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by Simon Moore
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Simons workbench industrials. More mineral wagons
Replies: 77
Views: 5688

Re: Simons workbench industrials. More mineral wagons

Thanks Chaps I fitted the internal ribs to the second of the hopper chassis this evening & then finished the last bits on the lower part of the hopper bodies. I am at a straight edge now so tomorrow evening i can continue to build the chassis side by side. This lot turned up in the post today, s...
by Simon Moore
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Simons workbench industrials. More mineral wagons
Replies: 77
Views: 5688

Re: Simons workbench industrials. More mineral wagons

With the wife out running & the kids tucked up i retreated to my workshop for a relaxing hour or so this evening. The first thing to do was have a real tidy up, one thing i cannot stand is mess in the workshop. Workshop mk1 in the garage was a big space & yet i worked in tiny space because i...
by Simon Moore
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 59
Views: 8990

Re: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build

Lindsay what a fantastic thread. I have a soft spot for the caley & this is a lovely build. Very inspirational stuff. I am hoping to maybe one day scratch build a Andrew Barclay 0-4-2 tank. I will follow this post with interest, i think the detail on the boiler & safety valve look brilliant.
by Simon Moore
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Simons workbench industrials. More mineral wagons
Replies: 77
Views: 5688

Re: Simons workbench industrials. More mineral wagons

Thank you Richard, I guess i am lucky in that both myself & my wife have craft hobbies & our own workshops. This means we can both have our own space & relax without leaving one of us twiddling our thumbs. I have a goal this year to complete another 4 locos & get a rake of wagons bui...
by Simon Moore
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Simons workbench industrials. More mineral wagons
Replies: 77
Views: 5688

Re: Simons workbench industrials. More mineral wagons

I have no enthusiasm at the minute to work on loco kits so after the enjoyable 16t build i decided to work on more wagons. My eventual aim is to build a colliery layout of some sort which will need a good collection of coal wagons for shunting about. The 16 tonner i made from a parkside kit & a ...
by Simon Moore
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: 16T Weathering Experiments
Replies: 35
Views: 2533

Re: 16T Weathering Experiments

A very interesting topic Paul & i am looking forward to trying these techniques. I have been looking for a good tutorial on how to weather wagons better than my usual route.

I will give it a go when the paint turns up.
by Simon Moore
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Simons workbench industrials. More mineral wagons
Replies: 77
Views: 5688

Re: Simons workbench industrials. Thomas hill steelman royale BSC

Paul if i shared that incantation i have a feeling i would be thrown out of the scalefour society. Its goes a little something like bleep bleep bleep bleep bleep you bloody bleep bleeping bleep :) Mike was very complimentary about the model which was very well received this end & really brighten...
by Simon Moore
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Simons workbench industrials. More mineral wagons
Replies: 77
Views: 5688

Re: Simons workbench industrials. Thomas hill steelman royale BSC

David they are a superb kit the 48ds ;)


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by Simon Moore
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Simons workbench industrials. More mineral wagons
Replies: 77
Views: 5688

Re: Simons workbench industrials. Thomas hill steelman royale BSC

I have turned my attentions back to the steelman royale & i am working now to get it finished off. I applied the last of the transfers during the week & got the gloss varnish sprayed over the top to seal the transfers in. This morning i set of to fit the window frames to the cab. I sprayed t...
by Simon Moore
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Simons workbench industrials. More mineral wagons
Replies: 77
Views: 5688

Re: Simons workbench industrials. Thomas hill steelman royale BSC

I was digging around the other day & came across something i built a while ago. Its a RT models tom hill vangaurd kit which i built in EM & was a very sweet runner. A little order of wheels came from the stores yesterday so i spent an hour converting it to p4 & re doing the pick ups. Its...
by Simon Moore
Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Gibson Crankpin slop
Replies: 4
Views: 382

Re: Gibson Crankpin slop

I have never had this problem with gibson crankpins myself so i am wondering if you got a duff batch. Whilst i like gibson crankpins i have since started to use ultrascale ones which are worth the extra cost.

Might be worth sending them back if they are duff.
by Simon Moore
Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Simons workbench industrials. More mineral wagons
Replies: 77
Views: 5688

Re: Simons workbench industrials. Thomas hill steelman royale BSC

The lnwr 4ft6 tank is nearing completion now. I have had a good run at it this morning & got most of the parts fitted. The roof is to be fitted at a later date once the cabs been detailed. I have also left the steps off as i don't like fitting those until the body can sit on a chassis. A very ni...
by Simon Moore
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Simons workbench industrials. More mineral wagons
Replies: 77
Views: 5688

Re: Simons workbench industrials. Thomas hill steelman royale BSC

Looks great Terry i just need to put bigger wheels on my model i could only get a 12mm wheelset black beetle off Brian at branchlines. I think our models are the only ones i have ever seen built & both P4.
by Simon Moore
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Simons workbench industrials. More mineral wagons
Replies: 77
Views: 5688

Re: Simons workbench industrials. RSH high level kit

I have spent an hour so far putting the transfers on the tom hill steelman. I think she looks absolutely beautiful even if i do say so myself.


