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by Wizard of the Moor
Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Prototype tiebars in model form
Replies: 17
Views: 7433

Re: Prototype tiebars in model form

I've used the Masokits tiebars on Waterloo Street. They are simplicity itself to build, being a cunning etch that wraps around a 1mm wide strip of very thin double-sided copperclad board. This is then soldered solid and the etch filed away to give 3 electrically separate areas. Optional lugs are pro...
by Wizard of the Moor
Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Polypipe for ply sleepers
Replies: 14
Views: 7477

Re: Polypipe for ply sleepers

This technique was described in Exactoscale's trackbuilding manual when they first introduced their plastic chairs.

I can't remember when it was, but certainly when Bernard Weller was still at the helm.
by Wizard of the Moor
Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: Tees, Ouse, Esk & Rye
Topic: Next TOERAG meeting
Replies: 7
Views: 6459

Re: Next TOERAG meeting

Hmm, I've been neglecting my duty on this topic... The April 2010 TOERAG meeting will be held at my house in Strensall , just north of York, on Sunday 11th April starting at 14:00. All are welcome. The painfully slow progress on Waterloo Street will be available for inspection, now with both DC and ...
by Wizard of the Moor
Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Bogies and buffers
Replies: 22
Views: 8464

Re: Bogies and buffers

One other point to consider with rigid buffers, is that they must be the same length. I spent last weekend operating a layout at the Nottingham show and one wagon consistently derailed when being propelled over turnouts. After much examination of the track it was noticed that one buffer head was sti...
by Wizard of the Moor
Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: LMS DE Shunter
Replies: 5
Views: 3969

Re: LMS DE Shunter

MRJ 140 has an article by Steve Hall about an Armstrong Whitworth jackshaft drive diesel shunter. However, I think that this refers to a scratchbuilt model rather than a kit.

Cheers,

James
by Wizard of the Moor
Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann 45xx conversion
Replies: 33
Views: 13525

Re: Bachmann 45xx conversion

Any tips on how to identify the axle that is ill machined, Russ? And what, if anything, can be done about it? My Bachy 08 Ultrascale conversion exhibits these symptoms and throws the quartering regularly. Almost immediately with the replacement Brassmasters rods, but only after a while with the orig...
by Wizard of the Moor
Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: GW Wheel Press
Replies: 20
Views: 10284

Re: GW Wheel Press

The GW Models wheelpress does have reversible stubs to accommodate 1/8" and 2mm diameter axles.

At least, the one that I have does...
by Wizard of the Moor
Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: Tees, Ouse, Esk & Rye
Topic: Next TOERAG meeting
Replies: 7
Views: 6459

Re: Next TOERAG meeting

TOERAG's December meeting for 2009 will be held in Stockton-on-Tees on the afternoon of December 13th.

As always, feel free to contact me if you would like to come along.
by Wizard of the Moor
Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Hold n Fold
Replies: 10
Views: 6171

Re: Hold n Fold

My opinion is that the most difficult etched components to fold up are shallow channel sections, such as steel solebars and the end stantions of some outside framed vans. These can be difficult to hold in a vice, especially for the second fold ,where the width of the vice jaw combined with the flang...
by Wizard of the Moor
Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: Tees, Ouse, Esk & Rye
Topic: Next TOERAG meeting
Replies: 7
Views: 6459

Re: Next TOERAG meeting

November's TOERAG meeting will take place this coming Sunday - 1st November 2009 - in Strensall, a few miles north of York.

Feel free to drop me a PM if you would like to attend.
by Wizard of the Moor
Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Funny looking hornguides
Replies: 9
Views: 4939

Re: Funny looking hornguides

Could it be to allow an appropriate wedge to be used to take up wear?
by Wizard of the Moor
Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: Tees, Ouse, Esk & Rye
Topic: Next TOERAG meeting
Replies: 7
Views: 6459

Next TOERAG meeting

In a break with tradition, the next TOERAG meeting will be held on Sunday 5th July at 14:00. The venue will be in Boosbeck, near Guisborough.

If you would like directions or further information then please drop me a PM.
by Wizard of the Moor
Mon May 04, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: Tees, Ouse, Esk & Rye
Topic: About us
Replies: 0
Views: 2196

About us

The Tees, Ouse, Esk & Rye Area Group (TOERAG) is a relatively young area group, having been formed in 2005. As may be deduced from the name, the group's membership covers a wide area from York in the south to Hartlepool in the north. Meetings are held in members homes, usually on the afternoon o...
by Wizard of the Moor
Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Frampton
Replies: 5
Views: 4586

Re: Frampton

Absolutely smashing! I really like the Tunney.

Can I ask what you have used for the chain link fencing that's shown in the background?
by Wizard of the Moor
Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Rolling carriage roofs
Replies: 5
Views: 3436

Re: Rolling carriage roofs

Bob,

You could try http://www.metalsmith.co.uk/rolling-bars.htm for a rolling mill that would handle your roofs.

Usual disclaimer...
by Wizard of the Moor
Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: Materials and Techniques
Topic: Corrugated styrene
Replies: 7
Views: 5360

Re: Corrugated styrene

Squires list an 'Embossed "Corrugated Iron" Plastic Sheet' in their catalogue. Each sheet consists of 15 panels 110 x 45mm, but they unfortunately do not mention the thickness. Metal studs are not modelled. It's item number 250-408 (white plastic) or 250-410 (clear plastic)and costs £4.85.

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