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On 25/08/2020 at 22:11, dj_crisp said:

 

 

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Hi Will,

Your little spacing washers are pretty much where the brake discs are on the real things .. can you get those washers with a larger O/D by any chance? Just a thought :) 

It's a shame Bachmann didn't choose to model the inboard  discs themselves -  They did so on the MPV and it looked rather nice. 

 

BTW The resin class 50 grilles mentioned earlier were made by me - many many years ago - I still have a mould left - although its been stored in a very hot loft for years it may have changed shape - I'd have to do a test cast to see if its still useable if anyone would like some more... 

 

Jon 

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8 hours ago, 43179 said:

Aaaah brilliant! I've been waiting to see how this looked with the new wheels fitted.  They give it just the right 'stance', that's quite distinctive on the real locos,

Given the rest of of the Hornby 67 is great,  the  weird steamroller wheels they chose to fit  always stood out like a sore thumb, and it always bugged me that the brake discs weren't really done properly when they're so visible on the real things. 

That 'Skip' will look lovely with the Bristol - Penzance TPO behind it :) !

Jon 

 

 

Cheers Jon

Much appreciated and I've got a few parcels for this to haul too :)  also am thining of resurecting my PCV project too

 

Any interesting projects keeping you busy these days?

 

Will

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On 25/09/2021 at 13:02, 43179 said:

Hi Will,

Your little spacing washers are pretty much where the brake discs are on the real things .. can you get those washers with a larger O/D by any chance? Just a thought :) 

It's a shame Bachmann didn't choose to model the inboard  discs themselves -  They did so on the MPV and it looked rather nice. 

 

BTW The resin class 50 grilles mentioned earlier were made by me - many many years ago - I still have a mould left - although its been stored in a very hot loft for years it may have changed shape - I'd have to do a test cast to see if its still useable if anyone would like some more... 

 

Jon 

 

I'll have a look around to see if there are any larger washers around but these are just standard M2 cheapo metal ones from Ebay.

 

If your 50 grille mould can still produce grilles I'll certainly be interested... as you know I have a few 50 projects to do ;)

 

Cheers

Will

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Hi Will,

 

PM me, I have made cast copies of the Lima grilles if it helps. I cast a load of them earlier this year. They are a drop-in replacement for the Hornby ones.

 

Sorry to hear about your mountain bike accident. That sounds rather unfortunate. Did the forks fail?

 

Guy 

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In case it helps I've cured two of my hatton's sheds lighting problems.

 

My GBRf example had one end where the markers that were really faint/blank. This turned out to be a crazed/fractured light guide;

 

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Thankfully as i bought it new from Hattons they were able to send me a replacement light guide which is now happily fitted into the loco.

 

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Also fitted is an excellent illuminated models replacement board and lokpilot v5 so I now have all 10 functions wired up ( the red is a nicer red in reality.... my camera phone hasn't brought the red out well.

 

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I also found the more traditional lights on my EWS example were very dim too and didn't balance with the top marker light. So i went for a very low tech solution and opened out the slots in the LED board covering with a small drill bit.

 

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To my eye they seem a bit more balanced now and I'm quite pleased with my low tech solution!

 

Hope this helps

Will

 

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