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by Simon Moore
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Simons workbench industrials. More mineral wagons
Replies: 77
Views: 5688

Re: Simons workbench industrials. RSH high level kit

Yesterday the custom transfers turned up for the steelman royale. I think i might have to delay the lnwr tank for a while whilst i pop these on. Finally after purchasing the kit my homage to the steelworkers of Redcar & Teesside will final be close to being a finished model. 20210204_192810.jpg
by Simon Moore
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Simons workbench industrials. More mineral wagons
Replies: 77
Views: 5688

Re: Simons workbench industrials. RSH high level kit

To be honest Steve i'm not sure, they are a good set though because they clear most chassis so the wheels touch the floor. I don't suppose it matters to much as long as the wheels are large enough to clear the bottom of the frames. Afterall the whole purpose is to make sure the chassis is a rolling ...
by Simon Moore
Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Simons workbench industrials. More mineral wagons
Replies: 77
Views: 5688

Re: Simons workbench industrials. RSH high level kit

Nigel the p4 axles are all i need. I have modelled in em for years & used markits wheels. I have a set of 6 wheels i was given years since that i have never used for anything. The plan is to use the wheels on some p4 markits axles just to see if the chassis is a rolling one. This gives me the ad...
by Simon Moore
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Simons workbench industrials. More mineral wagons
Replies: 77
Views: 5688

Re: Simons workbench industrials. RSH high level kit

Thanks Dave At the moment the chassis is still very much a work in progress. It will almost certainly need washers fitting to take up the slack on the axles so the crossheads clear. There has been some very good comments so far & different suggestions on how to do things & not something i wo...
by Simon Moore
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Simons workbench industrials. More mineral wagons
Replies: 77
Views: 5688

Re: Simons workbench industrials. RSH high level kit

Today has been a very productive day if i do say so myself! I have had 2 very relaxing sessions in the workshop today & i have managed to really get on with the RSH. The body i found very well designed overall although i did find the tabs a bit tight. I don't like tab & slot so much as i fin...
by Simon Moore
Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Irwell street
Replies: 8
Views: 1063

Re: Small industrial shunting yard

I've been throwing around ideas in my head to try give this yard a bit of fictional history. The other thing has been a suitable name to call it. I'm toying with Ordsall street or Irwell street both which have a mancunian flavour to them. The other thing i like besides industrials are pre groupers p...
by Simon Moore
Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Simons workbench industrials. More mineral wagons
Replies: 77
Views: 5688

Re: Simons workbench industrials. RSH high level kit

I have a feeling another set my be ordered as back up. Although they are still tight on the axle & they have been off once. I find with gibson wheels you get a max of 4 times being taken off the axle. I have however managed to get the chassis rolling very sweetly with no friction. The axles do h...
by Simon Moore
Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Simons workbench industrials. More mineral wagons
Replies: 77
Views: 5688

Re: Simons workbench industrials. RSH high level kit

You make a good point that i cannot argue with ;)
by Simon Moore
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Simons workbench industrials. More mineral wagons
Replies: 77
Views: 5688

Re: Simons workbench industrials. RSH high level kit

I have often thought about a sacrificial set but I'm a yorkshireman & that saying short arms, long pockets applies. I have seen members on rmweb mask up the chassis & spray it with wheels in situ. I have never dared do this approach although maybe it might be worth a try. I think Iain rice d...
by Simon Moore
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Simons workbench industrials. More mineral wagons
Replies: 77
Views: 5688

Re: Simons workbench industrials. RSH high level kit

My only issue with that is the painting of the chassis. 1 axle is fixed & so i cannot just drop the wheelset out.
How do people paint if wheels are still in situ out of curiosity?
by Simon Moore
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Simons workbench industrials. More mineral wagons
Replies: 77
Views: 5688

Re: Simons workbench industrials. RSH high level kit

I have started my christmas present today that my wife got me. Its a high level RSH 14inch saddle tank. So far so good, i put the basic chassis together this evening & ìts been dead easy to make so far & enjoyable. IMG-20210201-WA0148.jpeg 20210201_201056.jpg 20210201_140035.jpg 20210201_133...

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