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by nberrington
Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Eridge signals
Replies: 15
Views: 11960

Re: Eridge signals

Rod - these look splendid. What did you use for the flazing? Is there a way to get the lamps to work? Ive toyed with various attempts at lighting and fail miserably.

Neil
by nberrington
Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Chemical blackening
Replies: 4
Views: 4403

Chemical blackening

Greetings all. I recently ran a few experiments with a locally available chemical blackeing for metal. It is a bluish liquid, which patinas metals rather well. Brass takes on a charcoal/ bluish colour - similair to gunmetal. I have not tried large items with longer exposure, but is seems rather good...
by nberrington
Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:30 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Phosphor bronze wire for buffer springs
Replies: 11
Views: 5372

Re: Phosphor bronze wire for buffer springs

Speaking of springing, I recently heard from our local hobby shop that phosphor bronze resumes it's shape rather smartly after being deformed. It is thus (apprently) well suited to handrail wire. Does anyone have experience in this regard? Has anyone used it as an alternative to guitar string for w-...
by nberrington
Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:45 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: K&S Tender construction
Replies: 1
Views: 1878

K&S Tender construction

Greetings all. I recently bought a K&S LSWR 6 wheel tender kit on the dreaded auction site. I was wondering if anyone had instructions as to how to assemble the chassis. It looks as if it is designed to be compensated. I have no clue how the chassis goes together. Any help would be appreciated. ...
by nberrington
Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Droppers on track
Replies: 40
Views: 19988

Re: Droppers on track

New to P4 and the concept of making my own track, I am caught in a grande (perhaps naive) scheme. I have been toying with using brass chairs to feed the rail - that way one can completely conceal the dropper by soldering beneath the chair. It takes some forethought on drilling holes etc. Expensive. ...
by nberrington
Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: LSWR and SR loading gauges
Replies: 1
Views: 3382

LSWR and SR loading gauges

Greetings all I posted this on the SEmG website, but no one has reponded. Perhaps some LSWR fans can help: I recently scratchbuit an LSWR railpost loading gauge, as illustrated in Weddell: "LSWR Carriages Goods, Departmental Stock and Miscellany " I have subsequently found a photograph of ...
by nberrington
Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Tender chassis construction
Replies: 3
Views: 3243

Tender chassis construction

Greetings all - and Happy New Year to you! My entrance into P4 continues to raise more questions. Now onto the tender for my Class 700. Any thoughts on the best way to deal with a tender chassis? Mr Rice has a "fixed rear axle, floating front axles with fine wire springs" Puzzed and perple...
by nberrington
Mon Dec 29, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Spectacle plates
Replies: 12
Views: 5562

Re: Spectacle plates

Hi Mike I'm not sure of the solvents in it, but it is a wicked paint remover/ brush cleaner available in North America. (Comes in large 1l cans and smells like no other toxic solvent known to man.) I put mine in a large canned fruit jar - an entire loco will happily have a swim in the container. (It...
by nberrington
Sat Dec 27, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Spectacle plates
Replies: 12
Views: 5562

Re: Spectacle plates

I have noticed with flux remover, that it leaves a powdery residue from it's reaction to the flux, and one certaily needs to give that a good clean. I've taken to a dunk in Poly Clens, rince off with distilled water via airbrush, dry with airbrush. The NO TOUCHY - straight to primer booth.
by nberrington
Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Spectacle plates
Replies: 12
Views: 5562

Re: Spectacle plates

There is a product in Canada called CLR that is used for removing scale - I'll give it a shot on a bit of scrap and see what happens.
by nberrington
Thu Dec 25, 2008 11:13 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Spectacle plates
Replies: 12
Views: 5562

Re: Spectacle plates

Tim - what the heck is "Cillit bang" (never 'eard of it this side of the pond)
by nberrington
Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:02 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Spectacle plates
Replies: 12
Views: 5562

Spectacle plates

Greetings all. I'm busy with a Jidenco kit (class 700), and have found it impossible to keep the spectacle plates round. Removing them from the fret and filing the pips distorts it, and it is always wonky thereafter. Is there a source of nicely turned ones, or perhaps someone has some advice. As an ...
by nberrington
Sun Dec 21, 2008 6:33 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby T9
Replies: 29
Views: 12873

Hornby T9

Greetings all - has anyone had a chance to look at the T9 up close and personal. I hear a lot of problems regarding the tender.
I ordered both versions a while ago, and was wondering how easily one would convert them, or would it take a new chassis altogether?

Regards

Neil
by nberrington
Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Perseverance chassis kits
Replies: 6
Views: 5192

Re: Perseverance chassis kits

This was one of those loaded questions - I guess I am looking for starter points for my grand scheme to convert to P4. As per the advice of one of the members I have started with an 0-6-0 (SR class 700 - Falcon Brass), and have started work on a Perseverance chassis I have for it. It seems rather cl...
by nberrington
Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Perseverance chassis kits
Replies: 6
Views: 5192

Perseverance chassis kits

Does any know where one can find Perseverance chassis kits retail?

Regards

Neil
by nberrington
Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: On the brink of P4
Replies: 5
Views: 4904

Re: On the brink of P4

Thank you gents for the reply. Encouraging. OK - progress so far is: - I can built a half decent brass 6 wheel (compensated) coach in 00 which runs well without bobbing about too much. - I'm OK with Bill's "w" irons for wagons - Including on David Geen models and my amateur floors. - I suc...
by nberrington
Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: On the brink of P4
Replies: 5
Views: 4904

On the brink of P4

Greetings all. I'm sure you get this all the time. I have a recently revisited model railways as a hobby, and although living abroad, have tried to improve the quality of my "00" models. (Sorry for using foul language). Having some luck with building brass kits, compensating wagons and spr...

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