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by dal-t
Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: trap point required?
Replies: 10
Views: 2368

Re: trap point required?

Russ Elliott wrote:Shunting a model yard with a gentle gradient entry can be a complete pain with auto-couplers.


A case for DCC brake gear?
by dal-t
Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: The Gentle Art of Couplings
Replies: 62
Views: 21193

Re: The Gentle Art of Couplings

You asked about S&W, so you might like a personal appraisal from some fairly extensive use during my EM days (circa 1984-2005). Pros Easy to fit to most underframes. I usually chose to solder the suspension loop to a baseplate and fix (solder or glue) that to the vehicle, but other solutions, in...
by dal-t
Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: D & S LNWR Luggage and milk vans
Replies: 12
Views: 6423

Re: D & S LNWR Luggage and milk vans

A nice clear reply from the LNWRS - well deserves its charitable status! Now I just need to track down the publisher who sold me a whole series of Conflict Resolution Pamphlets at $7.50* a throw in the early '70s, and explain to him that they should have been 'cheap to produce'. Looking forward to g...
by dal-t
Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: D & S LNWR Luggage and milk vans
Replies: 12
Views: 6423

Re: D & S LNWR Luggage and milk vans

Hmm. Tricky stuff, NPCS - you never know whether to look for it under 'coaches' or 'wagons'. It seems neither Jol nor I spotted that there had been some prior discussion of this topic on the LNWRS forum, albeit in the context (whisper it quietly) of a 7mm scale model. It popped up under 'wagons', wh...
by dal-t
Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: D & S LNWR Luggage and milk vans
Replies: 12
Views: 6423

Re: D & S LNWR Luggage and milk vans

I hope it is clear I intended no disrespect to Philip Millard's work on the 30'1" vehicles by referring to it as a 'pamphflet', and I entirely accept Jol's admonition that it should be considered an essential ingredient of any L&NWR/LMS library, but in my defence it does fit the UNESCO defi...
by dal-t
Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: D & S LNWR Luggage and milk vans
Replies: 12
Views: 6423

Re: D & S LNWR Luggage and milk vans

I would be a little wary of assuming that the 26ft vans had the same underframe as the 30ft 1" carriages, although I know from time to time various sources have offered modellers a 'universal' 6-wheel underframe (I believe Brassmasters still do). The D&S models are currently part of the Lon...
by dal-t
Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Depron plastic foam underlay
Replies: 9
Views: 6318

Re: Depron plastic foam underlay

Maybe a better use for the Depron would be to stick small strips inside all the hollow boxes being hauled around, to stop them acting as mobile echo chambers?
by dal-t
Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 60163 Tornado: Dave Bradwell Chassis + Hornby Bodywork
Replies: 86
Views: 30492

Re: 60163 Tornado: Dave Bradwell Chassis + Hornby Bodywork

How do rivets work? In 'Hot and Cold Connections' (described as a 'bench reference' but commonly regarded as a Jeweller's bible) Tim McCreight explains a rivet as " A length of material, most often a round wire, (which) penetrates the layers to be joined and is then enlarged on both ends to ci...
by dal-t
Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Airbrushing varnish: advice sought
Replies: 62
Views: 21819

Re: Airbrushing varnish: advice sought

As someone who occasionally switches from modelling things on rails to things with pointy fronts and sticky-out wings, I'd like to throw in my two ha'puth on this one, please:- Enamel/Acrylic/Cellulose The best advice is stick with one or the other, particularly if you're not sure what is compatible...
by dal-t
Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Magnifying work station - any advice?
Replies: 18
Views: 13204

Re: Magnifying work station - any advice?

I'm fortunate in still being at the stage where my natural short-sightedness proves adequate for most modelling tasks, providing I remove my varifocals and get the workpiece close enough to my nose. I do use a loupe for my 'other' hobby of silversmithing, but only to examine progress, not while I'm ...
by dal-t
Sun May 12, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 91752

Re: Scaleforum 2013

Wrong end of the county for that sort of thing, Horsetan - might be all right for us yokels born north of the Vale, but once you get down beyond the new-fangled county town the local gentry take a dim view of such activities en plein air (and constabulary HQ's just up the road).
by dal-t
Sun May 12, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 91752

Re: Scaleforum 2013

I'm surprised there has been no reference yet to the 'facilities' at Aylesbury, which after a first encounter a few years ago were a major factor in dissuading me from revisiting Railex, even though I lived within (relatively) easy reach when based in the UK. Knee-height urinals and washbasins to ma...

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