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by Mike Garwood
Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: BR 9f..Bachmann
Replies: 0
Views: 1421

BR 9f..Bachmann

Hi

Has anyone had a go and successfully converted one of these beasts yet? If you have...please share your secrets.

Living in hope of actually running a P4 9f

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:53 am
Forum: Kent
Topic: Eridge Mk2 update
Replies: 37
Views: 23764

Re: Eridge Mk2 update

Hi These layouts go on exhibitions....so just how much noise are they generating? More than a hall full of happy, chatty modellers...doubtful. Have the boards ever been thinly insulated (foam type insulation) from the underside, where it is practical to do so. Its' the resonance across the board you...
by Mike Garwood
Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: Newport and Gwent (NAGNAG)
Topic: Naggers' monthly meet
Replies: 2
Views: 3106

Re: Naggers' monthly meet

Rod Sorry for being so slow to respond...no, no more details as yet. This really is a fledgling and whilst Mike is an Astral Physicist (a proper Professor), he has only come up with ideas and not solutions. But and its a big but , he will, knowing the man he probably has solutions melding away. Soon...
by Mike Garwood
Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: Newport and Gwent (NAGNAG)
Topic: Naggers' monthly meet
Replies: 2
Views: 3106

Naggers' monthly meet

This was NAGNAG's twelfth meeting so to celebrate we had a birthday cake, thanks to Dave and his wife. This was also the first time that we had been invaded by a landing party from the Bristol area group, who braved the bridge and found their way to the NMRS club rooms. Tim Venton organised the visi...
by Mike Garwood
Fri May 08, 2009 9:19 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Black 5 and others...
Replies: 6
Views: 3589

Re: Hornby Black 5 and others...

Hi Dave

Thanks for another really good tip, definitely remember that!

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Thu May 07, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Black 5 and others...
Replies: 6
Views: 3589

Hornby Black 5 and others...

Hi I've just decided on my new build and I'm wondering if I need anything special for the tender, ie, Comet tender frame kit or just a chassis which will fit straight under. If someone could advise I'd be grateful. I have the Comet chassis for the engine including sprung hornblocks, the Comet type.....
by Mike Garwood
Wed May 06, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: Newport and Gwent (NAGNAG)
Topic: This months' meeting...
Replies: 1
Views: 2591

This months' meeting...

Hi This months' meeting will take place on Wednesday the 27/05. This month we have several members of the Bristol area group coming over for a visit, hopefully this will be the start of something new for both groups. Mike Edmunds will be giving a short presentation on the development of his new P4 l...
by Mike Garwood
Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:49 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Test tracks
Replies: 9
Views: 7935

Re: Test tracks

Tim
Don't the words Daleks and Time Lord mean anything these days...honestly no imagination at all. ;) Fortunately I don't have stock that needs a Time Lords assistance!
Mike
by Mike Garwood
Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Test tracks
Replies: 9
Views: 7935

Re: Test tracks

Tim Thanks for that, a useful ploy...Have you ever tried to return faulty wheels? I must confess to not having done this either. I pay good money for wheels that cannot be used and then hide in my corner sulking, rather than sending the offending items back! Anybody else complained about this and go...
by Mike Garwood
Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:15 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Test tracks
Replies: 9
Views: 7935

Re: Test tracks

Tim When you spin between centres, what exactly are you looking for? Might sound a stupid question - probably is - but I just want to be clear we looking and talking about the same things...having had a recent cull of coach wheels and settled on the Exactoscale wheels for all new coaches (building c...
by Mike Garwood
Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Grange Conversion - Any Advice Please
Replies: 24
Views: 8892

Re: Hornby Grange Conversion - Any Advice Please

Tim It is on my bench as I type this, cleaning maintenance only, the mechanism runs smoothly as is. Yes, the Grange will be performing on that weekend...as will converted Hall and G2. You'll be able to recognise me as I'll be the one with his foot in his mouth - literally! Look forward to seeing you...
by Mike Garwood
Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Bachmann BR 16 Ton mineral wagons
Replies: 18
Views: 9416

Re: Bachmann BR 16 Ton mineral wagons

Thanks Ashley, that answers some more queries I was storing up.

regards

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Bachmann BR 16 Ton mineral wagons
Replies: 18
Views: 9416

Re: Bachmann BR 16 Ton mineral wagons

Thank you Keith, very worth while.

