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by pete_mcfarlane
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Rolling a roof
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: Rolling a roof

I've built a couple of Rustons (one from A1 and another from Judith Edge) with similar roofs and did the small radius curves using a vice and a small diameter bar (2mm drill shank, as the roofs weren't very long). The trick with the shim sounds useful, as avoids spending ages lining it all up by eye...
by pete_mcfarlane
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 74
Views: 17846

Re: First steps in P4- now on my second loco

Thanks for the comments gents, hopefully I should have the Kitson finished before too long.
by pete_mcfarlane
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 74
Views: 17846

Re: First steps in P4- now on my second loco

Not much progress of late, but I have found time to build this rather nice Prickley Pear SER open, that I impulse purchased at Scaleforum a couple of weeks back (err, actually September, but that's how 2019 seems to have gone). This was my second attempt at low melt soldering a wagon, and the first ...
by pete_mcfarlane
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Colin Parks, Scalefour member
Replies: 20
Views: 3724

Re: Colin Parks, Scalefour member

That is very sad news. Colin's work on Newhaven and in particular his scratchbuilt plasticard 4SUB were inspirational. Many condolences to you and your family. I was marvelling over that 4-Sub on Minories yet again the other week. It's one of the most impressive models I've ever seen. Colin was an ...
by pete_mcfarlane
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 74
Views: 17846

Re: First steps in P4- moving on to my first P4 loco

After some helpful advice on RMweb (http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/111850-first-steps-in-p4-moving-on-to-my-first-p4-loco/?p=3307559) I formed the tanks around a block of wood. I got the dimension of the inside of the tanks from the etched tank end (which fits inside them). After ...
by pete_mcfarlane
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 74
Views: 17846

Re: First steps in P4- moving on to my first P4 loco

That mention of panniers in the last post leads nicely on to my second attempt at a P4 loco - the Judith Edge kit for a Kitson Long Boiler 0-6-0 pannier tank. This will be finished as another freelance industrial. Here's the result of a few evenings work, including a couple at NAG. Sorry about the i...
by pete_mcfarlane
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 74
Views: 17846

Re: First steps in P4- moving on to my first P4 loco

Thanks for at Alan - that's a really interesting post. What would the 0-6-6-T have been? A Mallet or Meyer, or possibly a pair of smaller engines back to back?
by pete_mcfarlane
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 74
Views: 17846

Re: First steps in P4- moving on to my first P4 loco

I'd have thought these would be a 1F or 2F in the BR scheme, although I can never understand how these power classifications were arrived at.
by pete_mcfarlane
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 74
Views: 17846

Re: First steps in P4- moving on to my first P4 loco

I'm not sure why it took another 6 months, but the Barclay is now finished. It's a little noisier than I'd like but ran pretty smoothly both on my own short length of track and the more complicated NAG test track. I suspect the noise is a down to how I've mounted the motor more than anything else - ...
by pete_mcfarlane
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAG meeting 22nd March 2018 (film night "weathering")
Replies: 3
Views: 957

Re: NAG meeting 22nd March 2018 (film night "weathering")

gcrs135 wrote:Boyes shops have Humbrol 27004 in stock.
They have many branches in the East Midlands and Yorkshire.

The one in Grantham had loads in stock when I popped in earlier today (and a good selection of Vallejo acrylics).
by pete_mcfarlane
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Best option for a Terrier
Replies: 10
Views: 2557

Re: Best option for a Terrier

The biggest problem with the Hornby body seems to be the combined front splashers and sandboxes. The A1X conversions (or at least the ones the Brighton did themselves) lost these sandboxes. This limits your options for SR and BR condition locos.
by pete_mcfarlane
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 74
Views: 17846

Re: First steps in P4- moving on to my first P4 loco

Thanks for the comments.

