Search found 706 matches

by David Thorpe
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: First steps in track building and P4.
Replies: 33
Views: 1581

Re: First steps in track building and P4.

but have come across suggestions that they can hold the rail head vertical, which results in instant gauge narrowing when you remove them, as the chairs adopt their designed 1:20 inclination, I have to say that I have never found this. If the chairs are glued to the sleepers and the gauges left in ...
by David Thorpe
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 13451

Re: Scaleforum 2020

Well, here was I thinking that the idea of a virtual Scaleforum was stone dead and that the committee weren't really interested in the idea. But then I go and read John's summary of the July Committee meeting and noticed that that does not appear to be the case. I quote: "Virtual Scaleforum:the...
by David Thorpe
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Best Glue for the job!
Replies: 29
Views: 2344

Re: Best Glue for the job!

Trouble is I can't seem to be able to buy any locally (in tubes that is rather than tins). B&Q don't stock it and don't have the Unibond alternative, Wickes haven't even got their own version and the Royal Mail won't handle it (allegedly) If you can't get tubes of it locally, Amazon will send y...
by David Thorpe
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Best Glue for the job!
Replies: 29
Views: 2344

Re: Best Glue for the job!

I've been very pleased with the Wayside cyano I bought three weeks ago. I've used it quite a lot and it has performed every bit as well as one would hope. Equally importantly, in spite of considerable use the nozzle remains clear and has not clogged. At £2.49 delivered as opposed to Hafixs £14.20 fo...
by David Thorpe
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Phoenix Paints
Replies: 26
Views: 2356

Re: Phoenix Paints

Some interesting hints and tips in the Phoenix site. Seems I've been doing quite a lot wrong.... (but have still manage decent results)

DT
by David Thorpe
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Solder paint
Replies: 13
Views: 1085

Re: Solder paint

My experiences using solder cream and an RSU have been exactly the same as David B's above. I now avoid using it.

DT
by David Thorpe
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Material Stand
Replies: 43
Views: 3288

Re: EBMA Material Stand

I sort of like the idea, but in my case at least I wonder where I'd put it. It's too deep to fit on my workbench and wouldn't really leave me enough room to do any work in front of it, particularly because I'm a very untidy worker. If you have drawers to open on the base that would be even worse. So...
by David Thorpe
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Weathered Wood
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: Weathered Wood

As I've said in the past, we do like to over-complicate things. Bob wanted to know how to use the paints in the set so as to achieve"what's alluded to on the box". Once he's done that, and achieved decent results (as he will be able to by following instructions in the link I've refered to ...
by David Thorpe
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Weathered Wood
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: Weathered Wood

Have a look at this thread: https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index ... d-example/

He uses the Lifecolor set you mention. I've followed his method, also using the Lifecolor set, and have achieved what I think are excellent results.

DT
by David Thorpe
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Best Glue for the job!
Replies: 29
Views: 2344

Re: Best Glue for the job!

Through ebay I've just bought a 20g bottle of "industrial strength" Wayside Standard Viscosity superglue for all of £2.49 including postage (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/220946546258#rwid). Initial tests suggest that it does precisely what it says it does. I've now popped it into the fridge ...
by David Thorpe
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Suspension for bogie coaches
Replies: 28
Views: 1830

Re: Suspension for bogie coaches

No mention has been made of the Brassmasters torsion bogie which I started to use as there is no 6' 4" bogie in the MJT range. Having had no problems with them, I have since used them exclusively but do have a twin torsion from the Society to try when I get round to it. I too have used the Bra...
by David Thorpe
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Warners Virtual Exhibition 4/5 July
Replies: 1
Views: 431

Warners Virtual Exhibition 4/5 July

Warners/BRM are holding a vitual exhibition this week end - https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/155920-world-of-railways-virtual-exhibition-45-july-2020/ . It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but there are 3+ hours of layout videos plus demos and various other things and might well b...
by David Thorpe
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Suspension for bogie coaches
Replies: 28
Views: 1830

Re: Suspension for bogie coaches

In the P4 world we do like to over-complicate matters where possible, not always with the desired results (I speak for myself there of course). You've bought a kit with bogies which the designer presumably thought would be suitable and you've no reason as things stand to doubt that. Why not just bui...
by David Thorpe
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Suspension for bogie coaches
Replies: 28
Views: 1830

Re: Suspension for bogie coaches

Do your kits not include bogies?

