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by jjnewitt
Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 33908

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

Perhaps it's just me, but I've never really got on with them. Of course I could be the one fitting them incorrectly... Solid is an overkill on my part but they do seem to be pretty siff most of the time and I wonder what practical use they are unless you have heavy stock? In most situations mine did...
by jjnewitt
Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 33908

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

The springing is intriguing, I could be tempted to have a play even. Lord knows how many coil springs have bitten the dust at The Works, I gave up in the end and went back to solid buffers. I don't blame you. Given the spring rates of many of the coil springs solid isn't far behind in terms of perf...
by jjnewitt
Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 33908

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

Hi John, Really pleased with how the springs and axleboxes are coming along. I will of course have then at Scalefour North for you and indeed anyone else to have a look at. You've already got a set of etches for the BR wooden ended Shocopen in your pile. I had a couple of sheets done of the one that...
by jjnewitt
Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 33908

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons

No virtual modelling in this update, all real world stuff. As mentioned elsewhere I collected the 3D test prints of the BR era axleboxes and springs. The weather was much brighter this morning so I had chance to take a few photographs: 16T.JPG BR 2 Part Square.JPG BR 2 Part.JPG LMS + Platefront.JPG ...
by jjnewitt
Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - Morton 10' Detailing, Milk Tank Castings
Replies: 84
Views: 21073

Re: Rumney Models - New Items April 2016

Hi Steve, Yes some progress. I picked up the test prints from Montpelier sorting office this morning. The axleboxes and shoes for the springs have come out really well. The springs themselves need a little work to get a bit more definition into them but they're getting there. I'll have them at Scale...
by jjnewitt
Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 105
Views: 23825

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

That looks very nice John. The securing chains must have taken a while! They found an interesting position to put the number plate.

Has the LMS wooden ended open with steel channel seen any paint yet? I'm really looking forward to seeing it finished.

Justin
by jjnewitt
Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - Morton 10' Detailing, Milk Tank Castings
Replies: 84
Views: 21073

Re: Rumney Models

Hi all, There are several new 4mm scale items available from Rumney Models which can be had at Scalefour North next weekend. First up of is a kit for the BR 1/801 Fish Vans (kit C.51 - £38). These were the final BR fish van diagram built between 1957 and 1960 and were fitted with the BR clasp brake....
by jjnewitt
Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Coach wheel sizes
Replies: 6
Views: 2354

Re: Coach wheel sizes

I'm pretty sure Branchlines do 14mm coach wheels.

I've used Exactoscale wheels (14.4mm diameter) and Gibson (14.5mm diameter) under Mk1s before and you'd be hard pressed to notice they were oversize.

Justin
by jjnewitt
Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Wagon springing and compensation - Newbie questions
Replies: 23
Views: 3343

Re: Wagon springing and compensation - Newbie questions

Can anyone suggest why the axlebox shouldn't be attached to the spring rather than the W iron? No reason what so ever why the axlebox can't be attached to the spring carrier and move like the prototype. I think it's the only really practical solution for roller bearings and sprung chassis and is wh...
by jjnewitt
Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 33908

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons

The springs look excellent. What software did you use to draw them? I'm using Autodesk's Fusion 360 and have been quite impressed with it. http://www.autodesk.co.uk/products/fusion-360/overview . It's a cloud based CAD program which means you need a half decent internet connection but has the advan...
by jjnewitt
Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 33908

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons

Thanks iak.

I'm definately looking forward to seeing how the axleboxes and springs turn out. They should look really good. Might we see you in Wakefield?

Justin
by jjnewitt
Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 33908

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons

Firstly some virtual modelling before we move into the realms of things that actually exist in the physical world. Last time I mentioned some wagon springs that I intended to get 3D printed. These have evolved to included axleboxes and even more spring types. So far I have done drawings for 6 types ...
by jjnewitt
Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 105
Views: 23825

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

I'd be really quite pleased with the last one as well! It's turned out rather nicely. There's something quite fun about the 5 plank opens with the LMS clasp brake chassis. I must have a go at one of the steel channel ended opens for myself at some point. They didn't seem to be that common on the LMS...
by jjnewitt
Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 33908

