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by jim s-w
Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 406
Views: 120546

Re: New Street progress

Hi All

A few more classic BNS shots in black and white.

Cheers

Jim

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by jim s-w
Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 406
Views: 120546

Re: New Street progress

Hi All A few pictures of my signal box in situe. Still needs weathering. Cheers Jim http://jsmithwright.demonweb.co.uk/hostedimages/signal%20box%20pre%20weathering%201.jpg http://jsmithwright.demonweb.co.uk/hostedimages/signal%20box%20pre%20weathering%202.jpg http://jsmithwright.demonweb.co.uk/hoste...
by jim s-w
Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 406
Views: 120546

Re: New Street progress

Thanks Flymo

If you ever need an air con unit for rural suffolk then these are from S kits.

Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 406
Views: 120546

Re: New Street progress

Hi All Work continues on my Signal box. This is pretty much there now - Just needs weathering which as the smaller building is secured to the layout I will do in situe. I need to do some work on the interior too but that can be done after the weathering stage. http://jsmithwright.demonweb.co.uk/host...
by jim s-w
Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 406
Views: 120546

Re: New Street progress

Hi All With my thoughts on my signal box my attention has been drawn to the lighting gantry outside of it. Express models do a lighting gantry but alas the top platform is square while the one at New Street is round. I was able to source the etched bits that Express Models use and set about scratchb...
by jim s-w
Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 406
Views: 120546

Re: New Street progress

Everyone makes mistakes! Back in Oct 2003 I had reached this point with my signal box. http://jsmithwright.demonweb.co.uk/hostedimages/signal-box%20old.jpg I had made a master for the distinctive cladding and copied it in resin. But there comes a time when you have to step back and look at what you ...
by jim s-w
Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 406
Views: 120546

New Street progress

Hi All When I built the plank I needed representations of the Westinghouse EP point machine and heater. With nothing available I knocked them up from scratch but while I needed 2 I built 3. The third one, by a roundabout route found its way to George from S-Kits. Today a parcel arrived back from Geo...
by jim s-w
Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:47 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: More DCC controlled couplings
Replies: 21
Views: 12454

Re: More DCC controlled couplings

Hi All Further to my idea earlier I now have my dingham prototype working entirely by remote. I am indebted to Jeff Pugh for suggesting cheap relays as a source of electro magnets although I am also keen to try the ones Nigel uses to see if it will work on open or flat wagons, This one comes from a ...
by jim s-w
Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:13 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Next! LNWR building
Replies: 21
Views: 10990

Re: Next! LNWR building

Hi All A few close ups. These are in pretty tight and please remember that the building will be over 3ft from the front of the layout and (mostly) behind walls! Cheers Jim http://jsmithwright.demonweb.co.uk/hostedimages/staff%20building%20close%20up%201.jpg http://jsmithwright.demonweb.co.uk/hostedi...
by jim s-w
Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Next! LNWR building
Replies: 21
Views: 10990

Re: Next! LNWR building

Hi All Its always nice when you get to the stage where you can take a step back and say 'thats done'! About 99% there with my staff building = just need to secure the upper and lower floors together - add a couple more drain pipes and I'm there. I must say I am very pleased with this one! http://jsm...
by jim s-w
Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:54 am
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: Track laying on TT2 progress
Replies: 25
Views: 14026

Re: Track laying on TT2 progress

Excellent! :D

Jim
by jim s-w
Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: Track laying on TT2 progress
Replies: 25
Views: 14026

Re: First track now laid on Test Track 2!

I assume you are going to supply DCC and DC options? Yes, it will have interchangable facilities. Hi John By interchangeable do you mean the layout can be DC or DCC or do you mean tracks can be DC or DCC? For a public test track it will need to be interchangeable by track not as whole. Cheers Jim
by jim s-w
Sun Oct 18, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: Track laying on TT2 progress
Replies: 25
Views: 14026

Re: First track now laid on Test Track 2!

