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by Jim S-W
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1363
Views: 196139

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Several years ago now DJ models appeared with much fanfare (Although only in one place if we are being completely honest) and announced a brand new J94 model. This was of interest to me as 2 of them were used by the NCB in the local area. While it would have been a nice to have I was never going to ...
by Jim S-W
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1363
Views: 196139

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/BL-a-start-on-wagons.jpg Way back towards the start of this project I posted the above image. The little black tank wagon at the far end was a Peco wonderful wagon kit and avid follows of this little adventure might notice nothing has really been said o...
by Jim S-W
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1149
Views: 221476

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

Ok blue

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Mk2 transit and the mk1 model I started from.

Next red but not a loco
by Jim S-W
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1363
Views: 196139

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/lima-CCT-finished.jpg So to draw a line under the last post. The Lima CCT is finished off and ready for service. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/hornby-crane-finished.jpg So is the crane. It rides very high as supplied so I ground the bear...
by Jim S-W
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1363
Views: 196139

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Recent attention had been on a couple of older RTR efforts. Starting with... http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/lima-CCT-in-progress.jpg ...a Lima CCT. Yes I know there's a Bachmann one now but the Lima one isn't all that bad given its age. It suffers from the sometimes common Lima trait ...
by Jim S-W
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Heljan
Topic: MR commission Heljan for class 11 & 12
Replies: 6
Views: 596

Re: MR commission Heljan for class 11 & 12

There isn’t much difference externally between a class 10 and an 08 or 09. Class 11s have quite a few differences mind you. The smaller wheels make them look physically smaller but really they are just a bit lower

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Class 11 on the left, 08 on the right
by Jim S-W
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1363
Views: 196139

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

For DEMU I figured that my usual method or the round oak trains appearing on scene - i.e. an open wagon with a shunter look out and an industrial diesel pushing from the back was probably just a bit too archaic. So I figured the guys at Round Oak got themselves and ancient brake van in a somewhat to...
by Jim S-W
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan tooling a new OO class 47
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: Heljan tooling a new OO class 47

I can see Ian’s point. I’ve no doubt ben has every intention of getting it right but having read some of his reviews where he completely missed glaring inaccuracies I wonder if he actually has the eye to identify problems.
by Jim S-W
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: MR commission Heljan for class 11 & 12
Replies: 6
Views: 596

Re: MR commission Heljan for class 11 & 12

Too late, already done mine!

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by Jim S-W
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: "Worst I've Ever Seen..."
Replies: 8
Views: 432

Re: "Worst I've Ever Seen..."

by Jim S-W
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: "Worst I've Ever Seen..."
Replies: 8
Views: 432

Re: "Worst I've Ever Seen..."

SRman wrote:
Yes, but in theory, Bumblebees should not be able to fly!

:lol: :lol: :lol:


The theory is (and always has been) that bumblebees can't glide. Which is actually true

Jim
by Jim S-W
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Roof Vents.
Replies: 1
Views: 165

Re: Roof Vents.

Got a picture?
by Jim S-W
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: flickering LEDs
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: flickering LEDs

Used some years ago wired in series with a streetlight to give that on the day failed effect (dayburner)
by Jim S-W
Mon May 27, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1363
Views: 196139

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Sometimes you can be busy but really not have anything to show. As I'm on the final run in to the DEMU show next weekend I've been looking at a few things that fit into this bracket. Starting with... http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/loading-gauge.jpg My loading gauge. Originally...

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