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by steamraiser
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Coach Rake Couplings
Replies: 15
Views: 4460

Re: Coach Rake Couplings

Interesting that both sets of pipes are ribbed.
Vacuum brake pipes are ribbed and steam heat pipes smooth so you can tell the difference in the dark, so I was told.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Templot demo at Scaleforum - 3-way tandem turnouts
Replies: 1
Views: 1315

Re: Templot demo at Scaleforum - 3-way tandem turnouts

Hello Martin, I believe I was using the latest version as I logged on Saturday and Sunday mornings via the internet prior to the start of each day. As with any system different people will take different approaches to reach the same destination, or stick with an approach that they are happy with. If...
by steamraiser
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 76
Views: 19440

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

Sorry folks, I was hoping to have a running chassis for Scaleforum, but that will not be the case due to losing a day and half this week to other causes.

I will still bring the chassis with me for those who wish to examine it.


Gordon.
by steamraiser
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 76
Views: 19440

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

Hi Geraint, Two potential customers asked if I would consider adding the etches overlays, so I have. As to how the wheels get converted, I haven't got a clue, so am leaving that to those who worry about being one spoke out. From my point of view, you cannot tell that there is one spoke missing when ...
by steamraiser
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Module no 1
Replies: 10
Views: 3099

Re: Module no 1

Very useful having a CNC machine available to you.

Nice workmanship.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 25104

Re: Scaleforum 2018

Already ordered mine via the Titfield Thunderbolt bookshop (www.titfield.co.uk/ ) outside Bath.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 76
Views: 19440

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

Don't worry Paul, I wont have any chassis kits for sale for a little while.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 76
Views: 19440

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

A quick update on the Peckett chassis. A few corrections were needed on the test etch. I have received three revised test etches, the first of which I am building hopefully into a running chassis for Scaleforum. IMG_20180911_112440P.jpg The gear box is a High Level Road Runner + Wheels will be Gibso...
by steamraiser
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Ballasting ply sleepered track
Replies: 28
Views: 5801

Re: Ballasting ply sleepered track

I have laid plywood sleepers on top of a Templot paper template, then ballasted using Deluxe Materials ballast bond.
So far no problems.

IMG_20180713_153058 A.jpg


Gordon A
by steamraiser
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 76
Views: 19440

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

I very much doubt it as I don't think I will have finished the instructions.
by steamraiser
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 76
Views: 19440

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

Hi Tim,
The chassis is designed with a rocking front axle and to be fitted with a High Level Road Runner+ gearbox.
I am hoping to have a running chassis at Scaleforum.

Gordon
by steamraiser
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 3863

Re: Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2018

Rail Wells this afternoon erecting Clutton with the Society stand also being assembled in the background.

IMG_20180810_181301.jpg


Checking baseboard alignment.

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Gordon A
by steamraiser
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 76
Views: 19440

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

Herewith pictures of the test etch for the Hornby Peckett full chassis kit. Test a.jpg Side on view. The frames have been assembled with the half etch markings for the front axles on the inside. They are just visible in the second picture. test b.jpg test c.jpg There are a small number of errors tha...
by steamraiser
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 76
Views: 19440

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

My personal choice will be a Hlgh Level gear box.

I will give some more details after I have completed a test build.

As to price I am not sure yet.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 76
Views: 19440

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

Hi David,

Cash, cheque, or bank transfer.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 76
Views: 19440

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

This project has not died.

Completely new art work has been drawn for an etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

The art work has been completed after a few tweaks and has been sent off to the etchers this week.
I understand that the current turn around time is two weeks.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: geareset for this motor?
Replies: 12
Views: 2908

Re: geareset for this motor?

These are manufactured by Hazlewood Models:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-NYLON-Be ... 3232775257
by steamraiser
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Larkrail
Replies: 14
Views: 4271

Re: Larkrail 2018

Just paid the Titfield Thunderbolt book shop a visit and enjoyed a cup of coffee and a chat with Simon Castens. The bad news is that due to lack of time Simon is not able to organise Larkrail this year, so will not take place. See Simon's anouncement in the book shop's main page: http://www.titfield...
by steamraiser
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Syringes for flux dispensing
Replies: 9
Views: 2253

Re: Syringes for flux dispensing

I bought a couple of small syringes from Eileen's.
They worked well with cream flux, providing you just wipe the tip of the needle at the end of each modelling session.
Not tried with liquid flux.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum North 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 12727

Re: Scaleforum North 2018

IMG_20180414_154043.jpg


My favourite.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: A new lever frame design
Replies: 91
Views: 21325

Re: A new lever frame design

A mechanical work of art. I look forward to seeing it.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Houten, Utrecht. Netherlands.
Replies: 11
Views: 2693

Re: Houten, Utrecht. Netherlands.

Safely back last night from Utrecht. The temperature at around 09:00 was -5C! Not many photos taken. For those not on Facebook I took a short train ride on Thursday. IMG_20180222_101555U.jpg IMG_20180222_103829U.jpg I had left the train one stop early so ended up in a very picturesque suburb with a ...
by steamraiser
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Houten, Utrecht. Netherlands.
Replies: 11
Views: 2693

Re: Houten, Utrecht. Netherlands.

We were well looked after. I have been told that the organisers are finding UK van hire and insurance very expensive. Horselunges travelled in two cars. It was noticeable that a lot of the continental club layouts travelled in twin axle trailers towed by cars. We accommodated B&B in the Postilli...
by steamraiser
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Houten, Utrecht. Netherlands.
Replies: 11
Views: 2693

Re: Houten, Utrecht. Netherlands.

Uuuuurgh. Up at 04:00 aiming to depart at 05:00.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Houten, Utrecht. Netherlands.
Replies: 11
Views: 2693

Re: Houten, Utrecht. Netherlands.

Respectable????????????

Hope to see you Thursday mid evening if we don't get lost!

Gordon

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