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by 45609
Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Steam loco wheels - assorted questions
Replies: 13
Views: 4931

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: 4931

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: Layouts and Operations
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 404
Views: 107044

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: 4143

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...
by 45609
Thu May 24, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Designing & Building Great Central Locomotive Kits
Replies: 51
Views: 14229

Re: Designing & Building Great Central Locomotive Kits

Thanks. I picked up an unbuilt Perseverance D11/1 kit by sheer random luck yesterday, and there are at least three different tender types allowed for! All of which are largely unbuildable without a significant number of replacement parts made from scratch. Rod Neep's reputation is well known. The S...
by 45609
Thu May 24, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: The Great 3F build off
Replies: 197
Views: 66816

Re: The Great 3F build off

I'd just like to add my praise. Steve, the 3F is a gem. Very well done.

Morgan.
by 45609
Fri May 18, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann Std 3 82xxx 2-6-2 Tank
Replies: 42
Views: 12937

Re: Bachmann Std 3 82xxx 2-6-2 Tank

Phillip,
That looks great! Have you done much in the way of additional detailing?
Morgan
by 45609
Fri May 18, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Stephenson valve gear
Replies: 12
Views: 5657

Re: Stephenson valve gear

Philbax wrote:....If Danny has room on the S4 stand at Railex next week I can bring it along....


Hi Phil,

If you like you are also more than welcome to give it a run on Brinkley.

http://www.glevums4.co.uk/Brink_frame.html

Cheers....Morgan
by 45609
Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Bill Bedford 3F tender chassis
Replies: 15
Views: 4985

Re: Bill Bedford 3F tender chassis

...or even drill a small hole (0.8 - 0.9mm from memory) in the top of the hornblock and solder in a short or medium handrail knob. I'm sure I have some that are about 2mm from flange to hole edge.
by 45609
Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Bill Bedford 3F tender chassis
Replies: 15
Views: 4985

Re: Bill Bedford 3F tender chassis

I thought this kit would be a painless way to gain CSB experience! Naive eh? The Lanarkshire Models CSB tender chassis might be a worth a try instead. Dave Franks seems to do thorough test builds. LMS Tender Chassis by LMS Currently only Stanier and Fowler chassis but the 3F is coming if you fancy ...
by 45609
Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Bill Bedford 3F tender chassis
Replies: 15
Views: 4985

Re: Bill Bedford 3F tender chassis

Hello there Paul, Well I've managed to get one working but I don't think this looks like the type you are battling with. Mine also looks to be different to the isometric drawing link Russ provided. So is this three or four versions we have identified? Sadly this is not untypical for Bill and can be ...
by 45609
Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Bachman 3F tender loco.
Replies: 10
Views: 3880

Re: Bachman 3F tender loco.

Haven't done a conversion yet, but I understand that this one has a non standard axle size (2.18mm, I ask you!) and bearings to fit in the cast frame, like Hornby. Colin Seymour is working on (has done?) a conversion set and Ultrascale have also done so, in this case a 'drop in' set with new bearin...
by 45609
Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Steam loco wheel wobble
Replies: 19
Views: 8022

Re: Steam loco wheel wobble

The diagram James has posted is useful but it is worth thinking about the practicalities of how you measure the wobble (or run out) of any particular wheel. If using a dial test indicator (DTI) on the diagram above resting the needle close to the outer diameter touching on the inside flange face of ...
by 45609
Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann Std 3 82xxx 2-6-2 Tank
Replies: 42
Views: 12937

Re: Bachmann Std 3 82xxx 2-6-2 Tank

Yes, seems equally plausible too. I'll admit my suggestion was without having the axle load numbers available. Of course the 82xxx is also benefiting from the rear pony taking some of the additional mass. Out of interest what are the non driven wheel loads Keith?

