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by bambuko
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Louvre Doors
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: Louvre Doors

You are welcome frank3447 :thumbleft:
by bambuko
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Louvre Doors
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: Louvre Doors

Assuming that you can borrow it from your local library (I know - long shot) Gerald Wingrove's "The Complete Car Modeller 2" on pages 83-84 explains in detail how he produced louvres for his Bugatti. His model is scaled at 1:15 so roughly comparable to your 16mm scale (1:19). He makes the body from ...
by bambuko
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Diesel Outline...
Replies: 53
Views: 13017

Re: Diesel Outline...

...I can see myself using these on future models :thumbup: :D Thank you Dave, for details and all the additional photos and explanations :thumbright: BTW what solder did you use to secure cylinder cover? Mason just says "...solder to cylinder..." without elaborating whether silver solder or just so...
by bambuko
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Diesel Outline...
Replies: 53
Views: 13017

Re: Diesel Outline...

That's lovely Dave :thumbright: Can you please give us some more details? for example - how big is the body of this lubricator? Did you build it exactly as per Mason's book or have you used the book as an inspiration and adapted the design for your needs? Mason's book (long out of print) is nowadays...
by bambuko
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 24Trains.tv
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: 24Trains.tv

On Youtube anybody can watch your videos. On 24Trains.tv only those who are prepared to pay £100 a year subscription would have an access. Choice is yours :mrgreen: BTW-I have no illusions about Youtube being actually "free" but this is a subject for another discussion... I am sure 24Trains.tv is le...
by bambuko
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Jynn: a 7 1/4" gauge wren
Replies: 56
Views: 3380

Re: Jynn: a 7 1/4" gauge wren

very nice :thumbright:
thank you for sharing
by bambuko
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Jynn: a 7 1/4" gauge wren
Replies: 56
Views: 3380

Re: Jynn: a 7 1/4" gauge wren

Thank you for the clarification Nomis :thumbright: looks like I wasn't far wrong when suggesting you might have used 7400 :thumbup: ...CombiColor Metal 7300/7400 coating is primer and topcoat in one, based on a urethane modified alkyd... Good range of colours indeed! BTW I have just discovered that ...
by bambuko
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Jynn: a 7 1/4" gauge wren
Replies: 56
Views: 3380

Re: Jynn: a 7 1/4" gauge wren

I know that "Rustoleum" seem to be in common use on interweb and everybody seems to know what you are talking about :D ... but looking at all the Rustoleum products available (see: http://www.rustoleumdirect.co.uk/products.php) I remain confused :scratch: Can you, please clarify which one of these y...
by bambuko
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Accucraft to Roundhouse Burner Conversion - Overhaul of an Accucraft Ruby
Replies: 12
Views: 1144

Re: Accucraft to Roundhouse Burner Conversion - Overhaul of an Accucraft Ruby

...I can document that job, with a view to encouraging others... That's the spirit :thumbup: Threads like this are welcome and hopefully encourage others indeed. BTW - I am surprised that you have used "styrene scraps" - I hope you are not going to melt them :mrgreen: Your subtle weathering is so m...
by bambuko
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 168
Views: 22688

Re: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)

My take on a quartering fixture. V block in the centre (to locate the axle) and two stops, vertical on the left and horizontal on the right: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49977401042_a08caa74c4_o.jpg With the axle secured in place (one wheel is missing, but that's because it is just a test pie...
by bambuko
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Rats on the line
Replies: 15
Views: 969

Re: Rats on the line

It sounds as though the main attraction for the rats are your neighbour's ferrets... that would be new to me... it's a bit like mice being attracted to cats :scratch: ...this could be a public health issue? ... how do you prove that it is ferrets that caused rats infestation... :mrgreen: ...Perhaps...
by bambuko
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 168
Views: 22688

Re: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)

tom_tom_go wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:33 pm
Bang on!
:mrgreen: thank you
now I have to repeat this performance six times for the cranks proper (this one is just a test), but before I do it, I want to make (and test) quartering fixture.
More to follow...
by bambuko
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 168
Views: 22688

Re: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)

Drilling peg hole freehand on my drill wasn't entirely satisfactory :mrgreen: so I have decided to do it proper way :thumbup: on my milling machine, secured to holding fixture. Here I am using a wiggler to position the hole exactly half way between (it's 0.4mm in one half and 0.4mm in the other): ht...
by bambuko
Fri May 29, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet
Replies: 72
Views: 8701

Re: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet

dewintondave wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 9:00 am
... The four bolts hold on the separate back plates, I didn't have thick enough stock for the usual milled flange arrangement
understand,thank you (although I'd have probably silver soldered it to get the right thickness?).
Having said so, there is no right or wrong way of doing it :D
by bambuko
Fri May 29, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet
Replies: 72
Views: 8701

Re: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet

Looking very nice, indeed :thumbright:
What attracted my attention though (and is puzzling me) are four bolts on the axleboxes (inside).
What are these about?