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by garethashenden
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: New C&L Crowdfunding Project for P4 Plain Track
Replies: 9
Views: 3331

Re: New C&L Crowdfunding Project for P4 Plain Track

They're crowdfunding this on their own website rather than somewhere like Kickstarter? Hmm... Given how hard it seems to pay them that might not be the best idea. It seems like an invitation to confusion and unhappy customers. One of the major attractions of services such as Kickstarter is that they...
by garethashenden
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: MR Cattle Wagon
Replies: 8
Views: 2550

Re: MR Cattle Wagon

RJ Essery's Midland Wagons, Volume Two state that "final examples of Midland cattle wagons lasted until c.1950". There is one undated photograph of M6190 in BR livery.
by garethashenden
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Track Laying
Replies: 32
Views: 7559

Re: Track Laying

You don’t need to lift the chairs. Just touch the edge with the solvent laden brush. It will flow under the chair just fine.
by garethashenden
Sat May 25, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Queensbridge Road Wharf
Replies: 67
Views: 29213

Re: Queensbridge Road Wharf

Since the mortar is only visible in the stock brick sections, I think it’s some sort of paint used in the red areas. If they were actual red brick I would expect to see grey mortar lines there as well, but they’re red. I wonder when and why it was painted.
by garethashenden
Thu May 23, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Queensbridge Road Wharf
Replies: 67
Views: 29213

Re: Queensbridge Road Wharf

As so often happens with my modelling, I was going along on a project and suddenly felt the overwhelming urge to do something different. I realised that Queensbridge was never going to be finished if I didn't actually work on it. So I went and had a look to see if I could find a suitable project. I ...
by garethashenden
Tue May 21, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 42
Views: 9923

Re: Brassmasters J94

Horsetan wrote:
jim s-w wrote:... can the inside motion be made to work?


You'd get some more useful bits for this purpose in the RT Models chassis, but that means having to buy the entire chassis kit.


The RT motion doesn’t work, it’s just cosmetic. It looks like the Brassmasters etch is actually better for the purpose.
by garethashenden
Tue May 14, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Wagon fleet compostion
Replies: 19
Views: 4822

Re: Wagon fleet compostion

Would someone be able scan the article(s)? It sounds interesting but I don’t think I’d have much luck tracking down a 45 year old magazine from the other side of the Atlantic...
by garethashenden
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: Inside threaded rod
Replies: 6
Views: 5949

Re: Inside threaded rod

Dimension everything in mm. Go to a site like mfg.com and get a Chinese company to make you 1000 for practically nothing. It’s a super simple part and the tolerances don’t need to be very tight. The setup cost of the CNC lathe will probably be more than the manufacturing cost, but it hopefully won’t...
by garethashenden
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Rivet Press
Replies: 5
Views: 2545

Re: Rivet Press

It’s not as precise, but I’ve successfully used a pair of pliers to press rivets into sleepers. It’s very straight forward on plain sleepers, turnout sleepers need to be drilled first. If you can’t find a press this may work as an alternative.
by garethashenden
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Brian Morgan GWR Bloater Underframe Kit
Replies: 4
Views: 1984

Re: Brian Morgan GWR Bloater Underframe Kit

AJs and screwlinks? They don’t interfere with each other?
by garethashenden
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: beam compensation
Replies: 2
Views: 1449

Re: beam compensation

“Thoughts on Better Running” Parts 1 & 2 by Julian Roberts, Scalefour News 199 and 200.
by garethashenden
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: garethashenden
Topic: Bow Works: Locomotives for the North London Railway
Replies: 9
Views: 6241

Re: Bow Works: Locomotives for the North London Railway

At the beginning of January I bought a 3D printer and have been printing all sorts of things since then, mostly in N scale. I’ve had trouble making the short section of exposed boiler on the Goods Tank, it’s either the right length or the right diameter, and never round enough, so I thought I’d try ...
by garethashenden
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 401
Views: 126809

Re: The Burford Branch

Hmm. I wouldn't put it past Apple to make the colour balance on the camera worse with each software release until you are forced to buy a new one. They already have been shown to make them get slower. David Not to derail the thread too much, but the camera algorithms are optimised for faces. On the...
by garethashenden
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: DJ Models 14xx on High Level chassis
Replies: 32
Views: 10621

Re: DJ Models 14xx on High Level chassis

Noel/Martin Thanks very much for those notes - some very useful insights into the system and some of its limitations! Peter Ah, I didn't specify the motor myself, I just used the one Chris Gibbons recommended to go with the chassis as intended to fit in the Airfix/Hornby body. So, I looked on the m...
by garethashenden
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Layout Location
Topic: North Greenwich - minimum space project?
Replies: 11
Views: 3593

Re: North Greenwich - minimum space project?

