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by Brinkly
Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Roath - Backstreet Cardiff in 1971
Replies: 20
Views: 7184

Re: Roath - Backstreet Cardiff in 1971

Perhaps the biggest area for work is getting some locos finished off. I've currently got 12 Bachmann 37's on the bench undergoing a system of stripping, binning the Bachmann chassis, sawing off the ends, new cast ends, new Shawplan bits, new PHD etched steps, new Vitrains chassis, set of Black Beet...
by Brinkly
Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Roath - Backstreet Cardiff in 1971
Replies: 20
Views: 7184

Re: Roath - Backstreet Cardiff in 1971

Hello Steve!

Great to see you on here at last and even better to see Roath. How is it progressing?

Regards,
Nick
by Brinkly
Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: First trains run on TT2!
Replies: 50
Views: 18706

Re: First trains run on TT2!

I'll have to bring some of my new toys along next time and give them a spin!

Regards,
by Brinkly
Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: Kent
Topic: Eridge Mk2 update
Replies: 37
Views: 20392

Re: Eridge Mk2 update

The J class loco runs very nicely Rod.

Regards,
by Brinkly
Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: First trains run on TT2!
Replies: 50
Views: 18706

Re: First trains run on TT2!

That last Video Rod is so not staged! Such a selection of moves!
by Brinkly
Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: First trains run on TT2!
Replies: 50
Views: 18706

Re: First trains run on TT2!

No problem Mr C, we have evidence to prove our claims! One of the chaps suggested that we could do a video presentation of TT2, so perhaps we could look into that and film the various stages of erecting TT2? Running some trains, perhaps. But an official DRAG Public Information film showing the corr...
by Brinkly
Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: First trains run on TT2!
Replies: 50
Views: 18706

Re: First trains run on TT2!

Thanks all for the photos (and Nick especially for the video!). I must admit I was fairly gobsmacked to see the T9 cope easily with so many on the drawbar - I just started with a modest P-set and Van C, then someone hooked a load more on while my back was turned and it lifted them all without any h...
by Brinkly
Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: First trains run on TT2!
Replies: 50
Views: 18706

Re: First trains run on TT2!

jim s-w wrote:Well done chaps!

Cheers

Jim


Thanks Jim,
It was a rather special evening, a real sense of achievement.

Regards,

Nick
by Brinkly
Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: First trains run on TT2!
Replies: 50
Views: 18706

Re: First trains run on TT2!

grovenor-2685 wrote:Mike,
Have a look a couple of posts up!
Brinkly posted the U-tube link.
I have now edited it using the BB code so it shows properly.
Regards
Keith


Thanks Keith!

I took the video on Monday night and next time I will get my stand out to make the image a little clearer.

Regards,

Nick
by Brinkly
Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: EM wheels on P4 track
Replies: 82
Views: 53691

Re: EM wheels on P4 track

I'm not totally sure of this, but in all fairness to EM wheels on P4 track Rich Pedder (Fatadder) was sent EM wheels which he fitted to a new Hornby HST dummy car, without knowing it. And it ran quite smoothly round TT1 for several runs then after about 10 minutes of running Rich took it off and the...
by Brinkly
Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: First trains run on TT2!
Replies: 50
Views: 18706

Re: First trains run on TT2!

Couple more,
Western on Torbay express.JPG
I now feel I must get my Cornish Rivera Set completed to run on the first P4 loop! Need to build a Comet chassis for my castle too!
Western on Torbay express.JPG (73.24 KiB) Viewed 8846 times

Tail of The Torbay Express (tail lamp can be seen to the left of the carriage).JPG
Tail of The Torbay Express (tail lamp can be seen to the left of the carriage).JPG (73 KiB) Viewed 8846 times

And just to show that not all the T9s had faults,

14 carriage set!

Regards,

Nick
by Brinkly
Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Removing modern printed Bachmann numbers
Replies: 5
Views: 4434

Re: Removing modern printed Bachmann numbers

On my Bachy 37 EWS and Mk2a BR blue coaches I've used T-cut and masked around the digit(s) to be removed with normal masking tape. Gently does it, especially with the EWS 37 as the maroon digit is painted on gold which in turn is painted on maroon. I've used T-Cut to remove the lettering on Bachman...
by Brinkly
Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: Track laying on TT2 progress
Replies: 25
Views: 13734

Re: Track laying on TT2 progress

I think that I am right in saying that the vessel is a Type 42 Destroyer.

Nice to see the track progressing.

