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by garethashenden
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: 00/EM wheels turned down to 18.83 standards
Replies: 19
Views: 1930

Re: 00/EM wheels turned down to 18.83 standards

A picture's worth a thousand words, so here are the wheels being discussed. http://www.rtmodels.co.uk/rt%20models%204mm%20scale%2000%20em%20p4%20gauge%20steelworks%20slag%20ladle%20wagon%20kit.jpg http://www.rtmodels.co.uk/markits%208mm%20diameter%2000%20gauge%20billet%20wheels%20for%20rt%20models%2...
by garethashenden
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Queensbridge Road Wharf
Replies: 67
Views: 28021

Re: Queensbridge Road Wharf

A good friend of my wife does membership at the Bentley Drivers Club, so if you draw a blank I could ask if they have an archive of material on the early cars. My cousin has one as well, but as a 1934 saloon, it's rather too late for your needs. Cheers Paul Helen? This is a small world isn't it. Th...
by garethashenden
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Queensbridge Road Wharf
Replies: 67
Views: 28021

Re: Queensbridge Road Wharf

I've now replaced the window with the broken mullion. In addition to that, all the other details have been taken care of an initial painting has been done. I used a whitemetal crane from Scalelink. In person its a little chunkier than the prototype but I still like how it looks. I added two platform...
by garethashenden
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: garethashenden
Topic: A Broad Gauge Buffalo
Replies: 7
Views: 1692

Re: A Broad Gauge Buffalo

....So I 3d printed some. Using the tires from the Gibson wheels, I designed new centers. I started with just the spokes, boss, and rim, then saved this into two files, one for the center axle and one for the outer axles. Then I added the balance weights and printed them. I had to do a revision or ...
by garethashenden
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: garethashenden
Topic: A Broad Gauge Buffalo
Replies: 7
Views: 1692

Re: A Broad Gauge Buffalo

Since the last post the footplate has largely been completed and the cab added. I've also reworked the bunker to the correct shape. Very easy with a small course file. i'm pretty much back to where I was when I picked up this project again a couple of months ago. https://i.imgur.com/5ZECegT.jpg http...
by garethashenden
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Scale Length Conversions
Replies: 34
Views: 1902

Re: Scale Length Conversions

This text is red seems to be stuck at a certain position down the page. On the home page its at the bottom, but after the calculations when there is more information to display its higher up.

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by garethashenden
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: garethashenden
Topic: A Broad Gauge Buffalo
Replies: 7
Views: 1692

Re: A Broad Gauge Buffalo

Slowly making progress. I had the brainwave of using my CAD skills to make templates and sticking them to sheet metal, rather than trying to draw out the shapes I need on the metal. It worked really well and I now have two valances with the right wheelbase and radius curves, and a footplate to match...
by garethashenden
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: garethashenden
Topic: A Broad Gauge Buffalo
Replies: 7
Views: 1692

A Broad Gauge Buffalo

Despite this technically being EM, I'm going to post this here as it may be of interest to some of you. I don't remember exactly when I started this project, but the first photograph I have of it is dated 20 September 2018, so it was probably a few days to a week before that. But lets go back to the...
by garethashenden
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Brassmasters Axle Setting Jig
Replies: 7
Views: 1231

Re: Brassmasters Axle Setting Jig

The unlabeled slot is designed to go over an existing brake cross shaft on a 9' wheelbase wagon. Not sure how useful a feature that is, but that's what its for.
by garethashenden
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Brassmasters Axle Setting Jig
Replies: 7
Views: 1231

Re: Brassmasters Axle Setting Jig

While it has a 6' option, its really designed for wheelbases in the 8' to 12' range. What you've done is probably the best option.
by garethashenden
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: 0-4-2 compensation
Replies: 10
Views: 1484

Re: 0-4-2 compensation

I would be inclined to put compensation beams between the driven axles. You'll need a pair to clear the gearbox. Then put a central pivot for the trailing axle to rock on. Or you could do it the other way around, pivot the first axle and compensate the other two, but the geometry and construction wo...
by garethashenden
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: CeeJay60's WorkBench
Replies: 26
Views: 3038

