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by DougN
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread
Replies: 40
Views: 1669

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread

Bit of a difference here Jol, Builders are seen as an essential service..(bugger I was hoping some time at home to do some modelling :evil: ) Yep every Australian Builder is getting on with the job...even the Union and the Master Builders Association are agreeing (did I hear that Hell had frozen ove...
by DougN
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Dorset 1937
Replies: 67
Views: 8808

Re: Dorset 1937

Wow thats an amazing hammer it makes things pop back out... :twisted:
by DougN
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 22
Views: 1947

Re: Martin Finney V2

Now that Australia has the virus and live has been put into a weird holding pattern with no public outings. We are all at home other than walking, shopping, or working. Everything else seems to revolve around home. Personally I am still working and needing to move around to site, to the office etc. ...
by DougN
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 18
Views: 610

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

Pete, as Dave Bradwell says don't fret. Ask around in the local area group or friend as a lot of people have rolled boilers before. You might find people are willing to do it for you. Personally I managed with a length of 8mm diameter straight steel bar about400mm long on 2 layers of camping mat, wi...
by DougN
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 88
Views: 30310

Re: wagon building progress.

Well it appears now that my work will not be shutting down at all. The office might close but I appear to have enough to keep me going through out with paper work and other things. Mores the pity. I was hoping to speand a day or 5 on my V2's. I guess I might just get things done on the weekend. Grea...
by DougN
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 88
Views: 30310

Re: wagon building progress.

No good about the inlaws Craig. but great to have you modelling again. My father died in January so I understand how distracted you can get. However I have found that doing a little modelling has helped as a form of cognitive behavior therapy. The wagons look great I look forward to seeing your prod...
by DougN
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: High Level Mail order and stock
Replies: 10
Views: 992

Re: High Level Mail order and stock

Have to agree as I am watching people around me who do not have any interest other than the pub and football (Aussie rules) which means they are more paranoid as all they can think to do is read tweeter. I am even pushing my kids who are home learning for the foreseeable future to find other things ...
by DougN
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 22
Views: 1947

Re: Martin Finney V2

Ha success tonight! Cross heads, drop links and con rods all now part of a whole... didn't even manage to solder the whole lot solid once! How ever did manage to lose the second pair of cross heads under the OO layout by using a dremel! :evil: However carpet god had been banished years ago but the u...
by DougN
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 22
Views: 1947

Re: Martin Finney V2

Well as the weekend activities seem to be rather constrained now due to activities being cancelled. I sat down yesterday to review the slid bar problem again. Back to the sand paper on the brass sheet, Then looking more closely the cross heads slot to the top was not clear enough, so out with the th...
by DougN
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 22
Views: 1947

Re: Martin Finney V2

Yes thanks Dave. I have read that and did what is suggested by Martin Finney in the instructions. I have a idea that actually need rather than to take the instructions advice but to actually measure the items. I have a silver lining to all the Covid 19 things going around is the idea of more time at...
by DougN
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: CHEAG
Topic: CHEAG January and February meetings
Replies: 1
Views: 420

Re: CHEAG January and February meetings

I do like the set up for the signal levers. I have been thinking about something similar to the box for my Mark 1 frame - it will also house the other electrical gubbins. This is inspiring as it is definitely some thing I want to do! :thumb
by DougN
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 22
Views: 1947

Re: Martin Finney V2

Well I have been managing to find a little time to drag the V2's forward again. However I have struck a snag. the cross heads and the slide bars. These are way too tight to get any where near a sliding fit. I have used the wheese of wet and dry glued to a sheet of brass to increase the dimensions bu...
by DougN
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 551
Views: 117404

Re: Brettell Road

Sounds great Jim. Is it going to continue to grow like topsy? Or have you found a nice seam of modelling to get into, something new?, refreshing?, interesting? I seem to have found myself in a down period as the kits are not enticing me (Ok I am at a hard bit with the Finney V2's) and my OO is worki...
by DougN
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Finney 3500 Gallon Tender Brakes
Replies: 13
Views: 1305

Re: Finney 3500 Gallon Tender Brakes

The next tender I have to do is a LNER Group standard and that will be sprung rather than the compensated as I find the sprung tenders run more smoothly. Have the spring/ bearings been fabricated or are you using the holders from David Bradwell and I think the Scalefour soc stores? I have a collecti...
by DougN
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Finney 3500 Gallon Tender Brakes
Replies: 13
Views: 1305

Re: Finney 3500 Gallon Tender Brakes

Thanks Mark that is great information. I will have to make some time to look over the problems I can foresee on the V2's :thumb
by DougN
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Finney 3500 Gallon Tender Brakes
Replies: 13
Views: 1305

Re: Finney 3500 Gallon Tender Brakes

What is the length of the tube you are using or how did you come up with it?

I ask as I need to do the brake gear on the V2's (again batch building) I need to find a way that works for me as I keep struggling with brake gear that works, (when I dont want it too!)
by DougN
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell
Replies: 23
Views: 2054

Re: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell

Pete,

regarding the tight spot, have you opened the rods out to 1.6mm? recently I have been opening every rod to this and the last 2 engines rolled smoothly. If it needs any more it should only be a very small amount which a reamer should be able to remove the smallest amount.
by DougN
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 22
Views: 1947

Re: Martin Finney V2

Bit of a productive weekend on the V2 front, the second has almost reached the same level of completeness as the first. Other than the layout starting to appear like Doncaster here are the 2 together. IMG_0764.JPG The difficulty of the slid bars has now been resolved Loco 1 IMG_0765.JPG Loco 2 IMG_0...
by DougN
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: North London Group
Topic: NLG January 2020 test track meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: NLG January 2020 test track meeting

All looks rather tasty there Horse. Which one did you build?
by DougN
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 22
Views: 1947

Re: Martin Finney V2

Thanks Colin, I will debate the idea of how much additional detail I will go to on the gear after these photos. My aim is for working models but there always needs to be a level of "robustness" needed to these items. I was working through last night the wheels to the second loco, only to f...
by DougN
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 22
Views: 1947

Re: Martin Finney V2

Thanks goes to Dave B. for the recommendation to take the bosses off the wheels. Now I have measured them and the wheels over all are now 2mm. I was amazed that I needed to take off 0.75mm off the axle lengths. So the wheels started looking like wheel on the right... to look like the wheel on the le...
by DougN
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 22
Views: 1947

Re: Martin Finney V2

Thanks Dave, Yes I am rather keen on the idea of dual spring to the rear Cartazzi a photo or diagram and I will have the change on both locos! I don't have a lathe but I see it would be a good idea.... I have done some turning in a night class years ago. I can see I will end up at some point buying ...
by DougN
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 22
Views: 1947

Re: Martin Finney V2

Thanks Dave, I will have to spend some time with these over the coming long weekend, taking the wheels back in thickness. I will do all 6 drivers. I have a few ultrascale crank pins to use up so I will change both locos over. Once I was back home last weekend I found I have ultrascale crank pins whi...
by DougN
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 22
Views: 1947

Re: Martin Finney V2

Thanks Horse,

yes that is the problem. I will grab more photos tonight! (OK I had forgotten that I had sent that to you!) :thumb
by DougN
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 22
Views: 1947

Martin Finney V2

Hi All, I hope every one is well. I am at it again with not one but 2 Martin Finney V2's. Why 2? Well I was lucky enough to purchase a second kit after the first has been around for about 5 years. Any how Kit 1 has a tender complete and painted in black at the moment, with the chassis wheeled, quart...

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