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by Brinkly
Fri May 01, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachman RTR conversions
Replies: 9
Views: 5388

Re: Bachman RTR conversions

103_0001.JPG I must say Tim that my Bachmann 8750 with an Ultrascale conversion pack runs like a dream. I would go as far as to say that it runs far more smoothly with the P4 wheels over the 00. The real test will be when Tim Madocks (Captain K!) brings his 8750, with Perserverance Chassis, to DRAG...
by Brinkly
Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Who would like the re-issue of a Gibson S&D 7F?
Replies: 10
Views: 3803

Re: Who would like the re-issue of a Gibson S&D 7F?

I do hope I get the two I have requested! Nice pair on the DRAG test track!

Nick
by Brinkly
Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann class 20's
Replies: 23
Views: 11565

Re: Bachmann Class 20

Hi Dave,
viewtopic.php?f=21&t=243 I don't know, but it might be of some use.

Nick
by Brinkly
Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:48 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Next! LNWR building
Replies: 21
Views: 10795

Re: Next! LNWR building

Hi Jim,
I can't wait to see your building completed, it is such an excellent model.

Nick
by Brinkly
Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Next! LNWR building
Replies: 21
Views: 10795

Re: Next! LNWR building

That looks really good Jim, I can't wait until it is finished. :)

Nick
by Brinkly
Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:31 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Grange Conversion - Any Advice Please
Replies: 24
Views: 6966

Re: Hornby Grange Conversion - Any Advice Please

Nick AS far as I can remember, there is no major bodging to be done. No plastic to be carved off. You do need the original spur/worm to be replaced on the new drivers, but thats hardly any great shakes. Just takes a bit of patience and time to get it set in the right place for the new driving axle....
by Brinkly
Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Grange Conversion - Any Advice Please
Replies: 24
Views: 6966

Re: Hornby Grange Conversion - Any Advice Please

TIm Our Grange was with Ultrascale wheels. It has just come back from works as the flippin' thing moved out of qtr when being cleaned. I always thought that it had a bit of a limp and stutter. Both Dave Hagger (owner) and myself were a little hesitant before loosing it on Scaleforum. The conversion...
by Brinkly
Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Grange Conversion - Any Advice Please
Replies: 24
Views: 6966

Re: Hornby Grange Conversion - Any Advice Please

I have one to do, having seen one running superbly on the Newport layout at Scaleforum. I was so impressed I had to have one. I've got the wheels, but haven't done anything else yet. I haven't bought one yet as I wanted to see what the general response was on here first as I am still learning P4! B...
by Brinkly
Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Grange Conversion - Any Advice Please
Replies: 24
Views: 6966

Re: Hornby Grange Conversion - Any Advice Please

Rod Cameron wrote:
mlgilbert30 wrote:IIRC, I think Philip Hall did a P4 conversion of the Hornby Grange for MRJ or the Snooze a little while ago.


MRJ 173 in fact (have you got that Nick?)


No I don't unfortunately, that’s something I will have to invest in.
by Brinkly
Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Grange Conversion - Any Advice Please
Replies: 24
Views: 6966

Re: Hornby Grange Conversion - Any Advice Please

Nick, You can see the underside of a Masokits tender underframe in my workbench thread here. IIRC, I think Philip Hall did a P4 conversion of the Hornby Grange for MRJ or the Snooze a little while ago. I will check later unless someone posts the answer before me. Cheers.....Morgan Thanks Morgan tha...
by Brinkly
Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Grange Conversion - Any Advice Please
Replies: 24
Views: 6966

Re: Hornby Grange Conversion - Any Advice Please

davknigh wrote:Masokits does a sprung tender subframe that suits a wide range of wheel spacings that should suit your needs. As for the rest of the engine I'm afraid you'll have to ask others as I am not GWR person.


Thanks David thats great.

Nick
by Brinkly
Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Grange Conversion - Any Advice Please
Replies: 24
Views: 6966

Hornby Grange Conversion - Any Advice Please

Hi chaps, I think this is the right place for this thread, and if not I am very sorry! :) I have been looking at purchasing a Hornby Grange Locomotive for a couple of years and currently Hatton’s have one listed at £65 which I think is excellent value in the current economic climate. I know that the...
by Brinkly
Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Running in Bachmann Pannier 8750x
Replies: 9
Views: 4291

Re: Running in Bachmann Pannier 8750x

Hi Dave, I have converted, or rather I should say Tim Maddocks converted a Bachmann 8750 locomotive for me with a straight Ultrascale Wheel set and it runs like a dream. It is a excellent runner and is very, very smooth I ran the loco in on my 00 loft layout following Bachmann's instructions of 30 m...
by Brinkly
Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Who would like the re-issue of a Gibson S&D 7F?
Replies: 10
Views: 3803

Re: Who would like the re-issue of a Gibson S&D 7F?

Hi John,
Happy new year to you. :)
I have sent the form off requesting two 7F locomotive kits, so that should help to suggest that the people who want them are serious. Hopefully we should hit the target of 12 soon.
Best wishes,

Nick
by Brinkly
Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: P4 Starting up - wagons
Replies: 5
Views: 4054

Re: P4 Starting up items

Coopercraft kits are great value, the side mouldings are superb, but if you want something up to P4 standards quickly, I think there are quicker options. In my view there are 3 snags. (all minor, but all will slow you down) The problem with having to fit the floor upside down is that you have to ha...
by Brinkly
Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: P4 Starting up - wagons
Replies: 5
Views: 4054

Re: P4 Starting up items

Hi Nick Hi Paul :) (Sorry for not replying sooner, been very busy!) Welcome on board. I'm afraid that I can't help with the point blade filing jig, although I'll add my thoughts on what you've said above. I don't know what era of the GWR you're aiming for, but I would suggest that rather than getti...

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