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by Admin
Fri Jul 14, 2023 10:29 am
Forum: 2023 events
Topic: GL5 AGM & Saracens Head GL5 Weekend 21st- 23rd July- Loco entry deadline Sat 15th!
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Re: GL5 AGM & Saracens Head GL5 Weekend 21st- 23rd July- Loco entry deadline Sat 15th!

There are currently signs at Fosdyke, just north of Saracen's Head on the A17, saying that the bridge will be closed from 19th July for 9 weeks, from 1900 until 0600, presumably every night. I have been unable to find confirmation on the internet though.
by Admin
Mon Jul 03, 2023 5:23 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: 15xx for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 6947

Re: 15xx for sale

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by Admin
Mon Jul 03, 2023 5:23 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: 15xx for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 6947

Re: 15xx for sale

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by Admin
Mon Jul 03, 2023 5:22 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: 15xx for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 6947

15xx for sale

15xx for sale, complete except for bar for the smokebox dart. No paperwork. £5k or offers. Contact Victoria on 07713 085 657
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by Admin
Sun Jul 02, 2023 10:49 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Ride on Railways Y6 Electric Tram (Toby)
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Re: Ride on Railways Y6 Electric Tram (Toby)

Be aware that the Y6 and carriages advertised above probably don't conform to our code of practice and may therefore not be suitable to run at a GL5 event. For your own private garden railway, they should be fine.
by Admin
Mon Jun 19, 2023 6:02 pm
Forum: 2023 events
Topic: Ted Goode memorial event
Replies: 0
Views: 253

Ted Goode memorial event

Something a bit unusual this, but some of you will remember Ted Goode, a long-standing member of GL5 who passed away a couple of months ago. The Goode family are holding a commemorative event at the Cambridge MES track on Sunday 29th July. This is an invitation only event, but Kathy would be pleased...
by Admin
Sat Jun 03, 2023 4:35 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Where to buy wheelsets?
Replies: 1
Views: 6903

Re: Where to buy wheelsets?

Yorkshire Wagon Co is probably your best bet for castings. Slaters do nice ones, but they have nylon wheels (steel tyre) so may not be suitable for passenger carrying.
by Admin
Mon Jul 04, 2022 11:44 pm
Forum: 2022 events
Topic: AGM
Replies: 0
Views: 740

AGM

For those of you who (quite understandably) don't use Facebook, some details of the AGM, This is just a polite note to ask any members who are wanting to attend the AGM and run their locos, please could you fill in the booking form on the events page located on the GL5 Website. This is to give us an...
by Admin
Wed Jan 05, 2022 11:07 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 5" gauge scale BR pin stripe dimensions.
Replies: 2
Views: 1753

Re: 5" gauge scale BR pin stripe dimensions.

From what I can gather they had the standard lining of black, cream and grey on tanks and cabsides. According to Haresnape, 1/4" red, 1" black, 1/8" cream, 5/8" grey, the latter to the outside, and 4ins radius to it's outside. Boiler bands and cylinders, two red lines, but I don't know the separatio...
by Admin
Wed Dec 08, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: Mica B
Replies: 25
Views: 14970

Re: Mica B

Thanks for going down the rabbit hole Matt, good bit of searching, and interesting result.
by Admin
Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: Mica B
Replies: 25
Views: 14970

Re: Mica B

John Catt says he remembers these, not as a fitted head, but as complete trains from the docks to Smithfield. At the tail was a small brake van, which he has modelled, photo in the latest Turnout, page 34
by Admin
Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: Mica B
Replies: 25
Views: 14970

Re: Mica B

Ben would have a better idea than me of how many are finished, but we made a dozen kits and only have one left. Mine is nowhere near finished, and one has gone to Australia, so potentially 9 running here now.
by Admin
Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: Brake pin rack
Replies: 3
Views: 1753

Re: Brake pin rack

Martin, I don't supply ratchet style brake lever guards, however I should have some laser cut bits for the pin style. You'd need to bend and solder them together, not a difficult job.
Dave Noble.
by Admin
Tue Jun 29, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: Strength of couplings
Replies: 0
Views: 1243

Strength of couplings

Does anyone know how strong our couplings are, or how strong they should be? I've just been testing some shackles which started to distort at about 380lbs. They distorted more with greater load, but held 540lbs which is when I ran out of bags of cement. The eyes showed no damage or distortion. Any t...
by Admin
Sat May 08, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Wanted Point Lever Drawings
Replies: 1
Views: 2051

Re: Wanted Point Lever Drawings

There are drawings on the internet illustrating the principle of operation, or, why not contact Doug himself, his address is on the internet, look for 'the-hewsons'
Dave.
by Admin
Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Track and Earth Works
Topic: Points radius
Replies: 2
Views: 9149

Re: Points radius

It would be difficult to give a sensible answer without knowing how much sideplay there is on all the axles.
The GL5 portable track is 35' radius, and so far everything which has turned up has run on it without problem, so far as I know.
It would be interesting to know why you need to know the radius.
by Admin
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: HELP with point construction
Replies: 1
Views: 1825

Re: HELP with point construction

Dave, In reverse order, there is nothing wrong with overwide wheels except that, apart from looking wrong, I doubt they would help much. To carry the load more effectively onto the wing rail, wouldn't they need to be cylindrical, and we don't want that. Although noses do eventually wear, I doubt you...
by Admin
Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: HELP
Replies: 6
Views: 3071

Re: HELP

David, I strongly suggest not butting the rails up tightly to each other. It will depend to some extent on how you lay the track, whether there is any give in it. The track at Gilling is screwed to a concrete base, and even though they were very careful building it, it still buckled a few years ago ...
by Admin
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: HELP
Replies: 6
Views: 3071

Re: HELP

Hi David, and welcome. Hopefully someone else will answer the rail question, but regarding the back to back, the figure quoted in our standards (4 11/16) is the required dimension for new construction, but our track will accept wheelsets with a back to back of 4 5/8, though this is an absolute minim...
by Admin
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IMPORTANT MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL INFORMATION
Replies: 1
Views: 1955

Re: IMPORTANT MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL INFORMATION

The bank has now changed it's mind, they have decided that they will not allow the use of symbols, so for bank transfers you must now use the title Ground Level 5 Gauge Main Line Association I know, it's not our name, but that is all they'll accept. Oddly, they will accept cheques made out to GL5MLA...