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by Joe Newman
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 21656

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Wearing a badge can bring unexpected bits of information. On reading from my badge that I came from Salisbury one delegate told me his chief memory of the city in the 1950s. He was in the Market Inn and a WRAC sergeant came in, ordered 6 pints of beer, drank the lot, and walked out. Those were the d...
by Joe Newman
Wed May 29, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Exactoscale PW023
Replies: 16
Views: 1499

Re: Exactoscale PW023

According to the Exactoscale catalogue no. 16, pack PW 023 contained the following. Exactoscale Parallel/Triangular Gauge to P4 Standards. This pack contains components for the construction of one parallel type and one triangular type track gauge. The latter incorporates automatic gauge widening. P4...
by Joe Newman
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Model Railway Developments (MRD)
Replies: 0
Views: 788

Model Railway Developments (MRD)

Hubert Carr of MRD was very active at the Southampton show today. He explained to me that his web-site appeared to have been infiltrated by would be scammers so that he had been forced to close it down and a new web- site is almost ready for operation. In the meantime he may be contacted by email on...
by Joe Newman
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Great Western brake vans
Replies: 8
Views: 1899

Re: Great Western brake vans

Model Railway Developments are due to be at the Southampton MRS show next weekend, 26 and 27 January.

Time will no doubt tell what the position is.

Joe
by Joe Newman
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Sprung couplings
Replies: 10
Views: 1816

Re: Sprung couplings

David

Making three link couplings around a former was described by John Hayes on p. 149 of The 4mm Coal Wagon.

I hope this is what you are looking for.

Best wishes.

Joe
by Joe Newman
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: GWR Trumpet vents
Replies: 1
Views: 1039

Re: GWR Trumpet vents

David, I cannot find a prototype photo of a horsebox with trumpet vents. However I can offer the following information derived from models which always show the trumpet vents arranged longitudinally along the van. N6 from Wizard models - photo on their website N6 of my own from a Colin Waite kit (I ...
by Joe Newman
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Parkside Kits
Replies: 42
Views: 7136

Re: Parkside Kits

And for those who model the GWR and/or its successor, there are the excellent Brian Morgan underframes available from Jeremy.

Joe
by Joe Newman
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR Cordon twin tank kit
Replies: 7
Views: 1666

Re: GWR Cordon twin tank kit

In my experience, this is a 'challenging kit. It can be used to produce a model that, while not strictly accurate, creates a good impression of such vehicles. However, the David Geen shorter DD5 vehicle is much more accurate and user-friendly. I found forming the actual cylinders very difficult. The...
by Joe Newman
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Assemblling white metal wagons.
Replies: 20
Views: 3863

Re: Assemblling white metal wagons.

What David B didn't say was that he wrote a very clear and well illustrated article on soldering white metal in Finescale Railway Modelling Review issue 2.

I could scan it for you John if you do not have access to a copy - just send me a PM.

I hope this helps.

Joe
by Joe Newman
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Breaking a joint made with Loctite 603
Replies: 6
Views: 1320

Re: Breaking a joint made with Loctite 603

My Lord, I found this on the Henkel (manufacturer) web site Q3: I cannot get an assembly apart where a threadlocker was used. What solvent will break the threadlocker down? A: No solvent will wick into the joint to break the threadlocker down. This is either hand tool removable at room temperature o...
by Joe Newman
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: SR Couplings for non-corridor coaches
Replies: 26
Views: 3504

Re: SR Couplings for non-corridor coaches

Sean, I have found three photos, all taken by H. C. Casserley, of passenger trains between Heytesbury and Westbury which are hauled by SR locos. The references are as follows. H. C. Casserley Railway History in Pictures,David & Charles p.64 - U class 2-6-0 no. 1624 hauling seven corridor coaches...
by Joe Newman
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Cowan Sheldon 15Ton crane
Replies: 15
Views: 2562

Re: Cowan Sheldon 15Ton crane

Lindsay,

If you send me a PM I will gladly send you a copy of the article.

Best wishes.

