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by grovenor-2685
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Duchess test build
Replies: 26
Views: 1739

Re: Brassmasters Duchess test build

The photo below shows the way I do it.

Or rather it shows the end result :) More information on the way its done would be very useful.
Regards
by grovenor-2685
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Vehicle dynamics and trackholding
Topic: Masokits Track Defect Detection Vehicle
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Re: Masokits Track Defect Detection Vehicle

I think you stand a better chance of concentricity with steam era/Branchlines wheelsets rather than any plastic centered type. They do 3ft disc wheels.
Rgds
by grovenor-2685
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Duchess test build
Replies: 26
Views: 1739

Re: Brassmasters Duchess test build

Not how I interpret "across the end"
Rgds
by grovenor-2685
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Duchess test build
Replies: 26
Views: 1739

Re: Brassmasters Duchess test build

Easiest way to pin an axles is to cut a slot across the end of the axle at a slight angle so it is deeper at one side and hardly goes down the other side at all. Pop on the axle as usual. Then use the slot to drill into the wheel hub. Put in a wire pin, fill up slot and clean off. Don Roland taught...
by grovenor-2685
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 44xx Kits
Replies: 20
Views: 1393

Re: GWR 44xx Kits

Looks like you have since succeeded. I have moved the replies to your new topic. "GWR Number Plates"
For others wondering the new topic button is on every subforum page. eg from here click 'return to steam locomotives' at the page foot.
by grovenor-2685
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Vehicle dynamics and trackholding
Topic: Better Running
Replies: 16
Views: 1179

Re: Better Running

Whilst such intensive running methods are fine for those of us with layouts they don't really help Bill with his question, how does he confirm that a design change has made an improvement? As a manufacturer time is money.
by grovenor-2685
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Vehicle dynamics and trackholding
Topic: Better Running
Replies: 16
Views: 1179

Re: Better Running

If these are coach bogies then I suspect that a free rolling test as described by Guy, and with each bogie variant tested on the same vehicle, is the best you can do. As soon as you couple it to another vehicle you bring in a whole load of additional variables from interactions through the couplings...
by grovenor-2685
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Electric traverser
Replies: 3
Views: 469

Re: Electric traverser

Thanks for that, those Huntly Archives films are fascinating. I like the Edge Hill traverser with the Capstans mounted on it, and the Broad St hoist with wagon turntables.
Rgds
by grovenor-2685
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Best technique for curving rail?
Replies: 10
Views: 669

Re: Best technique for curving rail?

BrianW's homemade unit above is essentially the same as the 'handlaidtrack' product and much cheaper than that or a GW roller. :) Get hold of 3 ball bearings and you can build your own 'handlaidtrack' clone simply enough. Find bearings on Aliexpress. Save wear on your fingers and thumb if you hace a...
by grovenor-2685
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Best technique for curving rail?
Replies: 10
Views: 669

Re: Best technique for curving rail?

I also use the thumb and fingers method and have not had problems with unwanted vertical curves appearing. Bullhead rail naturally curves horizontally due to its shape, this can be a problem for tight curves in chairs as the curved rail will not naturally take up the 1:2 inclination so a tiny bit of...
by grovenor-2685
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control
Replies: 26
Views: 2001

Re: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control

That's because its the same link :)
by grovenor-2685
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Drill for rivets.
Replies: 18
Views: 997

Re: Drill for rivets.

Or pliers as David Thorpe mentioned in the post before yours!
by grovenor-2685
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Drill for rivets.
Replies: 18
Views: 997

Re: Drill for rivets.

It is neccessary to drill if you don't have a punch.
Regards
by grovenor-2685
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: P4 steam loco driving wheels centre outside boss
Replies: 24
Views: 1579

Re: P4 steam loco driving wheels centre outside boss

Thanks for your replies, folks. I'm getting the message that you take the thickness of the boss as correct, and you get or make a suitable length axle. Not the inverse, taking the axle as the given, and filing or sanding down the boss to the length of that axle. Nor is anyone so far going with Dave...
by grovenor-2685
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Drill for rivets.
Replies: 18
Views: 997

Re: Drill for rivets.

The rivets have a diameter of 1.1mm and the same goes for the hole punch. A drill should be the same.
Rgds
by grovenor-2685
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 23224

Re: Scaleforum 2019

It seems some photos, especially from iPhones, can have orientation info built in. I have found that opening it in MS Paint, rotating if needed, then, whether rotated or not, doing a 'Save as' will allow the resulting files to be uploaded and displayed correctly.
Regards
by grovenor-2685
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Close Coupling
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Re: Close Coupling

http://www.proto87.com/media/gresley%20sub%20coupling-600.jpg Just checking on my (Gosh) 65 year ago memories. These (prototype) coaches would have been coupled with screw couplings and the buffers would always have been in contact. Or even slightly compressed by the couplings. Is either or both co...
by grovenor-2685
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Exactoscale wagon couplings - a problem
Replies: 6
Views: 989

Re: Exactoscale wagon couplings - a problem

The thinned bit should be half way up the long side of the link, then you have to try hard to get it to fall out.
But I just open the link and thread it in, then close the link. Can't do that in full size :)
Rgds
by grovenor-2685
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Extracting coach wheels from Hornby Gresley suburbans
Replies: 13
Views: 1016

Re: Extracting coach wheels from Hornby Gresley suburbans

So 21.6 mm, that is very tight for a P4 wheelset, just about possible with an Exactoscale wheelset. AGs are 21.7 mm wide.
Rgds
by grovenor-2685
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Extracting coach wheels from Hornby Gresley suburbans
Replies: 13
Views: 1016

Re: Extracting coach wheels from Hornby Gresley suburbans

From Andy's and Knuckles' replies I would surmise that the sideframes are spaced closer together than needed for P4 and maybe not using 26mm axles, I suppose that does not affect Andy but it would be rather a shame as the recent Hornby LMS and Pullman bogies have been easy conversions. Perhaps the o...
by grovenor-2685
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Attaching axleboxes and buffers
Replies: 17
Views: 983

Re: Attaching axleboxes and buffers

Robbo wrote the definitive article on this topic, albeit before the introduction of 100 degree solder.
See http://www.norgrove.me.uk/Robbo.htm
Rgds

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