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by Paul Townsend
Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:17 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: CSBs on tender
Replies: 14
Views: 6330

Re: CSBs on tender

Incidentally, I am given to understand that many real locos where designed to allow 2 inches dynamic deflection, so our 0.5mm is not just practical but also in line with prototype practice. P4 lives! Thats an interesting figure that I have not seen before. 2" movement of a single protype wheel...
by Paul Townsend
Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:02 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Securing crankpin nuts
Replies: 10
Views: 4190

Re: Securing crankpin nuts

Thanks everyone. In the knowledge that I have probably shortened the nuts too much, and in the absence of any shellac or nail varnish, I've ordered some Loctite 243. Any idea what its useful shelf life is likely to be once it's opened? DT Donkeys years, not like cyano $£%&* stuff which invariab...
by Paul Townsend
Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Crocus Paper
Replies: 16
Views: 9909

Re: Crocus Paper

grovenor-2685 wrote:Try
a bit further down the abrasives pages.

PS Their search tool ain't very good!
by Paul Townsend
Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:53 am
Forum: South London (SLAG)
Topic: SLAG News - September 2011
Replies: 15
Views: 7537

Re: SLAG News - September 2011

During each show we maintain a written record of faults and these are then addressed back in the clubroom. It’s important to close things off and test if we are to make sure that the presentation and performance of St Merryn at an exhibition is the best we can deliver. No scope for slackness here! ...
by Paul Townsend
Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:45 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Crocus Paper
Replies: 16
Views: 9909

Re: Crocus Paper

Posted on behalf of Adrian Prescot NOTES FROM A CHESHIRE WORKBENCH Some of you may be aware that I have been trying for a long time to track down a supplier of Crocus cloth that used to be available from Oakey & Sons. This cloth is remarkable for polishing any metal objects be it a dome, chimne...
by Paul Townsend
Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:27 am
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 407
Views: 131763

Re: New Street progress

I have found that having done something before is no guarantee of its being easy to repeat. There have been a number of occasions when I have been faced with some constructional problem, and recalled that I had been there before but, even when carefully examining the earlier model, ended up thinkin...
by Paul Townsend
Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:24 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Replies: 10
Views: 5501


Got rid of all mine years ago. They made a bob or two on the bring and buy, and good riddance I have several of these in running locos, many years on Dc, recently converted to dcc. And a stock like Martin etc. In June an old stock 1219 was installed in a new loco and ran trouble free, no seizure bu...
by Paul Townsend
Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:38 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Myford Lathes
Replies: 1
Views: 2147

Re: Myford Lathes

oh no!
This must presage the end of the world as I know it.
by Paul Townsend
Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: profiling EM wheels to P4
Replies: 59
Views: 23601

Re: profiling EM wheels to P4

Drat, the anti Martin Goodall filter didn't work.

Well it did this weekend at GWSG Show, as I noticed Martin on Saturday and Tim on Sunday.
Sadly their non-coincidence denied me the delight of watching the duel of the form tools. ;)
by Paul Townsend
Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: 4-4-0 midland compound CSB's
Replies: 10
Views: 4922

Re: 4-4-0 midland compound CSB's

Am i on the right path here with this kind of thinking?? No! The spacing required is unlikely to be symmetrical as you suggest. You really must read all the stuff about csbs on the CLAG website as recommended by Dave on Thursday. You will also find some info re 4-4-0s there. There is a spreadsheet ...
by Paul Townsend
Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: Bristol
Topic: DCC and wireless control
Replies: 9
Views: 5140

Re: DCC and wireless control

But how do you have a ZTC style lever regulator with a phone?
Button pressing is all very well for selecting addresses but unattractiveto me for driving the selected loco.

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