Search found 872 matches

by Julian Roberts
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Gibson LMS Compound
Replies: 66
Views: 9287

Re: Gibson LMS Compound

Meanwhile the chassis has been revisited, having found I needed renew the driving wheels. Looking up the Sharman bible I found the crank throw should be greater than the ones that came with the semi-built model. The correct wheels are those also for one of the large GWR locos. I knew this might give...
by Julian Roberts
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Thompson BZ 6 wheel van
Replies: 19
Views: 3623

Re: Thompson BZ 6 wheel van

With another project running concurrently progress has been slow. But that allows paint to dry. Van ready for testing on Calderside. Runs fine on my test tracks. Terrible paint job?....or realistic weathering?....glazing remains to be done once I've decided when to stop.... Couplings to do still. 20...
by Julian Roberts
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Gibson LMS Compound
Replies: 66
Views: 9287

Re: Gibson LMS Compound

Absolutely Will. I haven't encountered the terms tub or virality but I think my activity today illustrates the point you are both making about leaving small items large enough to be able to hold firmly as long as possible. I'm going from the biggest parts of the loco to the smallest - this exhaust s...
by Julian Roberts
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Gibson LMS Compound
Replies: 66
Views: 9287

Re: Gibson LMS Compound

Again very many thanks for your suggestions John, very wise in all aspects. And thanks for sharing your photos. I'll be pleased to get half as good an outcome.

Happy New Decade anyone reading this.
by Julian Roberts
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Gibson LMS Compound
Replies: 66
Views: 9287

Re: Gibson LMS Compound

Very many thanks for your comprehensive reply John. Your photo looks very convincing. I don't own any of these machine tools, though I can have access to a lathe at our club. I wonder how you fabricated the one done without machine tools and how it compares. Mulling this over, I have some double sid...
by Julian Roberts
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Gibson LMS Compound
Replies: 66
Views: 9287

Re: Gibson LMS Compound

Anyway, now it's the bit that possibly explains why I found I had more urgent loco projects six years ago. :o Midland Compound 015.jpg Midland Compound 108.jpg Midland Compound 107.jpg Midland Compound 106.jpg This is the right hand side of 1000. I believe all this plumbing is the large ejector (?)....
by Julian Roberts
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Gibson LMS Compound
Replies: 66
Views: 9287

Re: Gibson LMS Compound

Found I had this too - any use?
by Julian Roberts
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Gibson LMS Compound
Replies: 66
Views: 9287

Re: Gibson LMS Compound

Hi Horsetan - my pc was Out of Service but now I can upload the pictures I took of 1000, that show the tender. I don't know the answer to your question, but here they are if that helps. The tender of this kit was more or less complete when I bought it. Regarding all the solder, I hope my skills may ...
by Julian Roberts
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Gibson LMS Compound
Replies: 66
Views: 9287

Re: Gibson LMS Compound

Yes.....Solder or no solder here is an attempt at the mudhole door. I wonder if there's a better way of representing them.

20191220_150548-1.jpg
I took the type of door on this loco
img023-1.jpg

forgetting one of Jeremy's photos showed no door at all on the right side... :cry:
by Julian Roberts
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Gibson LMS Compound
Replies: 66
Views: 9287

Re: Gibson LMS Compound

Hereon I'm working on both the chassis and body. I always find it a struggle deciding which actual loco I'm modelling. The first criteria is, one that was working in Scotland in the 1950s. I've fixed on extended frames and smoke box so that limits me. It's difficult finding photos of both sides of o...
by Julian Roberts
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Gibson LMS Compound
Replies: 66
Views: 9287

Gibson LMS Compound

Six years have passed on what were supposed to be some quick projects. Now my focus is getting this finished. I had been rather set back with electrical problems, short circuits. I assumed I had not got full insulation of bogie or tender and spent much time trying to see what I'd done wrong. I overl...
by Julian Roberts
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Jig for drilling crankpin hole
Replies: 72
Views: 5108

