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by johndarch
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: barrowroad
Topic: Bachmann 1P Johnson 0-4-4T 58072
Replies: 17
Views: 662

Re: Bachmann 1P Johnson 0-4-4T 58072

That's going to need some heavy weathering to carry that livery in your period Robin! Sounds good.
by johndarch
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney 28xx - new project
Replies: 8
Views: 958

Re: Martin Finney 28xx - new project

The tender is now finished bar the screw link coupling which will go on at after it's painted.

Tender 07.jpg
by johndarch
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney 28xx - new project
Replies: 8
Views: 958

Re: Martin Finney 28xx - new project

Hi Howard. I am also going to be using the American system but with shorting strips on wheels rather than split axles. I will be using a plastic sleeve over the bolt and plastic washers on the tender end of the drawbar. I used this system on a Dean Goods that I built many years ago and it has never ...
by johndarch
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney 28xx - new project
Replies: 8
Views: 958

Re: Martin Finney 28xx - new project

I hope this doesn't appear twice as I thought I has submitted a reply earlier. The body of the tender for 2822 is now finished bar the lamp irons and I will now be moving on to finish the chassis; brake gear, plumbing, axle boxes, buffers, etc. The tender has been built generally as the instructions...
by johndarch
Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109
Replies: 170
Views: 22209

Re: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109

Looking splendid Dave.
by johndarch
Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney 28xx - new project
Replies: 8
Views: 958

Martin Finney 28xx - new project

Having finished the 4575, I have now started work on my next project. It was pointed out to me that my chosen prototype 2822, ran with one of the less common GWR 3500 gallon tenders in the period being modelled, notably a Churchward design with scalloped frames. Rising to the challenge I have starte...
by johndarch
Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: JLRT/Geen/Mitchell 4575 kit - Progress
Replies: 14
Views: 1386

Re: JLRT/Geen/Mitchell 4575 kit - Progress

5514 is finished at last and has joined the loco roster on Worseter. Here she is seen crossing the canal with a local passenger train.

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by johndarch
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: 16T Weathering Experiments
Replies: 35
Views: 3135

Re: 16T Weathering Experiments

This is the sort of colour I finish the inside of my 16 tonners. I'm afraid my weathering isn't a patch on yours but I don't think I would have finished 70 odd minerals by now if I had taken as much care and time as you. obviously have. Great work.

16T 09.jpg
by johndarch
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: 3-foot radius curves in P4
Replies: 26
Views: 2886

Re: 3-foot radius curves in P4

Good point Dave. Consistent radii and transition curves will go a long way to curing problems and not just on small radii.
by johndarch
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: JLRT/Geen/Mitchell 4575 kit - Progress
Replies: 14
Views: 1386

Re: JLRT/Geen/Mitchell 4575 kit - Progress

Steps, injectors, AWS and rear sand boxes have now been fitted. 32.jpg The sand boxes that came with the kit were the wrong pattern (more suitable for a pannier tank) so I knocked a pair up out of styrene. I also made up some brackets to support them from the footplate but to fit them I had to unplu...
by johndarch
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: JLRT/Geen/Mitchell 4575 kit - Progress
Replies: 14
Views: 1386

Re: JLRT/Geen/Mitchell 4575 kit - Progress

Progress has been rather slow but I am getting there!

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by johndarch
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109
Replies: 170
Views: 22209

Re: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109

Don't you just love this frustrating at times hobby of ours. Good luck with the mods Dave.
by johndarch
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109
Replies: 170
Views: 22209

Re: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109

Looking fantastic Dave. Have a great Christmas.
by johndarch
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: JLRT/Geen/Mitchell 4575 kit - Progress
Replies: 14
Views: 1386

Re: JLRT/Geen/Mitchell 4575 kit - Progress

Yes Dave, I have built several Finney kits and never had a problem with them. In my humble opinion they are in a different league to MM's.
by johndarch
Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: JLRT/Geen/Mitchell 4575 kit - Progress
Replies: 14
Views: 1386

Re: JLRT/Geen/Mitchell 4575 kit - Progress

... and best wishes to you Dave for the 'festive' season.
by johndarch
Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: JLRT/Geen/Mitchell 4575 kit - Progress
Replies: 14
Views: 1386

Re: JLRT/Geen/Mitchell 4575 kit - Progress

Sadly not Dave, nothing on the parts list or the drawings.
by johndarch
Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: JLRT/Geen/Mitchell 4575 kit - Progress
Replies: 14
Views: 1386

JLRT/Geen/Mitchell 4575 kit - Progress

This has been a very slow build. With the chassis finally finished, I made a start on the body. This went reasonably well until I got to the point of fixing the detail overlays. Unfortunately there didn't appear to be anything to fix them to, either on the bunker or the upper part of the cab. There ...
by johndarch
Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109
Replies: 170
Views: 22209

Re: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109

It certainly is looking the part Dave. Good work.
by johndarch
Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 64
Views: 8686

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Very nice Mike.
by johndarch
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109
Replies: 170
Views: 22209

Re: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109

Me too!

I can sympathise with you re your injury. Last week I attacked my thumb with a cheese grater and a finger with a scalpel. You can't get much grip between finger and thumb when they are both encased in waterproof dressings!
by johndarch
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109
Replies: 170
Views: 22209

Re: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109

Couldn't have put it better myself Robin. Keep up the good work Dave.
by johndarch
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109
Replies: 170
Views: 22209

Re: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109

Commiserations Dave, glad you managed to get the problem sorted. It's all looking very good.
by johndarch
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Assembling Exactoscale wagon wheels.
Replies: 15
Views: 1396

Re: Assembling Exactoscale wagon wheels.

With two washers the length of the pinpoints will be the same each end. 2 x 0.03mm is just 0.06mm. This is less than the difference between some back to back gauges.
by johndarch
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Assembling Exactoscale wagon wheels.
Replies: 15
Views: 1396

Re: Assembling Exactoscale wagon wheels.

I make oversize washers out of 5 thou styrene which are trimmed to shape after assembly.
by johndarch
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109
Replies: 170
Views: 22209

Re: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109

That's coming along very nicely Dave.

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