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by HowardGWR
Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: RTR wagon bodies
Replies: 9
Views: 3449

Re: RTR wagon bodies

I should add (relating to my earlier post) that they are not 17ft 6" solebars either.
by HowardGWR
Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: RTR wagon bodies
Replies: 9
Views: 3449

Re: RTR wagon bodies

Keith
Many of their products grace my to-do box (and even some on my layout!). But they don't do RCH Keith, it's all Dean and Churchward (9ft wb and 11ft 6" wb for the cattle).

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by HowardGWR
Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: RTR wagon bodies
Replies: 9
Views: 3449

Re: RTR wagon bodies

My wants are for a set of solebars and buffer beams for 17 ft 6" 10ft wb vans. The Hornby and Bachmann RCH type bodies are often available, as indeed are these Dapol ones but the underframes (not 'chassis' I believe) are only available as expensive etched kits or whole RTR-gubbins-equipped ones...
by HowardGWR
Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: EM wheels on P4 track
Replies: 82
Views: 52553

Re: EM wheels on P4 track

You don't have to wait until then Tim and Martin. You only live about 3 miles away from each other as does Robin Gay and a load of other P4 adherents. Why not have a joint NWSEMGSAG / Scalefour Bristol AG meeting? I'd go all the way up to Bristol for that one. Better hire the Colston Hall. All the b...
by HowardGWR
Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Loco Suspension, fitting CSBs
Replies: 152
Views: 85397

Re: Loco Suspension, fitting CSBs

Thanks Paul. I tried to come up with a suitable response but could only think of 'supergrass' which isn't very helpful. The instructions for the High level gb are very comprehensive and I shall certainly look at the products for the next project. The varieties available are if anything too bewilderi...
by HowardGWR
Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Loco Suspension, fitting CSBs
Replies: 152
Views: 85397

Re: Loco Suspension, fitting CSBs

Which gearbox is that Paul please?

I've got to ask this as well, why would anyone gratuitously call themselves flymo? :)
by HowardGWR
Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Springing vs compensation
Replies: 13
Views: 4594

Re: Springing vs compensation

I was wrong about the jig for keeping it all in line. It is indeed the Brassmasters one. I am indeed losing the odd grey cell it seems. Yes the jig does do something like described -it's a nice little item and whilst i am a bit up against it at the moment I will try and make a few snaps for the list...
by HowardGWR
Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Springing vs compensation
Replies: 13
Views: 4594

Re: Springing vs compensation

Well Tim has not seen the query but Craig confirms my supposition. One jig, not mentioned, is the Palatine one that gives an automatic lining up facility for different wheelbases, which is proving useful, and a jig I obtained through the NWSEMGSAG which ensures the wheels are equidistant from the pi...
by HowardGWR
Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Springing vs compensation
Replies: 13
Views: 4594

Re: Springing vs compensation

What do you mean by 'out of square' Tim please? I could make an educated guess but i would rather know for certain. Is this 'wheels crabbing along the track' syndrome?
Regards, Howard
by HowardGWR
Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Underframe detail for GWR Dean clerestory Coach
Replies: 6
Views: 3663

Re: Underframe detail for GWR Dean clerestory Coach

Here we are Bruce and a super fast reply from a super fellow. If you use RC1 Dia 53 as the basic guide to a clerestory coach underframe fittings, you can get further details of the brake gear as applied to the bogies from the drawings later in the volume - the Dean 6ft 4in bogie is on Pg 89; the 8ft...
by HowardGWR
Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Underframe detail for GWR Dean clerestory Coach
Replies: 6
Views: 3663

Re: Underframe detail for GWR Dean clerestory Coach

However the period covered is of those coaches constructed from the 19th century onwards. Hmm! I don't know any from the 18th century!! I assume John's book is 20th onwards. Seriously, I am list owner of the new GWSG Yahoo Group which is for GWSG Members only. I will post your query on there and re...
by HowardGWR
Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Underframe detail for GWR Dean clerestory Coach
Replies: 6
Views: 3663

Re: Underframe detail for GWR Dean clerestory Coach

Could this article referenced here http://www.penrhos.me.uk/LewisClassification.htm lead you to something useful (perhaps someone has the MRC annual for 1981 from which you may get a scan). I presume you are aware of the Russell book Volume 1 which is expensive to acquire being somewhat rare plus I ...
by HowardGWR
Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: South Somerset
Topic: South Somerset Area Group Meeting Dates
Replies: 2
Views: 2912

