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by Lindsay G
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1040

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread

Decision made, I'm going to take on an old CR Well Tank, an absolutely ugly beast but should be fun to tackle. So, I need this lock-down to last more than a few days. I have an etch for most body parts - at least I hope most parts are present (seems that way other than the boiler). No fittings at al...
by Lindsay G
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread
Replies: 25
Views: 1119

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread

Well, I'll remember this birthday for a few years (I hope). The Who playing Glasgow tonight cancelled a couple of weeks ago. Chance of going for a meal and a drink scuppered last Friday. And now I'm locked in. Nothing for it but to take up the challenge - must now go and think what to do.

by Lindsay G
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 3491

Re: Scalefour North 2020

'Fraid the Society has scuppered my attendance by holding it in March. It's the good lady's birthday on the 29th. As she's bought tickets for The Who playing in Glasgow on the night of my birthday plus an overnight stay, I don't think it would be quid pro quo for me to swan off to Wakefield the foll...
by Lindsay G
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control
Replies: 44
Views: 4806

Re: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control

All we need is someone to initiate that thread - I'd be interested but with zero knowledge have nothing to contribute. Jack, over to you?

by Lindsay G
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 92
Views: 9733

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

This is maybe getting off thread, however...… I did consider the apron idea but reckoned I moved about too much to keep reattaching the thing. My solution is to lay out an old plain coloured bedsheet beneath the work area, as the parts show up and don't bounce/roll away (wish I'd remembered to lay i...
by Lindsay G
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Road and platform surfaces
Replies: 17
Views: 2335

Re: Road and platform surfaces

I’d never heard of wooden cobbles (or setts) until this thread (not that it was the subject of the thread), then rather spookily come across some yesterday in Cape Town in a fort of Dutch origin (not that I know if they’re there since build).

Will post an image when home.

by Lindsay G
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 285
Views: 57188

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

I'd limit portrayal to LMS or BR days as round headed rivets, dogs on the smokebox door, and lamp irons (other than on the top of the smokebox and cab sides) were not features in the Caley era.
by Lindsay G
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 28451

Re: Scaleforum 2019

----------and illustrate that Nigel is a clever b*******d!

We wouldn't let him associate with the East of Scotland guys unless he was one, or other, or both. I'm not saying which gained him admission.

by Lindsay G
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: A complete set of classic P4 locos, wagons, etc on e-bay
Replies: 4
Views: 1352

Re: A complete set of classic P4 locos, wagons, etc on e-bay

Well, if nothing else, I reckon this thread will have got the seller very excited by having the number of eBay watchers increase dramatically, and leaving him/her awaiting a last minute frenzy of bidding activity. Others may know the history, I'm left wondering. Was the recipient given/paid a price ...
by Lindsay G
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Congratulations to Dave Franks et al.
Replies: 14
Views: 1876

Re: Congratulations to Dave Franks et al.

Will, I would generally agree with everything you say, but I didn't notice the gauge of Alloa when I watched the video nor looking at the images - even in the flesh you can tend to overlook the gauge, it's a lovely layout. Dewsbury Midland is another. However, there were no derailments, so that was ...
by Lindsay G
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Congratulations to Dave Franks et al.
Replies: 14
Views: 1876

Re: Congratulations to Dave Franks et al.

Well I missed that being at Modelrail Scotland, and not getting back very quickly courtesy of Scotrail delays and cancellations. What was it on in the hope of catching it on catch-up!

by Lindsay G
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank
Replies: 16
Views: 2922

Re: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank

Lovely work both in the modelling and the painting/weathering. Makes one want to crack on, but with doubts over being able to replicate the same standards.

by Lindsay G
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Mini Cutting Broaches
Replies: 5
Views: 3006

Mini Cutting Broaches

Does anyone know of a source for individual or multiple purchases of really small cutting broaches in the region of .2-.4mm. Some sets come with such tiny broaches (and I succeeded in breaking my final small one tonight). Squires do a lovely bundle of small broaches designed to fit into pin vices, o...
by Lindsay G
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: MarkS
Topic: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney
Replies: 45
Views: 12547

