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by PeteT
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: P4 wagon Compensation(springing)
Replies: 31
Views: 1513

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: 506
Views: 84377

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: 4
Views: 625

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: 4
Views: 779

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: 1774

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: 1774

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: 4
Views: 779

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: 353

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: 5820

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: 5820

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: 4
Views: 779

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: 12
Views: 780

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: 12
Views: 780

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: 12
Views: 780

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...
by PeteT
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: MarkS
Topic: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney
Replies: 38
Views: 5820

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

Thanks for sharing that John, and for my 2 penneth please continue rambling away! The other thing to note in the cab is the raised floor from just inside the cab doorway which is 3.5 inches high. This will be useful to give some trunking for my decoder wiring, as that is living in the bunker - keepi...
by PeteT
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Ivatt 2 2-6-2T
Replies: 12
Views: 780

Ivatt 2 2-6-2T

So some of this build has already been covered in https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=135&t=5186 , but picking up the topic in its own thread will save it meandering around quite as much as my workbench does! So from where it was left in that topic, as an 0-6-0 with coupling rods and...
by PeteT
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: MarkS
Topic: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney
Replies: 38
Views: 5820

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

Whether it is what John has used I'm not sure, but Alan Gibson 4M757 is the right variant of regulator, and scrubs up nicely.

Sorry, I can't help with lining - 58066 was unlined by the mid 50s (but reasonably clean) so I've dodged that issue here...
by PeteT
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: MarkS
Topic: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney
Replies: 38
Views: 5820

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

I agree, when I was going through the project with Justin there were several times it might have been easier to start again - but stuck to the original remit as there are a lot of built bodies around. If I remember correctly, the 2F boiler is about the same diameter (though I'm no expert, those had ...
by PeteT
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: MarkS
Topic: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney
Replies: 38
Views: 5820

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

Thanks John, Agreed - I have a Mainly Trains etch of lamp irons which has quite a few options but none look right, and I also don't fancy my chances of assembling them as per the prototype! I thought the uprights may be MJT, but yes it was the dangling hose which caught my eye - very effective! I ha...
by PeteT
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing
Replies: 4
Views: 779

MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing

I hae posted some of the Rumney Models chassis construction photos in my general workbench topic, and in response to a couple of queries in Mark S's workbench. https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=5186 https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=95&t=5905 I have decided t...
by PeteT
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: MarkS
Topic: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney
Replies: 38
Views: 5820

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

Both are looking really good! I've just had a couple of etches back for some coal rails and things, of which I'll cover elsewhere in the hopefully not too distant future. Who's lamp irons & vac pipes did you use John? Have you assessed the Alan Gibson smokebox door option, and if so is that any ...
by PeteT
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: MR 4F Tender [type C] 3,500 gallon
Replies: 9
Views: 674

Re: MR 4F Tender [type C] 3,500 gallon

There was also one by Connoisseurs Choice, though while a lot of that range is available from London Road Models the 3500g tender doesn't appear to have made it across. John Redrup may know about it though, or this may at least give a second avenue to keep an eye out for... It is a gap in the curren...
by PeteT
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Ramakin size thing, with spout?
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: Ramakin size thing, with spout?

Thanks Paul, sounds a little overkill though!

Martin, that's excellent - thanks! I knew they would exist, but as usual it is difficult to search without knowing the name of what to search for.
by PeteT
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Ramakin size thing, with spout?
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Ramakin size thing, with spout?

Evening All, As per the title really - I'm looking for some contraption about the size of a ramakin, but with a spout/pouring lip. My initial usage is is for some blackening liquid, which I then want to pour back into the container - but I'm sure there will be other things to use them for in a simil...

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