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Member postings for Lainchy

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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.



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


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


Thread: cylinder boring
11/02/2020 10:16:48

Hi Philip, I'd be very interested in your build of this... Is it their hit and miss? Are you going to do a photo album for it?

Regards and good luck


Edited By JasonB on 11/02/2020 12:54:25

Thread: A question of colour...
05/02/2020 12:38:31

It's coming along... finishing touches of colour going on, and raised lettering to highlight (not sure how I'm going to do that yet), but I'm quite happy with the colour choice. It's never 100% accurate when it comes to showing the colours online.... but so far so good.


Thread: Stuart S50 (Want to cry)
05/02/2020 11:07:46

I Must admit Martin, when I built my S50, as a beginner, I didn't know this until I'd ruined 2 end mills. It's frustrating. I've only just got myself a MAPP gas setup too. I do hope Michael, the OP has moved forward in his build though. It's very rewarding to see the engine run for the first time, even on air.

05/02/2020 10:14:24

How's it coming along Michael? Hope you're making progress now.

Thread: Rob Roy lubricator to valve chest connections
02/02/2020 13:38:18

Perfect John. I know there's some discrepancy on the drawings, as he, and others online have spoken about, but these are perfect. It's just very tight for getting the two pipes from the Tee, into the valve chests. Many thanks for those pics

02/02/2020 08:27:16

Ok Cheers Baz. I just have descriptions over the phone to go on... perhaps he meant the steam Tee, and I misunderstood... this is definitely the area I mean though.

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