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by Dave K
Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:52 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR Wagons, 1900-1910 era
Replies: 41
Views: 8710

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...
by Dave K
Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR Wagons, 1900-1910 era
Replies: 41
Views: 8710

Re: GWR Wagons, 1900-1910 era

It may well be that I haven't looked in the right places but I cannot find suitable underframes for 1900 era GW wagons to replace the ones in the Coopercraft kits. I am considering the Coopercraft kits as there don't seem to be any other makers with kits suitable for my period so I want to build so...
by Dave K
Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Old-fashioned Bullhead Turnouts
Replies: 62
Views: 17633

Re: Old-fashioned Bullhead Turnouts

I am going to need to practice a bit to get the joggle in the stock rail reasonably accurate. I have tried using a pair of pliers as suggested by D Smith but my first attempt got the joggle much too big but I have plenty of steel BH rail to play about with. John, If you look at Morgan Design TOU it...
by Dave K
Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:37 am
Forum: Local Show Publicity
Topic: The Bluebell Railway converts to P4
Replies: 4
Views: 2204

Re: The Bluebell Railway converts to P4

Terry,

Correct and wasn't it fun leveling the layout out over the carriage shed floor. Plus if I remember correctly at the exhibition in 2000 the Blusbell had a gathering of "Terrier's" with the two from the IOW and the one from the K&ES plus at least one of the Bluebell's own.
by Dave K
Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:28 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Old-fashioned Bullhead Turnouts
Replies: 62
Views: 17633

Re: Old-fashioned Bullhead Turnouts

That point lever looks very much like one that Southwark Bridge Models sell, the 1900 GWR type.

http://www.sbmodels.org/D04a_pointlever(4)gwr.html
by Dave K
Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:53 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Trackbuilding questions
Replies: 12
Views: 4779

Re: Trackbuilding questions

3. What do people use to colour the plywood sleepers. I need them to look like they have been laid for 20 or so years on a lightly used GWR branch line back around 1910, have no idea what they would have looked like as I haven't, as yet, found any colour pics of track in that era. John, Like Keith ...
by Dave K
Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:43 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: GWR Ground Frame Buildings
Replies: 10
Views: 4998

Re: GWR Ground Frame Buildings

Toller station on the long closed Bridport Branch had a couple of building on the Bridport end of the platform. One being a lamp hut and the other the 'building' containing the "Toller East Ground Frame" There was also a Toller West groundframe, I have no idea if this had a similar buildi...
by Dave K
Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:15 am
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench
Replies: 377
Views: 112625

Re: Tim V's workbench - DCC couplings

I am trying to emulate the shunting that was carried on in goods yard all over the country, that is not reflected in our models - the practice of loose shunting. Motorised wagons and onboard couplings are the way forward. Replicating wagons being knocked into sidings is what I am trying to achieve....
by Dave K
Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:13 am
Forum: Electrics
Topic: More DCC controlled couplings
Replies: 21
Views: 11195

Re: More DCC controlled couplings

Simon_S wrote:Provided you've got the latest software updates, the Lenz 90 and 100 can have functions set to momentary action (non-latching). Very handy for sound functions :)
Cheers,
Simon


Simon,

Which software version do you mean, my Lenz 90/100 kit was updated to v3.6, is this the latest
by Dave K
Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: LesGros
Topic: Footeryneuk
Replies: 9
Views: 5329

Re: Footeryneuk

From your picture Les, it looks like the builder used a lot of wires that are all the same colour. This is fine if you keep a careful record and number the terminals at each end. I prefer to use colour coded wire which means that things can be identified more easily and have the same colour all the...
by Dave K
Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 274
Views: 80658

Re: A Highland Miscellany

Mark,

What type (or whoes) signal post have you used for your bracket signal :?:
by Dave K
Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Beer and Buckjumpers
Replies: 474
Views: 139069

Re: Beer and Buckjumpers - Making progress - 1 of 5...

