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by Daddyman
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: brake pull rods on North British 0-4-0 shunter
Replies: 14
Views: 576

Re: brake pull rods on North British 0-4-0 shunter

Can anything been worked out from these? Unfortunately, that's the wrong loco. D11700-11707 are different to the later NB locos, specifically the brakes which are between the wheels on the earlier locos. One brake shoe moves forwards the other backwards when apply braking forces. - Nigel Ooops! Sor...
by Daddyman
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: brake pull rods on North British 0-4-0 shunter
Replies: 14
Views: 576

Re: brake pull rods on North British 0-4-0 shunter

Can anything been worked out from these?

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by Daddyman
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Solder paint
Replies: 13
Views: 559

Re: Solder paint

I've mixed Carr's Yellow with London Road's paste, but am unable to give any idea of how it performs for the reasons David outlines...
by Daddyman
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 137
Views: 25887

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

Ambis Engineering do some laser-cut clear plastic discs for spectacle lenses. Note sure they'll have the right size but might be worth a look.
by Daddyman
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 137
Views: 25887

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

several A4's ran around latterly without their dome covers on - never seen one modelled that way. Strikes me that the streamline casing was slightly different in each case as small differences made individual engines stand out at a distance, or am I the only one who noticed this? I did it on my mod...
by Daddyman
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 137
Views: 25887

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

Well done Charlie! I have a memory of measuring the J36 at Bo'ness and think the centre "stem" was 3 inches - but I may be wrong. Measuring a few models last night I've tended to do 0.9 with 0.4 for the handles. Hornby's J36 is 0.97 with 0.5 handles. Be nice if anyone could confirm what th...
by Daddyman
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 137
Views: 25887

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

Both locos look very nice, but they're marred slightly by the overscale smokebox door handles. I'd recommend making your own as they can be much finer. The principle should be clear from the photo below. I used tube as it's easier to drill, especially if you nick it with a triangular file. I can't r...
by Daddyman
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Material Stand
Replies: 37
Views: 2017

Re: EBMA Material Stand

WestonBoxes.com I use A4 Weston Boxes for loco kits while they're being built - they allow you to keep etches flat. I got five for £16.99 here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/324017392410 The HobbyCraft stores stock a range of "Really Useful" Boxes in sets of handy sizes for component stowage...
by Daddyman
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Hattons class 66 to P4
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: Hattons class 66 to P4

Can't offer much, except to say that the brakes look like they're already set at P4 width, being at roughly 22mm centres. I can't see anything that would make it any harder to convert than any other diesel - except catching all the bits that fall off it every time you pick the model up.... Actually,...
by Daddyman
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Alan Gibson GER T26 (E4) kit build
Replies: 23
Views: 870

Re: Alan Gibson GER T26 (E4) kit build

Thanks to both. I got the 7mm version of the Brooks drawing, just in the interests of clarity.
by Daddyman
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Alan Gibson GER T26 (E4) kit build
Replies: 23
Views: 870

Re: Alan Gibson GER T26 (E4) kit build

Will L wrote: The E4 drawing included in this lot is the Lyn Brooks drawing a copy of which is included in the Alan Gibson kit


Thanks, Will. So not worth investing then (all I need is the E4) - too many errors and no dimensions.
by Daddyman
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Alan Gibson GER T26 (E4) kit build
Replies: 23
Views: 870

Re: Alan Gibson GER T26 (E4) kit build

Pretty soon after starting to buy them, I lost faith in the accuracy of kits, although will admit there's been a considerable improvement since those days. I avoid the usual modellers' scale drawings which I regard as a form of censorship - somebody takes a real, reliable drawing, redraws it to our...
by Daddyman
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Alan Gibson GER T26 (E4) kit build
Replies: 23
Views: 870

Re: Alan Gibson GER T26 (E4) kit build

To sort out my E4 I have been using both the Lynn Brookes and the John Edgson drawings. With the Brookes drawing I have used the 7mm version . The JE drawing is useful as it has more dimensions. Two of the most useful ones are the boiler diameter which shows that the model boiler should be 18.6 mm ...
by Daddyman
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Alan Gibson GER T26 (E4) kit build
Replies: 23
Views: 870

