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by PeteT
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 92
Views: 12241

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

The current state of play, includes the smokebox - I'm pleased with how this has turned out, so am confident that the boiler barrel will end up looking good too. The frames are together, but need the pony sprung rubbing plate assembling and fitting. This will probably go a bit quiet though, as the w...
by PeteT
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Alan Gibson Loco axles
Replies: 34
Views: 2040

Re: Alan Gibson Loco axles

Ultrascale also sell it in axle lengths, of various types: https://www.ultrascale.uk/eshop/products/CAT019 This may seem overkill against cutting down a longer length, but in my opinion (and tool collection) is worth it at least for indented types. There is a text box for 'what is it for' which is r...
by PeteT
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: PeteT
Topic: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell
Replies: 92
Views: 13280

Re: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell

Looking a bit more like it...

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by PeteT
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109
Replies: 163
Views: 21650

Re: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109

Inspirational stuff as always Dave!
by PeteT
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell
Replies: 92
Views: 13280

Re: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell

Thanks David, you're right. I was focusing on the right hand side of this photo (I've paid for the higher resolution version), where the perspective makes it more subtle - but it is there as can be seen on the left. Looks to curve from around level with the top door hinge. https://colourrail.co.uk/a...
by PeteT
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 92
Views: 12241

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

A bit of progress to report - some of which will definitely fall into the pointless category once hidden inside the cab, but it was useful to do some of these twiddles in a place it doesn't really matter to practice for similar things in visible locations. The pony trucks have been assembled, this i...
by PeteT
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell
Replies: 92
Views: 13280

Re: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell

Thanks guys! The weather yesterday meant I had some jobs to attend to, but Saturday was a washout so had seen some progress - more on the 3P than here, but doing some of each in parallel. Contrary to all sensible advice, I thought I would try doing the handrail in one piece. This wasn't being comple...
by PeteT
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell
Replies: 92
Views: 13280

Re: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell

Thanks for confirming that David, and on the lower handholes I think I've worked out why it doesn't look quite right. I think its vertical position is ok, so its view should work around the reversing rod fine - but what seems to happen is that the Bachmann model has vertical firebox sides meeting th...
by PeteT
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell
Replies: 92
Views: 13280

Re: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell

This place seem to have a nice variety of thicknesses - shame they're all in 50g reels, and no variety pack!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/112028568439 ... 0965112927
by PeteT
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell
Replies: 92
Views: 13280

Re: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell

Don't get too excited David! I want to get this over the finish line, and while that was sketched up using the Bachmann one as a basis I'd want to check against the actual drawing to do it properly. I might well do a second one though. I've got a 0.3/0.5/0.7/0.9 tube set (alongside various others), ...
by PeteT
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell
Replies: 92
Views: 13280

Re: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell

Thanks David, yes I thought from photos it looked like the rear of the frames was about right. Drawing up a footplate I would want to do right though, so would need the drawings! I did start doing this though... but am still in 2 minds as to whether to go that far. cab.JPG I guess its that the drawi...
by PeteT
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell
Replies: 92
Views: 13280

Re: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell

I'm currently finalising plans to continue the detailing - there are a couple of areas I'm not completely sure about. The NRM Darlington drawing list includes quite a few things it would be useful to have access to right now! https://www.railwaymuseum.org.uk/sites/default/files/2018-03/Darlington%20...
by PeteT
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: LMS D1735 Brake Third
Replies: 24
Views: 1318

Re: LMS D1735 Brake Third

I did actually take photos of the 50ft, 57ft, 60ft, 62ft and 68ft underframes whilst I was at York so if I ever need one I will draw up an underframe to add to my collection. If there is sufficient interest I could be persuaded, you need to let me know and I can start a list going. Thanks Ralph - I...
by PeteT
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: LMS D1735 Brake Third
Replies: 24
Views: 1318

