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by Enigma
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Rt models hudson vee tipper compensation ?
Replies: 14
Views: 429

Re: Rt models hudson vee tipper compensation ?

Er, you can ask - but I probably won't remember! I'll have a look through my stack of 'used' instruction sheets, there may be a clue there. It's probably one of Chris's more recemt productions going by the grub screw gear fixing. Glad to hear the thread may be of use to you. EDIT - I think it is a L...
by Enigma
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Rt models hudson vee tipper compensation ?
Replies: 14
Views: 429

Re: Rt models hudson vee tipper compensation ?

Got a Mercian Barclay on the bench? This MAY help you in a small way - https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/153476-barclay-0-6-0-diesel-shunter/ Regarding your initial enquiry, I would think, as others have stated, that a short wheelbase vehicle, built well, should work fine and will b...
by Enigma
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2021
Replies: 16
Views: 1230

Re: Scaleforum 2021

Takes me back 50+ years! Very close to where my digs were when I was at HW Tech. Very close to the M40 and appears to have plenty of parking. Lets just hope we're Covid free by then!
by Enigma
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Sand pipes for removeable wheelsets
Replies: 9
Views: 403

Re: Sand pipes for removeable wheelsets

Sand pipes are generally the last thing I fit and I try to have a reasonable interference fit so that they can swivel if necessary. Very rarely need to remove wheels once the chassis is up and running satisfactorily.
by Enigma
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: ModelMaster Jackson Evans
Replies: 7
Views: 656

Re: ModelMaster Jackson Evans

So he's definite that he will get in then? And which election is this? Not aware of any general or by-elections in the offing.
by Enigma
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?
Replies: 55
Views: 2434

Re: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?

I'm interested. Side note, I saw an article somewhere. The author made a form tool by turning a disk, then cutting a notch in (with suitable rake). My point is, that tool was able to be resharpened many times. Not sure of the design being contemplated, and I'll buy it either way, just offering a co...
by Enigma
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: 321 (or is it 123?) Blocks
Replies: 3
Views: 487

321 (or is it 123?) Blocks

On a recent thread on RMWeb the subject of these blocks came up - and I have to say I had never heard of them. So I Googled and found lots for sale on Amazon (other sources are available) at a variety of prices from quite inexpensive (what's the catch?) to rather expensive - but they all look the sa...
by Enigma
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: best33
Topic: High Level Fowler.
Replies: 8
Views: 461

Re: High Level Fowler.

Yes, very nicely done - and almost in my industrial diesel 'corporate blue'!

I must admit I rather fancy getting one - but my 'to do' list is already far to long!
by Enigma
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Which 3-link coupling? Please show your favourites
Replies: 21
Views: 2084

Re: Which 3-link coupling? Please show your favourites

I've standardised on Smiths as well for the same reason that they are easy to use and easy to see. I've got many wagons built many years ago when my eyes were still focussing naturally close up with small 'scale' hooks - and I have difficulty these days using them. If the Smiths do look overscale th...
by Enigma
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Phoenix Paints
Replies: 26
Views: 2838

Re: Phoenix Paints

I know this is not a 'Sharman Wheels' thread - but it's the latest one discussing them. I've just bought some wheels for a Dean Goods from AG. The 'project box' (ie box of assorted) bits I had contained, along with the Mainline body and some Mallard (I think) etched chassis parts, some Sharman wheel...
by Enigma
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: GWR Autocoach control gear
Replies: 16
Views: 1497

Re: GWR Autocoach control gear

In case anyone is not familiar with what the inside controls in the coach driving cab look like here are a couple of shots of the autocoach on the Dean Forest railway taken a few years ago. (I doubt the fire extinguisher is original!) AutotrainControls.1A.jpg AutotrainControls.2A.jpg One of these da...
by Enigma
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Phoenix Paints
Replies: 26
Views: 2838

Re: Phoenix Paints

Ref. Sharman Wheels. They're just selling off the remaining stock. Once they're gone, they're gone. I had the last BR 9F wheels. It therefore seems odd that they have catalogued what seems to be most, if not all, of the range, including quite a few that I haven't been able to buy for years. But hav...
by Enigma
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Best Glue for the job!
Replies: 29
Views: 2741

Re: Best Glue for the job!

