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by JackBlack
Thu May 14, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 236
Views: 55528

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Jeremy Suter wrote:Not sure weather to use embossed Plasticard or das and scribe the stonework myself.


I've just been using Slaters embossed stone courses on the Timber Tracks engine shed, attached with butanone. I'm pretty happy with it. It's thin and quite easy to cut (unlike the Wills sheets).
by JackBlack
Tue May 12, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 236
Views: 55528

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Looks great. The station building is a kit?
by JackBlack
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Goods Sheds and Warehouses
Replies: 9
Views: 1848

Re: Goods Sheds and Warehouses

This is great, thank you. Actually has a picture of the shed I'm building at the moment!
by JackBlack
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread
Replies: 45
Views: 4309

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread

I'm currently stuck in Portugal for who-knows how long, with my stash in London, and all I have left to occupy my time now is a signal box roof and two wagons to paint. But then this arrived this morning from Timber Tracks and I'm so happy because I have something to get stuck into, especially with ...
by JackBlack
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: AK Weathering Wash for Panzer Grey...
Replies: 54
Views: 2851

Re: AK Weathering Wash for Panzer Grey...

Look at how the hinges are outlined in black though, and the rivets on the hinges are pronounced in a dark colour, which may be shadow I guess. But a carefully applied dark wash will achieve that effect. If you look at the nearer wagon, its the variation of the colour that is interesting me at the m...
by JackBlack
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: AK Weathering Wash for Panzer Grey...
Replies: 54
Views: 2851

Re: AK Weathering Wash for Panzer Grey...

This is stage 5. So, yes, primer, paint, decals and varnish done. Okay thank you, this gives me something to go on. I do kind of know what I'm trying to achieve, although the colour photos of Panniers in Wales that I have are from BR days and I think in much worse state than I'm aiming for, but it ...
by JackBlack
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: AK Weathering Wash for Panzer Grey...
Replies: 54
Views: 2851

Re: AK Weathering Wash for Panzer Grey...

Thanks for your comments. Your method seems very interesting, and it's that thinking outside the box, and not drinking too much of the weatherers' Kool Aid that is important. However, it's hard to judge your method without seeing the end results. I don't think I can give you much more with a step-b...
by JackBlack
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: AK Weathering Wash for Panzer Grey...
Replies: 54
Views: 2851

Re: AK Weathering Wash for Panzer Grey...

So I start with a base fresh out of the paint shop and build from there. Me too! But I'm looking for new methods. The problem is loco kits are expensive and take a long time to build (compared to WWII aircraft I used to build), so by the time I get to painting stage there's a lot at stake. I'm incl...
by JackBlack
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: AK Weathering Wash for Panzer Grey...
Replies: 54
Views: 2851

Re: AK Weathering Wash for Panzer Grey...

So you see, I'm doing things the other way around to you - light first, dark second. This is especially important on locos, where any attempt to paint rust colours over the top of the black will look like ... well, like someone has painted rust colours over the black. I don't have a picture of this...
by JackBlack
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: Finney Pannier Tank Radio Control/Battery
Replies: 12
Views: 1772

Re: Finney Pannier Tank Radio Control/Battery

Found my mojo a bit over the weekend and got the Pannier Tank basically done. I finished the cab detailing last night. It's not perfect but I'm happy with it, and I think I'm getting a little bit better with each build. IMG_20200321_203219_242.jpg My attempt at the backhead, and a bit of a cruel clo...
by JackBlack
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: Finney Pannier Tank Radio Control/Battery
Replies: 12
Views: 1772

Re: Finney Pannier Tank Radio Control/Battery

Hi Martin, It would appear to me that all I would need to charge the battery, once it has been connected up, is the USB to jack connector, from an appropriate 5v plug adapter or USB hub as the protection circuit would stop the battery from overcharging. Is that correct? Yes absolutely. The only (sli...
by JackBlack
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: Finney Pannier Tank Radio Control/Battery
Replies: 12
Views: 1772

Re: Finney Pannier Tank Radio Control/Battery

One thing I couldn't fathom out for myself was how the 10440 had been fitted with a protection circuit, as this was masked by the protective shrink wrap, are you able to elucidate? The second question is, What charger do you recommend for use with the fitted jack? and do you have to switch the togg...
by JackBlack
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: Finney Pannier Tank Radio Control/Battery
Replies: 12
Views: 1772

