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by DaveHarris
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Modelling Engineering Wagons
Replies: 3
Views: 1549

Modelling Engineering Wagons

A trip in my local Smiths Newsagents produced a new 'modellers guide' on the modelling magazine shelves in the form of: Modelling British Railways - Engineers Wagons. There is a brief precis on each wagon type, and some very nice color photos of each wagon type. Although personally i work in the 194...
by DaveHarris
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: ModelMaster Jackson Evans
Replies: 7
Views: 1297

Re: ModelMaster Jackson Evans

His email says he is standing for the Scottish parliamentary election 2021
by DaveHarris
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Demonstrations and Talks
Topic: Resistance soldering
Replies: 27
Views: 2811

Re: Resistance soldering

David, Having just watched your instructional video I must complement you on a very good production. I have been debating the investment, but I am a guy who likes to see things working before i try myself (coward, i know!). It has certainly given me the encouragement to get an RSU and have a go! Man...
by DaveHarris
Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: ModelMaster Jackson Evans
Replies: 7
Views: 1297

ModelMaster Jackson Evans

I have just received an email from the gentleman informing me that he is standing as MP next year, so is winding up his business. Only existing outstanding orders will be completed, and stocks will be run down to exhaustion, with no discounts!
by DaveHarris
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Resistance Soldering Unit
Replies: 7
Views: 1369

Re: Resistance Soldering Unit

Thanks for the comments gentlemen. Not being an electrician I wasn't sure about the differences in outputs, but was thinking that the cheaper unit wasn't as 'flexible' as the LRM unit, hence my question. As you say , the LRM has been around for a long time with a good history. Will just have to cons...
by DaveHarris
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Resistance Soldering Unit
Replies: 7
Views: 1369

Resistance Soldering Unit

I, like many others i suspect, have looked at resistance soldering and wondered if the cost versus use equation was worth it. I have recently found an advert for a British company, Frost Equipment, who offer a resistance soldering unit at half the cost of the popular LRM model. Has anyone any experi...
by DaveHarris
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 135
Views: 16848

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: 135
Views: 16848

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: 3143

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: 51
Views: 7946

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: 35
Views: 5587

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: 35
Views: 5587

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: 2622

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: 3769

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: 3769

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: 3769

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: 2480

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: 2480

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: 1924

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: 1924

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: 5645

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: 1412

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: 7600

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: 1412

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: 8865

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...

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