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by charleswrigley
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 45xx Kit
Replies: 10
Views: 868

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: 2474

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: 1089

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: 1106
Views: 157433

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: 7405

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: 1106
Views: 157433

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: 2546

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: 2546

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: 2546

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: 2546

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: 1884

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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