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by Jol Wilkinson
Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Lever Frames
Replies: 93
Views: 82446

Re: Lever Frames

Going back to the idea of using little solenoids to lock the levers and so simulate a properly locked lever frame, it seems finding suitable solenoids could be difficult. Andrew http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/dc-d-frame-solenoid/0347652/ A bit expensive, also as it's a 'pull' type solenoid, it will ...
by Jol Wilkinson
Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: MRJ Binders
Replies: 189
Views: 63003

Re: MRJ Binders

Davey,

despite the choice of colour :( , I should like to order 14.

Jol
by Jol Wilkinson
Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: handrail LNWR
Replies: 4
Views: 2834

Re: handrail LNWR

Hello Jon, I'm sure that I've seen a drawing of a pipe'handrail support as I've described, although I'm not sure where in my collection of LNWR literature. It may have been for a large scale model. What you've described is undoubtedly correct. I don't have any GA's to hand for the 4mm kits that I de...
by Jol Wilkinson
Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: handrail LNWR
Replies: 4
Views: 2834

Re: handrail LNWR

Jon, IIRC, the ejector pipe sat in a "groove" in the support, which then had an outer hole for the smaller dia. handrail. This is difficult to model but the nearest way could be a long handrail knob with a groove filed in it for the ejector. A matching groove at right angles in the ejector...
by Jol Wilkinson
Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: MRJ Binders
Replies: 189
Views: 63003

Re: MRJ Binders

Davey, the photos confirm - for me - the other benefit of the Cordex binder. For given number of issues they are narrower. As space in my bookshelves is at a premium, I would want to go with the Cordex version. If you opt for the Wirex type, I'll get mine directly from Modern Bookbinders, as I can a...
by Jol Wilkinson
Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: MRJ Binders
Replies: 189
Views: 63003

Re: MRJ Binders

I've just found a flyer in one of the binders. It is a "Cordex" Binder, from Modern Bookbinders Ltd, so sounds like the same thing. The Cordex ones that I have hold twelve issues, the wire versions hold fourteen but are wider for a given number of issues. I would like to rebind my early MR...
by Jol Wilkinson
Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: MRJ Binders
Replies: 189
Views: 63003

Re: MRJ Binders

I have my early MRJs in "Wirex" binders (bought from WHS but no longer sold by them). I've found that the wire can rust, marking the magazines. I now use a black binder supplied by the LNWR Society for their Journals, but available without the printing on the spine. This has a slightly ela...
by Jol Wilkinson
Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Vehicle dynamics and trackholding
Topic: Wheel coning and trackholding
Replies: 40
Views: 16577

Re: Wheel coning and trackholding

Russ Elliott wrote:
Flymo748 wrote:Feynman rightly refers to the flanges as a safety mechanism, rather than the primary means to steering a vehicle around the curves.

The really cool dude was called Brunel,

Toot! Toot!


With that hat? I think there has been too much imbibing of the old Toot. :lol:

Jol
by Jol Wilkinson
Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:21 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Carrs' Solder Stripper
Replies: 9
Views: 5762

Re: Carrs' Solder Stripper

Paul, I once found that the Solder Stripper would not only remove excess solder, it could also dismantle soldered joints. It wasn't very selective in its action. As solder takes paint better than brass, why not use a liquid flux and spread the excess into a thin film where possible. It can then be m...
by Jol Wilkinson
Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Lining instruments
Replies: 11
Views: 8299

Re: Lining instruments

Hi All I have seen good results with the Bob moore pen but just never got on with mine, I am going to switch back to a good quality bow pen. If someone wants to make a sensible offer for my bob moore pen id be happy to see it go to someone who can make good use of it. PM me if interested, Cheers Ji...
by Jol Wilkinson
Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Lining instruments
Replies: 11
Views: 8299

Re: Lining instruments

Mike,

those look like older Rotring tubular nib pen I have. I wouldn't ever consider putting paint through them, if they are the type with the central wire.

At that price though, they are worth a punt.

Jol
by Jol Wilkinson
Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:06 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: rolling road bearings
Replies: 10
Views: 5873

Re: rolling road bearings

I think the size rather depends on the minimum wheel size you will be running on the rolling road. The smaller the wheel, the smaller the bearings need to be to get them close enough to support the wheel. Squires supply bearings, as do ModelBearings (part of the ModelFixings company). This type of s...
by Jol Wilkinson
Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:06 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: rolling road bearings
Replies: 9
Views: 4780

Re: rolling road bearings

I think the size rather depends on the minimum wheel size you will be running on the rolling road. The smaller the wheel, the smaller the bearings need to be to get them close enough to support the wheel. Squires supply bearings, as do ModelBearings (part of the ModelFixings company). This type of s...
by Jol Wilkinson
Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Etching primer base coat
Replies: 9
Views: 7126

Re: Etching primer base coat

Bryan,

I would recommend option b or c, or preferably both.

