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by waveydavey
Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Modelling Class 25s
Replies: 9
Views: 3920

Modelling Class 25s

Today I've been having a bit of fun with razor saws. The Bachmann class 25 has some well known shape issues around the cab and while the Hornby body from the 1970s is better it's still not spot on but a modified Hornby body on a modified Bachmann chassis is about as good as it gets in 4mm. I have a ...
by waveydavey
Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: How High?
Replies: 36
Views: 8185

Re: How High?

At the end of the day with the best will in the world someone may watch a layout for half an hour at a show but oppo's have to work the thing for about 7 hours a day. Their comfort has to be all that ultimately matters. If we all spend a weekend stooped over layouts that are too low for comfort we ...
by waveydavey
Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Which bogies?
Replies: 1
Views: 1355

Re: Which bogies?

I'm going to be investing in a Penbits 37 and a Rumney peak bogie sets shortly so I can bring them round for TOERAG to have a look.
by waveydavey
Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: Padgate Works - Wagon Erecting Shop
Replies: 47
Views: 15685

Re: Padgate Works...

Hi Iain

Are you planning on modifying the RCH axleboxes on the vanfit to look more like BR ones? Removing the ribs above the 'box should do it.

Cheers

David
by waveydavey
Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Anybody for replicating any of this in P4?!
Replies: 3
Views: 2217

Re: Anybody for replicating any of this in P4?!

Seriously, how does anything actually stay on the rails? Easy. Full size railways have suspension that copes with very poor trackwork although there is normally a lot of groaning from the track. Some of the track I drive trains on just wouldn't work in 4mm scale and would look terrible if modelled ...
by waveydavey
Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann 46 to P4 using Ultrascale conversion
Replies: 59
Views: 20509

Re: Bachmann 46 to P4 using Ultrascale conversion

I'll be watching this thread closely. I don't have a 46 but I do have a Bachmann 40 which has essentially the same mechanism. My 40 resisted all attempts to get it to run on my P4 track and it derailed at will anywhere on the layout. Having tried a few ideas, such as allowing the inner axle on each ...
by waveydavey
Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Fouling points- how to mark
Replies: 4
Views: 3395

Re: Fouling points- how to mark

grovenor-2685 wrote:....... if there was a gap between the sleeper ends you were OK.
Regards
Keith


That's the general rule of thumb I've always used when shunting on the real railway. No blemishes on my safety record from side swipes so I think the rule holds good.

Cheers

David
by waveydavey
Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Spray Booth Article
Replies: 7
Views: 4408

Re: Spray Booth Article

I've made a start at building my booth. For some reason that I can't quite explain I bought two 80mm fans rather than the 200mm ones. If they don't suck well enough I'll get another larger fan to go inbetween them as this will be cheaper than buying two 200mm ones and scrapping the 80mm ones. So far...
by waveydavey
Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Spray Booth Article
Replies: 7
Views: 4408

Re: Spray Booth Article

For future reference, that article could be found within 10 seconds using the Scalefour News online index in the members' area of the website, searching on the string 'spray'. Hi Rod, I did do a search in the index without success. Clearly I need a bit more practice in using the search facility. Ch...
by waveydavey
Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Spray Booth Article
Replies: 7
Views: 4408

Spray Booth Article

A few years back there was an article in either S4News or MRJ (or was it in both?) about a DIY build of a spray booth using a plastic storage box, extractor hob filter, a couple of fans etc. I've always had it in mind to build one of these to replace my present cardboard box and finally went ahead a...
by waveydavey
Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:30 am
Forum: Electrics
Topic: DCC?
Replies: 9
Views: 3895

Re: DCC?

Even the most basic DCC guides can make things seem massively overcomplicated. If you can learn how to fit a decoder and change the address you'll be off to a good start and can learn all the other mumbo jumbo later as you go along. I've been using DCC for three years now and still don't understand ...
by waveydavey
Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:20 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Sprung Parkside 21t Hoppers
Replies: 10
Views: 3341

Re: Sprung Parkside 21t Hoppers

Nope Dave, they don't need to be sprung at all. I've been running a rake of rigid grampus for years with no problems. You must be better at stock building than me Jim. Even some of my 16t minerals, perfectly square when built, have developed a twist which has given them a three legged stance. Not g...
by waveydavey
Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Sprung Parkside 21t Hoppers
Replies: 10
Views: 3341

Re: Sprung Parkside 21t Hoppers

Have you tried using a tapered broach to open the hole out to 2mm, along with a scalpel and a small square to extend the hole? Hi Gordon, The hole is nominally 2mm diameter anyway but needs opening out upwards and downwards into a 2mm wide slot. I'd not thought of a scalpel and square and do wonder...
by waveydavey
Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Sprung Parkside 21t Hoppers
Replies: 10
Views: 3341

