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by garethashenden
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: London Road Models LNWR D12 Timber wagon kit
Replies: 1
Views: 681

Re: London Road Models LNWR D12 Timber wagon kit

Usually manufacturers wait until one finishes the scratchbuilding project before releasing the kit.

I started these two weeks ago...
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by garethashenden
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Queensbridge Road Wharf
Replies: 56
Views: 12649

Re: Queensbridge Road Wharf

Today I decided to shorten the main siding at the front of the layout. With the bufferstop in place there was very little room between it and the adjacent building. I didn't think it looked like a reasonable way for any sort of vehicle to access the wharf. I looked at a couple of options and ended u...
by garethashenden
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Queensbridge Road Wharf
Replies: 56
Views: 12649

Re: Queensbridge Road Wharf

Here are both the Templot file and the PDF for those who are interested.
by garethashenden
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Queensbridge Road Wharf
Replies: 56
Views: 12649

Re: Queensbridge Road Wharf

Looking good Gareth, these 'simple' trackplans can be deceptively complex! also far more 'prototypical' than the plethora of 3-ways, slips and diamonds we sometimes see crammed into tiny spaces :o Can I ask what the overall dimensions of the scenic part of the layout are and the crossing angles you...
by garethashenden
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Queensbridge Road Wharf
Replies: 56
Views: 12649

Re: Queensbridge Road Wharf

I have finally finished the wiring. Well, except for the fiddleyard. The points have been finished, the point motors installed, a control box assembled, wires strung around. Lots of work with not that much to show. I have tested most of the layout and things are working well. I can't check the first...
by garethashenden
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: My First Layout - Whitehall Halt
Replies: 21
Views: 4044

Re: My First Layout - Whitehall Halt

The Class 22 is a bit of a pain to convert due to Dapol's pickup arrangement. They chose to use wheels on half axles picking up through the bearings, as opposed to the more common wheel back wipers. Conversion is possible, but not super straight forward. I spent quite a while chasing a short in an E...
by garethashenden
Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: 1970s street scenes in colour - full of modelling detail
Replies: 11
Views: 1850

Re: 1970s street scenes in colour - full of modelling detail

You can get the book here https://hoxtonminipress.com/products/the-east-end-in-colour Thanks for the link, I've ordered it. To add to the discussion of modelling colours, those reproduced in the book will be even less reliable, since they're separated into multiple colours for the printing process....
by garethashenden
Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Stock for Cadhay
Replies: 36
Views: 6223

Re: Stock for Cadhay

Allowing the AJs some horizontal movement lets them go through tighter curves. We had a class 52 that had short stiff couplings due to the nature of the bufferbeams. It regularly pulled wagons off curves because there wasn’t enough flexibility. I find the original design works pretty well, you just ...
by garethashenden
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: garethashenden
Topic: Finney/Brassmasters A4
Replies: 16
Views: 3048

Re: Finney/Brassmasters A4

Finally looking like an A4
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by garethashenden
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: garethashenden
Topic: Finney/Brassmasters A4
Replies: 16
Views: 3048

Re: Finney/Brassmasters A4

I've added the wheels and things are still going well. The 6 coupled chassis manages to get through the one really tight point on my layout, which was the goal. I still need to fit the crankpin bushes, but things are looking good.
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by garethashenden
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: garethashenden
Topic: Finney/Brassmasters A4
Replies: 16
Views: 3048

Re: Finney/Brassmasters A4

Well it's been a while since I've done any work on this, but suddenly I had the urge to get back to it. I have finished the tender under frame and started on the locomotive chassis. Everything has been going pretty well, I'm quite impressed with how well the kit is designed. I've decided to use the ...
by garethashenden
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Best option for a Terrier
Replies: 10
Views: 1883

Re: Best option for a Terrier

The Hornby Terrier is sort of mixed up A1 and A1X, a bit of both but not accurate for either! As far as I can recall the RTR model is far too high off the ground; a result of the motor being mounted high up. I have seen one or two conversions and to me they just look wrong. No amount of concerted h...
by garethashenden
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Best option for a Terrier
Replies: 10
Views: 1883

Best option for a Terrier

I'm interested in adding a Terrier to my locomotive roster and I'd like recommendations on the best way to achieve it. I don't actually know all that much about them, or their modifications. Whatever I end up with would need to be c.1903, so I think that's improved engine green. So far I have found ...
by garethashenden
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Steel Code 60 Flat Bottom Rail
Replies: 2
Views: 796

