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by newport_rod
Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Lever Frames
Replies: 93
Views: 82245

Re: Lever Frames

I intend to build an interlocked frame for our club's 7mm (spit) layout and have purchased a SHAG kit as a start point. I too had seen the article in the MERG but was still thinking in terms of mechanical interlocking.
Rod
by newport_rod
Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: MRJ Binders
Replies: 189
Views: 62577

Re: MRJ Binders

I get my MRJs, GWRJs etc., casebound by Cedric Chivers (see Gerry Beale alias Bulwell Hall's note) and would happily recommend them to anyone as they produce a good solid product which is much nicer to handle than the DIY binders. But I could do with a Cordex/Wirex style binder (for each of MRJ and ...
by newport_rod
Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Mystery tiebars
Replies: 34
Views: 17249

Re: Mystery tiebars

Flymo
I used those tie-bars on Llanastr and they're still performing satisfactorily after almost thirty years.If I could get hold of some more I would.
I believe that they were marketed under the brand name 'Ottowan'.
Cheers
Rod
by newport_rod
Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:36 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: New Hornby BR Standard brake van
Replies: 15
Views: 8351

Re: New Hornby BR Standard brake van

Has anyone just tried popping some new wheels in the Hornby one? I had a look at it at DEMU Showcase. It looked very nice and there was enough clearance for P4 on first inspection. Michael Prince I haven't, but fellow Nagnag member Bernie Baker has and he said this : "Yes, - ignored the expens...
by newport_rod
Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Standard RCH wagon underframe kits
Replies: 22
Views: 8919

Re: Standard RCH wagon underframe kits

Mike,
I bought a couple of Brian's chassis at the GWSG's (excellent) exhibition in Filton back in the summer. I'll try and remember to bring them (and his comprehensive instructions) down to a Nagnag meet.
R
by newport_rod
Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: New Hornby BR Standard brake van
Replies: 15
Views: 8351

Re: New Hornby BR Standard brake van

Tim
An alternative would be the Bradwell chassis:
http://www.scalefour.org/bradwell/rollingstock.html

I can't claim to have built one though. It's still on my to-do shelf.
Rod
by newport_rod
Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Flat Bottom Track, BR3 Baseplates (News 174)
Replies: 1
Views: 1865

Flat Bottom Track, BR3 Baseplates (News 174)

It was suggested in S4 News 174 that the "BR3 type of baseplate .... is not available in model form". Masokits have in fact been providing a BR3 baseplate for several years and details are available on the Society's site in the Stores and Traders area.
Cheers
Rod
by newport_rod
Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Warren Truss viaducts on a curve
Replies: 14
Views: 9687

Re: Warren Truss viaducts on a curve

Philip
Is there anything in the footage of the film Arabesque that might be of help?
Cheers
Rod
by newport_rod
Thu May 12, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Which wheels?
Replies: 21
Views: 10518

Re: Which wheels?

The other thing to consider with the Branchline wheels is that the normal arrangement is for one wheel per axle to be insulated and the other live. With an all metal chassis/bogie arrangement you'll have to pay attention to avoid shorting issues. Double insulated are available to order which will av...
by newport_rod
Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Mk1 interior colours
Replies: 1
Views: 2067

Re: Mk1 interior colours

Chris
I don't have a copy to hand at the moment but have you tried British Railways Mark 1 Coaches - Book & Supplement Keith Parkin, pub HMRS?
Cheers
Rod
by newport_rod
Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR locomotive frame colour
Replies: 3
Views: 2688

Re: GWR locomotive frame colour

Vermillion, according to John Lewis's Great Western Way (pub HMRS), also described as China Reda and Signel Red.
by newport_rod
Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: More Daft?!! Track Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 4282

Re: More Daft?!! Track Questions

doktorstamp wrote:What jigs are available to assist in construction? Particularly with reference to filing switch blades.

