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by steamraiser
Sat May 18, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 17
Views: 761

Re: Brassmasters J94

The Brassmasters kit came with two sets of frames, one for the J94 and an alternative set for the Hunslet 50550.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Sat May 11, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis Speed Building - Records and Methods
Replies: 17
Views: 680

Re: Chassis Speed Building - Records and Methods

A picture of the chassis would be useful as a reference as to what you are talking about.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Wed May 08, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.
Replies: 62
Views: 10661

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

Sent you a message.

Gordon
by steamraiser
Tue May 07, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.
Replies: 62
Views: 10661

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

Ins 52.jpg At last I am pleased to announce that the Hornby EM / P4 chassis kit has been assembled using the version 3 etch and the twelve pages of instructions with photographs. A few tweaks to the instructions were requested otherwise I was advised all was well. The etch along with associated rod...
by steamraiser
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Crossing Vee Jig
Replies: 26
Views: 2806

Re: Crossing Vee Jig

There are jigs for the point blades as well.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.
Replies: 62
Views: 10661

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

Dodo visiting Rolvenden late Saturday afternoon at Scalefour North.
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Just the instructions and a third party test build to do.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 2019 S4 North
Replies: 37
Views: 4786

Re: 2019 S4 North

A really enjoyable weekend. Beer, curry, spending money at the show and talking to the demonstrators and many friends. A good selection of layouts and trade. Dodo with my etched P4 chassis paid a visit to Rolvenden K&ESR with the managements permission late Saturday afternoon fort running trials...
by steamraiser
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.
Replies: 62
Views: 10661

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

Sorry David, no estimates on price yet.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.
Replies: 62
Views: 10661

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

Version 3 of the etch with the modified lower boiler barrel. Yes it fits. HP V3.jpg Unfortunately I forgot to add the cylinders before soldering the lower boiler barrell in place. HP chassis V3.jpg Not the best of pictures, both taken with my phone. One minor mod to think about which will not requir...
by steamraiser
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: Operational entertainment...
Replies: 34
Views: 5805

Re: Operational entertainment...

Andrew surely coaches need cleaning, repairing and overhauling which would give reason for some movements.
Also in steam days you would have strengthening coaches for say market days and excursion trains.
Parcels coaches may also be attached and removed from formations.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Locomotive fire irons
Replies: 14
Views: 1035

Re: Locomotive fire irons

Your fire irons will need to be long enough to reach the front of the firebox without the fireman having to put his hands into the firebox.
Gordon A
by steamraiser
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Jeremy Good
Topic: Procrastination, prevarication and part progressed projects!
Replies: 13
Views: 4706

Re: Procrastination, prevarication and part progressed projects!

And the industrial diesel parked behind your 1361?

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm
Replies: 34
Views: 2595

Re: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm

I have used guitar string (10 or 11 thou) as the hinge linking the blade to the closure rail.
I solder it between the head and the foot on the outside of the rail with a small gap.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Electro magnets for AJs
Replies: 65
Views: 14596

Re: Electro magnets for AJs

I use Gaugemaster electro magnet EM1 for AJs.
For some reason they are listed for N gauge use.
They are not cheap and come with a push button switch that I am not impressed with, but they do the job.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Carriage loading docks
Replies: 74
Views: 4419

Re: Carriage loading docks

A couple of interesting pictures. The first by Le Corbusier seems to suggest that the engine is being driven off / on the wagon. The chimney is in its normal position which may foul the loading gauge. The second shows a stationary boiler without a firebox or smokebox. On Tuesday night the Bristol gr...
by steamraiser
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Hornby King
Replies: 7
Views: 1158

Re: Hornby King

As far as I am aware the tender drive relies on "rubber" tyres on the tender drive wheel for adhesion.
I am not aware of any "rubber" tyred wheels being available over the counter in P4.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Etching concepts, and modelling! - currently 1P and Ivatt class 2...
Replies: 34
Views: 7732

Re: Etching concepts... and modelling!

Nice workmanship Pete.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Ash pit vs service pit
Replies: 5
Views: 799

Re: Ash pit vs service pit

I would think the pit in the shed was used for oiling and fit to run inspection, while the pit outside would be us for dropping ash out of the ash pan at the end of the days running.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Crossing Vee Jig
Replies: 26
Views: 2806

Re: Crossing Vee Jig

I make mine using wide coffee / tea stirrers.
Very useful when assembling V's.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Electrics
Topic: point motors
Replies: 20
Views: 4357

Re: point motors

Yard points would be operated independently at a different time as each point would have its own lever.
Using DCC route selection on my sidings I noticed that each point changes at differing times in the sequence that you programme them.


Gordon A
by steamraiser
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Colouring Sleepers
Replies: 24
Views: 2607

Re: Colouring Sleepers

Colour spirit felt pens from Hobbycraft worked well for me.
I used a brown and a silver grey. Neat and no mess.
Coloured the ply sleepers after sticking down but before adding chairs and rail.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 257
Views: 29438

Re: Crab Comet conversion

Mike G, what is your rubbing plate made of?

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Chassis kit for Oxford Rail Janus 0-6-0 diesel shunter.
Replies: 9
Views: 1253

Re: Chassis kit for Oxford Rail Janus 0-6-0 diesel shunter.

Having received my chassis kit from ME here is a picture if the etch. At a glance this is what you get for your money P1060846a.jpg The kit is designed with EM and P4 spacers. If you wish to build a 00 version the S4 spacers [*]are 1/2 etched for the narrower gauge . Correction my S4 spacers are not...
by steamraiser
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Chassis kit for Oxford Rail Janus 0-6-0 diesel shunter.
Replies: 9
Views: 1253

Re: Chassis kit for Oxford Rail Janus 0-6-0 diesel shunter.

Here is a couple of pictures I took of a Janus at Foxfield this year.

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P1060673 A.jpg


Unfortunately I know nothing about the history of this loco.
The Foxfield website does not give any historical information.

Gordon A

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