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by Winander
Fri May 29, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Beer and Buckjumpers
Replies: 845
Views: 11582

Re: Beer and Buckjumpers

Flymo,

Thaks for the explanation, I didn't realise it was a High Level kit - explains a lot :)

best wishes,
Richard
by Winander
Fri May 29, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Beer and Buckjumpers
Replies: 845
Views: 11582

Re: Beer and Buckjumpers

But in this kit, the standard 2mm (for a carrying axle) bearings won't work and you have to make your own. Thanks for the excellent tip regarding the files. Are yoiu saying the High Level Miniblox won't work http://www.highlevelkits.co.uk/minibloxpage.html ? Why is that? best wishes, Richard
by Winander
Mon May 25, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks
Replies: 184
Views: 50306

Re: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks

Mark,

A really nice feature. Are you going to paint the top of the coal stack white as I have seen LNWR stacks painted - apparently to deter theft.

best wishes,
Richard
by Winander
Sat May 23, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Layout Fiddleyard Planning - 4ft radius turnout
Replies: 38
Views: 1426

Re: Layout Fiddleyard Planning - 4ft radius turnout

Julian,

You can set the minimum radius somewhere in the menus or on the pop up panel (f1 or f2) when the turnout is the control template. This will tell you if any part of the turnout is below your set minimum.

HH
by Winander
Fri May 22, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Right Track DVD series
Replies: 18
Views: 1138

Re: Right Track DVD series

I think these are Right Track, the titles don't reflect the content.

Painting and weathering Wright/Rathbone 3hr 38min https://youtu.be/Ne0fBH6zNkQ
Loco builds Wright 5hr 38min https://youtu.be/a1DGQsXapFk
by Winander
Thu May 21, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 55
Views: 3586

Re: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build

Lindsay, Coming along nicely. Thanks for the information regarding the thickness of the frames, I gave up making some 22 thou thick as I thought it inadequate, but as you've inspired me, I'll have another go. Using address labels from the cameo is another useful tip, thanks. I tried using paper stuc...
by Winander
Wed May 20, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann B1
Replies: 85
Views: 5502

Re: Bachmann B1

Barry Luck used a similar system documented on is website http://www.lbscrmodels.co.uk/weight%20distribution.html
by Winander
Wed May 20, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Layout Fiddleyard Planning - 4ft radius turnout
Replies: 38
Views: 1426

Re: Layout Fiddleyard Planning - 4ft radius turnout

The 485mm length to a parallel track is very useful information - track how far apart? I think we are all agreed on dimensions (from Templot) of an A6 despite using different units. The track centres are standard 12" to the foot minimum for running lines, a scale 44.67mm between centre lines. ...
by Winander
Wed May 20, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Layout Fiddleyard Planning - 4ft radius turnout
Replies: 38
Views: 1426

Re: Layout Fiddleyard Planning - 4ft radius turnout

I cannot help with your specific query Julian but if space is limited it might be better to consider alternative fiddle year designs such as cassettes, traversers or sector plates. Any size of turnout will always take up some space which will reduce the length of the storage roads. One of the metho...
by Winander
Mon May 18, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 55
Views: 3586

Re: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build

The footplate at the other side in another image shows some wear/damage as well but not to the same extent. Would a model replicating this look accurate or portray evidence of careless handling or modelling mishap? Hello Lindsay, The only way I see that such damage would occur is regular loading of...
by Winander
Sun May 17, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 55
Views: 3586

Re: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build

Lindsay, Good to hear that you have surmounted your problems to your satisfaction - in the absence of a response from the CRA and lack of photographs, it doesn't seem as if anyone will prove you wrong, particularly when everything fits where it didn't before! Looking along the edge of the footplate ...
by Winander
Sun May 17, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 122
Views: 21735

Re: First steps in P4- now on my second loco

charliemiller77 wrote:Probably a lot more than a pound now but worth it.


