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by CornCrake
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: RobM
Topic: Where will this lead......
Replies: 154
Views: 41910

Re: Where will this lead......

Would this be of any use?
http://www.modellingtimbers.co.uk/15.html

Some interesting brass fitting as well.
by CornCrake
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 262670

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

Looking at the photograph of the real thing, it looks to me as though the bent bits of rail are inverted bullhead.
Or do my eyes deceive me?
by CornCrake
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 262670

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland pre 1905

If it's not too late, see also some further advice from Martin Wynne regarding making knuckle bends http://85a.co.uk/forum/view_post.php?post_id=21855
by CornCrake
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Southern 8' Steam Bogies
Replies: 14
Views: 4223

Re: Southern 8' Steam Bogies

Before adding the compensation levers (which bear directly on the axles) the bogies were free running to the extent that if I raised the 120cm test plank by 2 cm at one end a bogie on its own rolled down the track, and seemed to give adequate track-holding ability, navigating through my scissors cro...
by CornCrake
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Southern 8' Steam Bogies
Replies: 14
Views: 4223

Re: Southern 8' Steam Bogies

I recently dusted off some old part built BSL/Phoenix Southern 4-COR coach kits and wanted to complete. I had the unmade white metal parts for 4 pairs of SR 8' steam bogies and 1 pair of 9' dummy power bogies. I wanted a cost effective solution to provide either equalisation or springing, and so ord...
by CornCrake
Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Gibson crankpins
Replies: 27
Views: 8379

Re: Gibson crankpins

The reason I ask is that I invariably have problems fitting the crankpins to his brass-centred wheels. I drill out for the M1 tapping size (0.75mm) then run an M1 tap through. Should you not be drilling out with a 0.85mm drill as you have metal centred wheels? See current catalogue but for wheels w...
by CornCrake
Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Prefabricated K-crossings
Replies: 4
Views: 2327

Re: Prefabricated K-crossings

I have also made a pair of pre-fabricated K-Crossings, and used them in a scissors crossing formation. I used "track" gauges when fixing, and upon reflection should have used "check" gauges to get correct distance.
What is the correct procedure?

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