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by shipbadger
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Alan Gibson crankpin nuts
Replies: 20
Views: 832

Re: Alan Gibson crankpin nuts

Posh versions of my home made ones :-)
by shipbadger
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Alan Gibson crankpin nuts
Replies: 20
Views: 832

Re: Alan Gibson crankpin nuts

I have a set of home made nut runners for small hexagon nuts. The 'working part' consists of a socket cap screw. Most of them have been neatened and fitted to aluminium handles but a few are just the screw chucked in to the plastic drawer containing the nuts. Years ago I had a chart (probably from M...
by shipbadger
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: BR Mk1 Full brake (BG) livery query
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: BR Mk1 Full brake (BG) livery query

Although Eastleigh built some BGs none were allocated to BR(S) until late 1965. These were dual heated and came from the LMR. They were some of the last repaints into green and therefore the repaint was from maroon to green. Details are to be found in Parkin, BR Mk1 coaches. These vehicles are there...
by shipbadger
Sun May 24, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 97
Views: 3397

Re: Beer and Buckjumpers

Beware WD 40 as a rust preventer, after about three months it starts to break down and become hygroscopic, in other words instead of repelling water it starts to absorb it. Duck Oil from Swarfega may be a better alternative.
by shipbadger
Wed May 13, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Brass preparation for painting
Replies: 29
Views: 4890

Re: Brass preparation for painting

Cif used to be called Jif. Name was changed so that it could be used across a number of countries. A bit like Marathon bars becoming Snickers.
by shipbadger
Sat May 09, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 97
Views: 33214

Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles

That's captured the look of an ergo cabbed truck beautifully. The cabs were supplied by Sankey, a rather more basic version used on Albions; the central window in the back of the cab and sound proofing being amongst the options. AEC's were often said to have thinner steel used than their Leyland bre...
by shipbadger
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Ralph's workbench
Replies: 22
Views: 2000

Re: Ralph's workbench

Pete,

Don't forget the old trick of using 7mm scale handrail knobs as the ball end for UJs. Saves drilling holes through the end for the wire.

Tony Comber
by shipbadger
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 113
Views: 10381

Re: Scaleforum 2020

An aspect which has not been mentioned yet is those of us who have been asked to bring a club layout. Effectively work has ceased on any collaborative working. We have already missed one weekend when we were hoping to set up the layout in a hall. The local show in August we would have used as a dry ...
by shipbadger
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: AK Weathering Wash for Panzer Grey...
Replies: 54
Views: 3226

Re: AK Weathering Wash for Panzer Grey...

For those in the UK Halfords now do their own etching primer at about half the price of the U-Pol one. I've only used it on full size wagons (ventilator bonnets on 12T vent vans) so can't comment on how it works on smaller items.
by shipbadger
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: AK Weathering Wash for Panzer Grey...
Replies: 54
Views: 3226

Re: AK Weathering Wash for Panzer Grey...

The green on the axlebox and buffer body will be algal growth. The atmosphere is now so much cleaner that this is now seen much more often than years ago. When we start work on a new wagon the first job is always to give it a good pressure wash to remove all the moss and algae. On one occasion we al...
by shipbadger
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: AK Weathering Wash for Panzer Grey...
Replies: 54
Views: 3226

Re: AK Weathering Wash for Panzer Grey...

After some years now of working with full size wagons can I suggest that if metal parts are becoming darker it usually means that rust is spreading beneath the paint layer. A tap with a hammer usually results in the paint on the head of a bolt falling off. Round rivet heads seem to last longer befor...
by shipbadger
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Marking gauge?
Replies: 25
Views: 1964

Re: Marking gauge?

