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by Knuckles
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: SR 0-6-0 E2's - Latest build complete with Video Operation
Replies: 153
Views: 39982

Re: SR 0-6-0 E2's

What a lovely little engine. And all your own work too, since you designed all the CAD and printing stuff. I would say though that I don’t think the compensation beam being under the wheels should work, since the compensated axles ought to be supported by the beams. As they are, if one wheel goes u...
by Knuckles
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: SR 0-6-0 E2's - Latest build complete with Video Operation
Replies: 153
Views: 39982

Re: SR 0-6-0 E2's

Greetings. If you followed this thread and the above post you may know that I eventually solved the issue of getting a LB&SCR E2 kit I was happy with...I made my own. So my first Sparkshot Custom Creations E2 was in Gunky rusted BR Black using the cheaper WSF material. Since then I have also bee...
by Knuckles
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Dave Bradwell Springing units
Replies: 18
Views: 5314

Re: Dave Bradwell Springing units

Yeah it gets tedious after a while. Is why I think this looks far easier. Worth a try. Pretty sure Bill's units will give the same result by missing out the W irons and making the plastic slide bits each side as you have done. One thing I like about these particular P4 conversions is that they are g...
by Knuckles
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Motors running hot
Replies: 10
Views: 2728

Re: Motors running hot

Philip Hall wrote:I suggest washers to take up the play between motor front bearing and worm gear. Allow about 0.25 x 0.5 mm which should stop the worm chattering back and forth.

Philip



Ok thanks. Sounds an easy fix.
by Knuckles
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Wheels, curing eccentricity and wobble.
Replies: 29
Views: 4551

Re: Wheels, curing eccentricity and wobble.

GW Models quartering jig. If it is a bit wobbly after I usually tease it back. I'm thinking of 3D printing a sort of cup that will go in the chuck bit but the top instead of accepting the axle will accept the wheel instead. Then I can insert a full wheel set into the drill. If I go this route I'll u...
by Knuckles
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Wheels, curing eccentricity and wobble.
Replies: 29
Views: 4551

Re: Wheels, curing eccentricity and wobble.

This won't appeal to those of you with high precision and a sophisticated tool set but for bodgers like me I found a way that fits the bill quite nicely. I've always found Alan Gibson wheels a pain to get on square so this dodge coupled with the MK1 Eyeball and the tweaking hand has worked a treat. ...
by Knuckles
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Motors running hot
Replies: 10
Views: 2728

Re: Motors running hot

However, there is about 1mm horizontal play in the shaft which I suspect may not be a Good Thing. That does seem rather a lot, and assuming you have a worm drive its going to be pushed hard up against one end or the other. Keith I've had this problem with several motors and it is a major pain in th...
by Knuckles
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started
Replies: 193
Views: 42082

Re: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started

Video is just a Vlog version of the above big post really. Is a few days out of date but thought I'd tack it here in case anyone is interested. https://youtu.be/MonWNWIJUXs No point me making a layout thread until i actually start it as this is just the framework. I will be making a Video Log series...
by Knuckles
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started
Replies: 193
Views: 42082

Re: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started

Naaah come on, you tell fibbs. You had that modelling itch and just swiped the easiest excuse possible, didn't you? :D

Nah, cool. Gotta keep makin' stuff.
by Knuckles
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started
Replies: 193
Views: 42082

Re: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started

:D Thanks Rob, much appreciated. I need more patience and character correction for sure. My heart is in P4 but for the big layout plan above I can't do it due to radii issues so have had to submit to 00-SF potentially. The Knapford area can have different scenes plugged in later if need be too so I ...
by Knuckles
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started
Replies: 193
Views: 42082

Re: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started

Obese post warning. :thumb Apologies if people feel it is a waste of time answering my questions due to me lately not getting anything done and changing my mind so often. Life is in the way as usual and these choices are not easy. Mine's idea is not scrapped but the order I may build things keeps sh...
by Knuckles
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: On building track - straight onto the baseboard?
Replies: 70
Views: 16255

Re: On building track - straight onto the baseboard?

I don't have the money to pay someone. Simply put. Only working 2 days most weeks at the mo! Thanks for the infos. I like modular methods too as I like filming layouts. Is partly why I like.foam as you can cut into it and bed buildings in easier but for these next layouts I'm thinking of using woods...
by Knuckles
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: On building track - straight onto the baseboard?
Replies: 70
Views: 16255

Re: On building track - straight onto the baseboard?

