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by garethashenden
Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:49 pm
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!
by garethashenden
Thu May 25, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: garethashenden
Topic: Finney/Brassmasters A4
Replies: 16
Views: 3048

Re: Finney/Brassmasters A4

When I built a Finney M7 years ago I thought that the frames were very close to the wheels, so this may also be a feature of the mainframes, although on the inside. Too late it dawned on me that it would have been a good idea to use the EM frame spacers. If you haven't started your mainframes yet.....
by garethashenden
Thu May 25, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: garethashenden
Topic: Finney/Brassmasters A4
Replies: 16
Views: 3048

Re: Finney/Brassmasters A4

You have those brake shoes lovely and close, have you insulated them anywhere? Regards I haven't yet. Insulating this chassis is going to be a "fun" project. The wheels scrape on the inside of the outer frames at the moment as well. I was thinking of kapton tape for that, not sure how wel...
by garethashenden
Wed May 24, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: garethashenden
Topic: Finney/Brassmasters A4
Replies: 16
Views: 3048

Re: Finney/Brassmasters A4

With a second coat of paint the wheels have now been reunited with their axles. I have also finished* the brake gear. Everything is soldered together firmly except the tops of the brake shoes and the brake cross shaft. This was I can still remove the brakes to allow the axles to be removed. I need t...
by garethashenden
Sun May 21, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Flexi Chassis an Appreciation
Replies: 467
Views: 54548

Re: Flexi Chassis an Appreciation

For what its worth, I had the chance today to put my head into the guts of a nice japanse built, american style, bar framed, fully equalised narrow gauge Pacific which is currently residing on the Hejaz railway in Jordan. I have to tell you that as a form of loco suspension, simple it is not. DSCF1...
by garethashenden
Sun May 21, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Turntable troubles
Replies: 36
Views: 7506

Re: Turntable troubles

If it's the mechanism in this video: ItuRVWKbu_A then I can see a problem. Look at the detent assembly down at the bottom: it's flexing and rattling all over the place! From the description on the MRD site, I gather that it depends on a tapered, sprung detent to align and lock the table in alignmen...
by garethashenden
Sat May 20, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: garethashenden
Topic: Finney/Brassmasters A4
Replies: 16
Views: 3048

Re: Finney/Brassmasters A4

I've made a small amount of further progress with this and I have encountered the first problem, which I think I've solved. The problem is that the wheels aren't really designed to be removable. There is a strip at the bottom of the axle guide that is designed to be folded over to retain the axle. T...
by garethashenden
Fri May 19, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: 14.4mm dia wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 1251

Re: 14.4mm dia wheels

Thanks Jim, have you tried them? Any good? I hear mixed reports of the Gibson wheels. Its for a Class 68 that I am hoping to convert to P4 Gibson wheels are good on the whole. However, you can mount them on the axles maybe twice. Ideally they should be put on the axles once and left alone. With ste...
by garethashenden
Wed May 17, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: garethashenden
Topic: Finney/Brassmasters A4
Replies: 16
Views: 3048

Finney/Brassmasters A4

Not something I need for my layout, but a locomotive class I have always liked. I prefer making things, rather than just buying them, so I'm building a kit rather than converting RTR. This will be Wild Swan in original condition. Starting with the Streamlined Non-Corridor Tender. I'll be building th...
by garethashenden
Mon May 15, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 523
Views: 90148

Re: Brettell Road

That looks excellent! How are the windows done? Are they etched?
by garethashenden
Wed May 10, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Help with a Brassmasters 4F
Replies: 51
Views: 7631

Re: Help with a Brassmasters 4F

https://www.scalefour.org/forum/download/file.php?id=1862 https://www.scalefour.org/forum/download/file.php?id=14106&mode=view If we compare these two images isn't there a lot more frame sticking up between the splashers? It sticks up a little bit on one and a lot on the other right? Or is the ...
by garethashenden
Mon May 08, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Queensbridge Road Wharf
Replies: 56
Views: 12649

Re: Unnamed Inner City Wharf

Bit more progress yesterday. I have laid all the wooden sleepers, some with strategically located rivets, most without. I have also decided to go with full sized continuous checkrail on the inlaid track. I like the look and it's quite easy to do. I've got two crossing Vs made up, two more to do and ...
by garethashenden
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Queensbridge Road Wharf
Replies: 56
Views: 12649

