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by the fatadder
Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Job lot of P4 vehicleson Ebay?
Replies: 14
Views: 3662

Re: Job lot of P4 vehicleson Ebay?

Was hoping it would escape notice.....
I was thinking of bidding (and the selling on the portiscaps!)
by the fatadder
Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Sub 4ft radius curves
Replies: 21
Views: 5509

Re: Sub 4ft radius curves

Thanks for the advice, I will take that into consideration when i get on with my conversions. I think I will look at building the layout with a double track curve in this case with the outer track being 3ft 6 and the inner slightly less Will find time somehow post arrival, at any rate she can nap in...
by the fatadder
Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Sub 4ft radius curves
Replies: 21
Views: 5509

Sub 4ft radius curves

With my first child being expected in January, my layouts current location has become unavailable. As a result I have spent the last couple of weekends insulating and putting up plasterboard to convert the garage into a new home for the layout. As a result I now have a fair bit more space to play wi...
by the fatadder
Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:21 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Avonside Chassis Clamps
Replies: 11
Views: 4296

Re: Avonside Chassis Clamps

I have no experence of the full version,
But I have the knocked down version you mention and find it very good.

The only issue I found with it was the metal base absorbing heat. In the end I bought some of the material used on the full version, (the name escapes me), and fixing that to the base.
by the fatadder
Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 43xx Chassis Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 6366

Re: 43xx Chassis Advice

I've used a high level gear box and a 14mm mashima in mine It's currently sat on the workbench while I sort out the rods, but will try and remember what I've used. Motor sits fully in the firebox. Would suggest adding a new lower boiler section, to fill the gap where the mainline/ bachmann motor sat...
by the fatadder
Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 89717

Re: Scaleforum 2013

Really good show, well worth the 2 hour drive. Layouts were impressive as ever, and the trade had almost everything I needed. The scrum on the second hand stall remains one of the worst I've seen (though worth it for the bargains, getting home to find a wagon kit had wheels and buffers worth the pri...
by the fatadder
Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:29 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 89717

Re: Scaleforum 2013

Almost ready for the off
Just need to remember where my ticket and membership card were put...
Looking forward to getting to a show for once!
by the fatadder
Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Trackbuilding questions
Replies: 12
Views: 4689

Trackbuilding questions

Having finally finished the baseboards for the new layout, its time to start work on the track. On my last layout the track was all built from exactoscale kits, however this time I am thinking about building myself. I have 4 points to build, a B6 crossover, another B6 and an A6. I see that C&L l...
by the fatadder
Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: ultrascale conversion kit for the Dapol Western?
Replies: 58
Views: 15733

Re: ultrascale conversion kit for the Dapol Western?

Chaps Does anyone know if the axles are the same for the Bachman Western as for the Dapol? If they are I am interested in three sets. Regards, CHRIS Based on what Dapol have done on their releases so far, I doubt it will be the same 2mm axle diameter that Heljan used on their western. Though if it ...
by the fatadder
Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann 4575 conversion
Replies: 0
Views: 1423

Bachmann 4575 conversion

I am still a little undecided as to how I am going to prepare the 3 45xx for the layout, so far I have one which is getting an etched chassis and the other (and the focus of this thread) is keeping the standard Bachmann chassis After stripping down the model, it was fitted with new frames cut from p...
by the fatadder
Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: New High Level components for 3mm axles
Replies: 1
Views: 1333

Re: New High Level components for 3mm axles

Fantastic news
I will be ordering a set shortly to use with the collett goods chassis I bought from you at scalefourm and a set of 3mm axle ultrascales
by the fatadder
Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Clearances on lead axel
Replies: 10
Views: 4128

Re: Clearances on lead axel

Thanks for the responses Unfortunately BT have somehow managed to kill my home internet (and won’t be fixing it until Friday at the earliest) so until then I am unable to upload a photo of the problem area. After looking again at the loco last night, I think I have worked out what needs to be done. ...
by the fatadder
Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Clearances on lead axel
Replies: 10
Views: 4128

Clearances on lead axel

Having just revived a delivery of Gibson wheels I am finally trying to get my Mitchell mogul working I am having real issues getting the lead axel conected to the con rod with sufficient clearance So far I have tried removing the bush and using the nut so the raised bit is recessed into the wheel bu...
by the fatadder
Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Kites Croft
Replies: 17
Views: 8362

Re: Draycott Plus

Thanks for the pointer, though again it looks a bit to uniform for what I am trying to achieve.

