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by 45609
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?
Replies: 55
Views: 2602

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

Hi Terry, Simple answer - Yes please Longer answer - Still yes but have you thought about (I'm sure you have) things like shank size of the tool, material (HSS or Carbide) and whether left or right hand or, put another way, flange to the left (headstock facing) or right (tailstock facing)? I guess t...
by 45609
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Demonstrations and Talks
Topic: Resistance soldering
Replies: 27
Views: 1128

Re: Resistance soldering

Hi David, As I mentioned to you in a PM. Great video and even as a seasoned RSU user I picked up a couple of tips. Ceramic tipped tweezers being the best one. Now, hopefully something I can add. Early in the video you mentioned the carbon rods to fit in the probe. My RSU is an old MMS (Mingnon Model...
by 45609
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Layouts
Topic: Obbekaer
Replies: 13
Views: 358

Re: Obbekaer

Great video Geraint. Love the whole layout and perfect commentary to draw the watcher in. 15 years very well spent by you and all that have been involved.

All the best...Morgan
by 45609
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 135
Views: 8930

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

Congratulations to all that contributed to and helped organise this virtual event. Still got lots more to look at and it even inspired me to go do some modelling late this afternoon. Will be back to view more whenever I need a fix.

Well done!

Morgan
by 45609
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 1998

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

Not sure if this is the right place to raise this but I was just having a browse through the Showcase photos. Lots of excellent models to view. However, I did notice that some of the write ups, which are very welcome, are detracting somewhat from the image of the model. Screenshot example below. Ca...
by 45609
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 1998

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

John McAleely wrote:It’s unlikely we can fix that today - it has been the focus of some effort in the run up to the show, to get it where it is now!


No worries John. I didn't expect it to be an immediate fix and it is appreciated what has been done to get things to this point.

Morgan
by 45609
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 1998

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

Hi chaps, Not sure if this is the right place to raise this but I was just having a browse through the Showcase photos. Lots of excellent models to view. However, I did notice that some of the write ups, which are very welcome, are detracting somewhat from the image of the model. Screenshot example ...
by 45609
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Layouts
Topic: Drighlington and Adwalton
Replies: 15
Views: 522

Re: Drighlington and Adwalton

Excellent video Steve. Thoroughly absorbing. Particularly liked the J39 banker dropping off the coal train.

Cheers...Morgan
by 45609
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 66
Views: 6385

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

Dave,

The fittings look the business. Are you going to do them all as castings?

Cheers...Morgan
by 45609
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 56
Views: 9324

Re: Turning a chimney

by 45609
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109
Replies: 59
Views: 5905

Re: Future Project?

Thanks for the reply Dave. I thought it looked like steel. It will certainly be very robust.

cheers...Morgan
by 45609
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109
Replies: 59
Views: 5905

Re: Future Project?

Interesting Dave. How have you made the two cranks and what are they made from?

Morgan
by 45609
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 31912

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

They do look rather fine Dave. Given that they are not supposed to be glamorous engines, I do think the Black 5s were very tidy engines. Is the coal load on your painted black 5 out of gauge? Best take my barrow to the first tight bridge it goes under! Can't help but agree with those comments. You'...
by 45609
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann B1
Replies: 100
Views: 10636

Re: Bachmann B1

Cylinders don't appear to be lined. Stratford were the only ex LNER works that habitually lined the cylinder clothing on their overhauls / repaints Great looking model David. I've always liked B1s but I have a bias. I spent a fair bit of time getting footplate rides on 1306 Mayflower as a youth vol...
by 45609
Thu May 28, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 55
Views: 4529

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Mike Garwood wrote:I must thank Morgan Gilbert for putting on the wheels....all those years ago.


Always a pleasure Mike. It was rather a long time ago. Just found this photo. From May 2014. Yes, I was surprised too. Nice result on the finished loco.

Morgan

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by 45609
Thu May 28, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 55
Views: 4529

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Probably one of these Steve...

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...comes in a red box
by 45609
Sat May 02, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 31912

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

Brilliant Dave. A great looking engine.

Cheers...Morgan
by 45609
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Collet chuck for lathe
Replies: 16
Views: 1524

Re: Collet chuck for lathe

Hi David, I'm not sure about the RandA lathe headstock either. A look here might tell you a bit about what you have if you weren't aware of the website "lathes.co.uk" http://www.lathes.co.uk/randa/ I would be surprised if there wasn't some form of morse taper in the headstock bore. Looking...
by 45609
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Collet chuck for lathe
Replies: 16
Views: 1524

Re: Collet chuck for lathe

Thanks for the correction Nigel. My mistake. I've amended my post above.

Cheers...Morgan (doesn't have a Cowell)
by 45609
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Collet chuck for lathe
Replies: 16
Views: 1524

Re: Collet chuck for lathe

I should have also said that you'll need some sort of feature on the ER shank to enable tightening of the collet nut. Flats aren't the easiest thing to get right but you did say you had a milling machine. The other option is drill a couple of equal depth blind holes 180 degrees apart (i.e. opposite ...
by 45609
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Collet chuck for lathe
Replies: 16
Views: 1524

Re: Collet chuck for lathe

Hi David, What size Morse taper do you have in your lathe headstock spindle? MT2 and MT3 is common on middle size hobbyist lathes (e.g. Myford series 10 and 7, Warco, Chester, etc...) MT1 and MT0 is smaller and less common but found on things like Sherline and Cowells lathes. You can buy a ready mad...
by 45609
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 31912

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

Hi Dave, what is the hole centre measurement for the draft screens? I might have something helpful. See image below 8E2CA34A-BCF3-4B93-ACDC-A2790B0BCE9E.jpeg I think I only have the lower type left from the batch I had etched but a couple of extra holes drilled in the cab side would sort it. I know ...
by 45609
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 66
Views: 6385

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

Hi Dave,

Looking very nice and making rapid progress too. Also thanks for the CSB info a few posts ago.

Cheers...Morgan
by 45609
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 66
Views: 6385

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

Hi Dave,

Looks good. Please would you be willing to share your CSB lateral and height positions with us? What gauge spring wire have you selected and what overall mass do you have in mind for the loco?

Cheers...Morgan
by 45609
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 31912

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

A good point Dave. Selective annealing a length of brass wire with a candle flame is a way round the problem but you have to be very quick with wires of small diameter. Also I try to put in the pipe supports like you would see on the prototype whenever possible. The obvious example being an ejector ...

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