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by David B
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: David B
Topic: Delivering the Goods
Replies: 16
Views: 6067

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: 1825

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: 1825

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: 6067

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: 6067

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: 1618

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: 959

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: 3044

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: 3044

Re: Tools

by David B
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Tools
Replies: 46
Views: 3044

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: 3044

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: 858

Re: Masokits

Thanks. Some chasing needed.
by David B
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Masokits
Replies: 6
Views: 858

Masokits

Is Michael Clarke still trading? Recent communications have been unanswered.
by David B
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: David B
Topic: Lost Property
Replies: 14
Views: 6628

Re: Lost Property

Not one of the most fascinating, interesting or stimulating pictures I have taken, but the subject matter is very useful. Small dishes for bits are useful and I came across this one in Wilko. It has a rubbery base, is 9cm square and 4cm tall. Cost - 80p. It is called a Small Drawer Organiser - there...
by David B
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Attaching axleboxes and buffers
Replies: 17
Views: 1300

Re: Attaching axleboxes and buffers

That's fine if there's enough space to work on the buffer tail when the wagon is nearly complete. I've built a few with short frames and/or clasp brakes where there's room for the buffer tail to move but not enough to get a tool on it to bend it round and secure the ram. Make a small washer to fit ...
by David B
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Attaching axleboxes and buffers
Replies: 17
Views: 1300

Re: Attaching axleboxes and buffers

But the speed and reversibility of a solder joint means it is the method of choice in most circumstance. As to white metal sprung buffers, I was an early adopter here too and I agree turned steel buffer heads, fine springs and solder don't mix, but surely the buffer shanks get fixed to the wagon du...
by David B
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Attaching axleboxes and buffers
Replies: 17
Views: 1300

Re: Attaching axleboxes and buffers

For brass or nickel silver buffer beams I use 100 degree solder (and flux) with a temperature controlled iron set to about 180C, though the temperature may vary up and down a little depending on how big your soldering iron bit is - the bigger the bit, the lower end of the temperature range. If you a...
by David B
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 25954

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Tim V wrote:What is the position on parking at Stoke Mandeville?

I believe the parking cameras are turned off for Railex, is that the case this September?


Has been the case every time I have gone to S4um.
by David B
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 226
Views: 48471

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

This was the colour when I photographed it at Didcot in 2014.

Railmotor_g8515rw.jpg
by David B
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 9F re-visited
Replies: 12
Views: 1825

Re: 9F re-visited

I was helping on the Modelu stand at Guildex at the weekend. On Saturday afternoon, Alan scanned a chap as a driver for a 9F. These were printed that evening and on the stand on Sunday. One was also tried in an A3 on the Hatton's stand and a picture Alan took is attached, a scan from Instagram to sa...
by David B
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: A source of very fine sand
Replies: 11
Views: 2302

Re: A source of very fine sand

Pet shops sell very fine sand for aquaria. They also sell chinchilla dust which I know some modellers have used. Amazon also sell very fine sand
by David B
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 60
Views: 4872

Re: Wizard Models

So far only two people have left any publicly visible trace in S4 Notes since Paul launched it on 14 June. One is me, in the Playground, the other is Martin Wynne with two substantive posts. The lack of a link to it from the members' area and the complexity of trying to contribute Too complicated f...
by David B
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 60
Views: 4872

Re: Wizard Models

The links given above seem to be the only way of accessing the Notes as there does not appear to be any link through Members' Area of the main Society website. If the earlier thread started by Paul Willis on the Forum from June has been missed by people, this would explain their ignorance.
by David B
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 60
Views: 4872

Re: Wizard Models

Could the traders morph into a demo? Ie only bring 1 of everything. Don't actively sell, but show their wares & stimulate online orders I feel that not selling could defeat the purpose. Adding the opportunity for demonstrating their products, however, could be helpful. I was struck when attendi...
by David B
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 60
Views: 4872

Re: Wizard Models

Thank you,Paul, for the detailed 'Committee response' a few posts above. It is very welcome and helps us, the members, not only to understand the complexities but to follow what the Committee is thinking, discussing and doing. In turn, we should be able to make better informed comments and suggestio...

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