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by Lord Colnago
Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: From a Loco Works in Norfolk
Replies: 70
Views: 22408

Re: From a Loco Works in Norfolk

Thanks Phil, that's useful info, especially regarding which axles to give more sideplay to. The locos are South East Finecast kits and their chassis aren't usually tight, so I should be OK but I'll keep it in mind.
by Lord Colnago
Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: From a Loco Works in Norfolk
Replies: 70
Views: 22408

Re: From a Loco Works in Norfolk

Thanks Will, that's made me think. I was originally thinking that I might build them as, in effect, 0-8-0s, with sideplay on the leading driver and the carrying wheel. They will have to negotiate a fairly tight curve, 984mm., so I'm not sure if I could get away with that now. Perhaps I need to hear ...
by Lord Colnago
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: From a Loco Works in Norfolk
Replies: 70
Views: 22408

Re: From a Loco Works in Norfolk

Well, its been a long time since the doors to the loco works were last opened. I have been having a serious review of how best to achieve my long term ambitions for the layout, which I won't bore you with here. Suffice to say that what I really need from the works next is a pair of N7 passenger tank...
by Lord Colnago
Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 126
Views: 34087

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

Hi Tim,

Yes, I didn't know that there was the option of doing the simpler 9' converted to 10' version but, as you say, there is a lot of work involved in the 10' wagons and if I do another, the conversion option looks quite attractive!
by Lord Colnago
Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 126
Views: 34087

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

Hi Tim, I don't think the detail etch is available yet. Justin sent me a test etch. Kerp your eyes open though, I don't think it will be long before they're out there. As for the extra ironwork, always assuming that we're talking about the same thing and I don't see why not, then yes I did add it. I...
by Lord Colnago
Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 126
Views: 34087

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

Hi Tim, I generally use Vallejo acrylic varnishes and paints. There are two different paint ranges, Air and Color. As you might expect, Air is for airbrushing and I find I don't need to thin them down. The Color range is designed for conventional brushing but can be thinned for airbrushing. I tend t...
by Lord Colnago
Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 126
Views: 34087

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

Which technique did you use for the wagon interior - looks excellent to me (& yes, I will admit an interest, if not in depth knowledge, of such things...). Hi Pete, I used a set of AK Interactive paints, Old & Weathered Wood, Vol.2, available from Hobby Holidays, amonst others. I started by...
by Lord Colnago
Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 126
Views: 34087

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

Whilst things have appeared quiet on the wagon building front, nothing could be further from the truth. I have been busy completing the wagons that I had been using for my demos so here are some pictures of the finished articles. 20161213_150616.jpg First up is a LNER Cattle Van. I think its origins...
by Lord Colnago
Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Rumney Models clasp brake underframe
Replies: 8
Views: 2825

Re: Rumney Models clasp brake underframe

Coronach wrote:I also have a few of these to do though admittedly a slight deficit of confidence is preventing me getting started on them so far!


Hi David,

Have no fear, follow the instructions, take your time and you should have a model you'll be proud of.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Warley 2016 (Special 40th Exhibit)
Replies: 44
Views: 8181

Re: Warley 2016 (Special 40th Exhibit)

Hi Kelly,

Thanks for the offer. We have a full house at Warley so should be OK but do drop by and say hello to the chaps on the stand.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 126
Views: 34087

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

I know this is a blast from the past but how many sets of shackles are on the ambis etch? Their website doesn't say Hi Jim, There are four different types of container shackles in the Ambis range and the easiest thing to do is to show you the following photos. If you need any more info, let me know...
by Lord Colnago
Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 126
Views: 34087

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

Thanks for the kind comments chaps. Its gratifying to know that members are finding this all useful. Makes it worthwhile. My current spell of productivity continues. Those upright vac pipes are now painted and glued in place, so that's another wagon done and dusted. An ex-LMS van has had its "l...
by Lord Colnago
Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 126
Views: 34087

