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by High Level Kits
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Coreless Motor Database
Replies: 15
Views: 1659

Re: Coreless Motor Database

Chris My best controller for coreless motors is a Kent Panel Controls model KFS. This can be operated with feedback switch on, or switched off for coreless motors. I have locos fitted with the various sizes of motors previously available, including the 1219. Unfortunately these controllers are not ...
by High Level Kits
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Coreless Motor Database
Replies: 15
Views: 1659

Re: Coreless Motor Database

Thanks for all the input up to now. I'm not chipping in much because I'm still gathering info. One question on my mind is ‘are there any differnces between the way various makes/models coreless motors react to the controllers. It would be convenient be able to say, ‘if it works with an RG4 then you ...
by High Level Kits
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Coreless Motor Database
Replies: 15
Views: 1659

Re: Coreless Motor Database

Philip, thanks for getting the ball rolling.

Do you know of the ones you've listed, which are feedback type?...

Chris.
by High Level Kits
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Coreless Motor Database
Replies: 15
Views: 1659

Re: Coreless Motor Database

Thanks,

The database, if I can get sufficient info, I had hoped would be a simple affair, maybe two lists, one for controllers that work with coreless and one for those that don't.

So, Modelex goes in the yes colum and but AMR works with some, but not all?...
by High Level Kits
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Coreless Motor Database
Replies: 15
Views: 1659

Coreless Motor Database

High level are now selling two sizes of coreless motors, made to our own specification and suitable for use in 4mm scale locos. We may expand this range with additional sizes for larger locos... There’s some talk about some coreless motors not behaving very well with certain controllers, in particul...
by High Level Kits
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: High Level Barclay Chassis
Replies: 2
Views: 676

High Level Barclay Chassis

A disassembled 14 inch Barclay is now on the bench in the High Level lab. A chassis for this is going to be quite a challenge. At this stage, it’s looking like the brakes, springs and cylinder/Slidebar assemble from the RTR model will be reused. The mech is not so much of a problem, but locating the...
by High Level Kits
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: High Level Mail order and stock
Replies: 10
Views: 1632

Re: High Level Mail order and stock

Message to anyone with an order already with High Level, or thinking of placing one over the next few weeks: We are working our way through the current pile – people are obviously laying down stocks to take them over the lockdown – and will try and keep mail order going as long as it’s feasible. The...
by High Level Kits
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: High Level Mail order and stock
Replies: 10
Views: 1632

Re: High Level Mail order and stock

You keep up the good work too Flymo. Every so often, someone mentions how unimportant model railways are in relation to big stuff that goes on in the real world. In this instance however, our hobbies and interests become hugely significant, taking attention away from things for a while, helping to p...
by High Level Kits
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: High Level Mail order and stock
Replies: 10
Views: 1632

High Level Mail order and stock

Spring is usually a busy time, kicking off with Scalefour North, then York, EM and Railex, so we were well stocked in anticipation and now only waiting for RR+ etches, which are expected this week. Motors we have are: new iron core 1215 and 20s (very similar to Canons) 1420/24/26/28s New coreless 12...
by High Level Kits
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: High Level Armstrong Whitworth D10
Replies: 2
Views: 1642

High Level Armstrong Whitworth D10

These D10 should be ready for sale sometime in the new year. We can supply a motor (1015) on request.

More details are on our website:

http://www.highlevelkits.co.uk/d10page.html
by High Level Kits
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Armstrong Whitworth Demonstrator
Replies: 3
Views: 936

Armstrong Whitworth Demonstrator

Our next 4mm scale kit will be for the Armstrong Whitworth 95hp diesel electric, built in 1932 as a demonstrator but destined to remain the only one of its type. This lightweight locomotive could be driven either from the cab or by a man standing on the running board at either side, which facilitate...
by High Level Kits
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Chassis kits for CSB
Replies: 26
Views: 4024

Re: Chassis kits for CSB

OK, I've just done a practical demonstration to reassure myself I’m not a jackass selling faulty gear. On an inverted six-coupled, I yanked the middle set of drivers up and down for their full travel. The outer wheelsets twitched very slightly, nothing more. This suggests to me that the CSB system i...
by High Level Kits
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: J50 Chassis
Replies: 8
Views: 2645

