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by David B
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: andrewnummelin
Topic: Little & Large - The Socially-Distanced Challenge
Replies: 33
Views: 6077

Re: Little & Large - The Socially-Distanced Challenge

That is very nice, Andrew. It was a heavy vehicle and your model conveys that weight - it has 'presence'. It has been very interesting following the creation of the wagon. Well done.
by David B
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Area Groups
Topic: Area Groups and Zoom
Replies: 20
Views: 803

Re: Area Groups and Zoom

So, are these U3A groups in breach of Zoom's terms? Why does Zoom make it possible for someone to delegate the running of a meeting? There are contradictions here.
by David B
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Area Groups
Topic: Area Groups and Zoom
Replies: 20
Views: 803

Re: Area Groups and Zoom

Our local U3A group has a license and the organisers of various interest groups are using it to hold regular meetings with interested people. It has worked very well and simply, so I don't understand the Committee's reluctance, mentioned by Will, to aid Area Groups. It would seem to me to be a good ...
by David B
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Mk2 Lever frame musings
Replies: 75
Views: 15225

Re: Mk2 Lever frame musings

I put a thread on the top of the lever, used a tap on the handle and screwed them together. A bit of preparatory work was needed - rounding the top of the lever laminations (which I made sure had been well soldered together) before using a die and drilling out the handle before using the tap.
by David B
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Heating the Workshop
Replies: 16
Views: 1056

Re: Heating the Workshop

I am in the process of replacing an LPG 'wood' burner (which needs new parts but they are no longer available), with these heaters, also known as infra-red heaters. The thermostat is progammable so a supplementary heater is unnecessay. I got mine from Herschel . Mine are not installed yet as I need ...
by David B
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Source for Branchlines Wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 1119

Re: Source for Branchlines Wheels

As there is no website for Branchlines, is there any way of knowing what he sells other than seeing him at an exhibition (!) or phoning him up?
by David B
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: David B
Topic: Lost Property
Replies: 26
Views: 11169

Re: Lost Property

For the recent Virtual Missenden Autumn Weekend I was asked to do a trip through my toolbox, a repeat of one I did at Missenden's Spring Weekend back in March. In it, I mention very thin files by which I mean between 10 and 20 thou. I also refer to very small seconds files which were also in a post ...
by David B
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Instructions for M Mitchell/David Geen 45/55xx kit
Replies: 15
Views: 553

Re: Instructions for M Mitchell/David Geen 45/55xx kit

Noel wrote:http://www.swindonworks.co.uk/kit-instructions.html

Beware - some instructions for the 517 are mixed in with the 44/45/55xx.
by David B
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Old photography
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Old photography

I came across this article, about the photographs taken by a young man in the early years of the C20, on the BBC News website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-54540018 They have been turned in to an exhibition at Bradford Museum which has been put on-line because of the virus: https://vi...
by David B
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 17/18 October - Missenden Virtual Autumn Weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 1130

Re: 17/18 October - Missenden Virtual Autumn Weekend

Having had privileged access, I copied what will be the front page on Saturday. I did it to show the organisation and what 'modelling rooms' there are that will be available to view when the Weekend begins on Saturday. As far as I know, the content will be available thereafter and some of the 'live'...
by David B
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 17/18 October - Missenden Virtual Autumn Weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 1130

Re: 17/18 October - Missenden Virtual Autumn Weekend

Paul Townsend wrote:[quote="David B" live events by experienced modellers and tutors, many of whom will be familiar to you - Mike Sharman,

Thats remarkable! I trust Hilary knows.


