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by Tony Wilkins
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 301
Views: 42517

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Hi Tony, I've found the invoice. They were purchased via Amazon from Hobby Components in Chesterfield reference HCPROT0048 20mm Pin 2.54mm Pitch header. They work for me. Here is the link. https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=hobby+components+ltd+HCPROT0048&ref=nb_sb_noss Robin Thanks for that, I will ...
by Tony Wilkins
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 301
Views: 42517

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

I will post the source of the pins if anyone is interested. Hi Robin. It would be useful to know. I have tried the ones I have got, which match the pitch of the connector, but they are not long enough. Curses. Regards Tony. RS Components No. 251-8351 regards Alan Hi Alan. Thanks for the reference. ...
by Tony Wilkins
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 301
Views: 42517

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

barrowroad wrote:I will post the source of the pins if anyone is interested.



Hi Robin.
It would be useful to know. I have tried the ones I have got, which match the pitch of the connector, but they are not long enough. Curses.
Regards
Tony.
by Tony Wilkins
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 301
Views: 42517

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Thanks for the replies, it is useful to see what others have done. I was originally after the Cobalt IP version, but at the time of ordering, these were not yet available, so settled for the classics. I do recognise the connectors strips and have similar in my collection of electronic bits so will e...
by Tony Wilkins
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 122
Views: 19876

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

Hi Tony this is from your Brimsdown thread. If you have the inclination at any point to put the soldering iron down... but I'm not wanting to interrupt progress, no hurry for reply! I'm trying to work out if my eye is deceiving me - are some of the E switches curved on both roads? Hi Julian. I thin...
by Tony Wilkins
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 301
Views: 42517

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Hi Bob. The slipping gear problem is something I am aware of. The ones I have are the revamped Classic model with the extra connection and dual voltage switch and I have been advised to use the higher setting with my setup. It is early days yet as I have only been operating them with a 12 volt suppl...
by Tony Wilkins
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 301
Views: 42517

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

For those wondering what progress has been made since my last post, here is an update. After what seems an age being diverted by other things such as a new kitchen and jobs outside during the "good" weather, I have now began to make some further progress with the layout although not in the...
by Tony Wilkins
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Hattons P4 Diesels
Replies: 1
Views: 320

Re: Hattons P4 Diesels

Yes, they do come up from time to time and I have acquired a couple of P4 locos from this source.
I think it is something of a brave choice to get into what must be a relatively small market.
Tony.
by Tony Wilkins
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 21715

Re: Scaleforum 2019

I too was pondering what tools would be sensible to pack for use at the workshops. [ Not worried about hold baggage, but would like to leave my car parked at B&B at least on the Saturday ] What do the "tutors" recommend? Hi Les, As set out in the July issue of the News (no, I haven't ...
by Tony Wilkins
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Maindee East for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 1669

Re: Maindee East for sale

I would have thought that "Passed" meant reached the reserve price.
Tony.
by Tony Wilkins
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Fret Saw Blades
Replies: 13
Views: 1316

Re: Fret Saw Blades

As a general rule one should have at least 3 teeth in contact with the material being cut to avoid snagging, so the thinner the material, the finer the blade should be.
Regards
Tony.
by Tony Wilkins
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Catch Points
Replies: 44
Views: 2362

Re: Catch Points

Hi All. Back to the catch point. I am right in thinking the derailing stock rail has been bent down towards the end? Dave Hi Dave. Highly unlikely. The diverging stock rail (which would be part of a standard switch unit) will be supported on timbers and chairs for its full length and thus will be l...
by Tony Wilkins
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 62
Views: 4053

Re: Track cleaning

My preference for many years was a glass fiber brush, sold as commutator cleaning brushes, but I ultimately got fed up with the glass splinters. I currently use a 240 grit abrasive block if the grot is really bad followed by a cloth with lighter fluid. I then prefer to use just the cloth and lighter...
by Tony Wilkins
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Signals for Hessle Haven
Replies: 23
Views: 3844

Re: Signals for Hessle Haven

Also exciting is the thought of the pointwork shown in your track diagram!! Are these 6 way crossings!? - I assume no such thing existed but wonder if you have more of your wonderful photos to show the trackwork there? They certainly existed, although I don't know that 6 way crossing is the right d...
by Tony Wilkins
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 301
Views: 42517

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Julian Roberts wrote: I'm trying to work out if my eye is deceiving me - are some of the E switches curved on both roads?

