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  1. @burnthebox Yes, the axles are generally 26mm point to point, but there are axles out there that are a different length! 26mm is the standard for OO Gauge. Eoin
  2. @burnthebox Their all the same, they have to be to fit OO track! The wheel flanges are all generally made to the same NEM spec- as in thickness. The wheels are set with a 'Back to Back' setting of approx 14.7mm, there are exceptions when working with old wheels that don't comply with the NEM specifications. Hornby used to make pretty thick flanges on their old wheels but they don't do that anymore. Eoin
  3. @David Holman But do look at CAD for the future, I use Autocad & TurboCad for 2D drawings in the model building. Here is a link to a few videos introducing the beginner to Autocad;- Eoin
  4. @David Holman The Proxxon scroll saws are only for wood or plastic, it's very dangerous to try and cut thin metal on a reciprocating blade machine due to the up lift of the blade- any snag in the work will rip it out of ones fingers and god knows what else it will rip! The band saw blade only goes in one direction- down, against the table. The right tool to do this work. Hanger do a scroll saw for cutting metal but is rather expensive at around £800.00 and it's a scary thing to use! Eoin
  5. Stunning model David, That's the first time I've seen it moving! Eoin
  6. I use a Cameo Silhouette cutter- its great for thin styrene, thick paper and vinyl. It can almost cut through .5mm styrene with multipal cuts. CAD is a requirement also! Tin Van parts cut from .5mm styrene on the cameo, after a bit of cleaning up! Eoin
  7. Hi David Learning CAD is the right step, it opens up huge possibilities in this craft. There is a learning curve to most of the programs out there, but after mastering a few of the basic commands the rest will follow and soon you'll be saying I should have done this before now! A table saw is not the tool for cutting brass or NS sheet. If your thinking of a saw you need to look at a band-saw- best example for model building is the Proxxon MBS Micro-Bandsaw, which one can add accessories to like- diamond blade, HSS blades for cutting metal, coolant system. The band-saw can also b
  8. Just to clarify;- This model is from a kit of parts made by Brendan Kelly, Brendan built 4 of these models a few moons ago from his own patterns for members of the MRSI club. The Model Railway Shop did produce a kit of the GSR Class 800, but that was a different animal! Eoin
  9. They are super glued in, and as I said above;- ''Not the easiest job for the faint-hearted! The handrails are a bit fiddly, but the glue will eventually let go with slight lever pressure with a cocktail stick. Super glue remover can be used for softening the glue but it will also soften the paint! All came free for me without breaking'' Eoin
  10. I don't think so! the only way I was able to release the barbs was from underneath after the chassis was removed, also there was the difficulty with the boxes being in the way and I could not have sussed what was going on without removing the chassis. The cab rear barbs do release when the cab body is squeezed on the outside, but the cab front ones needed a cocktail stick prodded in from underneath. Eoin 'Cab rear' - I'm looking at it as bonnet front!
  11. The speaker is up front under the board;-
  12. I was asked how to install a driver in the MM 121. Remove the chassis by undoing the 4 screws, 2 in front of each bogie. The cab is designed to slide up off the footplate/body after one removes the door handrails, there are 4 barb catches on the base of the cab which catch into the footplate. On this model the cab refused to slide up as the boxes clued to the body in front of the cab were catching it! I had to remove the footplate which again is held by barb tabs on the body into the footplate. The front handrails also have to be removed for this. I could then flex
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    Due to the present situation this Sunday's Fair has been cancelled;-
  14. Due to the present situation this Sunday's Fair has been cancelled;- Keep an eye on this thread for update
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