

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...

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