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by jayell
Tue May 27, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: Electrics
Topic: DC & DCC are the past, wireless is the future - discuss
Replies: 45
Views: 11691

Re: DC & DCC are the past, wireless is the future - discuss

I have been convinced for some time that radio-controlled on-board power from rechargeable batteries will become the norm. BUT - not yet awhile. I have serious reservations about DCC, so will stick to 'stone-age' DC until or unless a reliable indsustry-standard R/C on-board battery system is produc...
by jayell
Tue May 27, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Ultrascale Conversion Proposals
Replies: 60
Views: 13566

Re: Ultrascale Conversion Proposals

I passed the scholarship exam in 1943 and went to a grammar school in Bournemouth, we had woodwork and craft as the only 'technical' subjects. I enjoyed the woodwork classes much more than latin or chemistry and looking back would probably have been happier at a the 'technical school' My woodwork kn...
by jayell
Mon May 26, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: DC & DCC are the past, wireless is the future - discuss
Replies: 45
Views: 11691

Re: DC & DCC are the past, wireless is the future - discuss

[quote="Tim V"]looking at Don's article: 3. I do not like the use of NimH technology. What is wrong with LioN? Plenty of better batteries out there. 4. Can you seriously get a battery into some of the small locos out there? 3. My loco uses a lipo battery, I know there are some potential pr...
by jayell
Mon May 26, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: DC & DCC are the past, wireless is the future - discuss
Replies: 45
Views: 11691

Re: DC and DCC are dead - is wireless the future?

Why do we need to talk about the demise of what we know...just because a new idea wanders past? Dave It is not so long ago than most serious photographers wouldn't even consider using digital cameras, today it is difficult (if not yet impossible) to get photographic film. Back then digital was just...
by jayell
Mon May 26, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: DC & DCC are the past, wireless is the future - discuss
Replies: 45
Views: 11691

Re: DC and DCC are dead - is wireless the future?

After I'd put together a small layout for my great grandsons last year I realised I'd like to build something for myself. I'd played around with EM guage many, many years ago but this time around decided to do it 'properly' and go to P4. After joining the society and having read all I could about tr...
by jayell
Sat May 17, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: iak
Topic: Wagon floors... Wagon sides... Bare Wood... Worn wood or what?
Replies: 45
Views: 14839

Re: Wagon floors... Worn,Corroded or What?

iak wrote:It's actually Evergreen embossed plastic card. The planking is already done for you. The effect is achieved through the paint/wash process.


which particular bit of evergreen sheeting please, as they do a wide range of 'planking'

John
by jayell
Fri May 16, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: Wagon floors... Wagon sides... Bare Wood... Worn wood or what?
Replies: 45
Views: 14839

Re: Wagon floors... Worn,Corroded or What?

Wagon floors and insides, a subject I seem to have a fascination with. Why is beyond me but if ones stock is going to run unloaded, then what is on the inside is as significant as the outside... These two illustrate what I am driving at. A wee bit more gentle attention is needed to finish them off ...
by jayell
Mon May 12, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: Dave K
Topic: The Station Building
Replies: 30
Views: 11100

Re: The Station Building

There is a similar design building at West Bay which has stonework looking much flatter than the Wills sheets, some pics here
http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/b/br ... ex1a.shtml
which may be of interest

JL
by jayell
Fri May 09, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Brassmasters Axle Spacing Jigs
Replies: 15
Views: 4989

Re: Brassmasters Axle Spacing Jigs

The Brassmasters jigs arrrived a few days ago and I quckly realised there is no need to shorten them as I''d originally planned as when in position it is well clear of the buffer beam. Found out though that I cannot use the BB GWR coach w-irons, which I may not use on the Ratio 4-wheelers as I am go...
by jayell
Fri May 09, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Post Office Restrictions
Replies: 1
Views: 1418

Re: Post Office Restrictions

Probably can't buy that red oxide paint the GWR used on wagons back in the late 1800's either before the change to the grey livery ;)

John Lewis
by jayell
Thu May 01, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Brassmasters Axle Spacing Jigs
Replies: 15
Views: 4989

Re: Brassmasters Axle Spacing Jigs

Short sighted there John, you never know what wagons you might build in the future. The extra length does not get in the way. I can recommend the Brassmaster's jigs by the way. Not short sighted Tim but just being practical - being age 80+ how many wagons can I build in the time left to me :( I do ...
by jayell
Thu May 01, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: New High Level Chassis and Loco
Replies: 5
Views: 2602

Re: New High Level Chassis and Loco

as the BEL2 started off as a battery electric loco the kit should follow suit and allow for building it as a battery powered/radio controlled one. ;) It looks like it has plenty of space for li-po batteries but not using the traditional 12 volt motors so a source for 3 volt gear-head motors is neede...
by jayell
Thu May 01, 2014 7:43 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Brassmasters Axle Spacing Jigs
Replies: 15
Views: 4989

