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by Tim V
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Which 3-link coupling? Please show your favourites
Replies: 4
Views: 203

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: 15
Views: 826

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: 15
Views: 826

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: 18
Views: 1113

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: 2187

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: 1826

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: 1826

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: 134034

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: 134034

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: 134034

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: 134034

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: 617

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
Replies: 11
Views: 918

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: 387

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: 6184

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: 6184

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: 1607

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: 543

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: 2187

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: 2187

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: 1737

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: 1737

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: 1737

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: 2424

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: 2424

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!

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