Re: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney

Pete, The design of the bogie, how it attaches to the body, and the side play/electrical contacts all look great and really innovative - it's always great to see things being achieved in different ways. I've got a couple of home made sprung bogies for 0-4-4T's, the springing arrangement being not to...
by Lindsay G
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Fylde
Topic: Fylde Area Group (October 2018)
Replies: 4
Views: 1253

Re: Fylde Area Group (October 2018)

Looked an interesting meeting. Any further info on the contents of the first image with the train sitting on a high viaduct? One of the EM offerings or P4?

by Lindsay G
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: A course on using the lathe
Replies: 13
Views: 4338

Re: A course on using the lathe

Terry led a session for the East of Scotland group a few years ago and it certainly got my butt moving (for a productive short period at least) on the Unimat lathe that I had acquired. I'm now a lot happier using it when the need might arise. I think it's safe to say that everyone else at that sessi...
by Lindsay G
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Proscenium arch size?
Replies: 30
Views: 6976

Re: Proscenium arch size?

This question could cause a lot of debate - it has in our area group! In my opinion, if we first consider what the proscenium arch is meant to achieve then its height and width on a particular layout can become clearer. It achieves the same effect as that in a theatre where it frames the stage set a...
by Lindsay G
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Stock for Cadhay
Replies: 36
Views: 8473

Re: Stock for Cadhay


Our group has one of these if you want to get up close and personal. It was with David O and possibly now with our current Hon Sec just up the road from you (if you're by-ways in the Kingdom have now been freed up).

by Lindsay G
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Shaping Brake Levers
Replies: 3
Views: 1348

Shaping Brake Levers

I've always had some difficulty in filing tapered brake levers to shape, particularly Caledonian Railway levers with the pronounced square shape at the pivot. This afternoon I had a lightbulb moment and tried soldering a length of fret offcut at right angles to a length of spare brass then got filin...
by Lindsay G
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Maun Pliers
Replies: 16
Views: 3095

Re: Maun Pliers

Not +1 but +2 at this end. If they're good, they're a steal at that price. If not, it's less than the price of 3 pints that are come and gone in well under 2 hours. Besides P&P increased the cost of a single pair by 100% but only increased the price of each of the 2 pairs by 50% (this is better ...
by Lindsay G
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: 3D Printed Turnouts - Promising Progress
Replies: 25
Views: 5570

Re: 3D Printed Turnouts - Promising Progress

Hey, that really is an innovative approach (well it is as far as I'm concerned). There's obviously lots to be thought through in the pros and cons, viability, reliability of it all and so it might well prove a no-goer as a result. But, even if it comes to that, it might provoke some associated off-s...
by Lindsay G
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Custom Transfers
Replies: 6
Views: 1688

Custom Transfers

Elsewhere , Guy Rixon has been wondering about transfers for some old goods stock. Concurrently, a few of us, with a Caley persuasion, are also anguishing over the lack of suitable transfers on the market. There are a few suppliers who are willing to produce transfers in line with need but they see...
by Lindsay G
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis for a J50
Replies: 28
Views: 4324

Re: Chassis for a J50

Flymo got in before me regarding the use of the three holes on the HL CSB etch tags to alter the ride height. The 3 holes are there primarily for flexibility in positioning the fulcrum holes in the chassis per the indispensable HL CSB jig (there's a guide to its usage on their website if all of this...
by Lindsay G
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Assemblling white metal wagons.
Replies: 20
Views: 4595

Re: Assemblling white metal wagons.

Definitely go down the solder route and start to build up your low-melt skills in the process. You can fill up gaps in white metal kits and smooth them over with solder in a way that you can't with epoxy. Soldering also takes minutes then you progress further whilst with epoxy you've got to wait unt...
by Lindsay G
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Wheels, curing eccentricity and wobble.
Replies: 29
Views: 6249

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

Post by grovenor-2685 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:14 pm As for how much eccentricity is too much, I am sure someone will be along with a calculator soon to find a number. Network Rail has a spec for it. Aha, now we have a reference point from which someone can calculate, to the 1000th of a millimetre, the...

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