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by jjnewitt
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Parkside Kits
Replies: 42
Views: 10151

Re: Parkside Kits

jim s-w wrote:Did the red panda range go to Peco as well?


I don't think so. They are now available from H & A Models who seem to have taken over the distribution from Parkside Dundas.

Justin
by jjnewitt
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - To Reopen 1st September
Replies: 105
Views: 34934

Re: Rumney Models - Forthcoming Spring Clean

Happy New year to all. Having had a review of Rumney Models trading operations I've decided to have a bit of a spring clean of the catalogue. Nothing immediate but some items are now slated for withdrawl and others will only be available in minimum quantities. Details are in my New Year's update on ...
by jjnewitt
Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Flexi Chassis an Appreciation
Replies: 467
Views: 89118

Re: Flexi Chassis an Appreciation

Iron or steel solebars are narrower than wooden ones, I suggest. It appears that a decision was made to maintain the overall width of the chassis frame measured over the outside of the solebars, which implied a slightly greater width between the inside verticals. Why this was done, I don't know. Th...
by jjnewitt
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Flexi Chassis an Appreciation
Replies: 467
Views: 89118

Re: Flexi Chassis an Appreciation

I think the crank in the W-iron on steel frame vehicles was introduced to bring the W-iron axlebox guides into the same position as with timber frames, the timber solebars being thicker they had need of a crank in the W-iron. I was going by the drawing here http://www.norgrove.me.uk/history_files/S...
by jjnewitt
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Flexi Chassis an Appreciation
Replies: 467
Views: 89118

Re: Flexi Chassis an Appreciation

I don't know if there is a standard reference dimension for the distance between the insides of the UK wagon w irons? I have only measured the airfix kit and came up with 0.877". Is that prototypical or different based on "00" commercial manufacturing practicality? Generally the W-ir...
by jjnewitt
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Warley 2017
Replies: 63
Views: 12706

Re: Warley 2017

I have not seen the layout; I'm just working from photographs, which can be misleading, I know In which case I would suggest that the comments should never have been made. I'm sorry Terry but I have to completely disagree with you and others on this. The idea that someone can only comment on someth...
by jjnewitt
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - To Reopen 1st September
Replies: 105
Views: 34934

Re: Rumney Models - Grampus Bits, Wagon Axlebox & Spring Castings and Bogie Bolster C Bolsters

Scaleforum is just around the corner and that means a new set of releases from Rumney Models. The ‘headline act’ this time is an underframe kit for the BR unfitted Grampus (B.34 - £15). This includes replacement baskets and door spring and step detailing for the body. For those who don’t want to go ...
by jjnewitt
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 52612

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mont Tank Wagon

Brilliant piece of modelling re the Grampus Wagon, :thumb Can you tell us lesser mortals what the under pinnings you use to produce such a model? I'm in the market for such an under frame!!! Thanks Nick. The underframe is my own etch and those that are currently available can be found via Rumney Mo...
by jjnewitt
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 52612

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mont Tank Wagon

Modelling time is a bit limited at the moment with an 11 month old daughter around the house but there has been sufficent time recently for a brief swim into the murky waters where engineering wagons reside... Workbench Grampus.JPG The usual Parkside body and my etched bits and castings combination ...
by jjnewitt
Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - To Reopen 1st September
Replies: 105
Views: 34934

Re: Rumney Models - Express Dairy Milk Tank Plates and Change of Address

Thanks Rod and Alastair. All going quite smoothly so far which is nice.

Those tank wagons are looking great guys! Need to try and get some transfers sorted for mine at some point so I can get it finised.

Justin
by jjnewitt
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - To Reopen 1st September
Replies: 105
Views: 34934

Re: Rumney Models - Wagon Castings, Anchor Mount Tank Wagon Parts & Detailing Bits

A quick interim update from Rumney Models before the next major set of releases in September. Firstly a couple of new items in the form of Express Dairy milk tank plates in both 4mm and 7mm scales. These include both the company plate and the distinctive round number plate that was attached to the b...
by jjnewitt
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: Milk Tank Madness
Replies: 41
Views: 23903

Re: Milk Tank Madness

Thanks Iain. Hi Mike. There were no spring stops on the centre axle of the SR milk tanks at least as far as all the pictures and drawings I have show. This is one of those curious details that varied depending on who built the milk tanks. The GWR and LNER had stops on all three axles, the SR just th...
by jjnewitt
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: Milk Tank Madness
Replies: 41
Views: 23903

