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by Ian Everett
Wed May 27, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Stanier brake van chassis
Replies: 14
Views: 5940

Stanier brake van chassis

Can someone please remind me where I can source a kit for a long wheel base Stanier brake van chassis? I am sure I have recently seen a new kit announced but cannot remember by whom.

Thanks

Ian
by Ian Everett
Thu May 21, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Plate girder bridges
Replies: 9
Views: 4473

Re: Plate girder bridges

I was surprised to see that the Masokits catalogue which John has just loaded - http://traders.scalefour.org/masokits/ - lists a bridge girder kit as item 8.05. This gives a 42' X 6' girder. Mike, with typical honesty, says it will probably drive you bananas! But the rivets are ready-etched, so don'...
by Ian Everett
Fri May 08, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: CRAG Meeting 14/5/15 in Glasson (Cumbria)
Replies: 0
Views: 1334

CRAG Meeting 14/5/15 in Glasson (Cumbria)

The next meeting of the Cumbrian Region Area Group will be at Chris King's in Glasson (just west of Carlisle). We will meet at noon for pub lunch at 1pm followed by an afternoon session discussing our various projects, including Chris' GER terminus, which is coming along nicely. Facilities to run P4...
by Ian Everett
Mon May 04, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Buffer Stops
Replies: 16
Views: 7474

Re: Buffer Stops

I have just, purely by chance, come cross a Mikes Models buffer stop kit in my "track" box. Sadly, the rail section is grossly over-scale, presumably to match Streamline or whatever, so would look poor when attached to scale rail. I really think it will be simplest to dig up the short leng...
by Ian Everett
Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: Vectis
Topic: havenstreet wagon works
Replies: 12
Views: 4248

Re: havenstreet wagon works

I'm intrigued by the coach end in the lower picture. Is it an early railcar?

Ian
by Ian Everett
Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Pelton Level
Replies: 89
Views: 31546

Re: Pelton Level

John Donnelly wrote:
Quite how/if it could be done in Templot I don't know...

John


I'm sure MW could oblige. I just love that B-0 turnout(or is it B-Infinity?) in the middle of the picture! :)

Ian
by Ian Everett
Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Pelton Level
Replies: 89
Views: 31546

Re: Pelton Level

There will be an Ian Everett along in a minute, to say that it's never too late to join in the SGW fun... All the best with the new project. Now where did I put my own Round Tuit??? Cheers Flymo Bang on cue, here he is! I confess that N8s, N9s and N10s are very much to my taste, having lived my ear...
by Ian Everett
Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2015
Replies: 54
Views: 16812

Re: Scalefour North 2015

Yes, I suppose waitrose customers are always travelling at fewer than seventy miles an hour, or their younger customers are asked if they are fewer than 18 years old when alcohol is in the basket. :-P Sainsbury's customers have one less thing to worry about as they shop ;-) I've been reading gramma...
by Ian Everett
Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 126
Views: 42554

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

A relatively small number of steel minerals were built before the war by the trade for private owners, plus a few during the war. All were swept up into the wartime pool and never returned to their owners. Noel Slightly OTT - One of the few things I can remember about my grandfather, Cecil Everett,...
by Ian Everett
Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:05 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Stores Range: Laser Cut Brook Smith Sleepers
Replies: 45
Views: 15683

Re: Stores Range: Laser Cut Brook Smith Sleepers

I did the sleeper making for about 12 years That looks like a candidate for Danny's "Unsung Heroes" award: http://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=4085 Actually, it isn't. The citation must be for some specific act in the year in question. I understand this is to different...
by Ian Everett
Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Join the Standard Gauge Workbench at Scalefour North!
Replies: 0
Views: 1501

Join the Standard Gauge Workbench at Scalefour North!

