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by andrewnummelin
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Marking gauge?
Replies: 16
Views: 426

Re: Marking gauge?

Here's mine with a frame spacer marked out with it. marking gauge.jpg If I were making another I'd make the guide a bit bigger and possibly have it on a screwed thread to make precise adjustments a little easier. Perhaps, without a lathe, start with a threaded rod, nut for the guide, lock nut to hol...
by andrewnummelin
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 7th Chris Kedgley Skills Day
Replies: 34
Views: 3450

Re: 7th Chris Kedgley Skills Day

From me as well, very many thanks to all involved with putting on an excellent event. I went hoping to pick up some ideas for solving some of my problems and came away with those and quite a number of extra items as well.

Roll on the next one! (The hunt starts for topics to bring.)
by andrewnummelin
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: end steps
Replies: 11
Views: 1315

Re: end steps

Couple of photos here of a cast of an RTR backhead. Note in particular the thin shelf above the firehole door. (The regulator, by the way, is a separate fitting.) 20200306_164456.jpg 20200306_164416.jpg I would use Bill Bedford's suggestion to produce 5 or so masters, and then cast them all at once...
by andrewnummelin
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: end steps
Replies: 11
Views: 1315

Re: end steps

Thanks guys. I'm pretty confident that I would never be able to cut enough individual steps consistently by hand before deciding to take up a different hobby. So I think it will be a case of drawing them up and waiting until I can put enough (different) items on one sheet to make it worthwhile havi...
by andrewnummelin
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: end steps
Replies: 11
Views: 1315

Re: end steps

Have you thought about making a master, moulding it and casting them in resin? You might have a high failure rate at the actual casting stage, and they'd be fragile in life, but it should be possible - I've cast down to 10 thou before, albeit for parts which will not be knocked. Thanks for the sugg...
by andrewnummelin
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: end steps
Replies: 11
Views: 1315

Re: end steps

Just thought that I would mention that It looks to me as if the drawing and the photograph do not correspond. The drawing shows a semi-circular vertical part of the footstep whereas the photo looks more rectangular with rounded corners. Steve Correct. They are different designs for 2 different sets...
by andrewnummelin
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: end steps
Replies: 11
Views: 1315

Re: end steps

Thanks guys. I'm pretty confident that I would never be able to cut enough individual steps consistently by hand before deciding to take up a different hobby. So I think it will be a case of drawing them up and waiting until I can put enough (different) items on one sheet to make it worthwhile havin...
by andrewnummelin
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: andrewnummelin
Topic: 0-4-0STs
Replies: 10
Views: 1766

Re: 0-4-0STs

Interesting 'crankpin jig'. Could you provide some more details? ... The idea is a variation on the GW Models concept. I felt that I did not have the skills to modify the GW one for small crankpin throws. I started with the largest diameter brass bar that I had and turned the two major components o...
by andrewnummelin
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: andrewnummelin
Topic: 0-4-0STs
Replies: 10
Views: 1766

Re: 0-4-0STs

Very interesting and it looks great. I'm just building one of these myself, also with an Ambis chassis. At the Stevenage show I saw that Alan's latest version of that chassis kit is now in Nickel Silver and does include rods, so even more of a bargain! Looking very nice Stuart. Are you finishing it...
by andrewnummelin
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: andrewnummelin
Topic: 0-4-0STs
Replies: 10
Views: 1766

0-4-0STs

Having got into difficulties with a couple of projects I decided to try something simple and build a couple of kits of simple locos so I started in the autumn in Great Missenden and all went well to start with. I found some problems with the design of one kit and subsequently I realised that I'd als...
by andrewnummelin
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: end steps
Replies: 11
Views: 1315

end steps

Does anyone supply steps for the ends of 19th century coaches? I've looked through the lists of various specialist suppliers but I did not notice anything. With a couple of rakes of coaches under construction I do not really fancy making around 70 of the fiddly things by hand!
by andrewnummelin
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Trap points
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Re: Trap points

grovenor-2685 wrote:Not just Southern or S&D, you can find similar on most railways if you look.

