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by jsherratt
Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: A New Home for the Central Cheshire Lines
Replies: 34
Views: 18283

A New Home for the Central Cheshire Lines

Hello All, I thought I would start a thread on here to keep you updated with progress with "my" new railway. I expect most of you will have read of Don Rowland's Central Cheshire Lines layout, featuring the station at Rhuddall Heath and the yard at Alpraham Sidings, in MRJ over the last fe...
by jsherratt
Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: Crewe (CAG)
Topic: CAG Meeting Reports for 2012
Replies: 15
Views: 12414

July Meeting Report

On Sunday 9 July, some eight of our members resisted the temptation to watch Jensen Hamilton race at Silverstone or some chap named Andrew Merry have a crack at the All-England Table Tennis Championship to meet up at Tony Walker's house at Crewe. Surprisingly after the torrential downpours in the ar...
by jsherratt
Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Help please from LMS folk.
Replies: 3
Views: 2904

Re: Help please from LMS folk.

Hello there, Nice engines these round top 0-6-0's, I'm sure you will end up with a nice model. I don't claim to be an expert on Midland Locos, but sorry to say I think the layout of the valve gear would be quite different on a 3F as compared to a 4F. So, no, I don't think the Brassmasters components...
by jsherratt
Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: RCTS Vol 3
Replies: 3
Views: 2219

Re: RCTS Vol 3

Very nice engines, John, and a very worthwhile diversion I'm sure.

I'll bring Part 3A with me (or at least, I'll try not to forget it!) to the meeting on Sunday and I'll hope to see you then.

John S
by jsherratt
Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:44 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: RCTS Vol 3
Replies: 3
Views: 2219

Re: RCTS Vol 3

Hello John,

I have the set of RCTS LNER books.

If nothing else turns up in the meantime, you can borrow my copy of Part 3 (which is in itself in 3 parts, do you know which one it is you need?) and I will bring it along to the Crewe Group meeting next month.

John S.
by jsherratt
Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: Crewe (CAG)
Topic: CAG Meeting Reports 2011
Replies: 19
Views: 15910

Re: CAG Meeting Reports 2011

The Crewe Area Group took Knutsford East Junction to the Hazel Grove Exhibiton over the weekend of 29th and 30th October, and in the abscence of our usual correspondent, Will, it has fallen on me to put together a few words here for the blog. This was the second outing for the layout in a month, and...
by jsherratt
Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:35 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Red Oxide Colour
Replies: 2
Views: 2858

Re: Red Oxide Colour

Hello Peter, Replying to this thread and joining in rather late. I think that POW Sides paint their "Red Oxide" wagons with Humbrol No 100. To me this looks a bit too "orange" and a rather unlikely colour for a railway wagon in steam days. The private owner wagons which I made fo...
by jsherratt
Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:26 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 5ft 2in 15 spoke wheels.
Replies: 6
Views: 3609

Re: 5ft 2in 15 spoke wheels.

Hello Tony,

If they are produced, I am sure I could find a home for at least one set of 6.

John S
by jsherratt
Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:10 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Onward from Ambergate
Replies: 99
Views: 41005

Re: Onward from Ambergate

Hello Tony,

The track plan for Ambergate and Buxton does indeed look very impressive, I'm looking forward to seeing it installed in it's new home.

John
by jsherratt
Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:59 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: LMS Steam at the end of the LMS era
Replies: 9
Views: 5407

Re: LMS Steam at the end of the LMS era

I've come on to this thread a bit late, but I'm very interested to see it. I've always liked 4767, and I see it is due to visit the Churnet Valley Railway over the winter, which is quite close to me. This gives the opportunity to study the fascinating valve gear again at close quarters. I too have a...
by jsherratt
Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:42 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Cosmetic chairs for Brook Smith track construction
Replies: 24
Views: 10358

Re: Cosmetic chairs for Brook Smith track construction

Thanks for the thoughts here, I think I'll give the Colron Wood Stains a look next time I'm going past B and Q and see how I get on with that. All I have to do now is to get on with the layout...... :D Mark, I'm interested to read that you give your ply track a good scrub, as you put it - I would ha...
by jsherratt
Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:24 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Cosmetic chairs for Brook Smith track construction
Replies: 24
Views: 10358

