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by 45609
Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Details required foe a Cowan Sheldon 48ft Turntable.
Replies: 7
Views: 2384

Re: Details required foe a Cowan Sheldon 48ft Turntable.

Hello, The Barrow Road layout team obtained a full set of dimensioned drawings for the 60 ft turntable installed at Bristol Barrow Road roundhouse from the Cumbria County Council records office http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/archives/default.asp Curmbria CC hold an archive for the Cowans Sheldon company ...
by 45609
Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Loco Suspension, fitting CSBs
Replies: 152
Views: 81142

Re: Loco Suspension, fitting CSBs

Flymo748 wrote:So that's the story... The 748 is a reference to my premier road bike, even if it has now been re-engined with a rather special 916 lump :-)


Those capacities can only mean a particular brand of 2 wheeled Italian garage porn.....Ducati
by 45609
Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench
Replies: 377
Views: 108620

Re: Tim V's workbench

Hi Tim,

What is the origin of the collet attachment in your Unimat?

Cheers....Morgan
by 45609
Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Rivets on brass
Replies: 44
Views: 16158

Re: Rivets on brass

Ahh, but will he ever finish his crab? :twisted: Being second to Morgan ain't so bad :D Hi Mike, Thanks for that the dig, it was nicely redeemed by the flattery at the end. :oops: Trust me it will get finished....one day.... On the subject of rivetting I'll add another endorsment to the GW models r...
by 45609
Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Rivets on brass
Replies: 44
Views: 16158

Re: Rivets on brass

http://www.modelmaker.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/

Google seemed to find it ok with the search term "Lee Marsh". It was a few rows down the page.
by 45609
Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:48 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: LNER A3 numbers post war
Replies: 6
Views: 2366

Re: LNER A3 numbers post war

Hi Phil, Here are a few key reference sources that will give you the info you require. 1. RCTS Locomotives of the LNER vol. 2A, ISBN 0901115258. This gives a definitive history of the Gresley A1/A3 class including a fold out list a the back giving repainting and renumbering dates for every member of...
by 45609
Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: how to dissolve araldite??
Replies: 8
Views: 19746

Re: how to dissolve araldite??

I would back up the Nitromors solution. I once had to strip the paint from a brass tender kit that had one or two parts glued on with araldite. These fell off and disappeared into the nasty gunge never to be seen again. Also there was a large lump of Milliput used in the coal space which softened af...
by 45609
Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmaster Black 5
Replies: 21
Views: 8561

Re: Brassmaster Black 5

Indeed; do share how you manage to cut the slote across the top of it though, I haven't managed to make the pilot line to cut the slot.. I'd hazard a guess that the best way would be to use a pillar drill to make a hole vertically through the bar, then cut one off end of the bar, slightly off cente...
by 45609
Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:43 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmaster Black 5
Replies: 21
Views: 8561

Re: Brassmaster Black 5

Hi Rob, I use 33SWG (or 0.25mm) phosphor bronze wire to make my pickups. The pick ups take the form of a short coil spring made by winding the wire round a piece of 2mm diameter steel bar that has a thin slot cut in the end. The following photos show the process of making a pick up. Pickup_1.jpg Pic...
by 45609
Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Rotary Valve Gear Crab
Replies: 13
Views: 5610

Re: Rotary Valve Gear Crab

Hi Steve, It is an interesting point you make and I'm not sure whether friction will ultimately be a problem. It seemed to work OK on a couple of previous locos. Although it may look like it is a close fit in the slot the tab off the gearbox has a few thou clearance to rock back and forth a little. ...
by 45609
Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Correct-ish colour in BR days
Replies: 4
Views: 3819

Re: Correct-ish colour in BR days

John,

I have found that Halford's Vauxhall Carmine is a good match to faded crimson.

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Cheers...Morgan
by 45609
Sat May 30, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Glevum Area Group
Topic: Glevum Area Group
Replies: 1
Views: 2223

Re: Glevum Area Group

All,

The website link posted by Danny is out of date. Please use http://www.glevums4.co.uk/index.html instead.

