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by steamraiser
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Uncompensated 16T Bachmann Minerals in P4
Replies: 23
Views: 2429

Re: Uncompensated 16T Bachmann Minerals in P4

Thanks for your reply Robin.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Uncompensated 16T Bachmann Minerals in P4
Replies: 23
Views: 2429

Re: Uncompensated 16T Bachmann Minerals in P4

Dave,

1) Do you add any weight to the wagons?

2) How do they behave when propelled?

3) Any other mods?

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 42
Views: 4503

Re: Brassmasters J94

The cab roof is right for one that is well pitted with rust, but looked after.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Uncompensated 16T Bachmann Minerals in P4
Replies: 23
Views: 2429

Re: Uncompensated 16T Bachmann Minerals in P4

Have you tried propelling them?

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 62
Views: 4650

Re: Track cleaning

As requested I have squirted some of the WD40 contact cleaner on some sheet plastic sheet that I first roughed the surface with wet and dry.
There was no reaction or tackiness on the surface after a couple of hors.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 62
Views: 4650

Re: Track cleaning

Thank you chaps. The words in the MRH track cleaning article are the same as that I have circulated to the BS4 group but without diagrams and colour. I have given WD40 contact cleaner a try on my 16ft by 8ft test track prior to our meeting on Tuesday. Robin Gay's rtr conversion of the Oxford Rail Ra...
by steamraiser
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Waisted bearings for Bedford sprung W irons?
Replies: 23
Views: 2381

Re: Waisted bearings for Bedford sprung W irons?

Purchase direct from Gibson Wheels?

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Tue May 28, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Exactoscale PW023
Replies: 16
Views: 1721

Re: Exactoscale PW023

Tim V will probably know.

I am guessing the set of eight are gauges for setting the track gauge, and the set of two are for setting parallel tracks.

Gordon
by steamraiser
Tue May 28, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Exactoscale PW023
Replies: 16
Views: 1721

Re: Exactoscale PW023

What does it look like?

A picture might be helpful.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Sat May 18, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 42
Views: 4503

Re: Brassmasters J94

The Brassmasters kit came with two sets of frames, one for the J94 and an alternative set for the Hunslet 50550.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Sat May 11, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis Speed Building - Records and Methods
Replies: 17
Views: 1669

Re: Chassis Speed Building - Records and Methods

A picture of the chassis would be useful as a reference as to what you are talking about.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Tue May 07, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 67
Views: 15472

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

Ins 52.jpg At last I am pleased to announce that the Hornby EM / P4 chassis kit has been assembled using the version 3 etch and the twelve pages of instructions with photographs. A few tweaks to the instructions were requested otherwise I was advised all was well. The etch along with associated rod...
by steamraiser
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Crossing Vee Jig
Replies: 26
Views: 4243

Re: Crossing Vee Jig

There are jigs for the point blades as well.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 67
Views: 15472

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

Dodo visiting Rolvenden late Saturday afternoon at Scalefour North.
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Just the instructions and a third party test build to do.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 2019 S4 North
Replies: 37
Views: 6695

Re: 2019 S4 North

A really enjoyable weekend. Beer, curry, spending money at the show and talking to the demonstrators and many friends. A good selection of layouts and trade. Dodo with my etched P4 chassis paid a visit to Rolvenden K&ESR with the managements permission late Saturday afternoon fort running trials...
by steamraiser
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 67
Views: 15472

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

Sorry David, no estimates on price yet.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 67
Views: 15472

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

Version 3 of the etch with the modified lower boiler barrel. Yes it fits. HP V3.jpg Unfortunately I forgot to add the cylinders before soldering the lower boiler barrell in place. HP chassis V3.jpg Not the best of pictures, both taken with my phone. One minor mod to think about which will not requir...
by steamraiser
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: Operational entertainment...
Replies: 34
Views: 8354

Re: Operational entertainment...

Andrew surely coaches need cleaning, repairing and overhauling which would give reason for some movements.
Also in steam days you would have strengthening coaches for say market days and excursion trains.
Parcels coaches may also be attached and removed from formations.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Locomotive fire irons
Replies: 14
Views: 1847

Re: Locomotive fire irons

Your fire irons will need to be long enough to reach the front of the firebox without the fireman having to put his hands into the firebox.
Gordon A
by steamraiser
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Jeremy Good
Topic: Procrastination, prevarication and part progressed projects!
Replies: 13
Views: 6245

Re: Procrastination, prevarication and part progressed projects!

And the industrial diesel parked behind your 1361?

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm
Replies: 34
Views: 4331

Re: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm

I have used guitar string (10 or 11 thou) as the hinge linking the blade to the closure rail.
I solder it between the head and the foot on the outside of the rail with a small gap.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Electro magnets for AJs
Replies: 65
Views: 16821

Re: Electro magnets for AJs

I use Gaugemaster electro magnet EM1 for AJs.
For some reason they are listed for N gauge use.
They are not cheap and come with a push button switch that I am not impressed with, but they do the job.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Carriage loading docks
Replies: 74
Views: 8914

Re: Carriage loading docks

A couple of interesting pictures. The first by Le Corbusier seems to suggest that the engine is being driven off / on the wagon. The chimney is in its normal position which may foul the loading gauge. The second shows a stationary boiler without a firebox or smokebox. On Tuesday night the Bristol gr...

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