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by Will L
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Assembling Exactoscale wagon wheels.
Replies: 10
Views: 284

Re: Assembling Exactoscale wagon wheels.

Are these used for axle spacing to get the correct B to B? 4CW701A Axle spacing washers 1mm i/d (etched) (Exactoscale) Phil See the instructions which are on the society download area. Particularly stage 6. I think those washers are actually intended to locate the parallel sided axles between the b...
by Will L
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Kernow Beattie Well Tank to P4?
Replies: 29
Views: 7531

Re: Kernow Beattie Well Tank to P4?

....AGW list a set of profile milled frames, so that's another option. They're not much better than the Westward fret; I examined a set when looking for an alternative to the weak Westward frames, and didn't like the lack of space above the axle positions. The AGW frames often seem relatively thin ...
by Will L
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Assembling Exactoscale wagon wheels.
Replies: 10
Views: 284

Re: Assembling Exactoscale wagon wheels.

I punch 1mm holes in small squares of paper*, assemble the axle with a square of paper right behind each wheel. Tare them out when the Loctite has gone off. Simples. If your really picky you might worry about the thickness of the paper. * Use the pinpoint on the axle to press through into a hole, th...
by Will L
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Will L
Topic: Buck Jumping on Mass
Replies: 114
Views: 46419

Buck Jumping on Mass - The Build Phase

Part 26– Plumbing, injecting some reality – into injectors In this part I spend a whole posting on producing two small apparently identical components Injectors, what’s required on the J69 As the J69 were developed over time, and the GER did a lot of that, the injectors were relocated in the open a...
by Will L
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Area Groups
Topic: Area Groups and Zoom
Replies: 20
Views: 803

Re: Area Groups and Zoom

A small technical point The other real advantage to using a paid for license is the additional features made available, in particular, it allows anybody in the meeting to share pictures with the meeting. The free "lasts 40 minutes" version of Zoom will let anyone share pictures, or other ...
by Will L
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Area Groups
Topic: Area Groups and Zoom
Replies: 20
Views: 803

Re: Area Groups and Zoom

Having run this rabbit, it only seems fair that I pull together what has been said and, dare I, suggest a direction. A big thank you to all who bothered to reply. Is Zoom the only Tool Clearly not. While WhatsApp, Messenger and Facetime could be used free they are not really designed for large group...
by Will L
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Will L
Topic: Buck Jumping on Mass
Replies: 114
Views: 46419

Buck Jumping on Mass - The Build Phase

Part 25 – Plumbing, injecting some reality – the easy bit. Having sorted the boilers, I must return to detailing the footplate/cab assembly. The joys of plumbing Among other things, there is a lot of plumbing to be added which I normally enjoy doing. Therefor I am going to start with the feedater p...
by Will L
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Area Groups
Topic: Area Groups and Zoom
Replies: 20
Views: 803

Area Groups and Zoom

I have a question about the use of Zoom to support Online Area Group meetings and I'm hopeing somebody out there will be knowledgeable enough to provide a few answers. We in the Crewe Area Group (CAG), having failed to meet for months, partly but not entirely because of the GCP* decided to try an on...
by Will L
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109
Replies: 85
Views: 9210

Re: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109

I agree Dave is making a really nice job of this, I am a fan of all those extra bits of plumbing as some up and coming posts of my own will show. In terms of how much lateral clearance you need over the centre axle Dave, I think I can help a bit. If you read through the first page of my Track Gauge ...
by Will L
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: CSB for a Single Driver
Replies: 43
Views: 3900

Re: CSB for a Single Driver

You tube link corrected
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by Will L
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Crewe (CAG)
Topic: Crewe Area Group - online meetings
Replies: 0
Views: 280

Crewe Area Group - online meetings

Sunday 8/1/2020 As it has become clear that it will be a while before we are able to start face to face meetings again, CAG has at last bitten the bullet and gone Virtual. Using Zoom we held our first online meeting in our traditional meeting slot (14:00 on the first Sunday of the month) and it was...
by Will L
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Frame Spacing
Replies: 26
Views: 1725

Re: Frame Spacing

Here is a photo of the gearbox which I made following the High Level instructions. There is about 1mm end float with a washer each side of the worm. The loco body restrains the gearbox but I came up with this after a lot of experiment. The main point is that I'm happy with the way the loco goes, se...
by Will L
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: 0-6-0 CSB with one fixed axle
Replies: 10
Views: 1240

