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by jim s-w
Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:29 am
Forum: Road Vehicles and Figures
Topic: Out of the toybox
Replies: 28
Views: 15032

Re: Out of the toybox

Hi All A few more for your perusal! http://jsmithwright.demonweb.co.uk/hostedimages/road%20vehicle%20selection.jpg Left to right - ABC volvo Ailsa - top and bottom half glued together, filled and sanded smooth - I repainted the middle and re-branded it to WMT livery. Weathered and then the windows w...
by jim s-w
Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: Road Vehicles and Figures
Topic: Out of the toybox
Replies: 28
Views: 15032

Re: Out of the toybox

Hi All A while ago there was a discussion (over on RMweb) about the Dodge Commer and mention made that the EFSI one is 4mm scale. So, suitably inspired I tracked one down and have produced this! http://jsmithwright.demonweb.co.uk/hostedimages/commer%20in%20progress.jpg Along with the obligatory whee...
by jim s-w
Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: EM wheels on P4 track
Replies: 82
Views: 54456

Re: EM wheels on P4 track

Hi Martin do you have any P4 stock you can run through the trackwork to see if it gives you problems. I am beginning to wonder if an EMwide wagon might actually be a benefit as a rolling test vehicle, especially when looking for tight spots. Especially as you mention they have more resistance when t...
by jim s-w
Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: First trains run on TT2!
Replies: 50
Views: 19163

Re: First trains run on TT2!

Well done chaps!

Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: EM wheels on P4 track
Replies: 82
Views: 54456

Re: EM wheels on P4 track

Dont you find that if you set up P4 with the same care and attention that works fine too? Theres a chance that the extra tweaks you have done to get EMwide to work would have paid off in P4 too. I really don't think the depth of the flange is actually that relevant, as most of the interaction is at ...
by jim s-w
Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Wagon Suspension
Replies: 68
Views: 16873

Re: Wagon Suspension

Hauling RTR stock with P4 wheels (with no springing or compensation) round a main line may be fine, but propelling the stock through pointwork may be slightly more problematic. Not in my experience. And as you keep saying its practical experience that matters not theory. Amlwch is an end to end shu...
by jim s-w
Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: EM wheels on P4 track
Replies: 82
Views: 54456

Re: EM wheels on P4 track

No a mis-quote. Bumble bees cannot be shown to be able to glide . That is because they can't glide! They can demonstrably fly but if they stop flapping their wings they fall like a brick. Aeroplanes on the other hand 1) don't flap their wings and 2) don't fall like a brick when the engines stop and...
by jim s-w
Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: EM wheels on P4 track
Replies: 82
Views: 54456

Re: EM wheels on P4 track

Hi Martin I dont know where you are based but we are showing Moor Street at Eastley at the end of Feb. We are also showing Amlwch at Derby, the plank at Scalefour North and New Street (as work in progress) at the Kernow show in September. You are more than welcome to bring your stuff along for a pla...
by jim s-w
Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: EM wheels on P4 track
Replies: 82
Views: 54456

Re: EM wheels on P4 track

Finally (for the moment), I am reminded of the well-known scientific fact that a bumble bee can't fly - the power/weight ratio is all wrong, it's the wrong shape, the wings are too small, etc. etc. Unfortunately, no-one told the bumble bee, which just goes on merrily buzzing about completely unawar...
by jim s-w
Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: EM wheels on P4 track
Replies: 82
Views: 54456

Re: EM wheels on P4 track

The difficulty with your case, Rodney, is that whatever the arithmetic calculations may point to, actual practice seems to produce a different result. You suggest that the use of EM wheels will cause problems. But Martin (Goodall) was specifically asked at one point: "Are you claiming that by ...
by jim s-w
Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Wagon Suspension
Replies: 68
Views: 16873

Re: Wagon Suspension

Hi All I still cant help thinking after all of this discussion that the EM wheel thing is a solution to a problem we don't have. All this talk of "it will work fine if you get your track laying bang on" is a bit of a red herring as after all, if your track is spot on then P4 rigid will wor...
by jim s-w
Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: Road Vehicles and Figures
Topic: Out of the toybox
Replies: 28
Views: 15032

Re: Out of the toybox

Hi Tony I drew up a little etch for some. http://jsmithwright.demonweb.co.uk/hostedimages/lorry%20mirrors%201.jpg http://jsmithwright.demonweb.co.uk/hostedimages/lorry%20mirrors%202.jpg Buses too http://jsmithwright.demonweb.co.uk/hostedimages/bus%20mirrors.jpg (I have only done Leyland National and...
by jim s-w
Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:28 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Wagon Suspension
Replies: 68
Views: 16873

