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by Horsetan
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Branchlines SER/SECR Class O kit
Replies: 17
Views: 1080

Re: Branchlines SER/SECR Class O kit

pete_mcfarlane wrote:Now that's interesting......


40 quid if you want 5 week delivery.

35 quid if you can wait until Christmas.
by Horsetan
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Branchlines SER/SECR Class O kit
Replies: 17
Views: 1080

Re: Branchlines SER/SECR Class O kit

pete_mcfarlane wrote:.....I wonder if the South Eastern Kits 0/01 could be shot down to 4mm scale?....


Already done, and available to order, apparently. 5 weeks.
by Horsetan
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: class 15xx pannier tank (with a bit of 97xx thrown in)
Replies: 87
Views: 25475

Re: class 15xx pannier tank (with a bit of 97xx thrown in)

Just had a parcel in from Warren Shephard.... Looks like the kit's ready, then.
by Horsetan
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 55
Views: 3921

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Mike Garwood wrote:....Please forgive the washing in the background.....


Is that a bra hanging off the side there :?:
by Horsetan
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: CSB for a Single Driver
Replies: 12
Views: 1167

Re: CSB for a Single Driver

Julian Roberts wrote:.....I've got a single to make, a 4-2-2, sometime. ...


MR Spinner?
by Horsetan
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: S4-9?
Replies: 9
Views: 756

Re: S4-9?

David Knight wrote:....Those “chopper” style couplings look the part for narrow gauge. Whose are they?


A fret of chopper couplings can be obtained from Branchlines nowadays. Either five or five pairs per pack.
by Horsetan
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 247
Views: 66139

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

JackBlack wrote:So this solves the problem of drop-out wheels with csbs and having to figure out a way to make the springs removable?


That depends on how you mount them
by Horsetan
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 67
Views: 7927

Re: Martin Finney V2

It does look as though you've even managed to incorporate dents in the roof skin :thumb
by Horsetan
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 83
Views: 22223

Re: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.

steamraiser wrote:Here is my test build Peckett fitted with wheels using David Bigcheeseplant's centres ....I believe the wheels look the part.


But where are the wheels available from....if indeed they are available :?:
by Horsetan
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Mousa Models
Replies: 10
Views: 925

Re: Mousa Models

Neil Smith wrote:...I guess I am wondering if old etches really die, or perchance somehow they sleepeth?! ...


They probably get deleted. Then again, a fair few old etches continue to have a life in the hands of Eileen's Emporium.
by Horsetan
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: LNER A1
Replies: 7
Views: 730

Re: LNER A1

Ivan, you shouldn't really swap plain for Timken axleboxes as these were larger and consequently the frames around them were a slightly different shape. Same with the tender. One day I'll etch some alternative Cartazzi and tender frames but you know how these things go...... Yes, I'm aware of the s...
by Horsetan
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109
Replies: 27
Views: 3389

Re: Future Project?

That looks excellent. Inside big-end method there for other classes, like the Bradwell J27
by Horsetan
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: LNER A1
Replies: 7
Views: 730

Re: LNER A1

Daddyman wrote:....You are, presumably, aware of the failings of the model?


Nothing that a set of Timken axleboxes and cover discs won't solve (Hornby "Tornado" could be a possible help here).... although I can't remember the rivet pattern that the cabsides are supposed to have....
by Horsetan
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Branchlines SER/SECR Class O kit
Replies: 17
Views: 1080

Re: Branchlines SER/SECR Class O kit

Philip Hall wrote:....What’s the Falcon one for the O like?


Its redeeming feature is that it's not a Branchlines one.
by Horsetan
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Branchlines SER/SECR Class O kit
Replies: 17
Views: 1080

Re: Branchlines SER/SECR Class O kit

....I said it was a bit dodgy, .... It goes with the whole ethos of the kit. .... coupling rods, as the ones provided by the kit are a bit poor and very flimsy. ... I managed to make the original rods properly jointed, but they are very slender and perilously close to snapping in half. It's such a ...
by Horsetan
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Branchlines SER/SECR Class O kit
Replies: 17
Views: 1080

Re: Branchlines SER/SECR Class O kit

I'm just about getting my act together to build one of these, bought several years ago. Wondered if anyone has any experience or advice to offer, particularly as to motorising it? Good luck with: - the oval boiler casting - you'll see this when trying to plug it into the smokebox casting; DSC00445....
by Horsetan
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Spur gears
Replies: 37
Views: 3245

Re: Spur gears

CDGFife wrote:....I also have some 16T smaller mitres from here:
https://www.gearsandsprockets.co.uk/met ... tre-gears/
to try as a further space saver....


Interesting :thumb
by Horsetan
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Phoenix Paints
Replies: 26
Views: 2526

Re: Phoenix Paints

Clive Impey wrote:In S4News number 5 there is a very useful article on machining Sharman wheels to P4 standards.


Worth having a look at.....
by Horsetan
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Spur gears
Replies: 37
Views: 3245

Re: Spur gears

Branchlines may still have suitable gears in stock - they sent me their PDF price lists yesterday.

Other alternatives may be NWSL (under new ownership).
by Horsetan
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Phoenix Paints
Replies: 26
Views: 2526

Re: Phoenix Paints

A fair few of the P4-profile stuff is already sold out. 9F, Britannia, SECR "H" wheels gone already. Think the GW 6'8" size is also gone in one of the crank variations. I had a set of 4' 12-spk o/s for the BR Class 11 shunter. One or two of the wheel centres looked a touch ropey. The ...
by Horsetan
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Phoenix Paints
Replies: 26
Views: 2526

Re: Phoenix Paints

Ref. Sharman Wheels. The renewed availability of the range of Sharman wheels is a great benefit, especially for those of us who model the pre-group railways. AFAIK, the tyres are turned on a auto lathe, not one of Mike's original Myfords. Mike originally turned the tyres with a locking groove on th...
by Horsetan
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Another B1 chassis
Replies: 25
Views: 2601

Re: Another B1 chassis

davebradwell wrote:Yes, you'll see why I redesigned the chassis to get rid of the dreaded jigging operation that I could never get to work properly, either. ...


As I have two of the Version 1 chassis, maybe assembling them on one of those fancy chassis jigs might help?
by Horsetan
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109
Replies: 27
Views: 3389

Re: Future Project?

Dave Holt wrote:....all a mad idea anyway..


I like mad.
by Horsetan
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Finney 3500 Gallon Tender Brakes
Replies: 14
Views: 2708

Re: Finney 3500 Gallon Tender Brakes

Interesting. :thumb
by Horsetan
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brassmasters Duchess test build
Replies: 39
Views: 6397

Re: Brassmasters Duchess test build

Going well there :thumb

Hopefully the kit will be available some time next year.

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