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by rule55
Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: A Class 782 for Barnton
Replies: 46
Views: 15356

Re: A Class 782 for Barnton

I've been following this with much interest - inspiring stuff. You may well have seen these photographs Lindsay but, if you haven't, there are some of the boiler backplate of Caley 419 at Bo'ness which may be of some use. http://www.srpssteam.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=18 Keep up the good work...
by rule55
Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Class O4 Robinson ROD 2-8-0 3547 in LNER black
Replies: 22
Views: 8564

Re: Class O4 Robinson ROD 2-8-0 3547 in LNER black

I have long wanted one of these so I guess I do have an ulterior motive and could be persuaded to produce a chassis... Any interest out there in GCR/LNER World? John Certainly some interest in GWR world. The Bachmann loco a nice model as far as it goes but that flat expanse of billiard table betwee...
by rule55
Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench
Replies: 377
Views: 113712

Re: Tim V's workbench

Many thanks for the detailed description of the crankpin drilling jig. I shall be building a fairly close imitation when I get my hands on a suitable lump of brass.
by rule55
Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench
Replies: 377
Views: 113712

Re: Tim V's workbench

Yes, please show the jig - I'd love to see it. It would be a good first project for us lathe beginners.

Tony
by rule55
Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: Adventures in the land of fully sprung diesels
Replies: 102
Views: 40826

Re: Adventures in the land of fully sprung diesels

Despite how good these types of kit are there are still areas where they could be improved and detailed further if you wanted to but they take long enough as it is! If all you wanted was the ultimate P4 Manor then perhaps you would replace the driving wheel springs with something more three dimensi...
by rule55
Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: AGM 2012
Replies: 20
Views: 6305

Re: AGM 2012

The AGM in Linlithgow was a grand day out. Many thanks to those responsible for the organization and the entertainment. I'll second that. Nice and friendly, plenty of inspiring modelling, an AGM (not unsurprising), and an entertaining talk on Haymarket depot and its inhabitants. A big thank you fro...
by rule55
Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 92816

Re: Scaleforum 2013

I tend towards DaveyTee's view on this. Aylesbury isn't the easiest place to get to by public transport from anywhere further north (and I'm much further north although not quite as north as Davey) and, whilst I fully appreciate the time and effort put in by those that organise/demonstrate/exhibit, ...
by rule55
Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:22 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: MRJ Binders
Replies: 189
Views: 44326

Re: MRJ Binders

Whilst not wanting to hijack Davey's thread, by a lucky accident I've discovered that Ultra-Pro comic series magazine bags are available in a size that fits GWR Journal and MRJ perfectly. For those who don't want to bind their magazines immediately or prefer them unbound these might prove to be usef...
by rule55
Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Spray Booth Article
Replies: 7
Views: 4259

Re: Spray Booth Article

It's in S4 News, issue 143, 'Creating a Spray Booth in two hours' by Chris McCarthy.

I think I might make one now I've seen the article!

Tony
by rule55
Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR ROD 2-8-0
Replies: 7
Views: 3171

Re: GWR ROD 2-8-0

The Swindonised RODs were only ever equipped with steam brakes (and tender handbrakes, of course) following removal of the Westinghouse brake - indeed, according to RCTS volume 10, they were fitted with a modified ATC which produced only an audible warning because of the lack of an automatic brake. ...
by rule55
Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby 28xx Ultrascale conversion
Replies: 13
Views: 5558

Re: Hornby 28xx Ultrascale conversion

Phillip,

That's very nice - any chance of a brief summary of what was done on this particular build? Was it Gibsons or Ultrascales on this loco?

Thanks,

Tony

[Edit: I've just noticed that you described what was done in an earlier post. Apologies!]
by rule55
Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Dual brakes
Replies: 7
Views: 2840

Re: Dual brakes

The train brake is selected by a rotary switch on a dual-braked locomotive - air pass, air goods, vac pass & vac goods being the 4 positions so, as already stated, it's either/or - it's impossible to select both. In 'goods' timing the brakes apply and release more slowly in order to prevent sudd...
by rule55
Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Castle to P4?
Replies: 23
Views: 6134

Re: Hornby Castle to P4?

Philip, If truth be told, the only reason I measured the firebox the way I did was because I couldn't lay my hands on a pair of outside calipers (I'd even started searching "Moore & Wright" on ebay in an attempt to correct this!) A lucky break for me by the sound of things... I'm looki...
by rule55
Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Castle to P4?
Replies: 23
Views: 6134

Re: Hornby Castle to P4?