I have just spayed some LNWR carriages, using PP etched primer (grey) followed by red oxide. The LNWR coack lake has poor covering power and I expect crimson lake will be the same, so the red oxide gives a good base.

Jol
by Jol Wilkinson
Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Painting Brass
Replies: 1
Views: 3310

Re: Painting Brass

I would think that both the thinners and the vinegar act as degreasers, anyway. The vinegar may slightly etch the surface of the brass, although phosphoric acid probably would also do that (Phosflux or Carr's Acidip). Provided the paint adheres to the brass, then only handling would wear it. The fin...
by Jol Wilkinson
Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:58 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 5ft 2in 15 spoke wheels.
Replies: 6
Views: 3614

Re: 5ft 2in 15 spoke wheels.

Going by memory (that could be a mistake) as all my reference books are in the workshop, I think that the LNWR Cauliflowers, Watford Tanks , DX's and 19" Goods were all 5' 2 1/2" 15 spoke. At London Road Models, I know John Redrup would be very happy to see Colin produce these wheels to ma...
by Jol Wilkinson
Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAG MEETING 20th SEPTEMBER 2011 ACCOUNT
Replies: 2
Views: 2475

Re: NAG MEETING 20th SEPTEMBER 2011 ACCOUNT

Ken, on behalf of John Redrup of London Road Models, who manufacturers the RSU featured by Raymond Whalley in his article, I should like to point out the following. Raymond's photographs show the tip of the carbon probe glowing red hot. Neither John or the late Mike Grey who designed the LRM RSU, co...
by Jol Wilkinson
Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAG meeting 6 September 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 5182

Re: NAG meeting 6 September 2011

Armchair Modeller wrote:So that's over £1000 just to get started in P4, never mind track, baseboards, controllers etc! :shock: Suddenly, OO9 sounds much more attractive :D



Who said anything about P4?

If you want to model better and quicker in any scale/gauge then the same applies. ;)
by Jol Wilkinson
Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:36 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAG meeting 6 September 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 5182

Re: NAG meeting 6 September 2011

Martin, Although £165 is a lot of money, this should be seen in perspective. Cost of 4mm etched kit £85 - £135 (from the same supplier as the RSU, London Road Models, up to £185 elsewhere). Wheels, motor etc. to complete £60 - £120. Soldering station, £90 upwards, specialist chassis building jig £17...
by Jol Wilkinson
Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Prototype LNWR templates required.
Replies: 8
Views: 4592

Re: Prototype LNWR templates required.

Brian,

is the attached may be what you are looking for?

Jol

P.S. Click on it to open the file

LNWR track drawings.tif
by Jol Wilkinson
Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Electro magnets for AJs
Replies: 65
Views: 23750

Re: Electro magnets for AJs

Also available from Andrew at MSE.

I've been testing one for the extension to London Road and found it draws 1.75A, so will need suitably rated switches and ideally a protection diode across the feed.

Jol
by Jol Wilkinson
Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:05 am
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Power supply
Replies: 34
Views: 16172

Re: Power supply

David,

take a look at the Gaugemaster site, they do a selection of cased PSUs, albeit expensive.

Jol
by Jol Wilkinson
Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: LNWR coaching plum
Replies: 2
Views: 2578

Re: LNWR coaching plum

Andy, a slightly more involved answer is to spray up a sample of Pheonix Precision LNWR Coach Plum and take that to your local car refinishing paint supplier. They can match your sample and most can supply aerosols. I did the same some years ago and was able to get some cellulose made up for use wit...
by Jol Wilkinson
Mon May 09, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: CSBs and the Single Bogie
Replies: 33
Views: 18176

Re: CSBs and the Single Bogie

Sorry - perhaps I didn't explain myself very well - in the current diagram on Bill Bedford's web site the CSB arrangement seems a little different to that drawn in the original post on this thread - particularly the bogie, where the ends of the springy beam seem to be loose on the BB diagram. I not...
by Jol Wilkinson
Fri May 06, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: CSBs and the Single Bogie
Replies: 33
Views: 18176

Re: CSBs and the Single Bogie

Will, I see the LRM sprung bogie as being aimed at keeping the wheels on the track, rather than providing a finite amount of support for the loco (although this may be heresy to some CSB afficianados). Bear in mind that LRM kits are intended to be accessible to builders in all 4mm gauges and who wil...

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