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by PeteT
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Loco bogies
Replies: 7
Views: 713

Re: Loco bogies

That looks brilliant. I'm probably over thinking this, but does the spring only having 1 handrail knob on the main frame not potentially allow the sprung sideframes to try and twist laterally, especially which entering curves? Or is the idea that there isn't much sideplay allowed, and so it all has ...
by PeteT
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Milk Anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 1561

Re: Milk Anyone?

Looks brilliant - nice work Dave!

It will be interesting to see what happens with the David Geen range.
by PeteT
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing
Replies: 42
Views: 6909

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

Thanks both, Funnily enough Paul that thought crossed my mind, in that it has all gone together nicely here - but may be a different story when I get to duplicating it for the Ivatt 2MT! Anyway, with that thought but back in the problem space of future me, I have been making progress with the set fo...
by PeteT
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing
Replies: 42
Views: 6909

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

It was a bit of dilemma which fragile bits are going to be more robust (or less likely to be damaged or desoldered) - but I chose to do the bufferbeam detailing before the lamp irons. This will make cleaning up after the lamp irons trickier, but hopefully not impossible. Some 1mm strip, 5A fuse wire...
by PeteT
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing
Replies: 42
Views: 6909

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

I believe the cylinder is a fire extinguisher, fitted in the mid 1950s. These were mentioned on the RMWeb thread covering the Bachmann portholes (which include them): https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/87789-bachmann-lms-d2159-d2168-d2170-porthole-review/ The question raised on the R...
by PeteT
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing
Replies: 42
Views: 6909

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

Thanks both, that helps explain what is going on in the murk - and shouldn't be too hard to reproduce. Phil, that book is one not (yet) in my library - but I did buy this photo from colourrail - is it the same one by any chance? https://colourrail.co.uk/api/image/medium/8742170d-ddaa-4096-af05-55e72...
by PeteT
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing
Replies: 42
Views: 6909

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

On the home straight - splashers removed, narrowed, and reseated - and all other bits and bobs now slotting in around them. The only bits I haven't fully got my head around are a few extras on the bufferbeam. They are evidently push pull (ok, motor train) related - but the 1P appears to be a top and...
by PeteT
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Spraying Lifecolor
Replies: 33
Views: 2183

Re: Spraying Lifecolor

This is all interesting stuff, so thanks all for contributing. Sorry if this is a slight tangent, but does anyone know which formulae of Dullcote they have - and whether (as with all these things, eg Klear) they all work as well as each other? According to EDM, website: Testors have stopped internat...
by PeteT
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 28662

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

I was about to go and look for the MRJ articles on the Black 5 and Jubilee builds - but I presume those will have both been done with the older style of underframe?

I'm glad to see the half etched lines to help form the curve in the right place and in the right plane.
by PeteT
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: BR Mk1 Full brake (BG) livery query
Replies: 8
Views: 577

Re: BR Mk1 Full brake (BG) livery query

41290, but I think that's what you meant Noel - that was at Barnstaple town, while nobody bothered building 41390!
by PeteT
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: BR Mk1 Full brake (BG) livery query
Replies: 8
Views: 577

Re: BR Mk1 Full brake (BG) livery query

I cant really add anything useful, but is this the photo in question?:

http://www.cornwallrailwaysociety.org.u ... 3_orig.jpg
by PeteT
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing
Replies: 42
Views: 6909

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

Looking at the more closely, option 1.5 should be a goer. I lined up the inner edge with the inside edge of the foot plate, but that does leave the etched footplate underhanging. Hopefully they will let go without dislodging too much else. On the bright side, this will allow me to make a neater, yet...
by PeteT
Sun May 31, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing
Replies: 42
Views: 6909

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

So in amongst a bit of cycling, the last few weekends have been spent trying to get the 1P ready for the paintshops. As with all good projects - a few good steps forward, before you work out something is wrong and needs a bit of backtracking. The push pull apparatus is based on the alan Gibson white...
by PeteT
Fri May 29, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 55
Views: 3695

Re: Mike G's catch up.

