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by jim s-w
Fri Oct 24, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: New Street retaining walls
Replies: 33
Views: 19653

Re: New Street retaining walls

Hi All Been outside in the sun working on the layout a little. I needed to check the fit of the retaining walls so the attached shows a temporary mock up. http://jsmithwright.demonweb.co.uk/news/Resources/westendwallsinpr.jpeg EMU for scale http://jsmithwright.demonweb.co.uk/layout/scenic/Resources/...
by jim s-w
Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:12 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: New Street retaining walls
Replies: 33
Views: 19653

Re: New Street retaining walls

Hi John (and Others)

Next time I need some I can fetch additional sheets if you dont mind me chopping it down to more postable sizes.

Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Sat Oct 18, 2008 12:10 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: New Street retaining walls
Replies: 33
Views: 19653

Re: New Street retaining walls

Hi All A few more in progress pics showing, I hope, a little of my methods http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w116/Jim_Smith-Wright/markedout.jpg The wall marked out and cut out of foamboard. I draw everything in illustrator first, print it out and stick it to the material I am working with. I then ...
by jim s-w
Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: New Street retaining walls
Replies: 33
Views: 19653

Re: New Street retaining walls

Hi Andy

The sheets (SE finecast yes) are stuck to the foamboard with double sided tape. The foam board is very resistant to bending. A sheet seeming far less flexible than 2mm hardboard but still cut-able with a scalpel.

Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:15 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: New Street retaining walls
Replies: 33
Views: 19653

Re: New Street retaining walls

Hi John

The foamboard is by Bienfang and is called MightyCore

It comes in 1/4 and 1/2 inch thicknesses in white and in 1/4 inch white with black core. I think I paid about £16 for a 8ish by 4ish (feet) sheet from Lions art supplies Birmingham

HTH

Jim
by jim s-w
Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: New Street retaining walls
Replies: 33
Views: 19653

New Street retaining walls

First up peeps, thanks for all the kind comments at Scaleforum and thanks to all who took the time to have a chat. Spurred on work starts on the retaining walls for board one. The outer sides will be ply but the inners are the new dense foamboard you can get. This stuff seems to have no reaction to ...
by jim s-w
Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 21
Views: 10364

Re: New Street progress

Hi all Speaking of packing… What follows is how the layout is stored and moved. http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w116/Jim_Smith-Wright/model%20railways/layoutbox.jpg Shows 2 boards packed into their ends. Gives a glimpse of the boards construction too. The odd shapes mean the end packing sometimes...
by jim s-w
Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:47 am
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 21
Views: 10364

Re: New Street progress

Thats Ok Tone

Ill do the packing stuff for New Street - you chaps can just put the stock on and run it! LOL

Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 21
Views: 10364

Re: New Street progress

merlin46 wrote:Hi JSW

That is going to take a small army of staff to take to shows :mrgreen:

Nice to see some progress.

Keep at it

Tim


Indeedy Tim. Good job I have you lot aint it? :twisted: :twisted:

Jim
by jim s-w
Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Etched coach assembly - general question
Replies: 4
Views: 3074

Re: Etched coach assembly - general question

Hi

I solder the handles on to the flat sides first (yes I do build things that are etched like 310 emu's!) and then smooth the backs down to make the glazing easier.

Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 21
Views: 10364

New Street progress

Hi All This summer we have been good with the wood again and now have all the baseboards done for the station area - wolves tunnel to london tunnel. this is how it looks so far and the following constitutes about a third of the layout whole. http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w116/Jim_Smith-Wright/m...
by jim s-w
Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:44 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Class 37 - Bachmann conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 3928

Re: Class 37 - Bachmann conversion

Hi Unfortunately manufactures have listened to consumers on the subject of AWD - problem is consumers dont know what they are asking for. AWD diesels are a bit of a nightmare! One solution on the 37 is to use Alan Gibson 3'8 wheels on the outer axles and Branchlines 3'6 wheels on the center axles. H...
by jim s-w
Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Black Beetles
Replies: 6
Views: 2874

Re: Black Beetles

Hi Jeff

Try the Bull and instead then - also available in RTR P4 but a much better bogie with a bigger range of wheelbases. They do a central motor version too.

HTH

Jim
by jim s-w
Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:18 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Brummie roads
Replies: 17
Views: 8901

Brummie roads

Hi All Bit of a long shot this but P4 talk has come up with the goods before so here goes roads.jpg Right then . The junction of Navigation Street, Hill Street and John Bright Street. The top drawing shows as it was in 1982. The bottom as it is now. John bright street is closed to traffic now but th...

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