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by zebedeesknees
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: S4-9?
Replies: 9
Views: 644

Re: S4-9?

The 2mm Association rail is too thin (across the head) for narrow gauge. You could look for PECO code 40 rail which gives a much better section for narrow gauge rail. Thanks Tim, I wasn't intending to buy rail from the 2mm SA, but there are other bits that would be useful. I was hoping to use the S...
by zebedeesknees
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: CSB for a Single Driver
Replies: 12
Views: 1009

Re: CSB for a Single Driver

If I may put my oar in... My 'Spinner' uses separate springs for the drivers and the trailing axle, though they could have been connected with a CSB, but having a bogie complicated that somewhat. For a 2-2-2, CSBs will do a great job for the ride of the chassis, but for traction the concept limits t...
by zebedeesknees
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: S4-9?
Replies: 9
Views: 644

Re: S4-9?

Well, I’m impressed. That certainly qualifies as “small” Ted and with all the bits fitting inside to boot. Thank you. PS Those “chopper” style couplings look the part for narrow gauge. Whose are they? Thank you, David. I am a complete innocent* when it comes to narrow gauge, both prototype and mode...
by zebedeesknees
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: S4-9?
Replies: 9
Views: 644

S4-9?

I found MRJ 279 most inspiring, particularly the 2mm and 3mm scale articles. It was an amazing 14 years ago when learning about belt drives from Nigel Lawton that he supplied and I built a 9mm gauge 40hp Simplex. model Simplex 006.JPG When David Knight asked me about r/c for 'Christine', I was reluc...
by zebedeesknees
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Loco bogies
Replies: 7
Views: 713

Re: Loco bogies

That looks brilliant. I'm probably over thinking this, but does the spring only having 1 handrail knob on the main frame not potentially allow the sprung sideframes to try and twist laterally, especially which entering curves? Or is the idea that there isn't much sideplay allowed, and so it all has...
by zebedeesknees
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Loco bogies
Replies: 7
Views: 713

Re: Loco bogies

Thanks John, that answers a few of my questions about where things go. That drawing in Brill is very helpful too, but there are still some things I am wondering about. No doubt they will be answered when Nick continues the build, P.C... (Post Covid). I would like to complete the bogie as close to th...
by zebedeesknees
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Loco bogies
Replies: 7
Views: 713

Loco bogies

Interesting article in the August BR Ill by Allan C. Baker on the history of the 'bogies used on Stanier's LMS engines', including drawings, pictures and explanations. The primary compensation principle is one well known, but the lateral spring control was an education - to me at least. Now that Mit...
by zebedeesknees
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: More on batteries
Replies: 3
Views: 1249

Re: More on batteries

Looks interesting Ted. When can we expect to see “Christine” running under battery power? ;) No, seriously, is it possible? Cheers, David It would be possible quickly and simply, with a shunter's truck or coal wagon permanently attached, carrying a battery and Rx wired through to the motor. If I we...
by zebedeesknees
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: More on batteries
Replies: 3
Views: 1249

Re: More on batteries

Further, Li-Po batteries with clear and obvious internal protection circuit as shown behind the transparent top here:- 502025 Bat. 200mAh.jpg -can be safely and reliably charged direct from a USB 5v supply, using cables such as you might find by entering this:- 'usb a universal power cable' into you...
by zebedeesknees
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: More on batteries
Replies: 3
Views: 1249

More on batteries

The supply options expands; I have just had really quick service from Aliexpress:- https://www.aliexpress.com/af/li-po-battery.html?d=y&origin=n&SearchText=li+po+battery&catId=0&initiative_id=AS_20200714065828 - and the choice of sizes is now enormous. Ones to fit any bunker, tanks, ...
by zebedeesknees
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 55
Views: 3695

Re: Mike G's catch up.

So having looked at the way the CSB's would work/ be placed in the chassis - I chickened out (sorry Ted). Man's gotta know his limitations! So I stuck with the compensation. Not my loss Mike! If you, Paul, or anyone else is satisfied with lurchey ride, hesitant pickup, and compromised haulage, it j...
by zebedeesknees
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 108
Views: 6937

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

I was alluding to the in-depth knowledge and experience that you have of all matters railway modelling. And the occasional leftfield idea, like using memory wire for operating 4mm brakes! Thanks Paul, I had forgotten that was on the CLAG site:- http://www.clag.org.uk/memory-brake.html and it perhap...
by zebedeesknees
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 108
Views: 6937

