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by best33
Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?
Replies: 70
Views: 7430

Re: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?

I would be in the market for one.

Mark Humphrys
by best33
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Super elevation
Replies: 6
Views: 888

Re: Super elevation

Thanks to everybody for responding to this. The information shared is extremely helpful. To complicate things further the connection from the main line crosses the branch and into the yard via a double slip under the bridge so there is lots of potential to mess this up if I get it wrong! I have alwa...
by best33
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Super elevation
Replies: 6
Views: 888

Re: Super elevation

Thanks Tim,

Thanks for posting that but it isn't quite what I was asking. The attached PDF should help to make it more clear.
Brent_Superelevation.pdf
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Regards

Mark Humphrys
by best33
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Super elevation
Replies: 6
Views: 888

Super elevation

I am planning a layout of South Brent and am looking at incorporating the super elevation of the track into the baseboard design. Brent has a single island platform for the Kingsbridge branch and there is a junction to the East of the station from a curved main line to give access from the yard and ...
by best33
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 5713

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

Well done to everybody involved in this. Not the best circumstances but a very good set of presentations. I guess Jeremy will not be doing any modelling for a while after his live U-tube stream today. Good to see that we all have the same issues - Not reading instructions properly before diving in a...
by best33
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Boiler Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 1794

Re: Boiler Bands

I have redrawn the boiler in some of my kits with the position of the boiler bands marked with a line of small holes. I have then had the boiler bands half etched from 5 thou thick sheet. For conical boilers the bands are etched to the correct conical shape to prevent them buckling when they are fit...
by best33
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: best33
Topic: High Level Fowler.
Replies: 8
Views: 1036

Re: High Level Fowler.

steve howe wrote:I'd be interested to know how the build went, in my experience HL kits are so well designed they are a joy to build. Whose wheels did you use?

Steve

The wheels are Gibson.

Mark
by best33
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: best33
Topic: High Level Fowler.
Replies: 8
Views: 1036

Re: High Level Fowler.

steamraiser wrote:Just glazing and crew to do?

Gordon A

Yes it has a chip installed now, I cut the glazing out before I started building it and all the cab interior parts are painted ready to go in. Other than that just crew to go in.

The very small chip in it means it can only run on DCC.

Mark
by best33
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: best33
Topic: High Level Fowler.
Replies: 8
Views: 1036

Re: High Level Fowler.

I built it last year. It went together very well but I have also arranged for it to be sprung. Painting was just done using Halfords grey primer and then with Precision Caledonian blue and then various coats of Precision Dirty Black, Frame dirt and heavily thinned Matt black. Here are some pictures ...
by best33
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: best33
Topic: High Level Fowler.
Replies: 8
Views: 1036

High Level Fowler.

Here are some pictures of the High Level Fowler diesel. I just need to fit the glazing and cab interior.

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Mark Humphrys
by best33
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: best33
Topic: MJT Gresley Brake Composite.
Replies: 4
Views: 744

Re: MJT Gresley Brake Composite.

You have made an excellent job of the end detail on your Gresley. I have built a few for my Grantham layout and do appreciate the amount of extra work you have put in. The buffers are new to me. As it happens my friend, Bob How, introduced them to me yesterday during a phone call. I have ordered th...
by best33
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: best33
Topic: MJT Gresley Brake Composite.
Replies: 4
Views: 744

Re: MJT Gresley Brake Composite.

Best33, that looks great I have been thinking about purchasing a full kit of either the brake as you have done or the all third. I will need some Gresley carriages to haul behind my V2's. The buffers look very interesting. I have not used anything from Markits previously. What was your thinking ove...
by best33
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: best33
Topic: MJT Gresley Brake Composite.
Replies: 4
Views: 744

MJT Gresley Brake Composite.

