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Thread: What Did You Do Today 2020
01/04/2020 09:11:24

I finally made a start on Juliet II after pulling together lots of resources (Via help on here, and purchases from Kennions, eBay and of course John Tom's site)

Lots to learn and indeed, starting on the valve gear, I've had to make / remake some of the parts so far. With each one though, I've learnt something. I figured I'd start on the valve gear as it was minimum outlay. If this bit can be done, then I'm confident I can make the chassis up. We'll see.

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Thread: Mill drill Y axis power feed
31/03/2020 10:41:15

Duplicate - but on a quick surf I notice that it is indeed the RC company. 

Edited By Lainchy on 31/03/2020 10:44:00

31/03/2020 10:41:14

That looks the same typeface "Align" use for their r/c helis? Same company?

Thread: Stuart No 9 Plans
27/03/2020 11:51:47

OK, thanks guys. Many thanks. Will follow those suggestions

25/03/2020 21:11:48

Hi Forum,

We have a kit of parts for a Stuart Number 9, but no plans... does anyone have the plans for this engine?

Many thanks

Ian

Thread: Escort anyone?
16/03/2020 22:24:16

Stunning Chap makes Mk1 and 2 escorts in precious metals.

https://youtu.be/JSS7uBzDOio

Thread: Beginner's guide to tailstock alignment
03/03/2020 10:00:06

Ahhhh, that would explain why I hadn't noticed it! I have a friend who subscribes to that. Cheers

03/03/2020 07:38:29

Where is said article please? I would like to have a read Ta

Thread: Ebay Chancers
01/03/2020 21:53:26

I saw this ad Fizzy. Gobsmacking. One of my other hobbies is r/c flight, heli's and fixed wing. It's amazing how much people want to for stuff.

Thread: LBSC Juliet for 3.5"
28/02/2020 07:47:28

Hi Novice Engineer. I know this is an old old thread now, but how did you get on with the build? Did you get started / finished? I'm just compiling information and have steel ready for the valve linkages.

Thread: My Hercus 9 Restoration.
28/02/2020 07:23:24

Following this thread, can't wait to see this one restored Many thanks

Thread: LBSC's Designs
20/02/2020 10:51:17

Hi David,

I would be very interested in your compilation, if it's made available, as I'm just looking at plans for Juliet II (Baker valve gear). I too have downloaded Jon Tom's document, and I've spent the last couple of weeks looking at the plans, and the words, although they are of course for Juliet 1.

Regards

Ian

Thread: Purchasing an unknown build
19/02/2020 21:47:43

Thanks Nigel. What do you know about the Baker Valve version of Juliet? I have the plans for this one, but not any more info regarding the build sadly. I guess some processes are similar to the standard Juliet. I am thinking of making the valve gear first so minimal outlay. If all goes well, I'll buy the chassis frames etc.

Edited By Lainchy on 19/02/2020 21:48:01

19/02/2020 10:30:40

Hi Dave, OK, that's something else I've learnt! I know someone building a Rob Roy, although his is stephensons, it does have a reversing lever?? I think a reversing lever is mentioned even with the Juliet 1, in the ME build notes anyway, but I'm guessing this is just a variant. There is SO much to learn! (but it's all enjoyable )

 

Edited By Lainchy on 19/02/2020 10:31:52

19/02/2020 10:05:41

I've been looking at a number of 2nd hand 3.5 gauge loco's too, wondering if I should build, or buy to renovate. There's been a few on eBay lately, but taking Juliet for example... there's been a couple on eBay, but the one at the moment, I can't see the reversing lever on it?? Wonder why not. It does say ready for re-commissioning, but I've avoided it.

I guess what I'm trying to say, from my experience so far, as a beginner, is never jump at something that looks nice. Station road steam I think are the way to go, or build, or.... if you know someone selling (as other have said) where you've seen it running in steam.

As a beginner, it looks a minefield, speaking from experience.

Thread: Anyone in NW UK able to offer simple Fusion 360 help?
14/02/2020 09:54:59

+1 for Lars Christiansen videos on YouTube. This is where I started.

Thread: First loco steel choice
13/02/2020 20:27:01

Cheers chaps. Much appreciated. Reg, yep... I've got my eyes on engineers laser. I will be ordering from them if the links are OK. Certainly frame sides to start anyway. Many thanks

13/02/2020 16:01:21

Thanks both. So, would I be ok to machine the links in EN1a? I'm guessing the wear faces will be bushed in bronze anyway. If I suspect harder working parts in EN3... that should be ok ?

13/02/2020 11:51:30

Thanks Baz. Am I right in thinking if it's "Bright Mild Steel" or "Bright Steel"... it's likely EN3? (Just looking at the Kennions catalogue, which mentions EN1, but just Bright for others)

13/02/2020 10:46:02

Hi,

I have drawings for Juliet 2 and the ME articles for Juliet 1. As a beginner, I'm wondering what sort of steel to use for the Baker gear links etc? Am I right in thinking that I can't weld EN1? If so, should I be making brackets and links in EN3? There's very little info regarding this that I can find. At the moment, I'm very unsure about starting this project, without knowing what I should be machining from. There is a lot of work to do, even with this beginners loco

Thanks in advance

Ian

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