Oh Knuckles, by the way, good to see you back ;-) Cheers Flymo Thanks. :) I never left and don't ever plan to. Just been busy with a lot of stuff and my modelling mojo was lacking, desk has been gathering dust. As I'm gearing up to take another plunge and started building frame work thought I'd sta...
by Knuckles
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Dave Bradwell Springing units
Replies: 18
Views: 5314

Re: Dave Bradwell Springing units

I like the initial post and may try this one day. As far as wagon springing goes I've only tried Bill's units and like them very much. As I didn't want to put weight in the wagon as a load or even 'wood' scribe a lead sheet I put all the weight underneath and didn't want it visible so settled for 40...
by Knuckles
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: On building track - straight onto the baseboard?
Replies: 70
Views: 16255

Re: On building track - straight onto the baseboard?

Thanks. :) Ply indeed sounds better due to it's more heavy duty properties yet Balsa is easier for sure. It was the cork that warped once ballasting started, same as the card. Utterly outlawed from now on. My attempts at traditional' PVA mixture may have been too watery yet I did it the same as you ...
by Knuckles
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: On building track - straight onto the baseboard?
Replies: 70
Views: 16255

Re: On building track - straight onto the baseboard?

An alternative to cork is balsa wood. Same ease of cutting with a craft knife, similar sound absorption, but a bit more rigid. So much so that you can build the track directly on it on the bench and transfer the whole thing to the baseboard, even ready ballasted if you like. There's then no problem...
by Knuckles
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Cancellation of Leamington & Warwick Show 3rd & 4th March 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1179

Re: Cancellation of Leamington & Warwick Show 3rd & 4th March 2018

kelly wrote:A shame as it is usually a very good show. But you can't control the weather.


HAARP can but I'll let people research that one if they want. No doubt I just gave away some ammo.

I was hoping to go the show too as it is literally just around the corner from me yet never mind. :-/
by Knuckles
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Colouring Bill Bedford 3D print three link couplings
Replies: 13
Views: 1787

Re: Colouring Bill Bedford 3D print three link couplings

Paint!? :mrgreen: Depends what they are made from. If they are a Shapeways material I got suggestions but it may not be. If Frosted Ultra/Extreme Detail (FUD/FXD) then I always find a soak in white spirit for an hour before priming seems to work well. Being so small maybe 10 minutes would suffice. T...
by Knuckles
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Knuckles's Turnout Construction Log
Replies: 173
Views: 52210

Re: Knuckles's Turnout Construction Log

IT WORKED!

Thankyou!

Took a long time to get around to it yet the Chrome fix was simple, literally click it and click the other 'clickit' = done.

Yesh!

May make a vid at some point, we all need this.

Many thanks. :thumb
by Knuckles
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: jon price
Topic: Wilkinson No2
Replies: 12
Views: 1851

Re: Wilkinson No2

I'd rather be a loco licker than a window licker! :D :shock: I have a loco painted and varnished that has some super glue blooming. Do you think T cut is the answer there too or shall I repaint those bits? Your loco is looking grand indeed, very juicy. Will be good to see it once complete. Blue is t...
by Knuckles
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: RobM
Topic: Where will this lead......
Replies: 154
Views: 20992

Re: Where will this lead......

Looks like the type of thing I'll need if I go ahead with my mine proposal.

Looking forward to whatever you come up with. :)
by Knuckles
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 263
Views: 43382

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

http://www.shapeways.com/shops/sparkshotcustomcreationsscc… A0 Prototype Pacific RANGE RELEASED. Follow up pictures, video and maybe some more items may follow. Shown is just one of the Full shells, currently the only one although I will be uploading a few. However MOST combinations you'll have to m...
by Knuckles
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: A0 Gresley Pacific Prototype
Replies: 16
Views: 4319

Re: A0 Gresley Pacific Prototype

nbg = no bloody good?

Typo of nvg / not very good ((b close to v on keyboard) not Night Vision Goggles!))
Or another?
by Knuckles
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: A0 Gresley Pacific Prototype
Replies: 16
Views: 4319

Re: A0 Gresley Pacific Prototype

Hi Knuckles, have you seen the section in the RCTS Locomotives of the LNER Volume 2A whci has a fare bit to say about the development of the A1 design. It also gives a drawing of the 1920 proposal for a 4-6-2. No, although I'd be interested to see it. The 1920 proposal drawing I do have is one that...
by Knuckles
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: A0 Gresley Pacific Prototype
Replies: 16
Views: 4319

Re: A0 Gresley Pacific Prototype

Yeah it's possible. The second drawing in the book on page 25 said words to the affect of "...as drawn for Gresley in 1915" yet others apparently say Gresley drew them. For the redrafted plans that Simon Martin dug out of the NRM himself please see part two of the essay above where you wil...

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