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by MarkS
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: MarkS
Topic: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney
Replies: 40
Views: 8754

Re: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney

So after months of thinking about what I might do with this loco, I pulled out the fret saw and cut the tanks back and installed a cab interior. It was a bit like building a ship in a bottle, but it saved me from a complete re-paint. I mostly fabricated the interior from plasticard and bits, with a ...
by MarkS
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 62
Views: 3577

Re: Track cleaning

(there should be an acute accent over the 'e', but my keyboard can't do accents)


Martin, it's not your keyboard, it is which keys and what order you press them...

Press "Alt" and hold, press "e", let go of the Alt key, and press "e" again. - é
by MarkS
Wed May 22, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5978

Re: RAILEX 2019

That depends - Citroen, BMW or push bike...
by MarkS
Thu May 09, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: CCU for LMS 6-wheel Bogie
Replies: 9
Views: 777

Re: CCU for LMS 6-wheel Bogie

How about Bill Bedford, from Eileens Emporium ?

12'6 LMS 6-wheeled Bogie Frame - 4mm BBK1250-4
by MarkS
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: MarkS
Topic: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney
Replies: 40
Views: 8754

Re: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney

Hi Pete, the photo of 1272 is from "An Illustrated History of LMS Locomotives Vol. 4" - Essery & Jenkinson, so very likely the from the same source. Looking at GA it certainly gives the impression that the ashpan envelopes the brake shaft but what a pain that would be to build and main...
by MarkS
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: MarkS
Topic: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney
Replies: 40
Views: 8754

Re: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney

Hi Pete, John I get it, sometimes it can be a case of solder it on, solder it off, solder it on... repeat. The nice thing about substructures is that shortening the ash pan was easy - there was no chassis in the way. Glad the photo helped. BTW, it is of LMS 1272, which was motor fitted. Could the di...
by MarkS
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: MarkS
Topic: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney
Replies: 40
Views: 8754

Re: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney

Thank you John for the bunker configuration, Now I can finish the cab interior to a reasonable standard. I don't have Midland Engines No. 1, but I do have many photos, and three sets of drawings. What I didn't have was photos or drawings of the back of the cab! I will get to the body work later sinc...
by MarkS
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: MarkS
Topic: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney
Replies: 40
Views: 8754

Re: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney

John, you are causing me to take another look at my model, and the list of 'failing-to-live-up-to-the-chassis' grows... The interior part of the tank needs to be cut back. (in the instructions...) Replace the brake handle LHS (bloated white metal thing, gets replaced with cut back tanks) Build and a...
by MarkS
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model
Replies: 27
Views: 3262

Re: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model

Will wrote: Yes I was significantly under informed too and had never heard of them. Seems they primarily do small industrials and appear to have a significant range. Will, you took a close look at a CSP kit at Scaleforum in September... Remember this little CSB'd CSP kit? :D https://www.scalefour.or...
by MarkS
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: MarkS
Topic: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney
Replies: 40
Views: 8754

Re: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney

John, you are correct, the kit is a great "basis, but..." The tanks do have to be shortened in the cab, and the chassis instructions mention this as something to consider as you build the body. In my case I was blissfully unaware of this until I read the chassis instructions, several years...
by MarkS
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: MarkS
Topic: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney
Replies: 40
Views: 8754

Re: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney

Since my last post in November, I have not been idle, a small amount has been accomplished, however this project went on the back burner while I cleared some other distractions. The bogie was assembled and works very smoothly, and driving wheels installed. Motor and gearbox all work, and pushing the...
by MarkS
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Any Wheel and size!
Replies: 75
Views: 9329

Re: Any Wheel and size!

I stand corrected... can't wait to see your 9F with oleo pneumatic suspension! Body roll could an issue though. :?
by MarkS
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Any Wheel and size!
Replies: 75
Views: 9329

Re: Any Wheel and size!

MarkS wrote:
Nice, but where are the CSB fulcrums?



There aren't any.


Ahh, air suspension... ;)
by MarkS
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Any Wheel and size!
Replies: 75
Views: 9329

Re: Any Wheel and size!

Nice, but where are the CSB fulcrums?
by MarkS
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 162
Views: 18658

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

I now have the parts and kit to build a second B16/1 so I might 'chronicle' that build in a little more detail, on here, if anyone is interested? Yup. Please continue. No matter the experience, something useful will be passed along. It will probably be different for each of us, but it will useful...
by MarkS
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: MR Johnson 0F
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

Re: MR Johnson 0F

Maybe this will be of use?
Not a "photostat" but I assume it is for "non-commercial" use... ;)

0-4-0 - 1.jpeg

0-4-0 - 2.jpeg
by MarkS
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Scenic modules
Replies: 26
Views: 5676

Re: Scenic modules

Looking good Neil,

and you know I approve of your use of foam!
by MarkS
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: MarkS
Topic: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney
Replies: 40
Views: 8754

Re: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney

Thanks Pete, the photos help explain things. I was wondering how the top/bolster was kept in place (other than friction). As to the hornblocks, that was more impatience on my part than a design flaw, I had a lot going on in my non-modelling life so I jumped to a fast solution, without thinking it th...
by MarkS
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: MarkS
Topic: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney
Replies: 40
Views: 8754

Re: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney

I was all excited about this build, figuring that as I had already built and painted the body, it should be fairly quick... However, due to the usual summer excuses to avoid modelling, I did not do much with the kit until recently. Then, needless to say, I soon went "Off Piste"... First of...
by MarkS
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: MarkS
Topic: Coaches corner
Replies: 26
Views: 7813

Re: Coaches corner

Noel, as usual, valuable information!
Perhaps I should have said "suitable dark grey colour"? :D
I happened to use Humbrol "polished steel" to paint the grills, I figured black would not be visible.
by MarkS
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: MarkS
Topic: Coaches corner
Replies: 26
Views: 7813

Re: Coaches corner

Thank you for your kind comments! Jigs seem to be a popular so here is the jig I used to create the grills for the luggage/parcels/guards compartment. Using a razor saw, I cut parallel grooves in a piece of 1/4 inch square wood. I then pushed the rods into the grooves, then flipped over the assembly...
by MarkS
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: MarkS
Topic: Coaches corner
Replies: 26
Views: 7813

Re: Coaches corner

Postby Mark Tatlow » Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:52 pm They look very fine Mark and, but for one thing, the Mainline coach does not show its origins. With regard to the one thing, find Shawplan on the web (Brian is a society member) and you will find that they do laser cut windows for these coaches. Well, i...
by MarkS
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: How real do your photo's look?
Replies: 122
Views: 40450

Re: How real do your photo's look?

Nice! :thumb
by MarkS
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 18930

Re: Scaleforum 2018

I hope so too, I'm flying in from Toronto the day before, so might be jet-lagged!
I'll be the one looking like he needs a large coffee...
by MarkS
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 18930

Re: Scaleforum 2018

Is anyone travelling to Scaleforum from Marylebone on Saturday morning?

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