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by John Bateson
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Lever frame mk 2 and the locking frame
Replies: 14
Views: 539

Re: Lever frame mk 2 and the locking frame

https://modratec.com/ss4.php Modratec is a company based in Brisbane Australia. The software SigScribe4 will allow you to define the locking diagram, you don't have to buy his mechanical gear. He is in the process of retiring to the country just north of Brisbane but it seems to be still possible t...
by John Bateson
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 199
Views: 23659

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Cooling fan to get rid of fumes when soldering - good
Brush or wet wipe when cleaning glass fibre bristles - good

But PLEASE - not both at the same time!

John

and now, back to the honourable and venerable Mr Megginson and his LNER journey.
by John Bateson
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 199
Views: 23659

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Mike, With regard to glass fibre brushes, how do you avoid getting the bristle splinters in your fingers? Whenever I use one, I'm afflicted with painful slinters for days after, even though I try to sweep them off the work tray straight away. Dave. Surgical Gloves - usually around £2.00 for 100 - a...
by John Bateson
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Plywood disaster
Replies: 64
Views: 3742

Re: Plywood disaster

May I offer an option for ply surfaces apart from a good coat of traditional varnish. I have used double sided carpet tape directly on the ply. This acts as a waterproof barrier.
John
by John Bateson
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: P4 steam loco driving wheels centre outside boss
Replies: 24
Views: 1705

Re: P4 steam loco driving wheels centre outside boss

Philip,
If my memory serves me correctly, a conversation I had with Alan Gibson well before Colin took over said quite clearly that the axle length would vary with the wheel - those with a boss being longer.
John
by John Bateson
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Drill for rivets.
Replies: 18
Views: 1092

Re: Drill for rivets.

If the rivets are 1.1 mm (check them first) then I would suggest a slightly smaller drill hole, 1.0 or 1.05 mm. This way, when you turn over the track base to apply the trusty sprung centre punch, they will not fall out. I would suggest that drilling 1.1 mm through what is a thin ply will always cre...
by John Bateson
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 60
Views: 4352

Re: Wizard Models

Trading for specialist groups like this Society is not for the fearful or fretful. The trading owners must have some clear idea and structure for their business with a very close eye on the bottom line, otherwise it becomes a lead weight aound the ankles. Traders will come and go, one will want to r...
by John Bateson
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Fret Saw Blades
Replies: 13
Views: 1496

Re: Fret Saw Blades

"Anchor gold saw blades" Available from all sorts of places - and in multipacks for differing teeth so you can experiment. Usually I just get the next one in the draw whatever it is but don't do anything complicated - a 3mm cut is about as far as I go. about £5.99 for a gross from eBay muc...
by John Bateson
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby B12
Replies: 8
Views: 1351

Re: Hornby B12

Alan Gibson for a start/compromise?
4878E 6’ 6" 26.0mm. 20 spoke LNER B12 Class Plain PB12" 4.00mm
by John Bateson
Mon May 20, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Show attacked
Replies: 33
Views: 3173

Re: Show attacked

It is almost 2 years since the vandalism on the NYMR caused great anger among many rail enthusiasts as well as a large number of the general population who were keen to help. In the current case, donations seem to be coming from around the globe, some of them substantial, some not so large but an av...
by John Bateson
Sun May 19, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Show attacked
Replies: 33
Views: 3173

Re: Show attacked

This will complicate sewriously the issue of security at shows. I lived just outside Stamford for 3 years and it had never struck me as a place where this sort of vandalism would ever happen. It sickens me.
https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/market-deeping-mrc
John
by John Bateson
Sat May 11, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis Speed Building - Records and Methods
Replies: 17
Views: 1631

Re: Chassis Speed Building - Records and Methods

I suspect the timing of the build for a chassis will depend very much on the familiarity of the builder with the chassis. For a designer, or a builder who has buit a number of identical-ish chassis then the timing will be much shorter than the builder who is for the first time taking on this task. T...
by John Bateson
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Keeping those wires and rods in order
Replies: 4
Views: 954

