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by TonyMont
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Best wire for collectors
Replies: 14
Views: 1316

Re: Best wire for collectors

Hi All, In answer to Keith's query, I did fit Studiolith plunger pickups to an 0-6-0t back in the 70's, they worked very well but were tricky to fit. They consisted of a nickel canister and an anodised aluminium stepped collar, the anodising forming the insulation, so they had to be glued to the fra...
by TonyMont
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Rivet Press 2
Replies: 16
Views: 1211

Re: Rivet Press 2

Hi All, I have read many requests for riveting tools over the years, may I let you know that I have been using the tools in the attached photograph for about forty years. If the press tools could be sourced these presses are both cheap and plentiful. Before writing this I checked ebay searching for ...
by TonyMont
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: SR fence posts
Replies: 18
Views: 2498

Re: SR fence posts

Hi,
I am not sure if it will help, but I could produce white metal castings, using these as masters.
Regards,
Tony.
by TonyMont
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Onward from Ambergate
Replies: 99
Views: 32117

Re: Onward from Ambergate

Hi Keith,
Thanks, I think I have got it sorted now, I think the dcc wiring does make it simpler and I had not got my head round it.
Regards, Tony.
by TonyMont
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Onward from Ambergate
Replies: 99
Views: 32117

Re: Onward from Ambergate

Hi Keith, My version of the bonding, feeds and locking was similar to yours before I asked the question. I have obviously not built anything as complex as this before, and yours looks brilliant it must be very satisfying to watch trains travel over it. I have one problem in my theory, if turnouts 1 ...
by TonyMont
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Onward from Ambergate
Replies: 99
Views: 32117

Re: Onward from Ambergate

Hi Keith,
That will all take some time to digest, but thank you. The forum in general and you in particular are fantastic resourse.
Best regards,
Tony.
by TonyMont
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Onward from Ambergate
Replies: 99
Views: 32117

Re: Onward from Ambergate

Hi Keith,
Yes that's the one, it has been modified a few times, since I posted the original plan, but essentially the same arrangement.
Attached please find a scan of the template I am using and a photo of a class 25? on the tandum.
p4 scissors and tand.jpg
Scissors detail.jpg

Regards, Tony.
by TonyMont
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Onward from Ambergate
Replies: 99
Views: 32117

Re: Onward from Ambergate

Hi Keith,
If you can imagine the top left point is part of the tandum, an overlayed B8 branches to the right. If that makes sense.
Regards,
Tony.
by TonyMont
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Onward from Ambergate
Replies: 99
Views: 32117

Re: Onward from Ambergate

Hi Martin,
Thanks. I had just found one, but the one you suggest is clearer.
Tony.
by TonyMont
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Onward from Ambergate
Replies: 99
Views: 32117

Re: Onward from Ambergate

Hi Keith, Thanks for the quick response, the layout will be dcc and the station will be all one district I think. I cheated with the Templot, I overlayed points to get what I wanted but did not remove duplicate rails so it is very messy, I am actually building off a Protofour template. I suppose I c...
by TonyMont
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Onward from Ambergate
Replies: 99
Views: 32117

Re: Onward from Ambergate

Hi All, Most of the layout is in storage, but as a house move looks to be waiting for Brexit I have erected Buxton Midland station boards, with the idea of at least getting something done. At the entrance to the station is a scissors crossing with a tandem turnout on one corner, building it will be ...
by TonyMont
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: MR 4F Tender [type C] 3,500 gallon
Replies: 9
Views: 1467

Re: MR 4F Tender [type C] 3,500 gallon

Hi,
I have a kit for one of these, it came from Colin Seymore at Alan Gibson. I need the kit for a 4f too, but Colin may have some more etches.
regards, Tony.
by TonyMont
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Caprotti Black 5
Replies: 7
Views: 1608

Re: Caprotti Black 5

Hi Dave, I have admired your work on many occasions and it is a pleasure to now be able to take time to study the construction in detail. I have been experimenting with the removable keeper plate system, with sander pipes etc. I try to include the pickups, are these included in yours? I can see some...
by TonyMont
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann D11/2 conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 3022

Re: Bachmann D11/2 conversion

Hi John,
Welcome to the large layout builders club, please keep us posted.
Regards,
Tony.
by TonyMont
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 329
Views: 52236

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Hi Tony,
I notice your pointwork has no stretcher bars fitted. I always try to fit these before laying. Please can you tell us what type you will be fitting and how it is done?
Very impressed with what you are acheiving.
Regards,
Tony.
by TonyMont
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 164
Views: 31533

Re: Alpha Mill

Hi Ralph,
That looks absolutely wonderful, well done.

Tony.
by TonyMont
Sun May 27, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Buxton etc
Replies: 7
Views: 1823

Re: Buxton etc

Hi Paul,
Thanks for the advise, I have placed an order. :thumb
Tony.
by TonyMont
Fri May 25, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Buxton etc
Replies: 7
Views: 1823

Buxton etc

Hi All,

Actually nothing to do with Buxton in this post, but I thought I should let you all know about the digital soldering station coming up at Aldi.
Product Ref: 083184201878400, available from Sunday or by pre-order £19.99.

Regards,
Tony.
by TonyMont
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Private Owner Wagons
Replies: 20
Views: 2887

Re: Private Owner Wagons

Hi Tim,

You might find this site http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/gansg/ interesting and informative, I believe the author is a 2mm modeller but the information is still useful.

Regards, Tony.
by TonyMont
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: The Adventures of an RSU Virgin
Replies: 45
Views: 10037

Re: The Adventures of an RSU Virgin

Hi, I have not used my RSU extensively but did find burn marks to be a problem, on asking about this at a demonstration I was told to apply the probe at an angle to increase its surface area, which helps, also a third layer of clean brass or nickel silver placed on top of the joint can eliminate the...
by TonyMont
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Onward from Ambergate
Replies: 99
Views: 32117

Re: Onward from Ambergate

Hi Peter,

I changed my diamond to a switched type, I only made 5 new crossing timbers if I remember which was not totally accurate but it looks and works okay. Without knowing the curve radius you cannot use the chart that Martin posted, but a switch diamond is a safe bet.

Regards, Tony.
by TonyMont
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 329
Views: 52236

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Hi Tony,

More power to your elbow, or should that be rivetting press. Its good to see another large project, well done.

Regards, Tony.
by TonyMont
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Onward from Ambergate
Replies: 99
Views: 32117

Re: Onward from Ambergate

Hi All, Thanks for the kind comments. I may not have made it clear, when the layout has all its major track down the intention is to operate to the 1936 Buxton timetable, Ambergate triangle will be passed through by all trains, some will need to turn, goods can use the triangle formed by the lines a...
by TonyMont
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Onward from Ambergate
Replies: 99
Views: 32117

Re: Onward from Ambergate

Hi All, I had set myself another target. To get a train through to Buxton before I start to disassemble the layout for our house move (no purchaser yet) so here is a video of progress so far. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb5hY6CrSMs&feature=youtu.be Many other junctions are ready for installa...
by TonyMont
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Buildings for Buxton
Replies: 15
Views: 4155

Re: Buildings for Buxton

Hi Tim,

Thanks, I had seen some of those before, it looks like they may have added more images. All useful stuff, I am still looking for the illusive front view of the Midland building. I will be visiting Buxton again in the Spring as I now have a contact on the museum staff.

Regards,
Tony.

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