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by Horsetan
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: RE: Form tools
Replies: 14
Views: 1650

Re: RE: Form tools

David Knight wrote:The Teichmann tool looks to be quite straight forward to use. However it does not seem to incorporate the 20 degree angle we usually favour for the tread. Am I correct in thinking this or did I miss something?


The instructions assume that the 20-degree/3% angle is produced by rotating the toolpost.
by Horsetan
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?
Replies: 70
Views: 7399

Re: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?

Proto87Stores has posted in the Guest Book (presumably as a non member he can’t post here?) about an alternative design of form tool that would be more suitable for those of us with more delicate lathes. Like me, I’m quite content with my Unimat SL and can’t see me changing anytime soon. The altern...
by Horsetan
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: RE: Form tools
Replies: 14
Views: 1650

Re: RE: Form tools

Here's a description of the Teichmann form/profile tool (in German) on the left hand side of the page - hopefully it is legible to all. Teichmann is still in operation and still does produce a tool for HO-pur (near-equivalent to P87) - costs about 50 Euro or so.
by Horsetan
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: ModelMaster Jackson Evans
Replies: 7
Views: 1142

Re: ModelMaster Jackson Evans

I have just received an email from the gentleman informing me that he is standing as MP next year, so is winding up his business. Only existing outstanding orders will be completed, and stocks will be run down to exhaustion, with no discounts! I guess those loco kits will never see the light of day...
by Horsetan
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: ModelMaster Jackson Evans
Replies: 7
Views: 1142

Re: ModelMaster Jackson Evans

Politics seems to be one of the few safe ways of making a living these days.
by Horsetan
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109
Replies: 163
Views: 21509

Re: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109

...., the odd wheels on the model is quite deliberate. It appears that wheel sets on Jubilees, Scots and Patriots were interchangeable and after rebuilding, various Scots ran with one or more sets of Stanier wheels. The spoke alignment issue is because the original wheels had the pin in line with a...
by Horsetan
Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109
Replies: 163
Views: 21509

Re: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109

:thumb

That's sufficient for me, thanks.
by Horsetan
Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109
Replies: 163
Views: 21509

Re: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109

....crank is not the one whose photo started this thread. Sadly, that version met its end in a futile attempt to silver solder the assembly. The replacement has been assembled using a high strength grade of Loctite for the crank pin and slow setting Araldite for the axle. All the joints are pinned ...
by Horsetan
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?
Replies: 70
Views: 7399

Re: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?

The Society has for some time been considering having some form tools made to enable RTR OO wheels to be re-profiled to P4 standards. The question has been raised as to how many people would want such a thing? The use would mainly be for steam loco wheels. The point has been made that anyone who wa...
by Horsetan
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Branchlines SER/SECR Class O kit
Replies: 17
Views: 2203

Re: Branchlines SER/SECR Class O kit

pete_mcfarlane wrote:Now that's interesting......


40 quid if you want 5 week delivery.

35 quid if you can wait until Christmas.
by Horsetan
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Branchlines SER/SECR Class O kit
Replies: 17
Views: 2203

Re: Branchlines SER/SECR Class O kit

pete_mcfarlane wrote:.....I wonder if the South Eastern Kits 0/01 could be shot down to 4mm scale?....


Already done, and available to order, apparently. 5 weeks.
by Horsetan
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: class 15xx pannier tank (with a bit of 97xx thrown in)
Replies: 96
Views: 31411

Re: class 15xx pannier tank (with a bit of 97xx thrown in)

Just had a parcel in from Warren Shephard.... Looks like the kit's ready, then.
by Horsetan
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 64
Views: 8594

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Mike Garwood wrote:....Please forgive the washing in the background.....


Is that a bra hanging off the side there :?:
by Horsetan
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: CSB for a Single Driver
Replies: 50
Views: 6196

Re: CSB for a Single Driver

Julian Roberts wrote:.....I've got a single to make, a 4-2-2, sometime. ...


MR Spinner?
by Horsetan
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: S4-9?
Replies: 9
Views: 1651

Re: S4-9?

David Knight wrote:....Those “chopper” style couplings look the part for narrow gauge. Whose are they?


A fret of chopper couplings can be obtained from Branchlines nowadays. Either five or five pairs per pack.
by Horsetan
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 247
Views: 78831

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

JackBlack wrote:So this solves the problem of drop-out wheels with csbs and having to figure out a way to make the springs removable?


That depends on how you mount them
by Horsetan
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 68
Views: 11581

Re: Martin Finney V2

It does look as though you've even managed to incorporate dents in the roof skin :thumb
by Horsetan
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 85
Views: 27073

Re: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.

steamraiser wrote:Here is my test build Peckett fitted with wheels using David Bigcheeseplant's centres ....I believe the wheels look the part.


But where are the wheels available from....if indeed they are available :?:
by Horsetan
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Mousa Models
Replies: 10
Views: 1744

Re: Mousa Models

Neil Smith wrote:...I guess I am wondering if old etches really die, or perchance somehow they sleepeth?! ...


They probably get deleted. Then again, a fair few old etches continue to have a life in the hands of Eileen's Emporium.
by Horsetan
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: LNER A1
Replies: 7
Views: 1291

Re: LNER A1

Ivan, you shouldn't really swap plain for Timken axleboxes as these were larger and consequently the frames around them were a slightly different shape. Same with the tender. One day I'll etch some alternative Cartazzi and tender frames but you know how these things go...... Yes, I'm aware of the s...
by Horsetan
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109
Replies: 163
Views: 21509

Re: Future Project?

That looks excellent. Inside big-end method there for other classes, like the Bradwell J27
by Horsetan
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: LNER A1
Replies: 7
Views: 1291

Re: LNER A1

Daddyman wrote:....You are, presumably, aware of the failings of the model?


Nothing that a set of Timken axleboxes and cover discs won't solve (Hornby "Tornado" could be a possible help here).... although I can't remember the rivet pattern that the cabsides are supposed to have....
by Horsetan
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Branchlines SER/SECR Class O kit
Replies: 17
Views: 2203

Re: Branchlines SER/SECR Class O kit

Philip Hall wrote:....What’s the Falcon one for the O like?


Its redeeming feature is that it's not a Branchlines one.
by Horsetan
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Branchlines SER/SECR Class O kit
Replies: 17
Views: 2203

Re: Branchlines SER/SECR Class O kit

....I said it was a bit dodgy, .... It goes with the whole ethos of the kit. .... coupling rods, as the ones provided by the kit are a bit poor and very flimsy. ... I managed to make the original rods properly jointed, but they are very slender and perilously close to snapping in half. It's such a ...
by Horsetan
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Branchlines SER/SECR Class O kit
Replies: 17
Views: 2203

Re: Branchlines SER/SECR Class O kit

I'm just about getting my act together to build one of these, bought several years ago. Wondered if anyone has any experience or advice to offer, particularly as to motorising it? Good luck with: - the oval boiler casting - you'll see this when trying to plug it into the smokebox casting; DSC00445....

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