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  1. Padiham's 20th Annual Model Railway Event presents an enjoyable eclectic mix of live steam running, Japanese “N” Bullet Trains, stationary steam engines on compressed air, layouts from “G1” to “Z” gauge (subject to confirmation), two trade stand(s), children's Playmobil area and loads more for both families & model enthusiasts. Tasty homemade refreshments are available throughout the day in seated area in the main hall. Three accessible exhibition rooms & toilets on one level. Disabled visitors may need assistance with the car park access slope if accessible spaces are fu
  2. I have had various "audience participation" features on my 16mm scale NG exhibit. Visitors are able to work four signals and the turntable, and make smoke plume from the railway workers' cottage chimney. Great fun for the kids when the trains had to obey the signals, although some of them became obsessed with pressing buttons/pulling levers. Didn't really grab the adults though, save perhaps the cottage smoking chimney which fascinated some of the lady visitors who were dolls house enthusiasts. "Expert" visitors were singularly unimpressed. Paul.
  3. .....Which all demonstrates the exhibition managers' huge task in inviting a wide variety of layouts to cater for the full spectrum of interests within our hobby. It's a given that not all exhibits will interest all visitors. Our recent show had G1 live steam to Z gauge and kids' Playmobil on the floor..... but hey, we're a tolerant bunch. Just to illustrate, I do find that many visitors like to watch from the "wrong side" as trains come and go in the fiddle yard, and there may even be some "modern image" examples that you might not encounter on your commute....
  4. Meant also to mention... and with apologies if already noted in this thread... when considering alternative smoke generating solutions there might be need to consider increased likelihood of there being asthmatics in your audience.
  5. Smoke units: I find scenery contamination happens mostly when the unit "pops" due to being over-filled, ejecting a small amount of distillate. My approach to my 16mm NG exhibit railway worker's cottage was to use the ubiquitous Seuthe unit, working at 15v AC draughted by a silent PC fan in a partially enclosed box right at the very base of the chimney stack (as distinct from installing the unit in the pot). The smoke exits up an approx 5 inch long tube within the chimney to the pot. The theory being that at least some of the distillate condensing on its way up the tube has a
  6. QUOTE: "The one I am talking about is the LOCO1 as shown above (a shrunken 03 or 04 shunter type of thing), not a Sentinel. Just use the body with the footplate reduced in width, it shouldn't be beyond the imagination to make an 0-6-0 chassis but I have got distracted by the immediate post-grouping period.! Bruce thanks for clarifying. At risk of wandering OT, I'm looking at cramming an old Bachmann 0-6-0 + fly shaft split chassis (probably 03) into an as-yet unmade Dapol Drewry kit. Looks do-able so far... And to partly quote you... Q:- Why make life difficult? A:- 'C
  7. Perhaps they were receiving just too many complaints about misaligned axles. A shame though, as the body component would have been a really good candidate for a "homebrew" aluminium chassis,,,
  8. PS.... I just checked back on the knightwing,co.uk site and the the price of their 0-6-0 LOCO3 Sentinel is still shown as "£0.00" Paul.
  9. Hi Bruce I have to say I have never found width, platform clearance etc. to be a problem with my finished Jung RK20B kit. But note that the loco pictured in this thread is the 0-4-0 Knightwing "LOCO1" kit. The 0-6-0 kit, which I have not seen on sale for several years was "LOCO3" - a Sentinel type IIRC. Paul.
  10. And just found this example of an RK15B (similar to RK20) in orange manufactured in 1960.... https://www.bahnspezl.de/content/deutschland/diesellokomotiven-sonstige/jung/13284-1960-jung-rk-15-b.html Paul.
  11. Hi Mookie thank you very much for your comments. The Knightwing loco is based on the German Jung RK20B diesel hydraulic. But it certainly wouldn't look out of place in a UK industrial scene in 1950/60 or later (imho). (My example spent most of the last weekend "shuttling" on my "Claremont Road" exhibit at Heywood MRS show in Rochdale.) Here's a full sized example manufactured in 1952:- https://www.bahnspezl.de/content/deutschland/diesellokomotiven-sonstige/jung/11559-1952-jung-rk-20-b.html Paul.
