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by pete_mcfarlane
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 125
Views: 22821

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

The Judith Edge Kitson 0-6-0PT is now finished. After sayingthat I'd live with the flattened top to the dome, I ended up putting a blob of milliput int he top and sanding to the correct shape. It looks OK, and It was sprayed with Humbrol black, and lined with a bowpen (using German Afrika Corps yell...
by pete_mcfarlane
Thu May 28, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 125
Views: 22821

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

Mine is going to be in a freelance lined black livery, to match the Barclay I previously did. I'd not spotted that the kit chimney was different, so having got this far I probably leave as it is (and play the freelance livery card). This slightly blurry photo might show a similar design of dome (but...
by pete_mcfarlane
Wed May 27, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 125
Views: 22821

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

I've finished all of the detailing on my Kitson over the last week or so. This took longer than expected, mainly because I got distracted by other things (such as going outside, now we're allowed to drive to the countryside for walks again). Boiler fitting are from the kit, and the tank fillers are ...
by pete_mcfarlane
Sun May 17, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 125
Views: 22821

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

Yes , I bought some years ago as you can see. I will get more I think as they are so useful. Probably a lot more than a pound now but worth it. I’ve just noticed it says solder wheels together for a more realistic thickness! I don’t think that’s needed and would clog everything up. Your injectors a...
by pete_mcfarlane
Sun May 17, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 125
Views: 22821

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

The pipework, injectors and clack valves certainly add a lot of character. I’m on with them too and , yes , they takes ages. Looking good and worth the effort. I found that I ended up doing one component per evening, just to keep sane. I forgot to mention that the little 2mm handwheels on the injec...
by pete_mcfarlane
Sat May 16, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 125
Views: 22821

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

The boiler top pipework is all done, after a week of evenings spent making it out of wire and various diameters of tube. The body is now in the ultrasonic cleaner for a good scrub. 20200516_220740.jpg that should be the last of the soldering. Next step is to add the boiler fittings. Sandboxes are be...
by pete_mcfarlane
Mon May 11, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 58
Views: 4109

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4

I've learned something useful this morning - I'd never thought of putting on a plastic glove and holding a model whilst spraying it.

The Barclay 0-6-0T looks very nice. I'm looking forward to seeing the big Barclays progress.
by pete_mcfarlane
Sun May 10, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 125
Views: 22821

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

I feel guilty that we have hijacked Peter’s post but hopefully these are relevant details ! Please keep going. All this extra information (and pictures of other people's builds) are really useful. ...Looking at the photo alerted me to the odd bit of wonkiness in the rods, which has been sorted... B...
by pete_mcfarlane
Sat May 09, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 125
Views: 22821

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

Over the last couple of days I've filled in the rear sandbox openings (which aren't coal bunkers) and added the rodding to the front sandboxes. The runners it passes through are short lengths of 1mm diameter tubing, soldered in place and then filed square. The pull arms at the front were made the sl...
by pete_mcfarlane
Fri May 08, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 125
Views: 22821

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

Paulhb wrote:I hope you don’t mind me showing my A Class.

That's rather nice.
by pete_mcfarlane
Fri May 08, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 125
Views: 22821

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

Thank you, that helps greatly but it's still puzzling. Surely if you have ordinary pick-ups (perhaps arranged as on your last loco) then only the wheel rims and pick-ups themselves are live so there's no danger of shorting to the motor anyway. It might be a red herring, of course, in which case the...
by pete_mcfarlane
Fri May 08, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 125
Views: 22821

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

A simple question that would clarify things: is the Consett loco built with split frames? I have not found any reference to this but may have missed it. No, it's fitted with conventional pickups. I suspect that using split frames might make things easier, as the pickups were a bit of a pain to set ...
by pete_mcfarlane
Thu May 07, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 125
Views: 22821

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

And I now realise that the 'bunkers' in front of the cab have sandboxes in them, rather than coal. The coal capacity must be tiny on these locos.
by pete_mcfarlane
Thu May 07, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 125
Views: 22821

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

Daddyman wrote:Here you go!

Thanks, those are incredibly useful!
by pete_mcfarlane
Wed May 06, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 125
Views: 22821

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

Looking good, Pete. Let me know if you need any photos of the preserved one for the injector pipework and the sanding gear. I have loads of detailed shots. Thanks - I'm sure we've had this conservation before (possibly on Rmweb) as I've got some of your photos of the loco running plate and chassis....
by pete_mcfarlane
Wed May 06, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 125
Views: 22821

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

But if you need to just stop shorting, use a Rizla, soaked in superglue like this: Rizla insulation 1.JPG It's robust enough to survive occasional contact with wheels, and doesn't add anything significant to the thickness of the parts. Cheers Flymo Now that is a very useful trick, which I'll file a...
by pete_mcfarlane
Tue May 05, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 125
Views: 22821

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

The Judith Edge Kitson was stalled for a long time, but the extra free time we've now got has brought it to the top of the pile of unfinished projects. And progress has been pretty rapid - I'd struggled a bit with the motor torque reaction arm, but managed to create a new setup in an hour or so. It'...
by pete_mcfarlane
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Water Tenders. Modified?
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: Water Tenders. Modified?

Here's another photo of C&HP water tenders which confirms this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/PHOTO-TENDERS-ON-THE-CROMFORD-AND-HIGH-PEAK-RAILWAY-IN-1963-/362618263768 (or is it the same tender?...) They also seem to have had some water carrying wagons built using tank bodies on old 4 wheel tender ch...
by pete_mcfarlane
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: PDK Models
Replies: 16
Views: 1140

Re: PDK Models

Having said all this, I'm pretty fussy, and I think the basic outline of the loco that you get from the kit might satisfy most. Thanks for the explanation. There's something not quite right with the made up examples I've seen that I couldn't quite put my finger on, so maybe it's not just you being ...
by pete_mcfarlane
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: PDK Models
Replies: 16
Views: 1140

Re: PDK Models

Daddyman wrote:Agreed on all points, Ivan. The one and only time I flew with Ryan Air, they left me 97km away from my destination, an apt analogy for the PDK D40 I'm currently working on...

Out of interest, what's wrong with that particular kit? I fancied building one (as one of the ones sold to the SECR).
by pete_mcfarlane
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Rolling a roof
Replies: 4
Views: 654

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: 125
Views: 22821

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: 125
Views: 22821

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: 4274

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: 125
Views: 22821

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 ...

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