Re: Brassmasters Axle Spacing Jigs

Thanks Bill, but I need something to drop over ready assembled springing units to align them for fixing to wagon floor, the Brassmaster jigs is perfect for this. Actually the current etches can be dropped over the axles, i.e. they have both holes and slots. But that isn't evident from the illustrat...
by jayell
Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Brassmasters Axle Spacing Jigs
Replies: 15
Views: 4989

Re: Brassmasters Axle Spacing Jigs

Tim V wrote:
billbedford wrote:There is a readily available alternative here


Really Bill, self promotion, whatever next :P


to make matters worse they are BB w-irons :)

I no longer have a stock of material to make up my own spacing jigs as suggested by John Palmer, so have ordered the Brassmaster ones.

John Lewis
by jayell
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Brassmasters Axle Spacing Jigs
Replies: 15
Views: 4989

Re: Brassmasters Axle Spacing Jigs

Call them, you can pay directly into their bank account, See under ordering and terms on their website I'll do it that way, I have their bank details so as I have to access my bank account (online of course) this morning anyway I'll set them up as a new payee. I hate using the telephone ;) and woul...
by jayell
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:23 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Brassmasters Axle Spacing Jigs
Replies: 15
Views: 4989

Re: Brassmasters Axle Spacing Jigs

billbedford wrote:There is a readily available alternative here


Thanks Bill, but I need something to drop over ready assembled springing units to align them for fixing to wagon floor, the Brassmaster jigs is perfect for this.

John Lewis
by jayell
Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Brassmasters Axle Spacing Jigs
Replies: 15
Views: 4989

Brassmasters Axle Spacing Jigs

Is there anywhere to get these jigs (Ref: G001 / 2) other than from Brassmasters. They don't appear to have any way of ordering/paying online. I have realised I really need one to align the Morgan springing units on my 9' wheelbase wagons.

John Lewis
by jayell
Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Drilling holes in round rod/wire?
Replies: 23
Views: 7542

Re: Drilling holes in round rod/wire?

I have a Proxxon TBM 220 and can use drills down to 0.3mm. With the Proxxon drill you should be able to use their collets for holding small drills. Some micro drills have fixed size shafts, on ebay I found some with HSS ones with 2.3mm dia shafts and there may be other sizes, I suppose ideally they...
by jayell
Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: Unimat Lathes
Replies: 10
Views: 8154

Re: Unimat Lathes

I emailed Rejon mainly to ask about the MD1 drill but also asked about the position re Unimat accessories, this is the reply I got earlier today: "Thanks for your e-mail, the MD 1 can be shipped in and would cost in the region of £325,  Regarding  the Unimat  accessories most are becoming unava...
by jayell
Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: Unimat Lathes
Replies: 10
Views: 8154

Re: Unimat Lathes

As was previously posted in the thread started by the chap who had problems with his Unimat3 motor, Unimat SL's have headed into the collectable division of small machine tools. The USA is a particularly fervent market and they are now manufacturing new accessories. I suspect that "brand new S...
by jayell
Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: Unimat Lathes
Replies: 10
Views: 8154

Re: Unimat Lathes

I don't know why but my response seems to have got lost :evil: Have a look at Rejon Machine Tools as they have a replacement motor for the Unimat 3 & 4, which may also fit the Sl as the similar replacement motor found on a US site did (I cannot find that site now) http://www.rejon.co.uk/index.ph...
by jayell
Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: Unimat Lathes
Replies: 10
Views: 8154

Re: Unimat Lathes

Ithink a Conquest sized lateh will be overkill for me, as I said I don't really need a lathe but I am a bit of a tool freak and really regret having disposed of my quite extensively equipped workshop when we had to make space so my mother in law could come to live with us. I did have a brief look at...
by jayell
Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: Unimat Lathes
Replies: 10
Views: 8154

Unimat Lathes

there are several Unimat Sl lathes currently for sale on E-Bay but this one must be unique in that it is new and unused in original box, Current asking price is £320 but will no doubt sell for much more than that http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EMCO-UNIMAT-SL-elliot-machine-Austria-NEW-AND-UNUSED-/1311600...
by jayell
Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Brass Etched Components
Replies: 31
Views: 8227

Re: Brass Etched Components

They still do. not obvious what type they are but among 'Soldering Materials & Tools' they list:- Aluminium Soldering Clamps (five) £1.20 perhaps they are pictured in their catalogue so if my nickel plated ones turn out to be rubbish I'll know where to go, but for now have already spent too muc...
by jayell
Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Brass Etched Components
Replies: 31
Views: 8227

Re: Brass Etched Components

How do you know? So far as I can see it just says "metal" which may or may not be aluminium. Keith the description, which I only read after I ordered them, was 'nickel plated metal' I did look in our local Boots, Superdrug and in Tesco, all three places have lost of hairdressing stuff but...

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