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by Tim V
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Needle Files
Replies: 5
Views: 1883

Re: Needle Files

I tend to pick them up as I see them - model engineers shows usually being good for this sort of thing.
by Tim V
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Warley 2017
Replies: 63
Views: 9107

Re: Warley 2017

Warley also showcases some excellent models, not necessarily in 4mm scale. If you want to go with closed minds, so be it, I personally found plenty to look at.
by Tim V
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Rolling Road
Replies: 9
Views: 1941

Re: Rolling Road

Need that 'like' 'agree' button.

I too have a Bachrus.
by Tim V
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Railex 2017
Replies: 26
Views: 5276

Re: Railex 2017

Is TW referring to the large layout I saw at Railex that had no points on the scenic side? If so I was looking at the operators - not the layout. All had expressions of absolute concentration as the trains went round the layout. It took four of them to watch the train proceed through the scenic sect...
by Tim V
Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Progress of Inset Track - Girder Rail
Replies: 7
Views: 2385

Re: Progress of Inset Track - Girder Rail

Interesting.
by Tim V
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Paul Townsend
Topic: Dartmouth in Broad Gauge era
Replies: 40
Views: 10537

Re: Dartmouth in Broad Gauge era

I thought you were bringing it as part of BS4 at S4M?
by Tim V
Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bodmin General (1955)
Replies: 48
Views: 8959

Re: Bodmin General (1955)

by Tim V
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Lost at Scaleforum 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2437

Re: Lost at Scaleforum 2017

Panel controller?

Rare vintage controller I think you mean - that must be about 40 years old.
by Tim V
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2017
Replies: 129
Views: 22298

Re: Scaleforum 2017

Editor Tim can be found on his layout Clutton, wearing two hats - Editor and layout operator. I don't think I will have time to come to the society stand, but can be collared around the show or on the layout ...
by Tim V
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench
Replies: 377
Views: 115203

Re: Tim V's workbench

Getting ready for Scaleforum, found the brushes in the motor on the railcar are a bit short. Overheating and smoke coming out of the motor. My models are high mileage, I suppose it's inevitable. However, doesn't give me much time to sort out. Meanwhile I have stretched the springs - which were looki...
by Tim V
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 291
Views: 44533

Re: Crab Comet conversion

To Mark, try running it on a battery (not rechargeable ones), the pure DC will find tight spots easily.
by Tim V
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench
Replies: 377
Views: 115203

Re: Tim V's workbench

Made the springs for the pony trucks today, out of one piece of wire.
by Tim V
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 291
Views: 44533

Re: Crab Comet conversion

That angle the cylinder is making to the running plate looks different to the prototype pictures. Think you need to look at a drawing before going much further. I have built a couple of LMS design Comet models, found the motion bracket was a bit 'thin' compared with the real thing. Put a lot of meta...
by Tim V
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2017
Replies: 129
Views: 22298

Re: Scaleforum 2017

John Bateson wrote:My layout is finished - it is an ex-layout. :D
John

Flown its coop?
by Tim V
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Matching Bachmann and Heljan green.
Replies: 6
Views: 2009

Re: Matching Bachmann and Heljan green.

Try rubbing the paint off with Meths for example?
by Tim V
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: What's best for testing?
Replies: 15
Views: 2934

Re: What's best for testing?

Longest rake you can assemble, propelling and pulling with a locomotive.

Anything less is wasting your time.
by Tim V
Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Vehicle dynamics and trackholding
Topic: B2B wheel creep
Replies: 8
Views: 1807

Re: B2B wheel creep

I find myself agreeing with Armchair on this. Drop of glue on the back of the wheel, though I use epoxy instead. Can't see how you would get shorting, at no time should there be the possibility of rails in a gap that small be opposite polarities. I there are problems, your wheels will find them. So ...
by Tim V
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Paulhb
Topic: Finishing what i've started; Two highland Engines
Replies: 4
Views: 2152

Re: Finishing what i've started; Two highland Engines

Genesis of an article there Paul....
by Tim V
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Overheating Mashima 1224
Replies: 16
Views: 3805

Re: Overheating Mashima 1224

Something in the back of my mind says the 12:24 was prone to overheating, I have a couple of them in the scrap bin.

Once the 10 series motors were introduced, I started using them as standard; a substantially better motor.
by Tim V
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Larkrail
Replies: 14
Views: 3663

Re: Larkrail

Yes, I'd heard of the open day. But you'll miss a good show...
by Tim V
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Larkrail
Replies: 14
Views: 3663

Re: Larkrail

Larkrail.jpg
by Tim V
Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Larkrail
Replies: 14
Views: 3663

Re: Larkrail

Confirmed, I have a poster with those details on it. See you there?
by Tim V
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Gwr lineside fencing
Replies: 15
Views: 3152

Re: Gwr lineside fencing

A picture of a genuine length of GWR fencing at Midford.
Somerset Coal Canal - to Midford (18).JPG
by Tim V
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Gwr lineside fencing
Replies: 15
Views: 3152

Re: Gwr lineside fencing

1. Note that the suggested gap for the posts is too close, but I've forgotten what it should be! 2. Why bother with the wire? I don't. The wire is about 1/8" diameter - or about 0.041mm - you wouldn't be able to see it. I was disappointed to see that Pendon had put wires on their fence posts - ...
by Tim V
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Railwells 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 3946

Re: Railwells 2017

The show guide has been sent to the publisher for printing, along with the next Scalefour News. There may be amendments to the line up between now and August.

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