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by Andy W
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Binding Gearbox
Replies: 79
Views: 13351

Re: Binding Gearbox

"Checking everything as you go along is a very good mantra." Indeed it's vital, and not just at the chassis building stage. Running needs checking after adding the footplate; the splashers; the cab sides etc. I once built a loco where everything was fine until I bolted the entire, painted ...
by Andy W
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 117
Views: 22834

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Damn, I've painted my Titan gloss.
by Andy W
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Binding Gearbox
Replies: 79
Views: 13351

Re: Binding Gearbox

Try an extensive run-in before you strip it all back. Often an overly tightened screw can cause a problem, slacken all fastenings a tiny bit.
by Andy W
Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Etching concepts, and modelling! - currently 1P and Ivatt class 2...
Replies: 34
Views: 10523

Re: Etching concepts... and modelling!

Surely you could simply file some thin overlays to solder on the cross heads rather than do an etch?
by Andy W
Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Livingston - West Lothian Starters Group
Replies: 107
Views: 22537

Re: Livingston - West Lothian Starters Group

Allan, it's highly commendable that you are encouraging so many to get stuck into building locos. Well done.
by Andy W
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1106
Views: 158051

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland pre 1905

"I am beginning to enjoy this". How refreshing to read this! It's a common theme I find among fellow Society members. I think this is an image we should try to promote.
by Andy W
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: First point. Early conundrums.
Replies: 27
Views: 5299

Re: First point. Early conundrums.

Richard I'm still a newbie when it comes to track building but am getting more confident.The best way to learn is to get stuck in. As you have seen, others on this forum will help when you have a problem, and you can't go far wrong if you follow Keith's excellent thread. You do need a few new tools ...
by Andy W
Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Warley 2016 (Special 40th Exhibit)
Replies: 44
Views: 7748

Re: Warley 2016 (Special 40th Exhibit)

I enjoyed Warley - other than being told I was old and ugly by Mark Tatlow! :o

P.S. The starter packs are a great idea.
by Andy W
Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Mount Woodville Works
Replies: 257
Views: 60231

Re: Mount Woodville Works

Thanks Rob, all clear now. The photo lighting threw me - I thought there were two axles per wheel set. Doh! Eye test due.
by Andy W
Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Mount Woodville Works
Replies: 257
Views: 60231

Re: Mount Woodville Works

Great work Rob. I'm having difficulty working out your wagon's axles work. Does one tube simply retain the other?
by Andy W
Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Etched shorting strips for wheels on split axle chassis etc.
Replies: 9
Views: 2156

Re: Etched shorting strips for wheels on split axle chassis etc.

Ian, I use fuse wire. It's pliable enough to prevent snapping.
by Andy W
Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Droplights
Replies: 6
Views: 1934

Re: Droplights

"Remember not all drop lights would have been up though" with that in mind, a strip of etch scrap soldered at the bottom of some of the windows would do the job.
by Andy W
Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Airbrushes
Replies: 20
Views: 7088

Re: Airbrushes

"I use the Fine head for almost everything. It means I can really control the paint spray." Interesting. I'll do some experimenting of my own come better weather.
by Andy W
Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Airbrushes
Replies: 20
Views: 7088

Re: Airbrushes

Tim

If you can I'd get a medium head - at least to compare it. If you're spraying loco/carriage bodies the fine head might simply take too long and give potentially patchy cover. If you do experiment please let us know the results.
by Andy W
Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Another Round...
Replies: 323
Views: 71405

Re: Another Round...

I'll be interested in seeing the results of your conducting paint, I've never had any success with it.
by Andy W
Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 8th September 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1165

Re: NAG Meeting 8th September 2016

But what went bang?
by Andy W
Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2016
Replies: 115
Views: 24904

Re: Scaleforum 2016

Fantastic! Surely this puts the DCC v Analogue debate to bed. Clockwork rules.
by Andy W
Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2016
Replies: 115
Views: 24904

Re: Scaleforum 2016

Sadly I couldn't stay too long on Sunday and like Paul left feeling I'd not seen everything. However what stays in my mind are the examples of early P4 modelling. Wheels drilled out by hand??? I'll never complain about our current suppliers again!
by Andy W
Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2016
Replies: 115
Views: 24904

Re: Scaleforum 2016

Thanks to all involved for organising another terrific show.
by Andy W
Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2016
Replies: 115
Views: 24904

Re: Scaleforum 2016

Knuckles, bring some samples for those of us still stuck in etched kit mode. Will you be around on Sunday?
by Andy W
Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Stolen Loco from High Level Stand
Replies: 12
Views: 3366

Re: Stolen Loco from High Level Stand

In the early days of leatherhead I sold a lot of stuff as I was (temporarily as it turned out) leaving the hobby due to the usual reasons (kids etc). I had a couple of things taken including a motor and gearbox unit. I would have given it for free to anyone who asked. I'm not up on I.T. matters but ...
by Andy W
Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Stolen Loco from High Level Stand
Replies: 12
Views: 3366

Re: Stolen Loco from High Level Stand

That's terrible. I feel sick.
by Andy W
Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2016
Replies: 115
Views: 24904

Re: Scaleforum 2016

Rod, I hope Maurice realises that it's booked for THIS year's show?
by Andy W
Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Knuckles's Turnout Construction Log
Replies: 173
Views: 57528

Re: Knuckles's Turnout Construction Log

Interesting stuff Knuckles. Did you solve your rusting problem? If so how?

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