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by jim s-w
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Accurascale 24.5t HOP24/HUO hoppers
Replies: 31
Views: 6574

Re: Accurascale 24.5t HOP24/HUO hoppers

Hi Alastair

Are you looking for a solution to a problem you don't have? A wagon of this wheelbase will be fine with no springing in my experience. Even more so with an open frame as it wont be all that rigid anyway

Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 535
Views: 103231

Re: Brettell Road

http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1F-body-mods-1.jpg Moving on to the body of my 1F I removed the plumbing on the right side as my chosen prototype didn't have vacuum brakes. I also replaced the splashers with scale sized ones from Brassmasters.   I decided that the lamp irons w...
by jim s-w
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Vehicle dynamics and trackholding
Topic: Do we need 1:20 Rail Inclination
Replies: 38
Views: 8030

Re: Do we need 1:20 Rail Inclination

Andrew Ullyott wrote:
But then I've also been known to not model things I can't see from 3 feet...


12mm is pretty close! :D
by jim s-w
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 535
Views: 103231

Re: Brettell Road

http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1f-easychas.jpg So, I found a pretty cheap Bachmann 1f on Ebay and as usual, attracted to its somewhat out of proportion looks I snapped it up.  First stage was to see just how easy the Brassmasters Easychas actually was.   Ive used one of these...
by jim s-w
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 535
Views: 103231

Re: Brettell Road

Thanks Andrew

I do the ground first using whatever I have to hand, scatter, pepper, powder paint, real dirt, chinchilla dust etc.

Image

HTH

Jim
by jim s-w
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 535
Views: 103231

Re: Brettell Road

I was kind of hoping to avoid a repaint on the bubble car even thought the lining was closer to a class 121 than a 122, but when tried to remove the number and the roundels (which were off register) the underlying paint came with it so a repaint it was. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/...
by jim s-w
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 404
Views: 108541

Re: New Street progress

http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/motorail-GUVs.jpg A long time ago now I started work on 3 motorail coaches for New Street. The motorail train at 15 coaches will be the longest on the layout. The first coach was relatively easy (the blue and grey one in the picture) but the blu...
by jim s-w
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Guy Rixon
Topic: Drive components for electric locos and EMUs
Replies: 11
Views: 3656

Re: Drive components for electric locos and EMUs

Have a look at the Steam Era Models web site. Based in Melbourne, they sell a Black Beetle powered bogie with the motor and gears in the bogie. I just got one in P4 for conversion of the Dapol GWR diesel railcar. It is not a very powerful motor but might be suitable. I note your first idea uses ine...
by jim s-w
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 535
Views: 103231

Re: Brettell Road

Thanks Noel Plan to loose the yellow front altogether. I’ve a cunning plan to change the lining colour. The lining style seems to differ between class 121s and 122s. The lower stripe is kinda a halfway house between the 2. Edit, oh and the registration of the logo is miles off too! :( Cheers Jim
by jim s-w
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 535
Views: 103231

Re: Brettell Road

Thanks Paul http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/class-122-in-progress.jpg I've always liked bubble cars (let's be honest, who doesn't?) and i recently stumbled across a cheap Lima class 121 so Brettell Road will get a class 122 to play with. Here it is ready for paint. The roof has...
by jim s-w
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 535
Views: 103231

Re: Brettell Road

Afraid there's nothing new in this post, just tweaks of things already seen. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/new-point-blade.jpg Ok so you can't see this one really but in testing the parcels stock shown last time, this point wasn't as reliable as I liked. I have a view that al...
by jim s-w
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Brake van lamp irons
Replies: 2
Views: 1061

Re: Brake van lamp irons

Thanks David

Jim
by jim s-w
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Brake van lamp irons
Replies: 2
Views: 1061

Brake van lamp irons

Hi all.

In a recent (ish) MRJ there was a mention of a masokits etch for brake van lamp irons. I’ve scoured the masokits list but can’t see any other than a general lamp iron set. Is this the right one at all?

Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 535
Views: 103231

Re: Brettell Road

Lima’s tool makers certainly had something about them. They seemed to understand how to get the look even if all the dimensions are off. The class 117 DMU being a case in point. Looks like a 117 but pretty much everything is wrong or in the wrong place. Interestingly they fixed an awful lot of stuff...
by jim s-w
Thu May 31, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 535
Views: 103231

Re: Brettell Road

http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/BR-parcels-train-BW.jpg Originally I wasn't going to really have 'through trains' on Brettell Road - the through line was only going to be used by the industrial shunter but like most of the plans for this layout it all went a bit wrong. So now ...
by jim s-w
Sat May 26, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 535
Views: 103231

Re: Brettell Road

Andrew Ullyott wrote:Very nice Jim.
I've just noticed you're modelling the signal wires and rodding too. Very neat!
What did you use for the signal wires?


Just ezline https://www.modelscenerysupplies.co.uk/ ... -Line-Rust

HTH

Jim
by jim s-w
Fri May 25, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 535
Views: 103231

Re: Brettell Road

http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/modelu-drainpipes.jpg The point of the above picture is nothing more than the drainpipe. Yeah so what? you are no doubt thinking, we've seen this stuff before! Well you would be right but modelling this sort of stuff is now a lot easier thanks t...
by jim s-w
Tue May 22, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby J94
Replies: 18
Views: 3113

Re: Hornby J94

Do you actually need the bushes at all Dave?
by jim s-w
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Replacement of Dapol Chassis
Replies: 8
Views: 1775

Re: Replacement of Dapol Chassis

Just built it with p4 wheels. It will work provided it’s square.
by jim s-w
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 535
Views: 103231

Re: Brettell Road

http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/view-from-moor-st-bridge.jpg This is the view of the real inspiration behind Brettell Road. This is taken from Moor Street bridge looking towards Brettell Lane/Stourbridge. The remains of the sidings can just be made out to the right of the runn...
by jim s-w
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Shrinking models in resin
Replies: 1
Views: 757

Shrinking models in resin

Hi all

This looks like it could be useful.

https://unosetentaydosaventuras.blogspot.co.uk/

Scroll down for English

Jim
by jim s-w
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 535
Views: 103231

Re: Brettell Road

can you feed a 0.5mm fibre optic up the back of the wheel and through the fender into the lamp? That would be my approach. On the subject of lighting... VAxCfcIIpNY I appreciate what Terry was saying about drivers wouldn't leave the lights on but again, a bit more artistic licence, This is again fib...
by jim s-w
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 535
Views: 103231

Re: Brettell Road

Hi Andrew.

I think I know what you mean. What’s the vehicle you are modelling? I have an idea but want to see the actual vehicle first.

Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Boston Frodsham
Replies: 18
Views: 6256

Re: Boston Frodsham

Nice to chat to you yesterday, the layouts looking great so far, hope today goes well. While I remember, these are the 2 products I was talking about https://www.amazon.co.uk/AK-Interactive-Still-Water-250ml/dp/B06W9FWMYX/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1523781947&sr=8-1&keywords=Ak+interactive+w...
by jim s-w
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 535
Views: 103231

Re: Brettell Road

Very impressive, Jim. I can only admire your artistry. However, may I suggest that you might wish to have a word with the guard about his lights ;) ? It’s a quandary isn’t it? It’s not so bad in this scenario but as most trains change direction tail lamps are a bit awkward. I know you can get model...

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