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by jjnewitt
Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Phosphor bronze wire as pick ups
Replies: 17
Views: 6595

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 - Morton 10' Detailing, Milk Tank Castings
Replies: 84
Views: 21138

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: 14303

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: 2029

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: 1606

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 - Morton 10' Detailing, Milk Tank Castings
Replies: 84
Views: 21138

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 - Morton 10' Detailing, Milk Tank Castings
Replies: 84
Views: 21138

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 - Morton 10' Detailing, Milk Tank Castings
Replies: 84
Views: 21138

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 - Morton 10' Detailing, Milk Tank Castings
Replies: 84
Views: 21138

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 - Morton 10' Detailing, Milk Tank Castings
Replies: 84
Views: 21138

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: 6119

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 - Morton 10' Detailing, Milk Tank Castings
Replies: 84
Views: 21138

Rumney Models - Morton 10' Detailing, Milk Tank Castings

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: 18996

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: 4677

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
by jjnewitt
Thu May 09, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 34093

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons

1/185 26T Iron Ore Tippler Fitted Iron Ore.JPG Another variant on the BR 8 shoe clasp brake this time with BR plate W-Irons and other details like changeover levers. I've tried to do something about the lack of 'floor' on the mouldings. This is quite visable on a lot of mineral wagons. This one was ...
by jjnewitt
Thu May 09, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: A 16T Rarity
Replies: 11
Views: 6403

Re: A 16T Rarity

It did get painted! Still need to sort out transfers and varnishing. My excuse is that it's been cold and damp andI've been distracted by my CAD program. 16T 013.JPG Not quite as rare as the clasp braked 1/109s but still not as numerous the vacuum braked 108/117s were the unfitted but clasp braked 1...
by jjnewitt
Mon May 06, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: A 16T Rarity
Replies: 11
Views: 6403

Re: A 16T Rarity

Hi Tim, I hadn't realsied that Dave Franks had introduced the pre drilled option for his heavy duty buffers. I'll definately be looking into them! His castings are lovely aren't they. The brass ones I did do look good but were quite time consuming to put together. Your post has made me realise that ...
by jjnewitt
Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 34093

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons

Hi all, The strip wagons look good, what sort of price? and more importantly where from? The shocvan looks brilliant, I'll be needing a few of those. Where did you get all the details from - just in case I missed this info - spectacular work, looking forward to seeing the range grow. And finally...w...
by jjnewitt
Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 34093

JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks

For me the wonderful world of wagons and goods traffic has to be the most fascinating aspect of the railways. It’s the only part of the current scene that holds any great interest for me. Some types of traffic hold more interest than others, and in case you hadn’t guessed the conveyance of milk take...
by jjnewitt
Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: Milk Tank Madness
Replies: 41
Views: 18996

Re: Milk Tank Madness

Thanks for the tip Bill. I'll look into it. At 25mm the Exactoscale ones don't look as if they'll give you much room to work with.

Justin
by jjnewitt
Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Exactoscale: new website & top service
Replies: 3
Views: 2110

Re: Exactoscale: new website & top service

I think Alan is referring to the swish new C&L website. I have yet to try it. I'm waiting for them to sort out stock of various Exactoscale items first.

Justin
by jjnewitt
Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: Milk Tank Madness
Replies: 41
Views: 18996

Re: Milk Tank Madness

The suggestion is actually to use the 1mm pinpoint axles with the wheels on a 2mm tube that is a sliding fit so that the wheels can move sideways without the pinpoints moving. If you do use the parallel axles I think you need longer ones than exactoscale supply, as they come there is very little sc...
by jjnewitt
Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: Milk Tank Madness
Replies: 41
Views: 18996

Re: Milk Tank Madness

Hi Justin Do you not have any arrangements for the centre w-irons to move sideways? (sorry if I've missed it) Cheers Jim Hi Jim. The W-irons are rigid. The wheelbase is quite short at 13' and there is scope within the etched carriers to allow for 0.25mm sideplay within the bearing on the centre axl...
by jjnewitt
Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: Milk Tank Madness
Replies: 41
Views: 18996

Re: Milk Tank Madness

A wagon thread would be a good idea, not nearly enough stuff on them in the forum. We already have 81 topics in the 'wagons' section, but you preferred to use 'on my workbench', surely we don't need a third place to discuss wagons :) Keith As I said not nearly enough stuff on wagons. :) The same co...
by jjnewitt
Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: Milk Tank Madness
Replies: 41
Views: 18996

Re: Milk Tank Madness

I've had chance to start working my way through all the goodies that arrived recently and check that all the drawing work has come out ok when translated to brass. First up are the Milk tank ladders and walkways. GWR 0.61 Partial Platforms. F Milk Tank Ladders 054.JPG Essentially ladders with a stan...

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