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by Will L
Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Crewe (CAG)
Topic: Meeting Reports 2009
Replies: 10
Views: 9281

Meeting 11th October

Ambergate Revisited The objective of our October meeting was to help Tony S who, you will remember, has purchased the Ex Em gauge epic layout Ambergate, and is in the process of converting it to P4. See the meeting report for April. I was so unfortunate as to be unable to attend but I have finally ...
by Will L
Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: Materials and Techniques
Topic: Ronseal Matt Varnish
Replies: 6
Views: 6891

Re: Ronseal Matt Varnish

As I sit here there is a program on radio 4 about Izal medicated toilet tissue which were medicated with tar extract disinfectant. Why is that relevant here? Well the company that produced Izal disinfectant also obtained Ronseal form from the same source, which they said "is still in use today&...
by Will L
Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:51 am
Forum: Materials and Techniques
Topic: Ronseal Matt Varnish
Replies: 6
Views: 6891

Re: Ronseal Matt Varnish

They've changed the formulation? You don't say exactly what product it is, but the product data sheet for the Quick Drying Matt Varnish says that it's water-based. http://www.ronseal.co.uk/datasheets/ronsealquickdryingvarnish.pdf If you're expecting it to be oilbased, and therefore used thinners or...
by Will L
Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: Crewe (CAG)
Topic: Meeting Reports 2009
Replies: 10
Views: 9281

Re: October 2nd/3rd 2009 Manchester Show

The return of Knutsford East Not really a proper meeting, but still worth a report. As a result of the illness of the owner of one of the booked layouts, and at not much more than a months notice, Knutsford East got a surprise invite for a second year to Manchester. No we weren't in the guide, part...
by Will L
Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Annealing
Replies: 10
Views: 5931

Re: Annealing

although I'm currently held up for want of a 14BA bolt - will hopefully get one at the local Model Railway show this weekend, although I'm a bit disappointed that it wasn't included with the kit. This is a High-level kit yes? Because I'm sure if it has a 14ba bolt on the instruction then its suppos...
by Will L
Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Annealing
Replies: 10
Views: 5931

Re: Annealing

Thanks for the run down on Annealing Allan it was really useful. By the time you had got to the last paragraph I was beginning to wonder about my own habit of using fine PB wire for pickus! None the less it seems to me it is the best material. Anybody any clear ideas why this should be. I've never s...
by Will L
Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:09 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Continuous Springy Beams
Replies: 7
Views: 5270

Re: Continuous Springy Beams

John As I understand the theory (and I am prepared to be proved wrong!), with an axle with freedom to move up and down and the torque link configured as you have them, the torque reaction will tend to lift up or push down the wheel set, depending on which way the motors turning. This is because the ...
by Will L
Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Obtuse (K) Crossings
Replies: 5
Views: 3494

Re: Obtuse (K) Crossings

grovenor-2685 wrote:Give it a go. General theorising about problems that might arise just confuses and stops you getting the practice that you need in actually doing it.


Spot on, real words of wisdom.
by Will L
Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Continuous Springy Beams
Replies: 7
Views: 5270

Re: Continuous Springy Beams

1. Is there really such a lot of experience out there in springy-land to confirm the expected results Certainly haven't done many yet, but experience to date suggest that the methods is pretty robust and not actually dependent on millimetre precision. 2. My 28+28 wheel spacing should provide a calc...
by Will L
Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Continuous Springy Beams
Replies: 7
Views: 5270

Re: Continuous Springy Beams

6. The motor is a Portescap RG4/16M. The need to stop it rotating on its axle will affect the springing on the centre driver, in effect hardening it. John Don't think that's necessarily true John but it can be if you don't do it the right way. This is not just a springing thing, torque effects can ...
by Will L
Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: High Level 0-4-0 locomotive construction
Replies: 23
Views: 13943

Re: High Level 0-4-0 locomotive construction

The High Level ones look nice (not assembled them yet), but without measuring, I think they will need modification to fit the 0-4-0's. Absolutely, I have them on the front axle of the coffeepot. They need to be reduced in hight as originally they were taller than the frame! I got quite a long way d...
by Will L
Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmaster Black 5
Replies: 21
Views: 11369

Re: Brassmaster Black 5

Tim V wrote:I would never recommend plunger pickups for all sorts of reasons, too numerous to mention here.


For starters, work like brakes, prevent free movement of compensated/sprung wheels, collect fluff...

