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by Captain Kernow
Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Why would this Mashima motor falter from time to time?
Replies: 9
Views: 5409

Why would this Mashima motor falter from time to time?

I'm a bit puzzled by this. I've built a High Level High Flier gear box (54:1), no problems with that, went together fine and seems nice and free running. It's attached to a Mashima 1420, which is just a little bit 'coggy' when starting up, but seems to run smoothly enough at low revs for most of the...
by Captain Kernow
Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Pendon Scenery
Replies: 14
Views: 10040

Re: Pendon Scenery

but there is a downside. The dust created becomes electrically charged and gets everywhere, even when dust extraction is used. On the skin, it can be quite unpleasant, similar to fine glass fibre, though a little less of an irritant. Surgical gloves and a dustmask are recommended when working with ...
by Captain Kernow
Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: ultrascale conversion kit for the Dapol Western?
Replies: 58
Views: 21790

Re: ultrascale conversion kit for the Dapol Western?

Captain Kernow wrote:Go on Rich - flog the Heljan Ultrascales and support the War Effort and 'express your interest' in some for the Dapol model! We all need to pull together on this one! ;) :D

Well, we're at 24 out of 30 now, so it's more important than ever to get those last half dozen names! ;)
by Captain Kernow
Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: ultrascale conversion kit for the Dapol Western?
Replies: 58
Views: 21790

Re: ultrascale conversion kit for the Dapol Western?

If I do end up splashing out on a dapol model I suspect that I would likely try and reuse the ultrascales I already have for a Heljan one... Still well short of the required number as of today at 09:00 hrs. If you want these conversion sets to be taken seriously then you must register your interest...
by Captain Kernow
Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: ultrascale conversion kit for the Dapol Western?
Replies: 58
Views: 21790

Re: ultrascale conversion kit for the Dapol Western?

Of course it's Heljan! Bachmann haven't done a Western...

Anyway, the count is now at 15/30 for P4, now that I've added my 'expression of interest', so we're half way there already!
by Captain Kernow
Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2012 retrospective
Replies: 20
Views: 7892

Re: Scaleforum 2012 retrospective

Brinkly wrote:I will be having words with Maddocks for his naughty behaviour behind my head!

I thought you knew!
by Captain Kernow
Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: A couple of circuits of TT2
Replies: 6
Views: 3845

Re: A couple of circuits of TT2

A 'sprung or compensated' head and a rigid rear, if you pardon the expression... ;)
by Captain Kernow
Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: A couple of circuits of TT2
Replies: 6
Views: 3845

Re: A couple of circuits of TT2

Tonight's entertainment included plonking a Lumix TZ30 camera on a bogie well wagon and filming a trip around the outer P4 circuit on TT2. Two circuits in fact, one facing and one pointing backwards. The whole train (CK's) comprised wholly rigid wagons - no springing or compensation. There was quit...
by Captain Kernow
Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ouse Viaduct/Balcombe/Lewes project
Replies: 118
Views: 55606

Re: Ouse Viaduct/Balcombe/Lewes project

you can but wonder what the local residents would say if you wanted to build the viaduct today! I guess it will depend on whether you believe the assurances from the energy company and government, Will... Any risk of tremors under a viaduct like that on my patch would have me on the phone to our Ro...
by Captain Kernow
Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: profiling EM wheels to P4
Replies: 59
Views: 25903

Re: profiling EM wheels to P4

I see, however, that others are still busily trying to find engineering solutions where none is required. It seems to me that this rather reflects an all too common 'hair shirt mentality' in the hobby, particularly noticeable among those who aspire to a 'finescale' approach to model-making, which s...
by Captain Kernow
Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: GWR Railmotor
Replies: 36
Views: 22929

Re: GWR Railmotor

Tim V wrote:Shocking, you of all people Captain should have read the sign about not leaning out of the window.....

