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by Brinkly
Mon May 05, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Alan Gibson Wagon wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 3106

Re: Alan Gibson Wagon wheels

Hi gents, Thanks for your replies. Following on from Steve's post I've gone through the wheels again, removing the pips on the rear of the wheels. I checked again in the Exactoscale back-to-back gauge and the little brass C&L gauge and now all bar two of the 14 wheels seem to be running smoothin...
by Brinkly
Mon May 05, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Alan Gibson Wagon wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 3106

Re: Alan Gibson Wagon wheels

Hi Jim,

Thanks there are 1year or so, not ancient. And until yesterday hadn't been removed from their bag.

Kind regards,

Nick.

(edit for spelling! Predictive text working faster then my brain!)
by Brinkly
Sun May 04, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Alan Gibson Wagon wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 3106

Alan Gibson Wagon wheels

Hi gents, Another general question and any tips would be really helpful. I've been building wagons over the weekend and found a box with a number of Alan Gibson wagon wheels. I checked the back to back, using my Exactoscale gauge, popped them into the Masokits W-Irons and a 'wobble' can be seen - th...
by Brinkly
Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Carriage and Parcel Stock Weight
Replies: 12
Views: 4642

Re: Carriage and Parcel Stock Weight

I had always reckoned 40g to 50g for a (short) 4-w wagon (60 to 70mm in length), but that if a wagon is to be marshalled with heavier (e.g. whitemetal) models, this has to be beefed up to at least 60g (maybe more). For a BR 50ft full brake, this would give us 120g. A 4-w CCT would come in at rather...
by Brinkly
Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Carriage and Parcel Stock Weight
Replies: 12
Views: 4642

Re: Carriage and Parcel Stock Weight

Thanks for that Keith.

Kind regards,

Nick
by Brinkly
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Carriage and Parcel Stock Weight
Replies: 12
Views: 4642

Re: Carriage and Parcel Stock Weight

Thanks gents.

Kind regards,

Nick
by Brinkly
Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Carriage and Parcel Stock Weight
Replies: 12
Views: 4642

Carriage and Parcel Stock Weight

Hi, I'm after a bit of advice please. :) Presently I am plodding through quite a lot of half, to three-quarter finished projects and despite having been a member of the society since 2008, I still think I am relatively inexperience with P4 modelling. I've nearly completed a Parkside ex Southern Rail...
by Brinkly
Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Honiton
Replies: 20
Views: 7557

Re: Honiton

Lovely work so far Denis, I really though 'wow'. Look forward to seeing Honiton progress.

Kind regards,

Nick.
by Brinkly
Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 43xx Chassis Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 7101

Re: 43xx Chassis Advice

Hi Tim,

Well I don't mind how it's built really, so long as I can make use of the Perseverance chassis that I already have.

Cheers Tim, I will send you a PM with the photos of what I have, then perhaps we could go from there.

Regards,

Nick.
by Brinkly
Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 43xx Chassis Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 7101

Re: 43xx Chassis Advice

Hi Tim, Thanks for posting the photos, that is really helpful. What chassis would be suitable for the tender, I had thought about using the Perseverance TC2 sub- frame? If I did go down this route Tim could you act as a mentor, as clearly you seem to have a good grasp of this way of working! Kind re...
by Brinkly
Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 43xx Chassis Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 7101

Re: 43xx Chassis Advice

Tim V wrote:That's the one, and Will in the background too...


Well what are the odds of that!?

Tim V wrote:I could put some pictures up of how I did it if you like?


That would be really useful. I know there is a tender driven loco in Tim Shackleton's book, but I can't remember what type.

Cheers Tim.

Regards,

Nick.
by Brinkly
Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 43xx Chassis Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 7101

Re: 43xx Chassis Advice

Hi Will,

Many thanks for your advice, I forgot about the High Level guides. :)

Mr Venton, I like the sound of this, how complicated is it to do? As Horrabridge will have gentle gradients.

Would it be this particular loco? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkXyxb6-5N0

Kind regards,

Nick.
by Brinkly
Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 43xx Chassis Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 7101

Re: 43xx Chassis Advice

Thanks Rich,

I plan to do quite a lot of basic upgrade work on the body, smokebox dart, sprung buffers etc. I did think about replacing the chimney and top feeds.

Kind regards,

Nick.
by Brinkly
Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 43xx Chassis Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 7101

43xx Chassis Advice

Greetings, I’m after a bit of advice from the learned members of this good forum. :) I recently purchased a Perseverance 43xx chassis from eBay; the chassis is unbuilt and appears to be complete (the cast parts and instruction sheets appear to be present, including P4 spacers). Last week a nice set ...
by Brinkly
Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: DRAG 10th anniversary
Replies: 5
Views: 3037

Re: DRAG 10th anniversary

I do feel very lucky to be part of such an excellent area group.

And the fruit cake was excellent, nice that James May turned up to cut the cake.... :D

Well done Rod.

Nick.
by Brinkly
Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Work light
Replies: 4
Views: 3103

Re: Work light

Phil O wrote:
Brinkly wrote:Yeah we don't have electricity in Devon yet! he he he!

Kind regards,

Nick.


Wots that thing that built at Langage e few years back, then?

Phil


Makes us our cream & icecream my lovely! ;)

Kind regards,

Nick
by Brinkly
Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Work light
Replies: 4
Views: 3103

Re: Work light

Yeah we don't have electricity in Devon yet! he he he!

Kind regards,

Nick.
by Brinkly
Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Road Vehicles and Figures
Topic: Edwardian Figures
Replies: 91
Views: 28348

Re: Edwardian Figures

Gosh I might just buy a set simply to paint, they are wonderful.

I wonder if he will expand into other eras?

Regards,

Nick.
by Brinkly
Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: GW Models price list - May 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 7278

Re: GW Models price list - May 2013

That list looks like it has been produced on my late grandmother's typewriter!

Regards,

Nick
by Brinkly
Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Masokits??? Still active???
Replies: 21
Views: 8523

Re: Masokits??? Still active???

davknigh wrote:For those of us over the seas an far away, is there anywhere to get Mike's bits online? I used to get them through an earlier incarnation of Blacksmith Models but sadly no more.

Cheers,

David


Hi Mike,

Sadly it is all mail order.

Kind regards,

Nick.
by Brinkly
Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Masokits??? Still active???
Replies: 21
Views: 8523

Re: Masokits??? Still active???

Mike Clark was present at Scalefour as a punter, but pressure of work has I understand not allowed him to participate as a trader this year. He hasn't attended as a trader for a while now. But I can confirm he is still active, I put an order in last week and the cheque was presented yesterday. Kind...
by Brinkly
Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 101839

Re: Scaleforum 2013

Will Scaleforum be at the same venue again next year Terry? (Thinking ahead for booking accommodation.)

Regards,

Nick
by Brinkly
Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Lost property at Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1101

Re: Lost property at Scaleforum 2013

Terry I have copied this onto an RMWeb thread. Hopefully the owners can be found.

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index. ... try1175653

Kind regards,

Nick.
by Brinkly
Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Railwells 2013
Replies: 21
Views: 7165

Re: Railwells 2013

Hi Terry,

That sounds really positive. Nice to hear that we as a Society aren't being tribal! haha thumbs up sir, well done!

Kind regards,

Nick.
by Brinkly
Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Railwells 2013
Replies: 21
Views: 7165

Re: Railwells 2013

.. I'd rather see good modelling from other gauges and scales, than poor modelling in 'our' gauge... Seems reasonable to me that you should see neither. Will I do understand that layouts have 'hic-ups', but it is disappointing when you see a badly behaved layout at a show, which is down to design o...

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