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by Horsetan
Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 98
Views: 43596

Re: 1980's cars

Shouldn't there be 4mm scale male figures with perms, and arranged in a "rolling over the Capri bonnet" pose?
by Horsetan
Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Bill Bedford G2A chassis
Replies: 1
Views: 2456

Re: Bill Bedford G2A chassis

.....Having seen the fun and games that a friend has had (well two of them actually) building a 56xx chassis from the same source .... ----> I've been building one too.... . Other than what I thought were one or two errors, which turned out not to be errors at all(!), mine has all gone together log...
by Horsetan
Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: GW Wheel Press
Replies: 20
Views: 10276

Re: GW Wheel Press

Mike Garwood wrote:....A certain person in my area group knocks them ( the axles) in with a toffee hammer and they go home central every time...and this using Mr Gibson's wheels! ....


Just caught up with this thread. Would love to see this demonstrated on YouTube! :mrgreen:
by Horsetan
Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: advice request for DELTIC motorisation
Replies: 16
Views: 8059

Re: advice request for DELTIC motorisation

The Bachmann 47 chassis is not a good choice, it is very hard to find useable bogies, they seem to be prone to rocking on the middle axle, I had to get two spare bogies and even the best two of the four needed a lot of work to relieve the centre axles enough to get all the 4 outer wheels on the tra...
by Horsetan
Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Heljan Diesel conversions
Replies: 12
Views: 7466

Re: Heljan Diesel conversions

Heljan motors seem to be a real mixed bag, personally (running on DCC) I have not had any issues with the motors in any of my heljan locos. However, I do know of many people who have reported poor performance (and in a few cases burnouts (this was before the mess with their Claytons). Certainly the...
by Horsetan
Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:05 am
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Hymek bogie wheelbases
Replies: 7
Views: 5225

Re: Hymek bogie wheelbases

Years ago I P4-d a Hornby Hymek which had plastic sideframes which looked right, certainly they were longer than the cast metal originals. Performance wasn't bad, and with two powered bogies, the thing would pull a house down..... I did exactly the same as you, Philip, and still have the Hymek toda...
by Horsetan
Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Inside crank axles request.
Replies: 2
Views: 1951

Re: Inside crank axles request.

Russ Elliott wrote:Martin Finney does DIY inside crank kits. I think they're all 12" throw.


Thanks, Russ. Yes, I have a couple of those already. Useable on the Q1, not tried on "C" yet, but throw is definitely too big for the J27, hence this request.
by Horsetan
Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Inside crank axles request.
Replies: 2
Views: 1951

Inside crank axles request.

Probably a bit of an odd request, but does anyone know where I might be able to get inside crank axles made? I would ideally like to have them for the following engines: LNE J27 SR Q1 SECR "C". Cranks would be at the normal 90-degrees, offside leading, with the crank throws themselves broa...
by Horsetan
Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: GWR outside cranks
Replies: 16
Views: 6162

Re: GWR outside cranks

Bought a Falcon brass GWR 4000 gallon tender for a County that I've built. Very impressed with the quality of the etches, instructions not so good, only a little bit of head scratching to make a really good looking model. As to the thickness of the brass - there were no problems in that dept. In fa...
by Horsetan
Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Who would like the re-issue of a Gibson S&D 7F?
Replies: 10
Views: 4795

Re: Who would like the re-issue of a Gibson S&D 7F?

....only caveat might be getting it around curves in P4, given the very restricted clearances behind the slidebars and the connecting rods. You might recall Iain Rice had battles along these lines many years ago. MRJ no.23. But I think he was more or less building it from scratch and having to impr...
by Horsetan
Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Who would like the re-issue of a Gibson S&D 7F?
Replies: 10
Views: 4795

Re: Who would like the re-issue of a Gibson S&D 7F?

As a postscript to this, I bought one of the first batch that Colin at AG produced last year, and this has joined my infamous archive of unbuilt kits. Naturally prices of a new-edition kit are somewhere north of £160, so you really really have to want one. The waters have also been well and truly mu...
by Horsetan
Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 60163 Tornado
Replies: 6
Views: 4844

Re: 60163 Tornado

I have one under construction, and is a hybrid of various parts (some unobtainable now), plus a Dave Bradwell chassis. It's taking ages. :( Tender: I've built the tender chassis, using the very ingenious Masokits all-sprung kit, and am trying to summon up enough courage to get going with the body (w...
by Horsetan
Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmaster Black 5
Replies: 21
Views: 11709

Re: Brassmaster Black 5

....I used a 1616 Portescap motor/gearbox, but these are no longer available, new, although you might be able to obtain second hand..... Judging by the prices commanded by RG4s of any description on eBay these days, I'd say you risk spending almost as much on the motor itself as the cost of the kit...
by Horsetan
Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Source of a dished smokebox door?
Replies: 10
Views: 4350

Re: Source of a dished smokebox door?

....I'll see what comes out of PeterK first. The story... - Tuesday, checked emails and found that I'd mentioned to someone that I'd just ordered a kit - Wednesday, called Kemilway and they said that they had no recollection or record of the order. - Wednesday evening, checked cheque stubs and bank...
by Horsetan
Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 'Hall' in P4?
Replies: 15
Views: 7354

Re: Wills 'Hall' in P4?

Interesting point Russ, the castings are certainly very crisp and clean, only problem is... there's no instructions in the box! You can get instructions and spares sheets from South Eastern Finecast themselves. Give Dave Ellis a bell on 01342 824711. He has a fax machine and has even faxed sheets t...
by Horsetan
Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: LNER A1 chassis from Brassmasters
Replies: 1
Views: 1510

Re: LNER A1 chassis from Brassmasters

No. I've gone for the Dave Bradwell A1 chassis kit. That may need a slightly longer prayer..... :mrgreen:

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