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by Dave Franks
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Plywood sleepers
Replies: 11
Views: 549

Re: Plywood sleepers

Hi all, on Wharfeside all the pointwork on the scenic side is 0.8 ply with C&L plastic chairs some of which have been down more than ten years and is still holding up and working well. Painted with a thin wash of Humbrol No 10 brown to match the C&L flexi track, the track is then weathered w...
by Dave Franks
Thu May 07, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 62
Views: 4015

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

Hi Pete, haven't received an email regarding chimneys as yet. Looking at various bits needed for the 3P but haven't done the dome yet, working on a topfeed which is needing modified to suit the smaller boiler diameter.

Cheers,
Dave.
by Dave Franks
Wed May 06, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 62
Views: 4015

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

Hi Pete, I was looking at your post comparing the chimneys and I've realised the chimney on loco 91 is the original chimney and I think this is the one Mike has done, Maybe Mike can comment if he's about. These were replaced from the late 30s by the fatter chimney to suit the Vortex blastpipe so all...
by Dave Franks
Sun May 03, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 62
Views: 4015

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

Dave Markits do 2 types of washout plug. Page 5b..M4WASHD & M4WASHi. The first are the disc type. Like the build, thanks for all the help and yes I have one too. It will come after the other 56xx and 42xx and they won't be started untill I finish the Std cl5. :D Mike Hi Mike, thanks yes you are...
by Dave Franks
Sun May 03, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 62
Views: 4015

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

Hi people, today I've been mostly mucking about turning chimneys for Stanier 3Ps. With no definitive dimensions available I've sized them from photos, dozens of them. First is the original LMS chimney. Chimney 1.JPG Next is the fat chimney to suit the Vortex blastpipe fitted from the late 30s. I thi...
by Dave Franks
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 62
Views: 4015

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

Putting the rest of us to shame, Dave! But it's looking good, & whetting the appetite for when the workbench has room. Are they Alan Gibson washout plugs? The boiler looks beautifully formed, as it were! Hi Pete, thanks for your comments. I think the washout plugs are Markits but as they've bee...
by Dave Franks
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 62
Views: 4015

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

Seeing the etches from Ralph just shows where we were back then, I remember having to cut out nameplates from such etches, I bought an 'Eclipse' jewellers saw frame to do the job and I'm still using the same saw on the Stanier 3P! Had a good few hours working on the 3P today, finally rolled the boil...
by Dave Franks
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 62
Views: 4015

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

Thanks Pete. Tonight I've just finished the flange for the master of the curly tank vent, I'll cast it in the two parts then make one piece submasters in right and left hand versions, all sizes have been estimated from photos so I hope they will look okay, the flange is wedge shaped in section and i...
by Dave Franks
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 62
Views: 4015

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

Hi Morgan, thanks for the comments. The CSB plot might have been simpler if I had thought more about it but it is avoiding the various holes and slots plus the plunger pickups and the weighted chassis pushes through pointwork nicely. I'll be working on the chassis again at the weekend so we'll see h...
by Dave Franks
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 62
Views: 4015

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

A bit more progress over the last two evenings and madam still isn't finished the jigsaw puzzle, too many sky blue bits she says. Bunker detail.JPG Looks a bit grubby in this photo but it isn't in reality, all the bits in brass are scratch made and the slacking hose is maybe a bit short. Tank tops.J...
by Dave Franks
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 62
Views: 4015

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

Okay here are some photos as promised. 3P bunker.JPG 3P bunker rear.JPG The gallonage plate was soldered on from the back through a 1mm hole so no cleaning up needed, a trick I learned from one of the old guard in a previous club, now all passed away and we are the 'old guard'.... Still needs a bit ...
by Dave Franks
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 62
Views: 4015

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

Hi Pete, yes the curly pipe has a heavy flange on the tank so that is where the angle will be with a location spigot into the tank top. I see you got the half round wire from the same place I got mine, nice stuff and easy to apply with a small tip on the iron, I got the 24g wire though and iirc is 0...
by Dave Franks
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 62
Views: 4015

