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by Mike Garwood
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: GWR 1361 CSB
Replies: 15
Views: 509

Re: GWR 1361 CSB

Horsetan wrote:That looks like fun.

Another one for the Hawksworth 15xx (6'4"×6'6") will be equally tight.


Think I'll be sticking with compensation on mine.

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: andrewnummelin
Topic: Little & Large - The Socially-Distanced Challenge
Replies: 16
Views: 2186

Re: Little & Large - The Socially-Distanced Challenge

What ever became of this ? Anyone know?

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 78
Views: 2626

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

I had this problem on the County 4-6-0. The smoke box door is recessed into a rim. I used a plastic cutter to produce the rim and then shaped the bevel with wet and dry. Didn't take long, but worth the effort. The real pain was having to take the rim width off the smokebox so that everything was the...
by Mike Garwood
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 78
Views: 2626

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

Prompted by your comments I had a quick search and it is possible to get drills for brass that are designed for the purpose. https://www.fine-tools.com/messingbohrer.html
They are a tad pricey though :o

Cheers,

David


You wouldn't want to break too many of those!! Ouch! :shock:

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 78
Views: 2626

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

That's interesting. But doing that on a 0.5mm drill? Not so sure. Worth a go though, thanks for posting that David, I had no idea there was a cure for the grabbing effect.

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann B1
Replies: 100
Views: 7418

Re: Bachmann B1

Fair play David, that looks excellent. Something to enjoy. Look forward to seeing it painted and another video.

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Bachmann 2251 with High Level chassis
Replies: 1
Views: 342

Re: Bachmann 2251 with High Level chassis

Thanks Ted - very helpful. Look forward to more.

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Pull the Other One!
Replies: 14
Views: 645

Re: Pull the Other One!

WOW, I mean WOW!

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: A machining question.
Replies: 9
Views: 753

Re: A machining question.

What’s wrong with printing it (3D) ?

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Easing wheels tight to gauge
Replies: 21
Views: 947

Re: Easing wheels tight to gauge

Fair play David - that is a stunningly simple idea. Which I shall copy. ;)

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 39
Views: 1887

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Ted I'm going to CSB the loco chassis, so if you'd like to divulge the measurements on the chassis :P . Tender is already done - I just need to figure out how to put some much needed weight into it. The tender is just basically a box after the chassis has been dropped out. I've moved the offending p...
by Mike Garwood
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 39
Views: 1887

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Ahhh! Thanks Ted.

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 39
Views: 1887

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Hi Yes, the County is 4-6-0 as Ivan has said. Origins were Falcon. The only bits that made it to the final model were the cabsides and foot plate - and that was shortened. Everything else was scratched. Now residing on Ultrascale wheels, HL g/box with a 1420 and Comet chassis with Gordan Ashton Spri...
by Mike Garwood
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 39
Views: 1887

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Dave Those are for the Std class 5 (from the Gibson kit) - which is waiting for it's gearbox and motor to arrive, I know Chris has supply problems at the moment. On another note, what about one of the loctite brews for your tender problem? 501 or 503. Both cure in the absence of air and are very thi...
by Mike Garwood
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 39
Views: 1887

Re: Mike G's catch up.

So, having curred my Counties inability to turn corners without throwing a hissy fit and curred the running - this involved driving wheels off and a new motor and gearbox. So I have now exhauted all my HL gearboxes supply and am now waiting for Mr Gibbon to send more! Anyway, having curred most prob...
by Mike Garwood
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 39
Views: 1887

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Hi John B set, 2 * M set and a few strays. So twelve in total. I think it'll be worth the effort. But as they're still in development...I'll crack on with the shelf of shame. Just need some gearboxes to turn up! I've been trying to work out why my County shorts, curred that today, now it runs like a...
by Mike Garwood
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 39
Views: 1887

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Having finished putting the springing units into the bogies it was time to mate them with the coach I'd already built. IMG_1805.jpg I think these have really added something to the coach and the fact that they are a scale width DOES make a difference. Looking forward to a GWR range to retro-fit. Sta...
by Mike Garwood
Sat May 30, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 39
Views: 1887

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Doug I’ve ordered a couple of the g/boxes that have the rotating part at the bottom. I’m sure with a bit of gratuitous violence and a bit of luck it should be ok. The finish on the Brit is down to a very Matt varnish - Trstors I think. The other engines were gloss varnished first and then I used acr...
by Mike Garwood
Fri May 29, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 39
Views: 1887

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Ivan The valencing wasn't the problem. The problem is how to get a gearbox and motor in it. The back of the cab joins to a great slab of whitemetal for the back of the firebox - both are full height, which in turn restricts the fitting of a g/box! Fortunately, the clever people at Dremel do some ver...
by Mike Garwood
Thu May 28, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 39
Views: 1887

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Andy

The wheels were Ultrascale on 5625. So I'm hoping they'll pull off and go back on with the wheel press. They went on dead plum - no wobble.

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Thu May 28, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 39
Views: 1887

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Steve That's a DJH kit - with alot of detail added. Comet chassis, the last of the Sharman's wheels that I have, masokits sprung bogie and my own design for the sprung pony and tender. High level road runner and a 1624 up the spout. Runs sweetly, if I could upload the iphone video you could see. I m...
by Mike Garwood
Thu May 28, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 39
Views: 1887

Mike G's catch up.

So I've been off work now for 3 months. Just as well to make the most of this time, as it's unlikely to come around again. A lot of unfinished projects waiting for final touches. Wagons, coaches and engines. Starting with a very long outstanding project. Britania class 7, Western Star 70025. I've be...
by Mike Garwood
Fri May 08, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 209
Views: 22221

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

Pete
I think you have one of my trial etches for a BR STD tender that demonstates that same point. I have been thinking of using the High Level spacer saver bearings and re-designing the chassis.

Sorry to hi-jack

Mike

BR tender OS spring v2.dwg
BR tender
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by Mike Garwood
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 62
Views: 3986

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

Dave

Markits do 2 types of washout plug. Page 5b..M4WASHD & M4WASHi. The first are the disc type.

Like the build, thanks for all the help and yes I have one too. It will come after the other 56xx and 42xx and they won't be started untill I finish the Std cl5. :D

Mike

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