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by Tim V
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: NiSI Rod
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: NiSI Rod

Could use brass - tinned?
by Tim V
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Best tool for the job
Replies: 10
Views: 622

Re: Best tool for the job

I can't see a 'safe' way of holding that small an item to drill it.

I would use broaches from each side to enlarge the hole, trying for fit along the way.
by Tim V
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: Burntisland at Alexandra Palace 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1215

Re: Burntisland at Alexandra Palace 2019

Chris forgot to mention the other P4 layout at Ally Pally, Lower Exbury now in the care of Alison Barker. This year the exhibition probably had the most layouts built to P4 standards ever and as always it was helpful to point those who stopped by the Society stand in the direction of these layouts....
by Tim V
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Materials and Techniques
Topic: Ready-made wire tree armatures
Replies: 4
Views: 382

Re: Ready-made wire tree armatures

But if these kits get you making trees, that's a Good thing :D
by Tim V
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Advice sought on point rodding routing
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Re: Advice sought on point rodding routing

Most likely a gap as seen here at Ashton Junction, though the extra line was removed in around 1976.
Ashton Junction 18-7-1978 New Hanimex Lens 136-7.jpg
by Tim V
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Carriage loading docks
Replies: 74
Views: 3988

Re: Carriage loading docks

I saw a ploughing engine on a low loader, just behind it was a double decker bus. The engine was bigger than the bus :o
by Tim V
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Scalescenes Industrial Box File Layout
Replies: 9
Views: 811

Re: Scalescenes Industrial Box File Layout

Matt Harris wrote:With the purpose of, hopefully, spurring me on to actually complete something, I've started to work on a P4 version of the Scalescenes


Good project, I've suggested this to certain members of the Bristol group who never finish anything :D
by Tim V
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: close up photos of GWR tubular signals
Replies: 13
Views: 733

Re: close up photos of GWR tubular signals

But here at Honeybourne, the signal is visible from the box and has repeaters. Of course, this is later WR practice.
Honeybourne 17 June 1979 OM1 165-001.jpg
by Tim V
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: close up photos of GWR tubular signals
Replies: 13
Views: 733

Re: close up photos of GWR tubular signals

Like this?
Ashton Junction 18-7-1978 New Hanimex Lens 136-11.jpg
by Tim V
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Leamington & Warwick MRS - 2/3 March 2019 - 44th Annual Model Railway Exhibition
Replies: 9
Views: 853

Re: Leamington & Warwick MRS - 2/3 March 2019 - 44th Annual Model Railway Exhibition

Perhaps you can take your own photos at S4N? See you there?
by Tim V
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Leamington & Warwick MRS - 2/3 March 2019 - 44th Annual Model Railway Exhibition
Replies: 9
Views: 853

Re: Leamington & Warwick MRS - 2/3 March 2019 - 44th Annual Model Railway Exhibition

Well it rained all the way there, but a good show, I believe Shelvington won best in show?
by Tim V
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Leamington & Warwick MRS - 2/3 March 2019 - 44th Annual Model Railway Exhibition
Replies: 9
Views: 853

Re: Leamington & Warwick MRS - 2/3 March 2019 - 44th Annual Model Railway Exhibition

Bad weather last year (Clutton couldn't go) - what a difference this year!
by Tim V
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Protofour W iron units
Replies: 8
Views: 963

Re: Protofour W iron units

No, I laminated two pieces of drilled plastic at the time.

I have found some of my older (40+ years) wagons had distorted floors, solved by using a brass strip with track rivets. The brass strip spanned both W irons, and the Brassmasters jig was used to ensure the axles were parallel.
by Tim V
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Protofour W iron units
Replies: 8
Views: 963

Re: Protofour W iron units

I have a lot of wagons with these W irons, but I used two track rivets instead of the bolts. A piece of plastic with two holes, the rivets against the floor, low cost solution :)
by Tim V
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: MarkS
Topic: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney
Replies: 38
Views: 5863

Re: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney

How many times larger than life size are those pictures John?
by Tim V
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Frame Spacers for P4 and EM
Replies: 7
Views: 830

Re: Frame Spacers for P4 and EM

15mm and 15.5mm date back to Studiolith days! They produced two widths of frame spacing jigs, the recommendation was to use the narrower spacing normally, but of your curves allowed it, to go for the wider spacing.
by Tim V
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Flywheel sources
Replies: 9
Views: 755

Re: Flywheel sources

A small lump of turned brass is an awful lot cheaper than a DCC system... Philip Which goes on to produce excessive noise, and wreck motor bearings. The flywheel is used to overcome small areas of dirt on the track, which at very low DC volts, is unable to punch through. Whereas DCC is a much highe...
by Tim V
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Flywheel sources
Replies: 9
Views: 755

Re: Flywheel sources

Go DCC Steve, you won't need flywheels with all their problems ...
by Tim V
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: how to interpret this diagram?
Replies: 26
Views: 1540

Re: how to interpret this diagram?

The signal above Number 2 is the advanced starter for the box in rear.
13 is above the distant for the box in advance and slots the distant signal for that box.

Slotting is a means that you can't have a distant off, while the signal above is on.
by Tim V
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank
Replies: 16
Views: 1742

Re: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank

Dave

Basis of an article for the Snooze there ...
by Tim V
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Second time Around
Replies: 10
Views: 1132

Re: Second time Around

A while ago I was looking at a book on Mk1 coaches. The colour pictures showed blue/grey coaches. The blue/grey was not how I remembered the coaches looking. Now, if the colours from the 70s don't match my memories, what hope is there for the 50s - or earlier? Red in particular is a fugitive colour....
by Tim V
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: painting paving stones and platform copings
Replies: 14
Views: 1605

Re: painting paving stones and platform copings

Standard WR edging.
Badminton 20 April 1975 4S- (2).jpg
by Tim V
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Bristol
Topic: Bristol Christmas Meal
Replies: 1
Views: 1271

Bristol Christmas Meal

Apparently there are 21 of us for our Christmas meal this year.

And, no turkey for us!

Yes, we are going for a Christmas curry :-D

Pass the crackers ...
by Tim V
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench
Replies: 376
Views: 100869

Re: Tim V's workbench

but the thought of taking a ride in the caisson was truly one that gave me the shudders. You have got wimpy! You used to think nothing of driving a steam traction engine of weight exceeding by double a certain bridge loading. Age caught up ? Have you read the technology of the caisson? The box was ...

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