Re: Milk Tank Madness

Some recent progress on an old project thanks to the wonders of modern technology and traditional lost wax casting. SR Milk Tank Progress.JPG The etches for this have been around for at least 3 1/2 years looking at my last post but one. The stubling block was always the springs and axleboxes which a...
by jjnewitt
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - To Reopen 1st September
Replies: 105
Views: 34934

Re: Rumney Models - Wagon Castings, Anchor Mount Tank Wagon Parts & Detailing Bits

Those axleboxes are very tasty looking Justin. :thumb Hi Iain, I'm really pleased how they've come out and it's nice to be able to release them. It feels like a fair old process to get to this stage. More to come as well (as you may have deduced from the missing codes), hopefully later in the year....
by jjnewitt
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - To Reopen 1st September
Replies: 105
Views: 34934

Re: Rumney Models - Wagon Castings, Bogie Bolster C Detailing & BR Tube Underframe

New Items March 2017 With Scalefour North looming large Rumney Models is pleased to announce another round of new releases. Below is a round up of the new items. Links to the various products on my website can be found via the Latest Releases page. As per usual instructions for certain items are cu...
by jjnewitt
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 52612

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mont Tank Wagon

Tourret quotes diameters of 5ft 7.5ins, 5ft 10.5ins, 6ft 2.875ins, 6ft 7.25ins and 7ft 2.125ins for loads of 10, 12 or 14T, covering Class A, class B and unclassed traffic. I'd completely overlooked table 4 in Tourret's book. The diameter of the Bachmann anchor mount tank varies between 27.2mm and ...
by jjnewitt
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 52612

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mont Tank Wagon

The body illustrated is intended to be a Class B [it has the valve wheel for bottom discharge], but its length does suggest that it's a 14T Class B, not the 20T Class B it is purporting to be. Bachmann do have a 14T Class A, the one in Benzole livery. What I don't know is whether their diameters ar...
by jjnewitt
Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 52612

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Wagon axlebox and spring castings progress

The arrival of a baby daughter recently has meant that there hasn’t been as much time as usual for modelling time. However in between the nappy changes and feeds a few things have passed by my workbench. First up is a 14T anchor mount tanks wagon. I’d been wanting to try and do a completely open und...
by jjnewitt
Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Dave Bradwell Springing units
Replies: 18
Views: 7007

Re: Dave Bradwell Springing units

To me it doesn't really matter where the 50g figure came from or indeed the reasoning behind it. It's a reasonably achieveable weight for most 4mm wagons. I don't think you could consistently get much more in British 2 axle wagons unless they're covered types. If I could get more in then I would put...
by jjnewitt
Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: MRJ index
Replies: 6
Views: 2655

Re: MRJ index

Well done Chris. Nice to have them back, they are all brilliant resources.

Justin
by jjnewitt
Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - To Reopen 1st September
Replies: 105
Views: 34934

Re: Rumney Models - September 2016 Releases

Further to my brief posting on Friday some proper information on the new releases form Rumney Models. First up is exciting news about a new range of whitemetal wagon axlebox and spring castings for BR era prototypes. They have been produced from the highest quality masters printed for me by Alan But...
by jjnewitt
Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - To Reopen 1st September
Replies: 105
Views: 34934

Re: Rumney Models - September 2016 Releases

Rumney Models will be off to ExpoEm North this weekend and Scaleforum the following weekend with a bumper crop of new releases! New Products September 2016.JPG There will be a full announcement and proper website update on Monday but the above gives a list of the tempting new items available includi...
by jjnewitt
Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: gearbox designs for sprung BO-BO or Co-Co bogies
Replies: 42
Views: 12417

Re: gearbox designs for sprung BO-BO or Co-Co bogies

Thank you Justin , very interesting link. The prototype is not common , CIE Sulzer B101 class ,built by the Birmingham railway carriage and wagon company , engine built by vickers armstrong http://www.derbysulzers.com/cie.html !! Thanks for the link. Interesting class. Those front cab windows are q...
by jjnewitt
Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:46 am
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 52612

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Wagon axlebox and spring castings progress

Brinkly wrote:Will you have these ready for Scaleforum?


Hi Nick, Yes I'll have some of these at Scaleforum. Full details of the new releases will be announced elsewhere on the forum in due course.

Justin
by jjnewitt
Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:44 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: gearbox designs for sprung BO-BO or Co-Co bogies
Replies: 42
Views: 12417

Re: gearbox designs for sprung BO-BO or Co-Co bogies

floppy gears I don't beleive are compatible with fully sprung and would more then likely cost more to assemble from scratch Nothing wrong with floppy gears in RTR drivetrains, it is the very reason why they can be used sucsessfully in fully sprung bogies. The slop gives room for movement. Personall...

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