Re: Steel Code 60 Flat Bottom Rail

Does it have to be code 60? Stores has code 55 in steel if it is of any use.
by garethashenden
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Rolling Road
Replies: 9
Views: 1562

Re: Rolling Road

I would also add the DCC concepts version can be useful. it is slightly annoying that the spacers need to be changed and they are a screw fitting but they are available. I have 3 that seem to always be P4 fitted and the other 2 are OO.... so Only having to change spacers to one or 2 at maximum! I r...
by garethashenden
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: garethashenden
Topic: Bow Works: Locomotives for the North London Railway
Replies: 9
Views: 3891

Re: Bow Works: Locomotives for the North London Railway

I never can seem to work one project through to completion. I'm always jumping around from one to another. So it's back to 4-4-0T number 109. I had disassembled most of the locomotive so that I could replace the screw in the smokebox with a nut. Well, I got it taken apart and then got distracted by ...
by garethashenden
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Queensbridge Road Wharf
Replies: 56
Views: 12649

Re: Queensbridge Road Wharf

Thanks Allan, that's a really good point. This is all built from offcuts from my father's cabinet shop and it's all pre-finished ply. It's rather thick too at 12mm, so I should be ok, but I'll seal the ends of the turntable.
by garethashenden
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Queensbridge Road Wharf
Replies: 56
Views: 12649

Re: Queensbridge Road Wharf

There is now a fiddle yard for the layout! The next step is to fit it to the layout and add the tracks, so it's not done, but progress is progress.

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by garethashenden
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: garethashenden
Topic: Bow Works: Locomotives for the North London Railway
Replies: 9
Views: 3891

Re: Bow Works: Locomotives for the North London Railway

Well it's been a while, but more work has been made on the Park tank. I started by making the cab front. I fitted it to the model, then realised that none of the body pieces were square to the footplate, so everything came off the footplate before being reattached in the proper position. After that ...
by garethashenden
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Queensbridge Road Wharf
Replies: 56
Views: 12649

Re: Queensbridge Road Wharf

Thanks for that Allan. I'm always interested in new ways of doing things. Just one quick question about the foam board, it's not paperbacked foam board right? Just plain foam? Since Photobucket stole all the pictures from the other thread, here's how I started doing the setts there and how I was pla...
by garethashenden
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: What's best for testing?
Replies: 15
Views: 2443

Re: What's best for testing?

Thanks everyone, this has been really helpful. I'll try to use a variety of stock. In addition to "normal" wagons, I've got a LNWR D14 which has a 16' wheelbase. That's the longest rigid wheelbase I've got. After that I have a Bachmann Crocodile with P4 wheels, which did fine a fault that ...
by garethashenden
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: What's best for testing?
Replies: 15
Views: 2443

What's best for testing?

I've now reached my least favorite stage of track building, fitting point blades and TOUs, and I'm wondering what's best to use to test their operation? The layout will mainly (exclusively?) see small 4 wheel wagons, so I've used a few of those, but I'm wondering if I should be using something else ...
by garethashenden
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Queensbridge Road Wharf
Replies: 56
Views: 12649

Re: Queensbridge Road Wharf

I've finally picked a name for this layout. Near the area I've imagined this layout there is a road that crosses the canal. It's Queensbridge Road, so the layout is Queensbridge Road Wharf. Bridge-Road-Wharf might be a bit much, but I think it sounds good.
by garethashenden
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Queensbridge Road Wharf
Replies: 56
Views: 12649

Re: Unnamed Inner City Wharf

Finally getting back to this. I don't like tracklaying and I've been procrastinating, well time to stop that! I've finished all the check rails for the inlaid section, laid the rails to the fiddle yard and set out along the back track. I've only got three "large" pieces of rail left to lay...
by garethashenden
Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Gwr lineside fencing
Replies: 15
Views: 2586

Re: Gwr lineside fencing

I've had good luck with EZ Line and (I think) Slaters fence posts. Make sure to drill through the holes before fitting them though! Here are the photos I meant to show. IMG_7321.JPG IMG_7320.JPG Photobucket is now trying to charge $400/year to host pictures, so I'll have to find something else. Tha...

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