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by Serjt-Dave
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 115
Views: 28980

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

That looks excellent David, well done. Three quarters of the way though one myself and I can only hope my one will turnout half as good.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing
Replies: 26
Views: 3549

Re: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing

Great work there Pete. One day I'll get round to building my two. Looking forwards to more updates.

All Best

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 70
Views: 6660

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

Excellent work there Dave. I have a thing about well detailed cab interiors even though you can't really see any of the details once painted and the tender is coupled. But at least you know it's there.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Brassmaster 4F The journey
Replies: 17
Views: 1493

Re: Brassmaster 4F The journey

This is a image of the LRM ejector. It looks like a nice casting with little indentations for the extra pipework etc especially where the handrail locates but this is different to the 4f version.

Dave

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by Serjt-Dave
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Brassmaster 4F The journey
Replies: 17
Views: 1493

Re: Brassmaster 4F The journey

Thanks Jim I'll check. In the back of my mind though aren't LRM the ex-MayGib range? So they might be the same castings as the Gibson ones. I have a LRM Jinty and 3f so will check their ones.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Brassmaster 4F The journey
Replies: 17
Views: 1493

Re: Brassmaster 4F The journey

Not a great choice is it. LOL. As you say with the brass on at least you can solder everything but it's a bugger to drill, wheres the white metal is easier to modify but you have to glue or very carefully low melt solder. You pays ya money and takes ya choice. Good luck.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mitchell Manor
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: Mitchell Manor

Very impressive work there Mark. I don't like anything western but you can't help but be impressed with this Well done.
by Serjt-Dave
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Brassmaster 4F The journey
Replies: 17
Views: 1493

Re: Brassmaster 4F The journey

Hi Peter, yeah sorry about that. It was a cracker of a article as well. It even mentioned me dropping the top part of the ejector on the floor and running it over with my chair. LOL. Yes your right the casting are from SE Finecast and from the last century. It really let the kit down. Especially whe...
by Serjt-Dave
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Brassmaster 4F The journey
Replies: 17
Views: 1493

Re: Brassmaster 4F The journey

Thanks Peter. I spent most of the morning writing a detailed report on how I made the ejector, had almost finished when I had to pop out. When I got back the computer must of had a blip and I lost it all. So I ain't got the strength to start it again. LOL. Here's the short version. The Part count co...
by Serjt-Dave
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Brassmaster 4F The journey
Replies: 17
Views: 1493

Re: Brassmaster 4F The journey

Here's the next installment, not much to show as my bout of mega man flu knocked me somewhat. Anyway finished the ejector which I'm quite pleased with. Only used three bits from the original casting. One thing I did cock-up on, I put the lefthand side handrail on the rightside {but the wrong side if...
by Serjt-Dave
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 70
Views: 6660

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

Very neat and tidy Dave. Well done.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Finney 3500 Gallon Tender Brakes
Replies: 13
Views: 805

Re: Finney 3500 Gallon Tender Brakes

Very clean and methodical work there Mark.

All Best

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 308
Views: 49384

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Excellent work there Tony. It must be a fantastic feeling all your hard work coming to life and seeing your first train trundle across virgin tack. Happy Days.

All Best

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 1799

Re: Scalefour North 2020

As we used to say at First Great Western. Transforming Travel. Getting people off the trains and back on the roads!

Sorry you can't make it John.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: D.R.A.G. and Burns Night?
Replies: 5
Views: 674

Re: D.R.A.G. and Burns Night?

Captain Kernow wrote:
Negative on both counts, Caller.


Not much of a Burns Night then was it Captain? LOL.

I'll be having my Haggis tonight with tatties and neeps, and I'm not even Scottish!
by Serjt-Dave
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Trap points
Replies: 9
Views: 538

Re: Trap points

Hi Nberrington. I had the opposite problem. My Templot had two blades but in reality they were singles. As I'm doing a S&D layout the track would have been done/ maintained by the LSWR/ SR so yours would be the same {ish, possibly?}. Have you read through my thread on Catch Points {wrong term I ...
by Serjt-Dave
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 70
Views: 6660

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

Looking good Dave. The Brassmaster Black 5 {and the Jubilee's} are lovely kits to make {unlike their 4f which I'm making}. Following your progress with interest as I have two Black 5's to do myself. Well Done.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Brassmaster 4F The journey
Replies: 17
Views: 1493

Re: Brassmaster 4F The journey

Thank you Horsetan for pointing out my spelling mistake {which has now been corrected}. In my defense it was written whilst suffering the effects of man flu. LOL. But thank you for reading all the way through my dribbling's.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Brassmaster 4F The journey
Replies: 17
Views: 1493

Re: Brassmaster 4F The journey

Just when you thought it was safe to continue with building this 4f something comes along and bites ya! I was quite happy the the performance of the chassis and all seemed well. I was weighting up the body and giving it a test run when it started to judder and then stop. As I picked it up off the tr...
by Serjt-Dave
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: David B
Topic: Delivering the Goods
Replies: 16
Views: 6364

Re: Delivering the Goods

Yes very well done David. What I do is take a finished model put it about a mile away in a poorly light area and if it looks okay without squinting at it, it's a pass. So far I have a 100% success rate. LOL.

Looking forwards to seeing your Mink painted.

All Best

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Brassmaster 4F The journey
Replies: 17
Views: 1493

Re: Brassmaster 4F The journey

A loco is born. Chassis is now all wired up, motor and decoder fitted and tested. As always to my surprise it runs fairly well. It has to be bedded in and lubed up but I won't do the until it's repainted and the final bits are added, like the remainder of the brake gear and sand pipes. But I can now...
by Serjt-Dave
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Dorset 1937
Replies: 50
Views: 7365

Re: Dorset 1937

Excellent work there. Well Done.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Brassmaster 4F The journey
Replies: 17
Views: 1493

Brassmaster 4F The journey

Hi All. Some of you may be aware I have been locked into mortal combat with a Brassmaster 4F, for which it was getting the better of me. I've not touched it since moving into my new workshop, railway room, shed a couple of years ago. In an attempt to clear my back log of unfinished stock and the nee...
by Serjt-Dave
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Track Cleaning Wagons. The Saga!
Replies: 5
Views: 582

Re: Track Cleaning Wagons. The Saga!

Finished constructing the second Jidenco brake van and replaced the first ones card roof with a plastic one. They run quite well in fact and so after a bit of a clean up off to the paintshop. I think I'll just spray them in plain matt black. These will be the first kits that I will use Acrylic Paint...
by Serjt-Dave
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Happy Holidays
Replies: 2
Views: 459

Re: Happy Holidays

And to you as well.

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