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by hughesp87
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 34
Views: 2731

Re: Brassmasters J94

Thanks for that reassurance Gordon - I haven't got the guts to start again with it, so it will stay as it is!

Regards,

Geraint
by hughesp87
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 34
Views: 2731

Re: Brassmasters J94

Jim, Apologies, have battled hard to find a way of attaching a photo to a PM and finally give up! To answer your question, my J94 has two short Ross Pop valves mounted along the centreline of the recess in the top of the saddle tank, with a single whistle offset to the right hand side. 20190619_1245...
by hughesp87
Mon May 20, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 34
Views: 2731

Re: Brassmasters J94

Jim, I've found a photo of the etches supplied, which confirms that aside from brake hangers and shoes, there are no etched parts for other parts of the brake gear, such as pull rods. Checking through the instructions, the designer (Allan Sibley) recommended the use of 0.7mm dia brass wire to form t...
by hughesp87
Sat May 18, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 34
Views: 2731

Re: Brassmasters J94

Jim,

Yes I do. It suffered some minor damage a while back and is in my queue for repair and resurrection for my new Cromford & High Peak layout.

What in particular did you want to check on?

Regards,

Geraint
by hughesp87
Fri May 17, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 34
Views: 2731

Re: Brassmasters J94

Apologies, trying again!

Sam's Engine.pdf
(14.07 MiB) Downloaded 108 times


Geraint
by hughesp87
Fri May 17, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 34
Views: 2731

Re: Brassmasters J94

Hi Jim,

Scanned copy of my review of the kit in a 1995 issue of MORILL attached. Apologies for the grainy reproduction of the photos. I still have the originals here and could scan them again separately, if that would help.

All the best,

Geraint
by hughesp87
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: NLR 060T pipework
Replies: 17
Views: 2350

Re: NLR 060T pipework

Another issue of detail relating to the North London 0-6-0Ts. Originally these were fitted with a lever reverse, but the preserved example (58850) clearly has a screw reverse, from the photos available. Does anyone know if this was a standard fitting in later years? Was it fitted to all locos in the...
by hughesp87
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 287
Views: 38884

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Dear All, I'm not one to normally post theories on here before I have at least a fair amount of proof to back them up, but given the recent posts on this thread about track underlay, I thought I would describe an experiment that I'm part way through. My two current projects, one reasonably well adva...
by hughesp87
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Foamex
Replies: 6
Views: 1219

Re: Foamex

Monty, My experience of Foamex has been primarily for display boards in public exhibitions. It's strong, dimensionally stable and it's possible to print onto it. I had the nameboard for my Obbekaer layout printed onto it and the reproduction was excellent, although it can't tell you exactly what pro...
by hughesp87
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 114850

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Tim, Apologies if you're already aware of this, but I have just been browsing through the Derbyshire Records Office website to find some information for my new Cromford & High Peak project, and an initial search on "railways" produced the following item: Ref D504/110/4/2. Plan depictin...
by hughesp87
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: NLR 060T pipework
Replies: 17
Views: 2350

Re: NLR 060T pipework

Hi Sapper, I've just done an etch to produce parts to improve my North London Tank, primarily cylinders, smokebox, tank fillers, cab floor, etc. Quite a straightforward job in CAD (TurboCAD in my case), and the usual excellent service from PPD to produce the finished article. I'd suggest that you st...
by hughesp87
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: NLR 060T pipework
Replies: 17
Views: 2350

Re: NLR 060T pipework

Gareth,

Thanks for tracking the picture down. Was that part of a specific article about the Park tanks? I'll have to try to obtain a copy.