Re: Cosmetic chairs for Brook Smith track construction

I picked up on this thread with interest as I've been (very generously) given some baseboards and I'm hoping to at last make a start on my layout over the winter. I plan on using ply and rivet, partly because it's what I know and partly because I have lots of the stuff in stock. I've bought some of ...
by jsherratt
Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:00 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Wagon kit detailing
Replies: 9
Views: 4866

Re: Wagon kit detailing

If I might add just a couple of thoughts here, while mostly agreeing with what has already been said. I'd suggest as well as Exactoscale, you check out the wagon wheels from Ultrascale. I've used these as my standard for over 25 years and find them of a very consistent high standard. They come ready...
by jsherratt
Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:43 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Washout Plug Covers
Replies: 9
Views: 4534

Re: Washout Plug Covers

Hello Dave, I do read my Link, I just forget what I've read in it especially a few years ago ;) my memory is not what it was! I'd be very grateful if you could do me a few washout plugs that would be much appreciated. I've not sorted myself out to have a go at them myself yet. I just need 4 for the ...
by jsherratt
Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:20 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Cattle Wagon Disinfectant
Replies: 4
Views: 3237

Re: Cattle Wagon Disinfectant

Thanks for this information, Paul.

Sounds from this, as if pretty much any cattle wagon in the pre-grouping period would have been lime washed except perhaps, immediately before the grouping.

John
by jsherratt
Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Washout Plug Covers
Replies: 9
Views: 4534

Re: Washout Plug Covers

jsherratt wrote:Thanks there, Will and Jack, I'll follow those ideas up. John


Sorry, that should have been thanks Will and Nick, I wasn't paying attention!
by jsherratt
Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Washout Plug Covers
Replies: 9
Views: 4534

Re: Washout Plug Covers

Thanks there, Will and Jack, I'll follow those ideas up. John
by jsherratt
Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:00 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Cattle Wagon Disinfectant
Replies: 4
Views: 3237

Cattle Wagon Disinfectant

A general question. Can anybody say off hand, when the use of lime wash as a disinfectant ceased in cattle wagons? I'm working on a couple of pre-grouping cattle wagons and am unsure whether or not to try and simulate a lime wash. I'm sure I've read this somewhere, but can't remember for the life of...
by jsherratt
Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Weights
Replies: 4
Views: 3294

Re: Weights

I agree. I aim to get a normal goods wagon to a weight of around 50 g or so, I don't think the exact weight is too critical.

If anything I would tend to go slightly under this weight, rather than over it. John
by jsherratt
Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Washout Plug Covers
Replies: 9
Views: 4534

Re: Washout Plug Covers

Thanks, Tim,

I had not thought of that - I think I've some steel rod somewhere, I'll give it a go later.

Cheers, John
by jsherratt
Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Washout Plug Covers
Replies: 9
Views: 4534

Washout Plug Covers

Just a quick question.

Does anyone have any thoughts, on the best way to get 4 identical small circles cut from a brass sheet, to make washout plug covers?

I've no access to a lathe or other machine tools.

John
by jsherratt
Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:14 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Side control springs in a WD pony truck
Replies: 2
Views: 2206

Re: Side control springs in a WD pony truck

Hello John, I'm afraid I cannot help insofar as my Bradwell kit is so far untouched in it's box (along with all the other kits) though as I'll have more time on my hands from next month I'm hoping to make a start soon, well, at least in the next 12 months. I'd be interested to hear how you get on wi...
by jsherratt
Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachman RTR conversions
Replies: 9
Views: 6402

Re: Bachman RTR conversions

That's interesting, Tim. Can I ask what size the Mashima motor is exactly? And how would you say the running compares with the standard Bachmann motor? I have converted two Bachmann Panniers with Ultrascale wheels and they both seem to run quite well - though one of them does seem to run faster than...

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