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by Frits
Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boiler tubes
Replies: 1
Views: 2922

Soot

Hi Eric, Plan A. Try to soak and dissolve it with a stove window cleaner. (=some kind of petrol solution). If it doesn't do the trick go to plan B. Plan B. If a brush isn't effective :cry: , try to make a copper scraper. Don't use steel otherwise you possibly demage your tubes. :shock: :shock: :shoc...
by Frits
Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More boiler fur!!
Replies: 3
Views: 4151

Boiler fur

Hi Eric, Now that's an understandable and clear article about our boilerwater. :idea: Thanks for publising. But next time check the url out in your posting. Then you will find out that there is a dot to much at the end. :( No, I don't go to the Oignies meeting. In fact, I have never heard of it. Whe...
by Frits
Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More boiler fur!!
Replies: 3
Views: 4151

Calgon?

Hello Eric, Calgon? I don't know if its such a good idea. Remember that a washingmachine only heats up to 90 degrees Celsius and there is no pressure and a little bit foamy is also no problem. :lol: But in a steamboiler the temperature is about 165 degrees, high pressure and the engineer don't like ...
by Frits
Fri Jul 13, 2007 8:46 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Drilling holes
Replies: 0
Views: 3588

Drilling holes

Hi, Just a hint. If you need to drill several holes with different diameters in your piece of work: DRILL THE SMALLEST DIAMETER FIRST!!! . When you, by mistake, should drill a hole on a wrong spot, you can always drill it wider afterwards. :wink: If you don't, and work the otherway around, I found o...
by Frits
Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:50 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: A Crompton class 33 story
Replies: 5
Views: 7685

Hello, A hint for in your workshop. If you have to drill several holes with a variety of diameters, drill the smallest diameter first!!! If you drill a hole in the wrong spot you can always drill it wider. :wink: Frits, who is still drilling and t... (what you call cutting thread in a hole? taping?
by Frits
Mon Jul 02, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: A Crompton class 33 story
Replies: 5
Views: 7685

Crompton story

Hello Brent, You're absolutely right about the time consuming drawing. :x But as I said before, while I'm drawing, I design and consider several decisions. 1. Do I have or can I get the material I will use? 2. Do I have the tools and skill to make it? 3. Because I can render a nearly fotografic 3D p...
by Frits
Sat Jun 30, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: A Crompton class 33 story
Replies: 5
Views: 7685

RE: Class 33

Hi Alan, My bogie has also "hollow" sides, although its probably a little bit different from what you're use to. Maybe the pictures below will show better what I http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/5762/f7cavatardl6.png intend to build. Oh, and I'm sorry but, as being Dutch, I am used to metric measu...
by Frits
Thu Jun 28, 2007 8:01 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: A Crompton class 33 story
Replies: 5
Views: 7685

A Crompton class 33 story

Hello, In the coming weeks, months I will start building my Crompton "diesel". For a picture of the real Crompton go to http://www.class33crompton.co.uk , there are lots of them. My progress up till now is that I finished the drawings of the bogie in my 3D CAD program TurboCad 8.1 Pro. By the way, I...
by Frits
Mon Jun 11, 2007 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GL5 Pictures
Replies: 1
Views: 3184

Foto's

Hi Jonny,

Thanks for your nice foto's, especialy those of the Rally in Gilling.
Once I hope to join those fellows with my own train, but I'm still drawing and building. :( but, :)
Who knows next year. I do look forward to it.

best regards,

Frits
by Frits
Sat Jun 09, 2007 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Avatar
Replies: 1
Views: 2959

Avatar

Hello,

Today I tried to upload an avatar in my profile, but unfortunaly the program reject my file, although it has an .jpg extention and the right size.
Did someone try this before? :roll:
In simular fora there was no problem with my picture at all.

I hope I can get any help.

Frits
by Frits
Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:45 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: 16 ton Mineral in 3D
Replies: 2
Views: 5076

Underframe

Hello Mike, Your frames look absolutly great. :D :D My TurboCad Pro 8.1 is also a fine instrument to try out the construction of the part I would like to model. As you said, one can find out if things will fit, even before buying the neccesary materials. :wink: Unfortunaly I'm not familiar with your...
by Frits
Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:49 am
Forum: Passenger Rolling Stock
Topic: Minimum track radius
Replies: 13
Views: 18416

Radius

Hello Charles, Well here are the results of my calculation. Let me explain what I did. In my 3D CAD TurboCad I set out 3 points on a straight line with a distance of 297 mm each. Then I shift one outer point 6 mm out of the line. Now my computer draws a "3 point circle" through these points. This re...
by Frits
Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:59 pm
Forum: Passenger Rolling Stock
Topic: Minimum track radius
Replies: 13
Views: 18416

Minimum radius

Hi Charles, Just curious, but did I understood you well. Your outer axles are the one's who can be moved lateral? :? :? If that's the case, I wonder how you kept your carriage streight on the track? :oops: Anyway, to be sure in my calculation, the displacement of your moveble axle is 6 mm out of the...
by Frits
Sat Feb 10, 2007 7:40 am
Forum: Passenger Rolling Stock
Topic: Minimum track radius
Replies: 13
Views: 18416

Minimal curve

Hello Charles,

If you can provide me with the maximum lateral displacement of your middle axle and the distance between the outer axles, I can calculate your minimum curve. 8)

Just let me know.

Frits
by Frits
Fri Nov 10, 2006 7:49 pm
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: GWR signals
Replies: 0
Views: 4328

GWR signals

Hello, Lucky me, :D I did buy a book on E-Bay which is called: "A Pictorial Record of Great Western Signaling", written by A. Vaughan. To me, after a quick view, it looks like a bible for signal builders and users. There are plenty of diagrams and b&w pictures from all kinds of projects to modell. I...
by Frits
Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Headlight
Replies: 3
Views: 4204

Headlight

OK, Jonny, but... what if there was something unusual (dangerous) on the track, like a cow, a lost wagon or a fallen rock? :shock: They just hid it and hoped for the best. Lamps where not too expensive in those days. In all surrounding countries, locomotives had always lights at night and some even ...
by Frits
Thu Sep 14, 2006 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tender
Replies: 2
Views: 3505

Waterscoop

Hello Peter,

Now it fully clear to me. Thank you.
Lucky for me there is no room for a trough in my layout so I can skip the skoop. :P
I stick to the old watertower. 8)

Frits
by Frits
Thu Sep 14, 2006 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Headlight
Replies: 3
Views: 4204

Headlight

Hello again, There is an other question to what I don't find any answers. :oops: Why did locomotives before WW II often have no lights at all? Did those drivers have so much confidence in where they went? Or did they not stop anyway other than in the stations they were heading for. Who can help me o...
by Frits
Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tender
Replies: 2
Views: 3505

Tender

Hi guys, Recently I did buy some books about The Great Western Railway. Many pictures show a large vertical cylinder in the back of the tender behind the engine. :? Can anyone tell me for what purpose this is used. I suppose it has to do with water, but why is it shaped like this? I hope some answer...
by Frits
Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Standards & Turnout 45
Replies: 6
Views: 6278

Axlebox

Hi,

Was there perhaps also such a drawing of a GWR axlebox?
I would appreciate to have a copy of that one too, while I'm just desining my own version from some pictures. :D

Frits