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by Triode
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: How do I create a sub-forum?
Replies: 13
Views: 1728

Re: How do I create a sub-forum?

Hi John,

Can I jump on the bandwagon of this thread please? ;) I too am taking on the Socially Distanced Challenge and would like a place to document my future shelf-of-shame candidates!

Cheers,

Liam
by Triode
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread
Replies: 47
Views: 8462

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread

Like others, the last thing I probably need is another 'work-in-progress'; but you never know, I might actually finish this one! My unglamorous entry will be to recreate one (possibly two) of the TTA/TTB tank wagons used for the Ciba-Geigy traffic to Hexham in the 1980s: https://paulbartlett.zenfoli...
by Triode
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Best technique for curving rail?
Replies: 10
Views: 2063

Best technique for curving rail?

Can anyone recommend a reliable method of forming gentle curves in rail; for example curved stock rails for turnouts? I can't seem to avoid creating a slight vertical component to the bend so that the rail no longer lies flat across the sleepers. I thought about installing the rail without pre-bendi...
by Triode
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Wagon W-iron types
Replies: 5
Views: 1613

Re: Wagon W-iron types

Thanks Justin, that's very helpful.

I meant to say Bill Bedford for the etches.

Cheers,

Liam
by Triode
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Wagon W-iron types
Replies: 5
Views: 1613

Wagon W-iron types

Hi All, I'm trying to determine which Alan Gibson W-iron etch would be suitable for a BR Trout ballast hopper (there's a close-up image here: https://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/troutzfo). More generally, I'd be interested to learn whether there is any resource which could help me break down which typ...
by Triode
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Waisted bearings for Bedford sprung W irons?
Replies: 23
Views: 4779

Re: Waisted bearings for Bedford sprung W irons?

Fix the axle box to the w-iron first, then use a 1.5 or 1.8 mm ball fraizer in a Dremel type mini drill. Place the cutter in the slot while it is stationary, then pulse the drill at a slowish speed until you have removed enough of the axlebox without cutting into the w-iron. A foot control for the ...
by Triode
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Waisted bearings for Bedford sprung W irons?
Replies: 23
Views: 4779

Re: Waisted bearings for Bedford sprung W irons?

Thanks for your replies. I had another look at the wagon and tried to account for all the space between the W-irons to determine whether the spacing washers were really needed. The diagram below hopefully illustrates the measurements. (I used a set of cheap digital calipers so perhaps they’re not 10...
by Triode
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Waisted bearings for Bedford sprung W irons?
Replies: 23
Views: 4779

Re: Waisted bearings for Bedford sprung W irons?

Thanks for the replies. I’ve attached an image which hopefully illustrates the problem. Too little of the 2mm side portion of the bearing protrudes through the slot (due to the use of spacing washers on the inside). As a result, the axle end can move from side to side in the slot instead of just up ...
by Triode
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Gauge widening with C&L plastic track
Replies: 4
Views: 1379

Gauge widening with C&L plastic track

Hi All, I'm new to P4 and have a quick question regarding track construction which I haven't seen answered anywhere: How can gauge widening be achieved with separate plastic chairs and sleepers? I'm aware that the functional plastic chairs supplied by the likes of C&L incorporate a 1 in 20 incli...
by Triode
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Waisted bearings for Bedford sprung W irons?
Replies: 23
Views: 4779

Waisted bearings for Bedford sprung W irons?

Hi All, This is my first post here since joining the Society; although I’ve been lurking here for some time trying to make sense of it all! I’m currently in the process of building my first wagons to P4 standards. I decided to spring them using the Bill Bedford W iron assemblies. I’ve found the W ir...

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