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by Will L
Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Crewe (CAG)
Topic: Crewe Area Group - online meetings
Replies: 2
Views: 1103

Crewe Area Group - online meetings 13/12/2020

Monday 13th December 2020 Nine of the Crewe Area Group, including a past member living in Aberdeen (Peter H) and potential new member (Peter M) enjoyed a good Zoom session last Monday night. Given his new railway room is now available, David B has been in layout planning mode. He talked through his...
by Will L
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Will L
Topic: Buck Jumping on Mass
Replies: 125
Views: 51245

Buck Jumping on Mass - The Build Phase

Part 28– Plumbing, injecting some reality – A solution So I implemented option 3. (see previous post) Option 3, an exercise in cutting, filing and drilling in confined spaces. This option required me to cut off the steam and water feed pipes fitted to the injectors in part 26 and drilling them out,...
by Will L
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109
Replies: 127
Views: 15992

Re: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109

Dave Holt wrote:...Adding these extra details, not envisaged by the kit designer, throws up all sorts of clashes with other parts of the loco...

I know the feeling,
by Will L
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Will L
Topic: Buck Jumping on Mass
Replies: 125
Views: 51245

Buck Jumping on Mass - The Build Phase

Part 27– Plumbing, injecting some reality – A dilemma Having made my Injectors, all that remains is to fit them. All proves to be a big word. The remarkable thing about the injectors on the J69 is the nature of the feedwater pipe. It is clearly visible following a convoluted path which takes it rig...
by Will L
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Masokits etched chairs turnout construction for Kyle of Lochalsh
Replies: 63
Views: 7730

Re: Masokits etched chairs turnout construction for Kyle of Lochalsh

Julian Roberts wrote:...Interesting you don't mention the curve of the stockrails. The crossing will be wide to gauge between the asterisks...

In that position over such a short length I can't see there is any problem. Gauge widening over the whole diamond would be a totally different proposition.
by Will L
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Single slip prototype photos?
Replies: 15
Views: 1180

Re: Single slip prototype photos?

Tony Wilkins wrote:Incidentally if anyone is wondering the location was Liverpool Street Station in GER days.

The GER was certainly not afraid of complicated pointwork. Small wayside station goods yard design generals centred on a double slip. David Barham evocation of Clare on here being a fine example
by Will L
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Masokits etched chairs turnout construction for Kyle of Lochalsh
Replies: 63
Views: 7730

Re: Masokits etched chairs turnout construction for Kyle of Lochalsh

and does demand that the match between the BtoB and the dimension across point of the central check rail pair is as close as possible. Will thanks for your advice - I'm not understanding this sentence, sorry to be thick; any chance you could sketch what you mean? What I was on about is well illustr...
by Will L
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Masokits etched chairs turnout construction for Kyle of Lochalsh
Replies: 63
Views: 7730

Re: Masokits etched chairs turnout construction for Kyle of Lochalsh

Hi Will thanks yes that was what I was referring to but I haven't laboured the point about where I was following the recommended order of service and where I was departing from it.... ...The obtuse crossing is 1:7.5. The instructions referred to above say 1:8 is the prototype largest number crossin...
by Will L
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Masokits etched chairs turnout construction for Kyle of Lochalsh
Replies: 63
Views: 7730

Re: Masokits etched chairs turnout construction for Kyle of Lochalsh

You might be interested in reading the relevant bit of our Digest Sheet 23.6.2 Advanced Turnout Construction. Link downloads a PDF. The really relevant bit is on the second page under the heading Diamonds and Slips and goes into details on K crossings.
by Will L
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Assembling Exactoscale wagon wheels.
Replies: 15
Views: 1093

Re: Assembling Exactoscale wagon wheels.

Are these used for axle spacing to get the correct B to B? 4CW701A Axle spacing washers 1mm i/d (etched) (Exactoscale) Phil See the instructions which are on the society download area. Particularly stage 6. I think those washers are actually intended to locate the parallel sided axles between the b...
by Will L
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Kernow Beattie Well Tank to P4?
Replies: 31
Views: 8476

Re: Kernow Beattie Well Tank to P4?

....AGW list a set of profile milled frames, so that's another option. They're not much better than the Westward fret; I examined a set when looking for an alternative to the weak Westward frames, and didn't like the lack of space above the axle positions. The AGW frames often seem relatively thin ...
by Will L
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Assembling Exactoscale wagon wheels.
Replies: 15
Views: 1093

Re: Assembling Exactoscale wagon wheels.