Re: Wagon Suspension

Next, Jim : “ Are you claiming that by using EM wheels you get 100% faultless running?” Yup; that’s what I’m saying. I reckon you can get 95% reliability with P4 wheels (maybe a little more), but 100% with EM-profile wheels, always provided you have set the back-to-back correctly, and your track do...
by jim s-w
Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Wagon Suspension
Replies: 68
Views: 16873

Re: Wagon Suspension

Even with compensated suspension or springing, P4 rolling stock cannot be absolutely relied upon to run faultlessly. There are occasional, often inexplicable, derailments on even the best-engineered layouts. At Scaleforum last year, I saw at least one derailment (and in some cases several) on every...
by jim s-w
Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Wagon Suspension
Replies: 68
Views: 16873

Re: Wagon Suspension

Hi Martin The point being made over and over by others is that MOST rtr stuff will run just fine with a straight wheel swap for P4. I have a rake of 18 HEA's that are converted just that way and they have never given any problems, either pushed or pulled. These wagons have a relatively long wheelbas...
by jim s-w
Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:50 am
Forum: Road Vehicles and Figures
Topic: Out of the toybox
Replies: 28
Views: 15032

Re: Out of the toybox

Hi Tony I need to take some! The only one I have of anything properly finished, weathered, wing mirrors etc is this one. The Mecedes van pictured above is complete too but not 'on location'! http://jsmithwright.demonweb.co.uk/layout/scenic/Resources/streetsign2.jpeg Cheers Jim
by jim s-w
Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Wagon Suspension
Replies: 68
Views: 16873

Re: Wagon Suspension

I'm not too worried as to whether it strictly meets all the defined standards. Hi David There are only really 2 sets of standards. One for track and one for wheels. If you use one and not the other you are only using half of the standards laid down. The point is the standards are the way they are f...
by jim s-w
Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 96
Views: 32999

Re: 1980's cars

Hi All I know you should never compare models with other models but there is a point to this. Below are ford Capri's and Ford Escorts from the TPM kits and Oxford Diecast (the TPM capri is silver and the escort is blue) http://jsmithwright.demonweb.co.uk/hostedimages/ford%20cars.jpg Of the Oxford ca...
by jim s-w
Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: Road Vehicles and Figures
Topic: Out of the toybox
Replies: 28
Views: 15032

Re: Out of the toybox

Hi All Been a while since I posted anything to this thread. The Mercedes van shown above has been finished for a while now so here's a piccie ofg it posing alongside another one thats straight from the toybox. http://jsmithwright.demonweb.co.uk/hostedimages/mercedes%20van%20before%20%26%20after.jpg ...
by jim s-w
Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Wagon Suspension
Replies: 68
Views: 16873

Re: Wagon Suspension

Hi Tim I dont see why it should IF as Martin states that he isnt using P4 standards. Which he isn't and indeed hasn't claimed he is here. He is just using EM standards set to a wider gauge. As some P4 modellers model Irish gauge its not the gap between the wheels that defines the standard but the wh...
by jim s-w
Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 406
Views: 120371

Re: New Street progress

Hi All This post comes with a warning - if anyone is bored of seeing pictures of that b*****y signal box please look away now! For those still here I have been weathering! It now looks far more like the depressingly filthy thing it was in the 80's! http://jsmithwright.demonweb.co.uk/hostedimages/sig...
by jim s-w
Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 406
Views: 120371

Re: New Street progress

Hi All

A few more classic BNS shots in black and white.

Cheers

Jim

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by jim s-w
Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 406
Views: 120371

Re: New Street progress

Hi All A few pictures of my signal box in situe. Still needs weathering. Cheers Jim http://jsmithwright.demonweb.co.uk/hostedimages/signal%20box%20pre%20weathering%201.jpg http://jsmithwright.demonweb.co.uk/hostedimages/signal%20box%20pre%20weathering%202.jpg http://jsmithwright.demonweb.co.uk/hoste...
by jim s-w
Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 406
Views: 120371

Re: New Street progress

Thanks Flymo

If you ever need an air con unit for rural suffolk then these are from S kits.

Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 406
Views: 120371

Re: New Street progress

Hi All Work continues on my Signal box. This is pretty much there now - Just needs weathering which as the smaller building is secured to the layout I will do in situe. I need to do some work on the interior too but that can be done after the weathering stage. http://jsmithwright.demonweb.co.uk/host...

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