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by essdee
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank
Replies: 16
Views: 1387

Re: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank

Just exquisite - all that bristly external plumbing.

Would look fabulous with a Hawksworth brake compo and Southern utility van, trailing steam across the Somerset levels.....

This thread is hugely inspirational, Dave - many thanks.

Steve
by essdee
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Flywheel sources
Replies: 9
Views: 570

Re: Flywheel sources

Heh, heh! Thanks Tim - but not my loco, so not my decision... But it's the first I have had to fit in an age, as you suggest.

See you at Wakefield!

Steve
by essdee
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Flywheel sources
Replies: 9
Views: 570

Re: Flywheel sources

Thanks both! As I am not an EM Soc member, I will follow up that promising Branchlines list of sizes - thanks John...

Best wishes,

Steve
by essdee
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Flywheel sources
Replies: 9
Views: 570

Flywheel sources

Searching for flywheel sources, I see Roxey do two sizes of brass flywheels for 2mm shafts, which are grub screw fittings. I am unsure how far this asymmetry will affect their rotational stability? I would prefer a close-fit Loctited version.. Any other makes that folk use, please? My experience is ...
by essdee
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Scenic modules
Replies: 26
Views: 3169

Re: Scenic modules

Thanks Neil, very useful, ta. 42" seems popular..... (I am 5ft 11 and 3/4")

Cheers,

Steve
by essdee
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Scenic modules
Replies: 26
Views: 3169

Re: Scenic modules

Thanks Neil,

I just noticed the felt pads under the baseboards proper, excellent idea for sound-deadening as well as non-scratch properties.....

I forgot to ask also - what is the floor-to-top of baseboard height, please?

Cheers, will be following keenly....

Steve
by essdee
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Scenic modules
Replies: 26
Views: 3169

Re: Scenic modules

Lovely baseboard and cupboard units, Neil - Swanage?

I am starting serious planning of my own groundworks; please can I ask what is your trackbed height and depth of the baseboards proper, and the depth from the wall?

Many thanks,

Steve
by essdee
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 131
Views: 10137

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

A lovely collection of models, Mike - and what a fantastic resource Arthur's kits are for the NER area modeller. Quite jealous....

Cheers,

Steve
by essdee
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 274
Views: 68582

Re: A Highland Miscellany

Lovely work Mark - and the MR 6wh brake is a 'bonus' - I am stood in the queue, for a brace of these......... and thanks for saving me starting on a Slater's version!

Cheers,

Steve
by essdee
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 492
Views: 78142

Re: Brettell Road

Lovely job! Thanks Jim - you had already persuaded me that I need a Kirtley curved-frame 0-6-0 working an excursion over my 1920s S&D project - now I am going to have to 'borrow' Bath MR shed's 1F to deputise for a failed S&D Fox Walker banking engine, as far as Radstock at least...... rats!...
by essdee
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: DCC
Topic: Intermittent running, Hornby J15 on Gaugemaster Prodigy EXpress
Replies: 8
Views: 2862

Re: Intermittent running, Hornby J15 on Gaugemaster Prodigy EXpress

Thanks for the thoughts, both! Simon, the smooth slow-running capability of the J15 for much of the time suggests that there is no binding issue with the mechanism, the wheels are remarkably clean and pickups all bearing OK - the loco's behaviour is not at all what I am very familiar with, when ther...
by essdee
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: DCC
Topic: Intermittent running, Hornby J15 on Gaugemaster Prodigy EXpress
Replies: 8
Views: 2862

Re: Intermittent running, Hornby J15 on Gaugemaster Prodigy EXpress

Hi Nigel, I am extremely grateful for the time you have taken over this response - much appreciated. The fact that the J15 was not supplied complete with Hornby's preferred chip is news to me! I exactly understand the range of problems that now presents in narrowing down the range of potential probl...
by essdee
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: DCC
Topic: Intermittent running, Hornby J15 on Gaugemaster Prodigy EXpress
Replies: 8
Views: 2862

