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by Admin
Mon Jul 04, 2022 11:44 pm
Forum: 2022 events
Topic: AGM
Replies: 0
Views: 298

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: 1067

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: 12694

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: 12694

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: 12694

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: 1187

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: 738

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: 1382

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: 1781

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: 1457

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: 2461

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: 2461

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: 1557

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: 1
Views: 1551

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: 1895

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: 4614

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: 3958

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: 3582

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: 1192

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: 4085

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...