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by Brack
Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rotary Wagon Tipper
Replies: 21
Views: 9784

I built one in O9, using the ends of a Tesco Value mixed herbs container (17p and fillest with the cheapest oregano and basil sweepings you can find). it works OK, but not perfectly (I think it needs to be heavier, and the real ones should be more delicate looking) so I plan to build a better versio...
by Brack
Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: The joining of multiple baseboards on big layouts
Replies: 18
Views: 8092

I've bought a bunch of 2.5mm mono jack plugs and sockets to connect up my current project. They seem to carry enough current without problems, and seemed cheaper and easier than many alternatives. as for physical connectors, I'm working on that!
by Brack
Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:51 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Traverser
Replies: 6
Views: 2182

I have to say I was tempted to wire the two drawer runners up in mine and use them for positive and negative, but it seemed likely to be too clever by half, and therefore not to work properly for some reason. Simpler the better. My other idea is to use 2.5mm jack plug and sockets, and just plug in t...
by Brack
Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Traverser
Replies: 6
Views: 2182

I'm planning on using brass tube and rod to make my own little bolts.
by Brack
Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 6 day special
Replies: 51
Views: 16111

with a roof and back wall on it might be too dark to see much curving round inside the building?
by Brack
Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Small-scale mining
Replies: 3
Views: 4914

'Southam 2' is a Hudswell Clarke standard gauge 040 diesel mechanical, works no. D625 of 1942. A better photo: http://bestieboy.smugmug.com/Trains/Leeds-Industrial-Museum/i-kWRWr5z/0/O/D625-Southam-Hudswell-Clarke-0.jpg Sadly a bit wide! If you have the chance, a visit to Armley Mills Museum is well...
by Brack
Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Rebuild of a steam outline engine
Replies: 3
Views: 2394

Rhyl Miniature Railway I think, and 15" gauge.
by Brack
Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Blackhall Sidings
Replies: 112
Views: 56204

Its a while since I bought it, but I think this is the stuff I use for my magnetically operated DG couplings: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FLORIST-ROSE-WIRE-GALVANISED-7-x-32swg-FINE-200-pieces-/221090243756?pt=UK_Crafts_FloralSupplies_SM&hash=item337a0164ac I think that you might be able to get bl...
by Brack
Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: O-9 to Gnine (Blurring the scales)
Replies: 85
Views: 36401

A year or so ago I contacted Nigel about the remotoring kit and he said it was unlikely to be back in production as it cost a fair bit to get a batch done and he didn't sell enough. He could still supply the motor and long extension shaft bored out to fit it, but no cradle.
by Brack
Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Brackmodels - Bagnall Sipat in O9 now available
Replies: 9
Views: 7796

It's made in 'Frosted Ultra Detail', one of the materials Shapeways offer (some kind of UV laser cured resin/plastic I think - by all accounts pretty stable over time and normal temperatures). It isn't available in any other materials as the details wouldn't print in them. The model is robust enough...
by Brack
Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Brackmodels - Bagnall Sipat in O9 now available
Replies: 9
Views: 7796

Brackmodels - Bagnall Sipat in O9 now available

Link to my Shapeways shop to buy Sipat in O9 Instructions for completing the model Now released! If you want one, get yourself a Fleischmann 7000 and head over to my Shapeways shop. The Gn15 one will hopefully follow but I've just moved house a week ago so everything is somewhat in confusion and it...
by Brack
Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Bagnall Sipat in O9
Replies: 25
Views: 13099

Bagnall Sipat in O9

I posted the rough shot of the 3d print on the Baby Bagnalls thread, but thought I ought to make my own thread to show progress. Bear in mind that this is prototype 1, and that there have been a couple of modifications to the CAD file since (I'm about to order prototype 2, if that one's OK then I'll...
by Brack
Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ben Dover Again
Replies: 15
Views: 6220

the unsightly crack in his rear


seems to be a problem with many workmen.
by Brack
Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Baby Bagnalls
Replies: 12
Views: 14392