It's a bit tricky to measure the width of the firebox because of the presence of the fire iron tunnel on the left hand side so I've measured the footplate width and then the distance between the outside of the footplate and the bottom of the firebox on the right hand side just forward of the rear sp...
by rule55
Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crownline 61xx Conversion to 51xx
Replies: 14
Views: 4594

Re: Crownline 61xx Conversion to 51xx

Howard,

The website hasn't been updated for a while and I spoke to David a couple of month's ago regarding the 48XX and it's not going to happen. The High Level/Hornby combination has probably seen that one off.

Tony
by rule55
Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Sharp Practice
Replies: 25
Views: 11190

Re: Sharp Practice

John,

I gather from the GW Neale website that Nealetin is self-fluxing. I take it that you don't use an external flux when using this solder. How does it compare with our 'traditional' Carrs fluxes with respect to corrosion and cleaning up?

Cheers,

Tony
by rule55
Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench
Replies: 377
Views: 113712

Re: Tim V's workbench

Very interesting. Getting it all right certainly should encompass miniaturising real railway operation and, as you quite rightly state it hasn't been done anywhere near properly yet. This video demonstrates rather well what we should be attempting to replicate. I suppose the only thing that troubles...
by rule55
Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:39 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crownline 61xx Conversion to 51xx
Replies: 14
Views: 4594

Re: Crownline 61xx Conversion to 51xx

Mark's asking about the 51XX kit, different from the 5101! That'll learn me! In my defence, however, even Martin Finney describes his Collett large prairie kit as a 51XX and Russell does say that the history of the large 2-6-2T is not only long but rather complicated.. I'm sure David Geen still has...
by rule55
Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crownline 61xx Conversion to 51xx
Replies: 14
Views: 4594

Re: Crownline 61xx Conversion to 51xx

Mark,

What does the Crownline kit convert a '61' into? I wasn't aware of much in the way of external differences between the 5101 class and the 6100s - the main difference being boiler pressure unless I'm mistaken.

Tony
by rule55
Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:50 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Loco Suspension, fitting CSBs
Replies: 152
Views: 83493

Re: Loco Suspension, fitting CSBs

Flymo748 wrote:
This is who did it... http://www.slickperformance.co.uk/10552.html. Bit of a pedigree :-)



Flymo


Bit of a pedigree? I should say!
by rule55
Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Loco Suspension, fitting CSBs
Replies: 152
Views: 83493

Re: Wheels for the J10

I'm a bit surprised at that - did you get the wheels recently? DT I do hope this is not an on-going trend because that is going to make modelling in S4 very difficult for those of us without access to some machine tools. It was bad enough the loss of Sharman wheels to the general modeller as oppose...
by rule55
Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:45 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Rivets on brass
Replies: 44
Views: 16601

Re: Rivets on brass

Having just had delivered a Falcon Brass County - que laughter - the amount of missing rivet detail is, well, quite a lot...so apart from the PVA and plaster method are there other methods of replicating rivets. They need to go onto brass sheet. All answers appreciated. Mike Mike, Leaving the subje...
by rule55
Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:06 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Rivets on brass
Replies: 44
Views: 16601

Re: Rivets on brass

I had a chat with Tom Mallard at last year's Scalefour North and I recall that he said he used the B-R-M (Beeson-Reynalds-Marsh) rivetting tool which is produced on occasion by Lee Marsh. It does seem to be aimed at the 7mm modeller so whether it would be suitable for use in 4mm without modification...
by rule55
Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Beer and Buckjumpers
Replies: 474
Views: 140212

Re: Beer and Buckjumpers

After a quick google I've ordered a new TC50 iron for my Antex 660 TC soldering station for £21.95+VAT from Rapid and I note that Antex list replacement elements for the TC50 for £28.41 so I'm not feeling too hard done by. A spare iron sounds like a plan for the future tho'. Thanks for that! Order ...
by rule55
Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:32 am
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Beer and Buckjumpers
Replies: 474
Views: 140212

Re: Beer and Buckjumpers

After a quick google I've ordered a new TC50 iron for my Antex 660 TC soldering station for £21.95+VAT from Rapid and I note that Antex list replacement elements for the TC50 for £28.41 so I'm not feeling too hard done by. A spare iron sounds like a plan for the future tho'.

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