I'd be interested in any comments on whether a facility like this would actually get much use if it attended an exhibition. We are aware of interest for Scaleforum sometime, but my experience of test tracks in the past is they take up a lot of room for not a great deal of benefit. How many would br...
by jim s-w
Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:05 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 21
Views: 10162

Re: New Street progress

Hi All Pictures of recent progress on the London end for you. The complicated stuff on this board is done - just a couple of catchpoints to finish and plain track now. http://jsmithwright.demonweb.co.uk/hostedimages/trackwork%20london%20end%202.jpg http://jsmithwright.demonweb.co.uk/hostedimages/tra...
by jim s-w
Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Soldering jig for common crossings?
Replies: 16
Views: 5290

Re: Soldering jig for common crossings?

Hi Keith

First wing rail is lined up with a rule - second by eye.

Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Soldering jig for common crossings?
Replies: 16
Views: 5290

Re: Soldering jig for common crossings?

Hi Matt

There's a lot of metal here so the heat soaks away pretty quickly. Actually unsoldering the joints deliberately is quite difficult.

Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Soldering jig for common crossings?
Replies: 16
Views: 5290

Re: Soldering jig for common crossings?

I'm intrigued as to how Jim manages to keep everything absolutely in position during soldering without any sort of jig to hold it all in place. I find that unless everything is absolutely solid even before the solder is applied then once I start applying heat everything starts sliding around all ov...
by jim s-w
Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Obtuse (K) Crossings
Replies: 5
Views: 3055

Re: Obtuse (K) Crossings

I agree Keith

Just use your filing jigs for 1 in 7 to file and bend the rails and off you go. They are not difficult to do, they just seem like they should be!

Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: Electrics
Topic: More DCC controlled couplings
Replies: 21
Views: 12454

Re: More DCC controlled couplings

HI Nigel I hope you dont mind me posting this here but it seels a sensible place and kinda relates to the work you are doing. A while ago I mentioned my preference for Dingham Couplings and my plan to operate them onboard via DCC. Well initial trials have proved more than sucessful and I thought I'd...
by jim s-w
Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Building vees - there's more than one way
Replies: 14
Views: 7165

Re: Building vees - just one of ways

Hi Tim

To some extent so do I - I apply the solder to the baseplate and it draws its way up into the joints. Having said that final stage of trackwork is a good polish of the rail heads with brasso or similar. Thats a fair way off yet though

Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Building vees - there's more than one way
Replies: 14
Views: 7165

Building vees - there's more than one way

Hi All the sticking point of handbuilt track is generally perceived to be the good old Vee. After all all points need them and a layout without them isn't really that much fun! In reality though theres nothing difficult about building them its just a cast of right tool for the job and knowing what t...
by jim s-w
Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Droppers on track
Replies: 40
Views: 17129

Re: Droppers on track

Hi Carl The C&L code for you is 4ZC101C the sleepers are indeed 1.6mm thick as per the exactoscale ones. The pin head fills the gap. Incidentally if you use Flat bottom rail the pin head needs to sit lower on the copperclad. A light tap with a hammer to bring it flush is all that you need. Hope ...
by jim s-w
Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Droppers on track
Replies: 40
Views: 17129

Re: Droppers on track

Hi Carl

These are exactoscale components - including the sleepers. I will get the code for the C&L copperclad that matches the Exactoscale sleepers when I am next at home.

I build everything in situe.

Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Droppers on track
Replies: 40
Views: 17129

Re: Droppers on track

Hi All I thought a little tutorial on how I do droppers might be helpful so here goes (Other dropper based options are available! :tongue ) Right then requirements before we start. 1 - each rail or rail assembly must have 2 droppers to the power supply 2 - if the solder joint between the rail and th...
by jim s-w
Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:19 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Rose Grove for Scaleforum
Replies: 6
Views: 5072

Re: Rose Grove for Scaleforum

Cool

This was the layout at the Leamingon AGM a while ago wasn't it?

Cheers

Jim

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