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by Guy Rixon
Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Guy Rixon
Topic: Metropolitan milk van
Replies: 3
Views: 2683

Re: Metropolitan milk van

Bill, thanks for the advice. I'll do it that way when I print for my next louvred vehicle.
by Guy Rixon
Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Guy Rixon
Topic: Metropolitan milk van
Replies: 3
Views: 2683

Metropolitan milk van

I've just started a scratch-build of a Metropolitan railway milk van of the batch built 1896-1897. It's very like the preserved van in the museum at Covent Garden, but has the earlier, hinged doors. The parts so far made are the panels of louvres, which have just arrived from Shapeways. You can see ...
by Guy Rixon
Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Guy Rixon
Topic: Printed buffers for wagons
Replies: 62
Views: 22454

Re: Printed buffers for wagons

The STL files are large - > 50MB - so I didn't post them on this board. The SCAD source is available in another thread.

If anybody desperately wants my STL rendering, I will put it on a web server at my work. I don't think it's fair to ask the society to host 50MB files for us.
by Guy Rixon
Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2014
Replies: 197
Views: 58903

Re: Scaleforum 2014

That works fine. The grey stripe is gone and the page split is neatly between two entries.
by Guy Rixon
Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2014
Replies: 197
Views: 58903

Re: Scaleforum 2014

John: showing the URL in the PDF/printed version works well for me. Possibly useful if one wants to look them up on a 'phone during the show. PDF version come out with a grey strip down the left-hand side, cutting through the start of the traders names. This is presumably an accident, as it doesn't ...
by Guy Rixon
Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Sprung W irons
Replies: 26
Views: 12340

Re: Sprung W irons

John, I sympathise. But it's not just tools aimed at modellers that have gone bad. Any cheap cutting-tool seems now to be useless. I bought a cheap pair of side-cutters and found that they cut nothing - can't even cut a copper conductor in a mains lead. I recently had to cut a reinforcing rod in an ...
by Guy Rixon
Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Sprung W irons
Replies: 26
Views: 12340

Re: Sprung W irons

Hi Mike, looks like you have found a quirk in the system, it won't create a link properly if there are square brackets in the url, hence the "filter[501]=" is ignored. I think this is because the BB codes use squre brackets so it sees a square bracket as the end of the url. Something to w...
by Guy Rixon
Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: ExpoEM North - Templot help
Replies: 11
Views: 5139

Re: ExpoEM North - Templot help

I for one would be interesting in seeing a few points demonstrated and clarified.
by Guy Rixon
Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Etched headstocks
Replies: 7
Views: 3775

Re: Etched headstocks

The "rigid rebuilds" from Roxey are in period for me and I'll consider them, but what I really need are "bogie stock" (a.k.a. "Ashbury stock") hauled coaches and 1905 stock EMUs. I don't think anybody's done them yet and I expect to build from scratch (where some of the...
by Guy Rixon
Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Etched headstocks
Replies: 7
Views: 3775

Re: Etched headstocks

William: I'll nned to build some SECR wagons from the Wainwright period, some GWR types, and some GCR. Nothing I can't deal with from raw materials, but an etched solution saves time. Also coaches, including Metropolitan, where no kits exist. Steve: thanks for the reminder about about the buffer-hol...
by Guy Rixon
Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Etched headstocks
Replies: 7
Views: 3775

Etched headstocks

Recently, I saw on Ebay some Exactoscale etchings that fold up to make channel headstocks with buffer and coupling-hook apertures pre-cut. Since I may soon need to scratch-build some stock on steel underframes, these would be handy: they would be quicker and possibly better than what I could make fr...
by Guy Rixon
Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: 1883 and all that...
Replies: 5
Views: 2767

Re: 1883 and all that...

