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by Daddyman
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Compensating slaters NE hoppers help
Replies: 12
Views: 582

Re: Compensating slaters NE hoppers help

davebradwell wrote:During proper operations you've more on your mind than the thicknesss of axleguards


I'm the other way round: when tackling axleguards, I've got more on my mind that proper operations! But I'm prepared to accept that that is a perverse view to take....
by Daddyman
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Compensating slaters NE hoppers help
Replies: 12
Views: 582

Re: Compensating slaters NE hoppers help

I still can't see the point of changing the axleguards when perfectly good ones are provided in the kit and they fit perfectly. I've never fitted etched axleguards apart from a few wagons when I started. Saved myself a lot of time and money. I suppose it depends on whether you see wagons as star pe...
by Daddyman
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Compensating slaters NE hoppers help
Replies: 12
Views: 582

Re: Compensating slaters NE hoppers help

Miscellany Models do a nice underframe and detailing etch that allows you to ring the changes a bit with these wagons. https://miscellanymodels.com/wagons/ner-lner-br-dia-p7-detailing-pack/ I haven't got round to building any yet, but they look the part. I do notice that instructions are still to b...
by Daddyman
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Gresley Open Brake Third
Replies: 15
Views: 1236

Re: Gresley Open Brake Third

The train seems to be popular at the moment, John: there's a thread on RMWeb too: https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/102703-scottish-region-weed-killing-train-1950s-60s/ It mentions the Paul Bartlett site, which you may already have come across, but which I'd overlooked: https://paul...
by Daddyman
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Gresley Open Brake Third
Replies: 15
Views: 1236

Re: Gresley Open Brake Third

Usually takes a few days for an answer from him.

In the meantime, you're aware of this?
https://rcts.org.uk/carriage-conundrums ... ing-train/

The page actually contains some of Mike's photos (the friend in question).
by Daddyman
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Will L
Topic: Buck Jumping on Mass
Replies: 124
Views: 50558

Re: Buck Jumping on Mass

Nice work, Will. None of the castings quite seem to get the top of a Westinghouse right:

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by Daddyman
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Gresley Open Brake Third
Replies: 15
Views: 1236

Re: Gresley Open Brake Third

Do you need other photos of this carriage? I have a feeling a friend designed the weedkilling equipment and the adaptations for this coach from a revenue-earning vehicle. He certainly designed the Gresley suburban they used before this one. I've asked him to confirm it was his work, and if he has ot...
by Daddyman
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Carriage ride height and springing
Replies: 40
Views: 3259

Re: Carriage ride height and springing

Thanks for the detail - duly stored away for future reference! All the best Neil I'll try and get some pointers for navigating the bogies' foibles put up in the next few days, Neil. There are quite a few areas where you need to be careful. Have to agree the carriage looks fantastic. Yes I have one ...
by Daddyman
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Carriage ride height and springing
Replies: 40
Views: 3259

Re: Carriage ride height and springing

Thanks, Mike!
by Daddyman
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Carriage ride height and springing
Replies: 40
Views: 3259

Re: Carriage ride height and springing

Well done! What was the solution that worked in the end? All the best Neil Listening to Dave Bradwell! And lots of jigs (the caption here was written for a more general audience - please excuse that): 20210103_124834.jpg The 8-gauge wire was a dead end which wasted months: the carriage just wouldn'...
by Daddyman
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Carriage ride height and springing
Replies: 40
Views: 3259

Re: Carriage ride height and springing

Model:
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Swearbox:
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Only another 4 bogies to go...
by Daddyman
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell
Replies: 73
Views: 10170

Re: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell

PeteT wrote: but then the eye is good at spotting parallel lines (if I don't align them pefectly)

If you use 18mm Tamiya masking tape cut (carefully parallel) to the width between boiler bands, it will ensure the bands are in alignment.
by Daddyman
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell
Replies: 73
Views: 10170

Re: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell

it would tempt me to draw them for etching, which would then tempt me to include the cab front, and before you know it half of the rest! Go on! You know you want to! And do us some valances at the same time! (And maybe some J38 cab sides [windows lower] and J38 valances?). Your Hunt/Shire body will...
by Daddyman
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: PeteT
Topic: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell
Replies: 73
Views: 10170

