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Thread: Turbo CAD offer
15/02/2020 18:29:09

If you are considering purchasing TurboCad always worth giving Paul Tracey a call or contacting him via email for prices. He used to advertise on this site but seems to have stopped doing-so.



Thread: Soft soldering on a finished copper boiler ??? ... advice needed :-(
12/01/2020 13:54:11

Suggest that you use Loctite 567 thread sealant.

Forget soft-soldering. It was the appropriate technique when 'Curly' wrote his instructions. Modern thread sealant will leave your boiler uncontaminated with soft-solder and allow removal of fixings if required.



Thread: soldering stainless steel
09/01/2020 09:24:20

Phosphoric acid = easily available; even available on ebay.



Thread: Cast Iron Watch Case
02/01/2020 18:57:40

The graphite that Meehanite contains will leave black marks upon contact and when handled.

Thread: Decent drawings for an LNER A-3
03/12/2019 13:54:56

Doncaster; designed by Don Young.

Drawings and castings available from Reeves 2000. Drawings imperial.

Constructional series in Locomotives Large and Small magazine (I think).

Build log and enthusiasts for same who may be of assistance on Model Engineering Clearing House forum.



Thread: Tich
27/11/2019 22:02:27

Maximum working pressure = 80 lbs per sq inch for both large and small boiler versions of Tich.



Thread: Hollow Stay on a 5" Tich
24/11/2019 09:47:26

Maybe for 'blower'? This is its' purpose on smaller versions of Tich. If so it will have a matching control valve on the back-head and a tube in the smokebox to the blower itself.



Thread: Any geologists out there?
06/10/2019 09:20:03

Wrinkled rock-borers and piddocks!

Info: here.



Thread: Princess Marina
25/09/2019 12:55:23

From memory there is at least one active member on Model Engineering Clearing House who runs a Princess Marina. He (they) may be able to assist - I assume that you have a query of some kind.



Thread: Help International model engineering exhibition Olympia 1995
19/09/2019 09:11:29

Model Engineer magazine Volume 174, issue 3987, page 221 carries a report on 'Results and Awards' of 64th Model Engineer Exhibition with specific reference to "chess set by Albert C.E.Sequin".



Thread: Where to source bronze or brass plate
19/09/2019 08:58:16

M-machine can also supply 3/8" and 1/2" thick Phosphor Bronze PB 102 sheet so you could probably have a piece cut to the size that suits you if required/preferred.  And, referring back to your original post M-machine can also supply brass flats 1/2" thick up to 6" width cut to length required.




Edited By Weary on 19/09/2019 09:02:44

Thread: 5 inch Stirling Single - Maker identification needed
27/08/2019 21:37:37

There are two active builders of 5" Stirling singles (4-2-2) on Model Engineering Clearing House forum so an enquiry there may elicit some information.



25/07/2019 10:18:15

Arc Euro Trade? Clicky-linky-thingy.



Thread: HSS hire 500 kg folding engine crane
22/06/2019 13:25:52

I own a larger version 1000kg Folding Engine Crane.

It dismantles and the legs and main part of the 'crane' fold into an 'awkward lump' with a base 700mm x 350mm, and a height of 1500mm. All dimensions approximate - but rounded up. I'm guessing that the 500kg is similar in construction so perhaps the 1000kg version will give you an idea if it will fit or not. The 'detached parts' are individually smaller of course, the largest individual detaching part is the jib.



Thread: tender plans
21/06/2019 08:25:49

LBSC's design for his 'trailer wagon' for Tich is covered in Model Engineer magazine, 2 April 1959, Vol 120, Issue 319, pages 414 - 416 & 423.

There is a general arrangement drawing, and reduced detail dimensioned drawings of underframe, 'tank' (body), wheels, buffers, axle-boxes, etc., accompanied by a descriptive construction text.



Thread: Historic Frogs
20/06/2019 11:44:11

Prince Charming before he was kissed?

Ref: 'The Frog Prince' by Brothers Grimm.