Re: Alan Gibson GER T26 (E4) kit build

Firstly, and I have seen this mentioned elsewhere, the Alan Gibson kit completely omits the small splasher over the leading wheel. Secondly, no one appears to have mentioned Isinglass drawing No 457 for the class. Whilst Isinglass drawings are not always as sharp as some other drawings, No 457 has ...
by Daddyman
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Alan Gibson GER T26 (E4) kit build
Replies: 23
Views: 870

Alan Gibson E4 inside motion

What to do? Well this model has spent some years in the 'to complete heap' and I have decided that the only course is to construct a new smokebox and boiler to replace the existing one. I'm coming to the same conclusion on mine. And that's in addition to the new footplate (none of the dimensions of...
by Daddyman
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: CeeJay60's WorkBench
Replies: 26
Views: 1729

Re: CeeJay60's WorkBench

I see what you mean about the tender sides, I'll need to have a think about that. I'd sacrifice the sides in order to keep the flare. Cut the flare off with a craft knife: on a 3038 tender the flare is exactly 3mm when in the flat, and will probably be the same on the tender fitted to D17s. Then re...
by Daddyman
Thu May 28, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 137
Views: 25887

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

Well done Pete (and Charlie for undoing and redoing!). The dome is totally the wrong shape for the 1960s locos. Not sure what the solution is there. The tank fillers hadn't even occurred to me - I was so fixated on the injectors and the sanding gear that I hadn't seen them! Nice (and necessary) back...
by Daddyman
Thu May 28, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: CeeJay60's WorkBench
Replies: 26
Views: 1729

Re: CeeJay60's WorkBench

Good luck with this. Nice to see something North Eastern. Do you model the Alnmouth area? I notice that the kit seems to have a reasonable dome for once. But there's an error in the tender sides in that the flare and the sides are etched as one part, whereas the flares should be separate and sit pro...
by Daddyman
Wed May 27, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Right Track DVD series
Replies: 18
Views: 2277

Re: Right Track DVD series

One thing I will say is that if you download the whole lot, set your computer running and leave it to it. Out here in the country, our broadband isn't great, and it took around eight hours to download the zip file. Took less than an hour with a broadband speed of 37mbs - this is not to rub it in, P...
by Daddyman
Sun May 17, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Brass preparation for painting
Replies: 29
Views: 5107

Re: Brass preparation for painting

Le Corbusier wrote:presumably if the edges have been either grit blasted or fibre brushed they too will have the microscopic roughness for adhesion.

That would be my understanding.
by Daddyman
Sun May 17, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Brass preparation for painting
Replies: 29
Views: 5107

Re: Brass preparation for painting

Regarding primers, not so long ago I pulled a piece of n/s out of my drawer and sprayed the bare, uncleaned surface with gloss Humbrol black. It seems to have stuck far better than any of my more refined methods with Shiny Sinks, etched primer, etc. I just can't shift it and it's stuck right up to ...
by Daddyman
Thu May 14, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Brass preparation for painting
Replies: 29
Views: 5107

Re: Brass preparation for painting

Re Allan's post just above, what I don't get is this: we use phosphoric acid flux....which makes crud...we then use phosphoric acid.... to get rid of the crud!(?) There seems to be more traffic on this thread than where I posted this idea, a citric acid "pickle" to, I assume, do the same ...
by Daddyman
Sun May 10, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 137
Views: 25887

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

Neil Smith wrote:I may be completely wrong, but that looks like a displacement lubricator carrying oil for the valve chest and/or cylinders.



That makes sense, Neil, as in the photo Charlie mentions in Record 3, the device is in the same position (smokebox waist) as lubricators often were on NER locos.
by Daddyman
Sun May 10, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 137
Views: 25887

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

I feel guilty that we have hijacked Peter’s post but hopefully these are relevant details ! The valve by the chimney has at least two small wheels on it. There are similar looking items on NER locos eg A , B1, C in ex works grey photos in K Hoole’s book. Also in traffic see p 92 NER record 3. Those...
by Daddyman
Sun May 10, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Beer and Buckjumpers
Replies: 820
Views: 20878

Re: Beer and Buckjumpers

We had a discussion on Mike Edge's thread on RMWeb recently about the mods necessary to make the indexing work properly; these are simple, but shouldn't be necessary on a piece of kit of this price. David, I've spent some time looking on RMWeb but can't find this thread as it is relevant to Paul's ...

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