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by CDGFife
Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Spur gears
Replies: 37
Views: 3767

Re: Spur gears

Mike I made up a mount plate with the two bolt holes and slot for the shaft to solder in as a frame spacer. Thus I can un-bolt and slide out the whole motor to remove it. You can just see the spacer, top of the slot and the two mount bolt-heads in my pic. The hole diameters and positions are part of...
by CDGFife
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Spur gears
Replies: 37
Views: 3767

Re: Spur gears

Thanks Dave. That also explains why the mitre gears are sold in pairs. Fortunately I've found the 20T mitre pair worked fine with the 300 rpm N20 but I might try the 16T just to see how bad (or not) the meshing is with a 20T. Looking at them, they both state they have a 45 degree angle and certainly...
by CDGFife
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Spur gears
Replies: 37
Views: 3767

Re: Spur gears

I've found the 300 rpm motor with 1:1 mitre works well on my 0-4-0 shunter. I was a bit worried about low speed running but that seems to be fine with the 300 rpm too. I've got 100 and 60 rpm motors to try also and I've also got the 0.5 MOD 16T mitre to try which in theory should work with the 20T t...
by CDGFife
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Spur gears
Replies: 37
Views: 3767

Re: Spur gears

I've certainly found this one to be powerful and damn near impossible to stall. It consistently turns the wheels at around 1v on my DC rolling road! If there is a drawback it is noise. This combination is nowhere near as quite as the Highlevel gearbox and motor combo I use normally on Cadhay's locos...
by CDGFife
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Spur gears
Replies: 37
Views: 3767

Re: Spur gears

If you don't want to wait for the really cheap ones from china I got my 0.5MOD 20T mitre gears next day from here: https://www.beltingonline.com/dbm05-20-delrin-500-mitre-gears-7084?zenid=1b52rnt72ujdco7frqfcdd7a07 To go in here with a 300 rpm N20 motor: Kelly Chassis.jpg I needed to cut off the bos...
by CDGFife
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Pull the Other One!
Replies: 24
Views: 2282

Re: Pull the Other One!

Echoing others that does look good Dave.

Another vote here for epoxy for the handles.

Cheers

Chris
by CDGFife
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Spraying Lifecolor
Replies: 33
Views: 2792

Re: Spraying Lifecolor

Just found this thread. I have been using the Lifecolour rail weathering set for ages all across Cadhay and it's all been fine, thinned either with water or acrylic thinner. Horror of horrors I actually let some dry completely in my (best!!) airbrush at one point. Thinking back someone had rung the ...
by CDGFife
Thu May 21, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Layout Fiddleyard Planning - 4ft radius turnout
Replies: 38
Views: 3022

Re: Layout Fiddleyard Planning - 4ft radius turnout

Julian - traversers are not all about carpentry - there's potentially a pile of electromechanics too!!! Happy to have a chat about mine at some point. David - I thoroughly recommend the type of sliding guides referenced in your post. Generally they have much less slop than drawer runners and as a re...
by CDGFife
Fri May 08, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1215
Views: 218834

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

Thanks Allan, you beat me to it!

The point rodding is looking really good Tim!

Chris
by CDGFife
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Help with catch point
Replies: 21
Views: 2082

Re: Help with catch point

Neil - definitely worth making them operational. I do like it when a Cadhay operator derails their yard exit loco only to find that they had in fact ignored the ground signal and tried to exit the yard before the road had been set for them - says he who managed to do exactly that on show at Houten l...
by CDGFife
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: AK Weathering Wash for Panzer Grey...
Replies: 54
Views: 4782

Re: AK Weathering Wash for Panzer Grey...

Personally I think there is a place for both dark and light weathering and also powders on most (not all though) vehicles and as Noel said very few last long in decent clean condition. I use the dark washes like the military modellers do to pick out the detail and shadow lines. Then I usually use li...
by CDGFife
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: AK Weathering Wash for Panzer Grey...
Replies: 54
Views: 4782

Re: AK Weathering Wash for Panzer Grey...

