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Chris,

The Dean bogie looks very good.  When will you cut and assemble a pair?

Duncan

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10 hours ago, Charlie586 said:

When I did my dean bogies I realised  (too late) that top hat bearings were too big for the axlebox, I keep meaning to buy waisted bearings to see if they fit.

 

Always good to plan/research  the next four or five layouts in advance.

 

Charlie,

Thank you.  I have both types so hopefully...……….

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6 minutes ago, drduncan said:

Chris,

The Dean bogie looks very good.  When will you cut and assemble a pair?

Duncan

 

Duncan,

Now that is a good question.  I actually need to get the cutter out and work out how to use it.  That will be top of my 'to do' list come a couple of weeks time.  I will try and cut the sides first and then try and fill a sheet with the Dean Bogies.  I also need to decide how I am going to cut the spacers.  I will probably use 20 thou plasticard and the decision is do I cut it by hand or cut it with the Silhouette and finish it by hand.  I also need to find my wheels, which I have a number of, but not sure how many.

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 I think cut with the Silhouette and then finish by hand.

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Hi Chris, a quick one about your spring assemblies. As they're drawn, it looks like all the different parts of the assembly will be cut separately. If you want to cut each part as a whole part, you'll have to remove some of the lines. Also, it's difficult to see in the picture, but be careful the ends aren't cut off, there doesn't seem to be much keeping them attached to the main spring. If it was me, I'd cut one and see how I get on.

 

I've attached a drawing below to show you what I mean.

 

cheers

 

Jason

 

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2 hours ago, JCL said:

Hi Chris, a quick one about your spring assemblies. As they're drawn, it looks like all the different parts of the assembly will be cut separately. If you want to cut each part as a whole part, you'll have to remove some of the lines. Also, it's difficult to see in the picture, but be careful the ends aren't cut off, there doesn't seem to be much keeping them attached to the main spring. If it was me, I'd cut one and see how I get on.

 

I've attached a drawing below to show you what I mean.

 

cheers

 

Jason

 

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_2019_10/delete.jpg.fd42a5939abce67e8fff95c41a2e9668.jpg

 

Jason,

Thank you.  I meant to say at the end that I had forgotten to remove those lines from that image, and thank everyone for reminding me.  I had not removed them before so that I could delete them when copied.  I take your point on the bits at the end, (is it where the springs are bolted into the bogie?), and having looked at them again I have not deleted the line on the side where the spring is.  I will cut one and see if they are there afterwards, if not perhaps I will expand the end of the spring a little.  If that fails I will glue on a bit of plastic rod.

 

Thank you again.

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No problem Chris, I didn't want you to experience the sinking feeling I've had in the past having made yet more confetti ;)

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4 hours ago, ChrisN said:

 

Duncan,

Now that is a good question.  I actually need to get the cutter out and work out how to use it.  That will be top of my 'to do' list come a couple of weeks time.  I will try and cut the sides first and then try and fill a sheet with the Dean Bogies.  I also need to decide how I am going to cut the spacers.  I will probably use 20 thou plasticard and the decision is do I cut it by hand or cut it with the Silhouette and finish it by hand.  I also need to find my wheels, which I have a number of, but not sure how many.

If you're on a Window 10 machine have a look at JCL's thread before you connect your Silhouette, there are some recent update incompatability issues.

 

Alan

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9 hours ago, Buhar said:

If you're on a Window 10 machine have a look at JCL's thread before you connect your Silhouette, there are some recent update incompatability issues.

 

Alan

 

Alan,

Thank you for the warning.  I had intended to trawl through various cutter threads but I may not have persevered to the end as once I have the basics I tend to stop.  My wife's laptop now does not 'see' the printer when she wants to print so we have to run 'Toubleshooter' and the it says, 'Oh yes, it's over there!' and prints.  If all else fails I have an old XP machine, very noisy, very slow and its battery holds no charge so is constantly pluuged in.  As long as I do not need the internet it might work.

 

My wife says to me, 'Why are you getting stressed?  I thought modelling was supposed to be enjoyable and relaxing.'   Ummmm.

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3 hours ago, ChrisN said:

 

.........If all else fails I have an old XP machine, very noisy, very slow and its battery holds no charge so is constantly pluuged in.  As long as I do not need the internet it might work................

For me, XP remains indispensable for various drivers and older bits of software.  I run it in a virtual machine under Windows 7.  I believe this is also possible in Win 10 although, like most things, not quite so easy.

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Hi Chris there is a picture of a 157 on here http://www.gwr.org.uk/no-tenders.html showing the tender collecting water near Goring. Interesting for modellers the train is described as a short up express ideal for a modeller.

 

Don

 

ps Once retired the extra time seems to disappear unless you are careful.

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Hi Chris, you really have come very far with the drawings. It's going to be exciting when you start cutting. And thanks for providing metric measurements for us continental types!

 

On 21/10/2019 at 22:01, ChrisN said:

Shall I talk about bogies? 

 

That sounds like something T.S. Eliot could have written.

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8 hours ago, Donw said:

Hi Chris there is a picture of a 157 on here http://www.gwr.org.uk/no-tenders.html showing the tender collecting water near Goring. Interesting for modellers the train is described as a short up express ideal for a modeller.

 

Don

 

ps Once retired the extra time seems to disappear unless you are careful.

 

Don,

Thank you.  The Northern Express in the later years was two coaches, plus about four through coaches so at the right moment it is not very long at all.

 

I know what you mean about time.  I am semi-retired at the moment and when I went from a full week down to two days I had much more time than I do now.

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1 hour ago, Mikkel said:

Hi Chris, you really have come very far with the drawings. It's going to be exciting when you start cutting. And thanks for providing metric measurements for us continental types!

 

 

That sounds like something T.S. Eliot could have written.

 

Thank you Mikkel.  It will be exciting to start cutting.  I have it in my diary for next week.  I am a little concerned though about this Windows 10 upgrade problem.  I do have a Cameo so it should have an SD card port., so if all else fails I will use that.  Have you had any problems?

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Hi Chris, I cut some glazing a few days ago - no problems so far. with win10.  Mine is the Portrait though.

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