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by PeteT
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Resistance Soldering
Replies: 94
Views: 13762

Re: Resistance Soldering

I was at Warminster as well - sorry we did not meet. Oh yes you did ! Too much excellent cake has rotted your memory ;) Indeed, & unlike Gordon I knew better than to let my cake out of my sight! I've just done 1 wagon with a conventional iron, and will try the 2nd with the RSU. I agree it is ho...
by PeteT
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Resistance Soldering
Replies: 94
Views: 13762

Re: Resistance Soldering

Thanks- I got the probe touching bit from your in depth description (and photos tell 1000 words) - but yes I take your point on starting at the lowest voltage and working up. Two questions spring (no pun intended) to mind - firstly, in my application is this the best approach? What I have done befor...
by PeteT
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Resistance Soldering
Replies: 94
Views: 13762

Re: Resistance Soldering

David, Thanks for sharing! Very timely too, as I have a batch of 3 16T minerals (with Rumney underpinnings) which have just reached the axlebox stage, so I'll give this a go. Likewise, there are things close at hand to avoid as after assembling the brake lever guards I have fitted them with 145 (I g...
by PeteT
Fri May 17, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing
Replies: 12
Views: 1752

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

I presume the inside motion and inside of the frames would be (weathered) red on these? Most steam era photos being black and white, and those which are colour are not at the angles which make these things obvious. I presume the reasoning would be the same as on preserved stuff though, that signs of...
by PeteT
Thu May 16, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2 tank
Replies: 18
Views: 1414

Re: Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2 tank

Inspirational stuff Dave! I think I'm going to use the Millholme injector, it doesn't look bad but does need the bracket & possibly a bit of sprucing up. Interesting to hear that you've done etches for the doors. I've got as far as cutting the old ones out, & was planning on drawing somethin...
by PeteT
Mon May 13, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing
Replies: 12
Views: 1752

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

Interestingly, looking at the Bachmann EP on RMWeb (yes, I know, don't model a model - just looking at how they are doing things) they appear to have used to same drawing as me for the cylinder. I think, on reflection, mine just looked a bit odd to me due to the body/chassis interaction not being qu...
by PeteT
Sun May 12, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing
Replies: 12
Views: 1752

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

Hi Steve, Those sound like interesting projects - though I must admit I try to ignore the detail differences for the variants not applicable to the one I'm doing - there is only so much my brain can cope with, and is an attempt to not remember the wrong details at the wrong time! The bogie details o...
by PeteT
Fri May 10, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing
Replies: 12
Views: 1752

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

Hi Steve, sounds like you're on a very similar path to John! Yes I'm sure I can arrange an extra etch or two... John. Very good question. I used the drawing on page 8, but for some reason hadn't paid much (/enough) attention to page 9 :? . However this may be another section where design & reali...
by PeteT
Thu May 09, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing
Replies: 12
Views: 1752

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

The next part of the jigsaw (and final part of the chassis before that can hit the paintshops) is now coming together, in the form of an etching for the brake cylinder. For my 1P (58066) this is of horizontal version. The more I looked at the Craftsman casting, the poorer it looked. There is a very ...
by PeteT
Thu May 09, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Ivatt 2 2-6-2T
Replies: 13
Views: 1076

Re: Ivatt 2 2-6-2T

Thanks for all the interest! I've got the 2nd test etch back. I changed tack slightly for this version, in effectively bridging between the front & back parts. This allows, on the Brassmasters truck, for the top piece to be substituted completely - but it may also make life easier if the startin...
by PeteT
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 2372

Re: Scaleforum 2019

two track building workshops will feature as part of this year's show. Track gurus Tony Wilkins and Howard Bolton have agreed to provide practical workshops on the making of the two key parts of a turnout, the common crossing and the switch blades. These will be run twice on each day and places, wh...
by PeteT
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: P4 wagon Compensation(springing)
Replies: 31
Views: 2114

Re: P4 wagon Compensation(springing)

I can't add a lot to Mark 's description, aside from on the ride height. The 'at rest' position of the wheels shouldn't be hard up against the top of the axlebox slot, but sit with room to move both up and down (so if there is a hump only one wheel has to rise, and for a dip only one drops - helping...
by PeteT
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 523
Views: 90693

