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by Crepello
Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 41106

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons

jjnewitt wrote:A BR 1/801 fish van.

So many options from the trade already for this genus, and none up to scratch?

BTW, any chance you'll turn your hand to the SR 4-wheeled NPCS (PMV/BY/CCT) family?
by Crepello
Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: 47206 - The Fully Sprung, Hybrid Class 47
Replies: 57
Views: 15073

Re: North Lincolnshire Diesels

I imagine the cab draughts were because of the 'ram air' in the horn cowl being at quite high pressure with the loco at speed, and finding any way out that it could. Presumably the horn piping had to pierce the main roof canopy and lead to the cab interior, so that would be the easiest route for the...
by Crepello
Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: A question of weight
Replies: 49
Views: 11476

Re: A question of weight

martin goodall wrote:There is, of course, another option for those of us who are Very Wicked. :twisted:

I need hardly mention what I have in mind (something to do with EM wheels perhaps?) :twisted: :twisted:


Magnadhesion?
by Crepello
Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 274
Views: 84478

Re: A Highland Miscellany

So it is back to the CAD machine to draw up a series of 3D masters; in the top view some piston rods/part of the cross head, rear sand boxes, clack valves (now the right size which is much much smaller) and some lubricator valves. The bottom view has some tank filler lids, front sandboxes and pisto...
by Crepello
Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG) 2015 programme
Replies: 1
Views: 1361

Re: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG) 2015 programme

Ian Everett wrote:July 11 (Sat) Operating Clecklewyke or Humber Dock (Wensleyfale)
Featuring a Wallace and Gromit mishap?
by Crepello
Wed May 20, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Buffer Stops
Replies: 16
Views: 6173

Re: Buffer Stops

I do like those clamps you used. Where can they be obtained?
by Crepello
Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Martin Finney
Replies: 25
Views: 7727

Re: Martin Finney

Brassmasters may already have noted that the Finney suite of cast fittings enables them to offer us even more opportunities for upgrading those related prototypes currently rendered only as RTR 'toys', such as LNER post-war Pacifics. Doing so would hardly detract from the Finney heritage.
by Crepello
Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Puzzle...
Replies: 9
Views: 3272

Re: Puzzle...

£2.93p including post on ebay. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Solder-Mat-Ceramic-Fibre-8-Mat-1240oc-12-mm-Thick-/150950968640?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item232560fd40 It's actually trade waste from high temperature gasket manufacture! Gordon Luck Thanks Gordon. Three new mats (at that price I can b...
by Crepello
Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Puzzle...
Replies: 9
Views: 3272

Re: Puzzle...

I've just tried, and failed to complete payment via their website, for some of these products. The alternative, phone or email, will not succeed either, until next week, as their answering machine message relays the news that they are closed for re-organisation until then.
by Crepello
Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 105
Views: 27436

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

A less total aside on Corten: The 'cor' and the 'ten' were derived from its superior corrosion resistance and higher tensile strength. The manufacturing drawings for the production EE Type 5 specify this material for the superstructure framing and panelling, probably in the quest for weight savings....
by Crepello
Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: From a Loco Works in Norfolk
Replies: 70
Views: 21270

Re: From a Loco Works in Norfolk

Given the acknowledged lack of clearance for the coupling rods behind the crosshead, I dearly wish Exactoscale would come to our rescue with a scale width driving wheel. Len told me a few years ago it was on his to-do list, and he had all the necessary prototype drawings. I know that a dispassionate...
by Crepello
Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: A replacement for super glue?
Replies: 8
Views: 3233

Re: A replacement for super glue?

If its between 2 parts how does the light get in to set it? Bit confused! I followed up by visiting the manufacturer's website, where they illustrate its use. They do warn it should not be thought of as glue, more as a welding material. Indeed, they show a butt joint prepared with a penetration gap...
by Crepello
Fri Nov 07, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 535
Views: 109749

Re: Brettell Road

As supplied the kit is designed for traditional compensation but I wanted mine sprung.  The current fad for continuous springy beams seems like a lot of faffing about (I admit I've never tried it) and doesn't really replicate what I see on real locos.  The idea of equalised beams seems a whole lot ...
by Crepello
Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: EM wheels on 18.83mm track
Replies: 111
Views: 20607

Re: EM wheels on 18.83mm track

Hi Jol, There is a clue in MG's earlier post: ... Martin Wynne and Bill Bedford (among others) seem to have got very steamed up about what name should be given to the use of EM wheels on P4 track. I have coined the name "Coarse-scale P4" for it, which clearly irritates the purists (and is...
by Crepello
Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Advice Please.
Replies: 40
Views: 9263

Re: Advice Please.

