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Whilst glueing the BSK sides and ends to the floor I used some nice runny superglue, unfortunatly it did exactly what it was supposed to do and ran up to the roof at the end and somehow up above the guards door. And boy did it stick :resent:  After breaking the roof off I had to file the left on bits of roof off. Oh well, Laurie, got another roof please? I have filled in the guards window and to see how well the filling went I sprayed it with primer. A bit more rubbing and filling later it looks ok.

Sorry to see that Brian, hope it gets resolved soon I am sure that JLTRT will look after you!

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I have been busy with the TC, I have made all the bogies so it looks like a unit now. I have also made two more gangways but a bit shorter. Whilst they look better with the coaches closer they did have a moment round the garden because they just don't have the travel of the longer ones. Need to scratch my head a bit over this. I will have it at Bristol and hopefully give it a push round the test track.

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Yes Jeff they are both sprung but the shorter, better looking, one has less travel than the longer one. I think I would get away with it on nice smooth curves but in the garden there is a little tight bit, probably 5'6" radius so if I can get it round this it will go anywhere.

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Sorry to go of piste Brian, I'm looking to build my loop round the garden in the Spring.

I'm hoping to have a minimum radius of 11', but I may, just as you have, a 'tight' spot of just under 6' in one area. Do your DJH 47s cope with this radius? There isn't much room for those bogies to swing!

 

Thanks,

Richard.

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Waiting for some etches to be made for the windows Paul.

 

Just received the etches for the lifting lugs and bought some butterfly valves for the emergency brakes fron Pat Legg. Also got some brass to make the footboards under the doors. So plenty to be getting on with.

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Hi Brian,

 

That TC and 33/1 looks good!!

 

I few posts back I made a comment about your hiatus with the superglue sticking a little more than was intended on your BSK roof.  Well, I commented as to whether you had used the Glue Buster to remove the roof.... erm... don't bother!!!  Don't ask how I know this but I have discovered that the Glue Buster does not unglue resin from resin at ALL.  It will unglue resin from metals no problem but definitely not resin from resin.....

 

.... so ignore my comments (if you haven't already) :D

 

Cheers

Lee

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Sorry to go of piste Brian, I'm looking to build my loop round the garden in the Spring.

I'm hoping to have a minimum radius of 11', but I may, just as you have, a 'tight' spot of just under 6' in one area. Do your DJH 47s cope with this radius? There isn't much room for those bogies to swing!

 

Thanks,

Richard.

The Heljan locos go down to even smaller radii.

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I won't ask how you know that Lee but just to say it happens to us all sooner or later.

 

I have been playing around with the gangways today and replaced the 4 springs I had over the 10ba bolts with a piece of foam centrally mounted and must say it moves a bit smoother now. Just need to mod the rest of them though. I will also need some more small brass strip to make the shorter gangways that look and work ok.

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No Paul, it will definatly be run on un-electrified territory.

 

I am busy adding the door reinforcing strips, hinges and footboards so a lot of work but not much to show for it. Westdale speedo added on the driving cars and a couple of coaches have the lifting lugs added. Must take a picture I think!

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Here are a couple of pictures of the gangways that I have sprung with foam.

 

The front is a JLTRT MkI gangway with a bit cut out to narrow it slightly. Also soldered a piece of brass for the foam to push against rather that have it push against the plasticard on the end.

 

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Then add 4 10Ba bolts and a 3mm strip around the edge.

 

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3mm strip with 1mm half round wire soldered to the end is glued onto the coach end and 4 holes drilled in the end.

 

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Two pieces of soft foam are inserted and then it's mounted with 4 washers and nuts. Also added a piece of black plasticard for them to slide over each other.

 

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Here are a couple of pictures of the gangways that I have sprung with foam.

 

The front is a JLTRT MkI gangway with a bit cut out to narrow it slightly. Also soldered a piece of brass for the foam to push against rather that have it push against the plasticard on the end.

 

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Then add 4 10Ba bolts and a 3mm strip around the edge.

 

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3mm strip with 1mm half round wire soldered to the end is glued onto the coach end and 4 holes drilled in the end.

 

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Two pieces of soft foam are inserted and then it's mounted with 4 washers and nuts. Also added a piece of black plasticard for them to slide over each other.

 

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This is similar to the way Roxey did their 4mm SR ones, which worked very well.

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I have modified a set of JLTRT ETH jumper cables by removing bits and adding brackets and wires. I have also filed the spigots down a bit to fit fine rubber tubing over when I have glued them to the fronts. I have also finished adding all the footboards.

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Finally got out and took some pictures of the latest work.

 

ETH is now fitted on both ends. I have added the reservoir tanks and EP box under one DTSO. Also added the AWS magnet cover. I only had enough lifting lugs for two coaches but the rest are on order.

 

I decided to do one DTSO with all the steps up the end which is how some ended up. The Emergency brake butterfly is from CPL but is not tall enough to go over the gangways! This gangway has to be replaced with a shorter one when I can get hold of some brass strip.

 

And lastly I received my mini-me from Modelu today, a bit more resin in it than I thought there would be  :O  Must do another with my legs together as I don't think this will go under a desk but should be ok for 60/66 cabs.

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