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by craig_whilding
Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: turnout radius
Replies: 8
Views: 2735

Re: turnout radius

An 8 is 2452mm or about 8feet according to the Exactoscale template. I think you'd be looking at a 1 in 6 1/2 looking at a table of crossings with B switches as that gives a radii for the turnout curve of 374feet. This table corresponds with the Exactoscale value too for the 1 in 8 with B switches a...
by craig_whilding
Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:24 am
Forum: Manchester AG
Topic: Progress with Slattocks Junction
Replies: 102
Views: 30246

Re: Progress with Slattocks Junction

I'll do the honours of sticking up a more decent picture of the track layout for now! It looks a little different to the mk1 layout now. craigwelsh-slattocks_view_along_front.jpg This entry on our use of spaceboard and sculptamould should hopefully have published now though rmweb has had some issues...
by craig_whilding
Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: The next phase:
Replies: 39
Views: 16227

Re: The next phase:

The joggle is not a substitute for the set, joggles are optional, the set is essential whether or not you have a joggle. The joggle just allows for the thickness of the blade tip, the set allows for the thickness of the entire blade up to the end of the planing. Regards Keith Don't forget that the ...
by craig_whilding
Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: GWR Hawksworth Coaches
Replies: 10
Views: 4733

Re: GWR Hawksworth Coaches

Finished result looks very nice. Did you happen to take any pictures of the Masokits bits before use? I wanted to see how accurate they were compared to most of his range. I've got 5 of these for branch train sets and was lucky to find a couple 2nd hand in York for £14. The dynamo was hanging off on...
by craig_whilding
Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Dapol Class 22
Replies: 52
Views: 16125

Re: Dapol Class 22

The Ultrascale product should give a better looking spoke profile and a known tyre. It wouldn't be a great hardship if users had to fit a shorting etch/use conductive paint behind plastic spoked if the conductive tyre material is too expensive. It would have been interesting though to see what a Chi...
by craig_whilding
Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Replacement Gear wheels for rtr models.
Replies: 7
Views: 3709

Re: Replacement Gear wheels for rtr models.

Ultrascale supply new brass gears as part of their full price conversions (they also do some 'basic' sets) and have done gears for some older models such as the Mainline Warship. I don't know of anyone else doing something to match RTR gearing. I've not had an issue on the Bachmann/Heljan diesels i'...
by craig_whilding
Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Mystery tiebars
Replies: 34
Views: 14017

Re: Mystery tiebars

The C+L tie bars are in insulating tube with wire coming out of the ends like those. I'll try to take a photo of one of the packs I inherited sometime. Only useful for old formations by my BR period. Btw your sleepering in that turnout seems to have gone slightly awry as the blade ends should be sup...
by craig_whilding
Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:04 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Dual brakes
Replies: 7
Views: 2975

Re: Dual brakes

Not sure but you would have to use the vac brakes as otherwise they would be on? No you wouldn't. Even if the cord hadn't been pulled they leak out after a while and will be off. There was some useful posts about how a vac brake system works following the NYMR runaway on google lists. Those posts w...
by craig_whilding
Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Dual brakes
Replies: 7
Views: 2975

Re: Dual brakes

I've only seen it described as an 'or' situation, the train brake being one or the other although the loco is always air in the case of the BR diesels.

Its certainly given as an or via the selector switch on thecl47 described on p16-17 of "Class 47 Diesels" 0711009155
by craig_whilding
Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: plastic chair systems not holding rails in slide chairs
Replies: 8
Views: 2948

Re: plastic chair systems not holding rails in slide chairs

I alraldited the brass slide chairs I used onto the ply sleepers and then soldered them to the rail. This was due to the double height sleeper being unsuitable for a rivet. You might be able to lift the slide chairs in situ and epoxy brass ones down in place? If i'd used plastic sleepers mainly it'd...
by craig_whilding
Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Converting modern era RTR wagons
Replies: 28
Views: 10524

Re: Converting modern era RTR wagons

I think the OP is working out if he wants to go EM at the moment Paul http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index. ... e-than-p4/
by craig_whilding
Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:18 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Fixing wheels and pinions to shafting.
Replies: 27
Views: 10196

Re: Fixing wheels and pinions to shafting.

