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by Enigma
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: DEFine Modellers Day 11th Jan 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 2008

Re: DEFine Modellers Day 11th Jan 2020

One last minute change. Due to illness "Braynerts Sidings" will now not be appearing at the show. In its place we have the excellent "Manston Brewery" created by Rob Milliken and operated by Bevis Heap. Cheers Sorry not to be bringing 'Braynerts' - but Pete has found an excellen...
by Enigma
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Adjustable trestles
Replies: 7
Views: 500

Re: Adjustable trestles

These are available very readily on the tinterweb at competitive prices and are used on virtually all the layouts in the Wakefield club, even on a very heavy 'MDF box baseboard' design American O scale layout. If you need more adjustability then jig drill some more holes.
by Enigma
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Jig for drilling crankpin hole
Replies: 72
Views: 2895

Re: Jig for drilling crankpin hole

I'm sure I've posted this before somewhere but in view of the development of this thread this is my take on crankpin hole drilling. The wheels in the AG range that I have come across with no pin holes are the ex-GWR 4'7.5" ones for the 57xx pannier and 66xx tank. I understand that these may wel...
by Enigma
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: fitting small driving wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 804

Re: fitting small driving wheels

I screw the crankpin into the wheel after cs'ing the hole and then back it out third/half way, put a tiny drop of Loctite 601 just below the head and quickly screw it back in. Any excess Loctite will be around the screw head and can easily be wiped of as 601 only goes off when starved of air (or som...
by Enigma
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Compatibility of Plastic chairs
Replies: 6
Views: 676

Re: Compatibility of Plastic chairs

The 'half chairs' that result from brittle C&L chairs splitting can still be used on track built with some rivets (eg every 6th sleeper?) by fitting the halves from either side. The rail is still quite adequately supported.
by Enigma
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: DEFine Modellers Day 11th Jan 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 2008

Re: DEFine Modellers Day 11th Jan 2020

Totally agree with Terry. A great little event well worth attending.

'Braynerts Sidings' will be having its first outing as a 'work in progress'. How far the work will have progressed by then you'll have to come along and see!
by Enigma
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Plywood disaster
Replies: 64
Views: 4407

Re: Plywood disaster

Dave and Flymo’s thoughts about timber ring true for me too. I bought some very long lengths of 2x1 many years ago and left it on the stairs leading up to the (then) workshop. It didn’t get used for the layout in its new location, but when we used it for supports and suchlike it was still dead stra...
by Enigma
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Duchess test build
Replies: 30
Views: 2773

Re: Brassmasters Duchess test build

Looks so good it almost make me want to buy one! And that's something for a GWR man to admit.

Although, at the end of the day, it's only a glorified King innit.............................. :twisted: ;)

I used to love seeing them at Crewe and Chester when I was a lad.
by Enigma
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: David B
Topic: Lost Property
Replies: 14
Views: 6610

Re: Lost Property

First time I've visited this thread but the mention above of heat guns is interesting. If anyone watches 'The Repair Shop' on BBC 2 you might have seen the repair of an Antimony jewellery box with low melt solder (Antimony has a very low melting point) and the guy doing it used a high temperature he...
by Enigma
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: None specific model products
Replies: 27
Views: 3500

Re: None specific model products

The use of Shellac to harden card was extensively recommended in all the magazines when I was a lad and it became a process that was undertaken with a semi-religious zeal by many people - me included! I think I bought the flakes and the meths from the chemist aged around 10 years old and had to answ...
by Enigma
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Fret Saw Blades
Replies: 13
Views: 1681

Re: Fret Saw Blades

I believe the angle of the teeth on a piercing saw blade should face the handle, the cut being made on the 'back' stroke.
by Enigma
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis kits for CSB
Replies: 37
Views: 3399

Re: Chassis kits for CSB

The Branchlines/South East Finecast 16xx chassis has CSB points etched in - but as it was designed by Justin then I'm not surprised!
by Enigma
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Track Laying
Replies: 32
Views: 3427

Re: Track Laying

PhilipT wrote:Always used butanone without problems.


