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by barhamd
Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Canonbury Goods: NLR c.1903
Replies: 96
Views: 24051

Re: Canonbury Goods: NLR c.1903

Perhaps making something like
http://www.greenstuffworld.com/en/textu ... stone.html
would speed up the process?
David
by barhamd
Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Furness J1 Class - Complete!
Replies: 39
Views: 7976

Re: Furness J1 Class - New Springy Experiments?

I think I'd much rather see an arrangement a bit more like we typically see with older etched brass chassis kits where the chassis is designed to be unsprung but with easy options to find hornblocks if you want. Would it be possible perhaps to design something which could easily be removed to allow ...
by barhamd
Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: whats the state of the art in baseboards
Replies: 27
Views: 10136

Re: whats the state of the art in baseboards

I've just built the first two baseboards for my new scalefour empire http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/blog/186/entry-18176-first-2-baseboards-assembled/. 6mm laser cut ply, ply came from SLEC http://www.slecuk.com/

David
by barhamd
Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: CHEAG
Topic: Any suitable exhibits - Pampisford?
Replies: 1
Views: 5171

Any suitable exhibits - Pampisford?

My brother, ex-editor of GERS journal and member of Cambridge University Railway Society, was approached by the Burwell Museum who are running an event on 11th August 2pm-5pm. The topic of the day is "Trains through Burwell" celebrating the Cambridge to Mildenhall Branch line and its Swaff...
by barhamd
Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Monkey tails
Replies: 1
Views: 1286

Re: Monkey tails

I thought Brass Monkeys only came out in the cold weather, trying to find someone who does welding?

David
by barhamd
Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Best way to fabricate multiple metal parts?
Replies: 32
Views: 8147

Re: Best way to fabricate multiple metal parts?

Draw up in a CAD package and then get PPD to etch them?
David
by barhamd
Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Wheels for a J20
Replies: 9
Views: 2822

Re: Wheels for a J20

I hope I didn't give the impression it was that easy to trash them, I've trashed a good few Gibson wheels in my time too.


Not at all. I just thought that if someone of your experience was able to destroy an axle then a ham-fisted idiot like me was bound to do it!
David
by barhamd
Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Wheels for a J20
Replies: 9
Views: 2822

Re: Wheels for a J20

Thanks Will

I'm afraid that those posts just confirmed my believe that the exactoscale offering isn't for me. £20 an axle, not being able to use a GW wheel press and the possibility of trashing them completely are enough to put me off.

I think I'd rather live with .8mm undersized wheels.

David
by barhamd
Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Wheels for a J20
Replies: 9
Views: 2822

Re: Wheels for a J20

Thanks Flymo

It was very unclear from C&L's website whether the wheels are actually available and just how big a mortgage you need to take out to buy them. I've always got on with Gibson's in the past..

David
by barhamd
Sat Mar 19, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Wheels for a J20
Replies: 9
Views: 2822

Wheels for a J20

Hi All According to the drawing from the GERS the J20 had wheels which were 4'11", 15 spoke, pin in line with spoke. I'm looking for options for wheels I'm thinking Mr Gibson's closest would be a 4'7 1/2", 15 spoke, pin in line described as Midland/LMS, ok if I can live with them being .8m...
by barhamd
Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: The 2mm Society'Easitrac' Point Kit
Replies: 45
Views: 10068

Re: The 2mm Society'Easitrac' Point Kit

I'm not sure about the merits of an P4 point kit, but absolutely convinced that the Scalefour Society, possibly dare I say in collaboration with the EMGS, should consider doing something to help with the 'single source' issue for chairs. I had wondered if advances in 3D printing from the like of Mod...
by barhamd
Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Wagon Suspension Systems Discussion
Replies: 21
Views: 5185

Re: Wagon Suspension Systems Discussion

Whichever system you go for (personally I like the Bill Bedford ones from Eileen) get yourself one of the Brassmaster's spacing jigs. Sticking the etched W irons to the bottom of a wagon KNOWING it is square is half the battle.

