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by Jol Wilkinson
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: New 4mm Scale Deltic from Accurascale
Replies: 31
Views: 9225

Re: New 4mm Scale Deltic from Accurascale

According to their website, etc. this is a 00 Scale model, so will it be suitable for EM or 18.83 gauge?

I do find the inability of suppliers/traders/media to understand the difference between scale and gauge rather disappointing
by Jol Wilkinson
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Best Rolling road
Replies: 15
Views: 5472

Re: Best Rolling road

Having had a look at the replies above I did a little more "reflecting". I have the NLA Bachrus unit and a Rolling Rails one. The downside of the otherwise excellent Bachrus rolling road is that bit doesn't sit on Code 75 chaired rail too well, possibly being designed for coarser track sys...
by Jol Wilkinson
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Best Rolling road
Replies: 15
Views: 5472

Re: Best Rolling road

Kevin at Coastal DCC used to stock Bachrus but now lists the DCC Concepts model so I would think that is a good replacement.
by Jol Wilkinson
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Chairs and Rail
Replies: 51
Views: 14849

Re: Chairs and Rail

To add to the fun, Phoenix Precision Paints are now swelling 4mm and 7mm BH rail;

https://www.phoenix-paints.co.uk/produc ... il/9-90002

Chairs will, I believe, be following in due course.
by Jol Wilkinson
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: RTR EM Gauge Track from Peco.
Replies: 26
Views: 6873

Re: RTR EM Gauge Track from Peco.

If you read the RMweb thread it is clear that EMGS have additional plans presumably depending on how well their first items are received. All it will take is for Mr Bachmann/Dapol/Rapido et al to offer exchange bogies for their diesels/electrics with EM wheel sets and the ball will be rolling. Most...
by Jol Wilkinson
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Sprung couplings
Replies: 10
Views: 3443

Re: Sprung couplings

by Jol Wilkinson
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: RTR EM Gauge Track from Peco.
Replies: 26
Views: 6873

Re: RTR EM Gauge Track from Peco.

One of the reasons often quoted for moving to EM or P4 is to be able to create more accurate or realistic models. Unless the EMGS/Peco produce further products such as crossings, slips, etc. then it will be difficult to produce more varied or complex track layouts. Therefore you would have to build ...
by Jol Wilkinson
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Resistance Soldering
Replies: 96
Views: 27329

Re: Resistance Soldering

Those cable references may be for PVC, however 2.5mm2 silicone sheathed is also available from RS. Search under Hook up and Equipment wire with silicone insulation.
by Jol Wilkinson
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: NLR 060T pipework
Replies: 17
Views: 4993

Re: NLR 060T pipework

Free only if you download the stripped down version.
by Jol Wilkinson
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: NLR 060T pipework
Replies: 17
Views: 4993

Re: NLR 060T pipework

Hello Jol Unfortunately I do not have access to a suitable drawing package to produce the necessary artwork, otherwise I might have a go. Regards Sapper I use CorelDraw, which is a "proper" 2D CAD programme. A friend uses Illustrator for hsi design work. There is no need to use a 3D progr...
by Jol Wilkinson
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: NLR 060T pipework
Replies: 17
Views: 4993

Re: NLR 060T pipework

You design it and I am sure John will out it into production!
by Jol Wilkinson
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: NLR 060T pipework
Replies: 17
Views: 4993

Re: NLR 060T pipework

Sapper, is the "thin pipe" the one shown in the photo as going into the fitting on the smokebox (at about 1:00 seen from the front)?

If so it is probably the operating rod for the blower valve (the small fitting). This is the same as used on LNWR locos.
by Jol Wilkinson
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: North East Essex (NEEAG)
Topic: NEEAG October meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 1502

NEEAG October meeting

The NEEAG October meeting will be held on Thursday, 18 October in our usual venue (see previous meeting topics) at 7:00 p.m.

This is one week earlier than our usual "last Thursday in the month".
by Jol Wilkinson
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: North East Essex (NEEAG)
Topic: NEEAG September meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 1231

NEEAG September meeting

A reminder that the next NEEAG meeting will be on Thursday 29 September at 7:00 in the usual venue; The Colchester Society of Model and Experimental Engineers Clubhouse 13a President Road Colchester CO3 9ED We'll be having the usual broad reaching conversations fuelled by tea, coffee and biscuits, t...
by Jol Wilkinson
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 246737

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

But would a working range of ten miles, which might equate to less than one hours operation, be of any use? I can't see that it would, so think that 20+ miles would be necessary for useful operation. Having to stop for water every hour or so would be an inefficient way of doing things. The passenger...
by Jol Wilkinson
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 246737

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Tim, what water consumption are you reckoning for the 1F? Tornado's water consumption would be much greater than that of a small tank loco The LNWR spaced their water toughs at around 25 - 30 miles and were using 1800 gallon tenders on their more heavily loaded expresses in the 1890's. They probably...
by Jol Wilkinson
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Perseverance Coach Etches - question re availability
Replies: 10
Views: 4643

Re: Perseverance Coach Etches - question re availability

Chris Parrish, the owner of the Perseverance (and formerly Puffers at Kenton and then Grosmont) passed away late last year. I believe he had not long "reintroduced" the Perseverance range. An acquaintance with a background in the trade and who knew Chris well has been in touch with the fam...
by Jol Wilkinson
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Starting to paint stuff
Replies: 18
Views: 6371

Re: Starting to paint stuff

John,

I've airbrushed cellulose over U-Pol, PPP and Comet (sadly no longer available) etch primers without a problem.

Jol
by Jol Wilkinson
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: North East Essex (NEEAG)
Topic: NEEAG August meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 1386

NEEAG August meeting

NEEAG's next meeting will be held on Thursday 30th August 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
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: North East Essex (NEEAG)
Topic: NEEAG July meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 1454

NEEAG July meeting

NEEAG's July meeting will be held on Thursday, 26th July, 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
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: London Road Models temporary business disruption
Replies: 9
Views: 4020

Re: London Road Models temporary business disruption

I spoke with John yesterday. His operation went well and he sounded cheerful. He has been told to stay "off work" for a week and also not to drive, so it will be a bit longer before normal service is restored.

Jol
by Jol Wilkinson
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: London Road Models temporary business disruption
Replies: 9
Views: 4020

Re: London Road Models temporary business disruption

John's operation was planned for today, 16 July, in Watford General Hospital.. Based on my own experience he could be discharged tomorrow or Wednesday if all goes well. More news when I have it.

When we last spoke he said he hopes to be fully fit in time for the Autumn shows.

Jol
by Jol Wilkinson
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Fret saw blades
Replies: 12
Views: 4917

Re: Fret saw blades

For those wanting a good piercing saw;

https://www.cooksongold.com/Jewellery-T ... h=y&show=N

Likewise good quality blades are a must. I find that the cheaper ones make it difficult to get a straight cut.
by Jol Wilkinson
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: North East Essex (NEEAG)
Topic: NEEAG June meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 1827

Re: NEEAG June meeting

Eight members attended NEEAG's June meeting. In addition to making a little more progress onthe track for Lavenham. we iscussed several of our own modelling projects, including a LNWR Renown 4-4-0 from a LRM kit, which is being fitted with a set of prototype wheels with 3D printed centres. Our next ...
by Jol Wilkinson
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: North East Essex (NEEAG)
Topic: NEEAG June meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 1827

Re: NEEAG June meeting

Well, it was either a test to see if anyone reads what I post, or a mistake from copy/pasting the last meeting information.

You get the proof readers prize, Keith.

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