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by Knuckles
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: DJ Models 14xx on High Level chassis
Replies: 13
Views: 990

Re: DJ Models 14xx on High Level chassis

Would still be easier if things were designed to be less interlocked. Screw and lip - done.
by Knuckles
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: DJ Models 14xx on High Level chassis
Replies: 13
Views: 990

Re: DJ Models 14xx on High Level chassis

Anyone else tried this? Sort of, check out Captain Kernow's ordeal he had with the DJ 1400. On RMweb, unsure about here. ALL that just to get the damn body off. Opinions are like rear ends - everyone has one. My opinion is the design is bol%$#s. Waaay too much faffing about. Unfriendly. I recently b...
by Knuckles
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 169
Views: 17417

Re: Crab Comet conversion

:mrgreen: !
That's the one.

The ever popular ubiquitous BR Toilet livery.
by Knuckles
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 169
Views: 17417

Re: Crab Comet conversion

As I've said repeatedly I find your Crab thread and the video clips most inspiring and greatly interesting. When I'm close to completing a project I get the spur to finish it, not the other way around! :) :D In fact, once something has been hogging the desk X amount of time taking up all the room I ...
by Knuckles
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.
Replies: 60
Views: 3294

Re: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.

Well, will just add a wee post here. Converted my 1st 00 coach to P4 today. In the past I tackled a variety of wagons and they needed different methods. I model with the mindset that if a simple wheel swap does it and it doesn't fall off then it's done - leave it. If it likes to divide ballst then t...
by Knuckles
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.
Replies: 60
Views: 3294

Re: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.

Hi Knuckles , glad the radius is slightly easing and diamond simplifying. Just quickly to say, there is some mistake, I haven't made any Black 5, Will Litchfield was saying in his thread that in THEORY(!) a Black 5 would get round that curve…. I think I made the mistake mentioning you, I think it w...
by Knuckles
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds
Replies: 47
Views: 3562

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

By the way the system clock, on this website, is still set to British Summer Time, so is one hour fast!! I posted thus at 11.06!! If you click on your name at the top right of the Forum and go to the User Control Panel -> Board Preferences, you can change your time zone :) Knuckles didn't write tha...
by Knuckles
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds
Replies: 47
Views: 3562

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

Le Corbusier wrote:....[snipped text]....


Haha, key component is 'tend to often!' :mrgreen:

Amongst other things I model pre-Grouping....yet I'm only 33.
by Knuckles
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds
Replies: 47
Views: 3562

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

The A2 unless I'm mistaken. Always fancied a model of that one too. Regarding the simple technology you mentioned, they are in a way yet as time went on things seem to have become very complex towards the end. The demeaning term 'kettle' for a steam locomotive I find quite accurate and funny. It's n...
by Knuckles
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds
Replies: 47
Views: 3562

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

Wish I had something useful and constructive to say in this thread yet I don't. That said I am very much enjoying seeing your creations, some lovely work here. Inspiring stuff. ;)

Drooling over your B16, may need a rag. Then again I've always been a fan of Vincent's locomotives.
by Knuckles
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.
Replies: 60
Views: 3294

Re: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.

Hi Julian, now I'm the one apologising for the delay. I've read your two posts. Regarding EM spacers I'll consider that as a possibility. Overly large gaps between the frame edges and wheel backs are not ideal but I can live with them. The Bachmann Pannier I converted the easy way with Ultrascale wh...
by Knuckles
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout
Replies: 4
Views: 422

Re: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout

Aahhhh....recognized. I believe we recently spoke on YouTube. I'm Sparkshot there.

Looking forward to seeing this progress. :)
by Knuckles
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.
Replies: 60
Views: 3294

Re: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.

Yep, and the verdict is a solid no. I'm not sure what looos worse, those or tension locks. :? I figured out my coupling conundrum with a gool ol' bodge job (vid on an earlier page). It's just the curve issues with big locomotives that are currently taxing me. I'll reply to Julian once I get on the PC.
by Knuckles
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.
Replies: 60
Views: 3294

Re: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.