Approaching Ultrascale may be more beneficial. [snip] Nice to be available some time, but, from three feet away could you tell the difference? or running on a layout even doing a modest speed, could you really tell the difference in wheels? or is it that we really want it all to be authentic and kn...
by Crepello
Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Advice Please.
Replies: 40
Views: 9263

Re: Advice Please.

I wonder if there would be any mileage in some of us getting together and sponsoring Exactoscale to tool up for these (and indeed for the WD)? I'm aware that when Exactoscale transferred to C&L, the new custodian was very downbeat in his management of expectations. And in addition to financial h...
by Crepello
Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Advice Please.
Replies: 40
Views: 9263

Re: Advice Please.

For some reason I've ended up with 4 sets of wheels for 9f's...no idea why! Mike Whose are the recommended wheels to go for with this engine in P4? AFAIK, the only ones to take the trouble to reproduce the heavier boss on the driving pair are the Markits, and he claims it's too difficult to cater f...
by Crepello
Mon May 26, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Ultrascale Conversion Proposals
Replies: 60
Views: 12795

Re: Ultrascale Conversion Proposals

There will come a day when there will be no product. That is the day when David Rogers decides he's had enough. And, as I wrote, there appears to be nobody in the wings willing to learn the process with a view to taking up the reins when that day comes. Has he been actively looking for someone? You...
by Crepello
Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 274
Views: 84478

Re: A Highland Miscellany

It is always a good practice to sprue patterns up yourself. That way the cast isn't tempted to put the sprues on 'important' faces. The extra cost at Shapeways is more than compensated by your peace of mind. The benefit may have to be weighed against the components in a group like Mark's competing ...
by Crepello
Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 274
Views: 84478

Re: A Highland Miscellany

We haven’t had an update on the etching and mastering that I have been doing for the signals for a while. Well, I have had both the rapid-prototype masters and etching in. Using the former, I have also had my first set of lost wax casting done – in this case for the lamps and finials. This is what ...
by Crepello
Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 85
Views: 17492

Re: South Pelaw Junction

I decided to print out the Templot plan of the scenic section of the Junction and the enormity of the layout has hit home a little. In the following pics, the 37 is about half way between the 2 bridges that will form the scenic breaks at each end It's the enormity of the mortgage to house the thing...
by Crepello
Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Gluing wood
Replies: 20
Views: 5775

Re: Gluing wood

Actually, the last original flying example met its end due to incorrectly adjusted SU carburettors, as the fact that a corrective measure had been developed quite early on had been lost from the maintenance procedures. Is this a reference to 'Tilly' Shilling's flow restrictor, the device introduced...
by Crepello
Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Gluing wood
Replies: 20
Views: 5775

Re: Gluing wood

Apropos the DH Mosquito ... It's certainly why there are no original flying examples left. There is an Australian flying Mosse but that was built from scratch and is actually impregnated with epoxy resin (West system as used in wooden boats these days). If epoxy had been around when the Mosse was b...
by Crepello
Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Fitting W irons
Replies: 47
Views: 10404

Re: Fitting W irons

The prototype buffer height dimension was nominal only. There was a 3 inch (1mm in 4mm scale) allowance for loads, weak springs etc. In addition, while the buffer height is marked on many drawings, we don't know the convention behind the drawing. Does the figure on the drawing represent the unloade...
by Crepello
Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Width of Gresley Bogies
Replies: 9
Views: 6195

Re: Width of Gresley Bogies

Golden Age Models are finalising their soon to be released LNER trains - Coronation, Silver Jubilee and 1938 Flying Scotsman - and I'm discussing with them the running gear for P4 versions. I think the wheelsets will be satisfactory but they are planning to widen the bogies to accommodate the P4 wh...

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