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by steamraiser
Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Sprung Parkside 21t Hoppers
Replies: 10
Views: 3543

Re: Sprung Parkside 21t Hoppers

Have you added sufficient weight to the wagons?
I dont know if EM wheels spaced out to P4 back to back will work.

Gordon A
Bristol
by steamraiser
Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:53 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Sprung Parkside 21t Hoppers
Replies: 10
Views: 3543

Re: Sprung Parkside 21t Hoppers

Would a Bill Bedford sprung W iron be suitable as a jig?

Gprdon A
Bristol
by steamraiser
Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Sprung Parkside 21t Hoppers
Replies: 10
Views: 3543

Re: Sprung Parkside 21t Hoppers

Have you tried using a tapered broach to open the hole out to 2mm, along with a scalpel and a small square to extend the hole?

Gordon A
Bristol
by steamraiser
Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: turnout radius
Replies: 8
Views: 2958

Re: turnout radius

Playing with Templot a B 6.75 = 59.4 inches radius.

Gordon A
Bristol
by steamraiser
Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: The next phase:
Replies: 39
Views: 17028

Re: The next phase:

So 3/8 inch joggle.
40/1000 inch = 1mm = 3inches
1 inch = 40/3= 13.333/1000 inch
13.333x3/8(inch) = 5 thou of an inch for a 3/8 inch joggle.
So a 5 thou of an inch to equte to a scale 3/8 inch joggle.

Gordon A
Bristol
by steamraiser
Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: The next phase:
Replies: 39
Views: 17028

Re: The next phase:

Tim,

What thickness of tinplate?

Gordon A
Bristol
by steamraiser
Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: North East of Scotland (Grampian)
Topic: Aberdeen MRC S4 Stand
Replies: 10
Views: 6860

Re: Aberdeen MRC S4 Stand

I believe they would look at it as being missionary work!
After all a couple of 16xx panniers made it to Dornoch.

Gordon A
Safely in Bristol
by steamraiser
Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Avonside ChassisPro - a small problem
Replies: 3
Views: 2870

Re: Avonside ChassisPro - a small problem

I have had a similar problem which I have traced to a slightly bent screw rod passing throught the outer adjustable block to the inner adjustable block. I have managed to put a slight bend in the adjusting scre rod. The hole in the outer block is not quite big enough to take the distortion of the sc...
by steamraiser
Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:19 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Curving chair laid sections.
Replies: 4
Views: 2213

Re: Curving chair laid sections.

For the same reason I have removed the outer forks of my three legged gauge, leaving just the inner forks.
Also a rectangular gauge will give you some gauge widening.

Gordon A
Bristol
by steamraiser
Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Dapol/Model Rail Sentinel
Replies: 40
Views: 14545

Re: Dapol/Model Rail Sentinel

Has any one thoght of producing etched replacement guard irons for the Sentinel?

Gordon A
Bristol
by steamraiser
Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:59 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Austerity tanks
Replies: 10
Views: 3771

Re: Austerity tanks

Look for a seperate plastic bag with the slide bars, cross heads, and drive for piston valves etc.
If missing return to buyer as incomplete.

Gordon A
Bristol
by steamraiser
Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Austerity tanks
Replies: 10
Views: 3771

Re: Austerity tanks

Hi Hardwick,

Did you take any pictures between the frames?

Gordon A
Bristol
by steamraiser
Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Eileen's open day
Replies: 5
Views: 3200

Re: Eileen's open day

You left out that we also went for a nose around Lydney docks, and called in the Severn Bore pub on the way home.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Loose Tyres
Replies: 9
Views: 3456

Re: Loose Tyres

Why not glue the tyres back on using a self centering glue such as Loctite?

Gordon A
Bristol
by steamraiser
Sun May 15, 2011 7:10 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 27XX and 57XX comparision
Replies: 23
Views: 10524

Re: GWR 27XX and 57XX comparision

57XX coupled wheel base 7' 3" + 8' 3" Front buffer beam to leading axle 5' 6"
2721 coupled wheelbase 7' 3" + 8' 3" Front buffer beam to leading axle 4' 9"
Rear driver to back buffer beam 6' 6" for both.

Gordon A
Bristol
by steamraiser
Sun May 01, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: First P4 wagon
Replies: 14
Views: 6370

Re: First P4 wagon

I find that the thicker super glue gel works very well where the thinner super glue used to be unreliable.

Gordon A
Bristol.
by steamraiser
Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:38 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Sprung 4 wheelers
Replies: 8
Views: 4027

Re: Sprung 4 wheelers

As you have mentionedtry thicker spring wire. I use guitar string (Not the wound variety) from good music shops as it starts from 8thou going up to 20 thou plus.

Gordon A
Bristol
by steamraiser
Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery
Replies: 403
Views: 130119

Re: Tim V's workbench

Scalefour Stores also carry split axles. These give you the option of a three part axle that gives an isolated middle section.

Gordon A
Bristol
by steamraiser
Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: 2'4" disc wagon wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 4082

Re: 2'4" disc wagon wheels

Andrew,

The smallest wheels I know of are those for Lowmac wagons which are 10.5mm / 2ft 7.5 inches.
How about HO wheels?

Gordon A
Bristol
by steamraiser
Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Can you confirm why this wagon doesn't work?
Replies: 12
Views: 5642

Re: Can you confirm why this wagon doesn't work?

John

One of the advantages of brass is that you stand a chance of takeing it appart and trying again.

Gordon A
Bristol
by steamraiser
Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Soldering iron I forget it's on
Replies: 20
Views: 9404

Re: Soldering iron I forget it's on

When I had my railway room in the loft wired, I had a master switch for all the sockets bar the lectric heater placed next to the light switch on the loft ladder frame work. When I leave I turn both switches off, which only leaves the electric heater, which has it own thermostat, to be occsionally f...
by steamraiser
Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 16xx 0-6-0 pannier tank
Replies: 8
Views: 3093

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 - broad gauge tomfoolery
Replies: 403
Views: 130119

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: 1713

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: 3718

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

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