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by Le Corbusier
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Waisted bearings for Bedford sprung W irons?
Replies: 23
Views: 1121

Re: Waisted bearings for Bedford sprung W irons?

Fix the axle box to the w-iron first, then use a 1.5 or 1.8 mm ball fraizer in a Dremel type mini drill. Place the cutter in the slot while it is stationary, then pulse the drill at a slowish speed until you have removed enough of the axlebox without cutting into the w-iron. A foot control for the ...
by Le Corbusier
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Waisted bearings for Bedford sprung W irons?
Replies: 23
Views: 1121

Re: Waisted bearings for Bedford sprung W irons?

Interested to know how much of a problem the slight slop is .... is it visible when the wagons are running on the track? I suppose a tad of slop it could be argued might be a good thing? I have used Gibson waisted bearings on my wagons and have not noticed a discernable problem .... I will look more...
by Le Corbusier
Mon May 13, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis Speed Building - Records and Methods
Replies: 17
Views: 917

Re: Chassis Speed Building - Records and Methods

What is the quickest you have built a working chassis minus coupling rods? Given that the coupling rods are central to setting up the chassis the way I have so far built them, and also central to smooth running (ie no tight spots) not sure its possible to estimate a time minus coupling rods? sorry ;)
by Le Corbusier
Wed May 01, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout
Replies: 16
Views: 2483

Re: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout

A great set of progress photos David .... don't frequent RMweb much so thanks for uploading. :thumb Looking forward to watching this progress ;)
by Le Corbusier
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 110
Views: 16161

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

marvellous ..... love them :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 152
Views: 15435

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

just catching up here .... marvellous set of evocative photos .... thanks for sharing :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 130
Views: 18169

Re: Alpha Mill

Fantastic Ralph ... this continues to be an inspiration :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 2019 S4 North
Replies: 37
Views: 5193

Re: 2019 S4 North

From the photos, the back scene looks remarkably good .... how was it achieved?
by Le Corbusier
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Colin Parks, Scalefour member
Replies: 20
Views: 2092

Re: Colin Parks, Scalefour member

I had no idea ... very very sad :( I shall miss his postings and his thoughtful supportive comments.
by Le Corbusier
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Brian Morgan GWR Bloater Underframe Kit
Replies: 4
Views: 793

Re: Brian Morgan GWR Bloater Underframe Kit

lovely pictures of the turning ... thanks :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank
Replies: 16
Views: 1957

Re: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank

agreed :thumb :thumb :thumb :thumb :thumb :thumb :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 38901

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

CDGFife wrote:They may all involve anoraks?

There's actually a Marillion album called Anorak-no-phobia.

CDG

One might say that's just .....'Clutching at Straws' :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 38901

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

But what would Fish say? ;) Cycling, Prog Rock and Railways ..... interesting mix - that makes some ven diagram :D
by Le Corbusier
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 287
Views: 35141

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Dave, Have you tried any sound deadening beneath the baseboard? I did a rough experiment using the equivalent of car sound deadening stuck to the underside and it appeared to have a marked effect. It seemed to stop the underside of the baseboard acting as a sounding box and thus amplifying the track...
by Le Corbusier
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Carriage loading docks
Replies: 74
Views: 5151

Re: Carriage loading docks

another image of end loading for what it may be worth ....

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by Le Corbusier
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Carriage loading docks
Replies: 74
Views: 5151

Re: Carriage loading docks

Probably not helpful or relevant ... but as I had it ....

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by Le Corbusier
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 263
Views: 41841

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Impressed ! :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 104200

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

The one advantage of an etch marker pen is that it will readily blacken solder and is a precise way of blackening. The downside is the cost, around the £30 mark or even more, depending upon where you buy it (I use eBay and usually buy in threes or fours as I get through about two or more a year). S...
by Le Corbusier
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 104200

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

gloves. The really safe option is a permanent marker pen. Philip Thanks for the advice Philip I tried the permanent marker first but I have found it is rubbing off revealing the silver beneath. I thought blackening might be more robust. The cotton bud sounds like a workable option though. :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 104200

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

I have not used blackening fluid on metals before. I understand that typically you would apply the fluid to the metal and then when satisfied neutralise the action by rinsing in water? Is it possible to use the fluid insitu on the layout ... without needing to rinse? I would like to try blackening m...
by Le Corbusier
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 247
Views: 56650

Re: The Burford Branch

To the naked eye, the new lighting looks brighter but the same colour (warm white). It was only when these new photos were on the screen that a slightly yellower cast seemed to me possibly to be present. Any comments? Martin, Are the images in general more yellow than to the naked eye .... or do yo...
by Le Corbusier
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: New 4mm Scale Deltic from Accurascale
Replies: 31
Views: 4478

Re: New 4mm Scale Deltic from Accurascale

probably a naive question ... but aren't there any facsimiles of the original shop drawings available?
by Le Corbusier
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Caprotti Black 5
Replies: 7
Views: 1001

Re: Caprotti Black 5

Any time you want to tell more about Delph the layout I for one would be all ears and eyes. Very best wishes for a most speedy recovery but in the meantime your posts have brought, along with Mike's NE locos thread, a great deal of new inspiration. :thumb :thumb :thumb :thumb :thumb :thumb :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Caprotti Black 5
Replies: 7
Views: 1001

Re: Caprotti Black 5

Again ... lovely work Dave :thumb

Can I as what the suspension arrangement is on the bogie? I can see that the unit itself is compensated along with the leading driver ... but what is the arrangement for the individual axles/wheels?
by Le Corbusier
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank
Replies: 16
Views: 1957

Re: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank

Wow :shock: .... just Wow.

I think that's wonderful modelling. Can't comment on any of the specifics .... but I think it looks marvellous. :thumb

Any chance of a video of it running?

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