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by Jim S-W
Sat May 16, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1389
Views: 217894

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/37239-@-brettell-road-2.jpg The diesels have escaped to Brettell Road again. Actually its just a convenient photo background but there you go. New Street isn't known for its freight operations but there were some services booked through the station on a...
by Jim S-W
Sat May 16, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1389
Views: 217894

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Anyone modelling in 4mm scale for any length of time has probably come across the Airfix/Mainline/possibly Dapol/ Bachmann 21, 22 or 24 ton Iron ore hoppers. Based on a Charles Roberts version with the standard, at the time, stretched to fit compromises to fit a generic 10ft wagon chassis. They do h...
by Jim S-W
Sat May 09, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: 00 scale lorries
Replies: 121
Views: 43986

Re: 00 scale lorries

A couple of AEC products this time A very brief history AEC (or Associated Equipment Company) was a fairly early producer of vehicles being founded in 1912 and lasting up until 1979. Initially focusing on buses their first prototype commercial vehicle was based on a bus chassis but with the outbreak...
by Jim S-W
Sun May 03, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1389
Views: 217894

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Just some of Brettell Road's vehicles.

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by Jim S-W
Sun May 03, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1389
Views: 217894

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Thanks all With Brettell Road's new roof design the last thing to do was remove the original pelmet. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/no-pelmet.jpg I have to admit I wasn't expecting that removing it would open up the layout quite as much as it has. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content...
by Jim S-W
Sun May 03, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1188
Views: 254358

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

PinkNosedPenguin wrote:Next: a locomotive built from a kit or scratch


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Next- let’s keep the kit or scratchbuilt locos going.
by Jim S-W
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1389
Views: 217894

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Just a gallery post (no need for words) http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/prairie-parked.jpg http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/railcar-BW.jpg http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/slope-sided-mineral-dark.jpg http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/GWR-parked.jp...
by Jim S-W
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1389
Views: 217894

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

I've been looking at a few RTR Wagons recently from Bachmann. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/slope-sided-mineral.jpg Slope sided mineral. I really like the chassis design on this one as the brake gear is separate and for P4 can be moved out to line up with the wheels with just a littl...
by Jim S-W
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1389
Views: 217894

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

A while ago I showed a picture of the framework for Brettell Roads new roof. I was going to have this done for Scalefour North but given the Covid-19 crisis the show was canceled and the urgency to get it done went with it. However I have turned my attention back to this with thoughts on the materia...
by Jim S-W
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Brassmasters Duchess test build
Replies: 13
Views: 1675

Re: Brassmasters Duchess test build

Moving on to the tender body... http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/tender-front-a.jpg Brassmasters supply a basic sub structure with different overlays for the 3 main types of tender found behind a Duchess. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/tender-rear.jpg http://www.p4newstre...
by Jim S-W
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: 00 scale lorries
Replies: 121
Views: 43986

Re: 00 scale lorries

http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/ford-cargos.jpg Been tweaking a few more road vehicles starting with fitting better wheels (from RTI) to a couple of old cargos. The WH Smiths lorry seems to draw a lot of attention at shows and for many people sets a time and place quite specifically. ...
by Jim S-W
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1389
Views: 217894

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

When it comes to building I admit i tend to just get on and scratchbuld them. Part of this is due to ignorance of whats actually out there but recently I picked up a couple of Wills kits and have had a go at these instead. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/wills-lamp-store-1.jpg First up...
by Jim S-W
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Exhibitons cancelled.
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Exhibitons cancelled.

Can I also add

Scalefour north
Railex
DEMU
by Jim S-W
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Fast clock for running to a timetable
Replies: 26
Views: 3118

Re: Fast clock for running to a timetable

Take two examples, if you modelled New Street then you wouldn't need to compress time as there is always movement somewhere and if you tried to compress it you would quickly end up in a mess. The truth is that unless I have a massive operating team (dozens of people) there’s very little chance of k...

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