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by 45609
Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Getting the wheels on square!
Replies: 51
Views: 11798

Re: Getting the wheels on square!

Julian, yours is a parallel hand reamer. As Jol points out the way to identify them is whether it has a plain or square ended shank. Plain shank = machine reamer. Square shank = hand reamer so that you can turn it with a tapping wrench by hand. The parallel hand reamer will have a slight taper over ...
by 45609
Mon May 16, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: centre and spotting drills
Replies: 9
Views: 2531

Re: centre and spotting drills

It is worth reading this as I don't think anyone has understood the purpose of a spotting drill yet.

When to use a spotting drill

In short do not use a 90 degree spot drill with a 118 degree angle drill. Use a 120 degree.

Morgan
by 45609
Sun May 15, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: centre and spotting drills
Replies: 9
Views: 2531

Re: centre and spotting drills

Drill Services - Horley

Centre and Spotting Drills

You'll find smaller than BS1 pilot diameter here but at a price.
by 45609
Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Paul Townsend
Topic: Highbridge reborn
Replies: 14
Views: 3104

Re: Highbridge reborn

That's what we in the know call a "Bastard" file. For quick removal of irritating bores...sorry....burrs. ;)
by 45609
Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?
Replies: 79
Views: 13049

Re: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?

I guess it's over now to the original poster, who has the opportunity to expound in more detail how these savings may be achieved, for all our benefit? That was the point of the original post, presumably? I wouldn't put money on that Steve. Seems more like a case of sour grapes to me. In complete a...
by 45609
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?
Replies: 79
Views: 13049

Re: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?

The price of the wagon kit that seems to be being discussed it £38. Like it or lump it! If you haven't approached the vendor privately to discuss the economics of a bulk purchase the chances of you getting one now have, most likely, been knackered.
by 45609
Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: GWR E147 B set
Replies: 45
Views: 11207

Re: GWR E147 B set

Well done Mike, a very good comparison.
by 45609
Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: GWR E147 B set
Replies: 45
Views: 11207

Re: GWR E147 B set

Go on then Mike. I'm interested to see that and while you are at it scale the profiles you have drawn to the GA. That will give us a better impression of the difference.

Cheers....Morgan
by 45609
Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: P4 Starter Pack A: 16T Steel Mineral Wagon
Replies: 99
Views: 27564

Re: A wagon tutorial

Finally, a word on the soldering of spring steel wire to brass, or nickel silver, for that matter. Much musing has taken place over the difficulty of doing this and the special fluxes needed to achieve a secure bond. I have used Laco flux, a yellow greasy like substance, which can be washed off wit...
by 45609
Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Quartering 3mm axles with GW Models Wheel press
Replies: 10
Views: 3543

Re: Bachmann Jinty wheels

Thanks for confirming Terry. As useful as they are I still can’t believe someone paid £92 for a second-hand GW wheel press on eBay when a brand new one is available from the manufacturer for £24.50 and George, according to his MRJ advert, does mail order both UK and World? Crazy!! Prepare to be ama...
by 45609
Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:13 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Stanier brake van chassis
Replies: 14
Views: 4506

Re: Stanier brake van chassis

LMS coach bogie springs and axle boxes Paul? Axle box looks about right but not enough spring laminations or J hangers. This is what we're looking for.... image.jpeg ISTR the axle box casting in the now out of production Connoisseur kit for the LMS standard 20T brake van was good. I do not know if t...
by 45609
Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 274
Views: 81578

Re: A Highland Miscellany

Looks very nice Mark. The castings seem to have come out well.

ATB...Morgan
by 45609
Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2015
Replies: 123
Views: 32637

Re: Scaleforum 2015

Andy W wrote:Is it "take the Mickey out of Tim week"?


It's on for the whole of Septimber.....

Also instead of trying to make humorous comments I'll also add my thanks to the Scaleforum organising team. A good job done by all.

Morgan
by 45609
Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2015
Replies: 123
Views: 32637

Re: Scaleforum 2015

Tim Venton?
by 45609
Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Ultrscale crankpin question
Replies: 23
Views: 5586

Re: Ultrscale crankpin question

Bob, Glad to hear that we have convinced you. You also asked the following question. The one you've given the link for (290) says it is disassembled with heat applied. Have you experienced any problems in this regard? I've never had a problem using heat to get a joint undone (that goes for both thre...
by 45609
Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Ultrscale crankpin question
Replies: 23
Views: 5586

Re: Ultrscale crankpin question

Bob, As far as I know Loctite 290 is a general purpose thread locker and not just for use on ferrous metals. http://www.loctite.co.uk/loctite-4087.htm?nodeid=8802623848449 There is a huge range of Loctite compounds for all sorts of applications so there may be one that is optimised for this. I seem ...
by 45609
Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Ultrscale crankpin question
Replies: 23
Views: 5586

Re: Ultrscale crankpin question

As I said in my previous post I use a modified Romford screwdriver (available from Markits). The photo below shows an unmodified one as it is the best picture I could find with a quick google search. The modification is quite simple. The outer edges of the two prongs are chamfered with a file so tha...
by 45609
Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Ultrscale crankpin question
Replies: 23
Views: 5586

Re: Ultrscale crankpin question

A photo of a loco I've worked on recently shows what I believe is being described. Sorry the con-rod is partially obscuring the nut. I use a modified Romford screwdriver to tighten the nut.

image.jpg


Morgan
by 45609
Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Romford hand rail knobs for CSBs
Replies: 2
Views: 1092

Re: Romford hand rail knobs for CSBs

Ian, Use the long WD type. Drill the holes in the frames so they are a tight fit on the main diameter of the handrail knob. This enables you to align the holes longitudinally with the holes in the tags on top of your horn blocks. Once you're happy that the spring runs straight through all holes with...
by 45609
Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: PDK models website missing
Replies: 9
Views: 2541

Re: PDK models website missing

Ah yes.....viewing a cached page from yesterday. A refresh gives me the same message. Probably "a you haven't paid" thing.
by 45609
Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: PDK models website missing
Replies: 9
Views: 2541

Re: PDK models website missing

Alive and well here....

http://www.pdkmodels.co.uk/
by 45609
Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 274
Views: 81578

Re: A Highland Miscellany

Some interesting thoughts and discussion on body to chassis attachment methods. Just to add another variation to the mix I have got into the habit of not trying to solder a nut (from my experience of kit, typically 8 or 10BA) to the upper surface of a running plate. Instead I always replace the nut ...
by 45609
Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Nottingham 3F's
Replies: 2
Views: 1124

Re: Nottingham 3F's

Brassmasters

Image
by 45609
Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Drill bits - is titanium worthwhile?
Replies: 25
Views: 6983

Re: Drill bits - is titanium worthwhile?

Re drilling speeds. Read pages 90-93 of this.

Model Engineers Handbook

No doubt you'll find other interesting stuff in there too.
by 45609
Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2014
Replies: 197
Views: 41514

Re: Scaleforum 2014

Flymo748 wrote:I set this and check it using a Bill Bedford buffer height gauge mounted on the end of my "gauging board" which has featured here a few times before


That's not one of Bill's buffer height gauges.

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