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by andrewnummelin
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: "Trojan" - Avonside SS - kit problems
Replies: 9
Views: 1064

Re: "Trojan" - Avonside SS - kit problems

Andrew Sorry I've come to this late on. Lots of other things that need doing, as well as a family bereavement! Hopefully I've managed to attach a copy of the current build instructions. They are very brief and are from the 7mm ones with altered sizes. Nothing was added by Roger Slater during his te...
by andrewnummelin
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: "Trojan" - Avonside SS - kit problems
Replies: 9
Views: 1064

Re: "Trojan" - Avonside SS - kit problems

Andrew, Thanks for the comments. Fixing the boiler to the frames is a good suggestion - my High Level gearbox was accompanied by the instructions from one of their kits showing how it could be done. While taking photos of Trojan I took the opportunity to record the loco next to it. Feel free to use ...
by andrewnummelin
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: "Trojan" - Avonside SS - kit problems
Replies: 9
Views: 1064

"Trojan" - Avonside SS - kit problems

Some fifteen years ago I bought the Angenoria Models kit AM2/4 of this loco but I have only recently started work on it. I believe the kit (upgraded?) is available from CSP Models. Apart from the obvious difficulties arising from building a kit designed for OO, I've hit some problems that are not he...
by andrewnummelin
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: fitting small driving wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 804

Re: fitting small driving wheels

Gents, Many thanks for all the interesting and useful responses. crankpins First shot will be epoxy - should know in a couple of days if that has worked. If that fails, it will be buying a new wheel as I'm not happy with Nigel's engineering bodge. If I were to go down the route of doing it properly,...
by andrewnummelin
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: fitting small driving wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 804

fitting small driving wheels

As a change from doing more complicated things I thought I'd have a go at a couple of 0-4-0ST kits - expected to be straightforward but life doesn't seem to work that way! In both cases I'm using Gibson wheels and crankpins and the chassis were assembled with an Avonside Chassis 2 jig so I'm pretty ...
by andrewnummelin
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Tools
Replies: 46
Views: 2978

Re: Tools

Tim V wrote:Andrew

That soldering iron is awfully close to that curtain....


Knuckles suitably rapped! Although the iron had been off for hours, I should not have left it plugged in and then moved it near the curtain (to take the photo).
by andrewnummelin
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Tools
Replies: 46
Views: 2978

Re: Tools

jasp wrote:Andrew
That looks really interesting.
Can you please advise where you got it?
Thanks
Jim P


It came from Hobbycraft https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/the-daylight-company-duo-table-lamp/637870-1000.
by andrewnummelin
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Tools
Replies: 46
Views: 2978

Re: Tools - lighting

I would suggest that you do not skimp on lighting. It's much easier than in the past as many decent suppliers will now give actual light output rather than electricity consumption. Also information on colour temperature can be valuable. It's interesting to do a few searches to see what the recommend...
by andrewnummelin
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Tools
Replies: 46
Views: 2978

Re: Tools - Panavise

The Panavise system consists of many elements for different applications including various interchangeable jaws. https://www.panavise.com/ I have had one for many years and use it whenever the tiny one (illustrated by le Corbusier) is not up to the job (not often!). I have the standard head 303 with...
by andrewnummelin
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR number plates
Replies: 12
Views: 1342

Re: GWR number plates

By chance, I’ve just seen the 4D Model Shop newsletter that promotes, what is to me, a new technique that may be interesting for anyone prepared to do their own drawings.

https://modelshop.co.uk/Static/WorkShop/Photo-Etching#control
by andrewnummelin
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 25829

Re: Scaleforum 2019

I very much regret failing to get to the show as there were many things I was really looking forward to. I do hope that everyone who made it had a great time and found it profitable in all senses. I'm sure a huge vote of thanks is due to all those who were involved in any way.
Roll on 2020!
by andrewnummelin
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Attaching axleboxes and buffers
Replies: 17
Views: 1295

Re: Attaching axleboxes and buffers

I go along with Guy Rixon - use glue. Cyanoacrylates (CA or super glue) come in various forms so one may choose to use a very low viscosity one for parts that fit closely, a gel one when gap filling is needed, or an impact modified one for items that may take a knock. I agree with Jim, epoxy resins ...
by andrewnummelin
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1103
Views: 152063

