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by Alan Turner
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Plywood disaster
Replies: 64
Views: 10445

Re: Plywood disaster

In this instance it would appear that it is the ply rather than the MDF which has caused the issues? So investing in the more expensive option following on from advice taken seems to have caused issues not experienced before? Or maybe I have this wrong :? No Tim, you are spot on. Whilst I agree wit...
by Alan Turner
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 44xx Kits
Replies: 20
Views: 3980

Re: GWR 44xx Kits

Interestingly the Churchward 45XX instructions refer to the 44XX.

They say a 44XX chassis would be produced in the future - obviously never done.

regards

Alan
by Alan Turner
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 460
Views: 97529

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Tony Wilkins wrote:
barrowroad wrote:I will post the source of the pins if anyone is interested.



Hi Robin.
It would be useful to know. I have tried the ones I have got, which match the pitch of the connector, but they are not long enough. Curses.
Regards
Tony.


RS Components No. 251-8351

regards

Alan
by Alan Turner
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 122
Views: 26804

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Robin, I would be interested to know how easy you think the Churchward box might be to adapt? There would be an element of 'cut & shut' but it strikes me that it might well be suitable for the Monsaldale box ... The upper rear window being relocated to the non stair end? The Ratio box, being pl...
by Alan Turner
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Chassis kits for CSB
Replies: 26
Views: 5356

Re: Chassis kits for CSB

I haven't got time to modify my spreadsheet to enable imposed deflections on individual wheels. However whether the deflection is imposed on a CSB, individual sprung or compensation beam chassis the effect will be the same. There will be a transfer of load to the deflected wheel, which naturally cau...
by Alan Turner
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: None specific model products
Replies: 27
Views: 6484

Re: None specific model products

davebradwell wrote:....or suggest a way out?

DaveB



Use Humbrol thinners.

regards

Alan
by Alan Turner
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: None specific model products
Replies: 27
Views: 6484

Re: None specific model products

Andy W wrote:Powerflow flux is wonderful stuff but be careful it’s very difficult to clean off and can eat through paint.


Not difficult, you use IPA. Then wash with detergent

Regards

Alan
by Alan Turner
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Movement detector?
Replies: 9
Views: 2425

Re: Movement detector?

Monty wrote:Just wondering if there was a nice little kit about!


Yes but you have to join MERG. They do a few including a LASER detector.

Regards

Alan
by Alan Turner
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modern Era Concrete Track
Replies: 26
Views: 4405

Re: Modern Era Concrete Track

Simon_S wrote:Hi Nick,

You might also consider Colin Craig's modern track products.

Simon


Interesting, all I get with that site is a blue page with a black square in the middle?

regards

Alan
by Alan Turner
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: New C&L Crowdfunding Project for P4 Plain Track
Replies: 9
Views: 3108

Re: New C&L Crowdfunding Project for P4 Plain Track

It appears you get 20M of track for your £150 - too difficult for me to work out if that is a fair price or not, I tend to work in hundreds of chairs and metres of sleeper strip, as per the Stores order form. But what really confuses me is whether 75% of the required costs (whatever they are) have ...
by Alan Turner
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Catch Points
Replies: 49
Views: 9102

Re: Catch Points

If you look at the 1930 plan rather than the 1948 plan you will see that 25 had a FPL operated by 20. Was it actually removed in 1948 (and why?) or is this a mistake on the plan?

regards

Alan
by Alan Turner
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 47356

Re: Scaleforum 2019

RichardS wrote: The adoption of a special handshake would identify members from others.



and roll their trouser leg up I presume?

regards

Alan
by Alan Turner
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: fine (entomological or insect) pins
Replies: 15
Views: 4225

Re: fine (entomological or insect) pins

I think the problem is that the original formed head has been replaced with an epoxy bead head on all entomological pins.

regards

Alan
by Alan Turner
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: N7 Chassis Question
Replies: 20
Views: 4316

Re: N7 Chassis Question

I think the point is that the spacing of the "Prototype" frame is immaterial. The model frame/chassis has to work as a 1ft to 304.8mm mechanism in its own right. Its representation to something 1:76.2 bigger is coincidental. In order to operate as a mechanism it must have appropriate toler...
by Alan Turner
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Adhesive for coach glazing
Replies: 3
Views: 1184

Re: Adhesive for coach glazing

Guy Rixon wrote:Bizarrely, Deluxe materials Card Glue also works for sticking acrylic glazing to hard materials. I suspect that it works better on painted brass than bare metal. But I shall switch to the Everbuild product if I can find where where to buy it.


Rapid, CPC

regards

Alan
by Alan Turner
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Signalling for Tingley Common
Replies: 40
Views: 8029

Re: Signalling for Tingley Common

Noel wrote: Using a dummy as the signal giving permission to enter the forward section would be very unusual, but I wouldn't be too surprised if it happened somewhere...
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I give you Highley:

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regards

Alan
by Alan Turner
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Signalling for Tingley Common
Replies: 40
Views: 8029

Re: Signalling for Tingley Common

Noel wrote:
Alan Turner wrote:which I know doesn't help because the track is probably already laid.


https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=6356


Well as I thought.

Any way modified diagram:

Tingley.png


regards

Alan
by Alan Turner
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Signalling for Tingley Common
Replies: 40
Views: 8029

Re: Signalling for Tingley Common

I would have expected something along these lines:

Tingley.png


which I know doesn't help because the track is probably already laid.

regards

Alan
by Alan Turner
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 391
Views: 117227

Re: The Burford Branch

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by Alan Turner
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 68
Views: 12262

Re: Track cleaning

I find these to be ideal as they are square and therefore rub along the top of the rail better. Available from any decent art shop. https://www.derwentart.com/en-gb/c/professional-products/drawing/natural-graphite or these: https://www.cassart.co.uk/drawing/pastels_1/charcoal-graphite/derwent_xl_cha...
by Alan Turner
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: laser welding
Replies: 11
Views: 2745

Re: laser welding

A quick web search turned up one LW unit from China for £150. However, you need to wear an Arc Welding helmet when using it, which may reduce its usefulness for our needs. Cooksongold do list one, which looks rather more suited to the amateur model maker/jeweller, but at £2300 it may be beyond most...
by Alan Turner
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: laser welding
Replies: 11
Views: 2745

Re: laser welding

Bill that's not a LASER welder it's TIG welder.

Does the same job but works differently.

regards

Alan
by Alan Turner
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Exactoscale PW023
Replies: 16
Views: 3677

Re: Exactoscale PW023

I found this whilst rummaging through my ExactoScale stuff:

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regards

Alan
by Alan Turner
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Derby 2019 MRE
Replies: 4
Views: 1792

Re: Derby 2019 MRE

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by Alan Turner
Thu May 30, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Exactoscale PW023
Replies: 16
Views: 3677

Re: Exactoscale PW023

Paul Townsend wrote:Thanks Joe, but what I am looking for is assembly instructions.

I may be able to work out how to do it but why re-invent the wheel if someone has instructions?



Can't help with the instructions but this is what they look like when put together:

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regards

Alan

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