Re: LMS D1735 Brake Third

Looking good Dave, I can vouch for Ralph's underframes too - though as they are aimed at the Slattocks requirements they don't cover 50' (or 62', or 68') options. 50' could be created easily enough around a 57' base. I have a few on the back burner, I'm trying not to prioritise them at present as th...
by PeteT
Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 92
Views: 12241

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

Thanks for the thoughts and continued discussion! I do agree that putting springs where the prototype did would ideally be the way to go. You mentioned before Dave Holts method for the Ivatt pony, which I have used and seems successful (though that has hardly been fully proved in my ability to imple...
by PeteT
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Tender CSBs and motor torque
Replies: 27
Views: 1398

Re: Tender CSBs and motor torque

Hi Dave, I was looking through the Irwell book of the 2-6-0s. The wording says swing link and says no more about it, and the majority have spring control trucks as you say from photo evidence. However the first 10, as it goes through the class members, do have swing links. Edited to add snippet, cre...
by PeteT
Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Tender CSBs and motor torque
Replies: 27
Views: 1398

Re: Tender CSBs and motor torque

A question though - if you use pin point bearings in slots in the outer frames, does that mean there is no sideplay on any of tender wheels? How does that work around curves? I've built one of Dave's tenders for a J39. I used a 1mm axle with 2mm/1mm sleeve for the middle wheelset. This certainly wa...
by PeteT
Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 92
Views: 12241

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

Thanks for the thoughts! I think my problem with the concept of off the shelf springs is the need to allow movement up as well as down, while taking enough weight in the middle for road holding. However the system seems, in my mind, quite easy to retro fit if plan A doesnt work so I'll keep them in ...
by PeteT
Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 92
Views: 12241

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

Well, I appear to have moved house - but without the prospect of any housewarming type shenanigans I'm finding a bit of time to set up the workbench (not quite in the long term room, thanks to some damp from a lack of proper chimney flashing - who would expect that in North Wales!). So the 3P chassi...
by PeteT
Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Tender CSBs and motor torque
Replies: 27
Views: 1398

Re: Tender CSBs and motor torque

Dave I think it is Mike Ainsworth's article in 217 (p27-29) you're thinking of? Back to the OP I have a similar plan forming, so keep us posted if you go down this route. There is an MRJ article on the Ivatt 4 Brassmasters/Bachmann build including a tender motor. That tender underframe is outside be...
by PeteT
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR Fruit D
Replies: 13
Views: 807

Re: GWR Fruit D

Thanks Noel - I'll try and remember to bring it next time we're allowed in viewing distance of Gordon's library!
by PeteT
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR Fruit D
Replies: 13
Views: 807

Re: GWR Fruit D

I can't add any value, but to ask for a few photos when completed - & thanks for the suggestions of which MRD bits to use.

I have a Dapol body to do one day, so thats in need of a complete underframe & my knowledge (& library) of GW rolling stock is minimal.
by PeteT
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Brassmaster 4F The journey
Replies: 43
Views: 7039

Re: Brassmaster 4F The journey

Well it certainly looks worth the effort Dave! I'm in 2 minds when I get to my 4F easi-chas of trying effectively using the easi chas as a replacement chassis, and fitting the inside motion kit (though I think it needs altering from the instructions to work properly?). The use of the easi-chas would...
by PeteT
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: PeteT
Topic: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell
Replies: 92
Views: 13280

Re: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell

If you use 18mm Tamiya masking tape cut (carefully parallel) to the width between boiler bands, it will ensure the bands are in alignment. That's a good idea. I was also considering the option of drilling holes through the current boiler bands at 2 or 3 points around the barrel, which would help al...
by PeteT
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell
Replies: 92
Views: 13280

Re: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell

Thanks Dave, David, Lub drive is fine as per the instructions as the valence stops it falling off. I thought there might be something about the lubricator assembly I'd missed, so glad I asked the question! Suggest tidying up the boiler bands by putting strips of Scotch tape each side of them and fil...

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