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by Tim V
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 78
Views: 2463

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

Shockingly poor really, I don't know what they were thinking in 1977 (when it was released), oh wait a minute, what was also being released at the same time?
by Tim V
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 78
Views: 2463

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

Wells that's annoying. I thought I'd sold a set of Ultrascale 14xx wheels on the bring & buy years ago, just found them! Grrr, and a HL kit is only £42, double Grrr.

Also found a brand new, unused set of Studiolith pannier wheels, and spotted the HL kit. I don't need another pannier ...
by Tim V
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Suspension for bogie coaches
Replies: 19
Views: 856

Re: Suspension for bogie coaches

Actually, not necessarily.

A lot of my coaches were running on original Bachman/Mainline type bogies, with no alterations. But they did have very good wheels.
by Tim V
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: South London (SLAG)
Topic: South London Area Group Golden Jubilee
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: South London Area Group Golden Jubilee

Well congratulations!

Almost the basis for a short piece for the News ...
by Tim V
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Easing wheels tight to gauge
Replies: 21
Views: 894

Re: Easing wheels tight to gauge

I always try to build my engines so that axles can be dropped out. In the case of this engine, I did just that, moved the wheel by about 0.3mm, as the BtoB was out by that amount.
by Tim V
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Easing wheels tight to gauge
Replies: 21
Views: 894

Re: Easing wheels tight to gauge

Just had to do this on one of my engines! Here's how I did it, using a GW puller and a clamp. Wheel and axle for demonstration purposes.
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by Tim V
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Motor Shorting
Replies: 32
Views: 1401

Re: Motor Shorting

Thornbush wrote:PS - close up photos show just how much cleaning and tidying up is needed before it goes the pawnshop!

I know you've had problems with it but pawning it won't help :shock:
by Tim V
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Motor Shorting
Replies: 32
Views: 1401

Re: Motor Shorting

A picture of your arrangements might make things clearer.
by Tim V
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Motor Shorting
Replies: 32
Views: 1401

Re: Motor Shorting

Have you tried wrapping the motor at the rear with insulating tape - sometimes the brush terminals do stick out and bridge across the frames giving just this problem.
by Tim V
Wed May 27, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Right Track DVD series
Replies: 18
Views: 1695

Re: Right Track DVD series

Most likely. These 'free' sites tend to have very restricted bandwidths, I really wasn't expecting any better.

I remember downloading a 40mb file (I think it was - big at the time) over dial up! took hours. And then, as always, it crashed. Used to get download managers for that occasion.
by Tim V
Wed May 27, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Right Track DVD series
Replies: 18
Views: 1695

Re: Right Track DVD series

My broadband speed is 110mb, but the download speed from the site is about 2mb!

Currently in my DVD player is a copy of the Railway Channel, part one. I was thinking about this thread, found it on my shelf - then found why I'd bought it - I'm on it!
by Tim V
Tue May 12, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: DCC
Topic: Poor running with TCS decoder
Replies: 16
Views: 972

Re: Poor running with TCS decoder

So you have one loco with you, that you can't seem to programme correctly. A decent chip should work 'out of the box'. All you should normally need to do is change its address. Suggest you reset the chip to default settings. Instructions are with the chip. As the second loco has also been returned w...
by Tim V
Tue May 12, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: DCC
Topic: Poor running with TCS decoder
Replies: 16
Views: 972

Re: Poor running with TCS decoder

What motor is it fitted with?

Do you have any other DCC fitted locos?
by Tim V
Thu May 07, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Mysterious pyramid
Replies: 6
Views: 575

Re: Mysterious pyramid

I concur, a pile of chairs.

A place I spent my childhood at - just outside Combe Down tunnel (on the S&D) had a pile of chairs stacked behind the plate layer's hut.
by Tim V
Sat May 02, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 113
Views: 10177

Re: Scaleforum 2020

Oh no - not Zoom?
by Tim V
Sat May 02, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery
Replies: 402
Views: 129088

Re: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery

Started by making the axles. First step - find some 1/8" steel. Phew, I've got some.

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by Tim V
Sat May 02, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 113
Views: 10177

Re: Scaleforum 2020

Noel wrote:Wot, no virtual curry?


Could put some pictures of a couple of curries up :o
by Tim V
Sat May 02, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 113
Views: 10177

Re: Scaleforum 2020

Thanks Tim, but I don't think I've got hours of video ... However, the plan was to put a load of short videos (rather than one long video) so the viewer can pick and choose, plus links to externally produced videos. The video of S4M 1996 I thought was a bit boring - and I wanted to move onto somethi...
by Tim V
Sat May 02, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 113
Views: 10177

Re: Scaleforum 2020

I was thinking of putting my own unpublished videos up, plus some links to other people's videos.

But only if Clutton gets invited? Who is in charge of the invites/accommodation/evening entertainments - all things that make the show unique :D
by Tim V
Sat May 02, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery
Replies: 402
Views: 129088

Re: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery

Started on the loco frames - which it looks like I will have to scratchbuild. Unfortunately my preferred hornblocks are too wide (conflict with the frame cutouts), so I've found some old Maygib ones (never throw anything away) which are much narrower.
by Tim V
Sat May 02, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 113
Views: 10177

Re: Scaleforum 2020

I'm looking at seeing if I can get an invite for Clutton to come to the virtual S4M.

Well, I have a number of videos that haven't been published - so I'll put some on youtube and post some links.
by Tim V
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery
Replies: 402
Views: 129088

Re: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery

Frames cut out, motor assembled, body soldered together. It's a very crude kit.
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by Tim V
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery
Replies: 402
Views: 129088

Re: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery

Progress on the step down gearbox, now starting on the scratch-built frames.
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Stripes in photo from the venetian blinds on the window.
by Tim V
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Coreless Motor Database
Replies: 15
Views: 1292

Re: Coreless Motor Database

A small point, but most quality DCC chips can be set up for coreless work.
by Tim V
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery
Replies: 402
Views: 129088

Re: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery

All in good time ...

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