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by JFS
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109
Replies: 27
Views: 3391

Re: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109

Very much enjoying this one Dave and looking forward to each installment!

Good luck and keep up the great work!

Best Wishes,
Howard
by JFS
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: First steps in track building and P4.
Replies: 33
Views: 1632

Re: First steps in track building and P4.

any guage which holds the rail vertically whilst 1:20 chairs are glued will result in guage narrowing due to the rail springing to 1:20. And it is not insignificant. Only if the track is straight or very nearly straight. Curved model rail cannot be canted at 1:20 . If it were so, it would mean that...
by JFS
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: First steps in track building and P4.
Replies: 33
Views: 1632

Re: First steps in track building and P4.

but have come across suggestions that they can hold the rail head vertical, which results in instant gauge narrowing when you remove them, as the chairs adopt their designed 1:20 inclination, I have to say that I have never found this. If the chairs are glued to the sleepers and the gauges left in ...
by JFS
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: transfers for signals?
Replies: 7
Views: 707

Re: transfers for signals?

davebradwell wrote:You might follow Mick Nich's advice and use Solartrim

DaveB


Just to support this, I would mention that Mick Nich was the person who donated the materials I used. I therefore would assume that Solartrim is the material in my photo.

https://solarfilm.co.uk/products/solartrim

Best Wishes,
by JFS
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: transfers for signals?
Replies: 7
Views: 707

Re: transfers for signals?

I think you might be refering to the Chiltern Models transfers. I had a look for these but the only on-line reference I found was here:- http://www.hall-royd-junction.co.uk/Products/Signal_Transfers/MSE_signal_transfers.html No doubt a further search would get a result. However, when I tried these s...
by JFS
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Signals for Minories
Replies: 53
Views: 12806

Re: Signals for Minories

It will use Chris Pendlenton's technique of invisible mending thread round pins. DaveB Hello Dave, I thought that would be the case - you NER chaps have an advantage in that the balance weights are not small and are at the bottom of the doll - "if in doubt, first try it the way the real thing ...
by JFS
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Signals for Minories
Replies: 53
Views: 12806

Re: Signals for Minories

Terry, many thanks for the kind words. Dave - very nice looking signal. What is the plan for getting the drive to the balance arms? Good idea about the finial - I don't have that luxury as mine are etched so I roll my sleeves up, then the finials draw blood if attacked! Just on spectacle colours, th...
by JFS
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Signals for Minories
Replies: 53
Views: 12806

Re: Signals for Minories

... Flat lattices seem to be half a pitch out so 9" as there would be a mega clash in the corner. DaveB Hello again Dave, I have quite a few pics of M&H lattices, but the ones I have of the Flat-pattern posts do not unfortunately show two sides at once - but I will continue to look. In the...
by JFS
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Signals for Minories
Replies: 53
Views: 12806

Re: Signals for Minories

I've tried to etch these things myself but have been restricted to brass so far with the corner angles looking too heavy so haven't achieved the lightness you've captured. The apparently smaller cross section of my slotted M&H dolls hasn't helped. I had a notion that chamfers might be filed on ...
by JFS
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Signals for Minories
Replies: 53
Views: 12806

Re: Signals for Minories

grovenor-2685 wrote:Since this topic only started in November 2015 perhaps you could provide a link to the 2009 post. :)


Ah yes, well, what I meant was Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:05 pm - despite the appearance of (some of my) models, I was never one to get bogged down in detail :( !

Thanks for the correction!
by JFS
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Signals for Minories
Replies: 53
Views: 12806

Re: Signals for Minories

This small detail does not, of course, distract from the fine models shown in this thread and it is entirely up to the builder whether he wants to reproduce this feature. However, we might take care when criticising commercial parts. DaveB Look closer Dave - you will see the offset IS there! Edit:-...
by JFS
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 56
Views: 8828

Re: Turning a chimney

I'm certainly not cleverer than Terry, but the idea is that when a forward-facing tool is subjected to a downward pressure, it leans forward and digs in to the work, while the resultant upward pressure of a rear-mounted, upside-down tool tends to move the tool back and out of the cut. That is also ...
by JFS
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 29500

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

... I'm still pondering if I can make the intermediate buffers sprung or just fix them rigid, as intended by the kit. Dave. I am currently building a Finney Drummond tender and pondering exactly the same question. It is someting I think "ought" to be worthwhile. That said, the the only so...
by JFS
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 354
Views: 98245

