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by Eastern
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Brake bows
Replies: 5
Views: 1609

Re: Brake bows

My thought was Ambis Engineering
by Eastern
Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Plastic Chairs suppliers.
Replies: 17
Views: 4727

Re: Plastic Chairs suppliers.

I'm in the process of make up my first points for my layout and am using Exactoscale components. The chairs on the 'switches' mouldings are numbered from 1 to 38 and whilst I can deduce some of their uses does anyone have a listing of what each number represents in the way of what chair it applies ...
by Eastern
Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum Attendance and Location
Replies: 180
Views: 26145

Re: Scaleforum 2015

Away from the discussion on whether Aylesbury is more difficult to get to, there are several views on what is the purpose of Scaleforum. I have always viewed it as an opportunity to talk to other members, to get new ideas, to see new products first hand that relate to S4, to see other people's effor...
by Eastern
Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum Attendance and Location
Replies: 180
Views: 26145

Re: Scaleforum 2015

I don't usually jump into these things. However I thought this time I would make some observations. I suspect there are a number of factors in this. However when I was looking at attending the show (both last year and this year), a factor that I looked long and hard at was the perceived lack of car ...
by Eastern
Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Exacto wheels and Back to Back
Replies: 13
Views: 5227

Re: Exacto wheels and Back to Back

When I first used them, I did have the second wheel move for some reason (lack of care on my part). Now I make sure that I arrange for some light (very light) pressure on the centre of the second wheel to make sure it stays fully against the B2B gauge and square until the retainer has hardened. No p...
by Eastern
Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: metal strip
Replies: 9
Views: 2614

Re: metal strip

I just cut a narrow strip from 5 thou brass sheet using a knife blade and then fold it up to shape using double thickness throughout. Once shaped, put flux on it and solder the resulting lamp iron into a single piece. This makes it much stronger than any etch ones I have used. This idea came from an...
by Eastern
Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: Will L
Topic: Buck Jumping on Mass
Replies: 53
Views: 30015

Re: Buck Jumping on Mass

Hi Guys, just an enquiry this time. Can anybody give me details of the Air reservoir, and possibly Westinghouse brake cylinder which are just about visible under the rear buffer beam of many Buckjumpers, including the preserved example which is currently at Bressingham I believe. Will HI Will, Deta...
by Eastern
Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Which surface to solder on?
Replies: 14
Views: 5154

Re: Which surface to solder on?

I actually use both a plain asbestos substitute sheet (6" x 4") and a 6" x 6" honeycomb ceramic for use with pins. I choose which one to use depending on the task. Both these sheets were obtain from H S Walsh, and I was pointed to that source from the "Where to Get" lis...
by Eastern
Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 99143

Re: Scaleforum 2013

I'd like to add my thanks to the organisers. I thoroughly enjoyed the show. Saw some very good layouts with some inspirational modelling. As usual I spent more than intended, but got some good bargains from the Bring and Buy. Now I have to do some more work myself! Had a brief chat with Paul Willis/...
by Eastern
Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:16 am
Forum: Chris Mitton
Topic: Coaching Stock on Stowe Fen
Replies: 22
Views: 10142

Re: Coaching Stock on Stowe Fen

The curved top part on the outer section will be extensions that were present on some corridor connectors to allow connection with pullman type gangways. The half etch line will allow you to take those extensions off if your prototype doesn't have the extensions. The extensions were only used on a p...
by Eastern
Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: Chris Mitton
Topic: Coaching Stock on Stowe Fen
Replies: 22
Views: 10142

Re: Coaching Stock on Stowe Fen

I also think they look nice. As Keith suggests, Masokits gangways will work and look good. They do need some modification to fit the coach end profile since they are based on later LMS/GWR profile. I'm part way through doing that with mine. To match with the curve at the bottom I made an additional ...
by Eastern
Wed May 23, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Articulated Coupling Rods
Replies: 18
Views: 7130

Re: Articulated Coupling Rods

Of course, just to confuse things, there were some locos that actually had rod joints on the crankpin; a number of ex Great Eastern Locos providing examples (J65 to J69, J16 to J20). There was a very good photograph of a J69 in its GER format as R24R No 335 on the backpiece of the O.S.Nock book Brit...
by Eastern
Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Optimum distance between loco and tender?
Replies: 7
Views: 2978

Re: Optimum distance between loco and tender?

I have a Gibson J15 kit. The tender drawing supplied with that shows a dimension between the front drawgear plate on the tender and the rear drawgear rubbing plate on the loco for the S23 type tender (used for the E4 as well). Due to the print quality, I can't quite make out whether it is 8 and 3/8 ...
by Eastern
Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Beer and Buckjumpers
Replies: 799
Views: 1475

Re: Beer and Buckjumpers

Hi Flymo, I like the model and I still have a Gibson J15 under construction myself. Just to add some information to that already given. As suggested by Danny earlier there was a sketch in a letter in GEJ 88 on page 47 of the type of sanding gear arrangement for the Y14 with a cross shaft from one fr...
by Eastern
Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:15 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: cutting brass tube
Replies: 3
Views: 4266

Re: cutting brass tube

I also cut mine with a fine piercing saw, holding the work piece in a pin vice and cutting up close to the chuck jaws. This keeps the cut relatively square.

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