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by Winander
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: CSB for a Single Driver
Replies: 50
Views: 5171

Re: CSB for a Single Driver

Stephan.wintner wrote:It can affect traction, by helping load the axles in an optimal fashion


It is, therefore, worth doing.

I will keep you advised of progress but the parts haven't arrived yet.
by Winander
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: CSB for a Single Driver
Replies: 50
Views: 5171

Re: CSB for a Single Driver

Russ Elliot's treatise on suspension in Annex 12 (linked earlier by Will) discusses the effect of drawbar pull is that it shifts the centre of gravity. He suggests that for a tender locomotive which will invariably run with a load to the rear, the centre of gravity can be moved forward by an amount ...
by Winander
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: 3/32nd axles
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: 3/32nd axles

The Standard Highlevel Hornblock comes drilled either 2 mm, 1/8" or 3mm. You should have no problem reaming out a 2mm bearing block there would be plenty of meat left. Your comment led me to High Levels site and a discovery that the standard block does come in the three variants as you describ...
by Winander
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: 3/32nd axles
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: 3/32nd axles

Hello Keith,

Ground rod is available, but my concern is fitting bearings. I could bush the rod to fit 1/8 bearings and didn't think of this until you prompted it.

thanks
by Winander
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: 3/32nd axles
Replies: 6
Views: 257

3/32nd axles

I am about to receive wheels made for 3/32nd inch axles. I will be using CSB with High Level horn guides and bearings. They are all carrying or tender wheels so fortunately no gearboxes will be harmed. I don't believe there is sufficient metal in 2mm bearings to ream them out to 2.4mm (3/32nds) as t...
by Winander
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: J94 CSB chassis questions.
Replies: 18
Views: 764

Re: J94 CSB chassis questions.

Thanks to you both. That has clarified a few things for me, and hopefully helped Simon.
by Winander
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: J94 CSB chassis questions.
Replies: 18
Views: 764

Re: J94 CSB chassis questions.

All very helpful but to be clear, is the target deflection 0.5mm in either direction, i.e. 0.5mm up and 0.5mm down? In addition to not fixing the wire, ensure it is free to slide when deflected - for instance if you need to make slots in chassis spacers, and it has wiggle room at each end, but not s...
by Winander
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: J94 CSB chassis questions.
Replies: 18
Views: 764

Re: J94 CSB chassis questions.

Hello Sim, This is the index to Will's Buckjumper build in case you haven't found it already, you should find all you need to know https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=96&t=6934#p75311 . IIRC the bottom of the three holes causes interference, so best avoided if possible. Best wishes a...
by Winander
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Ralph's workbench
Replies: 53
Views: 7295

Re: Ralph's workbench

Hello Ralph This is really interesting. Do you shellac both side of the overlays, then pva the carcass, stick on the overlay, then pva the outside of the overlay? My assumption having only used shellac to seal knots in wood is that is would waterproof the card and any water based liquid (i.e. pva) w...
by Winander
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 69
Views: 13490

Re: Turning a chimney

These really are extremely useful demonstrations of techniques and I echo Ralph's observation and thank you for taking the considerable amount of time it must take to share them with us.

What is a swede brush, some kind of rutabaga? Maybe it is a predictive text corruption ;)?

best wishes
by Winander
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Carriage ride height and springing
Replies: 40
Views: 3278

Re: Carriage ride height and springing

David, Persistence pays, literally! An interesting and informative discussion and I imagine your satisfaction is tempered by the trials and tribulations but better for getting it 'all right'. A lovely looking model, be sure to post pictures when they're painted. I am curious about the handrail, woul...
by Winander
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?
Replies: 70
Views: 6307

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

Hello Terry,

I too would be interested.

thanks for taking this intiative.
by Winander
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Q: GWR 48xx lamp irons
Replies: 21
Views: 2482

Re: Q: GWR 48xx lamp irons

Paul,

Steve's picture from Warwickshire Railways posted on 2nd June shows the heads of a couple of rivets holding it on... ;)

all the best
Richard
by Winander
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Kyle of Lochalsh tandem turnout length and other questions
Replies: 30
Views: 2836

