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by steamraiser
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery
Replies: 409
Views: 130208

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: 2751

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: 2751

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 - Still Closed But...
Replies: 104
Views: 30329

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: 1352

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: 106
Views: 3868

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: 1806

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: 1806

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: 1806

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: 2646

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: 2646

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: 1582

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...
by steamraiser
Thu May 14, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: P4 Refresh - Hi
Replies: 20
Views: 1582

Re: P4 Refresh - Hi

Mashima motors were the can motor of choice but they are no longer being manufactured. Some stocks are available from the likes of High Level models and Branch Lines (Westbury). Chris of High Level has a range of coreless motors and Mike Edge and a few others have been using Mitsumi can motors - see...
by steamraiser
Wed May 13, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR AA5 Ballast Plough Brake Van
Replies: 11
Views: 1244

Re: GWR AA5 Ballast Plough Brake Van

I have seen pictures of some P22 (Herrings) branded "Return empty to Coleford" for the quarry there.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Heljan class 14 0-6-0. Seperating the body from the chassis.
Replies: 9
Views: 2646

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

Thank you David.

Unfortunately my loco is with Mike Edge to produce an etched replacement chassis for P4.

I will past you last post on to Mike and wait for his response. Mike may be being very cautious as the loco is not his.

Gordon
by steamraiser
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Heljan class 14 0-6-0. Seperating the body from the chassis.
Replies: 9
Views: 2646

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

Thank you Dave.

However the data sheet only refers to the removal of the keeper plate.
What I am after is a how to for separating the body from the chassis.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: PeteT
Topic: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell
Replies: 54
Views: 5106

Re: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell

In the past I have seen / heard of motors being mounted in place using a good pad of bath sealent.
by steamraiser
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR AA5 Ballast Plough Brake Van
Replies: 11
Views: 1244

Re: GWR AA5 Ballast Plough Brake Van

According to Atkins Beard and Tourett fourteen AA5 Toad and Toad A were built between 1893 and 1901.
by steamraiser
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 300
Views: 95120

Re: A Highland Miscellany

Very nice Mark.
by steamraiser
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 76
Views: 19464

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

kcvixg wrote:15860128802642075678334926137055.jpg
So far no shorting from the brake pulls.
Cheers
Robin


Very neat Robin.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 76
Views: 19464

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

As promised a couple of pictures of the pickups on my Peckett chassis. P1070232a.JPG P1070236a.JPG The pickups are made from phosphor bronze wire, each with two bends. On the back wheels the pickups rub on the tread, while on the front the pickups run on the back of the tyres. The white is a couple ...
by steamraiser
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 76
Views: 19464

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

I will take a picture tomorrow of my pick ups and post on here.

I do have a waiting list for another run of chassis kits which will have to wait until the current emergency is over.

Gordon
by steamraiser
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Rigid Chassis Locos?
Replies: 70
Views: 4565

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: 1552

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: 1198

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...

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