  12. Event Name: Padiham Model Railway Event Classification: Exhibition Address: Unitarian Chapel Hall (next to Memorial Park) Knight Hill, Padiham, Near Burnley, Lancashire BB12 8JH Day 1: 2nd November 2019 Opening times Day 1: 10.00am - 4.00pm Prices: Adult £4.00 Child £1.50 Disability access: Yes Car parking: Yes Organising body: Padiham Unitarian Chapel Organiser: Paul Backhouse 01282 776115 [email protected] Padiham's 19th Annual Model Railway Event presents an enjoyable eclectic mix of Gauge 1 live steam running, 16mm scale narrow gauge, stationary steam engines on compressed
  13. Event Name: Padiham Model Railway Event 2018 Classification: Exhibition Address: Unitarian Chapel Hall (next to Memorial Park), Padiham, Lancashire, BB12 8JH Day 1: Saturday 3rd November, 2018 Opening times Day 1: 10:00am-4:00pm Prices: Adult £3.50Child £1.50 Disability access: Yes Car parking: Yes Organising body: Padiham Unitarian Chirch Organiser: Paul Backhouse01282 [email protected] Padiham's 18th Annual Model Railway Event presents an enjoyable eclectic mix of Gauge 1 live steam running, Japanese Bullet Trains, stationary steam engines on compressed air, trams, “O” g
  14. Event Name: Padiham Model Railway Event 2017 Classification: Exhibition Address: Unitarian Chapel Hall (next to Memorial Park), Padiham, Lancashire BB12 8JH Day 1: 4th November 2017 Opening times Day 1: 10:00am - 4:00pm Prices: Adult £3.50Child £1.50 Disability access: Yes Car parking: Yes Organising body: Padiham Unitarian Church Organiser: Paul Backhouse01282 [email protected] Padiham's 17th Annual Model Railway Event presents an enjoyable eclectic mix of Gauge 1 live steam running, 16mm scale narrow gauge, “O” gauge, "OO/HO" and "N" gauge layouts, trade stand(s), childr
  15. Event Name: Padiham Model Railway Event Classification: Exhibition Address: Unitarian Chapel Hall (next to Memorial Park) Knight Hill, Padiham, Near Burnley, Lancashire BB12 8JH Day 1: 05/11/2016 Opening times Day 1: 10:00am to 4:00pm Prices: Adult
  16. Event Name: Padiham Model Railway Event 2015 Classification: Exhibition Address: Unitarian Chapel Hall (next to Memorial Park) Knight Hill, Padiham, Near Burnley, Lancashire BB12 8JH Day 1: 7th November 2015 Opening times Day 1: 10:00am - 4:00pm Prices: Adult
  17. Exhibit list for Padiham 2014 Event this Saturday 1st November "Withnall Junction" - Gauge 1 Association "Cajon Pass" the story so far - Blackburn & East Lancs MRS North American outline N "Yellowthreads Treat" - Hong Kong trams OO "Tohoku City" - Japanese bullet trains N "Burnaby" North American outline HO DCC "Rose Cove" - 7mm on OO narrow gauge track "Waterville & Caherdaniel" - 16mm narrow gauge Railway local history, art, and artefacts - Duncan Armstrong Table top UK 00 Trade stand - Chris Smith "Come and Play" - children's Playmobil activity Great refreshments through the day
  18. This very simple public facing panel built for my 16mm Narrow Gauge line at our Padiham exhibition this Saturday 1st Nov allows visitors to “be the signalman” – yes, this is something you CAN touch ;-) 4 electrified lower quadrant signals are powered by vertically mounted SEEP PM4s which also provide feedback to the panel indicator LEDs. My (normally out of sight) CDU uses a 24 volt transformer. Charged output peaks above 30volts offload, pushing the SEEP motors to the max! The black pulse box repeats the charge/discharge cycle at 1 sec intervals whenever a panel button is held down.
  19. Event Name: Padiham Model Railway Event Classification: Exhibition Address: Padiham Unitarian Chapel Hall (next to Memorial Park) Knight Hill, Padiham, Near Burnley BB12 8JH Day 1: 1st November 2014 Opening times Day 1: 10:00am - 4:00pm Prices: Adult
  20. Meanwhile.... here's my RK20 with lights wired, and its top on: The engine compartment cover is lined with ali foil to dissipate any hotspots from the 7805s. The colour is Railmatch 214 Strathclyde/Loadhaul Orange which I chose after seeing a pic of a full sized Jung this colour. I had a problem with the flashing roof light due to regulated track power not being clean enough to give uniform reliable pulses from the LED or a separate (M34-2L) flasher IC. The solution is 2 additional 10uF smoothing capacitors (one for fwd polarity, one for reverse). The challenge is
  21. Hi Stewart the Knightwing 0-4-0 LOCO1 kit is still being advertised on http://www.knightwing.co.uk/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?product=OO-HO_Loco_Kits&cart_id=1376937338.270 at £12.95, but it's not looking promising for the 0-6-0 LOCO3 kit with price currently shown as £0.00. Nothing doing on eBay just now either - plenty of other Knightwing kits just no locos. Would be worth emailing [email protected] to ask if this is just a temporary lull in production?
  22. I was unsure whether to continue this thread or start anew. Anyway, these are my onboard non-DCC circuit cards "tailored" for the Jung chassis The left hand card fits in the engine compartment and uses 7805s for regulated low voltage supplies to the directional running lights, whilst the smaller card uses a bistable relay to flip the supply to the roof amber flashing LED when the loco changes direction. The parallel 1K resistors limit the variable voltage from track across the relay coil to 5v max. This relay is spec'd to flip at +/-3.75 volts, but (usefully) is actually ch
  23. Here's my "homebrew" take on a chassis for the Knightwing diesel shunter (Jung RK20)... The sideframes are 1.66mm aluminium sheet with brass spacers and shouldered brass bearings for 0.125" axles. These spacers were filed down a little to allow for the thickness of the ali sheet in the final wheel back-to-back measurement. The running gear is mostly from the spares bin - Hornby gears, and Airfix wheels! Not necessarily one for the purists but it all runs fine. The wheel power pickups will be hidden by the loco's frames, allowing them to be mounted on 2mm plasticard insulato
  24. Yay....! This On30 loco is now running successfully with brushes cut from Hellerman 2mm clutch pencil "leads" (2H variety). No change in performance. No apparent adverse effects so far. We shall see how quickly (or slowly) they wear.... Paul.
  25. Hi andyman7 many thanks for the helpful reply and, yes, pencil graphite might well do. I just disected a hapless nearby example and measured its "lead" diameter at 2.01 mm. The Farish brushes I used for the temporary fix are 1.97 mm so I'm guessing the brush retaining tubes in the motor will turn out to be 2mm bore plus a bit of tolerance. A pack of 12 x 100mm clutch pencil 2mm diam graphite refills can be bought off eBay for £2 + 75p post so it's definitely worth a try. Hmmm.... next question is whether to go for the HB or 2H variety ;-) Softer graphite will wear down more quic
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