Re: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell

I'm tempted to try and move the lower firebox handhole - Bachmann have it on the flat section, but it appears that it should be on the lower part of the curve I wouldn't bother - I hadn't even noticed it. But I would replace the s.box door as it doesn't have the correct forked ends on the straps. T...
by Daddyman
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Hornby A4 OO to P4 conversion
Replies: 17
Views: 1719

Re: Hornby A4 OO to P4 conversion

This is a rather interesting approach I hadn't necessarily considered... Shave off the inside, make new cylinders and shape the existing valances around them. I must say, an overwhelmingly clever approach. I'd personally have a go at shaving them right thin and heating the plastic with a hairdryer ...
by Daddyman
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Hornby A4 OO to P4 conversion
Replies: 17
Views: 1719

Re: Hornby A4 OO to P4 conversion

This is the solution I went for a few years ago - just a question of thinning down the plastic on the inside enough so that it will bend (perhaps with the help of liquid poly). Head-on photo shows one side done and one side not for contrast. The much harder job is sorting that b. awful joint at the ...
by Daddyman
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: PeteT
Topic: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell
Replies: 73
Views: 10170

Re: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell

davebradwell wrote: Have just remembered I downloaded some thumbnails that used to be on the NRM website that supports all this, although they're a bit short on pixels.

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Pity none of the radii on the valance are legible!
by Daddyman
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Paul Willis
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 159
Views: 15709

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

Judging by the presence of similar holes on the steps of LNER locos (J27s, for example), they're to give access to the injectors, once those were moved to the position behind the cab steps.
by Daddyman
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Paul Willis
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 159
Views: 15709

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

A question: you mention skimming a strip off. Was there any particular way that worked well to do this? Or just with a good needle file and a degree of care? Yes, Paul, just a good needle file and some care. Blind or ground off on the side which points towards the rear of the roof. Best, David.
by Daddyman
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Paul Willis
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 159
Views: 15709

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

I can't see from the photo if you've restored the thin lip where the roof overhangs on the prototype. If you have, then ignore this. But if not, one thing I did years ago on the Hornby D49, which has no roof overhang on the cab front, was to skim a 10-thou strip off the leading 5mm or so of the roof...
by Daddyman
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Recommend a Primer
Replies: 22
Views: 5979

Re: Recommend a Primer

Well, I can't get any of these common primers to stick to my models any better than plain gloss paint despite careful cleaning and degreasing. Perhaps, then, someone has the knowledge to give an answer to this question: they are all sold for use on car bodies which are essentially steel. Does this ...
by Daddyman
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Pin Chucks
Replies: 30
Views: 9934

Re: Pin Chucks

nigelcliffe wrote:
richardvmcl wrote:The ultimate is the Bergeon 30432. Sturdy, well centred, holds down to almost nothing, lasts a lifetime.

H S Walsh stock them but now the price is around £20.


Cousins have them at £15.

- Nigel

Well, £21.12 after VAT and postage ... But thank you for the tip - I have bought one.
by Daddyman
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Bill Bedford underframe.
Replies: 10
Views: 949

Re: Bill Bedford underframe.

Covered vans to diagram 13 and those built to the same diagram for the CLC, all by outside builders. Parkside PC61 is a match for the body, but will need surgery to remove the buffer beams as the kit is for the LNER standard wood underframed version. Sorry, Noel, I'm not getting this from 4A: Dia.1...
by Daddyman
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Bill Bedford underframe.
Replies: 10
Views: 949

Re: Bill Bedford underframe.

This is what I get from Tatlow 4a and 4B: Looks like very little: container flats (Parkside kit), and early versions of the 12-ton van if, as Guy says, they were built by outside contractors. There's a 3-Aitch kit of the van, only available second hand, and a discontinued Parkside kit: all the vans ...
by Daddyman
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: My first p4 loco build mercian barclay diesel.
Replies: 31
Views: 3082

Re: My first p4 chassis build mercian barclay diesel.

I made a start last night on the basic body & I'm not pleased with the components. I've built a number of mercian kits both for myself & commission jobs. The 7km coal tank was so bad I scrapped half the kit & used my own parts, extra castings or a milled chassis because the kit was poor...

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