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  1. It just so happens Jan, that we have the same type of lathe - peatol / taig so its great to see how its done on the same model I have. Guy
  2. As many others have said its definitely a retrograde step. Unfortunately the 8f will have wiper pickups I believe.
  3. Hi Missy, That's very kind of you. At the moment I have sent an message on the group.io to Keith Armes to see how he did his conversions but if I decide to go down the 3d printed route I will let you know. All the best Guy
  4. Hi Nigel / Izzy, Unfortunately the C Class doesn't have the thick bearing surface as per the jinty and earlier models and is a metal wheel with a central insulating bush on a 2mm? axle which runs in bearings. And on reflection I agree that unless you held it in place with a rotating centre its likely to upset the insulating bush or rotate on the axle. I have a lathe with Digital readout so no excuses there and have a ER16 collet set which goes up to 10mm and some blanks. I have machined wheels before but only to reduce the tyre and flange width.
  5. Hi All, Just bought a Farish C class and wanted some guidance on the conversion to 2mm. Can I ask how those that have mounted new rims on the wheels have gone about holding the wheels in the lathe? My initial thoughts are; To remove one of the wheels from each axle. The wheels on the axles can be held by the axle in a collet and turned for a 10mm rim. fitted with loctite 603 The other 3 wheels mounted on suitable dia drill steel and processed as above Remount on axle and quarter The other option would be to 3d print centres as missy did with hers
  6. A lovely weathered look and I have always been a fan of the black and red german livery. Have you fitted a slomo device aswell?
  7. Thats lovely work julia - did you machine it from castings?
  8. Its quite an improvement. Did you have to remove much from the backs of the splashers and what dia meter rims did your friend use ? And if I might ask, does it run as smoothly post conversion ? I wondered about replacing the rims just wasn't sure if I could get it to run as well as it did in n gauge form.
  9. Query ref class 205 thumpers - I have ordered some worsley works etches from Allen Doherty which are on their way. I understand the more recent farish 101 is a good starting point for the motorisation - has anyone completed one and are there any tips they could pass on? Guy (anybody from the wealden group reading this will likely be in shock that I am considering doing something in 2mm)
  10. That runs marvellously well, did you install simpsons springing? Guy
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