Search found 98 matches

by beachboy
Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: Materials and Techniques
Topic: Baseboard materials
Replies: 25
Views: 10992

Re: Baseboard materials

Thanks for your Cassette note Terry.

My Ali. angle is 15 x 15 x 1.5mm. May be that 1mm makes the difference.
As one is ok, then I will scrap the base on the other with a prime replacement.
The track is removable.

Steve.
by beachboy
Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Taff Vale Horse Box
Replies: 7
Views: 2405

Re: Taff Vale Horse Box

Thanks for the reference Mike. I joined the WRRC for a year, but do not recall much ready ref. for such wagon info. I recall Derek Mundy as a member, and organising site visits etc. I also purchased some TV coaches, which after a chat he kindly sent me copies of his ref. material from an aged magazi...
by beachboy
Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Materials and Techniques
Topic: Baseboard materials
Replies: 25
Views: 10992

Re: Baseboard materials

Hi William, This may not be so relevant, and not wish to knock new idea's. i used Ali L section to make two loco size cassettes for Fiddle Yard. Being to brace the cassette board flat. The Ali drilled & screwed to the board. One still retains a slight bend, despite the Ali. being checked as bein...
by beachboy
Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Communication Alarm Fittings.
Replies: 10
Views: 3486

Re: Communication Alarm Fittings.

Thankyou Bill, you are correct. It appears cord lines were run thru eyelets or thimbles at or near the roof edge to make a connection into the guards compartment. And thus alert him to a problem. i assume a passenger would have to lean out of the window, and pull such cord. Fittings being both sides...
by beachboy
Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Taff Vale Horse Box
Replies: 7
Views: 2405

Re: Taff Vale Horse Box

Thanks Penrhos,

Not sure if thats your correct name/address to you.
But will look forward to a T.Vale book.

Thanks for the advice's & notice.

Steve.
by beachboy
Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: New to modeling
Replies: 28
Views: 9811

Re: New to modeling

Steve - 17 To paint track - an AB is not necessary. A selection of decent brushes will suffice ( 0 & 00 size ). You have more control in a confined area, and can pic out detail, then make up washes by diluting your paint for dirt and dust, or colour contrast, etc. But do not mix diluted acrylic ...
by beachboy
Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Brake Van Label Holders.
Replies: 2
Views: 1550

Re: Brake Van Label Holders.

That's a good one and makes sense Noel - thanks,

I have read of examiners checking Goods trains mid transit, but would not have considered the Co. Brake van as being at fault.
Being the focus on the more privately owned wagons.

Steve.
by beachboy
Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Taff Vale Horse Box
Replies: 7
Views: 2405

Taff Vale Horse Box

Evening, I have the MSE kit of 1988 vintage to consider building. These smaller Co's are not so well documented. So I ask if a gem of a person may have a nugget of information about this vehicle. No drawing, or reference info./pic. being provided. And what books I have zero horse box reference. Axle...
by beachboy
Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Exactoscale Wagon No. Plates
Replies: 0
Views: 1092

Exactoscale Wagon No. Plates

Hello, Having a clear out with the memory banks. I obtained from Bernard- still remembered - a lovely etch of a set of LSWR wagon No. plates. I have managed to relate some of the nos. to those in the Southern wagons book. However sometimes I cannot see the wood thru the trees, and only able to match...
by beachboy
Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Brake Van Label Holders.
Replies: 2
Views: 1550

Brake Van Label Holders.

Hi, A curiosity question. Looking at some of the reference drawings in LNWR Wagons book vol1 pg 54, I noticed the nice pic of the Brake Van has a rather good casting of a label carrier. I understand that a guard would tally up all the class nos. from the goods wagon labels and report the overall loa...
by beachboy
Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Communication Alarm Fittings.
Replies: 10
Views: 3486

Communication Alarm Fittings.

Hi, I am finnishing off an old MSE kit of a S&D Horsebox, c.1906. The drawing included ( which contains several errors ), shows the 'butterfly' indicating gear fitted at the Grooms end. From the sole pic I have of this vehicle, which is a side view, the indicator is not visible. Some fittings on...
by beachboy
Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: New to modeling
Replies: 28
Views: 9811

Re: New to modeling

Hi Terry, I would prime any metal as best practice regardless of the paint medium that has to key to it. I seem to remember, having painted direct to rail in the past, shiny areas appearing at where the rail it sits in the plastic chairs, but that was n/s. Probably through movement in time. Also chi...
by beachboy
Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: New to modeling
Replies: 28
Views: 9811

