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by jayell
Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 84
Views: 26361

Re: wagon building progress.

I have family connections with Burghclere, my grandmother having died not far from the station and was buried in All Saints Churchyard. I travelled the line from Winchester to Burghclere with my mother, sister and after 1943, my young brother many times in the 1940s when visiting family in Ecchinswe...
by jayell
Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: Accidental Acquisition
Replies: 12
Views: 4350

Re: Accidental Acquisition

Well done John
by jayell
Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: Accidental Acquisition
Replies: 12
Views: 4350

Re: Accidental Acquisition

a John, The driver card in the original PC is apparently an ISA card and ISA slots have not been fitted to computers for a long time since, which is why a new driver box seems to be needed - it may also mean that new steppers are needed but I will see how that one goes. The Yahoo group have been qui...
by jayell
Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: Accidental Acquisition
Replies: 12
Views: 4350

Re: Accidental Acquisition

I expect you have already found there are a couple of videos describing the Unimat PC and how to program it. I think it unlikely you will find the original software but it woukd be possible to modify it to use modern stepper motors and the associated software for them but that is way beyond my capab...
by jayell
Sat Oct 03, 2015 6:59 am
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: Accidental Acquisition
Replies: 12
Views: 4350

Re: Accidental Acquisition

You might do better forgetting the computer controlled aspect and just use it manually, no screwcutting would be possible that way but no great loss. It seems the drive is a bit feeble so all the more reason to go manual

Have fun

John
by jayell
Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest at Railwells 2015
Replies: 25
Views: 5721

Re: Scalefour Southwest at Railwells 2015

Terry Bendall wrote:aleforum although that may not help Doug much. What we will do is to get the official photographs to take some pictures which can then go on our web site.
Terry Bendall


And I will try to take some photos as well

John Lewis
by jayell
Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:32 am
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Another Round...
Replies: 323
Views: 67887

Re: Another Round...

My wife has also had two cataracts removed and can see better without glasses than she could with them before the opps, she too is waiting to see an optician to see what vision correction she still needs

Best wishes

John
by jayell
Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Clumpy balls
Replies: 7
Views: 2798

Re: Clumpy balls

Just stumbled on this from YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFXgSky6JMU This talented dude makes some very useful videos, I'm surprised he gets any modelling done :wink: Steve Quite interesting, especially the 'how to make a static grass applicator' videos for a fraction of the cost of buy...
by jayell
Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Etched Brass Numbers?
Replies: 6
Views: 2085

Re: Etched Brass Numbers?

I got my GWR number plates from
http://www.modelmasterdecals.com/Jackso ... t_List.php
they do other companies as well

John
by jayell
Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Motoring options for Y6 / J70 models
Replies: 12
Views: 4256

Re: Motoring options for Y6 / J70 models

Flymo748 wrote:
Very true! Unless I'm very steady handed, or it's on a straight bit of plain track, mine is a right swine to put on the track accurately. It's exactly because you *can't* see the wheels that it is tricky.


how about using the putterona thingummy from the stores ;)

john lewis
by jayell
Mon Dec 22, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum Attendance and Location
Replies: 180
Views: 23851

Re: Scaleforum 2015

I am not sure if my limited experiance of modelling and exhibitions qualifies me to take part in this discussion. I am a relative newcomer to railway modeling having only built one layout and no rolling stock, the layout being a 4'x4' one using a Bachman boxed set plus some scenic kits that I put to...
by jayell
Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Home made paint shaker
Replies: 14
Views: 5319

Re: Home made paint shaker

hardly a $5 paint shaker if you don't already have a jig-saw ;)

John Lewis
by jayell
Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Reasonably Priced Spraybooth
Replies: 4
Views: 1871

Reasonably Priced Spraybooth

Whilst looking for something else I noticed that a firm called Rutlands have on sale a few (5) spraybooths that are new but with damaged packaging at £49.66 (in VAT). On same page are links to some reasonably priced airbrush compressors. See here: http://www.rutlands.co.uk/sp+woodworking-whats-hot-s...
by jayell
Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Toolmaker's cabinets
Replies: 18
Views: 6972

Re: Toolmaker's cabinets

Looks like someone decided to tidy up this thread (or rather re-name it) whilst I have been out taking SWMBO to the hospital :)

Nothing toooo serious, just a cataract operation that isn't going exactly to plan :cry:

John Lewis
(edited 22:48 hours)
by jayell
Fri Nov 07, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Toolmaker's cabinets
Replies: 18
Views: 6972

Re: Repairing torn book pages

Bear in mind Terry's comment earlier on these Chronos cabinets before buying :?

