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by Knuckles
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Unusual Trackwork
Replies: 17
Views: 1560

Re: Unusual Trackwork

Yup! Unless PeteT is right. :shock: Just down the track they had another one, a proper one with all the essential rails. I know speed and cheapness is an issue for something that doesn't need to work but only provide visual reference but they could have at least bothered to do a convincing job. Bein...
by Knuckles
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Unusual Trackwork
Replies: 17
Views: 1560

Re: Unusual Trackwork

Explain how this point works! :D

I get the impression it is somewhat point...less.

Was at the Black Country Museum today and was rather amused by this half baked impression.

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by Knuckles
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 10556

Re: Scaleforum 2018

Who won best layout?

I entered my vote in but had to leave before closing time and I'm unsure if it was published anywhere.

Great day though.

My J1 and blue E2 behaved on the test track so all good. :)
by Knuckles
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 192
Views: 26073

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Gresley A1/A3 Reduced Loading Gauge Cabs now available. Can be used with the SCC A0 range or for normal A1/3 projects. (4mm currently)

https://www.shapeways.com/product/XFGWWZYS8/a0-a1-a3-cab-reduced-loading-gauge
https://www.shapeways.com/product/M79XHL3AK/a0-a1-a3-cab-exp-reduced-loading-gauge
by Knuckles
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Scratch Built Polarity Switches! SEEP PM1 unreliability solved!
Replies: 3
Views: 1115

Re: Scratch Built Polarity Switches! SEEP PM1 unreliability solved!

Thanks Nigel, cleaning them once in a while doesn't worry me too much but I see what you are saying. What puts me off buying the switches is I do not know if I would be able to fit them in a way that the Solenoid throws it which is why I had a go at doing it myself to fit the space/application. Buyi...
by Knuckles
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Scratch Built Polarity Switches! SEEP PM1 unreliability solved!
Replies: 3
Views: 1115

Re: Scratch Built Polarity Switches! SEEP PM1 unreliability solved!

Any thoughts on these? Apart from them being a bit rough around the edges. Would like to know what people think or even a better way from those more experienced.
by Knuckles
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Scratch Built Polarity Switches! SEEP PM1 unreliability solved!
Replies: 3
Views: 1115

Scratch Built Polarity Switches! SEEP PM1 unreliability solved!

Hello gang. I haven't been posting much here lately as I'm building a small N Gauge layout in my room and it isn't really relevant to P4 and I like to respect that. Got a couple of P4 layouts in the planning and still sorting the loft out for them and the 00 one so all good, I will get back in the s...
by Knuckles
Tue May 15, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 192
Views: 26073

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Furness D1 & Cambrian Small Goods Class (SGC) has now been released in 4mm. 7mm re-scales and tweaks will be done in due time also. I have integrated the splashers on both the standard D1 that is in a particular combination from the get go and also the BASIC version that requires you customize i...
by Knuckles
Thu May 10, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 192
Views: 26073

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

https://i.imgur.com/We5KklH.png Will periodically be uploading both the 4 & 7mm versions. Cylinder covers will be a separate option purchase simply because they conflicted with the chassis and it's the only realistic way of offering them, they'd have to be filed to fit your chosen gauge though....
by Knuckles
Mon May 07, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Exactoscale Products
Replies: 59
Views: 9280

Re: Exactoscale Products

I hope this goes forward.

Exactoscale wagon wheels and axles (pinpoint) are my favourite of all P4 wagon wheels tried thus far. I'm sure others have their favourites too.
by Knuckles
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started
Replies: 193
Views: 34204

Re: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started

Thanks Martin, will give it a shot. :thumb Much appreciated. (EDIT: WOW, wow....what an awesome map. I'm in love with it! Didn't realise such a useful resource existed. Again big thank you. :D ) EDIT - 2 Deleted what was here as I am wasting my time posting it, same as some other threads. ---
by Knuckles
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started
Replies: 193
Views: 34204

Re: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started

I'm wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction. Progress on the loft structure is going good if not a little slowly. When done it likely is for a giant 00 layout with some hand built track. Really didn't want to go 00 but the space lack and curve radii has forced me. However I want a ...
by Knuckles
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 192
Views: 26073

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

I doubt this is going to interest anyone as hand built track generally calls for slow action for turnouts. However, as I'm currently in progress building my second attempt at a small N layout (The first worked great until the card track packing failed and I lost my temper!) I devised two little thin...
by Knuckles
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 485
Views: 67103

