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by Horsetan
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: N7 Chassis Question
Replies: 20
Views: 1186

Re: N7 Chassis Question

Found a little time to continue working on the N7 chassis. Can someone please advise on the normal chassis outside widths over the side frames that iareused for P4 and also for 00 steam locomotives. I'd like to make sure it would work with both. 16.5 for P4, I think. OO: not sure - there seem to be...
by Horsetan
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Joggled Stockrails
Replies: 61
Views: 4395

Re: Joggled Stockrails

davebradwell wrote:....pcb trackwork, 60s style is great fun - all my visible fiddle yard is made this way....


I'm looking forward to having a go at this blobby soldering trackwork in the fullness of time, albeit I'll probably be having a go in 21mm gauge.
by Horsetan
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: A possible new P4 wheel source
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Re: A possible new P4 wheel source

Proto87stores wrote:..... to protect my wheel availability I've started experimenting with my existing CNC production system in order to be able to manufacture my own P:87 wheels. ....


Wouldn't say no to those, Andy. Is your CNC system able to produce tyres for those who want to use their own wheel centres?
by Horsetan
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: DJ Models 14xx on High Level chassis
Replies: 32
Views: 4704

Re: DJ Models 14xx on High Level chassis

Slightly OT, but I see DJ Models has gone into receivership.
by Horsetan
Mon May 27, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5379

Re: RAILEX 2019

Paul Townsend wrote:....moidellers....


That came across with a Brooklyn accent. :mrgreen:
by Horsetan
Mon May 27, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5379

Re: RAILEX 2019

So what were the highlights?..... For me this year, it wasn't the layouts. It was the 2mm Scale Association demo table. Even though my varifocals proved almost useless at getting close up....which worries me if I'm going to return to prolonged building sessions. Everyone says I should also use one ...
by Horsetan
Sat May 25, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5379

Re: RAILEX 2019

As shows go, that wasn't bad at all. Anyone who likes DCC gimmicks should see New Kensal Green , where there's plenty of visible steam and smoke from engine chimneys. The next challenge will be to make it look like it's coming from the cylinder drain cocks. ....They already produce scratch builder e...
by Horsetan
Sat May 25, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5379

Re: RAILEX 2019

Bit less crowded now....

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by Horsetan
Sat May 25, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5379

Re: RAILEX 2019

Seems packed today. Difficult to get a spot to view anything at the moment. Mike and Judith Edge have some very interesting plans for the months and years ahead. Am hoping they might produce scratchbuilder etches for the Gresley V4 and Robinson 8K chassis. They have an S1 0-8-4T on display; very imp...
by Horsetan
Thu May 23, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5379

Re: RAILEX 2019

Wonder what the fuel consumption to Stoke Mandeville will be this year..... Hi Ivan, are you still on about the MPG???? What is it these days 70.... I managed 70mpg to and from Camarthenshire on my recent holiday. Quite surprised to see that it was possible to do South West Wales and back on half a...
by Horsetan
Tue May 21, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5379

Re: RAILEX 2019

Wonder what the fuel consumption to Stoke Mandeville will be this year.....
by Horsetan
Tue May 21, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 65
Views: 13422

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Mark Tatlow wrote:....The guys doing it in EM are also doing a great job of it!............


See current MRJ.

Maybe John could compare notes?
by Horsetan
Tue May 21, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 28
Views: 2037

Re: Brassmasters J94

jim s-w wrote:... can the inside motion be made to work?


You'd get some more useful bits for this purpose in the RT Models chassis, but that means having to buy the entire chassis kit.
by Horsetan
Sun May 19, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Show attacked
Replies: 33
Views: 2210

Re: Show attacked

This will complicate seriously the issue of security at shows. I lived just outside Stamford for 3 years and it had never struck me as a place where this sort of vandalism would ever happen. It sickens me. https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/market-deeping-mrc John Not just the security. The in...
by Horsetan
Thu May 16, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: RE: Chassis Speed Building
Replies: 15
Views: 1559

Re: RE: Chassis Speed Building

jim s-w wrote:Sounds like you are taking the fun out of it if I'm honest..



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by Horsetan
Sun May 05, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2 tank
Replies: 18
Views: 1633

Re: Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2 tank

Dave Holt wrote:.....I wouldn't worry about the injectors. To be honest, from a couple of feet away, you can't really make them out anyway. It's just probably some mild form of OCD on my part....


....that said, it's probably the only correct set of injectors out there.....
by Horsetan
Sat May 04, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 152
Views: 16432

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

iak wrote:Ooop, better get the cash flow sorted then... :?


Kit's arrived!

Just need to sort out HL hornblocks, Ultrascales and GS sprung buffers for it.
by Horsetan
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Wainwright H Class P4 conversion
Replies: 30
Views: 2418

Re: Wainwright H Class P4 conversion

I found them near-impossible to disassemble if you get the quartering a bit wrong, as the boss will not let go of the axle... . The original P4(Studiolith) ones have a taper fit between bush and axle, like the flywheel on a Mini or Morse drills in a lathe, the come apart very easily with a sharp ta...
by Horsetan
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Wainwright H Class P4 conversion
Replies: 30
Views: 2418

Re: Wainwright H Class P4 conversion

A long time ago at the genesis of P4 the only 5'6" wheel available was actually based on the H class wheel specification. They were made by Studiolith, of not so blessed memory, and on whom Ultrascale had nothing in terms of waiting time. Also they were pretty good products have shouldered axl...
by Horsetan
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Wainwright H Class P4 conversion
Replies: 30
Views: 2418

Re: Wainwright H Class P4 conversion

Has anyone attempted to convert the Hornby H Class to P4? I have two Hornby locos of this engine, and a Southeastern Fineccast chassis. To my mind there are two possible solutions. 1. Use the Southeastern Finecast chassis. 2. Use an Alan Gibson Wheel Set for the M7 conversion which has 3mm axles. I...
by Horsetan
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Wainwright H Class P4 conversion
Replies: 30
Views: 2418

Re: Wainwright H Class P4 conversion

So that's five sets.

Wonder what the minimum quantity is that Bill would require to start production?
by Horsetan
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Papier mache coaches?
Replies: 3
Views: 730

Re: Papier mache coaches?

Alan Turner wrote:And then there is the Trabant!...


That was Duroplast. Not quite papier mâché....
by Horsetan
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 198
Views: 36018

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Will wait to see if 70ft R footplate is a goer.
by Horsetan
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model
Replies: 27
Views: 2900

Re: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model

SteamAle wrote:Sorry the tanks etc have not been rolled. I chickened out when I looked at the thickness of the half etch bits and the rivet detail.


Sounds like a job for the rolling mill with the rivet-detailed parts protected by thin card to protect them? Can only give it a go and see what happens.
by Horsetan
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Wainwright H Class P4 conversion
Replies: 30
Views: 2418

Re: Wainwright H Class P4 conversion

FCA wrote:Don't forget also that Mr Wainwright's engines were left footers.


Just about visible here in the Bluebell's photo of 263 under overhaul

Interesting.

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