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by stuartp
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: loco class??
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: loco class??

For practical purposes (like looking for a model of one) it's a 31. If you want to be really pedantic, if the photo was taken before 1972/3 (when TOPS became a thing on BR) then it's a Brush Type 2.

They're all the same loco for RTR modelling purposes.
by stuartp
Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: My paint is too thin?
Replies: 21
Views: 359

Re: My paint is too thin?

Yes you can still buy oil based paints, they haven't banned them yet. I much prefer enamels (oil) but the smell doesn't go down well with the other residents of the house so I tend to use acrylics these days. The ozone nasty bit was a joke. The OP isn't the first to make this sort of mistake, I once...
by stuartp
Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: My paint is too thin?
Replies: 21
Views: 359

Re: My paint is too thin?

The paint currently sold in the UK as "water based, low odour" or similar for painting interior woodwork is latex based. It is harder wearing than stuff sold as 'emulsion' for painting walls, but not nearly as hard wearing as good (?) old fashioned oil-based ozone nasty wash your brushes o...
by stuartp
Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Railway signals
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Railway signals

1970s signals in the Highlands could in theory be anything from pre-grouping lattice post semaphores, their LMS or LNER round post replacements or BR colour lights. Most typical would be lattice post upper quadrant semaphores, but those will be quite tricky in N (they're fiddly enough in OO) but rou...
by stuartp
Sat Mar 06, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Steam on Lincolnshire branchline in 1958
Replies: 10
Views: 206

Re: Steam on Lincolnshire branchline in 1958

Thanks Bigmet. Goodness knows where I got G from !
by stuartp
Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Handing of connecting rods
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Handing of connecting rods

If the wheels are locking then either the quartering is slightly out on one or more wheels, or one coupling rod is slightly longer than the other (or the holes are not the same distance apart on both sides), or the axles are not square/parallel. The quartering needs to be exactly the same on both ax...
by stuartp
Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Steam on Lincolnshire branchline in 1958
Replies: 10
Views: 206

Re: Steam on Lincolnshire branchline in 1958

This is, I belive, a G-something-or-other, LNER afficianados will know better. http://disused-stations.org.uk/b/bardney/index6.shtml This, on the other hand, is definitely a Brittania. I would hazard a guess that it was not the regular pick-up goods loco but the 'light engine' headlamp code offers n...
by stuartp
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: The spiralling cost of EMU's
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: The spiralling cost of EMU's

The same reason the price of an 'average' layout loco (4-6-0 steam, Type 2 deisel) has gone from just over £100 a couple of years ago to nearer £200 now. China is no longer a source of cheap labour and the cost of shipping from the far east is through the roof (google 'container shortage'). Bringing...
by stuartp
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Lighting circuit - breaking fine wires
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Re: Lighting circuit - breaking fine wires

Screwing them down tight in the connector blocks will break wires, the rotary crushing motion of the screw on the wire shears bits off. Either tin the bare ends if the wire first or crimp them into a ferrule of some sort. Anchor them before the connnector blocks (cable clip, blob of hot glue) to sto...
by stuartp
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Coach identification help please
Replies: 12
Views: 319

Re: Coach identification help please

Wadn't it a Chinese clone of a Bachnann Mk 1 ? There are similarities. Lazer scan a Bachmann coach to get the CAD, simplify it (underframe in particular) and produce a cheap low volume mould. Some of the Czech model aircraft/tank companies have been using short run tooling for injection moulded kits...
by stuartp
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Minimum Radius
Replies: 11
Views: 265

Re: Minimum Radius

On radius 1 curves you will find two basic problems with modern steam locos - either the leading wheels on a six-coupled loco (0-6-0, 2-6-0, 4-6-0 etc) will ride up over the outside rail and derail, or leading bogies will catch on the backs of cylinders etc. You will not be able to fit some detailin...
by stuartp
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Archway quoins
Replies: 9
Views: 505

Re: Archway quoins

Edit - duplicate post.
by stuartp
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Archway quoins
Replies: 9
Views: 505

Re: Archway quoins

1st idea (for a styrene wall) - cut the shape of the arch out of styrene sheet, cut the mortar courses between individual stones with either an Olfa cutter (or similar) or a triangular needle file, round off edges and distress stonework to taste. If you need a bit of relief on the faces of the stone...
by stuartp
Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Difference between Mallards..
Replies: 12
Views: 458

Re: Difference between Mallards..

Hornby's A4 was retooled on a loco-drive chassis around 2004. The Railroad version (and 'Spencer' from the TTTE range) are a hybrid of either the old body or a simplified verson of the new one, the old ex-Ringfield tender, and the loco drive chassis from the retool with slightly more robust valvegea...
by stuartp
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Super 4 insulated rail joiners
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Super 4 insulated rail joiners

I think Super 4 track was Code 140 or similar, try Peco SL-117FB for O gauge track.

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