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by Serjt-Dave
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 129
Views: 29307

Re: South Pelaw Junction

I use the Masokits Tie bars and found them very good and reliable {so far}. As Julian said they are very robust as they are all soldered and the rail are soldered them. To connect them to the servos I soldered thin brass tubing where the little tags are on the tie bar and two brass rods/pins slide t...
by Serjt-Dave
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 67
Views: 7661

Re: Martin Finney V2

They are coming along nicely Doug. I do like a well detailed backhead. Well done.

Keep Safe
by Serjt-Dave
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 55
Views: 3695

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Excellent work there Mike. Looking forward to seeing the Std 5 up and running. Well done.

Keep Safe
by Serjt-Dave
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Edington Junction
Replies: 49
Views: 9909

Re: Edington Junction

Hi Phillip., no worries. I found under timber sleepers there's still some noise transfer {hopefully the will reduce with ballasting, scenic etc} but under plastic sleepers it's very quite. In fact when I first started running trains I had to double check that the trains hadn't derailed when they wen...
by Serjt-Dave
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Edington Junction
Replies: 49
Views: 9909

Re: Edington Junction

Hi Phillip. Yes that's correct rubberised cork from C&L. It's 3mm thick off the top of my head, if it's any different I'll let you know. I've not had any issues with it. Some of it has been down for about two years and had no lifting or bubbling.

Keep Safe
by Serjt-Dave
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Edington Junction
Replies: 49
Views: 9909

Re: Edington Junction

Thanks Neil and Steve. I pinched the basic idea for my control panel from a layout called Kerrinhead. Although at some point I was going to need a control panel it wasn't a job I planned for at this time. When my ZTC controller started burning out motors I need to replace it and as I was planning on...
by Serjt-Dave
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Johnson 1P
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Johnson 1P

Thanks Paul. I think the first one I brought was about 1982 {ish} and paid £29 for it. Most of the ones I've got off E bay have been almost three times as much. I would have love to have some of Peters etches on my loco, especially the tank fillers but alas he's unable to produces the etches. If I c...
by Serjt-Dave
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Johnson 1P
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Johnson 1P

Hi All. As I was hoping to have the 4f done and dusted {HA!} I decided to start my next loco, a Johnson 1p 0-4-4 Tank Engine. This will be based around a Craftsman kit and the Rumney Models chassis. The Craftsman kit I got off of evil bay and it came with a set of Ultrascale wheels. As this is a rou...
by Serjt-Dave
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Brassmaster 4F The journey
Replies: 32
Views: 4397

Re: Brassmaster 4F The journey

Since my last update the 4f is finally been painted and numbered. Just as I sprayed the flat coat the weather turned very hot and I think it's effected the finish {not the fuzzy stuff inbetween the BRITISH RAILWAYS, that was me not wearing gloves handling the tender} but in some areas it's a bit mot...
by Serjt-Dave
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Edington Junction
Replies: 49
Views: 9909

Re: Edington Junction

Hi All. I hope you're are all well and keeping safe. Not done much on my layout since the last update back in May, it's been to hot to climb and crawl over the layout. But as a result of replacing my ZTC controller for the MERG system I needed somewhere to house the MERG command station so I took th...
by Serjt-Dave
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 420
Views: 75604

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Excellent work there Tony. Well Done.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 28662

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

You have to think positive Dave. Your Black 5 is moving forwards to the painting process. Anyway looking good and I can't wait to see it in it's coat of black. I've always fancied to do a Black 5 in Experimental Apple Green. I got hold of Brassmasters Black 5 really cheap and I thought it would be a...
by Serjt-Dave
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 581
Views: 141867

Re: Brettell Road

It's excellent weathering there Jim. I think you've got the level of wetness just right. As I said on your FB post it looks more like it has been raining. The detailing on your station building is brilliant. Well done and have you started doing my station building yet? LOL. All Best and Keep Safe Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Brassmaster 4F The journey
Replies: 32
Views: 4397

Re: Brassmaster 4F The journey

Hi All. Just before the tender of my 4f went off to the paintshop I was talking with John Palmer regarding the Whitaker tablet exchanger. John informed me that we was working on designing at etch of the catcher part and kindly offered me a couple of the test etches. In time they duly arrived and I s...
by Serjt-Dave
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Pull the Other One!
Replies: 24
Views: 1885

Re: Pull the Other One!

Paul. I haven't the heart to tell them I'm colour blind. LOL.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Pull the Other One!
Replies: 24
Views: 1885

Re: Pull the Other One!

Thanks Jim. I wasn't planning to have a lever frame but was seduced by Steve Carter {probably not the way he saw it} in to getting one and it went down from there. If my layout and stock was more advance than it is I may have done a full frame as used at Edington and had full interlocking. All Best ...
by Serjt-Dave
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Pull the Other One!
Replies: 24
Views: 1885

Re: Pull the Other One!

Thanks PBM. I do recommend building at least one set of levers. The are very tactile and hands on and easy to build. Even if you don't need one they are a great way to ease stress.

All Best and Keep Safe

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Pull the Other One!
Replies: 24
Views: 1885

Re: Pull the Other One!

Hi All. Well it's all painted and back together and it wasn't without some issues in the process. Stripping it down into it's basic components to paint was a big mistake. When I went to put the trigger lever/drop box onto the main lever I forgot to allow for the thickness of the paint and of course ...
by Serjt-Dave
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 28662

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

Excellent work there Dave. With a name like would it be anything else? LOL. It's a shame it didn't rib off on me. How are you with MERG stuff?

All Best and Keep Safe

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Milk Anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 1561

Re: Milk Anyone?

Hi Tim, thanks for that link. Very useful to know. Alas there were no milk tanks. I've never seen so many D&S kits in one place before. LOL.

Keep Safe

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Milk Anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 1561

Re: Milk Anyone?

Hi Tim, thanks for that. I will be great is it happens. Lets hope so.

Keep Safe

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Milk Anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 1561

Re: Milk Anyone?

Thanks Dave.

It is a Milk Tank Becasse. It's just ex-works. LOL.

All Best

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Milk Anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 1561

Re: Milk Anyone?

Hi All. Just finished my LMS Milk Tank. I think it's turned out quite well {even if I do say so myself}. Completion did stall somewhat during the painting process. Started putting the lettering using Pressfix transfers and Micro Sol to fix them. The paintwork started to bubble up and come away. Not ...
by Serjt-Dave
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Pull the Other One!
Replies: 24
Views: 1885

Re: Pull the Other One!

Hi Paul. When I did the first block of leavers I followed your article whilst building it. I found it most useful. Hi Mark. I agree with you regarding the little pip or spigot as I call it. I think there will be much more stress on that point {excuse the pun} if you were operating it using point rod...
by Serjt-Dave
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Pull the Other One!
Replies: 24
Views: 1885

Re: Pull the Other One!

Thanks Tony, I will do better with my spelling next time. Honest! Hi Chris. It's all fairly straight forward. The instruction are good and easy to follow. The main areas to look out for are laminating the leavers and the drop boxes. When soldering the laminates for the leavers together get them as t...

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