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by Horsetan
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Bachmann Mk1 Coach Upgrade
Replies: 11
Views: 619

Re: Bachmann Mk1 Coach Upgrade

Noel wrote:....I presume that P109 is intended for a 64ft underframe? ....


It is.
by Horsetan
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Bachmann Mk1 Coach Upgrade
Replies: 11
Views: 619

Re: Bachmann Mk1 Coach Upgrade

The detail fret is P108 in the Southern Pride list. I'm not sure they were supplied with any instructions, but the fret contains, amongst other things: Door "T" handles Grab handles V-hangers for the underframe Makers' plates Pipework Rainstrips for the roof Those are the bits I can identi...
by Horsetan
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Motors for locos
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: Motors for locos

Just ring Chris at High Level and he will be able to sort you out, without the faff of going into a bidding war. No connection other than a perfectly happy customer. 0191 388 2112 (09.00 - 17.00 GMT if possible)... ...or see price list for his current range of motors . Mashima motors are no longer ...
by Horsetan
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann Std 3 82xxx 2-6-2 Tank
Replies: 49
Views: 14419

Re: Bachmann Std 3 82xxx 2-6-2 Tank

It was a very complicated box with spring strips - I used to have the instruction booklet, but looks like that's gone. The castings weren't bad, but the valve gear was very good. Ah, not the version I had. Mine definitely had the twin-beam/cradle arrangement, as also used on Kemilway's chassis for ...
by Horsetan
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Rigid Chassis Locos?
Replies: 62
Views: 2018

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 Horsetan
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann Std 3 82xxx 2-6-2 Tank
Replies: 49
Views: 14419

Re: Bachmann Std 3 82xxx 2-6-2 Tank

I built a class 3 tank from the Kemilway kit long before the Bachman one came out. The Kemilway sprung system was basically unusable, so I took the frames and made cut-outs and put standard guides and blocks in. New spacers. The Comet trucks can be used. I thought the Kemilway system was based on t...
by Horsetan
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Rigid Chassis Locos?
Replies: 62
Views: 2018

Re: Rigid Chassis Locos?

Philip Hall wrote:.... if the flange thickness was to come down a bit more, as it would do for P4, the tyre would be about 2.2mm wide, which is not excessive...


As an aside, HO-finescalers sometimes use 2.2mm-wide wheels (available from Weinert, from example) under the label "RP25-fine"
by Horsetan
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Rigid Chassis Locos?
Replies: 62
Views: 2018

Re: Rigid Chassis Locos?

247 Developments list the 'Romford P4 axle' I wonder if RP25 profile tyres would work in P4...... :o Or is that total heresy? You asked the question, I expect a full report back (and an article for the snooze). Maybe you could compare notes with Martin Goodall, he of the "EM/EMF" flange.....
by Horsetan
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: North London Group
Topic: All NLG monthly meetings suspended until further notice
Replies: 0
Views: 96

All NLG monthly meetings suspended until further notice

As per the title

Correspondence with Tony Sheffield confirms that all NLG meetings are cancelled until further notice. There will be a round-robin e-mail to this effect.
by Horsetan
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 7th Chris Kedgley Skills Day
Replies: 34
Views: 3411

Re: 7th Chris Kedgley Skills Day

mkfuzzhead wrote:I suppose many of us are thinking this..........

Is there any threat to the Skills day this Saturday given the current viral skirmishes? Cheers


This question could be applied to any of the forthcoming shows: ExpoEM, RailEx, etc
by Horsetan
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Printed wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 887

Re: Printed wheels

....Before everyone gets excited, they'd be expensive in 4mm scale. Example of a 4ft6 driver, 18mm diameter, so roughly 17mm diameter print. A 4mm wheel is, say, 2mm thick. Might get four, maybe five, to a print with a maximum print area of 43mm*43mm. Knowing the price of the 2mm prints (1.3mm thic...
by Horsetan
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Printed wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 887

