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by Le Corbusier
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 248312

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Sunk a few beers in the Logan Rock in Treen................might have even bumped into you unknowingly!! This is the only other production I was involved in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6lsexw3TyA I am hoping the group does another trip but the Sweeney Todd production was supposedly the last -...
by Le Corbusier
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 248312

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Well, there's not a lot wrong with that and many would be pleased to achieve such smooth rotation. It stopped in different positions each time which is a good sign. Sorry I got the motor wrong - I just couldn't remember but best left alone. You've got the classic dc motor issue where as soon as it ...
by Le Corbusier
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 248312

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Real kettle's need a good bit of regulator to get them moving and when I was a kid with a large goods yard at the end of the road, couldn't see the action but you could hear it,(the yard was on an embankment) it sounded like full regulator a good few chuffs shut regulator, coast a bit, apply squeal...
by Le Corbusier
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 248312

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Love the Minack Tim!! Slightly less refreshing for me when I was last down there - for reasons you can see in this blog post: https://highlandmiscellany.com/2018/09/30/cornish-modelling-and-the-demon-barber-of-fleet-street/ Pie anyone? Yes ... I remember reading your blog entry ... which I always e...
by Le Corbusier
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 248312

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Hi Tim, :) First time I have been on here for a while, like you I have been busy with a whole number of projects, however this is looking very good indeed. This is one area - battery powered locos - that I have no expertise on so unable to help.Although I do have a couple of friends who have built ...
by Le Corbusier
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 248312

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

I've noticed that videos from the r/c fraternity have hurried past the difficult slow speed bit. The electronic motor drive is fairly basic with no feedback (on the spec sheet referred in a link) and I suspect it's a small 3 pole motor. Try to get the wheels revolving about once in 5 secs. It's thi...
by Le Corbusier
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 248312

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

That seems to work very well Tim. Looks like you've cracked it. What's the slow running like? The slow running as far as I can assess is pretty good. A criticism I have is that it takes a certain amount of oomph to actually turn the motor and this sets things in motion at a certain speed (slow but ...
by Le Corbusier
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 248312

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Having had the spring and summer away from Railway modelling ..... the mind turning to summer things and the great outdoors as far as spare time was concerned ;) .... I finally got the chance to do a little modelling over the weekend :thumb Strange that unlike many of this manor I have had less rath...
by Le Corbusier
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Which 3-link coupling? Please show your favourites
Replies: 21
Views: 3563

Re: Which 3-link coupling? Please show your favourites

Do you have a recommendation as to minimum track radius to avoid side loading? .... at a smidge over £1 per pair they seem good value ;) No, I think that as long as you stock is on the track there will be no problem. The difficulty will come in a derailment or with heavy handling where you could ge...
by Le Corbusier
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Which 3-link coupling? Please show your favourites
Replies: 21
Views: 3563

Re: Which 3-link coupling? Please show your favourites

You could try scale ones... BWK0220.jpg How strong/Brittle are these Bill? .... they look great :thumb There are more than strong enough in a straight line, but tend to be brittle if sideloaded. They are available from Shapeways Do you have a recommendation as to minimum track radius to avoid side ...
by Le Corbusier
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Which 3-link coupling? Please show your favourites
Replies: 21
Views: 3563

Re: Which 3-link coupling? Please show your favourites

billbedford wrote:You could try scale ones...

BWK0220.jpg

How strong/Brittle are these Bill? .... they look great :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Paul Willis
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 160
Views: 16277

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

wouldn't cellulose disolve the plastic in this instant?
by Le Corbusier
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 74
Views: 14022

Re: Turning a chimney

You do of course need to have a lathe with a cross slide that is long enough to allow the rear tool post to be permanently in position. Terry Bendall Presumably you could machine up your own extended slide from a suitable piece of steel if the slide which comes with the machine isn't suitable? Or c...
by Le Corbusier
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 74
Views: 14022

Re: Turning a chimney

Jeremy, is the tool post which you have for the parting tool something you made up yourself or is it a standard fitting for mounting in this location?

What are the benefits of parting off from the back of the machine rather than using the standard tool post?

Sorry if these are basic questions ;)
by Le Corbusier
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Paul Willis
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 160
Views: 16277

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

48XXcliff hanger :shock: :shock: :shock: the shilling shocker of railway modelling :D :D .... :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 137
Views: 32785

Re: First steps in P4- now on my second loco

very nice :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Best Glue for the job!
Replies: 35
Views: 4615

Re: Best Glue for the job!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/iceQ-Litre-Small-Fridge-Cooler/dp/B07BMJGQNH/ref=asc_df_B07BMJGQNH/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=255637969596&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=13105277427282442045&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9045...
by Le Corbusier
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Hardwicke
Topic: LNER concrete platelayers hut
Replies: 4
Views: 4815

Re: LNER concrete platelayers hut

Any tips on soldering large slabs of whitemetal together? Tack solder then fill? Clamps? Anything? In my opinion well worth having a quick look at Tony Wrights locomotive kit building parts one and two. In the videos amongst other things he is soldering together a South Eastern Fine Cast 61xx and a...
by Le Corbusier
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 392
Views: 117754

Re: The Burford Branch

Giving a personal perspective ... As one who produces such drawings ... in reality there can be a fair few ways of skinning said cat. I will often draw what I am trying to achieve and show a method by which it might be achieved - the next stage is the specialist subcontractor's rods. At this point ...
by Le Corbusier
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 58
Views: 8420

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4

Hi Tim :) Are you intending to weather your engines and stock? Allan :) Hi Allan, Thanks as ususal for such a comprehensive and interesting response .... fascinating. Personally I am a fully paid up member of the weathering fraternity. Whilst I love the locos and rolling stock, it is the whole mode...
by Le Corbusier
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 58
Views: 8420

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4

how much weathering will you apply to this loco Allan .... How bright would it have actually been as a working engine?
by Le Corbusier
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 392
Views: 117754

Re: The Burford Branch

I think this has always been pretty widespread in industry, and also in the construction industry. (Getting builders to follow the architect's drawings in detail and with complete accuracy is like trying to herd cats!) Giving a personal perspective ... As one who produces such drawings ... in reali...
by Le Corbusier
Fri May 29, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 57
Views: 8132

Re: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build

... your work ethic is inspirational :thumb :thumb Shouldn't that be 'play' ethic :D for myself the moment it becomes work is the moment the hours appear to stall :thumb ... never really had much work ethic but miraculously still manage to churn out what is often called work :shock: Interesting. I’...
by Le Corbusier
Thu May 28, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 248312

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

That's quite the story Allan ... would make a good novel :o
by Le Corbusier
Thu May 28, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 57
Views: 8132

Re: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build

David Knight wrote:... your work ethic is inspirational :thumb :thumb


Shouldn't that be 'play' ethic :D for myself the moment it becomes work is the moment the hours appear to stall :thumb ... never really had much work ethic but miraculously still manage to churn out what is often called work :shock:

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