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by Porcy Mane
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 132
Views: 7002

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

dcockling wrote:


Oh my! What a backing track. Made me feel like I'm off to an execution; not a virtual model railway show.

Something a bit more up tempo perhaps?

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by Porcy Mane
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Which 3-link coupling? Please show your favourites
Replies: 21
Views: 1675

Re: Which 3-link coupling? Please show your favourites

Hello, I wind my own around home made formers using coated copper jewelers wire. Not affected by uncoupling magnets and you can wind your links to whatever size your happy with. Using copper wire also makes crimping a working gedge flat quite simple. The hook is from Ambis. 3-Link-C'plngs-015-EditSm...
by Porcy Mane
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - To Reopen 1st September
Replies: 105
Views: 33397

Re: Rumney Models - Still Closed But...

Porcy Mane wrote:Nice work. Who's is the hook Mr P?


Ambis, LMS relieved. Part no. CH6_4.

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by Porcy Mane
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - To Reopen 1st September
Replies: 105
Views: 33397

Re: Rumney Models - Still Closed But...

Rumney Models Trading Update I have a stack of jobs to do around the house before Autumn which makes reopening earlier a little tricky; no Furlough layouts being built here it’s been wall to wall work and childcare. Justin, I can lend you a pinny (or a tin of dulux) Anyway, I'll be up for a few mor...
by Porcy Mane
Wed May 13, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 129
Views: 30027

Re: South Pelaw Junction

John Donnelly wrote: I've gone old school and used card board and MDF formers covered in paper mâché for the first board.


Flour & water paste ???? That'll get the living room smelling "old school".

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by Porcy Mane
Fri May 08, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Cutting and Filing Tiny Lengths of Rod and Tube
Replies: 15
Views: 1980

Re: Cutting and Filing Tiny Lengths of Rod and Tube

Hello, I'm with enigma for cutting micro bore. I tend to hold the work piece in a cheap Chinese pin vice (I wore my decent 1950's Elipse pin vice out way back in the mists of time), setting the length of cut using the depth gauge of a cheapo digital calliper after adding the width of the cutting bla...
by Porcy Mane
Thu May 07, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Hornby Maunsell Van C Brake
Replies: 7
Views: 1188

Re: Hornby Maunsell Van C Brake

I went the springing route. Long time since I did mine so some of the details may be a bit hazy. Modified Bill Bedford LSWR W irons. For this job, they'r not quite right as they don't drop below the bottom of the axle box enough but I can live with that. I think the brake blocks and bow strings will...
by Porcy Mane
Fri May 01, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Bogie Bolster body side stripes
Replies: 4
Views: 1790

Re: Bogie Bolster body side stripes

what would the significance of the yellow stripes on the body be? John, Just found this post. Dunno if you've yet had a definitive answer? The "Tiger Stripes" (B.R.'s official terminology) was applied and indicative of Bogie Bolster "H" wagons. BBH's were converted vac fitted BB...
by Porcy Mane
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Accurascale couplings
Replies: 7
Views: 2346

Re: Accurascale couplings

The Accurascale coupling is an excellent representation of the later RIV/UIC "continental" coupling & Hook (To RCH drawing 2827) as used on some BR rolling stock from the mid 1950's. It was standard on Cemflo's, the majority of 35t GLW tanks wagons, some of the later lots of BR Brake v...
by Porcy Mane
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Humbrol enamel paint chart
Replies: 8
Views: 945

Re: Humbrol enamel paint chart

Noel wrote:Be aware that Humbrol have changed their range several times in the past few years.


... and not all Humbrol paints are created equal.

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by Porcy Mane
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Humbrol enamel paint chart
Replies: 8
Views: 945

Re: Humbrol enamel paint chart

Hello,

This may be useful. Something I downloaded quit some time ago. The original website seems to have disappeared but google still has it cached.

HumbrolAutheticolourRange.doc
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and there's this:

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by Porcy Mane
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 37907

Re: Scaleforum 2019

RichardS wrote:May I therefore propose a head band.


I do believe this has already been trialled by one of the Northern area groups but it was deemed to be unsuccessful.

