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by PeteT
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: SCALEFOUR NORTH 2020 - VIRTUALLY?
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Re: SCALEFOUR NORTH 2020 - VIRTUALLY?

Thanks Derek - this sounds like a useful alternative to the real deal! I always enjoy S4N, but this year especially there were quite a few things in the lineup I was looking forward to seeing.
by PeteT
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Marking gauge?
Replies: 25
Views: 897

Re: Marking gauge?

Thanks Brian, that looks a good setup - & nicely works around issues of keeping things square. Thanks for the reminder of the snooze article Terry, its surprising/worrying how quickly things go in one eye & out of the other (! Not quite the straight path of the ears, not being a pigeon) when...
by PeteT
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Marking gauge?
Replies: 25
Views: 897

Re: Marking gauge?

Excellent, thanks Dave B/Terry - that is the sort of suggesting I thought I would start this thread for. It isn't something I would have randomly searched for, and if I came across would probably wouldn't have noticed it usefulness. I like David W's rivet tool method - but to me that does sound more...
by PeteT
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Marking gauge?
Replies: 25
Views: 897

Re: Marking gauge?

Thanks for the thoughts - and yes those pictured were the link of things I was thinking of. The 'mytoolshed' option I am sure would work fine with care, but the 'guide' end does look quite short, so likely to allow it to twist out of parallel quite easily - and I would think the same for the sprung ...
by PeteT
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Marking gauge?
Replies: 25
Views: 897

Marking gauge?

In the woodworking world marking gauges, or scratch gauges, are used for marking out parrallel lines. I'm after something similar - initially thinking of frames spacers of a width not supplied. There are ways of marking and then cutting down a straight edge - but there are several parts of the proce...
by PeteT
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread
Replies: 40
Views: 1820

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread

Horsetan wrote:He's already complete and mobile....


That first line was aimed at EditorTim. If you have any suggestions for Tim to scale it down to 4mm, I'm sure he will be most grateful!
by PeteT
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread
Replies: 40
Views: 1820

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread

Tim V wrote:It's a challenge Horse ...


Talking of which... I presume your horse will be the 2nd entry once you've completed the broad gauge excursion?

For Mr Horse, of course moving to the Comet chassis makes it a new project and so can be entered.
by PeteT
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing
Replies: 28
Views: 4557

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

I don't think the style of rear lamp irons on the 1Ps is particularly rare, but it is not directly catered for by either the Masokits or Mainly Trains etches. However they weren't difficult to knock u. I did use some strips from the MT etch, but didn't necessarily need to. 20200321_163418.jpg 202003...
by PeteT
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 18
Views: 671

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

The curly tank vents, I'll make up one as a master and stick it in the next mould I make if anyone wants some.... This has caused more indecision! I was happy with the choices of 40117 and 40178 as they cover good variety, but didn't require things which would be difficult to form... but that they ...
by PeteT
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 18
Views: 671

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

Hi Dave, Yes that little rim is the 0.2mm boss (as they call it in the Scot instructions). So yes it does allow for a few different options. but I am moving more to the High Level version. I'll have a go at cutting out some new ones. One of the issues with not being in the office is the lack of prin...
by PeteT
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 18
Views: 671

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

Hi Dave, Yes indeed - I had another look through over breakfast, and decided from the finished photos that Dave B's bunker motor concept is workable. There is 24mm available, so while the UJ coupler won't be fully housed within that there won't be much in the cab, and it will all be hidden down at t...
by PeteT
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 18
Views: 671

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

So, some research into the frame spacers: EM spacers supplied 14.15mm wide, which go into half etched rebates of 0.4mm frames - so 14.55mm overall. Comet P4 spacers are 14.8mm wide - which means either 15.2mm or 15.6mm overall depending whether these would be located in those half etched rebates or ...
by PeteT
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 551
Views: 117782

Re: Brettell Road

I'm liking the concept of BR p2. I will admit it took me a moment for the penny to drop that the diagram shown is the extra 8 foot to work alongside the existing, but once I got that far it all made sense. I think your comments show why so many exhibition layouts are BLTs, with half as much frontage...
by PeteT
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 18
Views: 671

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

Pete I use the P4 spacers from Comet - have done for years - always found them to be sound, but you will have to put a/some washers on the front axle. Thanks Mike, yes I did consider this. Presumably you need to washers if using High Level blocks? I'm thinking of using Comet blocks with the CSB ada...
by PeteT
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 18
Views: 671

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

I will try without annealing initially then and see how it goes, when the time comes. I have both a camping mat and mousemat of which I think I used the underside before. Interesting thought on the drive Dave B - another bonus of which is freeing up space where it is needed most for weight. It does ...
by PeteT
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 18
Views: 671

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

Thanks for the comments. My school metalwork including casting a keyfob (which I've since lost), and making a trowel - which I believe is still going strong, even in the hands of my mother who is well known in the family for giving Uri Geller a run for his money! It is good to know that it can be do...
by PeteT
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 1673

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread

Ok - so the major allocation required for Ilkley in the late 1950s were Stanier 3Ps - so as the release of the Judith Edge etchings for it has coincided with what would be S4N it would have been rude not to order them. Being so key to the look and feel of the place, they are therefore allowed to que...
by PeteT
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 18
Views: 671

Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

Today being the start of what should be the Scalefour North weekend was at least met with the delivery of 2 sets of parts for Stanier 3P 2-6-2Ts from Judith Edge. They are an ideal candidate for 'The Socially-Distanced Challenge' and so I have reported in there. I am able to work from home, so haven...
by PeteT
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread
Replies: 40
Views: 1820

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread

Mike Garwood wrote:'shelf of shame'


That's a brilliant name for it!

Maybe we should have a secondary competition (the wooden spoon?) for the project longest in gestation which makes it over the finish line.
by PeteT
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread
Replies: 40
Views: 1820

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread

And just to reassure David Barham, creating drawings of a proposed model does not count as construction, so his entry is valid. I was thinking about this, in terms of my shed - but then remembered my cardboard cutout does include the etched windows and so actual construction has started. There are ...
by PeteT
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ilkley Engine Shed, West Yorkshire late 1950s
Replies: 57
Views: 12595

Re: Ilkley Engine Shed, West Yorkshire late 1950s

No problem with the hijack - good to see some traffic here, and videos of Wharfeside are always good to see!

It is certainly an odd time - but the sun is out, the modelling bench is active, and we'll all be able to share our progress again at some point.
by PeteT
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread
Replies: 40
Views: 1820

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread

Brilliant idea! Though I am trying to tick off projects which have been started, & don't need any more joining the in progress queue - so won't personally participate.
by PeteT
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ilkley Engine Shed, West Yorkshire late 1950s
Replies: 57
Views: 12595

Re: Ilkley Engine Shed, West Yorkshire late 1950s

No problem Jerry - yes Britain from above gets tantalisingly close but just misses the shed area!

No progress to report on the layout itself, but with more modelling weekends now available I should be back to it reasonably soon.

Cheers,
Pete
by PeteT
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Ivatt 2 2-6-2T
Replies: 21
Views: 3261

Re: Ivatt 2 2-6-2T

I hope everyone is doing ok - I haven't yet seen an increase in modelling time, but it is now the weekend - I can't go to Porthmadog, and the pubs are shut - so the modelling bench calls! However, that should mean time spent detailing the 1P, not on this. However, the reason for a quick update to th...
by PeteT
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Cornish Riviera Area Group
Topic: Cornish Riviera Area Group
Replies: 21
Views: 14456

Re: Cornish Riviera Area Group

The engraved panel sounds interesting - I don't suppose you have any photos of it you could share please?

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