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by DougN
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Paul Willis
Topic: Adventures in the third dimension
Replies: 29
Views: 1173

Re: Adventures in the third dimension

Paul, I will follow with interest. The idea of 3 D printing attracts me and by the sound of your unit and what Guy has written the definition sounds great. I will be interested in how you get on. I have to admit I just don't have the time at the moment to advance any of my ideas... the 1%inspiration...
by DougN
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell
Replies: 92
Views: 12801

Re: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell

Pete, brass masters have the correct casting for the "manifold" I have them on my V2's. It is an L shaped casting with a spigot to be glued into the smokebox. I used 0.2 copper from some wire as the pipe runs. It's flexible enough to curve and install as per a photo. Soldering them all ont...
by DougN
Wed Feb 10, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109
Replies: 158
Views: 20553

Re: Brassmasters Rebuilt Royal Scot, 46109

Dave this is positively brilliant. It is making me have itchy fingers to get back to my V2's. There is a number of items in the way of this at the moment. :(

Any how hopefully I get to some modelling this weekend.
by DougN
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout
Replies: 53
Views: 14036

Re: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout

David, I was most impressed with your running on YouTube. The layout is coming along very nicely the new j20 will be a nice addition. :thumb
by DougN
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Simons workbench industrials. More mineral wagons
Replies: 77
Views: 6297

Re: Simons workbench industrials.

Well done with the yellow. It is a paint colour that is very difficult to get to a colour saturation level. Years ago I was finishing a "officeworks" here in Melbourne and they had just changed the livery for their print centres to a yellow back wall.... problem was the store we were build...
by DougN
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Carriage ride height and springing
Replies: 42
Views: 4704

Re: Carriage ride height and springing

Have to agree the carriage looks fantastic. Yes I have one (no where as nicely done as yours) in the snag pile! Can't remember what the snag was :? To push it forward?
by DougN
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: A few things on my workbench
Replies: 94
Views: 13891

Re: A few things on my workbench

Yes I agree Paul. I have too many projects that hit a snag for what ever reason, the V2's was waiting on a delivery pre scale(online) fourum from the UK which I thought would be about the normal 2 weeks, but was about 7 due to back logs of orders etc. ok I go off and start another project (NER signa...
by DougN
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: A few things on my workbench
Replies: 94
Views: 13891

Re: A few things on my workbench

Terry is the colour Oxford blue humbrol 104? I was painting some buildings I should have completed about 10 years ago. Yes to my shame I started them 10 years ago :shock: I had a thread on rmweb about building them so I found out when I started them! I am now trying to finish off some things I start...
by DougN
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Best Glue for the job!
Replies: 35
Views: 5045

Re: Best Glue for the job!

Phillip, the glues that are used in planes and cars tend to be the engineered variety. If you go through the locktite site you will find they are all available to the public. The issue is the volume package that needs to be purchased ad also they have a used by date. I can remember having to help a ...
by DougN
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Re: Tim V's workbench - latest shenanigans
Replies: 421
Views: 158282

Re: Tim V's workbench - latest shenanigans

Tim that is impressive. I would love to convert one as I seem to have a bit of a thing for small industrial (maybe it has something to do with Chris from high levels kits!) not having a lathe is a bit of a disadvantage. I know I could borrow time on one but the confidence to convert it etc is holdin...
by DougN
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell
Replies: 92
Views: 12801

Re: J39 64859 Bachmann/Dave Bradwell

Pete I was about to say you had done brilliantly as the valve gear in mine I ran out of room between the frames too quickly. Now that you found the extra bits I realised it wasn't me! Mine has gone on the back burner too long along with my V2's bit too much work coming out of lockdown. Only 2 days u...
by DougN
Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Eileens Emporium Newsletter December 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1085

Re: Eileens Emporium Newsletter December 2020

Derek, I can see you had to use a lot of elfcontrol with your Christmas message to all. The elves will be working over time so I hope you are all observing elfan safety. WE cant have an elf injuries how else can we get such a large volume of desporately needed modelling gear. Merry Christmas! Doug (...
by DougN
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: New range of chaired bullhead turnout kits in 00 and EM
Replies: 17
Views: 2625

