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by johndarch
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109
Replies: 101
Views: 10442

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: 101
Views: 10442

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: 707

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: 707

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: 101
Views: 10442

Re: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109

That's coming along very nicely Dave.
by johndarch
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Frame Spacing
Replies: 26
Views: 1790

Re: Frame Spacing

Back to the original topic. Malcolm Mitchell used 14mm spacers while Martin Finney used 15mm which give a more prototypical appearance. I am about to start building a Mitchell 4575 tank loco and am seriously considering adding 0.5mm styrene overlays between the frames and the etched overlays.
by johndarch
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Instructions for M Mitchell/David Geen 45/55xx kit
Replies: 15
Views: 608

Re: Instructions for M Mitchell/David Geen 45/55xx kit

Scans have arrived safely. You have a completely different set of etches to mine! However they do answer all my questions. I have some surplus parts that are only for 7mm and I will have to fabricate some parts to complete the brake gear. Fortunately, I do have the GA's to work from. Thanks again. J...
by johndarch
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Instructions for M Mitchell/David Geen 45/55xx kit
Replies: 15
Views: 608

Re: Instructions for M Mitchell/David Geen 45/55xx kit

Hi Mark, it's me again. I had not picked upon the fact that the part numbering on some of my drawings don't tie up with those used in the instructions. I have sorted them all out apart from those that relate to the brake operating assembly as there are no drawings for the assembly apart from an unhe...
by johndarch
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109
Replies: 101
Views: 10442

Re: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109

That's a serious bit of pipework Dave. It's all coming along very nicely.
by johndarch
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Instructions for M Mitchell/David Geen 45/55xx kit
Replies: 15
Views: 608

Re: Instructions for M Mitchell/David Geen 45/55xx kit

I have received a complete set of pages from Mark. Thanks Mark. Strangely he has a totally different Page 19 to me, so I have let him have a copy of mine. I wonder just how many versions of the instructions there are!!
by johndarch
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Instructions for M Mitchell/David Geen 45/55xx kit
Replies: 15
Views: 608

Re: Instructions for M Mitchell/David Geen 45/55xx kit

Mark. If you can let me have scans of pages 2,3 & 20 that would be great. Many thanks. I've just checked my page 19, it finishes 'a small recess to take the bunker rear (13 and 14) which should now be soldered into' so perhaps I need your Page 18 as well. There seem to be a lot of versions!
by johndarch
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Instructions for M Mitchell/David Geen 45/55xx kit
Replies: 15
Views: 608

Re: Instructions for M Mitchell/David Geen 45/55xx kit

Thanks Noel. Sadly the instructions for the 44/55xx are far from complete.
by johndarch
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Instructions for M Mitchell/David Geen 45/55xx kit
Replies: 15
Views: 608

Re: Instructions for M Mitchell/David Geen 45/55xx kit

I'm missing most of the Superstructure instructions!
by johndarch
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Instructions for M Mitchell/David Geen 45/55xx kit
Replies: 15
Views: 608

Re: Instructions for M Mitchell/David Geen 45/55xx kit

Thanks Tim, it's not just the page numbers that are different, so are some of the etches! Are there any written instructions with The Churchward kit?
by johndarch
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Instructions for M Mitchell/David Geen 45/55xx kit
Replies: 15
Views: 608

Instructions for M Mitchell/David Geen 45/55xx kit

I am missing a few pages of the detailed instructions. Mine start at 4 and finish at 19. If anyone has a full set, I would be grateful for a copy of the missing pages.
by johndarch
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: New GWR Mink C photo?
Replies: 12
Views: 928

Re: New GWR Mink C photo?

I agree with Gordon re safety loops on the far side. Isn't this fun!
by johndarch
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: scaleforum you tube test run
Replies: 29
Views: 1863

Re: scaleforum you tube test run

yes.
by johndarch
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Running out of coal.
Replies: 13
Views: 1259

Re: Running out of coal.

Is coal not taken from the bottom of the tender? In which case any leftover coal in the bottom will still be the first to be used when it is filled and should not have degraded.
by johndarch
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Phoenix Paints
Replies: 26
Views: 3401

Re: Phoenix Paints

I have been air brushing Phoenix Precision BR Freight Grey thinned with their Fast air drying thinners and it does what it says on the tin. In fact very fast! Temperature 18 -19 deg C.
by johndarch
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Loco bogies
Replies: 7
Views: 1064

Re: Loco bogies

If it's any help, this is what I did with my MM Castle bogie.
by johndarch
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Solder paint
Replies: 13
Views: 1862

Re: Solder paint

As I use the solder cream on a reasonably regular basis. If used properly, the amount needed to build an etched loco kit, for example, is quite small so a syringe probably lasts me several years and I have not had any problems with it going off to date. By the way, I LOVE marmite, especially on hot ...
by johndarch
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Solder paint
Replies: 13
Views: 1862

Re: Solder paint

I must be the odd one out. I have been using Carr's No Clean Solder Cream for years with my RSU and have never had problems with spitting. Now, I have to admit that I do mix it with a little Powerflow Flux prior to applying it to the surface to be soldered to help it flow. I also have to say that I ...
by johndarch
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 35021

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

The finishing line is in sight at last Dave. Keep up the good work.
by johndarch
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Nu Cas/Ks t reintroductions
Replies: 4
Views: 1152

Re: Nu Cas/Ks t reintroductions

I built a 2021 Pannier Tank many years ago and that was a long time after I bought the kit. It was a lot cheaper then!

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