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by Re6/6
Wed May 22, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: CMX Track Cleaner P4 Conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 534

Re: CMX Track Cleaner P4 Conversion

We use a very heavy Heljan Cl 47 on Balcombe!
by Re6/6
Thu May 16, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: CMX Track Cleaner P4 Conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 534

Re: CMX Track Cleaner P4 Conversion

We have one for 'Balcombe'. Rod successfully converted it using (IIRC) Brassmasters CCUs. I'll ask him for some pictures when he's available.
by Re6/6
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Crossing Vee Jig
Replies: 26
Views: 2819

Re: Crossing Vee Jig

Very elegant method Bob :thumb ….or you could try Baron von Harrap's way, which ruffles feathers but works a treat! https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/37678-handbuilt-track/page/2/ Steve Indeed Steve! I've used the method successfully a few times. If I remember correctly Brian told ...
by Re6/6
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 2019 S4 North
Replies: 37
Views: 4797

Re: 2019 S4 North

I.D. Backscenes do a huge range of good quality mainly UK backscenes 10ft long in either good quality paper or more expensive self adhesive vinyl. https://www.newmodellersshop.co.uk/backscenes.htm Around 1ft sections of #202 pack A 20190330_074952.jpg 20190330_075022.jpg This is a rough experiment u...
by Re6/6
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Colin Parks, Scalefour member
Replies: 20
Views: 1893

Re: Colin Parks, Scalefour member

Colin's fine work.
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by Re6/6
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Colin Parks, Scalefour member
Replies: 20
Views: 1893

Re: Colin Parks, Scalefour member

Indeed, awful news. My condolences to you Barry and the family. I never met Colin in person but we did contact by PMs as we both had an interest in Southern EMUs. It's sad that both Colin and Teddy Francis have passed away. Two superbly skilled craftsmen in the construction of EMUs and coaches in Pl...
by Re6/6
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Flywheel sources
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: Flywheel sources

Branchlines would be worth contacting.

Brian Osborne is always very helpful. 01373 822231. sales@branchlines.com

This is from an old list so prices would be somewhat out of date!
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by Re6/6
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Foamex
Replies: 6
Views: 945

Re: Foamex

It was the 3mm thickness that was recommended with the comment that it can be bent around curves. May try it. I can get a piece the correct height with a required length of around 7'. Delivery costs more than the piece! Some suppliers sell sample pieces that you could try first or you could buy an ...
by Re6/6
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Foamex
Replies: 6
Views: 945

Re: Foamex

We have used the 5mm thick variety on Balcombe for the pelmetting. As Geraint said, it is strong. Our name boards lettering has been printed on it. It is an excellent product but is a tad expensive compared to the usual materials. With regards to bending we have found its flexibility sufficient for ...
by Re6/6
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: What's Pushing?
Replies: 1
Views: 500

Re: What's Pushing?

Happy new Year to you too Andy. IIRC it was a mixture of sprung, compensated and solid suspensions with a mixture of rigid and sprung buffers. Here's a later film taken in August last year on a test set-up day for our 'Balcombe' and 'Ouse Valley Viaduct' layout. All these wagons again were a mixture...
by Re6/6
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Scenic modules
Replies: 26
Views: 4255

Re: Scenic modules

Hi Neil, I've been following this with interest as you're using a very similar method and material that we are on 'Balcombe'. For the 'top coat' to seal the foam and for minor additional work we use use Sculptamold, a product that appears to be a ground up papier-mâché (it certainly smells like it!)...
by Re6/6
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Example prototype ride over VERY uneven track
Replies: 8
Views: 878

Re: Example prototype ride over VERY uneven track

Thanks for that Andy. The stupidity of some people....!
by Re6/6
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Hardwick
Topic: PH Designs Wagon Turntable
Replies: 10
Views: 2205

Re: PH Designs Wagon Turntable

Interesting. I like the look of the etchings, but I think I'll await the next part of the saga before placing an order (or trying to - T&Cs that say you'll get an e-mail with payment details are always a trifle off-putting, even if they do recognise there's more to the world than Little England...
by Re6/6
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Glevum Area Group
Topic: Brinkley at Lydney
Replies: 3
Views: 2314

Re: Brinkley at Lydney

That looks very impressive Robin. :D
by Re6/6
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 15995

Re: Scaleforum 2018

I do wonder just how many people really appreciate the 'behind the scenes' work that is done for our benefit.

