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by nberrington
Wed May 06, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Swanage (again)
Replies: 99
Views: 20577

Re: Dorset 1937

Quick update:

(The Stockley wagon is entirely fictional. The merchant exists, but as far as I can establish, they didn’t have in PO wagons.)

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by nberrington
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Help with catch point
Replies: 21
Views: 3038

Re: Help with catch point

Going to try David. If they don’t work out I can solder them solid. I suspect they will work though ....
by nberrington
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Help with catch point
Replies: 21
Views: 3038

Re: Help with catch point

I think this is it .....
(He half asks before soldering up and adding the remaining chairs)

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by nberrington
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Swanage (again)
Replies: 99
Views: 20577

Re: Dorset 1937

Looking good Neil :thumb , only 4,358 chairs to go ;) Be safe, stay healthy. Cheers, David D You might not be far off. A recent bit of “axial neck pain” is certainly putting a damper on the fun they might be.... I also discovered to my horror that the 1500 LSWR chairs I painted and separated from t...
by nberrington
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Swanage (again)
Replies: 99
Views: 20577

Re: Dorset 1937

Ah those beautiful curves. Starting to actually look like Swanage...
(Well that’s my story )
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by nberrington
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 301
Views: 89766

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Ah, the loathsome fibreglass brush.....
by nberrington
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 301
Views: 89766

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Those look smashing. Decent price here in Canada. I might grab a couple of the Midland wagons.
by nberrington
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Help with catch point
Replies: 21
Views: 3038

Re: Help with catch point

I did this one on the headshunt, but it’s fairly straightforward ...
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by nberrington
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Help with catch point
Replies: 21
Views: 3038

Re: Help with catch point

I found this thread. It seems to have hit a dead end. Has anyone modelled one?

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by nberrington
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Help with catch point
Replies: 21
Views: 3038

Help with catch point

Please see the attached screen shot. There is a turnout proximal to this arrangement, with the left road heading into the passenger bay platform. The goods siding merge from the right (hence the catch point). This is the arrangement as it was in Swanage doing goods traffic years. My question relates...
by nberrington
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Swanage (again)
Replies: 99
Views: 20577

Re: Dorset 1937

Ralph - I think you will enjoy working with it. It engraved and vectors beautifully, with minimal burn and hardly any kerf. It also comes in a variety of thicknesses.
Here are some samples I did :
by nberrington
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Swanage (again)
Replies: 99
Views: 20577

Re: Dorset 1937

Hi Neil, That looks like a very neat idea but what do you mean by 'laserboard'? Is that MDF? Ralph Ralph - it’s a paper/resin composite designed for making stencils. One of the premium producers of “craftsman kits” in the USA introduced me to it. (Brett from Sierra West Kits) I had some trouble fin...
by nberrington
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Swanage (again)
Replies: 99
Views: 20577

Re: Dorset 1937

My new design for hiding the pins for turnout blades.... some laser cut “laserboard”: I like that a lot! What an excellent suggestion, and very neatly designed. Whilst I can't justify a laser cutter of my own, I will put that idea away somewhere at the back of my mind for future reference... Cheers...
by nberrington
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Swanage (again)
Replies: 99
Views: 20577

Re: Dorset 1937

Despite cursing little brass rivets, The progress on the layout this weekend is steady....

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by nberrington
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Swanage (again)
Replies: 99
Views: 20577

Re: Dorset 1937

My new design for hiding the pins for turnout blades.... some laser cut “laserboard”:

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by nberrington
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Swanage (again)
Replies: 99
Views: 20577

Re: Dorset 1937

I unfortunately also discovered that not all rivets are made equal. $@#$@&#!!!!

The height difference is especially problematic when using a combo of plastic chairs and rivets. You have to discard the flatter ones!
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by nberrington
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Swanage (again)
Replies: 99
Views: 20577

Re: Dorset 1937

A quick update of progress. My method of soldering the dropper wires to rivets. Place a tiny amount of non corrosive flux on rivet. Insert wire, ensure it is seated down. Touch with a tinned iron: FEA14332-6D3C-4FF9-BF75-58601F74EE3B.jpeg 603CB7D7-50CC-4D99-A389-F71A934FE8C4.jpeg 206783DC-8EBC-42FA-...
by nberrington
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Track components
Replies: 2
Views: 944

Re: Track components

I concur. Phil is a helpful chap and went out of his way For me last year. His turnout components are very nice. (Crossing Vs in particular). For chairs it’s hard to beat Exactoscale - they have a wide variety of prototypes covered. Some nice ply bases are still available from Timber Tracks: http://...
by nberrington
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Southern (exLSWR) buffer stop
Replies: 13
Views: 2364

Re: Southern (exLSWR) buffer stop

Hurumph. The Ontario Typo Police.
Tried to fix it sir. Only partially successful.

To answer the question though, it’s when the waiter and Foody Goody brings out the deep fried scallops.
by nberrington
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Southern (exLSWR) buffer stop
Replies: 13
Views: 2364

Re: Southern (exLSWR) buffet stop

Hi There. Where did you get these LSWR/ SR buffer stops please? Keep Safe Dave. Hi Dave - the LSWR one in the picture is from Martin Finney - sadly they are no longer in production and no one has taken over the tooling. I spoke to him a few months ago, and he still has the moulds somewhere. (If the...
by nberrington
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Southern (exLSWR) buffer stop
Replies: 13
Views: 2364

Re: Southern (exLSWR) buffet stop

You could try looking at https://www.google.com/search?q=railway+buffer+stops&sa=N&rlz=1C1DIMC_enGB866GB866&biw=1366&bih=625&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=G0XSYk6G-dp_eM%253A%252CzifoPc which is what I go when I put "railway buffer stops" into Google. Lots ...
by nberrington
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Southern (exLSWR) buffer stop
Replies: 13
Views: 2364

Southern (exLSWR) buffer stop

I just subjected my latest little diversion to some rust colouring. I noticed on Semley the buffer stops are painted black. I would have thought they would be an interesting variety of rust colours. Can anyone help me here? I thought of some black paint subjected to “chipping effect” treatment, so t...
by nberrington
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Track inspection “vehicle”
Replies: 2
Views: 918

Re: Track inspection “vehicle”

I played around with the laser cutter a bit - acrylic base the size of a Maunsell carriage and couple of Bill Bedford bogies - viola: A slightly larger violin? I wish I'd had a laser cutter for the perspex when I made these three: ..... But all I remember was what a pain it was to score, snap, dril...
by nberrington
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Track inspection “vehicle”
Replies: 2
Views: 918

Track inspection “vehicle”

I played around with the laser cutter a bit - acrylic base the size of a Maunsell carriage and couple of Bill Bedford bogies - viola:

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by nberrington
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Swanage (again)
Replies: 99
Views: 20577

Re: Dorset 1937

DougN wrote:Wow thats an amazing hammer it makes things pop back out... :twisted:

I had some trouble editing the order of the pics.....

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