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by PeteT
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 37
Views: 3216

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: 817

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: 473

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: 722

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: 1049
Views: 137257

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: 23142

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: 17
Views: 2624

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: 17
Views: 2624

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...
by PeteT
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ilkley Engine Shed, West Yorkshire late 1950s
Replies: 48
Views: 10526

Re: Ilkley Engine Shed, West Yorkshire late 1950s

Thanks All, Robin - the pickup disk I drew up myself, and got them manufactured by pcbway. I think it was $7 for 5 including P&P, so your more than welcome to a couple! The dimensions were designed around the London Road pivot boss dimensions. The PCBs soldered to the deck were hand fettled, but...
by PeteT
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ilkley Engine Shed, West Yorkshire late 1950s
Replies: 48
Views: 10526

Re: Ilkley Engine Shed, West Yorkshire late 1950s

Ilkley had a pleasant outing to Railwells (which is now apparently over a month ago...) , and while I hadn't made as many steps of progress as I was hoping to since Scaleforum it generally behaved. The punters seemed interested in both it and the prototype, which is always nice to hear! Being right ...
by PeteT
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: None specific model products
Replies: 27
Views: 3105

Re: None specific model products

I too also have shellac in stock, in my case 'Colron French Polish' which 'contains only pure natural shellac'. It is a Ronseal product though not flamboyant labelled as such. I too purchased mine as a card/foam stiffened, and it did ok but didn't exactly set like hard concrete. It says to use over ...
by PeteT
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: None specific model products
Replies: 27
Views: 3105

Re: None specific model products

One from Mr Bradwell on the Crab Comet Conversion topic:

A traditional thread locking compound is shellac, often sold as knotting. It can be released with a touch of meths. Good shelf life, too.


Sounds like a good idea, from all angles! (cost, shelf life, general availability...).
by PeteT
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 9F re-visited
Replies: 12
Views: 1566

Re: 9F re-visited

Thanks Julian, I have a few of those in stock, and an Ivatt tank I hope to test the valvegear on in the next few weeks, so an ideal test bed. Behind valvegear these are designed to sit with the flush face to the outside, and the thinner section inside the coupling rod. Presumably the idea is to use ...
by PeteT
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 9F re-visited
Replies: 12
Views: 1566

Re: 9F re-visited

Having bought some brass Ultrascale thingys for return cranks following your mention of them I now wonder whether I could have asked for them to be made of steel. Hi Julian, This sounds interesting, but I can see no references to it in either the crankpin or misc products areas of the website. Coul...
by PeteT
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 60
Views: 4166

Re: Wizard Models

That is a possibility - though I don't personally visit my nearest preserved railway. When I do, I prefer (and would, if there was an option) to do things and learn skills I couldn't do from home. That isn't to say that if the model engineering side of it (lathe work etc) was available to pick I wou...
by PeteT
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Maindee East for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 1774

Re: Maindee East for sale

That is good news! Though just to clarify, it isn't me - even though the middle initial is also shared!
by PeteT
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 60
Views: 4166

Re: Wizard Models

But I do.....and they make sobering reading - Paul is spot on as ever. In 2014 - my first Scaleforum as Society Treasurer, but still only five years in the past - we welcomed 49 traders to Aylesbury, excluding our own Stores. 27 of these, just a tad more than half, are expected this year, so, even ...
by PeteT
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 60
Views: 4166

Re: Wizard Models

There are a few points being raised here, which I'm in no place to answer but hopefully these ramblings are a useful input to the discussion: 1. Specialist traders could cut down to just the timescale shows - but how do people aspire to the finescale end without picking up a couple of bits & pie...
by PeteT
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis kits for CSB
Replies: 37
Views: 2982

Re: Chassis kits for CSB

Now that this thread has settled, it's a good opportunity to remind a generation spared the task of routinely dismantling their car engine the need to number axleboxes and hornguides so that the chassis can be re-assembled with these bits in the same place and orientation every time. Each axlebox w...
by PeteT
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis kits for CSB
Replies: 37
Views: 2982

Re: Chassis kits for CSB

Rumney also do CSB adapter plates for the Comet/Brassmasters/Markits hornblocks. There is a topic on my workbench about using these with a Comet Ivatt tank chassis, with Markits WD handrail knobs.
by PeteT
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 291
Views: 43581

Re: Crab Comet conversion

Horsetan wrote:Not Worsley Works? (That's the only one I can think of....)


I would think it will be the Dave Bradwell kit - as aluded to with the springing - as seen at Scalefour North earlier in the year.
by PeteT
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 23142

Re: Scaleforum 2019

OK but sun darkened your specs so you appear to have joined the Mafia ! Since S4Um is usually less sunny you would be better recognised via a new piccie done in a darker place. You will be in the ideal location tonight 8-) Are you saying the sun won't be brightening S4um? (no comments about where i...
by PeteT
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 23142

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Another way of getting to know more bods at Scaleforum is to change your Avatar here to a mug shot. If you have said something positive and memorable here then bods will want to talk to you and can now seek you out. Works for me! Yes, I do see this as a good idea - & so have added one according...
by PeteT
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: fine (entomological or insect) pins
Replies: 15
Views: 2170

Re: fine (entomological or insect) pins

If the head is important but not the point, then domehead rivets could be the answer - that said, Eileens only go down to 0.4mm shank on these too! https://eileensemporium.com/index.php?option=com_hikashop&ctrl=product&task=show&cid=2131&name=domehead-brass-rivet-m0-4mm-x-5mm-10-pack...

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