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by 45609
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: AJ and Buffer Height Gauge
Replies: 6
Views: 515

Re: AJ and Buffer Height Gauge

Wow! 2008? Was it really that long ago? Sheeesh.

Morgan
by 45609
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby B12
Replies: 8
Views: 1141

Re: Hornby B12

A positive goer though is to remove the Hornby tread and reduce the plastic centre to take a Gibson tyre. For this again you will require a lathe of sorts and a mandrel. The axle hole can be reamed out to take an appropriate axle, new axles made and the wheel pressed on in the usual way. I have see...
by 45609
Tue May 28, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Electrically operated prototype turntables
Replies: 16
Views: 1851

Re: Electrically operated prototype turntables

Hi Chris, Cumbria County Council hold an extensive archive of drawings from Cowans Sheldon. There is a 200 plus page list here... http://85a.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?id=1128 Robin Whittle used this archive a few years ago to obtain a full set of engineering drawings for the turntable at Bristol Ba...
by 45609
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Any Wheel and size!
Replies: 77
Views: 9653

Re: Any Wheel and size!

Two types that need to look like this....

fit tyre 9.jpg


...5’-0” diameter, 15 spoke, 14” throw.

Morgan
by 45609
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 96
Views: 10823

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Mark Tatlow wrote:Looks good Robin; the passenger train is a tad short though so I think Morgan needs to get busy!!

Great to see it on this forum too, please do continue!


Yes that did get mentioned last night Mark. No rest for the wicked. You might remember these coaches doing a stint on Portchullin.

Morgan
by 45609
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Johnson 2f, what are the options?
Replies: 6
Views: 1488

Re: Johnson 2f, what are the options?

Thanks Jim, that is just typical <sigh> :(

Looks like a change of identity for this loco is now on the cards. Wish I'd seen that photo earlier.

Morgan
by 45609
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Johnson 2f, what are the options?
Replies: 6
Views: 1488

Re: Johnson 2f, what are the options?

Thanks Morgan That example seems to have a much lower cab than the one in the picture I linked too. The model looks too nicely proportioned in this area Jim Hi Jim, I hadn't noticed that until you mentioned it. The distance between the upper cab windows and roof line is much bigger on the photo you...
by 45609
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Johnson 2f, what are the options?
Replies: 6
Views: 1488

Re: Johnson 2f, what are the options?

Hi Jim, I'd ask John Redrup or Jol Wilkinson about the LRM kit. IIRC it's origin is from the George Norton range and it is possible that the kit had the later LMS cab included in the etches. Alternatively the Alan Gibson range has/had a 2F with both type of cab. I believe the model I acquired and re...
by 45609
Thu May 18, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Help with a Brassmasters 4F
Replies: 51
Views: 8503

Re: Help with a Brassmasters 4F

Russ, When you say "tighten the middle axle" I presume you mean the effective spring stiffness to be slightly greater than the two outer axles? This would lead to a tendency for the chassis to see-saw on the middle axle but as your diagram does not have any deflection scaling it is impossi...
by 45609
Sun May 14, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Help with a Brassmasters 4F
Replies: 51
Views: 8503

Re: Help with a Brassmasters 4F

Here are the photos showing ride height. Without boiler things look ok. But with the boiler, that has a large bar of steel inside, I think a 0.25mm packer will still be required front and rear.

IMG_0885.JPG


IMG_0884.JPG
by 45609
Sun May 14, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Help with a Brassmasters 4F
Replies: 51
Views: 8503

Re: Help with a Brassmasters 4F

I've found that if built 'as designed' the loco ride height is wrong. I have been slowly resurrecting a 4F that had been built to P4 but using the EM spacers in the kit. This turned out to be advantageous in correcting the ride height but very inconvenient for making the inside valve gear fit and wo...
by 45609
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Etching concepts, and modelling! - currently 1P and Ivatt class 2...
Replies: 34
Views: 9062

Re: Etching concepts... and modelling!

