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by doktorstamp
Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:10 am
Forum: Road Vehicles and Figures
Topic: Historical Railway Uniforms.
Replies: 5
Views: 3173

Re: Historical Railway Uniforms.

My own feeling on this is that a great amount of time an effort is made where the vehicles are concerned such that under closer inspection of an enlarged photograph they stand up to very close scrutiny. Many of the figures though, appear to be no more than an after-thought, and can mar the effect co...
by doktorstamp
Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Hornby 2 BIL
Replies: 17
Views: 6435

Hornby 2 BIL

Well mine has just arrived, and I should very much like to convert it to P4 standard, however I confess to wanting someone else to provide the information, not wanting, in my exuberance, or ignorance to damage it getting it apart for the conversion.

regards

Nigel
by doktorstamp
Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:58 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: C&L/Exactoscale and selling at shows
Replies: 3
Views: 1874

Re: C&L/Exactoscale and selling at shows

And the new web address would be??????

regards

NIgel
by doktorstamp
Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:34 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 268
Views: 66189

Re: The Burford Branch

When we used film cameras, as some of us still do, then film balanced for tungsten light would have been recommended. That or an appropriate filter to counter the "undesired" effects. A problem per se with viewing on a digital camera is this shows "live view", and not the fully p...
by doktorstamp
Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: ultrascale conversion kit for the Dapol Western?
Replies: 58
Views: 16200

Re: ultrascale conversion kit for the Dapol Western?

And it's now 31 that have been ordered.

regards

Nigel
by doktorstamp
Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: Milk Tank Madness
Replies: 41
Views: 20355

Re: Milk Tank Madness

I confess to sharing your interest in milk tanks, and have several of the David Geen kits awaiting assembly. No assembly has yet been undertaken because I was looking at various ways to arrange suspension, and GW/SR are my foible so you have a customer here. Just let me know when the bits are availa...
by doktorstamp
Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:36 am
Forum: LesGros
Topic: Footeryneuk
Replies: 9
Views: 5423

Re: Footeryneuk

Just don't take the finished layout to Holland!

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/neuken

regards

Nigel
by doktorstamp
Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Lighting for exhibiting
Replies: 42
Views: 14168

Re: Lighting for exhibiting

En passen so to speak; use of white LEDs can lead to problems when photographing layouts, either for yourselves when promoting the layout, or more likely for visitors at a show. White LEDs have a penchant for causing a colour shift into the violet spectrum, although most viewing screens on digital c...
by doktorstamp
Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: 1st P4 layout - Endex
Replies: 153
Views: 47962

Re: 1st P4 layout

Knuckles,

If nothing else your sheer determination is, in itself, an inspiration to all. Onwards and upwards.

Seasonal greetings
and kind regards

Nigel
by doktorstamp
Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Model Coal
Replies: 10
Views: 3678

Re: Model Coal

Another method is to use a block of polystyrene foam, chamfered on the underside to assist in removal* (unloading), and the top scraped with a bread knife or similar to produce an uneven surface, which is painted black (acrylic is best) and to which the coal, suitably 'graded' (see above for instruc...
by doktorstamp
Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Bit of advise, any ideas?
Replies: 17
Views: 7172

Re: Bit of advise, any ideas?

A method once used, and this is an example of cross-fertilisation from other interests, was to plasticise paper/tissue. It was (is?) used extensively by the Military Modelling fraternity, and involved the use of a substance (another word that has taken on sinister connotations) called Inhibitol. Inh...
by doktorstamp
Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: First dabble in P4
Replies: 49
Views: 14967

Re: First dabble in P4

Dear Ray, For your second try at soldering, I think you have done commendably well. With the axle boxes many, I won't say all, machine or file away the base from underneath, thus facilitating removal of wheel-sets (effectively extending the bearing hole downwards) Seasonal Tidings and wishing you we...
by doktorstamp
Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Crankpin Drilling Jigs
Replies: 12
Views: 4941

Re: Crankpin Drilling Jigs

And possibly not forgetting the different number of spokes

regards

Nigel
by doktorstamp
Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: An Announcement re Exactoscale
Replies: 21
Views: 6366

Re: An Announcement re Exactoscale

I, too, welcome the change, and feel certain that Exactoscale will be in safe hands. I would however like to see it offered as Exactoscale and continued development of the range maintained, Len's health roller-coaster permitting. To incorporate it into the existing ranges sold by C & L and then ...
by doktorstamp
Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: P4 wheels and suitable 'P4-able' kits - Directory
Replies: 28
Views: 7539

