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by Admin
Sat Jul 03, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: 2021 events
Topic: Re: Saracens Head and AGM
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: Saracens Head and AGM

Notes for anyone wishing to attend the AGM. In the unlikely event that Covid restrictions limit the number of people attending any meeting to a number smaller than the likely number of attendees, the AGM will be postponed. This could be the case if the current restrictions are not relaxed. If the A...
by Admin
Tue Jun 29, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: Strength of couplings
Replies: 0
Views: 84

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: 245

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
Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: 2021 events
Topic: Brent House meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 317

Brent House meeting

Due to the Covid restrictions, this can not take place as advertised in Turnout. Instead, it will be run on 28 - 30th May.

Anyone wishing to attend should ring Brent on 07734 746209 for further details.
by Admin
Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: 2020 events
Topic: may 2021
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Re: may 2021

Please see 2021 events, just added.
by Admin
Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Track and Earth Works
Topic: Points radius
Replies: 2
Views: 446

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: 535

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: 923

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: 923

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: 619

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...
by Admin
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Passenger Rolling Stock
Topic: How many carriages behind the guard's compartment
Replies: 0
Views: 537

How many carriages behind the guard's compartment

In Haresnape's Railway Liveries BR Steam, on page 36, is a picture of V3 67620 about to leave Darlington with a train for Richmond. It is Colour Rail photo BRE445 which can be viewed on the internet (use the loco number in their search). The train consists of two Gresley steel twins, ie 4 bodies, an...
by Admin
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: GWR Loriot
Replies: 2
Views: 902

Re: GWR Loriot

Sorry can't help directly, but if a Hydra Lot 593 would do, similarish to a Loriot, there's a good drawing in Russel's Great Western Wagon Plans Book.
by Admin
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Locomotives
Topic: Maxitrack loco
Replies: 6
Views: 2310

Re: Maxitrack loco

If you want to know what is included you should ask Maxitrack, as such things may change over time.
However, as they were not, as far as I know, used by BR or a constituent company, you wouldn't be allowed to run one at a GL5 event.
Dave.
by Admin
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: 17D Wagons.
Replies: 7
Views: 2052

Re: 17D Wagons.

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Printed this last night, obviously some refining of the process required, but still looks quite cow like.
Isn't this a more appropriate use of 3D printing in our scale than doing whole wagons?
Rather than Buttercup, perhaps we should call her Rhododendron.
Dave.
by Admin
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: 3D Printed Wagons.
Replies: 4
Views: 1860

Re: 3D Printed Wagons.

How can I put this politely, you get what you pay for, and you wouldn't be paying much. If you check our web site under the menu 'About', it says of locos "providing they are an accurate representation of a prototype, and conform to all GL5 standards". I suggest that the same applies to rolling stoc...
by Admin
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barry Glover
Replies: 0
Views: 627

Barry Glover

Liz had a message from Down Under this morning. Our mate, Barry Glover, died peacefully last Tuesday with his family beside him. His son is going to send me nos for a video link, of his funeral, which lasts 90 days. Barry was a leading light in the model engineering fraternity in Australia, and trav...
by Admin
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Locomotives
Topic: Maxitrak Locos.
Replies: 5
Views: 2326

Re: Maxitrak Locos.

Hi David, I agree with Matt. The Class 25 is a very useful and quite realistic loco. Being a Jack of all trades you can use it for anything, especially useful at GL5 events. You may well find the Brush a disappointment, it's a nice idea, but poorly executed. Speed is far too high, and it's a poor re...
by Admin
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turnout for overseas members
Replies: 0
Views: 1008

Turnout for overseas members

IMPORTANT
If you live overseas and have not received an Email message from Elizabeth Cooling (our Membership Secretary) regarding the latest 'Turnout' magazine, please will you contact her as soon as possible!
by Admin
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: 2020 events
Topic: Cinberbarrow
Replies: 4
Views: 2388

Re: Cinberbarrow

As you should have seen, this event will now not take place, but it is hoped that a Friday - Saturday one will be organised for later in the year.
by Admin
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: Mica B
Replies: 19
Views: 7005

Re: Mica B

Matt, I've not come across an underframe quite like this before, whilst the members are fairly standard for GWR (angle for crossbearers and longitudes), the use of 5 tie rods to take the draft forces is unusual. Each crossbearer has a large cast spreader plate on each side of it to transmit the load...