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by David Catton
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 51
Views: 1631

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: 51
Views: 1631

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: 115
Views: 16132

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: 130
Views: 18186

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: 4486

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: 2729

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: 8901

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: 2
Views: 806

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: 2
Views: 806

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: 6314

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: 1029

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: 1757

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: 2515

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: 8633

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: 3923

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: 3923

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: 3304

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 ...
by David Catton
Sat Oct 04, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2014
Replies: 197
Views: 37590

Re: Scaleforum 2014

Martin Wynne wrote:

Be a proper railway enthusiast and go by train.

To which I can only add that this may be the answer to my "problems" with our third world motorway system?

http://www.eastwestrail.org.uk/route-and-train-services

David C
by David Catton
Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2014
Replies: 197
Views: 37590

Re: Scaleforum 2014

Nothing to do with the organisers but the journey from home near Chesterfield down the M1 southwards on Saturday was dire. Long stretches of 50 mph restrictions with Gatso cameras measuring average speed to raise one's blood pressure and then warnings that Junction 14 was causing delays. This proved...
by David Catton
Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Stores Stock: Code 55 flat bottom rail
Replies: 18
Views: 2650

Re: Stores Stock: Code 55 rail and Morgan Design parts

Russ Elliott wrote:If it is flatbottom, could you find out the head and foot width.



If it is flat bottomed, it could be suitable for turntables.

David C
by David Catton
Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: GW Models price list - May 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 6565

Re: GW Models price list - May 2013

Does anyone know whether George still produces his sprung oval buffers? Probably easist if you ask him! :) 11 Crowshaw Close, lancing, West Sussex BN15 9LE 01903 767231 Terry Bendall I duly phoned this morning. Coincidentally, George had located some stock which he had forgotten he had only a day o...
by David Catton
Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: GW Models price list - May 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 6565

Re: GW Models price list - May 2013

Does anyone know whether George still produces his sprung oval buffers?

DC
by David Catton
Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2014
Replies: 197
Views: 37590

Re: Scaleforum 2014

Maybe if it wasn't always on the weekend closest to my wife's birthday - and she does not appreciate me deciding that "trains" are more important than she is - and, yes, she has been to a Scaleforum.

DC
by David Catton
Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Is this the next big thing?
Replies: 1
Views: 1954

Is this the next big thing?

See <http://www.z21.eu/en/What-is-Z21/General-information>?

Interesting?

David C
by David Catton
Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:22 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Abstruse CSB Theory
Replies: 77
Views: 26480

Re: Abstruse CSB Theory

Ivan,

I'm trying to decide if you are depraved or merely deprived.

And there we had better leave it or the serious minded folk who compose the erudite notes we read on this topic will shortly be as frustrated as you appear to be . . .

Cheers,

David C

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