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by CanveyRay
Thu May 03, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: 15 / 18 inch Fairlie
Replies: 20
Views: 7745

Re: 15 / 18 inch Fairlie

Hi,
Peter Beevers, of Peter Beevers Engineering has built a single fairlie in 7.25", if that of any interest? It runs regularly at Swanley Park in Kent.
by CanveyRay
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Pepper 7
Replies: 1
Views: 376

Pepper 7

Is Pepper 7 still in business, as I have placed an order and heard nothing? Can anyone shed any light on this please?
by CanveyRay
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Pepper 7 Steve Bennett
Replies: 50
Views: 8923

Re: Pepper 7 Steve Bennett

Hi All, DO NOT ORDER FROM PEPPER7 - its a complete farce. I ordered in April, paid in full, £40.50p., I have emailed, tried to call, he is not answering, written a letter and even posted on this site. I understand he may have problems but if he is trading, taking my money, I do expect some kind of s...
by CanveyRay
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Pepper 7 Steve Bennett
Replies: 50
Views: 8923

Re: Pepper 7 Steve Bennett

Hi All, I have ordered some items from Pepper7, Steve Bennett, in April and although the money has been paid and cashed, no items have been received to date, 07/06/2017. I have emailed Steve and tried to call but to no avail. I have traded with him in the past and have been really satisfied. Can any...
by CanveyRay
Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: What is minimum gauge?
Replies: 35
Views: 9232

Minimum Gauge Railway? Excluding the monorail argument, surely it's the smallest gauge that can carry passengers, pulled by a locomotive. We have a locomotive based on Gnat, built by Peter Beevers that regularly pulls passengers on the 7.25" Barking Park Light Railway. See 'BPLR'.
by CanveyRay
Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Vern needs a new loco
Replies: 86
Views: 49454

O&K

Hi All,
Just a quick post, I am pleased to be the owner of No1. peter built 'Gnat' for me, and we were so pleased with her, we asked him to build another and just like the first, she is brill! You can't much narrrower than 7.25" a real locomotive for our railway.
by CanveyRay
Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) 7.25" 'Lister' up-date
Replies: 2
Views: 2947

(F) 7.25" 'Lister' up-date

Hi All, Just an update on my 7.25" diesel loco, got the name plate made today, just thought you would like a look. The LOCO: http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff100/CanveyRay/Image000-4-1.jpg THE INSPIRATION: http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff100/CanveyRay/OriginalGnat.jpg The NAME PLATE: h...
by CanveyRay
Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:12 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) A 7.25" gauge 'Lister'
Replies: 18
Views: 10857

We had the same trouble, so we mounted the controls forward of the fire wall, the only controls in the 'cab' are the starter button, the on/off switch, the dump pin for the Eaton and the hand brake, everything else is me!
by CanveyRay
Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) A 7.25" gauge 'Lister'
Replies: 18
Views: 10857

As promised, my 'Gnat' naked! The Diesel Engine http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff100/CanveyRay/Image008-3.jpg http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff100/CanveyRay/Image007-4.jpg http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff100/CanveyRay/Image006-3.jpg http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff100/CanveyRay/Ima...
by CanveyRay
Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) A 7.25" gauge 'Lister'
Replies: 18
Views: 10857

Peter is so good! He really does a great job and is realistic with his prices, he is building our next loco, an O&K. A while ago I asked for pics, do you remember, well you came up trumps and this is his next project for us.:- http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff100/CanveyRay/O-Kloco3.jpg We ha...
by CanveyRay
Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) A 7.25" gauge 'Lister'
Replies: 18
Views: 10857

Thanks Steve, but I feel that everyone else did the hard work, you and Peter, I just get the pleasure of owing and using her! (hahaha JUST!). It's funny how many jobs I find on the Railway now that need the loco out!
by CanveyRay
Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) A 7.25" gauge 'Lister'
Replies: 18
Views: 10857

Just thought I would mention, these were my inspiration: http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff100/CanveyRay/OriginalGnat.jpg http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff100/CanveyRay/Mite.jpg http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff100/CanveyRay/gnat-1.jpg All courtesy of Steve Bennett, (Pepper7). I tried to ...
by CanveyRay
Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:01 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) 5/8ths Lister - Lottie
Replies: 19
Views: 18099

