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by Carlos
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: A course on using the lathe
Replies: 13
Views: 3928

Re: A course on using the lathe

Double thanks Terry, since both me and Pablo enjoyed and learned a lot on Saturday. And may be more important, I am not afraid of using the lathe now. It is good to start in front of someone that catches your mistakes at once! It is great to have such a teacher in our society. Carlos Ps. I didn't re...
by Carlos
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Springs for axle jigs?
Replies: 10
Views: 1871

Re: Springs for axle jigs?

That one worked for the chassis I'm doing, but it is a bit narrow.
Diameter: 6mm Wire diameter: 0.5mm Length-15mm Length: 15mm
by Carlos
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Lost at Scaleforum 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2425

Re: Lost at Scaleforum 2017

Flymo, I have to ask why you came away with a GWR castle and a 14XX.... that is all a bit far west for you! :D :D Doug, It's a reverting to my roots :-) But that is all a bit far in the future. After a prolonged running in session at Scaleforum I have a Buckjumper to line and finish ASAP. Enormous ...
by Carlos
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Another Round...
Replies: 323
Views: 68389

Re: Another Round...

Hi Paul, Yes, I try to do something MINE sometimes, and not only running after kites or doing maths homeworks :) . But productivity is very low, even in the maths front... Yes, you are true, I got in contact with that Marcus and I also got a sheet for the D17 wagon (but no wagon yet...) He told be a...
by Carlos
Wed May 31, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Another Round...
Replies: 323
Views: 68389

Re: Another Round...

Hi Paul, It looks very nice your E22, and very detailed! I look forward to see it painted. Glad that my document was of help. I've been very busy during the last months, and things are not going to improve (life running around me, not me running :D ). But I've managed to finish the second MR van and...
by Carlos
Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Missenden Autumn Weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 2994

Re: Missenden Autumn Weekend

Hi Paul, It's your E22? (You even copied the perspective http://www.gersociety.org.uk/images/stories/locomotives/7005_291.jpg) Good to see you are working on it. We enjoyed a lot Scaleforum, Jaime was glad to talk to you and show you his trains :P . I needed one full week to physically recover from ...
by Carlos
Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: vallejo paints
Replies: 14
Views: 3343

Re: vallejo paints

Hi Steve, I've been using them diluted with water for many years, but they have their own thinner that seemed to improve their resistance to scratches. I always use a matt varnish coat to protect them. They also do washes, with many shades available. I've not yet used them, but I preferred Citadel w...
by Carlos
Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Another Round...
Replies: 323
Views: 68389

Re: Another Round...

Hi Paul, Thanks a lot for your post, even if this time I did my homework promptly and it comes a bit late... Here it is my brand new (not yet used, actually) modelling tray IMG_20151210_202800.jpg It's made from 12 mm MDF, quite sturdy but not heavy, and using a minimum set of square cuts, so I retu...
by Carlos
Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Another Round...
Replies: 323
Views: 68389

Re: Another Round...

Hi Paul,

Good to see your are modelling at a good pace again! I'm still very busy with other stuff and not being able to do any modelling yet... And don't forget that wool wagon we have in common :x

Carlos
by Carlos
Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Local Show Publicity
Topic: A Modelling Day in Sawston, Cambridgeshire
Replies: 3
Views: 2333

Re: A Modelling Day in Sawston, Cambridgeshire

Thank you very much to everybody involved in that nice Modelling Day. The children were delighted, specially when a really patient Brian let them to operate fabulous Oxenbridge! I hope everything was ok after the day... For me, I had the opportunity to enjoy Oxenbridge and Obbekaer, both of them ver...
by Carlos
Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:25 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: "old" flat bottom track
Replies: 11
Views: 3559

Re: "old" flat bottom track

Carlos, Just out of curiosity, what size rail were you using? I've had no problems with code 55 and hot glue on the S4 society's ply sleepers. Cheers, David Hi David, Bothh the rail and sleepers where from the Stores, the rail height is 2.08 mm and the sleepers where the switch and crossing timberi...
by Carlos
Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: "old" flat bottom track
Replies: 11
Views: 3559

Re: "old" flat bottom track

Hi Andrew, I also have an ancient prototype (~1915) that uses flat bottom, being set in Spain. I did a prototypically accurate straight track using the hot glue method and wood sleepers, and it worked well. Some of the joints were not very strong and I reinforced them with cyano. Them I tried the sa...
by Carlos
Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: CHEAG
Topic: CHEAG tonight!
Replies: 4
Views: 2459

Re: CHEAG tonight!

