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by meld
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: New 4mm Scale Deltic from Accurascale
Replies: 31
Views: 7481

Re: New 4mm Scale Deltic from Accurascale

That looks a lot better! I think that deltics were built pretty much to the drawings. IIRC, according to Ian Strange, author of Deltic De-Mythology, the only bit that is different from the drawings is the tail light casting.
by meld
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: New 4mm Scale Deltic from Accurascale
Replies: 31
Views: 7481

Re: New 4mm Scale Deltic from Accurascale

Doesn't your photo prove my point? taking into account the different persepctives, the top of the nose grille on the cad is definitely lower than the top of the actual nose grille. the shoulder grilles also seem to be too low in comparison.
by meld
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: New 4mm Scale Deltic from Accurascale
Replies: 31
Views: 7481

Re: New 4mm Scale Deltic from Accurascale

The Heljan DP2 suffers from the taper being different between the bonnet sides and the cabs so looks very odd from the front ('light bulb' like!). The Bachmann deltic has issues with the bonnet top and nose as well as printed on detail. However, all this is fixable. There are several issues with th...
by meld
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: New 4mm Scale Deltic from Accurascale
Replies: 31
Views: 7481

Re: New 4mm Scale Deltic from Accurascale

The Heljan DP2 suffers from the taper being different between the bonnet sides and the cabs so looks very odd from the front ('light bulb' like!). The Bachmann deltic has issues with the bonnet top and nose as well as printed on detail. However, all this is fixable. There are several issues with the...
by meld
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Lastest High Level Loco Kit
Replies: 12
Views: 3884

Re: Lastest High Level Loco Kit

It was Hunslets at Corsham and they all went in the 1960s. There's 1.5 narrow gauge Rustons still down there. Here's the most complete one: http://viewfinder.historicengland.org.u ... &form=home
by meld
Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Square-ended axles and Class 08 drawings
Replies: 10
Views: 6644

Re: Square-ended axles and Class 08 drawings

I have considered drilling new axles to take 1.5mm square rod, but hoped to avoid it! Printing some new cranks would be an option, but I would still need to reduce the axle ends to get them anywhere near scale, so I might try that second.
by meld
Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Square-ended axles and Class 08 drawings
Replies: 10
Views: 6644

Re: Square-ended axles and Class 08 drawings

Unfortunately not. The Hornby wheelsets are made up of an inner axle which the wheels fit on. The outer stub axles are cast into the wheel centres.
by meld
Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Square-ended axles and Class 08 drawings
Replies: 10
Views: 6644

Square-ended axles and Class 08 drawings

I am converting a Hornby 08 to P4 using Gibson wheels and I'm not happy with the cranks. The Hornby cranks are near scale while the Gibson cranks are far too large (and the Ultrascale ones are no better). I think it should be possible to reuse the Hornby cranks if I can get some square ended axles. ...

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