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by Matt Fowles
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: 2020 events
Topic: Hereford October 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Re: Hereford October 2020

Excellent, look forward to it. Thanks for the update Ben.
by Matt Fowles
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Locomotives
Topic: Maxitrack loco
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: Maxitrack loco

Understood Alan- I was just giving an answer to your question " if anyone can point out any in BR that would be great", and confirming the GL5 stance on them as this is after all the GL5 forum! There were loads in industrial use (some of which did work over BR lines or exchange sidings with permissi...
by Matt Fowles
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Locomotives
Topic: Maxitrack loco
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: Maxitrack loco

There was one trialled on BR, in Gloucester Docks- I put a link to a photo in reply to David's post in this section- but it clearly wasn't successful enough to warrant a purchase as none were actually owned by BR and as such as Dave has said they don't fit the GL5 requirements. I looked into them a ...
by Matt Fowles
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: 3D Printed Wagons.
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: 3D Printed Wagons.

I bought one of the shunter's truck kits, mostly out of curiosity if I'm honest. They're actually rather nicely thought out as kits and well finished, and ideal for those looking for a couple of things that look like wagons to trundle around their garden railway, and the chap making them is very app...
by Matt Fowles
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: speedy
Replies: 4
Views: 1049

Re: speedy

Holger, it is here , on the general chat page. It is a very impressive bit of modelling and engineering. I must go through the drawings for my "Speedy" and see what valve gear variants are in there, I assume it was built to the Don Young modifications- I know it's not pure LBSC. I remember helping t...
by Matt Fowles
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: 2020 events
Topic: AGM and Saracens head
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Re: AGM and Saracens head

That's a shame, I was looking forward to heading back to Lincolnshire, but completely understandable given the situation and the facilities available there. Roll on 2021!
by Matt Fowles
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Locomotives
Topic: Maxitrak Locos.
Replies: 5
Views: 913

Re: Maxitrak Locos.

A last thought, as there is already a scale and a Maxitrak Brush regularly attending GL5 rallies, another one would be a bit of overkill for a "one off". A bit like 3 "Evening Stars" at one event. I didn't want to say that but I did think it! Another option is the class 08- there are lots in GL5 bu...
by Matt Fowles
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Locomotives
Topic: Maxitrak Locos.
Replies: 5
Views: 913

Re: Maxitrak Locos.

Hi David, I don't have any real experience with either but there's an article on the Class 25 in Turnout 71. Only gripes mentioned are a lack of cab detail "out of the box" and the lamp irons being rather fragile- neither a deal breaker I would suggest. A number of the commercially available 5" dies...
by Matt Fowles
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: Mica B
Replies: 15
Views: 2803

Re: Mica B

I hadn't made that connection Ben- that's got to be done!
by Matt Fowles
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: Mica B
Replies: 15
Views: 2803

Re: Mica B

There was something that I couldn't quite put my finger on and the tie rods were it. Thanks Dave.

I rather like the idea of a making the MICA derived Tevan- given the amount of tea drunk at the events I've attended it would seem quite appropriate...
by Matt Fowles
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: Mica B
Replies: 15
Views: 2803

Re: Mica B

Looks very smart gents.
Were they built on effectively a standard GWR van underframe (as much as there was such a thing- obviously a later diagram being vac braked Morton as opposed to DC)?

Can't stretch to one at the moment sadly but will be keeping an eye on progress.
by Matt Fowles
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: 2020 events
Topic: Shildon 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 1766

Re: Shildon 2020

I assume that's the weekend of the 7th/ 8th Ben- unfortunately that one is a no go for me.
by Matt Fowles
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: 2020 events
Topic: Hereford October 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Re: Hereford October 2020

Hi David,

Once the weather warms up a bit I was going to see if we could do just that with a couple of the guys from around this way- I'll have to look for when there's a bit of a gap in the GL5 calendar. Thank you for the invite!
by Matt Fowles
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: 2020 events
Topic: Hereford October 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Hereford October 2020

Hi all, Spotted Hereford in the Turnout calendar towards the end of the year. It's not a track I know much about, does anyone have any photos from previous gatherings? Along with the ESSMEE circuit down at Bath & West it must be one of the nearest GL5- friendly railways to me, hence my particular in...
by Matt Fowles
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Rivet tool
Replies: 6
Views: 1430

Re: Rivet tool

I will be needing one then as Dave and I are working on a new van kit . Hi Ben, Stumbled over this as I'm looking at rivet tools for putting a couple of the Modelworks 16t minerals together, hopefully with some improvements to the running gear. Did anything come of the van project/ is it still in t...
by Matt Fowles
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New (ish) member from Gloucestershire.
Replies: 2
Views: 1194

Re: New (ish) member from Gloucestershire.

Thanks Peter. Looking forward to bringing it up for a run next year- hopefully I'll have got the hang of it by then!
by Matt Fowles
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New (ish) member from Gloucestershire.
Replies: 2
Views: 1194

New (ish) member from Gloucestershire.

Hi all, I've met quite a few of you already, but have finally got around to logging in to here so I thought I'd better say hello. Hello! Matt here, no railway, a couple of wagons in component form (that just requires time) and a loco I don't know how to run (that bit will require practice). Looking ...