Re: Chassis kits for CSB

Here’s the latest on the CSB-only J50. I was hoping this would be the last model, but a couple of issues mean it’s likely there’ll be one more test. Differences in frame profile, siderod types and brakeshaft arrangements are covered, meaning most variants of this class can be modelled. Early type br...
by High Level Kits
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: J50 Chassis
Replies: 8
Views: 2645

Re: J50 Chassis

Hello David, In all honesty, I've not really looked at it recently because running the rest of the business is keeping me on the hop. I've located one up at Bowes Railway and they said I can crawl over it... Like a politician annoyingly changing the subject to avoid uncomfortable issues... what I wi...
by High Level Kits
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: J50 Brakes
Replies: 0
Views: 1385

J50 Brakes

I’m looking for pictures or a drawing of the early non-compensated, brakegear from J50s class - that's those with two pull rods, one at either side running behind the wheels as opposed to the single zigzagging central rod on the more complex compensated gear ? This will probably be similar to a J52 ...
by High Level Kits
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis kits for CSB
Replies: 37
Views: 5354

Re: Chassis kits for CSB

I’m hoping to have the J50 model on the stand for Scalefourum, with the production versions to follow shortly after that. It will be CSB only, with removable cosmetic springs so the wheelsets can be dropped out.

CSBs have also been incorporated into the design of the J72.
by High Level Kits
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Methods for Removable Loco Wheelsets.
Replies: 40
Views: 5906

Re: Methods for Removable Loco Wheelsets.

Interesting thread. Over the years, requests for removable wheelsets on High Level products have been second only to grubs screws on all gearboxes (now largely addressed). I think I pretty much echo Jol’s comments, probably because he’s looking at this from the perspective of a manufacturer trying t...
by High Level Kits
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: High Level 03 Chassis Build
Replies: 44
Views: 10223

Re: High Level 03 Chassis Build

I think the design of that particular wheel makes it more difficult to get concentric. The centre is a tight fit in the tyre as well as on the axle, so the plastic is forced outwards from the bore and inwards from the circumference. The thinner spokes give more than the balance weights, so the centr...
by High Level Kits
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: High Level 03 Chassis Build
Replies: 44
Views: 10223

Re: High Level 03 Chassis Build

Colin will provide replacement wheel centres on request with a SAE if you have problems. I wonder if it might be worth trying some Caley Pug centres instead - no moulded balance weigths which could cause the concentricity - and detail them yourself. You'd need to check with Colin that they'll fit th...
by High Level Kits
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: J50 Chassis
Replies: 8
Views: 2645

Re: J50 Chassis

No Paul, I've just sent off the files. I was interested in the response a kit aimed specifically at the finescale modeller would get, so posted a bit earlier than usual.

I might have something to look at for Railex but it depends how well it goes together!...
by High Level Kits
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: J50 Chassis
Replies: 8
Views: 2645

J50 Chassis

Test etches are now being produced for a replacement chassis for the Hornby J50. There are a number of frame options, and plain or fluted rods are included. Working on the assumption that all OO modellers will be happy with the model as it comes, it will be EM/P4 only and to make life easier the fra...
by High Level Kits
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: High Level Gearbox range - improvements
Replies: 10
Views: 3765

J50 Chassis

I’m designing a chassis to go under the Hornby J50 at the request of some P4 modellers. The brief is CSB suspension and removable wheelsets (in other words the springs) and the rest as per the usual High Level spec. Because this kit is aimed at a much narrower market (two P4 modellers up to now!!!) ...
by High Level Kits
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Barclay Drawings
Replies: 6
Views: 2410

Re: Barclay Drawings

Thanks, but its 14 and 16'' I'm after. I admire you for being able to get it from Glasgow though - did you hire a computer hacker or private detective?...
by High Level Kits
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Barclay Drawings
Replies: 6
Views: 2410

Re: Barclay Drawings

That's the one. It's almost impossible to find stuff!

Loving that link that takes you to the page you're already on - similar to the HMRC website.
by High Level Kits
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Barclay Drawings
Replies: 6
Views: 2410

Barclay Drawings

The Hattons' model Barclay looks superb, but the slab-sided boiler draws the eye in and I'm sure most P4 modellers would be put off by this. I hope to make a chassis for this model with the boiler dropping away with the chassis, as per my full loco kits, and may also include a lost wax crosshead (an...

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