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by jayell
Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Wheel profiles
Replies: 113
Views: 27211

Re: Wheel profiles

John Bateson wrote:So I submit this discussion is probably fruitless.
John


I agree and it is becoming tedious. So perhaps it is time to call a halt on this Forum, if proponents of the hybrid system want to continue discussing it let them do it elswhere ;)

John Lewis
by jayell
Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:27 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: EM wheels on 18.83mm track
Replies: 111
Views: 21982

Re: EM wheels on 18.83mm track

It is indeed. P4 wheels on P4 track, and using the agreed P4 standards work. There is no need for anything else. And in my (humble) opinion EM is not really relevant these days except for people who are already committed to that standard, anyone new to finescale modelling would be better off using ...
by jayell
Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: EM wheels on 18.83mm track
Replies: 111
Views: 21982

Re: EM wheels on 18.83mm track

I think there is enough confusion about standards already without adding a hybrid EM/P4 one to the mix. EM plus P4* should be enough variety for modellers who want a more accurate track width than 00. I'm not sure what the current EM standards are but it used to be 18.00mm guage with EM Society whee...
by jayell
Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Wheel profiles
Replies: 113
Views: 27211

Re: Wheel profiles

Horsetan wrote:Nothing wrong with Ray Hammond's S4 standards :thumb


Stirrer! ;)
by jayell
Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: e-bay
Replies: 9
Views: 3111

Re: e-bay

Not all e-bay dealers are ignorant of the value of what they are selling as witness this item I bought last week "Kennedy 6" Dial Caliper in excellent condition these calipers are imperial. (Reason for sale, as they are no use to me whatsoever) Any question please ask. These usually retail...
by jayell
Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Beginners Workshop in Bristol.
Replies: 44
Views: 12524

Re: Beginners Workshop in Bristol.

Hi johnlewis, Sorry to disappoint you. We are thinking about having a group open day next year at the AVR, Bitton station. Or if you are in Bristol on a Tuesday evening you would be welcome to call in. Gordon A Bristol I'd like to vist the AVR anyway, we haven't managed to find the time whenever we...
by jayell
Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Wheel profiles
Replies: 113
Views: 27211

Re: Wheel profiles

I for one am not going to buy the magazine in question, I peep at it each issue to see if there is anything specifically related to my interests, if not the purchase money goes into my tool-buying piggy bank. ;) So far as the P4 standards are concerned I am going to stick with Alan Gibson wheels and...
by jayell
Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: e-bay
Replies: 9
Views: 3111

Re: e-bay

I wasn't able to bid for anything as we were away from home all day yesterday at a funeral :(

am currently about to make a bid for All About GWR Iron Minks by Lewis, Lloyd, Metcalf & Miller - HMRS

John
by jayell
Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Beginners Workshop in Bristol.
Replies: 44
Views: 12524

Re: Beginners Workshop in Bristol.

when they are squeezed into the tank space along with the battery and r/c receiver. Is the antenna in the metal box along with the receiver? If so it may not be getting a strong enough signal, the box (tank space) will act as a Faraday cage. Keith It is all within the casting, it is one thing I wil...
by jayell
Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Beginners Workshop in Bristol.
Replies: 44
Views: 12524

Re: Beginners Workshop in Bristol.

I was advised to talk to several people at Scaleforum so I did ask about my 'problems' and got some answers :D I also spent ages looking at Howards superb track building and in particular the way he does working point rodding, something I'd like to do seeing as I only need two turnouts, one each end...
by jayell
Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: Bristol
Topic: Bristol Group go to Burford
Replies: 13
Views: 6004

Re: Bristol Group go to Burford

The D&S outside Toad kit is still available fron ABS but you have to decide it you want the one with clasp brakes (diagram AA16) or with push rods. John if you want an early version you need the push rod one as the diagram AA16 was not issued until September 1919 and the earliest date shown for...
by jayell
Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Limestone
Replies: 8
Views: 2761

Re: Limestone

a last offering with some rail pics, not that you can really see what is in these wagons, though one pic has 'a mountain of crushed limestone waiting to be loaded' alongside the track. Of course this is all modern wagons which may not be what you are looking for. http://www.nwrail.org.uk/nw1308b.htm...
by jayell
Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2014
Replies: 197
Views: 45395

Re: Scaleforum 2014

Terry Bendall wrote:
Trevor Grout wrote:
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John to Paul

Gosh! Next thing you'll be joining DEMU."

