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Member postings for Colin Abrey

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Thread: cz metal bender
01/11/2014 07:39:38

Ady1, Try Chronos.


Thread: Careless mistakes in issue 4483
25/05/2014 11:31:13

Well said Neil. My sentiments exacly!

Colin Abrey

Thread: Repeated articles
04/02/2013 12:11:38

Hi, Andy is correct - 2011 4412 page 376.



Thread: Drawings for Stuart No. 9 governor.
22/12/2012 16:33:53


I have a copy of the drawings and will scan them for you. Send me an e-mail and I will send you the copies.



Thread: locomotives for dummies
08/10/2012 18:43:50


The Model Steam Locomotive by Martin Evans covers most aspects of locomotives. You could also try Beginner's Guide to Model Steam Locomotives by Tim Coles.

Hope this helps.


Thread: Pipe union nuts, olives & ends.
01/02/2012 11:01:21
There is an article in ME 15 Feb 1985 by N (Bill) Baily. He gives tables for the dimensions of the nuts & nipples for various pipe diameters.
Thread: Fitting Power Feed to Chester Super Lux Mill
09/12/2011 11:41:00
Colin, The table on my Lux is also 9.5 ins. The picture from Phil says it all./
08/12/2011 11:26:49
Colin, I have fitted a similar (Warco) unit to my LUX mill & am quite happy with it. The picture of the RF unit looks identical to those from Warco, Chronos & Chester. The RF price includes the transformer which the others may not.
The unit is quite long so make sure you have enough space to the left to accommodate it as it protrudes 11 inches from the table.
Thread: William Axles
07/12/2011 19:40:01
Brian, The original William article in ME (1983 p398) shows the axle lengths of 3 9/32 for the centre section and 15/32 for the wheel seats as you described. The 3 9/32 dimension is the "back-to-back" dimension (3.281) as listed in the published wheel standards table for 3 1/2 gauge. The tyre width in the ME article is article is 13/32 (3/8 in the standard) but the overall thickness of the wheels is 15/32 which compares with your wheel seat of 15/32.
I can't see any problem with your book dimensions.
Hope this helps.
Thread: Issue using Google Chrome
05/11/2011 11:57:17
I have been using Google Chrome for several years and not had any problems on this site or any other. This reply was written on line in the "reply box" after Hugh's post.

Edited By Colin Abrey on 05/11/2011 11:59:24

Thread: Simplex guard irons
07/10/2011 10:39:48
Hi Trev,
I think I measured mine from the GA on sheet 1 of the drawings. The front are 1.1/4 below the lower edge of the frames and the rear are 1.3/4 below the lower edge of the frames. Material is 1/8 thick and the joggle is 3/8. The front are hard against the cylinders and have 3 x 6 BA screws vertically, the rear are "T" shaped with 3 x 6 BA screws horizontally.
Hope this helps.
Thread: Castings
11/05/2011 21:50:59
Try Blackgates. They list Duchess of Hamilton in their catalogue.
Thread: Locomotive construction stand
16/12/2010 10:49:53
Hi Deric,  Please e-mail me and I will send you a pdf of the ME article.  I don't think I can add it as an album.
13/12/2010 20:01:51
Hi Deric,  I did publish an article in ME 2005, Vol 195, No 4253 page 162.  I can probably send you a copy as it is only two pages.
Colin  Abrey 
Thread: LBSC Locomotives
29/11/2010 19:19:20
Hi David,  I have a Princess Marina book published by "Mechanics" plus sheets 1 to 5 of Reeves drawings for that loco - no tender drawing sheet.  You are quite welcome to these if they are of any help.
Colin Abrey 

Edited By Colin Abrey on 29/11/2010 19:28:19

Thread: Gaiters or bellows to protect DROs
22/09/2009 19:25:56
Simon,  Try Arc Euro Trade

Thread: A new 5in. gauge locomotive design from Martin Evans
18/09/2009 18:57:29
Hi David,
I am not sure that this is the correct place for this but it will no doubt get your attention!  You have published copies of the Simplex articles, but Martin did produce some "Improvements to Simplex" in ME 17 April 1987 pages 447 to 450.  Perhaps this article should be made availableon the wb to them that wants it.
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