Re: The Burford Branch

The bridge will now be removed from the layout, and final dismantling can take place at last. The next news will cover the resumed dismantling process and the final delivery of the layout to its new home (I hope). Lovely work as ever Martin. Fingers crossed for the next phase - good luck! Best Wish...
by JFS
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 428
Views: 77557

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Can I point out that your blades are still not opening far enough - only about 1mm. The prototype opening was 4 1/4" or thereabouts so you need almost half as much again for safety. DaveB ... but any more Dave, and he will have a short on the opposing slide chairs. Anyone who says double slips...
by JFS
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 29500

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

I confess I am a bit with Philip - when I first opened your post Dave, my first thought was that the job had not yet been done :D Still, it looks first rate and that is what matters! I will be sending the Big Lads round to confiscate all your super glue (safely distanced of course). Just a thought o...
by JFS
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 29500

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

I see your 242A1, and I raise you: Of topic as it is not a Smith System compound :D But I have to concede that not many locos could manage a 305km trip with a 1200t train for a running-in turn... Probably more tonne-kilometers in its first trip than many of the LMS compounds achieved in their whole...
by JFS
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 29500

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

. . Warning - WAY off topic! ... I suspect that neither the GWR or the LNWR would have regarded the Midland/LMSR compounds as being particularly powerful.... Indeed; I suspect they would hardly describe them as locomotives! Even the Midland had to double-head them most of the time. If you want a com...
by JFS
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Lever frame mk 2 and the locking frame
Replies: 133
Views: 14063

Re: Lever frame mk 2 and the locking frame

Hello Tony, Very sorry to hear about the flood - I trust there is no permanent harm. Is this something like you had in mind:- Collars.jpg They take only seconds to bend-up and blow over with a bit of red rattle-can. I will ask Jeremy if he thinks they might be stocked in the stores. Does not help wi...
by JFS
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Block Bell wiring
Replies: 19
Views: 2179

Re: Block Bell wiring

Hello Tony,

Just to mention that your wires might be a bit on the thin side (compare them to what was originally fitted by by the previous owners!). This could be causing a fair voltage drop around the layout and might explain why a wrong-way diode did not blow!

Best Wishes,
by JFS
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Lever frame mk 2 and the locking frame
Replies: 133
Views: 14063

Re: Lever frame mk 2 and the locking frame

... and decides by diode matrix or whatever ... Hi Dave, I think you might find a thousand devils lurking in that tiny detail! To me, the biggest ADVANTAGE of an electircal approach is if it is implemented digitally (I know of a very large layout with over 500 levers done this way) and I have writt...
by JFS
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Lever frame mk 2 and the locking frame
Replies: 133
Views: 14063

Re: Lever frame mk 2 and the locking frame

Could either of you please advise what the Max Throw is for the Top Take-off Clevis and Bottom Take-off Clevis is please? The throw of the top clevis is 16.5mm (intended to give 15mm after some losses in a rodding run). The bottom take-off gives a max of 6.25mm (intended to give 5mm after losses) H...
by JFS
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Lever frame mk 2 and the locking frame
Replies: 133
Views: 14063

Re: Lever frame mk 2 and the locking frame

... I'll try to not come up with too many supplementary questions. Tony I don't see why not - it is your topic: ask whatever you want for me! 2. Do you think that signals 14, 19 and 22 should be yellow? IE. authorised to pass without being cleared providing you are not taking a route that would req...
by JFS
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Lever frame mk 2 and the locking frame
Replies: 133
Views: 14063

Re: Lever frame mk 2 and the locking frame

Before anyone says anything about the guide wires, I haven't cut and tack soldered them yet as, with my usual lack of confidence, I want to use the frame for a while before committing it to any degree of permanence. Had you looked too closely at the Minories frame, you might have spotted that, even...
by JFS
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Lever frame mk 2 and the locking frame
Replies: 133
Views: 14063

Re: Lever frame mk 2 and the locking frame

There is something in the instructions about using pins in the central holes in adjacent nibs to keep the bridles apart. I don't think that this would work on mine as there are no full sized nibs in close enough vicinity and, in any event, I didn't want to take it all apart again. However, I came u...

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