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by Andy G
Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:53 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 5" gauge scale BR pin stripe dimensions.
Replies: 2
Views: 1064

Re: 5" gauge scale BR pin stripe dimensions.

Hi
Thanks very much for your detailed reply, and your advice on method.
Thanks again.
Andy G.
by Andy G
Tue Jan 04, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 5" gauge scale BR pin stripe dimensions.
Replies: 2
Views: 1064

5" gauge scale BR pin stripe dimensions.

Hi Folks, Happy New Year to All. I am currently wanting to line the side water tanks, and cab sides on my ex GWR 1500 class "SPEEDY" locomotive, with the British Railways white and red pin stripes. I wonder could anybody provide me with the white and red pin stripe (width) sizes, and space between p...
by Andy G
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Boiler Bushes
Replies: 4
Views: 3646

Re: Boiler Bushes

Hi Norm
Thanks for the reply.
I will now let the supplier know the type required.
Thanks also for the additional information with regard to working with the material and choice of drill etc.
Best Wishes.
Andy G.
by Andy G
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Boiler Bushes
Replies: 4
Views: 3646

Boiler Bushes

Hi Folk's I am ordering some boiler making materials. The supplier is saying that gun metal has now been generally replaced as modern materials go by bronze. He is asking if I want sae660 leaded cast bronze or Pb102 hard drawn bronze (90% copper) To make the Main steam pipe (smoke box bush), Main (b...
by Andy G
Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: driving truck suspension
Replies: 11
Views: 10101

Re: driving truck suspension

Cheers Dave,
thanks for the encouragement.
I will let you know how it turns out.
by Andy G
Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:08 am
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: driving truck suspension
Replies: 11
Views: 10101

Re: driving truck suspension

Thanks for your input also 'Scrat, I have now made the two axle end rollers the same size as the axle material and spaced the bolster to the same distance as it was originally with a thick washer ( as you suggested Dave). The bolster does still not flex about freely. This seems to be because the bol...
by Andy G
Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: driving truck suspension
Replies: 11
Views: 10101

Re: driving truck suspension

Hi Dave,
Thanks for your suggestion. It sounds an easy fix (thankfully).
I will try it out and let you know how I get on.
It all sounds to make perfect sense.
Cheers
Andy G.
by Andy G
Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: driving truck suspension
Replies: 11
Views: 10101

Re: driving truck suspension

Hi Dave,
Thanks for your reply.
Nice to hear from you, hope you are o/k.
Yes your description of what I have is spot on.
I hope if this is a common problem, somebody has thought of a cure for it.
I hope you or another GL 5 member can enlighten me as to keeping on the rails.
Best Wishes.
Andy G.
by Andy G
Mon Nov 16, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: driving truck suspension
Replies: 0
Views: 3391

driving truck suspension

Hi Folks, I am having problems with the suspension (or lack of it) on my driving truck. I have put the details of this topic in the (freight rolling stock) section. If anybody thinks they could help with suggestions on how the suspension should be set up, then please take a look. Any suggestions wou...
by Andy G
Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: driving truck suspension
Replies: 11
Views: 10101

driving truck suspension

Hi Folks, I have bought a driving truck. It is the design of a long low sided truck. It has 8 wheels, set on 2 individual bogeys. This type seems quite common among the GL5 membership. I wonder if anybody could provide me with the set up and some photos, of how 'if any springing' is utilised to keep...
by Andy G
Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:52 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Press fit tolerance for wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 4477

Re: Press fit tolerance for wheels

Hi Eddy, thanks for your reply and advice. Yes you are correct, the axles do have centres in the ends. My thoughts were to make a mandrell to hold the wheels on (like a stub axle), to true up the individual wheels and re-profile them prior to going onto the axles,(having first re-bored them in the 3...
by Andy G
Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:19 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Press fit tolerance for wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 4477

Press fit tolerance for wheels

Hi Folks, The driving truck I bought a while back had wheels that needed correctly re-profiling and setting to run truly on the axles. The wheels had previously been glued on. I have had the wheels removed and am now wanting to sort them out. I plan to machine the axle diameter down a little, re-bor...
by Andy G
Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Painting a Smoke Box
Replies: 4
Views: 6330

Re: Painting a Smoke Box

Hi again Guy's, Just an update on the smoke box re-paint. Thanks for you suggestions, I chose to use my drill and wire disk wheel, (sorry Ballan), it was just so handy. I then (as you both suggested ) painted gloss engine laquer directly onto the brass smoke box and steel rings and door. I ran the e...
by Andy G
Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Painting a Smoke Box
Replies: 4
Views: 6330

Re: Painting a Smoke Box

Thanks for taking the time and making the effort to reply fellas.
I will take your advice and get cracked on.
Jim, Boadicea looks great and the write ups are brilliant.
Ballan, see you at Shildon mate.
Best Wishes
Andy G.
by Andy G
Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:58 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Painting a Smoke Box
Replies: 4
Views: 6330

Painting a Smoke Box

Hi again folks, I am going to strip the old paint off of my brass smoke box, any suggestions ? A, wire disk wheel in electric drill. B, Fine shot blast material in air gun. C, Chemical paint stripper and elbow grease. Having stripped the box back to brass, what is the best sequence and materials to ...
by Andy G
Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: smoke box seal
Replies: 4
Views: 5624

Re: smoke box seal

Thanks to all three of you for your replies and suggestions.
I think I will go with the general purpose silicone Eddy, (thanks for confirming that it lasts a long time without adverse effect under high temperature).
Best Wishes to all.
Andy G.
by Andy G
Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:03 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: smoke box seal
Replies: 4
Views: 5624

smoke box seal

Hi Folks, Can anybody suggest a good brand of sealant to use for the seal where the smoke box meets the boiler barrel ? I suppose I could use silicone sealant. I wondered if there was a sealant that would do the job which would stay supple, making it easy to remove the smoke box in the future,as app...
by Andy G
Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: Passenger Rolling Stock
Topic: Mounsell passenger brake van c
Replies: 8
Views: 11932

Re: Mounsell passenger brake van c

Thanks Brent for that input.
I too, would have taken it for granted that a model produced by a quality manufacturer, would have been true to scale.
Cheers
Andy G.
by Andy G
Thu May 23, 2013 12:42 am
Forum: Passenger Rolling Stock
Topic: Mounsell passenger brake van c
Replies: 8
Views: 11932

Re: Mounsell passenger brake van c

Hi Alan,
Thanks for the information.
I have ''hopefully'' private messaged you with my contact detail's.
Cheers.
Andy G.
by Andy G
Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: Track and Earth Works
Topic: Wheel back to back dimensions
Replies: 10
Views: 14271

Re: Wheel back to back dimensions

Thanks Ballan for making that clear, The narrow gauge being different from standard gauge had not registered with me prior to this comment from Brent. It is of interest to me, as I along with other's at our club have been lobbying a move to install the third rail giving access to the 5" sector of th...