Firts prototype print of my O9 (1/43.5 if you're asking) Bagnall Sipat class, modelled from the drawings in the Knowles book, with details added using Roy Link's drawing of the later version. The safety valve didn't print correctly, so this one is being made up as a cabless version. It fits onto a F...
by Brack
Tue May 29, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) WW1 Bomb Line
Replies: 9
Views: 5593

I was pretty confident about that. The second question is where! The video shows 79th Division Observers (American) at a French airbase. The 79th were engaged in the Argonne-Meuse campaign in 1918, just northwest of Verdun. I don't think the C.23 was put into service before the war ended, and they'd...
by Brack
Wed May 23, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) WW1 Bomb Line
Replies: 9
Views: 5593

I have been having a bit of a look about on the internet, I believe that the Caudron idea is probably right, though a later type due to the disc wheels and size of the bomb. Have a look at photos of the Caudron C.23 - a rarer beast, but with a hefty enough bomb load. There seems to be the right sort...
by Brack
Wed May 23, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Danish Beet Wagons
Replies: 5
Views: 2903

Thanks for the correction Andrew, I hadn't come across any of the locomotive firebox versions before - I admit I actually used your model of the small Bagnall to get an idea of size/proportions before getting proper drawings (one from RCL, one from the Knowles book) to start my cad work (don't worry...
by Brack
Mon May 21, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) WW1 Bomb Line
Replies: 9
Views: 5593

Might even be narrower than that? 40cm maybe?

The wheels and seam/panel lines on it look to be wrong for a Vickers Vimy or Handley-Page o/400. the French mainly stuck with smaller bombers, and this one clearly has 2 pairs of 2 wheeled undercarriage....
by Brack
Mon May 21, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Danish Beet Wagons
Replies: 5
Views: 2903

The boiler on the Bagnall is not original I suspect (look at the firebox), also the dome shaped cover on the saddle tank looks like a home made addition, as does the cab upper/back. The safety valve/pressure gauge etc may be original. Thanks for sharing the pictures, I've been working on a cad model...
by Brack
Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Tom Yorke Island Locos
Replies: 27
Views: 13852

I'd second that idea about the 3rd and second locos both being built on bachmann moguls. the wheels and connecting rods are quite distinctive among 16.5mm gauge chassis
by Brack
Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: (F) Swedish 600 mm gauge photos
Replies: 1
Views: 2324

Mariefred is a fantastic place, spent a very enjoyable day out there in the summer, going from Laggesta - Taxinge - Laggesta - Mariefred, visiting the castle, then back to Stockholm on the SS Mariefred. Amongst the more interesting 60cm gauge collections as well, with Helgenas, the only surviving de...
by Brack
Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Out of Africa! (Or Letters from Uncle Dick)
Replies: 98
Views: 52730

looks really good work so far. I'm now going to be really annoying... you mentioned that you were only working from one photograph... there are drawings of the earlier version of these here on this site: http://www.brownmallards.eclipse.co.uk/Anna/History1.htm http://www.brownmallards.eclipse.co.uk/...
by Brack
Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Re Gauging
Replies: 8
Views: 3204

I've rebuilt a 44t bogie into a single driving axle by reaming out the gear until a nice spoked 00 wagon wheel would fit through it and made new pickups from copper wire. It works pretty well, though I haven't finished the rail landrover it was meant to power yet. this also means I now have some spa...
by Brack
Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Belton House 12" railway and two other indoor lines
Replies: 8
Views: 7083

Perhaps if the chamber pots and other conveniences upstairs were emptied by the same system you could get a bit more weight going downwards? Although since digestion is generally a bulk reducing activity (to the food, not to the individual concerned) you'd still have a shortfall. On a more sensible ...
by Brack
Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Usable Chassis?
Replies: 10
Views: 5209

I had some athearn sw1500/sw1000s years ago, and I think they'll go round tighter curves than 18". get some flexitrack and do some testing. Often what the manufacturer claims they'll do isn't actually the limit.

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