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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #75 on: January 13, 2018, 03:05:18 pm »
Further sample of my kettles shows that a Dapol 9f hauls 8 coaches up a 14 inch radius 2% grade with no problems but the Grafar Castle can only manage 4 comfortably.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #76 on: January 13, 2018, 07:49:57 pm »
Further sample of my kettles shows that a Dapol 9f hauls 8 coaches up a 14 inch radius 2% grade with no problems but the Grafar Castle can only manage 4 comfortably.

Just to be sure on that, you refer to the old Farish one and not the newer Bachmann Farish version, Di?

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #77 on: January 13, 2018, 07:51:40 pm »
Further sample of my kettles shows that a Dapol 9f hauls 8 coaches up a 14 inch radius 2% grade with no problems but the Grafar Castle can only manage 4 comfortably.

Just to be sure on that, you refer to the old Farish one and not the newer Bachmann Farish version, Di?
No the new one with sound.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #78 on: January 13, 2018, 07:53:45 pm »
Oh dear. The poor haulage on inclines by the newer Castle have been discussed :hmmm:

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #79 on: January 14, 2018, 12:38:08 am »
Further sample of my kettles shows that a Dapol 9f hauls 8 coaches up a 14 inch radius 2% grade with no problems but the Grafar Castle can only manage 4 comfortably.

try putting a strip of lead under the keeper plate (I use glue and glaze to stick it on so it can be removed without damaging the loco) it makes a bit of a difference

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #80 on: January 17, 2018, 05:40:00 pm »


I have now completed laying the main lines and both are working as can be seen, I suppose I ought to think about ballasting now,I do not enjoy that prospect.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #81 on: January 18, 2018, 09:46:39 pm »
The first ballasting shift by the permanent way gang has made a fair amount of progress.


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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #82 on: January 19, 2018, 05:55:37 pm »



The permanent way gang have been at work again,  the East end incline is now fully ballasted. No work will probably be done tommorrow as it is the Calne show.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #83 on: Yesterday at 06:33:01 pm »
The track on the Eastern end incline has been cleaned and fettled and is now working OK.

I went to the Calne Model railway show today,it appeared to be more a model railway market the trade stands seemed to take up more of the hall than the layouts, there were no real bargians to be had but I managed to pick up a few come in handy bits and pieces, what n gauge there was was more or less full RRP, and the second hand prices for what little there was would make your eyes water.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #84 on: Yesterday at 09:21:21 pm »
Feels like there's been a real dirth of bargains for a couple of years now. Last time I can remember coming away from a show feeling like I'd got a bargain was 2014.  :(

 

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