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by John Bateson
Wed May 25, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Air Brush Recommendation
Replies: 49
Views: 16127

Re: Air Brush Recommendation

To respond to the note in SN197 "Foryou, Forme, Forum" I should note that the advice from Allan was read, inwardly digested and printed out for my files. I perhaps should have responded more explicitly and for that omission I must offer my apologies. As an aside, it should be noted that &q...
by John Bateson
Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: jon price
Topic: Buckley Wagons
Replies: 7
Views: 3345

Re: Buckley Wagons

Rather nice to see some local history in the model. This was from a time when there were nearly 200 chimneys on the Buckley skyline and Buckley bricks were exported around the world.

John
by John Bateson
Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: GW wheel press
Replies: 75
Views: 22819

Re: GW wheel press

What would be useful is if a friendly soul either living close to George or attending at a show such as Scaleforum would buy one for a member living abroad and post it himself (or herself) with a commitment from the member living in foreign parts to purchase and cover the postage costs using PayPal ...
by John Bateson
Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: A sprung Class 24 or an exercise in ignorance and persistence...
Replies: 57
Views: 15447

Re: A sprung Class 24 or an exercise in ignorance and persistence...

Been there etc.... One thing to do is cut the bolt down to the level of the nut (reduces the volume to be heated) and drill through the nut from the top. Then use a couple of stationary type bulldog clips either side to hold the nut to the frame , heat the nut and unscrew. There was some comment at ...
by John Bateson
Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Looking for moulded or etched lifting ring
Replies: 11
Views: 5148

Re: Looking for moulded or etched lifting ring

Jon, Are these the wheeled brick shipping carriers which were loaded onto standard wagons in the Buckley area? i.e. Plate 103 in WM&CQ Railway by Boyd and Photos 100 & 181 in "The Buckley Railway" You may want to consider a 'strap' if this is the case - also Keith's suggestion. Som...
by John Bateson
Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Looking for moulded or etched lifting ring
Replies: 11
Views: 5148

Re: Looking for moulded or etched lifting ring

Jon, Very occasionally I offer to do small etches for other P4 modellers. This one took me a few minutes only on a CAD package. When I saw you needed 500+ it seemed to be expensive at places like Grandtline. This would be etched at somewhere like PPD in 10' brass to give a thickness of about 1"...
by John Bateson
Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Looking for moulded or etched lifting ring
Replies: 11
Views: 5148

Re: Looking for moulded or etched lifting ring

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Something like this for etching - would just about do for FUD in 3D printing (subject to their validation process)
by John Bateson
Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Air Brush Recommendation
Replies: 49
Views: 16127

Re: Air Brush Recommendation

Alan, The new purchase has been road tested and the 'lady in the big house' was suitable impressed at the use to which all her money had been put. I do have a mask and filter as well as a small spray booth and turntable complete with pipe to lead out of the window - but its -5C here so its not been ...
by John Bateson
Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: Private Owner Brake Vans
Replies: 8
Views: 4869

Re: Private Owner Brake Vans

Picture 151 of "The Buckley Railway Album" shows No. 6 with a brake van at Buckley (Old) in 1897.It is possible that this brake van was one of the only two they had, but given that the job of the guards also was to run alongside any trains pinning down brakes on the hoof, they could not ha...
by John Bateson
Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: Layout Location
Topic: Starting over again ...
Replies: 62
Views: 22766

Re: Starting over again ...

Paul, You will need a Part P certification from your electrician and he will need to verify the contents of the trench, including the warning tape and sand layer etc before you fill in the topsoil and turf. Should you ever need to sell the house the absence of the Part P will cause major problems. A...
by John Bateson
Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Air Brush Recommendation
Replies: 49
Views: 16127

Re: Air Brush Recommendation

OK, bit the bullet using my wife's money. Gone for an IWATA HP-C PLUS which comes from the Far East, a kit which includes a few connectors and stuff. I had thought that problems I had in the past were down to my rather useless compressor, one I bought from Squires many years ago, so have also ordere...
by John Bateson
Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Air Brush Recommendation
Replies: 49
Views: 16127

