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by Peter Layfield
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Aluminium rail Saracens Head
Replies: 0
Views: 1

Aluminium rail Saracens Head

We have been donated a quantity of Aluminium rail by two of our GL5 members for use at Saracens Head, not wanting to look a gift horse in the mouth as it were. The rail is 21 x 18 and we use the 16 x 16 section, so with the donors approval we are looking to exchange it. If anyone has rail of the 16 ...
by Peter Layfield
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New (ish) member from Gloucestershire.
Replies: 2
Views: 1467

Re: New (ish) member from Gloucestershire.

That is great Matt, we will look forward to seeing you again. and offer all the help we can to steam your new loco, look forward to 2020, it
will be even more fun
by Peter Layfield
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: springs
Replies: 3
Views: 1127

Re: springs

Hi, The box usually sits about halfway down in the axleguards, the springs do not want too much "set" in them, if they are free to move you will not have any problems. at our rallies the biggest problems we have with wagons, is not the springing but things like coupling hooks or chain links and buff...
by Peter Layfield
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: springs
Replies: 3
Views: 1127

Re: springs

Hi Dave , are they 5 leaf? and have you followed the hardening and tempering routine?if so they will be fine if the axleboxes are free to slide in the axleguards, you can fill the wagon with coal and they will only deflect a small amount, but as each box is able to move the wagon can ride over undul...
by Peter Layfield
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: 2019 events
Topic: Saracen's Head
Replies: 2
Views: 1494

Re: Saracen's Head

Please click on" Saracens Head " on the home page to see details of the event . and note!! Saturday night!! you have been warned!!!
by Peter Layfield
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Lion
Replies: 2
Views: 1083

Re: Lion

I think Diane Carney has started producing plates again , she has a website
by Peter Layfield
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Aristocraft coaches
Replies: 0
Views: 1338

Aristocraft coaches

Hi, If anyone has or knows of an LNER Aristocraft coach for sale, I would very much like to hear from you., needed to add to our small rake.
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by Peter Layfield
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 1062

Wanted

The group at Saracens Head have laid new yards and loco prep areas over the winter months, and still have a short section to finish in preparation for the two GL5 rallies this year, if anyone has any aluminium rail they wish to find a good home for we would love to hear from you. please give me a ca...
by Peter Layfield
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another new one
Replies: 2
Views: 1572

Re: Another new one

Hi Dave, We will be publishing our calendar for 2018 in the next few days, and hope there are some events that you will be able to attend and meet a few fellow members. yes there are some some first class models of wagons amongst our members which have been scratch built, but also some outstanding k...