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by steamraiser
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: G.W.R P22 / BR(W) Herring ballast hopper.
Replies: 7
Views: 620

G.W.R P22 / BR(W) Herring ballast hopper.

As some of you may be aware my holy grail search has been for a number of years to be able to find enough information to have a 4mm kit produced for the P22 ballast hopper. I have had some assistance in the past which I appreciated but have never been able to find any definitive information to produ...
by steamraiser
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 16" Std Bagnall 0-6-0 industrial tank
Replies: 8
Views: 500

Re: 16" Std Bagnall 0-6-0 industrial tank

Thanks for the thought Mike.
I prefer to start from scratch using original information rather than complicate matters by using a chassis from a different locomotive and kit producer.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 16" Std Bagnall 0-6-0 industrial tank
Replies: 8
Views: 500

Re: 16" Std Bagnall 0-6-0 industrial tank

Sorry Horsetan, not in my sights.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 16" Std Bagnall 0-6-0 industrial tank
Replies: 8
Views: 500

16" Std Bagnall 0-6-0 industrial tank

As the Impetus kit range is no longer available I have been researching and cogitating about producing a kit for the Bagnall 16" x 24" cylinder 0-6-0 saddle tank. See the picture below which I have borrowed from Roys Rail Page. (http://roysrailpage.000webhostapp.com/) Unfortunately I could...
by steamraiser
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Catch Points
Replies: 41
Views: 1556

Re: Catch Points

Ground signal 7 could allow shunting moves to pass signal 4 at danger up to GS 8.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: N7 Chassis Question
Replies: 20
Views: 1415

Re: N7 Chassis Question

I do not understand why you would want a chassis to work for both P4 and 00 standards given the large difference in gauge.
To meet you objectives you will have to build the chassis with 00 spacers and use a fair few washers on your P4 wheel sets.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Wheel cleaning
Replies: 11
Views: 712

Re: Wheel cleaning

Pictures please Paul.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Methods for Removable Loco Wheelsets.
Replies: 40
Views: 2307

Re: Methods for Removable Loco Wheelsets.

Brian,

If you are looking to build a loco like a pannier where the brake pull rods are on the outside of the wheel faces no problem.

But if your loco has the brake pull rods inbetween the wheels then you will need to make the brake rigging removeable.

Gordon
by steamraiser
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Methods for Removable Loco Wheelsets.
Replies: 40
Views: 2307

Re: Methods for Removable Loco Wheelsets.

You will need cut outs in the chassis so that the wheel bearings axles and gearbox can drop out. If you are using scraper pick ups, the base for them will also need to be demountable - screwed to frame spacers possible? Also you will need to build your brake hangars and linkage so that it can unclip...
by steamraiser
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Uncompensated 16T Bachmann Minerals in P4
Replies: 23
Views: 1853

Re: Uncompensated 16T Bachmann Minerals in P4

Thanks Robin, I enjoyed watching that move.
Impressed.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Uncompensated 16T Bachmann Minerals in P4
Replies: 23
Views: 1853

Re: Uncompensated 16T Bachmann Minerals in P4

Thanks for your reply Robin.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Uncompensated 16T Bachmann Minerals in P4
Replies: 23
Views: 1853

Re: Uncompensated 16T Bachmann Minerals in P4

Dave,

1) Do you add any weight to the wagons?

2) How do they behave when propelled?

3) Any other mods?

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 28
Views: 2217

Re: Brassmasters J94

The cab roof is right for one that is well pitted with rust, but looked after.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Uncompensated 16T Bachmann Minerals in P4
Replies: 23
Views: 1853

Re: Uncompensated 16T Bachmann Minerals in P4

Have you tried propelling them?

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 62
Views: 3243

Re: Track cleaning

As requested I have squirted some of the WD40 contact cleaner on some sheet plastic sheet that I first roughed the surface with wet and dry.
There was no reaction or tackiness on the surface after a couple of hors.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 62
Views: 3243

Re: Track cleaning

Thank you chaps. The words in the MRH track cleaning article are the same as that I have circulated to the BS4 group but without diagrams and colour. I have given WD40 contact cleaner a try on my 16ft by 8ft test track prior to our meeting on Tuesday. Robin Gay's rtr conversion of the Oxford Rail Ra...
by steamraiser
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Waisted bearings for Bedford sprung W irons?
Replies: 23
Views: 1666

Re: Waisted bearings for Bedford sprung W irons?

Purchase direct from Gibson Wheels?

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Tue May 28, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Exactoscale PW023
Replies: 16
Views: 1265

Re: Exactoscale PW023

Tim V will probably know.

I am guessing the set of eight are gauges for setting the track gauge, and the set of two are for setting parallel tracks.

Gordon
by steamraiser
Tue May 28, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Exactoscale PW023
Replies: 16
Views: 1265

Re: Exactoscale PW023

What does it look like?

A picture might be helpful.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Fri May 24, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.
Replies: 64
Views: 12573

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

PM sent.
Gordon A
by steamraiser
Sat May 18, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 28
Views: 2217

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: 1185

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: 64
Views: 12573

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: 64
Views: 12573

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: 3548

Re: Crossing Vee Jig

There are jigs for the point blades as well.

Gordon A

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