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by Brossard
Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: GWR gas lamps
Replies: 2
Views: 904

Re: GWR gas lamps

Not Ilminster but Highley on the Severn Valley Rwy: http://www.highleystation.co.uk/ Looks like GWR stone in the picture. Some might have a brown base. If the signal box looks familiar it's because the Ratio kit is based on this location. There's even a swan necked lamp pictured here: http://www.sta...
by Brossard
Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: signal box windows
Replies: 25
Views: 1758

Re: signal box windows

There's a good selection here: http://www.scalelink.co.uk/acatalog/Sca ... ndows.html

You can buy Ratio signal box windows separately I think. I did but that was a long time ago.

John
by Brossard
Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: GWR articulated coaches
Replies: 4
Views: 873

Re: GWR articulated coaches

247 Developments show bogies for articulated stock: http://www.247developments.co.uk/coach_ ... f%20access No pics alas. I've never used them but have heard good things. Looks as though you have to phone them to give CC details.

John
by Brossard
Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:37 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Mk1 rake configuration
Replies: 4
Views: 613

Re: Mk1 rake configuration

Have a read of this Stewart:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Ra ... signations

If you scroll to the bottom, there are links to Mark 1 coach types.

John
by Brossard
Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: screw link couplings
Replies: 7
Views: 2037

Re: screw link couplings

I agree, Dingham are perhaps the closest contender. You didn't mention that they were handed as well, so vehicles have to be facing in the right direction. Yes, I would pay actual money for something that worked and looked right - can't see it happening though. I have decided on scale head Kadees as...
by Brossard
Thu Jul 24, 2014 3:23 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: screw link couplings
Replies: 7
Views: 2037

Re: screw link couplings

I'm curious as to what is meant by "working". The Exactoscale actually works, being capable of tensioning the links just as on the real thing, but...practical? Here's a drawing: http://www.finescale.org.uk/pdfs/4CP%20S01A.pdf Apparently Masokits are similar. I'm pretty sure Smiths are &quo...
by Brossard
Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:30 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2P
Replies: 15
Views: 2044

Re: Hornby 2P

I have both the old Hornby 4P and the Mainline 2P. Neither are really acceptable IMO to today's standards. I read somewhere that the 4P isn't even accurate in terms of length, so if the tooling is unchanged, Hornby's latest will still be underlength. Mainline, as I recall, had a rep. for accuracy. T...
by Brossard
Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:34 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2P
Replies: 15
Views: 2044

Re: Hornby 2P

You might be interested in this Tim: https://www.model-railways-live.co.uk/Reviews/128/Tony_Wright_reviews_the_latest_2P_BR_model_locomotives_from_Hornby/ and this: http://hornbyguide.com/class_details.asp?classid=60 I'm waiting for Bachmann to release the 4P in red and hope to see a Bachmann 2P at ...
by Brossard
Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: fixing loose metal tyres
Replies: 16
Views: 1854

Re: fixing loose metal tyres

I'm not familiar with the specifics of the wheels you talk about. However, Markits wheels have NS tyres on a mazak center. I have had, on occasion, to make an insulated wheel into a non insulated one. There's a very thin insulator between the tyre and the center. My method was to grind a groove in t...
by Brossard
Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dapol LMS 68 ft Dining car
Replies: 6
Views: 1551

Re: Dapol LMS 68 ft Dining car

I frequently get frustrated when the manufacturers don't give a diagram number for their coach models. Some practical info can be found on Comet's site: http://www.cometmodels.co.uk/ - coach kit M20 (dia 1718/1810). There's a photo of the finished model (BR livery alas) and a PDF of the instruction ...
by Brossard
Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2014 speculation thread
Replies: 174
Views: 28560

Re: Hornby 2014 speculation thread

I tend to agree about the King. The bogie swing link design really lets it (and other locos) down and is particularly bad on the King because the daylight between link and cylinder is not hidden as it is on the Black 5 (the new design is quite possibly one of the best there is btw) for example. I ha...
by Brossard
Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: soldering.....Grrrrrrr
Replies: 33
Views: 4768

Re: soldering.....Grrrrrrr

Is the solder rosin core? You will need some flux to make the solder work. You can buy rosin flux separately from electrical/electronics supply stores. It is sticky stuff though. I would not recommend the use of acid flux for electrical joints - it will corrode. I won't use non lead solder because i...
by Brossard
Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: assembling white metal coach bogies
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Re: assembling white metal coach bogies

These things can be awkward to do - heavy with it. Have you considered using the frames cosmetically and making up etched bogies from MJT (Dart Castings) or Brassmasters? These go together much more easily (at least the MJT ones do - I've made loads), are free running, compensated and reduce weight....
by Brossard
Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann 20T standard brake van
Replies: 7
Views: 1433

Re: Bachmann 20T standard brake van

Have a look at these from Mainly Trains: http://www.mainlytrains.co.uk/acatalog/exp_mt234.htm http://www.mainlytrains.co.uk/acatalog/exp_mt230.htm It's also worth it to check the entire range, some very interesting and useful stuff. I wrote a short piece on this topic: http://preview.tinyurl.com/cya...
by Brossard
Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: Dapol
Topic: LMS 1900 Coaches
Replies: 6
Views: 1819

Re: LMS 1900 Coaches

As Chris mentioned, you'll need to look at LNWR, MR or, I would add, L&Y stock - Ratio have some nice kits. You could backdate the Bachmann 3F and 4F (careful of which one you choose) to MR. Bachmann will release the ex MR 1F early next year. 00Works have the L&Y 0-6-0ST and the MR 2F (expen...

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