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by Proton
Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Wheel Press and Quartering Tools.
Replies: 3
Views: 525

Re: Wheel Press and Quartering Tools.

Thanks for the advice, gents.

John
by Proton
Sat Dec 05, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Wheel Press and Quartering Tools.
Replies: 3
Views: 525

Wheel Press and Quartering Tools.

Hello, My experience in P4 conversions to date is entirely with diesel and electric locos, and lots of rolling stock, so quite experienced with MJT and Brassmasters, and latterly Penbits (sample of one so far!). Its about time to bite the bullet and get going on some steam engines, and I have some B...
by Proton
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Source for Branchlines Wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 2326

Re: Source for Branchlines Wheels

Thanks for everyone's assistance here, Brian has contacted me, and I'm about to place order.

Regards

John
by Proton
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Source for Branchlines Wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 2326

Re: Source for Branchlines Wheels

Terry Bendall wrote:An old fashioned telephone call usually works! :D
Agreed, but prefer to avoid transatlantic calls if possible.

Terry Bendall
by Proton
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Source for Branchlines Wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 2326

Re: Source for Branchlines Wheels

Thanks for the pointers, everyone, I will email him.

Regards

John
by Proton
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Source for Branchlines Wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 2326

Source for Branchlines Wheels

Hello,

Is there a source for these wheels? I have checked Steam Era and DC kits, to no avail.

Thanks in advance

John
by Proton
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Assistance with Bill Bedford 6-Wheel Coach Bogies Please
Replies: 7
Views: 1119

Re: Assistance with Bill Bedford 6-Wheel Coach Bogies Please

I did a test run of one bogie last night, sans brakes, and it rolls nicely. I made a pigs ear of the first brake assembly, fortunately just on the middle axle, and it wont be seen easily. CSB wire does have a mind of its own though!!

Thanks for the responses.
by Proton
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Assistance with Bill Bedford 6-Wheel Coach Bogies Please
Replies: 7
Views: 1119

Re: Assistance with Bill Bedford 6-Wheel Coach Bogies Please

The instructions don't mention individual springs, and in fact are worded for a 4-wheel bogie. Perhaps I need to clamp the fingers a bit tighter.
by Proton
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Assistance with Bill Bedford 6-Wheel Coach Bogies Please
Replies: 7
Views: 1119

Re: Assistance with Bill Bedford 6-Wheel Coach Bogies Please

Hi Keith, Thanks for the reply. Actually, I have managed to secure the CSB longitudinally, so the carriers aren't actually sliding off in that direction. Rather, the finger tab arrangement at the top of the carrier doesn't appear to be strong enough to stop the CSB wire from disengaging. Point taken...
by Proton
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Assistance with Bill Bedford 6-Wheel Coach Bogies Please
Replies: 7
Views: 1119

Assistance with Bill Bedford 6-Wheel Coach Bogies Please

Hello, I have almost completed the first 6-wheel bogie kit from Bill, and this is my first excursion into CSBs, having to now used the MJT or Brassmasters CCUS. The bearing carriers folded up fine, but the steel wire slipped out a few times during assembly into the bogie frame. So my question is whe...
by Proton
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Pull the Other One!
Replies: 24
Views: 3295

Re: Pull the Other One!

As the website says

"For 4mm Finescale Railway Modelling at its Very Best"

PBM
by Proton
Mon May 11, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Single and Double Slip Operation
Replies: 8
Views: 2256

Re: Single and Double Slip Operation

Thanks Keith, pen and paper will be my approach.

John
by Proton
Mon May 11, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Single and Double Slip Operation
Replies: 8
Views: 2256

Re: Single and Double Slip Operation

Thank you very much for the replies Martin and Keith, as you say it really simplifies the wiring, and I would prefer to follow prototype operation if possible. I will draw up a sketch of the arrangement: this will take some time as this is a major omission on my part, not having a track plan! Any he...
by Proton
Mon May 11, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Single and Double Slip Operation
Replies: 8
Views: 2256

Single and Double Slip Operation

Hello, I am connecting up several single and double slips and have a few questions please. I have checked through the Scalefour Digest sheets which are helpful electrically, but I still have a few points for clarification. For single slips, would the blade sets have been operated independently or to...
by Proton
Sat May 09, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Cutting and Filing Tiny Lengths of Rod and Tube
Replies: 15
Views: 2992

Re: Cutting and Filing Tiny Lengths of Rod and Tube

David B wrote:The slot on the right of the clamp is where you use your fret saw.


Thank you.
by Proton
Fri May 08, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Cutting and Filing Tiny Lengths of Rod and Tube
Replies: 15
Views: 2992

Re: Cutting and Filing Tiny Lengths of Rod and Tube

There are tube cutting jigs/vices such as the one below from the Tools 'n' Tools site . They are not cheap (this one is £25) but if one is likely to be cutting tube (or rod) of a certain length, repeatedly, then it could be a useful investment. tube cutting vice.jpg Studying the picture closely, I ...
by Proton
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Cosmetic Point Motors
Replies: 8
Views: 1425

Re: Cosmetic Point Motors

The Peco unit looks pretty good. My infrastructure is late 60s early 70s, but not really trying to be historically correct in point motor details. However, the Peco unit looks like good value at 2.85 GBP for 6; I need 60.

Thank you all!

John
by Proton
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Cosmetic Point Motors
Replies: 8
Views: 1425

Re: Cosmetic Point Motors

Thank you both for the very detailed replies. This is for a terminus approach and throat, so although not even one hundred, quite a few, and the EP version from DCC concepts looks like a good solution

John
by Proton
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Cosmetic Point Motors
Replies: 8
Views: 1425

Cosmetic Point Motors

Hello,

Colin Craig used to supply various cosmetic point motors and other detailing bits, but he has stopped trading. Does anyone know of alternate suppliers please?

John
by Proton
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Maygib Point Motors
Replies: 1
Views: 610

Maygib Point Motors

Hello, Whilst I have standardized on Fulgurex motors for turnout operation I am running low on my stash, and am thinking of using some old Maygib solenoid motors I acquired second-hand years ago. What is the recommended operating voltage for them (and AC/DC) They appear a bit sticky and the iron cor...
by Proton
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Rigid Chassis Locos?
Replies: 70
Views: 9525

Re: Rigid Chassis Locos?

Do diesels and electrics count? I have a Class 20 , several 24s and 25s, a class 35, and a variety of AC electrics, all with drop in Ultrascale wheels, and all run well and never derail. For the three-axle bogies, Heljan are the best. I have the Falcon, Lion, and a brush type 4, and all perfect runn...
by Proton
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Printed wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 2152

Re: Printed wheels

Never mind wheels, how about a complete set of working valve gear, rods, and cylinders!!

PBM
by Proton
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Best wire for collectors
Replies: 14
Views: 3167

Re: Best wire for collectors

Gold is used successfully in space applications but for a sliding contact it has to be hard as otherwise it will ablate, especially against steel. Personally I wouldn't recommend it.

PBM.
by Proton
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: C&L track base
Replies: 5
Views: 2457

Re: C&L track base

I have quite a lot of the track dating pre-2013 and in places it gets very tight to gauge. I use one of the flat metal track gauges and use a soldering iron to melt, gently (!), the chairs. This is a slow process but works fairly reliably.
PBM
by Proton
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brassmasters Duchess test build
Replies: 39
Views: 8808

Re: Brassmasters Duchess test build

Thanks for the replies Jim.

PBM

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