For example:
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by andrewnummelin
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: "Trojan" - Avonside SS - kit problems
Replies: 9
Views: 1246

Re: "Trojan" - Avonside SS - kit problems

Andrew Sorry I've come to this late on. Lots of other things that need doing, as well as a family bereavement! Hopefully I've managed to attach a copy of the current build instructions. They are very brief and are from the 7mm ones with altered sizes. Nothing was added by Roger Slater during his te...
by andrewnummelin
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: "Trojan" - Avonside SS - kit problems
Replies: 9
Views: 1246

Re: "Trojan" - Avonside SS - kit problems

Andrew, Thanks for the comments. Fixing the boiler to the frames is a good suggestion - my High Level gearbox was accompanied by the instructions from one of their kits showing how it could be done. While taking photos of Trojan I took the opportunity to record the loco next to it. Feel free to use ...
by andrewnummelin
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: "Trojan" - Avonside SS - kit problems
Replies: 9
Views: 1246

"Trojan" - Avonside SS - kit problems

Some fifteen years ago I bought the Angenoria Models kit AM2/4 of this loco but I have only recently started work on it. I believe the kit (upgraded?) is available from CSP Models. Apart from the obvious difficulties arising from building a kit designed for OO, I've hit some problems that are not he...
by andrewnummelin
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: fitting small driving wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 1037

Re: fitting small driving wheels

Gents, Many thanks for all the interesting and useful responses. crankpins First shot will be epoxy - should know in a couple of days if that has worked. If that fails, it will be buying a new wheel as I'm not happy with Nigel's engineering bodge. If I were to go down the route of doing it properly,...
by andrewnummelin
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: fitting small driving wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 1037

fitting small driving wheels

As a change from doing more complicated things I thought I'd have a go at a couple of 0-4-0ST kits - expected to be straightforward but life doesn't seem to work that way! In both cases I'm using Gibson wheels and crankpins and the chassis were assembled with an Avonside Chassis 2 jig so I'm pretty ...
by andrewnummelin
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Tools
Replies: 46
Views: 3846

Re: Tools

Tim V wrote:Andrew

That soldering iron is awfully close to that curtain....


Knuckles suitably rapped! Although the iron had been off for hours, I should not have left it plugged in and then moved it near the curtain (to take the photo).
by andrewnummelin
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Tools
Replies: 46
Views: 3846

Re: Tools

jasp wrote:Andrew
That looks really interesting.
Can you please advise where you got it?
Thanks
Jim P


It came from Hobbycraft https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/the-daylight-company-duo-table-lamp/637870-1000.
by andrewnummelin
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Tools
Replies: 46
Views: 3846

Re: Tools - lighting

I would suggest that you do not skimp on lighting. It's much easier than in the past as many decent suppliers will now give actual light output rather than electricity consumption. Also information on colour temperature can be valuable. It's interesting to do a few searches to see what the recommend...
by andrewnummelin
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Tools
Replies: 46
Views: 3846

Re: Tools - Panavise

The Panavise system consists of many elements for different applications including various interchangeable jaws. https://www.panavise.com/ I have had one for many years and use it whenever the tiny one (illustrated by le Corbusier) is not up to the job (not often!). I have the standard head 303 with...
by andrewnummelin
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR number plates
Replies: 12
Views: 1518

Re: GWR number plates

By chance, I’ve just seen the 4D Model Shop newsletter that promotes, what is to me, a new technique that may be interesting for anyone prepared to do their own drawings.

https://modelshop.co.uk/Static/WorkShop/Photo-Etching#control
by andrewnummelin
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 28529

Re: Scaleforum 2019

I very much regret failing to get to the show as there were many things I was really looking forward to. I do hope that everyone who made it had a great time and found it profitable in all senses. I'm sure a huge vote of thanks is due to all those who were involved in any way.
Roll on 2020!
by andrewnummelin
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Attaching axleboxes and buffers
Replies: 17
Views: 1509

Re: Attaching axleboxes and buffers

I go along with Guy Rixon - use glue. Cyanoacrylates (CA or super glue) come in various forms so one may choose to use a very low viscosity one for parts that fit closely, a gel one when gap filling is needed, or an impact modified one for items that may take a knock. I agree with Jim, epoxy resins ...
by andrewnummelin
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1106
Views: 163498

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

I have the cross slide; it's great for doing straight lines of evenly spaced rivets such as along the edge of a footplate. It came with two 4mm points one of which is for half etched rivets. There are also 7mm and 2mm points. Peter Here's an example, with different spacings and sizes that I could n...

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