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by Jim S-W
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Lima Class 117 body bits wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: Lima Class 117 body bits wanted

Hi All, I am looking for Lima class 117s cut and shut from DMBS to DMS, or centre coach bodies, or complete coaches for my project to modify DMBSs to DMSs. Livery does not matter. Many thanks Paul The Lima 117 DMBS and TCL bodies don’t actually match each other. Silver fox/dc kits did a conversion ...
by Jim S-W
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Brassmasters Duchess test build
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: Brassmasters Duchess test build

So progress continues on my Coronation build. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/front-frames-.jpg The front frame is as far as I can go for the moment. (I don't have the cast bits for the loco yet. If you are wondering about the cylinders they are a separate sub assembly. http://www.p4ne...
by Jim S-W
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1165
Views: 231226

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

DonB wrote:
Next:
Something from either the Great Central Railway or London & North Western Railway.


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Next: a footbridge
by Jim S-W
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Brassmasters Duchess test build
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Brassmasters Duchess test build

Hi All I am currently embarked on building a test build of the forthcoming Brassmasters Coronation or Duchess kit. Way before I got distracted with Brettell Road I always thought that if Brassmasters ever did a Duchess i would have a go at building one as 46235 'City of Birmingham'. Well now they ar...
by Jim S-W
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1366
Views: 202416

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

This post can best be described as a taste of local flavour if not the full meal itself. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/139001@-Stourbridge-Jnc-19_03_2012.jpg Anyone familiar with railways in the Stourbridge area will be aware of the Parry People Movers that operate between Stourbridg...
by Jim S-W
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1165
Views: 231226

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

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Next - More stock without any locos
by Jim S-W
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1366
Views: 202416

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

When I picked up my nearly finished J94 kit it came with an already assembled Branchlines Gearbox. Try as I might I just couldn't get on with it. For some reason it seemed to have very little torque but this wasn't sacrificed for speed as it didn't really have much of that either )perhaps the energy...
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: 1366
Views: 202416

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: 1366
Views: 202416

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: 1165
Views: 231226

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: 1366
Views: 202416

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: 1366
Views: 202416

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: 1022

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: 1366
Views: 202416

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...

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