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by Dave K
Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:16 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Dean Goods
Replies: 13
Views: 3617

Re: Dean Goods

David,

You could do what I've done - use an ex-Mainline RTR one (or who ever makes them these days) and fit a High Level replacement chassis kit for loco and tender.
by Dave K
Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: Guy Rixon
Topic: Printed buffers for wagons
Replies: 62
Views: 14091

Re: Printed buffers for wagons

Paul,

Like your photos, the most interesting thing for me is the colour of the wood.

I for one would not mind seeing any more photos of the wagon's ironwork.
by Dave K
Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:18 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Exactoscale parallel axles and bearings
Replies: 4
Views: 1944

Re: Exactoscale parallel axles and bearings

I have some Exactoscale parallel axles and bearings. I have assembled them on an Exactoscale underframe unit, but the friction between the axle and bearing seems unduly high and the wheels are reluctant to turn - preferring to slide. Is there a way of easing the bearings - or am I doing something i...
by Dave K
Thu May 15, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: Dave K
Topic: The Station Building
Replies: 30
Views: 9093

Re: The Station Building

Here is another picture of the end. However, I don't see a problem with what Dave has done! Hallatrow early 1976 Lubitel 39-2.jpg For those who know something of the history of my old cars, that is NOT my Anglia van! Thanks for the vote of confidence Tim. I like your photograph as it really shows t...
by Dave K
Tue May 13, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Dave K
Topic: The Station Building
Replies: 30
Views: 9093

Re: The Station Building

To all who commented on the choose of Wills 4mm random stone for the building.

When I was building the model I thought that Wills 4mm was the best representation of the stone used.

Hallatrow Station Blg - end wall (3).jpg
Radstock end of station building - now a private dwelling.
by Dave K
Tue May 13, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: Dave K
Topic: The Station Building
Replies: 30
Views: 9093

Re: The Station Building - part 2

I thought add another photo of the station building, this time with the canopy in place. The valance was an Exactoscale etch purchased many years ago. This photo is taken from the side of the non-viewing/operating side of the layout. Interesting that the platform face of the station is the non-view...
by Dave K
Tue May 13, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: Dave K
Topic: The Station Building
Replies: 30
Views: 9093

Re: The Station Building

There is a similar design building at West Bay which has stonework looking much flatter than the Wills sheets, some pics here http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/b/bridport_west_bay/index1a.shtml which may be of interest John, Your correct, the consulting engineer to both the Bristol & North Som...
by Dave K
Sun May 11, 2014 7:35 am
Forum: Dave K
Topic: The Station Building
Replies: 30
Views: 9093

The Station Building - part 2

I thought add another photo of the station building, this time with the canopy in place. The valance was an Exactoscale etch purchased many years ago. This photo is taken from the side of the non-viewing/operating side of the layout.

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by Dave K
Sat May 10, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Soldering white metal
Replies: 23
Views: 6428

Re: Soldering white metal

davidb wrote:I did several posts with pictures here starting at post 32.


David,
I read your how to build with interest - nice model. Didn't John Lewis do a series of articles on 'cordon's' in GWRJ :?:

p.s. Has Terry got an entry for competition at S4urm in September :?:
by Dave K
Sat May 10, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: Dave K
Topic: A Type 7 Signal Box
Replies: 3
Views: 2443

A Type 7 Signal Box

When the Great Western extended of the Camerton branch to Limpley Stoke in 1909 they applied to the Board of Trade to convert Hallatrow into a passing place. The enlarge layout required a new and larger signal box to be built, originally a Saxby & Farmer box existed. As a result a Great Western ...
by Dave K
Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Perhaps a not so good idea...
Replies: 58
Views: 17815

Re: Perhaps a not so good idea...

johnWM wrote:On this old photograph sequence posted on you tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSdj_RMHw78


Loved all those old photos, but what is the large building with the walkway at 2nd/3rd floor level extending over the quay :?:
by Dave K
Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:35 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Brass Etched Components
Replies: 31
Views: 7008

Re: Brass Etched Components

How do you know? So far as I can see it just says "metal" which may or may not be aluminium. Keith the description, which I only read after I ordered them, was 'nickel plated metal' I did look in our local Boots, Superdrug and in Tesco, all three places have lost of hairdressing stuff but...
by Dave K
Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:49 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Morgan Design GWR underframe parts
Replies: 21
Views: 5163

Re: Stores Stock: Morgan Design GWR underframe parts

I have the Morgan sprung W-irons so can try your first suggestion. I am starting from scratch, no kit to source bits from so next job is to sort out a supplier of the various brake bits and bobs.john lewis John, I used Morgan solebars and sprung underframe when I built a W3 (a vacuum fitted cattle ...
by Dave K
Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Morgan Design GWR underframe parts
Replies: 21
Views: 5163

Re: Stores Stock: Morgan Design GWR underframe parts

John McAleely wrote:Thanks Dave. Are these instructions somewhere I can seek out - from your description, it sounds like the ones on the website need updating.


