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by Kos
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway
Replies: 74
Views: 19853

Re: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway

Some lovely engines - great to see them! And the signals too.
by Kos
Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Etched BR-era Smokebox Numberpates
Replies: 6
Views: 1689

Re: Etched BR-era Smokebox Numberpates

Thanks everyone, I'll let you know how I get on.
STuart
by Kos
Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Etched BR-era Smokebox Numberpates
Replies: 6
Views: 1689

Etched BR-era Smokebox Numberpates

Anyone know where to order complete etched 1-off custom 5-digit smokebox numberplates beginning with 4 or 5?

Thanks
by Kos
Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Point Rodding
Replies: 26
Views: 6059

Re: Point Rodding

Thanks everyone for replying. What a twerp (me, that is) - both 0.5mm squared brass and 0.4mm squared n/s are still sold as reported. My problem was failing to find my way around the Eileen's and Wizard websites, and giving up too easily.

Anyway, orders have been placed!

Many thanks, Stuart
by Kos
Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Point Rodding
Replies: 26
Views: 6059

Point Rodding

Hi
I'm following Steve Halls' articles in MRJs 113/5 and he refers to coil of 0.5mm square section brass for point rodding. Anyone know where to find some, or equivalent?
Thanks
by Kos
Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Etched Garden Trellis Fencing
Replies: 4
Views: 1643

Re: Etched Garden Trellis Fencing

Many thanks Keith, I've just ordered a 1.4mm etched brass mesh from 4D Model. I'm amazed just how many model supplies companies there are in addition to model railways.
BW Stuart
by Kos
Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Etched Garden Trellis Fencing
Replies: 4
Views: 1643

Re: Etched Garden Trellis Fencing

Yes, David, I have but failed to spot any etched trellis.

Anyone know where there is any etched brass (diamond) trellis?

Thanks, Stuart
by Kos
Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Etched Garden Trellis Fencing
Replies: 4
Views: 1643

Etched Garden Trellis Fencing

Anyone know where I can find some?

Thanks, Stuart
by Kos
Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:06 am
Forum: Guy Rixon
Topic: Printed buffers for wagons
Replies: 62
Views: 13258

Re: Printed buffers for wagons

Thanks Guy and John!
by Kos
Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Guy Rixon
Topic: Printed buffers for wagons
Replies: 62
Views: 13258

Re: Printed buffers for wagons

Hi Guy,
As usual I've joined the thread a bit late! Have you posted the STL download somewhere - I can't find it.
Thanks, Stuart
by Kos
Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Corrugated Iron Press Tool
Replies: 23
Views: 4887

Re: Corrugated Iron Press Tool

Thanks everyone for your responses. Ambis is clearly the way to go - I'll be ordering soon.

However, I still hope to find one of the original clamp type tools. I have a sneaky feeling the one I borrowed was made by John Hayes?

Stuart
by Kos
Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Corrugated Iron Press Tool
Replies: 23
Views: 4887

Re: Corrugated Iron Press Tool

Hi Paul (Townsend), This is for a project I have in mind which would need lots of corrugated iron, and thin plasticard is a nice material to work with. Also, just to mention I have some buildings with rather nice corrugated iron produced by David Dornom (see earlier). But it's so much nicer to have ...
by Kos
Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:25 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Corrugated Iron Press Tool
Replies: 23
Views: 4887

Re: Corrugated Iron Press Tool

Should have explained further - the tool I have in mind is a two part device that acts as a clamp and hot water provides the means of softening the plasticard. I last used one in the 1990's, but not sure of its origin.
by Kos
Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Corrugated Iron Press Tool
Replies: 23
Views: 4887

Corrugated Iron Press Tool

Does anyone know where I can buy one of these? I'm looking for a metal forming tool to impress corrugations in 5 thou plasticard.

Thanks
by Kos
Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Twitchy servos
Replies: 36
Views: 11032

Re: Twitchy servos

Thanks, Keith, useful photo info which I keep losing.
BW Stuart
by Kos
Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Twitchy servos
Replies: 36
Views: 11032

Re: Twitchy servos

Following on from my posts earlier this week, here's my contribution to the servo debate. It has taken me nearly two years to finally be able to use servo-driven signals without loco interference. With the help of a knowledgeable friend, an ex-professional electrical/electronics engineer, I have wor...
by Kos
Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Twitchy servos
Replies: 36
Views: 11032

Re: Twitchy servos

Thanks Jol and Grovenor. I just wanted to be sure I'd understood what Grovenor was recommending. With the help of an electronics friend I have finally resolved all (fingers crossed) issues with my servos and signals. This has involved a number of modifications, no one single thing did the trick. I'l...
by Kos
Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Twitchy servos
Replies: 36
Views: 11032

Re: Twitchy servos

Hi Grovenor, I've just had a severe re-emergence of servo twitching. Could you please elaborate on items e) and f) in your list of Dec 12. I use MERG Servo4 boards which have 3 sets of connections: 12V DC power, ON/OFF switches (0 and 1-4) and the 3-wire board to servo connection. Which are e) and f...
by Kos
Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Karl Crowther's MRJ 517
Replies: 15
Views: 4651

Re: Karl Crowther's MRJ 517

It seems the majority view is decoder wire. I guess that's what Karl C used? A colleague here at the Missenden Abbey Summer School brought some along, so I'll give it a go. I also like the idea of anchoring the wire by drilling the pick-up pad, as in Karl's article. However, that's best planned at a...
by Kos
Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Karl Crowther's MRJ 517
Replies: 15
Views: 4651

Karl Crowther's MRJ 517

What a lovely engine - lucky you, Martin.

Anyone know what wire Karl uses for his motor leads "very fine multi strand"?

I've been using 7/0.1 half-amp wire of about 1.2mm overall diam, but like the idea of using something finer.
by Kos
Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway
Replies: 74
Views: 19853

Re: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway

Thanks Flymo, I hope Mike posts some newer pics,

Stuart
by Kos
Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway
Replies: 74
Views: 19853

Re: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway

I've only just tuned in to Hessle Haven, though some time ago I cut out of Snooze a pic of Mikemeg's bridge as an inspirational pic.

Where are you Mikemeg, I'd like to see how you are getting on with Hessle Haven.

Stuart
by Kos
Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Pendon Scenery
Replies: 14
Views: 7350

Re: Pendon Scenery

Thanks everyone, I'll need a bit of time to take all this in. Meanwhile, this is what I have been working on: Scenery SH 130311.JPG I used a hot glue gun and spaced it as told at Pendon on a recent visit. I'm guessing the narrow scrim meant I couldn't pull it taut in both directions. Anyone know whe...
by Kos
Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Pendon Scenery
Replies: 14
Views: 7350

Pendon Scenery

I made some Pendon egg-box scenery with 2" x 2" spaced card formers and a covering of scrim and polyfilla. The scrim is from a roll 3" wide and appears to be the same material they use at Pendon. The covering sagged between the card formers. Has anyone had more success? I replaced the...
by Kos
Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Tender Powered 4-4-0
Replies: 15
Views: 4980

Re: Tender Powered 4-4-0

Thanks everyone for responding to my request for information and ideas. The outcome is as follows: Loco 1 Dunalastair IV 4-4-0: Currently running nose-heavy with not enough weight over the motor, which itself is over the drivers. Motor/gearbox = Mashima 14/1626 and High Level RR+ 54:1 Next job is to...

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