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by Will L
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Alan Gibson Loco axles
Replies: 30
Views: 1463

Re: Alan Gibson Loco axles

...If you are going to enlarge the holes in a bearing then really some sort of drilling machine is needed to ensure that the hole remains square to the bearing face. It could be done in the lathe. If I get a stiff one I spin the bearing on my 1/8 parallel sided reamer (not in a lathe as I don't hav...
by Will L
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Signal box diagram for Rospeath Lane
Replies: 44
Views: 1471

Re: Signal box diagram for Rospeath Lane

... The other requirement is for a run round somewhere in the shed area so that the shed pilot can run round wagons from the rear sidings in order to propel them to the coal stage or ash road and vice-versa without troubling the signalman and blocking the main line. Although I know nothing of GWR p...
by Will L
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 514
Views: 107787

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Tony Wilkins wrote:... The visual effect is little different from all but the closest viewing point, which means it will probably show up in pictures...


Oh yes, but very neatly done so far Tony. ;)
by Will L
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Paul Willis
Topic: Beer and Buckjumpers
Replies: 831
Views: 66030

Re: Beer and Buckjumpers

I couldn't help wondering, as your transform bolts through your case (which is presumably plastic?) with the blots showing outside, shouldn't you you be earthing the transformer frame, as well as making sure the mains lead is securely clamped?
by Will L
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: LNWR Problem 2-2-2 CSBs
Replies: 13
Views: 682

Re: LNWR Problem 2-2-2 CSBs

I am also mindful of the implications regarding the static deflection when the beam is under the axle, that is to add the static deflection 0.5mm to the distance between the axle centre line and the carrier tag hole. The static deflection at the axle is upwards, so as I see it the 0.5 mm would be a...
by Will L
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Crewe (CAG)
Topic: Crewe Area Group - online meetings
Replies: 4
Views: 1642

Re: Crewe Area Group - online meetings

CAG Zoom Meeting 8th February 2021 Six members logged into our meeting last Monday evening. It would have been more but it seems we weren’t the only Zoom meetings that evening. Grandchildren may have been a bigger draw. Having spent the first 20 minutes setting this pandemic ridden world to rights,...
by Will L
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: LNWR Problem 2-2-2 CSBs
Replies: 13
Views: 682

Re: LNWR Problem 2-2-2 CSBs

I am also mindful of the implications regarding the static deflection when the beam is under the axle, that is to add the static deflection 0.5mm to the distance between the axle centre line and the carrier tag hole. The static deflection at the axle is upwards, so as I see it the 0.5 mm would be a...
by Will L
Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: LNWR Problem 2-2-2 CSBs
Replies: 13
Views: 682

Re: LNWR Problem 2-2-2 CSBs

I must confess I had not taken any account of the suggested weight distribution of 30/40/30 in this post https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=7073#p77876 when entering data into the spreadsheet. I have drawn a first draft of the frames. The red line is the static position of the...
by Will L
Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: LNWR Problem 2-2-2 CSBs
Replies: 13
Views: 682

Re: LNWR Problem 2-2-2 CSBs

Richard This was good to see. I have a couple of, hopefully, helpful comments but no time to give them at the moment. I will post again, perhaps tonight if not tomorrow. I was running it in MacOS Numbers which warned that the conditional cell processing was ignored which I take as an indication that...
by Will L
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Guy Rixon
Topic: Securing plastic roofs
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: Securing plastic roofs

Will, you said "You start by fitting a flat plasticard sheet "ceiling" sitting on the top flanges and a good fit between the end. This need to be slightly less than the full carriage width by twice the thickness of the roof." Is that for a half-elliptical roof by any chance? If ...
by Will L
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Guy Rixon
Topic: Securing plastic roofs
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: Securing plastic roofs

[*]Cut plastic strips to this height and glue these strait along along your flat sheet so they just match the roof profile at the ends. Will, Do you shape the top edge of this strip to match the curvature of the roof? Otherwise, if you use a thin adhesive, you are merely gluing the very corner edge...
by Will L
Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Guy Rixon
Topic: Securing plastic roofs
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: Securing plastic roofs

That certainly looks like a way of tackling the problem. However I've done a number of D&S coach kits with plastic roofs over the years and I came up with a design which works, keeps the lids down tight and leaves them removable if you want, which I think is worth sharing. This is all based arou...
by Will L
Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109
Replies: 158
Views: 20568

Re: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109

All the sand pipes are now fitted and bent to shape. It looks like some very minor tweaking is required before the brackets to the support struts are fitted. On this occasion, I've decided not to drill the ends of the pipes to make them look hollow. :mrgreen: Scot_146.JPG Dave. Trick missed Dave, E...
by Will L
Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Simons workbench industrials. More mineral wagons
Replies: 77
Views: 6315

Re: Simons workbench industrials. RSH high level kit

Steve Carter wrote:... when you said using them to check for binding I had visions of fitting the coupling rods as well but with all the different crank throws that would not really be practical?

