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by steamraiser
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: 3-foot radius curves in P4
Replies: 26
Views: 2011

Re: 3-foot radius curves in P4

Tim Venton's layout Clutton has run successfully with 3ft radius circles at each end of the layout, using tender and tank locos, a diesel, bogie coaches and a full range of freight stock apart from any six wheelers. On the locos you will need a smidge more side play on the one or two axles. My test ...
by steamraiser
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Paul Willis
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 160
Views: 16178

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

I would put less than a full bunker unless you want the space. Leave the sides built up with a slope down to the middle behind the bunker coal door. With the fireman on the left side the middle would go first with coal from the sides tumbling down followed by the right hand side behind the drive - a...
by steamraiser
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: PeteT
Topic: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell
Replies: 73
Views: 10322

Re: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell

Nice work Pete.
If the loco is left hand drive I would have thought the tender brake handle would have been on the right behind the fireman?
Gordon
by steamraiser
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Adding operational interest to a engine shed layout
Replies: 15
Views: 1456

Re: Adding operational interest to a engine shed layout

How about a card for the occasional failed engine ie leaking boiler tubes. That could mess things up.
The failure card could have a number of different reasons that are identified by the throw of a dice.
The differing reasons could also put the loco out of action for differing lengths of time.
by steamraiser
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Rt models hudson vee tipper compensation ?
Replies: 14
Views: 951

Re: Rt models hudson vee tipper compensation ?

I agree that sprung vehicles ride better, however have you been to a heritage railway where they have run a demonstration freight and listened to the noise?
The leaf springs on 1950's and earlier wagons are not soft and act more like a shock absorber, hence the noise on joints and crossings.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 85
Views: 25841

Re: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.

I am looking to get in touch with a D. J. Burnett re one of the above chassis kits.

Would he please contact me on: ga007d9065@blueyonder.co.uk

Gordon

NOW SORTED THANK YOU.
by steamraiser
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: How can a chain securing link be made?
Replies: 11
Views: 1481

Re: How can a chain securing link be made?

A big hammer or a smooth jawed vice to flatten the ends of the loop.
by steamraiser
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Tanks (Septic?) as wagon loads?
Replies: 20
Views: 2231

Re: Tanks (Septic?) as wagon loads?

The septic house where I used to live with my parents was brick built into the ground.
by steamraiser
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2021
Replies: 19
Views: 3057

Re: Scaleforum 2021

Sounds interesting.
by steamraiser
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: best33
Topic: High Level Fowler.
Replies: 8
Views: 841

Re: High Level Fowler.

Just glazing and crew to do?

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: New GWR Mink C photo?
Replies: 12
Views: 1122

Re: New GWR Mink C photo?

Philip Hall wrote:Looking closely at the picture it seems to me that there are brake shoes etc on the other side of the vehicle.

Philip

I agree. If you enlarge the photo you can see the brake safety loops hanging down on the other side.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Brian Rogers
Replies: 4
Views: 934

Re: Ultrascale Updates

From RM Web: I've just received the sad news that Brian Rogers has died. He had not been in good health for a while but his death sees the passing of a very talented engineer whose Ultrascale products made such a difference to the running of many of our models. I knew Brian well when I lived near to...
by steamraiser
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Bristol
Topic: Socially distanced Bristol Group Social?
Replies: 2
Views: 2292

Re: Socially distanced Bristol Group Social?

Hello Paul,

i will bounce this around the group and see what the reaction is.

Currently there are five of us that attend a pub meet.

Gordon
by steamraiser
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 85
Views: 25841

Re: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.

Wheels available from David Lane aka David Bigcheeseplant. E mail him direct on "bigcheeseplant@googlemail.com" if interested. Somewhere there is a thread "Any wheel any size" which I could not find. The paint is Humbrol 120 Light green matt, AA1328. The cylinders were coated wit...
by steamraiser
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: First steps in track building and P4.
Replies: 34
Views: 3385

Re: First steps in track building and P4.

I have modified one of my gauges by removing the outer section of the three pegs. This allows the rails to sit at an angle. To be clear I take it you mean reducing the depth of the slots so they hold only the head and not the foot of the rail. Your phrasing could be taken to mean removing the outer...
by steamraiser
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 85
Views: 25841

Re: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.

Here is my test build Peckett fitted with wheels using David Bigcheeseplant's centres and Gibson wagon wheel rims. I also have some centres for 3ft 2" wheels, but I do not have any wheels of that size in stock. I measure the Hornby wheels as 12.8mm across the tread, the Gibson wagon wheels are ...
by steamraiser
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: First steps in track building and P4.
Replies: 34
Views: 3385

Re: First steps in track building and P4.

I have had some experience referred to by Noel. I have modified one of my gauges by removing the outer section of the three pegs. This allows the rails to sit at an angle. I always check with the solid brass block gauge (I have forgotten its name.) for tight spots. These can be eased with the aid of...
by steamraiser
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Spur gears
Replies: 37
Views: 4882

Re: Spur gears

Thank you Dave and Nigel for your replies. Yes Nigel I have been known to make an appearance at 2mm shows and have an enjoyable day. Having seen what you boys and girls achieve in 2mm, I go away thinking I should be able to do something similar in 4mm. Quite inspirational. If I have the skills - tha...
by steamraiser
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Spur gears
Replies: 37
Views: 4882

Re: Spur gears

Thank you for your reply Nigel.
Does the Mod number equate to an actual dimension on one gear tooth.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Running out of coal.
Replies: 13
Views: 1447

Re: Running out of coal.

That depends on the shape of the coal space.
On some tank engines yes the coal is shovelled from the bottom.
On some tender engines the coal may be able to roll down the pile to the shovelling plate at the front, so the last coal will be from the back of the tender.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Spur gears
Replies: 37
Views: 4882

Re: Spur gears

Chaps, I see gears as being quoted as for example Mod 0.2 or Mod 0.5.
What does this relate to please?

Many thanks

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Re: Tim V's workbench - latest shenanigans
Replies: 418
Views: 152998

Re: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery

Tim V wrote:Lockdown!!


What has that got to do with modelling progress?
by steamraiser
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Timber Track Bases
Replies: 15
Views: 3942

Re: EBMA Timber Track Bases

Andy G wrote:
steamraiser wrote:How thick are the sleepers?

Gordon A


Sleepers are 0.8mm thick and cut from the same stock as the Society sleepers. We have 1.5mm ply in stock so could cut from that if wished.


Thank you for your reply.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Timber Track Bases
Replies: 15
Views: 3942

Re: EBMA Timber Track Bases

How thick are the sleepers?

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - To Reopen 1st September
Replies: 105
Views: 38020

Re: Rumney Models - New Items, Temporary P&P Rates and Development News

New Items As of today the following new items are available to order: M&SWJR 2-4-0 Loco and Tender Chassis (X.13 - £35) This set of etches is intended for the Nucast Partners kit and can be built in OO, EM and P4. Both Loco and underframe can be built rigid or sprung using High Level hornblocks...

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