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by Will L
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Will L
Topic: Buck Jumping on Mass
Replies: 124
Views: 50889

Re: Buck Jumping on Mass

Is anybody objecting to those items as 'one word@ ? See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smokebox https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1243/JILE_PROC_1939_029_042_02?journalCode=jila Just reacting to a proliferation of red underlined words Keith. As a champion misspell-er I'm very sensitive to such...
by Will L
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Will L
Topic: Buck Jumping on Mass
Replies: 124
Views: 50889

Re: Buck Jumping on Mass

Those of you who are following the Language thread will note that I favour "smokebox" as all one word. In MS Word where, I write most of this stuff, accepts this but the spell checker in my browser, Firefox, doesn't. I also believe "hornblock" to be all one word, regardless of wh...
by Will L
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Will L
Topic: Buck Jumping on Mass
Replies: 124
Views: 50889

Buck Jumping on Mass - The Build Phase

Part 20 – Smokebox bending This job is pretty much the same for both J65 and J69 and the photos are a mixture of both. Smokebox Wrappers 1 & 2 The smokeboxes are made up of three layers of overlay each one with the hole for the chimney etched in. The first two just wrap round the boiler tube. D...
by Will L
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Will L
Topic: Buck Jumping on Mass
Replies: 124
Views: 50889

Buck Jumping on Mass - The Build Phase

Part 19– Boiler Basics Essentially the same boiler was fitted to both the J65s and the J69s. There were detailed differences, some more invisible than others, in my case different safety valves, but both models started with the same size piece of brass tube, turned to give an accurate length and go...
by Will L
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Easing wheels tight to gauge
Replies: 27
Views: 3669

Re: Easing wheels tight to gauge

Dear Tim Can you tell me what exactly the clamp is and a suggestion of where to get one? Thanks and kind regards, Peter Kloss Tool makers parallel clamp, the 2 inch vernation is the right size for us, Elieen does them https://www.eileensemporium.com/component/search/?searchword=parallel%20clamp&...
by Will L
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Will L
Topic: Buck Jumping on Mass
Replies: 124
Views: 50889

Buck Jumping on Mass - The Build Phase

Part 18 – Tanks for everything Time to sort out the tanks both the tops and fronts. Way back in Part 10 I pointed out that the tank fronts in the kits were etched as a single peace the full width of the loco. This bears no relationship to how the prototype did it. Buck J69 tank front before.jpg I w...
by Will L
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Material Stand
Replies: 48
Views: 6058

Re: EBMA Material Stand

Now out of stock, there is clearly a demand. It'll be interesting to see the price when he restocks as I'm struggling to match without buying what's probably a lifetime's supply. Unless he's already got a lifetime's supply and the stock level is just what has already been cut to length. I'm sort of...
by Will L
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Material Stand
Replies: 48
Views: 6058

Re: EBMA Material Stand

My preference for thin wire is to use the plastic tubes with end caps sold by various suppliers. Terry Bendall Can you recommend any Terry? And if it's only viable in large quantities, maybe something the Stores can help with? Rod, Try https://www.hobbyholidays.co.uk/categories.php I also got some ...
by Will L
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Material Stand
Replies: 48
Views: 6058

Re: EBMA Material Stand

... My preference for thin wire is to use the plastic tubes with end caps sold by various suppliers... Hadn't thought of that, but very good point (ouch!). I'll have to source some of those ... I've been trying to find plastic tubs with end caps to store collection of brass wire sizes off and on fo...
by Will L
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: barrowroad
Topic: Proscale Princess built by Alan Sibley
Replies: 3
Views: 969

Re: Proscale Princess built by Alan Sibley

... I am slowly going to the less is more route a the moment. When castings and etches are being installed using as least solder as I can to save on the clean up... Bin there done that and things started falling off. While I do like the look of nice solder free finish I've decided that something th...
by Will L
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Paul Willis
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 160
Views: 16163

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

The gravity run round was the usual practice at Cowes on the Isle of Wight, where the running line sloped down towards the buffer stops. And they did it with four coach trains! Also my favourite Well-next-the-sea where two converging branches were worked this way, as explained here if you read far ...
by Will L
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Diversifying
Replies: 1
Views: 1115

Re: Diversifying

Came across this article where a furloughed graphics designer - and 'experienced railway modeller' - used his time to make scale models of people's homes. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-53332103 I'm amused by the way the article refers to him taking as much a 50 hours to complete a mod...
by Will L
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Will L
Topic: Buck Jumping on Mass
Replies: 124
Views: 50889

