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by RetroCoder
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Selling books on scratch building track and wagons
Replies: 0
Views: 335

Selling books on scratch building track and wagons

I'm selling a couple of books on scratch building track and wagons. These are 4mm finescale so not directly related to most garden railways but the techniques will be similar. These are on eBay at the moment but happy to sell outside if a buyer prefers https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293775909967?ssPageN...
by RetroCoder
Fri Dec 05, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Reversing lever and assembly for Katie
Replies: 17
Views: 7035

GardenRail:106122 wrote: I am now changing gradually to the DJB ones which are lovely. I blacken the quadrant and use silver restorer on the lever.
Can you provide the dimensions for the DJB lever and quadrant as I couldn't find any details on their website.
by RetroCoder
Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Reversing lever and assembly for Katie
Replies: 17
Views: 7035

JimboJet:106109 wrote:To save you the WH Smith visit, try this....

Many thanks for that. It looks good but I will have to check for room on my yet to be finished Katie.
by RetroCoder
Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Reversing lever and assembly for Katie
Replies: 17
Views: 7035

Thanks for the update. I'll check this out next time I'm in WH Smith.
by RetroCoder
Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Reversing lever and assembly for Katie
Replies: 17
Views: 7035

Reversing lever and assembly for Katie

Hello,

I was recently looking at the Reversing lever for my Roundhouse Katie. It is rather flat looking and it got me wondering if there is an aftermarket version that looks a little more realistic. Does anyone know of such an item or have they made one?

Ian
by RetroCoder
Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Roundhouse Katie, buffer beam screws
Replies: 1
Views: 1228

Roundhouse Katie, buffer beam screws

Hello,

I have a roundhouse Katie and want to replace the standard screws that hold the buffer beams on with hex headed screws. Can anyone advise on what size screws are used and a possible place to buy the hex headed items?

Ian
by RetroCoder
Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Spray finish isn't very shiny
Replies: 5
Views: 1881

Spray finish isn't very shiny

I have sprayed my Roundhouse Katie buffer beams with red car paint from Halfords. Whilst I’m happy with the colour they have dried mostly shiny but also with some dull patches. I have used the brass etched overlays which show the rivets etc so I can’t easily rub down or polish these. These have been...
by RetroCoder
Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Modifying Roundhouse Katie smokebox door
Replies: 11
Views: 3729

I didn't ask them why they soldered the door shut, I just asked them if they could supply the parts separately. The email came back saying no problem and that they will do the swap. I guess that if they did provide the parts separately people would want the extra locking parts so that they could be ...
by RetroCoder
Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Modifying Roundhouse Katie smokebox door
Replies: 11
Views: 3729

I spoke to Roundhouse and they told me that if I send them my smokebox they will replace it with the unsoldered parts. This will make life a lot easier than trying to de-solder the original. I will take some pictures as I complete the job, so that anyone else wanting to tackle this can see how I man...
by RetroCoder
Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: What primer for Roundhouse white metal buffers?
Replies: 8
Views: 2238

Thanks for the advice. I now need to visit Halfords to find some red paint to paint the buffers and buffer beam.
by RetroCoder
Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Modifying Roundhouse Katie smokebox door
Replies: 11
Views: 3729

How did you make / fit the smokebox strap? Do you have any photographs or drawings of this locking arrangement. I'm not too sure what to do in this area.
by RetroCoder
Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Modifying Roundhouse Katie smokebox door
Replies: 11
Views: 3729

Modifying Roundhouse Katie smokebox door

I recently bought the boiler kit for a Roundhouse Katie. I was surprised to find that the smokebox door had been soldered shut. I would like to modify this so that it can be opened and locked. Has anyone done this or got any pictures?
by RetroCoder
Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: What primer for Roundhouse white metal buffers?
Replies: 8
Views: 2238

I only plan to paint the back section of the casting and leave the flat plate as bare metal. I’ve done a few other searches and several people say that Halfords grey primer should be fine. I already have a tin and also some etch primer but I wasn’t sure which would be better. I believe the etch prim...
by RetroCoder
Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: What primer for Roundhouse white metal buffers?
Replies: 8
Views: 2238

What primer for Roundhouse white metal buffers?

I am looking to paint the white metal buffers on my Roundhouse Katie. My question is, can I use a standard grey primer (something from Halfords for use on a car) or should it be an etch primer ?
by RetroCoder
Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:33 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Roundhouse Katie, buffer beam overlays
Replies: 12
Views: 3445

Hello,

Thanks for the advice. I’ve just ordered up some Milliput from eBay. Never used it before but reading about it, it looks like it may be handy for other jobs as well.

Ian