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by steamraiser
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 156
Views: 21600

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: 162

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: 13323

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: 818

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: 1176

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: 836

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...
by steamraiser
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 16" Std Bagnall 0-6-0 industrial tank
Replies: 9
Views: 747

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

Thanks for the thought Mike.
I prefer to start from scratch using original information rather than complicate matters by using a chassis from a different locomotive and kit producer.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 16" Std Bagnall 0-6-0 industrial tank
Replies: 9
Views: 747

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

Sorry Horsetan, not in my sights.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 16" Std Bagnall 0-6-0 industrial tank
Replies: 9
Views: 747

16" Std Bagnall 0-6-0 industrial tank

As the Impetus kit range is no longer available I have been researching and cogitating about producing a kit for the Bagnall 16" x 24" cylinder 0-6-0 saddle tank. See the picture below which I have borrowed from Roys Rail Page. (http://roysrailpage.000webhostapp.com/) Unfortunately I could...
by steamraiser
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Catch Points
Replies: 41
Views: 1853

Re: Catch Points

Ground signal 7 could allow shunting moves to pass signal 4 at danger up to GS 8.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: N7 Chassis Question
Replies: 20
Views: 1560

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: 845

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: 40
Views: 2708

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: 40
Views: 2708

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: 23
Views: 2012

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: 23
Views: 2012

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: 23
Views: 2012

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: 42
Views: 3626

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: 23
Views: 2012

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: 3574

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: 3574

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: 1844

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: 1388

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: 1388

Re: Exactoscale PW023

What does it look like?

A picture might be helpful.

Gordon A

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