Morgan
by 45609
Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann Std 3 82xxx 2-6-2 Tank
Replies: 42
Views: 12937

Re: Bachmann Std 3 82xxx 2-6-2 Tank

Standard 3MT tanks (82xxx) do indeed have 17 spoke wheels, whereas the 76xxx has 16 spoke wheels. The double page spread (pg. 88/89) photo of 82014 in BR Standard Steam in Close up Vol 1 by Bradford and Barton is as good as it gets. Also a good photo of the rear driver's side wheel of 76018 on page ...
by 45609
Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:43 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR ROD 2-8-0
Replies: 7
Views: 3088

Re: GWR ROD 2-8-0

Hi Philip, I don't think any of the RODs purchased by the GWR were fitted with an ejector to operate vacuum brakes, therefore no vacuum pipes. As build they were fitted with Westinghouse gear for working continental stock in France. There is a good picture of the tender rear in Rowledge Volume 1. Th...
by 45609
Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Buffers for SR utility vans/CCTs?
Replies: 4
Views: 2138

Re: Buffers for SR utility vans/CCTs?

David Franks does some unsprung buffers for the range of Southern 4 wheel vans. AFAIK the Southern Railways Group sprung buffers are no longer available.

http://www.lanarkshiremodels.com/lanark ... te_043.htm

Cheers....Morgan
by 45609
Sun Dec 25, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Prezzy's
Replies: 6
Views: 2393

Re: Prezzy's

Hornby B1 and very nice it is too.
by 45609
Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: GWR Hawksworth Coaches
Replies: 10
Views: 4472

Re: GWR Hawksworth Coaches

Hello Gerry, The Glevum Area Group have found just the right locomotive to pull your coaches. Bulwell Hall no less! What a coincidence..... ;) We are just wondering how to get these out of gauge cylinders past Brinkley's platforms and back down to WR territory....any ideas? See you later this week.....
by 45609
Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Avonside ChassisPro - a small problem
Replies: 3
Views: 2594

Re: Avonside ChassisPro - a small problem

This is a something I too noticed and commented on it in my review of the jig that appeared in MRJ191. The relevant paragraph is repeated below. I found that following Avonside’s technique, initially leaving the securing screws fairly loose, setting of the wheelbase with the coupling rods was more o...
by 45609
Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Replacement Gear wheels for rtr models.
Replies: 7
Views: 3439

Re: Replacement Gear wheels for rtr models.

I have in the past purchased gears from HPC. http://www.hpcgears.com/ The only difficulty with this is you need to know exactly what you want and sometimes their stock gears need some modification. For instance the bore size made need to be enlarged. Having said that, like Keith and Craig, I have no...
by 45609
Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Close coupling of coaches
Replies: 52
Views: 19962

Re: Close coupling of coaches

I have attached the most up to date copy of the Bachmann Mark 1 conversion write up. It is in need of an update with respect to Masokits corridor connector mounting but I'm waiting until I do another rake so I can add some photos. In brief the problem is that the rubbing plate, by design, sits a bit...
by 45609
Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Brian Morgan TOUs
Replies: 13
Views: 5440

Re: Brian Morgan TOUs

As the person that drew the templot plan for Barrow Road I can confirm that they are all REA turnouts. There is indeed a tandem tunout as well as a double slip, 2 single slips and a 3 way. The latter may be a bit of a challenge with the TOUs. I saw the first assembled TOU today on a left hand B6 and...
by 45609
Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: New Hornby BR Standard brake van
Replies: 15
Views: 6055

Re: New Hornby BR Standard brake van

Tim, Craig

Isn't the Airfix ducket too high (or low, can't remember which it is) as well?

Cheers....Morgan
by 45609
Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Crocus Paper
Replies: 16
Views: 8316

Re: Crocus Paper

Will, thanks for posting this it has prompted me to make a few comments. Firstly Micromesh can also be obtained from here as well. You'll also notice it in a few different forms. http://www.sylmasta.com/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_Micro_Mesh_Abrasives_1.html I first came across this really useful stuf...

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