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by JackBlack
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control
Replies: 20
Views: 1139

Re: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control

I'm going to investigate N20 motors next. Ah yes, I've ordered four of those: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2PCS-Minebea-N20-Motor-DC-6V-12V-7-4v-9v-High-Speed-Mini-12mm-Electric-DC-Motor/253470531804 As well as N10's https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mabuchi-Mini-N10-Motor-DC-1-5V-3V-4-5V-Precious-Metal-Bru...
by JackBlack
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control
Replies: 20
Views: 1139

Re: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control

They look exactly the same as mine but 50p cheaper!
by JackBlack
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control
Replies: 20
Views: 1139

Re: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control

David can you repost the link to your motors? When I click the one you posted before it just takes me to the same one as mine.

Thanks, Nick
by JackBlack
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control
Replies: 20
Views: 1139

Re: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control

But, still concerned about motor longevity. Performance of the motor we'll only know over time. I can do some load testing the next time I visit Mr Scannell as he is set up for that, but I don't have a large test track - would be nice to run it on a large roundy-roundy for a few hours. Reliability ...
by JackBlack
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control
Replies: 20
Views: 1139

Re: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control

This is the eBay link for the motor used in this project:

Link to motor
by JackBlack
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control
Replies: 20
Views: 1139

Re: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control

Little bit of an update. I put the chassis together on Sunday. Simple csb set-up using High Level hornblocks and carriers: IMG_20191006_184157520.jpg IMG_20191006_185227336.jpg IMG_20191006_194457378.jpg Similar to the Mitchell 517 the chassis spacers are very narrow, I guess the earlier kits are li...
by JackBlack
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control
Replies: 20
Views: 1139

Re: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control

The capacity printed on the battery is interesting. Probably enough to take a loco through an exhibition day. Yes, well like I mentioned in the earlier post, on Sunday at Scaleforum I ran my GWR 517 up and down our little test track pretty much from 9am to 4.30pm non-stop, same type of battery. Jus...
by JackBlack
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control
Replies: 20
Views: 1139

MItchell 45xx battery/radio control

Hi folks, During our demo last weekend at Scaleforum I mentioned to a few people that my next mission was to build a locomotive with a 4v motor and radio control. Mr Scannell found some motors on eBay we think intended for electric razors and both of us ordered some, they're about £2 each. The parti...
by JackBlack
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 226
Views: 43548

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Jeremy Suter wrote:To Serve Them All My Days, by RF Delderfied


I love that book. Maybe time to read it again...
by JackBlack
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side
Replies: 40
Views: 7087

Re: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side

I'll be up for beer/food on Saturday night, and I don't really know anyone aside from Ted who I'll be demoing our R/C stuff with both days. I'm staying at the Innkeeper's Lodge at somewhere called Weston Turville (which looked close-ish on the map but seems to be about 5km away from the venue), plan...
by JackBlack
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis kits for CSB
Replies: 37
Views: 2755

Re: Chassis kits for CSB

There's a good article here with photos showing conversion of a High Level Pannier chassis to CSB:

http://www.clag.org.uk/pannier-csb.html
by JackBlack
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 226
Views: 43548

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Excellent. There goes my January bonus...
by JackBlack
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 226
Views: 43548

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Looking on eBay I think it's cheaper to buy a brand new lathe than an original watchmakers staking set!
by JackBlack
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Signal box signs
Replies: 5
Views: 2541

Re: Signal box signs

Presumably they are hung just below the window on each side so the signalman can lean out and turn them over if there's a problem?
by JackBlack
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Signal box signs
Replies: 5
Views: 2541

Re: Signal box signs

Ah, great. Thank you!
by JackBlack
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Signal box signs
Replies: 5
Views: 2541

Signal box signs

Hi everyone, I have these scraps of etches left over from a Mitchell CM40 GWR signal box kit and I've been using some bits to detail a Severn Models signal box. On one of the frets are two signs, an S in a circle and a T in a square (see image below). I've Googled but to no avail. Can anyone tell me...
by JackBlack
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 226
Views: 43548

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Jeremy Suter wrote:I will be releasing an undeframe and body kit later. Possibly as seperate kits but not sure yet the Underframe and Bogie etches are now almost complete, and I am midway through drawing the body.


Fantastic news!
by JackBlack
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Starting to paint stuff
Replies: 18
Views: 3997

Re: Starting to paint stuff

With regard to thinning paint, and "consistency of skimmed milk", it's worth reading this: https://sites.google.com/site/donsairbrushtips/practice "The most common advice is to thin to the consistency of 2% milk. I think the truth is that there is a wide range of thinning that will wo...
by JackBlack
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Starting to paint stuff
Replies: 18
Views: 3997

Re: Starting to paint stuff

Hi John, Personally I prefer enamels for airbrushing these days, not only do you have all the correct colours available from Precision (assuming they're still available), but acrylics tend to dry really fast and clog the nozzle of the airbrush (in my aircraft modelling days I ended up using Golden A...
by JackBlack
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Lampeter Station building
Replies: 9
Views: 2192

Re: Lampeter Station building

It looks great, Nick. You mention getting guttering from Eileen's. Are you aware of these downpipe fittings from Modelu which are just becoming available? They can be used with either plastic or brass rod. Ah thanks! I had bought some Ratio guttering and bits and pieces from Scalelink but it all lo...
by JackBlack
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Lampeter Station building
Replies: 9
Views: 2192

Re: Lampeter Station building

Looks very good so far, the tiles do look good. I graduated from Lampeter back in 2001 and lived on station terrace for a year. Wandered around the goods area a few times and a long parts of the old line towards felinfach. The last time I was there was 2008 and I was staggered at how little the pla...
by JackBlack
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Lampeter Station building
Replies: 9
Views: 2192

Re: Lampeter Station building

The building looks good! You probably know already, but the goods shed still remains at Lampeter. Let me know if you need any pictures of it, as I am at Lampeter university quite often. (The old St David's college building can be seen in the top right corner of the view of Lampeter station.) Ah rea...
by JackBlack
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Lampeter Station building
Replies: 9
Views: 2192

Re: Lampeter Station building

Le Corbusier wrote:Out of interest ... what decision did you come to about the gable end in the foreground of the picture?


I couldn't figure out what it was so I chose to ignore it!
by JackBlack
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 226
Views: 43548

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

I would very much like one of these kits when you make them available.

Thanks, Nick
by JackBlack
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Lampeter Station building
Replies: 9
Views: 2192

Lampeter Station building

Hi folks, This has been my "at home" project for the last three or four months. It's a model of Lampeter Station building, that will eventually be part of my embryonic Lampeter Station model railway. The station building grew in length over the years and the model represents how it looked ...

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