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by DaveHarris
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Eileens, Corona Virus and Shows
Replies: 13
Views: 1261

Re: Eileens, Corona Virus and Shows

I echo Johns remarks, please stay safe
by DaveHarris
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Queen Mary Bogies
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: Queen Mary Bogies

Thanks for the responses guys :thumb
by DaveHarris
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 7th Chris Kedgley Skills Day
Replies: 34
Views: 3450

Re: 7th Chris Kedgley Skills Day

Just a short note to say thanks to the organisers, layout operators and demonstrators at the Skills Day today. I picked up lots of good tips and procedural advice.

Again guys, many thanks! :thumb
by DaveHarris
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Queen Mary Bogies
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Queen Mary Bogies

I have acquired an example of a Bachmann Queen Mary brake van with etched brass bogies, which are beyond repair.

Can anyone point me in the direction of a source of suitable etched brass bogies to repair this van?
by DaveHarris
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension
Replies: 54
Views: 2688

Re: Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension

Thanks for the replies and explanations guys. I have had my local engineering workshop check my electronic calipers, and they were reading wrongly at times! I took a selection of axles and wirons with me and most axles were reading 25.7 to 25.97, but a very small number read under 25mm. My stock was...
by DaveHarris
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension
Replies: 54
Views: 2688

Re: Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension

Thanks for the replies guys. I bent up the sides of the w irons using a 'hold and fold' on the etched line, and did the same on the Bill Bedford ones as well. I have since double checked my measurements and they still come out the same. The wheel sets were bought several years ago and I feel it woul...
by DaveHarris
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension
Replies: 54
Views: 2688

Re: Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension

A further check with another brand produces the following:

The Bill Bedford suspension units actually do measure 24mm back to back when folded up!

Given the length of axles I presume I will still need to use 'packing washers' to compensate for the incorrect axle length?
by DaveHarris
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension
Replies: 54
Views: 2688

Re: Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension

I have just got back to my 'workbench' and decided to look at my stock of Society w irons and society supplied 3 hole disc wheels. Following on Tims comment on the 14 Jan i find the following dimensions: Axle length is 24.2.. (what happened to a standard 26mm?) The back to back on the society W Iron...
by DaveHarris
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension
Replies: 54
Views: 2688

Re: Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension

For information guys. Alan Gibson sells shimming washers in packs of 30 in 1mm, 0.5mm, and 0.25mm thickness in 1/16, 1/8 and 2mm bore, to suit varying axle diameters refs 4M76/1 to 4m67/3 and 4M68 cover the items likely to be needed. Hope this is of some help?
by DaveHarris
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension
Replies: 54
Views: 2688

Re: Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension

Tim,

Something in the back of my dusty mind says someone was/is producing small brass washers of varying thicknesses, presumably to help with the variations you describe?

Dave H
by DaveHarris
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 2248

Re: Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2019

An excellent exhibition! Many thanks to the Society members who gave up their time to man desks and answer all sorts of questions thrown at them.

Many thanks guys!
by DaveHarris
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: Grampus stock naughtiness...
Replies: 23
Views: 7005

Re: Grampus stock naughtiness...

I have just 'discovered' this thread, which I have read with great interest. Iak your work is excellent. As I am a bit of a 'Departmental Nerd' I thought I would provide a little background on this type of wagon for others to see that even 'boring black engineers wagons ' do have their differences. ...
by DaveHarris
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 22800

Re: Scaleforum 2018

Thanks for the information re meetings Flymo :thumb
by DaveHarris
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 22800

Re: Scaleforum 2018

Having decided to make a weekend of it(with domestic authority blessing) i am staying out at the Innkeepers Lodge in Weston Turnville, could a 'newbie gatecrash one evening?
by DaveHarris
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Canadian Group
Topic: Great british Train Show 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 3947

Re: Great british Train Show 2018

Mark,
Excellent work!
Dave Harris :)
by DaveHarris
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: English Goods Sheds
Replies: 4
Views: 1734

Re: English Goods Sheds

Thanks to Quentin and dal-t for the clarification in this instance. I am aware that the law of copyright can be complicated for the unwary and was just seeking to ensure that none of us fell foul of it.
by DaveHarris
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: English Goods Sheds
Replies: 4
Views: 1734

Re: English Goods Sheds

Can I just say 'be careful'! Copying a complete document is a breach of copyright, and page 6 of the document says that no part may be reproduced without the owners permission.
Its easy to do in this electronic age, but can still lead one into a costly legal action
by DaveHarris
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 126
Views: 24465

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

This thread is excellent! I have one question though as a newbie to track/point construction........ do you normally leave the sleeper/crossing timbers unstained until the end of construction, or have you omitted to stain them for clarity in construction for this thread?
by DaveHarris
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Andy W
Topic: From scrap to loco
Replies: 25
Views: 8284

Re: From scrap to loco

An excellent set of photos and notes! Many thanks for your efforts!
by DaveHarris
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Lastest High Level Loco Kit
Replies: 12
Views: 3483

Re: Lastest High Level Loco Kit

In response to Kelley's comment about use by the MOD, I can confirm that in the 1990s an example of this loco was quietly rotting away underground in the excavated tunnels of the RN Store Depot at Copenacre, just west of Chippenham, Wilts
by DaveHarris
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Lampeter Station question
Replies: 19
Views: 4536

Re: Lampeter Station question

If you look carefully at the bottom picture, there seems to be a short fence/handrail coming from the wall of the building? Maybe, given the size of the visible lintel and the short fence/handrail this was indeed a 'cellar' of some sort :?:
by DaveHarris
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Explosives
Replies: 16
Views: 4765

Re: Explosives

Having had some experience with munitions I would suggest, that despite the various regulations issued over the years, we must remember the dateline for the Soham incident. At that time the priority was to move munitions as quickly as possible from point A to point B. Whilst, if time and resources p...
by DaveHarris
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: P4 vs S4 - Pro's and con's
Replies: 164
Views: 34576

Re: P4 vs S4 - Pro's and con's

Must admit i agree with Knuckles latest comments. Also with Martin's comments earlier.... there are published standards which work and have worked for 40 years. I was taught ' if it works and it aint broke then dont try and fix it'. Or like Knuckles, am i missing something??? :?
by DaveHarris
Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Gluing 'Hard' plastics
Replies: 13
Views: 2839

Re: Gluing 'Hard' plastics

Mike , thanks for the suggestion
by DaveHarris
Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Gluing 'Hard' plastics
Replies: 13
Views: 2839

Re: Gluing 'Hard' plastics

Doh! Why didn't i think of brass angle behind the steps! Thanks Bill

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