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by Porcy Mane
Sat May 25, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 10255

Re: RAILEX 2019

Did Railex a number of years ago with the layout 'Alloa', a great time was had by all Wasn't that were we caught you having a nap behind the layout. I seem to remember us of the Triumvirate Old Timers had been up all night as Aylesbury was hosting a live music festival so we just felt duty bound to...
by Porcy Mane
Fri May 24, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 121
Views: 28933

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Cheers Paul, I had considered a bogie swap for EM. As for the couplings here's a better shot: Yep, they look like the old Bill Bedford etches. Sorry to disappoint but castings come in sets and etches come in sheets so you can't pick which bits you want unless you can find someone to take those left...
by Porcy Mane
Fri May 24, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 121
Views: 28933

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Looks like the couplings may be the Bill Bedford Screw Link etch Etch (NLA?) with the additional pipework added. Just been talking to Mr Becareful and he thinks it may be the rake of Iron Ore hoppers that used to stand on Birtley Clubs Ravensworth layout. Once you get the wheels changed to P4 if you...
by Porcy Mane
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Exactoscale Transfer Box - 4GB 112A
Replies: 2
Views: 1311

Re: Exactoscale Transfer Box - 4GB 112A

Any help?

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by Porcy Mane
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Any Wheel and size!
Replies: 79
Views: 16279

Re: Any Wheel and size!

9F wheels. Drawing of the front wheels. Sorry about the quality. 9F-Drwgs-008.jpg 92220 intermediate front driver showing different centre boss. EveStar55Flange© PwD2014.jpg 92220 centre & rear Intermediate axles. EveStar55Flange© PwD2018.jpg With apologies to those that have seen the images bef...
by Porcy Mane
Sun May 20, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby J94
Replies: 18
Views: 4739

Re: Hornby J94

The copy of Hunslet GA I have, the plan view shows the crank axle, with the R.H big end fully exposed (TDC) the LH big end is trailing at the three o clock position. The Vulcan foundry drawing shows the same but strangely in the front elevation both coupling rods are shown at the six o clock positio...
by Porcy Mane
Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Tank Wagon Vac Brake Plumbing: Advice Please
Replies: 2
Views: 1098

Re: Tank Wagon Vac Brake Plumbing: Advice Please

Vacuum cylinders are connected to the vacuum pipe using flexible piping via a direct admission valve. You may find the pictures in this link helpful The original connecting pipes in this instance being replaced with the clear automotive type tubing. http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/...
by Porcy Mane
Fri May 19, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 121
Views: 28933

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

You've been quiet for a while John. All OK? Just to add to your minerals wagon debate, this phot has just appeared ont interweb. Two Morton four shoe retro vac fitted 9ft w/b 16tonners, one with tiebar, one without. The nearest to camera with the "Coal16 VB" branding. https://flic.kr/p/THh...
by Porcy Mane
Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Motive power for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 39
Views: 12338

Re: Motive power for South Pelaw Junction

James, Springing the centre axle is relatively simple as Hornby has done most of the work for us. I suspect their designers wanted to follow Bachmanns lead but decided not to include the springing on the production runs. The springs are even shown on Hornby's maintenance sheets. (Attached) Adding th...
by Porcy Mane
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Pelton Level
Replies: 89
Views: 30519

Re: Pelton Level

[img] I've also modified some Parkside chassis using Dave Bradwell springing plates. The Parkside underframes lend themselves to springing because they have separate axle boxes, making it easy to elongate the holes for the bearings to produce a vertical slot. David I've used some Dave Bradwell sprin...
by Porcy Mane
Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Peckett saddle tank
Replies: 30
Views: 8400

Re: Hornby Peckett saddle tank

pete55 wrote:Prodding my Peckett cylinder stretcher moulding with a scalpel point says they are plastic....much easier to deal with than a metal casting.


The tongue test is far more reliable Pete. Cold = metal, warm = plastic. A bit more messy though.

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by Porcy Mane
Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Peckett saddle tank
Replies: 30
Views: 8400

Re: Hornby Peckett saddle tank

Definitely 2mm. (At least mine are)

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index. ... try2551112

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by Porcy Mane
Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Heljan 05 Shunter to P4?
Replies: 5
Views: 2847

Re: Heljan 05 Shunter to P4?

Thanks John, Nowt like being dropped in it at Christmas. :-P Coincidence you should have mentioned this John. "The boys", over the last few week have been reminding me that the 05 is virtually complete and I should get it finished. I've still got one wheel to convert and that was going to ...

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