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by Dave K
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: GWR Autocoach control gear
Replies: 15
Views: 685

Re: GWR Autocoach control gear

David,

You are to be congratulated, this seems so easy compared to using a Dart Castings kit and the article from MRJ When I modify an Airfix auto coach.

Dave
by Dave K
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Material Stand
Replies: 38
Views: 2130

Re: EBMA Material Stand

Would it be possible to make the top section into a number of equal section so that one can store the Evergreen strip by thickness as I am forever sorting for a particular size, decide that I don't have it, buy another pack only to find I've already got it.

Thanks

Dave
by Dave K
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 352
Views: 93547

Re: The Burford Branch

Martin,

I’ve been following the dismantling of the layout with interest but can you tell me what is the material you have used for the backscene.

Dave
by Dave K
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Dave K
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge
Replies: 0
Views: 643

The Socially-Distanced Challenge

if you refer to https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=6843&start=25#p74929 you will have seen that it was my intension to build a Great Western Mink C dig. V7 (a 21' wooden vacuum fitted van with louvers and shutters ends) for my entry using a Colin Ashby kit and a Morgan Desi...
by Dave K
Wed May 06, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Dave K
Topic: From the Carriage and Wagon works
Replies: 8
Views: 5760

Re: From the Carriage and Wagon works

I hope you can see from the attached photos the representation of the DC3 brake gear may not be as detailed as Morgan Design of Masokits systems of is still as fiddley.

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Dave
by Dave K
Sun May 03, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Dave K
Topic: From the Carriage and Wagon works
Replies: 8
Views: 5760

Re: S4North vertical (Great Western V16)

The next job was is the brakes. The brake fret is a simple fold in half etch plus two additional etchs to provide additional push rod detail. The only problem are the safety loops. These are straight "U" shaped frets whereas the Great Western had a quite distinctive shaped safety loops, fo...
by Dave K
Sun May 03, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 5826

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread

As my first thought's about items to enter were deemed not to be allowed by the "Wizard of the Moor' as I had done some work on them prior to S4N. So I my eye around my box of unmade goodies for something else and came upon on Colin Ashby model on a GWR Mink C (which I think I found on the brin...
by Dave K
Sun May 03, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Shunting Tractor & Superelevation 2FS
Replies: 1
Views: 521

Re: Shunting Tractor & Superelevation 2FS

Absolutely fascinating.

Dave
by Dave K
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 111
Views: 37071

Re: wagon building progress.

A printed support would be very fragile until installed. On the wagon, it would be braced by the tarpaulin rail itself, presumed to be made of brass wire, and then probably OK. The pivot mechanism would be the most vulnerable part. It could be printed to be robust or close to scale but not both. It...
by Dave K
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 111
Views: 37071

Re: wagon building progress.

David,

I did have some white metal tarp rail bits but they were from an ABS accessory kit which I don’t think are available now. I have some of the Southwark Bridge also which I’ve fitted to a Coopercraft 4 plank open.

Dave
by Dave K
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Dave K
Topic: From the Carriage and Wagon works
Replies: 8
Views: 5760

Re: From the Carriage and Wagon works

Don't forget to add your entry to the Registration Thread , Dave! Good to have you joining in. I thought I had but have realised that I posted something in the "What you did instead of S4N" thread. https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6855&sid=b17919854f3d50d6cbdae7...
by Dave K
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Dave K
Topic: From the Carriage and Wagon works
Replies: 8
Views: 5760

Re: S4North vertical (Great Western V16)

For my entry in the Socially-Distance Challenge I choose three Great Western wagons that would have part of my demonstration at S4North, a dig. V16, a 10 ton unfitted van, a dig. O4 a 5 plank open and two 4 plank opens to form a wagon with a wood load and runner. The first of these I started on was ...
by Dave K
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: barrowroad
Topic: The Ambulance & Mutual Improvement Shed
Replies: 5
Views: 656

Re: The Ambulance & Mutual Improvement Shed

Question. What have you used to reproduce the slate roof?

Dave
by Dave K
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North Cancellation
Replies: 12
Views: 1678

Re: Scalefour North Cancellation

A question for the committee. Seeing Martin's quote below, what is going to happen to the AGM, due to take place on the 13th June in Bristol? If the government's advice is followed (as it should be) it looks as though all meetings and events up to the end of June at the earliest will have to be canc...
by Dave K
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: North London Group
Topic: Bodmin
Replies: 25
Views: 3251

Re: Bodmin

Most china clay workings were south and west of Bodmin, where there was a network of GWR branches. The significant exception was clay from Bodmin Moor which went to the Wenfordbridge dries, on the SR's goods only branch, which were operated by ECC from 1919 https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/th...
by Dave K
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: North London Group
Topic: Bodmin
Replies: 25
Views: 3251

Re: Bodmin

In the Great Western Journal Special Cornish Edition there is an article on Cornish China Clay which includes two photos of PO wagons. One is of wagons belonging to West of England China Clay Co. being loaded 'in the traditional manner' from an 'linhay' the other is of empty ECC wagons.

Dave
by Dave K
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Masokits sprung wagon units
Replies: 6
Views: 956

Re: Masokits sprung wagon units

I have articles from MJR 72 and 168. The units seem to be be different in both articles. Is one an update of the former and are both available as of 2019 or is the deleted item 5.01 the one seen in MRJ 72. I will be using them on Parkside Dundas GWR 011/015 kits. It seems that the 9' 0" GWR De...
by Dave K
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 60
Views: 7164

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. I must a...
by Dave K
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 352
Views: 93547

Re: The Burford Branch

Tim V wrote:Martin's :D


Tim,

Do you scratch built?

Dave
by Dave K
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 352
Views: 93547

Re: The Burford Branch

Martin,

Loved the photos of the station and auto coach, but who’s model is it?

Dave
by Dave K
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm
Replies: 34
Views: 6270

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: 6270

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: 6270

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: 6294

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: 10256

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...

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