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by PeteT
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Ivatt 2 2-6-2T
Replies: 20
Views: 2750

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: 2750

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: 2750

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: 2750

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: 2750

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: 18
Views: 3051

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: 25682

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: 12
Views: 916

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...
by PeteT
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell
Replies: 12
Views: 916

Re: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell

Excellent, thanks Dave. We all make mistakes... As the GA shows, it is the slight gap between the bottom of the hornguide and the tie which makes it most noticeable. Not having the GA, than snippet and the sketch are very useful though, thanks. I'm sure I can work with these. I'm pretty sure there i...
by PeteT
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell
Replies: 12
Views: 916

Re: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell

Thanks Dave - I may have got there with the hangers though. I noticed while looking at yours castings list that there are both 'long' & 'short' hangers. I've checked back through & only had 1 set in that kit, however I have a 4200g tender in the queue with the B1 - & this does have both....
by PeteT
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell
Replies: 12
Views: 916

Re: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell

On with the tender underframe - and trying to sort out the spring hangers, springs and axleboxes. The hangers have pegs on the back of the casting, and the sideframes have holes to suit - however these appear to then end up too low. They hold the springs too low in relation to the spring stops, whic...
by PeteT
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell
Replies: 12
Views: 916

Re: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell

Thanks Will, both for taking the time to do that review in the first place, as well as bringing it to my attention now! The ball bearing technique does look like a good solution to the problem. I bought some a while ago, to experiment with in paint tins for shake/mixing purposes (an experiment I'm y...
by PeteT
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: A photo plank...
Replies: 9
Views: 1207

Re: A photo plank...

It looks good, & as you say swill serve a purpose. It may help water on playing with lighting too, the see what it looks like under different shades/colour temperatures.

Are the trees/shrubs home made, or commercial? Very well done, & matched to the rest, whichever.
by PeteT
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell
Replies: 12
Views: 916

Re: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell

I've sorted the running - the middle drivers weren't quite quartered. It is the only problem I've so far seen with the Exactoscale drivers (& alluded to in John McAleely's review in snooze 178 - though he didnt encounter it) is that the drivers can rotate slightly while being pushed home in the ...
by PeteT
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell
Replies: 12
Views: 916

J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell

I apparently posted about this project in my generally workbench thread in November 2017 :shock: https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=135&t=5186 It spent most of the intervening 2 years off the back of the back burner, for two reasons (aside from other projects, life, etc): - Partiall...
by PeteT
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ilkley Engine Shed, West Yorkshire late 1950s
Replies: 49
Views: 11399

Re: Ilkley Engine Shed, West Yorkshire late 1950s

Not a lot to show, progress wise, I've mainly been playing with a Dave Bradwell J39 chassis (of which more elsewhere anon) that I have recently pulled back onto the workbench. However I saw these earlier on the 'Our Ilkley' facebook page. The only aerial views I have seen of Ilkley before cover the ...
by PeteT
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: New diesels
Replies: 16
Views: 6662

Re: New diesels

Interesting, thanks for sharing. I've resisted the Deltic - good as it looks - but I actually have a use for one of these! They don't appear to be doing a green one without yellow end/panel initially, so that may save me...
by PeteT
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 52
Views: 4970

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

Sounds interesting Morgan! The only bit which sounds dubious (for me to achieve, not in the overall technical possibility!) is the square hole, being pretty small. If only there were metal morticers!

Those MRJs are gaps in my stock, but thanks for the numbers - I'll hunt them down.
by PeteT
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Ultrascale Bespoke tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 1035

Re: Ultrascale Bespoke tyres

Interesting, with the London Road Models B16/1 now available without a 100% accurate wheel it could be the time to try... else use a K3 wheel.

I think in motion the throw is more noticeable/important than number of spokes, but spokes come into play when trying to sort out the balance weights.
by PeteT
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Ultrascale wheel sets
Replies: 5
Views: 622

Re: Ultrascale wheel sets

The usual choice for axle diameter would be 1/8". They offer options, as a lot of RTR used to be 3mm and could be useful for a drop in conversion (now RTR is far more varied). That said, the likes of Brassmasters and High Level hornblocks and gearboxes are available in 3mm too - but 1/8" w...
by PeteT
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Vacformed roofs
Replies: 6
Views: 862

Re: Vacformed roofs

Not exactly a direct answer, but Ralph Robertson (on here with his Alpha Mill topic among other things) has done several LMS coach building demos & has built himself a jig for clamping & forming a plasticard roof in the oven. I keep displacing my round tuit to have a similar go myself, and h...
by PeteT
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1104
Views: 152975

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Would a new (well, current) 1:25k OS map not have 10m contours, and be about £10? A few will have altered but presumably the general lie of the land is still the same?
by PeteT
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 25954

Re: Scaleforum 2019

The other missing style of trade noticed was scenery, but what/who were there more than covered my needs. I really enjoyed the weekend, so thanks to the organisers and entertainers! I think the common crossing & switch blade workshops were brilliant - and having seen the feedback on here that so...
by PeteT
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing
Replies: 18
Views: 3051

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

Thanks for the thoughts. I have been in touch with Dave before, about Ilkley shed drawings - and he is an incredibly helpful and nice chap, so I'm not quite sure why he hadn't crossed my mind for this - so will give that route a try. Interesting point Mark about the different options - the one John ...
by PeteT
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing
Replies: 18
Views: 3051

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

Hi All, A bit of a request if I may... does anyone know of any other/clearer photos of 1P tank fillers than that on page 47 of the Wild Swan Midland Engines No. 1? There is also a side on view on page 77 of Midland Record Preview edition. Alternatively, are there any suggestions of preserved locos w...

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