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by Elventhumbs
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Auto- Couplings , what choices - decisions
Replies: 36
Views: 4874

Re: Auto- Couplings , what choices - decisions

Given that my forum name is pretty accurate, my short attempt at AJs have not met with success, and I saw Martin Goodall's demonstration plus explanation at Scaleforum today. Impressed, I must say. If I can crack this, then this is one less excuse for not getting on with "The Layout". :idea:
by Elventhumbs
Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:59 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: High Level 0-4-0 locomotive construction
Replies: 23
Views: 11222

Re: High Level 0-4-0 locomotive construction

Will,
? Tack soldering rather than a nice smooth but intrusive fillet?
by Elventhumbs
Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:58 pm
Forum: Road Vehicles and Figures
Topic: Horse drawn carts, Goods and loads more
Replies: 2
Views: 2931

Re: Horse drawn carts, Goods and loads more

That's an interesting link. I have been looking for a picture of a Road Gang of men using sledgehammers and and a metal pin to break up a road surface. I was told about this years ago: they stood in a circle and hammered the pin into the ground to break it up. Anyone have such a picture which them m...
by Elventhumbs
Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: To rivet or to Butanone!
Replies: 11
Views: 5002

Re: To rivet or to Butanone!

One further thought - the butanone method does enable you to re-align things if you don't get it right first time but don't notice until you try to put your first test vehicle through. :x A sharp knife blade will separate one from the other and you can then re-butanone the necessary bits. I also fou...
by Elventhumbs
Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Oh for a simple but effective pick-up system
Replies: 20
Views: 8552

Re: Oh for a simple but effective pick-up system

I've never really understood the philosophy behind plunger pickups in 4mm - you go to all the trouble of building a free-moving chassis, and then you fit brakes that are permanently on! But isn't that the problem with any pickup system which relies on one thing keeping contact with something else w...
by Elventhumbs
Wed Dec 24, 2008 6:48 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Oh for a simple but effective pick-up system
Replies: 20
Views: 8552

Re: Oh for a simple but effective pick-up system

Dave I built a Perseverance Metro Chassis which was very much my "Mark I" P4 project. I used phosphor bronze wire wiping the top of the wheels rather than under the chassis. That seems to work. It even worked on Iain Rice's clay dries layout which has some deliberateiy uneven track on it. ...

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