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by Crepello
Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ouse Viaduct/Balcombe/Lewes project
Replies: 118
Views: 48255

Re: Ouse Viaduct/Balcombe/Lewes project

or "How We Out-Retfored Retford".
by Crepello
Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Guy Rixon
Topic: Coaches with wooden armatures
Replies: 29
Views: 6670

Re: Coaches with wooden armatures

Do you know any aeromodellers? I'm thinking in terms of either a heavyweight doped tissue, or one of the iron-on self adhesive films such as Solarfilm. This latter has a startup overhead, hence my nod towards finding a friend with the kit already.
by Crepello
Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: GWR E147 B set
Replies: 45
Views: 13304

Re: GWR E147 B set

If you look closely at the drawings in John Lewis' coach plan book you will find a consistency in the outlines of the Collet roofs which is not matched by the way the end elevations are dimensioned. This suggests to me that the DO had templates made to ensure that each of the GA drawing they drew h...
by Crepello
Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: GWR E147 B set
Replies: 45
Views: 13304

Re: GWR E147 B set

The story I heard - from a very good source - is that the GWR GAs were sent to the workshop, and have only occasionally survived. Surely the super-organised GWR D.O. drew and traced their GAs on linen for durability, and simply used the reprographic technology of the time to produce such copies as ...
by Crepello
Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: 7 mm wheels for Realtracks FLA container flats
Replies: 14
Views: 4077

Re: 7 mm wheels for Realtracks FLA container flats

Tony, IMHO, Society policy for a long time has been to avoid competing with trade suppliers, Hi Keith, I can confirm that you are absolutely correct on this - it remains Society policy to not compete with products that are available elsewhere in the market. That is especially the case when manufact...
by Crepello
Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2015
Replies: 123
Views: 36947

Re: Scaleforum 2015

When it comes to totting up the attendances, it would have been +1 for Sunday, but for the fact I received a call bearing unwelcome news as I approached the outskirts of Aylesbury, and had to divert to other matters.
by Crepello
Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Manning Wardle wheels
Replies: 34
Views: 9760

Re: Manning Wardle wheels

If Alan Gibson can also supply tyres on their own then it does open up the opportunity of filling the gaps of wheels that are not available. I asked the requisite question at Railex. The answer seemed to be a grudging "Yes, but only if you mention this conversation." I guess the margins a...
by Crepello
Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 48389

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons

jjnewitt wrote:A BR 1/801 fish van.

So many options from the trade already for this genus, and none up to scratch?

BTW, any chance you'll turn your hand to the SR 4-wheeled NPCS (PMV/BY/CCT) family?
by Crepello
Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: 47206 - The Fully Sprung, Hybrid Class 47
Replies: 57
Views: 16851

Re: North Lincolnshire Diesels

I imagine the cab draughts were because of the 'ram air' in the horn cowl being at quite high pressure with the loco at speed, and finding any way out that it could. Presumably the horn piping had to pierce the main roof canopy and lead to the cab interior, so that would be the easiest route for the...
by Crepello
Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: A question of weight
Replies: 49
Views: 12955

Re: A question of weight

martin goodall wrote:There is, of course, another option for those of us who are Very Wicked. :twisted:

I need hardly mention what I have in mind (something to do with EM wheels perhaps?) :twisted: :twisted:


Magnadhesion?
by Crepello
Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 300
Views: 96312

Re: A Highland Miscellany

So it is back to the CAD machine to draw up a series of 3D masters; in the top view some piston rods/part of the cross head, rear sand boxes, clack valves (now the right size which is much much smaller) and some lubricator valves. The bottom view has some tank filler lids, front sandboxes and pisto...
by Crepello
Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG) 2015 programme
Replies: 1
Views: 1510

Re: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG) 2015 programme

Ian Everett wrote:July 11 (Sat) Operating Clecklewyke or Humber Dock (Wensleyfale)
Featuring a Wallace and Gromit mishap?
by Crepello
Wed May 20, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Buffer Stops
Replies: 16
Views: 6947

Re: Buffer Stops

I do like those clamps you used. Where can they be obtained?
by Crepello
Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Martin Finney
Replies: 25
Views: 8496

Re: Martin Finney

Brassmasters may already have noted that the Finney suite of cast fittings enables them to offer us even more opportunities for upgrading those related prototypes currently rendered only as RTR 'toys', such as LNER post-war Pacifics. Doing so would hardly detract from the Finney heritage.
by Crepello
Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Puzzle...
Replies: 9
Views: 3757

Re: Puzzle...

