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by richardw
Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a dome cover
Replies: 3
Views: 3046

Re: Looking for a dome cover

Blackgates list a Gunmetal casting for the Dome in their catalogue so should be worth a try. They don't have an online catalogue as far as I know but their website http://www.blackgates.co.uk/ gives their contact details. Have you any photos you can post of the loco as I'm a Great Eastern fan and wo...
by richardw
Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: GER 10 Ton Brake Van
Replies: 11
Views: 12532

Re: GER 10 Ton Brake Van

Moving on to the spring hanger/brake hanger thingies: http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5097/5491076301_520ffd4197.jpg These were also a best guess from the GA Drawing as that was all I had to go on, it appeared to be a single piece on the drawing but I doubt I'll ever know for sure as no detail drawin...
by richardw
Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: GER 10 Ton Brake Van
Replies: 11
Views: 12532

Re: GER 10 Ton Brake Van

I'll start with the buffing and drawbar springs: http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5173/5492601238_beec34c162.jpg I have no idea why the springs are located so far from the buffers and drawhook but according to the GA this is the correct location and configuration. The springs and buckles were standard...
by richardw
Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: GER 10 Ton Brake Van
Replies: 11
Views: 12532

Re: GER 10 Ton Brake Van

Keith, As persuaded here is the picture you refer to: http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5215/5491249923_909f30315c_o.jpg I built this underframe based on a General Arrangement drawing of the brake van that I obtained from the NRM that was slightly grainy and in places hard to read the smaller dimension...
by richardw
Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: FREIGHT TRAIN
Replies: 7
Views: 6174

Re: FREIGHT TRAIN

An excellent reply from Dave, I can't add much but would like to reinforce the point about scale speed. Unless you need to use the loco elsewhere for passenger hauling I would gear it for an appropriate scale speed as the battery shunters I have driven have all been quite difficult to drive smoothly...
by richardw
Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gilling 2010 photos
Replies: 4
Views: 3606

Re: Gilling 2010 photos

I think that Dave meant the Model Engineering Website rather than the Model Engineer Website, try this link:

http://modelengineeringwebsite.com/Gill ... Rally.html

Regards
Richard
by richardw
Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: LMS Milk Tank - 2
Replies: 76
Views: 41517

Re: LMS Milk Tank - 2

There are still people looking and certainly in my case interested in following your progress. It is all looking to be coming along very nicely.
by richardw
Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 08 SHUNTER DRAWINGS
Replies: 4
Views: 6815

Re: 08 SHUNTER DRAWINGS

There are at least 3 suppliers of Class 08/Class 10(Blactstone engined version of same loco) in 5" Gauge. Blackgates, Compass House and Dan Jeavons all do them that I am aware of, the first two can be googled but Dan Jeavons doesn't have an internet presence. He can be found advertising in Model Eng...
by richardw
Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: new baby
Replies: 2
Views: 3338

Re: new baby

Congratulations to you all.
by richardw
Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: GER 10 Ton Brake Van
Replies: 11
Views: 12532

Re: GER 10 Ton Brake Van

The van had it's first run round the track on Saturday, still plenty to do to finish it but I was pleased with the way it ran.
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Hopefully most of the exterior jobs will be completed before the May rally.
by richardw
Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: Workbench: LMS 12ton Sand Wagon
Replies: 3
Views: 5539

Re: Workbench: LMS 12ton Sand Wagon

Thanks Richard, another nice looking wagon.
by richardw
Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: GER 10 Ton Brake Van
Replies: 11
Views: 12532

Re: GER 10 Ton Brake Van

Work is progressing on my brake van, got it painted in primer this afternoon and hope to get the top coats on next week then on to final assembly. It doesn't look much different to the last photo but a lot of little jobs have been completed now. The springs are more or less finished as well so it sh...
by richardw
Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: On the bench: 16 ton mineral
Replies: 3
Views: 3761

Re: On the bench: 16 ton mineral

It looks good weathered anyway, I must admit I was too scared of messing up the paintwork to weather my 7-plank when I finished it! I'll post an updated photo of my Brakevan in the next week or so, still not finished but coming along slowly.
by richardw
Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: On the bench: 16 ton mineral
Replies: 3
Views: 3761

Re: On the bench: 16 ton mineral

Thanks for these, I'm always interested to see what others are doing.
by richardw
Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: GER 10 Ton Brake Van
Replies: 11
Views: 12532

Re: GER 10 Ton Brake Van

Hi Tony Sorry but I haven't got a clue how many hours it has taken so far! Due to a variety of reasons the build has been spread over the last 3 years including 12 months where I did nothing due to an intensive training course after changing careers so I lost track of the time spent in the workshop....
by richardw
Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: GER 10 Ton Brake Van
Replies: 11
Views: 12532

GER 10 Ton Brake Van

It seems to have been very quiet on the Forum lately so I have been prompted by Richard Phillip's post to put my current project on show in the hope it will encourage others to share their progress with us all. Sorry about the Picture quality but it isn't really the weather for getting outside into ...
by richardw
Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Passenger Rolling Stock
Topic: COACH IDENTITY AND REHOMING
Replies: 2
Views: 4143

Jim

It sounds like your coach may well be a BR Mk2 as produced by Dan Jeavons (Steam & Diesel Castings). I don't have any photos of one to compare with your model though.

Richard
by richardw
Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Running GL5 events
Replies: 14
Views: 9082

I think I have been slow to respond as I don't have particularly strong views on this as I have enjoyed all of the rallies I have participated in, both GL5 and Mainline. I agree with some of the issues Doug raised such as using lamps correctly, watering only at columns, coaling only on shed, correct...