Re: New to modeling

Hi, Acrylic paints dry fast enough to prevent any oxidising. Unless one is applying a very water mixed wash of the paint, where some may slow dry on the underneath of the rail. Also watch for any water thats sitting on your brush ferrule, unnoticed after wetting the brush. Based on the track plan, m...
by beachboy
Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 60163 Tornado: Dave Bradwell Chassis + Hornby Bodywork
Replies: 86
Views: 30010

Re: 60163 Tornado: Dave Bradwell Chassis + Hornby Bodywork

John, I was looking at your pic Jan 19th & noted some poss. idea's. I would take the Con Rods off. Put a footplate on the Chassis. Secure the motor from any unwanted movement to & fro and interferring with the rear driver. Put some weight over the driving wheels to stop any uneven action fro...
by beachboy
Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: Sick Unimat
Replies: 28
Views: 11048

Re: Sick Unimat

Lindsay,

If it helps. My experience with high reving motors that become erratic, and suddenly die, results from a carbon brush breaking apart.

Steve.
by beachboy
Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Sticking things down
Replies: 56
Views: 17947

Re: Sticking things down

If one applies PVA to an absorbant material, it will soak in and set rock hard. Subsequently, any foam / cork etc will lose its value. Copydex has a very short working time, and has a stringy property like chewing gum. Neither of these products will provide an even flat workable sticky surface, unle...
by beachboy
Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Wooden buffer beams
Replies: 22
Views: 4847

Re: Wooden buffer beams

Having cut a batch of sleepers from Midwest basswood , the grain looks no different to the wood section of a fence about 10ft away from me. Bar the knots which could be added with a fine brush incl. the oval grain effect of the knot. But i do not see knots in sleepers etc given the seasoned wood. Pa...
by beachboy
Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Wooden buffer beams
Replies: 22
Views: 4847

Re: Wooden buffer beams

Ben, I saw a Craven loco pic today, and noted the wooden buffer beam appears same size & thickness of a 12/14" sleeper, or C&W undeframe timber which matches scale 1/16th wood sheet. or same as my ice lolly sticks stash. I wondered if there was a metal plate on the front or rear buffer ...
by beachboy
Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Wooden buffer beams
Replies: 22
Views: 4847

Re: Wooden buffer beams

Ben,

You could try try the Midwest Basswood sheets in 3/32 or 1/8th sizes from Expo & others.
Or treat yourself to a lolipop as the wooden sticks are a good scource of modelling real wood.
I usually drill out the various buffer etc holes b4 cutting to size.

Steve.
by beachboy
Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Knuckles's Wagon Building Log
Replies: 169
Views: 36255

Re: Knuckles's Wagon Building Log

Knuckles, You may be modelling a ' what may have been ', as the NWR existed in the mid 1800's to build the Ingleton to Lower Gill line in N Yorks. But had to sell up prior to construction. I believe the LNWR lost out to the Midland to operate it. It runs parallel to the Settle Carlise, with some nic...
by beachboy
Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: NER Coaches and NPCS
Replies: 47
Views: 14133

Re: NER Coaches and NPCS

Doug, I think your on the right track. When I look at the GN 1st/3rd No2701 from John Lewis link. In my mind after filtering out the gold lining, nos fittings and any blackish paint; I see not a streak of brush lines, but a mottled contrast of a base colour ( using populat Humbrol Nos ) H63, then sa...
by beachboy
Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: D & S LNWR Luggage and milk vans
Replies: 12
Views: 6370

Re: D & S LNWR Luggage and milk vans

Hi Sapper, Reading your post reminded me of the booklet LNWR 30ft 6-Wheel Carriages by Phil. Millard I purchased from Lond. Road Models. I think this would provide the answers your looking for. I find most Railway Co's undeframes to be a common design, with a different body / hand or vac braked. The...
by beachboy
Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Sticking things down
Replies: 56
Views: 17947

Re: Sticking things down

As previously referred to, I glued down some track ( ply sleepers Exacto chairs ) & ballast with Stikatak vinyl Carpet etc glue as recommended to me by a Carpet Layer. I recently lifted some of the track by slicing a new Stanley blade under said track. The track, ballast, and glue held together ...
by beachboy
Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Water Mills
Replies: 10
Views: 3342

Re: Water Mills

Could I say thankyou for the comments & advices, which I will save for when I commence the planning and building of this building. I did some local research last year, and found there was a tidal mill at The Tide Mills near Newhaven. According to Victorian and Edwardian Sussex by James Grey, thi...
by beachboy
Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Water Mills
Replies: 10
Views: 3342

Water Mills

May I ask for help to become informed. I will regardless build a variation of the Wills kit & place it on my creation of 4mm life. The plot is to include a narrow waterway running through a tunnel under the main line and arriving out into a part harbour scene. The non harbour side will have Mill...

Go to advanced search