So long as the spare set are all thy same, no problem surely?
by Will L
Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: GER Society list of 4mm models
Replies: 33
Views: 1565

Re: GER Society list of 4mm models

Before we get to existed here I do think people might try looking at what is available. 1. It is copyright as at 3/2/2021 so quite why anybody should assume its 3 years old I don't know. 2. If you read the introduction it has been in production for 20 years and represents an accumulation of knowledg...
by Will L
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: GER Society list of 4mm models
Replies: 33
Views: 1565

Re: GER Society list of 4mm models

Impressive but not complete. Absolutely no mention of the chassis kits for the F4/5/6, J15 and S23 and Z14 tenders that are available from Rumney Models. Sometimes I wonder if I actually exist... I'm sure if you give the guys elbow a gentle jog, you'll probably get listed and an apology too. Sad to...
by Will L
Tue Feb 02, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Simons workbench industrials. More mineral wagons
Replies: 77
Views: 6315

Re: Simons workbench industrials. RSH high level kit

Alternatively. Given the axle hole is so close to the chassis edge, gap the edge of the axle hole so its wide enough for an 1/8 axle to pass through but not the bush and you will then be able to drop both axles out. You may need to fit the axle bushes from inside the chassis.
by Will L
Tue Feb 02, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Simons workbench industrials. More mineral wagons
Replies: 77
Views: 6315

Re: Simons workbench industrials. RSH high level kit

Look at it this way if you take one set off a time or two so they are no longer tight on the axle and need replacing, you'll have a spare set.

But yes Mr rice used to spay through spinning wheelies. It works but you are inclined to get too much paint on the wheels.
by Will L
Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Will L
Topic: Buck Jumping on Mass
Replies: 126
Views: 53831

Buck Jumping on Mass - The Build Phase

Part 31 – Cab fittings, starting with the roof. The design of both J65 and J69 kits includes a fairly complete cab interior. We fitted the floors way back in part 12 and left them at that. Now is the time to complete the job. We’ll start with the cab roofs and work our way in from there. Putting a ...
by Will L
Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: CSBs and the Single Bogie
Replies: 33
Views: 18090

Re: CSBs and the Single Bogie

I had of course noticed the fire irons and the coal hammer which amused me too :) . I might take a leaf from your book on those - if so, I hope it will appear as a tribute rather than plain old copying... ;) Thank you for appreciating my response. Makes it all worth while. We are all copy-ists aren...
by Will L
Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: CSBs and the Single Bogie
Replies: 33
Views: 18090

Re: CSBs and the Single Bogie

I'm building an LRM C12 and amongst the included detailing are spark shields. They're even shown on the Isinglass drawing but it isn't quite clear exactly where they sit in relation to the cab window and its beading. You show a couple of pictures of that excellent looking C12 early on in the thread...
by Will L
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Making a specialised D-bit
Replies: 18
Views: 1351

Re: Making a specialised D-bit

A coda: I finally fixed this by tweaking the 3D model, not having the tube in stock to try the drill-guide idea. I told the printer to make a 0.6 mm hole through the buffer instead of 0.5 mm. Printer still says "Do'h" and closes up the hole, but it leaves a weakened channel in the middle....
by Will L
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 90
Views: 11564

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

I thought I'd post the concept before trying it, to see whether anyone has tried something similar before - or can think of any potential pitfalls. I haven't mentioned side control, but don't see any issues implementing that alongside this concept - and doing it as a separate system rather than try...
by Will L
Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Vallejo Model Air
Replies: 22
Views: 1536

Re: Vallejo Model Air

Paul Willis wrote:
grovenor-2685 wrote:Chris explained that in some detail just 2 posts back. :)


Keith,

I'm not a user of acrylics myself, yet I suspect that the old adage also applies: "A 5 litre can of cellulose thinners cures many ills"...

;-)
Paul

Possibly including any remaining symptoms of life in it owner?
by Will L
Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Tender CSBs and motor torque
Replies: 27
Views: 1346

Re: Tender CSBs and motor torque

Re sideplay in tender axles, you'll find that even with none there's enough clearance between wheel and rail to get it round any curve you might encounter - down to 3ft with specified gauge widening of course. In practice there's a bit of running clearance in the bearings which gives a little more ...

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