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by Will L
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1049
Views: 137259

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Tim/Phillip My advice was directly more to Tim than Phillip, but mostly at people considering the noise "problem" (if there is one) and how that might consider building a layout. Phillip just gave me an entry but as I said I'm sure he personally has made floating track work and for him it ...
by Will L
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1049
Views: 137259

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

...I actually like quiet running, and so I will probably not glue the track down firmly but pin it gently down in places, making sure it is well supported before ballasting and (maybe) removing the pins. I do think that with our fine flanges (turning burrs as they were once described to me!) we nee...
by Will L
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Rail notches
Replies: 13
Views: 1384

Re: Rail notches

Le Corbusier wrote:
Will L wrote:
Tim V wrote:
Will L wrote:Pendantic of Cheshir


I've never heard of that county :D


Jet lag


.... or Jat leg :D

While we were away I fell over a large and very rough volcanic rock, which barked my shin something rotten. So it could be that too.
by Will L
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Rail notches
Replies: 13
Views: 1384

Re: Rail notches

Tim V wrote:
Will L wrote:Pendantic of Cheshir


I've never heard of that county :D


Jet lag
by Will L
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Rail notches
Replies: 13
Views: 1384

Re: Rail notches

You will of course remember to fit a cosmetic fish plate at each cut!

Pendantic of Cheshir
by Will L
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Duchess test build
Replies: 18
Views: 1361

Re: Brassmasters Duchess test build

Have to agree with you Jim, I find it easier to quarter by eye and feel as if the chassis and the rods are correct the loco rolls nicely. I have recently done a J39 which had a few challanges as the Gibson wheels on the driven axle are slightly loose on the axle. I have to look at a way to pin the ...
by Will L
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1049
Views: 137259

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

It is rather nice to have a sensible discussion about torque reaction links which accepts the basic logic behind them without somebody suggesting methods which fail to recognise the need for the link to resist the turning motion from the motor horizontally. However the fact that those who suggest su...
by Will L
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1049
Views: 137259

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

I've never thought of doing it like that, but it looks like it will have all the right characteristics. The tab will need to be directly over the axle which, as you say Dave, may need a little extra thought using a drivestreatcher in some configurations.
by Will L
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Close Coupling
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: Close Coupling

,,,PS Did Stratford actually repaint their teak Gresley suburbans a separate "brown" colour rather than the early BR standards red and maroon above after nationalization? I don't remember seeing the red in the 50's and I'm not sure about the maroon. Of course the heavy smoke deposits didn...
by Will L
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1049
Views: 137259

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Tim

I will be interested to see how you get the motor into the body when fitting the chassis and how your torque reaction link in. If your in Scaleforum tomorrow you could bring the bits?
by Will L
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 23143

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Hi Guys If you've read the Scaleforum addition of Snooze, you should realise that I will be manning one of the demonstrations covering, it claims, Loco Construction. Perhaps it should have said "Steam" Loco Construction. While I have built a few which I am tolerably proud of, and I'm quite...
by Will L
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1049
Views: 137259

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Tim This is coming along nicely and I'm with Dave, get the centre axle true first and then work on to the others. ...I note that the CSB wire has to deflect slightly outwards from the frames to accommodate the Highlevel tag .. which suggests the handrail knobs could have done with being soldered in ...
by Will L
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Attaching axleboxes and buffers
Replies: 17
Views: 977

Re: Attaching axleboxes and buffers

I go along with Guy Rixon - use glue. Cyanoacrylates (CA or super glue) come in various forms so one may choose to use a very low viscosity one for parts that fit closely, a gel one when gap filling is needed, or an impact modified one for items that may take a knock. I agree with Jim, epoxy resins...
by Will L
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Attaching axleboxes and buffers
Replies: 17
Views: 977

Re: Attaching axleboxes and buffers

Could I ask what does anyone use to attach white metal axleboxes or buffers to underframes? I feel soldering would invite disaster in the form of molten globules of white metal... Not if you take the trouble to lean how to do it properly. Strangely enough, in the dim and distant days before tempera...
by Will L
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1049
Views: 137259

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Tim That's certainly a workable solution. It's not clear which way the brake hanger positions restrict the outer lengths. The chassis gradient (the amount the chassis deviates from sitting perfectly flat) is within acceptable limits (all asymmetric chassis will have a little gradient), but could be ...
by Will L
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1049
Views: 137259

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

....At the moment, I am thinking of marking out the CSB fulcrum points and fitting. Then soldering up the frames. Then dry fitting the hornblocks and guides attached to a 'rigid' CSB to set the height and then using the coupling rods and my pointed axels to fix the centres .... then solder in place...
by Will L
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1049
Views: 137259

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

...To laminate up the rods I decided to set up a wheel centre jig in my laminate cutting board using 1.5mm wire as substitute crank pins and 0.7mm wire for the articulation point. Scribing an accurate centre line I then used my vernier callipers to set up the accurate centre points to two digital p...
by Will L
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1049
Views: 137259

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Tim File down the hub. Put it wide end down on a hard surface, put the rod over it, file off most but not all the excess length so it stands just proud above he rod so the crankpin nut tightens against the hub but leaves the rod free to turn. It's not difficult to ensure it is sufficiently square, a...
by Will L
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Chassis kits for CSB
Replies: 26
Views: 2205

Re: Chassis kits for CSB

davebradwell wrote:.......and quieter.

For some reason I have never used that as a (another) reason for favouring springing. But your right
by Will L
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 291
Views: 43581

Re: Crab Comet conversion

Shellac is commonly used in the musical instrument repair business so that is an option that's attractive as I should have some and it's easy to use, but I'd never associated it with modelling. When I first got interested in model trains, reading the Modeller and the Constructor it seamed that ther...
by Will L
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 23143

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Rod Cameron wrote:It has come to my attention that the Ouse Valley Viaduct is considered to be a bit of a myth,

Even though it currently features in the opening credits of Michael Portillo's "Great British Railway Journeys"?
by Will L
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Methods for Removable Loco Wheelsets.
Replies: 40
Views: 3274

Re: Methods for Removable Loco Wheelsets.

I always wondered ... wouldn't having springs hanging from the axle boxes have a tendency to give slightly akimbo springs unless the workmanship is spot on? I am currently pondering whether to make the springs part of the brake rigging set up where they can maybe be more positively positioned and r...
by Will L
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Methods for Removable Loco Wheelsets.
Replies: 40
Views: 3274

Re: Methods for Removable Loco Wheelsets.

Very nicely and neatly done. The next logical step would seem to be to try CSB, and then if you use the Highlevel axle blocks and fulcrum tabs you will find the CSB wire keeps the wheels in the chassis without needing a keeper plate! You might use one to mount under-hung springs, but I now prefer to...
by Will L
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis kits for CSB
Replies: 37
Views: 2982

Re: Chassis kits for CSB

I note the unnecessary swipe at the mature design of springing which I use and which might threaten my commercial arm. You prefer a non-adjustable design, WillL, whereas I won't build a model without adjustments on the springs. Both are perfectly valid design approaches largely based on how we choo...
by Will L
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Chassis kits for CSB
Replies: 26
Views: 2205

Re: Chassis kits for CSB

... Generally, CSB suspension (one continuous wire) implementation is only practical for fixed frame driving wheels of multi-wheel arrangements. Additional traditional methods are still needed for suspending bogie and pony truck wheels, for even the simplest and shortest driving wheel arrangements....

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