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by steve howe
Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Horsley Bank - shunting plank
Replies: 23
Views: 9566

Re: Horsley Bank - shunting plank

Well, I carried out some experiments with the B&B etched auto coupling, converting two or three wagons. They worked OK but looked awful, in the end I just couldn't bring myself to remove the scale 3 links (Exactoscale) I had installed on the stock dedicated for this layout. So I converted them b...
by steve howe
Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: GWR outside cranks
Replies: 16
Views: 4091

Re: GWR outside cranks

Thats interesting Mike, I suspect Falcon have revamped some if not all the old Jidenco kits. I think I might be tempted to try their Armstrong but possibly ring them first and ask a few questions, particularly about the chassis and its suitability for P4. I have the old K's kit which is pretty basic...
by steve howe
Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: GWR outside cranks
Replies: 16
Views: 4091

Re: GWR outside cranks

It seems the Falcon kits have been re-released and top of the list...an Armstrong Goods! http://www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/catalogue/falcon-gwr I have no experience of Falcon (ex Jidenco) loco kits, my only encounter was with their 6 wheel Toad many years ago which was a real struggle, due I seem to rem...
by steve howe
Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: GWR outside cranks
Replies: 16
Views: 4091

Re: GWR outside cranks

Thanks for the useful info here guys, I have looked at Finney's outside cranks on his price list, they seem very reasonable for the quality product one has come to expect from this maker, I assume the price (£1.00) is per pair. Ultrascale sell shouldered axles especially designed for Finney's cranks...
by steve howe
Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:59 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: GWR outside cranks
Replies: 16
Views: 4091

GWR outside cranks

Does anyone know a source of scale thickness outside cranks suitable for GWR locos? I'm looking at developing an Armstrong Goods kit using 1/8" axles.
Steve
by steve howe
Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Horsley Bank - shunting plank
Replies: 23
Views: 9566

Re: Horsley Bank - shunting plank

Gustav There's nothing really very special about the rolling stock, most of it is kitbuilt, mainly Slaters, I am slowly building some open mineral wagons using Powsides transfers to represent collieries in the West Yorkshire area. I use compensated 'W'irons from various sources older ones are Colin ...
by steve howe
Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Horsley Bank - shunting plank
Replies: 23
Views: 9566

Re: Horsley Bank - shunting plank Coupling dilemma

Rather reluctantly I am probably going to abandon 3 link couplings on this layout. :shock: Due to its 'built up' nature, some parts are virtually innaccessable when it is set up for exhibition running. I have experimented with AJs on here in the past but they were not reliable due to one or two shar...
by steve howe
Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 'Hall' in P4?
Replies: 15
Views: 5348

Re: Wills 'Hall' in P4?

I've had a look on Google at RTR products Bachmann seem to have produced a later model in the '49xx' series: http://railsofsheffield.com/hall-class-4970-sketty-hall-great-western-green-collett-tender-32-004-JJJA10074.aspx I'd be interested to know if anyone's had experience of this? I've not seen on...
by steve howe
Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:04 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 'Hall' in P4?
Replies: 15
Views: 5348

Re: Wills 'Hall' in P4?

Interesting point Russ, the castings are certainly very crisp and clean, only problem is... there's no instructions in the box!
by steve howe
Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 'Hall' in P4?
Replies: 15
Views: 5348

Re: Wills 'Hall' in P4?

Yes, I just caught Iain's post which appeared to answer the question, but I have just compared my castings against the drawing in Russell and put a vernier on them and the splasher centres appear to be spot on...am I missing something?!
by steve howe
Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: High Level 0-4-0 locomotive construction
Replies: 23
Views: 10907

Re: High Level 0-4-0 locomotive construction

There was a very good thread going on RMWeb concerning building the High Level Pug chassis I think it can still be accessed here: http://www.rmweb.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=43547 I gave up on RMWeb a while back because it was so unreliable, however I have built two HL Pug chassis and have...
by steve howe
Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 'Hall' in P4?
Replies: 15
Views: 5348

GWR 'Hall' in P4?

I have recently been given an unbuilt Wills Finecast kit for a GWR 'Hall' (original). Having built a 'Saint' from the same stable in 00 many years ago, I was looking at the castings (which are excellent despite the age of the kit) and wondering if it is feasible to build in P4. I also have a Perseve...
by steve howe
Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Horsley Bank - shunting plank
Replies: 23
Views: 9566

Re: Horsley Bank - shunting plank

Thanks for that Danny, it was interesting to read the article again, for the same 'mileage' of track Biginnor Road is a darn sight more portable!
Steve
by steve howe
Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Horsley Bank - shunting plank
Replies: 23
Views: 9566

Re: Horsley Bank - shunting plank

Attached is a rough sketch showing the general track arrangement . Basically a loop with a headshunt serves two sidings reached by a 'single slip' (actually two A5 turnouts superimposed on each other) and a very short headshunt. The objective was to produce a piece of home entertainment to see what ...
by steve howe
Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Horsley Bank - shunting plank
Replies: 23
Views: 9566

Re: Horsley Bank - shunting plank

Very nice :-) I particularly like the firm's lettering on the two gates into the yard. Is that hand lettered, or did you have a source for some very convincing looking transfers? Cheers Flymo Thanks for your comments chaps, the gates were done on the pc. the Atlas Foundry was done years ago when Ad...
by steve howe
Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Horsley Bank - shunting plank
Replies: 23
Views: 9566

Re: Horsley Bank - shunting plank

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by steve howe
Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Horsley Bank - shunting plank
Replies: 23
Views: 9566

Horsley Bank - shunting plank

After a long period of inactivity, my industrial diorama is creaking towards completion
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by steve howe
Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: Cornish Riviera Area Group
Topic: Proposed Cornish Area Group
Replies: 1
Views: 2918

Proposed Cornish Area Group

Proposed Cornish Area Group Following a period of uncertainty over new premises, Falmouth & District Model Railway Club is looking forward to moving into new headquarters early in the New Year. These will hopefully provide not only somewhere to erect the P4 layout that we currently have in stor...
by steve howe
Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: ex Airfix B coaches
Replies: 19
Views: 9234

ex Airfix B coaches

I know I ought to know this, but can anyone refresh my memory as to whether the ubiquitous ex Airfix B set, (now Dapol or Hornby....probably) conforms to any official GWR diagram? I seem to have acquired six of trhe blighters by default and would like to upgrade them for P4. However if they are a st...
by steve howe
Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: GWR Timber stations
Replies: 10
Views: 8021

Re: GWR Timber stations

Russ, That is what I had in mind, to my knowledge the Down side building at Redruth is a similar timber framed structure, although it would have been secondary to the Up side which was the principal building. Here are two not very good shots of Lostwithiel. I don't know if this style is common, I su...
by steve howe
Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: GWR Timber stations
Replies: 10
Views: 8021

GWR Timber stations

I am considering a timber station building for my new layout probably similar to Lostwithiel. Does anyone know of any published sources of drawings and information on these structures? My understanding is that they were manufactured in the Works as standard panels which were bolted together on site,...

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