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- Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:38 pm
- Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
- Topic: Water Mills
- Replies: 10
- Views: 4822
Speaking as a non-expert... In all the water mills I've seen (and I've visited a few preserved ones), the wheel runs in one direction only. Some of the internal machinery, like the powered sack-hoists, depends on this. In a tide mill, AFAIK, the operation is to trap the water on the flood tide and t...
- Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:44 pm
- Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
- Topic: Grub screws for Portescap Final drive gears
- Replies: 18
- Views: 9079
Eileen's sell M1.6 cheesehead screws that might be modified to make grub screws. However, they only sell brass ones, not steel.
As far as the GWR goes: http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/34512-when-did-the-gwr-start-painting-the-brake-van-handrails-white/#entry366409 That would seem to suggest that it is likely they were _not_ painted white in period 1906-1908 (or in 1910 for my 6 wheel AA1 brake van if I bui...
- Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:14 pm
- Forum: Where to Find?
- Topic: Material for tyres - 946 alloy
- Replies: 18
- Views: 6882
When I asked about aluminium wheels for locomotives in the 2mm Association forum, I was told that it had been tried and pitting due to electrical arcing was a big problem.
- Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:52 pm
- Forum: Road Vehicles and Figures
- Topic: Edwardian Figures
- Replies: 91
- Views: 34971
We should, of course, be careful not to confuse Edwardian figurines with Victorian ones. In fact, to get really picky, we should distinguish early from late Edwardian. Styles changed quite rapidly in the first years of the 20th century. For example, googling for "Edwardian fashion" in the ...
I wouldn't have used a tube at all, but if you insist on using one a piece of 1.5mm ID tube with exactoscale bearings in each end would be mechanically much sounder. Quite. The idea of the tube is that the bearings are kept in good alignment so the friction is lower. This may or may not work and I ...
I tried a variant of the Denny springing, but for a four-wheeled coach. I used 0.315mm phospher-bronze wire for the springs, and the axle bearings were the Exactoscale kind set into a brass tube (2mm OD, 1.5mm ID). The springs are just soldered to the tube. The spring support is a hoop of brass wire...
If you're feeling a bit more DIY, Peter Denny adopted an internal bearing solution in 1960 for his wide gauge - it's the original 4mm sprung bogie (he held the bearing plates in a little wooden jig when soldering on the bits of spring) Do you know if the bearing plates ran in guides or whether they...
The other products, watercress, butter and 'Dorset Blue' cheese would I imaging need faster transport. For the watercress, possibly a dedicated fruit van? There is a kit for one on eBay at the moment, auction ending this evening: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Great-Western-Wagons-GWR-Dia-Y2-Fruit-Van-4...
+1 for springing. You could use either the Bill Bedford parts or the Exactoscale parts (from C&L; these are somewhat more expensive and you need to use the matching wheels with sleeve bearings instead of pinpoints). The Morgan Design underframes look nice and I love the way that the axleguards b...
I've just looked at a model of an Open C. The rodding that runs along the length of the wagon is offset to one side, very roughly a quarter of the way across the space between the solebars. At each end, there is one V-hanger attached to the back of the solebar, next to the hand lever, and the matchi...
One is of particular interest as if it really existed it must have run on the Bridport Branch as it has a Bridport Brewery livery. This Brewery was founded in 1794 and still exists today. Their website doesn't mention the using the railway for distribution, only that it used traditional horse-drawn...
If you want to model this particular kind of four-wheeled siphon, that's great. However, would the ex-D&S kit for a six-wheeled siphon suit? It's back in production by Brassmasters. I think it represents diagram O4. These were certainly in use in 1910.
I believe that graphics professionals would use a spray adhesive for this kind of job: something like this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/3M-400ml-Spray-Mount-Adhesive/dp/B000J6D4SA . I have an old can of a similar product. The instructions say, for permanent bonding of absorbent materials, to spray one s...
- Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:26 pm
- Forum: Wagons
- Topic: Wheels and bearings for Bill Bedford's wagon's kits
- Replies: 15
- Views: 7699
At the start of this thread, I suggested that I might use Exactoscale bearings and wheelsets in the Bedford suspension. I've now tried this. I used the 2mm o/d parallel bearings and the normal, parallel-ended axles. The Exactoscale bearings don't poke as far into the axleboxes as pinpoint bearings, ...
- Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:11 pm
- Forum: Painting and Weathering
- Topic: Airbrushing varnish: advice sought
- Replies: 62
- Views: 28721
I need to varnish some wagons and will later need to varnish coaches. Having had bad experiences with spray-can varnish in the past, I'm planning to use an airbrush. I've airbrushed paint with success but never tried varnish, so I'm seeking guidance. Are there any differences between spraying paint ...
As to buying Loctite 603 in 10ml size, here's one supplier: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Loctite-603-General-Purpose-Retaining/dp/B002T90JII/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1362850415&sr=8-1.
Googling, I found Loctite's own listing of products: http://www.loctite.co.uk/cps/rde/xchg/henkel_uke/hs.xsl/fullproduct-list-loctite-4995.htm?countryCode=uke&BU=industrial&parentredDotUID=productfinder&redDotUID=productfinder¶m2=mode%3Dfull%7C . The shaft-retainer potions are al...
- Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:39 pm
- Forum: Coaches and NPCS
- Topic: BR Mark 2 coach buffer beams
- Replies: 6
- Views: 4046
Interesting. The coach in the upper picture has an empty bracket on the opposite side of the buckeye from the air-brake hoses. Does this imply that it used to be dual-braked and was later converted to air-brake only?
- Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:54 am
- Forum: Coaches and NPCS
- Topic: Detailing coach rooves
- Replies: 30
- Views: 14322
And sometimes the old spelling matters on the model. I'm building stock for a SECR, 1905 layout. The SER wrote "break van" on the sides of goods brake vans and the SECR changed that to "brake van" when the joint management committee started. There might have been some transitiona...
- Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:55 am
- Forum: Exhibitions
- Topic: St Albans Show 12/13 January
- Replies: 16
- Views: 7506
As well as the P4 layouts, I was particularly struck by Woodhead and Brafferton in N & 2mm fs, respectively. Yes, I liked Woodhead too, and I'm still trying to work out what was especially attractive about it. Not the complexities of the operation (double-track plain line, no shunting). Not the...
- Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:00 pm
- Forum: Electrics
- Topic: Software for documenting Electrical Wiring?
- Replies: 14
- Views: 8803
A few years ago, when I still had a Windows computer, I used Smartdraw for line drawings and found it quite nice to use. It has a mode for drawing circuit diagrams. However, never used the electrical-symbols library myself.