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by jim s-w
Mon May 13, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 560
Views: 125640

Re: Brettell Road

It still comes with the 10ft chassis but you can get the 9ft chassis on its own. I quite fancy the 9ft clasp braked version which would involve chopping up a red panda chassis kit.

The unfitted parkside version comes with a 9ft chassis

Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Mon May 13, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 560
Views: 125640

Re: Brettell Road

Still working my way through the dregs of my wagon kits for Brettell road http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/may2019-minerals.jpg Another couple of mineral wagons. An unfitted one from Airfix and a fitted one from Parkside. It's a bit of a thing to make all mineral wagons rusty so I decid...
by jim s-w
Sun May 12, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis Speed Building - Records and Methods
Replies: 17
Views: 2406

Re: Chassis Speed Building - Records and Methods

Brassmasters easy chas go together pretty quick. Ok no gearbox to worry about but what you see here...

Image

... took an afternoon
by jim s-w
Sat May 11, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: RE: Chassis Speed Building
Replies: 21
Views: 3819

Re: RE: Chassis Speed Building

Sounds like you are taking the fun out of it if I'm honest

Jim
by jim s-w
Tue May 07, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 560
Views: 125640

Re: Brettell Road

Thanks Noel

Jim
by jim s-w
Tue May 07, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Arrangement of levers in a signal box (calling at the Quintinshill disaster, use of collars and setting back)
Replies: 52
Views: 7050

Re: Arrangement of levers in a signal box (calling at the Quintinshill disaster, use of collars and setting back)

JFS wrote:
Now Jim S-W will have to change the title again... Still, I am enjoying the debate!!

Best Wishes,


I’m thinking ‘lucky dip’ for the next change TBH :D

Jim
by jim s-w
Mon May 06, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 560
Views: 125640

Re: Brettell Road

This post has a bit of a common theme about it. Its all about 3's and 0's! With DEMU show coming up at the start of June I plan to show Brettell road with a bit more of a diesel bias than usual. While I have a lot of blue stock I could use I want ot keep it late 50's very early 60's so my blue stuff...
by jim s-w
Fri May 03, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Arrangement of levers in a signal box (calling at the Quintinshill disaster, use of collars and setting back)
Replies: 52
Views: 7050

Re: Arrangement of levers in a signal box (meandering into the Quintinshill disaster)

Actually, what interests me about this in a modelling sense, is whether Jim was interested in depicting any operating situations in model form, possibly some which might involve the signalman in Bretall Lane signal box using a lever collar. The topic has meandered a long way from it’s origins (all ...
by jim s-w
Wed May 01, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Arrangement of levers in a signal box (calling at the Quintinshill disaster, use of collars and setting back)
Replies: 52
Views: 7050

Re: Arrangement of levers in a signal box

Round Oak box appears to be a GW box, Jim. The reminder collars are typical GW or BR (W) ones, still used in any ex-GW box currently operational. Most instances of use these days would be during degraded working, when the normal safeguards of the signalling system and interlocking are suspended, ei...
by jim s-w
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: rail/wheel profile - prototype has problems too
Replies: 22
Views: 3384

Re: rail/wheel profile - prototype has problems too

On what basis exactly? 50gm or 1 ounce per axle, has always seemed to me to be based on what some guy wrote back in the mists of time and a lot of confirmation bias. *OK I can't be arsed to do the scaling calculation. Agreed. That figure has always had an element of ‘plucked from thin air’ about it...
by jim s-w
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 560
Views: 125640

Re: Brettell Road

Thanks John

Will do
by jim s-w
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 560
Views: 125640

Re: Brettell Road

Thanks Noel. Building the platform around the box makes a lot of sense now you point it out. I might etch some nameboards at some point.

Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 560
Views: 125640

Re: Brettell Road

In September I will be doing a demo at Scaleforum entitled getting the most from older models. Regular readers will know I have a bit of a thing for starting with old models that many will have long ago consigned to the bin. To this end I thought I’d look at a couple of old building kits too. Namely...
by jim s-w
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 560
Views: 125640

Re: Brettell Road

Just decided to do a few images, including a view of the canal which I've never gotten round to and a few experiments. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/canal-BW.jpg http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/bubble-@-BR-april-2019-b.jpg http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/d...
by jim s-w
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 325
Views: 84456

Re: The Burford Branch

Good stuff

What I like about this is the impression of a restricted palette with regards to the colours. I assume this was a conscious descision?

Jim
by jim s-w
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: P4 wagon Compensation(springing)
Replies: 31
Views: 4443

Re: P4 wagon Compensation(springing)

Is compensation really necessary if I cant crack this(is my Thinking). I feel that i'm so very nearly there, but so close to EM Gauge with P4 wheels as I read in a recent P4 newsletter(this appeals at the moment). I would be so grateful if someone could un complicate this for me. any thoughts.........
by jim s-w
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Arrangement of levers in a signal box (calling at the Quintinshill disaster, use of collars and setting back)
Replies: 52
Views: 7050

Re: Arrangement of levers in a signal box

Thanks All

I actually found a video of round oak signal box on its last day. Theres a glimpse of a DE2 shunter too. What are the collars the bobby uses a couple of times?

https://www.bilibili.com/video/av5941715/

Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Arrangement of levers in a signal box (calling at the Quintinshill disaster, use of collars and setting back)
Replies: 52
Views: 7050

Arrangement of levers in a signal box (calling at the Quintinshill disaster, use of collars and setting back)

Hi all I’ve drawn a bit of a blank on this but were there any rules or best practice on how the levers in a signal box were arranged? For an example would everything on an up line be together? Points signals point locks etc or were they arranged differently? Did different companies have different id...
by jim s-w
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 560
Views: 125640

Re: Brettell Road

Thanks all

John it’s Phoenix p101 br loco green (post 1954)

Hth

Jim
by jim s-w
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 560
Views: 125640

Re: Brettell Road

http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/class-21-before-and-after.jpg My class 21 project is now finished. Above is a before and after comparison. Not a lot more to add really so here are a selection of images. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/d6108-@-BR-march-2019.jpg http://www...
by jim s-w
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Locomotive fire irons
Replies: 14
Views: 2511

Re: Locomotive fire irons

However, the irons on the Jubilee are copied from a photo of the loco heading a Glasgow to Manchester express, not standing in the yard. A very similar arrangement also clearly appears in another photo of a Manchester to Blackburn train leaving Bolton, Classic example of modelling what you see, not...
by jim s-w
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Model Rail Scotland
Replies: 6
Views: 1646

Re: Model Rail Scotland

Well Tony wouldn’t acknowledge that, he’s spend decades doing editorials about you can’t do everything in p4 that Calcutta does! :twisted:
by jim s-w
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Colin Parks, Scalefour member
Replies: 20
Views: 4053

Re: Colin Parks, Scalefour member

Such awful news. My thoughts with you and your family Barry
by jim s-w
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: Screw Coupling Protocol
Replies: 11
Views: 2519

Re: Screw Coupling Protocol

Just a suggestion. Given its one of the common complaints you see from the mostyn guys, the time taken to couple stock at a show, have you considered perminantly coupling the wagons in pairs or longer rakes? Just pairs would halve the coupling up time after all

Cheers

Jim

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