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by charleswrigley
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Solder paint
Replies: 13
Views: 1198

Re: Solder paint

My 1991 edition of the Carr's Soldering Handbook is not specific but it says that Solder Cream is based on resin fluxes. It goes to say that Orange Label is a semi-synthetic resin flux therefore it would seem indeed that it would be appropriate. An interesting experiment because in my experience whe...
by charleswrigley
Tue May 05, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 57
Views: 5662

Re: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build

Hi Lindsay, The newly accessible photographic database is a wonderful asset especially when it covers the more antiquated subjects. You can never have too many photographs though sometimes you are left wondering if one too many has turned up. The structure of CR 'Stroudley' tenders would be my clue ...
by charleswrigley
Mon May 04, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 57
Views: 5662

Re: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build

Nice progress on an interesting prototype. One point of detail though, the footplate only ran as far as the back edge of the cab and the bunker sat separately astride the valences with its lower edge level with the lower edge of the footplate. The width of the bunker is the same as the footplate or ...
by charleswrigley
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: PeteT
Topic: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell
Replies: 54
Views: 6199

Re: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell

Something niggles at the back of my mind that the Ts at the end of the drive shaft should be set at 90 degrees to each other.

Charlie
by charleswrigley
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 45xx Kit
Replies: 10
Views: 1649

Re: 45xx Kit

For what it is worth here, the 7mm ex-Mitchell kits as well as JLTRT kits are available through MM1 models (mm1models.co.uk).

Charlie
by charleswrigley
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: fine (entomological or insect) pins
Replies: 15
Views: 3458

Re: fine (entomological or insect) pins

Sorry to be a bore Les but you are a factor of 10 out with your sums. There are 25.4mm to the inch therefore your 4 thou pins work out at 0.1216mm.

Charlie
by charleswrigley
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: NiSI Rod
Replies: 5
Views: 1591

Re: NiSI Rod

Hobby Holidays are listing 1.2mm N/S:

http://www.hobbyholidays.co.uk/products.php?cat=68&pg=2

Phil usually gives very prompt service.

Otherwise Metalsmith (Leeds) are listing it as well:

http://www.metalsmith.co.uk/metals-materials.htm

Good Luck!

Charlie
by charleswrigley
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1215
Views: 206715

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

I sure something suitable can be found amongst Drill Service's comprehensive listing: https://www.drill-service.co.uk/products/centre-drills-spotting-drills/centre-drills/hss-centre-drills/cd-hss-centre-drill/ Also recommended for ordinary drill bits (a 0.3mm bit that does not bend in the wind!) and...
by charleswrigley
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Accurascale 24.5t HOP24/HUO hoppers
Replies: 31
Views: 9082

Re: Accurascale 24.5t HOP24/HUO hoppers

No need to go searching on the far side of the pond:

https://www.dccconcepts.com/product/bea ... et-of-two/

Although I didn't get mine from there, they are very useful and highly recommended gadgets.

Charlie
by charleswrigley
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1215
Views: 206715

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Tim, If you are happy to use MJT rocking W-irons, Catalogue No 2299, you may find the requisite detail on the fret:

http://www.dartcastings.co.uk/mjt/2299.php

Regards

Charlie
by charleswrigley
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Stroudley Class E1 0-6-0 T
Replies: 11
Views: 3236

Re: Stroudley Class E1 0-6-0 T

Stroudley worked for 2 years as works manager at Cowlairs on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway before becoming Locomotive Superintendent of the Highland Railway from 1865-1870 when he moved south to take charge at the LBSCR. During that all time he was assisted by Dugald Drummond. Drummond left Stro...
by charleswrigley
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Stroudley Class E1 0-6-0 T
Replies: 11
Views: 3236

Re: Stroudley Class E1 0-6-0 T

He wouldn't have liked the ieading bogie!

Charlie
by charleswrigley
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Stroudley Class E1 0-6-0 T
Replies: 11
Views: 3236

Re: Stroudley Class E1 0-6-0 T

The answer to your question Julian is given in the following extract from the Cornwell Stroudley book: "Another Stroudley peculiarity was that the coupling rod cranks had a much shorter throw than the connecting rod cranks, 9 in or 10 in against 12 in or 13 in. Stroudley believed that coupling ...
by charleswrigley
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Stroudley Class E1 0-6-0 T
Replies: 11
Views: 3236

Re: Stroudley Class E1 0-6-0 T

Both pieces of information are correct as Stroudley favoured shorter cranks on the outside of the driving wheels to move the coupling rods. From HJ Campbell Cornwell's book "William Stroudley Craftsman of Steam" the internal crank on the axle matched the cylinder stroke of 24" with a ...
by charleswrigley
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Syringes for flux dispensing
Replies: 9
Views: 2556

Re: Syringes for flux dispensing

This YouTube gives a useful alternative to syringes using the carcass of a highlighting pen. It works quite neatly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIogzh8WDwo

Charlie

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