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by Tim V
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 60
Views: 3872

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

The 'live' Scaleforum at Aylesbury was plagued by dreadful acoustics and unintelligible tannoy announcements (glad to get rid of those).

Any music will be better than the real thing, and as Danny points out, you can always turn the volume down (can't do that in live events ...).
by Tim V
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: S4-9?
Replies: 9
Views: 665

Re: S4-9?

Code 55 is massively heavy for NG work. Referring to D A Boreham's work 'Narrow gauge railway modelling' he quotes the Southwold Railway rail section. 3" high, 3" across the lower foot, the running head of 1⅝" wide with a weight of 30lb per yard. Unless you're building current Welsh H...
by Tim V
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: S4-9?
Replies: 9
Views: 665

Re: S4-9?

The 2mm Association rail is too thin (across the head) for narrow gauge.

You could look for PECO code 40 rail which gives a much better section for narrow gauge rail.
by Tim V
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Bristol
Topic: Socially distanced Bristol Group Social?
Replies: 2
Views: 758

Re: Socially distanced Bristol Group Social?

Sorry Paul, I'm away from Thursday, otherwise I'd have been around.
by Tim V
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Which 3-link coupling? Please show your favourites
Replies: 21
Views: 1571

Re: Which 3-link coupling? Please show your favourites

I used whatever hooks I could lay my paws on, but links I made using the method in 'The 4mm Coal wagon' by John Hayes (WSP).
by Tim V
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 60
Views: 3872

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

I wonder which committee members will be up early enough to join you :D Well thats the first slot sorted - ‘Meet the Editor’ :shock: Thanks Steve, the first slot will be 19:30 (Melbourne time)! I think the Rota said the membership secretary would be on the final slot (2:30AM Sunday Melbourne time).
by Tim V
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 60
Views: 3872

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

I wonder which committee members will be up early enough to join you :D
by Tim V
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Spur gears
Replies: 37
Views: 3117

Re: Spur gears

Look outside model railways.

Got a slot car shop near you?

I have some of the MRRC gears - I've used them on my workbench thread.
by Tim V
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Easing wheels tight to gauge
Replies: 27
Views: 2435

Re: Easing wheels tight to gauge

Just a very simple replacement for Tim V's clamp .... I just don't have one of those! It has the advantage that it can be used in situ if there is enough clearance and/or the frame is solid enough (in the case of my levering dodge) Kind regards, Peter Kloss That clamp is incredibly useful for lots ...
by Tim V
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: How tall should cattle dock fencing be?
Replies: 24
Views: 2019

Re: How tall should cattle dock fencing be?

The problem with Highley is that it is a reproduction. I have pictures from the 70s which show it without any posts/rails, and later quite destroyed. OK the preservationists have put it back - but what was their source of information?
by Tim V
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: How tall should cattle dock fencing be?
Replies: 24
Views: 2019

Re: How tall should cattle dock fencing be?

In GW Architecture, the height to the top of the rails of the fence is given as 4'8".
by Tim V
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery
Replies: 413
Views: 136894

Re: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery

David B wrote:Want to start a book as to whether Scalefour North 2021 actually takes place?


Always the optimist David!
by Tim V
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery
Replies: 413
Views: 136894

Re: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery

Deadline for the socially distanced challenge is - wait for it - currently Scalefour North. Months away. I am allowed to indulge in other projects, and answer questions :D
by Tim V
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery
Replies: 413
Views: 136894

Re: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery

Lockdown!!
by Tim V
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery
Replies: 413
Views: 136894

Re: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery

Posting this picture from one of my previous projects (the 45XX), as a reply to a PM.
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by Tim V
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: 0-4-2 compensation
Replies: 9
Views: 731

Re: 0-4-2 compensation

Full compensation as the High Level version. The fixed axle, though easier to build, does result in the engine lurching on poor joints.

CSBs have their fans, I am not one of them.
by Tim V
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Masokits etched chairs turnout construction
Replies: 21
Views: 1952

Re: Masokits etched chairs

I built about a six inch length of Masokits track. Very strong, but a lot of work. In the location I was using it, ideal. For general track making - the plastic stuff looks better.
by Tim V
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Warners Virtual Exhibition 4/5 July
Replies: 1
Views: 433

Re: Warners Virtual Exhibition 4/5 July

Some P4 layouts in there as well.
by Tim V
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 108
Views: 7020

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: 108
Views: 7020

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: 28
Views: 1845

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: 762

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: 27
Views: 2435

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: 27
Views: 2435

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: 2045

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:

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