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by Terry Bendall
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 460
Views: 97102

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Printed circuit board has a core made of a glass fibre/plastic resin composite so when it is being cut you are basically cutting glass which will blunt saws very successfully. I don't do a lot of cutting of this material and normally use a standard hacksaw with the board clamped to a bench top. Use ...
by Terry Bendall
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Edington Junction
Replies: 49
Views: 11938

Re: Edington Junction

but couldn't do too much to push out the dent. It may be too late now but one solution would be to rest the frame on a piece of flat smooth metal and use the end of a round or square bar and a hammer to push out the dent. The end of the bar needs to be flat and smooth. A piece of wood would also pr...
by Terry Bendall
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Signals for Minories
Replies: 53
Views: 15597

Re: Signals for Minories

And here is the signal made from one of these to show the "hollow" corner edges And a brilliant piece of work it is! :D I particularly like the proper forked ends on the operating rods - not that I expected anything less! Having tried to build a few signals in the pas, although noting as ...
by Terry Bendall
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 460
Views: 97102

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Tony Wilkins wrote:Any guesses what this is intended for?


Cutting sheet material of some sort. Card, thin ply, PCB material, thin sheet metal.

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by Terry Bendall
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 74
Views: 13824

Re: Turning a chimney

I don't tend to use any on the big lathe usually only turn brass and nickel silver which don't need it, even steel although it can run hot and could do with a coolant if running it too fast I would agree with not using lubricant when turning steel, although on larger machine and high speeds it is u...
by Terry Bendall
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 74
Views: 13824

Re: Turning a chimney

Another suggestion he gave to this lathe novice was to use a smear of tallow (or candle wax) on a centre drill (or any drill) particularly when drilling something like aluminium or white metal which can grab the bit and snap it. Some sort of cutting lubricant is always needed when drilling steel, b...
by Terry Bendall
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Re: Tim V's workbench - latest shenanigans
Replies: 418
Views: 152685

Re: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery

The ones I am aware of are in colleges and schools, so Scalefour North might well be at risk. It might, but then again it might not. At the moment the venue is confirmed and booked. Unless you have a crystal ball or a time machine none of us will know what will happen in the future. I suggest that ...
by Terry Bendall
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Material Stand
Replies: 48
Views: 6016

Re: EBMA Material Stand

I have beaten to it with the link to Hobby Holidays which is where I got mine. Small sizes of Really Useful Boxes are a good if a little expensive solution. Being mean I use margarine tubs and for larger item 2 litre ice cream tubs both with and without lids. It does of course depend on whether such...
by Terry Bendall
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Material Stand
Replies: 48
Views: 6016

Re: EBMA Material Stand

and we've developed into something that fits within our range of units and is hopefully of interest to yourselves I would guess that the picture of the thin wire/rod is for illustrative purposes only. otherwise lots of thin bits to stab the hand or even worse enter the eye. My preference for thin w...
by Terry Bendall
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 74
Views: 13824

Re: Turning a chimney

Terry, I think I must be missing something here. Surely the cutting geometry is the same as with a front tool post, save that the tool is now inverted? If so, isn't the risk of the tool digging in the same? I thought someone would ask that question! :) I am not sure of why it works - what I do know...
by Terry Bendall
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 74
Views: 13824

Re: Turning a chimney

Presumably you could machine up your own extended slide from a suitable piece of steel if the slide which comes with the machine isn't suitable? Given a machine with the capacity to do the job and an operator with the necessary skills, then no reason why not. Or can you buy "universal' longer ...
by Terry Bendall
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 74
Views: 13824

Re: Turning a chimney

What are the benefits of parting off from the back of the machine rather than using the standard tool post? One reason for having the parting tool at the rear is that it makes the process easier. Parting off can cause some difficulties with the tool digging into the work when the tool is held in th...
by Terry Bendall
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 74
Views: 13824

Re: Turning a chimney

I like the idea of using abrasive cutters in the chuck to make the tool. Not thought of that one before. The paper towel to catch the grit is very sensible. From the pictures it looks like the parting tool is not at 90 degrees to the work which is how I would position it. If my assumption is correct...
by Terry Bendall
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Plywood sleepers
Replies: 11
Views: 1529

Re: Plywood sleepers

In my experience no practical difference. The rivets are designed to fit 0.8mm thick ply so may not be long enough for 1.6mm thick. More ballast is needed.