£2.93p including post on ebay. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Solder-Mat-Ceramic-Fibre-8-Mat-1240oc-12-mm-Thick-/150950968640?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item232560fd40 It's actually trade waste from high temperature gasket manufacture! Gordon Luck Thanks Gordon. Three new mats (at that price I can b...
by Crepello
Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Puzzle...
Replies: 9
Views: 3757

Re: Puzzle...

I've just tried, and failed to complete payment via their website, for some of these products. The alternative, phone or email, will not succeed either, until next week, as their answering machine message relays the news that they are closed for re-organisation until then.
by Crepello
Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 126
Views: 37499

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

A less total aside on Corten: The 'cor' and the 'ten' were derived from its superior corrosion resistance and higher tensile strength. The manufacturing drawings for the production EE Type 5 specify this material for the superstructure framing and panelling, probably in the quest for weight savings....
by Crepello
Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: From a Loco Works in Norfolk
Replies: 70
Views: 23393

Re: From a Loco Works in Norfolk

Given the acknowledged lack of clearance for the coupling rods behind the crosshead, I dearly wish Exactoscale would come to our rescue with a scale width driving wheel. Len told me a few years ago it was on his to-do list, and he had all the necessary prototype drawings. I know that a dispassionate...
by Crepello
Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: A replacement for super glue?
Replies: 8
Views: 3586

Re: A replacement for super glue?

If its between 2 parts how does the light get in to set it? Bit confused! I followed up by visiting the manufacturer's website, where they illustrate its use. They do warn it should not be thought of as glue, more as a welding material. Indeed, they show a butt joint prepared with a penetration gap...
by Crepello
Fri Nov 07, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 574
Views: 133495

Re: Brettell Road

As supplied the kit is designed for traditional compensation but I wanted mine sprung.  The current fad for continuous springy beams seems like a lot of faffing about (I admit I've never tried it) and doesn't really replicate what I see on real locos.  The idea of equalised beams seems a whole lot ...
by Crepello
Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: EM wheels on 18.83mm track
Replies: 111
Views: 23391

Re: EM wheels on 18.83mm track

Hi Jol, There is a clue in MG's earlier post: ... Martin Wynne and Bill Bedford (among others) seem to have got very steamed up about what name should be given to the use of EM wheels on P4 track. I have coined the name "Coarse-scale P4" for it, which clearly irritates the purists (and is...
by Crepello
Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Advice Please.
Replies: 40
Views: 10330

Re: Advice Please.

Approaching Ultrascale may be more beneficial. [snip] Nice to be available some time, but, from three feet away could you tell the difference? or running on a layout even doing a modest speed, could you really tell the difference in wheels? or is it that we really want it all to be authentic and kn...
by Crepello
Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Advice Please.
Replies: 40
Views: 10330

Re: Advice Please.

I wonder if there would be any mileage in some of us getting together and sponsoring Exactoscale to tool up for these (and indeed for the WD)? I'm aware that when Exactoscale transferred to C&L, the new custodian was very downbeat in his management of expectations. And in addition to financial h...
by Crepello
Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Advice Please.
Replies: 40
Views: 10330

Re: Advice Please.

For some reason I've ended up with 4 sets of wheels for 9f's...no idea why! Mike Whose are the recommended wheels to go for with this engine in P4? AFAIK, the only ones to take the trouble to reproduce the heavier boss on the driving pair are the Markits, and he claims it's too difficult to cater f...
by Crepello
Mon May 26, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Ultrascale Conversion Proposals
Replies: 60
Views: 14352

Re: Ultrascale Conversion Proposals

There will come a day when there will be no product. That is the day when David Rogers decides he's had enough. And, as I wrote, there appears to be nobody in the wings willing to learn the process with a view to taking up the reins when that day comes. Has he been actively looking for someone? You...

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