Hi Julian. I think the answer is yes as they are all curved. That is why I had to use E switches as these were the shortest I could get away with for the minimum curvature I wanted.
Regards
Tony.
by Tony Wilkins
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 301
Views: 42517

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

As a matter of interest, how many tie bars/stretchers does a set of E switches have and how many functional ones do you intend to fit? Dave. Hi Dave. An prototype E switch has 3 stretcher bars, I am hoping to get away with 2 spaced slightly further apart. For the record A, B & C switches have 2...
by Tony Wilkins
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 301
Views: 42517

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Following on from my previous post, these sections of track have now been done, so here are some more pictures. The E-16 turnout was the first thing to be finished. DSCF0852.jpg Here is a closeup of the switch unit complete with 20 slide chairs. Nice, but a lot of work. DSCF0853.jpg The next board t...
by Tony Wilkins
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Joggled Stockrails
Replies: 65
Views: 6451

Re: Joggled Stockrails

Surely the switch blades are not going to bear the whole weight of the wheel until the switch blade is wider than the wheel tread? Allan F Hi Alan. The wheel tread must always be wider than a rail thickness. The point at which the switch blade will bear all of the weight will obviously vary with th...
by Tony Wilkins
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 301
Views: 42517

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Another month passes. There has not been much progress with the baseboards as I have been concentrating on building the next sections of track, much of it pointwork, which I had been reluctant to make until I had resolved the baseboard issues described in my previous post. I had 12 items of pointwor...
by Tony Wilkins
Wed May 29, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Joggled Stockrails
Replies: 65
Views: 6451

Re: Joggled Stockrails

Hi Julian. Don't get Straight cut and Straight switches confused. It took me a while to appreciate the difference. Straight switches can be either undercut or straight cut, but only straight cut are used with a joggle. Undercut switches are used with a set. As Martin has already explained, the gaugi...
by Tony Wilkins
Sun May 26, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Joggled Stockrails
Replies: 65
Views: 6451

Re: Joggled Stockrails/undercut blade considerations

I'm extremely grateful, Martin and Tony, for your responses to my questions on this thread. To me you are the ultimate authorities on track matters. I see no paradox if there is a minute subtle disagreement between you, on the height of the undercut blade at its tip. So I'm writing this simply to p...
by Tony Wilkins
Thu May 23, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Joggled Stockrails
Replies: 65
Views: 6451

Re: Joggled Stockrails

I had some experience of this many years since, with Heckmondwike, wagons began to derail mysteriously. On examination there was very little flange showing above a thick layer of crud. The finer your flanges the more susceptible they are to this. It is not just on switch blades either. Slightly misa...
by Tony Wilkins
Wed May 22, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Joggled Stockrails
Replies: 65
Views: 6451

Re: Joggled Stockrails

This is what Tony Wilkins wrote on the related thread. He is saying exactly the same as you, except what I've italicised clarifies the aspect that seems critical to me. Here is a diagram of an undercut switch showing the section at the toe or tip of the blade. Obviously we cannot hope to produce su...
by Tony Wilkins
Wed May 22, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 122
Views: 19876

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

I have followed that in the past to make such a turnout. I haven't found a similar description of how to make a straightcut switch for joggled pointwork. From your reply earlier today I get the impression it's not much different. However I found in making the undercut style that 0.2mm at the runnin...
by Tony Wilkins
Thu May 02, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 301
Views: 42517

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Thankfully for me {I hope anyway} my layout is basically single line {ish}. I've also decided not to have board joint breaks in the rail now and build continuously across all joints. I don't plan on moving my layout {unless the wife kicks me out} so will have joints in the underlay etc but not the ...

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