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by triumph3
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: barrowroad
Topic: Bachmann 1P Johnson 0-4-4T 58072
Replies: 17
Views: 676

Re: Bachmann 1P Johnson 0-4-4T 58072

Robin, Excellent work and shows the benefits of converting RTR locos. I can confirm that reaming out the bearings from 3mm to 1/8” should be done very carefully and slowly as when I converted a Bachmann Coal Tank I managed to destroy one of the bearings. Part of the problem was griping the bearing t...
by triumph3
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: barrowroad
Topic: DJH Crab 42778 passing Barrow Road
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Re: DJH Crab 42778 passing Barrow Road

Morgan,
Re the tender, I don’t know as it was built by John Brighton at least 25 years ago!

Re the sound chip, it has a number of stored sounds including whistles, and chuffs. I have attached the list of what is on the chip.
by triumph3
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: barrowroad
Topic: DJH Crab 42778 passing Barrow Road
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Re: DJH Crab 42778 passing Barrow Road

The chip also caters for 3 cylinder and articulated locos.
It’s excellent and good value.

David
by triumph3
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: barrowroad
Topic: DJH Crab 42778 passing Barrow Road
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Re: DJH Crab 42778 passing Barrow Road

Robin, that looks really good and sounds good as well.

The sound chip is an American one, Soundtraxx Eco 100 for U.K. steam. Costs around £80.00. I buy mine from Coastal DCC. I have them fitted to most of my big locos.

David
by triumph3
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 518
Views: 109280

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Having visited Tony ( socially distanced) on Friday I was very impressed with the scale of the layout that he is building. It’s one thing to see a track plan, but to see it in the flesh makes you realise how big it is. The layout is larger than most clubs or groups would attempt to build, so Tony de...
by triumph3
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109
Replies: 170
Views: 22278

Re: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109

Chaps,
Here is a photo of the rocking lever. Its from my book on the Rebuilt Class 7s, Crowood Press.


David
by triumph3
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109
Replies: 170
Views: 22278

Re: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109

Chaps, you need photos of the other side of the loco! The the operating lever for the rocking ash pan is on the Drivers side only ( on the left looking forward) Remember not all re built Scots had the fitment, as it was part of the boiler a loco could have it in one period but loose it after a boile...
by triumph3
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109
Replies: 170
Views: 22278

Re: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109

Dave, I will check on my photos to see if all rebuilt Scots had hopper doors.

David
by triumph3
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Caution: Testors vs POWsides
Replies: 5
Views: 1137

Re: Caution: Testors vs POWsides

I would never spray direct from the can, I would spray into a jar and then thin it and spray through an airbrush. Gives more control.

David
by triumph3
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?
Replies: 70
Views: 7513

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

Put me down for one as well.

David Clarke
by triumph3
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109
Replies: 170
Views: 22278

Re: Future Project?

Dave, I know you have fitted an inside crank to your West Country many years ago, but the only loco I can think of on your “to finish” list is the L&Y 0-6-0 goods.

Are you going to silver solder this crank?

David
by triumph3
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 40336

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

Dave, excellent work. Presumably you are doing the weathering of the chassis and then I can paint, line and weather the loco and tender.

We can meet up for a handover of the loco.

David
by triumph3
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: barrowroad
Topic: Proscale Princess built by Alan Sibley
Replies: 3
Views: 1076

Re: Proscale Princess built by Alan Sibley

Robin, Excellent, bits fell of even when it was in its box, one of the outside steam pipes was in the bottom of the box when I opened it! It’s not been run in at least 15 years, so it’s really good to see it running well. You just need to put a special train headboard on the front, prototype for eve...
by triumph3
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 40336

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

When we produced these large LMS kits they were brass but later ones we did in Nickel solver as it solders much better. However the cost of N/S continued to increase so we reverted to Brass. The 3 different overlays enabled us to offer the 3 variants as simply as possible. The tender chassis suspens...
by triumph3
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: barrowroad
Topic: Bachmann Patriot 45504 Royal Signals
Replies: 6
Views: 1129

Re: Bachmann Patriot 45504 Royal Signals

Ralph,
For my next visit to Slattocks with NAG I can bring 2 Bachmann Jubilees and a Bachmann Patriot to show you how good they can be.

David
by triumph3
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: barrowroad
Topic: Bachmann Patriot 45504 Royal Signals
Replies: 6
Views: 1129

Re: Bachmann Patriot 45504 Royal Signals

Robin,
Excellent work and further proof that a straight conversion can work in P4 and haul a decent load ( in this case 8 coaches).

David
by triumph3
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Ralph's workbench
Replies: 57
Views: 9032

Re: Ralph's workbench

Excellent work Ralph. Have you thought about selling your jig for putting wheels on square? Colin Wrangles is sadly missed, but I have one of his locos, a conversion of a Hornby B5 which I have now renumbered and fitted a double chimney and DCC decoder. When we next visit Slattocks I will bring it a...
by triumph3
Mon May 18, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: barrowroad
Topic: Another Bachmann Jubilee Converted to P4
Replies: 7
Views: 1337

Re: Another Bachmann Jubilee Converted to P4

Robin, Excellent work, runs well with a decent load. I just need to weather it when I get it back. This again reinforces how good RTR chassis are these days. When we next visit we can populate the shed yard with a decent number of appropriate ( Eire, Hong Kong, Bengal, Kempenfelt) Jubilees. Hong Kon...
by triumph3
Thu May 14, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: P4 Refresh - Hi
Replies: 20
Views: 3139

Re: P4 Refresh - Hi

Lead times from Ultrascale seem variable, I ordered a axle of drivers for an 8F ( one set damaged) and I have had them in less than 3 months!
So my advice, just go ahead and order!

David
by triumph3
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 518
Views: 109280

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

This is an excellent series, can I suggest that this is incorporated into the Scalefour Society Manual?

David
by triumph3
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 40336

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

Dave, good to see that the UHU disaster has not put you of completing the loco. I have always been dubious when using solvent based glues to glue in weights. I had a disaster a long time ago when I glued lead weights into a box van and put the roof straight on, the solvent evaporating caused the roo...
by triumph3
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: barrowroad
Topic: The Shed Foreman's Office
Replies: 5
Views: 1013

Re: The Shed Foreman's Office

Lovely job.
What colour did you paint the main body of the hut?

David
by triumph3
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Rigid Chassis Locos?
Replies: 70
Views: 9590

Re: Rigid Chassis Locos?

I think the key point here is that the majority of recent RTR are not “rigid” as there is a degree of movement in the axles. Bachman’s recent Coal Tank even has seperate axleboxes. All the RTR conversions I have done have some degree of movement in the axles, some would say “ slop” but it works. David
by triumph3
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Rigid Chassis Locos?
Replies: 70
Views: 9590

Re: Rigid Chassis Locos?

A couple of photos of my RTR conversions.
by triumph3
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Rigid Chassis Locos?
Replies: 70
Views: 9590

Re: Rigid Chassis Locos?

I forgot to say that whilst the loco chassis are cabable of a straight conversion this does not apply to tenders. None of my loco conversions which had tenders would run, so the tenders all have either Lanarkshire Models or High Level tender chassis, the High Level one is for a GW tender. I know Rob...

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