+1
by Enigma
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 25832

Re: Scaleforum 2019

David T., if you have all the skills that you profess to have (and I don't doubt you) then why not offer yourself as a demonstrator at one of the society's events? Nice of you to suggest it! However, it's a case of Jack of All Trades and Master of None, I'm afraid, although I am quite a good bodger...
by Enigma
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 25832

Re: Scaleforum 2019

David T., if you have all the skills that you profess to have (and I don't doubt you) then why not offer yourself as a demonstrator at one of the society's events? In this way you will - a - meet lots of interesting people b - have your expenses paid c - wear a badge for a good reason I discovered t...
by Enigma
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Methods for Removable Loco Wheelsets.
Replies: 40
Views: 3809

Re: Methods for Removable Loco Wheelsets.

I posted this on the RMWeb thread but it could also be of interest here. I always like to be able to drop axles out while chassis building and the fixed axle on a compensated chassis incorporating the gearbox is no exception. I ream out the axle hole to take a close fitting top hat bush then careful...
by Enigma
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 62
Views: 5144

Re: Track cleaning

(there should be an acute accent over the 'e', but my keyboard can't do accents) Martin, it's not your keyboard, it is which keys and what order you press them... Press "Alt" and hold, press "e", let go of the Alt key, and press "e" again. - é Doesn't work for me I'm a...
by Enigma
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Uncompensated 16T Bachmann Minerals in P4
Replies: 23
Views: 2614

Re: Uncompensated 16T Bachmann Minerals in P4

I've just finished track laying and wiring my new 'Enigma' replacement which, typically of me, flies in the face of perceived P4 wisdom. When testing wagons, the best running by far is an old Mainline tank wagon with straightforward replacement P4 wheels. No bearings, no compensation, no springs. As...
by Enigma
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 42
Views: 4836

Re: Brassmasters J94

philip-griffiths wrote:Some illustrations, but Morill was better known for its text.


You mean as in transposing complete paragraphs, losing others and thereby making no sense of the articles?
by Enigma
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 62
Views: 5144

Re: Track cleaning

For some time now I've used a piece of thin MDF rubbed along the rail top. On plain track a piece approx. 20 - 25mm wide and then around point work etc. the same is used on edge along the rail top. Just cut the dirty area away when required. I have also used a piece of cotton cloth and MekPak or sim...
by Enigma
Wed May 08, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 67
Views: 16024

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

Yes please Mr A. Just the one for me - and there's no rush :thumb
by Enigma
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 28
Views: 3697

Re: Turning a chimney

Thanks to Terry Bendall's excellent lathe tutorial class I am the proud owner of a fly-cutter and also have all the parts to make a Geoff Helliwell version of the flare turner. How long it will be before this actually gets made is another matter! I have a 'commission' to make a pair of domes for a B...
by Enigma
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 2019 S4 North
Replies: 37
Views: 6988

Re: 2019 S4 North

It was my second visit to S4 North and every bit as enjoyable as the first. I'd like to extend thanks to all who made it happen, and especially Jeremy Suter and his wife for a very warm welcome at the Stores stand and Paul Gittins for very patiently answering my beginner's questions on chassis cons...
by Enigma
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 2019 S4 North
Replies: 37
Views: 6988

Re: 2019 S4 North

I had a good weeknd, thanks to all who dropped by and talked chassis. However, I have returned home without my venerable orange anglepoise lamp. I don't really understand how I could have done this as I packed everything away and stacked it while I went to get my car. Please let me know if it has ap...
by Enigma
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 2019 S4 North
Replies: 37
Views: 6988

Re: 2019 S4 North

Thanks for the link but there doesn't seem to be the 'dirty urban industrial northern city' design that I need. I'll have to get some photos and a paintbrush out!

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