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by Rdunning
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Suspension for bogie coaches
Replies: 28
Views: 1945

Re: Suspension for bogie coaches

Let's not overlook the twin torsion bar adaptation of the MJT bogie developed by Dick Petter and described in S4News no 184. 9'0", 8'6" and 6'4" wheelbase complete bogie kits are available from Palatine Models and the Society Stores, for other wheelbases the adapter kits are sold by t...
by Rdunning
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Fylde
Topic: Fylde Area Group (Lockdown Update May 2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 1513

Re: Fylde Area Group (Lockdown Update May 2020)

5MT (1).jpg 3-car set.jpg Brake third.jpg IMG-20200417-WA0004.jpg Here are some photos of "what I've been doing" - BR Standard 5MT, chassis awaiting painting, loco body to be toned down and weathered, some details to add e.g. crew, coal, lamps. 3-car ex-LSWR set only needing numbering/let...
by Rdunning
Sat May 30, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Fylde
Topic: Fylde Area Group (Lockdown Update May 2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 1513

Re: Fylde Area Group (Lockdown Update May 2020)

Both looking good Mike, (as usual). I'm interested in how you overcame the running problems with the 6-wheeler. Perhaps you could post a photo of the underside with some words of explanation? I said in an email reply to you that I would post something on here about what I've been doing during lockdo...
by Rdunning
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 29397

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

Perhaps the way to view the recent lead shot/glue disaster is that the prototype carried out boiler exchanges when engines were in works for major overhauls - this is just modelling following prototype practice? Very glad to see you're back on track with this one Dave. Having followed this thread si...
by Rdunning
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 215
Views: 36948

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Lovely stuff Mike. I've been following your thread for a while now and admiring your approach and the end results. These simple but rugged engines have great appeal, even though the North Eastern isn't my favoured prototype. I particularly like the 4-8-0T you featured earlier. Keep 'em coming! Richard
by Rdunning
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Plywood disaster
Replies: 64
Views: 7721

Re: Plywood disaster

This is straying off the original thread a bit but a method of building "floating" track for quiet running is described in Ray Hammond's article on his layout "Buntingham" in MRJ 49 and also in Iain Rice's book on Finescale Track, published by Wild Swan. It uses an inverted chann...
by Rdunning
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Vacformed roofs
Replies: 6
Views: 1467

Re: Vacformed roofs

Roxey Mouldings coach kits come with vac-formed roofs although their website doesn't list them as available separately. It might be worth contacting Dave Hammersley to ask if he could supply you, if you haven't already tried them.

Richard
by Rdunning
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 37840

Re: Scaleforum 2019

I also queried the lack of a brake van with one of the operators who explained that the train in question had been borrowed from a layout set in time after the requirement for brake vans on fitted freights had been dispensed with. I accepted this as a valid reason in view of the "work in progre...
by Rdunning
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 9F re-visited
Replies: 12
Views: 2657

Re: 9F re-visited

Hi Dave, It's a cracking looking model and I'm glad to hear you've got it running again. I can confirm that the method described by Dave of fixing return cranks to crankpins works just fine. I've used it on my current project, also a 9F as it happens, but using Dave Bradwell's chassis kit and Sharma...
by Rdunning
Sat May 11, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Singles and suspension
Replies: 15
Views: 2732

Re: Singles and suspension

In MRJ 21 page 55 Allan Sibley described how he arranged the drive for a GWR Dean single. The drive was on the trailing wheel via an intermediate shaft geared to the motor and the "driving" wheel was weighted and allowed to go along for the ride. This arrangement had the advantages of 1) a...
by Rdunning
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Dullcoat
Replies: 11
Views: 4799

Re: Dullcoat

I don't know what is behind Bill's query but if I may add a word of caution - I recently tried to use Dullcoat to seal some Fox waterslide transfers (which had been allowed 24 hours to dry as recommended btw). Unfortunately a second or two after spraying them the lovingly applied bespoke transfers p...
by Rdunning
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Lemaitre chimney for SR Q-class 0-6-0?
Replies: 4
Views: 2107

Re: Lemaitre chimney for SR Q-class 0-6-0?

Chris,

I realise this is now quite an old thread but whilst searching for a different SR chimney for a friend I noticed that PDK list a Lemaitre chimney for the Q class, reference SC8, if you haven't found one yet.