Re: Finney Pannier Tank Radio Control/Battery

Just to clarify further and to illustrate how simple this is, here are my basic components: IMG_20200318_090048169.jpg From left to right - battery already fitted with protection circuit, connector, receiver which is a DT63, the N10 motor that bolts onto the High Level gearbox and at the bottom the ...
by JackBlack
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: Finney Pannier Tank Radio Control/Battery
Replies: 12
Views: 1772

Re: Finney Pannier Tank Radio Control/Battery

I am more than happy to help either or both of you with this, Believe me, you are now where I was a couple of years ago. Ted Scannell has done all the heavy lifting on this, I've just picked out a specific way to make it work for me with standardised components. I've got it to the point now where th...
by JackBlack
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: Finney Pannier Tank Radio Control/Battery
Replies: 12
Views: 1772

Finney Pannier Tank Radio Control/Battery

Hi folks, I've been working on this Finney Pannier tank for the last few weeks. It's such a lovely kit. For this project I wanted to try out another of the 4V Mabuchi motors, this one the N10. It's tiny, and just needed the shaft to be sleeved with a brass tube and it fitted nicely to a High Level g...
by JackBlack
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: New Batteries
Replies: 0
Views: 1003

New Batteries

I've been back and forth between London and Portugal a bit the last few weeks so not a huge amount of progress on anything. However I have been experimenting with some new batteries that David Catton discovered, which has been quite exciting. These are 10440 batteries (10mm by 44mm - AAA size), they...
by JackBlack
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: Mitchell Castle battery/radio control
Replies: 12
Views: 1436

Re: Mitchell Castle battery/radio control

Hi folks, I had an extended stay in Portugal mainly for domestic reasons, so a bit of delay in updates. I'm parking the Castle for now while a couple of my more learned colleagues look at a way of springing the bogie (and other 2-4-0 loco bogies). IMG_20200213_120458314.jpg I have moved onto a new p...
by JackBlack
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Track for battery/radio control?
Replies: 28
Views: 2030

Re: Track for battery/radio control?

I actually enjoy building track. And building it without having to worry about anything electrical makes it more fun. It's also relatively cheap if you file all the parts yourself. However being able to print small sections of more complicated areas would be good, but then there's the issue of havin...
by JackBlack
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Converting Hornby Collett Non Corridor Stock to P4
Replies: 21
Views: 1645

Re: Converting Hornby Collett Non Corridor Stock to P4

Tim V wrote:I see that you are using ordinary P4 wheelsets, get hold of some of the top quality ones - and see the difference.


Given that there are limited suppliers of P4 wheels, from whom do I purchase top quality wheels?
by JackBlack
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: Mitchell Castle battery/radio control
Replies: 12
Views: 1436

Re: Mitchell Castle battery/radio control

the tender will have to have a very full load of coal given the battery size :thumb Yes indeed. I was a bit worried about how I was going to make that work. I want the big battery, but I also don't want to compromise on how the model looks. But I think it works: IMG_20200110_130939648.jpg While I w...
by JackBlack
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: Mitchell Castle battery/radio control
Replies: 12
Views: 1436

Re: Mitchell Castle battery/radio control

I'm slowly plodding away with this, work gets in the way unfortunately... The last few days I've undercoated and painted the tender. For the first time I've used acrylic paints on a locomotive. I did a bit of trawling around online to see if anyone had matched Vallejo acrylics to Great Western colou...
by JackBlack
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Non Railway Modelling
Replies: 26
Views: 3331

Re: Non Railway Modelling

They look great. What paints/weathering materials are you using?
by JackBlack
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: Mitchell Castle battery/radio control
Replies: 12
Views: 1436

Re: Mitchell Castle battery/radio control

I'd have used a slightly different switch arrangement - a SPDT (aka "changeover! switch), so that in one position it would connect the charging +ve to the battery, and in the other position connect the battery to the receiver(and rest of loco). Thus the loco must be turned off in order for the...
by JackBlack
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: Mitchell Castle battery/radio control
Replies: 12
Views: 1436

Re: Mitchell Castle battery/radio control

David Catton very kindly took my badly hand-drawn sketch and turned it into a nice circuit diagram showing the components and connectors, that anyone can understand (hopefully). So the above RC connections I've put together for the Castle are like this: Wiring-Diagram.jpg And were you using a 12v mo...
by JackBlack
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: Mitchell Castle battery/radio control
Replies: 12
Views: 1436

Re: Mitchell Castle battery/radio control

Hi folks, A quick update, as things are progressing slowly but steadily on my Castle project. As I mentioned on one of the other R/C threads, I wanted to tidy up how the various components connect together. So far I have been using small stripboard pieces with components either soldered to them, or ...

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