Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

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Re: Birmingham New Street in P4

Postby Bufferstop » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:46 am

Hi Jim
I like the bubble car (121) making its entrance, or is it departure. I'm in the process of renovating a cut'n'shut on a pair of Lima 117s. Can I be cheeky and say do you have (or know of) a good photo or diagram of all the dangly bits on the buffer beams. I've got lots of pictures where some of it is visible, but none are very clear.
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Re: Birmingham New Street in P4

Postby Jim S-W » Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:06 pm

Hi John

Hows this?

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Re: Birmingham New Street in P4

Postby Bufferstop » Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:40 pm

Thanks Jim just what I needed. The unit being clean and the photo in colour makes it much easier to see. :)
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Re: Birmingham New Street in P4

Postby Jim S-W » Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:41 pm

No Problem

Hi All

Currently working their way along my workbench are 3 more class 86's

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Ive added some thoughts on the importance of working from pictures to my site as well as some views on Sergent couplings.

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http://www.p4newstreet.com

Cheers

Jim

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Re: Birmingham New Street in P4

Postby nickbrad » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:55 am

Interesting read with the couplers, having not swapped over my stock to kadees yet the cost of the alternative sargeants wouldn't be much of a problem. The only downside is that it's not hands free and with me requiring a lot of coupling/uncoupling on my shunting layout I'm left with the conundrum of realism in the coupling vs operational ease and flexibility. I have to sort it either way before I start fixing down track in the coming weeks.

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Re: Birmingham New Street in P4

Postby Brossard » Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:40 pm

Yes, Jim, very interesting those Sergents. I hadn't even heard of them before you mentioned them. One problem I have with Kadees between coaches is the back and forth slop meaning that is virtually impossible to get them to close couple. I've actually been using the Tony Wright method which, while needing some adjustment (OK faff), work very well.

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I'm still using Kadees on locos and rake end coaches.

Always a pleasure to see your work.

John
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Re: Birmingham New Street in P4

Postby Jim S-W » Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:44 pm

Hi all

Something that has been on my half started pile for years was this

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Class 317 emu from 2 different bratchell kits (class 150 and class 321) along with my own etched bits.

For more see http://www.p4newstreet.com/class317

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Jim

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Re: Birmingham New Street in P4

Postby Jim S-W » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:32 pm

Hi All

A few more class 86 roll of the workbench.

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86102 features Hornby class 90 sideframes on the now customary Bachmann warship chassis along with a spare underframe box from a scrap class 87

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To read about why i chose to model 86260 Driver Wallace Oakes GC click the link below
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wally_Oakes

To see more of this pair go to my class 86 page - http://www.p4newstreet.com/class86

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Jim

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Re: Birmingham New Street in P4

Postby Stevefay » Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:30 pm

Lovely work on the 86's Jim
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Re: Birmingham New Street in P4

Postby amsie » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:26 pm

Love the 317 Jim, looks great

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Re: Birmingham New Street in P4

Postby Jim S-W » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:51 pm

Thanks chaps

Planning is good as it saves on materials but every now and then its a good idea to check against what you are
doing (if only to get a different feel for it). That’s what this picture is all about.

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The string mock up shows the raft above the Eastern end of the station. The main string that crosses the
baseboard is the edge of the shopping centre roof while the one that heads towards the bottom right corner
shows the station approach. (the clutter on the track is the result of a few tweaks to the platform edges for
clearance purposes.

Visit http://www.p4newstreet.com/category/workbench for more

Cheers

Jim

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Re: Birmingham New Street in P4

Postby rgsimulations » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:59 pm

All i can say to this is WOW!!!!!!

just sat and gone through this from start to finish.

I love the class 317 loco that is amazing but this whole project takes the "hobby" to a new level excellent work and i will be watching this in all its glory keep up the good work

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Re: Birmingham New Street in P4

Postby Rabspat » Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:31 am

GOD DAMN :o ..

That is fantastic I think I go and collect stamps instead now..
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Re: Birmingham New Street in P4

Postby the weston guy » Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:17 pm

Hi Jim. I'm really impressed by the layout in its detail and accuracy. I'm thinking of going into P4. I like the way the track looks and how it's to scale. I've read the beginners page on the Scale Four Website and have found it very interesting. I'm just wandering if i can get a second opinion on P4. I'm most likely going to Warley this year although before taking the expensive plunge into this it's better to get as much info on P4 as possible.

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Re: Birmingham New Street in P4

Postby Jim S-W » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:02 pm

Thanks chaps

Hi Tim. Not sure how much of a second opinion I can give you. I probably should mention I am an officer of the scalefour society. Our stand will be at Warley so make sure you stop by for a chat with the guys manning it. If you have any specific questions by all means ask away (might be best in thier own topic though)

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