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by barrowroad
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann D11/2 conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 4130

Re: Bachmann D11/2 conversion

Hi John,

Looks an interesting project. What make is your railway room?

Robin
by barrowroad
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Chairs and Rail
Replies: 51
Views: 13454

Re: Chairs and Rail

I agree with Tim. I have used hundreds of Exactoscale chairs on my Bristol Barrow Road layout without any problems. I thread the chairs on N/S bullhead rail - source the stores and C & L - and fix to ply sleepers using Butanone. I leave track gauges in place during the gluing process and add som...
by barrowroad
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Glevum Area Group
Topic: Brinkley at Lydney
Replies: 3
Views: 6904

Re: Brinkley at Lydney

Thanks you for your kind comments chaps. Tim the inspiration for the layout came from members of the group at it's formation over 30years ago and is now lost within the mists of time. The two fiddleyards are Oxford at the single line end and Wellingborough at the other which enables stock from a num...
by barrowroad
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Glevum Area Group
Topic: Brinkley at Lydney
Replies: 3
Views: 6904

Brinkley at Lydney

The last appearance of the group layout 'Brinkley' was at Railex in 2013. Prior to that show and during the five years since members have been refurbishing the layout. Brinkley has now been extended to 38ft with 2 replacement 5ft scenic boards and 3 new fiddle yard boards. The 2 new boards replace t...
by barrowroad
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 122
Views: 23544

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Always happy to oblige Mike :)
by barrowroad
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 122
Views: 23544

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Just a quick update on the storage sidings. The total of turnouts built is now 11 with ten now fixed in position in the storage sidings and three of the sidings laid. The turnouts are all constructed using 1.6mm thick double sided copper clad sleepers whilst the sidings are K&L and C&L lengt...
by barrowroad
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 122
Views: 23544

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

The layout is not operational at present as all the power supply units, NCE equipment and circuit breakers are elsewhere for fitting into two power boxes than are being made for me - thanks again Chris! In the meantime I decided to make a start on the B7R and B7L turnouts for the storage sidings. I ...
by barrowroad
Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 122
Views: 23544

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Diesels are alright but I thought it about time we had steam so this afternoon my modified Hornby Black 5 44965 stretched her legs around the layout for the first time. [youtube]20190602 135210078[/youtube] The engine is converted to P4 using Alan Gibson wheels. The Hornby chassis has cosmetic frame...
by barrowroad
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 122
Views: 23544

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Hi Philip, The track on the scenic areas has a base of 5mm black foam underlay which came from C&L. I originally used PVA to fix it to the baseboards but later used a lot of double sided tape - seems to work okay. The main line has a layer of cork fixed onto the 5mm foam using the same adhesive....
by barrowroad
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 122
Views: 23544

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Hi Dave, I didn't know the weights but I do now as I've been out to the shed :) The weight of the Brake third is 200g and the restaurant car 220g. Total train weight is therefore 1620g with the Peak weighing in at 550g. Beyond Barrow Road arches the line rises on a 1 in 89 gradient - quite noticeabl...
by barrowroad
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 122
Views: 23544

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Thank you Colin. I have spent some time over the past couple of months debugging the Up and Down main lines. Most P4 layouts tend to be end to end with fiddle yards - indeed my other layout Sheep Pasture is a case in point - and the curves on Barrow Road certainly test out locomotives and rolling st...
by barrowroad
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 122
Views: 23544

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

I have a rake of Comet coaches which I converted from 00 using Bill Bedford sprung bogies and Gibson P4 wheels. These coaches are a fixed rake and have now had Alex Jackson couplings added to each end to enable a test run of the complete set. As they are heavy I decided to use one of my converted Ba...
by barrowroad
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Construction of a Test Track
Replies: 611
Views: 126412

Re: Track Construction for a Test Track

The Palatine tags are fixed to the underside of the sleeper and are positioned over the rivet prior to closure using a society press. The mechanical joint is good however I use a touch of solder as an additional security. I have used this method on my Bristol Barrow Road layout without any problem. ...
by barrowroad
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Construction of a Test Track
Replies: 611
Views: 126412

