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by Jol Wilkinson
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: North East Essex (NEEAG)
Topic: NEEAG June meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 1843

NEEAG June meeting

NEEAG's June meeting will be held on Thursday, 28th June, at 7:00 in the usual venue: The Colchester Society of Model and Experimental Engineers Clubhouse 13a President Road Colchester CO3 9ED Activities will include further work on the group's Lavenham project and a "show and tell" sessio...
by Jol Wilkinson
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: London Road Models temporary business disruption
Replies: 9
Views: 4049

London Road Models temporary business disruption

Unfortunately, John Redrup is currently indisposed and awaiting an urgent operation. He is therefore regrettably unable to deal with any enquiries, orders, packing or despatch. As soon as he is fully recovered, and able to resume running London Road Models, notification will be posted in the News se...
by Jol Wilkinson
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: North East Essex (NEEAG)
Topic: NEEAG May meeting
Replies: 5
Views: 2711

Re: NEEAG May meeting

I'll ask Richard to explain it.
by Jol Wilkinson
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: North East Essex (NEEAG)
Topic: NEEAG May meeting
Replies: 5
Views: 2711

Re: NEEAG May meeting

Eight members attended and we had a jolly time. Richard M demonstrated cutting hinge slots in etched brass coach sides using a Proxxon miniature milling machine. Various aspects of the Lavenham project were discussed including invisible track feeds using cast brass chairs, etc. but no actual modelli...
by Jol Wilkinson
Thu May 31, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Ultrascale Updates
Replies: 56
Views: 15579

Re: Ultrascale now closed to new orders

Nigel,

the 3MM Society wheels were manufactured for them by David Stapleton (Sharman Wheels). I don't know if that is still the case.

Jol
by Jol Wilkinson
Thu May 31, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Ultrascale Updates
Replies: 56
Views: 15579

Re: Ultrascale now closed to new orders

It's hardly the time to get a sad on. "If you build it, they will come!" Pertinently, if the demand is there, they will build it. Bernie Recent history shows that such an optimistic outlook might be rather misplaced. The Ultrascale announcement shows the fragility of supply of some produc...
by Jol Wilkinson
Wed May 30, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Hardwicke
Topic: 14XX
Replies: 23
Views: 6098

Re: 14XX

I've forgotten which black hole Sharman Wheels fell into. The Stapletons of Essex, who are better known for Phoenix Precsion Paints. It is still possible to obtain a batch of wheels if your are willing to commit to sufficient quantity. One reason given for the effective cessation of supply is the w...
by Jol Wilkinson
Thu May 24, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: North East Essex (NEEAG)
Topic: NEEAG May meeting
Replies: 5
Views: 2711

NEEAG May meeting

NEEAG's May meeting will be held on Thursday, 31st May, at 7:00 in the usual venue: The Colchester Society of Model and Experimental Engineers Clubhouse 13a President Road Colchester CO3 9ED Activities will include further work on the groups Lavenham project and a "show and tell" session o...
by Jol Wilkinson
Mon May 07, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Pentroller repairs
Replies: 50
Views: 14442

Re: Pentroller repairs

Yes, the component with the polarity markings would be a rectifier.
by Jol Wilkinson
Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: North East Essex (NEEAG)
Topic: NEEAG April meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 1366

Re: NEEAG April meeting

Eight members attended Thursdays meeting. Following a couple of earlier daytime working sessions on the Lavenham project, a busy evening ensued with more enthusiastic activity. NEEAG April 2018.jpg On the right Richard is riveting timbers for the crossing in the goods yard, while Keith works on the ...
by Jol Wilkinson
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: North East Essex (NEEAG)
Topic: NEEAG April meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 1366

NEEAG April meeting

NEEAG's April meeting will be held this Thursday, 26th April, at 7:00 in the usual venue: The Colchester Society of Model and Experimental Engineers Clubhouse 13a President Road Colchester CO3 9ED Following a couple of recent daytime sessions in the CSMEE clubhouse, when we made some good progress w...
by Jol Wilkinson
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum North 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 16167

Re: Scaleforum North 2018

I came away with more money than I took, thanks to the efficiently run B&B, being busy helping out at LRM and not needing anything.

