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by BryanJohnson
Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: BACHMANN NUCLEAR FLAK WAGONS
Replies: 15
Views: 5609

Re: BACHMANN NUCLEAR FLAK WAGONS

Hi Chris,

It may be worth having a look at the triangular layout at Valley on Anglesey using Google maps.

Regards,

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Split axle jig
Replies: 22
Views: 9063

Re: Split axle jig

The one I use came from Branchlines. You could see if they still do it.

I can do a photograph of it if required.

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Product Review York Mini Squares
Replies: 16
Views: 6783

Re: Product Review York Mini Squares

An alternative source from across the pond is http://www.supermagnetman.net/. I haven't used them for a while but choice & service were very good.

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Transfers for steam loco cab sides
Replies: 3
Views: 2149

Re: Transfers for steam loco cab sides

Hi John,

I've got what you are looking for but in Methfix. I can cut them out of my sheet and send to you if you can't get any Fox ones.

Regards,

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: LNER N7/3
Replies: 6
Views: 3676

Re: LNER N7/3

Hi John, I'm puzzled how your model can achieve your stated scale 47mph. The 12/24 motor has a fairly low no-load speed of 12,000 rpm; with a 108:1 gearbox and a maximum of 20mm drivers, I'd expect a top scale speed of around 20mph. The speed calculator on the High level website gives a result of 19...
by BryanJohnson
Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Non-working Exactoscale couplings CH001B
Replies: 12
Views: 6018

Re: Non-working Exactoscale couplings CH001B

I'd agree with Will's description. I've got an unopened packet in front of me - CH001B priced £2.06 so that shows how old it is. There aren't any instructions included. Note that the links have different lengths; the shorter one should be fitted to the drilled "double-ended handrail knob pivot&...
by BryanJohnson
Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Bullhead and Flat Bottom Rails
Replies: 25
Views: 16237

Re: Bullhead and Flat Bottom Rails

This thread reminded me of a photo I took at Workington harbour in 1988 showing a join between flat bottom and bullhead on an industrial site.

I suspect this isn't a text book installation.

FB to Bullhead.jpg

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: SR 0-6-0 E2's - Latest build complete with Video Operation
Replies: 153
Views: 56539

Re: SR 0-6-0 E2 (Extended tank versions)

I logged the range of piercing blade codes from Wikipedia a while ago:
Fine - 8/0, 7/0, 6/0, 5/0, 4/0, 3/0, 2/0, 1/0, 00, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 - Coarse

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: 16T minerals around 1960
Replies: 1
Views: 2057

16T minerals around 1960

Hi, There's a BBC news article on the 50th anniversary of the closure of the modern Rothes colliery in 1963 having opened in 1958. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-20910283 In the 20 seconds from 00:19 to 00:39 the film shows a couple of 16T steel minerals passing. The colour shots are from a h...
by BryanJohnson
Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: Coupling......
Replies: 4
Views: 2708

Re: Coupling......

Hi Steve,

I'll bring some 3-link and Dingham fitted wagons along on Tuesday for you to look at.

Regards,

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Container liveries 1976-80
Replies: 4
Views: 2956

Re: Container liveries 1976-80

John,

For anything to do with wagons, Paul Bartlett's site is usually the first place to look.

Have a look at http://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/brfreightlinercontainer for containers. If this doesn't fill your couple of hours there are plenty of other collections that will.

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Bow pen
Replies: 11
Views: 6500

Re: Bow pen

There's a Kern bow pen on eBay:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KERN-PEN-SWIS ... 4605a8c22e

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Wed May 23, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Departmental Locomotive No. 81
Replies: 19
Views: 8673

Re: Departmental Locomotive No. 81

I produced my own spreadsheet for calculating gear ratios a while back. I've attached a worked example for No 81 which comes out at 82:1. Gear_ratio_Dept_81.xls If you do want to change and haven't started on the gearbox yet, I think the frames are the same for all ratios of a given gearbox and Chri...
by BryanJohnson
Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: City of Truro information request
Replies: 22
Views: 10268

Re: City of Truro information request

Painted and lined examples of the City are in the Bachmann display stand at the York show this weekend, so it not be too far off release.
by BryanJohnson
Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Sharp Practice
Replies: 25
Views: 14214

Re: Sharp Practice

Having asked a question then going offline for nearly 20 hours, I'm now not the first to give an answer. I was going to suggest the D section as one possibility, although having seen the prototype photo the current offering from Eileen's at 1mm x 0.5mm would probably be too large. The smaller sectio...
by BryanJohnson
Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Sharp Practice
Replies: 25
Views: 14214

Re: Sharp Practice

What shape and size does the beading strip need to be?

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: RTR wagon bodies
Replies: 9
Views: 4500

RTR wagon bodies

Dapol are now offering an range of their RTR wagons as unpainted bodies only. As all bar 2 are at £1.50 including VAT, these look like they may be a reasonably quick and cheap way to make wagons by adding a chassis kit and with little or no wastage. The page is at http://www.dapol.co.uk/index.php?op...
by BryanJohnson
Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Ultrasonic Cleaning
Replies: 29
Views: 17796

Re: Ultrasonic Cleaning

Ealing,

It's been mentioned before in similar threads not to put spring units in with their springs as the steel wire will rust after wards. Clean the brass before fitting the spring.

Same goes for other steel components.

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: ex Airfix B coaches
Replies: 19
Views: 12182

Re: ex Airfix B coaches

The Airfix autocoach is covered in another thread - http://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=523

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Split axles (again)!
Replies: 5
Views: 4414

Re: Split axles (again)!

Branchlines are still supplying split axle components in both 1/8" and 2mm diameter.

Price is £7.95 for components to make three axles.

No connection other than having ordered some this week.

Bryan
by BryanJohnson
Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:33 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: tufnol(etc) spacers for insulation
Replies: 6
Views: 3961

Re: tufnol(etc) spacers for insulation

I can't remember where I got the idea from, but what I am part way doing for my current chassis project is to use the standard etched frame spacers to get the chassis mechanically complete, then use araldite to glue some stiff insulating material to the spacer before sawing through the brass to insu...
by BryanJohnson
Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Train Heating Pipes
Replies: 3
Views: 2248

Re: Train Heating Pipes

I took the attached photo of the underframe of an unrestored GWR coach at Bewdley a few years ago.

steam heating pipe.jpg

I think that the lagged pipe is the steam heating pipe and the downpipe with the round stopper at the left is the drain, being at the lowest point.
by BryanJohnson
Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: GWR Smoking/No Smoking signs
Replies: 5
Views: 4505

Re: GWR Smoking/No Smoking signs

Also a late response, but hopefully still useful. 1) The photo is of a Hawksworth coach on the Severn Valley which confirms that the coach restorers there agree with the earlier posting on the No Smoking triangle colours. GWR No Smoking.jpg 2) The methfix transfer sheets I have bought from the HMRS ...
by BryanJohnson
Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Class 08 Depot allocations
Replies: 3
Views: 2937

Re: Class 08 Depot allocations

For information on shed closing dates, go to http://www.steamsheds.co.uk/sheds.php. Note that the Closed date is the date closed to steam - any subsequent use should be identified in the Notes section. Looking at my 1971 Locoshed book, 08's were allocated to specific sheds, whilst main line locos we...
by BryanJohnson
Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Help on bogies please...
Replies: 3
Views: 3616

Re: Help on bogies please...

As a source of information, there are articles on the minefield that is the Airfix Autotrailer, including drawings of many details, prototype photographs and a description of the conversion. The Airfix model is a bit of a hybrid of Diagrams A28 and A30. The articles are in MRJ's 9 and 17 from 20 odd...

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