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by Joe Newman
Thu May 08, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Soldering white metal
Replies: 23
Views: 6754

Re: Soldering white metal

Looks very good David.

Is this the CSP/Haye Developments kit? If so, what would be your assessment of the kit?

Joe Newman
by Joe Newman
Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Etched rivet detail
Replies: 21
Views: 4824

Re: Etched rivet detail

That's very helpful Mike. I have not spotted the beginner's kit you mention.

Many thanks.

Joe
by Joe Newman
Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Etched rivet detail
Replies: 21
Views: 4824

Re: Etched rivet detail

I am unsure about what size of 'rivets' to use on wagons. The Historex list quotes three size of Archer rivets - 0.2 mm, 0.28 mm and 0.36 mm.

What would colleagues recommend for use on a GWR bogie iron mink? Or indeed on wagons generally.

Any advice will be gratefully received.

Joe Newman
by Joe Newman
Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Masokits??? Still active???
Replies: 21
Views: 7864

Re: Masokits??? Still active???

In January 2013 I wrote and asked Mike Clark for the 'current catalogue' and received the 2011 version. In July - time passes so quickly - I ordered some etches, making sure I included the P&P cost, and received a delivery of the complete order within the time span Mike quotes. I've even built o...
by Joe Newman
Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test
Replies: 118
Views: 43419

Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

David Barham wrote "I think the problem with standard plasticard is that it gives off chlorine gas when it is burned by the laser. Doesn't damage the laser - just the operators!" My understanding is that plasticard is polystyrene sheet and polystyrene contains no chlorine, just carbon and ...
by Joe Newman
Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Vehicle dynamics and trackholding
Topic: Wheel coning and trackholding
Replies: 40
Views: 12049

Re: Wheel coning and trackholding

On page 12 of the just published Southern Way No. 17 (Noodle Books) is a picture, probably taken in May 1961, of a replacement crossing at North Camp station on the former S.E.&C.R. line from Reading to Guildford. The picture shows '110A flat bottom rail in inclined baseplates, (where the rails ...
by Joe Newman
Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:45 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Standard RCH wagon underframe kits
Replies: 22
Views: 6845

Re: Standard RCH wagon underframe kits

Craig asked about the springing which is a torsion bar arrangement. The left hand axle is fixed while the right hand axle is sprung by the two L shaped wires running from the centre to the right hand end. These wires support spring carriers which contain the pinpoint bearings. He also commented on t...
by Joe Newman
Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Standard RCH wagon underframe kits
Replies: 22
Views: 6845

Re: Standard RCH wagon underframe kits

A picture of the underframe for a Mink B/C is attached which will, I hope, give you an idea of the chassis.

The only modification to Brian's original is that I have used a cast vacuum cylinder rather than the etched brass one he supplies.

I hope this is helpful.

Best wsihes.

Joe
by Joe Newman
Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Standard RCH wagon underframe kits
Replies: 22
Views: 6845

Re: Standard RCH wagon underframe kits

I don't think so.

Brian is a member and produces the TOUs the stores sell.

He is also a member of the Great Western Study Group and was selling his chassis at their recent exhibition.

I hope this is helpful.

Joe.
by Joe Newman
Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Etching primer base coat
Replies: 9
Views: 5622

Re: Etching primer base coat

Many thanks for the information Mike.

Joe
by Joe Newman
Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:45 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Etching primer base coat
Replies: 9
Views: 5622

Re: Etching primer base coat

Has anyone any experience of using

Teroson Etch Primer Aerosol for Metal & Plastics

on brass?

This is sold by C&L at £17.50

Joe
by Joe Newman
Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Standard RCH wagon underframe kits
Replies: 22
Views: 6845

Re: Standard RCH wagon underframe kits

One range of GWR underframes that has not been mentioned is that produced by Brian Morgan. The list includes a 10' Morton brake which can be built fitted or non-fitted. The underframes are sprung and, in my experience, they are very accurate and the fit of parts is very good. When I bought mine the ...
by Joe Newman
Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: 3'5" Mansell Wagon Wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 2995

Re: 3'5" Mansell Wagon Wheels

Russ Elliott asks for a picture of a Finney van underframe.

This is a view of the one I have built to represent a diagram 1481 van with lift-link brake gear.

I hope it helps.

Joe Newman
by Joe Newman
Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Top wipers
Replies: 21
Views: 7541

Re: Top wipers

I have followed the discussion about the effects that wipers made of different materials may have on steel wheels with some interest. Metallic corrosion is a very complex subject which was well summed up by an engineer from Lucas Industries saying 'it's all loss and no profit! Corrosion can occur if...
by Joe Newman
Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: LSWR Van
Replies: 1
Views: 1433

Re: LSWR Van

I too have built, but not yet painted, one of these vans and agree wholeheartedly wih Gerry's comments.

It is a brilliant design with superb castings and a joy to build.

Thoroughly recommended.

Joe Newman
by Joe Newman
Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Gas holders
Replies: 8
Views: 5077

Re: Gas holders

I asked a non-modeller friend of mine who researched his local gas works in Bewdley, and he replied as follows. Gas holders - the colour has varied with time. In the 1870s they were commonly painted a brilliant red but later more subdued colours were chosen although those in Westminster were a yello...

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