Re: Brettell Road

Can never get get bored of seeing your updates. Everything to my eye is always as perfect as a model can be, many pictures, especially night shots genuinely look like photographs of a real railway. Atmosphere oozes. I aspire to this type of look and effect. Just enjoyed watching your Co-Bo wombling ...
by Knuckles
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: WAnted - Crossing Vee Filing Jig for angles9,10,11, 12
Replies: 26
Views: 2052

Re: WAnted - Crossing Vee Filing Jig for angles9,10,11, 12

I'll be buying the smaller set of jigs fairly soon for the next layouts soon to be built. Frame work is in progress. My previous dabble didn't use any jigs and I got things to work so I'm convinced I do not need them but I am also convinced the extra ease, speed and consistent accuracy will be an in...
by Knuckles
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Hardwick
Topic: Forge Mill Sidings
Replies: 15
Views: 2098

Re: Forge Mill Sidings

Fair enough. Thanks for explaining.

Does look convincing and spacious.
by Knuckles
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Hardwick
Topic: Forge Mill Sidings
Replies: 15
Views: 2098

Re: Forge Mill Sidings

I'm amazed how great and convincing a scene you have created with what looks to be just two points....or is it a plug in module for extension to another layout that exists in the present or future?
by Knuckles
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: SR 0-6-0 E2's - Latest build complete with Video Operation
Replies: 153
Views: 34631

Re: SR 0-6-0 E2's - Latest build complete with Video Operation.

Thanks Rob. :) Ok cushy update. I sorted it, little birdy in the mind wouldn't shut up so I took the keeper plate off, removed the wheels, poked the 'compo' pin out, turned the bar around and then after a bit of trial and error bent it to where it worked properly. Result is great running again also ...
by Knuckles
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: SR 0-6-0 E2's - Latest build complete with Video Operation
Replies: 153
Views: 34631

Re: SR 0-6-0 E2's

What a lovely little engine. And all your own work too, since you designed all the CAD and printing stuff. I would say though that I don’t think the compensation beam being under the wheels should work, since the compensated axles ought to be supported by the beams. As they are, if one wheel goes u...
by Knuckles
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: SR 0-6-0 E2's - Latest build complete with Video Operation
Replies: 153
Views: 34631

Re: SR 0-6-0 E2's

Greetings. If you followed this thread and the above post you may know that I eventually solved the issue of getting a LB&SCR E2 kit I was happy with...I made my own. So my first Sparkshot Custom Creations E2 was in Gunky rusted BR Black using the cheaper WSF material. Since then I have also bee...
by Knuckles
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Dave Bradwell Springing units
Replies: 18
Views: 3931

Re: Dave Bradwell Springing units

Yeah it gets tedious after a while. Is why I think this looks far easier. Worth a try. Pretty sure Bill's units will give the same result by missing out the W irons and making the plastic slide bits each side as you have done. One thing I like about these particular P4 conversions is that they are g...
by Knuckles
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Motors running hot
Replies: 10
Views: 2029

Re: Motors running hot

Philip Hall wrote:I suggest washers to take up the play between motor front bearing and worm gear. Allow about 0.25 x 0.5 mm which should stop the worm chattering back and forth.

Philip



Ok thanks. Sounds an easy fix.
by Knuckles
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Wheels, curing eccentricity and wobble.
Replies: 29
Views: 2281

Re: Wheels, curing eccentricity and wobble.

GW Models quartering jig. If it is a bit wobbly after I usually tease it back. I'm thinking of 3D printing a sort of cup that will go in the chuck bit but the top instead of accepting the axle will accept the wheel instead. Then I can insert a full wheel set into the drill. If I go this route I'll u...
by Knuckles
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Wheels, curing eccentricity and wobble.
Replies: 29
Views: 2281

Re: Wheels, curing eccentricity and wobble.

This won't appeal to those of you with high precision and a sophisticated tool set but for bodgers like me I found a way that fits the bill quite nicely. I've always found Alan Gibson wheels a pain to get on square so this dodge coupled with the MK1 Eyeball and the tweaking hand has worked a treat. ...
by Knuckles
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Motors running hot
Replies: 10
Views: 2029

Re: Motors running hot

However, there is about 1mm horizontal play in the shaft which I suspect may not be a Good Thing. That does seem rather a lot, and assuming you have a worm drive its going to be pushed hard up against one end or the other. Keith I've had this problem with several motors and it is a major pain in th...

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