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by jasp
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 272
Views: 47580

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

That looks great
Jim P
by jasp
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 272
Views: 47580

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

I am not out to belittle your efforts - quite the reverse, most impressive but I am a little surprised at you choice. There is already a kit (Caley Coaches) and a RTR one from Rails of Sheffield - I don’t know what stage the latter is at. I should, of course, state my interest as Chairman of the Cal...
by jasp
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 62
Views: 3598

Re: Track cleaning

I am the guilty party who forwarded the article to the East of Scotland group.
I did so because it appeared to be scientifically based rather than the usual anecdotal evidence, often presented as “fact”
Jim P
by jasp
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 62
Views: 3598

Re: Track cleaning

I am the guilty party who forwarded the article to the East of Scotland group.
I did so because it appeared to be scientifically based rather than the usual anecdotal evidence, often presented as “fact”
Jim P
by jasp
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 2019 S4 North
Replies: 37
Views: 6022

Re: 2019 S4 North

Julian
In the members’ section there is an email address for the S4 North organiser - James Dickie
Jim P
by jasp
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Arrangement of levers in a signal box (calling at the Quintinshill disaster, use of collars and setting back)
Replies: 52
Views: 4566

Re: Arrangement of levers in a signal box

I believe the above is the publication to which Mr Summers refers.
Jim P
by jasp
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Arrangement of levers in a signal box (calling at the Quintinshill disaster, use of collars and setting back)
Replies: 52
Views: 4566

Re: Arrangement of levers in a signal box

Thanks All I actually found a video of round oak signal box on its last day. Theres a glimpse of a DE2 shunter too. What are the collars the bobby uses a couple of times? https://www.bilibili.com/video/av5941715/ Cheers Jim Interesting bit of video, notwithstanding where the box was sited. I wonder...
by jasp
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 284
Views: 39047

Re: Crab Comet conversion

Julian
Often heating the part(s) with a soldering iron will destroy an epoxy joint
Jim P
by jasp
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 272
Views: 47580

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Because of the material between the “wings” of the door handle and body I would not be happy with the appearance - many others could well be content. On the subject of what is in a kit etc, etched kits come with separate door handles which are not usually overscale so why not printed vehicles? After...
by jasp
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: The 6th Chris Kedgley Memorial Skills Day – Saturday March 9th 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1888

Re: The 6th Chris Kedgley Memorial Skills Day – Saturday March 9th 2019

Great day at Linlithgow - something for everyone
Thanks to Jim Summers and team
Jim P ( a totally unbiased opinion!)
by jasp
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Model Rail Scotland
Replies: 6
Views: 1145

Re: Model Rail Scotland

Ray Nolton’s United Mills one the First award on Saturday at the Glasgow show (or “Weegie Rail” as Ray calls it)
Congratulations Ray
The layout will be at Scaleforum North in April
Jim P
by jasp
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Congratulations to Dave Franks et al.
Replies: 14
Views: 1244

Re: Congratulations to Dave Franks et al.

David
You are correct
Confirmed by Dave Franks this morning
Jim P
by jasp
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Congratulations to Dave Franks et al.
Replies: 14
Views: 1244

Re: Congratulations to Dave Franks et al.

I may be wrong but I think Alloa is EM
Jim P
by jasp
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: DCC Concepts Rolling Road
Replies: 9
Views: 1939

Re: DCC Concepts Rolling Road

Andy
Your comments are well founded.
I would be willing to take the rolling roads and distribute to those interested as required.
Jim P
by jasp
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: DCC Concepts Rolling Road
Replies: 9
Views: 1939

Re: DCC Concepts Rolling Road

Andy
I can understand your disappointment as I would have expected the society to “have bitten your hand off” for these.
I did not respond as I assumed the Society would
Will do so now.
Jim P
by jasp
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: S05 Dencon Lead-free solder,melting point?
Replies: 7
Views: 1276

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

Hi Steve
Lead-free solders, generally, have a higher melting temperature than the lead-containing.
Why not try a wee experiment?
Find where on the dial of your soldering iron the 222deg. solder melts and then try the Dencon.
A bit crude but will give a relative assessment of the melting points.
Jim P
by jasp
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: The Adventures of an RSU Virgin
Replies: 45
Views: 8275

Re: The Adventures of an RSU Virgin

One thing I have found useful with my LR RSU is to sharpen the carbon to a point using a desk mounted pencil sharpener. When it wears/rounds off, another wee turn in the sharpener does the trick.
Jim P
by jasp
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Assemblling white metal wagons.
Replies: 20
Views: 3694

Re: Assemblling white metal wagons.

Nitromors was reformulated some time ago, presumably as a result of EU dictat. It previously contained methylene chloride (dichloromethane) which is pretty nasty but very effective stuff for paint removal. The current stuff is near useless for paint removal but may work on epoxy. Methylene chloride ...
by jasp
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GSWR/HR Drummond 4000gal tender kits or drawings?
Replies: 9
Views: 1927

Re: GSWR/HR Drummond 4000gal tender kits or drawings?

Check the Highland Railway Society website: Contacts
Toward the bottom of the page are details of the drawing service.
JP
by jasp
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2017
Replies: 67
Views: 11782

Re: Scalefour North 2017

Many thanks for that, John.
I have downloaded it on my ipad as I am always reluctant to take the relevant copy of Snooze travelling to Wakefield.
Jim P
by jasp
Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Control Concepts
Topic: Induction charging
Replies: 7
Views: 1813

Re: Induction charging

That looks very interesting.
Could we have some details, please?
Jim P
by jasp
Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Important announcement from Lanarkshire Models
Replies: 35
Views: 6193

Re: Important announcement from Lanarkshire Models

It is unfortunate, but perfectly understandable, that Dave has made this decision - it is his livelihood!
Fortunately there are ways round as outlined in the thread: via Parkside or through a friend in uk so, essentially, problem solved.
Jim P
by jasp
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Drill bits
Replies: 18
Views: 3902

Re: Drill bits

Breakages with small tungsten carbide twist drills are understandable. They are much more brittle and, as these are designed for printed circuit drilling are intended to be run at 10,000rpm upwards. HSS drills have, in comparison to TC, a degree of flexibility, hence reduced breakage with momentary ...
by jasp
Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Ultrasonic Cleaners
Replies: 24
Views: 4907

Re: Ultrasonic Cleaners

Many fluxes are acidic so use some fairly dilute caustic soda solution ( a strong alkali), remembering to add the soda crystals to the water, not the other way round. Very cheap for a bag, and helps clear blocked drains too!
Rinse the model and the bath well afterwards.
Jim P
by jasp
Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Great Western Railway Siphons
Replies: 4
Views: 1646

Re: Great Western Railway Siphons

Noel
Thank you for the info.
The piece was on RMweb, "GWR siphons north of Perth, why?" September 2009
Trust it is of interest.
Jim P

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