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by Jol Wilkinson
Thu May 05, 2011 7:20 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: CSBs and the Single Bogie
Replies: 33
Views: 18164

Re: CSBs and the Single Bogie

I agree that Trevor's idea could provide the answer. It provides what is effectively the same idea as the sprung bogie in several London Road Models kits, which customer feedback indicates does work (even in OO). The attached shows a simplified version of the assembly drawing from the instructions. ...
by Jol Wilkinson
Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Which controller?
Replies: 26
Views: 15473

Re: Which controller?

Martin, although those suppliers have ceased production, Modelex make a good unit, Pictroller has arrived on the scene, the KPC (or is it KCP?) has been re-introduced by All Components. Gaugemaster and Morley both produce "traditional" boxed controller/PSUs. There may also be others, so pe...
by Jol Wilkinson
Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Which controller?
Replies: 26
Views: 15473

Re: Which controller?

Getting back to David's original enquiry, he asked about controllers with momentum/braking. The orignal Pentroller "two knob" version had that, which is replicated in the Pictroller. The hand held Pentroller didn't have M/B but the hand held version of the Pictroller does. We use Pentrolle...
by Jol Wilkinson
Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Which controller?
Replies: 26
Views: 15473

Re: Which controller?

David,

The Pictroller is said to be the" modern" version of the Pentroller http://www.malcolmsminiatures.co.uk/mr_ctrl.html.

Although they don't get a mention often, the L&NWRS were trying them out on Clarendon and I have heard a couple of other good reports of them.

Jol
by Jol Wilkinson
Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Servo Twitch
Replies: 19
Views: 11782

Re: Servo Twitch

David,

rather off topic, but I would welcome your views on the Pictroller. Do you have the Hand Held version orthe larger panel mount type.

I have both versions of the Pentroller at present but may need an additional controller soon.

Jol
by Jol Wilkinson
Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Lancashire & Yorkshire railway Highflyer drawing
Replies: 4
Views: 2310

Re: Lancashire & Yorkshire railway Highflyer drawing

Simon, a GA would be a much better guide for someone designing an etched kit. Model drawings, unless very detailed, aren't usually sufficient (the GER Society drawings are a good example of those that do provide sufficient information). Whilke the RM drawing will provide a guide, I wouldn't expect i...
by Jol Wilkinson
Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Replacements for Anchorage Motors
Replies: 4
Views: 4761

Re: Replacements for Anchorage Motors

John, London Road Models sell the Mashima range of motors including the 10XX range, 15, 20 or 24 mm long (http://www.londonroadmodels.co.uk.). These have a 1.5mm shaft so are a direct replacement for the DS10 in that sense. However, the end mounting screws on the 10xx are 8.5 mm apart whereas the DS...
by Jol Wilkinson
Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Building a Robinson 4-6-0
Replies: 38
Views: 16427

Re: Building a Robinson 4-6-0

John, you've got two sets of chassis spacers by the looks of it. If you are going to offer it for EM (or OO), you might want to think about some blanking plates for the hornblock cut-outs. That will enable those modellers, such as Roy Jackson, who might want the model but can't bring themselves to s...
by Jol Wilkinson
Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Top wipers
Replies: 21
Views: 10564

Re: Top wipers

Like others I too heard (and believed) the theory about PB pickups and steel tyres. So all my locos have been built using either brass wire pickups or PB strip with brass rubbing pads at the tyre contact point. Going back to David's original posting, I have a LRM Precursor Tank 4-4-2T which is fitte...
by Jol Wilkinson
Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: Paul Willis
Topic: Beer and Buckjumpers
Replies: 831
Views: 68050

Re: Beer and Buckjumpers

Paul, the LRM hornguide casting is 10.9mm wide across the "backplate". The bearings are 4.25mm deep, but that includes a circular extension that can be easily filed off (it's useful when checking the fit of the bearing into the guide), reducing the depth to 3.25mm. The inward projection of...
by Jol Wilkinson
Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: Paul Willis
Topic: Beer and Buckjumpers
Replies: 831
Views: 68050

Re: Beer and Buckjumpers

Paul,

you could try LRM cast brass hornblocks. I think they are wider than the HL ones. If you let me know the width of the frame slots, I'll check a couple from my own collection tomorrow.

