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by DaveHarris
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 132
Views: 6907

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

Danny,

Thanks for your reply. Seems simple enough having 'live' responses through this website. I will however get my great nephew to attempt to teach me what to do if a zoom facility is on the cards!

Many thanks for all your work on this virtual scaleforum

Regards
Dave Harris
by DaveHarris
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 132
Views: 6907

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

Expressing my lack of IT knowledge! What does one have to do to get a 'live chat' facility... if I understand from forgoing paragraphs that individuals can have live chats with demonstraters etc? :?:
by DaveHarris
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: scaleforum you tube test run
Replies: 29
Views: 779

Re: scaleforum you tube test run

Confirm that I can see you fiddling with a chassis!
by DaveHarris
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Material Stand
Replies: 43
Views: 3504

Re: EBMA Material Stand

You could also look at the Card Crafting sites, there are some firms which sell various size plastic boxes from the size Paul has shown ,up to A4 . My wife uses them at times for her card crafting items, from memory she thinks 5 A5 boxes are about £8 to £10 and come in a stack skeleton. Just had a l...
by DaveHarris
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Best Glue for the job!
Replies: 29
Views: 2403

Re: Best Glue for the job!

Guys, Thanks for the responses. I will give the longer setting Araldite and Hafixs a go, and read up on using Tricky Stick in combination with an epoxy. I see that Hafix appear to do a 'kit' of the glues and 'additions', might enquire to see if this is a cheaper option to get a selection. Ive also e...
by DaveHarris
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Best Glue for the job!
Replies: 29
Views: 2403

Best Glue for the job!

Can anyone suggest a good glue(impact/2part epoxy/cynao) which will hold broken plastic items, small brass/ns parts to the hard plastic used by the likes of Hornby/Bachmann for their loco bodies?
by DaveHarris
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Milk Anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 1621

Re: Milk Anyone?

Wow! That is an excellent job! ;)
by DaveHarris
Sun May 03, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Heljan class 14 0-6-0. Seperating the body from the chassis.
Replies: 9
Views: 2926

Re: Heljan class 14 0-6-0. Seperating the body from the chassis.

I have just been looking at the website 'EM Gauge 70s'. This has a section dealing with the conversion of various locomotives, to EM Gauge, but irrespective of gauge it provides some useful information for you and your 'Loco man'.

Regards
Dave
by DaveHarris
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Heljan class 14 0-6-0. Seperating the body from the chassis.
Replies: 9
Views: 2926

Re: Heljan class 14 0-6-0. Seperating the body from the chassis.

Gordon, I have just dug out my Class 14 from the 'to do' pile, gathering dust at the back of my cupboard. I have extracted the leaflet which comes with the locomotive, which gives a breakdown of the individual parts used to manufacture the loco, and more relevant 4 photos and a brief description on ...
by DaveHarris
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Heljan class 14 0-6-0. Seperating the body from the chassis.
Replies: 9
Views: 2926

Re: Heljan class 14 0-6-0. Seperating the body from the chassis.

If you go to the Ultrascale site and have a look at the Heljan list for the Class 14 , and then open the data sheet it explains how to separate the chassis from the body.
by DaveHarris
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR AA5 Ballast Plough Brake Van
Replies: 11
Views: 1509

Re: GWR AA5 Ballast Plough Brake Van

Paul, The AA5 vans were allocated as follows: 40370 Hollingswood 8/03, condemned 11/57 40371 Maindee Junc 10/28 condemned unknown St Phillips Marsh 3/39 condemned unknown 40372 Aberdeeg date unknown condemned 11/57 40373 Aberdeeg date unknown condemned 7/56 40374 Dulcote Quarry 1/25 condemned unknow...
by DaveHarris
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR AA5 Ballast Plough Brake Van
Replies: 11
Views: 1509

Re: GWR AA5 Ballast Plough Brake Van

There are also 2 pictures of AA5 Toads in J H Russell's 'A Pictorial Record of Great Western Wagons'. Both pictures are taken in very early BR days. The one on page 127 is 40912, it provides a good indication of the state of these Vans towards the end of their lives. The picture on page 128 is a ver...
by DaveHarris
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Double Distant
Replies: 2
Views: 1551

Re: Double Distant

Yes it does! many thanks for that! :thumb
by DaveHarris
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Double Distant
Replies: 2
Views: 1551

Double Distant

I have just been watching a DVD from Tennents. On one of the west midland branch lines traversed there was a Double Distant signal?

Can anyone explain the purpose of such a signal?
by DaveHarris
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Eileens, Corona Virus and Shows
Replies: 23
Views: 3868

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: 918

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: 5005

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: 918

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: 4992

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: 4992

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: 4992

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: 4992

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: 4992

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: 4992

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: 2741

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!

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