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by Jonathan Hughes
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project
Replies: 92
Views: 28091

Re: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project

It is apparent that I’ve been neglecting my intent to keep this tread up to date, so perhaps it’s time to address that. When I last wrote, I was contemplating various vision enhancing devices and I settled on a relatively inexpensive headband magnifier, which includes a built-in LED to illuminate th...
by Jonathan Hughes
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: EE Type 4, D211 with PenBits sprung chassis
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Re: EE Type 4, D211 with PenBits sprung chassis

Excellent work Dave. Ian certainly produces a fine springing kit and the 40 is certainly going to be among the most complex, but that all looks rather tidy and inspiring.
Thanks for sharing this
Jon
by Jonathan Hughes
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project
Replies: 92
Views: 28091

Re: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project

Thanks again - having browsed a few options, I thought I'd give these a try - I'll let you know
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magnifier-Wall ... work+light
by Jonathan Hughes
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project
Replies: 92
Views: 28091

Re: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project

That is one tasty 'Scottish Rat' I can recommend those magnifying headband thingies and a good Daylight bulb, very effective. Thanks... and I've looked at the headband thingies, but not convinced they'd work for me (I think I tried one and couldn't get a good angle with it). Yes I have daylight bul...
by Jonathan Hughes
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project
Replies: 92
Views: 28091

Re: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project

Jonathan, If your close up vision has deteriorated a good optician should be able to sort this out for you. I have a pair of glasses set for a specific distance for use on my workbench, as distinct from reading glasses. Glad to see you are still producing your fine engines! Philip Thanks Philip. Wh...
by Jonathan Hughes
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project
Replies: 92
Views: 28091

Re: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project

Well, I suppose most posts of this nature begin with the phrase “Rumours of my demise.... etc.” But I suppose that it’s hardly surprising, as it’s coming up on two years and two months since my last post. Work, “life”, some medical matters and various other pursuits have placed various distractions ...
by Jonathan Hughes
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: ultrascale conversion kit for the Dapol Western?
Replies: 58
Views: 15297

Re: ultrascale conversion kit for the Dapol Western?

Jonathan Hughes wrote:Mine turned up neatly packaged (in card) this week.... so you can expect yours soon I would hope.
Just need to get a loco now!

Has it really been this long? This is a project that wont now be pursued, so they're available (in bag as-new) along with a blue western if anyone is desperate.
by Jonathan Hughes
Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: 47206 - The Fully Sprung, Hybrid Class 47
Replies: 57
Views: 13736

Re: Normal Working Resumed

Looking very top notch that James :thumb
Keep up the great work - you're putting me to shame ;)
Jonathan
by Jonathan Hughes
Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project
Replies: 92
Views: 28091

Re: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project

Straight off the phone, this photo. I tried to capture the fidelity of this fine mesh... phone and magnifying glass together.
IMG_20160628_201604-01.jpeg

Well, I tried, but it still doesn't really show it as well as it will once you see it up close
by Jonathan Hughes
Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project
Replies: 92
Views: 28091

Re: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project

The new exactoscale working screwlink couplings were constructed, attempting to follow instructions found elsewhere on this forum and partly from memory. Coupling instructions are available here. http://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=2734&p=46403&hilit=couplings#p24463 Reg...
by Jonathan Hughes
Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project
Replies: 92
Views: 28091

Re: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project

I’m having difficulty in believing that it’s been so long since I entered an update to this tread, but then again, progress has been stilted a little with trying to work through some of the challenges that it presented, and some of these are still to be fully addressed. But I’ll present a synopsis o...
by Jonathan Hughes
Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 274
Views: 76221

Re: A Highland Miscellany

I'll look forward to see that running next time on Portcullin... looks very nice, and looks like it'll blend in nicely with its surroundings :thumb
Jon
by Jonathan Hughes
Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Non-working Exactoscale couplings CH001B
Replies: 12
Views: 4094

Re: Non-working Exactoscale couplings CH001B

I thought there'd be something on here. I'm just looking at a working screw coupling and realised that the last time I made one there were some very good instructions to warn you how to take precautions against lost bits and assemble in order.... but there were none with the current one and of cours...
by Jonathan Hughes
Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project
Replies: 92
Views: 28091

Re: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project

David Knight wrote:Thank you Jon, that was just the sort of thing I had in mind. Goodness, you have been a busy one :thumb :thumb . My period is a good deal earlier but there's much food for thought here and inspiration.

