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by Andy W
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Parkside Kits
Replies: 42
Views: 6697

Re: Parkside Kits

Well done Derek.

I wish someone would sort out the Cooper Craft/Slater availability nightmare.
by Andy W
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Andy W
Topic: The price of coal these days.....
Replies: 1
Views: 981

The price of coal these days.....

I know inflation is on the rise, but surely the cost of these tiny bags of anthracite two thirds down this Langley page is a bit steep?

http://www.langleymodels.co.uk/acatalog ... tml#aF160p
by Andy W
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Andy W
Topic: Crane gears source
Replies: 13
Views: 2798

Re: Crane gears source

Reading's south enough for me. I'll talk to you at a show about it. I'm the old, ugly guy you like to insult.
by Andy W
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Andy W
Topic: Crane gears source
Replies: 13
Views: 2798

Re: Crane gears source

Thanks again all. More useful suggestions. I like the "cheat" suggested by Terry! Those pictures are very useful Mark. Also I love your Dia 51 brake. Could they ever have run on the Midland? The Allan Butler/Modelu route sounds ideal if I first work out the size I need then order from him....
by Andy W
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Andy W
Topic: Crane gears source
Replies: 13
Views: 2798

Re: Crane gears source

Thanks chaps, I'll follow those suggestions up.
by Andy W
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Andy W
Topic: Crane gears source
Replies: 13
Views: 2798

Crane gears source

I'm toying with the idea of building a "simple" hand operated yard crane similar to this in Bob Essery's Midland Wagons V.2.

MR hand crane.jpg
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Most components seem "doable" as a scratch build, except the gear wheel. Does anyone know of a source for such parts?

Cheers

Andy
by Andy W
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 114580

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

It's wonderfully red and midlandy. Well done Tim. To get anything running is an achievement. If you're worried about the tender's ride, I think Philip is right re concentricity of a wheel set. It should be easyish to replace the suspect axle with another and see if that cures things.
by Andy W
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Andy W
Topic: From scrap to loco
Replies: 25
Views: 7266

Re: From scrap to loco

I believe I've slain the Photobucket monster - on this thread at least. Hopefully it's now readable.
by Andy W
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Andy W
Topic: From scrap to loco
Replies: 25
Views: 7266

Re: From scrap to loco

Quite right Tim. My original photos are on an older machine, but I think I've worked out how to fix it.
by Andy W
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Andy W
Topic: From scrap to loco
Replies: 25
Views: 7266

Re: From scrap to loco

I don't think we should rely on members to each download fixes for this, I'll look into replacing the photos tomorrow.
by Andy W
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Andy W
Topic: From scrap to loco
Replies: 25
Views: 7266

Re: From scrap to loco

Thanks Al and David.

The thread was obviously started prior to the Photobucket fiasco. Unless someone has a better idea I might have to paste in photos to replace those currently hidden.
by Andy W
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Andy W
Topic: From scrap to loco
Replies: 25
Views: 7266

Re: From scrap to loco

"I'll try and take a snap or two soon." Mmmmm three years isn't that soon! I've been busy on other builds and this one has stalled slightly. I hoped to post these, rather poor, snaps on this thread - only to find the Photobucket monster had struck while I was away. I've followed the tips t...
by Andy W
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Engineering, Injuneering and Knitting
Replies: 49
Views: 5420

Re: Engineering, Injuneering and Knitting

Sounds like most politicians Bill.
by Andy W
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 70
Views: 13404

Re: First steps in P4- moving on to my first P4 loco

That's got great character. Looks lovely.
by Andy W
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Fitting wheels for outside frames and cranks.
Replies: 6
Views: 1249

Re: Fitting wheels for outside frames and cranks.

I've built a few Midland locos with outside cranks, and appreciate your worry. I seem to recall that I used a GW wheel press with the stops set to the right depth to allow for the cranks. Obviously a bit of pre-measuring is required.

Also remember to slide your horn blocks on first!!??!!??
by Andy W
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Applying Archers to Much Used Metals
Replies: 2
Views: 926

Re: Applying Archers to Much Used Metals

Yes you are right. The Archers shouldn't be applied if you intend to wash the model. They will take on brass though (if the surface is clean), so best sequence is to wash the model; apply the rivets; then seal with primer. However, if you want the rivets to show black against a different body colour...
by Andy W
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: jon price
Topic: Wilkinson No2
Replies: 12
Views: 1951

Re: Wilkinson No2

Good to hear the t cut worked. The loco's looking good.

The fogging looked very like the trapped gas effect that can occur under masking tape if left too long. Was the loco ever left for some time on its side?
by Andy W
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 114580

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

I quite liked the look of the ballast brake - then I realised it's one that I built and that's my photo!
by Andy W
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Painting problem
Replies: 11
Views: 3170

Re: Painting problem

Before trying thinners I'd rub a small area with T Cut and/or a car wax like Turtle. Did the marks appear some time after the paint had dried? If it were the transfers causing the problem then both sides would be affected. Was the loco laid on the marked side for a while? I'd leave it for a while in...
by Andy W
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Painting problem
Replies: 11
Views: 3170

Re: Painting problem

Jon, when you painted the black areas was this sprayed and did you mask the blue? I had a similar experience when spraying an MR tank's smoke box. I sprayed the body with cellulose, masked it off and sprayed the smoke box etc with enamel. When I removed the tape I had small patches of discolouration...
by Andy W
Tue May 09, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Help with a Brassmasters 4F
Replies: 51
Views: 8258

Re: Help with a Brassmasters 4F

How much higher does the footplate need to be? Is using strips of plasticard to raise the height a possible solution?
by Andy W
Thu May 04, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Armchair Modeller
Topic: Here We Go... Frateschi G-8 & Other CSB Experiments
Replies: 26
Views: 5657

Re: Here We Go... Frateschi G-8

Can you unsolder the spacers, switch the frames so the hornblocks face the correct way and use axle jigs like those sold by LRM to re-align them?
by Andy W
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Soldering Station Replacements
Replies: 44
Views: 8126

Re: Solder Tip Cleaner and Tinner problem

Being a bit of an old dinosaur I haven't ever used a temperature controlled solder station. I just have a 25w Antex for brass and a 16/18w for the occasional white metal wagon.
by Andy W
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Solder Tip Cleaner and Tinner problem
Replies: 9
Views: 1462

Re: Solder Tip Cleaner and Tinner problem

I still think fishing might be a good idea.

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