I punch 1mm holes in small squares of paper*, assemble the axle with a square of paper right behind each wheel. Tare them out when the Loctite has gone off. Simples. If your really picky you might worry about the thickness of the paper. * Use the pinpoint on the axle to press through into a hole, th...
by Will L
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Will L
Topic: Buck Jumping on Mass
Replies: 125
Views: 51245

Buck Jumping on Mass - The Build Phase

Part 26– Plumbing, injecting some reality – into injectors In this part I spend a whole posting on producing two small apparently identical components Injectors, what’s required on the J69 As the J69 were developed over time, and the GER did a lot of that, the injectors were relocated in the open a...
by Will L
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Area Groups
Topic: Area Groups and Zoom
Replies: 20
Views: 1984

Re: Area Groups and Zoom

A small technical point The other real advantage to using a paid for license is the additional features made available, in particular, it allows anybody in the meeting to share pictures with the meeting. The free "lasts 40 minutes" version of Zoom will let anyone share pictures, or other ...
by Will L
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Area Groups
Topic: Area Groups and Zoom
Replies: 20
Views: 1984

Re: Area Groups and Zoom

Having run this rabbit, it only seems fair that I pull together what has been said and, dare I, suggest a direction. A big thank you to all who bothered to reply. Is Zoom the only Tool Clearly not. While WhatsApp, Messenger and Facetime could be used free they are not really designed for large group...
by Will L
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Will L
Topic: Buck Jumping on Mass
Replies: 125
Views: 51245

Buck Jumping on Mass - The Build Phase

Part 25 – Plumbing, injecting some reality – the easy bit. Having sorted the boilers, I must return to detailing the footplate/cab assembly. The joys of plumbing Among other things, there is a lot of plumbing to be added which I normally enjoy doing. Therefor I am going to start with the feedater p...
by Will L
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Area Groups
Topic: Area Groups and Zoom
Replies: 20
Views: 1984

Area Groups and Zoom

I have a question about the use of Zoom to support Online Area Group meetings and I'm hopeing somebody out there will be knowledgeable enough to provide a few answers. We in the Crewe Area Group (CAG), having failed to meet for months, partly but not entirely because of the GCP* decided to try an on...
by Will L
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109
Replies: 127
Views: 15992

Re: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109

I agree Dave is making a really nice job of this, I am a fan of all those extra bits of plumbing as some up and coming posts of my own will show. In terms of how much lateral clearance you need over the centre axle Dave, I think I can help a bit. If you read through the first page of my Track Gauge ...
by Will L
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: CSB for a Single Driver
Replies: 50
Views: 5463

Re: CSB for a Single Driver

You tube link corrected
Jeremy Suter wrote:
by Will L
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Crewe (CAG)
Topic: Crewe Area Group - online meetings
Replies: 2
Views: 1103

Crewe Area Group - online meetings

Sunday 8/1/2020 As it has become clear that it will be a while before we are able to start face to face meetings again, CAG has at last bitten the bullet and gone Virtual. Using Zoom we held our first online meeting in our traditional meeting slot (14:00 on the first Sunday of the month) and it was...
by Will L
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Frame Spacing
Replies: 26
Views: 2176

Re: Frame Spacing

Here is a photo of the gearbox which I made following the High Level instructions. There is about 1mm end float with a washer each side of the worm. The loco body restrains the gearbox but I came up with this after a lot of experiment. The main point is that I'm happy with the way the loco goes, se...
by Will L
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: 0-6-0 CSB with one fixed axle
Replies: 10
Views: 2325

Re: 0-6-0 CSB with one fixed axle

My fault being in 00 of course, but even with a fairly narrow HL 'box and spacesaver HBs I have to attach etches to INSIDE the frames as it's a Q1 and some of these which represent the firebox unfortunately go down low enough (as they're visible through cutouts in the frames) to get right in the wa...
by Will L
Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Frame Spacing
Replies: 26
Views: 2176

Re: Frame Spacing

Since then I always work out the sideplay required, but Dave's post makes me think I'm being too far on the safe side, as I don't make an allowance for the slop in P4, nor gauge widening. I'd rather have slightly narrow frames than have to rebuild it from scratch though! While I'm sure Dave is righ...
by Will L
Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 129
Views: 48136

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

John

How about pinpoints at the ends and parallel on the middle axle?
by Will L
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Frame Spacing
Replies: 26
Views: 2176

Re: Frame Spacing

I have been asked the following question and I have been trawling the site to find an answer without luck: "Are you able to go onto the S4 members web site and pull off the specifications for building locomotive frames? The specific measurement I’m after is the width across the outside of S4 f...

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