Discussion in 'Highlander Models' started by York Paul, Apr 22, 2019.
packs of 100 ..... who from ?
Yes they do Steve I have fitted Taff Vale supplied 1833 motors to your motor plate without any issues at all, the Class 24 and 25 spring to mind. The motors Sue and Julian supply from Taff Vale sources are excellent and at £18.50 per motor represent a massively attractive price, service and delivery is quick and they are both very happy to offer advice and answer questions, they also do some lovely loco kits. I realise that Markits buffers are wrong sized which is a real great shame as they are incredibly nicely manufactured but as you say a good 2mm too long, now for that reason I don't see how they can have a place in Toto's organisation so it is with regret Markits YOUR FIRED
Well here is the very first Highlander Models production bogie complete as far as the fabrication goes, I have devised a system which (hopefully) will allow for the full brake rigging to be included without trapping the inner bogie in place via the axles, Forum readers may recall that this was an issue discussed in my Kit to Completion thread. So all we need now is the new castings and then I will attend to the new 3D printed brake hangers and blocks and we will be able to see the first promotional images rolled out. Also of interest and just dry fitted is the 3D secondary coil suspension and swing link unit which Dundee and Steve have worked on... sits in place like a dream chaps Obviously this item will be a white metal casting on the sales kits ... unless I am directed otherwise. next job for me is to send up my build report with a couple more hi res pictures for the instruction manual and I can move onto the mainframe build then hopefully we will have a rolling chassis. Enjoy.
I spy with my little eye something beginning with Class 24 on the window ledge....
Indeed so Steve and also a Hymek, an NBL Class 21 and the display Class 26... along with an unfinished BR Standard 4-6-0 class 4, a nice BR 2-6-2 class 3 tank, several wagon and van kits, a Midland Railway bracket gantry, a footbridge and just out of sight 70010 Owen Glendower. And there I am hoping to buy a few more in... of dear there seems no hope for me.
So back on the workbench and today saw the basic mainframe and skeleton for the Class 27 constructed and mounted on bogies, the main reason was to test the riding height as we now have the new resized bogie stretchers fitted and with the aid of a temporary 1mm thick brass washer acting as packer the new loco sits correctly as it should. The proof is the buffer position is correct against a recently built mineral wagon, talking of buffers we have sourced a supplier of correct size Oleo loco buffers which is great, however this particular loco will be fitted with self contained round sprung buffers as 27 042. Toto and I brought back a small supply of buffers from our recent trip down to Northampton.
Just a quick one - while I'm sorting out the Class 37 - who's frame bushes wil be supplied and therefor what size holes? And the buffers - again what size is the back plate and locating hole?
Go on the basis it will be Markits frame bushes. We'll come back on the buffer hole size but it will be at least 2mm less in size. The current holes are way too big.
The original buffers I used where JPL hence the hole sizes. They may be worth revisiting. I think I only used Markits as he was local to me at the time.
Steve do we have a web address for JPL because all their links send me to ebay seller sites ?
No I don't think they have a site but can be contacted on
129 Elliott Street, Tyldesley, Greater Manchester M29 8FL
Markits stuff is top quality, but he can be slow to deliver stuff at times, not helpful if you're wanting quantity to supply with kits.
Cast your own. Will be better in the long run.
The buffer hole fixing size (using the NRMS ones) is nominal 4mm.