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by kelly
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: laser welding
Replies: 11
Views: 560

Re: laser welding

As my other hobby is jewllery making (though costs have meant I've not really touched precious metals) I'll have a look into it if I can get chance, I wonder if cookson gold sell a unit? A quick look on aliexpress shows a wide variety of jewellery welding units, some laser, some not, from $120-3500 ...
by kelly
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Accurascale PCA
Replies: 8
Views: 749

Re: Accurascale PCA

The customer service is as good as their products. I sent an email on yesterday (Sunday) asking if they sell the HOP24s singly (they don't). I'd hoped for a reply maybe by the time I got back home tonight, but back it came pretty well immediately. Not like a model railway supplier at all, really. T...
by kelly
Fri May 31, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Accurascale PCA
Replies: 8
Views: 749

Re: Accurascale PCA

The hoppers use a short axle (25mm) which is a nuisance although some folk don't seem bothered by the splayed axleguards when standard wheelsets are fitted. I thought this looked very odd so did a lot of hacking to fit springs and restore squareness. Not my definition of easily convertible although...
by kelly
Tue May 28, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Rewheeling a Heljan 128 & Dapol 122
Replies: 12
Views: 1293

Re: Rewheeling a Heljan 128 & Dapol 122

jim s-w wrote:I think it was before the updates I did. (Not that I can remember what numbers they were anyway) :?


A quick look on the index shows it was issue 28, so almost 20 years ago now.
by kelly
Tue May 28, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Rewheeling a Heljan 128 & Dapol 122
Replies: 12
Views: 1293

Re: Rewheeling a Heljan 128 & Dapol 122

jim s-w wrote:It’s really easy to add a simple spring. Simon Steven wrote it up for update years ago.


Not something I'd considered. I'll have a look through the index to see if I can find Simon's article.
by kelly
Tue May 28, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Rewheeling a Heljan 128 & Dapol 122
Replies: 12
Views: 1293

Re: Rewheeling a Heljan 128 & Dapol 122

(apart from Heljan Co-Co locos were a penbits suspension unit is very much needed). Not even remotely the case. Not my experience at all. The centre axle on the Heljan 47 I have just flops around and so is impossible to run (there was no gear like the other axles) I found. Perhaps unique to the 47 ...
by kelly
Tue May 28, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Rewheeling a Heljan 128 & Dapol 122
Replies: 12
Views: 1293

Re: Rewheeling a Heljan 128 & Dapol 122

As Jeremy mentions, the Branchlines 12mm and 14mm wheels are perfect for most diesels/EMUs/DMUs and work well ime (apart from Heljan Co-Co locos were a penbits suspension unit is very much needed).
by kelly
Tue May 28, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5213

Re: RAILEX 2019

Went along on the Sunday. Overall generally a good show, though some layouts were very difficult to see due to being either too crowded (not much can be done about that really) or set too high to see from a chair (something can be done about that, but the show organisers can't really do a great deal...
by kelly
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Wainwright H Class P4 conversion
Replies: 30
Views: 2330

Re: Wainwright H Class P4 conversion

I have two Hs currently, so two sets would be of interest.
by kelly
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Miscellany Models
Replies: 7
Views: 823

Re: Miscellany Models

Those look useful, the P7 etches especially as I'm building some atm and haven't dealt with the brake items as yet thankfully, so funds permitting I'll get some at S4N hopefully. The coach connectors look useful too, do you plan to do other types? such as the Pullman type, which the Southern and BR ...
by kelly
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 527
Views: 93371

Re: Brettell Road

Excellent work once again Jim.

Pete, 10000/1 and 10201-3 got green iirc between 1955-59 when the southern locos went north in '55 to concentrate the 5 locos on one region.
by kelly
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 263
Views: 43025

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Knuckles wrote:Not the best picture as white is the very devil to get a good shot of but it's a LSWR Coach Side printed at 50 microns as a test for someone.

Based on this at least I'd think the whole thing would turn out nice.