The Standard Gauge Workbench will be featured at Scalefour North in Wakefield on 18/19 April, so this is an invitation to anyone working on an SGW project to bring it to the show to let others see what you have achieved so far. Any project being built to the SGW guidelines - see http://www.scalefour...
by Ian Everett
Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Sector Plate
Replies: 19
Views: 6150

Re: Sector Plate

I can't help feeling that a traverser is overkill for a two-line (two platform?) branch A fair comment and in respect of fiddle yards in general each person will do what they want. As with everything else it depends on the individual's situation. Elcot Road fits Ian's description but we went for a ...
by Ian Everett
Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Sector Plate
Replies: 19
Views: 6150

Re: Sector Plate

I can't help feeling that a traverser is overkill for a two-line (two platform?) branch and that a full cassette system incorporating a stock box, as designed by Chris Pendlenton and described in MRJ, is a simpler and more flexible solution, moreover it requires less space. This is what I have used ...
by Ian Everett
Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Newport and Gwent (NAGNAG)
Topic: Newport MRS - NAGNAG Open Day Saturday 7th March 2015
Replies: 51
Views: 16023

Re: Newport MRS - NAGNAG Open Day Saturday 7th March 2015

This looks like a worthwhile day out - the chance to speak to the makers of some excellent models.

If I lived nearer I'd be very tempted to attend - and bring Belle View :)

Ian
by Ian Everett
Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Old Head
Replies: 16
Views: 6305

Re: Old Head

The layout will also act as my entry into the MRC's layout challenge. Nestor First of all, welcome to the "club" of small layout builders. It's the right way to go, especially if you can incorporate it into a bigger project later. Which is maybe why there are so many small layout initiati...
by Ian Everett
Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Motoring options for Y6 / J70 models
Replies: 12
Views: 5296

Re: Motoring options for Y6 / J70 models

I'm afraid that the cowcatchers are part of the etched kit. They do fold up very well and are quite robust. You can see the whole etch here, and that there aren't very many parts at all to it. I'm sure I remember an article in a1950s or 60s RM about scratch building a tram engine*, where the cowcat...
by Ian Everett
Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Electrics
Topic: More DCC controlled couplings
Replies: 21
Views: 13374

Re: More DCC controlled couplings

Sorry, Tim. Somehow I missed that and can't even blame Christmas! :? It's good to see you've finally cracked fly shunting: I know it's been an issue for you for a long time. It looks like an excellent system for a branch line station like Clutton where one cut is left from a pre-sorted stopping good...
by Ian Everett
Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: More DCC controlled couplings
Replies: 21
Views: 13374

Re: More DCC controlled couplings

Nigel,

have there been any developments with finescale DCC uncoupling?

Ian
by Ian Everett
Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Chillington Wharf
Replies: 2
Views: 2485

Re: Chillington Wharf

Hi, Lucy, that looks like a splendid subject - compact, just the right size and with some super structures to model. I do hope it won't be quite as dilapidated as your photos of the real subject - it looks more derelict than dilapidated and with not much in the way of trains! I imagine it was built ...
by Ian Everett
Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Drakelow
Replies: 47
Views: 19685

Re: Drakelow

Hi Ian, Essentially it is two turnouts of the same hand reversed and interlaced. So called (on the GWR at least) because they were common in the sorting sidings at Barry Docks. And now we have the evidence -- a ladder of Barry slips at Barry: Martin.[/quote] Thank you, Martin - an amazing photograp...
by Ian Everett
Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:18 am
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: CRAG Meeting 13/11/14
Replies: 0
Views: 1516

CRAG Meeting 13/11/14

Five members gathered on Thursday for our monthly meeting, which started, as usual, with a pub lunch - for a change in the Kings Arms (which was the Drovers' Arms in BBC's "All Creatures Great and Small"). This was followed by an operating session on Clecklewyke. We used the same timetable...
by Ian Everett
Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Fylde
Topic: Fylde Area Group (October 2014)
Replies: 8
Views: 3661

Re: Fylde Area Group (October 2014)

Wonderful work, Mike.

You've set the bar for the next buildings very high. Can we expect curled up ham sandwiches under a glass bell jar in the station buffet?

Can't wait to get my hands on the controls next month!

Ian
by Ian Everett
Sat Nov 01, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Grey or brown?
Replies: 25
Views: 7257

Re: Grey or brown?

I've found this site very useful for BR liveries - http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/gansg/6-livy/br/9-br-4864.htm . For unfitted wagons, it is suggested that "Originally the unfitted wooden bodied wagons were unpainted, although the wood had a slightly silver look to it when new due to the use of an...
by Ian Everett
Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: EM wheels on 18.83mm track
Replies: 111
Views: 25877

Re: EM wheels on 18.83mm track

There is ALWAYS a reason why things fall off. All you have to do is to find the reason and correct it. It may well take a lot of time but it can be done with patience and determination. I find that the biggest problem is baseboard joints. I read in another place that the Mostyn boys think the stabi...

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