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by David Catton
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Weathered Wood
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: Weathered Wood

This might be worth a look <https://www.pacificcoastairlinerr.com/aging_wood/>
by David Catton
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 39
Views: 1938

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Yes, please, Zebedee!

Cheers,

David C
by David Catton
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Wormdrive sleeves
Replies: 19
Views: 1473

Re: Wormdrive sleeves

Thanks for the suggestions. I think Phoenix Precision supply bushes (when in stock!) that should be OK for the 2mm x 1.5mm and 2mm x 1.0mm sizes. The smaller one may need fettling as suggested. I also tried Markits, Alan Gibson, Wizard, Roxey, eBay, Alibaba and Aliexpress before asking on here but i...
by David Catton
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Wormdrive sleeves
Replies: 19
Views: 1473

Re: Wormdrive sleeves

Out of interest, does anyone know of sources of suitable turned bushes: 2.0mm OD x 1.0mm ID 2.0mm OD x 1.5mm ID 1.5mm OD x 0.78mm ID My reason for asking is that I have purchased a variety of very cheap motors that I wish to try in various locos and while I can always ask Chris at High Level for ext...
by David Catton
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Spraying Lifecolor
Replies: 33
Views: 1649

Re: Spraying Lifecolor

In the light of your recommendation, do you have any particular colours that you use for model railway use? While I am particularly interested in BR Midland Region 1950s - early 1960s locos and coaching stock, I'm sure others may have thoughts on using these paints.

David C
by David Catton
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Ralph's workbench
Replies: 22
Views: 2000

Re: Ralph's workbench

https://nwsl.com/ but I don't think the full range is yet back.

HTH

David C
by David Catton
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Eileens, Corona Virus and Shows
Replies: 23
Views: 3374

Re: Eileens, Corona Virus and Shows

Order placed Sunday evening arrived this morning - fantastic service considering the difficulties under which you are working. Grateful thanks,

David C
by David Catton
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Motors for locos
Replies: 19
Views: 1735

Re: Motors for locos

You could even take a look at viewtopic.php?f=137&t=6702. Scroll down to the last entry and open the spreadsheet. There's a sheet on motors of various sizes and links to their sources where you should be able to find details of their performance.
by David Catton
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Accurascale couplings
Replies: 7
Views: 1796

Re: Accurascale couplings

They're also of a type that as far as I am aware was mainly used on diesel locomotives and more modern rolling stock. Apart from the tommy bar issue, I don't think they are what we hoped. I asked Accurascale about the possibility of the availability of a product more suited to my needs, i.e as used ...
by David Catton
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Track for battery/radio control?
Replies: 28
Views: 2287

Re: Track for battery/radio control?

I hereby register my interest in Martin's 3D printed track which I hope he will note from this post. In answer to the question on availability of RTR RC locos the answer is not yet. It's worth reading the various posts under the sub-heading "Radio Control" on this forum to see current deve...
by David Catton
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: Mitchell Castle battery/radio control
Replies: 12
Views: 1566

Re: Mitchell Castle battery/radio control

Unfortunately, I allowed a little glitch in the second (with booster) one to escape my attention. The positive (red) lead from the charging socket should be a tad over to the right so that it connects to the wire from the connecting plug and socket, as the black (negative) one just below it does. I'...
by David Catton
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1441

Re: Questions

More questions – and answers. This was ignorant me asking two better informed and experienced practitioners for advice but we decided to show off my ignorance and provide answers to questions that others might have, attempting to attract more to give RC a try: Q (Me): I assume the booster (if fitted...
by David Catton
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1441

Questions

Hi, I've been wondering about a couple of things so decided to start a topic where ignoramuses, such as me, can ask for advice: If the Deltang Tx22 can control 12 locos, how do you control a 13th loco? Do the 13th and subsequent locos require another transmitter? And the 25th and beyond yet another?...
by David Catton
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: Components for RC
Replies: 6
Views: 1020

Re: Components for RC

As there may be some interest in my spreadsheet, I have done a bit more work on it by adding links where the items listed may be purchased and their prices. I haven't bought all of these items but my spreadsheet is my guide to where I might get them in due course. One or two (e.g. the receiver) are ...
by David Catton
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: Components for RC
Replies: 6
Views: 1020

Components for RC

Hi, I've put together a spreadsheet with outline details of some of the items I have bought so far. I could add the sources from which I bought these items and the prices I paid. If this proves of interest, hopefully others could contribute additional information. If it's no use to anyone else, I ca...
by David Catton
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control
Replies: 44
Views: 5867

Re: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control

I'm gradually building up my stock of RC bits and pieces so I can join in the fun. I'd been sceptical about all this RC stuff until I read about Nick's 45XX and his exploits with Ted Scannell at Scaleforum. I confess that buying from China is a revelation - so many useful items at prices that make i...
by David Catton
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Steel Code 60 Flat Bottom Rail
Replies: 5
Views: 3257

Re: Steel Code 60 Flat Bottom Rail

The short answer is No. I bought a pile of C&L cast conductor rail chairs but am still waiting for the etched baseplates to show up. . .

David C
by David Catton
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control
Replies: 44
Views: 5867

Re: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control

"They look exactly the same as mine but 50p cheaper!"

Yes 14 for the price of 10 of the ones you bought . . .

David C
by David Catton
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control
Replies: 44
Views: 5867

Re: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control

D'oh . . .

OK - let's try again <https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MABUCHI-FF-050SK-11170-DC9V-13300RPM-Mute-Mini-DC-Motor-for-Car-AV-CD-DVD-Player/252337642830?hash=item3ac07edd4e:g:KkMAAOSw~AVYsP-n>

Apologies!

David C
by David Catton
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control
Replies: 44
Views: 5867

Re: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control

The reason I posted the alternative link is that yesterday I ordered 5 to experiment with at £1.13 each (post free)! I have no reason at this stage to doubt that these motors will have reasonable performance - they are made by a reputable manufacturer and sold for use in electric razors and various ...
by David Catton
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control
Replies: 44
Views: 5867

Re: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control

Or see this one <https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MABUCHI-FF-050SK-11170-Motor-DC-3V-9V-13800RPM-High-Speed-Precious-Metal-Brush/283454997179>

HTH,

David C
by David Catton
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 68
Views: 7789

Re: Track cleaning

This https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282600896158 is on its way to me so I will soon be able to observe its success or failure.

David C

PS Yes, there may be a cheaper (post paid!) one on eBay but the seller is apparently away on holiday and not taking orders!
by David Catton
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 68
Views: 7789

Re: Track cleaning

Solely in the interests of offering another opinion - albeit not my own - I have taken the liberty of copying the following from RMWeb where Mike Edge states: "I've been using graphite now for 3 years on my own layout, Carlisle and LMRS Chapel-en-le Frith. The track does get an occasional clean...
by David Catton
Wed May 22, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 148
Views: 29169

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

I recall that the definition of a gentleman is one who uses a butter knife when dining alone . . .

David C
by David Catton
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 164
Views: 34689

Re: Alpha Mill

Just measured some offcuts of the wooden "launders" that used to adorn our house - 5.75" x 2.75" with a 3.125" wide semi-circular milled out channel. The back has a right-angle to the bottom while the front has a rounded corner to the bottom. I got fed up with trying to keep...

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