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by Serjt-Dave
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 102
Views: 13219

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

Hi Terry. Do you mean the jigs for filing them? If so I do have one of those. What I was thinking of is like the EBMA ones where you push the point and splice rail together to support them as you solder them.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 102
Views: 13219

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

Thanks Martin. I'm pleased to say my new rivet press {new it looks like it came off the Ark} is coping with the thicker sleepers very well. Just laid out my second curved point plus some plain track. Some of the rivets are not totally in line so I'll have ago in printing out the rivet centers on the...
by Serjt-Dave
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 102
Views: 13219

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

Hi Tony, just finished my first attempt in make a B7 right hand point using your destruction's em I mean instruction's. Overall it went together very well and with no real problems. I've run small wheel based wagons and coach boogies through and they glide through the frog, crossing Vee and over the...
by Serjt-Dave
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Crossing Vee Jig
Replies: 26
Views: 2672

Re: Crossing Vee Jig

Yeah I know, I just wish there were jigs for the bits that don't have jigs. Just about finished the one I'm building just got to fit the switch blades.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Crossing Vee Jig
Replies: 26
Views: 2672

Re: Crossing Vee Jig

Well I made my first crossing Vee and used the EMBA jig. I think it came out quite well even if I do say so myself.
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I only wish they made jigs for the rest of the point. LOL. I hope to have my test point finished today.
by Serjt-Dave
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 51
Views: 11062

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Whens the party?
by Serjt-Dave
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Rivet Press
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Re: Rivet Press

Thanks for your help there guys, much appreciated. Thankfully I think I've now got a press sorted. The thought of drilling all the sleepers wasn't very appealing but I know I will have to do some anyway. As for the EBMA track bases, that would be a great way to go but most of the point work I have t...
by Serjt-Dave
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: Operational entertainment...
Replies: 34
Views: 5506

Re: Operational entertainment...

Hi Andrew, when convalescing after some surgery a few years ago I found on You Tube a channel by John Elliot called The Bradford Chronicles depicting the day in a life of Bradford Gloucester Square which were all about shunting and sorting coaches and vans from a terminus station. Here's a link http...
by Serjt-Dave
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Rivet Press
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Rivet Press

Hi All. As I'm just to about to embark on the process of track making. I have decided to change from plastic sleepers to ply ones. Only problem is I don't have a rivet and hole punch press and they are not available in stores. Does anyone have one I can borrow, hire or buy from them please. I'll be ...
by Serjt-Dave
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37130

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Thanks Chris. I really enjoyed seeing your layout on Saturday and had a great time at the event. Well worth the trip up. When you were not looking I planted an IED under the track which is set to take out any GWR intruder. LOL.

All Best

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: The 6th Chris Kedgley Memorial Skills Day – Saturday March 9th 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1389

Re: The 6th Chris Kedgley Memorial Skills Day – Saturday March 9th 2019

I can only echo what the others have said. I had a most enjoyable day at the Linlithgow event. A bloody long way to go from Kent but worth it. The wife had a lovely time in Edinburgh whilst I was at the show. So's all good.

Thanks to the organisers for this event.

Dave.
by Serjt-Dave
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 270
Views: 30497

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

As always Tony very impressive work there. However I really think you should do some practice track laying, perhaps on my layout. LOL. As track laying is fast approaching me for my layout, I will be studying your threads on track building and laying etc. I have made my own track before but in my own...
by Serjt-Dave
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 270
Views: 30497

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Hi Phillip. Just read your post. Though a little way off from track laying yet but thinking ahead. I've opted for using rubberised cork from C&L to help reduce the sound level. I was also was thinking of using PVA to glue it down to the baseboards. Also using PVA to fix the track down {ply sleep...
by Serjt-Dave
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Crossing Vee Jig
Replies: 26
Views: 2672

Re: Crossing Vee Jig

Thanks Andy, as and when you can not a rush.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Crossing Vee Jig
Replies: 26
Views: 2672

Re: Crossing Vee Jig

Thanks Ralph, much appreciated.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Crossing Vee Jig
Replies: 26
Views: 2672

Re: Crossing Vee Jig

Hi Guys, thanks for the feedback. As I'm totally shite with this sort of thing {and a bit fick as well} I need as much help and assistance in making point Vees, switch blades and track in general. So having a jig that will cover 6 out of the 9 points I require {for the scenic side of the layout} and...
by Serjt-Dave
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Crossing Vee Jig
Replies: 26
Views: 2672

Crossing Vee Jig

Hi All. I was looking for some modular storage items/systems etc when I came across this company, EBMA Hobby {have seen them at shows}. Whilst perusing their website I noticed a tag for P4 track so I went a took a look. They do laser cut sleeper turnout kits {again I've have seen before}. But I noti...
by Serjt-Dave
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Edington Junction
Replies: 16
Views: 2836

Re: Edington Junction

It's been awhile since I've post ed an update but to be honest I've not really done much to progress my layout anyway. However during last year I took to thinking about the back scene. I didn't want to go with the printed vinyl types that are available so opted for a painted type. I remember seeing ...
by Serjt-Dave
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Second time Around
Replies: 10
Views: 1132

Re: Second time Around

Okay Noel, I'm now even more confused. Looking at your image, you say the middle GUV was painted in the Precision Paint Faded Crimson and the horse box on the right Humbrol's Satin Red. Now look at my image showing my two pots of crimson paint. The crimson on the left looks like your faded crimson a...
by Serjt-Dave
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Second time Around
Replies: 10
Views: 1132

Re: Second time Around

Hi Noel. I'm not saying I had a sleepless night fretting that I've painted the the CCT the wrong bloody colour and unable to check what I did paint it in as it was raining too hard to go up to my workshop. So first thing this morning I made my way up there. I'm glad to say I didn't paint it BR maroo...
by Serjt-Dave
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Correct Roof Colour?
Replies: 9
Views: 1071

Correct Roof Colour?

Continuing with my Bullied build or paint in this case. Whilst waiting for the body colours to arrive from Precision Paints I thought I'd crack on with spraying up the roofs. I'm using Precision Paint BR non maroon stock roof grey, but to me it look awful, this is even after a second coat. Any ideas...
by Serjt-Dave
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Second time Around
Replies: 10
Views: 1132

Second time Around

Finally got these two all painted up and decaled, now for the weathering. This is where it went tits up the last time. LOL.

A 1 CCT.jpg
A 1 Brake Van.jpg
by Serjt-Dave
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Blood and Custard
Replies: 16
Views: 1526

Re: Blood and Custard

Thanks Phillip. I do prefer the faded crimson myself. When you look at period images they always seem to be of the brighter hue. Even the two images I posted earlier in this thread show what seems to be two different shades and they are two new carriages. Sadly my examples of Bachmman Butchery will ...
by Serjt-Dave
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Blood and Custard
Replies: 16
Views: 1526

Re: Blood and Custard

Okay the coach bodies are now primed and ready for their top coat {or they will be when it arrives from Precision Paints}. My next question is they do two crimsons, a darker one and what they call faded. Personally I like the faded one but as my period is from Nationalisation to 1956 {ish} but prefe...
by Serjt-Dave
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Blood and Custard
Replies: 16
Views: 1526

Re: Blood and Custard

Thanks Steve. My set 863 is basically the same as your 774 set {which look lovely by the way} other than having the longer water tanks. I'm converting Bachmman Bullied, to which I totally regret starting. I was under the illusion that it would be quicker and easier to convert R-T-R rather than kit b...

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