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by ScottW
Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:27 am
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 274
Views: 81521

Re: A Highland Miscellany

I agree, Mark. It's certainly coming to life and looking good.

Scott
by ScottW
Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Eastwood L&Y; A Layout in a Weekend – Can they do it?
Replies: 44
Views: 19138

Re: Eastwood L&Y; A Layout in a Weekend – Can they do it?

Has it really been five years!! It only seems like yesterday when I read the first post.

Still, it's looking very nice. :thumb

Scott
by ScottW
Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:21 am
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: 31st January and 1st February Weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 1892

Re: 31st January and 1st February Weekend

Looks like I missed a smashing weekend. :cry:

Scott
by ScottW
Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: A Class 782 for Barnton
Replies: 46
Views: 15357

Re: A Class 782 for Barnton

I'm impressed with your work rate Lindsay, you're certainly putting my efforts to shame. If you need any ideas with regards to the chassis my workbench thread on Western Thunder may help http://www.westernthunder.co.uk/index.php?threads/scottws-s-scale-workbench.1497/ . It's not been updated for a f...
by ScottW
Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Material for tyres - 946 alloy
Replies: 18
Views: 4641

Re: Material for tyres - 946 alloy

Some years back, when I was converting Lima diesels to P4, where the axle size was about 2.5mm so Black Beetle wheels would not work, I used to turn down the OO wheels and press fit a P4 profile tyre from Alan Gibson. You do of course have to be a bit careful with the turning to make sure that the ...
by ScottW
Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Material for tyres - 946 alloy
Replies: 18
Views: 4641

Re: Material for tyres - 946 alloy

reading that made me wonder if adding a tyre to a cast centre could be done the way wheelrights put tyres on wooden wheels, by heating the tyre so it expands then inserting the wheel centre and letting it all cool, wheelwrights cool the tyre with lots of water so it doesn't burn the wooden feloes. ...
by ScottW
Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Material for tyres - 946 alloy
Replies: 18
Views: 4641

Re: Material for tyres - 946 alloy

Andrew, I have just completed turning a set of 3' 2" bogie wheels for an S-Scale locomotive. The wheels started out as a 3' 8" wheel casting, the outer rim was reduced in the lathe to a suitable size for a 3' 2" wheel. A tyre was then turned from free cutting mild steel EN1A, into whi...
by ScottW
Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Magnifying work station - any advice?
Replies: 18
Views: 13334

Re: Magnifying work station - any advice?

I would agree with everything Natalie has written. When I do any modelling I always wear a head band type magnifier and use an Anglepoise lamp. I don't wear glasses and yet I have been wearing the head band magnifier for many years, and wouldn't do without it. Smaller items are made so much larger a...
by ScottW
Mon May 06, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: 0.3 mm Thick Double-Sided PCB
Replies: 3
Views: 2703

Re: 0.3 mm Thick Double-Sided PCB

Many thanks for your help guys.

Scott
by ScottW
Sat May 04, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: 0.3 mm Thick Double-Sided PCB
Replies: 3
Views: 2703

0.3 mm Thick Double-Sided PCB

After reading the latest edition of the Snooze I was very interested in the Manchester Area Groups' method of producing stretcher bars. With this in mind I was wondering if anyone from the group, or any one else for that matter, can tell me where I can purchase some 0.3mm thick double-sided PCB? Tha...
by ScottW
Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Wheel shorting for split axles
Replies: 7
Views: 2965

Re: Wheel shorting for split axles

jon price wrote:Hi

I'm sure I saw etched spiders for shorting Alan Gibson Wheels for split axle use, but I've no idea where? Anybody know?

Jon Price


Brassmasters also do an etch:

http://www.brassmasters.co.uk/accessories.htm

Regards,

Scott
by ScottW
Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: CSBs and the Single Bogie
Replies: 28
Views: 14090

Re: CSBs and the Single Bogie

Hi Scott, good luck fitting your 4-4-0 with CSB. Thanks Will. Having read the article and revisited this one I relise I had picked up the wrong end of the stick. Originally I understood that you had altered the position of the fulcrum points of the CSB chassis to alter the C of G, quite simply you ...
by ScottW
Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: CSBs and the Single Bogie
Replies: 28
Views: 14090

Re: CSBs and the Single Bogie

Again start with a S4CSB and separate sprung bogie. Set the CofG to be 1/3 of the way from the centre of the driving axles to the bogie pin and the bogie will carry 1/3 of the loco weight. You can choose some other weight distribution if you wish. I will post more details on how to work it out, but...
by ScottW
Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:40 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Driving wheel axle material
Replies: 94
Views: 24823

Re: Driving wheel axle material

Hi Dave,

I like the sound of the Bill Bedford method you have described and would be interseted in a meter, or two, of both the 1\8th" and the 2mm. PM me if you decide to go ahead with an order.

Regards,

Scott
by ScottW
Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Rivets on brass
Replies: 44
Views: 16602

Re: Rivets on brass

You beat me to it Neil, I'll have to be quicker next time.

Regards,

Scott
by ScottW
Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Rivets on brass
Replies: 44
Views: 16602

Re: Rivets on brass

johnp wrote:Can you let me know what Lee's web address is please. Google hasn't been able to find it.


Try this http://www.leemarshmodelmaker.co.uk

Regards,

Scott
by ScottW
Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Unimat 1 variable speed required
Replies: 10
Views: 5252

Re: Unimat 1 variable speed required

[quote="thomascpre"] Very interested in your story Scott. That was a bit drastic was it not? You would have got a good price on Ebay for it. When it went in the bin Ebay wasn't around, in fact I don't think the internet was. I was that disappointed with it the bin was all it was good for. ...
by ScottW
Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Unimat 1 variable speed required
Replies: 10
Views: 5252

Re: Unimat 1 variable speed required

Going off track a bit, I would like to add my view on the lathe. Like yourself I bought my unimat 1 in the mid eightes, if I remember correctly it was for a similar price. The main reason for buying the machine was because it was reatively cheap compared to other small lathes, and it was all I could...
by ScottW
Sat Oct 02, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bradwell Q6
Replies: 122
Views: 41075

Re: Bradwell Q6

[quote="Tim V"]
Canon 18:33 in the tender, 2:1 drop down and 38:1 in the loco.

Very interesting Tim. Can you expand a little more on the tender drive and gearboxes, what make are the gearboxes?

Scott
by ScottW
Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Best fillers for whitemetal?
Replies: 27
Views: 11724

Re: Best fillers for whitemetal?

However as they say on TV, "other brands of soldering station are available...". I know that Maplin do them on offer fairly frequently, so it could be just a matter of keeping your eyes open. They are currently doing an LCD one for sixty quid: http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=...
by ScottW
Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Success at the Scalefour Society Workbench
Replies: 9
Views: 4262

Re: Success at the Scalefour Society Workbench

I wouldn't agree that it's crude Mark, I've had excellent results from the 50W Antex http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=4085 , and it's been in production a long time so spares should be available for some time to come. In fact it's my second choice of iron, after a Weller EC1201 that is ...

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