Re: Jig for drilling crankpin hole

what happened to the bit of tube soldered through? Photos weren't in order. I assumed you'd assume these, here they are for clarity. Perhaps people don't want to ask stupid questions, or questions that make them seem stupid!? I never worry about that, it's part of the job being the clown of the orc...
by Julian Roberts
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Jig for drilling crankpin hole
Replies: 72
Views: 5108

Re: Jig for drilling crankpin hole

Quick couple of photos show how I (and Heath Robinson) made the jig, and that it was for a different purpose - to alter the crankpin position. (The nearest available wheel crankpin throw was great enough that fouling might occur at the top of the stroke.) Over the last couple of days I couldn't thin...
by Julian Roberts
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Jig for drilling crankpin hole
Replies: 72
Views: 5108

Re: Jig for drilling crankpin hole

Yes Will I agree. All I needed here was a way of holding a hand drill vertical. Wonder if George Watts could come up with something. His quartering jig is just so clever - and only half the price or less of a RTR loco.
by Julian Roberts
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Jig for drilling crankpin hole
Replies: 72
Views: 5108

Re: Jig for drilling crankpin hole

This will read in the same way as after an orchestral concert the PA system is sometimes used to blast out some rock music while the stage hands get on with putting all the stage stuff away and packing up. After such a lot of excellent advice I am embarrassed to say I have been quite Heathen and Hea...
by Julian Roberts
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Jig for drilling crankpin hole
Replies: 72
Views: 5108

Re: Jig for drilling crankpin hole

Very many thanks all. :thumb
by Julian Roberts
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Jig for drilling crankpin hole
Replies: 72
Views: 5108

Jig for drilling crankpin hole

I've got some new Gibson wheels with dimples only. They aren't available with a hole. All that's required is to drill the hole vertically. Hah! - not so terribly easy to get it really accurately vertical. I'm pretty sure I saw here a jig for doing this that may have been commercially available, with...
by Julian Roberts
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 3
Replies: 157
Views: 41483

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 3

:D Brilliant Allan, thanks! From such happy memories :lol: is our enthusiasm many decades later!
by Julian Roberts
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 3
Replies: 157
Views: 41483

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 3

Tim asked Can I ask how these loco's were so thoroughly cleaned up with all surface solder etc removed? Earlier in the thread they were cleaned to a certain extent but there was always a degree of solder visible? I wonder why it's felt necessary to polish the brass so that no trace of solder is left...
by Julian Roberts
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1141
Views: 185597

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

:thumb looks great Tim. Ambitious standards you've set yourself e.g. detachable this that and the other on the chassis!, and achieved.
by Julian Roberts
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Blade filing jig.
Replies: 6
Views: 1168

Re: Blade filing jig.

viewtopic.php?t=4408

Have a look at this too. Tony uses the jig as a start but not to get the fully finished blade: -

viewtopic.php?t=5727
by Julian Roberts
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 215
Views: 33131

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Thanks from another of your regulars Mike!

Really useful advice especially regarding the boiler handrail. But, minor question, how do you make a lamp iron/handrail stanchion?

Regarding the 16oz 4-8-0, what is the downside of such an amount of weight?
by Julian Roberts
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Tools
Replies: 46
Views: 4833

Re: Tools

Just to re-suggest (agreeing with DT) sets of broaches are a lot more useful and long lasting than a set of drills of every half millimetre increment. The latter just get blunt. I had batches of 0.5 mm and 0.8mm drills. Nice simple vernier is invaluable. Supply of NS or brass or wire of every 0.1 in...
by Julian Roberts
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Thompson BZ 6 wheel van
Replies: 19
Views: 3623

Re: Thompson BZ 6 wheel van

Van pretty much ready for painting. 20191124_114020.jpg The J hangers took me two modelling days. I can't praise Ian Macdonald enough for his support, sending me extra castings to replace the one I broke, and for the quality of this kit and, no less, the instructions. My only quibble with the build ...
by Julian Roberts
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 194
Views: 38652

Re: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie

Lots of inspiration from your layouts and others Allan; lovely pictures. Looks like Dubbieside's retirement may be as indefinite as mine from the orchestra! The oldies still have something to offer :D :!:

Go to advanced search