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by Horsetan
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Gresley Open Brake Third
Replies: 15
Views: 1260

Re: Gresley Open Brake Third

davebradwell wrote:....I just happen to have a brand new version of the sprung bogie ready to go.


I'm all ears.
by Horsetan
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Simons workbench industrials. 16t mineral wagon
Replies: 33
Views: 2656

Re: Simons workbench industrials.

Simon Moore wrote:....I got this kit off ebay rather cheaply having saved many nectar points up so it cost me about a tenner in the end.....


Y e e e s s s . . . but how much money did you have to spend on other things in order to accumulate that many Nectar points :?:
by Horsetan
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Kernow Beattie Well Tank to P4?
Replies: 31
Views: 8415

Re: Kernow Beattie Well Tank to P4?

....I couldn’t see the wheels on the Mousa Models website - how do I order a set? You'll need to contact Bill directly about his wheels; they won't be on his website since they are still experimental. They have 3D-printed centres, although the spokes look a bit thick compared to photos of the real ...
by Horsetan
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?
Replies: 70
Views: 6446

Re: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?

Terry Bendall wrote:.... The order for the prototype was placed a few weeks back so I need to check progress....


Incidentally, do we have an early idea of what the cost of each tool might be?
by Horsetan
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Axle diameters for Mitchell and Finney 4mm Loco kits
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Re: Axle diameters for Mitchell and Finney 4mm Loco kits

The kit manufacturers "follow" what the wheel manufacturers supply. 1/8" for steam loco driving axles and 2.0mm for bogie/tender wheels is the norm, although Sharman (and others?) did 3/32" bogie/tender wheels initially (many years ago). Yes, Ultrascale tried 3/32" as well ...
by Horsetan
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Drive for an N2
Replies: 6
Views: 1120

Re: Drive for an N2

Be very wary of the ex-Mainly Trains etches. Some of them come out oversize for 4mm scale and some of those wouldn't disgrace a 7mm scale model.
by Horsetan
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: class 15xx pannier tank (with a bit of 97xx thrown in)
Replies: 96
Views: 29904

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

jim s-w wrote:And now there’s a RTR one coming as well. Just announced from rapido


I wonder what tipped Rapido into making that decision? Couldn't have been Warren's kit....could it?
by Horsetan
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109
Replies: 127
Views: 15861

Re: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109

Oh dear! Today has been one of disaster followed by partial recovery. I anticipated that the outside valve gear support frame/bracket would be very difficult to form into its rather complex shape. The first bends went OK but then, when I tried to form the required 1/8" radius 90 degree bends d...
by Horsetan
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Kernow Beattie Well Tank to P4?
Replies: 31
Views: 8415

Re: Kernow Beattie Well Tank to P4?

Jol Wilkinson wrote:....AGW list a set of profile milled frames, so that's another option.


They're not much better than the Westward fret; I examined a set when looking for an alternative to the weak Westward frames, and didn't like the lack of space above the axle positions.
by Horsetan
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Kernow Beattie Well Tank to P4?
Replies: 31
Views: 8415

Re: Kernow Beattie Well Tank to P4?

Thanks both. It sounds like a replacement chassis is required then.... You'll have to make your own then, as no chassis kit for the Beattie Well Tank currently exists. There used to be one available from Westward/Perseverance but it didn't have much room for compensation or springs and anyway, sinc...
by Horsetan
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2021
Replies: 19
Views: 3057

Re: Scaleforum 2021

I am now able to tell you that the venue for Scaleforum 2021, HMG and common sense allowing, will be the Cressex Community School in High Wycombe. ... Make sure your signposting is up to scratch. This is something WycRail 2019 got very wrong, and I consider it a minor miracle that I was able to fin...
by Horsetan
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: My first p4 loco build mercian barclay diesel.
Replies: 31
Views: 3161

Re: My first p4 chassis build mercian barclay diesel.

