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by PeteT
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: None specific model products
Replies: 24
Views: 1992

Re: None specific model products

I too also have shellac in stock, in my case 'Colron French Polish' which 'contains only pure natural shellac'. It is a Ronseal product though not flamboyant labelled as such. I too purchased mine as a card/foam stiffened, and it did ok but didn't exactly set like hard concrete. It says to use over ...
by PeteT
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: None specific model products
Replies: 24
Views: 1992

Re: None specific model products

One from Mr Bradwell on the Crab Comet Conversion topic:

A traditional thread locking compound is shellac, often sold as knotting. It can be released with a touch of meths. Good shelf life, too.


Sounds like a good idea, from all angles! (cost, shelf life, general availability...).
by PeteT
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 9F re-visited
Replies: 12
Views: 1354

Re: 9F re-visited

Thanks Julian, I have a few of those in stock, and an Ivatt tank I hope to test the valvegear on in the next few weeks, so an ideal test bed. Behind valvegear these are designed to sit with the flush face to the outside, and the thinner section inside the coupling rod. Presumably the idea is to use ...
by PeteT
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 9F re-visited
Replies: 12
Views: 1354

Re: 9F re-visited

Having bought some brass Ultrascale thingys for return cranks following your mention of them I now wonder whether I could have asked for them to be made of steel. Hi Julian, This sounds interesting, but I can see no references to it in either the crankpin or misc products areas of the website. Coul...
by PeteT
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 52
Views: 3112

Re: Wizard Models

That is a possibility - though I don't personally visit my nearest preserved railway. When I do, I prefer (and would, if there was an option) to do things and learn skills I couldn't do from home. That isn't to say that if the model engineering side of it (lathe work etc) was available to pick I wou...
by PeteT
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Maindee East for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 1477

Re: Maindee East for sale

That is good news! Though just to clarify, it isn't me - even though the middle initial is also shared!
by PeteT
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 52
Views: 3112

Re: Wizard Models

But I do.....and they make sobering reading - Paul is spot on as ever. In 2014 - my first Scaleforum as Society Treasurer, but still only five years in the past - we welcomed 49 traders to Aylesbury, excluding our own Stores. 27 of these, just a tad more than half, are expected this year, so, even ...
by PeteT
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 52
Views: 3112

Re: Wizard Models

There are a few points being raised here, which I'm in no place to answer but hopefully these ramblings are a useful input to the discussion: 1. Specialist traders could cut down to just the timescale shows - but how do people aspire to the finescale end without picking up a couple of bits & pie...
by PeteT
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis kits for CSB
Replies: 37
Views: 2454

Re: Chassis kits for CSB

Now that this thread has settled, it's a good opportunity to remind a generation spared the task of routinely dismantling their car engine the need to number axleboxes and hornguides so that the chassis can be re-assembled with these bits in the same place and orientation every time. Each axlebox w...
by PeteT
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis kits for CSB
Replies: 37
Views: 2454

Re: Chassis kits for CSB

Rumney also do CSB adapter plates for the Comet/Brassmasters/Markits hornblocks. There is a topic on my workbench about using these with a Comet Ivatt tank chassis, with Markits WD handrail knobs.
by PeteT
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 273
Views: 38220

Re: Crab Comet conversion

Horsetan wrote:Not Worsley Works? (That's the only one I can think of....)


I would think it will be the Dave Bradwell kit - as aluded to with the springing - as seen at Scalefour North earlier in the year.
by PeteT
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 13215

Re: Scaleforum 2019

OK but sun darkened your specs so you appear to have joined the Mafia ! Since S4Um is usually less sunny you would be better recognised via a new piccie done in a darker place. You will be in the ideal location tonight 8-) Are you saying the sun won't be brightening S4um? (no comments about where i...
by PeteT
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 13215

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Another way of getting to know more bods at Scaleforum is to change your Avatar here to a mug shot. If you have said something positive and memorable here then bods will want to talk to you and can now seek you out. Works for me! Yes, I do see this as a good idea - & so have added one according...
by PeteT
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: fine (entomological or insect) pins
Replies: 15
Views: 1644

