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by ColinMcC
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Solder paint
Replies: 13
Views: 1248

Re: Solder paint

I think that you can use one of the non-acidic fluxes, either Carrs orange or yellow. Unfortunately, I can't remember which. The answer, if I recall correctly, is in the Carrs Soldering handbook - it was a long time ago that I used to work part time for one of our tool suppliers.
by ColinMcC
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 67
Views: 7921

Re: Martin Finney V2

Clearances are quite tight on the V2. See attached pictures [taken at York at the Great Celebration].


by ColinMcC
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 2019 S4 North
Replies: 37
Views: 9035

Re: 2019 S4 North

Midland Sidings features the Midland Railway in the early 1920s (i.e. just before the grouping).
by ColinMcC
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 215
Views: 37104

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

Sellotape can be quite useful in removing fibreglass strands from your fingers.
by ColinMcC
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Any Wheel and size!
Replies: 79
Views: 16328

Re: Any Wheel and size!

Paul, If it helps then I still have a few complete sets of wheels for the Y14/J15. You have the added advantage that they have the correct number of spokes. They were manufactured to replace the incorrect wheels in the Alan Gibson kits. You could have those wheels if you're interested. To misquote T...
by ColinMcC
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Great Electric Train Show
Replies: 1
Views: 918

Re: Great Electric Train Show

You're not the only P4 layout.

I shall be there with SHMRC operating Lee-on-the-Solent.

by ColinMcC
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Ultrascale Updates
Replies: 56
Views: 13231

Re: Ultrascale now closed to new orders

Have you all noticed that the "Products" section on Ultrascale's web-site has been enabled again? I would guess that the wheels, etc. are available but with a lead time of 9 months.
by ColinMcC
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 38032

Re: Scaleforum 2019

I have, also, put the date in my diary.

I'm just hoping that it's not the last ever Scaleforum!
by ColinMcC
Sat May 20, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: garethashenden
Topic: Finney/Brassmasters A4
Replies: 16
Views: 4676

Re: Finney/Brassmasters A4

You may find it useful to download the latest Brassmasters instructions for the A4 and your chosen tender as they include pictures that identify the various castings.

This is true of all their LNER locomotives and tenders.

by ColinMcC
Thu May 05, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: North East Essex (NEEAG)
Topic: North East Essex Area Group meeting
Replies: 14
Views: 5422

Re: North East Essex Area Group meeting

Hi Jol, The problem at S4N with the MERG controller may have been a genuine failure and that's why we always carry a spare! By the way did we power off and on the unit as it may have been a software failure? In the last century, whilst living in Sutton Bridge, I used to help to build layouts and we ...
by ColinMcC
Wed May 04, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: North East Essex (NEEAG)
Topic: North East Essex Area Group meeting
Replies: 14
Views: 5422

Re: North East Essex Area Group meeting

I have been reading this topic with interest and offer the following thoughts. I suspect that the problem is caused by the back EMF generated by the motor (this occurs if the motor is turning and no voltage is being applied) and is more likely to be caused by controllers that use PWM to drive the mo...

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