Search found 269 matches

by craig_whilding
Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 60163 Tornado: Dave Bradwell Chassis + Hornby Bodywork
Replies: 86
Views: 32342

Re: 60163 Tornado: Dave Bradwell Chassis + Hornby Bodywork

Solder a U shape on the wire outside the diameter of the screw? Or a cup that the screw locates in?

Both seem easier than removing the wire all the time that you want an adjustment. Tiny bit of threadlock when its correct to just hold it (I think its threadlock you can break if needed..).
by craig_whilding
Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Correcting a Switch Rail
Replies: 4
Views: 2643

Re: Correcting a Switch Rail

Hi Andrew An interesting and informative thread. But could you please advise what ballast you are using - it looks spot-on for a well maintained main line and I should like to use the same? There is nothing on the Exactoscale site so a source would be very usefull. I look forward to hearing from yo...
by craig_whilding
Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Who supplies these P4 track gauges?
Replies: 5
Views: 3545

Re: Who supplies these P4 track gauges?

Kean Maygib also sold this style though have round flanges (the inside of he gauge bits) rather than the square ones on these. I agree that they are a very useful design.
by craig_whilding
Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:24 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Gluing down track and turnouts
Replies: 35
Views: 10049

Re: Gluing down track and turnouts

Same as Keith pretty much used at Manchester club on Slattocks except the PVA was neat child friendly stuff (Hobbycraft/Early Leaning Centre I have but you can probably get large containers!). Exactoscale track can have the ballast put down later I find if you want but the single thickness ballast l...
by craig_whilding
Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Screw couplings
Replies: 14
Views: 7868

Re: Screw couplings

Useful pictures of a couple of different modern prototype screw links http://www.msvmetal.eu/en/products/screw-couplings.php The GWR links were different lengths whereas other companies couplings were symmetrical I think. I always think of the UIC stuff when I see the pair of links to the coupling h...
by craig_whilding
Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Tools, and how they are used, discuss
Replies: 20
Views: 6892

Re: Tools, and how they are used, discuss

It is quite common to see comments on the lack of youngsters in the hobby - but isn't the problem that youngsters lack skills? Creativity seems to come from the computer screen, not from their hands. The next generation of models will probably come from the computer screen anyway, 3D printing is ju...
by craig_whilding
Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Bachmann 3F
Replies: 5
Views: 2806

Re: Bachmann 3F

Don't know about Brassmasters but Lanarkshire Models & Supplies are looking at doing a CSB chassis for the Bachmann 3F tender loco. This would be along the lines of the CSB tender chassis introduced last year. They will have detail between the frames,[snip] All the best, Dave Franks. Would you ...
by craig_whilding
Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Ultrascale or Gibson?
Replies: 29
Views: 10584

Re: Ultrascale or Gibson?

I would recommend the North West Shortline wheelpuller seen in my link, it is versatile and does not work on the tyres. I asume NWSL still do them. Keith While Puller 3 is not appropriate, being for larger scales, I have to confess that I can't see any difference whatever between the Puller and Pul...
by craig_whilding
Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Ultrascale or Gibson?
Replies: 29
Views: 10584

Re: Ultrascale or Gibson?

1st class is insured up to £35 anyway..

Yes the tyres can come off Gibson coach and wagon wheels too and its usually worth gluing them on when you know they are on straight.
by craig_whilding
Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:29 am
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Ultrascale or Gibson?
Replies: 29
Views: 10584

Re: Ultrascale or Gibson?

Black Beetle coach wheels are about 14.2-.3mm whereas Kean Maygib are 14.5mm. It can help sometimes to use one or the other depending on application.
by craig_whilding
Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: LMS Axlebox/spring casting, J hanger type
Replies: 4
Views: 2388

Re: LMS Axlebox/spring casting, J hanger type

The Comet J hangers are a bit naff as supplied as being in WM they have reinforced the pin between the hangar and the spring making it look slightly different to prototype. I have got some nice lost was J hangar springs that I think came from 5522 though im not sure if they are correct for the 20t S...
by craig_whilding
Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Wanting to convert some Bachmann 12 ton ventilated van
Replies: 5
Views: 4386

Re: Wanting to convert some Bachmann 12 ton ventilated van

Can we just clarify that just fitting P4 wheels to a Bachmann wagon does not make a rigid wagon. In fact it generally makes quite a sloppy fit wagon and will run just fine with 50 grams on it for a few miles of running at least. After a few miles the plastic is knackered and you need to spring it. I...
by craig_whilding
Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: poll to lobby for new products
Replies: 8
Views: 3841

