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by nberrington
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Dorset 1937
Replies: 67
Views: 8808

Re: Dorset 1937

DougN wrote:Wow thats an amazing hammer it makes things pop back out... :twisted:

I had some trouble editing the order of the pics.....
by nberrington
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Dorset 1937
Replies: 67
Views: 8808

Re: Dorset 1937

I noticed Tony’s method for droppers on Brimsdown Road. Here’s my latest experiment: Messrs Finley/Wesson/Mallard apparently soldered Cooper droppers to track rivets. They have held up for 20 years. Turns out 20ga copper wire fits snuggly into the bottom of a rivet. Here’s the principle 76E43F61-5B1...
by nberrington
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 1507

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread

It seems this pandemic is affecting us all. On my side, Manitoba has had low numbers of infections (you might say we are socially isolated all the time - considering our geographical position and weather). Nonetheless, the chaos has caused our hospital to change gears significantly. All my elective ...
by nberrington
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 1507

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread

To improve the flow of soft fruit to beleaguered supermarkets, I'm going to build banana vans. Specifically, LNWR D95 vans. I need a short train of these. Stage one is to make one prototype (engineering sense, I don't have room for a full-size replica when I'm stuck indoors :D ). Stage two is to mu...
by nberrington
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Dorset 1937
Replies: 67
Views: 8808

Re: Dorset 1937

She’s a Connoiseur kit I built a few years back. Has CSBs and a High Level gearbox and runs like a clock. Here she the build thread with a video of her on Mark and Dave’s setup at GBTS in Toronto. https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=1761 Having followed your link I now remember...
by nberrington
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Dorset 1937
Replies: 67
Views: 8808

Re: Dorset 1937

Have you had any issues with track going out of alignment at all? I glued about 4 feet of track down last week using a straight edge to keep everything in line but, having looked along the track yesterday, whilst I can still push a mint gauge along it, parts of the track have definitely moved out o...
by nberrington
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Dorset 1937
Replies: 67
Views: 8808

Re: Dorset 1937

CDGFife wrote:
Loving the G6!

Chris


She’s a Connoiseur kit I built a few years back. Has CSBs and a High Level gearbox and runs like a clock. Here she the build thread with a video of her on Mark and Dave’s setup at GBTS in Toronto.

viewtopic.php?f=20&t=1761
by nberrington
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Dorset 1937
Replies: 67
Views: 8808

Re: Dorset 1937

Hi David - somewhat - I keep the lid on when not actually in use. The bottle has a narrow neck and fat base to avoid spills. Aside form that the room is very airy - so I don’t actually smell it too much, although the pleasing wafts of “airplane glue” occasionally transport me back to the he 70’s!
by nberrington
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Dorset 1937
Replies: 67
Views: 8808

Re: Dorset 1937

Now for the dark art of tracklaying - soldering rail to rivets and glueing function chairs in place. I started by spraying the chairs a variety of rust colours. The Exactoscale chairs have the occasional issue of “flash” making threading a challenge. My wife was curious about the obscession with the...
by nberrington
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Dorset 1937
Replies: 67
Views: 8808

Re: Dorset 1937

Some further progress:

I ran some 14ga bus lines connected to Anderson Power Pole connectors. (Popular technique in these parts). Connected all up to the droppers.

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by nberrington
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 551
Views: 117399

Re: Brettell Road

Jim - the weathering is perfectly subtle. Nice work!
by nberrington
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Dorset 1937
Replies: 67
Views: 8808

Re: Dorset 1937

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by nberrington
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Dorset 1937
Replies: 67
Views: 8808

Re: Dorset 1937

Some ballasting happening. A mixture of DCC Concepts light grey and Woodland Scenics Fine Grey with a touch of DCC Concepts Brown. I like the mix. Putting it down is a painstaking process....
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by nberrington
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: SR fence posts
Replies: 18
Views: 2496

Re: SR fence posts

Brightspark wrote:
Of course you do realise that the wire isn't supposed to go through the holes in the fence posts.


I think the wire passes through the tension posts, but not the intermediates.
by nberrington
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Dorset 1937
Replies: 67
Views: 8808

Re: Dorset 1937

Maybe I'm missing something but for me it made sense to drill the holes before I laid the track thus avoiding any potential damage to the rails from drills. It might make more sense from a work flow perspective to do it like that, as I found in situ soldering a bit of a fiddle. My first concern was...
by nberrington
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Dorset 1937
Replies: 67
Views: 8808

Re: Dorset 1937

I admire your choice of malts, though for sentimental reasons I try never to be without a Lagavulin. But the 21 year old!! Do you have a rich uncle?F Hi Allan - my whisky collection is one of my vices, many years of self indulgent extravagance! It’s a smashing collection at the moment - I have a li...
by nberrington
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Dorset 1937
Replies: 67
Views: 8808

Re: Dorset 1937

Hi David - the droppers are 18ga multicore (as far as I can recall - servo wire from the local RC store) the bus line is 14ga. They are the biggest gauge that will fit though the hole in the Palatine models etches. I’ve placed pairs of droppers every 48cm - usually adjacent sleepers - i.e at least 2...
by nberrington
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: D.R.A.G. and Burns Night?
Replies: 5
Views: 1096

Re: D.R.A.G. and Burns Night?

Please confirm you had the haggis while listening to completely incomprehensible poetry.
by nberrington
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Dorset 1937
Replies: 67
Views: 8808

Re: Dorset 1937

.....The basic idea of the droppers is to get the job of making holes in the baseboard away from the rail heads. Numerous times I have drilled alongside the rail only to find the chuck hitting the top of the rail when breaking through the wood so these droppers were designed to reduce the risk of t...
by nberrington
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Dorset 1937
Replies: 67
Views: 8808

Re: Dorset 1937

For the medically minded they do look a little like an IUCD.....

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by nberrington
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Dorset 1937
Replies: 67
Views: 8808

Re: Dorset 1937

Missing my haggis dinner tonight. I raided the cellar though and dug out a decent Islay to go with the task of dropper production:

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by nberrington
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Dorset 1937
Replies: 67
Views: 8808

Re: Dorset 1937

The gangers were at work today.....

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by nberrington
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Trap points
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Re: Trap points

Have you got Mitchell and Smith's Middleton Press album "Branch Line to Swanage" over there Cheers, Steve Err.... C142C940-B4F8-46AE-87FA-C33F7BF4A8F5.jpeg Thanks for looking... I found your references, thank you. I would conclude it’s a single tongue. Actually the track layout is super i...
by nberrington
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Trap points
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Trap points

There goes Berrington again - digging up old topics. So - I am at the stage of planning the trap point at the headshunt of my model based on Swanage. The Templot plan I have, shows a single tongue trap point, and I am set to make one. However I am having second thoughts: 1.) Looking at Martin Finney...
by nberrington
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: On building track - straight onto the baseboard?
Replies: 82
Views: 20952

Re: On building track - straight onto the baseboard?

Apologies for resurrecting an old topic. I’m at this stage of the layout, so was reading over this again. Faced with challenge of keeping the flow of track work, I have contemplated Howard’s method (below) of glueing the template onto the track bed as I begin laying timbers and sleepers through the ...

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