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by BryanJohnson
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Makers Nameplates
Replies: 6
Views: 2794

Re: Makers Nameplates

I've have a Vulcan Jinty to build as well, 47507, so had the same questions. None of the images I have for my loco show any works plates, but this may depend on your modelling period. Some works plates survived into the 1950's. From this photo from a preserved loco and the scale drawing in the Wild ...
by BryanJohnson
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Re: Tim V's workbench - latest shenanigans
Replies: 421
Views: 159027

Re: Tim V's workbench

I doubt there will ever be a definitive list of all allocations. One other source is the BRDatabase at http://www.brdatabase.info/index.php . The author admits it is still a work in progress, but is trying to cross reference details to improve the accuracy, so currently shows 2 sets of data. The sea...
by BryanJohnson
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Spacer width
Replies: 5
Views: 2742

Re: Spacer width

I can't give you a definitive value for the sideplay, but I did a spreadsheet a while ago which takes figures for the dimensions of all the parts between the back of the treads and the inside of the frames. Putting in your required value for sideplay should help you confirm which spacers are the bes...
by BryanJohnson
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 85
Views: 27074

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

Hi Gordon,

No, just that one. It was dead outside the shed and I was leaning over the temporary barrier to get that photo.

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 85
Views: 27074

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

If it helps, here a photo taken at the recent gala.
Henry Cort Foxfield 20170714.jpg

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Springing & painting
Replies: 5
Views: 2532

Re: Springing & painting

Thanks for all the responses.

They confirm my thoughts so I'll continue to mask off that part of the w-iron when spraying.

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Springing & painting
Replies: 5
Views: 2532

Springing & painting

Is there any benefit in masking off the back of w-irons on sprung wagon chassis and coach bogies when spraying the whole underframe / bogie in order to give a metal-to-metal contact area with the bearing carrier? The alternative is to have the bearing carrier rubbing against the hardened paint. I ca...
by BryanJohnson
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Vehicle dynamics and trackholding
Topic: Bogies do naughty things
Replies: 2
Views: 1716

Re: Bogies do naughty things

So we can look for sparks coming from our wheels to show whether there's a problem.

We need to get them to produce a 4mm scale version so we can tell exactly what the problem is though.

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Wagon tie bars
Replies: 4
Views: 2250

Re: Wagon tie bars

Cambrian do an etched version which includes a representation of the w-iron bolts. Product code C45 for 10' wb wagons

http://www.cambrianmodels.co.uk/accswheels.html

I bought some at S4N but haven't used them yet. They measure up at 0.9mm width.

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Conductor Rail Supports Kit
Replies: 51
Views: 13803

Re: Conductor Rail Supports Kit

These have appeared on eBay, ending Sunday, 16th April at 17:15. I'll leave it to the experts to judge their suitability or not. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4mm-finescale-Southern-RailwaySR-BR-white-metal-3rd-rail-chairs/272617981113?_trksid=p2060778.c100290.m3507&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DR...
by BryanJohnson
Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Plastikote Suede
Replies: 1
Views: 1260

Plastikote Suede

I've asked my local hardware store to get some Plastikote Suede for me, but they were informed by their supplier that it is no longer produced. I've asked Plastikote Customer Services, which is now in the Netherlands, and they've confirmed: " Unfortunately we don’t have a product which we can o...
by BryanJohnson
Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Shallcross Yard
Replies: 20
Views: 6605

Re: Shallcross Yard

There are some more photographs covering the railways around Whaley Bridge in this collection: http://www.whaleybridge.net/localhistor ... index.html. Other collections on the site have views including railways.

