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by Le Corbusier
Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 927
Views: 81064

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland pre 1905

I used this idea on some D&S Wisbech and Upwell coaches and it works a treat. There isn't enough meat in a single strip of brass etch scrap for a taped hole. You can add extra layers of brass, but soldering on the nut isn't, the that difficult. Drill the hole slightly undersize, and aline the n...
by Le Corbusier
Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 927
Views: 81064

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland pre 1905

I'm in love with your Clayton coach. Rough around the edges you say? If that is rough I'd like to see your neat because it is a work of art....from what I see anyway. That is a real fillup and great encouragement. Thanks ... much appreciated. From proper viewing distance I am pleased ... the magnif...
by Le Corbusier
Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 927
Views: 81064

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland pre 1905

Solder a strip of brass (scrap etch?) across the top of the sides, underneath where an oil lamp will go. Drill a small pilot hole through the roof for the oil lamp, then, holding the roof in position and with a small drill in a pin vice drill through the hole to mark a hole position on the brass st...
by Le Corbusier
Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: MRJ Binders
Replies: 189
Views: 35160

Re: MRJ Binders

Looking at the obvious demand is this something it might be worth considering for stores to carry? If it were possible to buy one at a time when needed, a modest increase in price would be manageable? Just a thought
by Le Corbusier
Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 927
Views: 81064

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland pre 1905

The lining of the coach takes me almost up to current date with progress ... doesn't seem all that much for over two years endeavour. I have the Barney sprayed up in the base colour and am starting detailed work. I attended Scaleforum again this year, and alongside other things spent a little time i...
by Le Corbusier
Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 927
Views: 81064

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland pre 1905

An interesting take on prototype research!



I always thought Monsal Dale was a romantic setting .. but :shock:
by Le Corbusier
Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 927
Views: 81064

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland pre 1905

Great to see you making progress Tim. The track and the lining are looking very good -I'm just re-reading Ian Rathbone's book again in prep for the G6 kit that's burning a hole in my bench! "Unfortunately I had the pressure wound up too high on my airbrush compressor"," - I turned it...
by Le Corbusier
Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 927
Views: 81064

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland pre 1905

... and now for the Clayton coach. Unfortunately I had the pressure wound up too high on my airbrush compressor, and so flooded a little too much paint on the carriage ends before I discovered the problem - I turned it up to blow the dust of and forgot to knock it back again! :evil: Still, although ...
by Le Corbusier
Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 927
Views: 81064

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland pre 1905

Excellent test piece.... :thumb Looking forward to when the layout starts. In the 1950's I remember days out at Monsal Head. As a young 'un never took much notice of the steam locos, they always appeared dirty, stained, rusty and noisy, but was always impressed when the clean blue Midland Pullman p...
by Le Corbusier
Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 927
Views: 81064

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland pre 1905

Now on to airbrushing and lining for the Barney and Clayton Carriage. I have inherited from work a Badger 150 with fine head and a compressor which is lucky - so this will be the tool for my first forays. I did some research and bought a copy of Ian Rathbone's book and DVD on lining, both of which I...
by Le Corbusier
Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 927
Views: 81064

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland pre 1905

Looks like you are making a good start in P4 :thumb The important thing is to have a go, rather than just procrastinate - and you seem really keen to make a go of it. I am a relative newcomer myself. So far I haven't found anything too daunting - and much is really no different to any other gauge i...
by Le Corbusier
Sat Nov 19, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 927
Views: 81064

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland pre 1905

As an aside before picking up the thread again ... Why P4? Well firstly because I have no layout, no stock and no loyalties, so why not - that is so long as my developing modelling skills are up to the task. Secondly, because to my eye the track and stock simply look better, full stop. Thirdly becau...
by Le Corbusier
Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Correct wire for CSB and chassis springs
Replies: 24
Views: 3216

Re: Correct wire for CSB and chassis springs

Is it a case of finding the most suitable plot for your wheel base and then adding additional ballast locally to ensure a proportional distribution? Yes. Would this be done by eye by assessing both ride height in relation to wire thickness and horizontality in relation to distribution - or is this ...
by Le Corbusier
Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Correct wire for CSB and chassis springs
Replies: 24
Views: 3216

