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by NickH
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Making coupling rods/valvegear
Replies: 16
Views: 522

Re: Making coupling rods/valvegear

I think this demonstrates the perils of thinking that eBay is the best source. Why not go straight to the suppliers, and check their prices? Wizard Models market the old Comet range, and their etching for 9F motion, complete with coupling rods as well as valve gear, is around £12.50, for both sides,...
by NickH
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Industries along branch lines?
Replies: 8
Views: 574

Re: Industries along branch lines?

You might find the branch line to Dursley in Gloucestershire of interest. Over time the very simple station became enveloped by the Lister factory.
by NickH
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Epsom & Ewell MRC Exhibition 27th & 28th April 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: Epsom & Ewell MRC Exhibition 27th & 28th April 2019

Most of the layouts and traders were up and running last night, ready for this morning's opening.
by NickH
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Inspiration Required For 'O' Gauge Layout Please.
Replies: 9
Views: 587

Re: Inspiration Required For 'O' Gauge Layout Please.

Although I don't model in O Gauge, I have always found the book on small layouts published by the Gauge O Guild an interesting and inspirational read. http://www.gauge0guildarchive.com/gazette_archive/other%20publications/Small-layouts-1/offline/download.pdf for the download. The great thing is that...
by NickH
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Wagon Number Sequences?
Replies: 10
Views: 559

Re: Wagon Number Sequences?

What happened on many lines was the original wagons would be numbered from 1 in sequence as acquired. After that, any wagons built to replace old ones as they were scrapped or written-off, being paid for out of the revenue account, would take the old numbers, whereas wagons to extend the fleet were ...
by NickH
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Epsom & Ewell MRC Exhibition 27th & 28th April 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Epsom & Ewell MRC Exhibition 27th & 28th April 2019

The Epsom & Ewell MRC are holding their annual exhibition this weekend at NESCOT (North East Surrey College of Technology) Ewell, Surrey. 17 layouts and even more traders, more details can be found at the UK Model Shop website https://www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/events/18894-EpsomandEwellModelRailway...
by NickH
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wagon Wheels
Replies: 12
Views: 541

Re: Wagon Wheels

An indication of scale and gauge might be useful.
by NickH
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Another Question.
Replies: 9
Views: 457

Re: Another Question.

Does anyone have any pictures of Welkut track or points? As a child I was fascinated by this make, because I lived within minutes walk of where it was made, or at least where you ordered it from. The adverts only gave the name of the road, no number, Carshalton Park Road, and I searched in vain for ...
by NickH
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: What would you use?
Replies: 19
Views: 1232

Re: What would you use?

Nothing to do with baseboards but just a couple of points regarding your scheme. Firstly, if the boards are fixed to the wall, how are you going to reach into the extreme corners? It's over 1.4 metres to get to, nearly five feet in old money, and well beyond the reach of most people, and definitely ...
by NickH
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Another Question.
Replies: 9
Views: 457

Re: Another Question.

That track looks like the fibre based type that was popular in the fifties and early sixties. The main producer was Wrenn, but this looks as if it might be the slightly more sophisticated Welkut make. The rail is held by those rivets every four sleepers, and the webbing had to be cut on one side if ...
by NickH
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Camelot Junction
Replies: 10
Views: 481

Re: Camelot Junction

Why not go for Camelot Road, which would avoid direct confusion between your efforts and the original, although I couldn't find much of significance on YouTube? That was a subterfuge that the real railways used when their station wasn't as close to its namesake village as they would have liked.
by NickH
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Yet another newbie seeking advice
Replies: 11
Views: 871

Re: Yet another newbie seeking advice

If you're thinking of having 3' wide boards against the walls, check that you will be able to reach to the back. You might be able to, just, with bare boards, but once you try actually working on things, or after the scenery is in place, things may be a little harder. And don't forget that in the co...
by NickH
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 3 link coupling chain.
Replies: 15
Views: 1350

Re: 3 link coupling chain.

Brassmasters have what you want.
http://brassmasters.co.uk/3-link_couplings.htm
by NickH
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Scenic Point Levers / Ground Frame
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: Scenic Point Levers / Ground Frame

Roxey Mouldings do a wide range of brass kits of various types of ground levers.
http://www.roxeymouldings.co.uk/categor ... cessories/
by NickH
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Victorian era layout
Replies: 23
Views: 1363

Re: Victorian era layout

One gentleman who has created a number of Victorian layouts, based on LBSC practice, is Ian White, and his website http://early-lbscr.co.uk details three in particular, two of which were exhibited widely in the South East. His work, and others of similar leanings, can also be found in the various Mo...

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