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by Tim V
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 45
Views: 957

Re: Track cleaning

All this correspondence - must be an article in there somewhere ...
by Tim V
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench
Replies: 377
Views: 104134

Re: Tim V's workbench

I was wondering why my bottle of Loctite 603 wasn't glueing, best before date 1/2013 - over six years ago!
by Tim V
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 45
Views: 957

Re: Track cleaning

The whole thing sounds like 'fake news'.
by Tim V
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Paul Townsend
Topic: Highbridge Wharf
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: Highbridge Wharf

The article in the next News is not about the wharf, but about other operational aspects - but interesting nonetheless!

An article on the Wharf developments would make an interesting piece though ... No pressure Paul :D
by Tim V
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 45
Views: 957

Re: Track cleaning

I stopped using nay sort of cleaning liquid at least five years ago. Rails are now cleaned using a piece of 600 grit silicon carbide paper(sometimes called wet and dry paper) wrapped round a small block of wood. Wheels are cleaned using a glass fibre brush. The amount of gunk that collects is now a...
by Tim V
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 45
Views: 957

Re: Track cleaning

I didn't hear that, was I asleep when Steamrsaiser mentioned it?

I certainly had no problems using IPA over many shows, and wouldn't hesitate to use it again.
by Tim V
Tue May 28, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4794

Re: RAILEX 2019

Will L wrote:Perhaps those doing demo's at Scaleform had better remember to bring their own lighting?

Should do anyway, so one doesn't have to rely on the hall lighting.
by Tim V
Mon May 27, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4794

Re: RAILEX 2019

The lighting levels were poor - a number of units were not working and even more were on reduced luminosity. This did make looking at things more difficult and people had to go to doors and daylight to see some items properly. As layouts had their own lighting, viewing them was not an issue but ove...
by Tim V
Mon May 27, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4794

Re: RAILEX 2019

Good day out, some interesting layouts.

One thing I noticed was that the overhead lighting was turned down (compared with other shows in the same venue). This made looking at the layouts much easier, though the traders were a bit in the dark.
by Tim V
Sat May 25, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Seeking a source of track and back to back gauges for a model of a 3foot 6inch gauge system
Replies: 7
Views: 831

Re: Seeking a source of track and back to back gauges for a model of a 3foot 6inch gauge system

I had to make my own gauges for a 3'4" system.

It isn't difficult to make your own gauges.
by Tim V
Mon May 20, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Wagon fleet compostion
Replies: 19
Views: 1428

Re: Wagon fleet compostion

Unfortunately looking at the composition of freight trains on a lot of layouts, the message Don was trying to say does not appear to have been heard.
by Tim V
Mon May 20, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Show attacked
Replies: 33
Views: 1788

Re: Show attacked

This thread has morphed into a hanging and flogging. I think we should keep on the topic.
by Tim V
Thu May 16, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Wagon fleet compostion
Replies: 19
Views: 1428

Re: Wagon fleet compostion

I wonder if EditorTim could get permission from the copyright holder to do a reprint in the S4News? I think that is an excellent suggestion. regards It was an excellent series of articles from one of my favourite periods of Model Railways. I would be up for that - does anyone know Don? Is he still ...
by Tim V
Mon May 13, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Wagon fleet compostion
Replies: 19
Views: 1428

Re: Wagon fleet compostion

Was it 'Keeping the balance', by Don Rowland July to December 1974 Model Railways?

Where you needed 430(?) mineral wagons for every 4F?
by Tim V
Sat May 11, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis Speed Building - Records and Methods
Replies: 17
Views: 888

Re: Chassis Speed Building - Records and Methods

The important thing is to get a technique that suits you - and stick to it. Don't follow the latest fad if you want to build reliably and quickly. I am minded of that article by Roy Jackson 'Locomotives of Dunwich' (MRJ 18), where he broke his usual method and regretted it. This is the professional ...
by Tim V
Sun May 05, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Andrew Ullyott
Topic: Cheddar
Replies: 42
Views: 8455

Re: Cheddar

I can't remember if I've sent you these pictures of Wells goods shed.
Wells 13 March 1975 Zenit 48- (2).jpg

Wells 13 March 1975 Zenit 48- (1).jpg
by Tim V
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: NiSI Rod
Replies: 5
Views: 603

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: 804

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: 1415

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: 474

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: 656

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: 5010

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: 1337

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: 936

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: 936

Re: close up photos of GWR tubular signals

Like this?
Ashton Junction 18-7-1978 New Hanimex Lens 136-11.jpg

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