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by jasp
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Track for battery/radio control?
Replies: 16
Views: 436

Re: Track for battery/radio control?

I believe the Protocab are selling to order, RTR RC locos, obviously using their system.
Jim P
by jasp
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Track for battery/radio control?
Replies: 16
Views: 436

Re: Track for battery/radio control?

Martin My interest in Radio Control was prompted by Don Rowland who, in his late 80s decided to change to RC - an inspiration indeed. Sadly, I have not, as yet, done much about it. Your thoughts re printed track are also inspirational - why am I surprised at the suggestion from the originator of Tem...
by jasp
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Hold and Fold Tools
Replies: 16
Views: 1618

Re: Hold and Fold Tools

Many of these “hold and fold” type devices are available on ebay or via google search at significantly less cost than in u.k. Quality is similar.
Just search for “photo etch bending tool”
Jim P
by jasp
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Tools
Replies: 46
Views: 3044

Re: Tools

Andrew
Many thanks for the info.
You have solved the problem for a Christmas present for (from?) one of our Daughters.
The other one.....? A box of liquorice allsorts would be fine, but ......?
Jim P
by jasp
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Tools
Replies: 46
Views: 3044

Re: Tools

Andrew
That looks really interesting.
Can you please advise where you got it?
Thanks
Jim P
by jasp
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Tools
Replies: 46
Views: 3044

Re: Tools

I have a short length of “T” slot set into my bench top which allows a quick method of securing things to the bench without clamps, such as a 2” precision vice (from Eileen’s), sawing “vee” and cheap adjustable position vice used with a couple of bits of aluminium angle to extend the jaw length, as ...
by jasp
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1104
Views: 152974

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

We are, perhaps, fortunate in central Scotland. There is a “Seconds and Co” in Stirling. Apparently their main base is a unit adjacent the Kingspan factory and sell Kingspan, extruded polystyrene “seconds”! The price of these is usually about 50% of the usual sheet price and the “damage” minimal. Ji...
by jasp
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Caledonian Railway sound decoder
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re: Caledonian Railway sound decoder

It should be added that Mr J Summers, Vice-chairman of the Caledonian Railway Association (and many other things!) was also present, and considered the sound to be very realistic and the decoder a very worthwhile addition.
Jim P
by jasp
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 25954

Re: Scaleforum 2019

I may be a little biased (well, actually a lot biased!) but congratulations to the “Burntisland”team for winning the Ken York Trophy. Congratulations also to Lindsay Galloway et al (particularly Lindsay) for his vision and implementation of the building of the roundhouse and works, which won the Eil...
by jasp
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 283
Views: 54812

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: 283
Views: 54812

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: 5176

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: 5176

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: 7005

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: 5771

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: 5771

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: 291
Views: 47079

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: 283
Views: 54812

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: 2251

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: 1411

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: 1686

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: 1686

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: 2257

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: 2257

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: 1496

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

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