Re: Keeping those wires and rods in order

Yes Rob, I really should avoid euphemisms - I did mean RMWEB - a forum which does have a few things that impact me.
John
by John Bateson
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Keeping those wires and rods in order
Replies: 4
Views: 954

Keeping those wires and rods in order

In another place a member was asking about storing all those loose bits of wire etc and was making good use of a Johnny Walker box. Finding the right wire would be a problem though. This is what I do ... Ebay Clear Rolls of Polythene Plastic Layflat Tubing 250 & 500 Gauge - All Si... Total: £11....
by John Bateson
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 22
Views: 2582

Re: Turning a chimney

John,
Thanks for that - its now on the list!
John
by John Bateson
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 22
Views: 2582

Re: Turning a chimney

I thought I might take some space and show how I do things, end result is supposed to be the same though I must defer to Jeremy's skills when considering the end results. I have been known to make a few domes and chimneys over the past few years and following a lead-in from Terry Bendall way back in...
by John Bateson
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: NiSI Rod
Replies: 5
Views: 962

Re: NiSI Rod

Alan, Stainless steel might be a problem because one end has to be soldered. Charlie, Thanks for the pointer. So far I have avoided studd sold as wire because getting it straight has always given me pause... But HobbyHolidays have supplied me before with bits that no longer appear elsewhere such as ...
by John Bateson
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: NiSI Rod
Replies: 5
Views: 962

Re: NiSI Rod

Tim, I certainly could use tinned brass and it may come to that and live with the discolouration over time - but for the moment if I can source some NiSI at 1.0 mm or 1.2 mm that I think would be a better solution. Or I might be brave and try skimming down some 5 mm rod (or even some 9 mm rod might ...
by John Bateson
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: NiSI Rod
Replies: 5
Views: 962

NiSI Rod

I have a requirement for NiSI rod of 1.2 mm diameter or 1.25 mm diameter to act as the rods which fit into steam cylinders. It seems that the usual suppliers no longer sell this and I am reluctant to try to turn these (shortish) lengths on a lathe since accuracy is paramount. Can anybody point me to...
by John Bateson
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: Inside threaded rod
Replies: 6
Views: 2646

Re: Inside threaded rod

Thanks to Dave and Will ... Its a long time since I have seen these bushes. RS have a good range it seems but the smallest size is M2 for the threaded part. The reason I am obsessing about a secure fit is because most of these will be inside various NiSi or brass boxes and separation of nut from she...
by John Bateson
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: Inside threaded rod
Replies: 6
Views: 2646

Inside threaded rod

Rather than solder brass nuts on top of brass sheet (not the most secure) I thought I would take advice and the solution seems to be to be as per the picture enclosed. 349 10 BA Captive Nut.PNG Then I added up how many I needed! And after a day making these I get rather fed up. So I tried to find so...
by John Bateson
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: jon price
Topic: Connah's Quay: The Layout.
Replies: 5
Views: 3251

Re: Connah's Quay: The Layout.

Would I be correct that the Buckley Colliery wagons have escaped to the LNWR lines for the picture. 8-) Its slightly worrying that three schools in Buckley were built on top of old and very deep pits. Even more that the brand new surgery is built on top of the demolished school that was built on top...
by John Bateson
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Fine sanding
Replies: 5
Views: 2034

Re: Fine sanding

https://www.stewmac.com/Materials_and_Supplies/Sanding_and_Polishing/Sandpaper_and_Finishing_Papers/Micro-Mesh_Dual_Angle_Touch-up_Sticks_Set_of_4.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=shopping&utm_campaign=2018-12-gp&pref_currency=P&shipcalc=UK&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIq-23o42p3wIV5b3tCh3...
by John Bateson
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 199
Views: 23659

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

In an earlier post GC class 8H, LNER class S1 was mentioned I have to confess that I was planning to build one of these and purchased a pile of drawings since they were a development of the GCR 8A/LNER Q4. Then I looked at the drawings more carefully, shuddered and put them on the bottom of the pile...
by John Bateson
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Availability of small brass sections
Replies: 2
Views: 1029

Re: Availability of small brass sections

Steve,
Brilliant - many thanks - just bought their stock of one of the items!
John

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