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by Andy G
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Material Stand
Replies: 38
Views: 2255

Re: EBMA Material Stand

Going back to option 2. Can it have 6 drawers then I’d store my plastikard off-cuts by thickness? you could even etch them 10,15,20,30,40,60 Hi, yes it could be produced with six drawers, but I think it would be a custom unit. Having drawn up boxes for Martin, I've started planning a more plastic o...
by Andy G
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Material Stand
Replies: 38
Views: 2255

Re: EBMA Material Stand

Will L wrote:Now out of stock, there is clearly a demand.

It'll be interesting to see the price when he restocks as I'm struggling to match without buying what's probably a lifetime's supply. Unless he's already got a lifetime's supply and the stock level is just what has already been cut to length.
by Andy G
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Material Stand
Replies: 38
Views: 2255

Re: EBMA Material Stand

Andy, I got your email, and replied (via S4 administrator). But now my personal email has gone down (!!!) So I am temporarily unable to receive and send emails. This may take a few days to sort out. Hi Martin, Thanks for confirming receipt of the message - so, I'm not going mad! I've not had anythi...
by Andy G
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Material Stand
Replies: 38
Views: 2255

Re: EBMA Material Stand

I sort of like the idea, but in my case at least I wonder where I'd put it. It's too deep to fit on my workbench and wouldn't really leave me enough room to do any work in front of it, particularly because I'm a very untidy worker. If you have drawers to open on the base that would be even worse. S...
by Andy G
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Material Stand
Replies: 38
Views: 2255

Re: EBMA Material Stand

Thanks Les, That's useful information. I'd been looking at narrower tubing (5mm ID), so knowing the dimensions of what Phil sells and therefore people already have is useful for altering the 'holey' parts. Question - if rod/wire etc is stored in the tubes, would you put a stopper on the top? Reason ...
by Andy G
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Material Stand
Replies: 38
Views: 2255

Re: EBMA Material Stand

Guys this is supposed to be a thread about the EBMA products, can we please bring it back on thread, or start another post elsewhere? Tube storage - I am looking into it. Interestingly it appears to be the endcaps that are expensive, not the tubes - unless you buy a shed load! Your laser-cut contain...
by Andy G
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Material Stand
Replies: 38
Views: 2255

Re: EBMA Material Stand

I would guess that the picture of the thin wire/rod is for illustrative purposes only. otherwise lots of thin bits to stab the hand or even worse enter the eye. My preference for thin wire is to use the plastic tubes with end caps sold by various suppliers. That way the sharp edges are protected.Ho...
by Andy G
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Material Stand
Replies: 38
Views: 2255

Re: EBMA Material Stand

martin goodall wrote:
IMG_6393.jpg

Your laser-cut containers look like a much better bet.


Hi Martin,
We can certainly achieve something similar. I'll draw something up tomorrow

Andy
by Andy G
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Material Stand
Replies: 38
Views: 2255

Re: EBMA Material Stand

Thanks for the responses. I think we'll go with the version with two drawers and a set of holes, i.e. option 1. Would it be possible to make the top section into a number of equal section so that one can store the Evergreen strip by thickness as I am forever sorting for a particular size, decide tha...
by Andy G
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Material Stand
Replies: 38
Views: 2255

Re: EBMA Material Stand

jon price wrote:Dimensions please? I know the bottom slots are for A4, but I can't work out the rest.

Base is 305.2 x 215
The rear bay is 240mm tall and the middle section 150mm

Cheers
Andy
by Andy G
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Ralph's workbench
Replies: 24
Views: 2920

Re: Ralph's workbench

Following on from Ralph passing the idea for the material stand over to us, we've been doing some development on it and have started a new thread in the Products area - https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=7044 Cheers Andy https://www.ebmahobby.co.uk
by Andy G
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Material Stand
Replies: 38
Views: 2255

EBMA Material Stand

Recently on his workbench, https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=6907#p76842 , Ralph has made a material stand. He's subsequently passed the idea over to us and we've developed into something that fits within our range of units and is hopefully of interest to yourselves. The devel...
by Andy G
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Timber Track Bases
Replies: 15
Views: 2933

Re: EBMA Timber Track Bases

davebradwell wrote:They seem a good idea but the grain looks as if it goes the wrong way - surely not?

