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by CeeJay60
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Servos and DCC
Replies: 11
Views: 2584

Re: Servos and DCC

Paul, I'm installing servos on the layout I'm constructing. I've chosen to go with the MegaPoints Controllers system for servo control from multiple control panels (which have not yet been built). Remote set up of the MegaPoints servo controllers is just a plug in cable and four pushbuttons - I made...
by CeeJay60
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: tracklaying: turnouts
Replies: 2
Views: 695

Re: tracklaying: turnouts

I haven't taken the time to watch the video, but thought I would share my own experience. When I was laying (a lot of!) A6 points in my Fiddle Yard, I challenged myself to record the time it took me and decide whether point kits from Exactoscale or C&L were worth my money. I should make it clear...
by CeeJay60
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: How tall should cattle dock fencing be?
Replies: 24
Views: 2836

Re: How tall should cattle dock fencing be?

North Eastern Railway Standard Moveable hurdles, used where there was no purpose built cattle dock, were on posts 4' 6" tall with the top rail (of 5) a few inches below the top of the post. So while there were variations between the companies of a few inches here and there, the model you've bui...
by CeeJay60
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: CeeJay60's WorkBench
Replies: 26
Views: 2694

Re: CeeJay60's WorkBench

The Socially Distanced Challenge Entry No. 3 – Signals It might have been quiet on this forum, but there's been stuff happening in the background on these signal lamps ... An email exchange with Alan Buttler at https://www.modelu3d.co.uk/ elicited a positive response that he would be quite happy to...
by CeeJay60
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: CeeJay60's WorkBench
Replies: 26
Views: 2694

Re: CeeJay60's WorkBench

The Socially Distanced Challenge Entry No. 3 – Signals Oh dear - the more I look at the photos, the less sure I am of what I'm seeing. The lamp cases are definitely square (or rectangular), but the chimneys might not be as tall as I thought ... I think I'm losing the plot, looking at too many fuzzy...
by CeeJay60
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: CeeJay60's WorkBench
Replies: 26
Views: 2694

Re: CeeJay60's WorkBench

The Socially Distanced Challenge Entry No. 3 – Signals Thanks to DaveB and Mark Tatlow for their offers of help. I'm going to go with the MSE white metal McK&H finials, since they they look to be the same shape as in the photos. The Northern Division standard lamp case, however, seems to have b...
by CeeJay60
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Plywood sleepers
Replies: 11
Views: 1332

Re: Plywood sleepers

I am currently building with both thicknesses of sleeper - thick sleepers on the main line, and thin sleepers in the sidings. On the same datum, this allows a subtle difference in the rail heights, which some of the cognoscenti might notice ;). I taper out the difference with a few sheets of paper.
by CeeJay60
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: CeeJay60's WorkBench
Replies: 26
Views: 2694

Re: CeeJay60's WorkBench

Progress has not halted completely, though: - The Socially Distanced Challenge Entry No. 3 – Signals The signal structure is substantially complete IMG_1901.JPG I have been doing a bit more research on the arms, however. My initial impression from the photos is that the arms were Stevens & Co. l...
by CeeJay60
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: CeeJay60's WorkBench
Replies: 26
Views: 2694

Re: CeeJay60's WorkBench

I know I've not posted for a couple of weeks - I allowed myself to be distracted by wiring up another baseboard, then solving an electronics problem and writing that up for another society. ;)
by CeeJay60
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: CeeJay60's WorkBench
Replies: 26
Views: 2694

Re: CeeJay60's WorkBench

A very fine thing but it's a pity the bracket isn't the correct pattern - surely not. Can't you do a Megginson and build one up from strip if the correct size isn't available from the D&S range? It'll bother you! DaveB You're probably right Dave, but I don't know how to bend flat strip that way...
by CeeJay60
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: CeeJay60's WorkBench
Replies: 26
Views: 2694

Re: CeeJay60's WorkBench

The Socially Distanced Challenge Entry No. 3 – Signals A comprehensive review of all the photographs I have which depict parts of this signal has led me to the following dimensional guidelines: - From the bottom (ground level) of the base post: - • What appear to be the balance weights are at the l...
by CeeJay60
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: CeeJay60's WorkBench
Replies: 26
Views: 2694

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 CeeJay60
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: CeeJay60's WorkBench
Replies: 26
Views: 2694