DT
by David Thorpe
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Motor Shorting
Replies: 32
Views: 2030

Re: Motor Shorting

There are times when it seems a real shame to have to paint a loco because it looks so good as it is. This is one of them.

DT
by David Thorpe
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Spraying Lifecolor
Replies: 33
Views: 2183

Re: Spraying Lifecolor

My Winsor & Newton Galleria varnish arrived to day, matt and satin. £8.20 for a 250ml bottle, so it doesn't break the bank. It's water based and quite thick and anecdotal evidence alswhere on the web suggests that for airbrushing it can successfully be thinned with tap water, distilled water, ac...
by David Thorpe
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: North East of Scotland (Grampian)
Topic: First June Zoom meeting
Replies: 2
Views: 1240

Re: First June Zoom meeting

Thanks Allan. We'll have a chat about it at our next meeting later this month.

David
by David Thorpe
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Spraying Lifecolor
Replies: 33
Views: 2183

Re: Spraying Lifecolor

Isn't it because Rust Oleum market it under their own name? see: Rust Oleum Crystal Clear Matt. Rustoleum have been marketing that for years. It's not the same product as Dullcote and perhaps more suited to DIY tasks. Besides which they say that they're going to continue with Testors Dullcote, but ...
by David Thorpe
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Spraying Lifecolor
Replies: 33
Views: 2183

Re: Spraying Lifecolor

Testors Dullcote has, I believe, had its "new" EU formula for at least five years, probably more, and since then supplies have sometimes been intermittent and there have been rumours of Testors' demise. However, it now appears that there may be some truth in these rumours, at least as far ...
by David Thorpe
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Spraying Lifecolor
Replies: 33
Views: 2183

Re: Spraying Lifecolor

Indeed yes. As an experiment I gave an old Tri-Ang (remember them?) tender a coat of Testors Dullcote this morning and it now accepts pigments very happily. Quite a lot of my stuff is satin varnished, however, and I don't know how it'll work with that. Another trial methinks.

DT
by David Thorpe
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Spraying Lifecolor
Replies: 33
Views: 2183

Re: Spraying Lifecolor

Do you spray (rattle can?) a Matt varnish on R-T-R stuff before applying powders/pigments? I don't know, Steve - I haven't yet applied any to RTR stuff but from what I've read a coat of matt varnish should do the trick. The pigments don't like a smooth gloss finsh as their microscopic particles hav...
by David Thorpe
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Spraying Lifecolor
Replies: 33
Views: 2183

Re: Spraying Lifecolor

I am confused. I've looked on Abteilung502's site and they don't do powders. They do effects and weathering sets, but these appear to be oils, although it hints they are of a 'different' composition. Sorry, my misdescription. Technically they're not powders, they're pigments - see https://abteilung...
by David Thorpe
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Spraying Lifecolor
Replies: 33
Views: 2183

Re: Spraying Lifecolor

Just as an addition to this, I've at last bitten the bullet and started weathering some of my freight stock. The biggest revelation has been the use of weathering powders which I hadn't tried before. I hadn't realised, for example, just how well they stick, and the subtleties of shading that can be ...
by David Thorpe
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: North East of Scotland (Grampian)
Topic: First June Zoom meeting
Replies: 2
Views: 1240

First June Zoom meeting

Our group is now having regular Zoom meetings every fortnight. They last for about 80 minutes and all six of our group members particpate. To any other groups who may be missing the interaction of group meetings I would urge you to give Zoom meetings a go; It needs one person to register with Zoom, ...
by David Thorpe
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Motor Shorting
Replies: 32
Views: 2030

Re: Motor Shorting

That looks like a beautifully built kit.

DT

Go to advanced search