Thanks Bill for your invitation. But I have already spent my "S4 meetings" tickets, maybe for several months... family and no car yet affaires... A CLAG meeting will sure be worth to attend, althought a bit daunting for me. That's the "gurus" cave! I got good advice from CHEAG ye...
by Carlos
Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: CHEAG
Topic: CHEAG tonight!
Replies: 4
Views: 2459

Re: CHEAG tonight!

Hi Paul,

I will try to go tonigh, even against the wind (which is quite strong and in the wrong direction)...

I will bring a "cardboard model" of my engine chassis I did to try to understand how to build it. I hope to dissipate some of the doubts I still have.

Regards,
Carlos
by Carlos
Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: CHEAG
Topic: 2013 Spot-on (ish) Competition: Finish a Loco
Replies: 9
Views: 5100

Re: 2013 Spot-on (ish) Competition: Finish a Loco

Hi Carlos, Or you could simply ask yourself if you are making life too complex... Hi Paul, probably you are true, but actually I got captivated when I show that nice sprung buffers in action... But I could really need sprung buffers, not very sure. But the curves on my prototype are very tigh, in m...
by Carlos
Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: CHEAG
Topic: 2013 Spot-on (ish) Competition: Finish a Loco
Replies: 9
Views: 5100

Re: 2013 Spot-on (ish) Competition: Finish a Loco

Hi Carlos, Wizard Models sell 18" buffer heads in steel. The spindle is 1mm diameter. If this is not enough then you can simply sleeve it with some brass tube. I hope that you are able to post some photos of your loco on here as the build progresses. Thanks for the help, James. In that case, t...
by Carlos
Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:59 pm
Forum: CHEAG
Topic: 2013 Spot-on (ish) Competition: Finish a Loco
Replies: 9
Views: 5100

Re: 2013 Spot-on (ish) Competition: Finish a Loco

Hi John, Thanks for opening that thread. I am working, very slowly, on my tank engine to Iberian gauge (22 mm in P4). During the week end I checked the castings from the kit and my box of parts and bits. The buffers are not very nice, white metal ones with the shank and the head on the same piece. B...
by Carlos
Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Publicising non-P4 shows and the like
Replies: 20
Views: 4173

Re: Publicising non-P4 shows and the like

Hi Carlos, Why don't you put an email out to the other members of CHEAG to see if there is anyone else going to St Neots? They may be able to give you a lift. Flymo Good idea, lets try! I'm afraid that I won't be around as I'll be with several other members of the Scalefour Society at Missenden thi...
by Carlos
Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Publicising non-P4 shows and the like
Replies: 20
Views: 4173

Re: Publicising non-P4 shows and the like

My previous post was lost, not sure how... I thanked Paul for his initiative publiciting that shows. Maybe in one post is better, but I don't care about that. If it is a show far away for me, I don't care of it, and if it is a close one, I check it. Said that, I am a bit upset for not having car for...
by Carlos
Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test
Replies: 118
Views: 44763

Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

I see the Cambridge Makespace has an open evening tonight. I shall go along - anyone else from this forum likely to be there? I'm afraid not. I'm sat at home doing my tax return, amongst other things :-( Do report back about the facilities! Flymo I miss that entries completely. Anyway it was my son...
by Carlos
Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: CHEAG
Topic: A Spot-on (ish) test track
Replies: 22
Views: 9150

Re: A Spot-on (ish) test track

Thanks John, The size I am planning is about 1200x450 (maybe I will be able to compress it to 1200x400 or less), so it is similar to yours. I found a Ridgeons not far from home so I will follow that route. Do you know if they cut the plywood or you have to buy a big panel (2400x1200)? Will you add a...
by Carlos
Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: CHEAG
Topic: A Spot-on (ish) test track
Replies: 22
Views: 9150

Re: A Spot-on (ish) test track

For the curious, the framing arrangements underneath: IMG_4738.jpg Good work, John. I am trying to start building my own test track to iberian gauge (22 mm) next year, and Paul kindly provided me with a Templot layout, and I am very curious in the different ways of making the baseboard. Could you e...
by Carlos
Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Phosphor bronze wire for buffer springs
Replies: 11
Views: 3929

Re: Phosphor bronze wire for buffer springs

I have seen this interesting post, and I am waiting the pictures (I don't understand the ferrule part...).
What I have to note is that in Scalefour News (number 13, Aug 1978, page 73), there is a drawing about something similar, but using slots in the buffer beam.

Regards,

Carlos

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