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by BrianW
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Best technique for curving rail?
Replies: 10
Views: 675

Re: Best technique for curving rail?

Far from gentle and not P4, I used this method to produce extreme curves in flat bottom code 75 rail for the hidden section of my London Underground 00 layout. The rail stayed dead flat even after these extreme curves, so it should work for gentle curves. 201RailBendingJig.JPG 202CurvedRail.JPG Expe...
by BrianW
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1054
Views: 138076

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Hi Tim, Drilling. After marking out (e.g. loco sideframes), to ensure small drills pick up accurately, I normally very lightly centre pop the position, but in 2 stages: 1. with sewing needle in pin chuck, using eye glass accurately position, then press down quite hard to make small indentation (work...
by BrianW
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project
Replies: 92
Views: 31008

Re: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project

Jonathan, The clockmaker on the 'Repair Shop' program (BBC2 6:45pm weekdays) has a second pair of normal sized lenses attached to his glasses. He was finding and reaming out a 0.15mm hole with no problem so they must be pretty good. I did a quick internet search but couldn't find anything. Maybe oth...
by BrianW
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1054
Views: 138076

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

I too prefer home made jigs (nice idea David), but just a word of caution. Before spending time making a jig from aluminium angle, check that it's actually 90°. Some of the stuff in Wickes and B&Q isn't, it's nearer 88°. I made a nice chassis building jig from aluminium angle based on the WOSAG ...
by BrianW
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Small details
Replies: 15
Views: 4102

Re: Small details

Try using normal temperature solder for the 2 parts of the lamp iron, then a low temperature solder and lower temperature iron for attachment to the loco. I have used this method successfully on slightly larger parts, using normal electrical solder and Carrs 145. The miniature pegs referred to by Jo...
by BrianW
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Conductor Rail Supports Kit
Replies: 51
Views: 8381

Re: Conductor Rail Supports Kit

My first post on the forum. I have just started my P4 plank & wagon, but have tried using Society CR supports on my 00 SR layout (hope I don't get expelled for misuse of Society merchandise). I too found that gluing the fret to the insulator was weak and inconsistent, so I am using the following...

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