Well done and thank you Terry and as a very famous statesman used to say KBO!
by Re6/6
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: How real do your photo's look?
Replies: 122
Views: 37719

Re: How real do your photo's look?

Here's my two pennyworth.

Taken on my old 'Netherhope Halt' diorama. Please ignore the errant long fibres!
Photo ctsy Andy York/BRM
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Photo ctsy Andy York/BRM
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by Re6/6
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Ballasting ply sleepered track
Replies: 28
Views: 3246

Re: Ballasting ply sleepered track

We used Exacto 'FastTrack' and 'Klear' floor polish with various aids, some proprietary, some home made since meticulous slow ballasting was not an option for us on Balcombe with the vast amount of ballasting that was required. 006a.jpg The applicator (from Greenscene IIRC) was modified to restrict ...
by Re6/6
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Balcombe testing
Replies: 16
Views: 2335

Re: Balcombe testing

Thanks everybody for the kind words. We're getting there at last! Will a 4-LAV be along anytime soon? Yes it will...hopefully two. Also a Raworth electric and a 6CIT if all goes to plan! http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/82037-emus-locos-coaching-stock-and-associated-items-for-balcom...
by Re6/6
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Exactoscale switch chairs E4CH 501A
Replies: 7
Views: 1123

Re: Exactoscale switch chairs E4CH 501A

Pete, I have a spare SWC sprue that you could have.

PM me with your address.
by Re6/6
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 2342

Re: Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2018

The DRAG annual pilgrimage will be made 'en masse' on Sunday, preceded by the usual fulsome breakfast in the cafe in the square. :D

I'm particularly looking forward to seeing John Greenwood's Cornish empire!
by Re6/6
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Dapol LSWR B4 0-4-0T
Replies: 21
Views: 2985

Re: Dapol LSWR B4 0-4-0T

A few snaps which may be of interest.

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by Re6/6
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Construction of a Test Track
Replies: 611
Views: 67198

Re: Construction of a Test Track

Colin, this heatwave has been a good test for the Balcombe boards. All twenty of them are stored in a garden shed and the temperature within has climbed up to 38°C on some days with no ill effects to the trackwork. All the boards are around 1200mm in length and have fixed soldered tracks at one end ...
by Re6/6
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: New Hornby Collet coaches
Replies: 5
Views: 1028

Re: New Hornby Collet coaches

presumably they could be cut off and used cosmetically on etched subframes in the usual way? No need Steve. The only thing that had to be cut off were the brake shoes. I did a very quick 'drop-in' conversion with Black Beetles and no brass bearings fitted on one of the first issues. I reckon with s...
by Re6/6
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Dapol LSWR B4 0-4-0T
Replies: 21
Views: 2985

Re: Dapol LSWR B4 0-4-0T

Many thanks Phil.

I need some other Dapol spares so I'll tack on a pair of wheelsets and have a look at them closely. I'll report back in due course.
by Re6/6
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Dapol LSWR B4 0-4-0T
Replies: 21
Views: 2985

Re: Dapol LSWR B4 0-4-0T

Phil, '00' wheelsets are available https://www.dccsupplies.com/item-p-113098/b4-oo-gauge-wheel-assembly-black-part-11.htm. Have you had any experience of turning down Dapol wheels? I've succeeded with Bach wheels but failed miserably with Hornby ones which seemed to be made from a very 'hard' materi...

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