Air Brush Recommendation

A young lady of my acquaintance is insisting she gets me something for Christmas ...
Any thoughts please about a decent air brush - I have seen the Eileen lists and got thoroughly confused, but that is, as the young lady is often wont to say, nothing out of the ordinary.
John
by John Bateson
Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Un necessary P4 challenge
Replies: 1
Views: 2335

Un necessary P4 challenge

by John Bateson
Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Preassembling the crossing
Replies: 42
Views: 12609

Re: Preassembling the crossing

hold up the preassembled crossing to peer down the flangeways

Peering down the length gets my neck in a spasm if done too much. I now use a mirror tile angled to suit the view.
John
by John Bateson
Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Magnifying headband
Replies: 15
Views: 5427

Re: Magnifying headband

Will,
Just received and tried the Maplins headband - very impressed but I think I will not use the attached light. Thanks for the pointer.
http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/rolson-2-led-12x-18x-25x-and-35x-magnifying-visor-n70fk
John
by John Bateson
Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Magnifying headband
Replies: 15
Views: 5427

Re: Magnifying headband

OK, thanks for the responses, I have ordered the Maplin set mentioned below. It seems that I may have an Optivisor, although I would have remembered it well if I had paid nearly £50 for it according to current price lists. After owning it for several years and never getting on with it because I had ...
by John Bateson
Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Magnifying headband
Replies: 15
Views: 5427

Magnifying headband

Is there any concensus on here about a good quality magnifying headband. I need a replacement for the one I use, which generally works fine and is available for any price between £6 and £20.
And yes, this is age related, as I lose focus and need brighter lighting.
John
by John Bateson
Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: Accidental Acquisition
Replies: 12
Views: 5925

Re: Accidental Acquisition

After quite a bit of work and resurrecting long distant memories I now have the system almost working, the computer and the UNIMAT program are bootable, all I have to do next is connectup the ISA board to the mains and then try to do something. This has taken quite a bit longer than I had planned bu...
by John Bateson
Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: Accidental Acquisition
Replies: 12
Views: 5925

Re: Accidental Acquisition

One of the reasons for doing this is the challenge - I have always been enthusiastic about trying new things and this seemed a good chance to take. Being of slightly advanced years should be no grounds to stop being curious and inquisitive. And, most importantly, it means I get away from the intermi...
by John Bateson
Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: Accidental Acquisition
Replies: 12
Views: 5925

Re: Accidental Acquisition

John, I have found the videos on YouTube, the ones given to me on the CD are corrupted. I also have a fulll set of manuals. The resurrection of the old pc machine is not going well. I have found out how to get into the BIOS but the only thing I can work out from there is that the hard drive is dead ...
by John Bateson
Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: Accidental Acquisition
Replies: 12
Views: 5925

Re: Accidental Acquisition

I think I misdescribed the beast, Tim. IMG_0031.JPG IMG_0032.JPG IMG_0033.JPG From the limited time I have spent so far on trying to trace the software, it seems I may be disappointed. I guess the only option I have will be to try to find a modern version and load it onto a modern PC John Of course ...
by John Bateson
Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: Accidental Acquisition
Replies: 12
Views: 5925

Accidental Acquisition

It seems that I am now the proud, but very confused, owner of an Emco Unimat 4 PC. The condition of the basic lathe seems almost brand new, still has grease on it, but the PC and glass VDU plus all the videos are from the late 1990s. Well, that's the next 3 months taken care of, trying to get it to ...
by John Bateson
Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: PDK models website missing
Replies: 9
Views: 3730

Re: PDK models website missing

Alive and well here....

http://www.pdkmodels.co.uk/


I get the message .....
Web hosting expired/disabled

The web hosting package for this domain has expired or been disabled.

http://www.lcn.com
by John Bateson
Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Can anybody do me a templot printout?
Replies: 14
Views: 4533

Re: Can anybody do me a templot printout?

Since the histories show considerable insanity and malpractice in the WM&CQRR and the Buckley Railway, I wouldn't worry too much. If somebody tells you the track layout is wrong, just explain that their version was yesterdays and the crew did an unauthorised and undocumented addition/alteration....

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