Just the written word - no personal appearance.
by David B
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 17/18 October - Missenden Virtual Autumn Weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 1130

17/18 October - Missenden Virtual Autumn Weekend

Missenden Railway Modellers are having a virtual Autumn Weekend on 17th and 18th October which is free and open to everyone. This is not an exhibition but an accumulation of articles, videos and a few live events by experienced modellers and tutors, many of whom will be familiar to you - Ian Rathbon...
by David B
Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Resistance Soldering Unit
Replies: 7
Views: 868

Re: Resistance Soldering Unit

I hadn't realised that red button was the so-called foot switch. It's quite inadequate. No, this does seem very 'second' when put up against the LRM unit.
by David B
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Resistance Soldering Unit
Replies: 7
Views: 868

Re: Resistance Soldering Unit

Is this the unit? https://www.frost.co.uk/carbon-resistance-soldering-system/ I see the two reviewers both mention railway modelling, one 7mm, the other does not say what scale. The unit has an output of 6v which is much higher than the LRM RSU (though how this relates to current I do not know) and ...
by David B
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: How can a chain securing link be made?
Replies: 11
Views: 1229

Re: How can a chain securing link be made?

Flatten the ends of the wire in the jaws of a pair of pliers, near the hinge, drill the holes then shape the ends.
by David B
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Glazing - your thoughts please
Replies: 29
Views: 1585

Re: Glazing - your thoughts please

Mark and David B - two questions about using glass coverslips: firstly David have you had Mark's breakages problem? And secondly, looking online the slips appear to be less than 0.2mm thick, so are pretty flimsy - do you have to find one of the right size (different sizes are available) or is there...
by David B
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Tanks (Septic?) as wagon loads?
Replies: 20
Views: 1834

Re: Tanks (Septic?) as wagon loads?

The septic house where I used to live with my parents was brick built into the ground. Isn't that called a cess pit? I found one in a house I moved in to 35 years ago. It was lined with brick - no mortar, dry laid - and the soil inside was wonderful stuff. I put it on the veg patch and got a great ...
by David B
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Glazing - your thoughts please
Replies: 29
Views: 1585

Re: Glazing - your thoughts please

I use glass coverslips wherever possible held in with small dabs of with No More Nails, which I make sure go round the edge to form a lip for the glass to rest on. I glaze windows on the flat, not upright, and wait for them to dry before doing any more.
by David B
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Demonstrations and Talks
Topic: Resistance soldering
Replies: 27
Views: 1489

Re: Resistance soldering

Thank you very much, David. I am glad the video has given you some thing new to think about and try. It was nice to spend time chatting with you all down below - a very pleasant beginning to a really good day. It was also nice to put faces to names and exchange a few words with people I have only ev...
by David B
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Demonstrations and Talks
Topic: Resistance soldering
Replies: 27
Views: 1489

Re: Resistance soldering

Quite rightly you say at the end that RS is not a substitute for, but complementary to, conventional soldering. I'm sure I've asked you this before (but I've forgotten the answer) - apart from tinning, what do you typically still use a conventional iron for? Thanks, Rod. There are a number of jobs ...
by David B
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 135
Views: 10751

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

That was the case with several of the DRAG demos. Some of them weren't available much, or at all, yesterday, and maybe I should have opened a topic on their presentations on their behalf. I don't know what response Lewes might have got if I hadn't done that. I agree, Rod. I saw your post, thought i...
by David B
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 135
Views: 10751

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

Access to the virtual event from the main Society website was not very obvious Scaleforum.jpg Really? Scaleforum 2020 Today! Scaleforum 2020 Please,anyone, tell me what we ought to have done. All you have to do is click on it. Click on what? There is nothing here that indicates there is any link. I...
by David B
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 135
Views: 10751

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

I don't disagree with what you say, Danny, and we have spoken before about people's apparent inability to read things properly, something we are all guilty of from time to time. Access to the virtual event from the main Society website was not very obvious - I missed it at first and so did several o...
by David B
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Demonstrations and Talks
Topic: Resistance soldering
Replies: 27
Views: 1489

Re: Resistance soldering

I think London Road are going to have to make a lot more RSU's after this. Thanks for the Masterclass They did after my articles in S4 News when sales increased several fold. I hope those people bought then didn't just end up like so many others, gathering dust because it would be such a shame. Per...

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