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by Horsetan
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 92
Views: 12033

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

PeteT wrote:... my MRJ is currently marooned with my dealer!....


Surprisingly I was able to walk into WHS Ealing just now and buy it off the shelf.....

...and it's got a letter from Mrs. Trellis in it!!
by Horsetan
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Coreless Motor Database
Replies: 15
Views: 2790

Re: Coreless Motor Database

As far as Portescaps were concerned I think it was always the 1219s, that were the most fragile. The 1219 was a Faulhaber rather than an Escap product. There are quite a lot of Faulhaber sizes available now - also Maxons; the good thing is that the fixing centres appear standardised, so you can swa...
by Horsetan
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 20155

Re: Scaleforum 2020

stephenfreeman wrote:..... Social distancing is likely to become the new norm.


With that in mind, perhaps this year's Scaleforum will be a virtual one, which we can visit online :?:
by Horsetan
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann B1
Replies: 100
Views: 14480

Re: Bachmann B1

johndarch wrote:... and you would know all about horses' mouths!


And :?:

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by Horsetan
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann B1
Replies: 100
Views: 14480

Re: Bachmann B1

davebradwell wrote:Plenty in stock.


The horse's mouth speaks. :mrgreen:
by Horsetan
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 39974

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

.....It will also leave me with a kit for a further loco with no boiler. I'll enquire if a replacement can be supplied.... Brassmasters are quite helpful with replacement parts - expect at least £30 for the new boiler casting. In the past, I've had complete sets of castings and new etch frets to he...
by Horsetan
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 39974

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

..If you want a compound, I give you this - also using the Smith system:- 242-A1.jpg At 4,300 EDBHP, more powerful than a Deltic and a Brush 4 combined and 50 tons less weight! The shocking thing is that the design work on this rebuild started within 10 years of the LMS building its last compound -...
by Horsetan
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Wizard of the Moor
Topic: 51L Iron Ore Hoppers
Replies: 37
Views: 6307

Re: 51L Iron Ore Hoppers

David B wrote:Hexagons are available on Ebay. .....


Excellent :thumb
by Horsetan
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Wizard of the Moor
Topic: 51L Iron Ore Hoppers
Replies: 37
Views: 6307

Re: 51L Iron Ore Hoppers

Here's a pic of the hexy ones, Horse. Some of them are etched to suggest a nut and bolt, but i'm not convinced that they'll be terribly useful for that. A285F2B9-122A-40B2-BFC2-326C713A05DB.jpeg Thanks. I've done a quick Google. MIG Productions don't list them on their current website, and everyone...
by Horsetan
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann B1
Replies: 100
Views: 14480

Re: Bachmann B1

barhamd wrote:...I've just purchased a 2nd hand Bachmann B1 from Hattons for £46. damaged box and a 'Warped drive wheel'
It will be interesting to see if it is a bargain or a turkey....


Just waiting now for Dave Bradwell to come along and interest you in one of his fabulous B1 chassis kits..... :mrgreen:
by Horsetan
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Wizard of the Moor
Topic: 51L Iron Ore Hoppers
Replies: 37
Views: 6307

Re: 51L Iron Ore Hoppers

.....small etched discs by MIG Productions. These are etched with the brass stuck to a sheet of some kind of plastic film, so there are no tags to remove. The set has discs of full thickness at 0.2mm, half etched discs, and full thickness washers. The largest are 2mm diameter, the smallest are impo...
by Horsetan
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 68
Views: 11571

Re: Martin Finney V2

Best before 1st June 2020 :?:
by Horsetan
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 20155

Re: Scaleforum 2020

Well, I wonder if the stadium and Olympic Lodge will be vacated by the end of September? - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-52160852 Given that some seem to think that "normality" might only start to come back around August / September time, maybe it's too close to c...
by Horsetan
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 215
Views: 48302

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Daddyman, I've certainly had Gibson wheels (not LNER types) where the axle is slightly short, but not by the amount mentioned. I wonder if you've been supplied with the wrong items? A call to Colin might be worthwhile. Dave. Thanks for your help, Dave. The 1mm was a guess and - it turns out - an ex...
by Horsetan
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Balcombe developments
Replies: 15
Views: 2318

Re: Balcombe developments

CornCrake wrote:A quick joke to take our minds off our current social distancing...

There was this idiot who kept on clicking on their screen...Read More


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Horsetan
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Balcombe developments
Replies: 15
Views: 2318

Re: Balcombe developments

CornCrake wrote:Is that a 5-CAT and a 2-CAT then?


I detect a 5CAM and 2CAN!
by Horsetan
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread
Replies: 40
Views: 5755

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread

My friend's horse will stand, but he's in Ceredigion, so not exactly easy to reach....
by Horsetan
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread
Replies: 40
Views: 5755

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread

He's already complete and mobile.... That first line was aimed at EditorTim. If you have any suggestions for Tim to scale it down to 4mm, I'm sure he will be most grateful! I have actually canvassed this possibility with ModelU, but they don't think a horse would stand long enough to produce a viab...
by Horsetan
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread
Replies: 40
Views: 5755

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread

PeteT wrote:.... I presume your horse will be the 2nd entry ....


He's already complete and mobile....
by Horsetan
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread
Replies: 40
Views: 5755

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread

Tim V wrote:....Why not fish it out and finish it? A fresh pair of eyes and all that ...


Trouble is, nowadays there's a much better Std.5 chassis from Comet which doesn't require the thickness of armour-plating, and obviously CSBs are much more the thing, no?
by Horsetan
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread
Replies: 40
Views: 5755

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread

'shelf of shame' That's a brilliant name for it! Maybe we should have a secondary competition (the wooden spoon?) for the project longest in gestation which makes it over the finish line. Well, I'll start the bidding at 10 years. For just one chassis. I think my box of 25 unbuilt Parkside/Cambrian/...
by Horsetan
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Motors for locos
Replies: 19
Views: 3348

Re: Motors for locos

16mm should be fine for big engines like these. Certainly 1616 and 1624 Portescap RG4s would fit. I have an Portescap RG4. I am not sure which one it is it is only identified by a reds "M" on the box. However its dimensions seem to be lot smaller than the Mashima 1624. The RG4 "M&quo...
by Horsetan
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Bachmann Mk1 Coach Upgrade
Replies: 11
Views: 3873

Re: Bachmann Mk1 Coach Upgrade

Noel wrote:....I presume that P109 is intended for a 64ft underframe? ....


It is.

EDIT: The complete truss assembly that is included in P109 could be used to improve something like an ancient Kitmaster Mk.1 - it's all plastic at the end of the day.
by Horsetan
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Bachmann Mk1 Coach Upgrade
Replies: 11
Views: 3873

Re: Bachmann Mk1 Coach Upgrade

The detail fret is P108 in the Southern Pride list. I'm not sure they were supplied with any instructions, but the fret contains, amongst other things: Door "T" handles Grab handles V-hangers for the underframe Makers' plates Pipework Rainstrips for the roof Those are the bits I can identi...
by Horsetan
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Motors for locos
Replies: 19
Views: 3348

Re: Motors for locos

Just ring Chris at High Level and he will be able to sort you out, without the faff of going into a bidding war. No connection other than a perfectly happy customer. 0191 388 2112 (09.00 - 17.00 GMT if possible)... ...or see price list for his current range of motors . Mashima motors are no longer ...

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