Re: CeeJay60's WorkBench

Socially Distanced Challenge Entry No.2 - Wagons I am aware that there are full wagon underframe kits out there, but for this set of wagons, I decided to go back to basics with MJT rocking w-irons and Bill Bedford sprung w-irons. This is simply because I find them so easy - I can quickly get MJT w-...
by garethashenden
Tue May 26, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Andy W
Topic: M.R. 0-4-0T 0F
Replies: 10
Views: 3496

Re: M.R. 0-4-0T 0F

Looks great! I keep forgetting just how great the Midland’s red livery looks. Very tempting.
by garethashenden
Mon May 11, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Trio of wagon kits - socially distanced challenge
Replies: 5
Views: 1126

Re: Trio of wagon kits - socially distanced challenge

Phew. I was worried I had them reversed or something. The cross shaft is cut as one of the final steps. I use a cutting disc to trim up all the long wire bits. If the cross shaft was to remain, then the brake gear on one side was backwards. It would have had the effect of applying the brakes on one...
by garethashenden
Sun May 03, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 599
Views: 169106

Re: Brettell Road

Are you going to increase the height of the backscene to match?
by garethashenden
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Exactoscale Fastrack
Replies: 7
Views: 1683

Re: Exactoscale Fastrack

Thanks for the responses guys - a few ideas to try out now. It's interesting that nearly everyone seems to fix the track first and ballast later. Ever since I made my own OO gauge track, I have laid track and ballasted in one operation, same as Norman Solomon, but we seem to be a dying breed in thi...
by garethashenden
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Queensbridge Road Wharf
Replies: 67
Views: 28021

Re: Queensbridge Road Wharf

Good to see the building progressing, haven't made any new buildings for my new layout for some time, but this inspires me to have a go at the works building, not quite so characterful as yours, but quite a sizeable affair - there will not be any photographs for a while as I progress other aspects ...
by garethashenden
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Queensbridge Road Wharf
Replies: 67
Views: 28021

Re: Queensbridge Road Wharf

The small door would have had a visible lock; even if there was nothing particularly valuable inside, theft and arson would be known risks which insurers would want addressed. The double doors can be assumed to be secured inside, the small door being the final exit door. Also, the small door would ...
by garethashenden
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Queensbridge Road Wharf
Replies: 67
Views: 28021

Re: Queensbridge Road Wharf

The first warehouse is just about done. Need to finish the roof and a couple of details, that’s it. The windows were all 3D printed. https://i.imgur.com/F602AUY.jpg One of the challenging areas recently was curving the bricks into the doorway openings. I did this by creating a short bit of wall ente...
by garethashenden
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Movement detector?
Replies: 9
Views: 2426

Re: Movement detector?

I haven't used these personally, but there seem to be lots of options: http://www.azatrax.com
by garethashenden
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 60
Views: 10454

Re: Wizard Models

Well, I hope he makes a go of it, but there won't be many on-line orders from me. I was about to purchase a couple of ground signals and an odd bit and bob earlier this week, until I discovered that the postage was going to be more than twice the value of the goods. It's a fixed sum, so OK if you'r...
by garethashenden
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Fret Saw Blades
Replies: 13
Views: 3438

Re: Fret Saw Blades

I believe the sizes are from largest to smallest are: 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0, 1/0, 2/0, 3/0, 4/0, 5/0, 6/0.
by garethashenden
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Queensbridge Road Wharf
Replies: 67
Views: 28021

Re: Queensbridge Road Wharf

All the wiring is done, aside from the lighting. I had been waiting on the setts until I was sure the wiring didn't need any changes but I have now begun with this project. It's slow going and I'm not trying to rush, no point in needing to redo it. I've been spreading thin layers of Das clay. The la...
by garethashenden
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: garethashenden
Topic: Edwardian Wagons
Replies: 35
Views: 15271

Re: Edwardian Wagons

Well it’s been a while hasn’t it. Recently I've been working on a few more Edwardian wagons. I received a couple of decorated PO wagons from POWsides, they're both RCH 1907 designs, which are slightly too modern for my 1903 layout, but they'll be ok. The one I've built so far is lettered for F. Warr...
by garethashenden
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: New C&L Crowdfunding Project for P4 Plain Track
Replies: 9
Views: 3112

Re: New C&L Crowdfunding Project for P4 Plain Track

They're crowdfunding this on their own website rather than somewhere like Kickstarter? Hmm... Given how hard it seems to pay them that might not be the best idea. It seems like an invitation to confusion and unhappy customers. One of the major attractions of services such as Kickstarter is that they...

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