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by 45609
Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Looking after tools that can rust
Replies: 29
Views: 7931

Re: Looking after tools that can rust

A number of things: A) coat the tool in a thin layer of oil - i.e. put some oil on it and wipe it off with a paper towel. B) store the tool in a box (I would suggest wood or cardboard) that has some VCI paper in it. See here: http://www.chronos.ltd.uk/acatalog/Engineering_Menu_Rust_Prevention_463.h...
by 45609
Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Converting a Bachmann ROD 2-8-0
Replies: 12
Views: 6106

Re: Converting a Bachmann ROD 2-8-0

.....just a set of coupling and connecting rods? Something like this I presume? These 3D models have been done for sometime and were prepared for part of my full O4 chassis design. If there is sufficient interest then I might be persuaded to do these as a separate etch in advance of the chassis. O4...
by 45609
Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Beer and Buckjumpers
Replies: 820
Views: 22344

Re: Another Round...

Hi Paul, Nice work. The cellulose black finish looks very gritty. This is a symptom of holding the airbrush too far away from the model. The paint is dry before it is hitting the model surface. You should be able, with practice, to get a really smooth glossy finish onto which the lining will flow ev...
by 45609
Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: ROD 04 2-8-0 chassis?
Replies: 14
Views: 5712

Re: ROD 04 2-8-0 chassis?

Still in development....
O4 Chassis Assy.png

O4 Chassis Assy 2.png

O4 Chassis Assy 3.png

....to fit the Bachmann body, replacement running plate for ex GCR version, full CSB to suit Highlevel hornblocks.

Being designed to suit my own requirements but more could be produced on a pre-order basis.
by 45609
Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: What are the different taps: Bottom, Taper and Second for?
Replies: 15
Views: 19765

Re: What are the different taps: Bottom, Taper and Second fo

The drill size chart in digest sheet 10.8.2 shows that the tapping size for an M1 thread is 0.75mm which probably cannot be obtained. The nearest size that is likely to be available is either 0.7mm or 0.8mm. Not really true Terry unless you are only speaking of the traders that you would normally s...
by 45609
Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Which surface to solder on?
Replies: 14
Views: 5667

Re: Which surface to solder on?

I now use one of these....having gone through the MDF, soft wood and Tufnol phase. http://www.micromark.com/soldering-pad-6-inches-x-6-inches,7357.html Having not seen the soldering pad that MSE sell it seems from the size, description and code number that they are one and the same. The great thing ...
by 45609
Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: NER Coaches and NPCS
Replies: 47
Views: 16382

Re: NER Coaches and NPCS

The colour I used when I painted the last LNER carriage was Humbrol Tan. Unfortunately this is no longer in the Humbrol range. The nearest is No62 Leather which is darker and less orange than Tan. Which Humbrol Tan are you thinking of Bill? The gloss Tan (#9) is still available isn't it? For me usi...
by 45609
Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 60163 Tornado: Dave Bradwell Chassis + Hornby Bodywork
Replies: 86
Views: 34877

Re: 60163 Tornado: Dave Bradwell Chassis + Hornby Bodywork

John,

This picture should help.

Image

Nice big solder joint (weld seam) visible down the left hand side.

Cheers....Morgan
by 45609
Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: York Show
Replies: 2
Views: 1546

Re: York Show

York show is indeed on this weekend and there is another P4 layout, and past winner of the MRJ Chalice, on display.

Clinkerford
by 45609
Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Newport and Gwent (NAGNAG)
Topic: Newport MRS Open Day alias Gwyl 4mm Gwent 2 March
Replies: 22
Views: 8980

Re: Newport MRS Open Day alias Gwyl 4mm Gwent 2 March

Justin,

What a brilliant photo and sorry I couldn't make it. Having just got off the phone to Mike it sounds like you all had a good time. However, I cannot help but think that somewhere up in the valleys there is a village missing it's idiot.... :D

Cheers....Morgan
by 45609
Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: Coupling pole for scale couplings
Replies: 30
Views: 16452

Re: Uncoupling Hooks

Hi Rhobat,

This is what you may have seen before...

LMS shunters pole

Cheers....Morgan
by 45609
Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: How were K2 rods jointed?
Replies: 4
Views: 2838

Re: How were K2 rods jointed?

