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by CornCrake
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: David B
Topic: Steam up
Replies: 17
Views: 2923

Re: Steam up

HI David,
Thanks for posting your progress with the motor bogie. I am learning something new each post, and they make a useful complement to Jeremy's instructions.
Steve
by CornCrake
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 129
Views: 10065

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Please do not stop the "endowment" process!
I for one am really enjoying your postings.
Steve
by CornCrake
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Resistance Soldering
Replies: 59
Views: 9367

Re: Resistance Soldering

Hi David,
What method did you use for pressing out the rivets in the sideframe?
by CornCrake
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 185
Views: 28900

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Jeremy, you've made it look so easy compared with the Mallard body!
Is there a slight tumblehome, and if so how did you form it?
Looking forward to your roof solution...
Steve
ps Happy New Year
by CornCrake
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 185
Views: 28900

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Your fish bellies are looking good! Although I have made a start on the motor bogie, I have spent afternoon packing all my WIP modelling away prior to a couple of house moves! A to B to C, as C is not ready yet! Which means I will have to be content with just reading about modelling for a while :( ....
by CornCrake
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: seeking tandem turnout template
Replies: 18
Views: 1359

Re: seeking tandem turnout template

I believe it is also recommended to calibrate the printer using >; output > calibrate printer.
by CornCrake
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: MarkS
Topic: Coaches corner
Replies: 26
Views: 6518

Re: Coaches corner

Hear, hear!
And thanks for the photo of the handrail jig tip.
Steve
by CornCrake
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 185
Views: 28900

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

I thought it looked a bit long. 4mm makes all the difference!
As far as the motor bogie is concerned any idea what radius curves the P4 version can cope with now?
by CornCrake
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 185
Views: 28900

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Good to see another outing for your chassis Jeremy! I enjoyed the valve gear motion especially at the slower speeds.
Is that an 8' or a 9' trailing bogie?
by CornCrake
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Signals for Hessle Haven
Replies: 4
Views: 1258

Re: Signals for Hessle Haven

Welcome back, and thank you. I've just spent some pleasurable time reading a couple of your Hessle Haven topic on RMWeb, and discovered the wealth of historical photos and also useful contributions from a retired signalman. Are you planning on building a 95 lever frame using the societies mk 2 kit? ...
by CornCrake
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 86610

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? As far as the under...
by CornCrake
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 86610

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

Hi TIm,
You might find this post interesting as I am sure you will eventually want to add more coaches to your Monsal Dale empire:-
http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/81902-completing-the-4mm-ner-6-wheel-coach/page-1

Steve
by CornCrake
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 86610

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

Hi Tim, There are a couple of tutorials http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/79025-a-guide-to-using-the-silhouette-cameo-cutter/?p=1239585 A tutorial on Inkscape but shows what can be produced http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/80563-introduction-to-using-inkscape-to-prod...
by CornCrake
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 86610

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

Hi Tim, What sort of diameter tube are you looking for? Along the lines of your propelling pencil idea, have you considered Uni Pin file liner pens as they seem to have a steel tube and are available in a number sizes? 2nd suggestion is to consider using a Silhouette portrait cutter, for example see...
by CornCrake
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Availability of small brass sections
Replies: 2
Views: 679

Re: Availability of small brass sections

How about Hobby Holidays 1/32" equal angle, which is 0.32" , approx. 0.8128mm See http://www.hobbyholidays.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=SSA1 T section 1/32"... http://www.hobbyholidays.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=SST1 1/32" is 0.79375 mm Steve
by CornCrake
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: which controller for a test track?
Replies: 16
Views: 1839

Re: which controller for a test track?

Another option for a DIY route is to join https://www.merg.org.uk/index.php
Model Electronic Railway Group
and purchase the Pocket Money Project number 10 for £1.39, which is a speed controller based on the LM310 chip.
Steve
by CornCrake
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 185
Views: 28900

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Jeremy, Thanks for the time you spent chatting at Scaleforum. It was good to see your video of the railmotor circulating on the test track. I can report that I have made four steps forward:- The Katsu mini pillar drill arrived last week and appears to be good value for the money. 1) I can now drill ...
by CornCrake
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Working point rodding from DCC Concepts
Replies: 8
Views: 1529

Re: Working point rodding from DCC Concepts

Under Rodding it states "It is the correct size to accurately represent 4mm scale point rodding." Under Rodding cranks it states "We have made the cranks as small as possible but please note that they are slightly over-scale - this was necessary as most users of this point rodding wil...
by CornCrake
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 185
Views: 28900

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Hi Jeremy, thanks for a glimpse of the railmotor birthplace, a fascinating insight into the range of tools available to you...
Steve
by CornCrake
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 185
Views: 28900

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

I have managed to make a jig in Tufnol with a 1/8" hole for the axle and a 0.70mm hole at the correct spacing for the crankpin, but unfortunately the holes are not vertical, the root cause being the alignment of my mini drill in the cradle of my home made stand. However it has made me realise t...
by CornCrake
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 185
Views: 28900

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Tim, thanks for the encouragement. You managed to give me a nudge in the right direction. 1st attempt, using a piece of steel strip failed when I broke the 0.70mm drill when almost through the second hole, but anyway the holes were not accurately 2.60mm apart. I then had a brainwave for getting the ...
by CornCrake
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 185
Views: 28900

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Hi Tim, Thanks for your suggestion. I will give it a try, but without a pillar drill don't hold out much hope in getting the holes vertical/parallel. I've also found this suggestion:- https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=2019&start=50#p18358 The required crankpin throw is 8&q...
by CornCrake
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 185
Views: 28900

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

I have recently received some 3'11" wheels from Alan Gibson for the motor bogie, but they are without crankpin holes, just an indent on the front surface as a position guide. It looks as though I am in need of a crankpin drilling jig as described by Will L here https://www.scalefour.org/forum/v...
by CornCrake
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 185
Views: 28900

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Hi Horsetan,
The instructions were not with the kit but the ones Jeremy published on here:
https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=132&t=5928&p=62221&hilit=gwr+instructions#p61785

Steve

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