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by Terry Bendall
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 129
Views: 29497

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Serjt-Dave wrote:I use the Masokits Tie bars and found them very good and reliable {so far}


A bit late to this but I have also used the Masokits stretcher rods and the work well. A bit fiddly to make up butthey work. My take on operation is a functional crank through the baseboard.

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: S4-9?
Replies: 9
Views: 665

Re: S4-9?

Code 55 is massively heavy for NG work The weight of rail used on NG railways will vary, just as it dies on the main line. The Leighton Buzzard Railway now uses either 35 lb rail or 40 lb rail although much lighter rail was used when it was first laid in 1919. Flat bottom rail is used throughout. N...
by Terry Bendall
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: First steps in track building and P4.
Replies: 33
Views: 1589

Re: First steps in track building and P4.

This I believe to be my problem, i haven't filed a the whole of the rail end to a point just a lead on the bottom of the foot. My solution is to thin down the foot of the rail and the vertical web since those are the only parts of the ail that the chair will touch. Not a point just a short taper. I...
by Terry Bendall
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 420
Views: 75792

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Post by Tony Wilkins » Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:37 pm Although not strictly railway modelling, electrics are part and parcel of the hobby I would agree, although things like radio control mean that there are now alternatives at least for loco control. It is a bit less common these days but there was a t...
by Terry Bendall
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: First steps in track building and P4.
Replies: 33
Views: 1589

Re: First steps in track building and P4.

but have come across suggestions that they can hold the rail head vertical, which results in instant gauge narrowing when you remove them, as the chairs adopt their designed 1:20 inclination, I have to say that I have never found this. If the chairs are glued to the sleepers and the gauges left in ...
by Terry Bendall
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 581
Views: 142120

Re: Brettell Road

All very nice Jim. I particularly liked the restrained weathering on the wagons.

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 420
Views: 75792

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

I realise this is outside many peoples comfort zone, Yes it probably is Tony although my limited, and these days rather out of date, electrical knowledge means I can understand what the circuit will achieve. What it is thought is a neat solution to a particular problem although not many of us will ...
by Terry Bendall
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Material Stand
Replies: 43
Views: 3369

Re: EBMA Material Stand

If you could let me know your thoughts it would really help the ordering of the tubing I certainly keep my Evergreen strips in the original packaging and have a simple home made holder for these but the same principle as the EBMA stand. Thin wire (under 1.0mm dia) in 300mm lengths is kept in the pl...
by Terry Bendall
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 420
Views: 75792

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

As well as some sort of extraction a face mask is a good idea. At the moment of course there are difficult to get. There are different grades of face mask and what is needed for this sort of application is a FFP2 grade. In normal times these could be found in places like B&Q, Wicks, Screwfix, To...
by Terry Bendall
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 420
Views: 75792

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Printed circuit board has a core made of a glass fibre/plastic resin composite so when it is being cut you are basically cutting glass which will blunt saws very successfully. I don't do a lot of cutting of this material and normally use a standard hacksaw with the board clamped to a bench top. Use ...
by Terry Bendall
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Edington Junction
Replies: 49
Views: 9931

Re: Edington Junction

but couldn't do too much to push out the dent. It may be too late now but one solution would be to rest the frame on a piece of flat smooth metal and use the end of a round or square bar and a hammer to push out the dent. The end of the bar needs to be flat and smooth. A piece of wood would also pr...
by Terry Bendall
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Signals for Minories
Replies: 53
Views: 12590

Re: Signals for Minories

And here is the signal made from one of these to show the "hollow" corner edges And a brilliant piece of work it is! :D I particularly like the proper forked ends on the operating rods - not that I expected anything less! Having tried to build a few signals in the pas, although noting as ...
by Terry Bendall
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 420
Views: 75792

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Tony Wilkins wrote:Any guesses what this is intended for?


Cutting sheet material of some sort. Card, thin ply, PCB material, thin sheet metal.

