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by Tim V
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Methods for Removable Loco Wheelsets.
Replies: 40
Views: 3043

Re: Methods for Removable Loco Wheelsets.

While I agree Tim’s workbench has had its good bits, So I'm a 'has been'? Turning to Jol's point, EM and OO modellers would also benefit from having removable wheelsets, it is I think, incumbent on kit designers to include this. It is just as important for OO/EM locos to have good wheels, correctly...
by Tim V
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Methods for Removable Loco Wheelsets.
Replies: 40
Views: 3043

Re: Methods for Removable Loco Wheelsets.

Have a look on my workbench thread, some pictures lower down this page:
viewtopic.php?f=105&t=913&start=25
by Tim V
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Signalling for Tingley Common
Replies: 39
Views: 2770

Re: Signalling for Tingley Common

Agree that the signalling on Tumby Wood looks more like what I would expect to see (even with a GWR hat on!).
by Tim V
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Methods for Removable Loco Wheelsets.
Replies: 40
Views: 3043

Re: Methods for Removable Loco Wheelsets.

You have to build this into the chassis when you construct it.

I think it is poor practice from frame designers that this feature is not included in their kits. It does result in a lot of extra work for the constructor.
by Tim V
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 268
Views: 65079

Re: The Burford Branch

Martin's :D
by Tim V
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 62
Views: 4073

Re: Track cleaning

All this correspondence - must be an article in there somewhere ...
by Tim V
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench
Replies: 377
Views: 112731

Re: Tim V's workbench

I was wondering why my bottle of Loctite 603 wasn't glueing, best before date 1/2013 - over six years ago!
by Tim V
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 62
Views: 4073

Re: Track cleaning

The whole thing sounds like 'fake news'.
by Tim V
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Paul Townsend
Topic: Highbridge Wharf
Replies: 3
Views: 1064

Re: Highbridge Wharf

The article in the next News is not about the wharf, but about other operational aspects - but interesting nonetheless!

An article on the Wharf developments would make an interesting piece though ... No pressure Paul :D
by Tim V
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 62
Views: 4073

Re: Track cleaning

I stopped using nay sort of cleaning liquid at least five years ago. Rails are now cleaned using a piece of 600 grit silicon carbide paper(sometimes called wet and dry paper) wrapped round a small block of wood. Wheels are cleaned using a glass fibre brush. The amount of gunk that collects is now a...
by Tim V
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 62
Views: 4073

Re: Track cleaning

I didn't hear that, was I asleep when Steamrsaiser mentioned it?

I certainly had no problems using IPA over many shows, and wouldn't hesitate to use it again.
by Tim V
Tue May 28, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 6407

Re: RAILEX 2019

Will L wrote:Perhaps those doing demo's at Scaleform had better remember to bring their own lighting?

Should do anyway, so one doesn't have to rely on the hall lighting.
by Tim V
Mon May 27, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 6407

Re: RAILEX 2019

The lighting levels were poor - a number of units were not working and even more were on reduced luminosity. This did make looking at things more difficult and people had to go to doors and daylight to see some items properly. As layouts had their own lighting, viewing them was not an issue but ove...
by Tim V
Mon May 27, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 6407

Re: RAILEX 2019

Good day out, some interesting layouts.

One thing I noticed was that the overhead lighting was turned down (compared with other shows in the same venue). This made looking at the layouts much easier, though the traders were a bit in the dark.
by Tim V
Sat May 25, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Seeking a source of track and back to back gauges for a model of a 3foot 6inch gauge system
Replies: 7
Views: 1452

Re: Seeking a source of track and back to back gauges for a model of a 3foot 6inch gauge system

I had to make my own gauges for a 3'4" system.

It isn't difficult to make your own gauges.
by Tim V
Mon May 20, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Wagon fleet compostion
Replies: 19
Views: 2006

Re: Wagon fleet compostion

Unfortunately looking at the composition of freight trains on a lot of layouts, the message Don was trying to say does not appear to have been heard.
by Tim V
Mon May 20, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Show attacked
Replies: 33
Views: 2868

Re: Show attacked

This thread has morphed into a hanging and flogging. I think we should keep on the topic.
by Tim V
Thu May 16, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Wagon fleet compostion
Replies: 19
Views: 2006

Re: Wagon fleet compostion

I wonder if EditorTim could get permission from the copyright holder to do a reprint in the S4News? I think that is an excellent suggestion. regards It was an excellent series of articles from one of my favourite periods of Model Railways. I would be up for that - does anyone know Don? Is he still ...
by Tim V
Mon May 13, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Wagon fleet compostion
Replies: 19
Views: 2006

Re: Wagon fleet compostion

Was it 'Keeping the balance', by Don Rowland July to December 1974 Model Railways?

Where you needed 430(?) mineral wagons for every 4F?
by Tim V
Sat May 11, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis Speed Building - Records and Methods
Replies: 17
Views: 1479

Re: Chassis Speed Building - Records and Methods

The important thing is to get a technique that suits you - and stick to it. Don't follow the latest fad if you want to build reliably and quickly. I am minded of that article by Roy Jackson 'Locomotives of Dunwich' (MRJ 18), where he broke his usual method and regretted it. This is the professional ...
by Tim V
Sun May 05, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Andrew Ullyott
Topic: Cheddar
Replies: 54
Views: 10913

Re: Cheddar

I can't remember if I've sent you these pictures of Wells goods shed.
Wells 13 March 1975 Zenit 48- (2).jpg

Wells 13 March 1975 Zenit 48- (1).jpg
by Tim V
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: NiSI Rod
Replies: 5
Views: 885

Re: NiSI Rod

Could use brass - tinned?
by Tim V
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Best tool for the job
Replies: 10
Views: 1180

Re: Best tool for the job

I can't see a 'safe' way of holding that small an item to drill it.

I would use broaches from each side to enlarge the hole, trying for fit along the way.
by Tim V
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: Burntisland at Alexandra Palace 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1862

Re: Burntisland at Alexandra Palace 2019

Chris forgot to mention the other P4 layout at Ally Pally, Lower Exbury now in the care of Alison Barker. This year the exhibition probably had the most layouts built to P4 standards ever and as always it was helpful to point those who stopped by the Society stand in the direction of these layouts....
by Tim V
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Materials and Techniques
Topic: Ready-made wire tree armatures
Replies: 4
Views: 703

Re: Ready-made wire tree armatures

But if these kits get you making trees, that's a Good thing :D

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