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by CornCrake
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: scaleforum you tube test run
Replies: 29
Views: 792

Re: scaleforum you tube test run

Yes I can see you,
What are you working on?
Steve
by CornCrake
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: First steps in track building and P4.
Replies: 33
Views: 1619

Re: First steps in track building and P4.

I recently purchased 2 tri-angular gauges from P4 stores. I had to return one of them because it was impossible to fit the rail head into one of the legs. Jeremy Suter very promptly replaced it. So I now have 2 gauges that work, but there are differences. The two legs at the "pointy" end o...
by CornCrake
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Mousa Models
Replies: 10
Views: 917

Re: Mousa Models

Hi Bill,

I now seem to have successfully sent you a message from your website contact option. (This time I used Google Chrome)

Regards Steve Cornford
by CornCrake
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Mousa Models
Replies: 10
Views: 917

Re: Mousa Models

Dear Bill,
The "contact" system on your new website is not working.
I am trying to send you a message regarding an outstanding gearbox order.

Regards Steve Cornford
by CornCrake
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 56
Views: 8803

Re: Turning a chimney

Thanks for sharing that process Jeremy, fascinating & informative.
Steve
by CornCrake
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: A few things on my workbench
Replies: 50
Views: 4109

Re: A few things on my workbench

Very good, definitely interested in buld photos, especially bloater handle jig.
Steve
by CornCrake
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Material Stand
Replies: 43
Views: 3513

Re: EBMA Material Stand

by CornCrake
Wed May 13, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 129
Views: 30027

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: 152
Views: 33262

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: 152
Views: 33262

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: 1258

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: 1258

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: 1258

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: 1258

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: 1258

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: 10327

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: 1258

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: 1258

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: 6758

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: 2447

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: 2447

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: 1338

Re: Balcombe developments

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

There was this idiot who kept on clicking on their screen...Read More
by CornCrake
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Balcombe developments
Replies: 15
Views: 1338

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: 2076

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: 1284

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

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