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by David Knight
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Any Wheel and size!
Replies: 76
Views: 9544

Re: Any Wheel and size!

The new Peckett B2 s coming out have 3’7” wheels, can the print be expanded to suit?

Cheers,

David
by David Knight
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: J50 Chassis
Replies: 8
Views: 1703

Re: J50 Chassis

Any progress on the chassis for the 14” Barclay that you had mentioned a while back? No pressure, just curious.

Cheers,

David
by David Knight
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: A source of very fine sand
Replies: 11
Views: 919

Re: A source of very fine sand

It may be too fine, but the dust from clay might work. It is certainly fine enough and comes in a few different colours. Failing that, very fine soil might also work, I use it for ballast on neglected lines.

HTH

David
by David Knight
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 60
Views: 3322

Re: Wizard Models

For those of us over the seas and far away this might (hopefully) have an upside. If Andrew upgrades his website by adding more images and expanding the range of products available it could mean the return of the “one stop online shop” that we have not seen since the demise of Dave Cleal’s Mainly Tr...
by David Knight
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Methods for Removable Loco Wheelsets.
Replies: 40
Views: 2734

Re: Methods for Removable Loco Wheelsets.

Very impressive Petri, you seem to have combined the virtues of a number of ideas and put them in one chassis. You have also eliminated the problem of getting the spacing of the bearings spot on by having everything jigged together. I can see CSBs working well with this type of frame.

Cheers,

David
by David Knight
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 62
Views: 3597

Re: Track cleaning

Paul Townsend wrote:Bu#@&* the accent. What I need to hear is whether a Louis Jadot cork makes the track cleaner than a cork from Lidl’s plonk! I


I can assure you that as long as the cork is cork it works just fine, domestic or imported makes no difference :D

Cheers,

David
by David Knight
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 62
Views: 3597

Re: Track cleaning

I’ve been using a wine cork sliced in half the long way. It cleans the muck off but does not abrade the rail head. The good part is that when the old one wears out all you need is a fresh bottle of wine (screw tops don’t work).

Cheers,

David
by David Knight
Sat May 25, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Seeking a source of track and back to back gauges for a model of a 3foot 6inch gauge system
Replies: 7
Views: 1369

Re: Seeking a source of track and back to back gauges for a model of a 3foot 6inch gauge system

As to gauges, if you know someone with a lathe you could ask them to turn you up a set of roller gauges that would suit most needs. Track would probably be easiest done with code 55 FB which is relatively easy to find. PCB sleepers inserted every fifth sleeper would suffice or you could use hot glue...
by David Knight
Tue May 07, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 67
Views: 13400

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

Brilliant! Email to follow :thumb :thumb

Cheers,

David
by David Knight
Sun May 05, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: RCH Wagon Drawings
Replies: 11
Views: 1116

Re: RCH Wagon Drawings

Thanks for the link. I’ve taken the liberty of passing it on to members of my local club who are finding it very useful and informative.

Cheers,

David
by David Knight
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 534
Views: 100339

Re: Brettell Road

You should submit a few of those to the “real atmosphere” file at MRJ especially the last one. :thumb

Cheers,

David
by David Knight
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: problems making wagon brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 1133

Re: problems making wagon brakes

It depends on how fine a set of files you have but filing from the solid strikes me as being a possible way forward. I would proceed as follows: Mark out all holes on a suitable piece of brass stock and drill With magnification, fine files, possibly a fine bladed jeweler's saw and infinite patience ...
by David Knight
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 67
Views: 13400

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

Excellent Gordon. Two for me please.

Cheers,

David
by David Knight
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 67
Views: 13400

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

Very encouraging Gordon :thumb :thumb ! Any estimates as to price yet?

Cheers,

David
by David Knight
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Wainwright H Class P4 conversion
Replies: 30
Views: 2699

Re: Wainwright H Class P4 conversion

I’ve been messing about with an SEF “P” class chassis to convert the Hattons offering. To get the ride height correct I found it necessary to take about 1mm off the top of the SEF frame and lower the spacer slots and modify some spacers as well. It is a bit of a faff but seems to be working out but ...
by David Knight
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Scalescenes Industrial Box File Layout
Replies: 9
Views: 1716

Re: Scalescenes Industrial Box File Layout

Matt,

You may find this useful when the time comes to build the Ruston https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index ... ent-673977

Cheers,

David
by David Knight
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Electro magnets for AJs
Replies: 65
Views: 16053

Re: Electro magnets for AJs

I used half of an old point motor to work my Dinghams. The only catch was that I had to make up a new core section as the existing one was too loose and would fly out when the coil was activated :oops: . That said, a single coil has enough oomph to work the coupling. I use about 6 VDC from an old po...
by David Knight
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Dorset 1937
Replies: 17
Views: 3508

Re: Dorset 1937

Great progress Neil :thumb :thumb . The goods shed looks particularly interesting, will you be cladding the outside with the same material you used on the turntable wall?

Kato puts me in mind of our late Maggie who used to supervise my efforts for many years :cry:

Cheers,

David
by David Knight
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: flat bottomed rail - advice please!
Replies: 9
Views: 1198

Re: flat bottomed rail - advice please!

Mucho encouragement, thanks guys, That track looks great David, how did you attach the rails to the sleepers? (assuming they're not copperclad!) Steve Thanks Steve. Hot glue is the binding agent, an idea I picked up, IIRC, on E4um many years back. It involves running a bead of hot glue from a glue ...
by David Knight
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: flat bottomed rail - advice please!
Replies: 9
Views: 1198

Re: flat bottomed rail - advice please!

Pics as threatened ;) The model photos are from my light railway currently in rebuild mode, the extra check rail is apparently prototypical. The prototype shots are from an ex-Canadian Pacific line still in use by the Guelph Junction Railway. The rail is rather heavier than code 55 would depict but ...
by David Knight
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: flat bottomed rail - advice please!
Replies: 9
Views: 1198

Re: flat bottomed rail - advice please!

I’ve done some work with code 55 FB for a light railway I built a few years back and it was great fun. The best advice for the point rails is to study prototype photos if you can get them. Mostly it comes down to file and fit, the first one is tricky, the next one less so. The main thing is to resis...
by David Knight
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Dorset 1937
Replies: 17
Views: 3508

Re: Dorset 1937

I've been using the same roadbed as Neil and it is very much like gasket material. As a plus, if you have any gaps to fill, the strips can be filed with a rasp and the dust left behind mixed with PVA blends in very nicely. I used water based contact cement from the local hardware to fix my strips do...
by David Knight
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Track on bridges and viaducts
Replies: 8
Views: 1348

Re: Track on bridges and viaducts

Thanks to all. I now have a sense of direction as to what I’m going to do. ;)

Cheers,

David
by David Knight
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Track on bridges and viaducts
Replies: 8
Views: 1348

Re: Track on bridges and viaducts

In theory the track would be in southwest Scotland so G&SW, Caley territory originally then LMS but modelled in early BR days.

Cheers,

David
by David Knight
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Track on bridges and viaducts
Replies: 8
Views: 1348

Track on bridges and viaducts

A small question. I am about to do track on a viaduct for the first time and am unsure as to the positioning of checkrails. It will be bullhead rail so I assume the checkrails will be the same. How far ahead of the bridge do the checkrails need to start and do they go the full length? Apologies if m...

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