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by Wizard of the Moor
Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Wizard of the Moor
Topic: A pair of ESC1 bogies
Replies: 3
Views: 4130

A pair of ESC1 bogies

Rather than scatter my modelling bits and pieces around, I'll gather them here to possibly stand a chance of finding them again. First up, a pair of ESC1 bogies from a Colin Craig kit. image.jpg Everything required is included, except wheels. The instructions are very comprehensive and cover every a...
by Wizard of the Moor
Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Clun Castle query
Replies: 23
Views: 8888

Re: Clun Castle query

Steve There's a rather attractive girl (mid-twenties) that catches the same train as me into Liverpool Street each morning. She's currently reading that on the journey in. Regardless of who else she may meet on the 07.36, I have been wondering how on earth she concentrates at work for the rest of t...
by Wizard of the Moor
Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Ebor Group of Railway Modellers Show 23-24 Feb 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1597

Ebor Group of Railway Modellers Show 23-24 Feb 2013

The Ebor Group of Railway Modellers will hold their 2nd annual show in York on the 23rd and 24th of February 2013. Colinton and Waterloo Street will be flying the Scalefour flag, so if you are in the area then do come along for a chat. A full list of layouts can be found on RMweb: http://www.rmweb.c...
by Wizard of the Moor
Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Scratch Building
Replies: 10
Views: 5587

Re: Scratch Building

Allan Goodwillie will be demonstrating and lecturing about his scratchbuilding techniques at Scalefour North in April. An excellent opportunity to get some expert advice!

http://www.scalefour.org/shows/shows.html
by Wizard of the Moor
Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2013
Replies: 84
Views: 30370

Re: Scalefour North 2013

There is an updated version of the Scalefour North guide available for download: http://www.scalefour.org/shows/s4north-guide.pdf This has all the latest information included, as well as lots of links so that you can prepare for the show by looking up the traders latest offerings, checking out the t...
by Wizard of the Moor
Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Gibson Universal coupling rods
Replies: 4
Views: 3402

Re: Gibson Universal coupling rods

Thank you, Will. That's just what I was looking for. Hopefully I can use the single-piece etched rods from the kit, suitably dissected, as the central layer in your approach.
by Wizard of the Moor
Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:24 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Gibson Universal coupling rods
Replies: 4
Views: 3402

Gibson Universal coupling rods

Does anyone have any experience building the Gibson 'Universal' coupling rods?

The catalogue says that they are designed to pivot on the crankpin. However, I would prefer to have them pivot on the knuckle instead. Is this possible, or is there a better starting point for rods of this type?
by Wizard of the Moor
Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2012 retrospective
Replies: 20
Views: 7945

Re: Scaleforum 2012 retrospective

No problem David. Having Googled for more information, I'm pretty sure that it's the software that you use to build the retrospective that is at fault, not something that you have done. An upgrade to the latest version of software package might help, or it might be a setting in the software somewher...
by Wizard of the Moor
Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2012 retrospective
Replies: 20
Views: 7945

Re: Scaleforum 2012 retrospective

Many thanks to David or another superb retrospective. I was initially disappointed to find that the Layout menu did not work on my iPad or mobile phone (running Android). However, I have found that going to one of the non-Layout pages, selecting a picture to start the VisualLightbox viewer and then ...
by Wizard of the Moor
Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: Looking for advice on ER16 collets
Replies: 16
Views: 11179

Re: Looking for advice on ER16 collets

There was an interesting article by Harold Hall in last month's Model Engineers Workshop looking at ER collets. The general implication was that the less expensive collets are not slit as deeply as the "standard" and are thus more difficult to tighten. This becomes relevant where you want ...
by Wizard of the Moor
Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: Milk Tank Madness
Replies: 41
Views: 25840

Re: Milk Tank Madness

That looks really nice, Justin. Did McEwan's not have a 6 wheeled beer tank that ran between Glasgow and Edinburgh back in the day? I wonder how close that would be... Talking of asbestos fingers, I remember reading soldering advice from a guy who had had the tip of his index finger chopped off in a...
by Wizard of the Moor
Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Tracklaying onto Templot print outs
Replies: 16
Views: 9070

