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by Dad-1
Fri May 24, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1026
Views: 56824

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Nearly to the painting stage. Here is my personal line of Parkside PC84 GWR/BR V12; V14; V16 wagons. https://i.ibb.co/jbhM8X1/IMG-3052.jpg Now I don't know if it was a packing mistake, or Peco are changing what's included in this kit, but the last 2 had one small sprue missing 'Pt.17' on the instruc...
by Dad-1
Thu May 23, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Dapol Wagons
Replies: 23
Views: 199

Re: Dapol Wagons

Hi Muggins, The best thing is wheelsets tend to be magnetic and althought this doesn't affect the operation of Kadees where you use the above sleeper magnets it plays havoc when you've used hidden underboard magnets. I then found that a few (random) Dapol wagon wheelsets were non-magnetic stainless....
by Dad-1
Thu May 23, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Dapol Wagons
Replies: 23
Views: 199

Re: Dapol Wagons

Bigmet does say that flanges are of differing thickness and profile. Obviously if you measure from the dumb side with a back to back gauge you are obviously NOT setting an accurate gauge where flange thickness differs. A thicker flange will increase your gauge. Normally this is not a problem as the ...
by Dad-1
Thu May 23, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Dapol Wagons
Replies: 23
Views: 199

Re: Dapol Wagons

Just to confirm what I've said, this is a reversing train of 21 wagons. some 7 are of Dapol origin, the Milk tank, the Bauxite gunpowder van, a 5 plank open. These were all RTR although the last two were un-painted to allow me to finish as required. Then there are 2 sets of 2 x 16 ton minerals from ...
by Dad-1
Thu May 23, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Dapol Wagons
Replies: 23
Views: 199

Re: Dapol Wagons

I missed this one until today. Bigmet is spot on, you use what works, and 14.5 on a back-to-back gauge may not give the best measurement between the outer side of a flange and the tyre which is actually the important measurement. I run nigh on 100 Dapol wagons and the few problems I've had are usual...
by Dad-1
Tue May 21, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1026
Views: 56824

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Thanks for the kind comment Tony, The ModelMaster decal sheet is now included with Peco releases of this kit. I thought the size was slightly small, but I wasn't going to see what else may be here, made as supplied. Mass production ? https://i.ibb.co/qCpFsZh/IMG-3049.jpg First the clubs V12 in fitte...
by Dad-1
Mon May 20, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1026
Views: 56824

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

MMMmmm 2 more Mink 'A' ordered today. A lost cause, anyway I've all but finished the two Lowfits, all they need is tidying up and weathering. https://i.ibb.co/LQMw0p3/IMG-3047.jpg https://i.ibb.co/WK1t6nx/IMG-3046.jpg One NE, the other BR (E). I did unravell the differences, the Parkside kit was a t...
by Dad-1
Mon May 20, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1026
Views: 56824

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

I was counting wagons going past as I drifted off to sleep last night. I don't think I can resist having a couple more of these Mink 'A' kits It's the range of options that's got me hooked, not inhaling glue fumes. You have options V12, V14, V16, early versions with the louvre shutters, but these we...
by Dad-1
Sun May 19, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval
Replies: 445
Views: 45484

Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Good on you Manna,

Free lead has to be about the best option !!

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Sun May 19, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1026
Views: 56824

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Back in November I was working on some kits for my club's new layout and I really liked the louvered ventilation shutters of the Mink 'A'. I decide I'd make one, or more, for myself. Tonight I started, and while Lysander gets motorcycle alloy wheel type of balance weights for ballasting light wagon ...
by Dad-1
Sun May 19, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval
Replies: 445
Views: 45484

Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Hi Lysander, He, He, I'm of Yorkshire parentage, also spent 22 years in the tyre trade and use what charm I have left to cadge for free strips from ATS of auto sizes that come in alternate strips of 10 & 5 Grams. While ideal for vans I prefer to insert cut pieces of sheet lead into chassis voids...
by Dad-1
Sat May 18, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 32
Views: 802

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

Bored children of inadequate parenting. Look out for 'Copy Cat' activity over the next few months. They will have no respect for themselves, or anybody. Would I have known if my children (3 sons) were creeping out around 4 AM, Damn certain I would. The sad thing is they will receive no adequate puni...
by Dad-1
Sat May 18, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval
Replies: 445
Views: 45484

Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

O.K Guys, No overlapping, but this one is even longer and in reverse. Put the last of 2 coats of Klear over the Lowfits paint before lunch ready for decalling later. Then after lunch cut my grass, but the mower is stored under St Oval and I just couldn't ignore a final testing session. https://youtu...
by Dad-1
Thu May 16, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1026
Views: 56824

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

I just can't resist starting another kit when I have a few spare minutes. Getting paint & decals out is long winded, easier to stick bits together. As a result I have 2 x Parkside PC66 LNER/BR Lowfit wagons already into the painting stage. I thought it may be interesting for some to see how I at...
by Dad-1
Thu May 16, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval
Replies: 445
Views: 45484

Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Lysander, I have a problem, I like cake !! The dear lady said once if you want cake that much try making your own. So now in the oven is a Chocolate Brownie and an Apricot & Sultana tray bakes. Must keep my ears open for the timer, this is where I could so easily go wrong, job done & forget ...

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