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by Le Corbusier
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1106
Views: 158589

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Hi, I wonder if you saw "Walking Britain's Lost Railways" on Sunday night on Channel 5? It covered the Peak line from Matlock to Buxton, and featured Monsal Dale Station on the programme. I'm sure it will be available somewhere on catch-up! All the best, Kevin Thanks for the heads up Kevi...
by Le Corbusier
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Track for battery/radio control?
Replies: 28
Views: 1384

Re: Track for battery/radio control?

I have found the process of laying sleepers, creating sub assemblies of complicated sections of point work, then laying sections of track utilising chairs which are 'fixed' down to the sleepers an enjoyable and therapeutic activity. I enjoy the link to the process on the actual railway as illustrate...
by Le Corbusier
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Lever frame mk 2 and the locking frame
Replies: 132
Views: 7493

Re: Lever frame mk 2 and the locking frame

[quote="Tonycardall" When attempting to unsolder the part I held the iron in place too long and ended up with a pile of metal with many of the pieces attached at all sorts of jaunty angles. [/quote] Hi Tony, I had the same problem during the learning process. I now find a liberal array of ...
by Le Corbusier
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Gibson LMS Compound
Replies: 34
Views: 4860

Re: Gibson LMS Compound

Inspirational stuff Julian ... great to see the scratch built elements coming together :thumb

Where did you get your drills from?
by Le Corbusier
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1106
Views: 158589

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Hi Carlos,

Thanks for the thumbs up.

I don't know about the relative effects of different cleaning agents on the plastic wheel centres ... perhaps you could ask Colin at the AGW. I cleaned my set up using good old soapy water and a artists brush ... which seemed to do the job. :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: On building track - straight onto the baseboard?
Replies: 77
Views: 19742

Re: On building track - straight onto the baseboard?

Hi Nick, I don't claim to be anything but a beginner on this, but I bonded my templot prints to a cork sub-base using neat waterproof quality PVA. I found that by using a thin coat and using it neat there was next to no movement of the paper and no cockling of the print. It dried nice and flat overn...
by Le Corbusier
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 45xx Kit
Replies: 10
Views: 896

Re: 45xx Kit

Horseman wrote:...... because who knows if the range will ever see the light of day again?


Excuse my ignorance .... why are the kits no longer available? Is there anywhere one can read up on the back story?
by Le Corbusier
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1106
Views: 158589

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Thanks Allan, I suppose I was vaguely wondering if there might be a fine mechanism dry lubricant which discouraged contamination ... a bit like 'dry lube' is now the recommended route on bicycles to avoid the grinding paste of oil and road grit. Many mechanisms now seem to favour a silicon lubricant...
by Le Corbusier
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1106
Views: 158589

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

I did remove the chassis ... but it was on the same work bench :?
by Le Corbusier
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1106
Views: 158589

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

I have just spent some time thoroughly cleaning the chassis of my 1Fas it appeared to have become a little 'sticky' under slow operation ....as nothing had changed in the set up from earlier, I deduced that some of the filing etc taking place during the detailing of the bodywork had contaminated the...
by Le Corbusier
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Dorset 1937
Replies: 50
Views: 7365

Re: Dorset 1937

Hope you don't mind me rotating these. Really enjoying watching how you develop this :thumb
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by Le Corbusier
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension
Replies: 54
Views: 2404

Re: Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension

This only becomes a real issue with sprung systems at they do need vertical W irons to work as intended, while compensated or rigid axles are not so choosy. For them just bending the W irons in or out a bit is a viable option. You've just been lucky so far Tim. I think the very last section in the ...
by Le Corbusier
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1106
Views: 158589

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

HI Tim, :) Great stuff looks fantastic! Allan Thanks Allan ... and thanks for all the help and advice. It has been a steep learning curve with many a 1 step forward and two steps back ... but ultimately very rewarding. I shall probably pause before painting and turn my attention to the additional t...
by Le Corbusier
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension
Replies: 54
Views: 2404

Re: Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension

[ Also squeezing the W irons in just puts them at an angle. It they are vertical, the coning should match the pinpoint on the axle. Off vertical? Well you do the maths. With me the pinching is very minor and causes no discernible movement out of vertical, it just tightens things up a bit ... anyway...
by Le Corbusier
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension
Replies: 54
Views: 2404

Re: Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension

I have to admit I have always used waisted bearings with my BB W Irons ... I find that it vastly simplifies/minimises the creation of the recess within the axle boxes to allow the suspension to move up and down. My experience to date is that I have no problems with back to front slop. It might be wo...
by Le Corbusier
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Lever frame mk 2 and the locking frame
Replies: 132
Views: 7493

Re: Lever frame mk 2 and the locking frame

For what its worth Tony, I have this thread bookmarked for study when i get around to thinking through my own lever and interlocking array .... So the more mistakes and clarifications the better as far as I am concerned ... though I can understand that you might view things slightly differently. :D ...
by Le Corbusier
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: North East of Scotland (Grampian)
Topic: January 2020 Workshop
Replies: 4
Views: 978

Re: January 2020 Workshop

The perceived wisdom in the early days of modelling to P4 standards was that everything needed some sort of compensation/springing. I think experience has shown many people that short four wheel wagons and bogies on coaches and wagons of RTR stock can usually be made to run without either. If it wo...
by Le Corbusier
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1106
Views: 158589

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Update on progress ... I have been detailing up the bodywork and scratching my head a little regarding battery and motor positions once I found that cumulative inaccuracies meant that I was about 2mm short of the required space as I had calculated it and so I couldn't get everything to fit :shock: ....
by Le Corbusier
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Lever frame mk 2 and the locking frame
Replies: 132
Views: 7493

Re: Lever frame mk 2 and the locking frame

In that sense the forum is a slightly misleading environment .... one doesn't tend to post until the work is at a level/standard where you are happy to show. But when you are reading other threads you are doing so from a position of a full knowledge of your own failings and issues. Whatever anyone t...
by Le Corbusier
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: Mitchell Castle battery/radio control
Replies: 12
Views: 1070

Re: Mitchell Castle battery/radio control

That looks very convincing ... and not overly full. Look forward to seeing the Crew :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: Mitchell Castle battery/radio control
Replies: 12
Views: 1070

Re: Mitchell Castle battery/radio control

Lovely work Nick ... the tender will have to have a very full load of coal given the battery size :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Non Railway Modelling
Replies: 26
Views: 2140

Re: Non Railway Modelling

This link to a method of representing water is interesting if you didn't catch it earlier

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by Le Corbusier
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Non Railway Modelling
Replies: 26
Views: 2140

Re: Non Railway Modelling

really enjoying this :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: North London Group
Topic: Bodmin
Replies: 25
Views: 2210

Re: Bodmin

May be way off base and so not relevant... but might there be some of the research done for Trerice which might be helpful? I assume Mr Rice will have done exhaustive research into the subject?
by Le Corbusier
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 188
Views: 30994

Re: Ulpha Light Railway

John Donnelly wrote:
Le Corbusier wrote:
SteamAle wrote: If I was as skillful as Gordon Gravitt I'd have used his system.

Happy modelling
Philip

Is his system described in detail anywhere?

Tim


MRJ issue 235.

Damn ... my collection starts at 237 :evil:

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