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by Daddyman
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: First chassis in P4
Replies: 21
Views: 678

Re: First chassis in P4

Armchair Modeller wrote:There is a tutorial for the High Level CSB Jig here

http://www.highlevelkits.co.uk/jigtutorial1.html

Thanks!
by Daddyman
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: First chassis in P4
Replies: 21
Views: 678

Re: First chassis in P4

No David, to get an accurate location for the hornguides as I suggested, you'd need an axle and close fits everywhere. It's using the frames instead of the coupling rods to set the horns. I'm assuming the axle hole is reasonably precise so why chuck it away and create false datums which won't be as...
by Daddyman
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: First chassis in P4
Replies: 21
Views: 678

Re: First chassis in P4

David, I note that this kit carries on with the assumption that the the round windows of NER cabs had a bezel on the outside. They didn't. The only brass to be seen was the hinged opening widow itself behind the cab sheet. Yes I did put a bezel on my J24, but not anymore. ArthurK Arthur - no, not a...
by Daddyman
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: First chassis in P4
Replies: 21
Views: 678

Re: First chassis in P4

Thanks, Will. Would you personally set up a chassis for CSBs which has no etched hornway marks, using only hand tools? I'd like to do it on the next loco - a Y7 (0-4-0) - but don't fancy my chances.
by Daddyman
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: First chassis in P4
Replies: 21
Views: 678

Re: First chassis in P4

Thanks to both. So the message I'm getting is "sprung compensation" is a daft idea, and no one has ever been silly enough to try it? Or are you saying, Terry, that I should read Sharman's book as it answers my two specific questions - viz how to do all-wheel compensation, and whether sprin...
by Daddyman
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: First chassis in P4
Replies: 21
Views: 678

Re: First chassis in P4

Many thanks to all of you! Pete - the loco is in the late stages of cleaning up; there's nowt particularly clean about my soldering. That nice Mr Rathbone said that my Aerolite was the dirtiest loco he'd ever been given to paint. I'm not sure if he meant it in a good way, but I bought an ultrasonic ...
by Daddyman
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: First chassis in P4
Replies: 21
Views: 678

First chassis in P4

Hello, I'd like some advice on my first P4 chassis please. I'm building an old kit for an LNER J79. The kit was shot down from 0 gauge, with all the associated problems. One of these is that the chassis has no half etch lines for cutting out hornways. Now, that's not a big problem as for my first P4...
by Daddyman
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension
Replies: 54
Views: 2462

Re: Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension

I do think this thread has lost sight of the key work "Newcomer" in the thread title. No don't worry, I'm still here and the advice I got was useful. Re point 1, yes, the issue was that I didn't know there was an issue. My standard fix from now on will be to use BB spring units with the l...
by Daddyman
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension
Replies: 54
Views: 2462

Re: Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension

Surely measuring equipment should give a meaningful result. There would seem to be 2 types of engineering equipment - those that specify accuracy and those that use loose words like "precision", etc. I note from the Mitutoyo website that they now make a lower grade of vernier, only accura...
by Daddyman
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension
Replies: 54
Views: 2462

Re: Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension

Thank, Jim P. At that price I can go for one of those and add to the Mitutoyo I've just bought on ebay (thanks Keith). I'm afraid I went against the consensus on here and got a digital one, but I'm hoping that a unit with a retail price of £136 (£25 on ebay) will be better than the £15 cheapo digita...
by Daddyman
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension
Replies: 54
Views: 2462

Re: Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension

grovenor-2685 wrote:Looks like this, scanner does not focus well as its not flat to the bed. Given me good service for years.
Caliper-Scan.jpg

Closest I can see on ebay currently
Mule caliper
Or you could try second hand
use mitutoyo

Brilliant, thanks!
by Daddyman
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension
Replies: 54
Views: 2462

Re: Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension

For 99% of what we do the cheap plastic ones are fine, very rare that I get out my micrometer and my Mitutoyo languishes in the cupboard. The the digital caliper I got was a mistake long consigned to the rubbish. Thanks. What does a cheap plastic one mean? I've only ever seen cheap plastic digital ...
by Daddyman
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension
Replies: 54
Views: 2462

Re: Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension

Any advice on a good non-digital Vernier? Mitutoyo, presumably, but there doesn't seem to be much to choose between the models between £30 and £50. Perhaps the £100 model with the fine adjust is a good bet?
Thanks,
David.
by Daddyman
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension
Replies: 54
Views: 2462

Re: Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension

For information guys. Alan Gibson sells shimming washers in packs of 30 in 1mm, 0.5mm, and 0.25mm thickness in 1/16, 1/8 and 2mm bore, to suit varying axle diameters refs 4M76/1 to 4m67/3 and 4M68 cover the items likely to be needed. Hope this is of some help? Thanks! Waisted bearings also vary in ...
by Daddyman
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension
Replies: 54
Views: 2462

Re: Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension

Thanks for the replies. Where to start? What length are the axles? A lot of axles are under the recommended 26mm. Most I measured were 25.8mm. This can lead to slop. Only 'some' of the pinpoint bearings are actually accurate and within tolerances. Mike Clark (Masokits) used to do a little etch to he...
by Daddyman
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension
Replies: 54
Views: 2462

Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension

Hello I've recently finished my first P4 wagon, and am having a problem that isn't really addressed in the numerous other problems-with-my-first-wagon threads! The wagon is a D&S van, whitemetal, so quite heavy. I've replaced all the underframe detail with MT etches and, crucially, BB suspension...
by Daddyman
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 3
Replies: 145
Views: 35966

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 3

Thanks, Allan. Take your time - I understand your workload!
by Daddyman
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 3
Replies: 145
Views: 35966

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 3

Good of you, Allan. I think that when I spoke to the people who were making the kit, one of the issues was the boiler fittings. I can't recall what exactly - perhaps that they had not bothered to cast them as they were abandoning it. Very interesting what you say that some people offer a service to ...
by Daddyman
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 3
Replies: 145
Views: 35966

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 3

Thanks. As you've shown though, it's easy enough to scratchbuild. My only concern is the boiler fittings, and I'm still in the process of reading through your thread to find out how you did it - hopefully not on a lathe!

Your layout sounds very exciting!
by Daddyman
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 3
Replies: 145
Views: 35966

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 3

There isn't a kit available, is there? Last I heard there was not enough interest in 4mm so it had been abandoned, despite having got as far as the test etch and test build stage. I spoke to them at a show a year or two ago.
by Daddyman
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 3
Replies: 145
Views: 35966

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 3

Nice build, thanks for sharing. I've often thought of building one of these myself.

Re the cab interior are you aware of this video?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTsYtbOyhEA

There's lots of backhead and other interior detail in it, albeit with the limitations of the video form.

Best,
David.

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