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by David Knight
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Wheels for Peckett B2 conversion (and others)
Replies: 11
Views: 554

Re: Wheels for Peckett B2 conversion (and others)

Thank you Bernie, very useful. It would appear that the pickups are a bit more amenable to bending than the Hornby ones.

Cheers,

David
by David Knight
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Wheels for Peckett B2 conversion (and others)
Replies: 11
Views: 554

Re: Wheels for Peckett B2 conversion (and others)

Mark, Philip, thanks for the advice on the tyres. Bernie, can you give a bit more detail on the Hatton’s Barclay conversion, please? Are the wheels mounted on splined axles like the Hornby ones, can they be removed with a fine drift punch or are other methods needed and did you use the same techniqu...
by David Knight
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Wheels for Peckett B2 conversion (and others)
Replies: 11
Views: 554

Re: Wheels for Peckett B2 conversion (and others)

Thanks Bernie and Philip for the added insight. A question, now that the quality of Gibson wheels has gone up the tyres are more reluctant to let go of their centres. Any suggestion for how to pop them off with minimal risk of damage?

Cheers,

David
by David Knight
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Wheels for Peckett B2 conversion (and others)
Replies: 11
Views: 554

Re: Wheels for Peckett B2 conversion (and others)

Hi Bernie, No apology needed, the Peckett is just one of a long queue of projects on my “To Do Eventually” list so there was no rush for an answer. I do have a few questions though. First off, did you recess the Hornby wheel to accept the rim of the Gibson tyre as they do have the extra bit on the o...
by David Knight
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Jig for drilling crankpin hole
Replies: 72
Views: 2862

Re: Jig for drilling crankpin hole

FWIW another variation on the same theme can be found here; viewtopic.php?f=20&t=2019&start=50#p18358

Cheers,

David
by David Knight
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Plywood disaster
Replies: 64
Views: 4369

Re: Plywood disaster

by David Knight
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Rail notches
Replies: 13
Views: 1606

Re: Rail notches

Hi Neil,

The visual effect is good, have you had a chance to test the sonic effect, ie the “clickety clack”? Getting the joints lined up could be fun...

Cheers,

David
by David Knight
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Ultrascale Bespoke tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 1021

Re: Ultrascale Bespoke tyres

This is good news, I can print the inserts if people want the wheels although, new wheel production from another angle is being worked on! Given the need for wheels for the conversion of two models of Pecketts, the B2 and W4 plus the 14” & 16” Barclays Thai sounds very promising. I shall be wat...
by David Knight
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Scale Couplings that can be magnetically moved
Replies: 5
Views: 963

Re: Scale Couplings that can be magnetically moved

Any of the existing etched couplings will answer well if the end loop is made out of soft iron. Exactoscale did a suitable screw link that had an iron/steel end loop, the screw even worked if you were so inclined :geek: I’m not sure of a source for iron wire on our side of the pond Andy but the fine...
by David Knight
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Drill for rivets.
Replies: 18
Views: 1297

Re: Drill for rivets.

On the subject of rivets - a brief side bar: In securing the rivets, does one give the back a sturdy thwack with a hammer (ala Iain Rice), or is the preference a rivet punch? I see a variety of jewellery punches available, but they all seem to be a significant investment..... largely in shipping co...
by David Knight
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Any Wheel and size!
Replies: 79
Views: 12007

Re: Any Wheel and size!

The new Peckett B2 s coming out have 3’7” wheels, can the print be expanded to suit?

Cheers,

David
by David Knight
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: J50 Chassis
Replies: 8
Views: 2023

Re: J50 Chassis

Any progress on the chassis for the 14” Barclay that you had mentioned a while back? No pressure, just curious.

Cheers,

David
by David Knight
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: A source of very fine sand
Replies: 11
Views: 2199

Re: A source of very fine sand

It may be too fine, but the dust from clay might work. It is certainly fine enough and comes in a few different colours. Failing that, very fine soil might also work, I use it for ballast on neglected lines.

HTH

David
by David Knight
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 60
Views: 4790

Re: Wizard Models

For those of us over the seas and far away this might (hopefully) have an upside. If Andrew upgrades his website by adding more images and expanding the range of products available it could mean the return of the “one stop online shop” that we have not seen since the demise of Dave Cleal’s Mainly Tr...
by David Knight
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Methods for Removable Loco Wheelsets.
Replies: 40
Views: 3766

Re: Methods for Removable Loco Wheelsets.

Very impressive Petri, you seem to have combined the virtues of a number of ideas and put them in one chassis. You have also eliminated the problem of getting the spacing of the bearings spot on by having everything jigged together. I can see CSBs working well with this type of frame.

Cheers,

David
by David Knight
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 62
Views: 5105

Re: Track cleaning

Paul Townsend wrote:Bu#@&* the accent. What I need to hear is whether a Louis Jadot cork makes the track cleaner than a cork from Lidl’s plonk! I


I can assure you that as long as the cork is cork it works just fine, domestic or imported makes no difference :D

Cheers,

David
by David Knight
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 62
Views: 5105

Re: Track cleaning

I’ve been using a wine cork sliced in half the long way. It cleans the muck off but does not abrade the rail head. The good part is that when the old one wears out all you need is a fresh bottle of wine (screw tops don’t work).

Cheers,

David
by David Knight
Sat May 25, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Seeking a source of track and back to back gauges for a model of a 3foot 6inch gauge system
Replies: 7
Views: 1679

Re: Seeking a source of track and back to back gauges for a model of a 3foot 6inch gauge system

As to gauges, if you know someone with a lathe you could ask them to turn you up a set of roller gauges that would suit most needs. Track would probably be easiest done with code 55 FB which is relatively easy to find. PCB sleepers inserted every fifth sleeper would suffice or you could use hot glue...
by David Knight
Tue May 07, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 67
Views: 15980

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

Brilliant! Email to follow :thumb :thumb

Cheers,

David
by David Knight
Sun May 05, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: RCH Wagon Drawings
Replies: 11
Views: 1504

Re: RCH Wagon Drawings

Thanks for the link. I’ve taken the liberty of passing it on to members of my local club who are finding it very useful and informative.

Cheers,

David
by David Knight
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 535
Views: 109583

Re: Brettell Road

You should submit a few of those to the “real atmosphere” file at MRJ especially the last one. :thumb

Cheers,

David
by David Knight
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: problems making wagon brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 1496

Re: problems making wagon brakes

It depends on how fine a set of files you have but filing from the solid strikes me as being a possible way forward. I would proceed as follows: Mark out all holes on a suitable piece of brass stock and drill With magnification, fine files, possibly a fine bladed jeweler's saw and infinite patience ...
by David Knight
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 67
Views: 15980

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

Excellent Gordon. Two for me please.

Cheers,

David
by David Knight
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 67
Views: 15980

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

Very encouraging Gordon :thumb :thumb ! Any estimates as to price yet?

Cheers,

David
by David Knight
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Wainwright H Class P4 conversion
Replies: 30
Views: 3444

Re: Wainwright H Class P4 conversion

I’ve been messing about with an SEF “P” class chassis to convert the Hattons offering. To get the ride height correct I found it necessary to take about 1mm off the top of the SEF frame and lower the spacer slots and modify some spacers as well. It is a bit of a faff but seems to be working out but ...

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