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by Horsetan
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Spur gears
Replies: 37
Views: 5420

Re: Spur gears

CDGFife wrote:....I also have some 16T smaller mitres from here:
https://www.gearsandsprockets.co.uk/met ... tre-gears/
to try as a further space saver....


Interesting :thumb
by Horsetan
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Phoenix Paints
Replies: 26
Views: 4180

Re: Phoenix Paints

Clive Impey wrote:In S4News number 5 there is a very useful article on machining Sharman wheels to P4 standards.


Worth having a look at.....
by Horsetan
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Spur gears
Replies: 37
Views: 5420

Re: Spur gears

Branchlines may still have suitable gears in stock - they sent me their PDF price lists yesterday.

Other alternatives may be NWSL (under new ownership).
by Horsetan
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Phoenix Paints
Replies: 26
Views: 4180

Re: Phoenix Paints

A fair few of the P4-profile stuff is already sold out. 9F, Britannia, SECR "H" wheels gone already. Think the GW 6'8" size is also gone in one of the crank variations. I had a set of 4' 12-spk o/s for the BR Class 11 shunter. One or two of the wheel centres looked a touch ropey. The ...
by Horsetan
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Phoenix Paints
Replies: 26
Views: 4180

Re: Phoenix Paints

Ref. Sharman Wheels. The renewed availability of the range of Sharman wheels is a great benefit, especially for those of us who model the pre-group railways. AFAIK, the tyres are turned on a auto lathe, not one of Mike's original Myfords. Mike originally turned the tyres with a locking groove on th...
by Horsetan
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Another B1 chassis
Replies: 31
Views: 4690

Re: Another B1 chassis

davebradwell wrote:Yes, you'll see why I redesigned the chassis to get rid of the dreaded jigging operation that I could never get to work properly, either. ...


As I have two of the Version 1 chassis, maybe assembling them on one of those fancy chassis jigs might help?
by Horsetan
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109
Replies: 163
Views: 21810

Re: Future Project?

Dave Holt wrote:....all a mad idea anyway..


I like mad.
by Horsetan
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Finney 3500 Gallon Tender Brakes
Replies: 14
Views: 3671

Re: Finney 3500 Gallon Tender Brakes

Interesting. :thumb
by Horsetan
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brassmasters Duchess test build
Replies: 39
Views: 8842

Re: Brassmasters Duchess test build

Going well there :thumb

Hopefully the kit will be available some time next year.
by Horsetan
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Paul Willis
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 165
Views: 18781

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

zebedeesknees wrote:....Another possibility would be for a working 'slip', but there are not many modelling opportunities for those......


Not even P4 in the garden :?:
by Horsetan
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 2021 shows cancelled due to covid19
Replies: 3
Views: 1454

Re: 2021 shows cancelled due to covid19

Roll on 2023.
by Horsetan
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: GWR 1361 CSB
Replies: 17
Views: 2037

Re: GWR 1361 CSB

Will L wrote:.... its doing the Walschaerts valve gear that size that gives me the horrors.
Image


The 2FS band might be able to help....
by Horsetan
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: GWR 1361 CSB
Replies: 17
Views: 2037

Re: GWR 1361 CSB

That looks like fun.

Another one for the Hawksworth 15xx (6'4"×6'6") will be equally tight.
by Horsetan
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 40199

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

grovenor-2685 wrote:The website says brass!


Just looked at mine. All n/s.

Maybe the next one I buy will be brass.
by Horsetan
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 40199

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

Serjt-Dave wrote:....why is your tenders in nickel silver?...


I'd say most of these kits were turned out in nickel silver. All of the ones I have are n/s.
by Horsetan
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mitchell Castle bogie
Replies: 27
Views: 2952

Re: Mitchell Castle bogie

DougN wrote:This is exactly the thing I was talking about. Horse has lost his, ....


I haven't lost mine. I just can't remember where I put them!!
by Horsetan
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mitchell Castle bogie
Replies: 27
Views: 2952

Re: Mitchell Castle bogie

....the late Dave Haswell handed me a part-built 2-6-4T in a Lima (!) box with no instructions and lots of tiny parts, many of which were cut from the fret. From the wheels and the shape of the running plate, and the smokebox/boiler/firebox castings I would guess it to be a Gibson Stanier. If anyon...
by Horsetan
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 40199

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

davebradwell wrote:....No consideration for those putting the motor in the tender, I see.


I think there was an assumption back in 1993 that the supply of RG4s wouldn't dry up :evil: so the possibility of having a rear engine wasn't catered for in the tender design.
by Horsetan
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 64
Views: 8643

Re: Mike G's catch up.

...., the County is 4-6-0 as Ivan has said. Origins were Falcon. The only bits that made it to the final model were the cabsides and foot plate - and that was shortened. .... On reflection, the old M&L Hawksworth County is probably a better starting point. The Falcon "Mod. Hall" turne...
by Horsetan
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 64
Views: 8643

Re: Mike G's catch up.

.....whose kit is the County? is it the 4-4-0, or the later 4-6-0? I ask because I have been working on a Mitchell Castle kit bogie, springing it as the prototype, and the owner has suggested that what has been done might help you and/or others..... It's the 4-6-0, and it started life as a Falcon B...
by Horsetan
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 68
Views: 11631

Re: Martin Finney V2

.... have a pair of times 3 plain glasses and it makes one hell of a difference and on the odd occasion I still use the optovisor with them as well. I have too say that the specs take a bit of getting used to, especially when you look for bits or tools on the bench.... https://upload.wikimedia.org/...
by Horsetan
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 68
Views: 11631

Re: Martin Finney V2

.... I don't have modelling issues at the moment being short sighted, so I guess I have about 10 years before I have to look at optivisors etc... getting older is no fun like this. .... I've been shortsighted since 12 partly because of modelling. But correcting it with varifocals now makes it diffi...
by Horsetan
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 68
Views: 11631

Re: Martin Finney V2

Dunno, Doug. I picked up the soldering iron for what seemed like the first time in months, and realised that my eyesight isn't what it used to be, even with varifocals. Tasks such as assembling coupling rods are no longer the easy process I used to take for granted. I 'm going to try an Optivisor ma...
by Horsetan
Sat May 30, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann B1
Replies: 100
Views: 14580

Re: Bachmann B1

davebradwell wrote:....We've nearly got an A2 test etch....


Believe me, I've waited a long time for this.
by Horsetan
Sat May 30, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann B1
Replies: 100
Views: 14580

Re: Bachmann B1

I think the point of underetching small parts like these is to provide the builder with enough safety margin to file down.

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