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by Winander
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Clearance for CSB wires
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: Clearance for CSB wires

Thanks Will, that is very helpful. Regarding the fixed fulcrums, I will use a stiff wire with everything assembled before soldering the fixed fulcrums so that everything is in line and it's easy to thread the proper wire in. I am using some rather nice looking fulcrum fixings supplied by Lanarkshire...
by Winander
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Clearance for CSB wires
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Clearance for CSB wires

What vertical clearance is required for CSB wires without impeding the suspension? I am trying to arrange frame spacers in a diminutive 0-6-0 prototype that uses High Level hornblocks. Am I right in assuming that the lowest position on the High Level CSB jig ('A') would automatically require trimmin...
by Winander
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: More Radio Control Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: More Radio Control Questions

Thanks for the responses everyone. I have bought and made MERG DCC equipment, but nothing else. As I said, I haven't any track and the only experience I have at operating is on others' models. I do like sound and particularly like the 'realism' of inertia achievable with DCC control. If I was able, ...
by Winander
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: More Radio Control Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 276

More Radio Control Questions

As I haven't started building track yet, a battery supplied RC option is of interest. One thing discouraging me is the functionality of the transmitter/chip. I may be totally wrong as I have only done minimal research, but why can't DCC commands be sent over RC, it is, after all, just a packet of da...
by Winander
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 188
Views: 30635

Re: Ulpha Light Railway

Richard,

If you find anything you consider useful additions, please send me the details and they can be added to the bibliography.

regards,
by Winander
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 188
Views: 30635

Re: Ulpha Light Railway

Richard,

Apologies if you have seen this, but the bibliography of the Cumbrian Railways Association may have some useful references for you.

http://www.cumbrianrailways.org.uk/bibliography.html
by Winander
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm
Replies: 34
Views: 4865

Re: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm

Can I look at it with a Mac? Sean, I run Templot on a late 2011 Macbook Pro using wine. The OS is Mavericks 10.9.5 If you install wine in your users directory, you can run it with the command below - note you have to substitute <your username>. If you put the command in a script called templot.sh, ...
by Winander
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: West of Scotland
Topic: West Scotland 4mm Group layout Calderside
Replies: 14
Views: 4011

Re: West Scotland 4mm Group layout Calderside

IwSLtSMr_8k SebVNXgNp9k Select the youtube button above the editor window which will insert the youtube tags [youtube][/youtube] and place the cursor between them. Copy the parameter for your video between the tags, for the quick view it is IwSLtSMr_8k. The minor error you made was to include the f...
by Winander
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: A new lever frame design
Replies: 91
Views: 18884

Re: A new lever frame design

Hello,

Are the microswitches available in the stores - LFMSW, suitable for the new lever frame?

regards
by Winander
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 192
Views: 31723

Re: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie

Hello Allan, I too would encourage you to continue posting as it has all been interesting and informative. You are clearly too modest by far and as a novice, I need people like you with experience to guide me. I am sure many others are in a similar position. I have found all your input to this forum...
by Winander
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1106
Views: 157716

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

Hello Tim, I have been lurking in this thread and finding it very useful and inspiring. With regards to the tender movement in your video, how much weight does it carry as it seems to be moving around quite a bit along all of the track (that or my eyes haven't recovered from celebratory excesses!). ...
by Winander
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Explosives
Replies: 16
Views: 4638

Re: Explosives

According to Wikipeda, there was "an important export market" as early as the 18th century.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low_Wood_Gunpowder_Works
by Winander
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: DCC Bus
Replies: 11
Views: 2547

Re: DCC Bus

grovenor-2685 wrote:Indeed the MERG kit for that runs to £10.50 and a pretty simple build.


Hi Keith,

Out of interest, which MERG kit is it?

thanks
by Winander
Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: P4 Track co
Replies: 14
Views: 4135

Re: P4 Track co

Also works with Chrome on Mac OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks
by Winander
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Prototypical track dimensions
Replies: 6
Views: 1839

Re: Prototypical track dimensions

Ben,

Digest 62 has oodles of info that may be of help.
https://www.scalefour.org/members/diges ... -0v1-2.pdf

regards
by Winander
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Building my new p4 layout
Replies: 31
Views: 8020

Re: Building my new p4 layout

Tom,

You may find this discussion useful, although it is for bullhead rail, it shows how to fashion a vee crossing using the jigs.

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1914&p=21893#p21893

regards
by Winander
Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Lathe Workshop for Beginners 7th January 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 2718

Re: NAG Lathe Workshop for Beginners 7th January 2017

Tim,

http://lathes.co.uk is one source of second hand machines, it also has some reviews of popular models.

regards
by Winander
Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: recommended sideplay on loco wheels
Replies: 43
Views: 8416

Re: recommended sideplay on loco wheels

But I am interested in my v question because I'd like to know, for a given amount of sideplay (say0.5mm) how much longer the wheelbase can be of an 8-coupled than a 6-coupled to cope with a given radius curve - while keeping the sideplay to the intermediate axles. You could either draw it, or use T...
by Winander
Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: recommended sideplay on loco wheels
Replies: 43
Views: 8416

Re: recommended sideplay on loco wheels

The chord is the wheelbase, or is a little added to account for the wheel flanges?

V = 40x40 / 8x529 = 0.38

So 0.3 is insufficient.

Regards
by Winander
Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Etched shorting strips for wheels on split axle chassis etc.
Replies: 9
Views: 2151

Re: Etched shorting strips for wheels on split axle chassis etc.

Tim V wrote:I found them an improvement on the BB ones, they have little fingers which contact the axle better.


As do the Brassmasters ones. Ref A403 in http://www.brassmasters.co.uk/accessories.htm

Split axles.jpg
by Winander
Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Etched shorting strips for wheels on split axle chassis etc.
Replies: 9
Views: 2151

Re: Etched shorting strips for wheels on split axle chassis etc.

Ian, This is how Tim Venton fits shorting strips (from his workbench thread) https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=105&t=913&start=25#p5722. There was some recent discussion on Paul Willis' workbench regarding the problem he had getting satisfactory back to back gauge when he did n...
by Winander
Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks
Replies: 169
Views: 46574

Re: Glenmutchkin - Control Freak

The spec on the sellers pages states the pins are rated at 1 amp. Isn't that, as Howard suspected, on the low side?

regards
by Winander
Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Furness J1 Class - Complete!
Replies: 39
Views: 7226

Re: Furness J1 Class - Running well now

Gavin, Have you considered using compensation beams rather than CSB or sprung hornblocks? It seems to me to be simpler than retrofitting sliding horn blocks into your plastic frames and is a valid alternative. See here for an example where two beams are used either side of the frame (or a single cen...
by Winander
Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Another Round...
Replies: 323
Views: 71362

Re: Another Round...

Hello Paul, Thanks for your thorough reply - I hadn't considered the back to back. The measurement should be taken on the tyre regardless and I have been reading Tim Venton's workbench and he files the tyre to recess the shorting strip (which he tins beforehand) and I assume he files the joint to le...
by Winander
Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Another Round...
Replies: 323
Views: 71362

Re: Another Round... Down to work

Flymo748 wrote:It's not conclusive proof that split chassis work for me, as I still see a number of problems with them that need to be solved, but it certainly surprised me that it worked first time.


Hi Paul,

Would you care to elaborate as I am about to start one?

thanks

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