Re: Correct wire for CSB and chassis springs

There is no 'wrong' gauge of wire to use. You can alway just the weight of the loco to give the right ride height. I am also new to CSBs and trying to get my head around issues of weight. Adjusting the weight might be the answer. My question is to what extent you need to take account of eccentric l...
by Le Corbusier
Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 927
Views: 81064

Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Following a certain amount of practice and much picking of other peoples brains on this forum, I thought It was time I started a thread on my first attempts, not just at P4, but any form of what might be termed 'proper' modelling (as opposed to simply playing trains as a boy). The goal in the end is...
by Le Corbusier
Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Diagram V2 Van
Replies: 42
Views: 7202

Re: GWR Diagram V2 Van

I am thinking of having a go at a MR brake van circa 1900 as the slaters offerings do not appear available anymore and I haven't tracked down any other kit .... plus I would really like to have a go at doing an etch. Regards Tim Tim, Do you mean the 6 wheeled full brake, diagram 530? If so, an etch...
by Le Corbusier
Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Airbrushes
Replies: 20
Views: 5543

Re: Airbrushes

Flymo748 wrote:YLocoMV!


YLocoMV! ..... ?

Otherwise ... thanks. If I can eventually achieve results like you I will be well chuffed!

Tim
by Le Corbusier
Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Airbrushes
Replies: 20
Views: 5543

Re: Airbrushes

Thanks everyone.

I shall have a bash initially using the fine head and then take stock. I have an old Dublo body stripped and ready for practice. This should be fun!

Tim
by Le Corbusier
Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Airbrushes
Replies: 20
Views: 5543

Re: Airbrushes

Tim, I have a number of airbrushes which include a Badger and an Iwata and I only use a larger head for painting large areas. For model work I use a fine head and have used a variety of mediums. Cleanliness is paramount, after use I always strip down and leave to soak in cellulose thinner, some tim...
by Le Corbusier
Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Airbrushes
Replies: 20
Views: 5543

Re: Airbrushes

Tim, the benefit of Badger airbrushes is that they are pretty robust and spares are available. Provided you clean it well after use and handle with care when stripped down (so as not to bend the needle or lose any of the smaller parts) it will serve you well. As well as a 150 I've had a 200 (the si...
by Le Corbusier
Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Airbrushes
Replies: 20
Views: 5543

Re: Airbrushes

Thanks John ... I shall spend a bit of time studying all of this. However, initially I need to know if it will be ok to use the Badger 150 I already have with the fine head. I have also inherited a compressor (Simair AC100). So the idea is to get started and experiment ... I just want to make sure I...
by Le Corbusier
Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Airbrushes
Replies: 20
Views: 5543

Re: Airbrushes

Can anyone help/advise. I have inherited an unused Badger 150 .... Model 150-2-F. I assume that this means it is a fine head. Am I right that I can't use this head for enamels ... or will it be ok with thorough cleaning? If not, should I look to get a medium head? and if so is there a good supplier?...
by Le Corbusier
Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: whats the state of the art in baseboards
Replies: 27
Views: 6247

Re: whats the state of the art in baseboards

I may be a bit late in joining this debate - apologies for that - but I've been prompted by a visit to our local CHEAG meeting yesterday evening, when I took one of my laser cut baseboards for the new p87 project along. It seemed to generate some interest, so I thought I might relate all to a wider...
by Le Corbusier
Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Diagram V2 Van
Replies: 42
Views: 7202

Re: GWR Diagram V2 Van

Hi Tim The short answer to your question is: That there is an under cut in the etching process which produces the cusp you file off. This is approximately half the thickness of material you are etching. So. If 40 thou = 1mm and I've etched in 12 thou which is 3/10's mm slightly more than a 1/4. The...
by Le Corbusier
Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Diagram V2 Van
Replies: 42
Views: 7202

Re: GWR Diagram V2 Van

Hi Tim To answer your Question. "Do you draw exactly what you wish to etch, or do you make some allowances for the undercut caused by the etching itself?" Yes I do make an allowance. I had it etched in 12thou Nickel Silver so I made it 0.125mm on all sides of the parts where the' re etche...

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