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by billbedford
Tue May 14, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: RE: Chassis Speed Building
Replies: 21
Views: 5737

Re: RE: Chassis Speed Building

I'm thinking minutes, not hours, for a properly designed chassis KIT. Every thing that is operational pre-shaped and fits what it is supposed to fit to. No parts to fettle, no parts or partial assemblies that need adjusting or measuring and cutting to size. But you must have an accurate wheel press...
by billbedford
Tue May 14, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis Speed Building - Records and Methods
Replies: 17
Views: 4218

Re: Chassis Speed Building - Records and Methods

I'd ask a bunch of 20 year old Chinese girls to do it...
by billbedford
Sun May 12, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Carriage identity query
Replies: 17
Views: 4290

Re: Carriage identity query

nf.newling wrote:Sorry guys, I see 8 equally sized windows and droplights only in the end doors - C70 for me.


Look at the deep shadows at the tops of the spaces between the windows, just the same as the end droplights.
by billbedford
Sat May 11, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Bill Bedford etched coach couplings
Replies: 2
Views: 1604

Re: Singles and suspension

Sorry, I can't send this by PM.

E007-2 Instructions.pdf
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by billbedford
Sat May 11, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Bill Bedford etched coach couplings
Replies: 2
Views: 1604

Bill Bedford etched coach couplings

Slight diversion - do you have a .pdf you could send me of the instructions of your now withdrawn carriage set couplings? Lost mine Mike You mean the cast brass ones? I don't think there were ever any instructions for them. You just bolted them on one coach and hoped for the best. I am working on s...
by billbedford
Sat May 11, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Singles and suspension
Replies: 17
Views: 4037

Re: Singles and suspension

With a 3 mm difference in axle centres you should be able to arrange a CBS that goes over the carrying axles and under the driving.
by billbedford
Fri May 10, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: CCU for LMS 6-wheel Bogie
Replies: 9
Views: 2517

Re: CCU for LMS 6-wheel Bogie

Mark Tatlow wrote:I will use one of my sliding axle solutions


Your sliding axle solution? You mean this one? Note the date.
by billbedford
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: rail/wheel profile - prototype has problems too
Replies: 22
Views: 5291

Re: rail/wheel profile - prototype has problems too

An Easter Day debate revolves in my mind Will. I don't see how the scaling effect of physics favours us particularly. A 16 ton wagon scaled down 76.2 x 3 times gives us 32g 16 tons was the permitted load. The tare was 7-8 tons. So a mineral wagon could weigh anything between 7 and 26 tons, and the ...
by billbedford
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 74
Views: 15538

Re: Turning a chimney

Very clever, but using the ball mill will give the wrong shape to the flare. Deeley Chimney.jpg Note the difference in radius of the flare on the two views. While having a constant flare radius would not be too noticeable on modern locos with large boilers, it will stick out like a sore thumb on old...
by billbedford
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: P4 wagon Compensation(springing)
Replies: 31
Views: 7206

Re: P4 wagon Compensation(springing)

davebradwell wrote:I bought some bearings from Markits last year and I'm due to order some more. Why should he suddenly make them a different depth?


Tool wear, backlash in the machine and the fact that the datum for the depth is the back of the flange?
by billbedford
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 301
Views: 89766

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

We should try access the tartan paint technology that figured so often in the Beano and Dandy.
by billbedford
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 301
Views: 89766

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

making things is what some of us enjoy. Otherwise why not just do what so many do, and simply get our models from the wide range of RTR products available. I don't envision the end of etched kits or scratch building or even modeller produced etchings for scratch building. If prototypical accurate d...
by billbedford
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 301
Views: 89766

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

I note that Etched Pixels sell 1:148 kits with etched sides and a printed armature. I think these are the original Ultima armatures. They are a clear injection moulded box, which is a lot easier to produce in 2mm scale than 4. A printed armature would not be very much cheaper than a fully printed c...
by billbedford
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 301
Views: 89766

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

I prefer separate door and commode handles. So a kit with holes for these (or markers showing where to drill) would be my choice. Commode handles can be made from wire, not too difficult if a folding jig is part of the kit. Door handles are easily made from brass lace pins with a file. Now here's a...
by billbedford
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 301
Views: 89766

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

On the subject of what is in a kit etc, etched kits come with separate door handles which are not usually overscale so why not printed vehicles? After all, such will require a number of other components, for example grab handles, to complete so why not door handles? Because the whole point of print...
by billbedford
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 301
Views: 89766

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Yes, I know you were talking about the moulded handles, but what do you want instead of them? Are you really expecting everyone who buys a kit to have to buy the door separately? It seems to me that you want to replace a reasonably scale representation of the handles with something that is likely to...
by billbedford
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 301
Views: 89766

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Alan Woodard wrote:Hi knuckles.

it looks good but would it be better without the door handles ? Then people could put there own choice on and it would save trying to carving them off neatly..


You mean; you think manufacturers should supply coaches without door handles so customers will have to supply their own?
by billbedford
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Wainwright H Class P4 conversion
Replies: 30
Views: 7171

Re: Wainwright H Class P4 conversion

So how many people want H class wheels?

Drop me an email if you do.

I don't think I can do them before S4N but you shouldn't have to wait 10 months.
by billbedford
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Dullcoat
Replies: 11
Views: 5675

Re: Dullcoat

Thanks for mall the info. Dullcoat is obviously not acrylic base so no good at stopping UV at 405 nm.
by billbedford
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Dullcoat
Replies: 11
Views: 5675

Dullcoat

Does anyone know the formulation of Dullcoat varnish? in particular is it acrylic based?
by billbedford
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Mousa Models, Terms of Business
Replies: 2
Views: 1909

Re: Mousa Models, Terms of Business

OK, I've taken what Noel said onboard and this is the update, changes underlined: ==================== Terms of Business ==================== Valid from 2019-02-21 All the products on this site are produced in small batches, while some stock is kept for sales at shows, most are made to order. The or...
by billbedford
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Mousa Models, Terms of Business
Replies: 2
Views: 1909

Mousa Models, Terms of Business

I've just updated the Mousa Models website . There is a change to the terms of business that relates to how the site operates. These are the new terms: Terms of Business ----------------- Valid from 2019-02-17 All the products on this site are produced in small batches, while some stock is kept for ...
by billbedford
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Suitable paint for goods vehicles
Replies: 12
Views: 3355

Re: Suitable paint for goods vehicles

LNWR Liveries (HMRS) quotes the grey as being 50:50 white and black. As an experiment I had an aerosol produced by Halfords to that ratio. It is quite a dark grey, so I am inclined to think that Humbrol Blue Grey 79 is too blue. It is difficult to tell from online paint charts but Humbrol Slate Gre...
by billbedford
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Suitable paint for goods vehicles
Replies: 12
Views: 3355

Re: Suitable paint for goods vehicles

All grey paints used white lead mixed with lamp black. White lead oxidises in the presence of sulphur to a charcoal grey tone, the same as coach roofs. This means that any grey painted wagon would become progressively darker between re-paints, and the lighter the original the more pronounced the dif...
by billbedford
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 301
Views: 89766

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

The grey resin I use has a naturally matt finish which all but hides the very fine striations on the surface, so my advise would be not to use gloss paint, and probably not to use enamels. As for using IPA for cleaning, all the parts are soaking in IPA fore about 20 minutes so a quick clean won't af...

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