Usually its Loctite 603 used to retain wheels to axles (its in a little red bottle). Its not a superglue and a green fluid.
by craig_whilding
Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:31 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GER Drawings
Replies: 4
Views: 2045

Re: GER Drawings

The text is from: http://www.gersociety.org.uk/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/John_Gardner_Dra_4db97df2d8e6a.jpg It is slightly more expensive than the society sell it for which would make sense. There is also http://www.parishchest.com/index.php?cmd=viewproduct&cat=&id=P90710&...
by craig_whilding
Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: Adventures in the land of fully sprung diesels
Replies: 102
Views: 42770

Re: Adventures in the land of fully sprung diesels

Do you find any issues with gear meshing or are they all in line on that original release 37 compared to the later ones? (The later AWD 37s have the idler gears in between and above the driven axles) What is the thickness of guitar wire used and space between pivot points on the Class 14. I did joke...
by craig_whilding
Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 404
Views: 113215

Re: New Street progress

I wonder why the second plank down on these wagons was metal? I would surmise that this is to provide secure fixings for the clips that hold the door shut, they would be quite vulnerable to breakage and or rot at the ends of a timber plank. Regards Keith It would also stop the door twisting as much...
by craig_whilding
Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Drive on six wheel motor bogies.
Replies: 39
Views: 15239

Re: Drive on six wheel motor bogies.

Can you not drive an intermediate gear in a straight train and spring all of the axles?
by craig_whilding
Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Castle to P4?
Replies: 23
Views: 6404

Re: Hornby Castle to P4?

Are you saying that the (new) Hornby Castle firebox is too narrow, Craig? Well it would have to be to fit between the 00 back to back wouldn't it? The comparison pictures of the Hornby and Bachmann standard 4s were interesting in showing different approaches to this problem. Keith As Keith says, it...
by craig_whilding
Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Close coupling of coaches
Replies: 52
Views: 21430

Re: Close coupling of coaches

John Bateson asked earlier about the Masokits unit, but doesn't seem to have received a reply, and I too wonder if anyone has tried them? Item 10.09 from Michael Clark's catalogue: "Gangway Coach Coupling Unit": An eccentric clip-in device for coupling coaches together in sets and also gi...
by craig_whilding
Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Standard RCH wagon underframe kits
Replies: 22
Views: 7223

Re: Standard RCH wagon underframe kits

Craig wrote: A picture of these bits would be great and save me bothering with the GWR stuff Knowing that you have a soft spot for the western, I'd have thought these would have been on your 'hit list'? Suppose we can't have everything then. :o Anyone got any contact details? or access to a list of...
by craig_whilding
Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Standard RCH wagon underframe kits
Replies: 22
Views: 7223

Re: Standard RCH wagon underframe kits

A picture of these bits would be great and save me bothering with the GWR stuff (a bit like Dave Bradwell covering LNER vans).
by craig_whilding
Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Brian Morgan TOUs
Replies: 13
Views: 6025

Re: Brian Morgan TOUs

I don't think Robin is building any GWR pointwork (its an LMS shed anyway) so i'd assume they do work on REA switches. He also has a tandem on his layout. I was going to wait for Robin to get one working before I gave them a go, hopefully he can do all the work interpreting the instructions too that...
by craig_whilding
Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Standard RCH wagon underframe kits
Replies: 22
Views: 7223

Re: Standard RCH wagon underframe kits

You can probably build a few of the V24 as the fitted V23 too (pretty sure its that way round..). G31 is the MOGO ( car carrier) diagram I think and its the same V23 underframe with end doors. Tbh the label clip is in the wrong place on the BR solebars for BR wagons, its actually in the way of a bod...
by craig_whilding
Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Converting modern era RTR wagons
Replies: 28
Views: 10524

Re: Converting modern era RTR wagons

There is, from time to time, discussion of the perceived differences in quality between AG wheels and other makes. If I was to use a car analogy, in my view AG wheels are clearly the Volkwagen of the set. Whether you want/need/can pay the extra for Mercedes price and quality is really a personal de...
by craig_whilding
Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Converting a Bachmann Mk1/Mk2
Replies: 14
Views: 6530

Re: Converting a Bachmann Mk1/Mk2

Jim, Is it possible to add spacers to the existing bogie and insert pinpoint bearings for the P4 wheelsets, or does this add to omuch width to make them too wide? Ian Pinpoint axles should be 26mm long for all 4mm scale gauges (apart from Lima fitting 24mm length..) so you don't need to widen anyth...
by craig_whilding
Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:00 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Lima 42' GUVs
Replies: 13
Views: 4800

Re: Lima 42' GUVs

Oh, thanks for pointing that out. I have to say that I find the Lazerglaze/Shawplan website very confusing. There doesn't appear to be any list of the lazerglaze products available and it was only after much searching that i found the price codes referred to in the blog. Back in January Brian said ...

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