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by PeteT
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing
Replies: 26
Views: 3549

Re: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing

Yes, thanks for that - I have a similar view of those on a 1P. The difficult bit is to make sure it looks good at a couple of feet away, rather than getting too caught up on the view from 2 inches away!
by PeteT
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing
Replies: 26
Views: 3549

Re: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing

Thanks both, Yes it surprises me how many times they aren't even attempted to be represented - but there we go. My starting point are some spare London Road Models turntable deck supports - but in reality these are just strips of 20 thou nickel silver just shy of 1mm wide. There is a rectangular end...
by PeteT
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing
Replies: 26
Views: 3549

Re: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing

Slowly slowly catchy monkey, as they say. There is still a lengthy to do list, but things are slowly being ticked off. The cab roof vent has been added, and spring tabs added to the underside to clip it in place. The bunker front has been added, lead weight formed to sit behind it & the top is b...
by PeteT
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Throwing single slips
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: Throwing single slips

Interesting observation Jim - at Embsay the double slips were worked from 1 lever, but the single slip wasn't. I would assume 9 would be locked unless 6 was thrown? The crossover would be thrown as a pair though, but the left hand end needs to be independant (not that the right hand couldn't, in mod...
by PeteT
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Brassmaster 4F The journey
Replies: 17
Views: 1493

Re: Brassmaster 4F The journey

The LRM one for the LMS 2P 0-4-4 is definitely streets ahead (but left hand drive). I checked my mothballed LRM 3F box the other day & that one has gone AWOL. If it is a mirror of the 3F it would be the best starting point though.
by PeteT
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Brassmaster 4F The journey
Replies: 17
Views: 1493

Re: Brassmaster 4F The journey

This may not be the best place for this, but while I've started I'll finish (as they say). The Alan Gibson casting is an ok starting point for the ejector fitted to some 1Ps (or all & later swapped?). This photo is even on Ilkley shed, but in LMS days (loco 1413): 20200221_171654.jpg Then we hav...
by PeteT
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Brassmaster 4F The journey
Replies: 17
Views: 1493

Re: Brassmaster 4F The journey

Hi Dave, Thanks for the photo - the Craftsman ejector looks to be the same casting. It is a bit of a bigger block than the Gibson brass one. The midland record drawing is actually a slightly difference design to the 1P - I have seen as the drawing on 4Fs. The Bachmann rendition on the 3F isn't bad a...
by PeteT
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Brassmaster 4F The journey
Replies: 17
Views: 1493

Re: Brassmaster 4F The journey

Gah, thanks for spending the time! Yes the Gibson casting is lost wax. I do have the original provided by craftsman, in white metal, so while I discounted it as poor it may have the right blocks within it to work with. I'm away this weekend but will have a check when I'm home - I may be in touch if ...
by PeteT
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing
Replies: 26
Views: 3549

Re: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing

The safety valves are from Alan Gibson. I have released a couple of the brake cylinder etched into the wild, but otherwise so far have just produced them for myself. They were etched on the corner of other test etches so not specifically ready to go, but can always be reproduced if there is demand (...
by PeteT
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: LNER Thompson 5 compartment brake third
Replies: 11
Views: 852

Re: LNER Thompson 5 compartment brake third

I was looking through the MRJ index for something unrelated, but noticed that MRJ64 has an article on building a MJT 51' LNER suburban - which may be worth reading to help decide whether C is for you (if you can find a copy). One issue with RTR conversions is that most use the glasing as the body fi...
by PeteT
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Brassmaster 4F The journey
Replies: 17
Views: 1493

Re: Brassmaster 4F The journey

finished the ejector which I'm quite pleased with So you should be Dave - that looks brilliant! I've been contemplating how to improve the Alan Gibson ejector casting for use on my 1P, so any advice you can give on how you got there would be much appreciated. How many individual pieces does it cons...
by PeteT
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell
Replies: 23
Views: 1856

Re: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell

Thanks for the thoughts - I agree with Dave that it is very likely to be something of my doing in construction. I'm glad later kits use a slightly different method, as I did/do find that jigging based on the coupling rods only help horizontal alignment in one plane, and it is difficult to tell once ...
by PeteT
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell
Replies: 23
Views: 1856

Re: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell

These area groups bring together a lot of helpful people - & thanks to Morgan I now have 6 driving wheels back in place! Once the stub axle was carefully removed, the wheel was repaired with the use of a watchmakers lathe to hold the wheel & stub axle square in all planes while epoxied back ...
by PeteT
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: LNER Thompson 5 compartment brake third
Replies: 11
Views: 852

Re: LNER Thompson 5 compartment brake third

Bill Bedford, presuming you mean this one?

