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by jjnewitt
Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 47472

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons

Some mineral wagons... Diagram 1/106 16T Mineral Mineral Wagons 1F.JPG This is one of your standard welded body, top door, Morton brake, 16T minerals abet finished as one built under lot 2210 to diagram 1/106. The majority of diagram 1/106 vehicles were fitted with bottom doors and had independent b...
by jjnewitt
Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Fitting W irons
Replies: 47
Views: 11632

Re: Fitting W irons

Since the ‘nuclear’ option of staying true to the prototype in every last detail remains unattainable, usually scuppered by the things that don’t scale - like gravity, or the properties of readily available materials - we all have to choose compromises. If 4mm/ft leaf springs behaved as predictably...
by jjnewitt
Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 47472

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons

Hi Noel,

I wasn't aware of the articles by Peter Fidczuk. I'll have to try and seek them out! Those ratios for wooden bodied minerals are a useful guide, thanks for sharing them. I'll have a look through MRJ 151 as well.

Justin
by jjnewitt
Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 47472

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons

Those figures are useful Justin, however those of us a bit older(!) remember the series by Don Rowland which said you needed 400 mineral wagons for every 4F (or thereabouts). I keep looking for the 400 minerals whenever I see a 4F, in vain. I think Don's article fell on deaf ears ( I don't have any...
by jjnewitt
Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Fitting W irons
Replies: 47
Views: 11632

Re: Fitting W irons

Until the wagon is built you have no idea where the axles will be in the w-iron, because of the springs.[/list] So it seems to me that building the wagon, resting it on the assembled w-irons, and checking the height of the buffers against a know marker, e.g. a buffer height gauge, is a lot more pra...
by jjnewitt
Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: Padgate Works - The Finishing Shop
Replies: 74
Views: 17531

Re: Padgate Works - The Finishing Shop

It's fine by me Iain! I quite like it. It's not annying at all. Perhaps it pleases my small brain...

Justin
by jjnewitt
Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 47472

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons

No models in this post, hopefully I'll have some pics as soon as I've finished drilling out and fitting buffers, but some information that might prove useful. I've been developing a number of mineral wagons chassis so I thought it would be interesting to see just how the BR 16T mineral fleet broke d...
by jjnewitt
Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Fitting W irons
Replies: 47
Views: 11632

Re: Fitting W irons

Bill - I accept that floor heights vary (which was my main point), but if the geometry of the W-irons is constant, what is the following dimension for a 13.8mm buffer height? I don't see the relevance of this. The buffer height depends as much on the deflection of the springs as the dimensions of t...
by jjnewitt
Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - Still Closed But...
Replies: 104
Views: 30270

Re: Rumney Models

Russ Elliott wrote:Kinda offtopic, but why are Western Thunder's pics so absurdly small?

I got that when I looked on that forum. I can only surmise that you only get to see the big pictures if you your a member and signed in which is a little frustrating.
Justin
by jjnewitt
Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: Padgate Works - Wagon Erecting Shop
Replies: 47
Views: 16595

Re: Padgate Works - Wagon Erecting Shop

I may just attempt to use a few actually. I have that many frets anyway that spares are not in short supply... :thumb Thinking about it a bit more there are all the OO ones on the frets that you wont need. I'm sure you could do something with them and some 0.5mm wire. ChairmanJohn brought one of yo...
by jjnewitt
Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: Padgate Works - Wagon Erecting Shop
Replies: 47
Views: 16595

Re: Padgate Works - Wagon Erecting Shop

And he is VERY naughty......... :P I try, then ten minutes later when I've got my breath back I try again! :) Hi iak, The brake yolks on the BR clap brake were very distinctive. I haven't come across them on any other vacuum braking system. They were real heavy duty affairs. Indeed the whole of the...
by jjnewitt
Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Phosphor bronze wire as pick ups
Replies: 17
Views: 7721

Re: Phosphor bronze wire as pick ups

Hi John, I use 33SWG which works out at 0.25mm with three or four coils wound into it around the shank of a 1mm drill bit acting against the flange of the wheel. I have used 36SWG on occasions and I'm not sure there's much between the two in terms of use, I just have a lot of the 33SWG wire. Persona...
by jjnewitt
Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - Still Closed But...
Replies: 104
Views: 30270

Re: Rumney Models

Hi IAK, Glad they got to you ok. I sometimes think that about etches, they almost need framing. That would deprive you of most the fun though! For anyone who hasn't seen the website in the past few weeks there are a few new items available to order. The coach bogies are available. These are fully sp...
by jjnewitt
Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: Padgate Works - Wagon Erecting Shop
Replies: 47
Views: 16595

Re: Padgate Works...

