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Re: Dad-1 Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Postby Dad-1 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:32 pm

Yeah peterm,

Then as I was doing a big blurb I wanted to add a picture. Photobucket reached 90% 5 times, then stalled.
In the end I shut everything down & started again, but lost everything I'd typed !!! NOT getting better.

Anyway the picture first.

Now I'm getting the message "it was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image"

Time for bed methinks - tomorrow may be better !!

Geoff T.
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Re: Dad-1 Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Postby Bufferstop » Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:01 pm

Geoff - sounds like some of the internal links on PB's site are broken! Others are having similar problems. The "unable to determine dimensions" message actually means cant find the file. phpBB dives in and tries to check dimensions without checking to see that the file exists on the path given. Apart from getting the pasting in of the IMG tag wrong, it's got to be at their end.
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Re: Dad-1 Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Postby nickbrad » Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:05 pm

Hopefully I can make the week slightly better for you Geoff, Diesel Works has a James in stock. http://www.thedieselworks.co.uk/58743-james-p-283.html

I hope photobucket is fixed by next week, I have some pictures I want to upload myself if I have chance

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Re: Dad-1 Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Postby Dad-1 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:40 pm

Hi Nickbrad,

I almost bought one at your suggested source, but Steve at Tootally Thomas came up with
a couple of customer returns and we did a deal on two locos.
Douglas was dead, but it was faulty wiring in the suppressor connections, easily fixed as these
are stripped out before adding decoders.
James was running O.K without work being needed.

Both now set aside for prolonged running-in at club next Tuesday.

After that the expense of a couple of decoders, I fancy Lenz Silver Mini, but may use something
cheaper. Think I have at least one working Hornby laying around.

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Re: Dad-1 Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Postby Dad-1 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:28 pm

Here we are well through January and I've not made a wagon kit.
Well it had to change. Bought a bargain Parkside Dundas 21 Ton LNER
Loco coal wagon, priced at £4.50 and I got it for £4

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Here is the underside with stick-on alloy wheel balance weights to
give 10 gram extra weight and the mountings made up in preparation
for sticking on the Parkside Dundas coupling mounting blocks that will
have Bachmann small tension lock couplings.

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Note a 'Match' wagon being made up for use with the Dapol crane. I needed
something for the jib to be lowered onto.

Geoff T.
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Re: Dad-1 Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Postby Bufferstop » Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:36 pm

My images still not coming across


Downsize them in paint and use "upload image", you put the work in deleting files, indulge yourself with a wodge of disk space.
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Re: Dad-1 Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Postby Dad-1 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:07 pm

Hi Bufferstop,

I can't remember what size I have them set in Photobucket. I don't want
to change it. So until we get service restored ...... or I just give up, I'll
just post a link code.

For me it's almost at the "Throw it away & start again"
I still have to sort out my own computer. Had Russian & Czech
as alternative languages, but it wasn't working. Now it always
starts with Czech !!

I am not computer friendly !!

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Re: Dad-1 Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Postby Dad-1 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:29 am

West Bay Wagon Works back in serious action.
A P.D. Vanwide ready for painting.
A LNER 21 Ton Loco Coal with 1 grey coat on, second coat due. Then black.
A Ratio 9 Ft underbody for crane jib supporting cradle that's still to be designed.
A P.D. LNER Fruit van box together, chassis to be done tonight.
A GWR 'Beetle' van back in bag awaiting me finding instructions for further work.

All in the last 4 days !!
Blame the continuous rain.

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Re: Dad-1 Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Postby Dad-1 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:18 am

Works Temporary Closure.

After 2 and a bit years in the bungalow my wife has decided on some decorating.
That means tidying away some of my 'stuff' and lots of work, something my old body
complains about, particularly when time to get up in the morning !!

I do have a pack of stuff due in from Parkside Dundas, most of those recent builds
where there were just photo links need couplings fitted ...... I may be able to
squeeze that in with fitting coving, painting, and all those other little jobs. Like
cleaning paint brushes as my wife 'helps', but would never clean a brush after use !!

My visits will be slightly less frequent !!

Geoff T.
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Re: Dad-1 Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Postby railwayjim » Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:21 am

Well Geoff, I for one will miss the West Bay Wagon Works regular updates.

Just get a ripple on and come back soon!

My experience with decorating recently was papering the hall and stairs, never knowing how much paper
to buy, I was lucky when my next door neighbour said he had just done his and he bought 11 rolls.
So I bought 11 rolls, duly did the hall and stairs and then found I had 2 rolls left?
When I mentioned this to my neighbour he said, that's a coincidence, I had 2 left aswell. :lol:

Best of luck Geoff and buy your wife throw away brushes.

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Re: Dad-1 Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Postby carnehan » Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:32 am

Perhaps the staff are keen to continue but Weat Bay Works are due a well deserved break having turned out so many superb items over the last year. The sabbatical will allow you to come back fresh faced and produce even better work - if that is possible. Perhaps you'll even have the drive to weather all those wagons! :lol:

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Re: Dad-1 Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Postby Dad-1 » Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:22 am

With such awful weather I drifted, or was it blown to a packet of plastic ........
Thanks to Pennine MC sending me pictures of the kit instructions I now have
a GWR Beetle Prize Cattle Wagon.
It's rather dusty in this photo, looks like I'll have to de-static and get cleaned up
before I put paint on. How long those little end steps will last is in doubt, and
the instructions are not overly good. They don't show where the large cylinder
should go, although there is a mark on the floor, that however is in the wrong
place and you couldn't fit the cylinder & brake operating cylinder that way. Also
no hint as to original roof colour - I suspect it should be light to reflect the sun's
heat, but when weathered I suppose almost any greyish colour will do !!

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Still unpainted ....... still too much decorating, yes, painting to do. You can go
off painting !!

Thanks for you support guys, Oh & railwayjim, better to have a roll too much paper
than run out and find A) you can't find any more; B) You get a different print run
and the colours vary and it shows !!

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Re: Dad-1 Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Postby Bufferstop » Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:44 am

Class distinction was everywhere on the GWR, even the cattle were split between first class and cattle class accommodation :roll:
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Re: Dad-1 Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Postby Dad-1 » Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:57 pm

It looks like my posting from yesterday afternoon has got 'lost' through the server problems.
As much as I can remember .....
West Bay Wagon Works doors opened again to low level business.
I made the Parkside Dundas kit PC27 of the 16 ton slope sided
16 ton mineral wagon. I didn't enjoy making it, not one of their best.

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Final judgement will be how it looks when numbered and weathered.

What I have noticed is that the NEW prices on the Parkside Dundas website
show about a 15% price increase. If you wanted some now you may get away
with the old price claiming the prices as shown in Railway Modeller, March
edition.
I wonder how long before the Dapol kits go up from the current £5.40 charged
by Hatton's. If you want some during the next year it may be a good idea to
buy now !!

Me I'm slowing up ...... but any P.D at exhibitions at 'the right' price will be
snapped up.

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Re: Dad-1 Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Postby Bufferstop » Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:31 pm

I spotted comments about the rise in price of wheels and couplers in another thread, so I got an order off to top up my stocks, wheels in various types, couplers long and short and just in case some oval and round buffers. I'll be ploughing through those trays of dog eared card mounts and crumpled plastic bags from now on when I'm at exhibitions.
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