Joe
by Joe Newman
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Cowan Sheldon 15Ton crane
Replies: 15
Views: 2562

Re: Cowan Sheldon 15Ton crane

Doug,

I do have a copy of issue 5.

I can easily scan the article for you - 6 pages in black and white.

Could you send me a PM?

Best wishes.

Joe
by Joe Newman
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Disposing of old flux
Replies: 17
Views: 3769

Re: Disposing of old flux

I have two bottles of Carr's flux. One contains yellow flux and the other green flux. Each bottle has a label giving good advice on safe handling of the solution. In each case there is the phrase 'Avoid release to the environment'. Both bottles have pictograms showing the hazards they may cause. In ...
by Joe Newman
Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: David B
Topic: On The Side
Replies: 28
Views: 9262

Re: On The Side

Inspirational modelling David. I think there is a certain sense of satisfaction when a brass kit has been successfully, cleanly and neatly completed and stands gleaming on the bench or track. On the rare occasions I get to this point I am very happy to admire the shiny brass - and somewhat reluctant...
by Joe Newman
Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Fitting suspension units
Replies: 18
Views: 4710

Re: Fitting suspension units

Thanks for the tip about cooling the milling bit David. Like you I have spent too much time scraping white metal off them.

Joe
by Joe Newman
Thu May 28, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: LSWR operation; horse boxes
Replies: 23
Views: 4969

Re: LSWR operation; horse boxes

In Maurice Earley's long out of print 'The Great Western Scene' (OPC), there is, on page 37, a 1938 picture of a Didcot to Newbury train in Upton and Blewbury station. It is made up of loco, three coaches, with two horseboxes bringing up the rear. This picture always reminds me of a friend of my fat...
by Joe Newman
Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Another Round...
Replies: 323
Views: 67075

Re: Another Round...

Many thanks for the clarification Philip.

Joe
by Joe Newman
Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:05 am
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Another Round...
Replies: 323
Views: 67075

Re: Another Round...

Philip. May I ask why you use different methods to blacken AG and Ultrascale wheels? I note that Ultrascale have a disclaimer with their wheels about the use of chemical blackening but I have never understood why. Presumably your method is connected with this but I don't understand the reason for th...
by Joe Newman
Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: class 15xx pannier tank (with a bit of 97xx thrown in)
Replies: 74
Views: 18738

Re: class 15xx pannier tank (with a bit of 97xx thrown in)

Many thanks David and Jim

The video was very helpful - although I found the voice a little irritating.

So I will try the techniques he used on my aluminium sheet.

Best wishes

Joe
by Joe Newman
Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: class 15xx pannier tank (with a bit of 97xx thrown in)
Replies: 74
Views: 18738

Re: class 15xx pannier tank (with a bit of 97xx thrown in)

Jim,

I am about to use Archer rivets for the first time - on aluminium.

Would you recommend applying them to the bare metal before painting or on a primed surface?

Joe
by Joe Newman
Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:47 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Southwark Bridge Models
Replies: 2
Views: 1295

Re: Southwark Bridge Models

David,

Dave Hammersley was at the recent Southampton MRS show with some Southwark Bridge kits. These appeared to be the non-rolling stock items.

As you say, this is good news.

Joe
by Joe Newman
Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Thomas brake
Replies: 21
Views: 5443

Re: Thomas brake

David,

There is an illustrated example of the building of a 7mm Scorpion on Raymond Whalley's web site.

http://www.raymondwalley.com/carriages/ ... L0smk0qWUk

Hope this helps.

Joe
by Joe Newman
Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Limestone
Replies: 8
Views: 2412

Re: Limestone

Les May I make a slight correction to your reference to anhydrite and dolomite? Both are quarried in County Durham but anhydrite is calcium sulfate while dolomite is a mixture of calcium and magnesium carbonates. Limestone, like chalk, is calcium carbonate but is much harder than chalk. The colour o...
by Joe Newman
Fri May 09, 2014 8:19 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Soldering white metal
Replies: 23
Views: 6929

Re: Soldering white metal

Thank you for your speedy and very helpful reply David. I had missed your other posts.

You clearly spent a lot of time on this model and the results speak for themselves.

Joe

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