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by Pannier Tank
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 126
Views: 21320

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

Maybe completely irrelevant ... but just couldn't resist posting this :D Thanks for posting, brought back a few memories of when I've worked as a Contractor in the Foundry at the Sandiacre Site. You would't get away with the lack of PPE these days. When I used to work on-site I had to wear a Hard H...
by Pannier Tank
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Catch Points
Replies: 44
Views: 2673

Re: Catch Points

Serjt-Dave wrote:Hi David, no as there was no link to refer it too. LOL. But I will look on the Templot site.


Whoops, how embarrassing ! Post edited and link included.
by Pannier Tank
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Catch Points
Replies: 44
Views: 2673

Re: Catch Points

Have you seen this Templot Video?

http://templot.com/companion/catch_points.php
by Pannier Tank
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 23087

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Martin Wynne wrote:What should be on the badge is not the name, but the avatar picture from this forum.


I'm easily scared so I have Avatars switched off :shock:
by Pannier Tank
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank
Replies: 16
Views: 2491

Re: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank

Yes, 84004 was the usual stand-in for 41222 on Nobby when the latter was unavailable. She seemed to have a little trouble running down the reverse curve into NP, 84002 even more so, and they never rode quite as sweetly as Ivatt's original. I've often wondered where the stiffness came from, since I ...
by Pannier Tank
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank
Replies: 16
Views: 2491

Re: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank

Very nice, reminds me of my Spottings days at Bletchley in the early 60s. We had 84002 & 84004 which used to work the Wolverton to Newport Pagnell (Newport Nobby), Bletchley to Banbury and Bletchley to Bedford Push/Pull Services.
by Pannier Tank
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: DJ Models 14xx on High Level chassis
Replies: 32
Views: 5701

Re: DJ Models 14xx on High Level chassis

David, Thank you for sharing your work. Reading your article has given me some encouragement that a High Level Chassis can be fitted to the Hattons / DJM 14xx Model without destroying it. I imagined that there would be lots of glued components that would need to be prised apart; this appears not to ...
by Pannier Tank
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Module no 1
Replies: 10
Views: 2547

Re: Module no 1

Very nice woodwork.

I wonder, (a) Did you laminate 2 pieces of Ply for the Outer Frame or did you use a "Router" to make the slots?
and (b) What Type and Thickness of Plywood did you use?
by Pannier Tank
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Mk2 Lever Frame , Dimensions
Replies: 32
Views: 5406

Re: Mk2 Lever Frame , Dimensions

junctionmad wrote:PS: can the catch handles be electrically detected ?


Although this is the MK i design, it may give you an idea? http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/blog/186/entry-4125-more-work-on-lever-frame/
by Pannier Tank
Wed May 10, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 535
Views: 105315

Re: Brettell Road

Jim,

Thank you for the shopping list, much appreciated. Some pictures of the "underside" would also be very welcome.

Philip & iak,

Thank you also for the additional information; I'll follow this up.
by Pannier Tank
Mon May 08, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 535
Views: 105315

Re: Brettell Road

http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/LMS-GUV-in-progress.jpg the good old Lima GUV, fitted with new bogies and underframe details. Hi Jim, Did you write an article describing the Lima GUV modifications? I have an old LMS GUV from my Late Father, it would be very nice to turn this i...
by Pannier Tank
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Crocodile clips
Replies: 3
Views: 1216

Re: Crocodile clips

Paul Townsend wrote:All users beware...they are poorly assembled and often have high resistance connections due to poor crimping.
They need to be soldered and then are useful

I much prefer to make my own.
by Pannier Tank
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 535
Views: 105315

Re: Brettell Road

jim s-w wrote: Is it me or does the pannier look like it dwarfs the Kirtley?


The 94xx is a bit of a beast and you've made a fine model of the Lima Body (and of course the Kirtley), well done.
by Pannier Tank
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: RSU's and computers.
Replies: 16
Views: 2917

Re: RSU's and computers.

Jol Wilkinson wrote:EMI is unlikely to emanate from the transformer or the mains foot switch as they are both enclosed in metal cases.
Maybe from the Mains Lead itself?
by Pannier Tank
Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Coronation
Replies: 13
Views: 3774

Re: Coronation

jim s-w wrote:I always said of brassmasters did one I'd have a go at it. :)


46235 City of Birmingham in BR Green Late Crest ??
by Pannier Tank
Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Lever Frames
Replies: 86
Views: 70031

Re: Lever Frames

Many thanks for all the advice, now I have no excuse!
by Pannier Tank
Sun Feb 01, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Lever Frames
Replies: 86
Views: 70031

Re: Lever Frames

Some very nice examples of the Society's Lever Frame in this thread.

I would appreciate some advice on the best technique in laminting the 3 piece Lever Handles and advice on solders / fluxes to use etc.
by Pannier Tank
Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Diesel Headcode Disc Positions...
Replies: 13
Views: 3366

Re: Diesel Headcode Disc Positions...

I seem to recall that the trailing loco (and the rear of the leading loco) would have the disc's closed to obscure the lamps i.e show full yellow end.
by Pannier Tank
Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 92999

Re: Scaleforum 2013

Terry Bendall wrote:So what we would like to have is all those who did not come to tell us why.
Terry Bendall

Looks like I missed a great show; unfortunately I went down with Gastric Flu so was unable to make it. All being well I will be there next year.
by Pannier Tank
Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: Planning to buy a modellers lathe
Replies: 35
Views: 17268

Re: Planning to buy a modellers lathe

21C141 wrote:Sorry to resurrect this thread after a few years, but following on from Johns experience I've just purchased the Chester Conquest Super.

Did the Lathe come ready to use or does it have to be stripped and cleaned before reassembly?
by Pannier Tank
Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Software for documenting Electrical Wiring?
Replies: 14
Views: 6675

Re: Software for documenting Electrical Wiring?

So I believe that this probably will be as well, unless anyone is a particularly enthusiastic member of MERG. So I'm actually interested in Russ's diagram as it has a lot of very neat symbols included. Do you keep these as a library to avoid re-drawing them each time? And if so, would you consider ...
by Pannier Tank
Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Lever Frames
Replies: 86
Views: 70031

Re: Lever Frames

JFS wrote:Hi David,

It is pretty well a direct copy of the Great Western Vertical tappet locking -

Howard.

Hi Howard,
That's a pretty impressive Interlocking System, may well be interested in your brass etches!
by Pannier Tank
Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:53 am
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Lever Frames
Replies: 86
Views: 70031

Re: Lever Frames

I used the SHAG frame and fitted locking to it. It is not really designed to be suitable for such things, but it can be done and it looks very nice! the locking came from some custom etched I had made. I've not seen a vertical locking frame (in model form), how did you link the levers to the lockin...
by Pannier Tank
Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Dapol Class 22
Replies: 52
Views: 15387

Re: Dapol Class 22

Flymo748 wrote:- only 32 people according to Ultrascale (who I have no reason to doubt, as they are very good at following up these new products) are interested.
Cheers
Paul Willis
Deputy Chairman


And of course that 32 includes P4 & EM Gauges.

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