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by Dad-1
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1072
Views: 79015

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

Sorry I've not been posting much, not even got around to looking at my workbench. An excuse being 3 exhibitions one after the other since 28th December. The last was my clubs Beaminster exhibition where I was giving a demonstration of wagon kit building. Starting at opening 10.00 Hrs, I had a Dapol ...
by Dad-1
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Cheapside Creek - A slow build in EM
Replies: 11
Views: 324

Re: Cheapside Creek - A slow build in EM

It may look promising, but it's no good. AND it took me nearly all Sunday, Do I believe those who say it's easy, just a few minutes work ? Even if I made a jig it would take me ages, and I don't want standard radii so each will have to be bespoke for it's location. https://i.ibb.co/17P3p5H/IMG-3344....
by Dad-1
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Cheapside Creek - A slow build in EM
Replies: 11
Views: 324

Re: Cheapside Creek - A slow build in EM

For various reasons I've had a few days off ........(Win10 Computer to learn) Dave, I have some lengths of track, bull head ? I've examined quite closely and there is so little difference between the two sides I doubt anyone, even with a magnifying glass would see the difference. When painted - no c...
by Dad-1
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Intending to try 'EM'
Replies: 20
Views: 701

Re: Intending to try 'EM'

Bigmet has more faith in my (Latent) abilities than I have ! I will admit to talking to the P4 guys at the Exeter Show a few years back, but super accurate brass wagon chassis are not for me. All I want to do is try to see if the improved look is worth the effort. This is done from my new lap-top on...
by Dad-1
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Cheapside Creek - A slow build in EM
Replies: 11
Views: 324

Re: Cheapside Creek - A slow build in EM

Hi Dave, I'll add that to he list of possible sources. Last evening I thought I'd try knocking up a short section of track. Surprisingly difficult, partially for working in the kitchen on the table with an oil-skin type of table cover. Damage it at your peril !! The whole process was rather 'loose',...
by Dad-1
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Stainsacre
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: Stainsacre

Trouble is we can't remember what's gone !!
Mind you I can't remember what I had for breakfast.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Cheapside Creek - A slow build in EM
Replies: 11
Views: 324

Re: Cheapside Creek - A slow build in EM

Ha Ha Dave, I hear a faint echo !! Michaela, Here I've added a link to the video I put in the planning section earlier today. Here we have wheels eased out on the loco as far as I dare and still not quite wide enough. https://youtu.be/3cctZ1DQaX8 Tonight I've pulled a wheel off to measure the axle d...
by Dad-1
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Cheapside Creek - A slow build in EM
Replies: 11
Views: 324

Cheapside Creek - A slow build in EM

Plenty of thought, some experimentation, but little direct planning. All the sad truth about Cheapside Creek. In my usual hidden meanings that name tells it all. This is going to be a cheap experiment into EM, using in stock locomotives and wagons on a shunting layout, barely able to call it a shunt...
by Dad-1
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.
Replies: 42
Views: 947

Re: Diesels at Crown Point

Dave loves a good scrap yard .......

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Intending to try 'EM'
Replies: 20
Views: 701

Re: Intending to try 'EM'

Ahh Stainsacre, As a Yorkshireman you will understand my low cost approach. I do need replacement axles though B2B just under 16 mm and the wheels are almost falling off !! I now need some cheap code 75 rail, oh and see just how much copperclad I have because I can't expect my first point to be up t...
by Dad-1
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Intending to try 'EM'
Replies: 20
Views: 701

Re: Intending to try 'EM'

Hi Richard, Trackwise I also believe the Peco produced track would be the best way, however I'm currently playing around with C&L where I already have 5 x yard lengths. Pointwork is going to HAVE to be home made as I need short points more akin to Streamline 'Short' versions due to the space lim...
by Dad-1
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Intending to try 'EM'
Replies: 20
Views: 701

Re: Intending to try 'EM'

I have yet to read Richards posting - I have this cooking ! Today I moved the wheels out on my old green Hornby 06. Not quite as wide as the standard 16.1 - 16.2 but wide enough to run satisfactorily on the EM track. It was a 'Butcher' job of laying the loco on it's side and using a small hammer and...
by Dad-1
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Intending to try 'EM'
Replies: 20
Views: 701

Re: Intending to try 'EM'

Hi Bufferstop, The initial plan is to pull-out, perhaps replace the axles on the Hornby 06 to make functional. This could of course need the check rails having a wider gap than the standard EM settings due to thicker flanges. Because the planned EM shunting layout will have no more than 3 points whi...
by Dad-1
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Intending to try 'EM'
Replies: 20
Views: 701

Re: Intending to try 'EM'

So far - and it's only arrived today, I'm not impressed with the availability of information on the EM web site. Why ? Simply because I know nothing and need to find information as simple as 'How do I safely remove wheels from Locomotives ?" A Puller ? If so what types are there and what is tho...
by Dad-1
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Beaminster, Dorset, 11th January 2020.
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Beaminster, Dorset, 11th January 2020.

Another super day out - I'm pretty well spent out of energy !!
This the last of 3 exhibitions over 3 weekends.
Within a week I should have my batteries recharged.

Geoff T.

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