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by ClikC
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Disposing of old flux
Replies: 17
Views: 3881

Re: Disposing of old flux

Hi all Is there a proper way to dispose of old liquid flux. I'm assuming tipping it down the drain isn't a great idea Cheers Jim Jim, Official Answer: You will have to check for a local hazardous waste disposal business, who will collect, store and dispose/ recycle your hazardous waste. It'll proba...
by ClikC
Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Exeter MRS Show 02/03 July please any directions
Replies: 26
Views: 6570

Re: Exeter MRS Show 02/03 July please any directions

Bus H from Exeter St Davids to Exeter City Center, Marks and Spencer (Stop 7). From there you need to walk to Exeter City Centre, South Street (Stop 8). Walk in a south-easterly direction along Queen Street After 20m, turn right into High Street After 175m, turn left into South Street After 40m arri...
by ClikC
Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Mostyns travels, trials and tribulations...
Replies: 3
Views: 1375

Re: Mostyns travels, trials and tribulations...

Can we look forward to an article somewhere on the Mk2's?

Regards

Matt
by ClikC
Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: Radio control - a bit sideways
Replies: 37
Views: 7272

Re: Radio control - a bit sideways

Shameless plug here for Merg CBus which uses Canbus like your car for this job and can interface via Ethernet to PC or RaspberryPi etc Hi Paul. I'm aware of MERG's CBus, but not being a MERG member, and not currently having a layout to worry about, I've not done a great deal of thinking on the subj...
by ClikC
Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: Radio control - a bit sideways
Replies: 37
Views: 7272

Re: Radio control - a bit sideways

Fair enough Jim. Although I think the square cube rule law starts to come into play with layouts as big as yours. I'm allergic to DCC for point control, which I blame squarely on owning one too many 'digital' synthesizer's. Knobs > Menus. If I was tackling something like BNS, I'd probably opt to mak...
by ClikC
Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: Radio control - a bit sideways
Replies: 37
Views: 7272

Re: Radio control - a bit sideways

The main reason DCC appeals to me beeides less wiring That right there, is the number one lie of DCC. If you talking an 'OO' set track 6x4, then yes. For any other type of layout, DCC will likely have the same as, or more wiring than an equivalent DC layout. As an aside, I've always wondered why no...
by ClikC
Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: short circuit
Replies: 2
Views: 1371

Re: short circuit

You need to provide more information on the problem if you want a definitive answer. But if; A) The unit trips when not connected to a layout, the fault will be located internal to the unit. B) The unit trips only when connected to a layout, check the layout for the cause of the trip. It could be an...
by ClikC
Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:11 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Woolwich Dockyard/Charlton Junction - 80s/90s NSE in SE London - [On Hold]
Replies: 8
Views: 2188

Re: Woolwich Dockyard/Charlton Junction - 80s/90s NSE in SE London

Indeed, eNtrance eXit panel sounds interesting. I've been considering making a scaled panel for the bits of Carlisle c. April 1974 I'm considering for a possible layout. I'm not a MERG member, but I was considering using a PIC Microcontroller with direct DC control (i'm not a fan of DCC for point co...
by ClikC
Sat May 14, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: BS11 95R + 113A
Replies: 18
Views: 4051

Re: BS11 95R + 113A

I think Bill was asking for a compaqrison between the computer model and the actual model rail you can buy in the shop! But you need some pretty good equipment to measure that to the required accuracy, even though its only the crown and gauge corner profile that matters. Regards Ahh, my mistake. Pr...
by ClikC
Sat May 14, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: BS11 95R + 113A
Replies: 18
Views: 4051

Re: BS11 95R + 113A

Yer butt... Just how closely does available model rail match the scaled down prototype? My Solidworks settings are set to annotate all dimensions to two decimal places. I always round to 2dp, unless I have a specific reason to say use 3dp (18.83/2 for example). Rail height in the SW model is 2.08mm...
by ClikC
Fri May 13, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: BS11 95R + 113A
Replies: 18
Views: 4051

Re: BS11 95R + 113A

Hi all, Here are some images showing the short section of BS11 113A I modeled in Soildworks, and a few snaps of it in an assembly. http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y266/clikc/B11%20113A%20fp_zpsvv6q2dcf.jpg http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y266/clikc/B11%20113A%20iso_zpszgkhchfy.jpg http://i7.photob...
by ClikC
Thu May 12, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: BS11 95R + 113A
Replies: 18
Views: 4051

Re: BS11 95R + 113A

What are you planning to do with it Matt? Jim Not a great deal TBH Jim. It's mainly for evaluating the 3'6" wheelset Soildworks model I’ve been working within the computer. http://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=4818 I've produced an assembly in SW of a short section of track ...
by ClikC
Thu May 12, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: BS11 95R + 113A
Replies: 18
Views: 4051

Re: BS11 95R + 113A

Matt, I could let you have a pdf of the Railtrack p-Way design manual, it covers the 113 Vertical S&C and the UIC60 introduction but has little on earlier versions of FB track. Regards I certainly won't say no Keith, I’ll PM you my preferred e-mail address shortly. I would agree. I certainly di...
by ClikC
Thu May 12, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Scalefour Digest 1.2 publication date?
Replies: 5
Views: 1484

Re: Scalefour Digest 1.2 publication date?

