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by jsherratt
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: The Christmas Model Railway Show - Manchester 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1314

The Christmas Model Railway Show - Manchester 2016

Hello Everybody. This weekend 3 & 4 December is the Christmas Model Railway Show 2016 in Manchester City Centre, organised by Manchester Model Railway Society. More details are at: http://mmrs.co.uk/exhibition/ Just a short walk from Piccadilly station, so really easy to get to by train. I will ...
by jsherratt
Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Onward from Ambergate
Replies: 99
Views: 41005

Re: Onward from Ambergate

A few of us visited Tony yesterday evening in preparation for the visit of the rest of the Crewe Group tomorrow but also to run a train or two. Here is a photo of Ambergate with a GWR interloper. This engine will run the through trains from Oswestry on my railway, well that's my excuse anyway. This ...
by jsherratt
Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Trainwest 2016 9-10 April
Replies: 1
Views: 1305

Re: Trainwest 2016 9-10 April

See you there, Tim.

John
by jsherratt
Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: New products from Lanarkshire Models
Replies: 63
Views: 22942

Re: New products from Lanarkshire Models

Is there any progress (he says, hopefully) with the earlier pattern LNWR buffer stop with the wooden beam?

John
by jsherratt
Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: Local Show Publicity
Topic: Crewe Exhibition
Replies: 0
Views: 1376

Crewe Exhibition

Hello All. Alsager Railway Association will be holding its annual exhibition over the weekend of 15 and 16 November at the Victoria Centre, Crewe CW1 2PZ More details are at: http://www.alsagerrailwayassociation.co.uk/exhibition.htm "Faringdon" will be there to fly the flag for 18.83 mm mo...
by jsherratt
Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: New modelling magazine
Replies: 21
Views: 7514

Re: New modelling magazine

I ordered my copy of the new magazine on Monday, having found out about it on Sunday evening. It arrived in the post yesterday.

Not had time to look at it properly yet, but it does indeed look promising.

John
by jsherratt
Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 605
Views: 178134

Re: Brettell Grove

I like the look of these new baseboards, Jim. Very interesting. Look forward to reading more about this new project here.

John
by jsherratt
Sat May 31, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: A New Home for the Central Cheshire Lines
Replies: 34
Views: 18283

Re: A New Home for the Central Cheshire Lines

Hello Ian. From memory - the whole layout is about 17 ft 10 inches by about 10 ft 6 inches - or thereabouts. It was planned I believe to be a snug fit inside the conservatory at Don's house. The track is quite close to the edge of the baseboard in a few places - and sheets of perspex have been screw...
by jsherratt
Thu May 29, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: A New Home for the Central Cheshire Lines
Replies: 34
Views: 18283

Re: A New Home for the Central Cheshire Lines

Ian, This is not actually that far off topic here. I remember Don telling me some years ago that his original plan when the layout was being set up in his conservatory was to use 12 volt DC for most of the railway, but use radio control in the marshalling yard at Alpraham Sidings. A dedicated fleet ...
by jsherratt
Thu May 22, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: A New Home for the Central Cheshire Lines
Replies: 34
Views: 18283

Re: A New Home for the Central Cheshire Lines

Time flies, as they say, and I had not realised that it is over 12 months since I posted anything on here about the railway. In that time I have been keeping busy and work has been progressing slowly on the railway in between putting time in at the work bench constructing locos and rolling stock. Fo...
by jsherratt
Sat May 10, 2014 7:14 am
Forum: Local Show Publicity
Topic: Derby Mickleover exhibition
Replies: 1
Views: 1589

Re: Derby Mickleover exhibition

I will be going today, only a short trip along the A50 for me.

John
by jsherratt
Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: LMS/Midland Crimson Lake
Replies: 8
Views: 6072

Re: LMS/Midland Crimson Lake

That's an interesting list, thanks, I don't recall seeing it before. Things being equal - I would normally use tin from the enamel ranges of either Precision or Cherry. But I plan on having a "bash" at some coach lining for the first time and am looking for a non-enamel base colour that wi...
by jsherratt
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: LMS/Midland Crimson Lake
Replies: 8
Views: 6072

LMS/Midland Crimson Lake

Does anyone have any suggestions on which shade of car aerosol paint would be a good match for Midland/LMS Crimon Lake? I think in the past, it was suggested that Leyland Damask Red was quite a good match. I used this to paint my K's 00 Princess longer ago than I care to remember, and I think it cam...
by jsherratt
Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Crewe (CAG)
Topic: CAG Meeting Reports for 2013
Replies: 21
Views: 11405

CAG Meeting 9th June 2013

Thank you, Will. Our usual reporter was unable to attend the June meeting of the Crewe Group so I have been asked to put together a few words and pictures for this forum. As is customary, wives and girlfriends were invited to the June meeting of the Group which was blessed by unusually kind weather ...
by jsherratt
Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: A New Home for the Central Cheshire Lines
Replies: 34
Views: 18283

Re: A New Home for the Central Cheshire Lines

Hello Paul,

Sorry for sluggish response to your post, p/m sent.

