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by DougN
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 379
Views: 63997

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Seriously impressive Tony. :thumb
by DougN
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann B1
Replies: 100
Views: 7303

Re: Bachmann B1

Looks great David. The running is great, your layout looks very interesting too. :thumb
by DougN
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Pull the Other One!
Replies: 14
Views: 627

Re: Pull the Other One!

Mark, when I built mine I opened the hole in the leaver up I think to 1mm and cut off the 2 outer laminates and filed down the middle to match. I found no problem with soldering the handles on.
by DougN
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 50
Views: 4947

Re: Martin Finney V2

Well no great progress on the V2's, yesterday was the local groups meeting, for the first time in about 4 months. It was a good meeting, the V2's were well appreciated. The other items there were a 7mm western which was beautifully finished. Along with a GER coach and some 3d printed buildings. Anyh...
by DougN
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mitchell Castle bogie
Replies: 27
Views: 959

Re: Mitchell Castle bogie

Oh ok I believe you :D
by DougN
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mitchell Castle bogie
Replies: 27
Views: 959

Re: Mitchell Castle bogie

This is exactly the thing I was talking about. Horse has lost his, Zebedeesknees doesn't have his! So waiting on the generosity of the great community to find and share another set! :thumb
by DougN
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 39
Views: 1861

Re: Mike G's catch up.

John Bateson wrote:Doug,
Have you tried the tweezers available from the cigarette vaping shops - they have ceramic (and replaceable) tips.
John


Not yet John I have gone to order a couple of times but part way through been distracted by work or something so not actually finished an order!
by DougN
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mitchell Castle bogie
Replies: 27
Views: 959

Re: Mitchell Castle bogie

Thanks Paul. I agree it is a mine field when the legalities are included. I guess solutions to the problem are not straightforward and could take time and effort to file and make accessible, whether publicly or to members only. The interesting thing is even the manufacturers struggle at times as I b...
by DougN
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mitchell Castle bogie
Replies: 27
Views: 959

Re: Mitchell Castle bogie

This might sound crazy but could the list here have a section for instructions? Thankfully brassmasters have theirs online along with their Finney kits. No doubt Chris at high level might put his up on his website but older kits etc as people find them scan them and up load? Is this a good idea to s...
by DougN
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 39
Views: 1861

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Mike, regarding your sausage finger remark above, I am finding my dexterity is improving the more I model and I have now figured out why surgeons use tweezers a lot. Though none of the sets I have like the heat from the soldering iron so I have to keep bending the tips to make contact again! Even my...
by DougN
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Alan Gibson crankpin nuts
Replies: 20
Views: 791

Re: Alan Gibson crankpin nuts

You have done better than I did... sheared the pin and then the other side decided to unscrew out of the wheel... locking everything solid!

any how I have beaten it into submission! new crankpin and nut!
by DougN
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: CeeJay60's WorkBench
Replies: 17
Views: 899

Re: CeeJay60's WorkBench

Looking great Colin, I was thinking last night about how much solder I actually go through then clean off. It was a bit of thinking about lead exposure. I generally use very little on the loco builds but looking at your signals and remembering how little I actually used on them your doing very well....
by DougN
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 50
Views: 4947

Re: Martin Finney V2

Well overnight I have thought of a solution to the missing angle trim. I can make effectively the same trim from a piece of wire for the lower leg and then use the kit trim for the upper. The second problem is the ring to the smokebox door. I have an idea that a circle cutter and 2 layers of .2mm br...
by DougN
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 50
Views: 4947

Re: Martin Finney V2

Been a nice long weekend here, cold but sunny. Went out to do some gardening at one point but crazy beagle decided that escaping the Stalag Blackburn south was a good idea :x , so after visiting 3 neighbours he was cornered and brought back! He realised that he was not in my good books... this resul...
by DougN
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann B1
Replies: 100
Views: 7303

Re: Bachmann B1

Phillip remember rule 1 it's your railway! So you can have anything you want. Prototypically correct is one thing but your own enjoyment is the primary rule to what any one builds or does. :thumb
by DougN
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 50
Views: 4947

Re: Martin Finney V2

Your right flymo, though I have been growing in the wrong directions again, so unfortunately Red is off the list at the moment... unfortunately also the home rower is back on :? As happened last time I guess I will lose about 3kgs, become totally inflexible and sleep like a log. I will be fit though...
by DougN
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 50
Views: 4947

Re: Martin Finney V2

Bit so a frustrating few hours of modelling, the first v2 has the portescap fitted but the valve gear is clashing, but I did get the chassis rolling again. The second has a highlevel and mashma, but one crank pin sheared trying to get the nut off. On putting everything back together the other crank ...
by DougN
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Motor Shorting
Replies: 32
Views: 1401

Re: Motor Shorting

Julian, that's a good heads up as I am just working through installing gearboxes and motors. So I think I will use some shrink wrap around the tags, one one and the other has a portescape but I think it might be a good idea to insulate the connections also.

Doug
by DougN
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 50
Views: 4947

Re: Martin Finney V2

Your right Horse, yesterday at work I was doing a review of a set of architectural drawings for my next possible project. The project won't or shouldn't get a permit for all the things I found. Non compliances with disability access let alone all the detailing that would have more water in the build...
by DougN
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Alan Gibson crankpin nuts
Replies: 20
Views: 791

Re: Alan Gibson crankpin nuts

The easiest way to deal with the crankpin nuts I have found is a clutch pencil. This has 4 jaw arrangement to hold the graphite which is about 2mm in diameter similar to a pacer propelling pencil but a lot larger in size. A decent stationers may have them but a architects drafting supplies should ha...
by DougN
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 335
Views: 87823

Re: The Burford Branch

Ahh yes noisy cars. I once had a Monaro (5.7l V8 with upgraded exhaust) I didnt drive it hard as it would lose traction even on dry roads. My neighbours said that they could always hear the car start up.... 4 houses away! It was never a practical car. 2 door with 2 kids in car seats, manual (my part...
by DougN
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 335
Views: 87823

Re: The Burford Branch

Oi I heard cats every day! I have a day job trying to follow some errr, architects and engineers drawings... I spend more time trying to figure out how they came up with certain details that don't work. So i spend a lot of time trying to correct designs that don't comply with planning, building code...
by DougN
Sun May 31, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 111
Views: 35176

Re: wagon building progress.

Great to see your doing things, Craig. The wagons look great. I think I am on the other side... I am getting a bit over locos! I wouldn't mind doing some thing different. Only managed a little bit on the V2's this weekend but the weeds were mowed and the dog was very happy with the company. Any how ...
by DougN
Sat May 30, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann B1
Replies: 100
Views: 7303

Re: Bachmann B1

I have wondered about some manufacturers of etched kits and the way it may be possible to just do chassis etches. I have even heard of a professional loco builder saying, of the Finney A4, build the chassis and match it to a hornby body as he and others couldn't improve on the RTR. The V2 is a case ...
by DougN
Sat May 30, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 50
Views: 4947

Re: Martin Finney V2

Been a standard Saturday with family things needing to be done. I finally found a little time to look at the location for the pickups. I found between the second and third axles there is a space of 10mm x 12mm for the pcb's so these have been cut and glued in.... only to have no1 son decide it was a...

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