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by Le Corbusier
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 855
Views: 62099

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

Will L wrote: This is pretty much how most two break blocks per wheels linkages work. Understand this one and they will all make sense.

Thanks :thumb :thumb :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 855
Views: 62099

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

Can't find your pivot 1 on your drawing. However. The bar which has your pivot 2 marked has another pivot at the other end where it attaches to the wagon frame. When you include that in it all works. I am really just trying to understand how the left hand brake is applied. What you are reading as a...
by Le Corbusier
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 855
Views: 62099

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

Can I ask what might be a basic question. I am looking at the braking mechanism on the 10Ton Midland Brake Van. I am having trouble understanding how the brakes on one side of a given wheel are applied. 10 TON GOODS BRAKE VAN Diagram No.390 Brake Detail.jpg Have I understood the pivot point correctl...
by Le Corbusier
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Arlington Colliery
Replies: 12
Views: 1673

Re: Arlington Colliery

RobM wrote:Re my solitary wagon...so far have got 6 x 16 tonners completed, 2 x 24 tonners part done but waiting for under frames... plenty of time for more.
Rob

Yikes :shock: that makes my D299 8 tonners sound completely pathetic :D
by Le Corbusier
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Chairs and Rail
Replies: 17
Views: 926

Re: Chairs and Rail

Colin Parks wrote: The common factor was C&L Hi-Nickel Bullhead rail (and yes, it was the right way up!).


Nah ... mine was steel rail :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Chairs and Rail
Replies: 17
Views: 926

Re: Chairs and Rail

My Bullhead was fitted the right way up .. ;) I found that depending on the spru some of the exactoscale chairs fitter easily (perhaps even a little loose) and others were quite tight and exhibited a slight bow to the base. As I said I spaced them to the sleepers, set the gauge and then flooded with...
by Le Corbusier
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Chairs and Rail
Replies: 17
Views: 926

Re: Chairs and Rail

Bob, I had a similar curvature on a fair number of my exactoscale chairs. I decided to plough ahead and see what happened. In the event I found that the Butanone softened the plastic during the bonding process such that it gripped the ply sleepers fine and took out the bow. see https://www.scalefour...
by Le Corbusier
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Stock for Cadhay
Replies: 36
Views: 3853

Re: Stock for Cadhay

Then you leave one umbrella at the bottom of the garden when it’s stopped raining and before long you have a collection of them at one end of the garden and none at the other! Philip What you need Philip is a garden rail system with an umbrella collection facility .... then there would be an incent...
by Le Corbusier
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Stock for Cadhay
Replies: 36
Views: 3853

Re: Stock for Cadhay

Philip Hall wrote:I can confirm that having a big railway room at the bottom of the garden with the fairies is very nice. Not quite nice on occasions like today when the rain is hammering down and the walk down there become a dash!
Philip


Umbrella :D :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Stock for Cadhay
Replies: 36
Views: 3853

Re: Stock for Cadhay

The background doesn't look like your front room any longer Chris?
by Le Corbusier
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 855
Views: 62099

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

If you mount them in the bearing carrier with the plane of the curvature at right angles to the plane of the carrier, and solder them in so they can’t turn, the wire will be effectively strait. Thanks Will, I have soldered the wire in as I find the carriers very flimsy and was worried about fatigue...
by Le Corbusier
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 855
Views: 62099

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

instead I use guitar strings which usually are near as dammit straight when removed from the packed and uncoiled. you need the bearings to sit centrally in the slot when the wagon is weighted and on the track, if they are at the top or bottom the springs won't work as intended. Thanks Keith, What T...
by Le Corbusier
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 855
Views: 62099

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

I have two completely unrelated questions which i hope someone will be able to help me with. The first is to do with the Bill Bedford sprung W irons. The guitar wire threads through the base of the waisted bearing carrier and then is located on either side in a pilot hole in the etch. The wire is no...
by Le Corbusier
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 855
Views: 62099

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

I see what you mean about the planking, now that you have brought it to our attention, it is hard to overcome the feeling of some weird sort of negative perspective a la Martin Escher! Are the planks scribed both sides of one sheet, or are there two single sided sheets laminated? Handscribed both s...
by Le Corbusier
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Arlington Colliery
Replies: 12
Views: 1673

Re: Arlington Colliery

RobM wrote:Main track work now completed......

track.jpg

.....continuing with the buildings.

The up shaft looking good in position.

Was the steel work really powder blue :shock:
by Le Corbusier
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 855
Views: 62099

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

I think I have taken this trial D299 MR wagon build as far as I can for now ... having completed the strapping and any other details I can think of - though I am still pondering how to achieve the ring and chain for the door lock pins which I would like to represent. So the next stage is the paint s...
by Le Corbusier
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 41
Views: 8047

Re: South Pelaw Junction

John Donnelly wrote:Almost there:

Image


oooh! bound sets of the MRJ ... the perfect setting :D
by Le Corbusier
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 48
Views: 4791

Re: Alpha Mill

Oh dear - big and complex subjects! I must write that book one day... meanwhile, back to lever frames... You write it ... I'll definitely read it. fascinating stuff :thumb Covered a certain amount of this as part of my History of Architecture module(specifically the impact of indutrialisation), but...
by Le Corbusier
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 48
Views: 4791

Re: Alpha Mill

So it is worth remembering that in 1909, a mule spinner in a mill such as this, spinning medium counts of cotton, would earn around 40 shillings a week, whilst his "Little Piecer" (minimum age 13 years) would get 13s 6d. And in 1919, my old Gran was renting her 2 up, 2 down end terrace, w...
by Le Corbusier
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 855
Views: 62099

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

Guy Rixon wrote:IMG_5901.jpg
Tool for grinding brake shoes. The greatest diameter is 10mm. Mine came from Minicraft IIRC, but there are many suppliers.


Aha! ..... another goody to buy :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 855
Views: 62099

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

That's a nice-looking wagon and rather finer around the solebars than the Slaters' equivalent. Well done! Some notes follow in reference to your numbered points. 1. The 2FS people have a cunning device for scribing planks. It's a board with a guide fixed at a slope of (IIRC) 1 in 15 to the axis of ...
by Le Corbusier
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 855
Views: 62099

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

Countersinking into wooden planks is quite possible, and after the bolt is tight the hole can then be filled, so nothing shows, but, so far as I know, it is not possible to countersink where there is ironwork on the inside. It was this note I was referring to - I assume that because we are talking ...
by Le Corbusier
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 855
Views: 62099

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

Hi Noel ... as usual thanks for the input. Answers to questions below. You don't state what you use for scribing; I use a scraperboard nib in a wooden handle meant for calligraphy pen nibs, plus a steel rule. You still have to be careful that the lines are parallel and spaced correctly, but at least...
by Le Corbusier
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 855
Views: 62099

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

So .... I thought I would load a couple of pics of progress so far on my first scratch build wagon ... I say scratch build but of course there are multiple elements pilfered from other sources - but at least the wagon body is primarily constructed from styrene sheet ;) The wagon is the ubiquitous MR...
by Le Corbusier
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 855
Views: 62099

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

Tim, I've cut glazing bars for windows at .5mm including arched windows so I see no reason why you could not cut at .75mm. If you want me to experiment on my cutter I will do so if you could email me a dxf file. I can PM you my email address if you want to go down that route. Rob Thanks Rob ... tha...

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