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by andrewnummelin
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 236
Views: 58315

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Fantastic indeed!
Any idea what the minimum radius curve for such a set-up will be? I’ve a long term plan to build 0-4-4ST that had this type of suspension.
by andrewnummelin
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Custom Transfers
Replies: 6
Views: 1896

Re: Custom Transfers

The 4D Model shop is another alternative for dry transfers http://modelshop.co.uk/Static/WorkShop/Dry-Transfers . Expensive if you only want enough for a single item but good value if you can fill a sheet. I did enough for a rake of wagons and a couple are illustrated below. Their art work check bef...
by andrewnummelin
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: andrewnummelin
Topic: A railmotor or two - using the skills of others - etching
Replies: 13
Views: 5476

Re: A railmotor or two - using the skills of others - etching

Life got in the way... so it was clear that I was not going to have time to follow all the good advice given about etch design. So I've gone ahead and had an etch made of my first, far from optimum, drawing. At first examination, I am delighted with what came back from PPD. valve_gear_etch.jpg There...
by andrewnummelin
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GSWR/HR Drummond 4000gal tender kits or drawings?
Replies: 9
Views: 2419

Re: GSWR/HR Drummond 4000gal tender kits or drawings?

Way outside my area of interest so may be relevant, but could this be useful?
http://www.hmrs.org.uk/drawings/drawinginfo.php?id=18688
by andrewnummelin
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: andrewnummelin
Topic: A railmotor or two - using the skills of others - etching
Replies: 13
Views: 5476

Re: A railmotor or two - using the skills of others - etching

Gentlemen, Very many thanks for all the hints and suggestions - most helpful indeed. One however I shall not follow: I'm going for the 110yard hurdles before learning to crawl! (It was the only thing I was not terrible at when in school, and I was told that my parents got rid of our dog when it made...
by andrewnummelin
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: andrewnummelin
Topic: A railmotor or two - using the skills of others - etching
Replies: 13
Views: 5476

Re: A railmotor or two - using the skills of others - etching

Penrhos1920 wrote:
Are these of any use?

Richard,
Thanks - I already have copies of these, and indeed they were useful.

How are your trailers coming on?
by andrewnummelin
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: andrewnummelin
Topic: A railmotor or two - using the skills of others - etching
Replies: 13
Views: 5476

Re: A railmotor or two - using the skills of others - etching

I doubt you will have the space for proper forked joints, assuming a standard 12 thou nickel etch. Russ, Sorry for the delay in replying - gardening got in the way! I went back over the stuff I learnt at the Missenden CAD course last year and started to draw out the design for my first ever etch. I...
by andrewnummelin
Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: andrewnummelin
Topic: A railmotor or two - using the skills of others - etching
Replies: 13
Views: 5476

A railmotor or two - using the skills of others - etching

I'm not quite sure whether this is the most appropriate place for this topic - bits may be better in "Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units" and others in "Tools and Techniques", but as Jeremy Suter has put his fascinating thread https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=...
by andrewnummelin
Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 236
Views: 58315

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

I'm really looking forward to following this thread as I'm about to start on a similar project and avoiding reinventing the wheel is going to be really important if I am to achieve my target. In particular, the bogie suspension and the valve gear are going to be interesting. I can't check at the mom...
by andrewnummelin
Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 564
Views: 129356

Re: Brettell Road

a quick video of the inside motion JFz3N2BgLeI Sickening..... makes me think I'd be better switching to gardening! I've had a go a two outside framed locos and made a mess of both chassis, the third one planned was also intended to have inside motion - now I know what I have to aim for! I'm curious...
by andrewnummelin
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAG Lathe Workshop for Beginners 7th January 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 3033

Re: NAG Lathe Workshop for Beginners 7th January 2017

The Amateur's Lathe is widely available on a well-known on-line auction site - I've been meaning to pick up a copy for some time, and since it has once again failed to surface as a Christmas or Birthday present maybe I'd better start bidding now, before they all get snapped up by Terry's recommenda...
by andrewnummelin
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: alternative to glue?
Replies: 5
Views: 2011

alternative to glue?

My wife spotted this and wondered if I would be interested.
https://gemmojo.com/products/wow-instant-fix?variant=26479143169

Has anyone experience with this product?
by andrewnummelin
Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: whats the state of the art in baseboards
Replies: 27
Views: 10107

Re: whats the state of the art in baseboards

Don't do what I did! Do plan extra carefully, if possible do a 3D drawing and include all the under baseboard bits including your hand. To make a simple layout more interesting I thought that the jigsaw concept would allow the easy replacement of a bit to show different periods - in my case the addi...
by andrewnummelin
Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: for those interested in sprung bogies or motorbikes...
Replies: 5
Views: 2546

for those interested in sprung bogies or motorbikes...

