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by Alan Turner
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 45
Views: 951

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: 443

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: 443

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: 956

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: 644

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by Alan Turner
Thu May 30, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Exactoscale PW023
Replies: 16
Views: 956

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: 12765

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: 1788

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: 603

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: 804

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: 656

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: 3420

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: 1198

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
by Alan Turner
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Tufnol sheet
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: Tufnol sheet

Eillen's Emporium

regards

Alan
by Alan Turner
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Bridge arch question
Replies: 12
Views: 1616

Re: Bridge arch question

Actually it is NOT an ellipse it is either a 3 point arch or a 5 point arch.

Any decent practical geometry book will tell you haw to set it out.

The reason it's not an ellipse is because it would be a nightmare for the carpenters to make the false work.

regards

Alan
by Alan Turner
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Mk2 Lever frame musings
Replies: 54
Views: 7236

Re: Mk2 Lever frame musings

Dave, I shall follow your method, but use an airbrush rather than spray cans to apply the paint, which I was thinking would be better gloss rather than matt. On the subject of paint: are there standard colours for levers i.e. signal red and signal yellow. And what about the shade of blue used for l...
by Alan Turner
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 103386

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

I have been enjoying reading John Hayes' The 4mm Coal Wagon. In it he suggests using silver steel tube and bar filed and shaped to form punches to allow the punching out of various shapes from styrene sheets. Does anyone have a handy supplier of such material? :thumb Eillen's Emporium? regards Alan
by Alan Turner
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Electrics
Topic: which controller for a test track?
Replies: 16
Views: 2320

Re: which controller for a test track?

I use a smooth DC controller based on a LM317 chip http://www.ti.com/product/LM317?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=lm317&utm_campaign=app_ldo_ww_p_e_ldo&utm_content=e910e69e-fea0-49b2-8b1e-6312360a3ce5&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0Nqzqfi33QIVzpPtCh2CPgXGEAAYASAAEgLv-fD_BwE# circ...
by Alan Turner
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: GWR inside frame colour
Replies: 15
Views: 1946

Re: GWR inside frame colour

Venetian Red is an Iron Oxide pigmented paint. As is Indian Red - called Indian Red as it used a particular Haematite ore imported from India which gave it a purplish hue.

regards

Alan
by Alan Turner
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Signal box signs
Replies: 5
Views: 2299

Re: Signal box signs

Hi everyone, I have these scraps of etches left over from a Mitchell CM40 GWR signal box kit and I've been using some bits to detail a Severn Models signal box. On one of the frets are two signs, an S in a circle and a T in a square (see image below). I've Googled but to no avail. Can anyone tell m...
by Alan Turner
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: A Frosty Finish
Replies: 13
Views: 1903

Re: A Frosty Finish

I've had this happen more times than I care to think about.

Its very prevalent with Humbrol Matt varnish.

I now use Precision and so far I get better results.

regards

Alan
by Alan Turner
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Vehicle dynamics and trackholding
Topic: Do we need 1:20 Rail Inclination
Replies: 38
Views: 6322

Re: Do we need 1:20 Rail Inclination

For a time BR laid crossings with vertical rail.

Also Swiss rail doesn't have any inclination and North American rail has a 1:40 inclination.

regards

Alan
by Alan Turner
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Airbrushing varnish: advice sought
Replies: 62
Views: 20354

Re: Airbrushing varnish: advice sought

I use Precision varnish. For satin I use two parts gloss and one part matt. You must use the varnish thinners however. To use ordinary thinners runs the risk of getting a white bloom.

regards

Alan
by Alan Turner
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Mk2 Lever Frame , Dimensions
Replies: 32
Views: 4221

Re: Mk2 Lever Frame , Dimensions

Re, locking the lever catches, what about just using a scale version of those metal 'egg cup' thingies that can be slipped over the lever handles, thus preventing the catch handle from being moved? It is not very hi-tech perhaps, but they use this method on the local preserved line, the Gwili Railw...
by Alan Turner
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Converting Tender Chassis
Replies: 7
Views: 1442

Re: Converting Tender Chassis

Lanarkshire models do an 8 wheel tender CSB chassis - however it's for a WD..

http://www.lanarkshiremodels.com/lanark ... te_169.htm

regards

Alan

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