Many Thanks, Keith. I've opted for 2002, although I can correct if required.

In all honestly, the likelihood of this information being checked is slim to none, being more of a box ticking exercise than anything else.

Regards

Matt
by ClikC
Thu May 12, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Scalefour Digest 1.2 publication date?
Replies: 5
Views: 1484

Scalefour Digest 1.2 publication date?

Afternoon all,

Quick question. Is there a known date of publication for the current version (2.4) of the Scalefour Digest 1.2 'P4 Track and Wheel Standards'?

I ask because I need to cite the year of the document.

Regards

Matt Rogers
by ClikC
Thu May 12, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: BS11 95R + 113A
Replies: 18
Views: 4051

Re: BS11 95R + 113A

The same information, and lots of other useful stuff can be found in British Railway Track - design, construction and maintenance Editor D.H. Coombes and published by The Permanent Way Institution. I have a copy of the fourth edition published in 1971 and bought second hand a few years ago. Terry B...
by ClikC
Fri May 06, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: BS11 95R + 113A
Replies: 18
Views: 4051

Re: BS11 95R + 113A

grovenor-2685 wrote:See http://www.norgrove.me.uk/resources/track.htm
Scroll down to find the drawings, click on the small image to get a bigger one.
Regards


Perfect! Many thanks Keith.

Regards

Matt
by ClikC
Fri May 06, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: BS11 95R + 113A
Replies: 18
Views: 4051

BS11 95R + 113A

Does anyone have access to the BS11 standards for rails, in particular 95R BH and 113A FB. I'm looking for dimmensional (in particular, radii and angles) information below the railhead, which is not covered by Scalefour Digest 1.2 'P4 Track and Wheel Standards', or specified in various online tables...
by ClikC
Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: 47206 - The Fully Sprung, Hybrid Class 47
Replies: 57
Views: 14635

Re: "Frodingham Deltics"

Recently completed Class 40 - D235 Apapa https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6USzgADQO4U/VxDAqYr78xI/AAAAAAAAI6I/ZmJ2PUhzXtsGuH-VwsZpeMfBgFKD0aGQACLcB/s1600/IMGP8881%2B-%2BCopy.JPG I'll leave you to judge if the effort has been worth it. MY LORDS! *much waving of arms* Regards
by ClikC
Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?
Replies: 79
Views: 13068

Re: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?

Well said Justin. I haven't even mentioned the time taken to draw up the artwork. To put some perspective on this. My Lecturer in Engineering Design and CAD, charges £50 per hour for freelance CAD work, although he informed me that depending on the length and scope of the project, that price may be ...
by ClikC
Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: BR Wheel Rim (Disc) information.
Replies: 8
Views: 2783

Re: BR Wheel Rim (Disc) information.

Hi all, Another update, a RMWeb member contacted me, and kindly forwarded me a copy of a official British Railways drawing of a 3'6" carriage wheel with axle for a BR1 Bogie. I won't reproduce that drawing here, as the copyright status of the drawing is unknown. First port of call was to reprod...
by ClikC
Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: BR Wheel Rim (Disc) information.
Replies: 8
Views: 2783

Re: BR Wheel Rim (Disc) information.

Hi all, Bit of an update, as I found myself free on Thursday I took a trip down to the South Devon Railway at Buckfastleigh, where I hoped to find some wheels laying about. And boy, did I hit pay dirt! http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y266/clikc/2016-04-14%2014.18.22_zpsllim3kfe.jpg Ten quarantined ...
by ClikC
Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: BR Wheel Rim (Disc) information.
Replies: 8
Views: 2783

Re: BR Wheel Rim (Disc) information.

Thanks Philp, that’s saved me a job.

This latest variation on a theme, contains 26mm pin-point axles.

Image

Regards
by ClikC
Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: BR Wheel Rim (Disc) information.
Replies: 8
Views: 2783

Re: BR Wheel Rim (Disc) information.

Looking good so far Matt, good luck with this. Many thanks Rod, I hope to arrive with something tangible within the next month or so, no doubt I'll be wanting to test the fruits of my labours on the DRAG test track. Looks very good, but 26.5? The standard is 26.00. Also can't help with the drawing....
by ClikC
Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: BR Wheel Rim (Disc) information.
Replies: 8
Views: 2783

BR Wheel Rim (Disc) information.

Hi All. One of my ongoing niggles with the hobby is the lack of availability of steel wheels for various RTR conversions. That is not to say they don't exist, just I find that I don't get on with, or cannot obtain with ease, the wheels I want. My preference is for Kean-Maygib’s all steel wheels, as ...

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