Re: fine (entomological or insect) pins

If the head is important but not the point, then domehead rivets could be the answer - that said, Eileens only go down to 0.4mm shank on these too! https://eileensemporium.com/index.php?option=com_hikashop&ctrl=product&task=show&cid=2131&name=domehead-brass-rivet-m0-4mm-x-5mm-10-pack...
by PeteT
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Track Laying
Replies: 32
Views: 2437

Re: Track Laying

In haste, as I need to go out, but yes - the issue is with using MEK rather than Butanone due to the type of plastic. Sounds like swapping solvents will sort you out, otherwise the method looks fine!
by PeteT
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 13215

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Isn't it at least worth a try, perhaps starting at Scalefour North next year? If that happens I might actually go. This is getting a bit surreal. Are you saying that your decision to go or not go is based on people wearing name badges? Yes. It played a major part in my decision not to go to Scalefo...
by PeteT
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 13215

Re: Scaleforum 2019

martin goodall wrote:MODELU


There is now a trading arrangement so Eileen's is the port of call for procurement, who are listed.

That said, Modelu is a separate listing for RailWells still, and as you say it is always interesting to see what is in development.
by PeteT
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Resistance Soldering
Replies: 96
Views: 16437

Re: Resistance Soldering

I was at Warminster as well - sorry we did not meet. Oh yes you did ! Too much excellent cake has rotted your memory ;) Indeed, & unlike Gordon I knew better than to let my cake out of my sight! I've just done 1 wagon with a conventional iron, and will try the 2nd with the RSU. I agree it is ho...
by PeteT
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Resistance Soldering
Replies: 96
Views: 16437

Re: Resistance Soldering

Thanks- I got the probe touching bit from your in depth description (and photos tell 1000 words) - but yes I take your point on starting at the lowest voltage and working up. Two questions spring (no pun intended) to mind - firstly, in my application is this the best approach? What I have done befor...
by PeteT
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Resistance Soldering
Replies: 96
Views: 16437

Re: Resistance Soldering

David, Thanks for sharing! Very timely too, as I have a batch of 3 16T minerals (with Rumney underpinnings) which have just reached the axlebox stage, so I'll give this a go. Likewise, there are things close at hand to avoid as after assembling the brake lever guards I have fitted them with 145 (I g...
by PeteT
Fri May 17, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing
Replies: 12
Views: 2035

Re: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing

I presume the inside motion and inside of the frames would be (weathered) red on these? Most steam era photos being black and white, and those which are colour are not at the angles which make these things obvious. I presume the reasoning would be the same as on preserved stuff though, that signs of...
by PeteT
Thu May 16, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2 tank
Replies: 18
Views: 1959

Re: Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2 tank

Inspirational stuff Dave! I think I'm going to use the Millholme injector, it doesn't look bad but does need the bracket & possibly a bit of sprucing up. Interesting to hear that you've done etches for the doors. I've got as far as cutting the old ones out, & was planning on drawing somethin...
by PeteT
Mon May 13, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing
Replies: 12
Views: 2035

Re: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing

Interestingly, looking at the Bachmann EP on RMWeb (yes, I know, don't model a model - just looking at how they are doing things) they appear to have used to same drawing as me for the cylinder. I think, on reflection, mine just looked a bit odd to me due to the body/chassis interaction not being qu...
by PeteT
Sun May 12, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing
Replies: 12
Views: 2035

Re: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing

Hi Steve, Those sound like interesting projects - though I must admit I try to ignore the detail differences for the variants not applicable to the one I'm doing - there is only so much my brain can cope with, and is an attempt to not remember the wrong details at the wrong time! The bogie details o...
by PeteT
Fri May 10, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing
Replies: 12
Views: 2035

Re: MR 1P 0-4-4T detailing

Hi Steve, sounds like you're on a very similar path to John! Yes I'm sure I can arrange an extra etch or two... John. Very good question. I used the drawing on page 8, but for some reason hadn't paid much (/enough) attention to page 9 :? . However this may be another section where design & reali...

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