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by Captain Kernow
Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2016
Replies: 115
Views: 35009

Re: Scaleforum 2016

I was extremely sorry to have missed the show this year, I was supposed to be on the DRAG Test Track operating team, but had to pull out at the last minute due to family illness.

Anyway, here's my Latin contribution:

'Vacca herbam edit'.
by Captain Kernow
Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2016
Replies: 115
Views: 35009

Re: Scaleforum 2016

Rod Cameron wrote:DRAG's intrepid transport manager, Maurice Hopper, sets off for Aylesbury with the first part of the test track.

I have posted a few more images from our test session over on RMWeb - http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index. ... try2437783
by Captain Kernow
Sat May 21, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: garethashenden
Topic: Port of London Austerity
Replies: 15
Views: 6579

Re: Port of London Austerity

I would assume that the thickness of the buffer beams would depend on the loco and where it was based, and the loads it was expected to haul and over whatever gradients?
by Captain Kernow
Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: David B
Topic: On The Side
Replies: 28
Views: 13240

Re: On The Side

I take the point you are making, David, but the photograph you have posted is effectively a most cruel enlargement, showing the very fine model many times it's normal size. Is it really worth the aggro, when at 'normal viewing distances' you may not be able to notice the difference (well, I wouldn't...
by Captain Kernow
Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Sentinel wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 2718

Re: Sentinel wheels

Hi - I'd be interested if the conversion pack was suitable for the Sentinel with outside cranks.

Thank you.
by Captain Kernow
Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Pentrollers
Replies: 22
Views: 8460

Re: Pentroller for sale.

Yeh, they are not worth the hassle - completely unreliable, really poor control, motors jumping and stuttering all over the shop. Rubbish really . And you can't repair them as a number of the components are no longer manufactured... I definitely would not bid if I were you... Well thanks for that, ...
by Captain Kernow
Sun May 18, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Re: Tim V's workbench - latest shenanigans
Replies: 421
Views: 159411

Re: Tim V's workbench

Tim V wrote:The lower screw was inaccessible behind the worm wheel!

An annoying situation, agreed.

Where possible, I now mount the motor with the screws right and left of the motor spindle, where this is allowed for (eg. some High Level gearboxes)...
by Captain Kernow
Tue May 13, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: DRAG 'Indulgence Day'
Replies: 7
Views: 4227

DRAG 'Indulgence Day'

The group (minus myself) had a kind of 'mini-Missenden' day last Saturday, which was arranged by David Brandreth. Almost the whole group turned up to the small hall at Holcombe (this was the room that the actual AGM was held in last June), for a day of modelling on individual projects. The aim was t...
by Captain Kernow
Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Sentinel/Rolls-Royce shunter
Replies: 33
Views: 18845

Re: Hornby Sentinel/Rolls-Royce shunter

Hi all, As the person who started this thread I should report that my blue Sentinel arrived yesterday to join the Ultrascale wheelsets which had been on hand for sometime (surely a welcome first). Wheel conversion was quick but the sand pipes proved more of a fiddle as having adjusted them the glue...
by Captain Kernow
Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Sentinel/Rolls-Royce shunter
Replies: 33
Views: 18845

Re: Hornby Sentinel/Rolls-Royce shunter

Hi Jim - I've just had a nice little operating session on Callow Lane this afternoon, and my Sentinel (with exactly the same Ultrascale wheelsets), runs just fine, not a problem on any pointwork anywhere.

Cheers,

Tim
by Captain Kernow
Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Sentinel/Rolls-Royce shunter
Replies: 33
Views: 18845

Re: Hornby Sentinel/Rolls-Royce shunter

I'm sure most of you know this by now, but Ultrascale have produced an initial batch of their 'P4-F' wheels (similar with EM) and sold out of the lot! I was very lucky, as I e-mailed David Rogers at what must have been exactly the right time, as I'd spotted an entry on the Ultrascale website, intima...
by Captain Kernow
Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Peco Smartswitch ?
Replies: 12
Views: 9626

Re: Peco Smartswitch ?