Sprung Parkside 21t Hoppers

I'm thinking of getting around to doing a batch build of some Parkside 21t hoppers, known as HTVs to us young guns in the society who favour modelling the diesel era. Being 12 foot wheelbase they will need to be sprung and I intend to use the method used by Chris Pendlenton in MRJ173. The thing that...
by waveydavey
Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:26 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Hornby HAA (Hop 32AB)
Replies: 2
Views: 2392

Re: Hornby HAA (Hop 32AB)

Indeed, the hornby HAA was a real disappointment. Problem is do you fix 36 of them or accept the error in return for a consistant rake? I did spring one but it was a bit of a faff. I'd be interested to see how you did that Jim. Any chance you could bring the wagon along to S4um? I think I could jus...
by waveydavey
Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Hornby Trout
Replies: 6
Views: 3633

Hornby Trout

Managed to have a very good look at two of Hornby's new Trout wagons at the DEMU Showcase exhibition yesterday. Although the buffers don't look very good and the brake gear is set to OO spacing I'm very pleased to say that the axles are 26mm long and that a pair of P4 wheels borrowed from Simon Bend...
by waveydavey
Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: RTR wagon bodies
Replies: 9
Views: 3513

Re: RTR wagon bodies

Gunpowder van is probably ok, not a prototype i've looked at. LMS van body ok though the roof profiles of these things are generally debated. Gunpowder van is 4mm too long and 2mm too wide, being the old Hornby Dublo/Wrenn moulding. Not too bad a job to chop up and stick back together to make a rea...
by waveydavey
Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:13 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: RTR wagon bodies
Replies: 9
Views: 3513

Re: RTR wagon bodies

Are the Grampus bodies OK or am I better sticking with Parkside? Are the ends different from the Parky ones?

Cheers

David
by waveydavey
Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: Iso-Propyl Alcohol
Replies: 4
Views: 2052

Re: Iso-Propyl Alcohol

Sounds very economical.

My tin of IPA came from Maplins and cost just under a tenner for a litre.

Cheers

David
by waveydavey
Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: 3rd MEETING of NAG 22nd MARCH 2011 PROGRAMME
Replies: 2
Views: 1553

Re: 3rd MEETING of NAG 22nd MARCH 2011 PROGRAMME

Sorry I couldn't make it to the meeting. A quick job on the car turned into a three day saga :(

On a brighter note a couple of local S4Soc members asked me about the meetings on Sunday at Nottingham so we might be getting a few more people coming along.

Cheers

David
by waveydavey
Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NOTTINGHAM AREA GROUP DETAILS of 1st MEETING
Replies: 8
Views: 3234

Re: NOTTINGHAM AREA GROUP DETAILS of 1st MEETING

Good meeting up with everybody last night. With the large turn out there is obviously a large pent up demand for an area group. Hopefully great things will come from this. I was rather surprised at the number of people who have been members of the society for 20+ years but who haven't gotten around ...
by waveydavey
Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: BDA bogie bolster suspension.
Replies: 11
Views: 3145

Re: BDA bogie bolster suspension.

[quote="craig_whilding"]Ask Colin Craig what stage he is at with his sprung bogies as I think this type may be one of the initial types he was intending on releasing.[quote] I have a set of Colin Craigs sprung bogie etches on a bogie bolster C that I've nearly finished and I am amazed at t...
by waveydavey
Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Longcarse West in Jan 2011 Rail Express
Replies: 4
Views: 2520

Re: Longcarse West in Jan 2011 Rail Express

I can also say that in anticipation of the appearance of Longcarse West at Scalefour North 2011, it could well be appearing as the subject of an advert in the Model Railway Journal sometime imminently... Crikey. :o I never thought any of my work would ever be good enough to appear in those pages, e...
by waveydavey
Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Longcarse West in Jan 2011 Rail Express
Replies: 4
Views: 2520

Longcarse West in Jan 2011 Rail Express

Hi All,

Just a shameless plug to say that my P4 layout is featured in the modelling section of the January 2011 edition of Rail Express.

Cheers

David
by waveydavey
Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: (G)WR Gunpowder Van - ref DAPOL B349
Replies: 2
Views: 1619

Re: (G)WR Gunpowder Van - ref DAPOL B349

It's worth pointing out that the HD/Wrenn/Dapol gunpowder van is rather oversized for us finescale extremists. It's 2mm too wide and 4mm to long. It's a reasonably easy job to cut and shut it and fit an appropriate Parkside or Red Panda chassis but it will rather spoil the nice paint job. I've done ...

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