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by Philbax
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 534
Views: 98278

Re: Brettell Road

Love the atmosphere here. What were the basis of your palethorpes vas, thy look great
Phil
by Philbax
Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Binding Gearbox
Replies: 79
Views: 11394

Re: Binding Gearbox

Before you take it all apart try:- remove the grub screw from the final gear, Carefully drill through the hole, without messing up the thread, into the axle and out the other side. insert a piece of wire bent over at the ends to provide the drive connectin. this will allow the gear to float on the a...
by Philbax
Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: MRJ Binders
Replies: 189
Views: 42344

Re: MRJ Binders

thanks, I need to slow down and read the whole topic
by Philbax
Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: MRJ Binders
Replies: 189
Views: 42344

Re: MRJ Binders

is there a link to these?
by Philbax
Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Aylesbury (Town)
Replies: 45
Views: 10490

Re: Aylesbury (Town)

Just for information we found that if you glued the ply top and bottom of the foam with a weight on it the joint was very poor and could be separated. Our solution is to glue under high pressure in a veneer press ( read vacuum bag) and this does the trick, so not sure it is an approach for the dot a...
by Philbax
Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 101 Not Out - 12th March 2016
Replies: 64
Views: 18076

Re: 101 Not Out - 12th March 2016

Horsetan wrote:I'll probably be spending most of the time at the CAD demo :thumb


I'll warn Tim in advance!!!

phil
by Philbax
Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Coronation
Replies: 13
Views: 3602

Re: Coronation

I'll join you Jm. I can see a lot of Martin Finney in the etches, framework to build up the cab roof, fold up base for the footplate. I haven't seen the etches from the 7mm version from Martin so cannot compare but if this is based on the same etch design it should go together well. I hope they buil...
by Philbax
Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 110
Views: 18065

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

those wagons are absolutely great, please whether the mini though, it grates to see a superbly made and weathered layout spoilt by shiny road vehicles
by Philbax
Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:42 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Martin Finney
Replies: 25
Views: 7244

Re: Martin Finney

I agree with David B Having bought the brassmasters kit for the Princess the update they sent out after xmas included the etches for the bogie supports on the frames, 1 of each type!! I have pointed this out to them and they will send them out with the OO frame spacers. £220 is a lot of money and 7 ...
by Philbax
Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Jerry Cans
Replies: 17
Views: 4476

Re: Jerry Cans

The jerrycan proper did not appear until a couple of years into WW11 when the 8th army captured |German petrol cans.
These were stronger, better made and more versatile than the British can which was known as a flimsey
by Philbax
Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Shorting Strips for GWR Ultrascale wheels
Replies: 11
Views: 3855

Re: Shorting Strips for GWR Ultrascale wheels

Ultrascale wheels have the plastic moulding for the spokes inset from the rim, so I presume (haven't seen or tested one yet) that the shorting strip fits inside this. This means that it would not increase the thickness of the wheel. Also it would be easier to make a small solder connection between t...
by Philbax
Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: EM wheels on 18.83mm track
Replies: 111
Views: 18890

Re: EM wheels on 18.83mm track

Guilty as charged. Now moving on
by Philbax
Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: EM wheels on 18.83mm track
Replies: 111
Views: 18890

Re: EM wheels on 18.83mm track

I agree but let's not loose sight of our humour and passions

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by Philbax
Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Brassmasters LMS "Princess" kit
Replies: 8
Views: 2664

Re: Brassmasters LMS "Princess" kit

I agree with Horsetan, looks a really good kit. However there are some steps backwards in my opinion. some of the castings used in the other brassmasters kit with up till now have been cast in brass are in whitemetal in this kit for example the ejector on the firebox side which in brass could at lea...
by Philbax
Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Drakelow
Replies: 47
Views: 15463

Re: Drakelow

Hi I have used Jenolite for years in car restoration. Most rust removers will convert the rust but only on the surface, Kurust for instance, I have often left the rusted component to soak in jenolite for a couple od days before wiping and drying it off. I have two spacers which were de-rusted in jen...
by Philbax
Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Weathered sleepers
Replies: 7
Views: 3409

Re: Weathered sleepers

Thanks for the feedback, I am really after the grey/silver colour of old bleached wood rather than the creosote effect. I take the point about the base wood and therefore how it reacts with the stain. I'll try the vinegar and then see what happens with bleach, probably a light brown, we will see. I ...
by Philbax
Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Weathered sleepers
Replies: 7
Views: 3409

Weathered sleepers

Hi Guys In the last few weeks I found a site, American I think, that gave some recipes for staining play sleepers. One if which was based on wire wool broken up in a 'liquid' and gave the right grey colour for sun bleached old sleepers. Unfortunately I cannot retrace the source and wondered if anyon...
by Philbax
Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Brassmasters Axle Spacing Jigs
Replies: 15
Views: 4460

Re: Brassmasters Axle Spacing Jigs

Call them, you can pay directly into their bank account, See under ordering and terms on their website
by Philbax
Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Brass Etched Components
Replies: 31
Views: 7166

Re: Brass Etched Components

Pop into your local Boots for hair clips
by Philbax
Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Help!!
Replies: 21
Views: 4671

Re: Help!!

HowardGWR wrote: 'My point is that if you leave off two coupling rods, say the rear ones, from an 0-6-0, you then have a 0-4-2. However, if you leave off the front coupling rods instead, you have an 2-4-0.' Sorry everyone Howard is quite right, I obviously confused everyone with my 4-4-0 and 0-4-4 w...
by Philbax
Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Help!!
Replies: 21
Views: 4671

Re: Help!!

Does it run ok without the connecting rods? I have experienced the screw head on the back of the wheels catching the horn blocks. Have you tried it as a 4-4-0 and then as a 0-4-4 this might locate the bind. Have you assembled the gearbox and motor in place? Another cause could be the gear wheel bind...
by Philbax
Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 88482

Re: Scaleforum 2013

The other facility that I felt was not made as much of as maybe it could be was the test track, I suggest a blackboard that could be used to show what is currently running and also to allow people to book slots. Regards Keith Thanks for your comments keith. I did wonder about having a booking system...
by Philbax
Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 88482

Re: Scaleforum 2013

Hi Just be aware that you should not go as far as Aylesbury Vale Parkway . This is a newish station on the outscirts of Aylesbury and the other side to Stoke Maneville. You should detrain at Aylesbury where the bus will take you to the stadium . There are two routes to Aylesbury,either via Princes R...
by Philbax
Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:19 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Exactoscale: new website & top service
Replies: 3
Views: 2165

Re: Exactoscale: new website & top service

Interesting, can you provide the link

thanks
by Philbax
Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: CSB for 4-6-2
Replies: 15
Views: 3867

Re: CSB for 4-6-2

We should compare notes at scale forum. I will be running the risborough club test track. I'll have the Stephenson black 5 with me as well.
Philbax

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