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by JinglingGeordie
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West Lothian Starters Group Track making notes based on West Scotland Group track making course
Replies: 18
Views: 4879

Re: West Lothian Starters Group Track making notes based on West Scotland Group track making course

[quote="Russ Elliott"]Reference

Bits of thin TCW do the job rather quicker in my view (although they too need some planning ahead for their feed holes).

What is TCW?
by JinglingGeordie
Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Livingston - West Lothian Starters Group
Replies: 107
Views: 20493

Re: Livingston - West Lothian Starters Group

[quote="Allan Goodwillie"] We had some discussion on flush glazing as Phil was busy on his carriages. I have suggested using slide glass as a means of glazing - Allan thinking back to Nancy's days in the lab makes me think it is slide glass covers and not slide glass. Sorry to be pedantic.
by JinglingGeordie
Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Livingston - West Lothian Starters Group
Replies: 107
Views: 20493

Re: Livingston - West Lothian Starters Group

Allan, I have some Carrs 188 Solder Paint. It is solder in a suspension. I am wondering whether flux is still required or is the suspension flux?
Thanks, David
by JinglingGeordie
Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Livingston - West Lothian Starters Group
Replies: 107
Views: 20493

Re: Livingston - West Lothian Starters Group

Allan, I have started to do the angles for the jig which takes the hornblocks and it seems to gone awry. I bought a piercing saw to cut the elongated holes. On the first piece of angle I tried to drill four holes in a straight line but one is obviously askew. That could be centre punch again. I trie...
by JinglingGeordie
Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Livingston - West Lothian Starters Group
Replies: 107
Views: 20493

Re: Livingston - West Lothian Starters Group

Allan, I have read all that you have added to the forum. I have absorbed about a quarter of it!! I will be re-reading it carefully again. You made a comment about it maybe being too basic. NO, IT IS NOT. It is just perfect for people such as me who have never done anything like this and have always ...
by JinglingGeordie
Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:59 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Livingston - West Lothian Starters Group
Replies: 107
Views: 20493

Re: Livingston - West Lothian Starters Group

Terry and James - thank you for explaining square inserts and round sockets. I can report that I now have two files which can be used safely. I will now complete Allan's chassis jig. I fear I am slipping behind the class a wee bit. My late father was always disappointed that I did not follow him wit...
by JinglingGeordie
Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Livingston - West Lothian Starters Group
Replies: 107
Views: 20493

Re: Livingston - West Lothian Starters Group

Allan, I did not possess files so I bought a couple from Squires. I also bought wooden handles. The ends of the files are square albeit tapering but the hole in the handle is round. Is that normal? The phrase "square peg in a round hole" springs to mind! I have forced the end of the file i...
by JinglingGeordie
Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Livingston - West Lothian Starters Group
Replies: 107
Views: 20493

Re: Livingston - West Lothian Starters Group

Allan, Terry and James, Just reporting success with the coupling rod jig. Thanks for helping. I feel more confident about tackling the other jigs now even although that includes marking out and cutting aluminium!
David
by JinglingGeordie
Mon May 09, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Livingston - West Lothian Starters Group
Replies: 107
Views: 20493

Re: Livingston - West Lothian Starters Group

Both Terry and Allan. Terry, thanks for taking an interest in my wee problems. Much appreciated. No, I didn't use a centre punch before drilling; it is not something I have in my tool box. I can understand why you say that. I used the tip of a scriber by pressing it in to the aluminium but that mayb...
by JinglingGeordie
Mon May 09, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Livingston - West Lothian Starters Group
Replies: 107
Views: 20493

Re: Livingston - West Lothian Starters Group

Allan, Another day, a clear head and I may be thinking better!!! I have been trying to achieve four individual holes all being in the same place at the ends of the aluminium angle. That is not what is required. Holes left 1 and left 2 should be the same as each other whilst holes right 1 and right 2...
by JinglingGeordie
Sun May 08, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Livingston - West Lothian Starters Group
Replies: 107
Views: 20493

Re: Livingston - West Lothian Starters Group

Allan, I thought I would try the coupling rod jig first but I have not been 100% successful. Once the holes were drilled in the aluminium and I assembled the jig it became apparent that the holes are out of alignment with each other. I found the aluminium quite difficult to drill. I held it in my we...
by JinglingGeordie
Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Re-wheeling RTR rolling stock
Replies: 12
Views: 3384

Re: Re-wheeling RTR rolling stock

Thank you for help. Unfortunately, I will not be at Scalefourum (400 miles is a long way) but I will check with some in my group.

JG
by JinglingGeordie
Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Re-wheeling RTR rolling stock
Replies: 12
Views: 3384

Re-wheeling RTR rolling stock

I seem to remember from the distant past reading a review on some kind of double ended drill bit which allowed the user to drill out the plastic of a bogie or chassis enough to insert a brass bearing. Does anybody know what I am talking about or is it a figment of my imagination? Jingling Geordie

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