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

I have the cross slide; it's great for doing straight lines of evenly spaced rivets such as along the edge of a footplate. It came with two 4mm points one of which is for half etched rivets. There are also 7mm and 2mm points. Peter Here's an example, with different spacings and sizes that I could n...
by andrewnummelin
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 60
Views: 4839

Re: Wizard Models

That was my thought about outreach ... I wondered if there might be an opportunity through preservation. might it be possible to get the equivalent of a scalefour club room at or connected to a preserved railway (or similar) where there is an emphasis on craftsmanship and fine modelling? That might...
by andrewnummelin
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modern Era Concrete Track
Replies: 26
Views: 1712

Re: Modern Era Concrete Track

...when the gauge was reduced from 1435 to 1432 (Misguidedly somtime in the mid 60s) ... I remember finding in the early sixties information in a London Underground publication that their lines were to 4’8 3/8” gauge. Am I remembering this correctly? How many P4 layouts should have been laid to 18....
by andrewnummelin
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Catch Points
Replies: 49
Views: 4070

Re: Catch Points

Anyway getting back to the question in hand. ... Andrew. You mention about trains being able to depart from the Down platform in the Up direction. Passenger trains from the Bridgwater Branch would arrive into the Down platform then the loco would run round it's train {ECS} then shunt back {either d...
by andrewnummelin
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Catch Points
Replies: 49
Views: 4070

Re: Catch Points

Hi All. ... The only thing I'm not quite sure about, would they have a leaver to operate or co-act with the cabin? Everything else {except the crossing gates] were operated via the Box. I can't see why the traps would have needed it's own leaver seeing where they are located I've attached the signa...
by andrewnummelin
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: fine (entomological or insect) pins
Replies: 15
Views: 2369

Re: fine (entomological or insect) pins

KalKat wrote:How about these people? https://www.watdon.co.uk/acatalog/insec ... ories.html



Emma

Unfortunately smallest metal headed pins are, I think, 0.4mm.
by andrewnummelin
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: fine (entomological or insect) pins
Replies: 15
Views: 2369

Re: fine (entomological or insect) pins

Thanks to all for the interesting and useful suggestions. Wire or headless pins can indeed be used in many circumstances, it's just that a pin is often easier to use: - there's a point making it easier than plain wire to insert into a hole - the point makes it easier to push a pin through things (pl...
by andrewnummelin
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: fine (entomological or insect) pins
Replies: 15
Views: 2369

fine (entomological or insect) pins

Many decades ago I bought some entomological pins and I've now run out of one size. I've tried UK specialist suppliers and searched Amazon and Ebay without success, one specialist also checked with their suppliers and could also not find any. What I'm after is what was sold as No. 20 pins that are v...
by andrewnummelin
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Signalling for Tingley Common
Replies: 39
Views: 3387

Re: Signalling for Tingley Common

It's outside my own particular area of interest, but is the layout typical for the GNR? It appears to be a small station so is the (running) loop for the goods yard normal? Instead of the 2 crossovers at the left hand end I would have expected a trailing connection from the lower main line with a si...
by andrewnummelin
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: laser welding
Replies: 11
Views: 1182

laser welding

I’ve just seen on BBC’s “Repair Shop” a laser welder being used by a jeweller - looks just the job for fine “soldering” work. Only problem could be the cost... but laser cutters have reduced in price a great deal so there may be hope. Has any one had experience with this technique?
by andrewnummelin
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Onward from Ambergate
Replies: 99
Views: 31117

Re: Onward from Ambergate

Tony, ... ie the diamond cannot be both ways at once. This is why interlocking is needed. Regards Apologies if I missed mention in an earlier post, but how are the points to be operated? If mechanically the solution is clear as it should be if using computer control. However if using point motors a...
by andrewnummelin
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: problems making wagon brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 1517

Re: problems making wagon brakes

Guy, Thanks for the suggestions that I’ll study carefully. I think your approach to 3D printed brake gear is great for working layouts, but may be a bit limiting for “glass case” models. By the way, I can’t remember if you put the information in one of your posts, but how much clearance do you plan ...

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