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by Lindsay G
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Kyle of Lochalsh tandem turnout length and other questions
Replies: 30
Views: 1606

Re: Tandem turnout length question

I don't really want to hijack this thread towards interlacing, but I'd argue against interlacing slowing you down. Interlacing pointwork is constructed from normal sleepers that come cut to length and pre-drilled for the rivets. It's just a matter of riveting them up or just laying them for function...
by Lindsay G
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 582
Views: 143788

Re: Brettell Road

The effects in the photographs really do give a great impression of a run down inner city waterway, with debris floating amidst the rain p****ng down. It's making me put the hood up on my train nerd's anorak. Photographs and modelling both look superb. With apologies in advance, with that great effe...
by Lindsay G
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 57
Views: 5744

Detail Therapy - Footplate

More detailing, this time on the footplate. Working from front to rear : Footplate front details.jpg Buffers Unlike the cast buffers fitted, those fitted to 1167 had a raised edge around the rims, so the model’s items are definitely looking lacking presently. Again the wine cellar was raided and the...
by Lindsay G
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 57
Views: 5744

Detail Therapy – Chassis (part 1)

My original intention was to move from having the wheels turning with coupling rods attached to adding the outside cylinders, associated gubbins, and connecting rods. However, heavy-handed me might have tweaked the geometry of that when adding further detail to the chassis so decided to add detail b...
by Lindsay G
Fri May 29, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 57
Views: 5744

Re: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build

Thanks all for the input and comments since the last update. I think it has to be work, otherwise I'll have to redesignate my gloryhole a playshop. But I definitely play golf - but not well, perhaps I need to work at that. I've never thought of trying to anneal castings. However, the downwards pipes...
by Lindsay G
Wed May 27, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 57
Views: 5744

Detail Therapy – Pipework

A Set Back Of My Own Making Getting stuck into the pipework at this stage was never part of the envisage plan. Envisage plan? More a matter of in for a penny, in for a pound. Besides, I’ve got used to life through the magnifying lamp recently, so let’s keep using it and tackle the pipework that is ...
by Lindsay G
Sun May 24, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 57
Views: 5744

Detail Therapy – Boiler

Continuing the detailing frenzy, attention turns to the boiler. Chimney & Dome The chimney and dome had been tapped 4ba for mounting on a mandrel on the lathe. I decided to drill out a cut down 4ba screw and tap it to 10ba to attach them to the boiler with that and a 10ba screw. Not sure if it w...
by Lindsay G
Thu May 21, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 57
Views: 5744

Detail Therapy – Cab & Bunker

I like adding detail, no 2 ways about it. So to improve my spirits after the set backs, I’m adding a few more embellishments starting with the cab and bunker module. Let’s start inside the cab. As with many CR engines, they were fitted with a wooden raised floor whilst in service. This was made from...
by Lindsay G
Tue May 19, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 57
Views: 5744

Re: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build

Hi Allan, My 171 chimney was sized from the GA drawings and I had to turn it. I was pointed in the direction of London Road Models who sell NBR R class models, Drummond's last design with them and had (so I was told) the same chimney. So, I bought one but when it arrived it was quite different from ...
by Lindsay G
Tue May 19, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 57
Views: 5744

Re: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build

SNAP!! 171 Nearly There.jpg Steve, I was only thinking this morning that you might have been thinking of a Class 171. This was another John Boyle etch again body only, no chassis, no fittings. No problem deliberating over dimensions as I got a copy of the GA drawings from a fellow CRA member, and th...
by Lindsay G
Tue May 19, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 57
Views: 5744

Re: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build

Hi again Steve/Richard, In answer to some questions : Richard - Chassis Frames are 18 thou N/S. They're seen at the front being quite deep and they extend beyond the cylinder front plate so I didn't want to make them overscale using 20-22 thou. (And yes, the buffer beam ends were lined as were the c...
by Lindsay G
Mon May 18, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 57
Views: 5744

Re: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build

Hi Steve and Richard. Interesting observations from both of you. Richard : You seem to notice minutiae as well! Yup, the footplate is indeed depressed downwards at that entrance. Yet none of the crew that appear in any images seem fed well enough to explain that away. The footplate at the other side...
by Lindsay G
Sun May 17, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 57
Views: 5744

One Step Forward, Three Set Backs

Uncovering Problems Things seemed to have been going along fine, and having it on all 8 wheels rolling along, albeit by a large left thumb, seemed a good step forward. However, the lack of any reliable width dimensions as reference points now really comes home to roost, with three significant discr...
by Lindsay G
Sun May 17, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 137
Views: 27649

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

Lovely looking fittings, guys. I've got a number to tackle in the not too distant future and am not really looking forward to the prospect. However, when they're done they're can be nice to admire, hard to believe that those in the last post are not commercially available castings.