John
by jayell
Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Toolmaker's cabinets
Replies: 18
Views: 6972

Re: Repairing torn book pages

Lots of people probably have Zeus Data Charts as well (or instead). After Terry suggested this link, http://www.trfastenings.com/pages/Tappi ... ance+Holes I checked my Zeus and found it didn't list tapping/clearing drill for a couple of very small metric sizes that are included in Terry's link. I s...
by jayell
Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Toolmaker's cabinets
Replies: 18
Views: 6972

Re: Repairing torn book pages

I have ended up buying this one on a 'buy it now' basis, that way I know exactly what I have to pay without having to wait for an auction to end up much higher, the one I originally liked has already exceeded my self-imposed limit of £75. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151439030194 It does need quite a l...
by jayell
Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Grey or brown?
Replies: 25
Views: 5725

Re: Grey or brown?

Bill, Barry Bucknell - I remember him well, he was heavily criticised for not using a 'proper' screwdriver but a Yankee spiral ratchet screwdriver to speed things up. The purists complained; some things never change. Tony Comber I still have a small yankee screwdriver, which I got because they were...
by jayell
Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Toolmaker's cabinets
Replies: 18
Views: 6972

Re: Repairing torn book pages

I'm green with envy at seeing Flymo's tool chest! Now that is a classy way of storing your tools.Colin You don't need a purpose built toolmakers cabinet to store tools but they sure are nice to have and look good sitting at the back of the workbench. There are several designs of cabinet but I prefe...
by jayell
Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: EM wheels on 18.83mm track
Replies: 111
Views: 19888

Re: EM wheels on 18.83mm track

regarding flange heights, FWIW I measured some wheels I have lying around. OO coach wheels source unknown, B2B 14.24mm, dia over flange 15.66, dia over tyre 14.20, giving flange height 0.73mm OO wagon wheels from recent Parkside Dundas kit, B2B 14.45, dia over flange 13.19, dia over tyre 12.01, flan...
by jayell
Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Toolmaker's cabinets
Replies: 18
Views: 6972

Toolmaker's cabinets

Having got a copy of Machinery's Handbook I now need a toolmakers cabinet to put it in :) Of course I don't need a cabinet for the book but for all the tools and other bits and bobs I am in the process of re-acquiring, most recent of which was a small clamp type knurling tool. Not something that wil...
by jayell
Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Repairing torn book pages
Replies: 5
Views: 3001

Re: Repairing torn book pages

Thanks for that link Terry, always useful to have tables of that sort available, in particular it covers the smaller metric sizes (sub-2mm) which are the sizes of most likely to be of interest to 4mm scale modellers

John
by jayell
Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Repairing torn book pages
Replies: 5
Views: 3001

Re: Repairing torn book pages

Tim V wrote:Wasn't that the 1957 edition had the metric threads :D

Now he tells me :(

Actually I bought the cheapest copy I could find from the 50's era as I'd read this was probably the best period for the 'Machinist's Bible'

John
by jayell
Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Repairing torn book pages
Replies: 5
Views: 3001

Repairing torn book pages

From time to time you will no doubt buy a modelling related book that has torn pages. DO NOT be tempted to repair these tears with cellotape or anything similar. I recently bought a copy of the 1956 edition of "Machinery's Handbook" which had clearly had a been used/abused a lot. Use of ce...
by jayell
Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Etch Primer
Replies: 8
Views: 4527

Re: Etch Primer

the Phoenix single pack etch page has this warning "Please be aware that all of our single pack etch primer products carry a best before (BBE) date next to the batch number. To ensure that you have fresh material we recommend that you only buy single pack etch primer products immediately prior ...

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