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by Flymo748
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Guidelines for the SGW
Replies: 23
Views: 14031

Re: Whatever happened to the SGW?

Has the SGW died a death? it all seemed so promising then seems to have withered away... I would have thought lockdown might have been an ideal opportunity to blow the dust off a few schemes? Steve Mine died when I realised that it was operationally flawed. My current projects are 40' and 6' long r...
by Flymo748
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: timlewis
Topic: Socially-Distanced Challenge: ex-NER Lowmac
Replies: 13
Views: 1029

Re: Socially-Distanced Challenge: ex-NER Lowmac

timlewis wrote:Quite pleased with how it looks in the end, but it was a fair amount of work!


So you should be. That looks very neat indeed, and very workmanlike in the sense of everything in the right place and the right proportions.

Looking forward to seeing more of the build.

Cheers
Paul
by Flymo748
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Best Glue for the job!
Replies: 18
Views: 809

Re: Best Glue for the job!

Can anyone suggest a good glue(impact/2part epoxy/cynao) which will hold broken plastic items, small brass/ns parts to the hard plastic used by the likes of Hornby/Bachmann for their loco bodies? I've just fitted brass castings onto that Airfix 48xx body I'm upgrading over there ---> and I've had g...
by Flymo748
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 78
Views: 2626

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

So, back to the preparation of the body, and I'm still going through the removal of moulded detail. Next off were the four moulded lifting rings from the top of the side tanks. I used a miniature chisel for these - a new tool that I bought recently as an experiment. It worked well, but I think I ch...
by Flymo748
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 78
Views: 2626

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

So, back to the preparation of the body, and I'm still going through the removal of moulded detail. Next off were the four moulded lifting rings from the top of the side tanks. I used a miniature chisel for these - a new tool that I bought recently as an experiment. It worked well, but I think I cho...
by Flymo748
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Q: GWR 48xx lamp irons
Replies: 21
Views: 1044

Re: Q: GWR 48xx lamp irons

PS - I've also just taken that etching cusp off the edge of the lamp-iron.

It's been annoying me ever since I first saw it in the close-up photo.

Cheers
Paul
by Flymo748
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Q: GWR 48xx lamp irons
Replies: 21
Views: 1044

Re: Q: GWR 48xx lamp irons

Winander wrote:Paul,

Steve's picture from Warwickshire Railways posted on 2nd June shows the heads of a couple of rivets holding it on... ;)

all the best
Richard


Richard,

Who said P4 modellers aren't rivet-counters? ;-)

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Cheers
Paul
by Flymo748
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Dapol Stove R
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Re: Dapol Stove R

I've been rather confused by this thread, since a Stove B is an ex-SR bogie n/c brake, and Dapol only do a Stove R. Cleminson underframe is appropriate for the latter, so can someone change the thread title, please, or anyone trying to find it later will also be rather confused. Of course, you coul...
by Flymo748
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Hardwicke
Topic: LNER concrete platelayers hut
Replies: 4
Views: 2727

Re: LNER concrete platelayers hut

Any tips on soldering large slabs of whitemetal together? Tack solder then fill? Clamps? Anything? Lots of *power* although not lots of heat i.e. a 50W iron at 180 degrees is infinitely better than a 20W iron at 375 degrees. Whitemetal tarnishes really quickly, so use a fibreglass brush or whatever...
by Flymo748
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Q: GWR 48xx lamp irons
Replies: 21
Views: 1044

That GWR 48xx lamp iron

Just to wrap this to a close... One nickel silver rear lamp iron fixed into place. Melted into the plastic to locate it, then firmly fixed with a blob of epoxy resin on top to make sure it can't be caught and "pinged" off. IMG_6949.JPG The roof is only temporarily in place, hence the crack...
by Flymo748
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 78
Views: 2626

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

How are you going to fit the pickups Paul? I fitted a pair over the rear drivers and trailing wheels soldered as one length each side to a strip of copper clad sleeper glued onto the top of the chassis, and a pair from below at the front. The design of the chassis doesn't make it easy as Chris has ...
by Flymo748
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 78
Views: 2626

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

Wells that's annoying. I thought I'd sold a set of Ultrascale 14xx wheels on the bring & buy years ago, just found them! Grrr, and a HL kit is only £42, double Grrr. And a very nice kit it is too. Many are the temptations placed in front of you... And you now have a blow by blow guide on how it...
by Flymo748
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 78
Views: 2626

The last word on 48xx smokebox doors ;-)

