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by Dad-1
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1103
Views: 74556

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

Thanks for that info Pete,

Funny, I'm looking for another kit to make with the diamond bogie frames
and modify enough to take NEM pockets.

Sorry all I can bring is a bottle of orangeade ......

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1103
Views: 74556

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

Hi Tony, Head out of 'N' workings ? As you say very vague on turning up much on these. I did wonder how long they would have lasted because unlike general merchandise vehicles these wouldn't get frequent (Every Day) use. Still they suit my GWR period running on Castell Mawr, although I do fancy addi...
by Dad-1
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1103
Views: 74556

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

The end of this project, now weathered. Taken indoors under artificial light, reasonably light weathering. https://i.ibb.co/q1XVYn6/IMG-3303.jpg I then thought I'd try out doors, but low sun caused reflection highlighting some angled pieces of the wagon. I can't decide on a load although I think it ...
by Dad-1
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1103
Views: 74556

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

Very little time over the weekend, but managed to get the decals on.
Now to weather, including a light black wash over springs in the bogey frame.

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Will there be time before Christmas ?

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: North Lane - Adventures In A Box Room
Replies: 15
Views: 534

Re: North Lane - Adventures In A Box Room

Heading towards the really interesting time.
Getting scenery up and very dirty .......

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1103
Views: 74556

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

Dave,

I bend into any shape that takes my fancy - real consistent !!
With a little more paint.

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Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Not a layout - but railway modelling
Replies: 227
Views: 37874

Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

My sheep have not wandered far ...... These will be the last pictures of my 2019 club diorama competition entry. I spent a little time today adding reeds down the back of my pond, all still wet PVA, but I can't wait. https://i.ibb.co/2kf35NL/IMG-3291.jpg https://i.ibb.co/5hmgDJV/IMG-3292.jpg https:/...
by Dad-1
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1103
Views: 74556

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

The Ratio Bogie Bolster kit No.562 is quite simple, but with the odd wrinkle. One of the build problems is that you need to replace early plastic kit wheels for metal. However the axle lengths were longer and you can't just exchange without knowing roughly what to do. https://i.ibb.co/F4TgScc/IMG-32...
by Dad-1
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 51L 12mm wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: 51L 12mm wheels

Hi George I had to run, couldn't finish my comments. As I said I use a range of wheels, the practical differences in size are too small to cause problems. As an example in the picture you can see 4 Cambrian 'Mermaid' engineers wagons. These sit alongside each other with minimal difference in ride he...
by Dad-1
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1103
Views: 74556

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

Hi Dave, I will be checking over Peco Set-Track points before all glued into place. If my memory serves me well (In doubt) the later Peco points have a different over-centre spring arrangement and are flatter than Set-Track and early production. I have all types in use in differing places. I had bee...
by Dad-1
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 51L 12mm wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: 51L 12mm wheels

On my calculations 12.0 mm wheels are slightly undersize for 1/76 scale wagon wheels. It would make them under 3 feet whereas most BR wheels started at 3 foot 1.1/2 inches. I use Hornby wheels in Cambrian, Parkside and other kits. The only Brakes problem I have is with Cambrian where the spigots on ...
by Dad-1
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1103
Views: 74556

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

The Vee protective plates fixed as separate items. At the same time I bent my 0.5 mm wire coupling loops these are slightly thinner than intended, but my only other option was 1.0 mm wire that I considered too thick. When painted with a blotchy black, grey and dark earth they will be difficult to se...
by Dad-1
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1103
Views: 74556

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

After needing access to the interior for painting The remaining side fixed into place. Elastic bands make a fine third hand https://i.ibb.co/d2rdDRg/IMG-3273.jpg Now I've decided it will be black a little paint went on before bed. https://i.ibb.co/LRj799n/IMG-3274.jpg The kit design was for some Vee...
by Dad-1
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1103
Views: 74556

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

I think I'm becoming a recycling centre - We all know it makes sense. Following on from being given the early 1960 Ratio kit I received an unexpected present from a long standing cyber-friend, a Ratio GWR bogie bolster kit. That has now pushed my wagon collection above 500, just, 501 actually. Back ...
by Dad-1
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1103
Views: 74556

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

Progress , always some progress, even if it's going backwards, the footsteps are always additional. The SHARK ...... it's bitten me a couple of times. Almost all my own fault, first the brake hangars, Cambrian have in my experience always been spaced for EM/P4. This time I didn't mod at the beginnin...

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