Re: Tandem turnout length question

Julian, I was of the same mind as you, bury it in ballast and you cannot tell, but the chairs will give it away.... I didn't find it too difficult using a rather generous pitch between sleepers. They had to do it on the real railway, so we should be able to. I would endorse Lindsay's comment on the ...
by Winander
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Kyle of Lochalsh tandem turnout length and other questions
Replies: 30
Views: 2836

Re: Tandem turnout length question

Julian, The timbering is likely to be interlaced :twisted: I'm half way through one and gave up on timber shoving in Templot (a very tedious process). I just cut 9 foot sleepers (10 inch) as I decided for the period I was modelling anything more substantial was unlikely to have been used, and fitted...
by Winander
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Spraying Lifecolor
Replies: 33
Views: 3812

Re: Spraying Lifecolor

JI can perhaps single out the Abteilung502 range as being particularly satisfactory when it comes to adhesion. Hello David, I am confused. I've looked on Abteilung502's site and they don't do powders. They do effects and weathering sets, but these appear to be oils, although it hints they are of a ...
by Winander
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Spraying Lifecolor
Replies: 33
Views: 3812

Re: Spraying Lifecolor

David Thorpe wrote: following a useful thread on RMWeb.


Can you post a link please?

best wishes,
Richard
by Winander
Fri May 29, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Paul Willis
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 160
Views: 15836

Re: Beer and Buckjumpers

Flymo,

Thaks for the explanation, I didn't realise it was a High Level kit - explains a lot :)

best wishes,
Richard
by Winander
Fri May 29, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Paul Willis
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 160
Views: 15836

Re: Beer and Buckjumpers

But in this kit, the standard 2mm (for a carrying axle) bearings won't work and you have to make your own. Thanks for the excellent tip regarding the files. Are yoiu saying the High Level Miniblox won't work http://www.highlevelkits.co.uk/minibloxpage.html ? Why is that? best wishes, Richard
by Winander
Mon May 25, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks
Replies: 184
Views: 61326

Re: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks

Mark,

A really nice feature. Are you going to paint the top of the coal stack white as I have seen LNWR stacks painted - apparently to deter theft.

best wishes,
Richard
by Winander
Sat May 23, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Layout Fiddleyard Planning - 4ft radius turnout
Replies: 38
Views: 4106

Re: Layout Fiddleyard Planning - 4ft radius turnout

Julian,

You can set the minimum radius somewhere in the menus or on the pop up panel (f1 or f2) when the turnout is the control template. This will tell you if any part of the turnout is below your set minimum.

HH
by Winander
Fri May 22, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Right Track DVD series
Replies: 18
Views: 3831

Re: Right Track DVD series

I think these are Right Track, the titles don't reflect the content.

Painting and weathering Wright/Rathbone 3hr 38min https://youtu.be/Ne0fBH6zNkQ
Loco builds Wright 5hr 38min https://youtu.be/a1DGQsXapFk
by Winander
Thu May 21, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 57
Views: 8031

Re: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build

Lindsay, Coming along nicely. Thanks for the information regarding the thickness of the frames, I gave up making some 22 thou thick as I thought it inadequate, but as you've inspired me, I'll have another go. Using address labels from the cameo is another useful tip, thanks. I tried using paper stuc...
by Winander
Wed May 20, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann B1
Replies: 100
Views: 13125

Re: Bachmann B1

Barry Luck used a similar system documented on is website http://www.lbscrmodels.co.uk/weight%20distribution.html
by Winander
Wed May 20, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Layout Fiddleyard Planning - 4ft radius turnout
Replies: 38
Views: 4106

Re: Layout Fiddleyard Planning - 4ft radius turnout

The 485mm length to a parallel track is very useful information - track how far apart? I think we are all agreed on dimensions (from Templot) of an A6 despite using different units. The track centres are standard 12" to the foot minimum for running lines, a scale 44.67mm between centre lines. ...

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