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by Le Corbusier
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 919
Views: 72906

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

Regarding sleeper-built stops, by coincidence I was exposed to a drawing of one earlier today, which can be found here . I had previously thought the version offered by PECO (which I confess I've used from time to time on 'hidden' sidings) was a work of pure fiction, but perhaps not ... I like the ...
by Le Corbusier
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 919
Views: 72906

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

Hello Tim, Just throwing my opinion in - for what it is worth re, the bufferstop conundrum. In the series of photographs a rail-built buffer stop is consistently evident up until the 1960s' view, where the running board has been changed and moved further back from the main line. It does look like a...
by Le Corbusier
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds
Replies: 73
Views: 4624

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

DougN wrote:My suggestion .... the jeweler's wire Bristle brushes.


Would you have a photo of what you use? Internet search brought up a whole range of different options :?
by Le Corbusier
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 919
Views: 72906

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

I wonder if the buffer stop changed over time? It's very difficult to tell, especially given the small size of some of the images. To me, it looks as though all the photos are consistent with the same buffer stop being there in all of them [apart from the last, of course]. The changes in the lighti...
by Le Corbusier
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 919
Views: 72906

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

I wonder if the buffer stop changed over time? Here are a couple of details from the 1910 photos .... looks to me more like a coal stathe of sorts for the station. bufferstop.jpg buffer stop 2jpg.jpg I then have these from the 40s and 50s. Casserley_15-05-1953 copy.jpeg Monsal dale station copy.jpg ...
by Le Corbusier
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 919
Views: 72906

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

Thanks Michael ..... fantastic photos .... really appreciated :thumb

You said you had a cast version of the wooden sleeper buffer stop .... you wouldn't happen to have a picture would you?

Maybe I will finally get to make a site visit in the new year. ;)
by Le Corbusier
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 70
Views: 9904

Re: First steps in P4- moving on to my first P4 loco

pete_mcfarlane wrote: This kit is taking a while to build due to lack of spare time, rather than any real issues with it.


I know that feeling only too well ... still, progress looking good Pete :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds
Replies: 73
Views: 4624

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

Nothing to say really .... apart from how much I am enjoying this thread. ;)
by Le Corbusier
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds
Replies: 73
Views: 4624

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

As to the time yes, the photograph does represent some hundreds of hours of work. That said, I probably spend 25 - 30 hours/week at the workbench and that is a regular occurrence. So it becomes much easier to plan, schedule and project manage the builds (I often use Excel spreadsheets to record/pla...
by Le Corbusier
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 237
Views: 20507

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Andrew Bluett-Duncan wrote:....and well done on a very impressive layout and an even more impressive determination and vision.
Andrew

Absolutely :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 237
Views: 20507

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

your description reminds me of watching this a few weeks ago Tony

by Le Corbusier
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: CSB Fulcrums
Replies: 11
Views: 597

Re: CSB Fulcrums

So, on a full-size, locomotive, with the front-end weight resting on the bearing pads of the bogie, how does one tune the weight balance between bogie and coupled wheels? Hoping that ... if I can make it work (big if ;) ) .... the weight tuning and ride level will all be taken care of by the spread...
by Le Corbusier
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: CSB Fulcrums
Replies: 11
Views: 597

Re: CSB Fulcrums

billbedford wrote:It's always amusing to watch people overthinking stuff and making things more complicated than they need to be.


:shock: ouch! :D
by Le Corbusier
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: CSB Fulcrums
Replies: 11
Views: 597

Re: CSB Fulcrums

Will L wrote: ...... get to it and have fun,


Sounds like Mr Darcy talking to Bingley in The 1990s Pride an Prejudice :D
by Le Corbusier
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: CSB Fulcrums
Replies: 11
Views: 597

Re: CSB Fulcrums

My concern with doing what you suggest is that of constructing the bogies, its rubbing plate and what ever constrains it so it can only move up and down and the suspension from the wires, can be done so the height is achieved accurately enough. This being a critical dimension if the CSB is to distr...
by Le Corbusier
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: CSB Fulcrums
Replies: 11
Views: 597

CSB Fulcrums

I thought I would pick up this discussion here as it is separate to the Crab discussion on Julian's thread .. I can't help feeling that there must be a way to mount the bogie itself so that it is sprung off the main CSB? ....Hopefully in such a way that it can be calculated as a simple 0-6-0 with th...
by Le Corbusier
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 169
Views: 17592

Re: Crab Comet conversion

Having made a number of equalised bogies, though always using compensating beams, I would imagine that using csb's on bogies might be difficult. Most locomotive bogies have a wheelbase of 6' 0 - 7' 3" so 24 - 29 mm in 4 mm scale. In that distance and especially as there is very little space, b...
by Le Corbusier
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 237
Views: 20507

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Tony Wilkins wrote:Whatever I do needs to be reasonably easy to fit as there are some 82 switch pairs to operate in total.

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :?
by Le Corbusier
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 169
Views: 17592

Re: Crab Comet conversion

Thanks Mike ... still pondering options :thumb

Some interesting thoughts on this here ...https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=3637&p=31002&hilit=csb+bogies#p31002
by Le Corbusier
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 88
Views: 8776

Re: Alpha Mill

ah well ... even as a pattern book offering its still rather fine to my eye. The Mill itself is also a rather fine if 'humble' building don't you think .. not quite the industrial estate tin shed of today's output. I find it telling that today we are converting yesterdays humble buildings into high ...
by Le Corbusier
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 88
Views: 8776

Re: Alpha Mill

Knowing next to nothing about this subject but having been watching this thread, looking forward to seeing t' mill on Saturday and an interest in Arts and Crafts I wandered onto the Art Workers' guild site and found a W Stott as an Honorary Brother in 1893. http://www.artworkersguild.org/media/2260...
by Le Corbusier
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann D11/2 conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 1200

Re: Bachmann D11/2 conversion

Having spent 7 years based up in the north east .. if you had time to post I would love to see some images of the line as it used to be - fantastic area of the country.
by Le Corbusier
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 88
Views: 8776

Re: Alpha Mill

So whatever influences may be detected in the decorative ironwork mentioned earlier, I would hesitate to pin a label on it. True ;) though until you have read widely around the subject they can be helpful pegs to hang on to. ... endless are the arguments of academic categorisation. :thumb ..and of ...
by Le Corbusier
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 88
Views: 8776

Re: Alpha Mill

The Warwick (and other George Stotts mills of this style) was built in 1907 - somewhat earlier than the Art Nouveau movement, if I understand correctly. Dave. A simplified summing up might be ... Art Nouveau spans roughly from 1890 through to the first world war ... 'fin de siecle' is a term often ...
by Le Corbusier
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann D11/2 conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 1200

Re: Bachmann D11/2 conversion

What a small and pokey railway room :shock: :?

Bet you would be jealous of my test track shelf :D :D :D

Seriously though, what a fantastic railway room :thumb

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