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons

Hi Jim, I don't mind at all. Your Turbot looks fantastic! I really like the weathering. Hopefully they'll be a similar etch along for the Mainline/Bachmann Bogie Bolster C/Macaw Bs in the not too distant future. Looking forward to that particular project. I like bogie freight vehicles. You get a lot...
by jjnewitt
Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 33908

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons

Hi Andy, Thanks for you kind words. I'm not sure how feasable it would really be to do the bodies as a 3D print. I've had stuff done by Shapeways and even in extreme FUD the finish still isn't that great. I did the vacuum cylinders as a 3D print before Morgan did those wonderful masters and there is...
by jjnewitt
Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 33908

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons

Whilst most of my recent wagon output has been virtual (more of that in a minute) there have been a couple of currently noteworthy items that have seen the sharp end of a file. Firstly my desire to add a little variety to what is already available from the trade has led me to draw up a set of etches...
by jjnewitt
Sat Sep 05, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - Morton 10' Detailing, Milk Tank Castings
Replies: 84
Views: 21073

Re: Rumney Models

New 4mm scale items are available from Rumney Models to tepmt you with! Firstly there is a chassis kit for the BR lifting link brake 21T coal hoppers (kit B.28 - £13). These are for welded body hoppers to diagram 1/146. The full open nature of the underframe is captured and parts are included to mod...
by jjnewitt
Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Wheels for GWR 68xx Grange locos
Replies: 20
Views: 4922

Re: Wheels for GWR 68xx Grange locos

The 5' 8" 15" crank throw drivers were interchangable between the Moguls, Granges, Manors and probably the Large Praries. Certainly all four loco classes could be seen with both types though particular wheel types seem to be more prevalant on certain classes. Which type a loco would to a c...
by jjnewitt
Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 33908

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons

A BR 1/801 fish van. So many options from the trade already for this genus, and none up to scratch? BTW, any chance you'll turn your hand to the SR 4-wheeled NPCS (PMV/BY/CCT) family? There aren't any options from the trade for this particular variety of fish van. As far as I'm aware there has neve...
by jjnewitt
Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 33908

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons

Well that took a while! Over a year ago I mentioned Plate wagons. Currently there are three on the go and this is the first of them to approach being finished: IMG_2946.JPG The wagon is of course from a Rumney Models test etch. It represents a BR diagram 1/431 vehicle that has been retrofitted with ...
by jjnewitt
Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - Morton 10' Detailing, Milk Tank Castings
Replies: 84
Views: 21073

Re: Rumney Models

Penrhos1920 wrote:Did you sort out the axle boxes for the bogie coil wagon?


Not yet but a recent reasearch trip has plugged info gaps that I had from measuring them up the first time. I do want to try and get some castings done at some point this year and they are on the list.

Justin
by jjnewitt
Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - Morton 10' Detailing, Milk Tank Castings
Replies: 84
Views: 21073

Re: Rumney Models

Scalefour North is fast approaching and Rumney Models will be there with some new items to tempt you with: Firstly Plate wagons chassis... There are three new kits; B.08 covering BR clasp brake new builds (diagram 1/434), B.09 covering BR clasp braked retrofits (ex unfitted diagrams 1/430 & 1/43...
by jjnewitt
Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 105
Views: 23825

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

There's a picture of an out of the box lot 3391 Vanwide on page 47 of 'Wagons of the final British Railways era' by David Larkin. The lettering is very similar to how you've done the model. The major difference is that the tare weight is under the wheelbase and the 12T is sited centrally above the n...
by jjnewitt
Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - Morton 10' Detailing, Milk Tank Castings
Replies: 84
Views: 21073

Re: Rumney Models

Tim V wrote:
jjnewitt wrote:Firstly Rumney Models is on the move again. The new address is as follows:

7 Hurlingham Road, Bristol, BS7 9BA

Justin


I think I went to a party there in the 80s...


Interesting. You'll have to tell me about it next time I see you. :)
by jjnewitt
Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - Morton 10' Detailing, Milk Tank Castings
Replies: 84
Views: 21073

Re: Rumney Models

Justin, I wonder if it was related to the change in position of the body mounting springs on lot 3082, which were on the internal longitudinals, not the solebars? Lots 3232 and 3275 to the same diagram reverted to external springs but the brakegear sets for one [or both?] of these lots could alread...

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