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by Bellerophon
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Another B1 chassis
Replies: 25
Views: 2487

Re: Another B1 chassis

Mahler 10, Elgar 3, et al, all finished by others. Then again, that was post mortem, so maybe not the best option.
by Bellerophon
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Another B1 chassis
Replies: 25
Views: 2487

Re: Another B1 chassis

This is the stage I’ve reached and it’s beginning to look a bit like a B1. It does not run as well as all the others I’ve seen, so I must have made a mistake somewhere. I’ve spent ages looking but I can’t spot where the fault lies. Probably it was in setting it up from the start but messing about un...
by Bellerophon
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Another B1 chassis
Replies: 25
Views: 2487

Re: Another B1 chassis

I'm happy to say it now runs quite well. I'm sure a top class modeller wouldn't be satisfied but for me this is progress. Yes, it probably needs more fettling and it fits where it touches due to my duff technique. The motor is behaving itself very well despite the Heath-Robinson mounting and after I...
by Bellerophon
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Another B1 chassis
Replies: 25
Views: 2487

Re: Another B1 chassis

I’m guessing this is a good position to be in regarding slidebars. Seems quite parallel and front of coupling rod misses nicely. I’m still struggling with mounting the motor though. I’ve tried various ways. I presume it needs to “float” a bit or there wouldn’t be any point in springing the centre wh...
by Bellerophon
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Another B1 chassis
Replies: 25
Views: 2487

Re: Another B1 chassis

Thanks Dave,

Slogger is what you get in a bearing when it's buggered. It's something beyond clearance.

DaveB[/quote]

Oh, I'm good at buggering things up.

Howard
by Bellerophon
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Another B1 chassis
Replies: 25
Views: 2487

Re: Another B1 chassis

I did think about calling this the "Flying B1" as it nearly took off from the workbench and across the room several times! I get one thing fine, adjust another thing and then have to start all over again, which probably compromises the whole chassis. No reflection on the kit just my inexpe...
by Bellerophon
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Another B1 chassis
Replies: 25
Views: 2487

Re: Another B1 chassis

After hours of faffing and second guessing things it now runs like, well.... I've managed to wear out the grooves on the grub screw so I can't loosen/tighten the final gear. So, maybe time to call it a day.
by Bellerophon
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Another B1 chassis
Replies: 25
Views: 2487

Re: Another B1 chassis

Not perfect but a bit of progress. Weight and pick-ups to be added yet.
by Bellerophon
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann B1
Replies: 100
Views: 9180

Re: Bachmann B1

That is brilliant and definitely inspiring, thank you. Looking forward to the paint job.
by Bellerophon
Thu May 21, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Another B1 chassis
Replies: 25
Views: 2487

Re: Another B1 chassis

I thought I’d prepare the bogie and tender chassis while waiting for the Ultrascale order. I have a couple of simple questions. Please forgive the naivety. 1. Which of the two screws in the picture do I fit at the front of the chassis for the bogie? It says fit long but the one on the right seems a ...
by Bellerophon
Tue May 19, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Another B1 chassis
Replies: 25
Views: 2487

Re: Another B1 chassis

Thanks again, Dave. You've probably saved me from messing up even more (I'm sure there's bigger messes to come but the experience will be worth it, I hope!). In the meantime I'll do the Ultrascale order. So it might be a while before I pester you again.
by Bellerophon
Tue May 19, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Another B1 chassis
Replies: 25
Views: 2487

Re: Another B1 chassis

Thanks Dave, I tried both types but I'll re-check with the short ones before moving on.
by Bellerophon
Mon May 18, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Another B1 chassis
Replies: 25
Views: 2487

Another B1 chassis

Inspired and learning a lot from David Barham’s superb progress on his Dave Bradwell B1 chassis; I thought I’d also start a thread so I could get some advice and make progress my B1 chassis, without interrupting David’s thread. I’ve already received excellent help from Dave but I’m sure he’ll chip i...
by Bellerophon
Mon May 11, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Signalling for Tingley Common
Replies: 40
Views: 6116

Re: Signalling for Tingley Common

They look a little better on the layout. Not perfect but it keeps me busy.
by Bellerophon
Mon May 11, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: My plank so far...
Replies: 4
Views: 2028

Re: My plank so far...

Made a bit more progress. This was at the beginning of lockdown when I was allowed to test run the SLW class 24.
by Bellerophon
Mon May 11, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann B1
Replies: 100
Views: 9180

Re: Bachmann B1

Thank you David (and Dave) for this thread. It has given me the push I needed to get going again with my B1. Next step is the horn blocks and guides. The bit I've been putting off, so it's time to pull my finger out. 61208 was built by a friend which I'm using for reference.

Thanks
Howard
by Bellerophon
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Signalling for Tingley Common
Replies: 40
Views: 6116

Re: Signalling for Tingley Common

Thanks everyone. I'll try the following and some Vallejo and see how that goes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHQYXAPIxl0
by Bellerophon
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Signalling for Tingley Common
Replies: 40
Views: 6116

Re: Signalling for Tingley Common

Right way round now and surprisingly they work. That's a small step for a finescale modeller but it's a ruddy great leap for me! I've tried in vain to add coloured lenses to the spectacles. Any suggestions? IMG_0858a.jpg Somehow the picture goes upside down when I post on the forum. (hopefully corre...
by Bellerophon
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Signalling for Tingley Common
Replies: 40
Views: 6116

Re: Signalling for Tingley Common

I'm learning a great deal here. If I were to build again I would definitely use a single slip on the crossover but as it was my first effort I didn't want a turnout straddling a baseboard joint. I now have an exctoscale single slip in my gloat box ready to build for another time. Swapping the signal...
by Bellerophon
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Signalling for Tingley Common
Replies: 40
Views: 6116

Re: Signalling for Tingley Common

Thanks Noel. That helps a great deal. I'm amazed how complicated/intricate signalling in reality is, unlike the simple explanations you get in some modelling books. I'll re-check my small collection of GNR signal pictures. Something as simple as signal arms I've never seen mentioned in books or perh...
by Bellerophon
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Signalling for Tingley Common
Replies: 40
Views: 6116

Re: Signalling for Tingley Common

Does this help a bit?
by Bellerophon
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Signalling for Tingley Common
Replies: 40
Views: 6116

Re: Signalling for Tingley Common

Many thanks Noel. The photo is correct so that's probably my first mistake..(b....r). The diagram is the best I could do with my computer skills but I can try and add some numbers. Thanks, Howard.
by Bellerophon
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Signalling for Tingley Common
Replies: 40
Views: 6116

Signalling for Tingley Common

A friend of mine has given me suggestions for signalling arrangements on my layout. I didn't want anything over complicated as my knowledge is limited but I wanted something fairly plausible. As signal building is now in progress (as can be seen) I wondered if anyone could check out the suggested pl...
by Bellerophon
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: My plank so far...
Replies: 4
Views: 2028

My plank so far...

If only to prove to myself that I have made some progress over the last couple of years! My first effort in P4 but still a long way to go. It's all wired up for analogue but I bought an NCE Powercab and have so far chipped two locos. Probably going to be a steep learning curve. Fiddleyards/cassette ...

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