David
by barhamd
Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Drakelow
Replies: 47
Views: 18265

Re: Drakelow

Hi Ian, Essentially it is two turnouts of the same hand reversed and interlaced. So called (on the GWR at least) because they were common in the sorting sidings at Barry Docks. And now we have the evidence -- a ladder of Barry slips at Barry: Martin. Thank you, Martin - an amazing photograph. I'm a...
by barhamd
Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:46 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: PenBits class 24 - with video
Replies: 1
Views: 1885

PenBits class 24 - with video

For those who might not see my blog on rmweb. http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/blog/186/entry-15100-penpits-sprung-chassis-with-video/ I've uploaded a video of my Class 24 chassis to youtube P_iuInXHUqw I'm very please with the kit from Penpits, the etching is excellent and even though th...
by barhamd
Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: Heljan Railbus
Replies: 7
Views: 3793

Re: Heljan Railbus

The CLAG website at http://www.clag.org.uk/wheelbase.html says all the Railbuses were 3' wheels so I'll go for the 12mm

thanks
David
by barhamd
Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: Heljan Railbus
Replies: 7
Views: 3793

Re: Heljan Railbus

Would P4 'blackbeetle' wheels do for the Waggon und Maschinenbau? I'm measuring the wheels as ~13mm in diameter with my calipers so I guess I go for the 12mm?

thanks
David Barham
by barhamd
Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Finally (almost) some grain wagons
Replies: 1
Views: 1497

Finally (almost) some grain wagons

I hadn't noticed that Bachmann had announced a standard BR grain hopper until I had a brochure from Hattons arrive with my Christmas present. http://www.ehattons.com/stocklist/results.aspx?linkfield=38-6+grain Looks like a good match for my 1950's mill and grain store. But here is a question for you...
by barhamd
Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Exactoscale check rail chairs
Replies: 17
Views: 5063

Re: Exactoscale check rail chairs

This may be a bit of teaching my granny to suck eggs, but....... When I first used these chairs I didn't realise that there were slightly different chairs to accommodate the flare. It's not, I think, very clear to the uninitiated when first using these excellent products. Incidentally, I never hear...
by barhamd
Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Exactoscale check rail chairs
Replies: 17
Views: 5063

Exactoscale check rail chairs

What am I doing wrong? I have the .68mm flangeway check rail chairs and I'm using '4RA101A' 4mm BS95R which is code 75 according to C&L's site. Threading 4 chairs on two bits of rail as a test gives a distinct 'banana' effect as the flangeway seems to vary between the chairs. It seems to go to a...
by barhamd
Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Timbertracks (C&L and home cut)
Replies: 4
Views: 2063

Timbertracks (C&L and home cut)

I had a question about laser cut timber tracks, either those from C&L or 'home cut' by taking a templot drawing and then cutting around the timbers. Is it the intention that once the track is laid the 'webbing' between the sleepers is removed? Is there a risk that as you cut webbing out the cutt...
by barhamd
Sat May 04, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test
Replies: 118
Views: 48652

Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Another hijack to the thread - here is a laser cut model of Thaxted water tower that I cut from 1.5mm MDF. DSCF4246.JPG more on the rmweb blog http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/blog/186/entry-11579-laser-cut-buildings-water-tower-painted-and-tank-fitted/ David Barham
by barhamd
Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: Electrics
Topic: DCC Stay Alive Capacitators
Replies: 16
Views: 11853

Re: DCC Stay Alive Capacitators

I use the Lenz Power-1 options on the Lenz Gold chips on my 4-wheel industrial diesels (ok so it is 16m Narrow gauge not P4). I demonstrated this to the folks around here by running the locos on a yard of track with 6 inches of masking tape stuck over one rail. The loco just goes straight over it. S...
by barhamd
Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test
Replies: 118
Views: 48652

Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Thanks for the various comments over on rmweb. I've now got a little shed I'm quite pleased with.
DSCF4142.JPG


David Barham
by barhamd
Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test
Replies: 118
Views: 48652

Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

I'm just having a nightmare trying to get a decent painted brickwork finish on my laser cut buildings. see rant on http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/blog/186/entry-11089-laser-cut-buildings-time-to-take-up-macrame/ any advise would be great before I drop kick the lot into the bin thanks Da...
by barhamd
Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test
Replies: 118
Views: 48652

Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Tim I'm finding that as i go from a TurboCAD produced DXF into Lasercut 5.3 it looses the actual size of the drawing. I always have to draw a known rectangle around my drawing and then use the 'size' function in Lasercut to get it to go to the right size. It is an annoyance rather than a problem but...

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