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by Re6/6
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: New Hornby Collet coaches
Replies: 5
Views: 2335

Re: New Hornby Collet coaches

presumably they could be cut off and used cosmetically on etched subframes in the usual way? No need Steve. The only thing that had to be cut off were the brake shoes. I did a very quick 'drop-in' conversion with Black Beetles and no brass bearings fitted on one of the first issues. I reckon with s...
by Re6/6
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Dapol LSWR B4 0-4-0T
Replies: 23
Views: 6939

Re: Dapol LSWR B4 0-4-0T

Many thanks Phil.

I need some other Dapol spares so I'll tack on a pair of wheelsets and have a look at them closely. I'll report back in due course.
by Re6/6
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Dapol LSWR B4 0-4-0T
Replies: 23
Views: 6939

Re: Dapol LSWR B4 0-4-0T

Phil, '00' wheelsets are available https://www.dccsupplies.com/item-p-113098/b4-oo-gauge-wheel-assembly-black-part-11.htm. Have you had any experience of turning down Dapol wheels? I've succeeded with Bach wheels but failed miserably with Hornby ones which seemed to be made from a very 'hard' materi...
by Re6/6
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Dapol LSWR B4 0-4-0T
Replies: 23
Views: 6939

Re: Dapol LSWR B4 0-4-0T

Jeremy,

Another useful part from DCC supplies is the cylinder assembly. https://www.dccsupplies.com/item-p-1131 ... art-18.htm

Gibson do a set of mainframes. LM1 - 201 LSWR B4 0-4-0T

That's the route that l will be going!
by Re6/6
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: A Brace of Jinty's
Replies: 7
Views: 2772

Re: A Brace of Jinty's

Excellent weathering Dave. Very convincing. :D
by Re6/6
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Solvents
Replies: 8
Views: 3227

Re: Solvents

There is also 'Evo-Stik' adhesive cleaner which I find useful as a general 'sticky stuff', contact adhesive and grease remover.
by Re6/6
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Railex 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 6579

Re: Railex 2018

Mike, snaps of all the layouts here:

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index. ... may/page-9 from post #220.
by Re6/6
Fri May 18, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Lower Rose Goods
Replies: 8
Views: 3749

Re: Lower Rose Goods

Some lovely work there Steve.
by Re6/6
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 220
Views: 44502

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

I agree with you completely Phil. Ever since Brian showed me his method it has been the way to go for me. It's so quick, easy and accurate whatever the angle.
by Re6/6
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 122
Views: 26602

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Robin, very impressive smooth running there.

What is your method of fixed connections within the rake?
by Re6/6
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: what flux for white metal?
Replies: 18
Views: 6691

Re: what flux for white metal?

I've used 'Jenolite' rust remover which is available in car accessory shops.
by Re6/6
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Andrew Ullyott
Topic: Cheddar
Replies: 54
Views: 17644

Re: Cheddar

Andrew Ullyott wrote:Who says p4 doesn't work...
.


Butting in here Andrew......! :D.
On our DRAG test track...... Some rigid, some compensated and some sprung.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_I3XoIeVUM
by Re6/6
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: New diesels
Replies: 16
Views: 8596

Re: New diesels

Succinctly put Richard.
by Re6/6
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: The Adventures of an RSU Virgin
Replies: 45
Views: 13774

Re: The Adventures of an RSU Virgin

I replaced my leads on the LRM unit bought many years ago as they had gone rather stiff with some from this firm. I can't remember which one but l'm sure that the correct size can be found in their list. It is nice and flexible and works well.

https://www.componentshop.co.uk/cable/s ... ables.html
by Re6/6
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Rolling brass roofs
Replies: 8
Views: 2930

Re: Rolling brass roofs

Thanks you Jol. Most useful.
by Re6/6
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Andrew Ullyott
Topic: Cheddar
Replies: 54
Views: 17644

Re: Cheddar

John, I have easy access to steel and aluminium. (OK I may not even pay for it as I ask nicely of my contractors at work they tend to be very helpful) I was thinking of Aluminium, because it is stiffer than steel, it is also a lot lighter along with the 3rd benefit it wont rust if it gets wet. Yes ...
by Re6/6
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Andrew Ullyott
Topic: Cheddar
Replies: 54
Views: 17644

Re: Cheddar

Steel trestles are a godsend. We use them for Balcombe. Their use saved us a heck of a lot of joinery!

Instead of aluminium box section (expensive?) we use 25mm² mild steel tube. We bought it from our local steel stockholder at £3.75 per metre.

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by Re6/6
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Houten, Utrecht. Netherlands.
Replies: 11
Views: 3450

Re: Houten, Utrecht. Netherlands.

Do have a nice time Gordon. Always good there!
by Re6/6
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Maun Pliers
Replies: 16
Views: 4681

Re: Maun Pliers

Lindsay G wrote: - a new category for the Forum?


That would be most useful. There are a couple of threads on RMw, one for Ebay and the other for general bargains. I've been alerted to some brilliant bargains through those in the past, so one on here would very helpful.

Thanks DB, duly ordered!
by Re6/6
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Construction of a Test Track
Replies: 611
Views: 140218

Re: Track Construction for a Test Track

The wheelsets were absolutely perfect right from the start, but much tweaking has had to be done to the pick ups, which are difficult to access on this model. Hi Colin, This was the solution for the troublesome pick-ups on the Bach 08. It was done some years ago by Tim Maddocks and has proved most ...
by Re6/6
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: Why the big windows?
Replies: 23
Views: 6869

Re: Why the big windows?

jim s-w wrote:
.........As an aside there’s a few examples of some quite iffy track in the video.


Here's some iffy track for you Jim and an interesting shunting move! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WznzgvP9cts
by Re6/6
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Construction of a Test Track
Replies: 611
Views: 140218

Re: Track Construction for a Test Track

Steve, here's 'Chinchilla Dust' that I used on the test board with some tatty old 'FastTrack'. It's tamped with a homemade tamper but unglued. It is a 'grit type' material as opposed to Greenscenes 'ground husk' which in my eyes is a bit too round and pebble-like. The shade of grey doesn't matter to...
by Re6/6
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 599
Views: 167852

Re: Brettell Road

Thank you Jim and the same to you.

Lovely pic.
by Re6/6
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Short LMS film
Replies: 4
Views: 1953

Re: Short LMS film

Thanks Jim. As Phil says "a great film". Loved the commentator's voice!
by Re6/6
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bodmin General (1955)
Replies: 57
Views: 17391

Re: Bodmin General (1955)

Jeremy, here's a tweaked version of the picture which shows more clearly the rather odd configuration of the side with some panels sheeted over. Also another of the Hawksworth.
Toplight 3.jpeg


Bodmin Hawksworth 1.jpg

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