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by steamraiser
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Rigid Chassis Locos?
Replies: 62
Views: 2230

Re: Rigid Chassis Locos?

A lot depends on the quality of your track building and laying.

I was fortunate to visit Robin Whittles Barrow Road shed, where he was running Bachman Jubilees with only axle and wheel changes.
These engines were running very smoothly.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North Cancellation
Replies: 12
Views: 1117

Re: Scalefour North Cancellation

The annual trip to Wakefield has been an event that members of the Bristol group looked forward to.
A good model show, a good curry, enjoyable beer and company.
Live in hope for next year.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Printed wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 897

Re: Printed wheels

Never mind wheels, how about a complete set of working valve gear, rods, and cylinders!! PBM If you are talking 4mm then Gibson and Comet (This is a 4mm chat group), if you are talking 2mm then talk to one of the suppliers of etched components to etch a set. If you get off your backside and talk to...
by steamraiser
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Printed wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 897

Re: Printed wheels

I have been shown a set of these new wheels. Very impressive.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: end steps
Replies: 11
Views: 1315

Re: end steps

If you have some good drawings and photos(?) why not approach one of the etched kit producers to see if they will produce a set of etches for you.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Heljan class 14 0-6-0. Seperating the body from the chassis.
Replies: 0
Views: 784

Heljan class 14 0-6-0. Seperating the body from the chassis.

Can anyone tell me how you separate the body from the chassis on a Heljan class 14 0-6-0 please?

Many thanks

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: GWR Locomotive axles
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Re: GWR Locomotive axles

Check photographs both historical and preserved.

Also get your hands on the Russell book of GWR locos.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 3520

Re: Scalefour North 2020

I will have a spare seat that would get you back to Bristol.

Gordon
by steamraiser
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Hold and Fold Tools
Replies: 16
Views: 1819

Re: Hold and Fold Tools

I use my small hold and fold quite regularly.
It is also a useful size to drop in my modelling tool box.
I also have a medium size version for building wagons.

Gordon
by steamraiser
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Adjustable trestles
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Re: Adjustable trestles

I find them pretty useful.
I have seven so far and I may buy an eighth.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 44xx Kits
Replies: 20
Views: 2008

Re: GWR 44xx Kits

Keep an eye on E-bay and make it known that you are after a MM 44xx kit.
White metal kits can produce a very good model with the addition of better detailing and an etched chassis.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: P4 steam loco driving wheels centre outside boss
Replies: 24
Views: 2280

Re: P4 wheels centre outside boss

IIRC Colin only produces a single length axle for inside framed locos.

I have had a few axles that appear slightly short when fitted to wheels with thick bosses.
It is not a problem, just fill the indentation with filler before painting.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 16" Std Bagnall 0-6-0 industrial tank
Replies: 16
Views: 2102

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

Thank you John.
This project will probably not kick off until next year.

Gordon
by steamraiser
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 28529

Re: Scaleforum 2019

An enjoyable show. Arrived just gone 10:30 left just before closing time.
I ended up doing lots of talking and shopping, but no impulse buys this year.
Good work by Terry.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Exactoscale wagon couplings - a problem
Replies: 6
Views: 2220

Re: Exactoscale wagon couplings - a problem

Fill the gap in the top of the hook where the top chain link goes with a piece of wire or a minute dab of solder.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Source of 1.5mm carbon brushes and springs.
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: Source of 1.5mm carbon brushes and springs.

Thanks Tim, I have rung Branchlines and spoken to Brian. Hopefully they will come up with something.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Source of 1.5mm carbon brushes and springs.
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Source of 1.5mm carbon brushes and springs.

I have a dead Bachman motor on which I would like to fit new carbon brushes and springs.
Does any one know of a source of 1.5mm diameter carbon brushes and springs?

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 16" Std Bagnall 0-6-0 industrial tank
Replies: 16
Views: 2102

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

Sorry for the delay in answering the wheels question. The wheels on Empress are shown as 3' 6.5" diameter. I think I have counted the spokes as 11. Looking at the Gibson wheels list Collin does a 3' 6" wheel 10 spoke 10" throw. I have not visited the archives yet to confirm the wheel ...
by steamraiser
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 16" Std Bagnall 0-6-0 industrial tank
Replies: 16
Views: 2102

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

Steve the range was bought by Kalgarin Models, who as far as I know has no interest in selling 4mm kits, or reintroducing the range, or letting anyone else use the information to do so.
Hence my plan to start from scratch.
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Gordon A
by steamraiser
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 188
Views: 32200

Re: Ulpha Light Railway

Neil Kinison has a working stub point on his P4 layout Edford.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR P22 Ballast hopper. Lot numbers.
Replies: 1
Views: 350

GWR P22 Ballast hopper. Lot numbers.

I am trying to identify the build history of the GWR ballast wagon diagram P22. I have the following information: Commenced 1945 Lot1501 60016/9/23/37, 60121/46/92, 60305/9/14. Lot 1530 Diverse numbers in the 60XXXseries (100). Lot 1575 50001-50/4-66/8 – 76/8 -145 (140) A Total of 250 wagons built, ...
by steamraiser
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 67
Views: 16840

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

Firstly my thanks to every one who bought a chassis kit from the first batch. This far exceeded my expectations. Now as the revised heading indicates I am giving notice that I will not be accepting any more orders for the 0-4-0 Peckett chassis kit after the 30th September 2019, as I wish to get back...
by steamraiser
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Bristol
Topic: Resistance Soldering Seminar.
Replies: 2
Views: 3338

Resistance Soldering Seminar.

The Bristol BS4 group accepted an offer by David Brandreth to give us a days tutorial on Resistance Soldering. The Seminar was organised by Robin gay and Paul Bannerman. IMG_20190824_143116b (1).jpg Part of the BS4 group hard at work. IMG_20190824_143126z.jpg From left to right: Paul Townsend, Robin...
by steamraiser
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Crossing vee soldering problem
Replies: 8
Views: 1807

Re: Crossing vee soldering problem

Try making a matching triangle of ply to push between the two rails that make the V when soldering.
This should prevent any change in angle.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: G.W.R P22 / BR(W) Herring ballast hopper.
Replies: 7
Views: 1343

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...

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