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by Richard Phillips
Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doug Hewson's wagon book
Replies: 3
Views: 2135

Re: Doug Hewson's wagon book

Christmas has come early, and what a wonderful book it is too. Arrived at my door today.
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Plate 7.171 is incorrectly attributed to me however, whilst I made a BR sand wagon that one looks like a commercial one, mine has the pressed ribs from Plate 7.125
by Richard Phillips
Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Passenger Rolling Stock
Topic: Southern Queen Mary Brake Van
Replies: 3
Views: 1883

Re: Southern Queen Mary Brake Van

The HRMS has a few outline drawings, the only one with a sectional part of the underframe I could find quickly was this one http://www.hmrs.org.uk/drawings/images/1200px/14581.gif (Drawing E.25675) which may indicate other drawing numbers you can search for. The diagram books sometimes list the GA n...
by Richard Phillips
Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Signal wire termination
Replies: 2
Views: 2055

Signal wire termination

Whilst idling around the web I came across this:
http://dickthesignals.co.uk/onewebmedia ... 20coms.pdf

It has a nice illustration of how to make up terminal joints which I thought might be of interest.
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by Richard Phillips
Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Interested in a signal building group?
Replies: 297
Views: 77807

Re: Interested in a signal building group?

servoarms.jpg Just a note on servo arms when fitting. Attached is a photo of the various servo arms that have come with the servos. From bottom to top we have: 1) Long arm (not used) 2) Arm with large holes (will probably create slack and lost motion depending on diameter pull rod used) 3) Thicker ...
by Richard Phillips
Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Interested in a signal building group?
Replies: 297
Views: 77807

Re: Interested in a signal building group?

I'd strongly advise just going for a simple groove. To throw my two'penneth in, making a groove available in a standard place in a board would offer the prospect of not putting specific boards in specific locations, so would seem to be a good solution, and every connector is a possible failure poin...
by Richard Phillips
Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Interested in a signal building group?
Replies: 297
Views: 77807

Re: Interested in a signal building group?

Graham did ask me to write up something about the way the base wiring works - I'll try and write something up after Easter is over. I thought I'd write a bit about what happened at Shildon commissioning some of the signals that were complete (or nearing completion). I think most know there are three...
by Richard Phillips
Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Track and Earth Works
Topic: Club marshalling yard design hints
Replies: 74
Views: 51469

Re: Club marshalling yard design hints

David, Sorry I didn't see this message before, and sad news about Norman - I certainly remember him! I remember also going to collect this signalbox from his garden and following it back to the showground, hoping it wouldn't collapse and be collected by my car! I think Kevin spray painted something ...
by Richard Phillips
Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Interested in a signal building group?
Replies: 297
Views: 77807

Re: Interested in a signal building group?

As Dave found DIN plug numbering seems to be a mixed bag. I think there's some rationale between the 3, 5,7 and 9 pin variants and spacing, but since I couldn't immediately put my mouse over the standard I can't give the "official" numbering. Since I was wiring "upside down" in relation to the diagr...
by Richard Phillips
Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Interested in a signal building group?
Replies: 297
Views: 77807

Re: Interested in a signal building group?

I received the servo, thanks, but its travel is much greater than the ones you sent first. Do I need to change the gearing or will the electronics take care of that ? Mine were 180 degrees travel and I wouldn't recommend adjusting with the gearbox. ..the signal posts are seriously uncooperative whe...
by Richard Phillips
Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Interested in a signal building group?
Replies: 297
Views: 77807

Re: Interested in a signal building group?

Hi Eddie/ graham Fitted out bases on way Via TNT, I have added 2 sets of 4 rubber feet which can be fitted vai the outer most M3 screw that fix the cover plate. I will hopefull fit the cables but intend NOT to power up bases until Shildon as not sure what all the talk means. See you soon Ben I'd en...
by Richard Phillips
Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Interested in a signal building group?
Replies: 297
Views: 77807

Re: Interested in a signal building group?

Like your video Richard, but I'm bemused at the spectacle glass colours - Red on and yellow off? Eddie Looking good Eddie - yes I didn't pay much attention did I? I just fitted the pre-cut lenses - So this must be the first stop/caution distant..! Ben has got the bases now, I think he intends to se...
by Richard Phillips
Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Interested in a signal building group?
Replies: 297
Views: 77807

Re: Interested in a signal building group?

Hi all , from my Memory the signal wires were tensioned by wheels in the signalboxs and not anywhere else , I also a question about the signal system for shildon , I don't think that I will get my signals put together by next week so you will be 1distant and 1 home short , will this cause any probl...
by Richard Phillips
Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Interested in a signal building group?
Replies: 297
Views: 77807

Re: Interested in a signal building group?

Like doing all my homework the night before it's due to be handed in I made an attempt to finish my pull wires. I say "attempt" because I fully intend to wrap them better when I have more time - for now I just have to get it done and for that reason I haven't threadlocked the shackles with the screw...
by Richard Phillips
Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Interested in a signal building group?
Replies: 297
Views: 77807

Re: Interested in a signal building group?

Right, slightly updated software and new modbus boards fitted, I have to do some slight re-work to three of the bases for minor issues like manual control lines, or possible dry joints on the twisted pair lines, nothing major - hope to get these to Ben on Sunday, along with two "signalboxes", I don'...
by Richard Phillips
Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Interested in a signal building group?
Replies: 297
Views: 77807

Re: Interested in a signal building group?

Richard, I do appreciate the time and effort needed to get a project like this working, I've been involved with this sort of thing before and know that after everything is built and working in isolation, commissioning is invariably difficult and time consuming. Are you saying you will not get the b...
by Richard Phillips
Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Interested in a signal building group?
Replies: 297
Views: 77807

Re: Interested in a signal building group?

I understand Eddie, but time is in short and precious supply. I finished testing them on Sunday, and a lot of the cheap far-eastern supplied RS485 boards have failed, maybe less than 50p each but it took a long time to check and fault find them all. Now I have a set of working bases I'm waiting on r...
by Richard Phillips
Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Interested in a signal building group?
Replies: 297
Views: 77807

Re: Interested in a signal building group?

Thanks for the parts, I started to put them together: distant1.JPG It raises a few questions however... 1) Post height. I think earlier you said posts needed to be shortened - mine is 775mm or thereabouts, but needs to come down to 673? 2) Balance and crank positions - can you let me know where thes...
by Richard Phillips
Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Interested in a signal building group?
Replies: 297
Views: 77807

Re: Interested in a signal building group?

Anyone had any thoughts about paint schemes? It would appear the posts are mostly white with a black band for the track circuit/block diamond. I've seen grey (possibly galvanised finish?) posts and grey or black lower sections. The spectacle arm I assumed was black, but I have seen them the same col...
by Richard Phillips
Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Interested in a signal building group?
Replies: 297
Views: 77807

Re: Interested in a signal building group?

So whilst I've tested various components related to controlling the signals via a 2-wire bus, I had to bring the lot together, and at the beginning of the week it all appeared to be going very wrong, with nothing appearing to work as designed. Anyway I ironed out the various issues and the cluttered...
by Richard Phillips
Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Interested in a signal building group?
Replies: 297
Views: 77807

Re: Interested in a signal building group?

Lost a follow-up post somewhere, but yes I got the bits Dave, thank you. The small glasses were the only dimensions I have although it looks like the Signalling Record Society might have drawings under Accession Number SRS201500318 based on their lists. Have you got any detail on where the bends for...