I discussed the Brit with Mike a week or two ago, and at that stage noted John's Brit article in the MRJ covered his bellows method - and in MRJ compendium number 1 is another. I would follow John's route. I think the only set of Sharman wheels I have is for a Brit. The bellows are more likely to be...
by PeteT
Mon May 25, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Exactoscale wagon chassis kits
Replies: 13
Views: 1804

Re: Exactoscale wagon chassis kits

The products which have been reintroduced had the datasheets and instructions available on the exactoscale website. This included all the track and chair data, and wheels - I'm not sure about underframes though.

However the website currently appears to be down.
https://exactoscale.com/
by PeteT
Sat May 23, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Right Track DVD series
Replies: 18
Views: 2867

Re: Right Track DVD series

I think these are Right Track, the titles don't reflect the content. Painting and weathering Wright/Rathbone 3hr 38min https://youtu.be/Ne0fBH6zNkQ Thanks for this - only watched a bit at the beginning so far - it explains why some people have more issues than others with fibreglass fibres, I would...
by PeteT
Mon May 18, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell
Replies: 54
Views: 6010

Re: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell

So, not far off. 20200518_205631.jpg 20200518_205605.jpg The toolboxes are not fixed in place, though the lids have been glued on. I have also superglued narrow strips of green label fag paper onto the inner faces of the brake pull rods, as a helping hand if they are within shorting distance. I need...
by PeteT
Mon May 18, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann B1
Replies: 100
Views: 9181

Re: Bachmann B1

barhamd wrote:I am getting a good few hours 'play value' out of this kit and very much enjoying it so far.


Looking good! I can very much appreciate what you're saying here (from the J39), not the quickest - but it is all there and designed to go together, and an enjoyable journey.
by PeteT
Mon May 18, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Another B1 chassis
Replies: 25
Views: 2487

Re: Another B1 chassis

I have one in the queue too, so will watch with interest! I doubt there ever will be Ultrascales, as Exactoscale did them. I'm lucky enough to have a set, and I believe they are to be re-released at some point - but are not currently available. On my J39 I've fitted a High Level Roadrunner+ with mot...
by PeteT
Sun May 17, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell
Replies: 54
Views: 6010

Re: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell

So the right hand (ok, left hand) injector valve and right hand tap have been fitted here. I thought it easier to fit the bits in stages to allow for cleaning up in between. 20200517_183552.jpg One other thing which was confusing me, and I have now half got my head around, is the water gauge. So is ...
by PeteT
Sun May 17, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell
Replies: 54
Views: 6010

Re: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell

Ah, yes that makes sense - thanks. I don't think the larger than life size photos do either your or my handiwork many favours - I should scale them down before posting! It is coming together nicely though. In amongst this morning I have found time to do some cleaning up, alongside the odd file these...
by PeteT
Sat May 16, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell
Replies: 54
Views: 6010

Re: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell

The next step of slight confusion on my part, is with water gauges, taps & handles. I'm not fitting a scoop, so don't need that handle. If I read the instructions correctly, the taps and valves are a choice of one side or the other - and being left hand drive makes sense to be the same as the K4...
by PeteT
Sat May 16, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Cancellation of Scaleforum 2020.
Replies: 11
Views: 2673

Re: Cancellation of Scaleforum 2020.

Thanks for the update John, and extension to the socially-distanced challenge deadline!

Perfectly understandable.
by PeteT
Sat May 16, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: PeteT
Topic: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell
Replies: 54
Views: 6010

Re: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell

Thanks Dave - that sounds like a good arrangement. I was looking at mirroring the standard arrangement (tube/rod but inserted from the inside) - but was a bit concerned this may be tricky to assemble with the wheels in place, and as you say only stops sideways movement in one direction so could easi...
by PeteT
Fri May 15, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell
Replies: 54
Views: 6010

Re: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell

No major leaps forward, but a few jobs ticked off. Tender detailing is taking shape, the only thing here is I'm not sure whether my filler cap loop is long enough? I've got a nice photo of Inyala running tender first while demolishing the Queensbury line, with the filler cap open, so confirms the sh...

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