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by Will L
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 246497

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

Certainly a creditable attempt Tim. Although I realise this is a first go and you will improve on it, I'm going to be a bit picky, but only in an attempt to be helpful. The stones in the wall face are over large as are the gaps between them. A wall with gaps like that would be about to fall down. A ...
by Will L
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: New GWR Mink C photo?
Replies: 12
Views: 1116

Re: New GWR Mink C photo?

Looking at a the photo as big as my PC will manage, I can see that the two door wagon in the foreground does have double sided GWR style brakes with all the necessary bits (quite clearly), and the single door wagon behind it probably has single sided brakes with levers on both sides with the clutch ...
by Will L
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 220
Views: 44842

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

TEZBEDZ wrote:Thanks I didnt think Exactoscale was still going. Will do some googling

See https://exactoscale.com/track-component ... positions/
by Will L
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 247
Views: 75413

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Phil O wrote:Will the springs be added to the stores or will they be directly from you, Jeremy?

Cheers Phil


You need to talk to Jeremy, its all his enterprise, but I expect he'll see this soon enough and reply for himself.
by Will L
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: CSB for a Single Driver
Replies: 50
Views: 5271

Re: CSB for a Single Driver

Just checked, and the G singles wheelbase was:- 8’ 0” + 7’ 9” for the unique large boilered ‘Grosvenor’ (with 6’ 9” drivers). The same for ‘Abergavenny’ - the smaller version, with 6’ 6” drivers. And 8’ 0” and 7’ 11” for the ‘production’ G class. Mike Just to be sure I've re run the numbers. It doe...
by Will L
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: CSB for a Single Driver
Replies: 50
Views: 5271

Re: CSB for a Single Driver

In which case the same axle block modification will work on the carrying axle as well as the driving axle, just the other way up. They will be a bit thin above the carrying axles but fortunately ware isn't usually a problem for us.
by Will L
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 247
Views: 75413

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

So this solves the problem of drop-out wheels with csbs and having to figure out a way to make the springs removable? Yes that's exactly what they were supposed to do, though others may find different uses. I've been hanging my springs off the axle blocks for a while now but its a fiddly job and yo...
by Will L
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 247
Views: 75413

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Le Corbusier wrote:Those loco springs look just the ticket :thumb

I had the trial etch and yes they are very useful.
by Will L
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 246497

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

Noel's link gives a starting point I think. Maybe for the thinner walls the 1' 8" base is relevant? The top stones look ± 1ft. wall section.jpg I'm not likely to get into the Peak for a few weeks so I'm not in a position to check for certain but memory says most of the walls I see walking the ...
by Will L
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 246497

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

... The walls are fairly narrow compared to others I have come across, and so clean! Wider walls are almost all filled with smaller stones or rubble giving a wider base. Peak district walls are typically rubble filed, and like most dry stone walls they are significantly wider at the bottom than the...
by Will L
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 246497

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

Traditionally walls in the peek were often topped by stones trimmed to a reasonably consistent half round profile. I don't suppose they all where but many would have been. I expect it depend a lot on how well off the land owner was. This isn't that apparent these days as any such finished coping sto...
by Will L
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: First steps in track building and P4.
Replies: 34
Views: 3350

Re: First steps in track building and P4.

I’m very much with Dave in using a vernier as an additional method of checking gauge and other critical dimensions... Hum. I thought our member recruiting process always sold membership on the basis that while our track gauge was defined as 18.83mm, we used gauges to set this and there was no need ...
by Will L
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 246497

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

Hi Tim, :) could I make a suggestion as to loading the locomotive. Something I have been doing now since liquid lead has been available is to load small polythene bags which are sealable ... They can even be placed on top of the locomotive for quick checking. To see if weight is transferred equally...
by Will L
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 246497

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

With reference to my Johnson 1F Tank I am trying to get a feel for what might be in the ballpark as far as weight is concerned. I am aware that advice ranges from load it until it is enough .... to as heavy as can be achieved. However, bearing in mind that it is a small brass loco with limited opti...
by Will L
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Best Glue for the job!
Replies: 35
Views: 4556

Re: Best Glue for the job!

Le Corbusier wrote:can anyone suggest a glue to bond blue or pink styrofoam boards together that is readily availble in the UK .... one that would give a permanent bond, :thumb

PVA works.
by Will L
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Running out of coal.
Replies: 13
Views: 1435

Re: Running out of coal.

On Knutsford East I don't think any of the running loco's had fully loaded tenders, and one at least must have been getting to the point when the fireman was going to have to get up there and move coal forward. This must surely be prototypical? P1030734 croped.jpg Does help if you've modelled the in...
by Will L
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 246497

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

That seems to work very well Tim. Looks like you've cracked it. What's the slow running like?
by Will L
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Will L
Topic: Buck Jumping on Mass
Replies: 124
Views: 50753

Buck Jumping on Mass - The Build Phase

Part 23 – Fitting Boiler Fittings, The big cast brass lumps. We will start with the most prominent, the chimney and the dome. The Theory and my personal hang-up’s. I have an issue with the way these often get fitted with a very prominent lip around the edge where they meet the boiler. On the real t...
by Will L
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Will L
Topic: Buck Jumping on Mass - Index
Replies: 1
Views: 987

Re: Buck Jumping on Mass - Index

Index updated to bring it up to date. See first post in this thread if you wish to use the index.
by Will L
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Will L
Topic: Buck Jumping on Mass
Replies: 124
Views: 50753

Re: Buck Jumping on Mass

Thanks Will for your effort documenting the building of these engines. I'm slowly building my E22 and this thread is of immense help. I also enjoyed to talk to you and see your J65 in flesh (and I wish to have brought mine...) during Scaleforum. Please keep on! (and you probably mean Macallan blast...
by Will L
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Will L
Topic: Buck Jumping on Mass
Replies: 124
Views: 50753

Buck Jumping on Mass - The Build Phase

Part 22 – Fitting Boiler Fittings, Making a Start Now is the time to consider all the rest of the bits that need fitting too the boilers. The most obvious being the chimney, dome and safety valve but there are plenty of others. Before we get there On the J69, because the tank fronts have been modif...
by Will L
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Will L
Topic: A CSB Source book
Replies: 59
Views: 31567

Re: A CSB Source book

A reference to the "CSB for a Single Driver" thread added to the index of CSB threads in the first post of this thread
by Will L
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Singles and suspension
Replies: 17
Views: 3720

Re: Singles and suspension

Should you actively consider a CSB, I would be quite happy to have a further chat about the best way to do it. Mike did eventually ask me to elaborate a bit, and as it was an interesting qusetion, with quite a full answer which might be of interest to others on the future, I posted it on a new thre...
by Will L
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: CSB for a Single Driver
Replies: 50
Views: 5271

CSB for a Single Driver

Following on from a post I placed on his Singles and suspension thread Mike sent me the following PM Will: Last year I posted an enquiry regarding folks’ approach to getting decent adhesion from a Single. On the list of subsequent helpful responses was an interesting one from Dave Bradwell, and a ki...
by Will L
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Will L
Topic: Buck Jumping on Mass
Replies: 124
Views: 50753

Buck Jumping on Mass - The Build Phase

Part 21 – Fitting Boiler to Body When I decided that I wanted the boilers to be removable, my going in position was to assume I would need to bolt them down in two places, From under the footplate into the smokebox/smokebox saddle, and from within the cab into firebox end of the boiler. I have succ...

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