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by steamraiser
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: Scaleforum 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 453

Re: Scaleforum 2021

Sounds interesting.
by steamraiser
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: best33
Topic: High Level Fowler.
Replies: 8
Views: 387

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: 445

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: 438

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: 850

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: 83
Views: 22192

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: 33
Views: 1619

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: 83
Views: 22192

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: 33
Views: 1619

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: 3219

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: 3219

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: 821

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: 3219

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: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery
Replies: 413
Views: 137730

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: 3169

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: 3169

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: 33397

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...
by steamraiser
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Suspension for bogie coaches
Replies: 28
Views: 1948

Re: Suspension for bogie coaches

As Tim V says possible not needed.
But if you do then you have a choice of the Societies bogies (If still available), MJT, Bill Bedford and Rumney Models.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 108
Views: 7345

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

Have you tried putting a spot of cutting lubricant on you drill before commencing operations?
by steamraiser
Wed May 20, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Layout Fiddleyard Planning - 4ft radius turnout
Replies: 38
Views: 2544

Re: Layout Fiddleyard Planning - 4ft radius turnout

Guy, Where is the five way stub point please? Gordon A https://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/node/10584 is where I found it. That article says: "I came across this post because I was researching the location of an unusual five-way stub switch, reputedly in New Zealand and associated with the Rim...
by steamraiser
Wed May 20, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Layout Fiddleyard Planning - 4ft radius turnout
Replies: 38
Views: 2544

Re: Layout Fiddleyard Planning - 4ft radius turnout

Would it help to copy a Peco turnout, scaling up the lengths by 18.83/16.5? Peco stuff has a good record for getting models round curves and is systematically shorter than scale turnouts with the same crossing-angle. Do you actually need conventional switches? If the turnout is not seen, would a st...
by steamraiser
Wed May 20, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Layout Fiddleyard Planning - 4ft radius turnout
Replies: 38
Views: 2544

Re: Layout Fiddleyard Planning - 4ft radius turnout

If you are used to building your own points, design one using two curves superimposed on top of one another. The tightest curve being 4ft. You can do this in Templot. What other requirements do you have for the point? An A6 standard straight point gives a radius of 47.4" radius an A6.25 gives 5...
by steamraiser
Fri May 15, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Heljan class 14 0-6-0. Seperating the body from the chassis.
Replies: 9
Views: 2926

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

Thanks Grovener, I believe that drawing was packed with the loco.

Unfortunately the loco is many miles away with a third party who is stumped, but as it is not his is not
willing to guess on how the body is removed.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Fri May 15, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Heljan class 14 0-6-0. Seperating the body from the chassis.
Replies: 9
Views: 2926

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

Thanks chaps.
However I believe a wheel conversion does not require the removal of the body, just the removal of the keeper plate on the underside of the chassis.

Surely someone has fitted a DCC chip to this beastie?

Thanks for trying.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Fri May 15, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: P4 Refresh - Hi
Replies: 20
Views: 1971

Re: P4 Refresh - Hi

any thoughts on whether replacement D11/D13 motor brushes can be sourced or whether a re-motoring would be necessary? From what I can see, the 4mm build market has shrunk considerably from early 1990s or is that me misreading? Will many model-makers have moved to 7mm which now seems much better cat...

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