Hi John, I'll post this question to the LNER forum if you are happy with that? Having flicked through my copy of Yeadon's I agree that it is very difficult question to answer as the gib and cotter big end of the connecting rod hides the coupling rod joint in almost all the photos. Even the rear thre...
by 45609
Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: profiling EM wheels to P4
Replies: 59
Views: 22278

Re: profiling EM wheels to P4

I don't think either of the tools in there would hold a rim such that it could be re-profiled with a form tool. Agreed, but something like this may work with a form tool. The rim is registered to the alumnium mandrel by the internal diameter lip of the steel tyre. It might not suit all wheels types...
by 45609
Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: Looking for advice on ER16 collets
Replies: 16
Views: 9838

Re: Looking for advice on ER16 collets

Hello John, I have been using a set of ER16s and collet chuck on my Unimat 3 for a number of years. My set is a 10 piece metric and come in 1mm steps. 1mm, 2mm etc... up to 10mm. I bought this set from Chronos but is seems they no longer do a suitable chuck to fit straight onto the Unimat 3 spindle ...
by 45609
Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Driving wheel axle material
Replies: 94
Views: 27935

Re: Driving wheel axle material

:oops: time to get my eyes tested.
by 45609
Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:13 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Driving wheel axle material
Replies: 94
Views: 27935

Re: Driving wheel axle material

paultownsend wrote:None of the UK suppliers that you list or others I have tried carry GROUND MS.


The Steel Express page I used as a link to show equivalent specs did.....

http://www.steelexpress.co.uk/engineeri ... dprecision
by 45609
Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Driving wheel axle material
Replies: 94
Views: 27935

Re: Driving wheel axle material

Hello Russ Yes indeed it is mild steel and to be precise it is AISI/SAE 12L14 which is a leaded and therefore a free machining grade. Equivalent specifcation references are listed here . They might be worth a call as Wolverhampton is a bit closer than New Jersey. Precision ground bar stock is listed...
by 45609
Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Craig Welsh design etch instructions/notes
Replies: 4
Views: 2509

Re: Craig Welsh design etch instructions/notes

Hi Nigel, Here are copies of the instruction sheets that Craig produced a while ago. They are buried in his blog on RMweb. I don't know if they are up to date but may be useful. Cheers....Morgan P. S. It seems the link David has provided has more up to date instructions. 9ft_Wooden_Instructions_part...
by 45609
Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: How real do your photo's look?
Replies: 122
Views: 46932

Re: How real do your photo's look?

Flymo748 wrote:Looking at that first picture, the biker in me went "eek!" as I was hoping that something wasn't coming the other way whilst I was on the wrong side of the road!


An interesting observation Paul. Shouldn't a blind crest like that have double whites?
by 45609
Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Steam loco wheels - assorted questions
Replies: 13
Views: 5702

Re: Steam loco wheels - assorted questions

Martin, That is very pertinent point you bring up. I've had a similiar nightmarish experience with converting a Bachmann Hall to EM gauge. I'm sure it was down to a degree of misalignment of the chassis slots for which the huge slop on the 3mm diameter axles compensated. Taking a precision approach ...
by 45609
Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Steam loco wheels - assorted questions
Replies: 13
Views: 5702

Re: Steam loco wheels - assorted questions

Just make sure that the body of the motor is narrower than the distance between the inside of the frames! Or make sure you arrange the motor to gearbox mounting screws horizontally so that the motor can be separated from the gearbox prior to wheel removal. Some gearboxes give this option as designe...
by 45609
Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Steam loco wheels - assorted questions
Replies: 13
Views: 5702

Re: Steam loco wheels - assorted questions

When Alan had the business he would happily remould a wheel centre for you FOC if you returned it to him. I don't know whether Colin will still do this but it is worth asking.

Cheers....Morgan
by 45609
Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 407
Views: 123318

Re: New Street progress

Very nice track weathering Jim. Is the gunmetal in your mix the Humbrol Metalcote stuff or standard #53?

Cheers....Morgan
by 45609
Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Compressor specifications
Replies: 5
Views: 4704

Re: Compressor specifications

Useful things to think about when specifying a compressor. How many airbrushes or what type of brush or gun will you be using? This will determine the capacity of the compressor you will need in terms of flow rate. The compressor specification will quote a max flow rate of air in CFM or LPM (cubic f...

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