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by David B
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Marking gauge?
Replies: 16
Views: 427

Re: Marking gauge?

Axminster Tools have a couple of miniature marking gauges designed for wood.

I expect purists will shudder when I say I use my vernier gauge to make a mark which I firm up with a ruler and scribe.
by David B
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: AK Weathering Wash for Panzer Grey...
Replies: 34
Views: 1004

Re: AK Weathering Wash for Panzer Grey...

On the real thing, weathering is built up gradually in many light layers. On a model, to be convincing, weathering needs to be built up in the same way as the real thing, little by little. On the prototype, darker areas will be an accumulation of dirt over a period of time, so to me it does not seem...
by David B
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Miniature clothes pegs
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Miniature clothes pegs

You can also try reversing the jaws in the spring:
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It requires a degree of dexterity but will keep you either happy or frustrated for ages, but then we do have the time!
by David B
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest 2020 Cancelled
Replies: 19
Views: 1386

Re: Scalefour Southwest 2020 Cancelled

Was this one of your old lash-ups, Tim??

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by David B
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 7th Chris Kedgley Skills Day
Replies: 34
Views: 3450

Re: 7th Chris Kedgley Skills Day

It seems as though there will be a dearth of meetings like this in the near future where people can get first hand help, tips and guidance. Could people share what they learned at Didcot, on this Forum, perhaps on a new thread? I am sure it would be appreciated by many, especially those who live too...
by David B
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 7th Chris Kedgley Skills Day
Replies: 34
Views: 3450

Re: 7th Chris Kedgley Skills Day

My apologies for dropping out but if I had come with the cough I have developed, I have no doubt I would have been lynched (rightly so) and a lot more people would be coughing in a few days' time. Is it The Virus? - I shall never know. If anyone has questions on resistance soldering or soldering lit...
by David B
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 7th Chris Kedgley Skills Day
Replies: 34
Views: 3450

Re: 7th Chris Kedgley Skills Day

I am down to be demonstrating Resistance Soldering but regret I have had to withdraw from the day. I have picked up a streaming nose and cough (we are pretty sure it is not The Virus) and in the current circumstances my doctor has advised me to stay at home.
by David B
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Best wire for collectors
Replies: 14
Views: 1316

Re: Best wire for collectors

I have used 0.35mm phosphor bronze. If possible, where there is space like on a tank engine, I wipe the top of the wheel but if not, then I wipe the back of the tyre. I like the top wipers because they are protected more from damage. I put in one or two 360 o bend(s) to make it more springy and also...
by David B
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: David B
Topic: On the Road
Replies: 43
Views: 13745

Re: On the Road

They look great and I look forward to seeing them in place on your layout. I'm going to order and have a go so thanks for the inspiration. You will have to wait for the layout which is still firmly anchored in my head, though working perfectly! I have just bought another pair of bikes to test my pa...
by David B
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: David B
Topic: On the Road
Replies: 43
Views: 13745

Re: On the Road

I believe they had a small petrol engine. There is a chain drive to the rear wheel.
by David B
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: David B
Topic: On the Road
Replies: 43
Views: 13745

Re: On the Road

You assembled and then painted, would there have been any benefit in painting some parts before assembly? Glad you like them, Andrew. Are you referring to the delivery bikes or the Clyno motorbikes? The delivery bikes are very small and making them in units difficult. About the only thing you might...
by David B
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: David B
Topic: On the Road
Replies: 43
Views: 13745

Re: On the Road

A few more road items have been added to my collection though, as usual, they have yet to be painted. My railway, operating very reliably in my mind, is set in the nineteen teens, so I thought a bit of military would not go amiss, especially as a wagon load. I have limbers as well, but only part mad...
by David B
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: David B
Topic: Delivering the Goods
Replies: 16
Views: 6521

Re: Delivering the Goods

I promised some time ago, a photo of the rest of the build. Super-enlarged, it shows a couple of defects which will need tweaking. Try taking a few photos of your own wagons then enlarging them up the computer. It's frightening. You may not want to make another wagon! I filled the gap in the door by...
by David B
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Non Railway Modelling
Replies: 26
Views: 2587

Re: Non Railway Modelling

I was about to ask the same as Philip. The modelling of the water is intriguing - do tell.
by David B
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Non Railway Modelling
Replies: 26
Views: 2587

Re: Non Railway Modelling

John Donnelly wrote:I know some railway modellers who say that they can't see the point of making models such as these as nothing moves.


Not much of my railway modelling moves!
by David B
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: David B
Topic: Delivering the Goods
Replies: 16
Views: 6521

Re: Delivering the Goods

Yes, Steve. The doors are not finished in the picture but I was rather taken with the way the catch was made. The gap in the doors is not there on the second mink so I feel criticism of the design is unwarranted - it looks as though there was a glitch early on. As I bought the two kits at different ...
by David B
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: David B
Topic: Delivering the Goods
Replies: 16
Views: 6521

Re: Delivering the Goods

I am ashamed to see it is (ahem) years since I last posted on this thread. Work has moved on and I will post more in time. Currently on the bench are a couple of Taff Vale iron minks ( Taff Vale Models , formerly Dragon Models). They are going together well but I have been particularly impressed by ...
by David B
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Hold and Fold Tools
Replies: 16
Views: 1819

Re: Hold and Fold Tools

I have a 5.5" one I use from time to time which I bought years ago from Finney and Smith. It is a very useful addition to my tool box. Just looked at the price today - OUCH!! For longer folds such as coach sides, I use folding bars; for small folds, pliers, particularly the Maun, parallel, type.
by David B
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Scalelink
Replies: 0
Views: 1752

Scalelink

I don't often get stuff from Scale Link but they do have some useful and interesting items, especially frets. With an order I received this morning, there was a notice that the business is ending 'by 2023' and various bits are for sale. Although they have a lot of O Gauge stuff, there is also a lot ...
by David B
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Tools
Replies: 46
Views: 3846

Re: Tools

This issue of pulling tyres off has been around for a long time. Unless you have a solid wheel, there will always be a danger of the tyre being distorted or pulled off the hub. To avoid this, I have made a couple of discs to fit behind the whole wheel so that the puller works on the disc, not the ty...
by David B
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Tools
Replies: 46
Views: 3846

Re: Tools

by David B
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Tools
Replies: 46
Views: 3846

Re: Tools

On the whole with tools, you get what you pay for but occasionally, some cheapies are worth it. I have been using these small files from Expo Tools for several years. They are cheap enough to ditch when they are no longer of use, though I have still to dispose of one willingly - one or two have been...
by David B
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Tools
Replies: 46
Views: 3846

Re: Tools

I would suggest a temperature controlled soldering iron, often sold as soldering stations. If you want to cover white metal soldering as well as brass and nickel silver, you will need the range of temperature to cover from 150C to around 450C. This was my first investment when I returned to the hobb...
by David B
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Masokits
Replies: 6
Views: 977

Re: Masokits

Thanks. Some chasing needed.
by David B
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Masokits
Replies: 6
Views: 977

Masokits

Is Michael Clarke still trading? Recent communications have been unanswered.

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