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by jjnewitt
Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: Milk Tank Madness
Replies: 41
Views: 20346

Re: Milk Tank Madness

Thanks for the tip Bill. I'll look into it. At 25mm the Exactoscale ones don't look as if they'll give you much room to work with.

Justin
by jjnewitt
Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Exactoscale: new website & top service
Replies: 3
Views: 2246

Re: Exactoscale: new website & top service

I think Alan is referring to the swish new C&L website. I have yet to try it. I'm waiting for them to sort out stock of various Exactoscale items first.

Justin
by jjnewitt
Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: Milk Tank Madness
Replies: 41
Views: 20346

Re: Milk Tank Madness

The suggestion is actually to use the 1mm pinpoint axles with the wheels on a 2mm tube that is a sliding fit so that the wheels can move sideways without the pinpoints moving. If you do use the parallel axles I think you need longer ones than exactoscale supply, as they come there is very little sc...
by jjnewitt
Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: Milk Tank Madness
Replies: 41
Views: 20346

Re: Milk Tank Madness

Hi Justin Do you not have any arrangements for the centre w-irons to move sideways? (sorry if I've missed it) Cheers Jim Hi Jim. The W-irons are rigid. The wheelbase is quite short at 13' and there is scope within the etched carriers to allow for 0.25mm sideplay within the bearing on the centre axl...
by jjnewitt
Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: Milk Tank Madness
Replies: 41
Views: 20346

Re: Milk Tank Madness

A wagon thread would be a good idea, not nearly enough stuff on them in the forum. We already have 81 topics in the 'wagons' section, but you preferred to use 'on my workbench', surely we don't need a third place to discuss wagons :) Keith As I said not nearly enough stuff on wagons. :) The same co...
by jjnewitt
Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: Milk Tank Madness
Replies: 41
Views: 20346

Re: Milk Tank Madness

I've had chance to start working my way through all the goodies that arrived recently and check that all the drawing work has come out ok when translated to brass. First up are the Milk tank ladders and walkways. GWR 0.61 Partial Platforms. F Milk Tank Ladders 054.JPG Essentially ladders with a stan...
by jjnewitt
Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: Milk Tank Madness
Replies: 41
Views: 20346

Re: Milk Tank Madness

Absolutely 'over the moon' with what you've done, just shows what can be accomplished with a set of dimensions. FANTASTIC! and a CAD program, frustration, perseverance, a little cunning, burnt fingers... Patience! There are only so many hours in the day. ;) Lots of bits will be avaliable under the ...
by jjnewitt
Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: Milk Tank Madness
Replies: 41
Views: 20346

Re: Milk Tank Madness

Lots of lovely milk tank related etches have arrived to be worked through (and no doubt amended in places). F Etches 3 015.JPG F Etches 3 028.JPG There are bits for GWR lever brakes and ladders of all shapes and sizes. Partial platforms, GWR style walkways, some additional bits for the LMS kit and a...
by jjnewitt
Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Newport and Gwent (NAGNAG)
Topic: Newport MRS Open Day alias Gwyl 4mm Gwent 2 March
Replies: 22
Views: 7799

Re: Newport MRS Open Day alias Gwyl 4mm Gwent 2 March

A great day with a lovely atmosphere. A big thanks to the NAGNAG guys for the invite and taking the time to organise everything. I think the following photo says all you need to know about how enjoyable it all was.
IMG_1835 M.JPG

I shall look forward to the next one, hopefully before 2055!

Justin
by jjnewitt
Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: Adventures in the land of fully sprung diesels
Replies: 102
Views: 40878

Re: Adventures in the land of fully sprung diesels

Trevor Grout wrote:bit early for camping Ivan !

Couldn't agree more. Especially in South Wales in February! :D
by jjnewitt
Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: Milk Tank Madness
Replies: 41
Views: 20346

Re: Milk Tank Madness

With the arrival of the milk tank platform etches and the consequent ability to finally finish one of them I have been stirred into completing (well very nearly) work on another pair. From left to right: A United Dairies GWR D-C braked O.44, the previously seen United Dairies D-C braked GWR O.39 and...
by jjnewitt
Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: Milk Tank Madness
Replies: 41
Views: 20346

Re: Milk Tank Madness

All the bits that I mentioned will get done at some point, including the LNER detailing parts, if for no other reason than I want one for my model of the Whitland to Kensington! The chassis is already done, I've got a nice GA for an LNER diagram 333 from the NRM and I'm aware of some of the differen...
by jjnewitt
Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: Adventures in the land of fully sprung diesels
Replies: 102
Views: 40878

Re: Adventures in the land of fully sprung diesels

Justin Will we be able to see the Peak run at the NAGNAG open day on Saturday? Cheers Rod Hi Rod, The Peak will be there. It's up and running fine, at least in a straight line! Looking forward to seeing Llanastr. See you on the weekend. Justin If he doesn't bring it, he'll be sleeping in a tent in ...
by jjnewitt
Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: Adventures in the land of fully sprung diesels
Replies: 102
Views: 40878

Re: Adventures in the land of fully sprung diesels

Thanks for the link Ivan. I'll have a good look. Might be a good source of guitar wire as well, I seem to get through a lot of it! I shall also see how the soft brass wire springs get on under the Peak. They seem to have potential.

