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by Jeremy Suter
Mon May 13, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis Speed Building - Records and Methods
Replies: 17
Views: 701

Re: Chassis Speed Building - Records and Methods

The quickest I have built a S4 Running Chassis including the Coupling Rods was a North Staffs 242t from the Eric Moleneux kit now London Rd. Models, is approximately 3 hours of working time. It was done over 2 days as the chassis was built and washed on the first day then painted in the morning of n...
by Jeremy Suter
Sat May 11, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR 59' Railmotor underframe instructions
Replies: 5
Views: 772

Re: GWR 59' Railmotor underframe instructions

The next parts to put on are the Motor Mounts from the Chassis Kit. First of all the edges on the front need rounding. The rear edges could also be done as they are round on the real thing but I have left the backs as I don't want to loose to much metal for strength. They also need the base drilled ...
by Jeremy Suter
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Problem Arising From My First Morgan GWR Underframe
Replies: 13
Views: 1030

Re: Problem Arising From My First Morgan GWR Underframe

Hi Roger I have put together and sold plenty of the Morgan Underframes and this problem has not been mentioned to me before. My first thought was that you have made them back to front. You have not put a picture up of the bearing in the carrier, but the bearing should not go through the carrier but ...
by Jeremy Suter
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR 59' Railmotor underframe instructions
Replies: 5
Views: 772

Re: GWR 59' Railmotor underframe instructions

Moving on to the buffer beams. The Overlay is the next part to be added, this needs to have the bottom lip folded by 90 degree and the rivets popped out on the back first. IMG_4877.JPG When folded, it needs to be bent to match the underframe profile there are two slots in the folded over section to ...
by Jeremy Suter
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR 59' Railmotor underframe instructions
Replies: 5
Views: 772

Re: GWR 59' Railmotor underframe instructions

With the steps now built they need the top filing flat and making fit the half etched space in the underframe. IMG_4858.JPG Note that the rod in the Centre step is still loose I have also added the truss rods which slot through the step frame between the two steps. Bent up to meet the Solebar behind...
by Jeremy Suter
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 19
Views: 1389

Re: Turning a chimney

Post by billbedford » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:01 am Very clever, but using the ball mill will give the wrong shape to the flare. Thanks Bill for pointing that out . I only put the basic shape in the chimney in the big lathe all the detail is done in the Boley. You will notice in the picture that the fi...
by Jeremy Suter
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 19
Views: 1389

Re: Turning a chimney

Hi John It was getting a set of engraving balls with a Dremel drill kit that made me think of using them to producing the flair I just needed to hold the work steady and rotate it. The Vertical slide is one of the best tools I bought for the lathe. I had to make it fit the cross slide but that was o...
by Jeremy Suter
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 19
Views: 1389

Re: Turning a chimney

Hi Philip I used to have the Unimat SL with milling attachment. Excellent machine and have done chimneys and domes on it. It did have a self centring chuck but even with that it did spin about 2thou off centre as most self centring chucks do. Its always best to use Collets they are usually expensive...
by Jeremy Suter
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 19
Views: 1389

Re: Turning a chimney

Now moving it over to the Boley Watchmakers Lathe. I love this lathe as it has a foot peddle switch so it only runs when I am ready to cut, and I can use the big magnifier on it. IMG_4831.JPG Now drilling the top with a 4mm drill I have already put in 2mm pilot hole in and will go down about 5mm. IM...
by Jeremy Suter
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 19
Views: 1389

Re: Turning a chimney

Hi Will The Flair Jig is another home made tool. It is clamped to the back post on the cross slide where the parting tool is usually held. The chimney or dome of safety valve is fitted/Soldered to a 1/8th steel rod slotted into the jig and then the base runs against the runner which is in brass so i...
by Jeremy Suter
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 19
Views: 1389

Turning a chimney

I picked up a small job of turning a CR Dunallastair 440 Chimney . 54473 Elgin29.5.58.jpg So Starting with the Flycutting I have set the Vertical slide in the lathe. IMG_4819.JPG Setting the height or the centre line IMG_4811.JPG Making sure its set to a right angle to the cutter the Flycutter is a ...
by Jeremy Suter
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR 59' Railmotor underframe instructions
Replies: 5
Views: 772

Re: GWR 59' Railmotor underframe instructions

The next step is to add the Queen Posts for the truss rods to slot onto. They are made up of two parts each to get thickness and help strengthen them. IMG_4805.JPG The two parts should be soldered together and the half etched side is the front. Then attach to the solebar with so that it is behind th...
by Jeremy Suter
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR 59' Railmotor underframe instructions
Replies: 5
Views: 772

