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by Brinkly
Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Wobbling Wagon
Replies: 13
Views: 4802

Re: Wobbling Wagon

Couple of initial possibilities - is the rocking W iron actually rocking freely enough? Are the axles exactly parallel with each other (there is a useful Brassmasters gauge to help you there). Also, are the wheel treads perfectly clean and free from detritus? If nothing else, there's always the cha...
by Brinkly
Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Wobbling Wagon
Replies: 13
Views: 4802

Re: Wobbling Wagon

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by Brinkly
Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Wobbling Wagon
Replies: 13
Views: 4802

Wobbling Wagon

Help! I'm not too experienced with MJT Compensated W-Irons, but have built sprung wagons using Bill Bedford and Masokits units without problem. This afternoon I started work on my mound of unfinished wagons and came across one (a Ratio 5 Plank GWR wagon) which had a damaged plastic W-Iron. It was ri...
by Brinkly
Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 406
Views: 117144

Re: New Street progress

That photo is excellent Jim, really nice.

Regards,

Nick.
by Brinkly
Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: ex Airfix B coaches
Replies: 19
Views: 10358

Re: ex Airfix B coaches

.................... However if they are a strange amalgam of diagrams (as is the Auto Trailer) it may not be worth the effort. Steve What are the issues with the auto trailer? There are two different variations and I think the Airfix kit was a blend of both. There is an old Model Rail John with an...
by Brinkly
Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Branchlines Site
Replies: 11
Views: 8548

Re: Branchlines Site

grovenor-2685 wrote:(When Brian took over Branchlines we did offer him use of our small traders hosting servise on the S4 website but he didn't bother to follow up.)


What a shame Keith, such a loss of potential custom. In this day and age a decent website really is the key to successful sales.

Regards,

Nick
by Brinkly
Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: John's flux
Replies: 28
Views: 10520

Re: John's flux

You can add gearbox oil to that list! I got a mouthful of the stuff when changing the oil in the Escort box last year, which was horrid!
(Dies your teeth too! ;))

Nick.
by Brinkly
Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: First trains run on TT2!
Replies: 50
Views: 18706

Re: First trains run on TT2!

Metropolitan wrote:Looks like it's Game On!! :D

Please photograph each train attempting the record because I will be publishing the results here and elsewhere!


Sounds like we need a Common Pool! ;)

Regards,

Nick
by Brinkly
Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: First trains run on TT2!
Replies: 50
Views: 18706

Re: First trains run on TT2!

Captain Kernow wrote:'You build 'em, son, I'll pull 'em!' :D


Well hopefully my Warship will be putting in an appearance with some new stock on Monday night ;)
by Brinkly
Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: First trains run on TT2!
Replies: 50
Views: 18706

Re: First trains run on TT2!

Better start building the clay wagons then! ;)

Regards.

Nick
by Brinkly
Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery
Replies: 402
Views: 126456

Re: Tim V builds a chassis

I have drilled the coupling rods with a very sharp 1/16" drill,to match my crank pins which measure at 1.5mm (I love this mixing of measurements). Do you know it is funny that we still use mixed measuring! If I asked any of the children in the school I teach in to measure the length of a table...
by Brinkly
Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Re: Spam posts on the guest book
Replies: 3
Views: 2403

Re: Spam posts on the guest book

Cheers gents.

I will do in the future!

Regards,

Nick
by Brinkly
Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Re: Spam posts on the guest book
Replies: 3
Views: 2403

Re: Spam posts on the guest book

Easy peasy. The Guest Book does not require a user account, anyone can post here. This posting is an example. Spammers employ people in cheap labour countries to spam forums, always assuming they've not cracked the "type in a few letters" codes with software. ( Really Nigel Cliffe, a legi...
by Brinkly
Sun May 23, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Fiddle Yards
Replies: 16
Views: 11803

Re: Fiddle Yards

Do you find Tim that 9 roads are enough for you Tim?

Regards,

Nick.
by Brinkly
Thu May 13, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Weighted vehicles standing on their springs for a long time
Replies: 6
Views: 2563

Re: Weighted vehicles standing on their springs for a long time

Could you not make a foam support and straddle the wheels over the edge or would that risk damaging the chassis detail?

Regards,

Nick
by Brinkly
Thu May 13, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: South Somerset
Topic: Proposed Group
Replies: 22
Views: 10790

Re: Proposed Group

Captain Kernow wrote:Sounds like you're offering to organise a mini P4 show, Nick!


Well we'll see! ;) I'll have to get something started myself first.
by Brinkly
Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Computer v. pencil and paper
Replies: 17
Views: 5671

Re: Computer v. pencil and paper

I have Templot (although need to change it to my new laptop), and found that there is quite a lot that needs to be learnt before you can create a track plan, I personally think that both a Computer program and Pencil and Paper both play an equal part, although being able to have the track plan print...
by Brinkly
Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: South Somerset
Topic: Proposed Group
Replies: 22
Views: 10790

Re: Proposed Group

Tim V wrote:It's reachable from Bristol, but at this rate, there won't be any room for the local members :!:


Well I did live in Trowbridge for 18 months Tim and might well be returning soon, so would like to get to know the locals before I make a firm decision. ;)

Regards,

Nick
by Brinkly
Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Modular layouts?
Replies: 27
Views: 9009

Re: Modular layouts?

Of course we can turn the corner but what is the minimum radii going to be? Tim V would probably be happy with 4 ft, but there are those with the 'straight line' engines who could never get around such a curve. Richard 4' would be luxury for my stock :!: Isn't your layout 3ft 6" Tim? Regards, ...
by Brinkly
Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ouse Viaduct/Balcombe/Lewes project
Replies: 118
Views: 46707

Re: Tomorrow Balcombe, the day after the world!

Captain Kernow wrote:That's me, 'Honest John Kernow', the One you can Trust... :D


You could stand for Parliament with that slogan! :D ;)
by Brinkly
Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: South Somerset
Topic: Proposed Group
Replies: 22
Views: 10790

Re: Proposed Group

Rod Cameron wrote:Good luick with this Andy, hope it goes well :)


Could DRAG members attend for support! ;)

Regards,

Nick
by Brinkly
Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ouse Viaduct/Balcombe/Lewes project
Replies: 118
Views: 46707

Re: Tomorrow Balcombe, the day after the world!

Captain Kernow wrote:I have in particular offered my services in support of research field trips.... ;) :D


Trust you! :D
by Brinkly
Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Fiddle Yards
Replies: 16
Views: 11803

Re: Fiddle Yards

Tim V wrote:I could say something about the couplings, but I won't......


:D I can now just about manage to uncouple screw and 3-link couplings, but they look really good, but I do like to see hands-free operation in the form of AJs, for me St. Merryn and Bodmin sealed the deal so to speak.

Regards,

Nick
by Brinkly
Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ouse Viaduct/Balcombe/Lewes project
Replies: 118
Views: 46707

Re: Tomorrow Balcombe, the day after the world!

Cracking plan Rod, if you need a hand shout and I'll come running! ;) Such a massive project that could develop!

Regards,

Nick
by Brinkly
Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: South Somerset
Topic: Proposed Group
Replies: 22
Views: 10790

Re: Proposed Group

Rod Cameron wrote: and once you are up and running I'm sure we in DRAG would be pleased to do exchange visits with you.


Yeah sounds like a cracking idea, perhaps we could hire the hall for a saturday and see if we could get TT2 there with some P4 layouts with lunch in the pub?

Regards,

Nick

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