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

A bit of a turn up for the books for me. Its the day after Scaleforum and I'm modelling already. An unheard of situation. It usually takes me a week to sort myself out! I thought I would update on a couple of issues raised on my demo. Firstly, the shiny roof situation has been rectified. If you pick...
by Lord Colnago
Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2016
Replies: 115
Views: 26140

Re: Scaleforum 2016

I would like to say a big thank you to everyone involved in the running of the show, in whatever capacity. I hope you had an enjoyable weekend and found some time to have a look around the show. Your efforts on our behalf are very much appreciated.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2016
Replies: 115
Views: 26140

Re: Scaleforum 2016

I thought this an appropriate time to remind everyone that there will be a visitors book available over the course of the weekend, on the Society stand, for your comments or, just your signature to say you were there. This initiative came from a member's suggestion as another way of marking our 40th...
by Lord Colnago
Sat Sep 17, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 126
Views: 34087

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

Hi Noel, I couldn't really believe that the two types were never connected, although I'm sure it must have been a fun job doing so. I'm fascinated by your comment on damage to the vacuum system and would love to know more. An eloquent, informative post John. Very nice and tasty :thumb Thanks Ian. Do...
by Lord Colnago
Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 126
Views: 34087

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

Its about time I returned to the subject of "working" vacuum pipes. I note that in November 2014, I was puzzling over the right length for these and, sad to say, I puzzle still. Much experimentation has taken place and I now have several wagons fitted with the magnetic type on which, none ...
by Lord Colnago
Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: garethashenden
Topic: Edwardian Wagons
Replies: 35
Views: 11511

Re: Edwardian Wagons

Thanks for posting those Gareth, very nice too. Burnt Umber is such a useful colour in weathering wagons of all periods.
by Lord Colnago
Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: garethashenden
Topic: Edwardian Wagons
Replies: 35
Views: 11511

Re: Edwardian Wagons

Hi Gareth,

I'd love to see some close ups of your weathering. I'm always interested in different methods. One is never too old to learn new tricks, as my old dog says.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: scale three link information
Replies: 18
Views: 5160

Re: scale three link information

Hi Jon,

As promised, a couple of photos of the relevant page from John Hayes' book. I hope they come out OK and that you can get the idea. If not, and you are visiting RailWells, let me know and I'll bring along the tool I made.

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by Lord Colnago
Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: scale three link information
Replies: 18
Views: 5160

Re: scale three link information

Hi Jon, Tim is right. Pg 149 of John Hayes wonderful "The 4mm Coal Wagon", shows you how to make a tool to provide your own three links. If you haven't got it, let me know and I'll try to put up a photograph of the page in question. The book is well worth having in any case for too many go...
by Lord Colnago
Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: P4 Starter Pack B: RCH 7 Plank Open
Replies: 23
Views: 12137

Re: A wagon tutorial - 2

Referring back to Charles Davidson's posting of 28th July, I stumbled upon some spring castings, with the correct pattern spring hangers. Especially annoying as I didn't know that I had them! They are by 51L, available through Wizard Models, reference code, UC002. They come as a pack of 12. Now I ne...
by Lord Colnago
Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 126
Views: 34087

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

Hi Ian, The chassis is relatively easy. If you can build one of his 10' clasp brake chassis, this one shouldn't trouble you, its just a bit longer! The body has its fun moments, but that's what we do it for. I had problems folding the basic body shape up and would recommend running a knife blade alo...
by Lord Colnago
Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 126
Views: 34087

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

You might think that there hasn't been much goings on of late in the Wagonarium, but I have been busy and here's a few pictures of what I've been up to. I thought it was about time that I changed the background to my photos, so I printed off a photo of some Norfolk scenery and used it as a backdrop....
by Lord Colnago
Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: P4 Starter Pack B: RCH 7 Plank Open
Replies: 23
Views: 12137

Re: A wagon tutorial - 2

Hi Andrew, If, as I think, you are referring to the 1:20 angle that the brake gear is set at, you are quite right. There is a jig included on the fret to allow you to replicate this. Unfortunately, I was in too much of a rush at the time I fixed the tumblers and cross shaft in place and simply forgo...

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