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by Terry Bendall
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: SCALEFORUM 1999
Replies: 5
Views: 1786

Re: SCALEFORUM 1999

Just got around to looking at this. I had forgotten that West Chiltington was at Scaleforum 1999 and this was one of the layouts last showings before my son bought it and it was updated as described in back in 2007 in Scalefour News 153. We have very few pictures of West Chiltingtonl so it was good ...
by Terry Bendall
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Masokits etched chairs turnout construction for Kyle of Lochalsh
Replies: 63
Views: 7511

Re: Masokits etched chairs

My experience of building track and turnouts with etched track bases and copper clad has only been with flat bottom rail. This has mainly been done using the Colin Craig range of track components and some Masokits BR3 type bases (for third rail). They all work well but it is very slow and tedious. A...
by Terry Bendall
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Sentinel/Rolls-Royce shunter
Replies: 33
Views: 18238

Re: Hornby Sentinel/Rolls-Royce shunter

mikeh-49395 wrote:I’m wondering whether anyone has converted the rod drive version to P4 and if so, what was involved in the conversion


The one I did was the rod drive version and there were no problems. Proceed as outlined earlier in this thread.

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by Terry Bendall
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Chivers Kits Return...
Replies: 18
Views: 2790

Re: Chivers Kits Return...

I think there was also a Tunny ballast wagon There was indeed. We have lots waiting to be built and I did one some years back. Others I know of which are in the same box waiting to be built, some of which may duplicate Rod's list BR Lamprey BR/SR Crab - I an finishing off a batch of seven of these ...
by Terry Bendall
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 98
Views: 41655

Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles

jim s-w wrote:Modelmaster I think. Fox N gauge for the smaller versions


Thanks Jim

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by Terry Bendall
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 98
Views: 41655

Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles

So when you want to model a road+rail parcel depot ....

All very nice Jim. What is the source of the transfers please?

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by Terry Bendall
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Kyle of Lochalsh tandem turnout length and other questions
Replies: 30
Views: 2848

Re: Tandem turnout length question

People get very excited about interlaced timbering but as far as I'm concerned it's just a niusance that's going to slow me down Interlaced sleepers were common on the LBSCR and the model of Plumpton Green, built by Barry Luck features these. Barry's web site gives a very brief description of produ...
by Terry Bendall
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Wormdrive sleeves
Replies: 19
Views: 2851

Re: Wormdrive sleeves

I found that 0.8mm drill bits are not all the same diameter, As Ted says, he size of a drill can vary and it will depend on how well the point is ground. In larger sizes, say over 2mm dia. this is easy to see but more of a challenge in the sizes we are discussing here. It would depend on how carefu...
by Terry Bendall
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: A machining question.
Replies: 9
Views: 1729

Re: A machining question.

My question would be what is it for and why does it have to be that shape?

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by Terry Bendall
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Paul Townsend
Topic: Dartmouth progress
Replies: 27
Views: 7845

Re: Dartmouth progress

Sounds like very good progress Paul. It will be good to see the layout at Wells 2021.

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by Terry Bendall
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Wormdrive sleeves
Replies: 19
Views: 2851

Re: Wormdrive sleeves

If I were faced with this and had a 1/3" parallel reamer I would go for it. The problem Paul might be in finding a reamer of that size. I double if such a size exists. A new drill of the correct size should be sufficiently accurate. Surely a shaft at .0307 in a hole at .0312 with a dribble of ...

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