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by CornCrake
Wed May 13, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 116
Views: 24620

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Nice straight rails, what's the secret?
by CornCrake
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 148
Views: 29397

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

Hi Richard,

Thought you might like to see the component parts:-
BS_Type_A_Components.jpg

The important part is the "bobbin" which looks very similar to the "bobbin" part depicted in the first photo that you posted from Tony's track building thread.

Steve
by CornCrake
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 148
Views: 29397

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

Picture of Brook Smith Type "A" received from stores last week:-
Brook_Smith_Type_A.jpg
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Steve
by CornCrake
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: London Underground Q38 Surface Stock Trailer
Replies: 14
Views: 931

Re: London Underground Q38 Surface Stock Trailer

Will, Thank you for your offer. More questions I am afraid... I assume that is the weight of everything excluding the un-sprung weight, eg weight excluding wheels & bearings? So far I have got an approximate minimum weight for the coach of 166gms, but I can easily add more, even if it is in the ...
by CornCrake
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: London Underground Q38 Surface Stock Trailer
Replies: 14
Views: 931

Re: London Underground Q38 Surface Stock Trailer

Thanks for your replies. For some reason my intuition leads me to believe that because the spring of the axle with 59% of the load is shorter (22mm) it will be stiffer than the spring of the axle with 41% of the load (27.33mm). If there two separate springs of equal length then I could understand th...
by CornCrake
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: London Underground Q38 Surface Stock Trailer
Replies: 14
Views: 931

Re: London Underground Q38 Surface Stock Trailer

As previously mentioned, the bogies are 7' 10" with an asymmetrical bolster pivot at 3' 3" & 4' 7" centres. Bogie side castings showing the asymmetric bolster spring arrangement:- Bogie_Castings.jpg CSB question I am attempting to design an etched bogie frame with CSB suspension. ...
by CornCrake
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: London Underground Q38 Surface Stock Trailer
Replies: 14
Views: 931

Re: London Underground Q38 Surface Stock Trailer

Replacement Floor As a first step in replacing floor I produced a floor template mock-up . Using Microsoft Word, I inserted a drawing canvas, set grid size to 1mm, and then having measured various resin body dimensions, used insert shapes, rectangles, lines and circles, and then stuck the printed r...
by CornCrake
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: London Underground Q38 Surface Stock Trailer
Replies: 14
Views: 931

Re: London Underground Q38 Surface Stock Trailer

Here is a snap of part of the inspiration that was filed away for over 50 years :- Hamblings_Merco.jpg Review of kit With only one drawing in my possession, albeit of O/P stock, and looking at photographs, the resin body is good. I plan to replace the moulded on handrails on the cab ends with wire. ...
by CornCrake
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Weskie
Topic: Weskie's Workbench
Replies: 28
Views: 9670

Re: Weskie's Workbench

Looking good. Rapid progress since opening the box.
How difficult was it to laminate the wheels?
Any tips would be gratefully received.
Steve
by CornCrake
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: London Underground Q38 Surface Stock Trailer
Replies: 14
Views: 931

Re: London Underground Q38 Surface Stock Trailer

Alan , Ah yes, fond memories of the eclectic mix of stock arriving & departing Earls Court. Then round the Circle line to Baker Street, passing through what appeared to be another world with brooding dirty brown louvre sided beasts. I say beasts, they looked strangely powerful in comparison to ...
by CornCrake
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: London Underground Q38 Surface Stock Trailer
Replies: 14
Views: 931

London Underground Q38 Surface Stock Trailer

A desire triggered by memories of catching District line trains from Wimbledon after finding a sheet of Hamblings litho printed surface stock that I purchased some 50 years ago. I have taken the plunge by purchasing a Radley models Q38 stock trailer kit:- Q38_trailer_kit.jpg What you get is a resin ...
by CornCrake
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 5192

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread

I am starting a Radley models LTPB surface stock Q38 trailer kit:-

Q38_trailer_kit.jpg
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Well at least I have taken a picture of what you get in the box...