If you fancy a leaf sprung bogie without side frames you need to go about 20 minutes into the programme that will only be available on line for about 2 weeks. I stumbled across this by chance and, although mainly off-topic, I thought some of you might be interested anyway. Regard it, if you like, as...
by andrewnummelin
Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: andrewnummelin
Topic: off my workbench
Replies: 0
Views: 1288

off my workbench

Following on from the tidy-up (see "Relics") I thought I ought to do something about some old models - these were all very nearly completed before a change of country and it has taken until now to get round to finishing them off! DSC03707.JPG The 4 in the front row are scratch built and th...
by andrewnummelin
Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: andrewnummelin
Topic: Relics
Replies: 0
Views: 1223

Relics

Prompted in part by the anniversary appeal about old models, and partly by a tidy up of my storage during a forced break in painting a new model (perished airbrush hose), I thought I'd assemble a group of my early items. In the front row is what is left of my initial trials in P4 and in the back row...
by andrewnummelin
Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: P4 Starter Pack B: RCH 7 Plank Open
Replies: 23
Views: 12716

Re: A wagon tutorial - 2

Another excellent thread - I'm always finding something to learn and targets to aim at. In the spirit of getting things all right, I wonder if you have made a common mistake with the brake gear. I believe most wagons had the brake push rods perpendicular to the wheel treads, so not parallel to the s...
by andrewnummelin
Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Wheels for GEM 2-4-0
Replies: 8
Views: 2396

Re: Wheels for GEM 2-4-0

Indeed 3 attractive little engines - pity you've only got 2 kits as there were also three clearly different stages, single bent sheet "cab", box like cab with new safety valves and the Westernised version. Wheels were 9 spoke (3' on GW rebuild) with 14 spoke drivers with the crankpin betwe...
by andrewnummelin
Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: CSP kit of GWR travelling oil gas tanks wagon DD4
Replies: 2
Views: 1130

Re: CSP kit of GWR travelling oil gas tanks wagon DD4

Using things you probably have: http://makezine.com/projects/skill-builder-finding-the-center/ Using a special tool: http://www.robotroom.com/CircleCenter.html Easier with something that is flat than dished. Perhaps make a flat circle to fit inside the tube and use this as a drilling jig.
by andrewnummelin
Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: First experiment with 3D printing including fluted boiler fittings.
Replies: 7
Views: 2672

Re: First experiment with 3D printing including fluted boiler fittings.

I've just downloaded you STL file and found that the spring hangers were not attached to the central sprue. If you are going to have these cast in brass, you are going to have to think about the spurs. For casting short stubby sprue are better than long thin ones. Which means that the boiler fittin...
by andrewnummelin
Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: First experiment with 3D printing including fluted boiler fittings.
Replies: 7
Views: 2672

Re: First experiment with 3D printing including fluted boiler fittings.

Mark & Rod,

Thanks for the suggestion on casting - I'll certainly look into this for future projects.
by andrewnummelin
Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: First experiment with 3D printing including fluted boiler fittings.
Replies: 7
Views: 2672

Re: First experiment with 3D printing including fluted boiler fittings.

grovenor-2685 wrote:
This forum will not allow the uploading of STL files so I can't include it here:

Just zip up the file and attach the .zip
Regards


I fogot! Must upgrade my memory.....

File attached.
by andrewnummelin
Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: andrewnummelin
Topic: some other things
Replies: 14
Views: 4854

Re: some other things

Armchair Modeller wrote:I do like the boiler fittings - is there any chance some might be available, please?


I've posted a bit about them at http://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=4936#p46444 - let me know if you want any more information.
by andrewnummelin
Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: First experiment with 3D printing including fluted boiler fittings.
Replies: 7
Views: 2672

First experiment with 3D printing including fluted boiler fittings.

I have been posting on my workbench forum a bit about a loco I am trying to build ( http://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=100&t=4826#p46375 ) and a question was asked about the fluted boiler fittings so I thought it possibly better to post a little bit here. I attended a modellers' week...
by andrewnummelin
Sun Jun 19, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: andrewnummelin
Topic: some other things
Replies: 14
Views: 4854

Re: some other things

This is the example of my poor modelling - I really must stop rushing to meet self imposed deadlines by not leaving everything till the last minute: New-Out99997-Pyramid Do Stack[1,0,1].jpg According to the RCTS this loco started as a banker from LLanhilleth to Crumlin on the Taff Vale extension of ...

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