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by DougN
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Coming Soon: Scaleforum 2019 Retrospective
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: Coming Soon: Scaleforum 2019 Retrospective

I have to reiterate the comments above from David Clift. It is the only way some of the over seas contingent to see the goings on. We all do appreciate all the work you have put into the retrospectives. They are very enjoyable and we do appreciate the time and effort all the photographers and yourse...
by DougN
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 60
Views: 3869

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

Craig, it is one way we can make it with out the 20 odd hour flights each way!

I hope you are going to join the Aussie Zoom meeting!
by DougN
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: New GWR Mink C photo?
Replies: 12
Views: 417

Re: New GWR Mink C photo?

Thanks Noel, The wagons with single sided brakes and 2 sided for levers are an interest as I think too many wagons have brakes both sides which is a throw back to "Hornby" RTR standard moulding. I don't think the wagon stock of the big 4 and earlier changed very quickly. it is one of the t...
by DougN
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: New GWR Mink C photo?
Replies: 12
Views: 417

Re: New GWR Mink C photo?

Craig that is a great way of keeping the information with in the modelling community. I hope you feel encouraged to build a vehicle to look like that! Just looking at the background on the left it is interesting in that the fence closest to camera is corrigauted iron, then a sleeper built fence in v...
by DougN
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 67
Views: 7715

Re: Martin Finney V2

Here are the photos for above.
Number 2
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This last photo shows the roof I have over hanging at the front and the over hang to the cab sides appears to be a little too much.
I will file the front back but the sides might stay as they are.
by DougN
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 67
Views: 7715

Re: Martin Finney V2

Battle has continued today. Number 2's roof has been fabricated and I continued to look at the fittings issues. A couple of notes for others 1 the roof doesn't over hang the front of the cab refer to photos in Yeadons. 2 the angle of the front of the cab can cause the roof to be pushed back. This wa...
by DougN
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 67
Views: 7715

Re: Martin Finney V2

No dents there Horse, well if there is they will be removed. the wire brush I use to remove solder does tend to polish the half etches. Still thinking about the provile and how to get the roof to sit right down on the cab!
by DougN
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 67
Views: 7715

Re: Martin Finney V2

Thanks Dave, it is challanging. I think I have the plan size right then but the roll to produce the 3d shape to the front of the cab doesn't seem to be there. I know that cab roof number 2 will be a heap easier than this one. I leave the loco body on the DVD rack next to the telly and from all the a...
by DougN
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 67
Views: 7715

Re: Martin Finney V2

A lovely day here in Melbourne. Father's Day so I had a little bit of free time. There has been a number of things on the modelling list. First off has been a number of NER hoppers which I have had for years and one had taken up residence on the OO layout... well the trouble was I thought ahead and ...
by DougN
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 581
Views: 142120

Re: Brettell Road

Jim, no need to worry from this side of the earth... been a lovely day at 20degrees and sunny.. certainly raises the spirits
by DougN
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Best Glue for the job!
Replies: 29
Views: 2361

Re: Best Glue for the job!

There is a acrylic based No more nails here. I have used it a bit which avoids the issues of solvents and the foam. which I have witnessed a few times. I tend to use a Knauf board which is orangy pink... not sure how else to describe the colour :roll: This does tend to stick the foam rather well I h...
by DougN
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Boiler Bands
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: Boiler Bands

Well I hadn't thought of the problem of finger prints with the transfers and then sealing them with another coat...but I have been using the gloves for years. (i tend to spray things with Tamiya satin black which i find the easiest/ quickest and most reliable for me) The gloves I use are the food sa...
by DougN
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1213
Views: 204562

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Tim, don't be so hard on yourself!
The 1F looks to run very nicely and the test track is doing its job.
:thumb
by DougN
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: best33
Topic: MJT Gresley Brake Composite.
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Re: MJT Gresley Brake Composite.

Best33, that looks great I have been thinking about purchasing a full kit of either the brake as you have done or the all third. I will need some Gresley carriages to haul behind my V2's. The buffers look very interesting. I have not used anything from Markits previously. What was your thinking over...
by DougN
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 67
Views: 7715

Re: Martin Finney V2

Well here in Covictoria we're still in lockdown. I have been working from home but this has not allowed more modelling time. Today, though, after mowing the lawn and doing a little gardening tidy up, I spent a little time at the modelling table. I sat down to try and get a number of the parts to the...
by DougN
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Edington Junction
Replies: 49
Views: 9931

Re: Edington Junction

That control panel looks great. It is exactly what I have been thinking about for my P4 layout... hadn't got any further than thinking though! You've given me an idea.., and it is perfect for our lock down... maybe when my enthusiasm for working on my V2's has disappeared.. a bit of wood work could ...
by DougN
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 67
Views: 7715

Re: Martin Finney V2

Dave, thanks for that. The area I can get too is mostly over the drivers and there is a serious amount of white metal in the cab as there is the blackhead, the steps in the cab and the cab seats. Compared to the front of the loco there is about 10 times more at the back compared to te front!
by DougN
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Servos and DCC
Replies: 8
Views: 1208

Re: Servos and DCC

I'm with John. The gaugemaster frog juicers are relatively cheap. I am using these specifically for a single single slip as I have heard these are more difficult to wire due to switching not required for certain moves. I have gone back to using analogue control for switching but DCC for train moves....
by DougN
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 67
Views: 7715

Re: Martin Finney V2

Dave, thanks for that. The cartazzi and pony trucks are sprung so they will take a small amount of weight. The body does have a large void in the boiler if the smoke box door is left off. I will do this until I have had a chance to do a test run or 2. I think I will continue to detail the bodies, I ...
by DougN
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 67
Views: 7715

Re: Martin Finney V2

Dave, I have taken what you do as inspiration in the way to tackle things. Your Black fives are that bit further along than my V2's so I have a look every so often and see if I can replicate the detailing. One thing I have been thinking about is how heavy should a loco be? I have weighted the unweig...
by DougN
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 67
Views: 7715

Re: Martin Finney V2

A little longer than expected for the photos. You could say Sunday night roast got in the way and a bit of crime drama watching (Shetland and Vera). any how 20200817_165021[1].jpg For one side 20200817_165033[1].jpg For the other And the photo of a photo from yeadons This may or maynot have worked i...
by DougN
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: A few things on my workbench
Replies: 46
Views: 3625

Re: A few things on my workbench

That looks like finger singeing fun! :thumb
by DougN
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 67
Views: 7715

Re: Martin Finney V2

It hasn't been a long time since an update. The V2's have moved forward. :thumb The difficult bits being the area under the smoke box and the lubricator pipe runs. The first challange was soldering the copper onto the lubricator manifolds. Ok bit of false start as the copper I was using was about .4...
by DougN
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 60
Views: 3869

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

Ok I think I will see both of you. I hope however that don't mind us haveing a red wine with you that early in your morning... though we may be having a coffee or 2 to make it all the way to 2.30am our time. But then again Steve might be happy to have a beer with our night caps! :shock:
by DougN
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Spur gears
Replies: 37
Views: 3117

Re: Spur gears

I think this option really has merit. thanks for putting this up. I have more than enough to do but the mind does race a little when I am away from modelling, You know at work when procrastinating... :twisted: I have been looking on line and there appears to be a lot of N20 motor gearbox combination...

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