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by Alan Turner
Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: 3mm diameter axles and 1/8 inch bearings
Replies: 4
Views: 3131

Re: 3mm diameter axles and 1/8 inch bearings

Two solutions:

a) buy some 3mm bearings/hornblocks from Exactoscale and substitute for the Comet ones.

b) buy some 1/8th brass tube, solder into bearings and then ream out to 3mm. The 3mm reamer aint cheap but at least you will have it for next time!


Alan
by Alan Turner
Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Weighted vehicles standing on their springs for a long time
Replies: 6
Views: 3135

Re: Weighted vehicles standing on their springs for a long time

Providing the spring stresses are within the elastic limits of the steel then there will be no permanent deformation.

Alan
by Alan Turner
Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Computer program
Replies: 29
Views: 13649

Re: Computer program

The plan shown on the site you refer to is drawn using Templot.

It's the best on the market for producing proper track plans to prototype standards. All the others (except Trax) are for toy trains.

Alan
by Alan Turner
Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: advice request for DELTIC motorisation
Replies: 16
Views: 7841

Re: advice request for DELTIC motorisation

Have you considered the products of: http://www.hollywoodfoundry.com/

Alan
by Alan Turner
Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Aylesbury Shed
Replies: 15
Views: 7956

Re: Aylesbury Shed

David Bigcheeseplant wrote: the catch point in the turnout is something I have not seen modelled before.

David


See Knutsford.
by Alan Turner
Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Type of track ballast
Replies: 49
Views: 23603

Re: Type of track ballast

If you are talking MR turn of the 20th centuary, Peak Distrit then it was limestone. Take a look at the many pictures reproduced in books such as "Through Limestone hills", "Midland Through the Peak", "the Midland Railway - a pictorial history", "Main Lines in the ...
by Alan Turner
Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Split frames
Replies: 37
Views: 12263

Re: Split frames

LesGros wrote:
Russ Elliott wrote:, but it also appears to my albeit beginner's eye, that it is a method requiring the redesign of many existing chassis kits to incorporate it.



not if you use the Exactoscale plastic hornblocks it dosen't.

Alan
by Alan Turner
Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Split frames
Replies: 37
Views: 12263

Re: Split frames

I'm presently experimenting with the split axle system advocated by Mark Humphrys in E4um back in 2003. He pointed out that many kits nowadays have a very specific way of assembling the frames that could be compromised if the spacers were replaced with PCB. What he wanted to do was to assemble the ...
by Alan Turner
Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:31 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Re-invention of the wheel
Replies: 2
Views: 2211

Re-invention of the wheel

I see from the 2mm Soc web page that they have re-invented the Mk2 Studiolith turnout operating unit.

Alan
by Alan Turner
Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Wiring convention
Replies: 5
Views: 4901

Re: Wiring convention

Not that it really maters with 12v but good practice is that the source of the power has the socket and the user of the power has the plug.

Alan
by Alan Turner
Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Exactoscale Loco Suspension
Replies: 3
Views: 2850

Re: Exactoscale Loco Suspension

The problem with the Exactoscale units (brass and plastic) is they are set to use a 5mm width of cut-out whereas most kits are provided with 6mm cut-outs.

Obviously not a problem if you cut your own.

Alan
by Alan Turner
Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:00 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Spectacle plates
Replies: 12
Views: 5402

Re: Spectacle plates

Polycell Polyclens cleans brushes of liquid paint. It does not, as far as I have found, strip hardened paint. It is however water soluble.

Polycell brush restorer does attack hardened paint but slowly. It is also water soluble.

Alan
by Alan Turner
Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Semaphore Signal Control - The Bouncer
Replies: 13
Views: 13677

Re: Semaphore Signal Control - The Bouncer

Keith

where do you get the alternative software? I have been through the MERG site and I can't see it. Certainly not referenced in the TBs or the kit instructions.

Alan
by Alan Turner
Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:37 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Steel wire for use with CSBs
Replies: 3
Views: 2614

Re: Steel wire for use with CSBs

go to your nearest music shop and buy some guitar strings.

Alan
by Alan Turner
Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Semaphore Signal Control - The Bouncer
Replies: 13
Views: 13677

Re: Semaphore Signal Control - The Bouncer

This looks very much like the MERG servo kits. It must have a modification to the software to make the bounce.

Alan
by Alan Turner
Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:38 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: midland railway crimson lake
Replies: 2
Views: 3390

Re: midland railway crimson lake

A 1F would have been painted in plain black in 1920.

Alan
by Alan Turner
Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Decal Supplier - Resurrected
Replies: 1
Views: 3100

Re: Decal Supplier - Resurrected

As a first suggestion the Soc could commision all the letters etc of the ex Woodhead range.

Alan
by Alan Turner
Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Midland Railway coal drops
Replies: 5
Views: 6232

Midland Railway coal drops

Whilst not common there were a few instances of use by the Midland Railway. Does anyone have a drawing or photograph of any Midland Railway coal drops.
I believe that there were some at Ilkley.

Thanks

Alan

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