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by John Bateson
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Roof tiles
Replies: 1
Views: 1326

Roof tiles

Has anybody, when thinking about roof tiles, tried using 3D printing rather than the flat aspects from things like laser work or paper/card.
I suspect pan tiles and simiar things like Roman tiles would be better looking with this?
John
by John Bateson
Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Correct wire for CSB and chassis springs
Replies: 24
Views: 7293

Re: Correct wire for CSB and chassis springs

I don't think there is one answer, if you care to experiment with different sizes these guitar strings are very cheap. Try Ernie Ball at Strings Direct. http://www.stringsdirect.co.uk/strings-c1/electric-guitar-single-strings-c534/ernie-ball-ernie-ball-1012-plain-steel-single-string-012-p6508/s6550 ...
by John Bateson
Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Producing corrugated effect for wagon sides
Replies: 14
Views: 4710

Re: Producing corrugated effect for wagon sides

You may care to explore the Wills products from Antics @ http://www.anticsonline.co.uk/2140_1.html Wills Kits OO Building Pack Corrugated Iron SSMP216 Wills Kits OO Building Pack Corrugated Asbestos SSMP219 If you feel so inclined, use takeaway stuff for moulding onto these sheets and simply coat on...
by John Bateson
Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Sourcing copperclad
Replies: 20
Views: 6861

Re: Sourcing copperclad

This may be completely off the wall but ... If the track is to be hidden then - You need a firm smooth base You need something like "Self Adhesive Copper Foil tape (Multi Purpose) -6mm in width & 3 meters in long" from eBay or from Amazon Roll 30m Copper Foil Tape /EMI Conductive Adhes...
by John Bateson
Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Airbrushes
Replies: 20
Views: 9241

Re: Airbrushes

http://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=4558&hilit=airbrush The above link is a thread started by yours truly last December when I needed some help - there is a lot of good advice in there which is worth reading. My compressor, (FoxHunter KMS Airbrush Kit AS186 AS 186 with Compr...
by John Bateson
Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Non-working Exactoscale couplings CH001B
Replies: 12
Views: 6026

Re: Non-working Exactoscale couplings CH001B

I also need some screw coupling hooks but think the Exactoscale versions at £13.50 just a tad too expensive to get right at the moment for the models on my workbench. In the past I have used Smiths but they seems a little over sized. At the moment I would prefer not to have to cobble together my own...
by John Bateson
Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2016
Replies: 115
Views: 35095

Re: Scaleforum 2016

On the theme "Scaleforum is so bracing" from the original "Skegness is so bracing" over 100 years ago, I was rather alarmed to see the cartoon in the Sunday Telegraph this morning of Nigel Farage skipping down the same beach, naked, with the headline "Brexit is so bracing&qu...
by John Bateson
Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Top drawer P87 modelling.
Replies: 24
Views: 7787

Re: Top drawer P87 modelling.

I have watched both of the videos recommended by Flymo.
What struck me in particular
a) the extremely smooth running over the rails and points 0 no camera shudders at all
b) the quality of the video - do we (collectively) know how this was done?
John
by John Bateson
Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: Will L
Topic: Track Gauge Widening, All You’ll Ever Need to Know
Replies: 77
Views: 26961

Re: Track Gauge Widening, All You’ll Ever Need to Know

Possibly feeling a bit grumpy this morning - but can I suggest respectfully that it would have been nice if Will could have finished his exposition in toto before admixing it with comments which have been covered in another thread - these threads are still open. That way, we could read the whole sto...
by John Bateson
Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Pin Chucks
Replies: 30
Views: 10553

Re: Pin Chucks

Away from Tassimo and burgers and back to theme ...

Received my Eclipse 121 pin chuck from Eileen's just now, checked with 0.3 mm drill, locked solid.
Thanks Derek.

