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by Dave Franks
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 45
Views: 1716

Re: Wizard Models

It's a sign of the times I'm afraid. Even when Lanarkshire Models started in 1999 it was sometimes seen as an advertising exercise to attend some shows as the profit margin was slim and by profit I mean the wages for doing the hours.... I sold that side of the business around 2007 and took a contrac...
by Dave Franks
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis kits for CSB
Replies: 37
Views: 2283

Re: Chassis kits for CSB

Well, so far I've kept shtume about CSB vs anything else. Probably because I'm a bit biased towards CSB having manufactured CSB replacement chassis for various tenders. I've been playing about with CSB for years since the late Mike Gilgannon showed me how his Caledonian coaches ran and boy did they ...
by Dave Franks
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Chassis kits for CSB
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: Chassis kits for CSB

Quote <Other CSB fitted driving wheel arrangements,e.g. x-8-x and greater, however cannot provide correct equalization movement and direction.> Sorry but once again it has to be pointed out to you that many of us find CSB's work very well and that includes locos with 8 driving wheels as commented on...
by Dave Franks
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies
Replies: 7
Views: 1498

Re: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies

New items now ready to go in a mould for multiplying up. Two NER loco buffers, a very small loco buffer which will actually feature on the LSWR bufferstop but will be available separately and finally...... The much asked for early DMU buffer and the angled stool to fit it onto certain vehicles, we a...
by Dave Franks
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies
Replies: 7
Views: 1498

Re: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies

Hi guys and gals, thanks for the interest in the new coupling rods both on here and by email and also thanks to the one person that pointed out that the four coupled rods would not suit the LMS Compounds as they are 9'6'' centres and I had quoted 9'0''. My bad.... I should have said our universal ro...
by Dave Franks
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies
Replies: 7
Views: 1498

Re: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies

Well, the new rods were well received at Perth with the Jumbo selling out and some of the others well down. Only got the instructions finished and the rods packaged on the Thursday so I'm happy, will order some more etches and adjust the numbers to suit the interest shown. Still to try out the unive...
by Dave Franks
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies
Replies: 7
Views: 1498

Re: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies

Hi Steve, how are you keeping? Rods should be going on the website soon and the four coupled universal one still needs the instructions finishing, well actually started if the truth be known.... ;)

Cheers,
Dave Franks.
by Dave Franks
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies
Replies: 7
Views: 1498

Lanarkshire Models & Supplies

Hi All, just finished test building the new etches which came the other day. I've been getting 'pestered' for a number of years to do Caledonian Railway coupling rods as I'm told the ones in kits are not upto modern standards so now we have correctly jointed rods for Caley 498 'Beetle Crusher'. Cale...
by Dave Franks
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Uncompensated 16T Bachmann Minerals in P4
Replies: 23
Views: 1891

Re: Uncompensated 16T Bachmann Minerals in P4

I've done a lot of Bachmann minerals with new wheelsets and found that in a short time the much sharper axle ends on the Gibson wheels cut a groove in the plastic I presume this is after removing and reinstalling wheel sets? If so, doing this enough to significantly damage the plastic is likely to ...
by Dave Franks
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Uncompensated 16T Bachmann Minerals in P4
Replies: 23
Views: 1891

Re: Uncompensated 16T Bachmann Minerals in P4

I've done a lot of Bachmann minerals with new wheelsets and found that in a short time the much sharper axle ends on the Gibson wheels cut a groove in the plastic, this has also happened to rewheeled mk1 coach bogies so now I've fitted all Bachmann conversions with Markits brass bearings, apart from...
by Dave Franks
Sun May 26, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Joggled Stockrails
Replies: 61
Views: 4881

Re: Joggled Stockrails

Interesting discussion, I must admit I was shown how to file switch blades many years ago and read similar in the magazines since. The NER drawing seems to confirm my way of doing things too, I have shown others how I do it over the years for all three 4mm gauges and have been seen to work, any dera...
by Dave Franks
Fri May 24, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5672

Re: RAILEX 2019

Yep diesels are brilliant aren't they..... Cough!
Did Railex a number of years ago with the layout 'Alloa', a great time was had by all and a great show for all the small traders. ;)

Dave Franks.
Edit:
And Big Cheese Plant just beat me to it....
by Dave Franks
Thu May 23, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5672

Re: RAILEX 2019

Wonder what the fuel consumption to Stoke Mandeville will be this year..... Hi Ivan, are you still on about the MPG???? What is it these days 70,80 even 90? I've forgone the economy of the Jetta and invested in a Seat Ateca SUV for a bit more room, used it for the tradestand to Scalefour North and ...
by Dave Franks
Mon May 13, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis Speed Building - Records and Methods
Replies: 17
Views: 1195

Re: Chassis Speed Building - Records and Methods

Hi All, building loco chassis at speed, huh, joke right.. Yes it can be done if the chassis is well designed so it goes together well and you're in a hurry but if you want a good job doing then take your time and get it right first time. Building a four wheeled tram chassis has nothing what so ever ...

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