Excellent show, great atmosphere.
by Jol Wilkinson
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Pentroller repairs
Replies: 50
Views: 14442

Re: Pentroller repairs

Michael, a further trip up to the workshop to investigate the HH Pentroller. The delinquent resistor in question is in the -ve line from the onboard rectifier to the direction switch inputs (the switch is adjacent). So presumably acts as a voltage/current reducer. The problem may be that a short cir...
by Jol Wilkinson
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Pentroller repairs
Replies: 50
Views: 14442

Re: Pentroller repairs

Unless the red is the tolerance indicator, although 2% is unusual in most applications. The colour at the other end could be gold, which is 5% and more likely. There are no colours visible on the resistor on my HH unit, the outer case having mostly flaked off. I am satisfied with the reading I got, ...
by Jol Wilkinson
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Pentroller repairs
Replies: 50
Views: 14442

Re: Pentroller repairs

I have opened up my HH Pentroller to find that it is the same version as Hardwicke's. And, guess what, the same resistor show signs of overheating. So, no identifiable markings but testing with a Multimeter shows a resistance of 4.9 ohms. So it is probably a 4.7 Ohm rated resistor. As it is possible...
by Jol Wilkinson
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: London Road Models LNWR D12 Timber wagon kit
Replies: 1
Views: 1302

London Road Models LNWR D12 Timber wagon kit

London Road Models LNWR D12 Timber wagon This single bolster dumb buffer wagon was built in large quantities from 1870, with over 1400 passing into LMS ownership. Conversion to sprung buffers began in 1913, when they were fitted with the self contained RCH type. Originally fitted with direct action ...
by Jol Wilkinson
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Pentroller repairs
Replies: 50
Views: 14442

Re: Pentroller repairs

Paul, I bought a Bench Power Supply which is very useful for both testing locos (voltage and current readout), checking motors, testing electronic bits, etc.; https://www.rapidonline.com/basetech-bt-153-bench-psu-single-output-0-15vdc-0-3a-45w-64-6084 Not much more expensive than the HH Pentroller f...
by Jol Wilkinson
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Pentroller repairs
Replies: 50
Views: 14442

Re: Pentroller repairs

The handheld Pentroller shown differs from the one I had a problem with. I think Stuart Hine may have changed the pcb design at least once. Mine had a small IC on the soldered side that had burnt out, apparently a resistor array although I couldn't identify it as the makings had gone. I contacted St...
by Jol Wilkinson
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Bob Moore Lining pens
Replies: 10
Views: 4050

Re: Bob Moore Lining pens

Adrian, do you have a copy of the instruction? Those mention mentions adding a drop of lighter fluid,as David says, on top of the paint to reduce surface tension. Gently blowing on top of the paint ix also suppose to get it to flow. I wonder if a drop of thinners first, then paint, then lighter flui...
by Jol Wilkinson
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Bob Moore Lining pens
Replies: 10
Views: 4050

Re: Bob Moore Lining pens

I Have a Bob Moore pen with fine and standard nibs and also find that the standard works well with virtually any modelling enamel paint, but the fine nib is very inconsistent. I've tried gloss and satin, as well as thinning with white spirit or cigarette lighter fluid. I also bought the finest of th...
by Jol Wilkinson
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: North East Essex (NEEAG)
Topic: NEEAG March meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 919

NEEAG March meeting

NEEAG's March meeting has been postponed to Thursday 5th April as several of the members are involved in the London Road expedition to the York MRS over Easter. The meeting will be held at 7:00 in the usual venue: The Colchester Society of Model and Experimental Engineers Clubhouse 13a President Roa...
by Jol Wilkinson
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Soldering mazak
Replies: 15
Views: 5377

Re: Sildering mazak

Your Lordship,

this thread in that other place may help;

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index. ... ast-metal/
by Jol Wilkinson
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Proscenium arch size?
Replies: 30
Views: 9635

Re: Proscenium arch size?

Some contradictions appearing here, especially where exhibiting layouts are concerned. I support Iain's views that layouts should be well presented (and both own and have read his books), but we have to adapt those ideas to suit our own circumstances. Scaleforum and ExpoEM don't provide barriers, bu...
by Jol Wilkinson
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Proscenium arch size?
Replies: 30
Views: 9635

Re: Proscenium arch size?

I have shown this photo, not because it shows anything special, but illustrates one approach to "managing" the height of the viewing window. P1010326.JPG The black curtain pelmets are attached to the light boxes with Velcro, so for a permanent layout could be adjusted until you get to the ...
by Jol Wilkinson
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: what flux for white metal?
Replies: 18
Views: 6784

Re: what flux for white metal?

I don't know the composition of Eames flux but a less aggressive flux is better with w/m. Stronger fluxes can leach out impurities in the metal, blackening the surface and making it more difficult for the solder to bond. I use LRM 6% Phosphoric acid flux on w/m and 12% on brass and n/s. Those who li...

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