Will
by Will L
Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Springs
Replies: 20
Views: 9537

Re: Springs

A little unfair, Will. ... Was it, lets look at your evidence. ;) Ok we'll count it as two responses both positive followed by a long pause. Your conclusions. 1. Most aren't particular interested. True but zero relevance to your choice. Many are probably not contemplating chassis building just at t...
by Will L
Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:02 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Springs
Replies: 20
Views: 9537

Re: Springs

Well, I have to say I'm a bit surprised that only two people on this board apparently use the CSB suspension system! I can only think that the general lack of response indicates that most people either aren't interested in it or have used it but with indifferent results. DT Beyond the fact that the...
by Will L
Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Springs
Replies: 20
Views: 9537

Re: Springs

Err, one actually... - that's quite enough I think! (But I take your point on a degree of approximation - it's just that I feel duty bound on the CLAG reference plots to display an objective.) Sorry Russ, I was looking at the middle one of the symmetrical 3 axle samples at the time, but I agree the...
by Will L
Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Springs
Replies: 20
Views: 9537

Re: Springs

Go for it and you'll suddenly realise it actually makes chassis easier to make. Despite the 3 decimal point accuracy Russ goes in for on the GLAG website, I reckon it's a good because it actually goes on working perfectly well even if you apply a "rule of thumb" approach with centre fulcru...
by Will L
Sat Sep 12, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: Paul Willis
Topic: Beer and Buckjumpers
Replies: 821
Views: 56243

Re: Beer and Buckjumpers - Scaleforum - OMSL #2

I have a combined pressure regulator and moisture trap. Never had any moisture in it, but I have a dry cavity wall insulated workshop and live in the driest part of the UK. The pressure regulator bit is useful. I never see moisture in my trap (which also regulates pressure) either and I spay in my ...
by Will L
Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: High Level 0-4-0 locomotive construction
Replies: 23
Views: 13943

Re: High Level 0-4-0 locomotive construction - GER Coffee pot Y5

Thanks for the observations, I will study the parts very carefully before committing to any particular system. My first aims (mods) will be altering the body fixing screws to clear the centre line (makes couplings easier),.. Fitting AJ's I presume? Three link are designed in and easy and anything e...
by Will L
Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: High Level 0-4-0 locomotive construction
Replies: 23
Views: 13943

Re: High Level 0-4-0 locomotive construction - GER Coffee pot Y5

For the GER Coffee pot, I though I'd like to spring mine even though Chris Gibbon (Mr Highlevel himself) is on record as saying it couldn't be done. So Hum. I planned a CSB (Continuous Springy Beam) suspension system. I fitted a set of Highlevel horn block and guides. The guides needed to be cut dow...
by Will L
Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Neilson Industrial / Caledonian etc 12" mineral engine
Replies: 12
Views: 5563

Re: Highlevel GER coffee pot

I've got one of the similar GER coffee pots in the waiting pile, perhaps this autumn's project. I'm planning to use HighLevel's hornblock kits ... This is a lovely kit, and I had plans on trying CSB's, I too used highlevel horn blocks, but I found them to large and they needed to be cut down to fit...
by Will L
Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: Crewe (CAG)
Topic: Meeting Reports 2009
Replies: 10
Views: 9281

Metting 12th July 2009

This is Crewe or P4 in the sunshine Our July meeting was held at Tony's house and was actually an excuse for us all to turn up and admire his newly finished extension. We all felt the newly revised kitchen/dining area presented real possibilities if we need somewhere else to put up Knustford East. ...
by Will L
Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Funny looking hornguides
Replies: 9
Views: 4777

Re: Funny looking hornguides

Can anybody tell me why the hornguide on this GA is sloped at the rear, surely this would mean the hornblock would be loose. This is from a Robinson B4 - all the B Class appear to have the same detail. Or am I misreading something on the GA? I don't think your miss reading this as I have also obser...
by Will L
Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: Crewe (CAG)
Topic: Meeting Reports 2009
Replies: 10
Views: 9281

Meeting 20th June 2009

Crewe do Millhouses millhouses3.jpg Our June meeting was another layout visit. This time our host was John Brighton and the layout was Millhouses. And yes that is EM, again, this seems to be becoming a habit. Eight of our members braved a crossing of the wilds of the Pennines to get to Sheffield wh...
by Will L
Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: Crewe (CAG)
Topic: Crewe Area Group News and Chat
Replies: 13
Views: 7676

2009 AGM

Were You There? Well the Crewe Area Group were, or at least a fair percentage of us. In fact we could have represented quite a respectable pressure group had there been any contentious issues to vote over. But as there weren't the whole thing was over in just 24 minutes. This allowed us to spend mo...
by Will L
Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:21 pm
Forum: Crewe (CAG)
Topic: Meeting Reports 2009
Replies: 10
Views: 9281

Meeting 31st May 2009

Visit to Retford Most of us, but regretfully not me, spent a very pleasant day visiting Roy Jackson's Retford down in sunny (well it was that day) Gainsborough. Yes I know it's EM but it impressive anyway or so I'm told. Along with the Retford as the main attraction, Blakeney was also on view. As I...

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