Cheers,

David

Thanks David,
yes, it's been quite a project and still plenty to do
by Jonathan Hughes
Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project
Replies: 92
Views: 28091

Re: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project

I was asked for a comparison shot of progress achieved. I undertook a brief reassembly this evening in order to check the clearances for the reshaped soulbar lifting brackets (that are being beefed up but need to set-in a little). That's why they're not shown here. I took a few photos to see if it w...
by Jonathan Hughes
Sun Jan 31, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Compressor airline moisture
Replies: 13
Views: 2838

Re: Compressor airline moisture

I had the same thought as Will - this 'trigger' type of trap appears to be popular at the moment, but I would want to see how it affected the feel and balance of the airbrush before converting to one. The benefit, however, is that they screw in and out easily, and there would be nothing to stop you...
by Jonathan Hughes
Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project
Replies: 92
Views: 28091

Re: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project

Will L wrote:Just like I've always thought these diesels are just boring featureless boxes on wheels aren't they.

Of course they are Will... they're just old featureless blue boxes, but they have the staring role in my bouts of railway nostalgia ;) ... and that's why I love 'em
by Jonathan Hughes
Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project
Replies: 92
Views: 28091

Re: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project

... and just to follow up on the above, here's a couple of photos of those lovely vents; I posted these images on facebook and forgot to add them here too. Sorry about that.
class 26 cab vents2.jpg

Jon
by Jonathan Hughes
Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project
Replies: 92
Views: 28091

Re: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project

Jon, Fascinating stuff! :thumb . Would it be possible at some point to show the improved version alongside a 'stock' Heljan body so we can see and appreciate the extent of the changes you have made? Cheers, David Hi David, Yes I will provide a before/after comparison at some point although I'd poss...
by Jonathan Hughes
Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project
Replies: 92
Views: 28091

Re: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project

Just a brief update to show that I've not been idle, just busy with work and other aspects of life! The body has received some new cab roof vents thanks to Alan Buttler (Modelu) and this is now parked for the rest of the work to complete. Attention has mostly been on the underframe tanks - plenty of...
by Jonathan Hughes
Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project
Replies: 92
Views: 28091

Re: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project

My modelling progress has been quite lackluster since scaleforum, but slowly I'm beginning to pick up some momentum again; a number of distractions have got in my way but some recent discussions and research have proven beneficial and hopefully further work on the loco body will see this step nearin...
by Jonathan Hughes
Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Request on behalf of a new member
Replies: 7
Views: 2645

Re: Request on behalf of a new member

Thanks all for your comments and advice. I have provided a link to this page for the new member (John) to look through and hopefully the advice will give the steer that was saught. As always, the membership/forum combination serves as a powerful tool in giving the advice we can often need. Work has ...
by Jonathan Hughes
Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Request on behalf of a new member
Replies: 7
Views: 2645

Re: Request on behalf of a new member

Thank you all for your feedback. Please keep the suggestions coming as I will be passing these on to the new member that sought advice initially.
Thanks :thumb
Jonathan
by Jonathan Hughes
Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Request on behalf of a new member
Replies: 7
Views: 2645

Request on behalf of a new member

Dear friends, As the New member Support Officer, I occasionally get asked for assistance, and on the majority of occasions the answers to questions will be beyond my knowledge; so I'd like to put the following "out there" so see if I can facilitate a response from our splendid and knowledg...
by Jonathan Hughes
Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2015
Replies: 123
Views: 30674

Re: Scaleforum 2015

jim s-w wrote:Perhaps they were all distracted by Jons deltic or they didn't think it was a big deal?

:D :thumb

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