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by 45609
Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: P4 Starter Pack A: 16T Steel Mineral Wagon
Replies: 99
Views: 23115

Re: A wagon tutorial

Finally, a word on the soldering of spring steel wire to brass, or nickel silver, for that matter. Much musing has taken place over the difficulty of doing this and the special fluxes needed to achieve a secure bond. I have used Laco flux, a yellow greasy like substance, which can be washed off wit...
by 45609
Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Quartering 3mm axles with GW Models Wheel press
Replies: 10
Views: 3260

Re: Bachmann Jinty wheels

Thanks for confirming Terry. As useful as they are I still can’t believe someone paid £92 for a second-hand GW wheel press on eBay when a brand new one is available from the manufacturer for £24.50 and George, according to his MRJ advert, does mail order both UK and World? Crazy!! Prepare to be ama...
by 45609
Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:13 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Stanier brake van chassis
Replies: 14
Views: 3897

Re: Stanier brake van chassis

LMS coach bogie springs and axle boxes Paul? Axle box looks about right but not enough spring laminations or J hangers. This is what we're looking for.... image.jpeg ISTR the axle box casting in the now out of production Connoisseur kit for the LMS standard 20T brake van was good. I do not know if t...
by 45609
Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 274
Views: 74232

Re: A Highland Miscellany

Looks very nice Mark. The castings seem to have come out well.

ATB...Morgan
by 45609
Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2015
Replies: 123
Views: 29931

Re: Scaleforum 2015

Andy W wrote:Is it "take the Mickey out of Tim week"?


It's on for the whole of Septimber.....

Also instead of trying to make humorous comments I'll also add my thanks to the Scaleforum organising team. A good job done by all.

Morgan
by 45609
Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2015
Replies: 123
Views: 29931

Re: Scaleforum 2015

Tim Venton?
by 45609
Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Ultrscale crankpin question
Replies: 23
Views: 4840

Re: Ultrscale crankpin question

Bob, Glad to hear that we have convinced you. You also asked the following question. The one you've given the link for (290) says it is disassembled with heat applied. Have you experienced any problems in this regard? I've never had a problem using heat to get a joint undone (that goes for both thre...
by 45609
Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Ultrscale crankpin question
Replies: 23
Views: 4840

Re: Ultrscale crankpin question

Bob, As far as I know Loctite 290 is a general purpose thread locker and not just for use on ferrous metals. http://www.loctite.co.uk/loctite-4087.htm?nodeid=8802623848449 There is a huge range of Loctite compounds for all sorts of applications so there may be one that is optimised for this. I seem ...
by 45609
Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Ultrscale crankpin question
Replies: 23
Views: 4840

Re: Ultrscale crankpin question

As I said in my previous post I use a modified Romford screwdriver (available from Markits). The photo below shows an unmodified one as it is the best picture I could find with a quick google search. The modification is quite simple. The outer edges of the two prongs are chamfered with a file so tha...
by 45609
Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Ultrscale crankpin question
Replies: 23
Views: 4840

Re: Ultrscale crankpin question

A photo of a loco I've worked on recently shows what I believe is being described. Sorry the con-rod is partially obscuring the nut. I use a modified Romford screwdriver to tighten the nut.

image.jpg


Morgan
by 45609
Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Romford hand rail knobs for CSBs
Replies: 2
Views: 998

Re: Romford hand rail knobs for CSBs

Ian, Use the long WD type. Drill the holes in the frames so they are a tight fit on the main diameter of the handrail knob. This enables you to align the holes longitudinally with the holes in the tags on top of your horn blocks. Once you're happy that the spring runs straight through all holes with...
by 45609
Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: PDK models website missing
Replies: 9
Views: 2271

Re: PDK models website missing

Ah yes.....viewing a cached page from yesterday. A refresh gives me the same message. Probably "a you haven't paid" thing.
by 45609
Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: PDK models website missing
Replies: 9
Views: 2271

Re: PDK models website missing

Alive and well here....

http://www.pdkmodels.co.uk/
by 45609
Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 274
Views: 74232

Re: A Highland Miscellany

Some interesting thoughts and discussion on body to chassis attachment methods. Just to add another variation to the mix I have got into the habit of not trying to solder a nut (from my experience of kit, typically 8 or 10BA) to the upper surface of a running plate. Instead I always replace the nut ...
by 45609
Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Nottingham 3F's
Replies: 2
Views: 1022

Re: Nottingham 3F's

Brassmasters

Image
by 45609
Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Drill bits - is titanium worthwhile?
Replies: 25
Views: 6245

Re: Drill bits - is titanium worthwhile?

Re drilling speeds. Read pages 90-93 of this.

Model Engineers Handbook

No doubt you'll find other interesting stuff in there too.
by 45609
Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2014
Replies: 197
Views: 37426

Re: Scaleforum 2014

Flymo748 wrote:I set this and check it using a Bill Bedford buffer height gauge mounted on the end of my "gauging board" which has featured here a few times before


That's not one of Bill's buffer height gauges.
by 45609
Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Metric Nuts and Bolts
Replies: 13
Views: 2953

Re: Metric Nuts and Bolts

You could view the website through google translate. Knupfer in english However I found that the e-commerce facility will not work when vieiwing the website this way. The solution is to view through two windows. One in english to identify the parts you want and one german to select and place your or...
by 45609
Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Metric Nuts and Bolts
Replies: 13
Views: 2953

Re: Metric Nuts and Bolts

http://www.scalehardware.com/miniature-hex-bolts-c-1 for the M0.5

http://knupfer.info/shop/ brush up on your German and you'll find lots of interesting stuff here too.
by 45609
Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Dean Goods
Replies: 13
Views: 3547

Re: Dean Goods

David,

I'm intrigued as to why you would prefer the Mallard kit over a Finney?

Morgan
by 45609
Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Another Round...
Replies: 323
Views: 62010

Re: Another Round...

Hi Paul, You could try discs of clear acetate. Like the stuff OHP view foils (remember them) were made from. Cut the discs out using a paper hole punch and attach with a couple of small dabs of PVA on a cocktail stick at the edge. When that is set I usually paint the glazing both sides with a couple...
by 45609
Fri May 30, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Quartering 3mm axles with GW Models Wheel press
Replies: 10
Views: 3260

Re: Bachmann Jinty wheels

I'm at a loss, how do you manage to get them on off square? I always press them against a back to back gauge and that works 100% reliably for me. In the bad old days of variable quality Gibson wheels I found it was quite common for the wheel pushed on with the wheel press to have a few thou of wobb...
by 45609
Thu May 29, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Quartering 3mm axles with GW Models Wheel press
Replies: 10
Views: 3260

Re: Bachmann Jinty wheels

As an aside is George still making the wheel press? I only ask as someone paid £92 for a secondhand one on Ebay last week! I made a useful modification to my wheel press by adding some plasticard shims so that the wheels are pressed onto the axles by the rims. It makes them getting them on squarely ...
by 45609
Wed May 21, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Ultrascale Conversion Proposals
Replies: 60
Views: 11361

Re: Ultrascale Conversion Proposals

.....he instead paid them to fit P4 tyres to the existing RTR wheel centres, a process which would cost anyone following him the trivial sum of about £230...... Hmmm.... the price I charged to "pendlenton" a set of 6 driving wheels recently was much less than that. Must have a rethink... ...
by 45609
Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2014
Replies: 97
Views: 23559

Re: Scalefour North 2014

I think I agree with Martin, the problem stems from giving advance information as to what would be available. Um, what problem occurred because of this? I think one on RMW did grumble that they may have been tempted to come to the show on the strength on it. As I see it, there are complaints about ...

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