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by Enigma
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 106
Views: 3871

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: 106
Views: 3871

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: 106
Views: 3871

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: 643

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
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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: 5192

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: 106
Views: 3871

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: 106
Views: 3871

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: 1479

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: 1126

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: 849

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: 1167

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: 1268

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...
by Enigma
Fri May 15, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: SCALEFORUM 1998
Replies: 2
Views: 619

Re: SCALEFORUM 1998

Thanks again Danny. It was 1998 after all. However, it's rather disconcerting to hear one's younger self - and to see and remember the youthful expression and copious amounts of ginger hair!

The layout looked pretty good as well................
by Enigma
Thu May 07, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Cutting and Filing Tiny Lengths of Rod and Tube
Replies: 15
Views: 1551

Re: Cutting and Filing Tiny Lengths of Rod and Tube

I cut using a pin vice with just over the amount I want sticking out of the jaws. I hold the pin vice in the big vice and rotate it slowly as I cut. If its tube I place a small drill 'up the hole' and this stops the part flying off and the saw blade just rotates the drill. Rod is a bit more tricky a...
by Enigma
Thu May 07, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Mysterious pyramid
Replies: 6
Views: 623

Re: Mysterious pyramid

The tomb of Peforia, the Egyptian Goddess of tracklaying?
by Enigma
Tue May 05, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: SCALEFORUM 1996
Replies: 7
Views: 806

Re: SCALEFORUM 1996

Again thanks for this. I remember it well! Old friends featured and I've also found me! In a background shot complete with an abundance of ginger hair, large lensed gold rimmed glasses, ginger moustache - and a shirt that I'm sure may well still be in a drawer somewhere................. :)
by Enigma
Tue May 05, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: SCALEFORUM 1997
Replies: 7
Views: 919

Re: SCALEFORUM 1997

Thanks for posting this. Sadly some of our old friends featured are no longer with us so it is nice to see them 'in action' so to speak. Are any other years available? I'd like to see my old 'Lower Pandy' layout featured as I remember it being filmed - but can't remember which year! Edit - just foun...
by Enigma
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: class 15xx pannier tank (with a bit of 97xx thrown in)
Replies: 86
Views: 23592

Re: class 15xx pannier tank (with a bit of 97xx thrown in)

Potentially useful to the industrialists amongst us too. Having a foot in both camps (ie industrials and BR (W) I too could be tempted but I already have to many kits to be able to complete in my lifetime!
by Enigma
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Rigid Chassis Locos?
Replies: 70
Views: 4565

Re: Rigid Chassis Locos?

Lima chassis might have been a mechanical abomination but my memory of them from a very long time ago was that they would pick-up power and start more reliably than anything else available at the time. There was method in their madness somewhere.... They did seem to have a fair few cable runs insid...
by Enigma
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Rigid Chassis Locos?
Replies: 70
Views: 4565

Re: Rigid Chassis Locos?

I once converted a Lima 08 simply by pushing the wheels out on the axles and skimming the back of the wheel so that the depth of the flange approximated the one on a P4 wheel, A wipe with a file on the edge of the flange as it was spinning in the lathe - and they ran fine. However, the mechanical ab...
by Enigma
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Rigid Chassis Locos?
Replies: 70
Views: 4565

Re: Rigid Chassis Locos?

The late Roy Jackson wasn't a believer in 'flexible' chassis either and his locos ran on 'Retford' faultlessly. I remember him saying that he did try compensation at least once, possibly more, but he wasn't convinced by it. But then both Roy and Tony model in EM and OO which could make a difference ...
by Enigma
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies
Replies: 25
Views: 6054

Re: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies

iak wrote:Take it easy David, just keep the medicinal beverages handy... :thumb

If all else fails you can always wash your hands in them - although I'd rather take them internally and hope the alcohol will seep outwards.............
by Enigma
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Rigid Chassis Locos?
Replies: 70
Views: 4565

Re: Rigid Chassis Locos?

Hi Jon. My thoughts are similar to Tim and Philip. If building a kit or scratch-built chassis I always include some form of compensation. For the extra work involved, the results are worth it. If converting an RTR item, the option of swapping wheel sets is worth trying for quickness. I have been kn...
by Enigma
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: andrewnummelin
Topic: 0-4-0STs
Replies: 10
Views: 2234

Re: 0-4-0STs

My take on simple compensation 0-4-0 chassis (or even 0-6-0) with a 'fixed' but removable axle. The axle hole is reamed to a good fit for a top-hat bush. The hole is extended downwards to become a slot taking care to make it just wide enough to slide in the bush. A length of small bore brass tube is...
by Enigma
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: andrewnummelin
Topic: 0-4-0STs
Replies: 10
Views: 2234

Re: 0-4-0STs

Many thanks Andrew, a very interesting idea. I've always thought that milling with a 1mm cutter could be a bit fraught! Plenty of light cuts I suppose.

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