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by steamraiser
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Electro magnets for AJs
Replies: 65
Views: 16729

Re: Electro magnets for AJs

Steve, I find with the couplings at rest the droppers clear the rails, but when passing over a magnet the droppers go below rail level. For Pauls objections you could have a short dropper on one end of the wagon with a standard dropper on the other end. If you come up with a workable alternative I w...
by steamraiser
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: High Level Gearbox range - improvements
Replies: 10
Views: 3007

Re: High Level Gearbox range - improvements

Thanks for the info Chris. :thumb

Gordon A
Bristol
by steamraiser
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Electro magnets for AJs
Replies: 65
Views: 16729

Re: Electro magnets for AJs

For AJ's I was mulling the problem over with Gordon Gravett. The problem with infilled track is that there is no space for the coupling dropper to be pulled down into when uncoupling. I was thinking of having a couple of manholes with the covers off to create the space. GG's answer is to bring the m...
by steamraiser
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Electro magnets for AJs
Replies: 65
Views: 16729

Re: Electro magnets for AJs

I use a mains to 16 volt transformer with a 2 amp out put for my AJ electro magnets. If it is just a basic transformer I then add a 5 amp rectifier from Maplins. This may be of interest: https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/16V-DC-Adapter-16-Volt-2_60596647230.html My prefered electro magnets are ...
by steamraiser
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 67
Views: 15326

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

I am sorry to say after making some progress on this project I have hit a problem through lack of observation. The CSP chassis is designed for an etched running plate. I had not taken into account the thickness of the Hornby running plate. The CSP chassis could be modified by trimming 2mm from the t...
by steamraiser
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 109
Views: 13283

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Very nice Robin.
Some interesting noises on the video.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Breaking a joint made with Loctite 603
Replies: 6
Views: 1413

Re: Breaking a joint made with Loctite 603

If the wheels are metal centred then I can only suggest you give Loctite a telephone call, they have proved helpful in the past.

If you have glued plastic centred wheels to metal axle, then with Gibson wheels I have found a firm grip with your fingers and a sharp twist will break the bond.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Andy W
Topic: Crane gears source
Replies: 13
Views: 3190

Re: Crane gears source

Wills plastic kits do a yard crane with a couple of gears.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Help, please
Replies: 7
Views: 1614

Re: Help, please

I believe the bottom right hand corner C4351 is Robin Gay's Rolvenden.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Jeremy Good
Topic: Wagon Corner
Replies: 18
Views: 5364

Re: Wagon Corner

Thanks Jeremy.

Good to see some more wagon construction.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Coreless motors and worm gearboxes.
Replies: 17
Views: 3011

Re: Coreless motors and worm gearboxes.

That's why in my post I said it would be worth ringing Chris and discussing requirements, just in case I was dreaming.
(Shame posts on each thread are not automatically numbered as on RMW for reference).

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Coreless motors and worm gearboxes.
Replies: 17
Views: 3011

Re: Coreless motors and worm gearboxes.

I understand the tenderisder to be the gear box that has an out put shaft lower than the input / motor shaft.

What I was referring to was the final drive gear boxes that have an additional etch for a bearing in place of the motor.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Coreless motors and worm gearboxes.
Replies: 17
Views: 3011

Re: Coreless motors and worm gearboxes.

I believe some HL gearboxes are designed so that the motor need not be part of the main construction but can be mounted separately, linked by an intermediate drive shaft. It might be worth your while to ring Chris Gibbons (HL) direct and discuss what you would like to do. He is quite helpful. Gordon A
by steamraiser
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 67
Views: 15326

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

Work has been progressing on this project. This was the state of play in September. P1060467a.jpg P1060475a.jpg P1060471a.jpg From then A number of additional and replacement parts were identified and a trial etch has been produced which I received on Friday. Peckett test etch.jpg Sorry for the poor...
by steamraiser
Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Warley 2017
Replies: 63
Views: 9092

Re: Warley 2017

I am not surprised that there is only two P4 layouts at Warley. Fine scale modellers form a small part of our hobby with those modelling to the correct gauge to scale ratio even smaller. I only saw one 2mm and no 14.2mm 3mm layouts listed. There are very few people who have all the skills to build a...
by steamraiser
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Warley 2017
Replies: 63
Views: 9092

Re: Warley 2017

Given the range of interests, modelling skills and aspirations of modellers I am not surprised that there are only two P4 layouts at the Warley show.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: MarkS
Topic: Manning Wardle no. W1
Replies: 42
Views: 8399

Re: Manning Wardle no. W1

Fair comment.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: MarkS
Topic: Manning Wardle no. W1
Replies: 42
Views: 8399

Re: Manning Wardle no. W1

On the majority of industrial locos I have crewed the back head was not lagged but the firebox wrapper was.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: MarkS
Topic: Manning Wardle no. W1
Replies: 42
Views: 8399

Re: Manning Wardle no. W1

As Rob M says for future reference there would be a line of rivets around the edge of the back head where it is joined to the fire box wrapper. There would also be square washout plugs on the bottom and higher up on the corners, as well as a mud hole door below the fire hole door. Try visiting your ...
by steamraiser
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: RobM
Topic: Where will this lead......
Replies: 154
Views: 25102

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

How did you assemble the wheel without distortion?

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Sprat and Winkle on locos
Replies: 2
Views: 905

Re: Sprat and Winkle on locos

Something to be aware of is the hook on the adjacent wagon / coach could foul any pipe work hanging off the loco buffer beam.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 20616

Re: Scaleforum 2018

I am also happy it is not the last weekend in September.
It means I stand a chance of going to north Wales for an event in my old Land Rover.

Gordon
by steamraiser
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 67
Views: 15326

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

Further progress. I omitted to mention that the etched chassis needs to be shortened by a metric smidgeon more than 0.3mm to fit the Hornby body.   The reason I only partially cut out the front axle mounts was so that I could set the ride height for the bolt, around which the front axle rocks.   P10...
by steamraiser
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 67
Views: 15326

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

Ok we have some progress. The chassis is etched from 15thou nickel silver. On my sample a couple of jobs had to be done: Firstly the slots have to be opened out. I used a 10A scalpel blade and eye protection! I managed to avoid snapping any blades. Also the 1/2 etched recesses for pressing rivets ou...
by steamraiser
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Armchair Modeller
Topic: Here We Go... Judith Edge Ruston 48DS Kit
Replies: 53
Views: 25348

Re: Here We Go... Judith Edge Ruston 48DS Kit

I will try and remember to pack it.
Hopefully I will be attending as part of the Clutton operating team.

Gordon A

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