Buck Jumping on Mass - The Build Phase

Part 17 – Back to the Back of the body Now the chassis is out the way, well apart from a little “Oh Poo” moment which got documented elsewhere , its back to the body work. You may remember we had assembled a very basic body shell with just enough of it there to ensure I could get the mechanisms in....
by Will L
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Suspension for bogie coaches
Replies: 28
Views: 3182

Re: Suspension for bogie coaches

No mention has been made of the Brassmasters torsion bogie which I started to use as there is no 6' 4" bogie in the MJT range. Having had no problems with them, I have since used them exclusively but do have a twin torsion from the Society to try when I get round to it. Sorry yes, the Brassmas...
by Will L
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: GWR 1361 CSB
Replies: 17
Views: 1767

Re: GWR 1361 CSB

Have to say I've never noted it being any more difficult to do a short wheelbase loco than a long one. Given my choice in prototype most of mine are small. At some point I have a J70 or two to do (i.e. 3'4"x3'4" total wheel bases 6' 8") Getting the CSB in is the least of my worries, ...
by Will L
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Nu Cas/Ks t reintroductions
Replies: 4
Views: 1230

Re: Nu Cas/Ks t reintroductions

I did the LNER Sentinel rail car once. Not a bad model but it was sort of heavy.
by Will L
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: GWR 1361 CSB
Replies: 17
Views: 1767

Re: GWR 1361 CSB

And look what's at the top of the Nucast list
see Nu Cas/Ks t reintroductions
by Will L
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: GWR 1361 CSB
Replies: 17
Views: 1767

Re: GWR 1361 CSB

Thanks for all the J70 encouragement guys. I'm afraid my normal construction speed puts them some way down the road yet, unless I get shamed into it sooner I suppose. Given the normal cheat, a model of a J70 with even the right number of wheels underneath it has appealed for a long time.
by Will L
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Milk Anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 2205

Re: Milk Anyone?

Serjt-Dave wrote:Hi Tim, thanks for that link. Very useful to know. Alas there were no milk tanks. I've never seen so many D&S kits in one place before. LOL.

Keep Safe

Dave

Hum, think my unbuilt kits pile may need extra security.
by Will L
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: GWR 1361 CSB
Replies: 17
Views: 1767

Re: GWR 1361 CSB

That looks like fun. Another one for the Hawksworth 15xx (6'4"×6'6") will be equally tight. Think I'll be sticking with compensation on mine. Mike Have to say I've never noted it being any more difficult to do a short wheelbase loco than a long one. Given my choice in prototype most of mi...
by Will L
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: 0-4-2 compensation
Replies: 10
Views: 1484

Re: 0-4-2 compensation

Full compensation as the High Level version. The fixed axle, though easier to build, does result in the engine lurching on poor joints. CSBs have their fans, I am not one of them. Tim is entirely right about not having a fixed axle, even if he is mistaken about CSBs. You should have a careful think...
by Will L
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: GWR 1361 CSB
Replies: 17
Views: 1767

Re: GWR 1361 CSB

Good luck both of you
by Will L
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: GWR 1361 CSB
Replies: 17
Views: 1767

Re: GWR 1361 CSB

Did that first one quickly over breakfast this morning, realised later it could be improved upon but couldn't get back to my PC till this evening. The difference is marginal but does get the middle axle closer to but still slightly lighter than the outer two I now suggest suggest 8 - 10 - 10 - 13.5 ...
by Will L
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: GWR 1361 CSB
Replies: 17
Views: 1767

Re: GWR 1361 CSB

Can I suggest 8 - 10 - 10 - 14 - 10 - 7.5 See the picture for details. This is for a loco weight of 210 grams GWR 1361.jpg Spring sizes required by various weights 150 grams needs 9 thou 210 grams needs 10 thou 300 grams needs 11 thou If that fowls anything you have to avoid inside the chassis let m...
by Will L
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Suspension for bogie coaches
Replies: 28
Views: 3182

Re: Suspension for bogie coaches

While a good concept, there are a couple of problems with the basic MJT bogies. Firstly the is a flaw in the design which puts too much strain on the solder joints on the single torsion link. They certainly run OK to start with but they start breaking if you actually run them very much. Palatine Mod...

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