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

Hi Pete, yes it's the Midland Railway Centres' riveter I've got, very good, accurate and doesn't flex as some have mentioned with other riveters. I ground the side of the anvil to get the rivets closer and it seems to work, I used a larger anvil for the bigger 'rivets/bolts' on the smokebox saddle. ...
by Dave Franks
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 62
Views: 4015

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

You're doing well Pete, Tonight I was going to start the riveting with the bunker rear just in case I make a bxxls of it, it would be mostly hidden by a coach anyway.... How did you get on with the rivets along the bottom edge of the tank, they are very close together though they look fine to me. Da...
by Dave Franks
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 62
Views: 4015

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

Got a bit more done tonight, glad Madam has got a new jigsaw puzzle that is testing her skills with a lot of dark areas and blue sky, this won't be a 'two day' puzzle me thinks.... Hopes. Anyway, got the cylinders made up and the two trucks though only one has the 'fake axleboxes' as yet. There seem...
by Dave Franks
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 62
Views: 4015

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

Had a good evening working on the 3P and got the footplate done and fitted the bufferbeams, the motor and gearbox seem a bit noisy so I might try another motor. Stanier 3P, 2.JPG Morgan, I used the Highlevel ruler or jig to mark up the frames for drilling for the CSB anchors, I had to push the ancho...
by Dave Franks
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: PDK Models
Replies: 16
Views: 1143

Re: PDK Models

From what I recall from when I was thinking of building one was that the PDK tender is just plain wrong, the slope of the tank side was too steep at about 45 degrees so I built the old Millholme kit instead although that had it's own problems with poor castings but it was the right shape and look wh...
by Dave Franks
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 62
Views: 4015

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

As promised, photo of the start of the build. Stanier 3P, 1.JPG Temporary wheelsets to check height and clearance, Ultrascales waiting. CSB suspension, Mashima 1424 motor, Highlevel box and hornblocks. Motor just fits with 1.5mm to spare to the underside of the firebox, lower frame spacer notched ou...
by Dave Franks
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 62
Views: 4015

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

Made a start on the Stanier 3P yesterday being a day off from the business, chassis frames assembled, Highlevel hornblocks fitted, motor configuration worked out. Enjoyed the freedom of no instructions and having to think things through.
Will post pictures later.

Dave Franks.
by Dave Franks
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Southern (exLSWR) buffer stop
Replies: 13
Views: 1090

Re: Southern (exLSWR) buffet stop

Still working on it.....

Dave Franks
by Dave Franks
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies
Replies: 25
Views: 6041

Re: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies

Thanks people, all orders bar one for bufferstops which need casting were posted this afternoon.

Cheers and keep safe.

Dave Franks.
by Dave Franks
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies
Replies: 25
Views: 6041

Re: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies

Posting this afternoon so last orders for the week, if they are doable they'll be posted today.

Cheers and keep safe.

Dave Franks
lmsmodel@aol.com
by Dave Franks
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies
Replies: 25
Views: 6041

Re: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies

Hi Steve, thanks for that.
Have posted a load of orders today so if you're awaiting an order from the 24th onwards it's on the way.

Cheers all and keep safe.

Dave Franks
by Dave Franks
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 62
Views: 4015

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

Hi all, yes my 3P arrived yesterday too. Very nice etches so I'm sure I'll enjoy building it. I'm glad Mike has left the purchaser to decide on how to build it as many of us have our own way of doing things, CSB, Mashima 1620, Roadrunner box, pony trucks with side control, plunger pickups etc.etc. I...
by Dave Franks
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ilkley Engine Shed, West Yorkshire late 1950s
Replies: 57
Views: 13806

Re: Ilkley Engine Shed, West Yorkshire late 1950s

With apologies to Peter for hijacking his thread for the moment, but I followed Dave Franks youtube links and found a fabulous clip of a high speed reverse of a substantial freight train: Its very impressive; so worth a look. Dave does seem to have a penchant for ridiculous haulage experiments :sho...

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