Pete, Here is a random survey of LMS crossheads for you. You might find it useful and I may have more when I get more time to look. Photo file names should be self explanatory. There appear to be a couple of types in general outline but the Jubilee cross head on the left hand side is different. IIRC...
by 45609
Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2016 Advance Ticket Sales
Replies: 8
Views: 1569

Re: Scaleforum 2016 Advance Ticket Sales

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by 45609
Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2016 Advance Ticket Sales
Replies: 8
Views: 1569

Re: Scaleforum 2016 Advance Ticket Sales

Ok, thanks John. I agree it is a bit late to ask. I'll print one out as a precaution but may just see if I can get in "airport style". When I saw the QR code on the ticket I assumed, perhaps wrongly, that a code reader might be on hand at the door.
by 45609
Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2016 Advance Ticket Sales
Replies: 8
Views: 1569

Re: Scaleforum 2016 Advance Ticket Sales

Just a quick question John. Do I have to print my ticket or can I just present the QR code on my smart phone?

Cheers....Morgan
by 45609
Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - New Items Coming Soon
Replies: 85
Views: 22880

Re: Rumney Models - September 2016 Releases

You didn't look very closely at the price list picture Justin posted did you Mike?
by 45609
Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Drill bits
Replies: 18
Views: 3904

Re: Drill bits

I've posted it elsewhere on the forum before but this IMHO is an invaluable reference.

Model Engineers Handbook

Drill tables on page 94

Morgan
by 45609
Sat Jun 11, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Getting the wheels on square!
Replies: 51
Views: 11245

Re: Getting the wheels on square!

Prompted by this discussion on reamers, I measured the tube I have for split axles at 3.18mm (my gauge only has 2 decimal places) and, as best I could, one High Level bearing at 3.09mm. A measurement device with only a 2 decimal place accuracy will no doubt be a vernier caliper, colloquially known ...
by 45609
Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Getting the wheels on square!
Replies: 51
Views: 11245

Re: Getting the wheels on square!

Davis, yes, I realised that when re-reading a few bits again, apologies. I doubt that the bearings are made deliberately undersize. Over the years I've had plenty that have been too loose on axles. These get binned. What I do see a lot of is burrs and hanging swarf on the bore edges of bearing. A qu...
by 45609
Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Getting the wheels on square!
Replies: 51
Views: 11245

Re: Getting the wheels on square!

Julian, yours is a parallel hand reamer. As Jol points out the way to identify them is whether it has a plain or square ended shank. Plain shank = machine reamer. Square shank = hand reamer so that you can turn it with a tapping wrench by hand. The parallel hand reamer will have a slight taper over ...
by 45609
Mon May 16, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: centre and spotting drills
Replies: 9
Views: 2445

Re: centre and spotting drills

It is worth reading this as I don't think anyone has understood the purpose of a spotting drill yet.

When to use a spotting drill

In short do not use a 90 degree spot drill with a 118 degree angle drill. Use a 120 degree.

Morgan
by 45609
Sun May 15, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: centre and spotting drills
Replies: 9
Views: 2445

Re: centre and spotting drills

Drill Services - Horley

Centre and Spotting Drills

You'll find smaller than BS1 pilot diameter here but at a price.
by 45609
Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Paul Townsend
Topic: Highbridge reborn
Replies: 14
Views: 2967

Re: Highbridge reborn

That's what we in the know call a "Bastard" file. For quick removal of irritating bores...sorry....burrs. ;)
by 45609
Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?
Replies: 79
Views: 12599

Re: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?

I guess it's over now to the original poster, who has the opportunity to expound in more detail how these savings may be achieved, for all our benefit? That was the point of the original post, presumably? I wouldn't put money on that Steve. Seems more like a case of sour grapes to me. In complete a...
by 45609
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?
Replies: 79
Views: 12599

Re: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?

The price of the wagon kit that seems to be being discussed it £38. Like it or lump it! If you haven't approached the vendor privately to discuss the economics of a bulk purchase the chances of you getting one now have, most likely, been knackered.

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