Nick
by Brinkly
Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 21
Views: 9928

Re: New Street progress

Good to see the progress made at the RMWeb day yesterday, and to see a fair amount of stock on it for context! Shame I couldn't make members day as I would have liked to have seen New Street in the flesh. :( Excellent work on the layout and thank you for posting the new photos, just from looking on...
by Brinkly
Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: High-speed Brighton tankies at Railex
Replies: 6
Views: 3374

Re: High-speed Brighton tankies at Railex

Rod Cameron wrote:Hi Nick

DC


Cheers Rod,
As a German Officer said to my Grandfather after D-Day, 'Ich werde sehr beeindruckt' (I'm very much impressed! :D )

Nick
by Brinkly
Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: High-speed Brighton tankies at Railex
Replies: 6
Views: 3374

Re: High-speed Brighton tankies at Railex

Stunning layout, does it run on traditional analogy or DCC? I can't get over how smooth the locos run.

Nick
by Brinkly
Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: Latest DRAG night
Replies: 8
Views: 5984

Re: Latest DRAG night

Latest update from our DRAG meeting; David Mead's Martin Finney Aberdare LocO.jpg Mr Mead brought his Aberdare loco, very nice Finney kit. Mr Pedder's HST.jpg We did have a small crash during the session, Rich's new HST 'fell off' the track (this was after the wheels were swapped from EM to P4!) Tim...
by Brinkly
Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: Latest DRAG night
Replies: 8
Views: 5984

Re: Latest DRAG night (Monday 8 June)

Second batch of photos;
Rod's Class 33.JPG
Rod's Class 33.JPG (104.66 KiB) Viewed 5967 times

Rod's Hymek in BR Green.JPG
Rod's Hymek in BR Green.JPG (85.2 KiB) Viewed 5967 times


Nice selection of BR Green diesels!

Nick
by Brinkly
Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: Latest DRAG night
Replies: 8
Views: 5984

Re: Latest DRAG night (Monday 8 June)

Monday night saw our first DRAG meeting of June in the Alice Cross centre at Teignmouth. Quite a lot of different locos and stock were brought by a number of our members and here is a small sample; David Mead's Buffalo Loco.JPG Front shot.JPG Doubleheading with Andrew's Bachmann 8750.JPG Side shot o...
by Brinkly
Sat May 30, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 21
Views: 9928

Re: New Street progress

Rod Cameron wrote:Really starting to take shape Jim, and commendable rate of progress on such a large project :D


Most certainly, excellent work Jim.

Nick
by Brinkly
Sat May 30, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: Latest DRAG night
Replies: 8
Views: 5984

Re: Latest DRAG night

Captain Kernow wrote:The numberplate looks slightly wonky, but I think it's merely the effect of the wide-angle lens... :?

Tim M


I wouldn't worry Tim!
by Brinkly
Tue May 26, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: Latest DRAG night
Replies: 8
Views: 5984

Re: Latest DRAG night

107_0017.JPG 107_0018.JPG Lovely work on the old Mainline body, if you look closely you can see the sanding gear! :o Very nice. Warship and Western head Tim M's goods wagons.jpg I picked this Warship up for £10 at a local second hand shop as it 'didn't work', after taking it hope and removing the b...
by Brinkly
Sun May 24, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Grange Conversion - Any Advice Please
Replies: 24
Views: 6966

Re: Hornby Grange Conversion - Any Advice Please

[No I don't unfortunately, that’s something I will have to invest in. Nick, I can photocopy mine for you, if you like. Did you buy the Grange yet? I've got one, cheapo from Kernow Models last year, but not a brilliant runner in OO. I'll be converting it sometime, perhaps we can tackle both at the s...
by Brinkly
Sun May 24, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachman RTR conversions
Replies: 9
Views: 5388

Re: Bachman RTR conversions

Captain Kernow wrote:Nick - my current P4 pannier is actually a 57XX (numbered 8701) rather than an '8750'.


Oh very sorry!

Captain Kernow wrote:Time to think about weathering your chassis, I think, Nick!


Well now the weather is nice and dry!
by Brinkly
Sat May 02, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachman RTR conversions
Replies: 9
Views: 5388

Re: Bachman RTR conversions

If yours is better than CK's, then I would be surprised. The Bachman locos run well, but not that well. I find their running a bit "solid", compared with my usual ones, but then they only took an hour or so to convert and tweak. We will have to do a head-to-head comparison to see which on...

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