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

I usually use a laboratory cleaner in the plain water - I think it was a recommendation a few years ago from someone like Ted Scannel, to whom I'm very grateful as it does an excellent job. Much as I would enjoy the credit were it earned, it wasn't me guv. And 'someone like' ? There I was thinking ...
by zebedeesknees
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Suspension for bogie coaches
Replies: 28
Views: 1830

Re: Suspension for bogie coaches

If any kit does not include any type of suspension and if I subsequently decide that I do want suspension is it possible to retro fit? Please excuse me if this is a silly question. Not silly at all, but a lot of work if the kit designer hasn't helped in that respect. My take is that the real thing ...
by zebedeesknees
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Bachmann 2251 with High Level chassis
Replies: 1
Views: 446

Bachmann 2251 with High Level chassis

The High Level tender chassis installed in the Bachmann frames. Collett tender chassis.jpg The screws are 1mm x 3mm self-tappers soldered to 12BA brass washers. They fit nicely into existing holes in the frames moulding. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
by zebedeesknees
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mitchell Castle bogie
Replies: 27
Views: 1528

Re: Mitchell Castle bogie

Horsetan wrote:
I haven't lost mine. I just can't remember where I put them!!


That would be the legal distinction between 'irretrievably lost' and 'temporarily mislaid'? ;)

Ted.
by zebedeesknees
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mitchell Castle bogie
Replies: 27
Views: 1528

Re: Mitchell Castle bogie

What BR database is that? http://www.brdatabase.info/index.php My understanding was that, except for wartime. Aaaa-Ha! That may be why 42500/21 were listed as allocated to Northwich in 1948.. Mass withdrawal was 1962. Except for 1 in 1960 and the 7 in '61, if the database is correct. Ted.
by zebedeesknees
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mitchell Castle bogie
Replies: 27
Views: 1528

Re: Mitchell Castle bogie

....the late Dave Haswell handed me a part-built 2-6-4T in a Lima (!) box with no instructions and lots of tiny parts, many of which were cut from the fret. From the wheels and the shape of the running plate, and the smokebox/boiler/firebox castings I would guess it to be a Gibson Stanier. If anyon...
by zebedeesknees
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mitchell Castle bogie
Replies: 27
Views: 1528

Re: Mitchell Castle bogie

This might sound crazy but could the list here have a section for instructions? Thankfully brassmasters have theirs online along with their Finney kits. No doubt Chris at high level might put his up on his website but older kits etc as people find them scan them and up load? Is this a good idea to ...
by zebedeesknees
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Wormdrive sleeves
Replies: 19
Views: 1907

Re: Wormdrive sleeves

I found that 0.8mm drill bits are not all the same diameter, and the speed may govern the size of the hole, to a fraction of a thou. When drilling pulleys for micromotors from Nigel Lawton, powering the lathe produced a sliding fit, whereas turning the chuck by hand with the same bit produced a tigh...
by zebedeesknees
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 55
Views: 3695

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Doug, Have you tried the tweezers available from the cigarette vaping shops - they have ceramic (and replaceable) tips. John Yep, I couldn't be without them since mine arrived. No need to support drug dealers, silly low prices here:- https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/sis.html?_nkw=+Ceramic+Pointed++Forcep...
by zebedeesknees
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mitchell Castle bogie
Replies: 27
Views: 1528

Re: Mitchell Castle bogie

I was thinking more Cornwall ... In my dreams...!! Our Daughter, hubby and two grandchildren live in Plymouth, and much as I enjoy locked-down modelling here, I would rather be there. The History of Plymouth's railways and trams would satisfy sufficiently.. GW and LSWR, Turnchapel, Cattedown, the o...
by zebedeesknees
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mitchell Castle bogie
Replies: 27
Views: 1528

Re: Mitchell Castle bogie

johndarch wrote:I can photocopy what you need and pop it in the post but I will need an address.


That would be great John, will pm you.

Ted.
by zebedeesknees
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mitchell Castle bogie
Replies: 27
Views: 1528

Re: Mitchell Castle bogie

Where are you Ted? Hi Rod, I am shielding at home in the 'Forest Gate Works'... My 'Warder' hasn't let me out since the middle of March! I may get parole at the end of this month. I can get things done, but I get interrupted every 45 minutes or so with a big mug of tea, which means I also get inter...
by zebedeesknees
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mitchell Castle bogie
Replies: 27
Views: 1528

Re: Mitchell Castle bogie

Hope these are what you are looking for That is helpful John, thank you. But I really need the full instruction set to ascertain what Mr. Mitchell intended for the front of the frames, including which castings were supposed to go where. And a parts list to identify some of the more obscure parts. I...

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