Re: Intermittent running, Hornby J15 on Gaugemaster Prodigy EXpress

Many thanks for the tips so far, Nigel, As to the decoder/chip, as far as I know this was a ready to run Hornby DCC J15, bought in a York model shop, if that is any help; likewise the other two locos. I will email to see if I can get further details from Tony (and his wife who is giving staunch prac...
by essdee
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: DCC
Topic: Intermittent running, Hornby J15 on Gaugemaster Prodigy EXpress
Replies: 8
Views: 2862

Intermittent running, Hornby J15 on Gaugemaster Prodigy EXpress

He-eelp, please? I have this year been involved in helping an old friend build and run a small DCC 00 system, using proprietary models. Tony has a long record in finescale 00 GWR/South Wales valleys modelling, latterly occupying a cellar on multi-levels. Following a Parkinson's diagnosis several yea...
by essdee
Mon May 21, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: 296 deg solder supplier?
Replies: 4
Views: 1118

Re: 296 deg solder supplier?

Hi John,

Belated thanks for your tip ( no pun intended). However you will be delighted to hear that I obtained two 1m packs of 296 solder from GS Model Supplies of:

Ta-da!

Burnham on Sea!!

www.gssmodelengineers.com

How very appropriate for another S&D afficionado?

Regards,

Steve
by essdee
Wed May 09, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: 296 deg solder supplier?
Replies: 4
Views: 1118

296 deg solder supplier?

Once again, memory fails...

Now where have I bought 296 deg solder, from one of our trade suppliers; not Eileen's or Hobby Holidays in seems ?

I certainly do not require the large reels from the likes of RS Components etc,

many thanks,

Steve
by essdee
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: A new lever frame design
Replies: 91
Views: 12718

Re: A new lever frame design

Howard,

Truly, a Work of Art.....

Brilliant..

Steve
by essdee
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 242
Views: 49275

Re: The Burford Branch

"May the Flange be with you....."?
by essdee
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 242
Views: 49275

Re: The Burford Branch

The dismantling and move sounds potentially daunting Martin; very best wishes that it all goes smoothly - your thread here maintains a very high standard of inspiration. Hope you are able to keep up the lovely work without too much distraction and interruption.

All best,

Steve
by essdee
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Parkside Kits
Replies: 42
Views: 5268

Re: Parkside Kits

Tim,

Brilliant news about Slaters 4mm.......

Many thanks,

Steve
by essdee
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: S05 Dencon Lead-free solder,melting point?
Replies: 7
Views: 957

Re: S05 Dencon Lead-free solder,melting point?

Hi Howard, I had to smile at your reference to eutectic alloys! In fact I had a fair bit to do with multi-element phase diagrams as a geology student - but nothing to do with them in six years as a research metallurgist! (I transferred electron microscopy/microanalysis skills between disciplines). E...
by essdee
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: S05 Dencon Lead-free solder,melting point?
Replies: 7
Views: 957

Re: S05 Dencon Lead-free solder,melting point?

Thanks for the detail Howard, it is indeed Ag-free. Made in Taiwan, I note. I gather from Squires that my order is now on the way at last, one of a 'surge' sent out this last week (?!), including a replacement for my dwindling tube. The Dencon stuiff does now sound as if it will be a stand-by at lea...
by essdee
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: S05 Dencon Lead-free solder,melting point?
Replies: 7
Views: 957

Re: S05 Dencon Lead-free solder,melting point?

Thanks Jim - simple but brilliant...

Will do!

Cheers,

Steve
by essdee
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: S05 Dencon Lead-free solder,melting point?
Replies: 7
Views: 957

S05 Dencon Lead-free solder,melting point?

In Googling, I have failed to find a reference to the melting point of this Sn-0.75Cu lead-free solder, which has been lurking in the armoury a fair while. I think it was a Maplin's job, coiled in a tube with a green cap. As I await a long-delayed Squires order, and my supply of 222deg solder dwindl...
by essdee
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Resistance Soldering
Replies: 59
Views: 9374

Re: Resistance Soldering

Ha - thanks Paul. But no - it just means I will (hopefully) be spending a fraction of the time I have spent these last 18 years in laboriously scraping off excess solder? Actually, much of that saving will also be attributed to following David's meticulous attention to minimising the amount of solde...

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