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by Terry Bendall
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: SCALEFOUR NORTH 2020 - VIRTUALLY?
Replies: 1
Views: 165

Re: SCALEFOUR NORTH 2020 - VIRTUALLY?

Sounds like a good idea to me. Go for it!

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Marking gauge?
Replies: 16
Views: 427

Re: Marking gauge?

I posted a reply yesterday on this topic but it seems to have got lost somewhere. You might try looking at page 6 of Scalefour News 216 where marking a line parallel to an edge using Jenny calipers is mentioned. t However pre-vernier gauges should be available Dave may be referring to a surface gaug...
by Terry Bendall
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 125
Views: 31513

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

Lord Colnago wrote:There's not a whole lot of difference is there?


B+ and A for effort. :D :D

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery
Replies: 395
Views: 122180

Re: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery

Tim V wrote:I have to reduce the speed.


Perhaps a second gearbox with some spur gears either on the motor or before the existing gearbox? Your workbench looks in about the same condition as mine! :)

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 125
Views: 31513

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

Having got that far, well almost, disaster struck It is probably some consolation to the less experienced that such things can happen. The trick of course is to fix the damage so that when the model is finished, you cannot see the join as Eric Morecombe might have said. :thumb When I was doing my t...
by Terry Bendall
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks
Replies: 174
Views: 47821

Re: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks

Mark Tatlow wrote: I am pretty pleased with the outcome, much neater than my hand could manage!


A neat idea which could probably be used in other applications. If you used the "hole" a concave corner could be created.

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Fylde
Topic: Fylde Area Group (March 2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Re: Fylde Area Group (March 2020)

dcockling wrote:Too magnificent to weather Mike


Very much so. A brilliant job. Perhaps it has come straight off the shed after the cleaners have been at it. :)

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 329
Views: 52236

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

In order to prevent solder from going where it is not wanted, a strip of paper is inserted between the switch blade and the stock rail A very neat idea which I had not thought of before. :) tie bar is held in place against the underside of the rails by scrap pieces of sleeper strip. Also very helpf...
by Terry Bendall
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 329
Views: 52236

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

As always looking very good Tony. Telephone wire is certainly useful for circuits with a low current capacity. I am also a believer in colour coding so if the wire is red at the control panel it is still red at the destination. A single colour with careful labelling can be used but requires a discip...
by Terry Bendall
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest 2020 Cancelled
Replies: 19
Views: 1386

Re: Scalefour Southwest 2020 Cancelled

A great shame since it is one of the best shows around and enjoyed by many Society members and other visitors. Unfortunately unavoidable in the circumstances. :(

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: P4 Conversion of Bachmann Split-axle Bogies
Replies: 3
Views: 558

Re: P4 Conversion of Bachmann Split-axle Bogies

Yes very helpful Simon and a bit better than the methods I have used so far,

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Printed wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 897

Re: Printed wheels

If you get off your backside and talk to various traders with an idea I find them quite amenable I agree. About 20 years ago my son wanted some models of MoD diesel shunters. He had pictures and following a discussion with Mike Edge, and an agreement to put in a fairly modest amount of money to hel...
by Terry Bendall
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Printed wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 897

Re: Printed wheels

Proton wrote:Never mind wheels, how about a complete set of working valve gear, rods, and cylinders!!


Or alternatively, scratch build them which is what people have been doing for years! :mrgreen: :D

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: At the end of my garden.
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: At the end of my garden.

The wagon is a switch and crossing wagon built for transporting assembled turnouts and similar components to site. Purpose built for the job by Kirow. A nice scratch building challenge for those who model the contemporary scene. :D

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Cornish Riviera Area Group
Topic: Cornish Riviera Area Group
Replies: 21
Views: 14384

Re: Cornish Riviera Area Group

My solution to the control panel is a fairly simple wooden construction made from plywood, usually a dark coloured timber which is then varnished. The track diagram is drawn on a computer, printed in colour and then laminated. If switches or LEDs on the track diagram are needed, holes are drilled th...
by Terry Bendall
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Cornish Riviera Area Group
Topic: Cornish Riviera Area Group
Replies: 21
Views: 14384

Re: Cornish Riviera Area Group

The trouble with restoring old layouts is so often the infrastructure, like turnout mechanisms and feed droppers, have failed over time and whilst appearing sound, have a habit of coming back to bite you. Not a restoration as such, but we have certainly found this problem with Pulborough where most...
by Terry Bendall
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: First chassis in P4
Replies: 49
Views: 2626

Re: First chassis in P4

The radius centre drill is something new to me and proves one of my beliefs that you learn something new every day. Put the term into your preferred search engine and it will bring up numerous suppliers. There are two uses for the centre drill. One is to dill a hole in the end of a bar held in the l...
by Terry Bendall
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Fixing Steel Axle to Plastic Gear
Replies: 10
Views: 987

Re: Fixing Steel Axle to Plastic Gear

I have never found it necessary to roughen the surface of the axle or use any type of adhesive and have never had any slippage of the gears. It does of course depend on the comparative size of the old and new axles.

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: First chassis in P4
Replies: 49
Views: 2626

Re: First chassis in P4

Centre drills are available from many sources. Two examples are https://www.maidstone-engineering.com/centre-drills http://www.tapdie.com/html/centre_drills_bs1_centredrill_bs2_centre_drills_bs3_centre_drill.html The smallest imperial one (BS1) is 3/64 tip size - just under 1.2 mm and the smallest m...
by Terry Bendall
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Railmatch paints
Replies: 3
Views: 1023

Re: Railmatch paints

A recently purchased pot of Railmatch Sleeper Grime was certainly thicker than others have been when new. However it worked perfectly well both with a brush and when thinned down for spraying. The same was true of a pot of Rail White. Possibly some changes in the manufacturing process but as long as...
by Terry Bendall
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: First chassis in P4
Replies: 49
Views: 2626

Re: First chassis in P4

The alternative of course would be to beg, buy borrow or steal a copy of Mike Sharman's book on chassis construction and use the methods Mike recommended. All fairly simple to do. It is old technology but it works.

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Rivet Press 2
Replies: 16
Views: 1211

Re: Rivet Press 2

It would be down to Jeremy to respond over the cost of the letterpresses which I know he investigated a few years back. Some designs do not have sufficient space where the press tool fits and it needs a bit more than a few minutes with a hacksaw and a file. Having checked the ones that Jeremy was ab...
by Terry Bendall
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: DEFine Modellers Day 11th Jan 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 2430

Re: DEFine Modellers Day 11th Jan 2020

A good selection of picture Pete even if some of them do feature me. :) It goes to show what small events like this can achieve. Well done to all those involved in the organisation for taking the time and trouble to organise things.

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Rivet Press 2
Replies: 16
Views: 1211

Re: Rivet Press 2

Some years back I made some press tools for the stores using some cast aluminium embossing tools that Jeremy was able to source. These do not now seem to be available. The drawings I used then were simple pencil sketches but they could be re-drawn. However some of the dimensions, and possible the ov...
by Terry Bendall
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: David B
Topic: Delivering the Goods
Replies: 16
Views: 6521

Re: Delivering the Goods

Looking very nice David. Try taking a few photos of your own wagons then enlarging them up the computer. It's frightening. My son and I have found this when taking pictures for future publication. Enlarging these on the computer for cleaning up the image shows up all sorts of very small things such ...

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