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by billbedford
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Glazing - your thoughts please
Replies: 25
Views: 560

Re: Glazing - your thoughts please

Daddyman wrote:Source please Bill?


I get mine from eBay, It looks like it comes on big rolls and suppliers cut up any excess they have into paper sized sheets and sell them on that way.
by billbedford
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Glazing - your thoughts please
Replies: 25
Views: 560

Re: Glazing - your thoughts please

I use 0.2 mm polycarbonate sheet. It scores well on a Silhouette machine and doesn't scratch easily. On recent kits, I've incorporated physical locations for the glazing.
by billbedford
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: What 5-plank wagon is this and what livery should it be?
Replies: 10
Views: 658

Re: What 5-plank wagon is this and what livery should it be?

You have a collection of BR 'Highs'. There were a number of different body styles, and at least four different brake arrangements.

Unfitted ones would have been painted BR grey, with increasing amounts of distressing after the 60s.
by billbedford
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Mousa Models
Replies: 10
Views: 923

Re: Mousa Models

Hi Bill, I understand why you have made these changes - but what does this mean for those items which were listed on the old site and which are no longer available? I don't know what to do with these slow selling kits, but probably not very much will happen until the etchers can offer a delivery co...
by billbedford
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Mousa Models
Replies: 10
Views: 923

Mousa Models

I've just put up a new website​​​​​​​, and the idea of this one is that it will only contain models that I can produce in a reasonable time.

There is a redirect from the original site, but it may give a 404 if you are expecting a particular page.
by billbedford
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Which 3-link coupling? Please show your favourites
Replies: 21
Views: 1700

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

Do you have a recommendation as to minimum track radius to avoid side loading? .... at a smidge over £1 per pair they seem good value ;) No, I think that as long as you stock is on the track there will be no problem. The difficulty will come in a derailment or with heavy handling where you could ge...
by billbedford
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Which 3-link coupling? Please show your favourites
Replies: 21
Views: 1700

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

Noel wrote:
Le Corbusier wrote:How strong/Brittle are these Bill? .... they look great


So they do, as does the wagon, but presumably they are printed, and therefore rigid? If so they are not functional.


They are printed, but they are articulated and so fully functional.
by billbedford
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Which 3-link coupling? Please show your favourites
Replies: 21
Views: 1700

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

Le Corbusier wrote:
billbedford wrote:You could try scale ones...

BWK0220.jpg

How strong/Brittle are these Bill? .... they look great :thumb


There are more than strong enough in a straight line, but tend to be brittle if sideloaded.

They are available from Shapeways
by billbedford
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Which 3-link coupling? Please show your favourites
Replies: 21
Views: 1700

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

You could try scale ones...

BWK0220.jpg
by billbedford
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Bill Bedford 3D wagon kits
Replies: 17
Views: 1670

Re: Bill Bedford 3D wagon kits

Peter, Both those wagons are cast resin, rather than 3D printed. Printed ones have the springs and axleboxes, and later the axleguards, printed in place.
by billbedford
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Bill Bedford 3D wagon kits
Replies: 17
Views: 1670

Re: Bill Bedford 3D wagon kits

I did wonder if there was something in the bubblewrap that could have affected the resin.

My experience of heating this material is that it cools quickly, and I'm always glad I get it to be more or less right before it is too hard to work.
by billbedford
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Bill Bedford 3D wagon kits
Replies: 17
Views: 1670

Re: Bill Bedford 3D wagon kits

This is interesting. Since no one has mentioned painting I presume that all these models have been kept in their wrappings since they were bought? I've not used the black resin for over 3 years, and the version I used was superseded with a re-formulation in April 2017. These are photo-acrylic resins...
by billbedford
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Bill Bedford 3D wagon kits
Replies: 17
Views: 1670

Re: Bill Bedford 3D wagon kits

Are these printed or cast resin?, ie dark or light grey?
by billbedford
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mitchell Castle bogie
Replies: 27
Views: 1633

Re: Mitchell Castle bogie

However, in terms of copyright, there may be a world of difference between saving copies for personal use and making publicly available. I suspect that is less of an issue for suppliers like Brassmasters who do this themselves, but the two scenarios of (i) those who don't and (ii) deceased (in the ...
by billbedford
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Bill Bedford Frames for GWR 56xx
Replies: 6
Views: 900

Re: Bill Bedford Frames for GWR 56xx

The frames are correct. The wheels you have used have unnecessary, and un-prototypical bosses on the backs.
by billbedford
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 14227

Re: Scaleforum 2020

Joe Newman wrote:I know that there is a health problem caused by the covid-19 virus.
Perhaps Bill can explain.


I despair of people who don't recognise spillchucker corrections.
by billbedford
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 14227

Re: Scaleforum 2020

I reckon that the whole covid thing will be over by the end of May. If shows are cancelled into the autumn it will be because of 'civil unrest' caused by the government playing safe and not lifting the lockdown. Of course, we all have a choice of whether we listen to people who look at the real data...
by billbedford
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Guy Rixon
Topic: D95 banana van
Replies: 20
Views: 1717

Re: D95 banana van

Yep, photo of the banana boats being unloaded show stems being carried on men's shoulders. While retailers were supplied with hands in wooden boxes.
by billbedford
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Guy Rixon
Topic: D95 banana van
Replies: 20
Views: 1717

Re: D95 banana van

I think you are going to have problems with those mitres. It may be better to print the van in three pieces, roof, body and underframe. I know I would.
by billbedford
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Will L
Topic: Buck Jumping on Mass
Replies: 106
Views: 42141

Re: Buck Jumping on Mass

The GER Society has a whole list of drawings that might help with your buckjumpers
by billbedford
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Andy W
Topic: 3D printed MR Brake
Replies: 5
Views: 796

Re: 3D printed MR Brake

The main problem was in fettling the brake gear etc to get the wheels fitted. I'm used to carving and cutting soft plastic kits, but this material is far more brittle. I managed to break the footboards and pull rods by being too heavy handed. I'm not sure what you needed to fettle on the brakes. Th...
by billbedford
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Rigid Chassis Locos?
Replies: 70
Views: 5761

Re: Rigid Chassis Locos?

Markits have made P4 axles, whether they still stock them I'm not sure.
by billbedford
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Rigid Chassis Locos?
Replies: 70
Views: 5761

Re: Rigid Chassis Locos?

Even with steam era track, ballast is not really very springy
by billbedford
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Rigid Chassis Locos?
Replies: 70
Views: 5761

Re: Rigid Chassis Locos?

The late Roy Jackson wasn't a believer in 'flexible' chassis either and his locos ran on 'Retford' faultlessly. I remember him saying that he did try compensation at least once, possibly more, but he wasn't convinced by it. But then both Roy and Tony model in EM and OO which could make a difference...
by billbedford
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Ratio Midland Carriage bogies
Replies: 61
Views: 6204

Re: Ratio Midland Carriage bogies

According to the VCT all the surviving MR clerestory bogie coaches have Bain 8' bogies.

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