This photo (Creative common licence via Wikipedia) shows the desired effect
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by the fatadder
Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Kites Croft
Replies: 17
Views: 8362

Re: Draycott Plus

Thanks to Martin's advice, I now have the templates for the point work printed off. Once I make a decision on the point construction method, I can get started building them off baseboard. I have also made much more progress on the good shed, the basic structure formed from a mix of 80 and 60 thou pl...
by the fatadder
Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Kites Croft
Replies: 17
Views: 8362

Re: Draycott Plus

Thanks Martin,

I will give that a go in the morning.
by the fatadder
Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Kites Croft
Replies: 17
Views: 8362

Re: Draycott Plus

I have now sourced the foam for the baseboards, which has resulted in the need to reduce the length slightly, while adding 100mm to the width (in order that each baseboard matches the dimensions of the foam board. I have yet to find a local (to Berkeley) suppler of decent quality 5mm ply, so have ye...
by the fatadder
Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Kites Croft
Replies: 17
Views: 8362

Re: Draycott Plus

A little more design work, The basic outline of the station building (following the branch's standard operating procedure of being over the top in size for the station it serves.) The model is based on that of Axebridge, shrank by a reasonable amount to get a better fit with the layout. The signal b...
by the fatadder
Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Kites Croft
Replies: 17
Views: 8362

Kites Croft

I am currently working towards building the stock for a large continuous run layout aiming for an accurate model of Cheddar set in 1947/48. However before work can start on construction, I need to prepare the garage (which the layout is going to have to share with the Spitfire). Given the cost invol...
by the fatadder
Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Hornblocks for 3mm axels
Replies: 7
Views: 2511

Re: Hornblocks for 3mm axels

Of course
Once c&l say that they are up and running I will get some ordered

Are they much different to use than the high level ones the chassis comes with?
by the fatadder
Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Hornblocks for 3mm axels
Replies: 7
Views: 2511

Re: Hornblocks for 3mm axels

I could only see imperial dimensions on exactoscales website,
Will give c&l a call next month post takeover and hopefully sort some out.

I picked up a cheap set of ultrascales for a bachmann 2251, which hopefully will now get used in my high level chassis
by the fatadder
Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Hornblocks for 3mm axels
Replies: 7
Views: 2511

Hornblocks for 3mm axels

I have recently bought a few sets of 3 mm diameter axels to get some rtr chassis running in p4 However in the long run my intention is to replace with etched chassis I would like to know if anyone sells a hornblock which is compatable with 3mm diameter axels so that when I do replace the chassis I c...
by the fatadder
Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann 46 to P4 using Ultrascale conversion
Replies: 59
Views: 18946

Re: Bachmann 46 to P4 using Ultrascale conversion

Very strange, I have an Ultrascale fitted peak, and my old layout had some pretty lousy track work. Yet the peak was one of the more reliable runners (it could also handle the mk1 DRAG test track at high speed and that had some truly awful trackwork!) However Bachmanns quality control in the chassis...
by the fatadder
Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Steam loco wheels - assorted questions
Replies: 13
Views: 4931

Re: Steam loco wheels - assorted questions

Thanks for all the advice, I'm currently working away from home but will have a proper look at the loco when I get back and work accordingly I think for the remainder of my 4500/4575 (2 more) I will go straight for etched replacement chassis and save the work! I'm just determined to make this one wo...
by the fatadder
Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Steam loco wheels - assorted questions
Replies: 13
Views: 4931

Re: Steam loco wheels - assorted questions

Fill the crank pin holes with Devcon plastic steel (takes ages to go off, at least 24 hrs if not more) and re-drill is your best bet, personally I'd replace the wheel set though. A tip I had for drilling Gibson wheels was to use the long crank pin bushes as a guide for the drill, increasing the len...

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