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1 hour ago, queensquare said:

 

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The Association has sold literally hundreds of wheels over the years yet you only ever get to see a handful of finished locos. Somebody, somewhere, has a stash squirreled away!

 

Jerry 

 

What, surely not...

 

If Association members would be required to commit to building an item when they buy it, we would have practically no products at all, down to the fact the sales would be so disappointing, it would not be worth designing them in the first place. On that basis, those of you who do build should be grateful for the existence of bulging gloat boxes elsewhere.

 

Given that we have been talking about designing a new generation of wheels since I joined the committee a long time ago,  the fact that the wheels are now running out is about the only thing that was actually going to force it to really happen.

 

Chris

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47 minutes ago, Chris Higgs said:

 

What, surely not...

 

If Association members would be required to commit to building an item when they buy it, we would have practically no products at all, down to the fact the sales would be so disappointing, it would not be worth designing them in the first place. On that basis, those of you who do build should be grateful for the existence of bulging gloat boxes elsewhere.

 

Given that we have been talking about designing a new generation of wheels since I joined the committee a long time ago,  the fact that the wheels are now running out is about the only thing that was actually going to force it to really happen.

 

Chris

 

Very true Chris, I'm enormously grateful to those who buy up lots of 2mm products, even if they do then sit in their gloat boxes!

 

Jerry

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I suspect that most people buying wheels do it with a specific project in mind and probably have other parts to go with them.  For example I have some 9mm  wheels for a pannier along with an association etched chassis, a Farish body, suitable gears etc so I would not wish to part with a pair of wheels  as the project is in the queue.  I dont have any wheels purchased to just add to stock.  I do wonder if there might be more response if the request was for a set of three pair as just parting with one pair would leave the seller wondering whether the new wheels when they arrive will match with the old, and fractional differences in crank throw might give some problems.

 

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I agree Don,

 

I don't have a vast stockpile of wheels but I have bought some to put into packages for builds so everything is there as and when I get around to starting the build.

I suspect there are many of us with these reserves.

 

Perhaps we should set up a wheel swap topic until the drought subsides?

 

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There is a handy acronym - SABLE: Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy.

 

I think I have reached that point a while back.

 

 

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Not an 2mm specific question but someone here may know the answer - Gresley full brakes, would they have standard or heavyweight bogies?

 

I'm working on some NPCS for Copenhagen Fields.

Addedum - I think I found the answer at https://www.lner.info/stock/npcs/index.php , it's heavyweight.

 

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2 hours ago, 2mmMark said:

Not an 2mm specific question but someone here may know the answer - Gresley full brakes, would they have standard or heavyweight bogies?

 

I'm working on some NPCS for Copenhagen Fields.

Addedum - I think I found the answer at https://www.lner.info/stock/npcs/index.php , it's heavyweight.

 

 

Mark,

 

There is some useful information in various sections of Steve Banks' website;

 

https://www.steve-banks.org

 

Andy

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I'm looking for some buffers like these SmartSelect_20191016-190256_Chrome.jpg.d260870de3b50cd101d51283073befeb.jpg for an early 1920s condition pannier tank. Any ideas who to contact? The association shop doesn't have anything quite close enough for my liking.

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37 minutes ago, richbrummitt said:

I'm looking for some buffers like these https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_2019_10/SmartSelect_20191016-190256_Chrome.jpg.d260870de3b50cd101d51283073befeb.jpg for an early 1920s condition pannier tank. Any ideas who to contact? The association shop doesn't have anything quite close enough for my liking.

 

Would the Nbrass Churchward ones be of any use?

 

Don

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46 minutes ago, richbrummitt said:

I'm looking for some buffers like these https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_2019_10/SmartSelect_20191016-190256_Chrome.jpg.d260870de3b50cd101d51283073befeb.jpg for an early 1920s condition pannier tank. Any ideas who to contact? The association shop doesn't have anything quite close enough for my liking.

Richard, I turned the ones that I needed, the buffer head and shank from 3mm or 1/8" silver steel (I think I made the shank either .8 or .9 mm diameter). The body of the buffer is turned from brass (with a hole bored through for the buffer shank), and soldered to a piece of 4 thou nickel silver. The base being cut and filed to size and the .8/.9mm hole drilled through it before soldering to the buffer beam. I didn't bother trying to put a step on top of the buffer housing or bolts on the fixing plate.

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1 hour ago, Donw said:

 

Would the Nbrass Churchward ones be of any use?

 

Don

 

Maybe but they're fully tapered and not quite like those in the photo. If I'm going to modify something it would be easier to start with a turned rather than a cast part.

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Is drawing it in 3D cad, and then sending to a 3D print company an option for you ?  I can think of at least three potential 3D printing companies would could do them in various materials.   Or ask someone who owns a printer to do them.   

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4 hours ago, Nigelcliffe said:

Is drawing it in 3D cad, and then sending to a 3D print company an option for you ?  I can think of at least three potential 3D printing companies would could do them in various materials.   Or ask someone who owns a printer to do them.   

Absolutely and I had the firebox for my 28xx build done like that but I thought that maybe these already existed and asked first.

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On 18/10/2019 at 10:52, 2mmMark said:

Not an 2mm specific question but someone here may know the answer - Gresley full brakes, would they have standard or heavyweight bogies?

 

I'm working on some NPCS for Copenhagen Fields.

Addedum - I think I found the answer at https://www.lner.info/stock/npcs/index.php , it's heavyweight.

 

 

The early ones had 8' Fox bogies, but most had 8' Heavyweight Gresleys. However, I have seen one photo at least (can't find it right now) with 8'6" Stamdard bogies, which it probably gained when the Fox ones wore out.

 

Chris 

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