....The chassis was originally built in em but somehow I managed to make a right mess of it ... I really wouldn't worry about this. I've seen a man completely ruin the construction of a very expensive Irish loco kit; it was compellingly painful to watch on the Irish railway modelling forum as he se...
by Horsetan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: A 5 volt Model Railway
Replies: 10
Views: 1990

Re: A 5 volt Model Railway

Will L wrote:....I suspect that when a loco is on a charging point it should show its status, e.g. a red LED if its changing and an yellow if the battery is full?....


You've reminded me of the Drumm battery railcars that saw service on the Dublin & South Eastern route
by Horsetan
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: A 5 volt Model Railway
Replies: 10
Views: 1990

Re: A 5 volt Model Railway

I remember that 5v was the supply for TTL logic circuits....
by Horsetan
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109
Replies: 127
Views: 15861

Re: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109

Dave Holt wrote:...When it's all done, no doubt someone will point out I've got it wrong.


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by Horsetan
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: class 15xx pannier tank (with a bit of 97xx thrown in)
Replies: 96
Views: 29904

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

Fiddling with the Turner spreadsheet produced this initial plot. There is probably a better calculation out there.... Not necessarily, Alan's spread sheet does a perfectly good job. .... Not what I meant. What I was getting at is that some may achieve better balanced / more effective measurements o...
by Horsetan
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: class 15xx pannier tank (with a bit of 97xx thrown in)
Replies: 96
Views: 29904

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

Fiddling with the Turner spreadsheet produced this initial plot. There is probably a better calculation out there....
by Horsetan
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: RE: Form tools
Replies: 13
Views: 1403

Re: RE: Form tools

David Knight wrote:Thanks Ivan. Looking at the image of the tool itself, it does appear possible to sharpen it by grinding the top face as the contoured part looks to extend down to the bottom....


I'll dig mine out again - if I can remember where I put it! - and take a few more photos.
by Horsetan
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: CSB for a Single Driver
Replies: 50
Views: 5356

Re: CSB for a Single Driver

David Knight wrote:
Horsetan wrote:None of your ".tif" files are visible here, unfortunately.

FWIW they do open with "preview" on a Mac.


Some of us don't use Macs.
by Horsetan
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: CSB for a Single Driver
Replies: 50
Views: 5356

Re: CSB for a Single Driver

Well, I do have several singles to build! Thought you might like to see the actual prototypes! One is already built, though the chassis is not yet fitted with its motor - the unique no203 ‘Sussex’. 203-Sussex-a 2.tif Then three or four other singles - the small cylindered 325 ‘Abergavenny’, the lar...
by Horsetan
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: RE: Form tools
Replies: 13
Views: 1403

Re: RE: Form tools

David Knight wrote:The Teichmann tool looks to be quite straight forward to use. However it does not seem to incorporate the 20 degree angle we usually favour for the tread. Am I correct in thinking this or did I miss something?


The instructions assume that the 20-degree/3% angle is produced by rotating the toolpost.
by Horsetan
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?
Replies: 70
Views: 6446

Re: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?

Proto87Stores has posted in the Guest Book (presumably as a non member he can’t post here?) about an alternative design of form tool that would be more suitable for those of us with more delicate lathes. Like me, I’m quite content with my Unimat SL and can’t see me changing anytime soon. The altern...
by Horsetan
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: RE: Form tools
Replies: 13
Views: 1403

Re: RE: Form tools

Here's a description of the Teichmann form/profile tool (in German) on the left hand side of the page - hopefully it is legible to all. Teichmann is still in operation and still does produce a tool for HO-pur (near-equivalent to P87) - costs about 50 Euro or so.
by Horsetan
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: ModelMaster Jackson Evans
Replies: 7
Views: 978

Re: ModelMaster Jackson Evans

I have just received an email from the gentleman informing me that he is standing as MP next year, so is winding up his business. Only existing outstanding orders will be completed, and stocks will be run down to exhaustion, with no discounts! I guess those loco kits will never see the light of day...

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