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by JackBlack
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control
Replies: 26
Views: 1936

Re: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control

Back in Portugal, 4556 is basically finished. I now need to install the little connection board that allows the battery to be connected and the power to the RX/Motor that are in the chassis to be connected, and then locate the switch and charging socket in the cab. Some cab detailing still to be don...
by JackBlack
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Exactoscale Turnout Chairs
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Re: Exactoscale Turnout Chairs

I have to admit when I built my test track I didn't buy sets, just relevant packs some of which I cut and trimmed to suit .... bulk standard chairs (mine are Midland), a pack of bridge chairs, a pack of slide chairs, a pack of small chairs and pack of check chairs ...... If you are doing multiple t...
by JackBlack
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control
Replies: 26
Views: 1936

Re: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control

Thanks for the replies, I've actually not seen either of those boost boards, the smallest I could find are the ones I used. Do you get enough current though? The larger adjustable booster outputs 2A. The 9V Pololu board looks ideal for an RX63 though so I'm going to order a couple to have a play aro...
by JackBlack
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control
Replies: 26
Views: 1936

Re: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control

Just a little update on this. I'm now back in London and have some time to resume this project. This week I've built the cylinders and got them working. Not much clearance but it all works nice and smoothly. As mentioned in my Motors post I received my batch of motors from China and decided to repla...
by JackBlack
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: Motors
Replies: 0
Views: 417

Motors

Hi folks, I thought maybe we could have a thread where people can post the different types of motors they're using for R/C. I received a new batch from China yesterday after an exhaustive trawl through eBay a couple of weeks ago. I have been specifically looking for 4v-ish motors that have threaded ...
by JackBlack
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Vacformed roofs
Replies: 6
Views: 722

Re: Vacformed roofs

I've been having a look around at vacforming machines, as you do, but Ralph's post got me thinking... And I found this, on eBay: Vacuum-Forming-Machine - £64.99! And the accompanying youtube video it looks quite straight-forward to use: Mocb56UlfRk . And with a working area of 11" square, that ...
by JackBlack
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Vacformed roofs
Replies: 6
Views: 722

Re: Vacformed roofs

Thanks for the replies and thanks Ralph for that very details post on how to them myself. I'd rather not have to do this if I can help it, especially as the Mallard vacform roofs have a small shoulder to them that I think would be difficult to reproduce using this process (although the brass roofs l...
by JackBlack
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 44xx Kits
Replies: 20
Views: 1381

Re: GWR 44xx Kits

Does anybody know if the 45xx is a beginners Kit? I'm actually building the 45xx at the moment, there's a thread here about it (although my context is not about the actual kit, but making it radio controlled): https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=137&t=6599 . I would say it is a begi...
by JackBlack
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Vacformed roofs
Replies: 6
Views: 722

Vacformed roofs

Is it roofs or rooves? Anyway I was wondering if anyone knew of a supplier for vacformed coach roofs like those supplied with the old Mallard kits. I find them really nice to work with and preferable to the brass or aluminium roofs that come with the later Blacksmith versions, or the Comet coach kit...
by JackBlack
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 44xx Kits
Replies: 20
Views: 1381

Re: GWR 44xx Kits

nigelcliffe wrote:or get dumped in house-clearances.


The thought of that makes me want to cry...

Mitchell kits don't come up on eBay too often, but when they do they don't usually go for much more than the original price (IE around £100). Set up an eBay alert.
by JackBlack
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control
Replies: 26
Views: 1936

Re: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control

I'm going to investigate N20 motors next. Ah yes, I've ordered four of those: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2PCS-Minebea-N20-Motor-DC-6V-12V-7-4v-9v-High-Speed-Mini-12mm-Electric-DC-Motor/253470531804 As well as N10's https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mabuchi-Mini-N10-Motor-DC-1-5V-3V-4-5V-Precious-Metal-Bru...
by JackBlack
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control
Replies: 26
Views: 1936

Re: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control

They look exactly the same as mine but 50p cheaper!
by JackBlack
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control
Replies: 26
Views: 1936

Re: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control

David can you repost the link to your motors? When I click the one you posted before it just takes me to the same one as mine.

Thanks, Nick
by JackBlack
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control
Replies: 26
Views: 1936

Re: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control

But, still concerned about motor longevity. Performance of the motor we'll only know over time. I can do some load testing the next time I visit Mr Scannell as he is set up for that, but I don't have a large test track - would be nice to run it on a large roundy-roundy for a few hours. Reliability ...
by JackBlack
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control
Replies: 26
Views: 1936

Re: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control

This is the eBay link for the motor used in this project:

Link to motor
by JackBlack
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control
Replies: 26
Views: 1936

Re: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control

Little bit of an update. I put the chassis together on Sunday. Simple csb set-up using High Level hornblocks and carriers: IMG_20191006_184157520.jpg IMG_20191006_185227336.jpg IMG_20191006_194457378.jpg Similar to the Mitchell 517 the chassis spacers are very narrow, I guess the earlier kits are li...
by JackBlack
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control
Replies: 26
Views: 1936

Re: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control

The capacity printed on the battery is interesting. Probably enough to take a loco through an exhibition day. Yes, well like I mentioned in the earlier post, on Sunday at Scaleforum I ran my GWR 517 up and down our little test track pretty much from 9am to 4.30pm non-stop, same type of battery. Jus...
by JackBlack
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control
Replies: 26
Views: 1936

MItchell 45xx battery/radio control

Hi folks, During our demo last weekend at Scaleforum I mentioned to a few people that my next mission was to build a locomotive with a 4v motor and radio control. Mr Scannell found some motors on eBay we think intended for electric razors and both of us ordered some, they're about £2 each. The parti...
by JackBlack
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 226
Views: 45687

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Jeremy Suter wrote:To Serve Them All My Days, by RF Delderfied


I love that book. Maybe time to read it again...
by JackBlack
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side
Replies: 40
Views: 7572

Re: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side

I'll be up for beer/food on Saturday night, and I don't really know anyone aside from Ted who I'll be demoing our R/C stuff with both days. I'm staying at the Innkeeper's Lodge at somewhere called Weston Turville (which looked close-ish on the map but seems to be about 5km away from the venue), plan...
by JackBlack
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis kits for CSB
Replies: 37
Views: 2981

Re: Chassis kits for CSB

There's a good article here with photos showing conversion of a High Level Pannier chassis to CSB:

http://www.clag.org.uk/pannier-csb.html
by JackBlack
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 226
Views: 45687

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Excellent. There goes my January bonus...
by JackBlack
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 226
Views: 45687

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Looking on eBay I think it's cheaper to buy a brand new lathe than an original watchmakers staking set!
by JackBlack
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Signal box signs
Replies: 5
Views: 2588

Re: Signal box signs

Presumably they are hung just below the window on each side so the signalman can lean out and turn them over if there's a problem?
by JackBlack
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Signal box signs
Replies: 5
Views: 2588

Re: Signal box signs

Ah, great. Thank you!

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