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by Tim V
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Spur gears
Replies: 15
Views: 857

Re: Spur gears

Look outside model railways.

Got a slot car shop near you?

I have some of the MRRC gears - I've used them on my workbench thread.
by Tim V
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Easing wheels tight to gauge
Replies: 27
Views: 2179

Re: Easing wheels tight to gauge

Just a very simple replacement for Tim V's clamp .... I just don't have one of those! It has the advantage that it can be used in situ if there is enough clearance and/or the frame is solid enough (in the case of my levering dodge) Kind regards, Peter Kloss That clamp is incredibly useful for lots ...
by Tim V
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: How tall should cattle dock fencing be?
Replies: 24
Views: 1822

Re: How tall should cattle dock fencing be?

The problem with Highley is that it is a reproduction. I have pictures from the 70s which show it without any posts/rails, and later quite destroyed. OK the preservationists have put it back - but what was their source of information?
by Tim V
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: How tall should cattle dock fencing be?
Replies: 24
Views: 1822

Re: How tall should cattle dock fencing be?

In GW Architecture, the height to the top of the rails of the fence is given as 4'8".
by Tim V
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery
Replies: 413
Views: 133782

Re: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery

David B wrote:Want to start a book as to whether Scalefour North 2021 actually takes place?


Always the optimist David!
by Tim V
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery
Replies: 413
Views: 133782

Re: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery

Deadline for the socially distanced challenge is - wait for it - currently Scalefour North. Months away. I am allowed to indulge in other projects, and answer questions :D
by Tim V
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery
Replies: 413
Views: 133782

Re: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery

Lockdown!!
by Tim V
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery
Replies: 413
Views: 133782

Re: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery

Posting this picture from one of my previous projects (the 45XX), as a reply to a PM.
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by Tim V
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: 0-4-2 compensation
Replies: 9
Views: 613

Re: 0-4-2 compensation

Full compensation as the High Level version. The fixed axle, though easier to build, does result in the engine lurching on poor joints.

CSBs have their fans, I am not one of them.
by Tim V
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Masokits etched chairs
Replies: 11
Views: 892

Re: Masokits etched chairs

I built about a six inch length of Masokits track. Very strong, but a lot of work. In the location I was using it, ideal. For general track making - the plastic stuff looks better.
by Tim V
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Warners Virtual Exhibition 4/5 July
Replies: 1
Views: 385

Re: Warners Virtual Exhibition 4/5 July

Some P4 layouts in there as well.
by Tim V
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 108
Views: 6102

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

Shockingly poor really, I don't know what they were thinking in 1977 (when it was released), oh wait a minute, what was also being released at the same time?
by Tim V
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 108
Views: 6102

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

Wells that's annoying. I thought I'd sold a set of Ultrascale 14xx wheels on the bring & buy years ago, just found them! Grrr, and a HL kit is only £42, double Grrr.

Also found a brand new, unused set of Studiolith pannier wheels, and spotted the HL kit. I don't need another pannier ...
by Tim V
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Suspension for bogie coaches
Replies: 28
Views: 1592

Re: Suspension for bogie coaches

Actually, not necessarily.

A lot of my coaches were running on original Bachman/Mainline type bogies, with no alterations. But they did have very good wheels.
by Tim V
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: South London (SLAG)
Topic: South London Area Group Golden Jubilee
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Re: South London Area Group Golden Jubilee

Well congratulations!

Almost the basis for a short piece for the News ...
by Tim V
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Easing wheels tight to gauge
Replies: 27
Views: 2179

Re: Easing wheels tight to gauge

I always try to build my engines so that axles can be dropped out. In the case of this engine, I did just that, moved the wheel by about 0.3mm, as the BtoB was out by that amount.
by Tim V
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Easing wheels tight to gauge
Replies: 27
Views: 2179

Re: Easing wheels tight to gauge

Just had to do this on one of my engines! Here's how I did it, using a GW puller and a clamp. Wheel and axle for demonstration purposes.
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by Tim V
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Motor Shorting
Replies: 32
Views: 1722

Re: Motor Shorting

Thornbush wrote:PS - close up photos show just how much cleaning and tidying up is needed before it goes the pawnshop!

I know you've had problems with it but pawning it won't help :shock:
by Tim V
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Motor Shorting
Replies: 32
Views: 1722

Re: Motor Shorting

A picture of your arrangements might make things clearer.
by Tim V
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Motor Shorting
Replies: 32
Views: 1722

Re: Motor Shorting

Have you tried wrapping the motor at the rear with insulating tape - sometimes the brush terminals do stick out and bridge across the frames giving just this problem.
by Tim V
Wed May 27, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Right Track DVD series
Replies: 18
Views: 2392

Re: Right Track DVD series

Most likely. These 'free' sites tend to have very restricted bandwidths, I really wasn't expecting any better.

I remember downloading a 40mb file (I think it was - big at the time) over dial up! took hours. And then, as always, it crashed. Used to get download managers for that occasion.
by Tim V
Wed May 27, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Right Track DVD series
Replies: 18
Views: 2392

Re: Right Track DVD series

My broadband speed is 110mb, but the download speed from the site is about 2mb!

Currently in my DVD player is a copy of the Railway Channel, part one. I was thinking about this thread, found it on my shelf - then found why I'd bought it - I'm on it!
by Tim V
Tue May 12, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: DCC
Topic: Poor running with TCS decoder
Replies: 16
Views: 1177

Re: Poor running with TCS decoder

So you have one loco with you, that you can't seem to programme correctly. A decent chip should work 'out of the box'. All you should normally need to do is change its address. Suggest you reset the chip to default settings. Instructions are with the chip. As the second loco has also been returned w...
by Tim V
Tue May 12, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: DCC
Topic: Poor running with TCS decoder
Replies: 16
Views: 1177

Re: Poor running with TCS decoder

What motor is it fitted with?

Do you have any other DCC fitted locos?
by Tim V
Thu May 07, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Mysterious pyramid
Replies: 6
Views: 724

Re: Mysterious pyramid

I concur, a pile of chairs.

A place I spent my childhood at - just outside Combe Down tunnel (on the S&D) had a pile of chairs stacked behind the plate layer's hut.

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