Pete, I made a miniature marking gauge along the lines of the traditional woodworkers gauge, but in steel many years ago. An old gramaphone needle provides the 'scratch maker'. I think Rod Neep first described something similar possibly in a very early MRJ. If you haven't found anything else before ...
by shipbadger
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: Horse boxes and race meetings
Replies: 28
Views: 7541

Re: Horse boxes and race meetings

Slightly OT but not that far away. Having read through this thread two thoughts occurred to me. When did the mounted regiments of the British Army cease to move their horses by rail? And in a similar vein, when was the last foxhunt conveyed by rail, I suspect before WW2 but I really have no idea but...
by shipbadger
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: A possible new P4 wheel source
Replies: 13
Views: 3195

Re: A possible new P4 wheel source

I have both Q1 and light pacifics in need of wheels.
by shipbadger
Mon May 06, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: RCH Wagon Drawings
Replies: 11
Views: 1995

Re: RCH Wagon Drawings

Thanks for the replies with regard to Helvetia leather. The reference to being heavily greased would tie in with it's use as a gasket with the axle revolving in contact with it. I wonder how long they lasted in use. Perhaps they were a regular 'service item' or maybe they were expected to last the l...
by shipbadger
Sun May 05, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: RCH Wagon Drawings
Replies: 11
Views: 1995

Re: RCH Wagon Drawings

Brilliant resource, answered a few questions that had been nagging, such as axlebox dust shields. Only ever found the remains of them when working on 12":1' restorations. Now all I need to know is what Helvetia leather is; does this refer to the country of origin do you think?

Tony Comber
by shipbadger
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Forest of Dean MRC - Lydney Show
Replies: 0
Views: 1010

Forest of Dean MRC - Lydney Show

After a major rebuild and refresh the Glevum Group will be giving Brinkley it's first outing fully assembled in it's 38' length at the Lydney Model Railway Show. Since it appeared in the pages of Model Rail two baseboards have been scrapped and the loco shed area redeveloped on new and longer boards...
by shipbadger
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 381
Views: 65058

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Steady on Philip, A trip down memory lane, the Sundeala works (recycled newsprint) and Weyroc. I lived not far from the Weyroc factory, usually referred to as the 'Airscrew' on account of their production of propellers, especially during wartime. The company was actually called Airscrew-Weyroc Ltd. ...
by shipbadger
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Starting to paint stuff
Replies: 18
Views: 5032

Re: Starting to paint stuff

Allan, Find yourself an old tin and try spraying that. Other options include something from the trays second hand dealers have at shows, often under their stall or a no longer wanted model. I used the tin that Boots used to sell meths in for over twenty years but any tin or old model will do. Stop w...
by shipbadger
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Construction of a Test Track
Replies: 611
Views: 108841

Re: Track Construction for a Test Track

A couple of friends and myself have recently bought toggle latches of this type sold on ebay. As you can see they are adjustable which means that when fitted the pressure exerted between adjoining baseboards can be adjusted. I have a layout with 'standard' toggle latches, but that requires the appli...
by shipbadger
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Resistance Soldering
Replies: 96
Views: 21718

Re: Resistance Soldering

When the MMS resistance unit was developed the electrodes were from the carbon arc unit that came with my arc welder. Subsequently a box of the electrodes was bought from a welding supplier. Eileen's still sell them in 4, 5 and 6mm diameter.

Tony Comber
by shipbadger
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Best option for a Terrier
Replies: 10
Views: 2806

Re: Best option for a Terrier

Gareth I did one years ago after buying a Dapol, as it was then, body. I used a Branchlines chassis but modified for split axle pick up. Whatever you do you will need to research your intended loco very thoroughly as there are innumerable variations. I chose an ex-Isle of Wight loco so had to alter ...
by shipbadger
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1141
Views: 185187

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Tim, Not unusual for map makers to straighten out curves. The former boundary to my property had a distinct curve, but the OS map showed it as a straight line. I suspect that before the use of satellites there were only so many points that could be measured and when they came to draw the map the dra...
by shipbadger
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Materials and Techniques
Topic: Lint and rubberised horse hair?
Replies: 25
Views: 15537

Re: Lint and rubberised horse hair?

Jonathan,

Is this the sort of thing you used?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Premium-Qual ... XQPW5SD5k0

Tony Comber
by shipbadger
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: The Dapol GWR railcar (flying banana)
Replies: 15
Views: 5126

Re: The Dapol GWR railcar (flying banana)

A note of caution; this morning I tried as set of Branchlines '108' stub axles in the motor bogie, they are too loose a fit. Jim's method of drilling through the gear muff appears to be the way to go.

Tony Comber

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