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by waveydavey
Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Painting and weathering Plastic Sleepers
Replies: 16
Views: 5567

Re: Painting and weathering Plastic Sleepers

On Longcarse West I used a mixture of enamels and mixed them in situ on the sleepers to get a varied effect that ranged from almost black through brownish grey to silvery grey with the occasional green tinge to represent moss. Sleepers vary immensely in colour depending on such factors as type of wo...
by waveydavey
Fri May 15, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Modelling Class 25s
Replies: 9
Views: 4060

Re: Modelling Class 25s

The picture above seems to have rotated 90 degrees.

Here is another comparison shot. The Silver Fox windows are now pretty close to the size I measured them at. Bachmann and Hornby cabs are included so you can see the difference.
by waveydavey
Fri May 15, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Modelling Class 25s
Replies: 9
Views: 4060

Re: Modelling Class 25s

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Please excuse the poor quality of the camera phone pick but here you can see I've opened up the left hand cab window to near scale size. Looking much better already.
by waveydavey
Fri May 15, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Modelling Class 25s
Replies: 9
Views: 4060

Re: Modelling Class 25s

Last weekend whilst visiting a friend in Norfolk I was lucky enough to be able to take a few measurements of a 25/1 cab. Mainly got the window dimensions but in true Waveydavey style it was a bit of a rush job and I didn't get some of the more important dimensions that would have resolved the height...
by waveydavey
Fri May 15, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project
Replies: 92
Views: 33888

Re: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project

Well said Jim. Last weekend I managed to take some, but not enough, measurements of a class 25/1 cab and almost wish I hadn't. Obviously the Bachmann cab is well out and the Hornby cab is better-ish but the window sizes are well undersized. In MRJ, Karl Crowther hasn't changed the size of the outer ...
by waveydavey
Thu May 14, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project
Replies: 92
Views: 33888

Re: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project

The side frames from the recently upgraded Heljan 33 have separate brake cylinders which would fit the bill. Available as spares from Howes

Cheers

David
by waveydavey
Wed May 13, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Modelling Class 40s
Replies: 22
Views: 7440

Re: Modelling Class 40s

Any chance of a picture or two and why you think it's not good Ivan?

Your class 40 mods on RMWeb, along with a few others, were very useful to me when I was researching what needed doing to mine.

Cheers

David
by waveydavey
Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Buffer Stops
Replies: 16
Views: 6641

Re: Buffer Stops

This one is pretty common in ex LMS areas and Scotland Pete http://www.lanarkshiremodels.com/lanarkshire%20models%20and%20supplies%20website_144.htm The one in this picture is more common in ex LNER areas http://www.holtmodelrailways.com/photo.php?code=MM88 although I have a recollection of ordering...
by waveydavey
Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Jeremy Good
Topic: Locos for Lochinver
Replies: 23
Views: 9619

Re: Locos for Lochinver

Charlies speaker/tank is 1mm wider than the Heljan tank moulding which I already think is a little wide. Legomanbiffo told me he is looking at doing a speaker enclosure in the shape of the 27 tank that will be the same width as the Heljan one. On the other hand, spare tank frames and outers are avai...
by waveydavey
Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: SPRUNG BUFFERS FOR BACHMANN VDA VANS
Replies: 3
Views: 1778

Re: SPRUNG BUFFERS FOR BACHMANN VDA VANS

VDA buffers are 1'8" long with 18 inch heads. I have been told it's quite easy to spring the Bachmann buffers. Just pull out the heads and drill out for 51L 1.45mm shanked heads. I've not tried this myself though. On the VDAs I've done for Roundtrees Sidings I just reset the length of the head ...
by waveydavey
Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Buffers for BR 21 Ton Hopper
Replies: 7
Views: 2851

Re: Buffers for BR 21 Ton Hopper

Having had a think I'm now leaning towards the buffers being 18 inches long instead of 1'8". I'll check and report back.

Cheers

David
by waveydavey
Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Buffers for BR 21 Ton Hopper
Replies: 7
Views: 2851

Re: Buffers for BR 21 Ton Hopper

Most 21 tonners had two rib buffers with a step. Some, which I reckon were the batches built by Metro Cammel, had GW pattern self contained buffers. IIRC they were all 1'8" long with 13" heads. LMS have both types in their range.