Hi iak, Sorry to hear you've not been well but nice to see some wagons on the go. I haven't seen much of the Ambis parts in progress so it's good to see them here. On the rare occasion they and I have coincided at a show I haven't had time for a proper look. Those axlebox covers look like a good ide...
by jjnewitt
Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: 3rd rail pickup
Replies: 3
Views: 2473

Re: 3rd rail pickup

There's a gent on RMweb who goes by the name of 'oldlugger' who has built a layout called St. Mary Hoo in P4 and that has working 3rd rail.
Not that long ago he did a class 73 with working 3rd rail pickup. There relevant bit is towards the bottom of page 5.

Justin
by jjnewitt
Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: Re-wheeling the Heljan Class 128 single unit parcels railcar
Replies: 1
Views: 1879

Re: Re-wheeling the Heljan Class 128 single unit parcels rai

That thing's a weighty beast. You better be careful it doesn't start squashing your track! Having weighed a number of diesels I can't recall any being that heavy, certainly none I've converted. It looks very nice. One of Heljan's better efforts. I was very tempted by one but I don't think I can real...
by jjnewitt
Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - Still Closed But...
Replies: 104
Views: 30270

Re: Rumney Models

Justin The wagon chassis look superb (as expected :) ) - are they designed to match any particular RtR bodies or (laudably) models of their prototypes? I suppose I'm thinking particularly of the Iron Ore wagon but the others would be of interest too. Rod Hi Rod, The wagon chassis have been designed...
by jjnewitt
Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - Still Closed But...
Replies: 104
Views: 30270

Re: Rumney Models

iak wrote:Sent this morning by pigeon post, or is it stagecoach..... :thumb

I shall leave the window ajar and listnen out for the sound of horse shoes on the cobbles! Or the sound of the cats going mental because a pigeon has flown in. ;)

Justin
by jjnewitt
Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - Still Closed But...
Replies: 104
Views: 30270

Re: Rumney Models

Oh dear. Now I'll have to work out what diagram ADW2592 was and what modifications it had had bestowed upon it in 1977. I've had the kit for a long time but haven't had the courage to build it having not been able to work out how to give it CSBs. Out of curiosity I did a search for ADW2592 and foun...
by jjnewitt
Fri May 31, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - Still Closed But...
Replies: 104
Views: 30270

Re: Rumney Models

Thanks iak,

I shall look forward to recieving an order. :)

Justin
by jjnewitt
Thu May 30, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - Still Closed But...
Replies: 104
Views: 30270

Re: Rumney Models

Thanks Jan,

Work is in hand for the Morton brake chassis. I've part built a 17'6" x 10' example but I need to find a better way of doing the push rods. I'll do another set of test etches at the beginning of August with a few alternative methods and finalise a solution I'm happy with.

Justin
by jjnewitt
Thu May 30, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Split axles in use
Replies: 10
Views: 6980

Re: Split axles in use

A suggestion that I had from Bill Bedford for connecting shorting wires to the axle is to solder them to a brass washer (whcih we might well be using anyway) between the wheel and hornblock. There is more than sufficent electrical contact between the washer and axle for conductivity. I recently did...
by jjnewitt
Thu May 30, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - Still Closed But...
Replies: 104
Views: 30270

Rumney Models - Still Closed But...

As some of you may well know I have been recently developing a number of etches for things like BR 8 shoe clasp brake wagon underframes, sprung milk tank chassis, milk tank detailing parts and sprung diesel bogies. I have now got to the point where the website is up and running. Everything that is n...
by jjnewitt
Thu May 30, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: Milk Tank Madness
Replies: 41
Views: 22498

Re: Milk Tank Madness

Hi Tony, In a very low key way the Rumney Models annoncement is going to be made here and now. For (almost) all your milk tank modelling needs: www.rumneymodels.co.uk Not sure about non-web based annoncements yet as I've been busy enough testing etches and putting together the website. In other news...
by jjnewitt
Tue May 21, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: BR Standard Class 4MT (Hornby)
Replies: 15
Views: 5781

Re: BR Standard Class 4MT (Hornby)

The BR 75000 4MTs were fitted with three different tenders from new. 75000-49 had BR2, 75050 had BR2A and those allocated to the Southern Region, 75065-79, had BR1B tenders. So the wheelbase of the tender will depend on your prototype.

Justin

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