I agree this looks great. I'm a big fan of these washes. I also have a set of Vallejo acrylic washes in various colours that achieve the same thing but you do need to be quick to avoid patching if you want an all over cover - although does prototype weathering actually weather evenly all over anyway...
by CDGFife
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Swanage (again)
Replies: 98
Views: 16464

Re: Dorset 1937

She’s a Connoiseur kit I built a few years back. Has CSBs and a High Level gearbox and runs like a clock. Here she the build thread with a video of her on Mark and Dave’s setup at GBTS in Toronto. https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=1761 Having followed your link I now remember...
by CDGFife
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Swanage (again)
Replies: 98
Views: 16464

Re: Dorset 1937

Very nice Neil.

Loving the G6!

Chris
by CDGFife
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: NEW MEMBER
Replies: 2
Views: 2471

Re: NEW MEMBER

HI Colin, Welcome back. I believe either Nigel or Allan has given you contact details. If not then post on here and I'll PM you with them. We have a meeting on Saturday in Dechmont near Livingston, consisting of a morning just modelling and an afternoon talk/demo on re-wheeling RTR locos. Be good to...
by CDGFife
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: Garrigill at Model Rail Scotland
Replies: 1
Views: 909

Garrigill at Model Rail Scotland

Had a great weekend operating Bob Hetherington's Garrigill layout at Model Rail Scotland.

Here's a quick video of a couple of services and the lovely rotating platform signal....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wicXSKZ ... e=youtu.be
by CDGFife
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 215
Views: 57384

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

OK so in spite of a load of work on at the moment, I've made a bit of progress on the traverser. In fact today it had it's first full testing of a run round and an engine swap. There's some video of the engine swap at the youtube link following. Excuse the dodgy camera work - I was operating and fil...
by CDGFife
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 215
Views: 57384

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Correct length timing belt arrived earlier in the week which allowed me to get the traverser motion fitted up and trialled. So far it's looking very accurate in repeat positioning. Spent some time yesterday evening sorting out the Arduino programming for an emergency stop (I envisage the operator ma...
by CDGFife
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 215
Views: 57384

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Well flipping heck, over 6 months since I posted anything on this! That said not a lot has happened in Cadhay world since March other than the implementation of the speeded up clock and LED Scrolling Matrix displaying the next train details and a successful outing at Cupar MRC Exhibition in July (vo...
by CDGFife
Wed May 15, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Edington Junction
Replies: 49
Views: 10629

Re: Edington Junction

Dave this is looking excellent. Watching with interest for the next stages. Keep it up!!

Chris
by CDGFife
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: April Group Meeting - AJ couplings
Replies: 0
Views: 3230

April Group Meeting - AJ couplings

Our monthly group meeting at Dechmont on Sat 13th was a session concerning AJ couplings. We started with a talk about the basics from Ray and then various members demonstrated which jigs they use and how they bend/fix/locate/drop their AJs. Several folks had a go at bending the coupling head (some f...
by CDGFife
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 2019 S4 North
Replies: 37
Views: 9506

Re: 2019 S4 North

I was looking forward to attending S4N this weekend for both days and operating Ray's United Mills layout. UNfortunately Jacki done something drastic to her back and I can't leave her on her own. That leaves me with a hotel room and breakfast booked at the Rhubarb Triangle Permier Inn in wakefield (...
by CDGFife
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: Burntisland at Alexandra Palace 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 3453

Re: Burntisland at Alexandra Palace 2019

Yes it was. As mentioned in the original post, I had a long chat with Robin about LSWR cattle wagons whilst enjoying watching the Rolvenden trains go by.

CDG
by CDGFife
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: Burntisland at Alexandra Palace 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 3453

Re: Burntisland at Alexandra Palace 2019

I'll just jump in and beat Terry to saying Burntisland 1883 will be at Scaleforum in September!

I might start a new thread detailing our exhibition commitments beyond that, once I've verified with the Hon Sec that my recollection of the calender is in fact accurate!

Cheers

CDG
by CDGFife
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: Burntisland at Alexandra Palace 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 3453

Re: Burntisland at Alexandra Palace 2019

Apologies to Alison - I spent a while watching Lower Exbury too! Obviously it had been a long day on Monday. I have form for this, after Glasgow last year I forgot that Mostyn was there despite having spent several happy hours watching it in my breaks! However David, I did in fact mention Eccleston....

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