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by johnp
Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: Push-pull driving compartment
Replies: 5
Views: 2639

Re: Push-pull driving compartment

One of the Southern Ways ha an article about push pull and included photographs. I can't lay my hands on the copy just know but if you go to the Noodle Books web site there is an index available for the Southern Ways which might be of help.

Regards,

John
by johnp
Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Solder paint resurrection
Replies: 8
Views: 2671

Re: Solder paint resurrection

Thank you, gentlemen. We have quite soft water so I will give that a try. If not I have a bottle of de-ionised water somewhere! That web site makes me shiver at the risks we used to take as school boys in the days when chemicals in the lab were readily available! Some of my fellow pupils made some n...
by johnp
Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Solder paint resurrection
Replies: 8
Views: 2671

Re: Solder paint resurrection

Hi! Flymo,

It is solid and is also Carr's. It has scraped to a powder so far but I do not have any Green label flux. I only have Orange label flux available.

Regards,

John
by johnp
Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Solder paint resurrection
Replies: 8
Views: 2671

Solder paint resurrection

Is it possible to resurrect some solder paint that has dried out?

Regards,

John
by johnp
Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Recommended wheel cleaning solutions?
Replies: 21
Views: 7267

Re: Recommended wheel cleaning solutions?

Have you had a look at these people? - http://www.moleroda.com/acatalog/Mounted_Rubber_Points.html

Not wheels, I grant you, but there might be something that will do.

Regards,

John
by johnp
Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Pentroller
Replies: 0
Views: 1128

Pentroller

Does anyone think it might be possible to get Stewart Hine to release the details of his excellent product so that maintenance could be passed on to someone else?

Regards,

John
by johnp
Sun May 26, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Wigan Finescale Modellers Exhibition
Replies: 3
Views: 2022

Re: Wigan Finescale Modellers Exhibition

John,

Thanks. I hadn't seen that.

Regards,

John
by johnp
Sat May 25, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Wigan Finescale Modellers Exhibition
Replies: 3
Views: 2022

Wigan Finescale Modellers Exhibition

I know it is two weeks away but could anyone give me an idea of how to get to the venue by public transport once you are in Wigan. I will be arriving by train at Wigan Wallgate station.

Regards,

John
by johnp
Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2013
Replies: 84
Views: 23596

Re: Scalefour North 2013

I had a good time at the exhibition once I had got there. I made the mistake of going to Kirkgate station instead of Westgate. I won't make that mistake again. Apart from that could I make a plea to the organisers to arrange for some seating to be available away from the general hubub so that we can...
by johnp
Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: switch and crossing angles
Replies: 6
Views: 3031

Re: switch and crossing angles

Thank you all for your lucid replies.

Regards,

John
by johnp
Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: switch and crossing angles
Replies: 6
Views: 3031

switch and crossing angles

I have been trying to work out what the equivalent ratio is for a 12 degree crossing. I presume there is a simple formula somewhere but my naive searches have not so far turned up anything. Would you experts out there kindly help a novice track maker and layer.

Thank you.

Regards,

John
by johnp
Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Moving coul meter resistance
Replies: 4
Views: 2870

Re: Moving coul meter resistance

Terry,

Yes, a very good article. If I need more meters, it is not a very large railway and it is very slow in coming together, I will certainly use Mike Norris's methods.

Regards,

John
by johnp
Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Moving coul meter resistance
Replies: 4
Views: 2870

Re: Moving coul meter resistance

Keith,

Thank you for that. I hadn't thought of using my multimeter. I thought there was some more esoteric way of getting the resistance.

Regards,

John
by johnp
Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Moving coul meter resistance
Replies: 4
Views: 2870

Moving coul meter resistance

Hi! I think this is the right place for this query. I have a number of moving coil meters that I wish to use for various things about the railway. Some, which are centre zero, will be used for block instruments but they have not come with any idea of their internal resistance. My question is, theref...
by johnp
Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Crossing v filing jigs.
Replies: 22
Views: 11925

Re: Crossing v filing jigs.

Brian Harrap wrote: Lego brick will draw parallel lines 18.83mm apart?



What size of brick, Brian - one with six spots?

I haven't got any to hand at the moment.

Regards,

John
by johnp
Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Great Central Livery
Replies: 4
Views: 2652

Re: Great Central Livery

Hi!. According to April 1999 edition of British Railway Modelling the "colour of NPCS vehicles was body brown, lined and lettered as for coaching stock - except for fish vans which were brown but lettered in yellow G C but no lining. After 1908 fish vans were grey and other stock matched coachi...
by johnp
Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: brick punch
Replies: 0
Views: 1901

brick punch

A few years ago I recall seeing a demonstration of a punch for making brick chad from, I think, water-colour or cartridge paper that had already been painted. Does any one else recall the same and now of the whereabouts. I believe the person doing the demonstrations was a model builder. Regards, John
by johnp
Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Use of HF track cleaners
Replies: 5
Views: 3317

Re: Use of HF track cleaners

A proper track cleaning programme will eliminate the need for such devices. Plus I believe they can attract dirt as well. Go DCC which has 16V on the track at all times for better running. Whilst the first comment can be useful I have found that running regularly is a lot less work and more fun. As...
by johnp
Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Bar frames
Replies: 5
Views: 2679

Re: Bar frames

Sorry, tired I meant Keith!

Regards,

John
by johnp
Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Bar frames
Replies: 5
Views: 2679

Re: Bar frames

I am going to be scratch building the body and the chassis.

Ken, Thank you yes a copy would be very helpful.

Sorry for the delay in replying - not been well.

I will have a look at the NZ models.

Thank you.

Regards,

John
by johnp
Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Bar frames
Replies: 5
Views: 2679

Bar frames

Has anyone attempted, successfully or otherwise, a chassis of this format. I am planning to build a model of one of the USA tanks. I have accumulated what published information that I can, so far, but not a lot on the chassis. I seem to remember Dennis Allenden building one in Model Railway News (I ...
by johnp
Tue May 24, 2011 10:08 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Trevor Charlton Etched Coaches
Replies: 5
Views: 3964

Re: Trevor Charlton Etched Coaches

Jim, Hi. The question was a bit of both. I had heard a rumour about the loss of the range and was hoping that they had been passed on to some other manufacturer. It now seems unlikely. If you have a list that would be very helpful. I am trying to build a light railway and seem to remember that Trevo...
by johnp
Sat May 21, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Trevor Charlton Etched Coaches
Replies: 5
Views: 3964

Re: Trevor Charlton Etched Coaches

That is a great pity if the masters have been lost. Did he use to work in the printing industry by any chance?

Regards,

John
by johnp
Fri May 20, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Trevor Charlton Etched Coaches
Replies: 5
Views: 3964

Trevor Charlton Etched Coaches

Dows anyone know what happend to the above range?

Regards,

John
by johnp
Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Small diversion - High Level Mineral 0-4-0
Replies: 53
Views: 17333

Re: Small diversion - High Level Mineral 0-4-0

nberrington wrote:Cylinder Construction.

The cylinder wrapper was contoured using beading pliers used by jewelers (Bought at Micheal's - a large box store hobby shop here in Canada).


Does anyone know of a supplier in the UK. It looks a little like a Kadee trip pin pliers.

Thanks.

Regards,

John

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