Re: South Somerset Area Group Meeting Dates

What did we agree about the next meeting? I have add a bunch of similar conversations recently and I need to be un-confused. Is it March 9th?
by HowardGWR
Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: ABS/Four Most
Replies: 5
Views: 3566

Re: ABS/Four Most

ABS stands for Adrian Swain who is a very friendly and helpful fellow. He only sells at shows now, but despite that you are in OZ, I am sure he will be able to accomodate you by snail mail. The alternative is to state your needs here, then someone reply that they are going to ring him up, then they ...
by HowardGWR
Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench
Replies: 377
Views: 117885

Re: Tim V's workbench

On the copperclad spacers thanks for the reply Tim. I did try this on one attempt. I fixed the spacers on as per pick up type frame and then I soldered the gapped copperclad to the spacers and then cut through the spacers. Heart in mouth stuff but I got away with it. Nothing must come adrift after t...
by HowardGWR
Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench
Replies: 377
Views: 117885

Re: Tim V's workbench

How do you cut off your copper coated spacers Tim so that you don't lose some of the edge that you need to solder them to the frames? I found it a bit dodgy when I cut mine.
by HowardGWR
Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: South Somerset
Topic: South Somerset Area Group Meeting Dates
Replies: 2
Views: 2912

Re: South Somerset Area Group Meeting Dates

Well I certainly hope to attend. Thanks Danny for helping us out. I'll bet Andy is grateful too. I hope to bring along the bits of one of my projects and I believe we will have a test track from Andy. I'll bring one too just in case.
by HowardGWR
Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: How to model a M.R. lever frame in a signalbox
Replies: 49
Views: 23373

Re: How to model a M.R. lever frame in a signalbox

Robin I expect you've worked out how to get a set of coaches and its leading engine from the gloom of platforms 12 and 13 at T.M. back to Barrow Road and safely stowed away in the carriage sidings. But I confess I do not remember seeing that actually in progress at the Barrow Road end. There is also...
by HowardGWR
Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Beer and Buckjumpers
Replies: 474
Views: 144409

Re: Beer and Buckjumpers

I did not know Danny Pinnock was back in business. Is his catalogue online anywhere? Could not the Society do him a favour and put it online (the 4mm section at least)?

GER wagons were seen everywhere thus the interest of this GWR modeller. IIRC he does more than GER ones?? Regards, Howard
by HowardGWR
Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Rivets on brass
Replies: 44
Views: 16931

Plastic rivets and Louvres was Rivets on brass

I just had a look Ealing, (Americans use Saxon spelling instead of French i.e.louver) and I was reminded that their full size measurements need re-scaling in one's mind's eye. Simple to do but I admit I failed to make that mental adjustment from HO to 1:76 scale when this thread moved to Archer's pr...
by HowardGWR
Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Rivets on brass
Replies: 44
Views: 16931

Re: Rivets on brass

Thanks Keith. What a pity. Every other site I use you do what I did with the web address. Ah well, something else to learn I suppose. What I did not understand was the content of the 'IAK' message. Both the American advert and the eBay one are priced for one sheet AFAICS. Anyway I shall certainly or...
by HowardGWR
Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Rivets on brass
Replies: 44
Views: 16931

Re: Rivets on brass

What did I do wrong (typo apart)? Puzzled.
by HowardGWR
Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Rivets on brass
Replies: 44
Views: 16931

Re: Rivets on brass

That basic sheet is on ebAY AT
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Archer-Surface-Details-Small-Rivet-Fastener-Heads-/190470033330?pt=UK_ToysGames_ModelKits_ModelKits_JN&hash=item2c58e60fb2

FOR £11.75 PLUS £1.75 POSTAGE.

British supplier.

HTH

Regards, Howard
by HowardGWR
Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Beer and Buckjumpers
Replies: 474
Views: 144409

Re: Beer and Buckjumpers

When I went to the Rapid site it kept sending me back to the home page when i clicked on the item. I registered as client but it still would not shew me any detail of an item nor, thus, its price.

Anyone got round this - what am I doing wrong? Regards, Howard
by HowardGWR
Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Beer and Buckjumpers
Replies: 474
Views: 144409

Re: Beer and Buckjumpers

I've just checked the spacers on my Perseverance 57xx pannier and the frames are 15mm apart inside and 16mm outside.

Could there be a simple solution here Paul or was this another time for this comparative amateur to shew his ignorance?

Regards Howard

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