Jol
by Jol Wilkinson
Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: LNWR Railmotor
Replies: 12
Views: 8893

Re: LNWR Railmotor

Mark, Philip Millard, the recognised authority on LNWR Carriages, has just advised through the LNWR Society forum as follows; "Authentic upholstery colours unknown, but I associate blue with first class. I would have suggested green or perhaps fawn/light brown with a pattern." That's as go...
by Jol Wilkinson
Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:44 am
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: LNWR Railmotor
Replies: 12
Views: 8893

Re: LNWR Railmotor

Hello Mark, I think it is reasonable to suppose that the seat material used by the Bluebell would be based on a sample from the preserved coach before it was restored. Whether that was original LNWR material is difficult to say. Unfortunately, while there is a lot of information about LNWR carriages...
by Jol Wilkinson
Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: LNWR Railmotor
Replies: 12
Views: 8893

Re: LNWR Railmotor

Hello Mark, I don't have to hand the two books most likely to give some guidance on this, the HMRS LNWR Liveries or West Coast Joint Stock. However, at the Wigan Show there was a 7mm LNWR Observation Coach on the TMS stand which also had the reversible seats backs (tram seats?). The upholstery was p...
by Jol Wilkinson
Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Loctite 603
Replies: 9
Views: 7704

Re: Loctite 603

Tim,

Squires list 603 (and other Loctite products) in their Tools Catalogue on page 287.

Jol
by Jol Wilkinson
Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: Area Groups
Topic: London Road (was Possible East Suffolk Area Group)
Replies: 6
Views: 5629

Re: Possible East Suffolk Area Group

Hi Andy, yes, we got the layout and the new boards for the "extension" set up in the Angela Cobbold Hall . Everything worked okay, after we had replaced four more droppers (the lesson to be learned is not to solder these to the underside of the rail with solder paint - twenty years on dry ...
by Jol Wilkinson
Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: LNWR Railmotor
Replies: 12
Views: 8893

Re: LNWR Railmotor

Hi Mark, I started on an LNWR Raillmotor many years ago, but it was beyond my skills at the time, so I sold it unfinished. I'd like another go now, but Blacksmith no longer list it and I haven't noticed one on eBay, so I'll have to content myself with (slowly) building more LNWR carriages. Regards, ...
by Jol Wilkinson
Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:48 am
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: LNWR Railmotor
Replies: 12
Views: 8893

Re: LNWR Railmotor

Mark, there is a drawing of the 57' version in LNWR Coaches by Jenkinson on page 148. This shows seating for 24 passengers in each of the two open "saloons". The seats are in two rows of six, either side of the aisle. It is a little difficult to work out exactly how they are laid out but i...
by Jol Wilkinson
Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: Area Groups
Topic: London Road (was Possible East Suffolk Area Group)
Replies: 6
Views: 5629

Re: Possible East Suffolk Area Group

Nigel, thanks for the update on the S/N area group. I had seen mention of it in the Blue Sheet, but hadn't seen anything about the group's activities. A couple of other S4 members in the Ipswich area that I had spoken to some while ago didn't mention it either. The invite to pop along to the London ...
by Jol Wilkinson
Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: Area Groups
Topic: London Road (was Possible East Suffolk Area Group)
Replies: 6
Views: 5629

London Road (was Possible East Suffolk Area Group)

I'm setting up London Road this coming weekend, in a local village hall, for a test session before the layout's next outing in January. I'll also be setting up the new baseboards for the "extension" to convert the terminus into a through station. The location is between Ipswich and Woodbri...
by Jol Wilkinson
Sat Oct 30, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Eastwood L&Y; A Layout in a Weekend – Can they do it?
Replies: 44
Views: 24058

Re: Eastwood L&Y; A Layout in a Weekend – Can they do it?

Mark,

what is the case that you've used for the leccy bits.

Jol
by Jol Wilkinson
Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:24 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Caledonian Railway
Replies: 17
Views: 9444

Re: Caledonian Railway

There has recently been some discussion within the L&NWR Society about Caledonian engines working south of Carlisle. It was very rare on L&NWR routes, probably due to loading gauge restrictions.
by Jol Wilkinson
Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:35 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Cosmetic tiebars - is this a Society etch?
Replies: 18
Views: 7387

Re: Cosmetic tiebars - is this a Society etch?

Keith,

thanks for that. Now I understand what all the bits do.

I've already assembled some Masokits tiebars for the London Road Extension, which are quite effective, so I'll stick with those for the present.
However the lock stretcher parts may come in useful for the facing point locks.
Jol
by Jol Wilkinson
Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Cosmetic tiebars - is this a Society etch?
Replies: 18
Views: 7387

Re: Cosmetic tiebars - is this a Society etch?

Keith,

would it be possible to post a copy of the instructions on here, please.

I too have one of the etches but cannot find the instructions. I have had a good look at the etch but still cannot work out how they go together.

Regards,

Jol
by Jol Wilkinson
Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: John's flux
Replies: 28
Views: 12824

Re: John's flux

Rubbish Jol. At the dilution rate at which we use flux it is pretty much non corrosive. Are you saying that Carr's flux should not be posted? I have no doubt that Carr's flux is constantly posted everywhere and anywhere without the slightest problem. Or do you think that my flux is somehow differen...

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