Re: P4 wheels and suitable 'P4-able' kits - Directory

I also endorse Knuckles view that all too often the lists are a; not illustrated, i hope you are not applying this criticism to our stores list? Just click on the little camera icons. Regards Keith Of course not, however you would have to agree that most lists produced lack illustration and descrip...
by doktorstamp
Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: P4 wheels and suitable 'P4-able' kits - Directory
Replies: 28
Views: 7539

Re: P4 wheels and suitable 'P4-able' kits - Directory

Don't forget that at Scaleforum the stores will have available the first R-T-R P4 Loco ever sold. These will be Bachmann class 25s with Ultrascale wheels fitted. Stocks will be very limited so it will be first come, first served. Of course this will mean that you don't get the fun of converting the...
by doktorstamp
Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:17 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Knuckles's Turnout Construction Log
Replies: 173
Views: 55261

Re: Knuckles's Turnout Construction Log

I too find this thread quite inspirational. Being like Knuckles a newbie to P4 who has acquired an awful lot of bits and pieces, but not found the time to put anything together, well at least of note. What I particularly like about this thread are the answers or solutions to problems encountered. Ce...
by doktorstamp
Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:32 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: GWR Giants, Monster and Siphons
Replies: 6
Views: 3232

Re: GWR Giants, Monster and Siphons

Terry Thank you. I will definitely be at Scaleforum, and leaving a lot poorer as is my want. I had hoped he would have some things from the range to offer at Railwells, in which case I would make the 400 mile round trip, unforetunately there has been no response from him regarding Railwells. mfG Nigel
by doktorstamp
Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: GWR Giants, Monster and Siphons
Replies: 6
Views: 3232

GWR Giants, Monster and Siphons

From the drawings I have available to me it would appear the tongue and groove sheeting used in forming the sides/ends on the inside framed diagrams was a nominal 6" wide. Can anyone verify this please? The aim being to scratchbuild some. On another note has any one any idea what is happening a...
by doktorstamp
Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: improving the Bachmann class 47
Replies: 10
Views: 7371

Re: improving the Bachmann class 47

The January Hornby Magazine has some details on how to do this on Page 98 under the Clinic. Uses T-Cut and a lot of care. John Having used T-cut to remove the numbers, what do you use to remove T-cut from all of the little crevices it tends to get stuck in? Richard Unless there is some pressing rea...
by doktorstamp
Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Sprung/Compensated bogies
Replies: 25
Views: 9445

Re: Sprung/Compensated bogies

A big thank you to all who responded. The general consensus would appear to support my own preference. Comet never even had a mention, and from those I didn't list, the Phoenix "Adjustaride" bogies, and those provided by Roxey Mouldings weren't brought into the discussion. I do hope to lea...
by doktorstamp
Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Cosmetic bogie sides
Replies: 1
Views: 1541

Cosmetic bogie sides

Professing a desire to model as accurately to a period a possible, and I fear I am not alone in this, information on bogies within the literature I possess, lacks certain detail. My interest being in the GWR, LSWR, and SR. The book on GWR Siphons has a very good listing of bogies with illustrations ...
by doktorstamp
Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Sprung/Compensated bogies
Replies: 25
Views: 9445

Sprung/Compensated bogies

There are on the market a number of the above; Brassmasters MJT Comet (Springing pack extra) Bill Bedford to list but a few off the top of my head, no doubt there are others. My question really is which, and more importantly, do members prefer to use, and why. Brassmasters, and I confess to having a...
by doktorstamp
Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: DC111 brake arrangements - a quest
Replies: 13
Views: 4067

Re: DC111 brake arrangements - a quest

With regard to obtaining literature the following can be recommended. Amazon http://www.transportdiversions.com/index.asp http://www.transportstore.com/index.cfm/page/_books.list.cfm/catid/1 http://www.abebooks.co.uk/ The last is particularly good at turning up out of print books at reasonable price...
by doktorstamp
Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Knuckles's Wagon Building Log
Replies: 169
Views: 37299

Re: Knuckles's Wagon Building Log

I do need to add the small lettering but more research on my part is needed 1st. Namely, exactly what is needed for each wagon type and where to get transfers from. Transfers can be obtained from HMRS Fox and Parkside Dundas ave a range as well. All have websites, and certainly there are others tha...

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