Cheers....Morgan
by 45609
Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Chairs used on pits
Replies: 9
Views: 3900

Re: Chairs used on pits

Hi Dave, I think Keith has pretty much covered what I was going to say however I will add that there are some ash pit drawings and photos in the preview issue of LMS Journal. Once again this is based on the practice of the LMS and it's predecessors but it may be useful nonetheless. I have used these...
by 45609
Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Robinson GCR 4-6-0s
Replies: 2
Views: 1680

Re: Robinson GCR 4-6-0s

Hi John, Try the Isinglass drawings for the GCR B1 and B2. In my experience the late John Edgson's work was always very well researched. They are still available from his son. http://isinglass.edgson.net/ Is PDH drawings the one that has recently advertised in MRJ? I was sent one of their lists by a...
by 45609
Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Eridge signals
Replies: 15
Views: 9296

Re: Eridge signals

The signals are looking great Rod. I use a drop of PVA glue to glaze spectacle plates. First stick a piece of masking tape on the front and place a drop of PVA into the spectacle plate ring with a cocktail stick from behind. You need leave it for 24 hours, with the spectacle plate horizontal, for th...
by 45609
Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Grange Conversion - Any Advice Please
Replies: 24
Views: 6328

Re: Hornby Grange Conversion - Any Advice Please

Nick,

You can see the underside of a Masokits tender underframe in my workbench thread here.

IIRC, I think Philip Hall did a P4 conversion of the Hornby Grange for MRJ or the Snooze a little while ago. I will check later unless someone posts the answer before me.

Cheers.....Morgan
by 45609
Sat Dec 27, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Oh for a simple but effective pick-up system
Replies: 20
Views: 8284

Re: Oh for a simple but effective pick-up system

Hi Dave, Having tried a few different types of pickup and the only ones I have been happy with are made from coiled 33swg PB wire. Mine are basically the same as you have shown above. The pictures below show them fitted to my Super D 0-8-0. The pickup assembly can be removed completely if required b...
by 45609
Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:22 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GCR Diagram 1 wagon
Replies: 1
Views: 1373

Re: GCR Diagram 1 wagon

Hi Bob, I'd be interested to know the answer to this question. I have one of Bill's kits to build as well. Good to know that it won't be too difficult to put together. I have just had a look through Vols 2 and 3 of Dow's "Great Central" but haven't been able to come up with anything. I hav...
by 45609
Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Phosphor bronze wire for buffer springs
Replies: 11
Views: 3780

Re: Phosphor bronze wire for buffer springs

Bob,

You do not mention what gauge wire you are using but I know that Roger Sawyer (aka Eileen's Emporium) will probably have what you want. I have some 30swg and 33swg phosphor bronze wire that I bought from him not so long ago.

Cheers....Morgan
by 45609
Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Rotary Valve Gear Crab
Replies: 13
Views: 5610

Re: Rotary Valve Gear Crab

Tony, Dave, Thanks. I should have said encouragement and spare time. A looming exhibition deadline for Brinkley usually gets me motivated. We have one coming up in October so watch this space. The Crab tender is running on a Masokits universal springy beam underframe. The loco will be suspended on c...
by 45609
Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:08 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Rotary Valve Gear Crab
Replies: 13
Views: 5610

Re: Rotary Valve Gear Crab

Thanks Tim. The pickups will be part of a removable busbar/axle keep arrangement. This has been fabricated but is not shown in any of the photos that I have posted so far. As you noticed I have used some thick copper clad for some of the frame spacers. The only reason for this is that I have a load ...
by 45609
Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:44 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Ex-Metropolitan Peckett 0-6-0ST
Replies: 2
Views: 1869

Re: Ex-Metropolitan Peckett 0-6-0ST

Hi Jeff,

That's a really attractive loco. The LT livery, even unlined, really does look the business. What are the Mercian kits like as a P4 proposition? They do a number of interesting industrials that I have always found rather tempting.

Morgan.
by 45609
Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:30 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Brinkley Baseboards
Replies: 9
Views: 5226

Re: Brinkley Baseboards

Hi Robin,

Congrats on your first posting here. After pestering you to show people what we've been up to I guess I only have myself to blame for appearing in the pictures.

Cheers....Morgan
by 45609
Sat Jul 26, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Eridge signals
Replies: 15
Views: 9296

Re: Eridge signals

Hi Rod, I think your signals look great having seen all of them posted on RMweb http://www.rmweb.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=14951. As you probably know getting them to work reliably is half the battle. Although you haven't posted the pic here I really like the idea you had for making the op...
by 45609
Sat Jul 26, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Rotary Valve Gear Crab
Replies: 13
Views: 5610

Re: Rotary Valve Gear Crab

Thanks Howard. Just hoping posting it on here will encourage me to make some progress with it. Has been in this state for nearly a year.... :oops: Below are a couple of pictures that hopefully explain what a torque reaction tab is. I suppose it could also be called a torque reaction bar but in this ...

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