Still a pound, I got some about a month ago.
by Winander
Sat May 16, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Brass preparation for painting
Replies: 29
Views: 4626

Re: Brass preparation for painting

Being interested in purchasing an ultrasonic cleaner, I found these sites explaining frequency useful https://www.upcorp.com/blog/how-frequency-relates-to-ultrasonic-cleaning/ , https://www.omegasonics.com/ultrasonic-cleaning-2/how-do-i-know-what-frequency-i-need-for-my-ultrasonic-cleaner/ . I have ...
by Winander
Thu May 14, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Beer and Buckjumpers
Replies: 845
Views: 11582

Re: Beer and Buckjumpers

Tim

I think Paul is talking about the cosmetic springs that appear (if you enlarge the photograph) to be attached to the outside of the frames. Maybe you are thinking about CSB springs - maybe... possibly...?

No doubt all will be revealed.

best wishes,
by Winander
Tue May 12, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: DCC
Topic: Poor running with TCS decoder
Replies: 16
Views: 890

Re: Poor running with TCS decoder

Who installed the chips, if DCC did it then it would be likely they tested it, indicating something wrong with your controller Where did you get it and has it ever worked for you with a loco, and if it did, how long ago? There is this thread on RMWeb (2015) that documents problems with the throttle ...
by Winander
Tue May 12, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Beer and Buckjumpers
Replies: 845
Views: 11582

Re: Beer and Buckjumpers

I am slightly confused Paul ... aren't the springs removable - so that you can drop the wheels out? Or do you fit the wheels permenantly so to speak requireing them to be removed from the axles if they need dropping out at a later date? Tim, Unless I am very much mistaken, the wheelsets would come ...
by Winander
Tue May 12, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: DCC
Topic: Poor running with TCS decoder
Replies: 16
Views: 890

Re: Poor running with TCS decoder

Sapper,

Do you know the controller works?
by Winander
Sun May 10, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Beer and Buckjumpers
Replies: 845
Views: 11582

Re: Beer and Buckjumpers

We had a discussion on Mike Edge's thread on RMWeb recently about the mods necessary to make the indexing work properly; these are simple, but shouldn't be necessary on a piece of kit of this price. David, I've spent some time looking on RMWeb but can't find this thread as it is relevant to Paul's ...
by Winander
Fri May 08, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Beer and Buckjumpers
Replies: 845
Views: 11582

Re: Beer and Buckjumpers

Paul,

What thickness is the fret?

best wishes,
Richard
by Winander
Fri May 08, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Beer and Buckjumpers
Replies: 845
Views: 11582

Re: Beer and Buckjumpers

Paul, Well done to your wife and yourself. A perfect example of what can be done with care and the minimum of equipment. Also a good demonstration of the press and answered my question perfectly. I see the benefit of a press being the consistency of the product and as you say, you can manage with on...
by Winander
Fri May 08, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Cutting and Filing Tiny Lengths of Rod and Tube
Replies: 15
Views: 1266

Re: Cutting and Filing Tiny Lengths of Rod and Tube

Proton wrote:Studying the picture closely, I can't work out the actual cutting action. Can anyone see how the cut actually takes place?

PBM.


At first I thought it was a guillotine, but the lever with the knurled knob is to hold the work. A piercing saw in the slot to the right of it does the cutting.
by Winander
Fri May 08, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 55
Views: 3586

Re: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build

Lindsay,

Really enjoying this, I'm always pleased to see you have an update and the engine looks great. Thanks also for the (much needed) encouragement..
by Winander
Fri May 08, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Beer and Buckjumpers
Replies: 845
Views: 11582

Re: Beer and Buckjumpers

I'm looking forward to seeing this develop. One question - how does the rivet press manage if the metal hasn't been half etched, i.e. you are pressing a rivet through the full thickness? It seems to me you will not get as a crisp an impression, but does the action of the pin and anvil still produce ...
by Winander
Wed May 06, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Andy W
Topic: Yard crane gears
Replies: 28
Views: 1426

Re: Yard crane gears

I see it now, the strut does give it away. As soon as Specwhatnots re-opens.....
by Winander
Wed May 06, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Andy W
Topic: Yard crane gears
Replies: 28
Views: 1426

Re: Yard crane gears

Hello Andy, I don't see a weight box in your original picture (if it is the thing on the end of the right hand beam). I believe you are confusing the door frame of the building in the background with something on the arm. If you look on the left hand side of the picture, there is a similar frame. Ir...

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