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by jayell
Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Brass Etched Components
Replies: 31
Views: 8227

Re: Brass Etched Components

Not directly related to Brass Etched Components but often referred to in 'howto articles' are aluminium hairclips. Up until yesterday I hadn't been able to find a source for these, I even asked my wife's hairdresser ;) Most of what I found turned out to be plastic and I don't think delrin will be a ...
by jayell
Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Brass Etched Components
Replies: 31
Views: 8227

Re: Brass Etched Components

Having (mostly) sorted out my problems with removing components from sheets of etch I turned my thought to the business of folding those bits of etch. My first efforts involved blades of one sort or another and that was OK. I know some people love the 'Hold & Fold' tools. I have no doubt they ar...
by jayell
Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Brass Etched Components
Replies: 31
Views: 8227

Re: Brass Etched Components

I see Scalemodelshop have a range of small chisels, 1, 2 and 3mm, made by Trumpeter. They are also on Ebay . I have not seen them or bought any; I have only just found out about them. I imagine they could be very useful for scraping and removing surplus solder. I ordered one of the chisels but some...
by jayell
Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Brass Etched Components
Replies: 31
Views: 8227

Re: Brass Etched Components

I see Scalemodelshop have a range of small chisels, 1, 2 and 3mm, made by Trumpeter. They are also on Ebay . I have not seen them or bought any; I have only just found out about them. I imagine they could be very useful for scraping and removing surplus solder. They look interesting so am trying to...
by jayell
Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Brass Etched Components
Replies: 31
Views: 8227

Re: Brass Etched Components

Thanks to all of you for the tips. Since I don't have a 1/8" chisel or a curved stanley knife blade I will have a go at making (and trying out) the 'etch tag chisel' mentioned in the most recent posting and I do have a curved blades for my newest craft knife which are rather sturdier than the s...
by jayell
Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Brass Etched Components
Replies: 31
Views: 8227

Brass Etched Components

I made a start on some wagon springing units yesterday and immediately found I had a small problem, namely seperating parts from the etched sheet. I tried using a sharp straight blade from one of those snap-off tools but soon realised this wasn't going to work. I have been out today and got a fairly...
by jayell
Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 115
Views: 23109

Re: South Pelaw Junction

you will at least have one ready trained driver, maybe she should start learning track building skills as well ;)
by jayell
Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: Sick Unimat
Replies: 28
Views: 12371

Re: Sick Unimat

An even sicker one is currently on ebay, 'shorted' motoer and apparently missing the 3 jaw scroll chuck and price has already gone beyound £75 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Emco-Unimat-SL-1000-DB200-Watchmakers-Lathe-/301124688448?pt=UK_Home_Garden_PowerTools_SM&hash=item461c6e1a40 From comments mad...
by jayell
Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Morgan Design GWR underframe parts
Replies: 21
Views: 6514

Re: Stores Stock: Morgan Design GWR underframe parts

…which is curious, as I can't see any 0.5mm holes in the solebars. From the stores-catalogue photo, the only holes I can see are the horse-hook holes and those are bigger than 0.5mm. You should still be able to use these on a scratch-built underframe. If you have springing, and the axleguards don't...
by jayell
Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Morgan Design GWR underframe parts
Replies: 21
Views: 6514

Re: Stores Stock: Morgan Design GWR underframe parts

Whilst reading the latest entries in this thread a packet from the 'Stores' dropped through my letter box. In it was an etch WN.4620 Skeleton DC Solebar, having looked closely at it (there is minute lettering on it, needing a magnifying glass for me to read) it seems it is for a pair of solebars for...
by jayell
Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: Control Concepts
Topic: Inductive Resonant Power Transfer
Replies: 11
Views: 6566

Re: Inductive Resonant Power Transfer

I had a good look at what Protcab seemed to be offering last year but in the end decided it was overkill for what I wanted to do. I opted in the end for the Deltang system as being both simpler and cheaper for a 'one loco in steam' branch line with only a pair of turnouts that could be operated by '...
by jayell
Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Starting From Scratch - SGW meets Inglenook
Replies: 87
Views: 37303

Re: Starting From Scratch - SGW meets Inglenook

Thanks for the kind words David. My intention was to start as simply as possible with a very basic shed and I think it's achieving my intention of a basic "Hello World" project. <snipped> The Silhouette Portrait is a plastic machine much like an inkjet printer except the rollers are able ...
by jayell
Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:37 am
Forum: Will L
Topic: A CSB Source book
Replies: 58
Views: 26770

