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by jasp
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Best side-cutting pliers
Replies: 15
Views: 1133

Re: Best side-cutting pliers

I got my Lindstromms on ebay a couple of years ago for around £40 - worth every penny
Try www.haemar.co.uk
Jim P
by jasp
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Best side-cutting pliers
Replies: 15
Views: 1133

Re: Best side-cutting pliers

The best side cutters, for brass, nickel silver and copper that I have are Lindstromm - expensive but superb.
For harder materials, eg steel wire and rail I use Maun cutters. Not as expensive as Lindstromm but superb and last a lifetime.
Jim P
by jasp
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: PCB Etching
Replies: 8
Views: 720

Re: PCB Etching

There is nothing to stop you using sticky tap but the edges must be well rubbed down. You can stick the tape on and then trim to size and cut wee holes where required. I would use a plastic based tape, not Sellotape type as it is not impervious to water based solutions like ferric chloride. As state...
by jasp
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: andrewnummelin
Topic: Little & Large - The Socially-Distanced Challenge
Replies: 33
Views: 8000

Re: Little & Large - The Socially-Distanced Challenge

I recall winding small coil springs as an apprentice. To get what you want, you will have to experiment with different wire diameters and, perhaps different mandrel sizes I wound mine using a lathe at very slow speed, passing one end of the wire through a hole in a slightly undersized mandrel, keepi...
by jasp
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Phoenix Paints
Replies: 26
Views: 4191

Re: Phoenix Paints

I see on the Precision website that they are selling Sharman wheels but not at the sort of prices Mike charged!
They are about twice the price of Alan Gibson driving wheels
Jim P
by jasp
Wed May 20, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 3
Replies: 157
Views: 51190

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 3

I built a wee enclosure for sandblasting (article some time ago in snooze) but now somewhat lacking in storage space I have adopted Allan Goodwillie’s thick polythene bag.
It takes up virtually no space, totally contains the used powder and is very clean in use.
Thanks Allan!
Jim P
by jasp
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North Cancellation
Replies: 12
Views: 2814

Re: Scalefour North Cancellation

I am sorry about the, almost inevitable, cancellation.
Many thanks to James and team for a series of most enjoyable S4um Norths and best wishes to the new team.
Jim P
by jasp
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension
Replies: 54
Views: 8114

Re: Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension

David
I have a second (mechanical) calliper which I bought from Screwfix - Magnusson @ £12.99 - a reasonable piece of kit for the price.
Jim P
by jasp
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension
Replies: 54
Views: 8114

Re: Another newcomer's question re wagon suspension

I do agree with Dave B that the use of a vernier calliper requires some practice but I imagine a large number of people use digital callipers, many of which are inherently inaccurate, often with non-reproducible measurements - could this, perhaps help explain the discrepancies I have relegated my di...
by jasp
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Track for battery/radio control?
Replies: 29
Views: 5388

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: 29
Views: 5388

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: 17
Views: 4322

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: 8273

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: 8273

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: 8273

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: 1221
Views: 264792

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: 1136

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: 50983

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: 301
Views: 89849

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: 301
Views: 89849

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: 68
Views: 13324

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: 68
Views: 13324

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: 11315

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: 11918

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: 11918

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...

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