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by Horsetan
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Wainwright H Class P4 conversion
Replies: 30
Views: 1702

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: 1702

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: 1702

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: 1702

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: 437

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: 196
Views: 32465

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: 2232

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: 1702

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.
by Horsetan
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 151
Views: 13768

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

mikemeg wrote:NORTH EASTERN KITS NER Class E1 / LNER J72 Long Bunker.....

Both versions of this J72 kit are in the process of being released and Arthur (North Eastern Kits) can confirm the detailed schedule of release....


*starts clearing space in the drawers for one*
by Horsetan
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 261
Views: 37902

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

On the subject of what is in a kit etc, etched kits come with separate door handles which are not usually overscale so why not printed vehicles? After all, such will require a number of other components, for example grab handles, to complete so why not door handles? Because the whole point of print...
by Horsetan
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model
Replies: 27
Views: 2232

Re: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model

Phil O wrote:...I think that the worst part of diy rolling will be the bottom parts of the tanks...


Small diameter rod as formers, maybe?
by Horsetan
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model
Replies: 27
Views: 2232

Re: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model

Just received my 1361 kit. Same here. Instructions refer to a pre-rolled saddle tank, but there isn't one 'cos this is strictly DIY. Never mind, this is modelling; get the rolling mill out - what could possibly go wrong? Castings look quite neat, and include the Weymouth bell; some bits had spilled...
by Horsetan
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 253
Views: 27945

Re: Crab Comet conversion

Julian Roberts wrote:....Bad news is that an auto message says delivery 8 months! ....


It was 10 months when they re-opened their order books, so it looks like they've caught up a bit.
by Horsetan
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1700

Re: RAILEX 2019

steve howe wrote:
Horsetan wrote:A good excuse to give my old Citroën a run out....

Good excuse to give my old wallet a run out...... ;)


In the world of oleopneumatic Citroëns this can amount to pretty much the same thing....
by Horsetan
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Wainwright H Class P4 conversion
Replies: 30
Views: 1702

Re: Wainwright H Class P4 conversion

billbedford wrote:So how many people want H class wheels?

Drop me an email if you do.....


I do! :thumb
by Horsetan
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1700

Re: RAILEX 2019

A good excuse to give my old Citroën a run out....
by Horsetan
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model
Replies: 27
Views: 2232

Re: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model

1361 etches have been delivered along with the correct chassis for Medina, which has taken FIVE months to get sorted! First kits posted. Sods law then kicked in..... I've sent an order now. ....1366 is likely to take some time as a very kind person has assembled one and given us a list of things th...
by Horsetan
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Congratulations to Dave Franks et al.
Replies: 14
Views: 737

Re: Congratulations to Dave Franks et al.

Will L wrote:But doesn't the interactive picture of Alloa show just why P4 is so desirable!


Certainly does.
by Horsetan
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model
Replies: 27
Views: 2232

Re: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model

Phil O wrote:....etches were due at the end of January, ...


I'll assume January 2020.
by Horsetan
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Perseverance chassis kits,Westward parts produced by Mr Chris Parrish.
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Re: Perseverance chassis kits,Westward parts produced by Mr Chris Parrish.

spearmint100 wrote:.....it maybe sometime before the availability of the kits is resolved....


Might be years rather than months :?:
by Horsetan
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Ivatt 2 2-6-2T
Replies: 12
Views: 784

Re: Ivatt 2 2-6-2T

IANATEXTON wrote:Pete,
I have a Kemilway BR Standard Class 3 tank to build, so I would be interested if you are making the etch available. ...


Ditto, though my Class 3 is the PDK/ex-Crownline kit.
by Horsetan
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model
Replies: 27
Views: 2232

Re: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model

Just had a reply from CSP saying the 1361 kit depends on new etches being delivered. Basic kit price: £95. Could be released this year.

1366 kit: not sure. Instructions need rewriting, apparently.
by Horsetan
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model
Replies: 27
Views: 2232

Re: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model

CSP were also supposed to be producing a 1361 kit.
by Horsetan
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model
Replies: 27
Views: 2232

Re: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model

Jeremy Good wrote:Not yet. .... I understand it is on the to do list for the new owners but they were trying to deal with the current catalogue first.


Thanks for the clarification. I'll wait a couple more years and see what happens after. :thumb
by Horsetan
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: MIDLAND RAILWAY FOOTBRIDGE KIT ON EBAY
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: MIDLAND RAILWAY FOOTBRIDGE KIT ON EBAY

Hello all. Just seen on eBay, a Kemilway kit of a MR footbridge which must be worth summat even for its historical value. visit https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4mm-Kemilway-old-brass-etched-footbridge-kit-2kits-UKs-earliest-etched-kits/273685715865?hash=item3fb8f09b99:g:Wv8AAOSwiOZcWImr:rk:1:pf:0 and ha...

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