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by Brossard
Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: LSWR M7
Replies: 44
Views: 7698

Re: LSWR M7

Well, the kits aren't cheap: http://www.roxeymouldings.co.uk/category/23/4mm-scale-lswr-non-corridor-stock/ Even then, you still need to buy wheels, bearings and seats. You probably want to get some practice and experience in before tackling something like this. I agree that if the something is RTR,...
by Brossard
Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: LSWR M7
Replies: 44
Views: 7698

Re: LSWR M7

You mean like these?

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=43714

I made the salmon myself and it was not easy or quick - probably not perfect even now. Phoenix Precision do LSWR colours, if you can get the paint.

John
by Brossard
Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: tender points!
Replies: 10
Views: 1169

Re: tender points!

If your Peco points allow the tender to pass without issue, then I would have to conclude the Hornby point is the problem. Hornby wheels, like Bachmann, most likely meet the DOGA spec. It is generally a good practice to check B2B of carrying, tender, coach and wagon wheels and, if necessary, adjust ...
by Brossard
Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: high level kit help
Replies: 17
Views: 3338

Re: high level kit help

That looks to be a charming loco Mark. I note that there is a motor recommendation in brackets in the Price List, it will obviously have to be tiny. HL offer almost a bewildering choice of gearbox. My guess is that the kit will come with a gearbox, but best to check - there seem to be options. I wou...
by Brossard
Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: tender points!
Replies: 10
Views: 1169

Re: tender points!

OK brankty. Your B2Bs are still on the low side and should be 14.5mm (a nominal figure I use and to which my gauge is set). That should be easy to correct by twisting one wheel as you ease it out - ever so slightly. You'll find this easier if you remove the wheelsets from the tender. Wheels (or at l...
by Brossard
Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: tender points!
Replies: 10
Views: 1169

Re: tender points!

I'm not familiar with Hornby points, having always used Peco. However, the basic dimensions are likely to be pretty close. A wheelset that conforms to the DOGA spec will measure 20mm across the faces (I used a Bachmann 14mm dia coach wheelset). This agrees with the sum of DOGA's wheel thicknesses an...
by Brossard
Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: tender points!
Replies: 10
Views: 1169

Re: tender points!

Two questions brankty: 1 - what exactly do you mean by "Express" point? I assumed Peco long but maybe you mean something else. One important dimension in any point is the check rail to stock rail clearance. DOGA Intermediate 00 calls for 1.2mm but I believe Peco points have clearances in e...
by Brossard
Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: tender points!
Replies: 10
Views: 1169

Re: tender points!

Check that the wheel back to back dimensions are 14.5mm. (A digital caliper is avery useful tool to have in your toolbox). There are gauges available. That is usually the first thing to check when stock derails on points.

John
by Brossard
Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Buildings
Replies: 10
Views: 1050

Re: Buildings

Bilteezi are sold by Freestone, link above.

John
by Brossard
Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Buildings
Replies: 10
Views: 1050

Re: Buildings

Hmmm, from the pictures (which may not do justice to the model), the Smart Models kits don't look as "polished" as Scalescenes. However, they could be made to look better with a bit of bodging and scratchbuilding. I can see them being useful as templates for the scratchbuilder. Jarrow Stat...
by Brossard
Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Buildings
Replies: 10
Views: 1050

Re: Buildings

Slightly less well known but some of the Howard Scenics kits have been featured in MRJ. http://www.freestonemodel.co.uk/ This can be useful and free. http://paperbrick.co.uk/index.php?action=selectbrick Probably the best of the lot: http://www.scalescenes.com/ These have to be downloaded and you hav...
by Brossard
Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Bit of Hornby bashing.
Replies: 15
Views: 2114

Re: Bit of Hornby bashing.

Watchingthis thread with interest. I think it's relevant that there is a thread on RMWeb (don't know the rules about linking to other forums) which provides pictures and drawings of articulated coaches. One detail that even Larry Goddard (Coachman) didn't know is some gangways are offset to avoid th...
by Brossard
Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:00 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Shark van
Replies: 7
Views: 752

Re: Shark van

Well, there you are Tim, you make my point. We either buy something from Hornby and are terribly disappointed or fail to buy on the assumption that it's old tat. I have a number of Bachmann Mk 1s and they work for me in the level of detail, esp. in the underframe for which I have something of a feti...
by Brossard
Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Shark van
Replies: 7
Views: 752

Re: Shark van

I agree that Hornby can amaze when they want to Tim. Their GWR horsebox was superb, and newly designed coaches too. The trouble is that they will continue to leverage models made from old or inherited tooling that won't pass muster today. When buying Hornby, one must be ever so careful. That is why ...
by Brossard
Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Pressfix transfer help
Replies: 6
Views: 858

Re: Pressfix transfer help

I add a couple of drops of washing up liquid to the water. It seems to help keep things movable a bit longer. I do agree though that HMRS transfers can be difficult to line up, especially wagon and coach numbers. I have a clip on magnifier (for my specs) that helps with seeing what's going on. I use...

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