Geraint
by hughesp87
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: NLR 060T pipework
Replies: 17
Views: 2350

Re: NLR 060T pipework

Hi Sapper, Oddly enough, I'm doing exactly the same thing, this time with a 40 year old version of the Mallard kit which did sterling service on my Middlepeak layout for many years, but which now looks very "80's" in terms of the level of detail. IMGP8951.JPG IMGP8952.JPG The attached phot...
by hughesp87
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.
Replies: 64
Views: 12660

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

Hi Gordon, Looking forward to seeing this at S4um on Saturday and having a chat with you. Our group had a Peckett on the table on Friday, and one of the issues we picked up on was that the Gibson drivers are 10 spoke, whereas the Peckett drivers had 11 spokes. It seems from one of your previous post...
by hughesp87
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Stroudley Class E1 0-6-0 T
Replies: 11
Views: 2010

Re: Stroudley Class E1 0-6-0 T

Martin,

Sharman's "Wheel specifications for the modeller" shows the E1 as having 4' 6" 14 spoke wheels with an 18" crank pin throw and pin in line with the spokes.

Hope this helps.

Geraint
by hughesp87
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: geareset for this motor?
Replies: 12
Views: 1918

Re: geareset for this motor?

Jon, My plan was to mount the final bevel gear on a section of 2mm id tube and then remove a fair amount of the boss. This could then be slid onto a 2mm axle with a grubscrew used to fix it to the axle, thus allowing the drivetrain to be released for checking the quartering. Hopefully there will be ...
by hughesp87
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: geareset for this motor?
Replies: 12
Views: 1918

Re: geareset for this motor?

Jon, I bought one of these from Taff Vale Models at Railex. They include a pair of nylon bevel gears, which they have used to produce a simple gear box for a small 7mm loco. I'm going to look at modifying the gears for a similar gearbox for p4 (when I have time). In the mean time they may be able to...
by hughesp87
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: jon price
Topic: A new prevarication
Replies: 7
Views: 2712

Re: A new prevarication

Jon,

Not sure if this is supposed to be a guessing game, but that looks rather suspiciously French to me. Am I on the right lines?

Geraint
by hughesp87
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Caley/LMS 0F Pug
Replies: 16
Views: 2466

Re: Caley/LMS 0F Pug

Steve, A note of caution here. I wanted one of these locos for Middlepeak some years back and found the Hornby model to be somewhat wanting in certain critical dimensions - so much so that I ended up scratch building the whole loco. I can't remember off hand what the precise issues were and I'm away...
by hughesp87
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Onward from Ambergate
Replies: 99
Views: 28653

Re: Onward from Ambergate

Tony, Excellent news to hear that you have finally got a train to Buxton, although as someone who has been steeped in the geography of the Peak District for most of my life, I was slightly confused by the train from Ambergate arriving at the LNW station, rather than the Midland! That minor point asi...
by hughesp87
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Custom Transfers
Replies: 6
Views: 1350

Re: Custom Transfers

Lindsay, I have had a recent exchange of e-mails with Precision Labels as a result of my need for some white rolling stock transfers for my p87 Danish project. These require a particular font, which to my knowledge is not downloadable from anywhere. As a consequence I have had to redraw the full alp...
by hughesp87
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Help, please
Replies: 7
Views: 1460

Re: Help, please

My apologies Gordon, I think you're right.

I have the exhibition programme at home, as Obbekær was also exhibited that year. Away from home until Thursday evening, so can check on the other layouts then if help is still needed.

Regards,

Geraint
by hughesp87
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Help, please
Replies: 7
Views: 1460

Re: Help, please

David,

Bottom three are of Coldfair Green from the Norfolk AG. Not sure about the top three.

All the best for the New Year.

Geraint Hughes
by hughesp87
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: The Christmas Show - Manchester 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 501

The Christmas Show - Manchester 2017

A short note of apology to those visiting the Manchester Show next weekend and hoping to see my p87 layout Obbekaer amongst the exhibits. In view of my wife's continuing ill health, and something of a downturn in that over the last couple of days, I have very reluctantly had to withdraw from the Man...
by hughesp87
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: RobM
Topic: Where will this lead......
Replies: 154
Views: 22039

Re: Where will this lead......

Rob, The incline rope used on Middlepeak was fishing line, in this case a braided wire rope with a transparent plastic coating, which gave a good representation of the steel cable used on the real thing. Available in various sizes based on breaking strain from any shop that sells fishing tackle. It ...

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