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by sarah
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Ffrwd Locks. OO WR in North Wales (Wrexham) C1952-1953
Replies: 186
Views: 37310

Re: Ffrwd Locks. OO WR in North Wales (Wrexham) C1952-1953

Hi Geoff. The newer Hornby 0-6-0 chassis with flanged centre drivers, and no traction tyres, has better pick-ups, but they still can require fettling, so that they maintain contact with the wheels as the axles move back and to, especially on curves! The newer chassis has also done away with the spru...
by sarah
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Ffrwd Locks. OO WR in North Wales (Wrexham) C1952-1953
Replies: 186
Views: 37310

Re: Ffrwd Locks. OO WR in North Wales (Wrexham) C1952-1953

I have received a question on why so many Brake Vans....;) Well, there are a few gradients around Ffrwd.... But I intend to run a barke van special as well! ;) There is also quite a large collection of Iron Ore Hoppers....for the Ironworks supply. Bogie Bolsters for steel girders, outwards.... Miner...
by sarah
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Ffrwd Locks. OO WR in North Wales (Wrexham) C1952-1953
Replies: 186
Views: 37310

Re: Ffrwd Locks. OO WR in North Wales (Wrexham) C1952-1953

I found it interesting that the "recent" Hornby "Railroad" GWR Class 2721 0-6-0 PT is much better detailed than the original Hornby Railways issue.... The 2 models. The original issue has been re-painted, etc.... http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/gallery/album_2885/gallery...
by sarah
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Ffrwd Locks. OO WR in North Wales (Wrexham) C1952-1953
Replies: 186
Views: 37310

Re: Ffrwd Locks. OO WR in North Wales (Wrexham) C1952-1953

At last the photos are back!

It has taken ages, partly because one photo hosting site changed the links, so I had to re-re do them!
by sarah
Wed May 30, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Turntable mod
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: Turntable mod

Nice turntable.... I have modified the old Hornby Turntable, using the Dapol (Ex Airfix) GWR type Turntable kit. Funnily enough, those same PECO Girder Bridge Sides can laso be used on the Hornby Turntable....but don't need cutting down in length! ;) Some details here...quite a few posts tell the st...
by sarah
Thu May 17, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Sarah's Workshop....
Replies: 90
Views: 7006

Re: Sarah's Workshop....

Interesting that...

I would really like one of the MR models....but cannot justify the cost so far! :(
by sarah
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Sarah's Workshop....
Replies: 90
Views: 7006

Re: Sarah's Workshop....

Hi Pete. Thanks.... The family spent some time on the South Coast, near Brighton. I became enamoured with the Terriers, and other locos at the Bluebell Railway (E.G. USA "Tankee" Tanks!), and went there quite a few times.... So, we have a smallish collection of "foreign" stock......
by sarah
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Sarah's Workshop....
Replies: 90
Views: 7006

Re: Sarah's Workshop....

Dapol and Hornby OO Gauge Terriers… https://s26.postimg.cc/d16gs4fuh/Photo0230_2.jpg https://s26.postimg.cc/8facjuuc9/Photo0229_2.jpg "Fenchurch" No.672 in a "Brighton Works" livery. (2012) This loco has been restored to a later A1 format... http://www.brightonmodelworld.com/wp-...
by sarah
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Sarah's Workshop....
Replies: 90
Views: 7006

Re: Sarah's Workshop....

Thanks for the comments... Regards random numbers on wagons... I have sometimes had one transfer of a pair go wrong.... Rather than take the one off that worked, I tend to put a different number transfer on the other side! I have a good supply of older transfers....possibly why some go wrong....but ...
by sarah
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Sarah's Workshop....
Replies: 90
Views: 7006

Re: Sarah's Workshop....

Thanks... I have fitted NEM pockets and NEM Kadee couplings to the Hornby 0-6-0 (Jinty type chassis, also used by other models!) My method centres on the two end screws, that hold the Hornby large tension lock couplings on, and also hold the ends of the "baseplate" to the metal chassis blo...
by sarah
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Sarah's Workshop....
Replies: 90
Views: 7006

Re: Sarah's Workshop....

More Mineral Wagons... This time the first Bachmann 3-pack of Wooden wagons... Private Owner liveries ... These were maent to be pre-nationalistaion, well I have added BR "P" prefix numbers, and a bit more muck.... Before: https://s26.postimg.cc/ngjfmt8zd/DCP13487.jpg After:[/b][/u] https...
by sarah
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Sarah's Workshop....
Replies: 90
Views: 7006

Re: Sarah's Workshop....

Thanks for the comments, and the interesting stories.... The time period for Ffrwd Locks is 1952 - 1954, with more of a leaning towards the early end. Weathered GWR. LNER, and LMS liveries....most with BR numbers and smokebox plates... BRITISH RAILWAYS in letters livery, BR Early Emblem (Unicycling ...
by sarah
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Sarah's Workshop....
Replies: 90
Views: 7006

Re: Sarah's Workshop....

Thanks... Regarding weathering Mineral wagons... I have a few differnt types, and I am attempting to portray differnt ages, therefore weathering... The earliest is still in MOT livery, so is in theory the muckiest! https://s26.postimg.cc/xkz99rm55/DCP13778.jpg There is also a slope sided mineral in ...
by sarah
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Sarah's Workshop....
Replies: 90
Views: 7006

Re: Sarah's Workshop....

You've been busy! I like the opening doors. Is a lovely feature to see. Nice work. :) The opening doors are a feature of the Airfix Meat Van and Cattle Wagon kits. (Also the 16 Ton Mineral Wagon, and the Interfrigo Ferry van as well!) In the case of the meat van, one side door hinge broke, and so t...
by sarah
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Sarah's Workshop....
Replies: 90
Views: 7006

Re: Sarah's Workshop....The Meat Van...

The chassis was going to be weighted with lead sheet underneath...but I got hold of some better weights. These were too big to go under the floor, so were added on top of the floor to either end...20g in 2X 10g weights. The brake cross shaft and Vacuum Cylinder linkage has been represented with wire...

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