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by jim s-w
Sat May 16, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 407
Views: 122740

Some Steel wagons.

http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/37239-@-brettell-road-2.jpg The diesels have escaped to Brettell Road again. Actually its just a convenient photo background but there you go. New Street isn't known for its freight operations but there were some services booked through the station on a...
by jim s-w
Sat May 16, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 574
Views: 134055

Those little Mainline iron ore hoppers.

Anyone modelling in 4mm scale for any length of time has probably come across the Airfix/Mainline/possibly Dapol/ Bachmann 21, 22 or 24 ton Iron ore hoppers. Based on a Charles Roberts version with the standard, at the time, stretched to fit compromises to fit a generic 10ft wagon chassis. They do h...
by jim s-w
Sat May 16, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 574
Views: 134055

Re: Brettell Road

No they are based on operator comfort. :)
by jim s-w
Wed May 13, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Wizard of the Moor
Topic: 51L Iron Ore Hoppers
Replies: 30
Views: 3186

Re: 51L Iron Ore Hoppers

Despite all your tribulations this thread is ticking my awkward kit interest. Tempted to get one now! :D :D
by jim s-w
Sat May 09, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 97
Views: 34286

Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles

A couple of AEC products this time A very brief history AEC (or Associated Equipment Company) was a fairly early producer of vehicles being founded in 1912 and lasting up until 1979. Initially focusing on buses their first prototype commercial vehicle was based on a bus chassis but with the outbreak...
by jim s-w
Fri May 08, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: class 15xx pannier tank (with a bit of 97xx thrown in)
Replies: 86
Views: 24117

Re: class 15xx pannier tank (with a bit of 97xx thrown in)

Wanna bet on how many actually get built? :D :D
by jim s-w
Sun May 03, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 345
Views: 92354

Re: The Burford Branch

Good stuff Martin.
by jim s-w
Sun May 03, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 97
Views: 34286

Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles

Just some of Brettell Road's vehicles.

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by jim s-w
Sun May 03, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 97
Views: 34286

Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles

Of the 3 cars i did last time the Land Rover defender was the easiest. That's before I encountered the phenomenon of the Land Rover enthusiast. At least as bad as the VW enthusiasts and enough to give the most ardent P4 modeller a run for their money I was (in a very polite way and from several sour...
by jim s-w
Sun May 03, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 574
Views: 134055

Re: Brettell Road

Thanks Both With Brettell Road's new roof design the last thing to do was remove the original pelmet. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/no-pelmet.jpg I have to admit I wasn't expecting that removing it would open up the layout quite as much as it has. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-conten...
by jim s-w
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 574
Views: 134055

Re: Brettell Road

Just a gallery post (no need for words) http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/prairie-parked.jpg http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/railcar-BW.jpg http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/slope-sided-mineral-dark.jpg http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/GWR-parked.jp...
by jim s-w
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 574
Views: 134055

Re: Brettell Road

I've been looking at a few RTR Wagons recently from Bachmann. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/slope-sided-mineral.jpg Slope sided mineral. I really like the chassis design on this one as the brake gear is separate and for P4 can be moved out to line up with the wheels with just a littl...
by jim s-w
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 574
Views: 134055

Re: Brettell Road

A while ago I showed a picture of the framework for Brettell Roads new roof. I was going to have this done for Scalefour North but given the Covid-19 crisis the show was canceled and the urgency to get it done went with it. However I have turned my attention back to this with thoughts on the materia...
by jim s-w
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Frame Spacers for P4 and EM
Replies: 10
Views: 2511

Re: Frame Spacers for P4 and EM

Gibsons are 14.94. Can’t help with the society ones, sorry
by jim s-w
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brassmasters Duchess test build
Replies: 39
Views: 5726

Re: Brassmasters Duchess test build

Thanks Dave

I might end up cutting a hole in the floor anyway as I haven’t decided where the decoder will end up yet. The tender is 68 grams so far with a lot of stuff still to be added.
by jim s-w
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brassmasters Duchess test build
Replies: 39
Views: 5726

Re: Brassmasters Duchess test build

Hi Dave You are right. The coal pusher is a 3d print. I guess it fills the gap but haven’t got that far yet. While you’re on. How heavy is a Brassmasters stanier tender without additional weight? If I secure the front bulkhead I won’t be able to get back Inside later unless I cut a hole in the floor...
by jim s-w
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brassmasters Duchess test build
Replies: 39
Views: 5726

Re: Brassmasters Duchess test build

Moving on to the tender body... http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/tender-front-a.jpg Brassmasters supply a basic sub structure with different overlays for the 3 main types of tender found behind a Duchess. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/tender-rear.jpg http://www.p4newstre...
by jim s-w
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: class 15xx pannier tank (with a bit of 97xx thrown in)
Replies: 86
Views: 24117

Re: class 15xx pannier tank (with a bit of 97xx thrown in)

Ooh handy. Would save me designing my own chassis
by jim s-w
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 97
Views: 34286

Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles

http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/ford-cargos.jpg Been tweaking a few more road vehicles starting with fitting better wheels (from RTI) to a couple of old cargos. The WH Smiths lorry seems to draw a lot of attention at shows and for many people sets a time and place quite specifically. ...
by jim s-w
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 574
Views: 134055

Re: Brettell Road

When it comes to building I admit i tend to just get on and scratchbuld them. Part of this is due to ignorance of whats actually out there but recently I picked up a couple of Wills kits and have had a go at these instead. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/wills-lamp-store-1.jpg First up...
by jim s-w
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 574
Views: 134055

Re: Brettell Road

In the absence of Scalefour North I have finished off a few vehicles that have been lurking near my workbench for a while now. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/march-2020-vehicles-.jpg http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/fiesta-and-range-rover-.jpg Starting with a couple for N...
by jim s-w
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Fixing Steel Axle to Plastic Gear
Replies: 10
Views: 2070

Re: Fixing Steel Axle to Plastic Gear

I just roughen up the axle where the gear will go by rolling a file over it. I’ve never glued a gear in place on any RTR conversions

HTH

Jim
by jim s-w
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 574
Views: 134055

Re: Brettell Road

It was. I’ve worked out the original arrangement for this and there will be some clues as to what it was on the finished layout as there are now (locked and pined points, parts of facing point locks still there), the platform signal with have a removed arm and some newer realigned trackwork. I think...
by jim s-w
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 574
Views: 134055

Re: Brettell Road

As the song goes, regrets, I've had a few but unlike the song I am going to mention them. With Brettell road pretty much finished off thoughts have turned to what to do next. Before anyone asks, New Street isn't calling me back at the moment. Brettell road was only supposed to be a play thing for ho...
by jim s-w
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Lever Frames
Replies: 93
Views: 76230

Re: Lever Frames

Tonycardall wrote:
The single ground signal that I have working I made from a kit some time ago and can't remember the make. It has a white metal body and etched disc.


Sounds like a MSE one (model signal engineering)

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