Yes, all coaching stock is hard work. But worth it: your EMU is looking very good. I'll be fascinated to see the LBSC-derived one.
by Guy Rixon
Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Newbie Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 6419

Re: Newbie Questions

Hi Rob, welcome to the forum. Roundy or end-to-end: your room size is (IMHO) just at the point where you still have a choice. A minimum radius of 48" is recommended for P4 track and you can just do this, at least for a single track. Similarly, you can fit a reasonable end-to-end in 14 feet if y...
by Guy Rixon
Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Trackwork options for newbie
Replies: 75
Views: 28881

Re: Trackwork options for newbie

Is there anything in the turnout kits that you can't order separately from C&L? I thought that the kits were a collection of stock parts plus a template. And if you have Templot, you have the template.
by Guy Rixon
Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: advice needed
Replies: 15
Views: 7184

Re: advice needed

Thought again. In more detail, it sound like your device is wired to run a single-phase motor on the voltage difference between two phases of a three-phase supply. This replaces "run on one phase of a three-phase supply" and I still think it's the arrangement used in my old job. Therefore,...
by Guy Rixon
Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:58 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: advice needed
Replies: 15
Views: 7184

Re: advice needed

Sounds like a single-phase motor rigged to work off one phase of a 3-phase supply. I understand that this is common practice in workshop tools; where I worked a while ago, the mech workshop was set up like that. Only hugely powerful motors need to connect to all three phases, and a bench drill isn't...
by Guy Rixon
Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest at Railwells 2014
Replies: 45
Views: 13703

Re: Scalefour Southwest at Railwells 2014

Thanks David, that's useful to know.

Guy
by Guy Rixon
Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest at Railwells 2014
Replies: 45
Views: 13703

Re: Scalefour Southwest at Railwells 2014

Where is the free parking for the show? (Yes, I know there will be signs, but I'd like some idea of where to go in case I miss a sign.)
by Guy Rixon
Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Semi-Circular Brick Arches
Replies: 11
Views: 6049

Re: Semi-Circular Brick Arches

Laser cutting is probably the way to go, but you could also consider making them on a die-cutting machine. The Silhouette cutters are supposed to be able to engrave lines in plastic card. My wife has a Silhouette die-cutter and she's away this week. I am planning to try it out on plasticard engravin...
by Guy Rixon
Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Exactoscale parallel axles and bearings
Replies: 4
Views: 2756

Re: Exactoscale parallel axles and bearings

I've built a few wagons with Exactoscale parallel bearings. They always have higher rolling resistance that well-arranged pinpoint bearings, but never to the point of locking the wheels ... except in the one case (later fixed) where I messed up the underframe and the axleguards were not parallel. Th...
by Guy Rixon
Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Boxpok Plan D...West Country Pacifics in P4
Replies: 41
Views: 14285

Re: Boxpok Plan D...West Country Pacifics in P4

Hi Howard, no I've not seen any of Bill's wheels except the photos on his site. Nor do I know of anybody who's used them. I have a Wainwright H class to build sometime fairly soon (next 2-3 years, anyway) and may get Bill's wheels for that since they're already available. For the types not yet avail...
by Guy Rixon
Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Guy Rixon
Topic: Printed buffers for wagons
Replies: 62
Views: 22454

Re: Printed buffers for wagons

Great idea Colin, I'll use that if I ever do wagons that had clips on their capping. I might try it on some 2FS models. Sadly, it doesn't apply to SECR stock, at least not in the Wainwright period. I've been back through the reference book and all the SER and SECR (post-merger) wagons have their cap...
by Guy Rixon
Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Guy Rixon
Topic: Printed buffers for wagons
Replies: 62
Views: 22454

Re: Printed buffers for wagons

Steve and Flymo: OK, you talked me into it. I'll upgrade the model wagon with some capping strips and extend the ironwork on the ends to represent bars passing through the hasps on the dropsides. Fixings for the capping strips will be conjectural and I'll just copy some other kind of wagon where the...
by Guy Rixon
Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:27 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Drilling crankpin holes Heath Robinson style
Replies: 20
Views: 7432

Re: Drilling crankpin holes Heath Robinson style

Thanks to all for good advice. The issue with the drill deflecting into the dimple was twofold: initially, I was trying to change the crank throw from 11" to 12" and catching the rim of the dimple. Subsequently, when I reset for an 11" throw, it was still deflecting, but that stopped ...
by Guy Rixon
Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Drilling crankpin holes Heath Robinson style
Replies: 20
Views: 7432

Drilling crankpin holes Heath Robinson style

I have on hand a set of Gibson wheels to go in an EasyChas for a Wainwright C class. The wheels are the old pattern of Gibson where the crankpin hole is not moulded but merely indicated by a dimple in the front face. I am trying to find a way to drill the holes accurately at the same crank throw in ...

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