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by johndarch
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Phoenix Paints
Replies: 24
Views: 1574

Re: Phoenix Paints

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.
by johndarch
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Loco bogies
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Re: Loco bogies

If it's any help, this is what I did with my MM Castle bogie.
by johndarch
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Solder paint
Replies: 13
Views: 624

Re: Solder paint

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 ...
by johndarch
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Solder paint
Replies: 13
Views: 624

Re: Solder paint

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 ...
by johndarch
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 26844

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

The finishing line is in sight at last Dave. Keep up the good work.
by johndarch
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Nu Cas/Ks t reintroductions
Replies: 4
Views: 735

Re: Nu Cas/Ks t reintroductions

I built a 2021 Pannier Tank many years ago and that was a long time after I bought the kit. It was a lot cheaper then!

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by johndarch
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 384
Views: 68352

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Thanks.
by johndarch
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 384
Views: 68352

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

I like the lead weights, presumably home made.
by johndarch
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 26844

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

Very nice Dave. Let's hope all your troubles are now behind you.
by johndarch
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 26844

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

Well done Dave. It looks great.
by johndarch
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mitchell Castle bogie
Replies: 27
Views: 1291

Re: Mitchell Castle bogie

I can photocopy what you need and pop it in the post but I will need an address.
by johndarch
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mitchell Castle bogie
Replies: 27
Views: 1291

Re: Mitchell Castle bogie

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...
by johndarch
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mitchell Castle bogie
Replies: 27
Views: 1291

Re: Mitchell Castle bogie

Hope these are what you are looking for
Castle parts.jpg

Castle bogie instructions.jpg
by johndarch
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 352
Views: 93200

Re: The Burford Branch

[/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...
by johndarch
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 42
Views: 2483

Re: Mike G's catch up.

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!
by johndarch
Fri May 29, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 42
Views: 2483

Re: Mike G's catch up.

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.
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by johndarch
Tue May 26, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Exactoscale wagon chassis kits
Replies: 13
Views: 1612

Re: Exactoscale wagon chassis kits

[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...
by johndarch
Tue May 26, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks
Replies: 184
Views: 53321

Re: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks

More weight in the bucket?
by johndarch
Sat May 02, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 26844

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

Here,here!
by johndarch
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 11548

Re: Scaleforum 2020

The RMWeb virtual exhibition was a great day out without actually going out. It can be done.
by johndarch
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 11548

Re: Scaleforum 2020

Thank you for a well reasoned post Chris.
by johndarch
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 26844

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

It really is looking the business Dave. Looking forward to seeing it finished and painted now.

John
by johndarch
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

Re: class 15xx pannier tank (with a bit of 97xx thrown in)

ooh, sounds very tempting.
by johndarch
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann B1
Replies: 100
Views: 8362

Re: Bachmann B1

... and you would know all about horses' mouths!
by johndarch
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 26844

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

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...

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