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by Terry Bendall
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West Scotland Group's Weathering wagons part 1
Replies: 20
Views: 1483

Re: West Scotland Group's Weathering wagons part 1

A very useful resource Allan and part 2 as well. Thank you for posting them. Like Philip I have wagons that I have built in the past that need re-visiting. Most of us I think try to get better as we do more modelling and what we may have accepted 10 or 20 years ago may not pass muster now. :) The on...
by Terry Bendall
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?
Replies: 70
Views: 6440

Re: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?

Thanks for the positive response. Reference has been made to the process devised by the late Sid Stubbs and the web site as given by Ralph will give the full details. I wrote about this method and re-profiling wheels back in 2010 in Scalefour News 166 and 167 and for those who do not have paper copi...
by Terry Bendall
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: 321 (or is it 123?) Blocks
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Re: 321 (or is it 123?) Blocks

Any ideas on this Terry? Nope! :D Like Paul this is something new to me and is yet another confirmation of something I have held for many years - learn something new everyday! They obviously have several uses as James suggests although I cannot think of anything that I have done in the last few yea...
by Terry Bendall
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?
Replies: 70
Views: 6440

Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?

The Society has for some time been considering having some form tools made to enable RTR OO wheels to be re-profiled to P4 standards. The question has been raised as to how many people would want such a thing? The use would mainly be for steam loco wheels. The point has been made that anyone who wan...
by Terry Bendall
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: 14.4mm dia wheels
Replies: 15
Views: 3633

Re: 14.4mm dia wheels

Thanks to those who have responded. The good news is that Brian Osbourne rang me yesterday to ask about the response and said that since he was being asked by his supplier for a reply, has decided to place an order for more stock. So it looks like we will be able to buy these useful products in the ...
by Terry Bendall
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bodmin General (1955)
Replies: 57
Views: 17541

Re: Bodmin General (1955)

I've also had a failure on one of the Masokits tiebars which needs investigation - whether this is down to poor manufacture (probably) or another cause hasn't yet been determined I have used the Masokits tiebars generally successfully but I find they area bit fiddly to put together and occasionally...
by Terry Bendall
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: 14.4mm dia wheels
Replies: 15
Views: 3633

Re: 14.4mm dia wheels - continuing the supply

I am bumping this up again with a modified title since not many have responded so far. Perhaps it got missed in the excitement of the virtual Saleforum. :)

This could be one of those use it or loose it occasions so if you have an interest in these wheels please respond.

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Demonstrations and Talks
Topic: Earning a Living talk
Replies: 10
Views: 901

Re: Earning a Living talk

Jim's talk was as I expected, very interesting and informative as are his books on signalling and operating the Caledonian Railway which contain much that is relevant to layouts set in other locations, and to some extent, periods as well. Martin Nield's talk, which covered similar ground in some pla...
by Terry Bendall
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Demonstrations and Talks
Topic: Lewes
Replies: 13
Views: 972

Re: Lewes

Great idea Terry - presumably one of the connections crosses Balcombe Viaduct? Yes it would. Apologies to Rod and John but I forgot about Balcombe which I wrote the post :o (have smack on wrist) Worrabart my Brighton layout?? Can't that join in? No reason why not Tony ready about 2145 . That should...
by Terry Bendall
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 4548

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

back as well at five minutes past three. :)

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Demonstrations and Talks
Topic: Lewes
Replies: 13
Views: 972

Re: Lewes

And of course, when it is finished we can hire a hall at the NEC and set up Lewis and then connect Plumpton Green, Pulborough, Ferring, Eridge and Elcot Road. There will of course have to be a little bit of modellers licence with the trains that are run!! :D :D :D

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 4548

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

dclift wrote:Hello Terry and Paul, I'm just dropping by from pitch black Melbourne to say Hello


And hallo to you too David. Hopefully we can all meet up next year.

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 4548

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

Now taking over on the stand for the next 30 minutes.

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: 14.4mm dia wheels
Replies: 15
Views: 3633

Re: 14.4mm dia wheels

There will probable be many users of the Black Beetle Wheels as sold by Brabnchlines. These are solid nickel silver wheels that are made by a supplier in Australia and distributed by Branchlines. The nominal 14mm diameter size, intended for use on coaches, is used by many of the diesel fraternity as...
by Terry Bendall
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 460
Views: 97513

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

The only problem is that it doesn’t go all the way to the table bed when cutting such a thin strip, That is probably the best that can be done Philip and as long as the teeth are covered that should be sufficient protection. The normal practice with larger saws is that the guard, known as the crown...
by Terry Bendall
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 460
Views: 97513

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Philp's last picture shows the saw with the guard in place and even with a small machine like this it is always sensible to use the guard since the blade could make a nasty cut in the fingers. Another safety tip is to use a piece of scrap wood to push through the board being cut, with the end of the...
by Terry Bendall
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 130
Views: 35604

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Serjt-Dave wrote:I use the Masokits Tie bars and found them very good and reliable {so far}


A bit late to this but I have also used the Masokits stretcher rods and the work well. A bit fiddly to make up butthey work. My take on operation is a functional crank through the baseboard.

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: S4-9?
Replies: 9
Views: 1455

Re: S4-9?

Code 55 is massively heavy for NG work The weight of rail used on NG railways will vary, just as it dies on the main line. The Leighton Buzzard Railway now uses either 35 lb rail or 40 lb rail although much lighter rail was used when it was first laid in 1919. Flat bottom rail is used throughout. N...
by Terry Bendall
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: First steps in track building and P4.
Replies: 34
Views: 3383

Re: First steps in track building and P4.

This I believe to be my problem, i haven't filed a the whole of the rail end to a point just a lead on the bottom of the foot. My solution is to thin down the foot of the rail and the vertical web since those are the only parts of the ail that the chair will touch. Not a point just a short taper. I...
by Terry Bendall
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 460
Views: 97513

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Post by Tony Wilkins » Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:37 pm Although not strictly railway modelling, electrics are part and parcel of the hobby I would agree, although things like radio control mean that there are now alternatives at least for loco control. It is a bit less common these days but there was a t...
by Terry Bendall
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: First steps in track building and P4.
Replies: 34
Views: 3383

Re: First steps in track building and P4.

but have come across suggestions that they can hold the rail head vertical, which results in instant gauge narrowing when you remove them, as the chairs adopt their designed 1:20 inclination, I have to say that I have never found this. If the chairs are glued to the sleepers and the gauges left in ...
by Terry Bendall
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 599
Views: 169041

Re: Brettell Road

All very nice Jim. I particularly liked the restrained weathering on the wagons.

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 460
Views: 97513

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

I realise this is outside many peoples comfort zone, Yes it probably is Tony although my limited, and these days rather out of date, electrical knowledge means I can understand what the circuit will achieve. What it is thought is a neat solution to a particular problem although not many of us will ...
by Terry Bendall
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Material Stand
Replies: 48
Views: 6058

Re: EBMA Material Stand

If you could let me know your thoughts it would really help the ordering of the tubing I certainly keep my Evergreen strips in the original packaging and have a simple home made holder for these but the same principle as the EBMA stand. Thin wire (under 1.0mm dia) in 300mm lengths is kept in the pl...
by Terry Bendall
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 460
Views: 97513

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

As well as some sort of extraction a face mask is a good idea. At the moment of course there are difficult to get. There are different grades of face mask and what is needed for this sort of application is a FFP2 grade. In normal times these could be found in places like B&Q, Wicks, Screwfix, To...

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