West End Workbench

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jwealleans
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Re: West End Workbench

Post by jwealleans » Sat May 04, 2019 9:06 pm

About wrapping up the wagons for Ely Show now; there are a few which won't make it, but they'll be new wherever we next take the layout. Containers are a right faff, being honest, but I really can't abide seeing them rolling round on wagons with no evidence of anything holding them on.

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I've adapted the method of making the chains and gone more along Geoff Kent's lines. They're certainly more robust and as a bonus easier to make.

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Brake van now has a guard from Monty's. Better sort some lamps out as well, Sir's in attendance.
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drmditch
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Re: West End Workbench

Post by drmditch » Sun May 05, 2019 8:36 am

jwealleans wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 9:06 pm
About wrapping up the wagons for Ely Show now; there are a few which won't make it, but they'll be new wherever we next take the layout. Containers are a right faff, being honest, but I really can't abode seeing them rolling round on wagons with no evidence of anything holding them on.

I've adapted the method of making the chains and gone more along Geoff Kent's lines. They're certainly more robust and as a bonus easier to make.
I'm sorry if I've missed an earlier post. Is it possible you could describe this method of securing containers?

earlswood nob
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Re: West End Workbench

Post by earlswood nob » Sun May 05, 2019 8:46 am

Good morning on a sunny Surrey day

Langley Models of Three Bridges (Crawley) advertise five types of chain:
40 links per in
23 links per in
18 links per in
14.5 links per in
9.5 links per in
Prices: £2.95 for 30in length, except for 40lpi, which is £4.85 for 30in.

I was thinking of trying some on bolster wagons, as that supplied with kits seems too coarse.

Earlswood nob

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Re: West End Workbench

Post by mick b » Sun May 05, 2019 9:24 am

Ambis do chain as well, plus shackles, I am waiting for some to arrive at the moment. I agree re the previous post what is the method used for the chains please.

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Re: West End Workbench

Post by jwealleans » Sun May 05, 2019 6:13 pm

You have missed a post, although as it was September 2013, I think you may be excused.

The difference this time is that instead of plastic rod I used 1mm OD tube and soldered the bits of wire linking the hooks and shackles into it. In fact I used the same length of wire for strength after I made the first one.

Another little trick was that this time I made the hole for the copper wire loop after I'd made up the shackle/hook/shock absorber assembly, so it coould be placed such that tensioning the whole thing was easier.

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Re: West End Workbench

Post by mick b » Sun May 05, 2019 7:48 pm

Thanks for info.

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Re: West End Workbench

Post by drmditch » Mon May 06, 2019 8:03 am

mick b wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 7:48 pm
Thanks for info.
Likewise.

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Re: West End Workbench

Post by jwealleans » Thu May 09, 2019 9:28 pm

With the show looming, I've caught up on weathering some of the locos I've accumulated in the three and a half years since Thurston last went out. These have been picked up from different places when on offer, then renamed and renumbered as and when I had time. Of course, given all the GE area RTR which has been released since Thurston, we won't be short of locos, but hopefully these are just that little bit different.

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61602, named for Sir Francis. An interesting man, if you haven't happened across him before.

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I couldn't have a footballer called anything else, really. I grew up with the name plate on the lounge wall.

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The Hornby Claud is a lovely model. If I didn't have three kitbuilt ones and wasn't almost certain everyone else will be bringing at least one too, I'd have more of them.

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The F6 is about done, too - crew, coal, fire irons and muck. The tender engines will have to acquire fire irons in the future as I seem to have run out.

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Re: West End Workbench

Post by JASd17 » Thu May 09, 2019 11:17 pm

Well,

If the LNER hierarchy was not enlightened enough to name a loco 'Tranmere Rovers', one has to accept history?

There is always next season for the 'Boro'.

John

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Re: West End Workbench

Post by jwealleans » Tue May 14, 2019 8:16 pm

Final preparations and finishing off. Because I was very good and cleaned all my wheels on Sunday evening, i had time to complete this bonus wagon last night:

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A variant of the Conflat A with clasp brakes and one of the UNIT Models containers discussed back upthread.

A full 12 months after I said I'd repair it, this wagon from the shunting stock has a full set of buffers again.

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I was demonstrating weathering on Sunday. That was handy.

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Finally, although I said I wouldn't do any more, i made up some headcode discs. That also meant removing the overwide Hornby lamp irons on some new locos.

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Re: West End Workbench

Post by JASd17 » Tue May 14, 2019 11:55 pm

North Eastern Railway carriage stock in East Anglia, a bit of an LNER theme.

A nice Diagram 18 BT(3), I do hope that configuration of the guards' compartment was transferred. I think it was. I do not know what diagram number the GE Section gave these?

John

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Re: West End Workbench

Post by jwealleans » Wed May 15, 2019 8:51 am

I worked from Clive Carter's article in British Railway Journal (from around 1990?) when I made up the NER carriages which transferred, so the diagrams and numbers are correct according to that. I can't recall reading that the diagram numbers changed, but it's not impossible. The GE area was a bit of a law unto itself.

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Re: West End Workbench

Post by Dave » Wed May 15, 2019 10:34 am

Morning Jonathan.
Lovely modelling as usual.

I thought I had sent you many moons ago the register which has all the details of the NER carriages
that went to the GER place. Let me Know and I will send if I had not.

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Re: West End Workbench

Post by UpDistant » Wed May 15, 2019 10:44 am

NE18 became Diagram 502E on GE section

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Re: West End Workbench

Post by Pennine MC » Wed May 15, 2019 12:00 pm

jwealleans wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 8:16 pm

A variant of the Conflat A with clasp brakes and one of the UNIT Models containers discussed back upthread.
Interesting, something that's evaded my radar. Must go back 'up thread'. Good to see you got that one sorted with the PA16 underframe; mine will be along in a decade or so :D

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