Terry Bendall


With all those nasty modern locos to play with there is nothing else he can do. Somehow I don't think they would look right with stove pipe chimneys and Holden design cabs :cry:

John
by jayell
Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Limestone
Replies: 8
Views: 2761

Re: Limestone

an almost railway pic to be found by googling for "newly quarried british limestone" https://www.google.com/search?q=limestone&client=iceweasel-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:unofficial&channel=sb&biw=1270&bih=848&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=Bj88VIvr...
by jayell
Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Limestone
Replies: 8
Views: 2761

Re: Limestone

input Limestone into google, you should get some images of lumps of rock like here https://www.google.com/search?q=limestone&client=iceweasel-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:unofficial&channel=sb&biw=1270&bih=848&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=Bj88VIvrCKSa7gbz0oDw...
by jayell
Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: Bristol
Topic: Bristol Group go to Burford
Replies: 13
Views: 6004

Re: Bristol Group go to Burford

the recent posting made me wonder if there is a kit of an outside framed 1880-1900 version toad (Dia AA16 ???) lurking in one of the boxes that could be prised away from the present owner's hands ;) There was a nice model of such a van in the showcase of the Society stand at Aylesbury but I forgot ...
by jayell
Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Bristol
Topic: Bristol Group go to Burford
Replies: 13
Views: 6004

Re: Bristol Group go to Burford

[quote="johnlewis"] I wish I had some boxes like that (with contents of course), am quite envious ;) the recent posting made me wonder if there is a kit of an outside framed 1880-1900 version toad (Dia AA16 ???) lurking in one of the boxes that could be prised away from the present owner's...
by jayell
Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: New Lanarkshire Models items at Scaleforum
Replies: 5
Views: 2365

Re: New Lanarkshire Models items at Scaleforum

John McAleely wrote:John - I suspect that as a guest, Dave does not get any sort of notification you've replied. You might want to email him direct, if you're looking for a response.



OK, will do so

John L
by jayell
Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Metric Nuts and Bolts
Replies: 13
Views: 3780

Re: Metric Nuts and Bolts

Thanks for that link, they certainly have some interesting stuff. I have used google translate for text ranging from odd words to paragraphs and page sized docs but didn't know it was possible to use it to translate something as big as this catalogue. It does mean though that we now have quite a few...
by jayell
Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: New Lanarkshire Models items at Scaleforum
Replies: 5
Views: 2365

Re: New Lanarkshire Models items at Scaleforum

Hi Dave, slightly off topic but what diameter pentorch were you using before it was discontinued. I was wondering if the ' PCA1 Shunter’s Pole for 3-link couplings' attachment would fit (or could be persuaded to fit) onto the Maglite Solitaire torch I have lying unused in my deskdrawer, this is appr...
by jayell
Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Metric Nuts and Bolts
Replies: 13
Views: 3780

Re: Metric Nuts and Bolts

SHurst wrote:John
How much - "Wie Viel ( bitte )"..... :thumb


The problem then was being able to understand the answer :D

John
by jayell
Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:50 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Metric Nuts and Bolts
Replies: 13
Views: 3780

Re: Metric Nuts and Bolts

http://www.scalehardware.com/miniature-hex-bolts-c-1 for the M0.5 Scale hardware does seem to be the only source of sub M1.5 stuff but is of course in the US and their highish quoted shipping rate of $6 is to be expected. http://knupfer.info/shop/ brush up on your German and you'll find lots of int...
by jayell
Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Metric Nuts and Bolts
Replies: 13
Views: 3780

Re: Metric Nuts and Bolts

Model Fixings also have a wide range of small screws and other interesting items, http://www.modelfixings.co.uk/machine_screws.htm Jol Currently though they only offer screws in stainless steel which doesn't solder easily so I was looking for somewhere to get brass stuff. I did find one item, a 5 p...
by jayell
Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Metric Nuts and Bolts
Replies: 13
Views: 3780

Metric Nuts and Bolts

John has mentioned that 8BA nuts and bolts are now available from the stores. This made me wonder what small metric nuts and bolt are available since I no longer have BA taps & dies but do have small metric ones. Finding anything metric under M3 proved to be difficult, I thought an obvious sourc...
by jayell
Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: South Somerset
Topic: Proposed Group
Replies: 22
Views: 10790

Re: Proposed Group

Tim V wrote:So what's stopping the two of you starting it?


Somewhere to meet for starters ;)

My house isn't suitable as our road (A30) is double yellow lined both sides and there is nowhere nearby to park.

John

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