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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: 1387

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: 443

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: 32
Views: 4167

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: 662

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: 2735

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: 4159

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: 5319

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: 834

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: 1859

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: 3263

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: 1089

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: 2417

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: 2481

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: 3420

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...
by Lindsay G
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Applying Archers to Much Used Metals
Replies: 2
Views: 769

Applying Archers to Much Used Metals

I'm still playing about with the conversion of a D&S Cowan Sheldon 15t Standard Crane to the Caley forerunner. As well as ditching all the jib etched parts, all the rivet/bolt detail has now been removed from the white metal chassis and crab sides, other than those representing the rivets on out...
by Lindsay G
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Cowan Sheldon 15Ton crane
Replies: 15
Views: 1885

Re: Cowan Sheldon 15Ton crane

I have to agree that Peter Tatlow's book is a great source of information and images - and a damned interesting book to read and ogle over into the bargain. By co-incidence, I'm presently mulling over conversion of the D&S kit to one of the 2 ordered by the Caledonian Railway which were forerunn...
by Lindsay G
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: East of Scotland June Meeting and a Wee Challenge
Replies: 9
Views: 2383

Re: East of Scotland June Meeting and a Wee Challenge

Right, been out west with camera, so in answer to the queries : Tightest curve. The inner track of the roundy is 1010mm radius – not really built to test engines but to fill the space available in its normal garage home. I thought the reverse curve on one of the new boards (see image above) might ha...
by Lindsay G
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: East of Scotland June Meeting and a Wee Challenge
Replies: 9
Views: 2383

Re: East of Scotland June Meeting and a Wee Challenge

Hi Iain and Clive,

I'll get round to replying with images as soon as poss. Trouble is that some parts are here in Edinburgh and others in mid-Scotland where Burntisland 1883 has been erected for maintenance and progress over the summer school holiday period.

by Lindsay G
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: East of Scotland June Meeting and a Wee Challenge
Replies: 9
Views: 2383

East of Scotland June Meeting and a Wee Challenge

Over the weekend of Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th, with nothing better to do at this month’s meeting we set ourselves the challenge to build a test track and a possible set up for exhibiting the engine Works of Burntisland as a standalone item. Envisaged set up would allow both DC and DCC running so...
by Lindsay G
Fri May 26, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Turntable troubles
Replies: 36
Views: 6457

Re: Turntable troubles

I'm also presently deliberating over a means of turntable operation for that within Burntisland's roundhouse. The means of stopping it at the correct location is now onto its third iteration. Overall control is via an Arduino or Arduinos which control many other aspects as well. As far as stopping i...
by Lindsay G
Mon May 15, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: East of Scotland AGM 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 657

East of Scotland AGM 2017

The East of Scotland 4mm Group held its AGM yesterday. None of the agenda items caused great controversy nor sent anyone to sleep but we'll not bother going through the agenda here as it would certainly provoke some slumber on the Forum. Attendance at the AGM was slightly down this year but there we...
by Lindsay G
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Soldering Station Replacements
Replies: 44
Views: 6446

Re: Solder Tip Cleaner and Tinner problem

I've got a handful of different soldering items, and did have an Antex TCS 50 which I kept for heftier things, always just used it on max heat, but it upped and died.....well within 9 years. Heat is controlled via a small black screwdriver-slot rotary switch but you have no idea what heat you've tur...
by Lindsay G
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: COG and suspension calculation 4-6-0
Replies: 22
Views: 2183

Re: COG and suspension calculation 4-6-0

Mashima motors are getting scarce around the UK at present. However, I've just received 2 1424's (yes I'm also planning to emulate Steve D's examples!) and a few 10 series motors from Branchlines. They had most motors in stock but are keeping some such as the 1420's back for supply with their kits. ...
by Lindsay G
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Flexi Chassis an Appreciation
Replies: 467
Views: 47282

Compensation and Articulated Beams

I find myself agreeing again with Bill (we were also in accord recently in disposing of miniscule amounts of flux). Here’s an item that I put together last night but didn’t get round to submitting : I really must bar myself from reading endless threads, or articles, on articulated beams or attempts...
by Lindsay G
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: London Festival of Railway Modelling 25/26 March
Replies: 15
Views: 2737

Re: London Festival of Railway Modelling 25/26 March

West of Scotland before John and the rest of their group get too upset.


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