Really interesting history around that area of the city. I live nearby during the week while working in London and always wondered what existed before the DLR around that part of town. I pass from Canning Town to Bank every day an on the right hand side (heading towards Bank) there are two curves o...
by garethashenden
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Funky 3 way
Replies: 14
Views: 5079

Re: Funky 3 way

I may be completely off here. The whole thing has four switch blades right? Two long ones and two short ones? I think that attaching one long blade and the opposite short blade to the same tiebar would work. I can’t see any other way of doing it unless you have four individually controlled blades, b...
by garethashenden
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Riveting valve gear
Replies: 4
Views: 1989

Riveting valve gear

I’m approaching the point in a kit I’m building where the instructions say to rivet parts together. How do I do this? The kit includes a few rivets. I suspect I’ll need some tools, but I don’t know what. I don’t really want to just start hammering, so some advice would be appreciated.
Thank!
by garethashenden
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: NLR 060T pipework
Replies: 17
Views: 5388

Re: NLR 060T pipework

hughesp87 wrote:Gareth,

Thanks for tracking the picture down. Was that part of a specific article about the Park tanks? I'll have to try to obtain a copy.

Geraint


The entire issue is North London tank engines. The various 4-4-0 passenger engines, the adorable crane tank, and the Goods tanks.
by garethashenden
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: NLR 060T pipework
Replies: 17
Views: 5388

Re: NLR 060T pipework

Gentlemen Thank you for your quick responses to my query and the attached pictures and notes which were very interesting, I see I will have to do a bit of work to the plumbing on top of the tanks. The details of the engine on the Bluebell will be be very useful, it is surprising the number of minor...
by garethashenden
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: NLR 060T pipework
Replies: 17
Views: 5388

Re: NLR 060T pipework

Hi Sapper, Gareth - that's a great picture of 7511 at the foot of Sheep Pasture Incline on the Cromford & High Peak. I've never seen that shot before, despite the fact that my CHP collection now runs to several hundred photos. If you could find anything that relates to its origins, I'd be very ...
by garethashenden
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: NLR 060T pipework
Replies: 17
Views: 5388

Re: NLR 060T pipework

I don’t remember the source of this picture. It’s LMS, but I doubt the arrangement changed. The pipes run inside of the tank filler. https://i.imgur.com/B5z4NOx.jpg There is also a picture of the top of the preserved engine in my workbench thread: https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=128&...
by garethashenden
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project
Replies: 92
Views: 41848

Re: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project

Jonathan, The clockmaker on the 'Repair Shop' program (BBC2 6:45pm weekdays) has a second pair of normal sized lenses attached to his glasses. He was finding and reaming out a 0.15mm hole with no problem so they must be pretty good. I did a quick internet search but couldn't find anything. Maybe ot...
by garethashenden
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: fabricating short wheelbase brakes
Replies: 14
Views: 5132

Re: fabricating short wheelbase brakes

I'd take a look through Wizard Model's catalouge. They have a good selection of components and you should be able to mix and match to get something that works. I'd be tempted to use two single shoes, or cut clasp brakes in half, the white metal ones are probably good for this. Then there are levers ...
by garethashenden
Fri May 11, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: garethashenden
Topic: Not so Edwardian wagons
Replies: 12
Views: 7469

Re: Not so Edwardian wagons

Well, I bought a Hymek. I'm a bit surprised by this, but it seemed like a good idea at the time. It's blue and pre-TOPS, so that fits the few BR wagons I've accumulated. It came pre-weathered from eBay and the person who did the weathering did a very good job. I bought a PenBits sprung bogie kit for...
by garethashenden
Tue May 01, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Queensbridge Road Wharf
Replies: 67
Views: 29213

Re: Queensbridge Road Wharf

Indeed; some idiosyncratic and interesting buildings, of significantly different vintages and styles. I presume that the small warehouses back onto the river? The real small warehouses back onto Tower Bridge Road. They're not very interesting on that side, but the Horsleydown Lane side is more pict...

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