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 56
Views: 8670

Re: Turning a chimney

I don't tend to use any on the big lathe usually only turn brass and nickel silver which don't need it, even steel although it can run hot and could do with a coolant if running it too fast I would agree with not using lubricant when turning steel, although on larger machine and high speeds it is u...
by Terry Bendall
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 56
Views: 8670

Re: Turning a chimney

Another suggestion he gave to this lathe novice was to use a smear of tallow (or candle wax) on a centre drill (or any drill) particularly when drilling something like aluminium or white metal which can grab the bit and snap it. Some sort of cutting lubricant is always needed when drilling steel, b...
by Terry Bendall
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery
Replies: 413
Views: 136894

Re: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery

The ones I am aware of are in colleges and schools, so Scalefour North might well be at risk. It might, but then again it might not. At the moment the venue is confirmed and booked. Unless you have a crystal ball or a time machine none of us will know what will happen in the future. I suggest that ...
by Terry Bendall
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Material Stand
Replies: 43
Views: 3369

Re: EBMA Material Stand

I have beaten to it with the link to Hobby Holidays which is where I got mine. Small sizes of Really Useful Boxes are a good if a little expensive solution. Being mean I use margarine tubs and for larger item 2 litre ice cream tubs both with and without lids. It does of course depend on whether such...
by Terry Bendall
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Material Stand
Replies: 43
Views: 3369

Re: EBMA Material Stand

and we've developed into something that fits within our range of units and is hopefully of interest to yourselves I would guess that the picture of the thin wire/rod is for illustrative purposes only. otherwise lots of thin bits to stab the hand or even worse enter the eye. My preference for thin w...
by Terry Bendall
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 56
Views: 8670

Re: Turning a chimney

Terry, I think I must be missing something here. Surely the cutting geometry is the same as with a front tool post, save that the tool is now inverted? If so, isn't the risk of the tool digging in the same? I thought someone would ask that question! :) I am not sure of why it works - what I do know...
by Terry Bendall
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 56
Views: 8670

Re: Turning a chimney

Presumably you could machine up your own extended slide from a suitable piece of steel if the slide which comes with the machine isn't suitable? Given a machine with the capacity to do the job and an operator with the necessary skills, then no reason why not. Or can you buy "universal' longer ...
by Terry Bendall
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 56
Views: 8670

Re: Turning a chimney

What are the benefits of parting off from the back of the machine rather than using the standard tool post? One reason for having the parting tool at the rear is that it makes the process easier. Parting off can cause some difficulties with the tool digging into the work when the tool is held in th...
by Terry Bendall
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 56
Views: 8670

Re: Turning a chimney

I like the idea of using abrasive cutters in the chuck to make the tool. Not thought of that one before. The paper towel to catch the grit is very sensible. From the pictures it looks like the parting tool is not at 90 degrees to the work which is how I would position it. If my assumption is correct...
by Terry Bendall
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Plywood sleepers
Replies: 11
Views: 892

Re: Plywood sleepers

In my experience no practical difference. The rivets are designed to fit 0.8mm thick ply so may not be long enough for 1.6mm thick. More ballast is needed.

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: SCALEFORUM 1999
Replies: 5
Views: 1369

Re: SCALEFORUM 1999

Just got around to looking at this. I had forgotten that West Chiltington was at Scaleforum 1999 and this was one of the layouts last showings before my son bought it and it was updated as described in back in 2007 in Scalefour News 153. We have very few pictures of West Chiltingtonl so it was good ...
by Terry Bendall
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Masokits etched chairs turnout construction
Replies: 21
Views: 1952

Re: Masokits etched chairs

My experience of building track and turnouts with etched track bases and copper clad has only been with flat bottom rail. This has mainly been done using the Colin Craig range of track components and some Masokits BR3 type bases (for third rail). They all work well but it is very slow and tedious. A...

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