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by Mike Garwood
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 18
Views: 495

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

Pete I use the P4 spacers from Comet - have done for years - always found them to be sound, but you will have to put a/some washers on the front axle. Thanks Mike, yes I did consider this. Presumably you need to washers if using High Level blocks? I'm thinking of using Comet blocks with the CSB ada...
by Mike Garwood
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 18
Views: 495

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

Pete
I use the P4 spacers from Comet - have done for years - always found them to be sound, but you will have to put a/some washers on the front axle.
Might save some more time.

Mike (still waiting for his to arrive)
by Mike Garwood
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Bachmann Mk1 Coach Upgrade
Replies: 11
Views: 619

Re: Bachmann Mk1 Coach Upgrade

If you really want to upgrade your mk1, then download the Masokits catalogue and advance to page 4. Mike has produced some lovely etches to lift the Bachmann coach. Be warned, these are fiddly, but worth the effort. I can't see much on that sprue that shouldn't be on the Bachmann coach already. http...
by Mike Garwood
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Motors for locos
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: Motors for locos

Just ring Chris at High Level and he will be able to sort you out, without the faff of going into a bidding war. No connection other than a perfectly happy customer. 0191 388 2112 (09.00 - 17.00 GMT if possible)

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread
Replies: 25
Views: 1124

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread

Well, I'll start the bidding at 10 years. For just one chassis.

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Accurascale couplings
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: Accurascale couplings

The description on the website says there good for carrying a load. I've just ordered a bag of screw couplings as they look far finer than the old Smith's offerings. So, soon find out.

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread
Replies: 25
Views: 1124

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread

Before I start anything new - and it's a great idea you've come up with :thumb - I'm going to finish my 'shelf of shame'. Too many unfinished things infront of me.

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - New Items, Temporary P&P Rates and Devleopment News
Replies: 91
Views: 26989

Re: Rumney Models - New Items, Temporary P&P Rates and Devleopment News

Justin
Love the brakes! Just about to start your fish van...

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 7th Chris Kedgley Skills Day
Replies: 34
Views: 3411

Re: 7th Chris Kedgley Skills Day

I thought it was brilliant! Very busy when I got there, plenty to engage everyone's taste. Edge Hill was superb! Looking forward to another.

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 118
Views: 31018

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

Fair play, that's awesome! One question - how do the wheels fit? I can't see an obvious missing piece in the brake rods. Hope that's not too stupid a question...

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control
Replies: 44
Views: 4810

Re: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control

Nice loco and excellent choice of music!
by Mike Garwood
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Chris Wesson Cellulose Paints
Replies: 13
Views: 1800

Re: Chris Wesson Cellulose Paints

Sorry chaps I made a mistake with the red colour. It's actually Ford Rosso Flame. Age doesn't come by itself!
The same vendor does the high gloss thinners...

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by Mike Garwood
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Chris Wesson Cellulose Paints
Replies: 13
Views: 1800

Re: Chris Wesson Cellulose Paints

Ian

Here you go...

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Satin varnish finished Sept 2019

D1807

regards

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Chris Wesson Cellulose Paints
Replies: 13
Views: 1800

Re: Chris Wesson Cellulose Paints

Ian I think if you email them and ask for Landrover bronze green or Rover Brooklands green you will get a better match. The cream I use is Talbot Jonquil and the crimson is Ford Venetian red. If you'd like to see how these colours come out, I can post a picture prior to toning down and once complete...
by Mike Garwood
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Chris Wesson Cellulose Paints
Replies: 13
Views: 1800

Re: Chris Wesson Cellulose Paints

Jon I've used this seller on ebay for all my cellulose paints. You just need the RAL number to order - available thru a google search. Reasonably price, at least I thought so, bought litre tins. https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/carworkshopconsumables/Cellulose-Paint-Finish/_i.html?_storecat=11586064015 No...
by Mike Garwood
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 285
Views: 57190

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Fair play Gav...that looks superb!

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Exactoscale wagon couplings - a problem
Replies: 6
Views: 2207

Re: Exactoscale wagon couplings - a problem

Tim V wrote : "To get the links into the hook, you must have pushed them in, widening the gap at the top." Sorry I reasoned that it would be wiser to thin one link and push it in to the gap...which is probably why they fall out, BUT, I'm only taking a nats wotsit off the link. I didn't wan...
by Mike Garwood
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Exactoscale wagon couplings - a problem
Replies: 6
Views: 2207

Exactoscale wagon couplings - a problem

Let me start by saying I love the look and simplicity of these couplings. I like operating with them, despite my deteriorating eyesight, and they'll be used on the fledgling Hengoed High Level. But why, oh why, do the links fall out of the hook- nearly every time - I put them away and then take them...
by Mike Garwood
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Extracting coach wheels from Hornby Gresley suburbans
Replies: 13
Views: 1344

Re: Extracting coach wheels from Hornby Gresley suburbans

Do you need to re-use the wheels? :twisted:

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Any Wheel and size!
Replies: 79
Views: 12874

Re: Any Wheel and size!

I'd start with a set of 9f wheels and go from there (I have 3 to build...one step at a time). So for me cost, to a point, would be a factor. Anything more than Ultrascale prices and I'd be out. Looking forward to seeing how this moves forward. Just one more question...would EM tyres be available as ...
by Mike Garwood
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Any Wheel and size!
Replies: 79
Views: 12874

Re: Any Wheel and size!

"Will the 9F print survive being pressed into a tyre?"....from whence cometh the tyres?

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 28452

Re: Scaleforum 2019

I'm sorry I asked :D
by Mike Garwood
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 28452

Re: Scaleforum 2019

I may have missed this, but is it really necessary to print out the ticket for Scale4 ? I binned my printer years ago. Won't the email receipt do it ?

regards

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 16" Std Bagnall 0-6-0 industrial tank
Replies: 16
Views: 2088

Re: 16" Std Bagnall 0-6-0 industrial tank

Gordon

Would the chassis be the same as the High Level Hawthorn Leslie 0-6-0? Might save a bit on time...design wise.

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2 tank
Replies: 18
Views: 2859

Re: Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2 tank

Dave
Great work, really impressive. I don't know if you've been asked this before, but what do you use for rivets on the valve gear? The heads look way smaller than I've seen. What's the secret please?

Hope you're keeping well.

regards

Mike

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