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by Terry Bendall
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 96
Views: 32825

Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles

jim s-w wrote:Modelmaster I think. Fox N gauge for the smaller versions


Thanks Jim

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 96
Views: 32825

Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles

So when you want to model a road+rail parcel depot ....

All very nice Jim. What is the source of the transfers please?

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Kyle of Lochalsh tandem turnout length and other questions
Replies: 30
Views: 721

Re: Tandem turnout length question

People get very excited about interlaced timbering but as far as I'm concerned it's just a niusance that's going to slow me down Interlaced sleepers were common on the LBSCR and the model of Plumpton Green, built by Barry Luck features these. Barry's web site gives a very brief description of produ...
by Terry Bendall
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Wormdrive sleeves
Replies: 19
Views: 1438

Re: Wormdrive sleeves

I found that 0.8mm drill bits are not all the same diameter, As Ted says, he size of a drill can vary and it will depend on how well the point is ground. In larger sizes, say over 2mm dia. this is easy to see but more of a challenge in the sizes we are discussing here. It would depend on how carefu...
by Terry Bendall
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: A machining question.
Replies: 9
Views: 705

Re: A machining question.

My question would be what is it for and why does it have to be that shape?

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Paul Townsend
Topic: Dartmouth progress
Replies: 12
Views: 4145

Re: Dartmouth progress

Sounds like very good progress Paul. It will be good to see the layout at Wells 2021.

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Wormdrive sleeves
Replies: 19
Views: 1438

Re: Wormdrive sleeves

If I were faced with this and had a 1/3" parallel reamer I would go for it. The problem Paul might be in finding a reamer of that size. I double if such a size exists. A new drill of the correct size should be sufficiently accurate. Surely a shaft at .0307 in a hole at .0312 with a dribble of ...
by Terry Bendall
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Wormdrive sleeves
Replies: 19
Views: 1438

Re: Wormdrive sleeves

if anyone comes across alternative sources, I'd appreciate details. One alternative is to find someone with a lathe and persuade them to make some for you. :) 0,78 mm sounds suspiciously like 1/32 inch 0.78 mm is 0.0307 inches. A number 68 drill, if you can get one is 0.0310 inches. 1/32 is 0.0312 ...
by Terry Bendall
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 335
Views: 87824

Re: The Burford Branch

- the Bench drawing was what the bloke in the workshop actually built An interesting book, "Life at Brighton Locomotive Works" has the following tale : "Look Dan," says the Chief Draughtsman, "you know what we want you to fix up?" "Course I do. I've done it many t...
by Terry Bendall
Sat May 30, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: iak
Topic: Grampus stock naughtiness...
Replies: 25
Views: 8120

Re: Grampus stock naughtiness...

Some of my efforts on the Grampus front can be seen at https://www.scalefour.org/scaleforum/20 ... _7223.html

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Fri May 22, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Layout Fiddleyard Planning - 4ft radius turnout
Replies: 38
Views: 1652

Re: Layout Fiddleyard Planning - 4ft radius turnout

I don't see why anybody would need to mechanise a fiddle-yard traverser. Why not just slide it by hand Very true. What I have done can be seen at https://www.scalefour.org/scalefournorth/2015/elcotroad/ElcotRoad-06.html . The traverser runs on aluminium vee pulleys which run on the edge of two leng...
by Terry Bendall
Wed May 20, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 379
Views: 64000

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

My preferred method is the third option shown by Doug which is essentially (to get a bit technical) half wave rectification using an 15 volt AC supply which as Doug says is one method shown in the instructions for Tortoise point motors and I have used it on all the four layouts we have built. It sti...
by Terry Bendall
Wed May 20, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Layout Fiddleyard Planning - 4ft radius turnout
Replies: 38
Views: 1652

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 method...
by Terry Bendall
Sun May 17, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Swanage (again)
Replies: 98
Views: 13426

Re: Swanage (again)

Looks like some rather fancy tamper proof screws in use Neil. Any particular reason?

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Sun May 17, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 406
Views: 120028

Re: New Street progress

Nice work on the wagons Jim. We have some from the same source that are used on Ravenscroft Sidings and need a similar upgrade. That would have been a job to start soon in time for its appearance at Scaleforum this year but we now have lots more time to get the work done. :( :)

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Thu May 14, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 300
Views: 94310

Re: A Highland Miscellany

Flymo748 wrote:I have no shame, if it will help others avoid doing the same thing...


Never any shame - the sensible person learns from their mistakes and others can as well. :) I have made enough in my time. :(

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Wed May 13, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: "West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco part 2
Replies: 33
Views: 15512

Re: "West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco part 2

The use of an acid pickle is commonplace in the silversmithing and jewellery trades where a 10 solution of sulphuric acid is used. I used to use it frequently in school. There are hazards as the safety sheet shows and the citric acid is obviously safer. I used to use pumice powder to clean after pic...
by Terry Bendall
Mon May 11, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 57
Views: 3780

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4

Allan Goodwillie wrote:It is a while since the last posting on the thread and this should be the final section that I will do on locomotive construction


Very good to see you back on here Allan and a very nice looking loco. Presumably some weathering to come? :)

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Thu May 07, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Hornby Maunsell Van C Brake
Replies: 7
Views: 941

Re: Hornby Maunsell Van C Brake

I have not done one of these and the arrangements are different to other long wheel based Hornby products. However my usual method of a fixed axle in the existing bearings as Philip suggests and a rocking W iron at the other end would be my preferred method. I know that some don't like the idea of r...
by Terry Bendall
Wed May 06, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout
Replies: 50
Views: 9156

Re: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout

this is another 'you couldn't make it up' bit of building which has a buttress on one corner but not the other and a wider bit of reinforcing brickwork half way down one side only. Oh and the windows don't match anything either.... But that is what makes an otherwise fairly conventional railway bui...
by Terry Bendall
Tue May 05, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: P4 Conversion of Bachmann Split-axle Bogies
Replies: 7
Views: 2274

Re: P4 Conversion of Bachmann Split-axle Bogies

bigdaveadams1 wrote:Would this method work for the EPBs Do you think?


We have three EPBs converted by a similar method and they work well.

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Fri May 01, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Collet chuck for lathe
Replies: 16
Views: 845

Re: Collet chuck for lathe

I am afraid thread cutting is beyond my skill - something to learn. It may well be David but it probably counts as an A Level job.! :) When I've cut threads on the Cowell, I've usually cut them slightly to one side by advancing the top slide a tiny bit. The usual method is to angle the top or compo...
by Terry Bendall
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 113
Views: 10159

Re: Scaleforum 2020

in the music/sports/art world it's 99% hard work, and very long hours, that gets the people with that extra bit of talent to the top (- or to the place that they can earn a living from it). Yes some truth in that. I certainly don't claim to be at the highest possible level. but two of my efforts in...
by Terry Bendall
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 113
Views: 10159

Re: Scaleforum 2020

I long ago decided that I was never going to reach the standards that can be achieved, I personally will never reach such a high standard, so what is the point. Two comments on the same theme. How does anyone know they will not achieve until they try? Something I have said before - no one was born ...
by Terry Bendall
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 564
Views: 129160

Re: Brettell Road

jim s-w wrote:Just a gallery post (no need for words)


Magic! :D

Terry Bendall

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