Bryan
(Living about 3 miles from the site of Shallcross yard)
by BryanJohnson
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Brake bows
Replies: 5
Views: 2307

Re: Brake bows

Dependent on the style of your prototype, and the shape of the material used in construction, then it’s feasible to make your own. Prototypes with round section would be easier than flat.
See my article in S4News 192, bottom of page 33 for an example made from wire and a simple jig.
by BryanJohnson
Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: Paul Townsend
Topic: Dartmouth in Broad Gauge era
Replies: 40
Views: 15132

Re: Dartmouth in Broad Gauge era

I spotted an advert for these sheets of setts in the latest Model Railroad Hobbyist.

http://monstermodelworks.com/HO-Scale/HO-Cobblestone-Herringbone-Sheets/HO-Scale-Old-Cobblestone-Sheets-2-pack.html

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis spacers / Gibson wheel.
Replies: 6
Views: 3073

Re: Chassis spacers / Gibson wheel.

Hi Sam,

You may like to put your dimensions through a spreadsheet I did for my own frame width calculations.

Downloadable from http://www.thurstaston.fsworld.co.uk/downloads.htm

Regards,

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Identify a wagon...
Replies: 15
Views: 6551

Re: Identify a wagon...

I think the person you need for this is Ian Macdonald who was demonstrating at Scalefour North. He'd designed his own etched parts for these and the even larger transformer wagons.

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Fri Oct 02, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Door Handles, which ones?
Replies: 10
Views: 3989

Re: Door Handles, which ones?

Hi, My earlier reply was just a quick response on my phone. The coaches on page 21 of S4News 192 have Markits 'Coach Door T handles'. Once the painting is complete, the paint will be scraped off the door handles and most of each grab handle. The light varnishing and weathering will dull the bare bra...
by BryanJohnson
Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Door Handles, which ones?
Replies: 10
Views: 3989

Re: Door Handles, which ones?

Try the Markits range.

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: Bristol
Topic: KEYNSHAM STATION
Replies: 3
Views: 3086

Re: KEYNSHAM STATION

Hi Michael,

I can't help directly but this site may point you at some references you may not already be aware of http://www.mulehouse.myzen.co.uk/stations/

Regards,

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Wed May 27, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: LSWR operation; horse boxes
Replies: 23
Views: 7622

Re: LSWR operation; horse boxes

I've done a quick check and to add / detach a horsebox from a passenger train would need full use of the station, i.e. no crossing train in the other direction, no other wagons blocking the yard that needed to be moved, and would take: For an up train, 8 separate loco movements with the horse box be...
by BryanJohnson
Wed May 27, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: LSWR operation; horse boxes
Replies: 23
Views: 7622

Re: LSWR operation; horse boxes

For my prototype, there was a local trainer who would send horses to the races by rail. Assuming that this was still common practice in 1951, it will make an interesting addition to the layout's operation. The station is an intermediate station on the branch, with a suitable side and end loading doc...
by BryanJohnson
Wed May 27, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: LSWR operation; horse boxes
Replies: 23
Views: 7622

Re: LSWR operation; horse boxes

Again, not LSWR specific, but would the rules be different if there was a groom travelling in the box with the horse? Would this make it a passenger rated vehicle, with implications for needing a continuous brake etc.?
by BryanJohnson
Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2015
Replies: 54
Views: 18903

Re: Scalefour North 2015

Following on from my earlier posting, the steam railtour through Wakefield on Saturday has been cancelled due to the Network Rail safety ban on WCRC.
by BryanJohnson
Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2015
Replies: 54
Views: 18903

Re: Scalefour North 2015

As an additional attraction, a railtour "hauled by steam locomotives 61994 The Great Marquess and 61264 or 62005" is due to go through Wakefield Kirkgate late on the Saturday afternoon.

http://www.railwaytouring.net/uk-day-trips/the-buxton-spa-express

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Measure distance on Google Maps
Replies: 4
Views: 2480

Measure distance on Google Maps

This may be a useful research tool for some. Google Maps has a distance measurement tool available in beta test at present. Basically, using the satellite image, it will give you the actual distance between two or more selected points. The display units can be switched between metric or imperial, an...

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