Cheers

David
by waveydavey
Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Trackwork options for newbie
Replies: 75
Views: 23493

Re: Trackwork options for newbie

i could be wrong too, but I don't think much if any of that type of track was laid in the 'modernisation plan' I think it predated that plan and was larcely a wartime and immediate post war expedient due to the timber shortages. Apologies to Ade for keeping this going so far off topic. At Boulby Po...
by waveydavey
Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Trackwork options for newbie
Replies: 75
Views: 23493

Re: Trackwork options for newbie

I formed the opinion that the concrete sleepered BH track was a Modernisation Plan thing because there is so much of it at locations built under said plan. Thornaby Depot, Tyne and Tees Yards being the ones I have spent the most time studying although I've seen it in most other places I visit in my ...
by waveydavey
Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Trackwork options for newbie
Replies: 75
Views: 23493

Re: Trackwork options for newbie

I thought, but may well be mistaken, that the C&L concrete sleeper track was for flat bottom rail I believe that Martin M is correct in this case, the C&L sleeperr has a flat top surface for bolting chairs on. The Peco sleeper correctly has the top surface inclined at 1:20 for FB rail. The ...
by waveydavey
Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Trackwork options for newbie
Replies: 75
Views: 23493

Re: Trackwork options for newbie

Thanks for that link, JFS. What a wonderful layout! I agree, the track looks superb. Actually, that's exactly the kind of grotty urban shunting layout I have in mind for my first attempt - though on a considerably smaller scale, of course. Crikey, the bar is rather high around here, no, for first e...
by waveydavey
Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Caledonian Railway Point Sleepering Practice
Replies: 8
Views: 3017

Re: Caledonian Railway Point Sleepering Practice

i have always felt that in the more remote parts or in a yard, the precise nicities of sleeper spacing were rather more in theory than practise, so I wouldn't bother following them religiously! You are correct Mark. In real life I am a train driver and some of the trackwork I see in yards can be ex...
by waveydavey
Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Caledonian Railway Point Sleepering Practice
Replies: 8
Views: 3017

Re: Caledonian Railway Point Sleepering Practice

Thanks for the input chaps, much appreciated. It now looks like I'm OK with 24, 32 and 48' track panels and interlaced points where I want to have a bit of original CR track in the yard at Longcarse. Most of the track will be the more usual LMS/BR style although I'll also be doing a siding or two wi...
by waveydavey
Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Caledonian Railway Point Sleepering Practice
Replies: 8
Views: 3017

Caledonian Railway Point Sleepering Practice

I've ordered the birch ply for the replacement for Longcarse West today and with construction being imminent I've started to look at finessing the Templot plan. Longcarse West and it's mk2 version are set rather loosely in the area of Alloa that was Caledonian territory and therefore, despite being ...
by waveydavey
Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:26 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Brake Hangers?
Replies: 3
Views: 1832

Re: Brake Hangers?

Hi John,

Ambis do seperate lever guides.

Sorry but I don't have their contact details to hand.

Cheers

David
by waveydavey
Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Modelling Class 40s
Replies: 22
Views: 7440

Re: Modelling Class 40s

At least the nose side grill looks a lot closer to the correct size. Bachmann have got it far too wide on both the original and new versions.

Cheers

David
by waveydavey
Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Modelling Class 40s
Replies: 22
Views: 7440

Modelling Class 40s

After the fun of chopping up class 25s a few months back I've turned my attention to class 40s. Turns out to be much more work than the baby Sulzers as even the hybrid Lima/Bachmann body still needs plenty of work to get it 'alright'. http://waveydaveysmodelmuddle.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/more-plast...
by waveydavey
Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: New Bachmann 40 Conversion to P4
Replies: 6
Views: 3159

Re: New Bachmann 40 Conversion to P4

As I've just started a class 37 conversion with Justin Newitt's chassis, I'd suggest one of his. He covers the class 40 as well. Hi Mike, I've already got a Penbits conversion kit for my class 37 after failing to get the Bachmann and Vitrains 37 chassis to run adequately well in P4. Bought it at S4...
by waveydavey
Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: New Bachmann 40 Conversion to P4
Replies: 6
Views: 3159

Re: New Bachmann 40 Conversion to P4

jim s-w wrote: Gibson do a 3ft 9 wheel and you could drill through the gear an re-arrange he pick ups as per here -


How easy is it to accurately drill through the gear Jim. I don't have a lathe, tapered reamers or any other fancy tools. Do you just carefully tickle a 2mm drill through the hole?

Cheers

David
by waveydavey
Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: New Bachmann 40 Conversion to P4
Replies: 6
Views: 3159

New Bachmann 40 Conversion to P4

I've got one of the new Bachmann class 40 locos heading my way for my birthday and I'm wondering what the options are for P4 conversion. From what I've seen on the web it looks like the wheels are mounted on stub axles that fit into a central gear so it's not a case of using my stock of Black Beetle...

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