DaveB


Well spotted, I think the photo must be a test cut. We quickly realised the issue during development and I've just checked that all of the stock are cut the other way, i.e. grain runs along the timber.
by Andy G
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Timber Track Bases
Replies: 15
Views: 2933

Re: EBMA Timber Track Bases

steamraiser wrote:How thick are the sleepers?

Gordon A


Sleepers are 0.8mm thick and cut from the same stock as the Society sleepers. We have 1.5mm ply in stock so could cut from that if wished.
by Andy G
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Timber Track Bases
Replies: 15
Views: 2933

Re: EBMA Timber Track Bases

It's been a while but we have now added P4 A5 trackbases to the range. We also added EM B6 and B7 last autumn.

https://www.ebmahobby.co.uk/index.php?r ... duct_id=95
by Andy G
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Crossing Vee Jig
Replies: 26
Views: 5762

Re: Crossing Vee Jig

Hi Dave, Ralph flagged this thread up to me. I've dug through the drawings I've not had chance to action yet and have found Ralph's for the track jig, so will see what I can produce with it. Hopefully I may get something done over the weekend but producing sleepers for Jeremy will have to take prior...
by Andy G
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Timber Track Bases
Replies: 15
Views: 2933

Re: EBMA Timber Track Bases

They've actually been available for a while but versions of the B6-8 turnout to match 9' sleepered trackwork are now available either from the Stores or through the EBMA Hobby & Craft website - http://www.ebmahobby.co.uk/index.php?route=product/category&path=65_66 Also, newly available is a ...
by Andy G
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 148
Views: 31056

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

As Ralph mentioned he has handed the design of the crossing vee jig over to me and I have now done a small run of these and they are available on the EBMA Hobby & Craft website. http://www.ebmahobby.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=65&product_id=81
by Andy G
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Timber Track Bases
Replies: 15
Views: 2933

Re: EBMA Timber Track Bases

Thanks Keith, glad it was CLAG and not MMRS - that would have been embarrassing :o
by Andy G
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Timber Track Bases
Replies: 15
Views: 2933

Re: EBMA Timber Track Bases

Thanks. Adding extra holes wouldn't be an issue, but, unfortunately I've got absolutely no idea about 3rd rail - any pointers on where I could look up the necessary info?

Andy
by Andy G
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Timber Track Bases
Replies: 15
Views: 2933

EBMA Timber Track Bases

In building his Great Jackson Street layout Ralph drew some turnout timbers with the rivet holes pre-made. The primary purpose was not having to try and punch the hole in the right place and inevitably get some of them wrong and all the hassle that leads to. A side benefit of the design is that the ...
by Andy G
Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:09 am
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Electro magnets for AJs
Replies: 65
Views: 19389

Re: Electro magnets for AJs

steve howe wrote:Didn't the MMRS also produce one at sometime?


Not that I'm aware of and I've been a member of MMRS for 27 years (yikes!). I think what you may be thinking of are the instructions on how to wind your own, though I can find no reference to them in the current information.

Regards
Andy
by Andy G
Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Polypipe for ply sleepers
Replies: 14
Views: 6346

Re: Polypipe for ply sleepers

My experience has shown that you do not need this. Just use MEK (aka butanone) to fix the chairs to the ply. Note that MekPak is not MEK these days. I actually asked Bernard about the requirement for the polypipe type solvent in the light of my experience showing it wasn't required. His comment was ...
by Andy G
Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: wooden sleepers
Replies: 18
Views: 7794

Re: wooden sleepers

Hi Mark, On the rebuild of Slattocks' trackwork we will be using full height sleepers for the mainlines. For the turnouts we will be using Exactoscale timber strip for most of the timbers but every fifth sleeper or so will be rivetted. To achieve the rivetted sleepers we'll be using standard thickne...
by Andy G
Mon May 18, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Hinged Alex Jacksons
Replies: 29
Views: 18517

Re: Hinged Alex Jacksons

Well he's how I managed on the MCA with it's freight bogie and apparently nowhere to put an AJ: It ran well this weekend, the only problem being that it is hinged and cannot by uncoupled from another hinged AJ. Richard, Well done, but do you know why it wouldn't uncouple from another hinged AJ? The...

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