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by Alan Turner
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Movement detector?
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: Movement detector?

Monty wrote:Just wondering if there was a nice little kit about!


Yes but you have to join MERG. They do a few including a LASER detector.

Regards

Alan
by Alan Turner
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modern Era Concrete Track
Replies: 26
Views: 793

Re: Modern Era Concrete Track

Simon_S wrote:Hi Nick,

You might also consider Colin Craig's modern track products.

Simon


Interesting, all I get with that site is a blue page with a black square in the middle?

regards

Alan
by Alan Turner
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: New C&L Crowdfunding Project for P4 Plain Track
Replies: 7
Views: 682

Re: New C&L Crowdfunding Project for P4 Plain Track

It appears you get 20M of track for your £150 - too difficult for me to work out if that is a fair price or not, I tend to work in hundreds of chairs and metres of sleeper strip, as per the Stores order form. But what really confuses me is whether 75% of the required costs (whatever they are) have ...
by Alan Turner
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Catch Points
Replies: 41
Views: 1583

Re: Catch Points

If you look at the 1930 plan rather than the 1948 plan you will see that 25 had a FPL operated by 20. Was it actually removed in 1948 (and why?) or is this a mistake on the plan?

regards

Alan
by Alan Turner
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 9361

Re: Scaleforum 2019

RichardS wrote: The adoption of a special handshake would identify members from others.



and roll their trouser leg up I presume?

regards

Alan
by Alan Turner
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: fine (entomological or insect) pins
Replies: 15
Views: 1327

Re: fine (entomological or insect) pins

I think the problem is that the original formed head has been replaced with an epoxy bead head on all entomological pins.

regards

Alan
by Alan Turner
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: N7 Chassis Question
Replies: 20
Views: 1432

Re: N7 Chassis Question

I think the point is that the spacing of the "Prototype" frame is immaterial. The model frame/chassis has to work as a 1ft to 304.8mm mechanism in its own right. Its representation to something 1:76.2 bigger is coincidental. In order to operate as a mechanism it must have appropriate toler...
by Alan Turner
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Adhesive for coach glazing
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: Adhesive for coach glazing

Guy Rixon wrote:Bizarrely, Deluxe materials Card Glue also works for sticking acrylic glazing to hard materials. I suspect that it works better on painted brass than bare metal. But I shall switch to the Everbuild product if I can find where where to buy it.


Rapid, CPC

regards

Alan
by Alan Turner
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Signalling for Tingley Common
Replies: 39
Views: 1972

Re: Signalling for Tingley Common

Noel wrote: Using a dummy as the signal giving permission to enter the forward section would be very unusual, but I wouldn't be too surprised if it happened somewhere...
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I give you Highley:

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regards

Alan
by Alan Turner
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Signalling for Tingley Common
Replies: 39
Views: 1972

Re: Signalling for Tingley Common

Noel wrote:
Alan Turner wrote:which I know doesn't help because the track is probably already laid.


https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=6356


Well as I thought.

Any way modified diagram:

Tingley.png


regards

Alan
by Alan Turner
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Signalling for Tingley Common
Replies: 39
Views: 1972

Re: Signalling for Tingley Common

I would have expected something along these lines:

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which I know doesn't help because the track is probably already laid.

regards

Alan
by Alan Turner
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 267
Views: 61407

Re: The Burford Branch

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by Alan Turner
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 62
Views: 3290

Re: Track cleaning

I find these to be ideal as they are square and therefore rub along the top of the rail better. Available from any decent art shop. https://www.derwentart.com/en-gb/c/professional-products/drawing/natural-graphite or these: https://www.cassart.co.uk/drawing/pastels_1/charcoal-graphite/derwent_xl_cha...
by Alan Turner
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: laser welding
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Re: laser welding

A quick web search turned up one LW unit from China for £150. However, you need to wear an Arc Welding helmet when using it, which may reduce its usefulness for our needs. Cooksongold do list one, which looks rather more suited to the amateur model maker/jeweller, but at £2300 it may be beyond most...
by Alan Turner
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: laser welding
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Re: laser welding

Bill that's not a LASER welder it's TIG welder.

Does the same job but works differently.

regards

Alan
by Alan Turner
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Exactoscale PW023
Replies: 16
Views: 1277

Re: Exactoscale PW023

I found this whilst rummaging through my ExactoScale stuff:

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regards

Alan
by Alan Turner
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Derby 2019 MRE
Replies: 4
Views: 851

Re: Derby 2019 MRE

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by Alan Turner
Thu May 30, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Exactoscale PW023
Replies: 16
Views: 1277

Re: Exactoscale PW023

Paul Townsend wrote:Thanks Joe, but what I am looking for is assembly instructions.

I may be able to work out how to do it but why re-invent the wheel if someone has instructions?



Can't help with the instructions but this is what they look like when put together:

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regards

Alan
by Alan Turner
Tue May 21, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 65
Views: 13755

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Where do the folding baseboard legs come from? B&Q I think, I bought them a few years ago. Screwfix, toolstation etc. Usualy about £25 https://www.toolstation.com/draper-adjustable-metal-trestle/p83483?store=T1&utm_source=googleshopping&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=googleshoppingfee...
by Alan Turner
Mon May 20, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Show attacked
Replies: 33
Views: 2360

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 a...
by Alan Turner
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: NiSI Rod
Replies: 5
Views: 754

Re: NiSI Rod

Would you be OK with SS?

if so consider Hypodermic needles. See RS 505-7786 https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/products/5057786/

regards

Alan
by Alan Turner
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Best tool for the job
Replies: 10
Views: 1004

Re: Best tool for the job

I would use a 5 sided cutting broach to take it from 2mm to reaming dia and then a 3mm reamer.

regards

Alan
by Alan Turner
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Papier mache coaches?
Replies: 3
Views: 778

Re: Papier mache coaches?

And then there is the Trabant!

regards

Alan
by Alan Turner
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Arrangement of levers in a signal box (calling at the Quintinshill disaster, use of collars and setting back)
Replies: 52
Views: 4308

Re: Arrangement of levers in a signal box

jim s-w wrote:Thanks All

What are the collars the bobby uses a couple of times?



Cheers

Jim


To stop him doing something stupid and make him think "why am I pulling this lever".

regards

Alan
by Alan Turner
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: Inside threaded rod
Replies: 6
Views: 1691

Re: Inside threaded rod

RS Components do an M2 bush - unfortunately it is steel. RS number 505-268

https://uk.rs-online.com/web/

regards

Alan

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