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- Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:36 am
- Forum: Painting and Weathering
- Topic: Phoenix Paints
- Replies: 24
- Views: 1574
I have been air brushing Phoenix Precision BR Freight Grey thinned with their Fast air drying thinners and it does what it says on the tin. In fact very fast! Temperature 18 -19 deg C.
As I use the solder cream on a reasonably regular basis. If used properly, the amount needed to build an etched loco kit, for example, is quite small so a syringe probably lasts me several years and I have not had any problems with it going off to date. By the way, I LOVE marmite, especially on hot ...
I must be the odd one out. I have been using Carr's No Clean Solder Cream for years with my RSU and have never had problems with spitting. Now, I have to admit that I do mix it with a little Powerflow Flux prior to applying it to the surface to be soldered to help it flow. I also have to say that I ...
- Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:15 am
- Forum: On My Workbench
- Topic: Mitchell Castle bogie
- Replies: 27
- Views: 1291
Hi Ted, I have two sets of instructions. The first came when I bought the first kit fro Malcolm Mitchell. These are very detailed but are poorly printed and do ramble on a bit. The second set came with a kit bought much later from David Geen. They are much briefer and rely a lot more on the drawings...
- Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:01 am
- Forum: Layouts and Operations
- Topic: The Burford Branch
- Replies: 352
- Views: 93200
[/quote] Giving a personal perspective ... As one who produces such drawings ... in reality there can be a fair few ways of skinning said cat. I will often draw what I am trying to achieve and show a method by which it might be achieved - the next stage is the specialist subcontractor's rods. At thi...
Great stuff Mike. It will be quite a challenge building all those bogies to retro fit earlier builds. How many coaches are we talking about? It will keep you out of mischief!
I used black tissue paper. It does the job well and will lat as long as you don't make a habit of separating loco and tender. If they do get damaged, it only takes a couple of minutes to make replacements.
- Tue May 26, 2020 8:18 am
- Forum: Wagons
- Topic: Exactoscale wagon chassis kits
- Replies: 13
- Views: 1612
[quote="grovenor-2685"][quote="hollybeau"]I put this to Andrew Jukes a few years ago. His response was that they had a stock of thousands they could not afford to throw away so any change would be many years away. That was the same response that I received when I asked him why th...
- Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:40 am
- Forum: Steam Locomotives
- Topic: class 15xx pannier tank (with a bit of 97xx thrown in)
- Replies: 86
- Views: 24250
ooh, sounds very tempting.
- Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:23 am
- Forum: Steam Locomotives
- Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
- Replies: 228
- Views: 26844
The problems with lead shot + adhesive seems to have been a recurring theme over the years. I seem to recall, in the distant past, filling a boiler with lead shot and sealing it in with a large lump of blue tack. It worked well until I turned the loco upside down to clean the wheels when the lead sh...