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by jjnewitt
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 35969

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: 35969

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: 35969

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: 5408

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: 1855

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 - New Items Coming Soon
Replies: 85
Views: 22310

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 - New Items Coming Soon
Replies: 85
Views: 22310

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: 8453

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: 35969

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: 8453

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...
by jjnewitt
Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 35969

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

Russ Elliott wrote:Justin - how is the fold-over thingie attached to the buffer tail?


Hi Russ,

It's soldered in place. The final fold at the top is made after it's been fitted to give you something to hold whilst wielding the iron.

Justin
by jjnewitt
Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 35969

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Brass castings, Tubes and Bogie Bolsters

The wagon axlebox and springs saga is finally drawing to a conclusion. The production brass castings have been returned to me and I've just spent the best part of two days tidiying them up ready to be sent off to make the whitemetal moulds. Very nice they look to! Wagon Axlebox and Spring Update.JPG...
by jjnewitt
Sat Jul 09, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - New Items Coming Soon
Replies: 85
Views: 22310

Rumney Models - United Dairies & Unigate Milk Tank Plates

A small summer update from Rumney Models with news of accurate plates for United Dairies & Unigate milk tanks. There are two types of United Dairies plates with different styles of lettering and Unigate plates which include the wagon number on them. All three versions are available in both 4mm s...
by jjnewitt
Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: Milk Tank Madness
Replies: 41
Views: 19527

Re: Milk Tank Madness

It's nice to finally have some more milk tank news. Yesterday I mentioned in a place near to here something about United Dairies/Unigate milk tank plates that I was having etched; well they arrived this morning and look pretty good: United Dairies.JPG United Dairies 2.JPG Unigate.JPG These were some...
by jjnewitt
Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 35969

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - 3D Printed BR Era Axleboxes and Springs

A complete redesign of the Rumney Models website has taken up a fair amount of my time recently but there has been some progress on projects, most of which will end up on the whizzy new web portal. A second round of wagon axlebox and springs test prints were recieved at the Scalefour Society's AGM r...
by jjnewitt
Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: rectifying bowing plastic wagon sides
Replies: 10
Views: 2082

Re: rectifying bowing plastic wagon sides

I generally find that when a plastic wagon bows it is down to the fit of the parts. Small bows and streses that are introduced during assemebly aren't necessarily noticeable at first but gradually work their way through the body. The main culprit for this I've found is the floor which seems to rarel...
by jjnewitt
Mon May 30, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: Padgate Works - The Finishing Shop
Replies: 74
Views: 14632

Re: Padgate Works - The Finishing Shop

Looking good Iain! Nice to see a couple of vans with 3 part ends in the rake.

Justin
by jjnewitt
Mon May 30, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 105
Views: 25538

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

Been there, got that particular tshirt! I still have to check which way up they go every time I build a vacuum braked chassis...

Nice to see you're making good progress with the Plate John.

Justin
by jjnewitt
Thu May 12, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Jeremy Good
Topic: Wagon Corner
Replies: 18
Views: 5062

Re: Wagon Corner

That's coming along nicely Jeremy! Loos great.

The sides shouldn't need supporting at the top. They are quite robust and there's also a lip all the way around the resin roof which will prevent the brass sides from moving inwards. It should be a very strong structure once the roof is glued in.

Justin
by jjnewitt
Wed May 04, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Jeremy Good
Topic: Wagon Corner
Replies: 18
Views: 5062

Re: Wagon Corner

I wouldn't recommend it. There isn't really that much brass in each side/end. The layers are only 0.010" thick and have a large amount of half etched detail on them. If you took a flame to them you'd almost certaily end up with a buckled, distorted mess. I wouldn't even like to tin the backs of...
by jjnewitt
Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Paul Townsend
Topic: Highbridge reborn
Replies: 14
Views: 2917

Re: Highbridge reborn

Mike Garwood wrote:I thought they came free with every fish van you sold?


Only to certain members of the society. The file comes with a certain degree of speed attached to it...
by jjnewitt
Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Paul Townsend
Topic: Highbridge reborn
Replies: 14
Views: 2917

Re: Highbridge reborn

Very good P4 file that is!!! I'm minded to obtain a few and sell them on the stand.

A most enjoyable evening was had under the Highbridge baseboards yesterday and I'm very much looking forward to the grand reopening next week.

Justin
by jjnewitt
Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?
Replies: 79
Views: 12375

Re: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?

....once I've established the price to complete one of these models, I'll move on....but not before. The price to complete one of these things is a red herring. I gave you a breakdown of costs for the kit and I'm still waiting for a response to my question as to what I should actually sell it at? I...
by jjnewitt
Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2016
Replies: 50
Views: 8922

Re: Scalefour North 2016

Just wanted to say a big thanks to the organising team for putting on a fantastic show. I didn't see an awful lot of it as the Rumney Models stand was pretty busy but there was a wonderful atmosphere about the hall all weekend. Looking forward to next year already!
by jjnewitt
Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?
Replies: 79
Views: 12375

Re: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?

you could adopt the approach used in the restaurant trade, by taking the cost of materials and trebling/quadrupling them to cover overheads, wages, etc (makes you wonder what McArches, Wetherforks, etc. pay for their "raw materials"). Then there is the market pricing approach, where you l...

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