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by Bill Newstead
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109
Replies: 101
Views: 10443

Re: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109

For small parts which don't warrant getting the bending bars out a steel rule can be clamped in the hold and fold. This ensures the rule will not move and keeps both hands free for the bending. I'm another who picked up the use of a triangular file from Dan Pinnock's instructions. This works very we...
by Bill Newstead
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Resistance Soldering Unit
Replies: 7
Views: 904

Re: Resistance Soldering Unit

There is a review of sorts here: https://platform1mrc.com/p1mrc/index.php?threads/resistance-solder-units-from-frost-restorers-equipment.3346/ The thread ends with no evidence that the buyer actually used it. I have an LRM unit. In my experience it is a quality bit of kit, aimed squarely at railway ...
by Bill Newstead
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: transfers for signals?
Replies: 7
Views: 1023

Re: transfers for signals?

I suspect you are thinking of Hall Royd Junction http://www.hall-royd-junction.co.uk/Pro ... x.html#4mm

HTH

Bill
by Bill Newstead
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: hedgelaying
Replies: 10
Views: 4738

Re: hedgelaying

This YouTube video shows hedges being laid back in the day:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoprVhpOKIk

I had not realised how neat and tidy some hedges were kept then. I guess cheap labour helped.

HTH

Bill
by Bill Newstead
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Rivet Press 2
Replies: 16
Views: 2670

Re: Rivet Press 2

I've just had a look on Ebay and it seems £14.95, or thereabouts, is the price of a die set only. Press plus dies is in the range £60 to £70. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Universal-Green-Machine-Rivet-Press-KAM-Snaps-Size-16-20-22-Press-Stud-Die-Tool-/112224682483?_trksid=p2385738.m4383.l4275.c10&...
by Bill Newstead
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: G.N.R. 32ft Luggage Brake
Replies: 7
Views: 1809

Re: G.N.R. 32ft Luggage Brake

Mike Trice has posted some pictures of his GNR Dia 303 Full Brake which might help to answer your question about lettering:

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index ... es/page/6/

HTH
Bill
by Bill Newstead
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Road and platform surfaces
Replies: 17
Views: 3783

Re: Road and platform surfaces

Wood blocks were used between the tram rails in Holland and were dug up to be burnt as fuel during the Dutch famine of 1945. See the section headed 'Food' at https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2people ... 6074.shtml.

Regards

Bill
by Bill Newstead
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 68
Views: 11423

Re: Track cleaning

To get é press Num Lock on the numeric keypad, press and hold down the Alt key, type the code 130 using the keys on the numeric keypad, release the Alt key. Voila! Don't forget to cancel Num Lock when you have finished. There are codes for lots of useful characters such as ½ and ± : https://tools.or...
by Bill Newstead
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Problem Arising From My First Morgan GWR Underframe
Replies: 13
Views: 3417

Re: Problem Arising From My First Morgan GWR Underframe

The Masokits bearing depth jig is on the 7.02 RCH Sprung W-Irons fret. According to the instructions it is also on 7.03 BR Standard Sprung W-Irons and 7.04 BR Plate Sprung W-Irons but I don't have examples of those to check.

Regards

Bill
by Bill Newstead
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Exactoscale Products
Replies: 78
Views: 29668

Re: Exactoscale Products

The gauges just sold on eBay for £36 plus £3.48 postage. There may be some pent up demand for these (hint).
by Bill Newstead
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Tufnol sheet
Replies: 4
Views: 1781

Re: Tufnol sheet

I have purchased A4 sheets from this seller and had good service:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/P1-SRBP-Brow ... 3ac5c47a4e

Regards

Bill
by Bill Newstead
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Coopercraft Kits.
Replies: 7
Views: 3771

Re: Coopercraft Kits.

Slater's open wagons, PO and MR, are already available from Powsides at decidedly sub-Ebay prices. They are tucked away under the heading 4mm scale undecorated kits on the website. I've bought some and the service from Powsides was very good. http://www.powsides.co.uk/www.powsides.co.uk/info.php?p=9...
by Bill Newstead
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Kemilway.
Replies: 5
Views: 2175

Re: Kemilway.

I used the form on the 'contact us' page of the Kemilway website. I got a phone call about an hour later and was then sent a Paypal invoice which I paid. All done in one day.

Regards

Bill
by Bill Newstead
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Private Owner Wagons
Replies: 20
Views: 4392

Re: Private Owner Wagons

I find this index published by the Welsh Railways Research Circle very useful. You can search (Ctrl F) by owner's name or location to find the relevant volume of Hudson, Turton etc. Helps you buy only the books you need. The index covers the whole country and is not limited to Wales. http://www.wrrc...

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