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by Dave K
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm
Replies: 34
Views: 2624

Re: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm

The switch rails need to be filed in the special loose heeled filing jig. This produces a switch rail that has its flat face to correspond with the straight of the stock rail. The running surface is concave curved at the radius of the switch rail for the selected turnout. These radii are in Smith's...
by Dave K
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm
Replies: 34
Views: 2624

Re: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm

Now, not being critical, merely curious, but how long do those fishplates last before they snap? My experience of folding photoetch is if I look at it twice it's likely to split, maybe three times if I'm lucky David, As Dave Bradwell states these are Exactoscale cast brass fishplates so they don’t ...
by Dave K
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm
Replies: 34
Views: 2624

Re: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm

I was told a couple of evenings ago by one of our members that he uses a C&L brass fishplate as the 'pivot' point, fitted loose to both rails. I might try this myself as I have some very tight industrial points to build. As ‘Enigma’ said I’ve built some loose heel switches and GW old style curv...
by Dave K
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Guy Rixon
Topic: Goods and minerals
Replies: 13
Views: 4180

Re: Goods and minerals

Guy Rixon wrote:Lots of black ironwork in this wagon, which would normally be several hours of hyper-concentration. But now I have a Posca pen and it's much quicker and easier. (I still need to tidy up on the solebars.)

Guy,

What is a ’Posca pen’. Never heard of it?

Dave
by Dave K
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Gt. Jackson St.
Replies: 40
Views: 7128

Re: Gt. Jackson St.

The servos for the uncouplers are set in a bracket which I have printed on my 3D printer. A simple design but it does the job. Ralph, I saw your latest post and when I opened it it went to your post showing the AJ uncouplers and I saw a demonstration of the system at the Christmas show and would li...
by Dave K
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR V4 Mink van pictures?
Replies: 3
Views: 656

Re: GWR V4 Mink van pictures?

Flymo,

See my reply to GWRJ index. You need the 16ft wooden part 2 article.

Dave
by Dave K
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: GWR Journal index?
Replies: 4
Views: 804

Re: GWR Journal index?

Flymo,

If you put ‘Mink’ or ‘Wooden’ you will find a list of articles about the 16ft wooden vans from the early 1900’s or the modern vans from the 1930’s onwards.

Dave
by Dave K
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 16018

Re: Scaleforum 2018

but will there be no way of getting a hot drink during the evening? having travelled 5 or 6 hours to get there the first thing I'll be needing is a cuppa! Steve, If things are as per the last few years the Stadium cafe is open on Friday afternoon/early evening (but I don’t know when it closes, Terr...
by Dave K
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Stock for Cadhay
Replies: 36
Views: 5966

Re: Stock for Cadhay

I suspect it is this one. A grand £5.50 from the Stores. Useful for checking buffer heights, and I have modified mine for the Sprat & Winkle couplings which I prefer. Julian/Paul, I do remember it, and may even have one from the Stores but did not remember it being called a “Morgen Buffer/AJ Ga...
by Dave K
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Stock for Cadhay
Replies: 36
Views: 5966

Re: Stock for Cadhay

CDGFife wrote:
h. Buffer height above rail head; Check by Morgan Buffer/AJ Gauge; [color=#00BF40]Pass is centre of buffer head in line with gauge points
CDG

I have a number of AJ jigs but I don’t seem to recognise is this one. What is it?
by Dave K
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: BROWN VEHICLES ON THE BURFORD BRANCH
Replies: 14
Views: 2422

Re: BROWN VEHICLES ON THE BURFORD BRANCH

martin goodall wrote:3. LOW SIPHON

This model was made from a really old K’s kit – the whitemetal version, dating from the 1960s. (I am sure there are quite a few of these kits lurking at the back of various kit cupboards around the country!)

You're correct but mine is plastic not whitemetal.
by Dave K
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: The Dapol GWR railcar (flying banana)
Replies: 15
Views: 3457

Re: The Dapol flying banana

Jim,

I can't wait to see how you get on with this P4 conversion as I would like one myself, the photo of the chocolate & cream one on the Dapol website looks great.
by Dave K
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Brian Morgan Chassis and Iron Mink Instructions
Replies: 26
Views: 5304

Re: Brian Morgan Chassis and Iron Mink Instructions

They now need to be folded along top and bottom. The best way to do this is with bending bars which will keep them straight. IMG_2100.JPG Now it's easy to one side but to do the second I used two rulers held in the bending bars so I can fold the other side down without damaging the first. I've alwa...
by Dave K
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2017
Replies: 129
Views: 18879

Re: Scaleforum 2017

Rod Cameron wrote:Are you still expecting the DRAG test track, Terry?