When that was done, it was time for some weathering to reflect the reality of late Victorian/Edwardian railways. This was done with a mixture of Citadel miniatures washes, which really do work as well as others describe. Flymo, I've only used enamels for weathering today but I've found that my loca...
by Dave K
Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench
Replies: 377
Views: 112625

Re: Tim V's workbench

Been busy with another Bachman 45xx. Discovered the wheels I'd bought only had 9" crank throw, as opposed to the 12" they should have. As this was supposed to be a "quickie", I baulked at £62 for Ultrascales, and decided to modify the Gibson's I'd bought. I won't show the jig I ...
by Dave K
Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:35 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Harvest time
Replies: 13
Views: 6763

Re: Harvest time

David,

That panoramic photo of your would make a suburb back scene for a layout.
by Dave K
Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: GWR "B" Sets
Replies: 12
Views: 6223

Re: GWR "B" Sets

As Noel states the Airfix/Hornby model of a 'B' set is a diagram E140 as it has 7ft bogies, whereas the E147 bodies are identical bodies except they had 9ft bogies. Peter concerning the buffers beams for both the E140 & E147 the models are completely wrong. Although the ends of the bodies were b...
by Dave K
Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Protofour Society Manual (TOUs)
Replies: 8
Views: 2750

Re: Protofour Society Manuel

Thanks Keith, Tim and Craig, I know it must be somewhere on the society website - just was not looking in the right place. There were some of these for sale at Scalefour North actually on the BnB, either official ones or a copy. They looked a bit more robust than the modern Exactoscale plastic bases...
by Dave K
Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Protofour Society Manual (TOUs)
Replies: 8
Views: 2750

Protofour Society Manual (TOUs)

I have a number of old Protofour Society turnout operating units (TOU's) and am intending to install a couple on my layout Hallatrow. I remember some time ago having some of the Protofour Society manuel which were printed on yellow paper, one of which detailed how to install the TOU's, but now when ...
by Dave K
Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:21 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR 6t fruit van
Replies: 9
Views: 2830

Re: GWR 6t fruit van

Try Southwark Bridge Models they do an etch for modifying/improving Cooper Craft wagons which includes bits for the 8-shoes full vac system. The only major difference is the position of the DC handel. Are these etches available yet as I cannot see anything on the web page? Ta tahnky 8-) Yes, I boug...
by Dave K
Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:35 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR 6t fruit van
Replies: 9
Views: 2830

Re: GWR 6t fruit van

Try Southwark Bridge Models they do an etch for modifying/improving Cooper Craft wagons which includes bits for the 8-shoes full vac system. The only major difference is the position of the DC handel.
by Dave K
Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:28 am
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Beer and Buckjumpers
Replies: 474
Views: 139069

Re: Beer and Buckjumpers - watchmakers' work

Flymo748 wrote:A quick wash down with lashings of ginger beer, or rather Carrs Acidip, and a trip through the ultrasonic tank to clean it up, and it was looking lovely.

Do you add anything to the water in the ultrasonic tank or do you use plain warm water.
by Dave K
Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Lever Frames
Replies: 86
Views: 69698

Re: Lever Frames

A good looking job! Will this appear at an exhibition where we can all admire and feel it? If it works as well as it looks would there be a market for your etched components, through S4Stores perhaps? While all my instincts and experience lean me to an electric solution, if someone like you has don...
by Dave K
Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:13 am
Forum: Materials and Techniques
Topic: Lint and rubberised horse hair?
Replies: 25
Views: 12957

Re: Lint and rubberised horse hair?

Search for 'medical lint'. There are several with UK websites. Here are a couple: Gompels (0845 450 2420), Selles Medical (01482 317960) David ps. Try asking in the local chemist. When the cuttings on "Pulborough" were 'grassed' many years ago we found that Boots lint was the best - it se...
by Dave K
Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: West Yorkshire (WYAG)
Topic: WYAG News 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 6436

Re: WYAG News 2012

Right: Murray Franklin brought a model of a GW diagram G.19 Hydra that he had built from the Pocket Money kit. Dissatisfied with the 4mm kit instructions, Murray downloaded the 7mm version which were more detailed but proved to be just as relevant. I believe the artwork used for many of the kits in...
by Dave K
Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Catch points
Replies: 16
Views: 5320

Re: Catch points

Further to my previous note, Keith Ettle has kindly written to me to point out that there were two double tongued traps at Churston, certainly from the time of the rebuilding just before WW1. He points out that David Smith’s book on GWR point and crosing work has details of double tongued catches o...
by Dave K
Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:25 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Lineside fencing regulations
Replies: 10
Views: 5714

Re: Lineside fencing regulations

I can only speak for the GWR. The Ratio kit for lineside fencing gives 20mm between posts. I made it to this , but it looked wrong. I went out and measured some on the Camerton line (closed 1952), and it was 6'. Tim, I've just dug out my copy of GWRJ No. 56 (with the drawing of the the GW wire and ...

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