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by jjnewitt
Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Starting From Scratch - SGW meets Inglenook
Replies: 87
Views: 45723

Re: Starting From Scratch - SGW meets Inglenook

In the search for the simplest possible method of springing buffers, plastic or white metal, may I suggest it is preferable to drill right through 0.5mm first. You will find it is quite practical do this by hand with a drill in a pin vice(for methods see below). So long as this first hole is accura...
by jjnewitt
Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 59388

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons

If you a looking for another interesting prototype that needs an etched chassis, how about the 'Presflo Cement' wagon. What like this? F Quainton 2013 108.JPG F Quainton 2013 100.JPG Quite possibly the most complicated vacuum braking system yet devised by man! Perhaps with the exception of the late...
by jjnewitt
Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 59388

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons

Hi David, I have thought about it and have one of the Bachmann models around here somewhere. It is certainly a possibility at some point though it wouldn't be in the immediate future. I'd need some more information first and I've also got a fair list of things that I've either etched or started draw...
by jjnewitt
Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 59388

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons

Many thanks for the replies gents. I've sent you a PM Philip. I'd got it into my head that Eillen's only did wire down to 36SWG which is the smallest I currently have. The 41SWG stuff could prove to be useful.

Justin
by jjnewitt
Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 59388

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons

Stunning work mate, simply brilliant. I'm glad to see you've bitten the bit and started building 21T mins for LMJ, very kind of you. We'll take 20...once you've built them :twisted: Mike Hope you're sitting comfortably, 20s more than I had planned! ;) At least of the types suitable for LMJs mid fif...
by jjnewitt
Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 59388

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: 15008

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: 59388

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: 59388

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: 15008

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: 22471

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: 59388

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: 15008

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 - To Reopen 1st September
Replies: 105
Views: 39730

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: 19799

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: 19799

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: 9126

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 - To Reopen 1st September
Replies: 105
Views: 39730

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: 19799

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: 2953

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: 2199

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 - To Reopen 1st September
Replies: 105
Views: 39730

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 - To Reopen 1st September
Replies: 105
Views: 39730

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 - To Reopen 1st September
Replies: 105
Views: 39730

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 - To Reopen 1st September
Replies: 105
Views: 39730

Re: Rumney Models

Thanks iak,

I shall look forward to recieving an order. :)

Justin

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