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by Steve Carter
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - Still Closed But...
Replies: 104
Views: 30329

Re: Rumney Models - Still Closed But...

jjnewitt wrote:
... but obviously the health of my family takes precedence over anything else.

Justin


:thumb

Take care and stay safe
by Steve Carter
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Best Glue for the job!
Replies: 19
Views: 1107

Re: Best Glue for the job!

Another vote for Harfixs cyano, well it was Philip Hall that put me onto it :D Check it out here http://www.hafixs.co.uk One recommendation I would make is to also get some Harfixs Glue Remover. Why do I suggest this? Don't ask silly questions! Good sticking, and unsticking if you need to, everyone ...
by Steve Carter
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Best Glue for the job!
Replies: 19
Views: 1107

Re: Best Glue for the job!

I have used ‘Tricky Stick’ that helps cyano to bond difficult shiny plastics such as that used by Hornby/Bachmann. See https://deluxematerials.co.uk/products/tricky-stick
by Steve Carter
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: South London (SLAG)
Topic: South London Area Group Golden Jubilee
Replies: 3
Views: 379

South London Area Group Golden Jubilee

Fifty years ago today on the 17th June 1970 the South London Area Group was inaugurated. SLAG first meeting.png The South London Area Group was the very first to be formed under the P4 Society. It preceded the formation of the Merseyside Area Group by one month and of the North London Area Group by ...
by Steve Carter
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Pull the Other One!
Replies: 14
Views: 689

Re: Pull the Other One!

Great work Dave, well done.

Hopefully, once things return to some sort of normality, the Society Stand will be out and about again and I will be there to "persuade" people again :D

See you soon :thumb

Steve
by Steve Carter
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Easing wheels tight to gauge
Replies: 21
Views: 995

Re: Easing wheels tight to gauge

Paul Townsend wrote:Doubtless because the axle was 9 mm too short


;)
by Steve Carter
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Spraying Lifecolor
Replies: 33
Views: 1665

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 Steve Carter
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Spraying Lifecolor
Replies: 33
Views: 1665

Re: Spraying Lifecolor

David Thorpe wrote:Also, powders will only stick satisfactoriy to matt surfaces - they're not much good on out-of-the-box RTR stuff.

DT


Thanks David.

Do you spray (rattle can?) a Matt varnish on R-T-R stuff before applying powders/pigments?

Steve
by Steve Carter
Thu May 28, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 42
Views: 2095

Re: Mike G's catch up.

45609 wrote:Probably one of these Steve...

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...comes in a red box


I did wonder if it was that Morgan :?:
by Steve Carter
Thu May 28, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 42
Views: 2095

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Wow, looking good Mike :thumb While messing about with this engine, I discovered on the shelf of shame, another 56xx chassis from Comet. So using the Brassmaster bearings and springs and using the red box this was an absolute doodle to set up. Red box? I’ve not come across this before Mike. Could yo...
by Steve Carter
Sat May 23, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Right Track DVD series
Replies: 18
Views: 1884

Re: Right Track DVD series

I think these are Right Track, the titles don't reflect the content. Painting and weathering Wright/Rathbone 3hr 38min https://youtu.be/Ne0fBH6zNkQ Thanks for this - only watched a bit at the beginning so far - it explains why some people have more issues than others with fibreglass fibres, I would...
by Steve Carter
Fri May 15, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: P4 Refresh - Hi
Replies: 20
Views: 1582

Re: P4 Refresh - Hi

thank you Will - I think I need to purchase a range of motors to then start to judge what type will best suit my needs. I am definitely picking up that there is more of an emphasis to re-chassis a rtr model for P4 something I did with a couple of Lima diesels many years back. I would speak to Chris...
by Steve Carter
Thu May 14, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: P4 Refresh - Hi
Replies: 20
Views: 1582

Re: P4 Refresh - Hi

Hi Rob Welcome again. When you receive your New Member Pack you will receive in the pack a list of fellow members who live within 25km of your postcode. Contact details are subject to personal privacy settings of course. Also you will find a copy of the ‘Blue Sheet’ that gives the contact details of...
by Steve Carter
Wed May 13, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 300
Views: 95120

Re: A Highland Miscellany

Mark Tatlow wrote:Hmmmm……..

A signal imitating a Fresian cow was not the effect I was after…………..

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Halfords etch primer is obviously that etchy!……………..

The completion of my challenge entry will be a little bit longer!



Desert army camouflage?
by Steve Carter
Thu May 07, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Andy W
Topic: Yard crane gears
Replies: 28
Views: 1619

Re: Yard crane gears

essdee wrote:"Carter? Naughty step - now!"

:D

Steve (D)


It’s the cabin fever :mrgreen:
by Steve Carter
Thu May 07, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Hornby Maunsell Van C Brake
Replies: 7
Views: 959

Re: Hornby Maunsell Van C Brake

BRM November 2008 has an article by Geoff Meredith on converting the Hornby van C to P4. It was very simple to follow, the only difference I made was to use a MJT inside bearing unit. It sat too high so some cutting of the floor was needed to get the unit at the right height. Now MJT do a low profil...
by Steve Carter
Thu May 07, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Andy W
Topic: Yard crane gears
Replies: 28
Views: 1619

Re: Yard crane gears

Don’t think it would have XP markings :D
by Steve Carter
Wed May 06, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Andy W
Topic: Yard crane gears
Replies: 28
Views: 1619

Re: Yard crane gears

Hello Andy, I don't see a weight box in your original picture (if it is the thing on the end of the right hand beam). I believe you are confusing the door frame of the building in the background with something on the arm. If you look on the left hand side of the picture, there is a similar frame. I...
by Steve Carter
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 113
Views: 10438

Re: Scaleforum 2020

Lots of good ideas but who is actually going to do the work? At the AGM last year it was suggested that we produce instructional videos but no one yet has actually produced anything or even offered to do so. The GOYA principled applies. :D Terry Bendall I managed to find some time at last years Sca...
by Steve Carter
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Rigid Chassis Locos?
Replies: 70
Views: 4565

Re: Rigid Chassis Locos?

Std. 4 tank conversions are becoming a bit popular.

Thanks for the photos and suggestions.
by Steve Carter
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Rigid Chassis Locos?
Replies: 70
Views: 4565

Re: Rigid Chassis Locos?

Thanks for the informative insight into your 4MT conversion Robin. Very useful.
Take care
Steve
by Steve Carter
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Rigid Chassis Locos?
Replies: 70
Views: 4565

Re: Rigid Chassis Locos?

I have just converted a Bachmann 4MT tank for a member of our group. They all run well. If you want any advice please ask. Robin OK Robin, I’ll bite as I have a Bachmann STD. 4 Tank to do. I’ve read Tim Shackleton articles in MRJ but and I’ve been waiting to see if the Brassmasters Easichas, that h...
by Steve Carter
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 339
Views: 89584

Re: The Burford Branch

Taking things apart is giving a great insight into how they were constructed. Well done Martin.
Thank you.
Take care and stay safe.
Steve
by Steve Carter
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Southern (exLSWR) buffer stop
Replies: 13
Views: 1105

Re: Southern (exLSWR) buffer stop

nberrington wrote:Hurumph. The Ontario Typo Police.
Tried to fix it sir. Only partially successful.

To answer the question though, it’s when the waiter and Foody Goody brings out the deep fried scallops.


Washed down with a wee dram :D
by Steve Carter
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Southern (exLSWR) buffer stop
Replies: 13
Views: 1105

Re: Southern (exLSWR) buffet stop

Dave Franks wrote:Still working on it.....

Dave Franks


Worth waiting for if the LB&SCR one is anything to go by :thumb

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