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by Philip Hall
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 51
Views: 1617

Re: Track cleaning

David, interesting reading. I am still convinced that the xylene (in ‘Spray Away’ airbrush cleaner) was what did for my respiratory system all those years ago. And I certainly didn’t recover reasonably quickly, it took years! My doctor reckoned that I had most likely sensitised myself to something i...
by Philip Hall
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 51
Views: 1617

Re: Track cleaning

For years I used Radiospares Electrical Cleaning Fluid. No longer available, I guess either because it was full of nasty ingredients we didn’t know about then (in the early 1990s) or because people had started drinking the stuff. Not having had a layout since then (hopefully soon about to change) I ...
by Philip Hall
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Eames 40 flux
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Re: Eames 40 flux

I was in our local chemist this morning and they confirmed what I suspected, that they cannot supply phosphoric acid or IPA at all now. They suggested online, so thank you, Steve.

Philip
by Philip Hall
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Eames 40 flux
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Re: Eames 40 flux

Steve, sorry I’ve no idea where to get it. It was a long while ago. I shall try our local chemist first. I seem to recall the iso alcohol was more of a problem last time.

Philip
by Philip Hall
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Eames 40 flux
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Re: Eames 40 flux

I have used a home brew of about 7-12% phosphoric acid and distilled water (with a touch of isopropyl alcohol) almost for ever and it is still my favourite. It’s getting low now so I need to brew some more sometime. Doing it yourself is hugely cheaper than buying little bottles of the stuff.

Philip
by Philip Hall
Wed May 29, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Electrically operated prototype turntables
Replies: 16
Views: 1002

Re: Electrically operated prototype turntables

Chris,

Have you tried Mike Day and the Southwark Bridge group? It’s a bit modern for them but you never know. I don’t think Mike is on here but I could put you in touch if you would like. Email me if so.

Phil
by Philip Hall
Wed May 29, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Electrically operated prototype turntables
Replies: 16
Views: 1002

Re: Electrically operated prototype turntables

It does seem (at least from the pictures on here) that an overhead gantry, US style, was used for the wiring on such tables. I’m intrigued, though, as to how it might be powered without a gantry. By the way, what’s the prototype location?

Philip
by Philip Hall
Tue May 28, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4855

Re: RAILEX 2019

My observation on several 7mm layouts was the tendency to run trains too slowly. Yes, its good to see slow, smooth movements but prototype running round and station departures were not usually so leisurely... I agree with Paul. Some layouts shunted or ran round far too slowly, and creeping about th...
by Philip Hall
Wed May 22, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Show attacked
Replies: 33
Views: 1837

Re: Show attacked

Thanks Les, I missed that. Something in one of the local papers in Spalding has appeared where a trust fund is mentioned as well. As you said, a way to administer the funds and to help other clubs faced with rising expenses as a result of this. https://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/market-deeping-mod...
by Philip Hall
Wed May 22, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Show attacked
Replies: 33
Views: 1837

Re: Show attacked

Where did the ‘charity’ comment come from, Les? It’s just that in all the things I have read on RMW and elsewhere, including comments from the club chairman, nothing has been said about it being a charity event, merely the club’s annual exhibition. Perhaps I’ve missed something?

Philip
by Philip Hall
Sun May 19, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Show attacked
Replies: 33
Views: 1837

Re: Show attacked

This strikes me as a slight worry when insurance assessments are made. Could it possibly affect how insurers view the loss? Just now it was over £36K...

Philip
by Philip Hall
Sun May 19, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Joggled Stockrails
Replies: 54
Views: 3100

Re: Joggled Stockrails

I’m with Martin here. I model the LSWR in the South West, so stock rail joggles should not feature, but I think I am going to put them in because I think it will be more reliable and easier to build. Anyway, from side on you can hardly tell. The blades will be a trifle more robust as a result, becau...
by Philip Hall
Sun May 19, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Show attacked
Replies: 33
Views: 1837

Re: Show attacked

David, I agree, but in this case the main donation page was set up by the club itself. There is a limit to what one can do from a distance, but from the amount raised some it does seem that the modelling community has a lot of caring people in it. Which I guess we knew anyway.