Steve
by CornCrake
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Marking gauge?
Replies: 25
Views: 1973

Re: Marking gauge?

Had to mark up a piece of brass sheet today in order to make a 30mm wide strip., so I knocked up a bespoke scriber out of 2 offcuts of strip wood and an offcut of 12mm plywood, plus a panel pin. Scribing_Gauge.jpg The longer piece of stripwood runs along the edge of the sheet, the shorter piece sits...
by CornCrake
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Marking gauge?
Replies: 25
Views: 1973

Re: Marking gauge?

Would it be possible to adapt a combination square for example https://www.toolstation.com/combination-square/p15803 by fixing some form of scribing point with a bolt and grub screw through the existing hole in the ruler part? Or if you already have one but without a hole making a hole for the scrib...
by CornCrake
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Balcombe developments
Replies: 15
Views: 998

Re: Balcombe developments

A quick joke to take our minds off our current social distancing...

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by CornCrake
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Balcombe developments
Replies: 15
Views: 998

Re: Balcombe developments

Is that a 5-CAT and a 2-CAT then?
by CornCrake
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: end steps
Replies: 11
Views: 1768

Re: end steps

Just thought that I would mention that It looks to me as if the drawing and the photograph do not correspond.
The drawing shows a semi-circular vertical part of the footstep whereas the photo looks more rectangular with rounded corners.
Steve
by CornCrake
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Southampton Model Railway Society Exhibition
Replies: 0
Views: 780

Southampton Model Railway Society Exhibition

I see that https://southamptonmodelrailwaysociety.wordpress.com/exhibition-layouts-2020/ is on this weekend, with two P4 layouts to view and Scalefour Society in attendance, looking forward to attending on Sunday.
Steve
by CornCrake
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Rivet Press 2
Replies: 16
Views: 1690

Re: Rivet Press 2

Has anyone tried this rivet tool? https://www.cousinsuk.com/product/riveting-piercing-tool

At that price I might give it a go.

Steve
by CornCrake
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: G.N.R. 32ft Luggage Brake
Replies: 7
Views: 1310

Re: G.N.R. 32ft Luggage Brake

I believe that H.M.R.S. can supply suitable transfers see https://hmrs.org.uk/transfers/gnr-ecjs-coach-insignia-special-vehicles-need-1-sheet-per-vehicle-side-150473.html Steve oops just spotted that they are currently only available in 7mm only, sorry Might be worth contacting them (HMRS) to see if...
by CornCrake
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: David B
Topic: Delivering the Goods
Replies: 34
Views: 9014

Re: Delivering the Goods

Certainly looks as though it works!
Thanks for posting, any chance of pictures of rest of the build?
Regards Steve
by CornCrake
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1141
Views: 185506

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

Well done. Good to be able to solve at least one problem a day.
Steve.
by CornCrake
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1141
Views: 185506

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

Hi Tim, almost looking too good to paint! Thanks for the detailed postings. In your last photo there is a gap at the front of the tank and the footplate where the vertical tab goes into the footplate. Is that what you are talking about? I can't make out from the photo whether it is the bottom side o...
by CornCrake
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Masokits sprung wagon units
Replies: 6
Views: 860

Re: Masokits sprung wagon units

PS

In particular if you download the Morgan Design pdf, check out pages 46 to 48 that contains a cross reference list of wagon kits to underfame kis , in particular Parkside.

Steve
by CornCrake
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Masokits sprung wagon units
Replies: 6
Views: 860

Re: Masokits sprung wagon units

Hi, you might be interested to read about 3 different solutions by following this link to the Scalefour Downloads page :- https://www.scalefour.org/resources/downloads Craig Welsh 9' wooden underframe Exactoscale wagon underframe Morgan Design wagon & underframe kits (78 pages of interest) I bel...

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