81F

Signature: Modelling the GWR in the Welsh Borders, and the Glyn Valley Tramway with quite a few bits from elsewhere!

All Posts

81F

7 posts

 Just taken delivery of the Siphon J roof and body. The roof worked but there is a problem withg the body - the rainstrip fell off. Examining the CAD file I see that I had left a very tiny gap so I have fixed the error and ordered a new body. I've also taken the oportunity to add some stiffners to the side as they were a little flexible.

Modelling the GWR in the Welsh Borders, and the Glyn Valley Tramway with quite a few bits from elsewhere!

81F

7 posts

 Just bought six wagons (a mixture of mainline, airfix GMR and Dapol from an antiques arcade in Hunbgerford for £6 each. All in very good condition (no sign of dirt on the wheels) with only some scuffs on the boxes. Compared to buy-it-nows onn eBay I think I got a good deal particularly as there was no postage.

Modelling the GWR in the Welsh Borders, and the Glyn Valley Tramway with quite a few bits from elsewhere!

81F

7 posts

I use a grabber like GeoFF03 but I also have a small step which gives me just enough height to bend over the baseboard in order to reach the back

Modelling the GWR in the Welsh Borders, and the Glyn Valley Tramway with quite a few bits from elsewhere!

81F

7 posts

 Many thanks for the Info

Modelling the GWR in the Welsh Borders, and the Glyn Valley Tramway with quite a few bits from elsewhere!

81F

7 posts

 Just produced a rolling chassis for a GWR iphon J using a 3D printed underframe with some Hornby (or could be Airfix or Dapol) bogies left over from re-bogieing some outside framed Siphon G or H.

 

Now working on the body

Modelling the GWR in the Welsh Borders, and the Glyn Valley Tramway with quite a few bits from elsewhere!

81F

7 posts

@81F

 

Just produced some GWR Collett 7' bogies for my LIMA Siphon G (Right) to replace the unauthentic originals based on the BR Mk1 bogie (right)

Just noticed the type, the replacement bogies are on the left!

Modelling the GWR in the Welsh Borders, and the Glyn Valley Tramway with quite a few bits from elsewhere!

81F

7 posts

 Just test run a Bachmann "Russian" decapod - beutiful runner.

 

Just put what I thoyught was a silly low bid for it (compared to the asking price for others) and won it!

 

Not quite sure what to do with it as I have very little American stock though I probably get some freight cars and a selection of appropriet cabooses as I have three other american locos sat around with nothing to do.

Modelling the GWR in the Welsh Borders, and the Glyn Valley Tramway with quite a few bits from elsewhere!

81F

7 posts

@The Doc

My son gave me an Electrotren/Golden Valley "GWR" 0-6-0 tank engine.  I don't know how realistic it is but it is beautiful and runs very well.  If it is based on a true protoype then I guess it is probably 1:87 scale (HO) but that doesn't bother me - there are several 00 tank engines that look very small alongside 00 rolling stock (e.g. terrier, J72).

These are very nice locos (I have the Joeuf version) However, like the the Golden Valley saddle tank in GWR and TVR liveries they are not authentic being simply re-liveried Hornby International products.

 

 

Modelling the GWR in the Welsh Borders, and the Glyn Valley Tramway with quite a few bits from elsewhere!

81F

7 posts

In a moment of madness I purchased a Railroad Tornado with a view to re-naming/redumbering it to become one of the originals (H G Ivatt seems to offer the least resistance).

 

However, I've noticed that Hornby have been too accurate and that the tender top, while correct for  Tornado's higher water capacity version, is not correct for an original A1. I am therefore after an LNER apple green non corridor tender similar to that fitted to the P2

 

Therefore does anyone know where I can either get a P2 tender body (none on eBay at the moment) or can someone suggest an alternative (in apple green)?

 

Thanks

Modelling the GWR in the Welsh Borders, and the Glyn Valley Tramway with quite a few bits from elsewhere!

81F

7 posts

I have just bought a Railroad Tornado and am thinking of buying and fitting a TTS sound chip.

 

I did this with an SDJR which was a very simple plug and play job. However, as the DCC plug in tornado is located in the loco I am not sure if this is going to be an easy job unless the speaker is much smaller than that for the 2P TTS chip.

 

Can someone tell me if this is indeed an easy Plug in job or is there more to it than meets the eye?

Modelling the GWR in the Welsh Borders, and the Glyn Valley Tramway with quite a few bits from elsewhere!

Forum Rules

  • The Corgi Forum is intended for discussion of die-cast models. Primarily a place for newcomers to ask questions and seek assistance from like-minded individuals, the Corgi Forum offers users the chance to join an active and friendly community.
  • Discussion of other die-cast manufacturers is allowed, however, active promotion or advertising of our competitors is not permitted.
  • Please keep in mind that the Corgi Forum is a publicly viewable space and you should never post personal information (including email addresses).
  • While every effort is made to contact you before any censorship, we reserve the right to amend or remove any content without explanation.
  • All customer service enquiries should be directed to Corgi Customer Services.

Useful Links

Forum Guidelines


Membership Restricted Product