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by Mike Garwood
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 64
Views: 8649

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Ahhh! Thanks Ted.

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 64
Views: 8649

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Hi Yes, 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. Everything else was scratched. Now residing on Ultrascale wheels, HL g/box with a 1420 and Comet chassis with Gordan Ashton Spri...
by Mike Garwood
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 64
Views: 8649

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Dave Those are for the Std class 5 (from the Gibson kit) - which is waiting for it's gearbox and motor to arrive, I know Chris has supply problems at the moment. On another note, what about one of the loctite brews for your tender problem? 501 or 503. Both cure in the absence of air and are very thi...
by Mike Garwood
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 64
Views: 8649

Re: Mike G's catch up.

So, having curred my Counties inability to turn corners without throwing a hissy fit and curred the running - this involved driving wheels off and a new motor and gearbox. So I have now exhauted all my HL gearboxes supply and am now waiting for Mr Gibbon to send more! Anyway, having curred most prob...
by Mike Garwood
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 64
Views: 8649

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Hi John B set, 2 * M set and a few strays. So twelve in total. I think it'll be worth the effort. But as they're still in development...I'll crack on with the shelf of shame. Just need some gearboxes to turn up! I've been trying to work out why my County shorts, curred that today, now it runs like a...
by Mike Garwood
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 64
Views: 8649

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Having finished putting the springing units into the bogies it was time to mate them with the coach I'd already built. IMG_1805.jpg I think these have really added something to the coach and the fact that they are a scale width DOES make a difference. Looking forward to a GWR range to retro-fit. Sta...
by Mike Garwood
Sat May 30, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 64
Views: 8649

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Doug I’ve ordered a couple of the g/boxes that have the rotating part at the bottom. I’m sure with a bit of gratuitous violence and a bit of luck it should be ok. The finish on the Brit is down to a very Matt varnish - Trstors I think. The other engines were gloss varnished first and then I used acr...
by Mike Garwood
Fri May 29, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 64
Views: 8649

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Ivan The valencing wasn't the problem. The problem is how to get a gearbox and motor in it. The back of the cab joins to a great slab of whitemetal for the back of the firebox - both are full height, which in turn restricts the fitting of a g/box! Fortunately, the clever people at Dremel do some ver...
by Mike Garwood
Thu May 28, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 64
Views: 8649

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Andy

The wheels were Ultrascale on 5625. So I'm hoping they'll pull off and go back on with the wheel press. They went on dead plum - no wobble.

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Thu May 28, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 64
Views: 8649

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Steve That's a DJH kit - with alot of detail added. Comet chassis, the last of the Sharman's wheels that I have, masokits sprung bogie and my own design for the sprung pony and tender. High level road runner and a 1624 up the spout. Runs sweetly, if I could upload the iphone video you could see. I m...
by Mike Garwood
Thu May 28, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 64
Views: 8649

Mike G's catch up.

So I've been off work now for 3 months. Just as well to make the most of this time, as it's unlikely to come around again. A lot of unfinished projects waiting for final touches. Wagons, coaches and engines. Starting with a very long outstanding project. Britania class 7, Western Star 70025. I've be...
by Mike Garwood
Fri May 08, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 40212

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

Pete
I think you have one of my trial etches for a BR STD tender that demonstates that same point. I have been thinking of using the High Level spacer saver bearings and re-designing the chassis.

Sorry to hi-jack

Mike

BR tender OS spring v2.dwg
BR tender
(116.81 KiB) Downloaded 60 times
by Mike Garwood
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 92
Views: 12329

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

Dave

Markits do 2 types of washout plug. Page 5b..M4WASHD & M4WASHi. The first are the disc type.

Like the build, thanks for all the help and yes I have one too. It will come after the other 56xx and 42xx and they won't be started untill I finish the Std cl5. :D

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 121
Views: 48999

Re: wagon building progress.

Nice work Craig...who's kits?

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread
Replies: 47
Views: 10651

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread

So, my shelf of shame is slowly deminishing. I define my shelf as these projects started and still incomplete. Not unstarted kits. Finished the 56xx (bar a bit of further weathering, which will happen this evening once the temp goes down), 2 * 16t mins completed and the Brit and crew are all being s...
by Mike Garwood
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 40212

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

Mike, the loco is powered by a 1616 Portescap driving the centre axle. This is one of the cement mixer sound-alike examples! The main drawback is that the sides/bottom edges of the firebox have to be thinned to a frightening degree to allow the motor to pass up. A 14 mm wide motor would be a lot ea...
by Mike Garwood
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 40212

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

Hi Dave How far down the boiler does the lead shot go? Mike Mike, About to the boiler/smokebox junction. I'm hoping to keep the additional weight mainly over the driving wheels. I found with previous fully sprung locos, a bit of weight juggling is required to get them to sit level. Dave. That makes...
by Mike Garwood
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 40212

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

Hi Dave

Full of admiration for this engine. Absolutely stunning effort! How far down the boiler does the lead shot go?

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Motors for locos
Replies: 19
Views: 3393

Re: Motors for locos

I've heard good things about the 14 series of motors. Given their capacity, I wouldn't be afraid to use them in a large engine. On my shelf of shame sits a 42xx, this has a HL g/bx with a motor from here: https://www.cctrans.org.uk/ You can read about these motors on the website. Just another one to...
by Mike Garwood
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 92
Views: 12329

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

Pete I use the P4 spacers from Comet - have done for years - always found them to be sound, but you will have to put a/some washers on the front axle. Thanks Mike, yes I did consider this. Presumably you need to washers if using High Level blocks? I'm thinking of using Comet blocks with the CSB ada...
by Mike Garwood
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 92
Views: 12329

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

Pete
I use the P4 spacers from Comet - have done for years - always found them to be sound, but you will have to put a/some washers on the front axle.
Might save some more time.

Mike (still waiting for his to arrive)
by Mike Garwood
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Bachmann Mk1 Coach Upgrade
Replies: 11
Views: 3886

Re: Bachmann Mk1 Coach Upgrade

If you really want to upgrade your mk1, then download the Masokits catalogue and advance to page 4. Mike has produced some lovely etches to lift the Bachmann coach. Be warned, these are fiddly, but worth the effort. I can't see much on that sprue that shouldn't be on the Bachmann coach already. http...
by Mike Garwood
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Motors for locos
Replies: 19
Views: 3393

Re: Motors for locos

Just ring Chris at High Level and he will be able to sort you out, without the faff of going into a bidding war. No connection other than a perfectly happy customer. 0191 388 2112 (09.00 - 17.00 GMT if possible)

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread
Replies: 40
Views: 5813

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread

Well, I'll start the bidding at 10 years. For just one chassis.

Mike

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