Re: Tracklaying onto Templot print outs

I have used the following method: - glue closed cell foam underlay to baseboard with Copydex - print Templot plan on one long roll of thick paper - glue plan to underlay with Spraymount - drill holes for dropper, TOUs, etc. - cut out sleepers from Templot plan to reveal foam underneath - glue ply sl...
by Wizard of the Moor
Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Soldering query
Replies: 7
Views: 5378

Re: Soldering query

I often use an LRM RSU for soldering seams. There are three key points to remember: 1. Don't wipe the RSU probe along the joint. Instead, perform a series of tacks. 2. Holding the parts square and with a conductive path for the RSU juice can be tricky. 3. Don't move the RSU probe along the joint :) ...
by Wizard of the Moor
Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Mind the gap! Or how to secure the track either side?
Replies: 23
Views: 13748

Re: Mind the gap! Or how to secure the track either side?

I've no doubt of that, Terry, and a suitable pair of crates for Waterloo Street will be constructed at some point. It's only been on the 'To Do' list for five years or so... However, the point I am trying to make is that most damage (at least, in my limited experience) happens either before you get ...
by Wizard of the Moor
Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Mind the gap! Or how to secure the track either side?
Replies: 23
Views: 13748

Re: Mind the gap! Or how to secure the track either side?

Please don't get me wrong - I absolutely agree that prevention is better than cure. However, one might as well plan for an easy cure! My experience, albeit limited, is that the majority of damage is done during those occasions when moving the boards was not planned. That is, when searching for the t...
by Wizard of the Moor
Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Mind the gap! Or how to secure the track either side?
Replies: 23
Views: 13748

Re: Mind the gap! Or how to secure the track either side?

The OP does not make it clear what kind of layout this is intended to be. If it is to be an exhibition layout, then the biggest risk of damaging the track at baseboard joints comes by snagging the rail ends when the boards are in transit, particularly when being stood on end or being carried, held v...
by Wizard of the Moor
Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: AGM 2012
Replies: 20
Views: 8564

Re: AGM 2012

The AGM in Linlithgow was a grand day out. Many thanks to those responsible for the organization and the entertainment.
by Wizard of the Moor
Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: DEMU Showcase 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 4237

Re: DEMU Showcase 2012

Waterloo Street had a good show. No major problems, even although I forgot the most essential of items - the tea mugs! Plenty of Society members stopped by, some with visiting locos to run, and there were a good few beginners who asked for advice on building a similar sort of layout. I was very disa...
by Wizard of the Moor
Fri May 25, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Designing & Building Great Central Locomotive Kits
Replies: 51
Views: 19697

Re: Designing & Building Great Central Locomotive Kits

Interesting. I have a set of Sharman drivers put by for a D11/2. Bought secondhand and, up to now, taken on trust that they're right - 6'9" 20 spokes, pin between with an 11" throw.
by Wizard of the Moor
Fri May 18, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 407
Views: 148474

Re: New Street progress

Looking good, Jim, but you might wanna run a spillchucker before etching the nameplates :D
by Wizard of the Moor
Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: City of Truro information request
Replies: 22
Views: 10282

Re: City of Truro information request

Or a compass cutter and three discs of 40thou plastic sheet?
by Wizard of the Moor
Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 407
Views: 148474

Re: New Street progress

Either the first or third in sequence, Jim.

Looking again, the platform surfaces in the othe two pics are a bit too uniform to blend into the scene.
by Wizard of the Moor
Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 407
Views: 148474

Re: New Street progress

Are you sure that you didn't put the wrong picture in the How Real Do Your Photo's Look thread, Jim?

Lovely stuff
by Wizard of the Moor
Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: The Workbench
Replies: 16
Views: 10418

Re: The Workbench

How are you getting on with the Conquest, John?

Nice workshop, btw.
by Wizard of the Moor
Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: Bristol
Topic: Bristol group visit Highbridge Part II
Replies: 90
Views: 36829

Re: Bristol group visit Highbridge

That flat crossing is very nice indeed.

Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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