I just love your little Lister, I know how much fun they can be and how the best thing is driving it! I have one, it's not a copy, but we used a bit of poetic license, anyway here she is, she is going to be called 'Gnat'. http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff100/CanveyRay/Image000-4-1.jpg Not appare...
by CanveyRay
Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:52 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) A 7.25" gauge 'Lister'
Replies: 18
Views: 10857

I have some more pics, just don't want to bore you: http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff100/CanveyRay/ourLister1.jpg This is our Loco Frames they are 12mm steel laser cut. I like the bolts, they make the buffer beam! http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff100/CanveyRay/OurLister2.jpg The First engine...
by CanveyRay
Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:24 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) A 7.25" gauge 'Lister'
Replies: 18
Views: 10857

Hi Murray, the reverse is on the large handle on the top, and with the Eaton7 gearbox you just select the direction and the speed with the same lever (the further you push it forward, the faster forward it goes). Yes we do have plans, cad drawings etc. but like any build it did 'evolve' over the bui...
by CanveyRay
Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) A 7.25" gauge 'Lister'
Replies: 18
Views: 10857

Wow Steve, just followed the link! When I get back home I will post some more pics of wagons and the loco with it's clothes off! I have used take-up type bearings on the axles and have 6" wheels. The Eaton7 drives a lay shaft, then chain to all four wheels, the cowl in the driving cab hides the...
by CanveyRay
Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) A 7.25" gauge 'Lister'
Replies: 18
Views: 10857

Thanks for the comments, she is 48" long over buffer beams, (52" LOA), and 22" wide, the cab and bonnet are both 24" long. She has a 4HP Diesel engine with electric start and an Eaton7 gearbox. On tickover she pullls two full carriages (96" long), on our railway, at a steady...
by CanveyRay
Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) A 7.25" gauge 'Lister'
Replies: 18
Views: 10857

(F) A 7.25" gauge 'Lister'

I decided to try to build a 7.25" gauge, slightly modified Gnat, (a'la Steve Bennett), and decided it was built by Lister. http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff100/CanveyRay/Image042.jpg The front we had laser cut. http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff100/CanveyRay/Image041.jpg The seat was fou...
by CanveyRay
Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Hinge and Bracket
Replies: 3
Views: 2488

Just thought you may like a look at the hinge I had a go at last year.
by CanveyRay
Sat Jul 12, 2008 9:45 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Stationary Engine
Replies: 19
Views: 10151

Thanks for that, t hose sounds are really great, I have downloaded some samples from 'youtube' that I am trying. Will let you know how it progresses.
by CanveyRay
Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:50 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Stationary Engine
Replies: 19
Views: 10151

Hi Gerry, please don't feel bad about it, when the first attempt at freeing the wheels by hand failed I held the small pully in a soft jaw vice, (leather actually), and turned the other side by hand. I was the side I turned by hand that broke! The glue was the cheep stuff you get from the pound shop...
by CanveyRay
Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New Roof for my Loco Shed
Replies: 18
Views: 6842

Hi, the card was corregauted on one side and plain paper stuck to the other, with advise from this group, i simply sponged off the rear leaving the corregautions. I then coated the back with a liberal dose of PVA to add some rigidity. As for fixing, I have some old 'Roy Link' track pins which I thou...
by CanveyRay
Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Stationary Engine
Replies: 19
Views: 10151

Broke the spokes on the right wheel. :cry: :cry: :cry:
by CanveyRay
Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New Roof for my Loco Shed
Replies: 18
Views: 6842

Thanks guys, I am really pleased with the way it turned out. I really don't want to touch it again. So with your comments in mind, the tin roof it is!
by CanveyRay
Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New Roof for my Loco Shed
Replies: 18
Views: 6842

Well, I have had a go at painting the new roof, first with a dilute wash of Raw Umber, then a heavier wash of raw umber and vermillion and finally almost neat vermillion in the joins and the lower edge. While the last coat was still wet I sprinkled some fine powder on it. I may have to dry dab the v...

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