Re: GWR 59' Railmotor underframe instructions

The next Job is to attach the Vacuum Vees, Driver End Ribs and the Motor Suspension Backing Plates. IMG_4791.JPG The front ribs should fit into the slots in the Underframe and the Bogie Mount and be just short of the Buffer beam so that they can be folded slightly to go 2mm past the fold in the buff...
by Jeremy Suter
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR 59' Railmotor underframe instructions
Replies: 5
Views: 772

GWR 59' Railmotor underframe instructions

This is a follow on from the Railmotor Chassis Instructions and the 9' Fishbelly bogie instructions, although I am supplying the 8' version in this kit the only variation is that we will be picking up off the bogie as well as the motor end. This is not a beginners kit so please read all instructions...
by Jeremy Suter
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 196
Views: 33169

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Just been making up the Underframe Kits which will be £45 aech Includes all parts except wheels to build the 59' Gloucester Built Diagram Q and Q1 Railmotors. Etched Floor, Etched Bogie , White metal castings for both and a lost wax Buffer heads and Screw Link Coupling Centre IMG_4776.JPG Shows all ...
by Jeremy Suter
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 196
Views: 33169

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Thanks Phil for the comment I have been trying to get it right as far as I can. Its not going to be a beginners kit and a plenty experience in soldering will be needed. Anyway I received today a large stack of production etches for the Diagram Q Footplate and the 8' fishbelly bogie so will spend the...
by Jeremy Suter
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 196
Views: 33169

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Post by Phil O » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:47 pm Anyone got any idea as to what the oval hole in the roof is, just in front of chimney and is it also on the other side? I have not noticed it before in photos or drawings. Hi Phil Yes you are write they are not on the published drawings the small hole in th...
by Jeremy Suter
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 196
Views: 33169

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

I have been having a few problems with the roof as not sure about all the roof detail that is where the pipes come from and go to so I went to Didcot Railway Centre on Monday morning this week to have a look at the rael one. Luckily for me it was in the works being overhauled with a ladder leaning a...
by Jeremy Suter
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Brian Morgan GWR Bloater Underframe Kit
Replies: 4
Views: 736

Re: Brian Morgan GWR Bloater Underframe Kit

Post by garethashenden » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:52 pm AJs and screwlinks? They don’t interfere with each other? Hi Gareth Yes they do. But not sure which way to go at the moment. All new wagons are fitted with AJs but my older stock has screw and 3 link so slowly fitting AJs to them. I like the ease of...
by Jeremy Suter
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Brian Morgan GWR Bloater Underframe Kit
Replies: 4
Views: 736

Re: Brian Morgan GWR Bloater Underframe Kit

With the buffer shanks made I moved on to the heads. Using a 5mm Nickel Silver rod in the big lathe I firstly turned the head size to 4.7mm and then the shank to 1.5mm lastly putting a pop mark in the end .I did not drill it out at this point as this lathe will not take the .5mm drill. IMG_4682.JPG ...
by Jeremy Suter
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Brian Morgan GWR Bloater Underframe Kit
Replies: 4
Views: 736

Brian Morgan GWR Bloater Underframe Kit

It has been brought to my attention that there are some errors in the WN4590 Underframe kit for the GWR Bloater. This was one of the last Kits that Brian did and I suspect he never checked it. IMG_4674.JPG The etch is out and the first thing to notice is that the two Vees are different lengths and t...
by Jeremy Suter
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 196
Views: 33169

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Crepello Wrote
Is that a service they'll perform for anyone?

Yes they will but masters need to be made and soldered at high temperature to go through Vulcanisation mould process at 180 degrees. The costs are £20 for the mould and £2.80 per casting plus VAT.
by Jeremy Suter
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 196
Views: 33169

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Another step forward toward the kit has arrived from Slaters who have done some lost wax casting for me in nickel silver. Is the buffer heads they have a neat hole in the end to find the centre for drilling out to fit the tale rod. IMG_4656.JPG Also included on the casting is a centre piece for the ...
by Jeremy Suter
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 196
Views: 33169

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Seasons Greetings to all and I do appreciate all the great comments which does give me encouragement to get on with this project. As I have two pet hates with coach construction, I designed the body so that it becomes more rigid for handling and easy to fit the glazing without getting glue on the gl...
by Jeremy Suter
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 196
Views: 33169

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

With both sides done and attached. IMG_4586.JPG I moved onto the partitions. This is where I came to find errors, firstly the partitions are too wide I forgot to take off the thickness of the sides so an afternoons filing to get them to fit. Also the slots for the doors were on the wrong side so the...

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