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by David Catton
Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: New range of chaired bullhead turnout kits in 00 and EM
Replies: 17
Views: 1939

Re: New range of chaired bullhead turnout kits in 00 and EM

While acknowledging Martin's points about tolerances, perhaps asking members if they would be interested in buying products from this source might be worth while? It seems to have worked in respect of a form tool for P4 wheels. Martin may be correct in his assumption that many P4 modellers would onl...
by David Catton
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: New range of chaired bullhead turnout kits in 00 and EM
Replies: 17
Views: 1939

Re: New range of chaired bullhead turnout kits in 00 and EM

It seems from RMWeb that OO and EM gauge modellers are viewing this announcement with great pleasure. I would urge the committee to pursue the possibility of P4 versions of these products with vigour. If it's sauce for the "narrow-minded" 4mm = 1 ft geese, it must surely be sauce for we &q...
by David Catton
Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109
Replies: 127
Views: 15861

Re: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109

I'm not normally one for "me too" comments but this is truly exceptional modelling.

I hope to see the completed model eventually - it will be a sight for sore eyes!
by David Catton
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Weathered Wood
Replies: 7
Views: 1182

Re: Weathered Wood

by David Catton
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 64
Views: 7731

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: 2869

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: 2869

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: 3882

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: 53
Views: 7504

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: 4880

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: 3095

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: 2820

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: 29
Views: 4584

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: 2604

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: 2182

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: 2182

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: 1741

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: 1741

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: 8751

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: 3799

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: 8751

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: 8751

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: 8751

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: 8751

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: 12270

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!

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