Re: A CSB Source book

I agree - I had similar thoughts. I think me and Paul need to reach out to Will, and share our progress so far. I think the wiki is technically ready to go, but we have some admin details to sort out, and we need some starter content... You will need to consider who will have editorial access to a ...
by jayell
Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: South Somerset
Topic: Meetings Dates
Replies: 2
Views: 1573

Re: Meetings Dates

I suspect there aren't going to be any South Somerset Group meetings in 2014 as there has been nothing happening for 3 years - but thought asking might stir up any latent interest ;)
by jayell
Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: South Somerset
Topic: Meetings Dates
Replies: 2
Views: 1573

Meetings Dates

are there going to be any meetings in 2014 or is the group in limbo?
I cannot promise to attend any evening meetings but Chard is almost on my doorstep ;)

John Lewis
by jayell
Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Layout Location
Topic: Starting over again ...
Replies: 62
Views: 17943

Re: Starting over again ...

Looks a lovely place to work, Rod. Given the English weather, I'm intrigued how you keep snug, as there doesn't appear to be a lot of insulation. And what sort of heating do you use? The walls probably have a couple of inches of insulation behind that nice timber panelling but the roof could do wit...
by jayell
Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: Layout Location
Topic: Starting over again ...
Replies: 62
Views: 17943

Re: Starting over again ...

Do I detect a trend in getting shunted down to the end of the garden? A very nice chalet workshop. But I'd be worried about it being broken into, obviously the risk of this will depend on where you live and how accessible the garden is. Garden sheds/workshops are, generally speaking, too easy for t...
by jayell
Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Job lot of P4 vehicleson Ebay?
Replies: 14
Views: 4192

Re: Job lot of P4 vehicleson Ebay?

She/He also lists a Lima GWR railcar No 16, current bid £16. Most of the rolling stock is too modern for my period but I might have put in a bid if the wagons had been a separate lot but even then I would want only the 6 wheel siphon and what looks like an outside framed van (top left 3rd down, the ...
by jayell
Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Starting From Scratch - SGW meets Inglenook
Replies: 87
Views: 37303

Re: Starting From Scratch - SGW meets Inglenook

I sent off an order to EE this morning for some of the Evergreen channel and the Plastruct flat strip I need for wooden underframes.

John
by jayell
Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: CAD
Replies: 15
Views: 9551

Re: CAD

Maplins sell TurboCad Version 16 Deluxe 2D/3D for £7.99, quite a bit cheaper the the Amazon version mentioned earlier

John
by jayell
Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Starting From Scratch - SGW meets Inglenook
Replies: 87
Views: 37303

Re: Starting From Scratch - SGW meets Inglenook

Still having little joy in paring/filing back the Ratio and Coopercraft solebars to take off the etched W irons, the back wall of the solebar is so close to the line of the plastic W iron that I'm finding myself tearing through. One alternative I'm going to try is 3mmx1mm brass channel from Eileen'...
by jayell
Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Small quantity of Circuit board wanted
Replies: 14
Views: 5034

Re: Small quantity of Circuit board wanted

I finally found enough time to make up my 4 mini-circuit boards (3 actually as one had already been done for me by Keith). I don't seem to have bridged tracks with solder, and there is continuity where it should be. I used the Lidl iron and found it clumsy compared to my original 15W Antex one, that...
by jayell
Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: Sick Unimat
Replies: 28
Views: 12371

Re: Sick Unimat

But the SL does have, particularly in the USA, a cult following to the extent that new accessories and parts are manufactured. That probably explains why they sell for silly money, I made a bid this morning for a 'broken' one that had a current bid of £67 and put in my £100 max only to find it was ...
by jayell
Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: Sick Unimat
Replies: 28
Views: 12371

Re: Sick Unimat

grovenor-2685 wrote:
Trouble is that is a Unimat 3 and not a Unimat SL

This topic is about a Unimat 3. ??
Keith


Oooops! I knew I should have re-read the original posting, so the one being used as a saw bench would be quite a good buy if you could get it at current price but I bet it will go much higher

John
by jayell
Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: Sick Unimat
Replies: 28
Views: 12371

Re: Sick Unimat

But maybe cheaper to buy the whole thing? This looks like a good buy if you are quick. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EMCO-UNIMAT-3-MODELMAKERS-CLOCKMAKERS-LATHE-SAW/261381971227?rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D286%26meid%3D449034963847844486...

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