Regards,

Richard
by Rdunning
Tue May 02, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: BR Mk1 CCT - Axleboxes and springs
Replies: 3
Views: 2034

Re: BR Mk1 CCT - Axleboxes and springs

Hi Jeremy,

I realise this is months after your original post which I came across yesterday whilst idly browsing the forum but I have a dozen of the attached items.

They're labelled as LMS but if they're suitable for BR CCT's they're yours for free.

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Regards,

Richard
by Rdunning
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Fylde
Topic: Fylde Area Group (February 2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 1417

Re: Fylde Area Group (February 2017)

I should really shouldn't I? Otherwise I'll never know if I've actually fixed the original problem...
by Rdunning
Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Fylde
Topic: Fylde Area Group (February 2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 1417

Re: Fylde Area Group (February 2017)

Just for the record the cause of the 4MT failing was a front crankpin unscrewing itself and fouling the connecting rod. It's the recessed type to provide adequate clearance in this situation. Thinning down the front boss on the coupling rod seems to have cured the problem. Thankfully no damage was s...
by Rdunning
Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: Fylde
Topic: Fylde Area Group (October 2014)
Replies: 8
Views: 3549

Re: Fylde Area Group (October 2014)

Thanks for featuring my efforts yet again Mike. It is good to have the opportunity to see if one's "shunting plank" locos can actually pull a proper train! If any readers are interested in servo operation of signals, the name of the supplier of control units etc is not "DG Controls&qu...
by Rdunning
Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: CHEAG
Topic: Recent Activity by CHEAG members
Replies: 2
Views: 2460

Recent Activity by CHEAG members

Over the summer during a break in official area group activities Martin Wilkinson has kindly painted for me the upperworks of my two S&D 7F 2-8-0's (in black cellulose as discussed at last Thursday night's area group meeting). 53805, the small-boilered version, was painted in its entirety by Mar...
by Rdunning
Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Gibson LMS 2P 4-4-0
Replies: 14
Views: 7152

Re: Gibson LMS 2P 4-4-0

DT, For my money the best configuration for 4-4-0's is the one described in Roger Lycett-Smith's article "An EM Earl" in MRJ 126 of 2001. This is compensated, fixed rear axle, beam between front driver axle and centre of bogie. The beam is pivoted as near as practicable to the front axle s...
by Rdunning
Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:51 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmaster Black 5
Replies: 21
Views: 10480

Re: Brassmaster Black 5

Rob, To answer your original question, I built one of these a few years ago now and used a Faulhaber coreless motor (as used in the Portescap 1624 set up) in the tender driving the centre driving wheels via a cardan shaft and Sharman 40:1 gearbox. There's plenty of room for the drive shaft under the...
by Rdunning
Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Supporting wheels for turntable deck
Replies: 5
Views: 3354

Re: Supporting wheels for turntable deck

As indicated I got in touch with Terry and he very kindly sent me some new disc wheels (OO wagon, solid metal with the flanges turned off.) They have solved the problem and I attach a link to Youtube for a short clip of the turntable starting its revolution if anyone is interested in viewing the res...
by Rdunning
Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Supporting wheels for turntable deck
Replies: 5
Views: 3354

Re: Supporting wheels for turntable deck

Gents, Thanks very much for your swift replies. By way of explanation for the original post, I do already have wheels on my turntable, which work adequately in terms of current collection via the ring rail in the well, being all-metal 00 gauge spoked bogie wheels from some long-forgotten DJH kit. I ...
by Rdunning
Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Supporting wheels for turntable deck
Replies: 5
Views: 3354

Supporting wheels for turntable deck

I'm looking for a source of supporting wheels for a turntable deck. Spec is a plain brass disc 12mm o/d, thickness 1.5-2mm, centre drilled 2mm. Looks like a simple job for turning on a lathe but unfortunately I don't own one. I've trawled the web for commercial sources but without success, hence thi...
by Rdunning
Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Masokits Tiebar units
Replies: 3
Views: 2902

Re: Masokits Tiebar units

I've had one in use on my layout for a couple of years now and find it to be very robust and completely reliable. I would like to fit them to all turnouts on the layout but they are pretty difficult to retro-fit once track is laid in my experience. For new construction though if fitted before the tu...

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