Here are some images of an MJT Brake composite I have been working on. I have added some extra bits of my own on the buffer beam. The corridor connections are Masokits, the sprung bogies from Rumney Models and the buffers are from Markits. I will leave the jumper cables until after painting in full ...
by best33
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North Cancellation
Replies: 12
Views: 2804

Re: Scalefour North Cancellation

Perhaps the same line up could be used next year where possible. This should help reduce the burden on the organisation for next year and ensure all the effort getting layouts ready for the show isn’t wasted. Very disappointed about this but it is the right decision.

Mark Humphrys
by best33
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: best33
Topic: Mitchell Manor
Replies: 2
Views: 1207

Mitchell Manor

Here are some pictures of a Mitchell Manor I have been working on. It has a fully sprung chassis with split axle pickup. The bogie is sprung and the load is transferred to it from the body via a rubbing plate. I have scratchbuilt a new smokebox front. The boiler has been redrawn and etched with sepa...
by best33
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Finney 3500 Gallon Tender Brakes
Replies: 14
Views: 3665

Re: Finney 3500 Gallon Tender Brakes

I drew up some spring carriers and reaction blocks for the tenders based on the Bill Bedford principle. The middle carrier accommodates a top hat bearing. All I had to was to modify the tender frames so that the rigid axle hole was elongated. The other modification was to remove 0.3mm off the length...
by best33
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Finney 3500 Gallon Tender Brakes
Replies: 14
Views: 3665

Re: Finney 3500 Gallon Tender Brakes

Here are some pictures of a dry run fitting of the brakes.

You can also the end of a spring in the last picture but that is another story!!

Mark
by best33
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Finney 3500 Gallon Tender Brakes
Replies: 14
Views: 3665

Re: Finney 3500 Gallon Tender Brakes

It is useful to build them so they can be moved for final adjustments but to make them so they can operate; No Thanks!!!!!

Mark
by best33
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Finney 3500 Gallon Tender Brakes
Replies: 14
Views: 3665

Re: Finney 3500 Gallon Tender Brakes

The tube basically sets the distance from the frames to the brake hanger so it will different for a different kit or prototype. In this instance I think it was 0.8mm. I first used this 20 years ago. I built a 28xx and made the brakes removable by not soldering the hangers to the pivot. Since they we...
by best33
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Finney 3500 Gallon Tender Brakes
Replies: 14
Views: 3665

Re: Finney 3500 Gallon Tender Brakes

Yes I have used this method before. To stop the bits firing off across the room I used to push a piece of wire inside the tube to trap them!

Here are some more pictures showing the completed brakes and one temporarily balanced on its spigot.

Mark
by best33
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Finney 3500 Gallon Tender Brakes
Replies: 14
Views: 3665

Finney 3500 Gallon Tender Brakes

I have three 3500 gallon tenders on the go at the moment and I have built them so the wheels can be fully removable for painting and other maintenance. The kit is designed for the wheels to be fitted permanently. In order to make the brakes removable I have fitted a small spigot in the frames where ...
by best33
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Rolling a roof
Replies: 4
Views: 1275

Re: Rolling a roof

Form the large radius first.

Mark
by best33
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Rolling a roof
Replies: 4
Views: 1275

Re: Rolling a roof

I did the High Level Fowler Diesel last Summer which has a similar issue with a tight radius on the edge of the roof. I used a good quality vice with parallel smooth jaws and rested a piece of appropriate diameter bar on a piece of shim to bring the top of the bar flush with the top of the vice I th...
by best33
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Jig for drilling crankpin hole
Replies: 72
Views: 10027

Re: Jig for drilling crankpin hole

The important point with this is that all the holes have to be the in the same radial position relative to the axle and at the same angle (ideally parallel to the axle). If you make a jig with an error, but it results in all the drilled holes being the same on every wheel then it should work OK. The...
by best33
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 45xx Kit
Replies: 10
Views: 2423

Re: 45xx Kit

Hi Is there any difference between the Churchward Models and Malcolm Mitchell 45xx kit? It is the same kit. Originally sold as Churchward models and then sold through Modelex. When the business was sold to Pete Waterman David Geen was appointed as distributor of the 4mm kits. He added a 4575 to the...

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