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by Serjt-Dave
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 650

Re: Scalefour North 2020

As we used to say at First Great Western. Transforming Travel. Getting people off the trains and back on the roads!

Sorry you can't make it John.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: D.R.A.G. and Burns Night?
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: D.R.A.G. and Burns Night?

Captain Kernow wrote:
Negative on both counts, Caller.


Not much of a Burns Night then was it Captain? LOL.

I'll be having my Haggis tonight with tatties and neeps, and I'm not even Scottish!
by Serjt-Dave
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Trap points
Replies: 9
Views: 430

Re: Trap points

Hi Nberrington. I had the opposite problem. My Templot had two blades but in reality they were singles. As I'm doing a S&D layout the track would have been done/ maintained by the LSWR/ SR so yours would be the same {ish, possibly?}. Have you read through my thread on Catch Points {wrong term I ...
by Serjt-Dave
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 52
Views: 4970

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

Looking good Dave. The Brassmaster Black 5 {and the Jubilee's} are lovely kits to make {unlike their 4f which I'm making}. Following your progress with interest as I have two Black 5's to do myself. Well Done.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Brassmaster 4F The journey
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: Brassmaster 4F The journey

Thank you Horsetan for pointing out my spelling mistake {which has now been corrected}. In my defense it was written whilst suffering the effects of man flu. LOL. But thank you for reading all the way through my dribbling's.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Brassmaster 4F The journey
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: Brassmaster 4F The journey

Just when you thought it was safe to continue with building this 4f something comes along and bites ya! I was quite happy the the performance of the chassis and all seemed well. I was weighting up the body and giving it a test run when it started to judder and then stop. As I picked it up off the tr...
by Serjt-Dave
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: David B
Topic: Delivering the Goods
Replies: 16
Views: 6067

Re: Delivering the Goods

Yes very well done David. What I do is take a finished model put it about a mile away in a poorly light area and if it looks okay without squinting at it, it's a pass. So far I have a 100% success rate. LOL.

Looking forwards to seeing your Mink painted.

All Best

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Brassmaster 4F The journey
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: Brassmaster 4F The journey

A loco is born. Chassis is now all wired up, motor and decoder fitted and tested. As always to my surprise it runs fairly well. It has to be bedded in and lubed up but I won't do the until it's repainted and the final bits are added, like the remainder of the brake gear and sand pipes. But I can now...
by Serjt-Dave
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Dorset 1937
Replies: 48
Views: 6756

Re: Dorset 1937

Excellent work there. Well Done.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Brassmaster 4F The journey
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Brassmaster 4F The journey

Hi All. Some of you may be aware I have been locked into mortal combat with a Brassmaster 4F, for which it was getting the better of me. I've not touched it since moving into my new workshop, railway room, shed a couple of years ago. In an attempt to clear my back log of unfinished stock and the nee...
by Serjt-Dave
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Track Cleaning Wagons. The Saga!
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Re: Track Cleaning Wagons. The Saga!

Finished constructing the second Jidenco brake van and replaced the first ones card roof with a plastic one. They run quite well in fact and so after a bit of a clean up off to the paintshop. I think I'll just spray them in plain matt black. These will be the first kits that I will use Acrylic Paint...
by Serjt-Dave
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Happy Holidays
Replies: 2
Views: 429

Re: Happy Holidays

And to you as well.
by Serjt-Dave
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 187
Views: 29415

Re: Ulpha Light Railway

Sorry to hear this, a shame to seeing it going to that great layout room in the sky. But think positive and hope you can create a new layout from it's remains.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1104
Views: 152979

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Looking Good Tim and looking forwards to seeing to completed engine. Happy Days!

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Track Cleaning Wagons. The Saga!
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Re: Track Cleaning Wagons. The Saga!

Okay everyone trying to upset me now. LOL. Hindsight is a wonderful thing and all that. I thought there must be a newer version done by Hornby {not including the latest release}. But hey look on the bright side of life. I've now got two chassis's for my PMK Stanier Brake Vans and I've found a use fo...
by Serjt-Dave
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Track Cleaning Wagons. The Saga!
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Track Cleaning Wagons. The Saga!

Hi All. As stated from my thread on my last layout update, I decided I needed a more efficient way of cleaning my track, so I decided to go for a mobile type track cleaner. I was aware of the tanker one from the US which seem to work quite well and I think there is a British made version as well, bu...
by Serjt-Dave
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Reduction of noise from baseboards
Replies: 12
Views: 1316

Re: Reduction of noise from baseboards

Just adding my penny's worth to this. Having only recently been able to run trains all the way around my layout I was quite surprised how noisy it was, except where I have used Flexi-Track then it's totally silent. When I'm running trains around the layout I have to look up when the train hits the F...
by Serjt-Dave
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Edington Junction
Replies: 34
Views: 6536

Re: Edington Junction

Hi All, just a brief update for Edington Junction. Have basically finished making and laying the scenic track {except for the bay platform siding an Down siding, which I'll tackle early next year}, and have it all wired up to the BUS WIRES. The area where the fiddle/storage yard will be I have just ...
by Serjt-Dave
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Catch Points
Replies: 49
Views: 4119

Re: Catch Points

Thanks John, that's good to know. Are these images available online at all?

All Best

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Best technique for curving rail?
Replies: 10
Views: 891

Re: Best technique for curving rail?

Still knee deep in track making and with most of my track curved. I always place the rail between the first two fingers and thumb and pull the rail though them gently applying pressure to get the desired curve. It's almost like stroking the rail if you get what I mean. I've not had it where the rail...
by Serjt-Dave
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Edington Junction
Replies: 34
Views: 6536

Re: Edington Junction

Thanks Paul. To be honest track making is beginning to do my head in. I'm just glad that it's near coming to an end {the scenic part anyway}. By the end of November I hope to have the scenic side of the track made and laid, then I'm going to crack on with making locos and rolling stock. So the 1P's ...
by Serjt-Dave
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Catch Points
Replies: 49
Views: 4119

Re: Catch Points

Hi John, you might be right. I started the check rail as it would have if it were the normal length and extended it to the end of the point. but i didn't check to see if it started further back. Will address this once I've nailed all down. It will be easier to once it's all fixed into place. All Bes...
by Serjt-Dave
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Buffer Stops
Replies: 7
Views: 861

Re: Buffer Stops

Thanks David and John. As you can see from the image attached I had ago in making a buffer stop, well half of one anyway. Quite pleased with it but would like to improve on it. One problem I had was drilling the holes for the rivet details. I gave up after breaking 3 bits. What I might go for is the...
by Serjt-Dave
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Edington Junction
Replies: 34
Views: 6536

Re: Edington Junction

Hi All. A long over due update on the progress at Edington Junction. I'm about three quarter of the way round the scenic part of the layout {fiddle yard will be done at a later date}. I'm over the biggest hurdle {for me anyway} making the point work, with only one point and one trap point to constru...
by Serjt-Dave
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Catch Points
Replies: 49
Views: 4119

Re: Catch Points

Hi All. Further on with my track making. Here's an image of one of the Trap Points I've made. It's not finished cosmetically {as with all my track}, as this won't be done until it's installed, wired up and tested etc.

00A Trap Point.jpg


All Best

Dave

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