Nigel
There are a variety of gauges available from S4 stores. A switch blade filing jig is listed in the EMGS pricelist and may be available elsewhere.
Cheers
Rod
by newport_rod
Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: daft track question
Replies: 15
Views: 5424

Re: daft track question

I followed your link to the Newportmrs website; a very interesting read. I now have a few questions: * What sort of paper were you using for the templates? ** Can anyone else give some guidance about what paper is best to use please. *** What was your view on Gauge narrowing, I did not find any ref...
by newport_rod
Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: daft track question
Replies: 15
Views: 5424

Re: daft track question

I'm just going to get the Flexi track from CL DGP, I don't know what radii you're considering but you may want to consider the possibility that gauge narrowing might occur with C&L Flexitrack. We made some notes when making the selections for our new layout here: http://www.newportmrs.com/lmjpr...
by newport_rod
Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Rivets on brass
Replies: 44
Views: 20974

Re: Rivets on brass

jim s-w wrote: The method is to apply them under the paint. Jim


Now that sounds an interesting teqnique. ;)
by newport_rod
Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Layout idea
Replies: 47
Views: 18235

Re: Layout idea

I think that this process is a lot easier with Templot (once you’ve got over the initial steep part of the learning curve). And it leaves your bottle of single malt free!
by newport_rod
Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Llanastr
Replies: 4
Views: 3307

Re: Llanastr

Hello David, The sector plate rotates around a bolt, which is marked with a cross on the plan that you can see here [url]http://www.scalefour.org/shows/S4SW2010/llanastr.html[/url] or in Model Railway Journal No 4. The spacing between each track is the same so that if one track is aligned then all t...
by newport_rod
Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:15 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Toe-to-toe turnouts
Replies: 2
Views: 2259

Re: Toe-to-toe turnouts

Thanks Russ, a couple of hours work on Templot and we’ve now got a 9F’s fixed wheelbase between all the adjacent toes.
by newport_rod
Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Toe-to-toe turnouts
Replies: 2
Views: 2259

Toe-to-toe turnouts

I'm planning the fiddle yard for our new club layout (info here < http://www.newportmrs.com/littlemilljunction.htm >) and the design calls for a number of pairs of turnouts to be laid toe-to-toe (i.e. with two sets of switches close to each other). On our earlier layout (info here < http://www.newpo...
by newport_rod
Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:36 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Converting a Conversion...
Replies: 11
Views: 4886

Re: Converting a Conversion...

"Bushing the gear on the High Level gearbox would still need to be done if using the 3mm axles.."

I belive that High Level will provide 3mm dia gears and bushes on request.
by newport_rod
Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Best fillers for whitemetal?
Replies: 27
Views: 14866

Re: Best fillers for whitemetal?

There's half a kilo there though Mike, that should be enough to sort out even a Ks kit!
by newport_rod
Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Large goods sheds
Replies: 4
Views: 5401

Re: Large goods sheds

I well understand your sentiments Mike! :D Wild Swan's G.W. Goods Services is in fact a series of books, the latest of which (which I haven't seen yet) covers Cardiff and a few other large facilities. Railway Archive is a magazine that would set you back £7.50 (and may not be available from your loc...
by newport_rod
Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Large goods sheds
Replies: 4
Views: 5401

Re: Large goods sheds

Mike,
Try

Wild Swan's G.W. Goods Services series By Tony Atkins and David Hyde and
Cardiff Newtown Goods Depot in the 1950s by Stan Vickery in Issue No.23 - June 2009 of Railway Archive

Cheers
Rod
by newport_rod
Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Best fillers for whitemetal?
Replies: 27
Views: 14866

Re: Best fillers for whitemetal?

I'd persevere with the lowmelt solder. Practice on some scrap material first, with a reasonable amount of care you'll probably find you'll be able to do the job successfully.
by newport_rod
Sat Jun 05, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Basic tool set for P4 modelling
Replies: 24
Views: 10721

Re: Basic tool set for P4 modelling

I'm suprised that Mike didn't mention the blutack (industrial grade).

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