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by Le Corbusier
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 944
Views: 118950

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

On a completely separate subject, I have some sea moss to make up some bushes and tees with scatter. Can anyone give any advice on soaking to address the brittleness .... I have read somewhere about soaking in water with a dilute mix of glycerine added? But a recipe would be much appreciated. Thanks...
by Le Corbusier
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 167
Views: 23596

Re: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie

This is fascinating to watch Allan :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 944
Views: 118950

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

Ah ha!

I can feel another order coming on!

Presumably the corks will be in all the bosses so I won't have to drill my own on the leading ones this time? :thumb

When will they be available?
by Le Corbusier
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 944
Views: 118950

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

Hi Will :D :D :D :D :D I have to admit the 2 decimal places was me being a bit cheeky .... As I am aware of your kitchen table top mantra - to which I am a fully signed up subscriber :thumb Whisper it quietly but my measurements were 0.02 out as I couldn't get the wheel on the callipers to adjust de...
by Le Corbusier
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 944
Views: 118950

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

So ... I am now in possession of the Lanarkshire universal coupling rod etch. To laminate up the rods I decided to set up a wheel centre jig in my laminate cutting board using 1.5mm wire as substitute crank pins and 0.7mm wire for the articulation point. Scribing an accurate centre line I then used ...
by Le Corbusier
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 944
Views: 118950

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

Somewhat belatedly perhaps I have just checked the dims of the coupling rods supplied with the original kit ... should scale at 4mm scale 7'4" (29.34mm) and 7'8" (30.67mm) respectively. The Gibson frames cut outs are accurate to these dims, but sadly the rods aren't - measuring 28.7mm and ...
by Le Corbusier
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 167
Views: 23596

Re: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie

Thanks Allan, some helpful additional bits of advice there. :thumb For my diorama I used rigid closed cell insulation board as the base with the base and sides of the moat modelled from DAS clay. Rocks reeds and under water features were added using PVA. In this instant the resin pore was a good 30m...
by Le Corbusier
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 167
Views: 23596

Re: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie

Allan, I am sure this is very much in the realms of grandmother's and eggs .... and you have all the angles covered as far as what you are doing.... But I came across this series of youtube videos with some ideas regarding modelling water which I found very interesting .... just thought I would link...
by Le Corbusier
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 273
Views: 38220

Re: Crab Comet conversion

Strangely to date I have just push fitted the axles into the gibson moulded centres and never had a slippage. On the odd occasion I have had to remove a wheel from an axle I have had to apply considerable force to break the adhesion .... the centres appear to shrink fit on to the axle over time. I h...
by Le Corbusier
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 944
Views: 118950

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

I am finally returning my thoughts and energy's to building my Craftsman 1f tank. ;) hurrah :!: This will be my first attempt at CSBs and I have ditched the kits own somewhat crude 00 chassis in favour of a set of Gibson Milled frames.I am intending to use handrail Knobs for the fulcrum points and H...
by Le Corbusier
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: None specific model products
Replies: 24
Views: 1992

Re: None specific model products

I have a large O gauge layout that had granite ballast held in place with shellac and when I decided I needed to lift all the track because the baseboards were too heavy for me to lift as I got older, .........The new layout uses 5" thick foam baseboards at 4' x 2' each, so much lighter. When ...
by Le Corbusier
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 167
Views: 23596

Re: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie

HI John, :) There were one or two other things on the list of to-dos tonight, just to finish off certain areas - the cess areas and embankments. So to be complete - DSC05538.JPG The cess areas were fine ash - the material used was fine ballast with the intention of using pastel and paint to get the...
by Le Corbusier
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: LRM - LNER D17
Replies: 44
Views: 9490

Re: LRM - LNER D17

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by Le Corbusier
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: None specific model products
Replies: 24
Views: 1992

Re: None specific model products

Powerflow flux is wonderful stuff but be careful it’s very difficult to clean off and can eat through paint. That was the reason given by some professional painters for refusing to take on jobs assembled with the aid of this flux. This discussed back in E4um days. Surely you just wash and neutralis...
by Le Corbusier
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 167
Views: 23596

Re: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie

....consider my appetite well and truly Whetted ;)
by Le Corbusier
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Maindee East for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 1477

Re: Maindee East for sale

For me the point is ... if anyone is interested, then getting the word out as wide as possible is the right thing to do. I don't think anyone is expecting any more than that. Many would not have heard it was for sale .... and of those many would not be interested in an auction .... but on the right ...
by Le Corbusier
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Maindee East for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 1477

Re: Maindee East for sale

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by Le Corbusier
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 52
Views: 3112

Re: Wizard Models

I was more thinking of those who don't have room or scope to model at home ... and perhaps might be newcomers to the whole idea. Just a glib suggestion really .... I am sure there are multiple reasons it might crash and burn :D
by Le Corbusier
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Maindee East for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 1477

Re: Maindee East for sale

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by Le Corbusier
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 52
Views: 3112

Re: Wizard Models

I know quite a lot of people my age interested in railways - but mainly focus on 12"/1ft preservation. It isn't their money spent (aside from getting there), it is a group/sociable activity, and it doesn't take up room in the house are 3 reasons. I do know a couple who do do modelling though, ...
by Le Corbusier
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 52
Views: 3112

Re: Wizard Models

If we consider that "young adults" are those say under 35 then we don't have many in that age range but experience of talking to potential new members at exhibitions is that the most fruitful age group for new members are those aged 45 - 60 and as long as that continues I think the Societ...
by Le Corbusier
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 52
Views: 3112

Re: Wizard Models

where does one find scalefour notes .... not sure I am aware of these?
by Le Corbusier
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 52
Views: 3112

Re: Wizard Models

As usual Paul, thanks for the response .... thoughtful and instructive. :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Maindee East for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 1477

Re: Maindee East for sale

On RMweb someone is suggesting that the highest bid was £190 :?
by Le Corbusier
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 42
Views: 3626

Re: Brassmasters J94

Thanks :thumb

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