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by Dave Franks
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies
Replies: 14
Views: 2644

Re: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies

More new items from LMS:- Universal 0-6-0 coupling rods for small/medium inside cylinder locos, photo to follow and on the website next week. Magnetic Instanter dropper for Jackson couplings Just noticed the twist in the iron link.... Instanter dropper.JPG And something I've been working on from Hig...
by Dave Franks
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: P4 steam loco driving wheels centre outside boss
Replies: 24
Views: 1372

Re: P4 steam loco driving wheels centre outside boss

Yes Gibson axles can sometimes be short and in the past I asked for P4 axles for EM wheelsets and turned them down slightly, it's compounded now by the fact my EM wheels are set to 16.65 B2B so axles are always short. Ultrascale do lengths of ground steel axle material and I just chop to suit whatev...
by Dave Franks
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: None specific model products
Replies: 27
Views: 2751

Re: None specific model products

p[/quote] I have used Shellac for French Polishing :? My observation is that even the lightest (blonde) mix still results in a golden coating :? ..... how does this impact upon ballast? My preferred method to date has been the Dave Franks method using a dropper and dilute PVA mix with detergent to b...
by Dave Franks
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 281
Views: 49934

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Thought I'd seen that picture before.... Not quite but it did remind me of this. Caley 812s.jpg Caley Coaches kits, some with new turned chimneys and added extras. Two in OO, one in EM and one in P4 which is pictured on the Caley Coaches website. Back in the day when I was still able to do these thi...
by Dave Franks
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies
Replies: 14
Views: 2644

Re: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies

Thanks Steve, well the Jackson coupling dropper has been very well recieved and is almost sold out so I've done an Instanter version as well, I have a lot of BR Standard fitted wagons and vans which should have Instanter couplings with 1'6'' buffers as built so it's slightly selfish. These and more ...
by Dave Franks
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 109
Views: 12341

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

I have to agree, the Bachmann Jubilee is a good runner and even better when fitted with a Mashima motor. This one of mine 'Alberta' has Gibson wheels, modified valvegear, CSB tender chassis, side control on the bogie. No extra weight has been added but as seen in the video it can take about thirty ...
by Dave Franks
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 109
Views: 12341

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Duplicate post for some reason.

Dave F.
by Dave Franks
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 109
Views: 12341

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Yes, but of course, P4 will never work... ;) Steve But of course we know it works so that's all that matters. I've built a fair few P4 locos for people, locos like Royal Scots and WD 2-10-0s down to little 0-4-0s and as far as I know they are still working. There will always be people who poo,poo, ...
by Dave Franks
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 109
Views: 12341

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Le Corbusier wrote:
steve howe wrote:Yes, but of course, P4 will never work... ;)

Steve


Might be wrong but I thought Wharfeside was EM? ..... Barrow Road on the other hand . . . . .


Tis correct Tim but I try to be as accurate in my work as P4 if you get my drift.... :thumb

Dave Franks
by Dave Franks
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 109
Views: 12341

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Hi Robin, I will need to check but I think either a 1424 or 1426 both very good motors, I laid a stock in a wee while ago and have fitted a few RTR locos with them. Sometimes all it needs is a collar turned up to fit over the front motor boss and the worm bored out to 2mm, the rear motor boss should...
by Dave Franks
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 109
Views: 12341

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

I have to agree, the Bachmann Jubilee is a good runner and even better when fitted with a Mashima motor. This one of mine 'Alberta' has Gibson wheels, modified valvegear, CSB tender chassis, side control on the bogie. No extra weight has been added but as seen in the video it can take about thirty c...
by Dave Franks
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1022
Views: 128377

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

I'm definately hiding in the bushes now, thanks for the glowing report Allan. :oops:

See you soon,

Dave Franks.
by Dave Franks
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1022
Views: 128377

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Hi Tim, nice work on the coupling rods, would now be a good time to announce the next coupling rods????

You guessed it - universal coupling rods for inside cylinder locos and these will be a lot slimmer than the heavy ones you've used, sorry about that.

Dave Franks
Hiding in the bushes.
by Dave Franks
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Any Wheel and size!
Replies: 79
Views: 10503

Re: Any Wheel and size!

Mike Garwood wrote:"Will the 9F print survive being pressed into a tyre?"....from whence cometh the tyres?

Mike


My question too....

Dave Franks.
by Dave Franks
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies
Replies: 14
Views: 2644

Re: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies

Okay, after a fight with the website hosts and a long time sorting broken links all the new stuff is on the website. NER loco buffers, DMU buffers and stools, Caledonian coupling rods, Universal 4 coupled rods, LNER electric lamps, CSB anchors as per our tender chassis, Valvegear rivets as per our r...
by Dave Franks
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Chassis kits for CSB
Replies: 26
Views: 2006

Re: Chassis kits for CSB

I don't want to bore anyone with the details, Andy Too late for that.... And, you state CSB in unnecessary in EM.... So you think these people don't want smooth silky running with reliable pickup on their models? The J52 was a quick job so the over large splashers were left as they are and they do ...
by Dave Franks
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Chassis kits for CSB
Replies: 26
Views: 2006

Re: Chassis kits for CSB

Yes dave, soooo much quieter.

Dave Franks. :thumb
by Dave Franks
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: J50 Chassis
Replies: 8
Views: 1794

Re: J50 Chassis

That looks very nice Chris and CSB to boot.... I did a very similar scratch built CSB chassis under a J52 as the yard pilot for the late Roy Jackson's Retford and even he acknowledged the running qualities of the chassis. We were working on an article for MRJ about suspension with views on rigid vs ...
by Dave Franks
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Chassis kits for CSB
Replies: 26
Views: 2006

Re: Chassis kits for CSB

Unbelievable!!!!
by Dave Franks
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 60
Views: 3869

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: 2732

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: 26
Views: 2006

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: 14
Views: 2644

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: 14
Views: 2644

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: 14
Views: 2644

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...

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