Re: Brettell Road

Lovely 21 Jim! Was it the 2nd Condor (from Aston) that these might have been used on? Or the main Hendon route? As others have said, it generally seems to have been MetVik Co-Bos initially, and 24s from 1961 (with the Aston route starting in 1963 so 24s from the start). The only other locos I had se...
by PeteT
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Rivet Press
Replies: 5
Views: 999

Re: Rivet Press

Another alternative is using the EMBA ply bases (see Ralph's topic), which are laser cut and have the rivet locations included so presumably push out. http://ec2-52-56-128-123.eu-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com/index.php?route=product/product&manufacturer_id=11&product_id=56 edited to add that ...
by PeteT
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: PeteT
Topic: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing
Replies: 12
Views: 1752

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

Thanks Dave, yes I've learn from other kits which bits I find difficult to form or build, and so put some thought into how to make my life easier!
by PeteT
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Funky 3 way
Replies: 14
Views: 2033

Re: Funky 3 way

This doesn't help answer the question of 'how', but there is a photo caption in 'The Skipton-Colne Railway and the Barnoldswick Branch' by Donald Binns, page 48. The photo is of an Ivatt 2 2-6-0 and Johnson 1P 0-4-4 at the head of a single push pull fitted brake coach. 'This working was necessitated...
by PeteT
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Funky 3 way
Replies: 14
Views: 2033

Re: Funky 3 way

Thanks Rick, Yes, I see them, quite a feature. Also visible on this photo: http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/b/barnoldswick/index8.shtml I don't think Bob Essery does wrong identify the ground frame. One question is how they were operated? I know that good line across the diamond needed the token, ...
by PeteT
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing
Replies: 12
Views: 1752

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

More paper templates have been drawn and parts started to be fabricated - these for the coal hole and storage box in the rear of the cab. Drawn as per the GA in the Midland Profile book, and as covered by John on Mark S's topic. 20190225_220216.jpg 20190225_215958.jpg 20190225_215940.jpg I have had ...
by PeteT
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Fowler Class 3 tank
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Re: Fowler Class 3 tank

There is something rather nice about the Fowler 3P, and you've captured it well Dave!
by PeteT
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: MarkS
Topic: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney
Replies: 38
Views: 6831

Re: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney

Hi Mark, Interesting that it is 1272 - there are some very useful photos of that one in Midland Record Preview Issue (taken by AE West) so maybe more of his work? One of them is the best view I have of the cab of a Belpaire boiler fitted loco, though still not ideal from a backhead point of view. I ...
by PeteT
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: MarkS
Topic: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney
Replies: 38
Views: 6831

Re: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney

Hi Mark, Thanks for posting that photo - very clear on that how the ashpan sits. It is the one downside of the Wild Swan books, GAs are not always that clear (to me at least!) and while some detailed photos are included these are not all emcompassing! Typically, I had just got around (last week) to ...
by PeteT
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing
Replies: 12
Views: 1752

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

Tonights progress has been a few cutting jobs, for the ashpan wrapper and cab floor. I see myself more of a kit basher than scratch builder - my ability to cut and file things square isnt always great - however using 5 thou (as Justin recommended for the ashpan) made life much easier to cut and form...
by PeteT
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Ivatt 2 2-6-2T
Replies: 13
Views: 1076

Re: Ivatt 2 2-6-2T

Thanks All, sounds like it will be viable then!

Yes Andrew, I've just replied :)

Here is a slightly better photo, though to be fair at several times lifesize it is always going to look a tad rough...

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by PeteT
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Ivatt 2 2-6-2T
Replies: 13
Views: 1076

Re: Ivatt 2 2-6-2T

Hi Ian, Ivan, Same, Dave has a lot to answer for ;) ! There are some things, pony trucks being a good case in point, that in a lot of photos they are hidden in shadows - but once you have seen them and seen the differences they do jump out. Yes, I have the Brassmasters hornblock CSB adapters already...
by PeteT
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Ivatt 2 2-6-2T
Replies: 13
Views: 1076

Re: Ivatt 2 2-6-2T

Thanks Dave, Yes, I thought that was probably the case with the standards. I understood/understand why the front and rear are different, but I don't think I've found out why BR swapped the front and back - though I suppose with the coupled wheelbase and distances from outer driven wheels to pony whe...

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