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by David B
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 60
Views: 3871

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

Coronation Scot actually composed by Vivian Ellis https://www.naxos.com/mainsite/blurbs_reviews.asp?item_code=8.570575-76&catNum=570575&filetype=About%20this%20Recording&language=English Coronation Scot was composed by Vivian Ellis on a journey from Paddington to Taunton in 1938 and, in...
by David B
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 60
Views: 3871

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

I am surprised no-one has suggested Ronald Binge's Coronation Scot. :)

(I tried to attach a clip but it seems the system will not have it.)
by David B
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: New GWR Mink C photo?
Replies: 12
Views: 417

Re: New GWR Mink C photo?

I can see a brake handle, V hanger and ratchet on the far side, but nothing else - no brake shoes. One-side brake.
by David B
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Which 3-link coupling? Please show your favourites
Replies: 21
Views: 1571

Re: Which 3-link coupling? Please show your favourites

Exactoscale hooks and links. I touch the top of the hook on each side to the angle grinder to make a bit more of a point which makes it easier to drop the links over. 3-link_C8787.jpg In answer to Andrew's mention of a gedge, I put a pinch in the top link of screw couplings and use it to put the lin...
by David B
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 56
Views: 8670

Re: Turning a chimney

Returning briefly to having the parting tool at the back and cutting on the 'up', I mentioned this to my brother yesterday (first visit since the lockdown). He is an experienced machinist and said that the main advantage was that the swarf dropped out of the cut instead of collecting on top where it...
by David B
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Which 3-link coupling? Please show your favourites
Replies: 21
Views: 1571

Re: Which 3-link coupling? Please show your favourites

I use the Exactoscale draw hook (4CP303A) from Scalefour stores together with Exactoscale links which I used to get from C&L. Unfortunately, the latter I do not think are available from the Stores but people have made them from nickel silver wire. There have been articles on this and, I think, s...
by David B
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: David B
Topic: Lost Property
Replies: 24
Views: 9458

Re: Lost Property

A number of years ago, I found for some job or other I could do with a pair of pliers which would work around something which obstructed the use of flat-jawed pliers, often on underframes. The solution I thought would be a pair of jaws that were hooked. I have mentioned the idea to a few traders and...
by David B
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: GWR Autocoach control gear
Replies: 16
Views: 1216

Re: GWR Autocoach control gear

Again, Noel, thank you. I am unfamiliar with the apparatus and have mis-understood (and mis-read). Apologies.
by David B
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: GWR Autocoach control gear
Replies: 16
Views: 1216

Re: GWR Autocoach control gear

Thanks, Noel. So what David has done will serve the driving end but not the other end or the loco?
by David B
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: GWR Autocoach control gear
Replies: 16
Views: 1216

Re: GWR Autocoach control gear

I would like some to go with Blacksmith and David Geen autotrailers.

Is the arrangement the same on an autofitted loco?
by David B
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Phoenix Paints
Replies: 26
Views: 2405

Re: Phoenix Paints

Wouldn't a smooth, shiny wheel have less adhesion than one which was a little rough? Is there a danger of over-polishing and reducing friction?
by David B
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Solder paint
Replies: 13
Views: 1110

Re: Solder paint

Solder cream/paste/paint seems to be like Marmite - love it or hate it. How is it some people get on with it and others do not? What's the secret of its successful use? I bought a syringe of the cream many years ago and it lasted perhaps 18 months before it went solid. I remember commenting on it to...
by David B
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Solder paint
Replies: 13
Views: 1110

Re: Solder paint

I gave up on solder paste/cream some time ago because for one thing it does have a shelf life but I also found it splatters and spits with the RSU. I find tinning parts to be very effective but sometimes either add small pieces of solder cut off the reel or added with a conventional iron (like tacki...
by David B
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: How tall should cattle dock fencing be?
Replies: 24
Views: 2019

Re: How tall should cattle dock fencing be?

Great Western Railway Journal, No 78, Spring 2011, p353, reproduces drawing No. 20328, prepared in May 1902 for the South Wales and Bristol Direct Railway, of cattle pens which utilised old bridge rails. I appreciate this might be a different era and company, but the overall management of livestock ...
by David B
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery
Replies: 413
Views: 136894

Re: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery

Want to start a book as to whether Scalefour North 2021 actually takes place?
by David B
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Guttering
Replies: 2
Views: 1091

Guttering

I would point people to Modelu's range of guttering which is now available, both half-round and ogee. The bits for downpipes have been available for a while, but the guttering is a boon. Chimney pots have also been added to the range. It appears Alan has been very busy during the lockdown. https://w...
by David B
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Diversifying
Replies: 1
Views: 865

Diversifying

Came across this article where a furloughed graphics designer - and 'experienced railway modeller' - used his time to make scale models of people's homes.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-53332103
by David B
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: GWR 1361 CSB
Replies: 17
Views: 948

Re: GWR 1361 CSB

Have to say I've never noted it being any more difficult to do a short wheelbase loco than a long one. Given my choice in prototype most of mine are small. At some point I have a J70 or two to do (i.e. 3'4"x3'4" total wheel bases 6' 8") Getting the CSB in is the least of my worries, ...
by David B
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: GWR 1361 CSB
Replies: 17
Views: 948

Re: GWR 1361 CSB

Thank you, Will.
by David B
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: GWR 1361 CSB
Replies: 17
Views: 948

Re: GWR 1361 CSB

I, too, have one of these to make and will be interested in the answer to Andrew's question.
by David B
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 98
Views: 36069

Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles

Transfers for earlier period GPO and Royal Mail are, it seems, available from John Day Models along with vehicles. See: http://www.johndaymodels.co.uk/our-models/gpo-vehicles/
by David B
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: David B
Topic: Lost Property
Replies: 24
Views: 9458

Re: Lost Property

Will corrected me, a few posts above, on the name of the small files - seconds - and I see H S Walsh has them in now. Sit down before following the link and seeing the price! Round: https://www.hswalsh.com/product/file-round-seconds-hand-hole-hf131 Square: https://www.hswalsh.com/product/file-square...
by David B
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 98
Views: 36069

Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles

Apologies. I must have been looking at a different sites. I saw prices of £10+ for Army painter and £7 for Dullcote and similar volumes.
by David B
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 98
Views: 36069

Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles

Testors Dullcote is excellent and cheaper.
by David B
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mitchell Castle bogie
Replies: 27
Views: 1541

Re: Mitchell Castle bogie

This might sound crazy but could the list here have a section for instructions? Thankfully brassmasters have theirs online along with their Finney kits. No doubt Chris at high level might put his up on his website but older kits etc as people find them scan them and up load? Is this a good idea to ...

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