Cracking stuff from Ashley and Bill Bedford...perhaps some of the 16T min etches could arrive at NMRS? I should like to ask Ashley, what is the ride of these converted wagons like, do they need additional ballast/weight to make them 'work' properly?

regards

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:03 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Bachmann BR 16 Ton mineral wagons
Replies: 18
Views: 9416

Re: Bachmann BR 16 Ton mineral wagons

Hi
The link Ashley put in does not work, I get directed to TinyURl.com - which ZoneAlarm really does not like - and get no further. Wish it did as I'd like to see what Mr Bedford has been up to...

regards

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Soldering irons
Replies: 12
Views: 7906

Re: Soldering irons

David

Three things, tip tinner, wire brush and a wet sponge. I occasionally have days where the tip goes black, but a few swipes of the wire brush and a fresh coat of tip tinner seems to do the job. Nothing complicated

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Soldering irons
Replies: 12
Views: 7906

Re: Soldering irons

Hi David And a Happy Easter to you... I use three irons in my battle with kits, a 15watt Antex with a 1.5 mm tip, standard 25 watt Antex and a Weller 40 watt. However, I have toyed with the idea of using/buying one of these: http://www.antex.co.uk/product.asp?strParents=&CAT_ID=185&P_ID=892 ...
by Mike Garwood
Sat Apr 04, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Grange Conversion - Any Advice Please
Replies: 24
Views: 8892

Re: Hornby Grange Conversion - Any Advice Please

HI

After a good long time, Hornby eventually sent thru the motor, its fitted - no dramas there - and the beast runs very nicely. Dare I say it...almost as nicely as a decent kit built chassis.

cheers

Mike
(running for cover)
by Mike Garwood
Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: wooden sleepers
Replies: 18
Views: 9151

Re: wooden sleepers

Would anyone know if the double thickness sleepers are only available from Exacto, or is that nice Mr Lewis doing them as well? Or is there another source that I'm not familiar with?

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: boiler bands
Replies: 12
Views: 5279

Re: boiler bands

Dave
I assuming from this you paint over the top of the selotape? Thanks for the explanation, I shall certainly give this a go on my next project.

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: boiler bands
Replies: 12
Views: 5279

Re: boiler bands

And you can tell the difference! Your eyesight must be infinitely better than mine. And I'd love to know how you get selotape that small/thin on to a model..in a straight line, there must be a method.

regards

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: boiler bands
Replies: 12
Views: 5279

Re: boiler bands

NO! The transfers you apply will be about scale thickness for boiler bands. However, they do give you a guide to getting them straight, so you takes your choice...

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Grange Conversion - Any Advice Please
Replies: 24
Views: 8892

Re: Hornby Grange Conversion - Any Advice Please

Tim We've had to replace the motor on the Grange as the end bearing of the motor ceased to do its job - horrible grinding noises coming from the beast in one direction and fine in the other. As our Grange had only had a bit of running in and the exhibition at Scale4, I suggest you run it in really, ...
by Mike Garwood
Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Grange Conversion - Any Advice Please
Replies: 24
Views: 8892

Re: Hornby Grange Conversion - Any Advice Please

Nick AS far as I can remember, there is no major bodging to be done. No plastic to be carved off. You do need the original spur/worm to be replaced on the new drivers, but thats hardly any great shakes. Just takes a bit of patience and time to get it set in the right place for the new driving axle. ...
by Mike Garwood
Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Grange Conversion - Any Advice Please
Replies: 24
Views: 8892

Re: Hornby Grange Conversion - Any Advice Please

TIm Our Grange was with Ultrascale wheels. It has just come back from works as the flippin' thing moved out of qtr when being cleaned. I always thought that it had a bit of a limp and stutter. Both Dave Hagger (owner) and myself were a little hesitant before loosing it on Scaleforum. The conversion ...
by Mike Garwood
Sun Dec 28, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Spectacle plates
Replies: 12
Views: 5601

Re: Spectacle plates

Hi Neil

What is Ploy Clens, what does it do and where can it be found?

Mike

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