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by steamraiser
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Jeremy Good
Topic: Procrastination, prevarication and part progressed projects!
Replies: 13
Views: 3745

Re: Procrastination, prevarication and part progressed projects!

And the industrial diesel parked behind your 1361?

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm
Replies: 19
Views: 814

Re: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm

I have used guitar string (10 or 11 thou) as the hinge linking the blade to the closure rail.
I solder it between the head and the foot on the outside of the rail with a small gap.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Electro magnets for AJs
Replies: 65
Views: 13359

Re: Electro magnets for AJs

I use Gaugemaster electro magnet EM1 for AJs.
For some reason they are listed for N gauge use.
They are not cheap and come with a push button switch that I am not impressed with, but they do the job.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Carriage loading docks
Replies: 55
Views: 2136

Re: Carriage loading docks

A couple of interesting pictures. The first by Le Corbusier seems to suggest that the engine is being driven off / on the wagon. The chimney is in its normal position which may foul the loading gauge. The second shows a stationary boiler without a firebox or smokebox. On Tuesday night the Bristol gr...
by steamraiser
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Hornby King
Replies: 7
Views: 821

Re: Hornby King

As far as I am aware the tender drive relies on "rubber" tyres on the tender drive wheel for adhesion.
I am not aware of any "rubber" tyred wheels being available over the counter in P4.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Etching concepts, and modelling! - currently 1P and Ivatt class 2...
Replies: 34
Views: 6812

Re: Etching concepts... and modelling!

Nice workmanship Pete.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Ash pit vs service pit
Replies: 5
Views: 688

Re: Ash pit vs service pit

I would think the pit in the shed was used for oiling and fit to run inspection, while the pit outside would be us for dropping ash out of the ash pan at the end of the days running.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Crossing Vee Jig
Replies: 11
Views: 1370

Re: Crossing Vee Jig

I make mine using wide coffee / tea stirrers.
Very useful when assembling V's.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Electrics
Topic: point motors
Replies: 20
Views: 3496

Re: point motors

Yard points would be operated independently at a different time as each point would have its own lever.
Using DCC route selection on my sidings I noticed that each point changes at differing times in the sequence that you programme them.


Gordon A
by steamraiser
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Colouring Sleepers
Replies: 24
Views: 2089

Re: Colouring Sleepers

Colour spirit felt pens from Hobbycraft worked well for me.
I used a brown and a silver grey. Neat and no mess.
Coloured the ply sleepers after sticking down but before adding chairs and rail.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 169
Views: 20518

Re: Crab Comet conversion

Mike G, what is your rubbing plate made of?

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Chassis kit for Oxford Rail Janus 0-6-0 diesel shunter.
Replies: 9
Views: 1077

Re: Chassis kit for Oxford Rail Janus 0-6-0 diesel shunter.

Having received my chassis kit from ME here is a picture if the etch. At a glance this is what you get for your money P1060846a.jpg The kit is designed with EM and P4 spacers. If you wish to build a 00 version the S4 spacers [*]are 1/2 etched for the narrower gauge . Correction my S4 spacers are not...
by steamraiser
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Chassis kit for Oxford Rail Janus 0-6-0 diesel shunter.
Replies: 9
Views: 1077

Re: Chassis kit for Oxford Rail Janus 0-6-0 diesel shunter.

Here is a couple of pictures I took of a Janus at Foxfield this year.

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Unfortunately I know nothing about the history of this loco.
The Foxfield website does not give any historical information.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.
Replies: 49
Views: 8146

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

It fits! Left and right hand side views. P1060839z.jpg P1060844z.jpg And a shot of the underside showing how tight the clearances are: P1060845z.jpg I am planning to come to Warley show tomorrow and will, if they will host Dodo leave it on the Scalefour Society stand. Just the instructions and costi...
by steamraiser
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.
Replies: 49
Views: 8146

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

Sorry no idea as to price yet, David.
There are a couple of tight spots to look at on the chassis.
Next job is to type my pencil notes, organise into a sensible order and add pictures.

Gordon
by steamraiser
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.
Replies: 49
Views: 8146

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

At last the completed chassis. The motor is a Mashima 1220, which requires 3mm lopping off the shaft pointing to the front of the loco.

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I hope to post some pictures of the chassis fitted to the body tomorrow.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Hardwick
Topic: PH Designs Wagon Turntable
Replies: 8
Views: 1468

Re: PH Designs Wagon Turntable

This looks interesting, especially as the kit is listed for 00 16.5mm only.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.
Replies: 49
Views: 8146

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

A few more pictures. I have fitted the connecting rod, cylinders and crosshead. I have been spending time finding the odd thou clearance behind the cross head. All appears to be ok. Pictures of the brake hangars and rigging. The first two pictures show the brake hangars and rodding. IMG-20181121-152...
by steamraiser
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Chassis kit for Oxford Rail Janus 0-6-0 diesel shunter.
Replies: 9
Views: 1077

Re: Chassis kit for Oxford Rail Janus 0-6-0 diesel shunter.

Hattons in their sale are offering the BP Janus in pale blue for £49 plus £4 P&P.

There is thread on RMW for the Janus, however another thread with intimate pictures and constructive observations would be welcome.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Chassis kit for Oxford Rail Janus 0-6-0 diesel shunter.
Replies: 9
Views: 1077

Chassis kit for Oxford Rail Janus 0-6-0 diesel shunter.

During a rare quiet five minutes at Scaleforum I was chatting with my partner in crime Richard Lane at his lighting demo when Mike Edge came by and pointed at Richard's Oxford Rail Janus saying "I now do a chassis kit for that engine". Here is Mikes flyer on the said chassis kit. Janus S4 ...
by steamraiser
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.
Replies: 60
Views: 4444

Re: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.

Having skimmed the posts have you considered KDs?

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: RTR EM Gauge Track from Peco.
Replies: 26
Views: 2004

Re: RTR EM Gauge Track from Peco.

As both C&L and Exactoscale already produce plain track bases, why bother to ask Peco to also produce plain track? Various UK railways had differing panel lengths and differing sleeper lengths, as well as differing layouts of timbers in point and crossing work. We are currently well supported fo...
by steamraiser
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.
Replies: 49
Views: 8146

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

Having had a busy Scaleforum talking to various prople I had a few days off to spend the weekend with Millie my Land Rover and friends in the Devils Bridge area green laning. IMG_20180928_130026.jpg Having got back safely I settled down to working on the Peckett chassis only to find in my rush to bu...
by steamraiser
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Coach Rake Couplings
Replies: 15
Views: 2263

Re: Coach Rake Couplings

Interesting that both sets of pipes are ribbed.
Vacuum brake pipes are ribbed and steam heat pipes smooth so you can tell the difference in the dark, so I was told.

Gordon A

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