Re: Printed wheels

I note that the 2mm society are producing a new style of wheel..... https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index%20...%20nt-3826793 Not Found The requested URL /community/index ... nt-3826793 was not found on this server. Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDo...
by Horsetan
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mitchell Manor
Replies: 2
Views: 627

Re: Mitchell Manor

That'll be one of the few Mitchell Manor kits that actually got sold before the artwork "disappeared".
by Horsetan
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 550
Views: 116899

Re: Brettell Road

.....The original smokebox door was too small .... The replacement door, although noticeably larger, is a little cautious and flat; you could have got away with going a bit larger still. The old Airfix body is quite tough to carve away in places, so well done on making something of the smokebox sad...
by Horsetan
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: A possible new P4 wheel source
Replies: 13
Views: 2790

Re: A possible new P4 wheel source

Proto87Stores wrote:...I assume a similar situation will arise for Q1 wheels, If it has not already done so. ...


It hasn't :roll:
by Horsetan
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: A possible new P4 wheel source
Replies: 13
Views: 2790

Re: A possible new P4 wheel source

proto87stores wrote:BFB wheels area distinct possibility. How many people would be interested in those for the various SR prototypes, pacifics, Q's etc?

Correct Q1 domed face wheel centre would help.
by Horsetan
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Finney 3500 Gallon Tender Brakes
Replies: 13
Views: 1258

Re: Finney 3500 Gallon Tender Brakes

DougN wrote:....I keep struggling with brake gear that works, (when I don't want it too!)


A slight irony in that the system described here actually makes the brakes look as though they could be made to operate....
by Horsetan
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Kitchen table P4 conversion of RTR loco wheels
Replies: 1
Views: 340

Re: Kitchen table P4 conversion of RTR loco wheels

Highly interesting. :thumb

Now that those Ultrascale tyres are available separately, it may be that your method also lends itself to converting HO RTR profiles to P87.
by Horsetan
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 121
Views: 16836

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

...As with the Jubilee, the running is excellent.To me, it looks like the eccentric rod travel is a bit too much. Can you reduce the throw of the return crank or is it fixed now?..... Hope not; both the Jubilee and the Patriot's offside return cranks are pointing in the wrong direction - makes the ...
by Horsetan
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Gibson LMS Compound
Replies: 39
Views: 5296

Re: Gibson LMS Compound

Julian Roberts wrote:.... my progress may bring shudders to those of equine saddlery sensibilities.....


Not as much shuddering compared to today's bill for updated safety kit.
by Horsetan
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 22
Views: 1861

Re: Martin Finney V2

Thanks goes to Dave B. for the recommendation to take the bosses off the wheels. Now I have measured them and the wheels over all are now 2mm. I was amazed that I needed to take off 0.75mm off the axle lengths. So the wheels started looking like wheel on the right... to look like the wheel on the l...
by Horsetan
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: North London Group
Topic: NLG January 2020 test track meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: NLG January 2020 test track meeting

....Which one did you build? None of those are mine. I was supposedly working on a Coopercraft Mk.1 underframe. The "King" looked a bit tasty, though. It was built by a fella in the United States, and has Beeson driving wheels. I noticed the leading and driving axles were not parallel to ...
by Horsetan
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: North London Group
Topic: NLG January 2020 test track meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 297

NLG January 2020 test track meeting

The stars of tonight's show....
by Horsetan
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 22
Views: 1861

Re: Martin Finney V2

Yes, you'll need to file faces of wheels flush with tyres. They'll still be wider than scale but should fit. You can skim wheels down to the scale 1.85 thickness too if you have the facilities (front flange on tyre should be thick enough - it's usually 0.3) .... Or possibly have bespoke tyres made ...
by Horsetan
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 22
Views: 1861

Re: Martin Finney V2

...I have lost any clearance to the front crank pin/ cross head/ slid bar area. The instructions recommend removing one lamination of the slid bars, yeap done that, use a recessed crank pin/nut, yeap working on that using Ultra scale recessed nut on Gibson screw, remove any side ways movement of th...

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