John
by John Bateson
Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Drill bits
Replies: 18
Views: 6162

Re: Drill bits

Chronos,
http://www.chronos.ltd.uk/acatalog/Engineering_Menu_Metric_Sizes_171.html
Seem to do most sizes in 0.1 mm increments

John
by John Bateson
Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Is this a weighbridge?
Replies: 21
Views: 6660

Re: Is this a weighbridge?

http://walesher1974.org/herumd.php?linktable=her_source1_link&group=CPAT&level=3&docid=301362748%20target%20= This archeological survey gives some interesting views of then and now (overlaid). Try Figs 2,5,6, they should relate to information already published herein. Again it uses Boyd...
by John Bateson
Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Is this a weighbridge?
Replies: 21
Views: 6660

Re: Is this a weighbridge?

The original docks were owned by the Buckley Railway. The line from Buckley split and joined the LNWR to the west and went under the LNWR line into the docks - see Act of 1860. The original line from the WM&CQ Railway (over the LNWR by bridge at Shotton) had a loop to the west which eventually c...
by John Bateson
Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Layout Location
Topic: Starting over again ...
Replies: 62
Views: 22979

Re: Starting over again ...

and here is the final result, polished and varnished
IMG_0128.JPG
by John Bateson
Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Pin Chucks
Replies: 30
Views: 10553

Re: Pin Chucks

OK Folks - I am going to order an Eclipse version 121 as recommended quite strongly herein - many thanks, Eileens seem to have them in their list. Buckley recycling will gain a few ounces in their metal skip. I do have an Archi' drill that holds very small bits but my lack of control causes more bre...
by John Bateson
Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Pin Chucks
Replies: 30
Views: 10553

Pin Chucks

I am becoming increasingly frustrated with the pin chucks or pin vices on offer in the market, even from reputable suppliers. The problem lies in their inability after some use to hold a drill bit as large as 0.45 mm without slipping. Can anybody recomment a really, really good make so I can empty m...
by John Bateson
Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Tongue End
Replies: 21
Views: 6975

Re: Tongue End

Have you looked at old-maps.co.uk? These do show sometimes individual tracks but you would need to subscribe to see better detail than the free version.
Try the Lincolnshire 1905 series.
by John Bateson
Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:18 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Exeter MRS Show 02/03 July please any directions
Replies: 26
Views: 9676

Re: Exeter MRS Show 02/03 July please any directions

From the pictures posted, my wife would not believe they were models until I convinced her about the guy in the shirt in the top picture at top right.
John
by John Bateson
Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Shapeways FED
Replies: 1
Views: 1398

Shapeways FED

On my list of things to do, there was one item there based on a comment that on my Shapeways reversers all the handles were pointed in the same direction, thus giving modellers little choice. Finally, I have got around to this. One complication was that since I last sent models to Shapeways they hav...
by John Bateson
Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: Layout Location
Topic: Starting over again ...
Replies: 62
Views: 22979

Re: Starting over again ...

Still catching up on jobs after the hiatus of the past few years. Finally got around to replacing the Dunster House cover plates for the windows adjustment mechanisms with my own version. As far as I have been able, this is GCR style script as on my designs of GC engines. I have paint, a spray gun a...
by John Bateson
Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: Accidental Acquisition
Replies: 12
Views: 5952

Re: Accidental Acquisition

Well, having achieved almost zero work since last October, I now have another 'accidental acquisition'. This time, it was my main lathe that went "phttt". I could not make any sense of the electronics even though my apprentice training was in that. The control box was returned to the agent...
by John Bateson
Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Mashima motors and the future
Replies: 21
Views: 12776

Re: Mashima motors and the future

The last time Mashima was closing down I saw these
http://www.nwsl.com/uploads/chap2_web_09-15.pdf
They are of a similar price to Mashima

John
by John Bateson
Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Mount Woodville Works
Replies: 257
Views: 82615

Re: Mount Woodville Works

Rob,

Admiring the buildings, I note that they seem to have substantial steel bands around them which are capable of being tightened as needed and that they are suported by 'nubs' of brick set out from the sides. Was this as they were originally built or were these added as later support.

John
by John Bateson
Tue May 31, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: iak
Topic: Padgate Works - The Finishing Shop
Replies: 74
Views: 22519

Re: Padgate Works - The Finishing Shop

I am going to seem daft now but

What on earth are three part ends?

John

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