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by David B
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Waisted bearings for Bedford sprung W irons?
Replies: 23
Views: 2335

Re: Waisted bearings for Bedford sprung W irons?

Yoe can also get them on Ebay . I have not encountered problems with the BB units and the only back-to-back I have been concerned about has been with the wheels, not the units. It is an unfortunate side effect that having to spring the W irons apart to fit the wheels invariably introduces a bit of s...
by David B
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: corrugated iron
Replies: 4
Views: 1065

Re: corrugated iron

Andy Vaughan at Severn Models also does corrugated iron sheets (in brass). It does not appear on his website but he has it at shows, so send him an email.
by David B
Mon May 27, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 6846

Re: RAILEX 2019

The lighting levels were poor - a number of units were not working and even more were on reduced luminosity. This did make looking at things more difficult and people had to go to doors and daylight to see some items properly. As layouts had their own lighting, viewing them was not an issue but over...
by David B
Sun May 19, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Show attacked
Replies: 33
Views: 3164

Re: Show attacked

Donations are all very well, but what are you donating for ? It feel very much like the latest trend - something happens so throw money at it. Surely it would make sense, rather than jumping in with cash, to contact the club, give them time to assess their position, then tailor help to their plan. M...
by David B
Sun May 12, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis Speed Building - Records and Methods
Replies: 17
Views: 1627

Re: Chassis Speed Building - Records and Methods

I would be incredibly happy if I could build a chassis is three hours. I would be happy to build a chassis! Modelling is not about speed, it's about the pleasure of making and creating. If one rushes, mistakes are more likely to be made which, of course, have to be made good, which takes time . . ....
by David B
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Keeping those wires and rods in order
Replies: 4
Views: 945

Re: Keeping those wires and rods in order

I use Plastruct tubing and described them back at the end of 2015 under 'Storing straight things'.
by David B
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Resistance Soldering
Replies: 96
Views: 17837

Re: Resistance Soldering

Jol refers to the probe. A new source being needed, the probe has been redesigned and I have one on my bench. The original push-fit collar has been replaced by a threaded collar which gives a more positive grip on the carbon rod. It is now less likely that the collar becomes detached and lost which ...
by David B
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Resistance Soldering
Replies: 96
Views: 17837

Re: Resistance Soldering

Paul is quite right, Bernie. There is nothing here that cannot be salvaged and he gives you good advice. Some of those bits are quite delicate so you might find you need to reduce the voltage to solder them and you will not need to keep your foot down for very long. Use less solder! It is surprising...
by David B
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Best tool for the job
Replies: 10
Views: 1304

Re: Best tool for the job

Philip Hall wrote:A toolmakers clamp would hold the bearing flat on the deck?


Tack soldering the small piece to a piece of scrap etch will give you something to hold on to or clamp.
by David B
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 2019 S4 North
Replies: 37
Views: 6667

Re: 2019 S4 North

A trader having dropped out, I have been offered a table so I will set up my RSU and a second one for anyone who has questions or would like a go. I won't be there all the time as I have another job taking photographs at the show, but I will be available at various times on both days. If anyone goin...
by David B
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 2019 S4 North
Replies: 37
Views: 6667

Re: 2019 S4 North

If we can find a table and power point, I will go through the RSU with you, Bernie.

I have been invited to demonstrate resistance soldering for the whole weekend at Scaleforum in September and will have a second unit available for modellers to have a go themselves.
by David B
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: Burntisland at Alexandra Palace 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 2033

Re: Burntisland at Alexandra Palace 2019

Terry Bendall wrote:Chris forgot to mention the other P4 layouts . . .


Plural, Terry. Eccleston was there as well
by David B
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 226
Views: 46697

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

I took these not long after the Railmotor first appeared at Didcot.

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by David B
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: David B
Topic: Steam up
Replies: 18
Views: 5934

Railmotor

Now we come to the finer work, beginning with the Motion Bracket. There are a number of parts involved, so it would be a good idea to identify them. The main bracket comes in 3 sizes - OO, EM and S4; the rest are universal. The edge parts which go inside, on top and below the G are on the valve gear...
by David B
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: close up photos of GWR tubular signals
Replies: 13
Views: 1596

Re: close up photos of GWR tubular signals

The signal at Llangollen is right by a bridge which is how I came to get the close-up images, so line of sight may well be the important factor. You can see the slope up to the bridge in the first photo and the bridge itself in the second one. I have no idea where the box is - I didn't notice it - t...
by David B
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: close up photos of GWR tubular signals
Replies: 13
Views: 1596

Re: close up photos of GWR tubular signals

Any of these of use? Taken at Llangollen.

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by David B
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Dullcoat
Replies: 11
Views: 3197

Re: Dullcoat

I have have just bought some AK 'Ultra Matte Varnish' which is acrylic, not in an aerosol. I have not used it yet (I only bought it last Saturday) but have seen samples and it was . . . properly matt.

See: Emodels, Amazon, Scalemodelshop. There are other places. See Google!
by David B
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Suitable paint for goods vehicles
Replies: 12
Views: 1439

Re: Suitable paint for goods vehicles

I am inclined to agree with Martin that it would be far more usual for colours to get lighter through exposure to sunlight and pollutants, rather than darker. The main darkening agents were likely to be mud, smoke and airborne dirt, some of which would wash off in rain. It is clear that there can be...
by David B
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Suitable paint for goods vehicles
Replies: 12
Views: 1439

Suitable paint for goods vehicles

I am diversifying a bit from the GWR and trying to find suitable paint for other companies' freight stock. I would appreciate pointers from people who model companies other than GWR, as to which paints they use. Phoenix are about the only people who specify a company and colour, but as I have many t...
by David B
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Brecon & Merthyr
Replies: 3
Views: 596

Re: Brecon & Merthyr

Thank you, John & Rod.
by David B
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Brecon & Merthyr
Replies: 3
Views: 596

Brecon & Merthyr

Can anyone please advise me where I can get Brecon & Merthyr transfers from?
by David B
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: Screw Coupling Protocol
Replies: 11
Views: 1981

Re: Screw Coupling Protocol

zr2498 wrote:Are Exactoscale hooks still available?

They were not when I last enquired nor, as far as I could be told, were they in the pipeline. I hope they will be reintroduced as I feel they are the best I have used.
by David B
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: Screw Coupling Protocol
Replies: 11
Views: 1981

Re: Screw Coupling Protocol

See also the article on making Masokits screw couplings in S4 News 205 (December 2017) pp27 to 31.
by David B
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: David B
Topic: Steam up
Replies: 18
Views: 5934

Railmotor

The boiler base went on much as Jeremy has described with a couple of small differences in method. The bases were formed round a brass bar, mine is 9.5mm diameter. Press it so that it is all curved, not just the middle bit. boiler-base_3458.jpg Jeremy shortened the tabs on his; I bent mine in so tha...
by David B
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Flywheel sources
Replies: 9
Views: 1373

Re: Flywheel sources

I bought mine from EM Society stores.

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