Re: Unnamed Inner City Wharf

There was some discussion of how to model setts in the previous thread, but now I have more related questions. From the pictures I've seen of tracks laid in setts there seem to be three styles of check rails. I'm wondering which would be appropriate. 1) No check rail. Setts between the running rails...
by garethashenden
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Queensbridge Road Wharf
Replies: 56
Views: 12649

Re: Unnamed Inner City Wharf

Hi Gareth Just a suggestion but are you scrapping the other layout? If not why not mirror this one and join them together? Could have a little fiddleyard in the middle. The layouts could still be different places though. Cheers Jim That's a good thought. Unfortunately, I've already pulled up all th...
by garethashenden
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Queensbridge Road Wharf
Replies: 56
Views: 12649

Re: Unnamed Inner City Wharf

I have decided to fill the space to the left of the canal with a small factory/workshop. I found some excellent 1952 pictures of Camden Locks on Britain from Above. These show that one of the buildings that now makes up Camden Market used to house a company that made wooden packing cases. This resul...
by garethashenden
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Queensbridge Road Wharf
Replies: 56
Views: 12649

Re: Unnamed Inner City Wharf

The baseboard has been rebuilt with a cutout for the canal. The track by the canal will be inlaid in setts, I quite like the look, but I've learned my lesson and won't be using chairs. I've ordered some copperclad sleepers from Wizard models, they should be here soon. The other 2/3rds of the layout ...
by garethashenden
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Queensbridge Road Wharf
Replies: 56
Views: 12649

Re: Unnamed Inner City Wharf

I was able to test the concept further by using a 0-5-0 to do some shunting. Given my own mistyping record I probably shouldn't mention this, but that's something you don't see every day! That was actually deliberate although the term may be more common in the States. An 0-5-0 is a hand. I'm not su...
by garethashenden
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Canonbury Goods: NLR c.1903
Replies: 96
Views: 18270

Re: Canonbury Goods: NLR c.1903

Having actually been working on this project a good amount recently has given me the opportunity to discover a rather major flaw in the design: the actual operation of the layout is mind-numbingly boring. I spent a little while playing around with a couple of things to see if I could make relatively...
by garethashenden
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Queensbridge Road Wharf
Replies: 56
Views: 12649

Queensbridge Road Wharf

As described in my Canonbury Good thread (https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=4889) I have become dissatisfied with the operating potential of the layout and have made the decision to start again. While casting about for inspiration I came across Hepton Wharf in Iain Rice's new b...
by garethashenden
Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Lewes Station Trackwork
Replies: 6
Views: 1564

Re: Lewes Station Trackwork

When? Right now? 1990? 1930? 1890? From Google street view I think it's flatbottom with concrete sleepers. Those pictures were taken in June 2016. I found a few pictures on Wikipedia as well. From November 2008 showing only two lines, one is flatbottom and concrete sleepers, the other is bullhead an...
by garethashenden
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Canonbury Goods: NLR c.1903
Replies: 96
Views: 18270

Re: Canonbury Goods: NLR c.1903

After a month of being distracted by 2mmFS I have come back to the retaining wall. With more brick sheet in hand I was able to cut a correctly sized piece for bridge wall. Following on from that I have almost completed the detailing on the ramp wall. It was done by building up multiple layers of bri...
by garethashenden
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Superb colour loco pictures from the 60s
Replies: 11
Views: 2051

Re: Superb colour loco pictures from the 60s

There's a picture about halfway down the page of a 3MT. In the background is a line of engines including a M7, something that looks like the front of a SR 4-6-0 and a pannier tank. Can anyone identify the location?
by garethashenden
Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Canonbury Goods: NLR c.1903
Replies: 96
Views: 18270

Re: Canonbury Goods: NLR c.1903

I've been working on framing in the retaining walls. I'm just about done with the wood cutting and things are fitting pretty well. It will be a while before I actually glue things in place though. It will be far easier and will produce better results to build each wall on it's own and then add it to...
by garethashenden
Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Southern 8' Steam Bogies
Replies: 14
Views: 1907

Re: Southern 8' Steam Bogies

Thanks, that looks promising.
by garethashenden
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Southern 8' Steam Bogies
Replies: 14
Views: 1907

Southern 8' Steam Bogies

In my never ending to-do pile I have a Southern Queen Mary brake van. It's the Bachmann model and I converted it to EM by replacing the bogies with a pair from No Nonsense Kits. They are cast whitemetal sides with an etched rigid frame. I'm like to upgrade these to sprung or compensated (sprung pref...

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