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by Tim V
Sat May 02, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery
Replies: 413
Views: 132941

Re: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery

Started by making the axles. First step - find some 1/8" steel. Phew, I've got some.

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by Tim V
Sat May 02, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 113
Views: 11005

Re: Scaleforum 2020

Noel wrote:Wot, no virtual curry?


Could put some pictures of a couple of curries up :o
by Tim V
Sat May 02, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 113
Views: 11005

Re: Scaleforum 2020

Thanks Tim, but I don't think I've got hours of video ... However, the plan was to put a load of short videos (rather than one long video) so the viewer can pick and choose, plus links to externally produced videos. The video of S4M 1996 I thought was a bit boring - and I wanted to move onto somethi...
by Tim V
Sat May 02, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 113
Views: 11005

Re: Scaleforum 2020

I was thinking of putting my own unpublished videos up, plus some links to other people's videos.

But only if Clutton gets invited? Who is in charge of the invites/accommodation/evening entertainments - all things that make the show unique :D
by Tim V
Sat May 02, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery
Replies: 413
Views: 132941

Re: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery

Started on the loco frames - which it looks like I will have to scratchbuild. Unfortunately my preferred hornblocks are too wide (conflict with the frame cutouts), so I've found some old Maygib ones (never throw anything away) which are much narrower.
by Tim V
Sat May 02, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 113
Views: 11005

Re: Scaleforum 2020

I'm looking at seeing if I can get an invite for Clutton to come to the virtual S4M.

Well, I have a number of videos that haven't been published - so I'll put some on youtube and post some links.
by Tim V
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery
Replies: 413
Views: 132941

Re: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery

Frames cut out, motor assembled, body soldered together. It's a very crude kit.
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by Tim V
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery
Replies: 413
Views: 132941

Re: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery

Progress on the step down gearbox, now starting on the scratch-built frames.
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Stripes in photo from the venetian blinds on the window.
by Tim V
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Coreless Motor Database
Replies: 15
Views: 1462

Re: Coreless Motor Database

A small point, but most quality DCC chips can be set up for coreless work.
by Tim V
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery
Replies: 413
Views: 132941

Re: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery

All in good time ...
by Tim V
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery
Replies: 413
Views: 132941

Re: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery

Another look at the motor I planned to use. I tried tapping the ends, as sometimes they are assembled out of square - seems to have done the trick, motor does not run hot. Now to make the reduction gearbox.
by Tim V
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: When did aerials become common place?
Replies: 11
Views: 1034

Re: When did aerials become common place?

To answer the OP's question about the missing aerial, they are quite vulnerable to storms, and possibly had been blown off. Also are you sure that's a TV aerial, the resolution of the two pictures is so poor, I'm not sure. Have you checked for the history of broadcasting aerials in the Cambridgeshir...
by Tim V
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Humbrol enamel paint chart
Replies: 8
Views: 758

Re: Humbrol enamel paint chart

Here's a couple :D
by Tim V
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Marking gauge?
Replies: 25
Views: 2107

Re: Marking gauge?

Paul Townsend wrote:Many years ago, I bought one of these at a show....no idea who made it. Very useful tool!

I made something similar in school metalwork classes (proper education in those days),haven't seen it in years. Mind I think I've moved house 16 times since leaving school ...
by Tim V
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Balcombe developments
Replies: 15
Views: 1072

Re: Balcombe developments

Must be the sea air in Devon ...
by Tim V
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread
Replies: 40
Views: 2873

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread

Horsetan wrote:I have actually canvassed this possibility with ModelU, but they don't think a horse would stand long enough to produce a viable 3D scan....

I've asked him as well, he may have a cunning plan ...
by Tim V
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery
Replies: 413
Views: 132941

Re: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery

Well that's blown it. The motor I planned to use (pictured above) that I thought was brand new, turned out to be a dud, it runs hot. Checked the brushes and springs which look OK. I've now looked in my spare motor box, a couple of round cans which seem to work, so I'm going to have a look in the EMG...
by Tim V
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread
Replies: 40
Views: 2873

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread

It's a challenge Horse ...
by Tim V
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread
Replies: 40
Views: 2873

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread

DJH BR Std.5 chassis built up to "rolling" stage, initially with Pendlenton-type leaf spring arrangement. That was 1991. Bloody spring tails kept dropping out of the adjustable grub screws. No real progress since, especially as new suspension techniques kept on coming up over the years. I...
by Tim V
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery
Replies: 413
Views: 132941

Re: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery

Terry Bendall wrote:Perhaps a second gearbox with some spur gears either on the motor or before the existing gearbox? Your workbench looks in about the same condition as mine! :)

Terry Bendall


That is the plan. That is the workbench after I'd tidied up!
by Tim V
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery
Replies: 413
Views: 132941

Re: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery

I thought they might be, looking at some MRRC gears I have to reduce the speed. It is a goods engine I'm building.
by Tim V
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery
Replies: 413
Views: 132941

Re: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery

And look what I've found! A possible gearbox for the loco. Motor in the tender. I don't know how long I've had these gearboxes - weren't they part of Dynadrive (some of that pre-DCC nonsense to get better response). Anyway, they appear to work and I've got two of them. Just coupled them up to the mo...
by Tim V
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery
Replies: 413
Views: 132941

Re: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery

Well, with broad gauge stuff, my working area went down to about three inches square - something had to be done, so I'm tidying the bench.
by Tim V
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 5580

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread

Can I just thank all the posters on here for helping to keep my spirits up during this crisis. It feels good to know there's a brother/sisterhood out there going through the same as me and finding some positives in a dreadful situation. Keep well. Andy Well said Andy, I too am finding it difficult ...
by Tim V
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery
Replies: 413
Views: 132941

Re: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery

Tender body assembled, minor problem as it appears the castings may be slightly over-width, but a bit of squeezing and fiddling looks like it might be on track. Motor tried in position, next is to make the running gear.
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