Re: Track Construction for a Test Track

I'm a fan of Palatine Models etched dropper tags. I attach them to ply and rivet sleepers but after using the rivet press to mechanically hold them in position I also solder the bottom of the rivet to the tags. They work well for me. Dropper wires are moved away from the rail and therefore any avoid...
by barrowroad
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Cancellation of Leamington & Warwick Show 3rd & 4th March 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1959

Cancellation of Leamington & Warwick Show 3rd & 4th March 2018

Two P4 layouts, Sheep Pasture and Clutton are exhibiting at this show in March.
My layout Sheep Pasture is still available for sale and and expressions of interest are welcome. I understand Clutton is also for sale is that correct Tim?
by barrowroad
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 122
Views: 23544

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Back to the footplate butchery. First it is sensible to take off the cab handrail and carefully remove the lubricators. Take off the plastic part of the splashers as per the photo.What remains is part of the metal footplate casting. IMG_6146.JPG I choose to replace the splashers with Brassmasters et...
by barrowroad
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 122
Views: 23544

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Thanks again Tim I'll remember next time - hopefully. John & Keith - here are some photos of the start of the process namely the component parts of the 4F following dismantling. John please note the 4F is driven on the rear axle whereas the 3F is on the middle. I know - why are they different. A...
by barrowroad
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 122
Views: 23544

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

In 2013 I wrote an article for LMS Review on the then new Bachmann 4F. One of the two I purchased was 43875 which visited the Bristol shed. 43875 Bristol Barrow Road -1950s.jpg IMG_20180205_162119066.jpg IMG_20180205_162416424.jpg My intention was to convert it to P4 for the layout and a couple of y...
by barrowroad
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 122
Views: 23544

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Hi Terry/Paul, I appreciate the desire for the layout to appear at exhibitions, however the logistics of taking it to an exhibition together with the cost made me decide a while ago that it would be a home based layout. Like several other owners of large layouts I have decided to invite friends and ...
by barrowroad
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 122
Views: 23544

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Thanks Tim - I cut and pasted the whole link rather than just the code.
Mark, I will be able to run a longer rake of coaches when I add AJ's to the Comet coaches seen behind the Ash and Coal plant.
by barrowroad
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 122
Views: 23544

Bristol Barrow Road

This is a new post on this forum but those who view my blog on Rmweb will be familiar with the progress of my layout. Bristol Barrow Road is my own project to build a model of the former Midland Roundhouse, Workshop and shed yard with trains operating past the shed on the old Midland main line from ...
by barrowroad
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: 1943-5 LMS Shed codes
Replies: 7
Views: 3950

Re: 1943-5 LMS Shed codes

Hi Steve,
These are from Hugh Longworth OPC book

1948 Shed Codes.pdf
(1.36 MiB) Downloaded 249 times


1948 Shed Codes GWR.pdf
(1.52 MiB) Downloaded 114 times


Robin
by barrowroad
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Brittle K&L chairs
Replies: 10
Views: 3394

Re: Brittle K&L chairs

I'm not sure about K&L chairs but I stopped using a batch of C&L chairs ( red plastic ) as they were extremely brittle and would not cut for use as cosmetic chairs. I believe there was a problem with the quality of the plastic used. Ever since I have only used Exactoscale chairs.

Robin
by barrowroad
Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Information
Replies: 1
Views: 960

Re: Information

Hi Ray, Thank you for your kind comment about my layout and the interesting information about 'Swivel' How did he get that nickname? I assume from your comments you were an employee at the shed - what did you do? I have contact with Donald Flook who used to work in the workshop in the early to mid f...
by barrowroad
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Glevum Area Group
Topic: Glevum Group Meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 1181

Glevum Group Meeting

It's been a while since the group posted anything on this forum so for a change here is an update. The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month and alternates venues between Blakeney and Tewkesbury. We have around 16 group members from a wide area including Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Her...

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