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by David Catton
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: Components for RC
Replies: 5
Views: 291

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: 5
Views: 291

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: 3405

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: 1532

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: 3405

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: 3405

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: 3405

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: 3405

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: 62
Views: 4649

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: 62
Views: 4649

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: 126
Views: 22014

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: 27155

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...
by David Catton
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: New 4mm Scale Deltic from Accurascale
Replies: 31
Views: 5681

Re: New 4mm Scale Deltic from Accurascale

No doubt it will stop at model train stations on owners' layouts and even more purists will immediately be incandescent and fill the forums with their annoyance. My point is, "Did you know what they meant?" I'm all for accuracy of the type espoused by Jol but is it really worth while letti...
by David Catton
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: RTR EM Gauge Track from Peco.
Replies: 26
Views: 3849

Re: RTR EM Gauge Track from Peco.

Can't help wondering if the Society's powers that be have made contact with Peco or will now make contact with Peco to get equivalent products to P4 standards. After all, there's lots of members' funds stashed away in the Society's bank account and why not at least find out how much investment it wo...
by David Catton
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum North 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 10708

Re: Scaleforum North 2018

Another excellent show! Well done to the organisers and what a pleasure to see so many old friends and acquaintances.

Now to remember all the promises I made to send information, drawings or whatever to various people!

Cheers,

David C
by David Catton
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Steel Code 60 Flat Bottom Rail
Replies: 5
Views: 1532

Re: Steel Code 60 Flat Bottom Rail

Many thanks - clearly I should have looked right under my nose! That may well do. Does anyone have any dimensions for this rail?

David C
by David Catton
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Steel Code 60 Flat Bottom Rail
Replies: 5
Views: 1532

Steel Code 60 Flat Bottom Rail

Does anyone know of a source for such rail? Steel (actual or in appearance) much preferred as this is to be conductor rail alongside steel running rail.

I've Googled without success so wondering if anyone knows of a supplier.

TIA,

David C
by David Catton
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Society AGM, 17 June 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 7399

Re: Scalefour Society AGM, 17 June 2017

Apologies for not attending from me. Our village is holding a picnic as part of the Great Get Together in memory of Jo Cox, the MP who was tragically killed just before the referendum last year, and that's where I shall be. I hope the meeting goes well and wish all attending a happy day because ther...
by David Catton
Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Eileens Emporium Holidays
Replies: 3
Views: 1202

Re: Eileens Emporium Holidays

To Derek and all Eileen's little helpers - have a good break and best wishes for 2017!

DC
by David Catton
Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Etched BR-era Smokebox Numberpates
Replies: 6
Views: 1982

Re: Etched BR-era Smokebox Numberpates

Not etched but excellent - take a peek at http://www.pacificmodels.co.uk/smokebox-numberplates/

HTH,

DC
by David Catton
Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Britannia driving wheels from Ultrascale
Replies: 7
Views: 2769

Re: Britannia driving wheels from Ultrascale

I think it's as well to remember that Brian Rogers is, by some distance, now past retirement age (whatever that is nowadays) and David Rogers, as far as I am aware, probably wouldn't do any of the machining necessary to make moulds for new Ultrascale driving wheels. I suspect unless existing moulds ...
by David Catton
Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Mashima motors and the future
Replies: 21
Views: 9748

Re: Mashima motors and the future

Could always take a punt on these motors - http://www.cctrans.org.uk/

HTH,

DC

PS Apologies for missing the AGM (again!) but we're off to Canada on Tuesday for 3 weeks.
by David Catton
Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Stanier brake van chassis
Replies: 14
Views: 4581

Re: Stanier brake van chassis

I spoke to Jim on the phone this afternoon and he told me the relevant moulds had been consigned to oblivion some time ago so no joy there. If anyone else has any ideas, please let me know. The original chassis (of the Airfix/Hornby) model has the stepboards moulded integrally with the axleboxes so ...
by David Catton
Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Stanier brake van chassis
Replies: 14
Views: 4581

Re: Stanier brake van chassis

Anyone know where I can obtain axleboxes and springs to complement the Bill Bedford Stanier brake van chassis kit? I've just trawled all the way through Supplier.txt without seeing what I'm seeking so any help will be greatly appreciated.

David C
by David Catton
Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Magnifying headband
Replies: 15
Views: 3732

Re: Magnifying headband

When I eventually succumbed to the need for reading glasses, I found that buying several pairs of cheap ones to be the best way of preventing the (relatively) expensive prescription ones getting messed up when modelling or doing DIY or even, as now, using my PC. I also have a magnifying fluorescent ...

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