Yours, hopping to it,


Edited By Weary on 20/06/2019 11:44:30

18/06/2019 18:53:21

'A Century of Locomotive Building by Robert Stephenson & Co. 1823/1923', by J G H Warren, publisher David and Charles/Heritage ISBN: 978-1-4463-0586-7 has quite a bit of information about these locomotives. Pages 286 & 287 have detail drawings of the valve-gear for the 2-2-0 version. The drawing on page 286 is an elevation and end-view/section drawn at approx. 6mm to the foot, page 287 has various components including some parts for valve-gear drawn at 10mm to the foot and 15mm to the foot. There are also drawings of some of the valve-gear components and layout (I think for the 2-2-0 version) on page 278 drawn at 12mm to the foot. There is also a written description of the valve-gear and working on page 286.

There is a sectioned drawing of the 0-4-0 version showing the valves and valve-gear on page 283 at 6mm to the foot.

There are a number of more general views of the Planet loco's in the book.

All the above drawings are (reduced) copies of period originals from various sources and referenced so that you can go to the original documents if necessary (and if they are accessible!).

I see that the National Railway Museum has a number of 'Planet' drawings dotted around on their listing of drawings available from the Robert Stephenson & Co. archive. These will be copies of original drawings. A look through these may turn-up something useful

Regards & Best of luck,


Thread: BR 55 or G8.1 5" gauge plans
15/06/2019 20:28:29

If you have not already spotted them, Zander-Heba have drawings of some of the variants at 1:40 scale. Those available are listed on that site under their Prussian class types, G7.3 & G8.2 & G8.3. Tenders attached to these locos were 3 T 16.5, 3 T 20 or 2'2' T 21.5.

If you wanted to model a loco in the 56.2->8 series then you would have to source further information as the boiler is on different mountings being further forward and higher. I think!

As I'm sure you know there are a number of videos of the preserved Tr5-65 (= war reparation BR56 to Poland) on youtube.



Thread: Jeanie Deans
05/06/2019 22:00:46

May be worth having a look at this build-thread of a 5" gauge version on Model Engineering Clearing House if you have not already found it.



Thread: William Spence Loco for 7 1/4
30/05/2019 22:54:21

Hello Mr Dayman,

I apologise if I came across as 'snippy' in my comment about the reason for publication ceasing part-way through the series. That was certainly not my intention, sometimes though brevity can sound like terseness, and, of course, the written word lacks the subtleties inherent in the spoken word.

I do know the reason that the series stopped, I was in contact with Cliff Almond at the time of publication. Whilst there is no 'big secret' it would not be helpful to anyone to relive the past. My understanding is that unfortunately Mr Almond never progressed significantly beyond the point where publication ceased so there is never likely to be a continuation ...... unless a volunteer steps forward.

As you know there is enough basic information in the articles to set up the side-frames and the principal spacers, but beyond that 'you are on your own'. The 'separately sprung' chassis that carries the wheels is a bit of a 'puzzler' too, but a more conventional 'fixed' chassis could be fitted as so very little of it is visible under the side-skirts. I should have added to my posting above that 'my' drawings of the side-frames include holes for the prototypical 'separately sprung chassis' fixing/slides. There are a number of the locomotives still extant for reference, but as when running even the valve-gear and boiler-top drive are under covers one could adapt whatever one thought suitable if 'sheer grunt' rather than 'scale accuracy' was the preference. It would make a real brute of a loco in 7 1/4" gauge being a 'box' 1050mm long x 477mm wide x (approx.) 600mm high at that scale/gauge combination.

Perhaps you should 'bite the bullet' and have a go? Especially if you could perhaps work with Mr Foote, or of course anyone else interested, and thus share ideas. The whole thing can be built without castings and the boiler is a relatively simple marine type, though you could probably fit a round-top locomotive boiler albeit with a relatively shallow grate depth if that was your preference.  A bit of playing around with a very simple card-board mock-up might indicate possibilities more quickly than using a CAD package.   I only play with building my version 'on and off' (too many other projects!), and whilst I shall be getting some more parts laser-cut shortly these will not be directly scalable to 4" to the foot as 'my' distance between frames is rounded-up (1mm overall) to make arithmetic simpler in 'half-scale 2" to the foot'. Directly rescaling the 'between the frames parts' may (will!) affect the chassis dimensions and locations and furthermore the implications of this tiny difference are more significant than might appear superficially due to all the intersecting curves in these locomotives.




Edited By Weary on 30/05/2019 22:56:36

Edited By Weary on 30/05/2019 23:07:08

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