7mm Schools Class Build

Discussion in 'Area 51' started by Lancastrian, 19 June 2020.

  1. Lancastrian

    Lancastrian Western Thunderer

    OK, another call for help. David Andrews very kindly posted some replacement handrail knobs, but they are not the same as those provided in the kits. I have informed him of this and await a reply, but in the meantime do any knowledgeable folk know where I may be able to source some to the following shape. They are @3mm from the bottom of the base to the centre line of the hole.

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    Thanks in advance.

    Ian
     
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  2. Andrew

    Andrew Active Member

    Hi Ian,

    Have a look at Markits Model Railway Products. I bought some very nice handrail knobs from them a while ago and a quick look at his catalogue shows a slightly tapered version with a length of 2.96mm which is very close to your required dimension.

    Regards,

    Andrew
     
  3. Lancastrian

    Lancastrian Western Thunderer

    Thank you Andrew.

    I've already had a look at the Markits range, but they do not match those provided in the kits. David Andrews is now sending a couple more, slightly different style, which he hopes are the same as those in the kits. If not, then it'll be a case of either replacing all the handrail knobs, on both locomotives, so they match, or, look at turning one to try to match, but with a shim to represent the base.

    Ian
     
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  4. Lancastrian

    Lancastrian Western Thunderer

    Thanks to David Andrews, as two more handrail knobs arrived in the post today, and these match the existing ones as fitted to the kits.

    Ian
     
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  5. Lancastrian

    Lancastrian Western Thunderer

    No progress whatsoever these last few weeks due to suffering a back injury which sees me in constant pain all day. I think another call to 111 is called for later today !

    Ian
     
  6. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    Sorry to hear that, I had a similar episode some 21 years back from constantly picking up my then 1-year-old, triggering an earlier injury, which left me on the lounge floor face down for about two weeks, and a further 6 weeks physio and a “Velcro girdle”. Not fun, you have my sympathy.

    Simon
     
  7. Lancastrian

    Lancastrian Western Thunderer

    Hi Simon,

    Thank you. This is due to previous injuries in the same area, and was brought on by putting on a sock ! Of course, at present, I am unable to see a physio, and have had a telephone consultation ! Over the phone I have had two doctors, the physio, and my sports massage therapist friend all say it's a slipped disc, but it isn't. I know it is to do with my sacroiliac joint which has impinged on my sciatic nerve. Maybe a girdle is the answer....."Miss Brahms", "Coming Mrs. Slocombe"

    Ian
     
  8. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    The thing I used looked like this.

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    You “did it up” with a Velcro belt, then the two elastic strap things “did it up tighter”.

    I’m not sure whether it made “the difference”, though I’m pretty confident that it prevented relapse once I went back to work (Which happened to be in Detroit, not an easy commute from Folkestone!)

    I am sure that moving, however much it hurts, is necessary to get everything working again. The physio was VERY good at convincing me of that!

    good luck!
    Simon
     
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  9. Lancastrian

    Lancastrian Western Thunderer

    These lovely items arrived yesterday from Diane Carney.

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    Ian