Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.

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Re: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.

Postby steamraiser » Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:38 pm

kcvixg wrote:15860128802642075678334926137055.jpg
So far no shorting from the brake pulls.
Cheers
Robin


Very neat Robin.

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Re: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.

Postby Paulhb » Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:53 pm

Hi,

The brass wire was 0.3. Used purely as it was to hand, works fine though.

Cheers

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Re: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.

Postby steamraiser » Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:07 am

Here is my test build Peckett fitted with wheels using David Bigcheeseplant's centres and Gibson wagon wheel rims.

I also have some centres for 3ft 2" wheels, but I do not have any wheels of that size in stock.

I measure the Hornby wheels as 12.8mm across the tread, the Gibson wagon wheels are 12.46 mm across the tread.
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The picture is a cruel enlargement as on my screen it is three times the size of the model.
The brake gear is missing, because I have lost it in my modelling room!
Here is a picture of the Peckett wheel centres compared to the Gibson Manning Wardle wheels that were fitted before.
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To fit DBC's wheel centres I first removed the existing wheel centres by cutting the plastic centres into three sections using a piercing saw. I found this way made removing the centres without putting undue stress on the rims.

DBC's centres had a minimal clean up and given a coat of primer, then coated in "body" colour.

I found the wheel centres slipped into the tyres with no play. I secured them with Loctite 480 (Cheaper from China).

The Crank pin holes were then drilled slightly undersize for the Gibson crank pins, and the back countersunk.

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The axles were threaded through the chassis and gear box and the wheels pressed on.



I believe the wheels look the part.



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Re: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.

Postby Horsetan » Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:10 pm

steamraiser wrote:Here is my test build Peckett fitted with wheels using David Bigcheeseplant's centres ....I believe the wheels look the part.


But where are the wheels available from....if indeed they are available :?:
That would be an ecumenical matter.

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Re: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.

Postby Philip Hall » Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:31 pm

These wheels look very nice indeed. What is the fit like on the axles - stiff enough to avoid having to pin them?

Phili

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Re: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.

Postby David Knight » Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:03 pm

What Ivan and Philip said. And which shade of paint did you use to match the original?

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Re: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.

Postby steamraiser » Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:43 pm

Wheels available from David Lane aka David Bigcheeseplant.
E mail him direct on "bigcheeseplant@googlemail.com" if interested.
Somewhere there is a thread "Any wheel any size" which I could not find.

The paint is Humbrol 120 Light green matt, AA1328.
The cylinders were coated with Halfords general purpose grey rattle can primer, the wheels were primed with Halfords white primer.

The wheel is a good fit on the 1/8" axles. I only used about the first 10mm of my parallel broach to clean the hole out.
The parallel broach has a slight taper up to the middle of the broach.

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Re: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.

Postby grovenor-2685 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:00 pm

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Re: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.

Postby David Bigcheeseplant » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:03 am

I can supply wheel centres for the Peckett although it won't be for around four weeks as my mum is having a hip replacement and I am looking after her so need to isolate for that time, but I can take orders and contact everyone one they are ready to ship.

There will be two versions one to fit a standard Gibson 3'1 Gibson wagon wheel or a version to fit a slightly larger 3''2" loco wheel tyre.

Please contact me direct on bigcheeseplant@googlemail.com if interested. I need to cost the price but would think it will be around the £6-8 mark for a set of four centres plus P&P.

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Re: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.

Postby steamraiser » Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:11 pm

I am looking to get in touch with a D. J. Burnett re one of the above chassis kits.

Would he please contact me on: ga007d9065@blueyonder.co.uk

Gordon

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Re: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.

Postby David Bigcheeseplant » Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:46 pm

I have slightly revised the 3D Peckett wheels they will now be printed in a different resin which is much crisper than standard resin and has a different cure process as it is baked in the oven at 50 degrees, also I have made the wheels a good fit into the tyre so there should be no need to loctite or glue the centres into the tyre.

I will only make these wheels to fit standard Alan Gibson 3'1" wagon wheels as these although slightly under scale have a much thinner tyre face and look much finer than using a Alan Gibson bogie wheel which looks too chunky.

For P4 the axles you will need Alan Gibson 21.9mm he does three axle lengths (you will need to shorten in EM)

Prices are £8 for 5 wheels ( as this is the number I can fit on the short side of a print bed, it does give you a spare wheel to practice on or an extra if you cock one up!) plus £1.50 P&P

please email me at bigcheeseplant@googlemail.com if interested I am currently looking after my mum after a hip replacement so maybe a while till I am up to full production.


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