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by Horsetan
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Gibson LMS Compound
Replies: 23
Views: 3749

Re: Gibson LMS Compound

Julian: thanks for the 1000 tender pics - all real-life preservation photos are useful. Julian, Horse, Re the unusual tender.. It originated behind a SDJR 1914 series engine, and had a tender cab prior to ca 1920-22. I understand some mods were made for it to be attached to 1000, but the front side-...
by Horsetan
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Gibson LMS Compound
Replies: 23
Views: 3749

Re: Gibson LMS Compound

.....Having picked up the kit semi built there are some problems I won't be able to sort out so I'm not aiming for absolute perfection.... There seems to be an amazing amount of solder all over it, almost as if there had been a leak! :shock: I usually try to get by on the minimum necessary to hold ...
by Horsetan
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: terrier advice
Replies: 9
Views: 874

Re: terrier advice

myoxall wrote:....Albion do a smashing Terrier etched brass kit, available through Roxey mouldings. ...


Doesn't seem to be mentioned on their website, and rarely seen on the trade stand at shows. You'd think they didn't want to sell it!
by Horsetan
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: terrier advice
Replies: 9
Views: 874

Re: terrier advice

....might be interested in finding out about Bulleid wheels or overlays for the Q1 class The Q1 driving wheel with its prominent domed face is a laugh and a half. In the days when there was nothing available, I tried modifying a Gibson wheel centre to make it project further out of the tyre, and th...
by Horsetan
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: terrier advice
Replies: 9
Views: 874

Re: terrier advice

Terriers are a minefield with some many variations, some quite subtle, so definitely a photo (or more) of your chosen prototype is a must. I have used both the comet and the branchlines chassis for P4 conversions. The Comet is easy to spring, the branchlines not so easy due to the shallow frames bu...
by Horsetan
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: North London Group
Topic: NLG Christmas 2019 meeting
Replies: 6
Views: 460

Re: NLG Christmas 2019 meeting

45609 wrote:....What is the heritage of the A3? Finney?


It is a Finney. Think it might be one of the ones that the late John Hayes built.
by Horsetan
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: North London Group
Topic: NLG Christmas 2019 meeting
Replies: 6
Views: 460

NLG Christmas 2019 meeting

Some of last night's test track candidates....
by Horsetan
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Finney Kits
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: Finney Kits

bordercollie wrote:....an implication that the Brassmasters Finney Kit was inferior. Is this so?


All that happened was that new moulds for the castings were made to spin in a different direction, and the instructions became large(r) print. No loss of quality.
by Horsetan
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Helan 1361 class saddleank to EM gauge
Replies: 10
Views: 2649

Re: Helan 1361 class saddleank to EM gauge

88D wrote:I ....the DJ mechanism doesn’t have a great reputation, but that is hearsay on my part.


The chassis block is internally geared like a diesel bogie, if I remember correctly. I'm not sure if that works well in addition to coupling rods.
by Horsetan
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 202
Views: 25473

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

How's the B1 coming along?
by Horsetan
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Exactoscale wheels and axles.
Replies: 7
Views: 1040

Re: Exactoscale wheels and axles.

I bought my 601 years ago. I still have it, it still works, and it hasn't gone off. :thumb
by Horsetan
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Ultrascale Bespoke tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 1021

Re: Ultrascale Bespoke tyres

How tricky is it to remove the centres from new RTR locos? I've never tried, but some recent offerings look quite good - seems a shame to chuck 'em out..... I think "Porcy Mane" has done this on plastic-centred Hattons/Heljan diesel shunters, but for him it's second nature. Someone else t...
by Horsetan
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Ultrascale Bespoke tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 1021

Re: Ultrascale Bespoke tyres

Excellent!

Could be an opening for P87 tyres....
by Horsetan
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: LNER Y6
Replies: 16
Views: 5366

Re: LNER Y6

Hardwicke wrote:...Will Sharman's ever reappear?


Probably not.
by Horsetan
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Class 25
Replies: 9
Views: 1642

Re: Class 25

triumph3 wrote:.... the awful radiator grill on the SLW body. For the life of me I don’t understand why they have not replaced the grill


Possibly because retooling is expensive and the thing hasn't started turning a decent profit yet?
by Horsetan
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 44xx Kits
Replies: 20
Views: 1704

Re: GWR 44xx Kits

....There was a note that the Mitchell range had gone back to Pete waterman .... I suspect Pete Waterman has many other pressing priorities, so I wouldn't expect any Mitchell kits to reappear any time soon. The Manor kit is unfortunately unlikely ever to reappear; it's my understanding that the art...
by Horsetan
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 44xx Kits
Replies: 20
Views: 1704

Re: GWR 44xx Kits

....There was a note that the Mitchell range had gone back to Pete waterman .... I suspect Pete Waterman has many other pressing priorities, so I wouldn't expect any Mitchell kits to reappear any time soon. The Manor kit is unfortunately unlikely ever to reappear; it's my understanding that the art...
by Horsetan
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Duchess test build
Replies: 30
Views: 2744

Re: Brassmasters Duchess test build

Already have my name down for one. Just the one :wink:

Wonder how many resin boilers they'll be able to produce before the mould gives up? They managed to squeeze 43 Princesses out of the last one!
by Horsetan
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Scale Couplings that can be magnetically moved
Replies: 5
Views: 963

Re: Scale Couplings that can be magnetically moved

David Knight wrote:....Exactoscale did a suitable screw link that had an iron/steel end loop, the screw even worked if you were so inclined :geek: ...


The screw was M0.5 and easily snapped if you were heavy-handed in assembly
by Horsetan
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Manning Wardle wheels
Replies: 34
Views: 8253

Re: Manning Wardle wheels

David Bigcheeseplant wrote:I am sure Modelu can you some centres off as I think they are in his range....


No mention on the website
by Horsetan
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: P4 steam loco driving wheels centre outside boss
Replies: 24
Views: 1946

Re: P4 wheels centre outside boss

If it helps, I have occasionally ordered alternative axles from Ultrascale, who can turn them out relatively quickly, where an indented or bored face is required. All they ask is for the measurement over the wheel boss face, a matter of setting a wheel on either side of a btb gauge.
by Horsetan
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: Batteries and r/c Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 1356

Re: Batteries and r/c Scaleforum 2019

A glimpse....
by Horsetan
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 25649

Re: Scaleforum 2019

jasp wrote:....Horsetan: Hobby Holidays was definitely there, as was Eileen’s, both with plenty of kit


I think I saw Eileen's, but I can't remember Hobby's stand at all. Mind you, it took me three goes to find Bill Bedford and I also had difficulty identifying High Level and Brassmasters. :roll:
by Horsetan
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Exactoscale wagon couplings - a problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1580

Re: Exactoscale wagon couplings - a problem

Mike Garwood wrote:....why, oh why, do the links fall out of the hook- nearly every time - I put them away and then take them back out, half a dozen will have parted company with each other. ...


I used to close up the gap with a pair of pliers after inserting the top link. No falling out after that.
by Horsetan
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 25649

Re: Scaleforum 2019

....Bring'N Buy was hectic, but they then separated the queue to pay into two - cash and card. I can't say that this made things move noticeably quicker. I had twenty minutes standing in line. Glaciers melt faster these days. .... several traders seemed to have problems doing card payments .... Onl...

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