Hmm, 5 minute epoxy. My experience is that it is a little better than useless. Mind you, I suppose I've only used 2 varieties, the first being a 'pound store' variety that I was given and the second the Deluxe Materials one. Neither really 'went off' in use and the DL Mats one completely failed to h...
by Enigma
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 108
Views: 8213

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

I promised some photos of my effort at the chassis etc. and here they are. I hope they're of use to you but of course you don't have to copy me! It looks like you use a tab arrangement to secure the front end of the chassis? Yes, there are a couple of lumps of (I think) 60thou square Evergreen behi...
by Enigma
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 108
Views: 8213

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

Forgot to add a photo of the whole loco so here it is. 14xx Built.1.A.jpg 14xx Built.2.A.jpg The eagle eyed will notice that I still have to fit a load of coal, sand pipes and a better set of rear lamp brackets but as it will probably only run chimney first with an auto-trailer I'm not to bothered a...
by Enigma
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 108
Views: 8213

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

I promised some photos of my effort at the chassis etc. and here they are. I hope they're of use to you but of course you don't have to copy me! First my method of attaching pickups for the rear drivers and trailing wheels. I attached (ie glued) a shortened copperclad sleeper across the top of the c...
by Enigma
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Nu Cas/Ks t reintroductions
Replies: 4
Views: 980

Re: Nu Cas/Ks t reintroductions

And I've recently finished the Sentinel loco - but using an adapted High Level etch rather than a Spud.

Sentinel Finished.A.jpg
Sentinel Finished.A.jpg (355.17 KiB) Viewed 601 times


Full details of the build here -

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index ... -sentinel/
by Enigma
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 7410

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread

I sat down this lunchtime with a brew (tea naturally) and read Snooze 217 again and saw the Challenge short article. This set me thinking (dangerous activity) that I had completed a few models over the course of the SI period, the main one being a South East Finecast/Branchlines Sentinel (or SentinA...
by Enigma
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 108
Views: 8213

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

How are you going to fit the pickups Paul? I fitted a pair over the rear drivers and trailing wheels soldered as one length each side to a strip of copper clad sleeper glued onto the top of the chassis, and a pair from below at the front. The design of the chassis doesn't make it easy as Chris has d...
by Enigma
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 108
Views: 8213

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

I wasn't to happy with the MT smokebox door either, it just didn't look right in some way - but as I didn't have another alternative to hand I still used it. One I did many years ago used an Airfix Prairie (plastic kit) door which I recollect looked a lot better than the one fitted. On the one done ...
by Enigma
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Wormdrive sleeves
Replies: 19
Views: 2228

Re: Wormdrive sleeves

Surely a shaft at .0307 in a hole at .0312 with a dribble of loctite would self centre ? On a good day, with a following wind perhaps. Sod's Law says it won't. :( Given that total failure gives an off centre error of .0025, is that sufficient for to us to care? Certainly no worse (and probably a lo...
by Enigma
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Q: GWR 48xx lamp irons
Replies: 21
Views: 1878

Re: Q: GWR 48xx lamp irons

Toolbox position on the splashers seems to vary as well. I used the Airfix body on mine, the one I've numbered it as had the splashers in a different position to the Airfix ones - but I decided that it was an awful lot of trouble to try and change them. If you don't tell anyone they're wrong then I ...
by Enigma
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Alan Gibson crankpin nuts
Replies: 20
Views: 1446

Re: Alan Gibson crankpin nuts

I use the pin chuck method or occasionally a toothpick, slightly blunted, with a dried out bit of Evostick on the end, sufficiently sticky enough to hold it through the hole while starting the thread. I don't tighten the nuts fully as I find that this locks the bush to tightly. I allow a (very small...
by Enigma
Wed May 27, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Andy W
Topic: M.R. 0-4-0T 0F
Replies: 10
Views: 2368

Re: M.R. 0-4-0T 0F

Mmmm, I rather like that. Might have a word with Brassmasters as/when/if (delete as applicable) I see them again at a show.

It would look great in my standard corporate steam engine green....................... :twisted:

Very nicely built. What wheels did you use?
by Enigma
Wed May 20, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Andy W
Topic: GWR query
Replies: 18
Views: 1884

Re: GWR query

As the lines are inside a panel can’t you use a wash and the capillary effect to get the result you want easily? I understand the use of a wash to fill the panel (I've seen the YouTube video), but how does that help with the line inside the panel? Didn't Jim Whittaker use lots of very thin coats of...

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