I'm certainly considering giving them a go - I know that it is possible to buy the components and put something together for a lot less but, as a 'plug and play' solution they seem to have a lot going for them... John I will also be giving this a go on 'Callow Lane', to operate the signals (I alrea...
by Captain Kernow
Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Airfix Fowler 4F 0-6-0 (re-wheel)
Replies: 11
Views: 6710

Re: Airfix Fowler 4F 0-6-0 (re-wheel)

once conversion wheelsets are available. I bought the conversion wheelsets from AG at Scaleforum, I think the main issue with this will be getting clearance in the splashers The footplate is a casting and does not allow P4 wheelsets any sideplay, so it looks like remove plastic splashers, open out ...
by Captain Kernow
Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 133631

Re: Scaleforum 2013

well ...what a way to spend a morning. I happened on this thread and had to scroll back to read how it got so heated. I almost feel as if I have to justify why I wasn't at Scaleforum this year. Terry, many thanks for posting the dates for next year. A diary entry has been made. Even though the Sund...
by Captain Kernow
Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 133631

Re: Scaleforum 2013

Brinkly wrote:Will Scaleforum be at the same venue again next year Terry? (Thinking ahead for booking accommodation.)

Regards,

Nick

After the major success that this year's show seems to be, I'm sure it will remain at Aylesbury next year, Nick.
by Captain Kernow
Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Potential Ultrascale Conversion kit for Hornby 42xx/72xx
Replies: 12
Views: 6414

Re: Potential Ultrascale Conversion kit for Hornby 42xx/72xx

Looks like Ultrascale won't be producing 'drop in' wheels for these locos for the time being, based on what they've said on their website. They have done one bespoke set in each of P4 and EM for individual customers, however.
by Captain Kernow
Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: Heljan Railbus
Replies: 7
Views: 4516

Re: Heljan Railbus

Tim V wrote:I would suggest the Branchlines (other firms produce the same wheels) all nickel wheels. You can press off the insulated one quite easily, then press on the gears.

Did the same with a Heljan Hymek.

Also, exactly what I've just done with a Heljan parcels railcar.
by Captain Kernow
Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: Re-wheeling the Heljan Class 128 single unit parcels railcar
Replies: 1
Views: 2199

Re-wheeling the Heljan Class 128 single unit parcels railcar

Just done a basic wheel swap on one of the above, using Branchlines wheels and axles, and the original Heljan gears. The conversion ended up being more complex than it needed to be, because I filed some plastic off the insides of the bogie side frames (only circa 0.75mm additional space was actually...
by Captain Kernow
Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Instructions for these mystery etched stretcher bars?
Replies: 9
Views: 6303

Re: Instructions for these mystery etched stretcher bars?

I'm wondering if this is the same etch that (I think...!) I bought from the Society Stores many years ago...? I found out later that the etch (the one that I have) is for flat bottomed point work, rather than bullhead.... :?:
by Captain Kernow
Mon May 13, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: RT Models - 57XX pannier sand box operating rods
Replies: 0
Views: 1696

RT Models - 57XX pannier sand box operating rods

Have a look at catalogue number SGLP0031 from the RT Models website - http://www.rtmodels.co.uk/rt_models_019.htm - these look very useful for anyone detailing a Bachmann pannier tank. My order arrived this morning and they seem to be very delicate and nicely etched.
by Captain Kernow
Mon May 13, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: ultrascale conversion kit for the Dapol Western?
Replies: 58
Views: 21822

Re: ultrascale conversion kit for the Dapol Western?

But didn't you pick yours up in person, Ivan (just thinking of a status update you made on RMWeb the other day)?

I've got two sets on order, one for me and one for someone else, but nothing has turned up in the post yet...
by Captain Kernow
Sat May 04, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: A 16T Rarity
Replies: 11
Views: 8635

Re: A 16T Rarity

Lovely work, Justin, really very nice indeed.

The question of the heavy duty buffers may now have been solved by Dave Franks, who now offers drilled-out heavy duty buffer housings, drilled to 2.5mm, to take MJT sprung heads. They are exceptionally good.
by Captain Kernow
Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Why would this Mashima motor falter from time to time?
Replies: 9
Views: 5419

Re: Why would this Mashima motor falter from time to time?

Further and extensive running in of the motor on it's own and then the motor/gearbox combination have yielded results, and it is now much smoother. The chassis itself has now been running in for an extended period, which has also brought about improvements.
by Captain Kernow
Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Potential Ultrascale Conversion kit for Hornby 42xx/72xx
Replies: 12
Views: 6414

Re: Potential Ultrascale Conversion kit for Hornby 42xx/72xx

It's great to see Ultrascale making this suggestion so quickly, and I am very tempted, but the price is going to make me think twice, unfortunately.
by Captain Kernow
Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Why would this Mashima motor falter from time to time?
Replies: 9
Views: 5419

Re: Why would this Mashima motor falter from time to time?

Thanks again, folks. I'll check the gears again, although I have looked at them under magnification, and they seem fine. I will have the option of trying another worm and motor in a few days, when my order to HL has been processed (only posted this weekend). The original brass worm is more or less p...

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