Rod,
Apart from P4, of course, what other track gauges are catered for on the DRAG test track.

Dave
by Dave K
Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: My New Layout - but no name yet
Replies: 2
Views: 1061

Re: My New Layout - but no name yet

Chris,

Looks great can't wait to see how you progress.

Dave
by Dave K
Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 84
Views: 21746

Re: wagon building progress.

Thanks for the kind words Gerry, I have to admit that the 4 plank wagons are a particular favourite of mine. I have been reading through the open wagon section of the GWR wagon book yet again, and it notes that over 18000 4 plank wagons were modified with extra brakes. This, to my way of thinking, ...
by Dave K
Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:18 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Storage in industry
Replies: 9
Views: 2245

Re: Storage in industry

Hi all I've tried to find answers to this with no success. In the 50s if an industry had a large water tank would the top be covered or open. Or perhaps partially covered or was it pretty much anything goes? Jim, When we built Pulborough it was noted that the water tank had a hip roof although ther...
by Dave K
Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Dave K
Topic: From the Carriage and Wagon works
Replies: 2
Views: 2658

Re: From the Carriage and Wagon works

Guy Rixon wrote:Nice to see some well-researched wagons. How do you rate the Exactoscale underframes?

I like the Exactoscale underframe' and have built a number of wagons with them. At first I use there instruction when building them but over time have refined my building method to make things easier.

Dave
by Dave K
Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Dave K
Topic: From the Carriage and Wagon works
Replies: 2
Views: 2658

From the Carriage and Wagon works

It has been some time since I have provided a post but works have been continuing. As the reason for building the Bristol & North Somerset Rly was to transport coal from the Somerset coalfield you can never have enough private owners wagons. The publication of "Private Owner Wagons of S...
by Dave K
Tue May 31, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Ratio Coach Modifications
Replies: 13
Views: 5454

Re: Ratio Coach Modifications

Here you go: http://www.dartcastings.co.uk/shire.php Scroll down a fair way to find them. Mike Or did you mean this: http://www.mainlytrains.co.uk/acatalog/exp_mt220.htm Regards Alan I have one of the Mainly Trains detailing kits but have found that the solebars 4mm whereas the Ratio kits are 3mm, ...
by Dave K
Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: P4 Starter Pack A: 16T Steel Mineral Wagon
Replies: 99
Views: 22399

Re: A wagon tutorial

In the photo above, you will have noticed an Exactoscale back to back gauge and the two parts of an axle assembly jig that I knocked up, based on one used by Justin Newitt. You can see Justin's jig in his Wonderful World of Wagons thread, elsewhere on this forum. M'Lord, I have scanned Justin's thr...
by Dave K
Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: P4 Starter Pack A: 16T Steel Mineral Wagon
Replies: 99
Views: 22399

Re: A wagon tutorial

A question m'Lord.

Before making the folds in your 'Hold and Fold' do you ease the half etch to make it deeper to ensure you get an easier and crisper fold :?:

Dave
by Dave K
Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: D&S 6 wheel Siphon
Replies: 12
Views: 2567

Re: D&S 6 wheel Siphon

Can someone enlighten me, perhaps with a picture, as to how the middle axle bits go together, please? I know there are alternatives for a 6 wheel chassis (and I might yet use one) but in the meantime I would like to understand the original idea. David, To quote from one of many TV programs "an...
by Dave K
Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Hinged Alex Jacksons
Replies: 29
Views: 15313

Re: Hinged Alex Jacksons

I have concluded that (for me at least) the hinged version is the easiest option for making and fitting as much can be done on the bench, I have always had problems with the 'anchor it at the opposite end' method as the alignment seems so easy to distort. I have been using the Palatine pivot plates...
by Dave K
Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:30 am
Forum: David B
Topic: On The Side
Replies: 28
Views: 8095

Re: On The Side

Nice.

Dave

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