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by Mike Garwood
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 132
Views: 7101

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

Massive thank you to eveyone involved in sorting this out. Some brilliant modelling to look at and really useful links to help with wagons and scenics.

I especially liked the Zoom 'pop up' meets. Anyway, a big thank you.

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 55
Views: 3921

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Horsetan wrote:
Mike Garwood wrote:....Please forgive the washing in the background.....


Is that a bra hanging off the side there :?:


No Ivan that would be a Welsh sheepdog.

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 55
Views: 3921

Re: Mike G's catch up.

So both the BR standard 5 and Collet 2227 are in a state where they run. 2227 is completely finished and requires no further work. https://youtu.be/dOmhatUBOcI The std 5 requires more work. There is a passing problem between the connecting rod and the first driver, that'll be sorted with my P4 model...
by Mike Garwood
Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 132
Views: 7101

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

Looking forward to it Danny. Many thanks to you and the committee for organising this. Missing my trip to Aylesbury.

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: First steps in track building and P4.
Replies: 33
Views: 1632

Re: First steps in track building and P4.

You could send the whole plan to someone who can laser cut the plan in one go. Save a fair bit of work. There are various people who do this. As I've started Hengoed HL, Intentio have done mine. It didn't break the bank, I was really surprised. The next set of point work will becoming there way once...
by Mike Garwood
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 55
Views: 3921

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Thanks again Noel. Super useful. But a bit late on this build.

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 55
Views: 3921

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Thanks Noel. Have you got a picture of this. 73024 isn’t in any of my books. Which is why it’s the way it is.

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 55
Views: 3921

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Time for another catch up. The 2251 is almost complete. Waiting for the weather to improve to get some weathering done. And no sign of ''lurchey ride, hesitant pickup, and compromised haulage". Still, you can't have everything can you. 2251 finished..jpg In regards to the Std 5, things have mov...
by Mike Garwood
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 301
Views: 74379

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Fair play Gavin, looks the part(s).

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Spur gears
Replies: 37
Views: 3245

Re: Spur gears

CDG Did I miss something? How is the motor held within the chassis at the required angle? That motor combo cannot be as deafening as the DJH motor and gearbox I have in one of my 56xx's. It's so bad I have a new gear box on it's way to replace it. I have a feeling that the worm gear on the motor has...
by Mike Garwood
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 29495

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

Wonderful work Dave.

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 55
Views: 3921

Re: Mike G's catch up.

So having looked at the way the CSB's would work/ be placed in the chassis - I chickened out (sorry Ted). Man's gotta know his limitations! So I stuck with the compensation. Added the compo beams and hangars that keep it nicely balenced in the body, all that's left now are the brake rods from the ch...
by Mike Garwood
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 56
Views: 8828

Re: Turning a chimney

Mesmerising to watch all that. Absolutely brilliant, thank you. Far beyond my reach, but appreciate the skill that goes into that work.

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: GWR 1361 CSB
Replies: 17
Views: 1019

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: 23
Views: 4091

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: 108
Views: 7399

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: 108
Views: 7399

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: 108
Views: 7399

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: 9571

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: 456

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: 24
Views: 1988

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: 1248

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: 27
Views: 2545

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: 55
Views: 3921

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: 55
Views: 3921

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Ahhh! Thanks Ted.

Mike

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