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by Jeremy Suter
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 28
Views: 3696

Re: Turning a chimney

Thanks Tim for putting those on here. John Palmer wrote Is the mandrel fitted into the base of the nascent boiler fitting running in any kind of bearing mounted in the tailstock chuck, or just rubbing gently against that chuck's jaws? Fascinating to see the flare forming jig in use though I was hold...
by Jeremy Suter
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 28
Views: 3696

Re: Turning a chimney

I am Just building a Martin Finney Hall kit at the moment for a friend. Very surprised to find a bad casting for the chimney which when soldered in place leaned backwards it was just slightly miss cast so decided to turn a new one. Well Tim as you mentioned to me you would like to watch over my shou...
by Jeremy Suter
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 28
Views: 3696

Re: Turning a chimney

A small word or warning however on using files in the lathe. They do the job but it is always advisable to fit them with a handle. On a small lathe such as those shown, there is probably not sufficient power to cause injury if the file gets caught in the lathe chuck, but on a larger machine this is...
by Jeremy Suter
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 28
Views: 3696

Re: Turning a chimney

Moving on from the Chimney. I have just been asked to turn a couple of Domes. One for the SECR L class 440 img20191201_20532369.jpg The other for the GCR LNER O4/7 with Flat top. img20191201_20534430.jpg Although in 7mm scale I use the same method as in 4mm. Starting on the L class first with a bloc...
by Jeremy Suter
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 226
Views: 48377

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Post by steve howe » Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:03 am They are nice little buildings. I did one in local stone for our Club layout a few years ago using the 'Pendon' method of card and watercolour using the drawings in Karau's book, but slightly adapted the floor plan to provide a forecourt entrance: Hi S...
by Jeremy Suter
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 226
Views: 48377

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Post by steve howe » Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:02 pm ralphrobertson wrote: Well done Jeremy. Like the station building! Ralph Indeed, the whole project looks fascinating, :thumb Is the station building a William Clarke design? they seemed to crop up all over the GWR area in a variety of disguises. Steve H...
by Jeremy Suter
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 226
Views: 48377

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Hi Philip Thank you. The photo has really brought out the colour well. I photographed it in my conservatory where the layout is and the light is not quite right at this time of year. Noel I hope you think the Lake livery is the right shade of red. The roof was originally white but the contrast was t...
by Jeremy Suter
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 226
Views: 48377

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Painted just in time for Scaleforum
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by Jeremy Suter
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 226
Views: 48377

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

The next job is to make the chimney I only need to do the top so forming the basic shape with a nose cutter and finishing with files then the hole is drilled in and top cut to the right height. IMG_5180.JPG IMG_5183.JPG IMG_5181.JPG IMG_5187.JPG Baffle added and slotted into the roof also the whistl...
by Jeremy Suter
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 226
Views: 48377

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Thanks Steve for the Shell Vents not bad Although I managed to find some quite nice ones in an old Nucast kit for an Auto Coach which was sitting in the bottom of the cupboard must have been there 25 years at least. As for lamp tops I decided to turn my own. First making a form tool for the big lath...
by Jeremy Suter
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 226
Views: 48377

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Noel Wrote I presume you are referring to the 1912-1922 livery? This was actually crimson lake, which is a very different colour to crimson, more or less maroon. In the case of the GWR this was a particularly dark version, apparently, referred to by Michael Harris as 'being best described as chocol...
by Jeremy Suter
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 226
Views: 48377

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

The Summer has been long and busy in the garden and this O gauge loco a GWR Armstrong is finally finished which has been blocking the work bench. IMG_5152.JPG With that now built and out the way I have been having another go at the roof on the railmotor I redrew several versions of the roof top both...
by Jeremy Suter
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 226
Views: 48377

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

I missed this picture on my last post of the other side of the boiler. IMG_5105.JPG Now to the Roof The roof is made of four main parts. First two are for the base and need to be fitted together with screws so that they can be soldered together neatly and in the right position IMG_5106.JPG I am keep...
by Jeremy Suter
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 226
Views: 48377

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Back to the Railmotor Just made up the interior section of the model starting with the floors and seats IMG_5095.JPG The seats are made up but the flipside chairs need the cushions making and shaping out of thick plasicard but the bench seats are Ok as they are. IMG_5094.JPG The floors and seats are...
by Jeremy Suter
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 226
Views: 48377

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Its been a while since I have done any work on the Railmotor with trying to get the underframe instructions done but I have just received the interior and roof test etch. Just need to find an evening to put it together. The roof is made from two baseplates with fold up ribs and two half etch top ove...
by Jeremy Suter
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR 59' Railmotor underframe instructions
Replies: 6
Views: 1592

Re: GWR 59' Railmotor underframe instructions

With the Underframe now made there are a few small things to do for fine detailing. The first one is a pipe .6mm rod which runs from the bottom of the Solebar at the centre of the motor bogie running to the centre of the Vacuum Vee and then running into the middle. Its only on the one side as shown ...
by Jeremy Suter
Mon May 13, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis Speed Building - Records and Methods
Replies: 17
Views: 1814

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: 6
Views: 1592

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: 1985

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: 6
Views: 1592

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: 6
Views: 1592

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: 28
Views: 3696

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: 28
Views: 3696

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: 28
Views: 3696

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: 28
Views: 3696

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...

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