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by steamraiser
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: N7 Chassis Question
Replies: 20
Views: 1186

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: 661

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: 33
Views: 1658

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: 33
Views: 1658

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: 18
Views: 1236

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: 18
Views: 1236

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: 18
Views: 1236

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: 2036

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: 18
Views: 1236

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: 2953

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: 2953

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: 1441

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: 1150

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: 1150

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: 12197

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: 2036

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: 1092

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: 12197

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: 12197

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: 3378

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: 64
Views: 12197

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

Dodo visiting Rolvenden late Saturday afternoon at Scalefour North.
IMG_20190406_164240.jpg


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: 5571

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: 64
Views: 12197

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: 64
Views: 12197

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: 6618

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

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