Re: poll to lobby for new products

Well I still got the email about the poll even though i've asked for my address to removed from their records a few times now..
by craig_whilding
Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a start - Irish 5'3" P4
Replies: 24
Views: 12010

Re: Making a start - Irish 5'3" P4

RobNCC wrote:That's a very interesting article. It raises the question, is there an index available for all previous ScaleFour News publications or shall I just take my time and have a good sift?
Thanks,
Rob

http://www.grindham.co.uk/news_index/
by craig_whilding
Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: poll to lobby for new products
Replies: 8
Views: 3841

Re: poll to lobby for new products

Given their blatant disregard for UK data protection (clearly its fine using CC not BCC in Australia and you can ignore requests to delete someone's email...) and dubious abilities at interpreting statistics i'd suggest people just stick to the rmweb/mremag proper one now its being done properly.
by craig_whilding
Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Wanting to convert some Bachmann 12 ton ventilated van
Replies: 18
Views: 6435

Re: Wanting to convert some Bachmann 12 ton ventilated van

Russ Elliott wrote:I would imagine the Bachmann Presflo could be a bit of a challenge!

Yeah that certainly isas I had a look at mine a while back to think about etching something. There is also all the fine detail that really needs removal before the job could begin. Beautiful models though..
by craig_whilding
Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Wanting to convert some Bachmann 12 ton ventilated van
Replies: 18
Views: 6435

Re: Wanting to convert some Bachmann 12 ton ventilated van

I think Masokits may do some sort of inside bearing springing unit though the Bill Bedford ones replacing the w-iron will look better. Unless the wagons are travelling large distances they will be better off with P4 wheels in the existing chassis than bothering to fix compensation. I dont think anyo...
by craig_whilding
Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann G2 overall length?
Replies: 4
Views: 2300

Re: Bachmann G2 overall length?

The top view on Hattons features a ruler.. 24cm by the looks of it.
by craig_whilding
Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: West Yorkshire (WYAG)
Topic: WYAG News 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 6705

Re: WYAG News 2012

He discussed the problems of fitting brake van bodies, both RTR and kit forms, onto the chassis. For instance, the Bachmann body is 2mm too short. However, he praised highly the Bradwell kit and I think the quality of both the kit and James' incredibly neat work speaks for itself. I found the Bachm...
by craig_whilding
Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: 64 wagon train on TT2
Replies: 41
Views: 16865

Re: 64 wagon train on TT2

Ah the power of peer pressure ;). Top work chaps, looks rather good :) (even if YouTube is trying its best to make it look anything but smooth!).

I'll have to crack on with my buffer ferrules sometime to add to my rake.
by craig_whilding
Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: First steps in P4
Replies: 2
Views: 1658

Re: First steps in P4

Mondays nights around 8:30 would be a good time to visit our group in Manchester. Tony Williams is the group leader but you can always pm me too if you want to come visit. Always welcome to come have a look at my Hymek on the layout and I can show you how to convert one using Kean Maygib wheels. In ...
by craig_whilding
Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: Sprung Class 47 Bogies
Replies: 25
Views: 15708

Re: Sprung Class 47 Bogies

Great start there. I've got one of these too and the banana bogie class 37 generation too. I was intending on etching up some form of keeper plate and subframe for mine so I look forward to seeing what you do. I haven't forgotten about the S.Wales WTT's btw but a new job after xmas has meant some lo...
by craig_whilding
Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: 64 wagon train on TT2
Replies: 41
Views: 16865

Re: 64 wagon train on TT2

Wobble is usually caused by wobbly wheels :!: Should investigate that - before Martin Gooodall reads this thread.... I don't think an EM flange will help an egg shaped wheel much or a wonky one.. I look forward to the footage John. Hopefully i'll have a chance to run my own stock on it sometime in ...
by craig_whilding
Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: 64 wagon train on TT2
Replies: 41
Views: 16865

Re: 64 wagon train on TT2

Its not a proper test unless you propel it.. ;) Joking aside it would be interesting to see how a rake like that performs being shunted over the crossovers. We've only gone up to 21 on Slattocks and the layout isn't really big enough for many more http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1Y1J6DcciU So when a...

Go to advanced search