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by PeteT
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell
Replies: 23
Views: 1856

Re: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell

I like the concept in some ways, but there are reasons other people have failed to improve on the standard Gibson/Ultrascale/Sharman methods. I will persevere for the time bring though - they do look nice. That is my plan - the largest fly in the ointment being that the boss on the rear (& same ...
by PeteT
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: PeteT
Topic: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell
Replies: 23
Views: 1856

Re: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell

Thanks Will - I thought I had relooked at your post, but evidently not. Yes it is certainly worth trying to reseat it, and fix either with superglue or loctite. Nothing to lose at this stage, and everything to gain. The problems with doing so are getting it sat at the right lateral location as it lo...
by PeteT
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell
Replies: 23
Views: 1856

Re: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell

2 steps forward, 1 back. My Ultrascale order arrived a week or 2 ago (only ordered late November, so under 2 months which included Christmas). This included the tender wheelsets for the J39, discs to replace the Exactoscale spoked ones I had allocated. These are now installed and tender runs beautif...
by PeteT
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Ivatt 2 2-6-2T
Replies: 20
Views: 2930

Re: Ivatt 2 2-6-2T

Now fully assembled, I think the springing is about the same as the previous test build which used Dave's original spring coil locations tucked into the top corners of the hornguides - but for me was easier to assemble and balance. Therefore I will include the fold down tabs for these, which will al...
by PeteT
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Ivatt 2 2-6-2T
Replies: 20
Views: 2930

Re: Ivatt 2 2-6-2T

Hopefully the following images show the concept of the spring ears a bit more clearly - a little jig to get the length and angle of the V to locate over the axle the same between the pair - and with fitting in an open assembly it should be easier to set up equally. This may still all fall flat on it...
by PeteT
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Ivatt 2 2-6-2T
Replies: 20
Views: 2930

Re: Ivatt 2 2-6-2T

Yes I know your name was attached to the CLAG write up. As you say, my concern with moving it inside of the hornguides is reducing the spring length - but if it makes it easier to set up and equal between the two arms it may be a worthwhile tradeoff. I am hoping to make time this afternoon to assess...
by PeteT
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Ivatt 2 2-6-2T
Replies: 20
Views: 2930

Re: Ivatt 2 2-6-2T

Thanks Dave, The main purpose of the remaining part is to form the top - the failing of the version 2 etch was the need for it to fold up through the middle. The two fold down ears though are hopefully of use for springing. They are in board so as to sit inside the Brassmasters hornguides, and I kno...
by PeteT
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Ivatt 2 2-6-2T
Replies: 20
Views: 2930

Re: Ivatt 2 2-6-2T

A couple of tweaks to the swing link pony etch, to allow it to fold up around itself ok. I have allowed anchor points for crossways spring wires, so need to form these and test the assembly - but the cosmetic bit looks the part. 20191204_192653.jpg 20191215_171830.jpg 20191215_171843.jpg 20191215_17...
by PeteT
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing
Replies: 26
Views: 3549

Re: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing

Well, this has been off the front burner for a bit waiting for the tank fillers as the main detailing part I needed to finalise (rather than just get on with). I haven't seen the relevant angle of 58066 but have designed an etch for the flat version as shown on P47 of Wild Swan Midland Engines no. 1...
by PeteT
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 202
Views: 26634

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Comments like this really do make the time and effort, to do the postings, well worth it. Regards MIke Another '+1' from a regular reader here. Very interesting, both from the prototypes covered & the skills and techniques explained - so thanks for taking the time. I know we've been around the ...
by PeteT
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell
Replies: 23
Views: 1856

Re: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell

Indeed, to be honest most of the photos I have seen you're lucky to see dome/no dome let alone plated/never. I suspect you're correct - though with the right author I'm sure it would make good reading! I get the feeling it would be considered marginally niche. I'm surprised only 39 have been release...

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