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by smardale
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: How can a chain securing link be made?
Replies: 11
Views: 1671

Re: How can a chain securing link be made?

I make them out of fuse wire, easy to form, easy the flatten, easy to drill.... Thanks, I'd forgotten this option - I ran out of my stock many, many years ago and can't remember when I last saw any in our local shops. I'll probably have to go on-line. ...try ebay (loads of choice and yours for unde...
by smardale
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: How can a chain securing link be made?
Replies: 11
Views: 1671

Re: How can a chain securing link be made?

I make them out of fuse wire, easy to form, easy the flatten, easy to drill. For less than £2 you can get a card with 5am, 15amp and 30amp fuse wire on... If your going to be taking your loads on and off regularly and shackling them down, then go for something solid like copper...however if its just...
by smardale
Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:39 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Weathered sleepers
Replies: 7
Views: 4931

Re: Weathered sleepers

...for that 'silver grey' finish try dry brushing your stained sleepers with well stirred humbrol gunmetal (tin no.53).
by smardale
Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start . .
Replies: 15
Views: 9482

Re: Making a Start . .

Hi Josh Thank you for your kind comments on Croft Depot, it was a pleasure having you onboard for an hour or so at Scaleforum. Good luck with your expedition into P4...you'll have to keep us updated on your progress! On your advice I googled your Potterbourne layout...what a great little GW terminus...

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