Thanks Knuckles! The moving bit you refer to is the radius rod. No problem, and cool. I have learned the names of the various rods before but keep forgetting. So many of the bloomin' things. It does look very convincing in motion, something I'd like to see modelled more. Whether I'll be a one to do...
by Knuckles
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: RTR EM Gauge Track from Peco.
Replies: 26
Views: 1370

Re: RTR EM Gauge Track from Peco.

P4 it seems to me is a state of mind ... an approach which tends towards an obsession with detail and has a focus on track and wheels. This I am aware is a personal view ... but with the finescale approach being so well represented in both EM & OO it does seem to be the point of difference. The...
by Knuckles
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: RTR EM Gauge Track from Peco.
Replies: 26
Views: 1370

Re: RTR EM Gauge Track from Peco.

I've built a handfull of P4 points, 3 standard turnouts and a single slip. That's currently it. I enjoyed it and am looking forward to starting the next P4 layout once a plan can finally be finalized. That said, if P4 Ready To Plant/Plonk turnouts end up being made and they are no more than at a max...
by Knuckles
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.
Replies: 60
Views: 3294

Re: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.

Many thanks for those extras (addressing last two posters). I wouldn't need to go as tiight as 2' so that is looking very promising indeed. There is only one reverse curve on the plan that isn't a standard crossover but not that tight. I love your Crab by the way. On a different earlier video seeing...
by Knuckles
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.
Replies: 60
Views: 3294

Re: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.

Many thanks and also to everyone who has posted so far, it helps.

I'm still a wee stuck on it all but thinking so far providing I don't do a piggy ear hole job things will be fine. Won't know fully until the loft is more finalized but then some more in depth tests can be conducted.
by Knuckles
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rixon Finescale Models
Replies: 12
Views: 1894

Re: Rixon Finescale Models

I tried respruing the baseplates and the price actually went up as I made it more compact. I'm afraid we're stuck with those prices. Being wound up by it for far too long, Shapeways' latest antics have driven me to take action. I've grabbed the ox by its horns and brought the Anycubic Photon DLP. F...
by Knuckles
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.
Replies: 60
Views: 3294

Re: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.

The big layout regardless of gauge is a 10-20 year projection and would cost a fair bit either way. I can't do exhibitions as I can only attend Sundays and buggered if a manager wants to fill a slot for only one day. Besides which I helped exhibit a layout on a Sunday once and it bored the crap out ...
by Knuckles
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.
Replies: 60
Views: 3294

Re: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.

Deep down would rather it be the other way around, have the big one as P4 so it is the main one but tight curves and other things keep swaying me to do the easier and quicker 00 option but then every time I see anything P4, my own or other wise, I wanna do it in P4 and the cycle continues. It's been...
by Knuckles
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.
Replies: 60
Views: 3294

Re: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.

Choosing gauge for this layout is killing me. You could also consider 00FS (or is it 00SF?). If you really feel that P4 will limit your aspirations for this layout, that might be the answer. DT Been considering 00-SF on and off for a long time but I have the view that if I am to put effort in track...
by Knuckles
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.
Replies: 60
Views: 3294

Re: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.

Thanks, Bob. Bogie swing etc indeed is an area I over looked initially so thanks for the reminder. I have read about P4 Black 5s and Pacifics going around sub 30" P4 curves which is why I revisited the option. I can live with cylinder cut outs as indeed I have since day 1 but the other points y...
by Knuckles
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Chairs and Rail
Replies: 50
Views: 3994

Re: Chairs and Rail

seanmcs wrote:In 2090 I bought from C & L GW.........


Don't think you did...unless you own a functioning Tardis! :mrgreen:
by Knuckles
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.
Replies: 60
Views: 3294

Re: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.

Lol, I hate the bars too, I really do. Before I saw your post I was doing this.... Video Description.... Dingham Auto Couplers - I love them. You can use them with real 3-Link, Instanter & Screw couplings with the minimal of fettling, they provide delayed uncoupling and they use the buffers to p...

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