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by steamraiser
Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 16xx 0-6-0 pannier tank
Replies: 8
Views: 2707

16xx 0-6-0 pannier tank

Can any one tell me if an etched chassis was ever produced to go under the Cotswold / Nu-cast 16xx small pannier?

Gordon A
Bristol
by steamraiser
Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench
Replies: 377
Views: 114848

Re: Tim V builds a chassis

J.H.Russel's drawing indicates 4.5mm.

Anyone got easey access to a full size loco?

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:40 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: French wagon buffer
Replies: 2
Views: 1548

Re: French wagon buffer

Narrow gauge wagon?

Gordon A
Bristol
by steamraiser
Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Colour Light Signals
Topic: GWR Colour light signals
Replies: 2
Views: 3486

Re: GWR Colour light signals

Hi Horsetan,
I had a look at Great Wester Signalling, I could not find anything useable as a basis for an accurate model.
Gordon
by steamraiser
Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: Colour Light Signals
Topic: GWR Colour light signals
Replies: 2
Views: 3486

GWR Colour light signals

Does anyone know of a source of dimensions for the early colour light signals used by the GWR at stations such as Bristol?

Gordon A
Bristol
by steamraiser
Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Bristol
Topic: 17th and 18th of July at Bradford on Avon
Replies: 0
Views: 1976

17th and 18th of July at Bradford on Avon

Just a note to say that Robin Gay's Rolvendon will be flying the P4 flag at Camrail (Bradford on Avon) next week-end. A number of the Bristol group will be assisting in the operation, and hopefully a couple of beers on Saturday night. For those who have not been, this is a good quality local show th...
by steamraiser
Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:40 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Problem with Gibson sprung suspension
Replies: 18
Views: 5926

Re: Problem with Gibson sprung suspension

Apologises for the double posting. I thought I had made a posting earlier but missed it when I read through the topic.
Gordon A
by steamraiser
Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Problem with Gibson sprung suspension
Replies: 18
Views: 5926

Re: Problem with Gibson sprung suspension

You could have added a packing piece to the keeper plate on each hornguide assembly, reducing the amount of downward travel of the bearing in the horguides, which in turn would limit the upward travel of the body relative to the track.

Gordon A
Bristol
by steamraiser
Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Fibre optic signal lamps
Replies: 12
Views: 6936

Re: Fibre optic signal lamps

Stephen Freeman is right about bending plastic fiber optic through 90 degrees. I found that the heat from the shaft of a soldering iron was enough to get a sharp 90 degree bend, without having the optic optic touch the iron. Also if you heated the lamp end in a similar manner, you got a rounded bull...
by steamraiser
Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Problem with Gibson sprung suspension
Replies: 18
Views: 5926

Re: Problem with Gibson sprung suspension

As your chassis runs well riding on the springs, I would leave well alone. This is better than riding on stops using the springs just to keep pressure on the wheels. You could trying different springs such as buffer springs or springs used for carbon brushes in motors (Graham Farish N ). Can limiter...
by steamraiser
Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachman Austerity 2-8-0
Replies: 19
Views: 4767

Re: Bachman Austerity 2-8-0

Keith,

Thank-you very much for the photographs.
I will be sending off for various bits and pieces, bank account allowing.

Gordon A
Bristol
by steamraiser
Sun Jun 20, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachman Austerity 2-8-0
Replies: 19
Views: 4767

Re: Bachman Austerity 2-8-0

Again many thanks Keith.

How did you attach the lead to the the plastic frames?

Gordon
by steamraiser
Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachman Austerity 2-8-0
Replies: 19
Views: 4767

Re: Bachman Austerity 2-8-0

Keith,

Many thanks for the reply.
Is there any chance of a couple of photos of the underside of the loco and tender please?
Did you change or alter the pony truck?

Gordon
by steamraiser
Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachman Austerity 2-8-0
Replies: 19
Views: 4767

Bachman Austerity 2-8-0

Has anyone carried out a rewheeling exercise on this loco?
Is it fairly straight forward, or are their some problems?
How was the eight wheeled tender modified to get roundthe curves?

I have had a look at Tim Shackletons article in MRJ, which only covers detailing.

Gordon A
Bristol

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