Philip
by Philip Hall
Sun May 19, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Show attacked
Replies: 33
Views: 1837

Re: Show attacked

The just Giving page I looked at said clearly that ‘no fee would be taken for this page.’ Whatever, it’s as good a way as any of co-ordinating donations.

Philip
by Philip Hall
Sun May 19, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Show attacked
Replies: 33
Views: 1837

Re: Show attacked

The club’s page on RM Web has a link to a Just Giving site set up by the club.

Philip
by Philip Hall
Sat May 18, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 2372

Re: Scaleforum 2019

I thought that a bus service was not going to be offered this year owing to losses in previous years?

Philip
by Philip Hall
Thu May 16, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: CMX Track Cleaner P4 Conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 840

Re: CMX Track Cleaner P4 Conversion

I was staggered by the price of the CMX cleaner, and if the Sharge is as effective and cheaper, it seems an interesting way to go. Regarding conversion, the bogies look like Bachmann GWR 9ft bogies; if so, slipping in P4 wheelsets should be no problem. If more weight is needed there looks to be plen...
by Philip Hall
Tue May 14, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2 tank
Replies: 18
Views: 1414

Re: Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2 tank

Michael, From the reviews I have seen it seems that the present Bachmann chassis fitted to the most recently released model is fully in line with their current standards and therefore should be no problem to convert. I could be wrong, and it depends of course how up to date your model is. Where I be...
by Philip Hall
Tue May 14, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2 tank
Replies: 18
Views: 1414

Re: Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2 tank

Lovely work Dave. I have one of these to do, having acquired a spare body recently, and I already have the wheels. I will use the Comet chassis, but won’t go anywhere as far as you have!

Philip
by Philip Hall
Sun May 12, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Carriage identity query
Replies: 17
Views: 923

Re: Carriage identity query

Re the original post, I can see now (just) the droplights between the big windows. I passed the picture to a good friend who knows more about GW carriages than I ever will, and he reckons it’s a C73 as well. Unlikely the droplights would be fixed, I gather.

Philip
by Philip Hall
Sat May 11, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: CCU for LMS 6-wheel Bogie
Replies: 9
Views: 536

Re: CCU for LMS 6-wheel Bogie

7 ounces (190 - odd grams) is a good weight for a carriage. I weight all mine to around that, most so far are rigid and ride very well. Gangways and couplings/buffers work properly. Body mounted Kadees should work well in the same way.

Philip
by Philip Hall
Sat May 11, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Edington Junction
Replies: 30
Views: 4192

Re: Edington Junction

Steve, My baseboard surface is 44.5” from the floor. Beware, though, as reaching across to the tracks at the back of the storage yards (22” wide) is going to be interesting. The main boards for stone station are 2’6” wide, and the corners something like 3ft to 4ft. I am 5’6” and shrinking so you hav...
by Philip Hall
Sat May 11, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Edington Junction
Replies: 30
Views: 4192

Re: Edington Junction

I do like the Southern colour scheme, food for thought for my own line, although as my baseboard supports are cantilevered out from the wall/floor they won’t be so visible. The baseboard edges also overlap the frames quite a bit so aren't so visible. My initial thinking for the edge profiles was sta...
by Philip Hall
Sat May 11, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis Speed Building - Records and Methods
Replies: 17
Views: 917

Re: Chassis Speed Building - Records and Methods

I would be incredibly happy if I could build a chassis in three hours. Although probably not that happy really, because it will take me a great deal of time to fettle the running to the degree I require. As someone once said, you can have a quick job, or a good job, but not a quick good job. Philip
by Philip Hall
Sat May 11, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Carriage identity query
Replies: 17
Views: 923

Re: Carriage identity query

I agree with Nigel that there are eight big windows and a couple of droplights at the ends. I can’t see any droplights between the big windows.

Philip

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