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by steve howe
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Irwell street
Replies: 8
Views: 1537

Re: Irwell street

Are you thinking of extending the siding the train is standing on, back parallell with the 3-way into the cassette deck to create a run-round facility?
by steve howe
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Irwell street
Replies: 8
Views: 1537

Re: Irwell street

I'm liking the look of this Simon, just the thing for a couple of ex L&Y pugs to shuffle about on! (I can heartily recommend the High Level chassis kit for the Hornby body) :thumb

Steve
by steve howe
Sat Dec 26, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Paul Willis
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 161
Views: 18424

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

I had a similar problem, I cut a bit out of the 'link wire' (which doesn't really resemble a chain either!) and bent the end of the pipe up a couple of mil. then re-soldered the link. I wonder if fine twisted wire as a replacement might look better?

Merry Christmas :thumb

Steve
by steve howe
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: A few things on my workbench
Replies: 97
Views: 14424

Re: A few things on my workbench

Looking very nice indeed Pete, :thumb out of interest, whose brand of paint did you use?

Steve
by steve howe
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Finley 28xx
Replies: 5
Views: 842

Re: Finney 28xx

petermeyer wrote:Finney GWR 1854 chassis. Copperclad soldered between the smokebox sides. Copperclad attatched to front spacers too.


That's quite hefty wire your'e using there Peter, any idea of the gauge and is it phosphor bronze?

Steve
by steve howe
Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 605
Views: 178268

Re: Brettell Road

I was intrigued by the recent Oxford rail tank wagons and decided the yellow Carless Petrol version would break up the sea of grey and bauxite wagons on the layout. As with the ED wagons its really a bit to early for Brettell Road so I've weathered it up to look pretty tired. The Carless livery is ...
by steve howe
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 605
Views: 178268

Re: Brettell Road

The Cowans Sheldon crane looks superb Jim, was it the D&S kit?

(I shudder to think what this kit would be on Ebay now!!)

Steve
by steve howe
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Combined Weighbridge
Replies: 7
Views: 1918

Re: Combined Weighbridge

Thanks for that Robin, I thought that would be the case, it seemed to make sense particularly for heavy industries ie. quarries or aggregate dealers (in my case a pre-War sand quarry) where goods were being dispatched by both rail and sold ex. yard to local customers to have some sort of combined me...
by steve howe
Sun Dec 13, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Combined Weighbridge
Replies: 7
Views: 1918

Combined Weighbridge

Does anyone know if combined road/rail weighbridges were (are?) ever used? and if so any pointers as to what the plate arrangement looked like?

Steve
by steve howe
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Paul Willis
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 161
Views: 18424

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

If ever we can get together for a Scaleforum, we should have a 'parade of 14xxs' there must be quite a few out there!

Steve
by steve howe
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Hornby Centenary stock
Replies: 1
Views: 402

Hornby Centenary stock

Can anyone advise if the Hornby GWR Centenary coaches are any good for upgrading? we might need a few for Watermouth and I'd prefer to upgrade RTR than embark on yet more kit building!

Steve
by steve howe
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Di-limonene supplier in UK?
Replies: 12
Views: 1754

Re: Di-limonene supplier in UK?

Hmmmm....still a good price tho! :thumb
by steve howe
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Di-limonene supplier in UK?
Replies: 12
Views: 1754

Re: Di-limonene supplier in UK?

I was surprised to see MEK so easily available, and post free! I am surprised they are allowed to send it through the post these days. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SHL-500ml-pure-Methyl-Ethyl-Ketone-MEK-Butanone/272038690495?epid=1950877697&hash=item3f56c4febf:g:F8EAAOSw63FZ7Tsn Steve
by steve howe
Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?
Replies: 70
Views: 7427

Re: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?

Put me down for one Terry, but also would it be possible to devise a tutorial so that 'self-taught' lathe users like me can use it properly?!! ;)

Steve
by steve howe
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Single slip prototype photos?
Replies: 15
Views: 1710

Re: Single slip prototype photos?

In these days of 'rationalised' track layouts, its fascinating to see these old formations where just about every conceivable move is catered for. I'm intrigued by the K crossing nearest the chap in the hat, it may be a trick of the light, but there seems to be almost no clearance in the flangeway b...
by steve howe
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit
Replies: 92
Views: 12241

Re: Stanier 3P - Judith Edge Kit

7mm narrow gauge eh?!! its a slippery slope Pete! :shock:
by steve howe
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: common crossing vee angles
Replies: 33
Views: 2953

Re: common crossing vee angles

Re-positionable spray adhesive might be OK for sticking paper to cork. I have always used Evo-Stik Timebond to stick the cork itself down, it also allows you a bit of leeway for minor adjustments.

Doesn't Iain RIce advocate building track on paper complete with ballast and sticking it down?

Steve
by steve howe
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Paul Willis
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 161
Views: 18424

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

Good to see progress on this again Paul, its amazing how much difference the little details like the lifting rings can make to a basically good RTR moulding. Reminds me I need to crack on with my second one, (if I could only get rid of this wretched Cameo project - anyone want it? https://www.rmweb....
by steve howe
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Port Bréige
Replies: 5
Views: 1145

Re: Port Bréige

I've been looking at these Scalescenes boxfile dioramas as well and its good to see one being built properly and turned into a workable model. I am wondering if the two current kits could be combined to make one longer scene.... https://scalescenes.com/product/ly02-canal-wharf-boxfile-layout/ https:...
by steve howe
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Caution: Testors vs POWsides
Replies: 5
Views: 1131

Re: Caution: Testors vs POWsides

I wonder if the base paint might make a difference?

Just a thought

Steve
by steve howe
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?
Replies: 70
Views: 7427

Re: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?

I'm interested. Side note, I saw an article somewhere. The author made a form tool by turning a disk, then cutting a notch in (with suitable rake). My point is, that tool was able to be resharpened many times. Not sure of the design being contemplated, and I'll buy it either way, just offering a co...
by steve howe
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: A few things on my workbench
Replies: 97
Views: 14424

Re: A few things on my workbench

Looking very nice Pete, is it the Peter K kit? and are you using an RSU mainly?

Steve
by steve howe
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Wagon A or Wagon B? A bit of fun...
Replies: 16
Views: 1931

Re: Wagon A or Wagon B? A bit of fun...

jim s-w wrote:The idea that you never see pure black or white is let down by the misconception that paint is pure black or white which it isn’t either! :twisted:


I always used to argue with my students that black (and white) is not a colour - discuss... :twisted:

Steve
by steve howe
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: best33
Topic: High Level Fowler.
Replies: 8
Views: 1036

Re: High Level Fowler.

I'd be interested to know how the build went, in my experience HL kits are so well designed they are a joy to build. Whose wheels did you use?

Steve
by steve howe
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: best33
Topic: High Level Fowler.
Replies: 8
Views: 1036

Re: High Level Fowler.

What a cracker! :thumb

My wishlist just got longer!

Steve

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