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by John McAleely
Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Scalefour Workbench - the Homework
Replies: 50
Views: 21000

Re: Scalefour Workbench - the Homework

Has anyone else who was there had a go? I will post up the results of my afternoon's work after this posting. I am keen to see the results that we've all achieved!
by John McAleely
Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Scalefour Workbench - the Homework
Replies: 50
Views: 21000

Scalefour Workbench - the Homework

At the recent workbench, I was impressed by the variety of things we tried. One item we started was a turnout, using the ply & rivet technique. I would have never considered it before (it needs knowledge of how to solder), but the morning's soldering practice set us up to have a go. Terry had pr...
by John McAleely
Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:54 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Ultrascale Brass Wheels
Replies: 23
Views: 9599

Re: Ultrascale Brass Wheels

When I was at the Glasgow model railway show this weekend I spoke to the operator of an EM gauge layout who told me that all his locos (diesel) and rolling stock are fitted with brass wheels (albeit not Utrascale). He explained that his stock is all fitted with Kadee magnetic couplings, which requi...
by John McAleely
Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Success at the Scalefour Society Workbench
Replies: 9
Views: 5298

Re: Success at the Scalefour Society Workbench

Thank you Mark - yourself and Mike were very able assistants. Seeing Mike 'P4' a stock Jinty was very handy - useful to confirm I'm on the right road with the Class 20 I have in bits on my workbench. I've ordered some new soldering sundries from Eileens, and then I need to find my supply of rail. As...
by John McAleely
Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:37 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Success at the Scalefour Society Workbench
Replies: 9
Views: 5298

Success at the Scalefour Society Workbench

Today I got up early (for me on a Sunday, anyway), gathered a list of tools I had set aside last night, and headed up to Kings Cross to the Workbench hosted by Terry Bendall. Having joined the society eighteen months ago (whoops, how did that time pass?), the advert for the workbench seemed like a g...

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