I wasn't to happy with the MT smokebox door either, it just didn't look right in some way - but as I didn't have another alternative to hand I still used it. One I did many years ago used an Airfix Prairie (plastic kit) door which I recollect looked a lot better than the one fitted. I understand th...
by Flymo748
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Suspension for bogie coaches
Replies: 22
Views: 1036

Re: Suspension for bogie coaches

Some real things do not have the springs between the axleboxes and bogies. Apparently, American freight cars often have no primary springs, with the axleboxes free-falling in their guides and the secondary suspension doing all the work. I presume that the weight distribution between wheels in a bog...
by Flymo748
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 78
Views: 2626

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

The door handles on mine are decidedly chunky, being the brass castings from the MT kit, and if I ever revisit it I should probably have another look there. Hi Philip, That's interesting - the handles that came with my detailing kit are turnings, and have quite a finesse to them. They seem close in...
by Flymo748
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 78
Views: 2626

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

Paul, When I did one of these many years ago I thought that the replacement smokebox door didn't look quite right; the 'ring' between the door and the edge of the smokebox looked a touch too great. After a lot of looking at pictures I noticed that the front edge of the smokebox was indeed rounded a...
by Flymo748
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 78
Views: 2626

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

Major surgery, or preparing the body Part 1... If you choose to upgrade and/or back-date your 14xx, the first thing to address are the major components that are not needed. This is because either they are replaced with improved castings in the Mainly Trains detailing kit, or they are not needed. Tha...
by Flymo748
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Alan Gibson GER T26 (E4) kit build
Replies: 23
Views: 702

Re: Alan Gibson GER T26 (E4) kit build

The E4 drawing included in this lot is the Lyn Brooks drawing a copy of which is included in the Alan Gibson kit Thanks, Will. So not worth investing then (all I need is the E4) - too many errors and no dimensions. David, If the E4 is all you need, then the GERS diagram is fundamentally the same as...
by Flymo748
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Alan Gibson GER T26 (E4) kit build
Replies: 23
Views: 702

Re: Alan Gibson GER T26 (E4) kit build

...I've had a look on the GER website linked by Paul, but it's not at all clear (to me at least) where the drgs are as there are so many locos drgs; could you give the title of the document, Paul or Will, or a more specific link? Thanks. Download of all GER society Loco drawings available here http...
by Flymo748
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Alan Gibson GER T26 (E4) kit build
Replies: 23
Views: 702

Re: Alan Gibson GER T26 (E4) kit build

I did discover, while looking for a B12 GA, that GER drgs were difficult. Apparently someone "saved" a load of GAs (bought them) when the works were being closed and these have ended up as a detached collection in a museum in East Anglia - Norwich, possibly. Can someone take up this story...
by Flymo748
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 78
Views: 2626

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

A body in lockdown... Well, not mine, although I have been getting exercise most days with the "PE with Joe" workouts at 9am each morning on YouTube. I'm feeling the benefits (and the aches). There comes a point in the kit instructions when you stop working on the chassis and start "p...
by Flymo748
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Alan Gibson GER T26 (E4) kit build
Replies: 23
Views: 702

Re: Alan Gibson GER T26 (E4) kit build

The GER society drawing (by Lyn Brooks in the case of the E4) also shows the omitted splasher, is dimensioned, illustrates the issues quite nicely once you've spotted it, and is already in my (and if I remember rightly Paul's) possession. You can buy the full GER loco drawing collection of drawings...
by Flymo748
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Alan Gibson GER T26 (E4) kit build
Replies: 23
Views: 702

Re: Alan Gibson GER T26 (E4) kit build

Firstly, and I have seen this mentioned elsewhere, the Alan Gibson kit completely omits the small splasher over the leading wheel. Secondly, no one appears to have mentioned Isinglass drawing No 457 for the class. Whilst Isinglass drawings are not always as sharp as some other drawings, No 457 has ...
by Flymo748
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Alan Gibson GER T26 (E4) kit build
Replies: 23
Views: 702

Re: Alan Gibson GER T26 (E4) kit build

In the Great Eastern Railway Society John Gardener drawings is one of a J15 (L39) which shows the inside motion in detail. The J15 and E4 both had the same size cylinders and Stephenson valve gear so the basic motion would have been the same for both classes. Rumney Models J15 chassis kit has a ver...
by Flymo748
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 78
Views: 2626

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

Have you tried putting a spot of cutting lubricant on you drill before commencing operations? I did :-) Well, not cutting lubricant. I don't have a lathe, not even a Fonly one. So a bit of spit on the casting did the same thing. Or not. On the final and successful attempt to drill into the bottom o...

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