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by alaninDM
Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Iain Rice's book on track?
Replies: 5
Views: 2771

Re: Iain Rice's book on track?

I agree with Keith: it is no longer cutting edge. But IR's enthusiasm and the prototypical information is very useful. He explains techniques so lucidly. Plus lots of excellent photos and diagrams to help understand what we are trying to achieve and what can work with fairly limited tools and skills...
by alaninDM
Sat Jul 17, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Using thick and thin sleepers, togetherish
Replies: 13
Views: 3779

Using thick and thin sleepers, togetherish

I am planning a layout, which is good. But I am anticipating a problemette: not good. I am hoping that the combined wisdom of the society can help. I invested years ago in Brook Smith sleepers and rivets and a press. I have tried, with pleasing success, to make plain track and a point or two using t...
by alaninDM
Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Basic tool set for P4 modelling
Replies: 24
Views: 8213

Re: Basic tool set for P4 modelling

As has been said the tool kit is a personal thing. But a few more bits of advice which I hope have not been already given but if so are worth repeating. 1. mainly buy the best you can afford and look after your tools and they will out last you; 2. try to avoid buying tools that seem useful or intere...
by alaninDM
Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Bench Drill Recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 3479

Re: Bench Drill Recommendations

Hi All, My first post! It occurs to me that instead of worrying too much about mounting smaller diameter drills in an expensive machine it would be easier and cheaper to buy a goodish quality reasonibly priced bench drill and either - mount sub 1.5mm drills in a collet set (perhaps expensive); - mou...

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