Oddly enough, I wasn't actually leaning out, just sticking my camera out sufficiently...!
by Captain Kernow
Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: GWR Railmotor
Replies: 36
Views: 22929

Re: GWR Railmotor

Sorry to hi-jack David's thread on his lovely model, but here's some footage I took on the real thing yesterday, as the 0920 ex-Looe ascends the bank from Coombe Jct up to Liskeard. All in all, a fantastic and magical day spent on and with the Great Western Society/West Coast Railways boys and their...
by Captain Kernow
Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann Std 3 82xxx 2-6-2 Tank
Replies: 49
Views: 18767

Re: Bachmann Std 3 82xxx 2-6-2 Tank

Phillip You have reservations over Johnsons Klear...have you had any bad experiences or know of any? Looking at other forums modellers would go to serious lengths to obtain a bottle of the old formula. Just curious you mention it's longevity as a sealant. I have a bottle waiting for use but have no...
by Captain Kernow
Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: Stop Press. QUAI:87 scoops award at scaleforum
Replies: 6
Views: 4680

Re: Stop Press. QUAI:87 scoops award at scaleforum

I think the fact that people were generally two or three deep around the layout for much of the weekend (and always with happy, smiling faces) went a long way to Brian deservedly scooping this award.
by Captain Kernow
Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Ballasting - am I missing something?
Replies: 15
Views: 8722

Re: Ballasting - am I missing something?

For scale thickness sleepers, such as Exactoscale track, I would use the lay it dry method, tamp carefully to shape and dampen with Klear, but for thinner sleepers such as C&L there's only one way to really control where the glue and the ballast goes, and that is to carefully paint PVA between t...
by Captain Kernow
Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Metropolitan's phosphoric flux to be available at Scaleforum
Replies: 14
Views: 6157

Re: Metropolitan's phosphoric flux to be available at Scalef

Good for John for making this available, although I'll save him the trouble of taking my pint to Leatherhead and ask him to bring it in to DRAG one night...
by Captain Kernow
Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: Bristol
Topic: Bristol group visit Highbridge Part II
Replies: 90
Views: 36699

Re: Bristol group visit Highbridge Part 2

Tim V wrote:A further visit last night.
After all what one gets up to in the privacy of ones own home won't hurt the S4 society....


Excellent!!

Rock on, Tommy! :D :D ;)
by Captain Kernow
Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: Bristol
Topic: Bristol Group visit Clutton
Replies: 31
Views: 17831

Re: Bristol Group visit Clutton

If you want to represent a riveted tank (as on earlier pannier tanks), you can now use the Archer's rivet decals. Not cheap, but much quicker and easier than styrrne sheet overlays, etc. (having first done something about the weld seams first, of course). Interesting, Martin. Is there any visible f...
by Captain Kernow
Fri May 04, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Converting a Dapol Class 22 to P4
Replies: 13
Views: 9302

Re: Converting a Dapol Class 22 to P4

Tim, Are the Dapol wheels of a substance suitable for turning or are they plated zinc alloy? Cheers, David I doubt that it's suitable, David, although others have substituted a Gibson tread on the Dapol wheel centre.. - http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/blog/87/entry-8510-p4-wheels-for-a-...
by Captain Kernow
Thu May 03, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Converting a Dapol Class 22 to P4
Replies: 13
Views: 9302

Converting a Dapol Class 22 to P4

There was quite a lot of debate on the Class 22 thread a while back about how one might convert it to EM or P4. I think that the EM gauge fraternity generally decided that the existing wheels could be pulled out slightly on their existing axles, and I hope that this has worked out for them. This was...
by Captain Kernow
Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Bristol
Topic: Bristol Group visit Clutton
Replies: 31
Views: 17831

Re: Bristol Group visit Clutton

Just seen this thread - nice photos, Tim. The trees on the Up (?) platform embankment really look good.

How did you do the riveting on the pannier tank sides, by the way?
by Captain Kernow
Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 133267

Re: Scaleforum 2013

i have put forward the notion that Scaleforum should be a one day show. It's a complex calculation and gamble but I believe it might solve the issue. Do we really need a two day show? Happy to travel a fair old distance with a layout for a one day show? At a time in life when the inexorable passing...
by Captain Kernow
Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Platform ramps
Replies: 16
Views: 12041

Re: Platform ramps

A couple more platform ramps - these are both at Totnes:

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by Captain Kernow
Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Platform ramps
Replies: 16
Views: 12041

Re: Platform ramps

And here's a much older platform, showing what seems to be quite a steep ramp - I will try to measure it next time I am there, although I didn't take this particular photo. The location is Crediton, looking at the Exeter-end ramp of the Down platform:

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by Captain Kernow
Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Platform ramps
Replies: 16
Views: 12041

Re: Platform ramps

Re the modern trend away from ramps, here is a photo of the new Up platform under construction at Honeybourne last August, during the Cotswolds (OWW) Redoubling Project:

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