The instructions are on a CD which Jeremy may have - if not I can try an email you the file :?:
by Dave K
Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:04 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Morgan Design GWR underframe parts
Replies: 21
Views: 5163

Re: Stores Stock: Morgan Design GWR underframe parts

John McAleely wrote: For example, all appear to include number plates, so I'm not sure what marks WN4630 apart, aside from the quantity.


John,

As the WN4630 fret covers DC3 fitted it wagons it covers a number of different GW wagon diagrams, both open wagons and vans - hence the 52 different number plates.
by Dave K
Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:59 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Morgan Design GWR underframe parts
Replies: 21
Views: 5163

Re: Stores Stock: Morgan Design GWR underframe parts

A very interesting development John. Is there a write up on these new items somewhere? Could it be published here (perhaps the instructions sheets?). The frets are interesting but I am squinting a bit to see what is on them. Thanks for what you do for us. Howard, The instructions for the solebars, ...
by Dave K
Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:16 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Tortoise point motors
Replies: 18
Views: 6644

Re: Tortoise point motors

Peter,

The instruction leaflet that comes with the Tortoise has instruction for operating it with both an AC or DC power source. I use the AC method with diodes as the wiring is a lot simpler than the DC method shown.
by Dave K
Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Starting From Scratch - SGW meets Inglenook
Replies: 87
Views: 31005

Re: Starting From Scratch - SGW meets Inglenook

I plan on building some coopercraft 4 plank wagons using morgan etches for the sprung w-irons but like Dave am concerned about using any of the coopercraft underframing as it requires a lot of fettling before it can be used, so am thinking of building new underframes from scratch. I now have a smal...
by Dave K
Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:53 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Starting From Scratch - SGW meets Inglenook
Replies: 87
Views: 31005

Re: Starting From Scratch - SGW meets Inglenook

Still having little joy in paring/filing back the Ratio and Coopercraft solebars to take off the etched W irons, the back wall of the solebar is so close to the line of the plastic W iron that I'm finding myself tearing through. One alternative I'm going to try is 3mmx1mm brass channel from Eileen'...
by Dave K
Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 43xx Chassis Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 6109

Re: 43xx Chassis Advice

Tim V wrote:The shaft uses Branchlines (NWSL I think) UJs, and is designed so the shaft passes below the cab floor. The gearbox is from High Level, using their supplied bearing mount.


Tim,
Do you remember what High Level gearbox you used.
by Dave K
Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 34908

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons

davknigh wrote:Justin,

Have you ever given any thought to the 14T tank wagons as a possible item for a sprung frame?

Cheers,

David


Justin,
If you a looking for another interesting prototype that needs an etched chassis, how about the 'Presflo Cement' wagon.
by Dave K
Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Roger Sanders track gauge
Replies: 8
Views: 4116

Re: Roger Sanders track gauge

Tim V wrote:A Mint gauge is a very useful bit of kit. It acts as a tester of already built track, you cannot use it to build track (well maybe you could).


Tim,
You should take a look at the photos in David Nicolson article on track building in the latest MRJ, I he uses 'Mint Gauges' for his track building.
by Dave K
Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: Park Royal Railbus
Replies: 0
Views: 1264

Park Royal Railbus

I am currently building an Airfix/Dapol Park Royal Railbus with the Branchlines chassis and interior kits. The interior instructions state that the floor was blue linoleum, the sides were blue 'Vynide' to waist level and the seats were a blue patterned moquette. Does anyone know what shades of blue ...
by Dave K
Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:00 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR Wagons, 1900-1910 era
Replies: 41
Views: 8115

Re: GWR Wagons, 1900-1910 era

But before you start building any Coopercrft wagons I would suggest you read "modified Coopercraft GWR Wagons Kits by Roy Miller", this was published in 1979 by the EM Gauge Society. This give a suggested method of reduceing the the floor height among other things. If you would like a cop...
by Dave K
Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:52 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR Wagons, 1900-1910 era
Replies: 41
Views: 8115

Re: GWR Wagons, 1900-1910 era

But before you start building any Coopercrft wagons I would suggest you read "modified Coopercraft GWR Wagons Kits by Roy Miller", this was published in 1979 by the EM Gauge Society. This give a suggested method of reduceing the the floor height among other things. I've just asked the EMG...

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