Image


That looks pretty nice.
by kelly
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5213

Re: RAILEX 2019

Looking forward to this show.
by kelly
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Wainwright H Class P4 conversion
Replies: 30
Views: 2330

Re: Wainwright H Class P4 conversion

The nearest wheel I can find is Alan GIbson 4866 or 4866M, a 5’6” wheel with 11.5” or 11” throw, 18 or 17 spoke with the pin between spokes. The prototype (per the revised Society Sharman book) is 5’6”, 16 spoke, 22” throw, pin inline. Bogie is 3’7” 10 spoke. Actual throw is more important (to me) ...
by kelly
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR, London Transport lines safety trip-cock
Replies: 10
Views: 765

Re: GWR, London Transport lines safety trip-cock

I don't have a start date, Martin, but the condensing 97XX were introduced in 1933, following a conversion of an earlier loco in 1931, and had trip-cock apparatus from new, which suggests to me that their predecessors had it as well. Incidentally, a few Fowler 0-6-0T were so fitted, to work coal tr...
by kelly
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Wainwright H Class P4 conversion
Replies: 30
Views: 2330

Re: Wainwright H Class P4 conversion

I think when I spoke with Alan after getting my first H class at Scaleforum last year he recommended a wheel that was the nearest possible match (iirc the exact wheel size is not in his range). He offered 2mm or 3mm axles iirc. I'm not at home to check what I ended up buying from him, but if I remem...
by kelly
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR, London Transport lines safety trip-cock
Replies: 10
Views: 765

Re: GWR, London Transport lines safety trip-cock

The book 'The Red Panniers' might hold helpful information.

Underground News might also.
by kelly
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Leamington & Warwick MRS - 2/3 March 2019 - 44th Annual Model Railway Exhibition
Replies: 9
Views: 1087

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

Tim V wrote:Well it rained all the way there, but a good show, I believe Shelvington won best in show?


Indeed it did.
by kelly
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Tube stock andHeljan Metropolitan electric conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 1070

Re: Tube stock andHeljan Metropolitan electric conversion

The Met Bo-Bo should be similar to the 33 in bogie design I'd expect (I have one, but haven't looked yet to convert it). As Rod says, take the cover off the bogie and the wheel sets drop out, pop the gear on the axle and refit. If it is like the 33, it'll be an axle rather than stub axles I expect. ...
by kelly
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Leamington & Warwick MRS - 2/3 March 2019 - 44th Annual Model Railway Exhibition
Replies: 9
Views: 1087

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

I shall be on the DEMU stand once again, feel free to come say hello.

It should be another great show (it usually is, weather cancellations aside).
by kelly
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Colin Parks, Scalefour member
Replies: 20
Views: 2277

Re: Colin Parks, Scalefour member

I have just gotten back from the Warley club, on the exchange table were a few old Railway Modellers. One of them was the one featuring Colin's Newhaven Harbour layout. It just so happens that last year Colin kindly gifted a Bachmann 4CEP to me, imagine my surprise to find it was the same one featur...
by kelly
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Colin Parks, Scalefour member
Replies: 20
Views: 2277

Re: Colin Parks, Scalefour member

Just seen this posted on the DEMU forum.

A very sad loss. A very talented and knoweledgable modeller, who will be sadly missed.

Wirrel Finescale Group own Newhaven Harbour iirc, and it will be at the Railex show in May.
by kelly
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 287
Views: 36753

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

I have been thinking of what to use for track laying, so have been reading with interest the last few posts. In another thread Martin Wynne recommended Balsa Wood, which I may give a try. The racket cork on the boards usually gives is horrible to my ears (though being DCC with some sound, hopefully ...
by kelly
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 263
Views: 43025

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Knuckles wrote:Well, it's resin so I'd say its resin quality. :D


Until we can 3D print a perfect injection moulded RTR item fully painted we will have to do some modelling either way. :thumb


That wouldn't be a 3D printer though, it'd be a Star Trek Replicator ;)
by kelly
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 263
Views: 43025

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Would you say it is about resin/white metal quality rather than rtr quality (though rtr quality can be very variable! ).

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