It's a good point about the livery - it does make it look a lot more robust looking than it was in it unpainted state.
by pete_mcfarlane
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 74
Views: 17846

Re: First steps in P4- moving on to my first P4 loco

After what feels like an eternity, here's another update. Modelling progress has been slow - a few hours here and there every week, but I've got the Barclay painted, and nearly complete. It was sprayed with my newish Iwata Neo airbrush, which I'm slowly getting the hang of, over a coat of etch prime...
by pete_mcfarlane
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Warley 2017
Replies: 63
Views: 9895

Re: Warley 2017

For me the best model was Kineton because it had several significant innovations, the team clearly think outside the box: Baseboard underpinnings frame built from Alloy 20mm square tube Lighting gantry support using extruded beam section in Alloy Lasercut box fiddle cassettes and best of all: N Gau...
by pete_mcfarlane
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Warley 2017
Replies: 63
Views: 9895

Re: Warley 2017

I find that Warley is a bit hit and miss, some good stuff in amongst a sea of box shifters, not very good layouts, and the announcements of new RTR models that may eventually appear in about 10 years time. This year there were a few very good finescale layouts in other scales. The S scale Cambrian l...
by pete_mcfarlane
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2017
Replies: 129
Views: 23872

Re: Scaleforum 2017

I already responded to a similar comment on RMWeb: "Numbers through the door were slightly down on last year. I like RMweb and post on it all the time, but some people on there are always ready to write the obituary from finescale modelling. Attendence at S4um being down by one person compared...
by pete_mcfarlane
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 74
Views: 17846

Re: First steps in P4- moving on to my first P4 loco

I now have a working loco. The pickups were a bit of a fiddle - they're attached to the brake gear, and after trying the method suggested by Tim Shackleton in his MRJ article on this kit (glue slivers of copperclad to the cross rods) I went for a more robust method. I've soldered some copperclad sle...
by pete_mcfarlane
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 74
Views: 17846

Re: First steps in P4- moving on to my first P4 loco

I sprayed it with etch primer from a Halfords can followed by handpainting with Valejo acrylics. All the bearings, hornblocksand moving bits were carefully masked off with a mix of tape and copydex, and survived the experience without being gummed up with paint. With rigid OO chassis I've sprayed th...
by pete_mcfarlane
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 74
Views: 17846

Re: First steps in P4- moving on to my first P4 loco

Another quick update. The body is largely done, and the chassis is currently waiting for the cylinder assembly to be painted prior to final assembly. (that's the thing at the back, covered in masking tape). The loco is going to be black, with cream/off-white lining, as a fictitious industrial exampl...
by pete_mcfarlane
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 74
Views: 17846

Re: First steps in P4- moving on to my first P4 loco

A lot more progress since the last update, although I spent a few weeks not doing anything thanks to other commitments (mostly building a 1970s nightclub toilet for an AmDram production of 'Stags and hens', as you do...). The body is mostly done, bar a few minor details like the sandbox operating ro...
by pete_mcfarlane
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 74
Views: 17846

Re: First steps in P4- moving on to my first P4 loco

Colin,

Not yet. That will come later, once I have a loco or two to run on it.
by pete_mcfarlane
Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 74
Views: 17846

Re: First steps in P4- moving on to my first P4 loco

I've been following that series with interest - I've rather liked those Wemyss Barclays ever since I saw an article on one in the RM in about 1985. It sticks in my mind as it was the second or third issue of RM my 9 year old self bought. I'd not seen the thread on wheel though, so thanks for the lin...
by pete_mcfarlane
Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 74
Views: 17846

Re: First steps in P4- moving on to my first P4 loco

Great stuff Pete. Probably people will be interested to know how the Poppy jig works out longterm being nicely low tech and low budget compared with alternatives I think? It's wood, so I'm guessing that it won't stand up to as much use as the more expensive metal alternatives, but I'm not a profess...
by pete_mcfarlane
Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 74
Views: 17846

Re: First steps in P4- moving on to my first P4 loco

Progress since the last update: - Basic body is assembled, including replacement sprung Gibson buffers (with the bases filed to be oblong, as per the prototype). - Chassis assembled. I'm going for option three of the four offering in the kit instructions. The rear two axles ride in a pair of rocking...
by pete_mcfarlane
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 74
Views: 17846

Re: First steps in P4- moving on to my first P4 loco

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