Re: CeeJay60's WorkBench

Socially Distanced Challenge Entry No. 3 – Signals Over the last few days, I have split my modelling time between preparing sleepers for the next lot of track to be laid on the layout, making a start on the signal assembly, and keeping the wagon build going. For the signal, I have completed the lat...
by CeeJay60
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Motor Shorting
Replies: 32
Views: 2988

Re: Motor Shorting

Couple of obvious checks to make, if it was all working correctly before: - - if you have separated the tender from the loco and put them back together, are you sure you remade the electrical connection correctly? - check that there are no brake blocks making contact with one or other of the wheels;...
by CeeJay60
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: CeeJay60's WorkBench
Replies: 26
Views: 2694

Re: CeeJay60's WorkBench

Socially Distanced Challenge Entry No. 1 – Loco Made a start on the superstructure of the D17. The footplate, footplate reinforcements and valances went together with less difficulty than I thought they might. However, there are more overlays and laminations than I like – I have had problems in the...
by CeeJay60
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: CeeJay60's WorkBench
Replies: 26
Views: 2694

Re: CeeJay60's WorkBench

Socially Distanced Challenge Entry No.2 - Wagons I am aware that there are full wagon underframe kits out there, but for this set of wagons, I decided to go back to basics with MJT rocking w-irons and Bill Bedford sprung w-irons. This is simply because I find them so easy - I can quickly get MJT w-...
by CeeJay60
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: CeeJay60's WorkBench
Replies: 26
Views: 2694

Re: CeeJay60's WorkBench

On My Workbench - the Layout Here's the single slip I was working on when I allowed myself to be distracted by the Socially Distanced Challenge. IMG_1713 Rotated.jpg Still a fair bit to do on it - really need to add tie bars and the operating links to the servos and thoroughly test before final det...
by CeeJay60
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: CeeJay60's WorkBench
Replies: 26
Views: 2694

Re: CeeJay60's WorkBench

Post by Daddyman » Thu May 28, 2020 10:47 am Good luck with this. Nice to see something North Eastern. Do you model the Alnmouth area? I notice that the kit seems to have a reasonable dome for once. But there's an error in the tender sides in that the flare and the sides are etched as one part, whe...
by CeeJay60
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: CeeJay60's WorkBench
Replies: 26
Views: 2694

Re: CeeJay60's WorkBench

timlewis » Thu May 28, 2020 10:45 am ... get yourself some of Dave Bradwell's etched LNER AVB underframes which can be built either with steel or wooden sole bars. I've got a couple of Dia. 92s on the go myself. I'll be honest Tim, I'd forgotten about Dave's under frames and reached into that big b...
by CeeJay60
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: CeeJay60's WorkBench
Replies: 26
Views: 2694

Re: CeeJay60's WorkBench

Sorry for the longer than intended silence from me, I've needed to change my computer :(

And like most other people, the garden chores and the household chores have been detracting from the modelling time.

Ho hum, that's real life ...
by CeeJay60
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Alan Gibson crankpin nuts
Replies: 20
Views: 1789

Re: Alan Gibson crankpin nuts

I've got 14BA nuts on some of my crank pins, and I need to look really closely to spot which ones!

And a spanner or nut spinner on a hexagonal nut is easier and quicker than the round ones and pliers ... ;)
by CeeJay60
Wed May 27, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread
Replies: 47
Views: 8474

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread

CeeJay, please create another topic under locos so we can all see where you go with this. I have built one.... but I see an etch that you have might have gone walk about on me so I need to find it. (this is the brake gear to the tender) I missed putting the pipe on the side of the boiler (it is in ...
by CeeJay60
Wed May 27, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: CeeJay60's WorkBench
Replies: 26
Views: 2694

CeeJay60's WorkBench

Hopefully I'm doing this right and one of those nice moderator chappies can set this up as a sub-forum, since I'll have layout, loco, wagon and signal threads at least! Socially Distanced Challenge Entry No. 1 – Loco The loco entry is a London Road Models kit for the North Eastern Railway Class M or...
by CeeJay60
Wed May 27, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread
Replies: 47
Views: 8474

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread

Entry No. 3 – Signals While in discussion with Cambrian about wagons, I also had an email exchange with Andrew at Model Signal Engineering, and after a comprehensive browse through the signalling part of the Wizard Models website ( http://www.wizardmodels.ltd/ ), I got a load of signal parts. My ob...

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