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by nberrington
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Spraying Lifecolor
Replies: 33
Views: 2286

Re: Spraying Lifecolor

Small tip my son taught me: after spraying acrylics, fire some Windsor and Newton “Brush Restorer” through it. It cleans the gunk out really well.
by nberrington
Sat May 23, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: LSWR G6 on eBay
Replies: 1
Views: 954

LSWR G6 on eBay

I don’t know the seller, but this is on eBay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/connoiseur-models-LSWR-G6-locomotive-kit-OO-scale-unbuilt-unopened/254604473877?hash=item3b479bf615:g:NwMAAOSwbXdex50y I built one a few years back, and really enjoyed building it. Connoisseur is usually only seen in 7mm, and t...
by nberrington
Wed May 20, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann B1
Replies: 100
Views: 9537

Re: Bachmann B1

barhamd wrote:I would not try to say my weighbridge is particularly accurate in terms of absolutes but where it did come in use was getting a feel for which axles were taking most ....

That’s a nifty weighbridge. Is there a detailed description somewhere?
by nberrington
Sun May 17, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Swanage (again)
Replies: 98
Views: 15425

Re: Swanage (again)

These are common screws in Canada Terry. Cheap off the shelf jobs from Home Depot.
They just happen to be a good size.
by nberrington
Sat May 16, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Swanage (again)
Replies: 98
Views: 15425

Re: Swanage (again)

So I gave in and changed the title. It is truthfully an attempt at Swanage (sort of) - apologies to the better interpretations of the station. Anyway - droppers mark 2. Today we worked on the underside of the MPD module. Pictures self explatory, including the usual feline supervision by Kato, chief ...
by nberrington
Sat May 16, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Sparkshot MR wagon
Replies: 6
Views: 1042

Re: Sparkshot MR wagon

Knuckles wrote:
Before painting there are a variety of cleaning methods that everyone argues over. I favour a white spirit soak for half hour or so (goes white) yet others prefer not to.

Hope this helps. :)

- as in Windsor and Newton artists white spirit? Pretty nasty stuff....
Would IPA do?
by nberrington
Tue May 12, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Sparkshot MR wagon
Replies: 6
Views: 1042

Re: Sparkshot MR wagon

My head hurts! MR had a gazzillion different brake arrangements ! Mr Essery’s fine work has photos of D305 with - brakes on one side - brakes on both sides handles on one - brakes on both sides with handles on both sides, but facing the same way! Lively book all the same..... C4275B29-60B0-4872-A7D3...
by nberrington
Tue May 12, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Sparkshot MR wagon
Replies: 6
Views: 1042

Sparkshot MR wagon

Knuckles has these for sale through his Shapeways shop. I though I would give them a once over - ordered on April 24, here today. The quality is very good indeed - lovely detail. I suspect some cleanup is needed, but it looks minor to me. They have a bit of twist. I suspect once a suitable chassis i...
by nberrington
Mon May 11, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Trio of wagon kits - socially distanced challenge
Replies: 5
Views: 783

Re: Trio of wagon kits - socially distanced challenge

Phew. I was worried I had them reversed or something.

The cross shaft is cut as one of the final steps. I use a cutting disc to trim up all the long wire bits.
by nberrington
Sun May 10, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Trio of wagon kits - socially distanced challenge
Replies: 5
Views: 783

Re: Trio of wagon kits - socially distanced challenge

I think they’re right........ The problem is course that I would contend to know a bit about scotch, but am no expert on brake gear! I depend upon the instructions, which I have slavishly followed. There is very little wrong with Dallas Dhu, other than that the distillery is long gone. D36BA4AD-741D...
by nberrington
Sun May 10, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Trio of wagon kits - socially distanced challenge
Replies: 5
Views: 783

Trio of wagon kits - socially distanced challenge

Well - I’ve made a start on a few Brassmasters chassis intended for some Cambrian and Slaters wagons. After some hours of work I’ve realized one does need a dram, as the wizard of the moor suggests... Something fine and rare to take on Finney’s fiddly bits... The kits are excellent, although I don’t...
by nberrington
Fri May 08, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Ralph's workbench
Replies: 24
Views: 3302

Re: Ralph's workbench

Something very handsome about a Victorian 0-6-0!
With those huge motors in them you could pull a horse.

Nice work Ralph!
by nberrington
Thu May 07, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Mysterious pyramid
Replies: 6
Views: 865

Mysterious pyramid

In the photo below, outside the Swanage signal box there are three items: 1) a concrete ballast bin 2) a mysterious pyramid of whatchacallits 3) what looks like an ex LSWR platelayers trolley with the wheels standing separately. I have a drawing of the cart (I believe by Mike King) in a recent South...
by nberrington
Wed May 06, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Hornby Maunsell Van C Brake
Replies: 7
Views: 1188

Hornby Maunsell Van C Brake

I’ve successfully converted Hornby Maunsell coaches to P4 without issue. I got a shock when I flipped this guy over... Has anyone converted one of these? Backstop plan is to trash the wheel housings in favour of some Bill Bedford W irons or the old MGT ones I have kicking about someplace Suggestions...
by nberrington
Wed May 06, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Swanage (again)
Replies: 98
Views: 15425

Re: Dorset 1937

Quick update:

(The Stockley wagon is entirely fictional. The merchant exists, but as far as I can establish, they didn’t have in PO wagons.)

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by nberrington
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Help with catch point
Replies: 21
Views: 1772

Re: Help with catch point

Going to try David. If they don’t work out I can solder them solid. I suspect they will work though ....
by nberrington
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Help with catch point
Replies: 21
Views: 1772

Re: Help with catch point

I think this is it .....
(He half asks before soldering up and adding the remaining chairs)

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by nberrington
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Swanage (again)
Replies: 98
Views: 15425

Re: Dorset 1937

Looking good Neil :thumb , only 4,358 chairs to go ;) Be safe, stay healthy. Cheers, David D You might not be far off. A recent bit of “axial neck pain” is certainly putting a damper on the fun they might be.... I also discovered to my horror that the 1500 LSWR chairs I painted and separated from t...
by nberrington
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Swanage (again)
Replies: 98
Views: 15425

Re: Dorset 1937

Ah those beautiful curves. Starting to actually look like Swanage...
(Well that’s my story )
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by nberrington
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 301
Views: 74241

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Ah, the loathsome fibreglass brush.....
by nberrington
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 301
Views: 74241

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Those look smashing. Decent price here in Canada. I might grab a couple of the Midland wagons.
by nberrington
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Help with catch point
Replies: 21
Views: 1772

Re: Help with catch point

I did this one on the headshunt, but it’s fairly straightforward ...
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by nberrington
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Help with catch point
Replies: 21
Views: 1772

Re: Help with catch point

I found this thread. It seems to have hit a dead end. Has anyone modelled one?

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index ... tch-point/
by nberrington
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Help with catch point
Replies: 21
Views: 1772

Help with catch point

Please see the attached screen shot. There is a turnout proximal to this arrangement, with the left road heading into the passenger bay platform. The goods siding merge from the right (hence the catch point). This is the arrangement as it was in Swanage doing goods traffic years. My question relates...
by nberrington
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Swanage (again)
Replies: 98
Views: 15425

Re: Dorset 1937

Ralph - I think you will enjoy working with it. It engraved and vectors beautifully, with minimal burn and hardly any kerf. It also comes in a variety of thicknesses.
Here are some samples I did :

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