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by sebring115
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies
Replies: 15
Views: 2808

Re: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies

I’ve just fitted my first pair of droppers and they work really well, miles better than the panel pins I had been using, however what about a screw link version as well to complete the set? Mark
by sebring115
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: LT&S 442T "Thundersley" Tank
Replies: 5
Views: 705

Re: LT&S 442T "Thundersley" Tank

Have a read of the book, he really simplifies it and nothing ventured nothing gained. The book is so cheap no reason not to have a go.
by sebring115
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: LT&S 442T "Thundersley" Tank
Replies: 5
Views: 705

Re: LT&S 442T "Thundersley" Tank

This may be useful, I got a remaindered edition in the bookshop at bettwysey coed in wales for much less though, there is one on eBay for 9.99. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Scratch-Building-Model-Railway-Tank-Locomotives/dp/1785001418/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_3/257-2033123-9752961?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1...
by sebring115
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Caley/LMS 0F Pug
Replies: 16
Views: 2674

Re: Caley/LMS 0F Pug

by sebring115
Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Point Operation
Replies: 18
Views: 4540

Re: Point Operation

Saw these today at leamington show on the Kineton layout.

Has anyone used them with p4

https://www.shapeways.com/product/VCZ9P ... d=57480497
by sebring115
Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Construction of a Test Track
Replies: 611
Views: 84790

Re: Track Construction for a Test Track

Thats amazing, im working on a 4ft 8.5 layout and have ended up with a similar track layout to you. What size is the tanden turnout (b6/b8), im really struggling with that in templot .


Do you have a box file I could look at?

Thanks

Mark
by sebring115
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Servo Control of Points
Replies: 27
Views: 10926

Re: Servo Control of Points

Finally ordered one of these as I dont get enough modelling time let alone to get into Merg electronics.

http://www.blocksignalling.co.uk/index. ... controller

Good thing is, the board has wiring for relays to control the frogs.

Cheers

Mark
by sebring115
Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Servo Control of Points
Replies: 27
Views: 10926

Re: Servo Control of Points

Just looking at using servos to control points and also frog polarity. Anyone heard of these http://www.blocksignalling.co.uk/index. ... controller or have any recommendations

Cheers

Mark
by sebring115
Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Gibson crankpins
Replies: 27
Views: 5222

Re: Gibson crankpins

Just enlarging your picture I'm not so sure the pitch is the same. On the left by the head you have peak to root between tap and bolt, but on the right you have peak to peak which says a different thread pitch, close enough that a nut will go down but not close enough for a deeper thread where you w...
by sebring115
Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Brake van Help
Replies: 6
Views: 1882

Re: Brake van Help

Thanks everyone. There are some more distant photos in the book on the earl of Dudleys railways book by Ned Williams so will see what I can maybe make out from them and build an approximation

http://www.nedwilliams.co.uk/books5.html
Cheers

Mark
by sebring115
Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Reclaiming Damaged or Generally Unacceptable Coach Wheels
Replies: 30
Views: 6044

Re: Reclaiming Damaged or Generally Unacceptable Coach Wheels

Could you not see if Alan Gibson can provide just the mouldings after all the tyres and axles should be ok?

Mark
by sebring115
Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: garethashenden
Topic: Port of London Austerity
Replies: 15
Views: 4171

Re: Port of London Austerity

They look fantastic especially as they are probably bigger on my screen than reality

Presume you use some kind of magnifier?
by sebring115
Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: garethashenden
Topic: Port of London Austerity
Replies: 15
Views: 4171

Re: Port of London Austerity

Thats great, presume will have to sort out wire dia once its weighted up.

I struggle with 4mm let alone 2mm, any pictures?

Mark
by sebring115
Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: garethashenden
Topic: Port of London Austerity
Replies: 15
Views: 4171

Re: Port of London Austerity

Just wondering how you have got on with this and I would also like to ask a few questions as I have just got an RT chassis to build.

1) Which high level hornblocks are they, std or slimline?

2) Do you have your CSB cooardinates/distances/spreadsheet?

Look forward to an update.

Thanks

Mark
by sebring115
Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Brake van Help
Replies: 6
Views: 1882

Re: Brake van Help

Its quite unusual given that it must be fairly old but still in use in the late 50s and into the 60s until the pitt closure (circa 1968 I think). Im assuming it would have come from a pre-group company?

Mark
by sebring115
Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Gibson crankpins
Replies: 27
Views: 5222

Re: Gibson crankpins

Put the tap and screw so the threads actually engage, then it will be clear if the pitch is the same or different :D
by sebring115
Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Brake van Help
Replies: 6
Views: 1882

Brake van Help

Hi

Can anyone identify this brake van used at Baggeridge on the Earl of Dudleys railways, Somthing said GWR Toad to me but im not so sure?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/60790501@N04/5685047256



Cheers

Mark
by sebring115
Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Gibson crankpins
Replies: 27
Views: 5222

Re: Gibson crankpins

Easy way to check the tap pitch relative to the screw is to put them next to each other and try an get the threads to interlock, (you may need magnifcation) but if they go off over the length of the screw/tap you know the pitch is wrong.
by sebring115
Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Square-ended axles and Class 08 drawings
Replies: 10
Views: 5703

Re: Square-ended axles and Class 08 drawings

could you not drill the hornby cranks through 2mm and then machine the end of the axle to suit, so its just stepped down at the end.

Im just doing the same conversion with brassmasters rods.

Mark

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