Justin
by jjnewitt
Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: Adventures in the land of fully sprung diesels
Replies: 102
Views: 40878

Re: Adventures in the land of fully sprung diesels

I'd like to use them in the Class 40s that I seem to have been accumulating...... I don't see any reason why they wouldn't work in a class 40. I need to finish sorting out the pony truck first though but the main sprung bogie is good to go. Much easier as well to put it over the centre axle. Except...
by jjnewitt
Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: Adventures in the land of fully sprung diesels
Replies: 102
Views: 40878

Re: Adventures in the land of fully sprung diesels

Hi Keith, I'm not sure to be honest. My Bachmann Peak(32-700) didn't have the bogie pivot point in the right place before I attacked it, it was halfway between the 1st and 2nd driven axles. I took the pivot information from CLAG's website when designing the bogies. Much easier as well to put it over...
by jjnewitt
Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: Adventures in the land of fully sprung diesels
Replies: 102
Views: 40878

Re: Adventures in the land of fully sprung diesels

Haven't updated this for a while, mainly because I've had my head burried in autoCAD, but finaly I've something to write about. Sprung bogies for a Peak! :) These made it to Cardiff on trains from Leeds and Newcastle so I've got an excuse for one and the addition of the pony truck keeps things inter...
by jjnewitt
Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: Milk Tank Madness
Replies: 41
Views: 20346

Re: Milk Tank Madness

Thanks Mike. The O.39 complete with it's platforms will be at the open day for everyone to see along with the chassis that I've done so far. Hopefully I'll have some new diesel bogies put together as well and maybe a wagon kit prototype. I meant to say earlier that I intend to make all of this stuff...
by jjnewitt
Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: Milk Tank Madness
Replies: 41
Views: 20346

Re: Milk Tank Madness

Plenty of progress has been made since my last update. I’ve managed to get up to speed with autoCAD, visited Didcot with my tape measure and I went on a lovely and successful trip to the NRM in search of works drawings. Just before Christmas the drawings arrived and most of the past month or so has ...
by jjnewitt
Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:08 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Are RTR models 'really' that good?
Replies: 53
Views: 16593

Re: Are RTR models 'really' that good?

Sorry Justin but again in my opinion I don't think Guy Williams models were quite as good as Tom's when viewed under close scrutiny.Paul I didn't expect anyone to agree with me but niether am I changing my mind. I think the Guy Williams pannier is better because, perversely, it's not quite as good....
by jjnewitt
Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Are RTR models 'really' that good?
Replies: 53
Views: 16593

Re: Are RTR models 'really' that good?

Not only is Tom Mallard's model the best 'pannier' I have ever seen in 4mm scale but it is possibly the best model of any locomotive in 4mm scale. Gerry I'm not sure I'd go quite that far. Guy Williams 5700 takes some beating. That was a model of a working engine rather than what looks like a museu...
by jjnewitt
Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: Milk Tank Madness
Replies: 41
Views: 20346

Re: Milk Tank Madness

Thanks guys. I'm really pleased with how they've turned out. It will make the Whitland to Kensington a bit esier to achieve. That looks seriously good. Do you think the design could be adapted for other wagons with open framed chassis, i.e. dogfish hoppers? I don't see why not. It's not disimilar to...
by jjnewitt
Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: Milk Tank Madness
Replies: 41
Views: 20346

Re: Milk Tank Madness

Well that didn't take long. It's always nice to see your drawings come back as lovely shiny brass etches. One or two slight issues still to sort out with them but it all goes together and make sfor quite a strong structure. Bit of a fiddle in places but I expected that. Milk tank underframe a.JPG Mi...
by jjnewitt
Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Tender Powered 4-4-0
Replies: 15
Views: 5466

Re: Tender Powered 4-4-0

I use Version 2 Ultrascale U/Js with 1/16" drive shaft. I'd post some pictures of the arrangement but I'm in the middle of moving house. My models and the hard drive containing what useful pictures I have are in a different place to the laptop and internet connection! One of the big advantages ...
by jjnewitt
Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Tender Powered 4-4-0
Replies: 15
Views: 5466

Re: Tender Powered 4-4-0

Hi Kos, I've constructed a few tender drives for steam locos including an LMS 4-6-0 with 6'9" drivers. This uses a 30:1 High Level Roadrunner+ gearbox with D1 drivestretcher and a Canon 1833 motor. Unless you are using a very high reving motor I wouldn't go above 60:1. Depending on the exact mo...

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