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by steamraiser
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 20615

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: 67
Views: 15325

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: 67
Views: 15325

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: 4609

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.

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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: 67
Views: 15325

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: 67
Views: 15325

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: 3089

Re: Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2018

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

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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: 67
Views: 15325

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: 67
Views: 15325

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: 67
Views: 15325

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: 67
Views: 15325

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: 2234

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: 3660

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: 1696

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: 10678

Re: Scaleforum North 2018

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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: 17786

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: 2218

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: 2218

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: 2218

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: 2218

Re: Houten, Utrecht. Netherlands.

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

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

Gordon
by steamraiser
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Houten, Utrecht. Netherlands.
Replies: 11
Views: 2218

Houten, Utrecht. Netherlands.

Horselunges will be making a rare appearance at the model railway show at Houten, Utrecht this weekend.

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I understand tha Portchullin will also be at the show jointly flying the P4 flag.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Caley/LMS 0F Pug
Replies: 16
Views: 2830

Re: Caley/LMS 0F Pug

Thanks.
Another possible project.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Caley/LMS 0F Pug
Replies: 16
Views: 2830

Re: Caley/LMS 0F Pug

Geraint,

Did the Branchlines chassis fit the Hornby body without modification?

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Caley/LMS 0F Pug
Replies: 16
Views: 2830

Re: Caley/LMS 0F Pug

Try Branchlines of Westbury, Wilts.

Gordon A
by steamraiser
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Drilling crankpin holes Heath Robinson style
Replies: 20
Views: 5108

Re: Drilling crankpin holes Heath Robinson style

Personally I would welcome a crank pin hole drilling jig.

Gordon A

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