May well do some more pictures of the railway over the weekend.

John S
by jsherratt
Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: A New Home for the Central Cheshire Lines
Replies: 34
Views: 18283

Re: A New Home for the Central Cheshire Lines

Some time has passed since the last report, so here goes a short update. Work has been a little slow due to the severe cold weather making it a little uncomfortable to spend too much time in the railway room. However, the new partition wall and door are now in place which keeps out some of the draft...
by jsherratt
Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: North Stafford Railway Ballast Brake Van
Replies: 3
Views: 4625

Re: North Stafford Railway Ballast Brake Van

To follow on from my last note, a bit more news. I now have one of the NSR 10 ton Break (note the spelling!) vans as shown here. IMG_1689s4.jpg You will see that the solebars and floor are still attached to the body by 4 sprues, one at each corner. This was supplied to Mark's design by i-materialise...
by jsherratt
Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: North Stafford Railway Ballast Brake Van
Replies: 3
Views: 4625

Re: North Stafford Railway Ballast Brake Van

Hello Jon. I'm not sure. But, as soon as I hear anything else I will put another note on here.

John S
by jsherratt
Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: North Stafford Railway Ballast Brake Van
Replies: 3
Views: 4625

North Stafford Railway Ballast Brake Van

Hello All, I thought I would put a note on here in case this is of interest. My friend and fellow member of the North Stafford Railway Study Group, Mark Smith, has been doing some work with theis new 3 D printing technology and has now produced a 4 mm scale model of the North Stafford Railway Ballas...
by jsherratt
Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: A New Home for the Central Cheshire Lines
Replies: 34
Views: 18283

Re: A New Home for the Central Cheshire Lines

grovenor-2685 wrote:Its generally the fixed wheelbase that matters and all the Derby Std. 8' + 8'6" locos are longer than a black 5.


My 4F, 3F, NSR "D" and GCR Pom Pom all go round the curves ok too. John
by jsherratt
Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: A New Home for the Central Cheshire Lines
Replies: 34
Views: 18283

Re: A New Home for the Central Cheshire Lines

Hello Keith, That's a good point. I'm not in any rush to push on with ballasting ... and as you may see in the photo, the C and L flexitrack is only lightly pinned down at the moment. A Black 5 with a compensated Comet chassis has been round the curves that have been relaid so far without any diffic...
by jsherratt
Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: A New Home for the Central Cheshire Lines
Replies: 34
Views: 18283

Re: A New Home for the Central Cheshire Lines

As I've not posted anything since October I thought I'd add another photo and a little more news from the Central Cheshire Lines. I have not had as much time to devote to the railway as I would have liked due to combination of employment, being laid up, trying to fix another leak in the roof which t...
by jsherratt
Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: A New Home for the Central Cheshire Lines
Replies: 34
Views: 18283

Re: A New Home for the Central Cheshire Lines

Well I see I couple of months have passed since I posted on here, I don't know where the time goes. Anyway, since then progress has been made even if it is not as much progress as I would have hoped for. The up line is now working and last weekend the first train made a full circuit of the railway s...
by jsherratt
Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: A New Home for the Central Cheshire Lines
Replies: 34
Views: 18283

Re: A New Home for the Central Cheshire Lines

Hello All, Some progress since I posted last month. The point leading in to the dairy siding that was damaged when the boards were separated prior to departure from Don's has been taken out and the curve has been replaced as shown in the photo here. IMG_0830.jpg The new section of track is being tes...
by jsherratt
Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: A New Home for the Central Cheshire Lines
Replies: 34
Views: 18283

Re: A New Home for the Central Cheshire Lines

Hello Jol, I like the signals. If you find you have accidentally made too many and have more than you need, let me know.... Terry, the boards for the railway are made in sections. Aside from the part around the lifting section, the rest of the railway came apart in to four large sections. While thes...

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