Re: 0-6-0 CSB with one fixed axle

My fault being in 00 of course, but even with a fairly narrow HL 'box and spacesaver HBs I have to attach etches to INSIDE the frames as it's a Q1 and some of these which represent the firebox unfortunately go down low enough (as they're visible through cutouts in the frames) to get right in the wa...
by Will L
Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Frame Spacing
Replies: 26
Views: 1725

Re: Frame Spacing

Since then I always work out the sideplay required, but Dave's post makes me think I'm being too far on the safe side, as I don't make an allowance for the slop in P4, nor gauge widening. I'd rather have slightly narrow frames than have to rebuild it from scratch though! While I'm sure Dave is righ...
by Will L
Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 129
Views: 45562

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

John

How about pinpoints at the ends and parallel on the middle axle?
by Will L
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Frame Spacing
Replies: 26
Views: 1725

Re: Frame Spacing

I have been asked the following question and I have been trawling the site to find an answer without luck: "Are you able to go onto the S4 members web site and pull off the specifications for building locomotive frames? The specific measurement I’m after is the width across the outside of S4 f...
by Will L
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: 0-6-0 CSB with one fixed axle
Replies: 10
Views: 1240

Re: 0-6-0 CSB with one fixed axle

Hello from an 00 gauge modeller with a question about CSB. I've decided to go High Level CSB on a Q1 0-6-0 chassis i'm building. Agreed probably not necessary in 00 but I'd like the challenge of building my first compensated chassis. The issue I have is that there is no room to get the CSB beam pas...
by Will L
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: A 5 volt Model Railway
Replies: 10
Views: 1318

Re: A 5 volt Model Railway

If only we could all start again, given where electronics has gone, I'm sure 5 volt battery powered radio control would just be the natural way to go. If Only. I've thought for a while that charging through the wheels on dedicated section of track made most seance than all those plugs and switched. ...
by Will L
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: What's the best gauge wire & tube for compensation beams?
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: What's the best gauge wire & tube for compensation beams?

I really like the idea of csb's & I've just ordered some gubbins from high level to have a play with. I'm planning on having a go with a rt models austerity chassis. I will pop to the local model shop on saturday morning to see what they have for the beam compensator. I started by chassis suspe...
by Will L
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Bearings in MJT Torsion Bar CCUs
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Bearings in MJT Torsion Bar CCUs

The press studs on the MJT bogies is not the only issue. We have been this way before, have you read the "Suspension for bogie coaches" thread, the relevant bit starts here
by Will L
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 375
Views: 109498

Re: The Burford Branch

It's glowing because it is picking up a current from capacitive effects of your Mains wiring. You can fit a neon indicator across the bulb to eliminate the problem which is easily achieved by fitting a socket with integral neon indicator. Nice idea Alan, and I had read something similar else where,...
by Will L
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 375
Views: 109498

Re: The Burford Branch

You are not alone. I recently replaced the bulb in the light beside my bed with an mains voltage LED bulb. Much to my surprise the bulb now glows slightly when switched off. To stop it doing so I have to unplug the lamp completely.
by Will L
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Carriage ride height and springing
Replies: 31
Views: 1923

Re: Carriage ride height and springing

Just as a matter of interest, you replaced the supplied D&S bogies with some rather complicated fully sprung ones. Did you ever assemble the D&S bogies and, if not, would it be worthwhile building one to see if it gives you the correct ride height? DT That's a very good idea, David, thank y...
by Will L
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Will L
Topic: Buck Jumping on Mass
Replies: 114
Views: 46419

Re: Buck Jumping on Mass

Paul

Thanks for the help. I've looked at many a photo and the run of the feed water pipe is clear, but it will take a close up of the injector proper answer the questions in my head.
by Will L
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Will L
Topic: Buck Jumping on Mass
Replies: 114
Views: 46419

Re: Buck Jumping on Mass

Thanks for taking the time Paul Despite the obscuring signboard on the last image, I think the overall message is the same - it's remarkably difficult to pick out anything with certainty in the gloom underneath the locomotive. There is a strong element of truth in that, but you have answered one que...

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