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 91 
 on: May 20, 2019, 08:14:46 PM 
Started by coch y bonddu - Last Post by Colin Bishop
I think Tug Fanatic is right. That amount of money could turn out to be more of a curse than a blessing.

You can't really compensate the work somebody has put in over many years in purely financial terms. It's not as if you can simply go out and buy replacements.

Colin

 92 
 on: May 20, 2019, 08:07:08 PM 
Started by coch y bonddu - Last Post by TailUK

Isn't Pete Waterman a big model railway fan?


Pete Waterman "upscaled"! He bought a locomotive workshop at Crewe to renovate full sized mainline steam locos.  He sold that business to Arriva and after several more incarnations now owns the Railway Exchange Training Academy jointly with OSL. 

 93 
 on: May 20, 2019, 08:00:00 PM 
Started by meechingman - Last Post by Taranis
Pretty sure that modification could be done retrospectively without difficulty

 94 
 on: May 20, 2019, 07:50:03 PM 
Started by meechingman - Last Post by meechingman
Pretty sure my pins pop out before then.


I think for the moment, I'll limit the rudder throw via the transmitter, and then wait for Billing to start selling the revised rudders.


Then it will be rudders off, shafts out for a greasing and reassembly with the new bits.

 95 
 on: May 20, 2019, 07:45:17 PM 
Started by meechingman - Last Post by JimG
IIRC on my Smit the Becker rudder could be put to around 45 degree, the rear was then at 90 degrees. I doubt that much more rudder than this would be needed, it turned well as it is.I would think that any more rudder movement would start to produce rudder stall and be less effective.
Jim

 96 
 on: May 20, 2019, 07:38:03 PM 
Started by Trucker - Last Post by JimG
The three posts are to allow for the connection of a standard mains cable. One of them will be the earth and this is probably connected to the outside of the heater. You can check this with a multimeter. The other two are for the live and neutral wires and will be connected through the heating coil, again a multi meter will confirm this. Check these are not shorting to to the outside as this will mean that the heater is useless.You will also need the bit which slides over the end of the element. The iron looks like it is made by Antec so bits made for them should fit. You might find the name and wattage moulded onto the handle.
Jim

 97 
 on: May 20, 2019, 07:10:23 PM 
Started by coch y bonddu - Last Post by Martin [Admin]

Found the 'Crowdfunding' page: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/market-deeping-mrc


(  Crowd Funding FYI  -  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowdfunding  )



 98 
 on: May 20, 2019, 06:24:28 PM 
Started by meechingman - Last Post by meechingman
It seems that this is a common issue and is regarded as a design flaw in the rudder.


Changing the rudder arm and linkage would indeed lessen the rudder throw. I can do the same thing electronically (as have others) by setting the End Point Adjustments on the transmitter. I've done so, in fact, but will probably have to restrict the movement still further.


I was hoping for a solution like the modified rudder shown, that would allow the rudder to be put hard over. As Billing don't seem to sell that revised rudder, and modifying it as shown is waaaaay beyond my skills, looks like I'll have to settle for less throw. :(


However, she does turn sharply when required and I do have a bow thruster to nudge her if necessary.

 99 
 on: May 20, 2019, 06:18:29 PM 
Started by coch y bonddu - Last Post by Capt Podge
Yep. Just been looking that up Martin - seems he auctioned his layout off a while back. He champions other causes now, including railway apprenticeships.
Plenty info about that and other projects via Google  :-))
Regards
Ray.

 100 
 on: May 20, 2019, 06:09:00 PM 
Started by coch y bonddu - Last Post by Martin [Admin]

Isn't Pete Waterman a big model railway fan?

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