Lindsay
by Lindsay G
Thu May 14, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 57
Views: 5744

Re: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build

Hello Mr Hall, If only I could make progress at the rate you feel I am. The start was made soon after registration and I've been playing catch up since with the updates. Truth is I'm doing little more than modelling long evenings until midnight and then write up some updates. Sitting in a windowless...
by Lindsay G
Wed May 13, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 57
Views: 5744

Getting Mobile

With the chassis assembled, it’s time to add the drive unit, butcher the boiler, and get some wheels on. Gearbox and Motor Gearbox and motor were assembled, attached to the rear axle, and then to the chassis. I’m using a Mashima 1024 but if more weight is needed it might be reduced to a 1020. This i...
by Lindsay G
Sun May 10, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 57
Views: 5744

CR Class 488 - Chassis Started

Well I did not lie, we really have moved on to creating the chassis. Having sized and designed everything within the Silhouette Cutter software, I then used the cutter to create a template of the chassis frames on address label sheet. I think the time on the software outweighs the time to mark up th...
by Lindsay G
Fri May 08, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 57
Views: 5744

Re: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build

Steve, Richard,

Ta for these words....and the encouragement is actually a 2 way process, especially after the sessions when it's 2 steps forward but 3 back.

Lindsay
by Lindsay G
Fri May 08, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Cutting and Filing Tiny Lengths of Rod and Tube
Replies: 15
Views: 1992

Re: Cutting and Filing Tiny Lengths of Rod and Tube

Hi Will, I've recently purchased some Albion Alloys tube that, as you say, is amongst thin wall tube that is easy to cut in a number of ways especially with a new blade, but some other tube - especially steel hypodermic needle tube - can't be cut that way. CK tube is quite thick in diameter as well....
by Lindsay G
Thu May 07, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 57
Views: 5744

Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 - Some Boiler Fittings

I’ve not yet raised the enthusiasm to start a lot of piercing saw work on the chassis and rods, so am succumbing to a little self-indulgence and progressing some boiler fittings. Well, it’s all got to be done sometime, so why not? Besides, an eBay purchase of more blades is awaited. (The last batch ...
by Lindsay G
Thu May 07, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Cutting and Filing Tiny Lengths of Rod and Tube
Replies: 15
Views: 1992

Cutting and Filing Tiny Lengths of Rod and Tube

Perhaps a few have uncovered this long ago. For years I’ve had problems cutting short lengths of tube and rod for detailing where the tiny items would fly off in all directions or disappear into the shag pile (remember that?!). Recently I have been soldering whatever is to be cut to some PCB then cu...
by Lindsay G
Tue May 05, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 57
Views: 5744

Re: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build

I've seen that bogie on another thread by MarkS and that's where I nicked the idea of using phosphor bronze from the pick up PCB as a side control as well as conducting power through to elsewhere on the chassis. I used it on the build of a Class 171. Great idea killing 2 birds with the one stone (is...
by Lindsay G
Tue May 05, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 57
Views: 5744

Re: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build

Hi Steve, Nice to hear from you again, hope you're keeping well. I had it in the back of my mind that you had built one of these for someone. Well if Jim still has his, that's 3 etches in drawers out there that I know of and the body started on a fourth - this thread might be of use to someone after...
by Lindsay G
Mon May 04, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 57
Views: 5744

CR Class 488 Build - Cab Bunker

Just a short update, regarding finishing off the basic build of cab and bunker. Short update but the time taken to finish this off was anything but short. Let the fun begin : First up, we’re about to create the flared top to the bunker for which there is a half etched part. Unfortunately it hasn’t w...
by Lindsay G
Mon May 04, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 57
Views: 5744

Re: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build

Hi Charlie, I've had access to the images that have just appeared on the database that you've mentioned for some weeks now and am pouring over them constantly. I got access to the database itself just last week via the CRA. A very useful resource for anyone modelling any of the Scottish companies an...

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