Re: New range of chaired bullhead turnout kits in 00 and EM

I have to agree with DaveB. The P4 fast track point work was very nice. I have one I built a number of years ago. I enjoyed the 3 hours or so of putting it together. At the time I couldn't afford to purchase any more (you know small kids, mortgage .....etc). It would be great if the kits could becom...
by DougN
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: New range of chaired bullhead turnout kits in 00 and EM
Replies: 17
Views: 2625

Re: New range of chaired bullhead turnout kits in 00 and EM

Martin, I would hope cooler heads pro vale. I think his processes and prototype (the model itself) appear to be well thought through (I have read the thread on RMweb and I am very impressed). I for one would encourage his development. I do not know the answer to the next question but no doubt others...
by DougN
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Axle diameters for Mitchell and Finney 4mm Loco kits
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Re: Axle diameters for Mitchell and Finney 4mm Loco kits

I can confirm the kits I have from Finney are all 1/8th.
by DougN
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 514
Views: 107767

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Seriously impressed Tony. My next layout i want to be as tidy as your control board above! Avoiding all the flying leads and so on. Your tag strip across the bottom is an idea that I had through about and I think I will adopt! :thumb
by DougN
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Another B1 chassis
Replies: 31
Views: 4612

Re: Another B1 chassis

Don't give up !

There will be a solution. I think the entire forum will put their thinking hats on and come up with something!
by DougN
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Ralph's workbench
Replies: 57
Views: 8851

Re: Ralph's workbench

Looking great there Ralph. I am finding it challenging to look at photos and figure out dimensions I even have a drawing of a station I would like to build but the but it is only the elevation of the front and rear. So onto the internet to look at photos to figure out the dimensions. I can figure ou...
by DougN
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Eileens Emporium Newsletter October 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 1494

Re: Eileens Emporium Newsletter October 2020

That's my exact problem at the moment Craig, I have gone through my stocks and the postal delay is slowing things up. Though yesterday I dropped into the local model shop and found I could finally buy some 0.5mm brass wire... in a pack of 1meter lengths as the pack was about 6 pieces it should last ...
by DougN
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Eileens Emporium Newsletter October 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 1494

Re: Eileens Emporium Newsletter October 2020

Oh how I wish it was that quick to Australia at the moment. I have an order still some where between eileens post office and my post box! It's been over a month so far... though it's been good to put my V2's aside and build some thing different... a signal box! :thumb
by DougN
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 17/18 October - Missenden Virtual Autumn Weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 1537

Re: 17/18 October - Missenden Virtual Autumn Weekend

I have enjoyed what I could access. For some reason the Ipad wouldnt allow me to some of the videos. Though not looked at the pages on the laptop... should be doing work rather than looking at these things... at work! :D
by DougN
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 68
Views: 11525

Re: Martin Finney V2

A quick note to say I have not stopped modelling as I am waiting on some bits and peices from Eileens Emporium to get back onto the V2's. In the mean time, other than not feeling to good, I have started building a NER S1 signal box. Strangely this is the first building I have done in a exceedingly l...
by DougN
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 114
Views: 48301

Re: wagon building progress.

That looks great Craig. Years ago MRJ had articles on using Bachmann Wagons to achieving a quicker way into larger wagon fleets. I think the same style of articles could be good with the new Oxford Range. Let alone the Justin Newitts range Rumney models that makes so many fabulous kits which I have ...
by DougN
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum Vintage Videos
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Re: Scaleforum Vintage Videos

It's great that you have footage Rod. I have to say I appreciate all the team do. Danny really needs a round of applause this year.

I have enjoyed 2001 this evening... yes I was torturing the family to have to watch scalefourum tonight. It's s great way to wind down for the weekend!
by DougN
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum Vintage Videos
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Re: Scaleforum Vintage Videos

Danny these are quite brilliant as these show what we have missed over the years. Again a big thanks to you for all the effort to upload them. I am looking forward to watching 2001 tonight. As I was actually there (my first Scaleforum!) :thumb Is it possible for others to send to you footage for the...

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