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by 45609
Thu May 28, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 18
Views: 646

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Mike Garwood wrote:I must thank Morgan Gilbert for putting on the wheels....all those years ago.


Always a pleasure Mike. It was rather a long time ago. Just found this photo. From May 2014. Yes, I was surprised too. Nice result on the finished loco.

Morgan

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by 45609
Thu May 28, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 18
Views: 646

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Probably one of these Steve...

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...comes in a red box
by 45609
Sat May 02, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 178
Views: 18324

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

Brilliant Dave. A great looking engine.

Cheers...Morgan
by 45609
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Collet chuck for lathe
Replies: 16
Views: 784

Re: Collet chuck for lathe

Hi David, I'm not sure about the RandA lathe headstock either. A look here might tell you a bit about what you have if you weren't aware of the website "lathes.co.uk" http://www.lathes.co.uk/randa/ I would be surprised if there wasn't some form of morse taper in the headstock bore. Looking...
by 45609
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Collet chuck for lathe
Replies: 16
Views: 784

Re: Collet chuck for lathe

Thanks for the correction Nigel. My mistake. I've amended my post above.

Cheers...Morgan (doesn't have a Cowell)
by 45609
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Collet chuck for lathe
Replies: 16
Views: 784

Re: Collet chuck for lathe

I should have also said that you'll need some sort of feature on the ER shank to enable tightening of the collet nut. Flats aren't the easiest thing to get right but you did say you had a milling machine. The other option is drill a couple of equal depth blind holes 180 degrees apart (i.e. opposite ...
by 45609
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Collet chuck for lathe
Replies: 16
Views: 784

Re: Collet chuck for lathe

Hi David, What size Morse taper do you have in your lathe headstock spindle? MT2 and MT3 is common on middle size hobbyist lathes (e.g. Myford series 10 and 7, Warco, Chester, etc...) MT1 and MT0 is smaller and less common but found on things like Sherline and Cowells lathes. You can buy a ready mad...
by 45609
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 178
Views: 18324

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

Hi Dave, what is the hole centre measurement for the draft screens? I might have something helpful. See image below 8E2CA34A-BCF3-4B93-ACDC-A2790B0BCE9E.jpeg I think I only have the lower type left from the batch I had etched but a couple of extra holes drilled in the cab side would sort it. I know ...
by 45609
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 62
Views: 3565

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

Hi Dave,

Looking very nice and making rapid progress too. Also thanks for the CSB info a few posts ago.

Cheers...Morgan
by 45609
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 62
Views: 3565

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

Hi Dave,

Looks good. Please would you be willing to share your CSB lateral and height positions with us? What gauge spring wire have you selected and what overall mass do you have in mind for the loco?

Cheers...Morgan
by 45609
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 178
Views: 18324

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

A good point Dave. Selective annealing a length of brass wire with a candle flame is a way round the problem but you have to be very quick with wires of small diameter. Also I try to put in the pipe supports like you would see on the prototype whenever possible. The obvious example being an ejector ...
by 45609
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 178
Views: 18324

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

All looks great Dave. Out of interest do you anneal the brass wire to make it easier to form the pipe routing? The other method I employ is it to use copper wire. It makes forming easier but is not always available in as wide a range of sizes as brass. I recycle household twin and earth by stripping...
by 45609
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell
Replies: 54
Views: 4704

Re: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell

These area groups bring together a lot of helpful people - & thanks to Morgan I now have 6 driving wheels back in place! Once the stub axle was carefully removed, the wheel was repaired with the use of a watchmakers lathe to hold the wheel & stub axle square in all planes while epoxied back...
by 45609
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: North London Group
Topic: NLG Christmas 2019 meeting
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Re: NLG Christmas 2019 meeting

Looks like Dave Holt has paid a visit. What is the heritage of the A3? Finney?
by 45609
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 178
Views: 18324

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

David, I read CP’s notes on crank pins and return cranks again this evening (MRJ 219). It seems he does still rely on torque tightening to secure things but all is scaled up from 14BA. He makes his own crank pins and 12BA crank pin nuts. Thin copper shims, made with a home made punch, are used as sp...
by 45609
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 178
Views: 18324

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

Pete, A small square escapement file is what you’ll need. Although these can be quite pricey and delicate. ISTR that Chris P ground down the tip of a more reasonably priced flat file to a suitable size. The other option is etch some replacement return cranks with a square hole in them. Slightly unde...
by 45609
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 178
Views: 18324

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

Some have suggested threading the crank and screwing it on. Looking forward to seeing how you proceed with this. Some really nice work going on here Dave. Following with interest. Hope you don't mind If I chip in here Dave and David? Threading a hole in the return crank and tightening it up against...
by 45609
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Chris Wesson Cellulose Paints
Replies: 13
Views: 2070

Re: Chris Wesson Cellulose Paints

When spraying cellulose I have also found it important to use good quality "high gloss" cellulose thinners. The "ordinary" thinners, sometimes referred to as Gun Wash can make it difficult to get a good result. Absolutely, it is a must. Premium, high gloss, or slow thinners gets...
by 45609
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Ultrascale Bespoke tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 1420

Re: Ultrascale Bespoke tyres

johndarch wrote:Ooh Morgan. He did say 'for' me not by me!


Yes, indeed. Duly noted and apologies offered. Obvs mis-read it
by 45609
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Ultrascale Bespoke tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 1420

Re: Ultrascale Bespoke tyres

And of course there was the Bachmann 9F which was done for John Darch. Ahem...with some assistance fit tyre 7.jpg A rather involved job to be honest and not for the faint hearted. I’m currently doing the same sort of thing to Hornby BR standard 4MT 4-6-0 wheels. This is a bit easier because insulat...
by 45609
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: AJ and Buffer Height Gauge
Replies: 6
Views: 1929

Re: AJ and Buffer Height Gauge

Wow! 2008? Was it really that long ago? Sheeesh.

Morgan
by 45609
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby B12
Replies: 8
Views: 1799

Re: Hornby B12

A positive goer though is to remove the Hornby tread and reduce the plastic centre to take a Gibson tyre. For this again you will require a lathe of sorts and a mandrel. The axle hole can be reamed out to take an appropriate axle, new axles made and the wheel pressed on in the usual way. I have see...
by 45609
Tue May 28, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Electrically operated prototype turntables
Replies: 16
Views: 2809

Re: Electrically operated prototype turntables

Hi Chris, Cumbria County Council hold an extensive archive of drawings from Cowans Sheldon. There is a 200 plus page list here... http://85a.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?id=1128 Robin Whittle used this archive a few years ago to obtain a full set of engineering drawings for the turntable at Bristol Ba...
by 45609
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Any Wheel and size!
Replies: 79
Views: 13895

Re: Any Wheel and size!

Two types that need to look like this....

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...5’-0” diameter, 15 spoke, 14” throw.

Morgan
by 45609
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 121
Views: 18223

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Mark Tatlow wrote:Looks good Robin; the passenger train is a tad short though so I think Morgan needs to get busy!!

Great to see it on this forum too, please do continue!


Yes that did get mentioned last night Mark. No rest for the wicked. You might remember these coaches doing a stint on Portchullin.

Morgan

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