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by Paul Willis
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Paul Willis
Topic: Adventures in the third dimension
Replies: 29
Views: 1511

Adventures in the third dimension

Frustrated by my inability to produce a set of four wheels, each 6.3mm in diameter, with a steel tyre and lightening holes (a long story, for another time) from thicknesses of plasticard, I have acquired a new toy: Elegoo Mars Pro.JPG The fact that I spotted that a flash sale on Amazon meant it was ...
by Paul Willis
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Signalling for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 10
Views: 1393

Re: Signalling for South Pelaw Junction

There are some thinner straps still to add but, as they are not structural, I'm leaning towards adding them with styrene strip and super glue instead... That makes a lot of sense, given that it will all be the same under a coat of paint and a spot of weathering. Nice work. As ever, practice makes p...
by Paul Willis
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Missenden Virtual Spring Weekend - 6/7 March 2021
Replies: 1
Views: 267

Missenden Virtual Spring Weekend - 6/7 March 2021

Evening all, I don't think I've seen mention of this anywhere here yet. Unfortunately, the Missenden Spring Weekend won't be going ahead this year, for obvious reasons. So there will be a virtual event instead, in three weeks time. Have a look at https://www.missendenrailwaymodellers.org.uk/index.ph...
by Paul Willis
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Guy Rixon
Topic: Socially-distanced challenge: SER 27' close-coupled stock
Replies: 38
Views: 6387

Re: Socially-distanced challenge: SER 27' close-coupled stock

Hi Paul Word of warning, there have been posts on here saying the Easy Liner's narrowest line is still too wide for 4mm work. For example see this thread including 3rd post down from Jol Wilkinson... https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=5807&p=60185 All the best Neil Thanks ...
by Paul Willis
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: LMS D1735 Brake Third
Replies: 25
Views: 1448

Re: LMS D1735 Brake Third

Didn't 5522 produce a fancy LMS bogie along the lines you've been discussing? Just spotted some in Stephen Williams' books. DaveB Got a reference Dave? I can have a look and see what is on the phototools that I have. Cheers Paul As you were - I realise I have a table that I can cross-refer the 5522...
by Paul Willis
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: LMS D1735 Brake Third
Replies: 25
Views: 1448

Re: LMS D1735 Brake Third

davebradwell wrote:Didn't 5522 produce a fancy LMS bogie along the lines you've been discussing? Just spotted some in Stephen Williams' books.

DaveB


Got a reference Dave? I can have a look and see what is on the phototools that I have.

Cheers
Paul
by Paul Willis
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Paul Willis
Topic: Beer and Buckjumpers
Replies: 831
Views: 68497

Re: Beer and Buckjumpers

I couldn't help wondering, as your transform bolts through your case (which is presumably plastic?) with the blots showing outside, shouldn't you you be earthing the transformer frame, as well as making sure the mains lead is securely clamped? Yes, and yes. But also I probably shouldn't ride powerf...
by Paul Willis
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Paul Willis
Topic: Beer and Buckjumpers
Replies: 831
Views: 68497

Re: Beer and Buckjumpers

The problem was this wire here, which had flexed too much and fractured. The solution is to make up some sort of clamp to hold the mains cable so that it does not flex. Possible ways of doing this are to: (a) use the flex clamping strip from a standard 13 amp plug held in place with two small nuts ...
by Paul Willis
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Guy Rixon
Topic: Socially-distanced challenge: SER 27' close-coupled stock
Replies: 38
Views: 6387

Re: Socially-distanced challenge: SER 27' close-coupled stock

just seen the price of a Bob Moore lining pen on the Phoenix/Precision web site :shock: :shock: :shock: must be completely out of touch .... thank the lord for junk shops and fettling old bow pens :thumb Can you vary the thickness on a Moore pen, or do you need multiple pens similar to the old rotr...
by Paul Willis
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Simons workbench industrials. More mineral wagons
Replies: 82
Views: 7301

Re: Simons workbench industrials. Thomas hill steelman royale BSC

This morning i set of to fit the window frames to the cab. I sprayed these in a aluminum colour & today i fit them to the cab. The carpet monster decided he took a liking to the window frames when one pinged out of the tweezers. After many choice words they appeared & all was well. Morning ...
by Paul Willis
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: A few things on my workbench
Replies: 97
Views: 14522

Re: A few things on my workbench

I like chads. A bit overscale but still very effective. I had a supply some time ago but I think I may have passed them on. I like them as well. There's something about the slight unevenness that reinforces the impression of handmade brick (well, pre-fully industrialised bricks) and a less that pro...
by Paul Willis
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Paul Willis
Topic: Beer and Buckjumpers
Replies: 831
Views: 68497

Smoke fairies (not the band)

Oh dear indeed Paul. Look on the bright side. At least there were no flames! I hope you get your issue sorted. Thanks Dave. Fortunately, it's wasn't too difficult to track down and solve. Taking the lid off my home made controller box shows this. Small transformer, lots of space around it, outputs ...
by Paul Willis
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Guy Rixon
Topic: Socially-distanced challenge: SER 27' close-coupled stock
Replies: 38
Views: 6387

Re: Socially-distanced challenge: SER 27' close-coupled stock

People have problems with clogging in Bob Moore pens, but there are enough good results out there to show that they can work with the right consistency. I must admit, I'm a big fan of the Bob Moore pens and wouldn't use anything else for lining. It does take a few minutes practice to get your hand ...
by Paul Willis
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Paul Willis
Topic: Beer and Buckjumpers
Replies: 831
Views: 68497

Oh dear...

You know that your morning is not getting off to a good start when you plug your transformer box in, and there is a slight buzz and you see the smoke fairies escaping...

Out with the screwdriver then, to investigate what has happened.

Cheers
Paul
by Paul Willis
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: A few things on my workbench
Replies: 97
Views: 14522

Re: A few things on my workbench

Thanks Paul Is that a weighbridge hut? It is... Plans from one of the Adrian Vaughan books if I remember correctly. Plasticard shell, with individually applied bricks, coloured with watercolour. I can place when I built it pretty much as 1983/84. I was doing O Level Computer Studies at school at th...
by Paul Willis
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: EMAG Meeting 4th February 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Re: EMAG Meeting 4th February 2021

Bevis said he was trying to finish various models on his workbench and was currently trying to understand the details of how GWR wagon brakes worked. He says he is now able to see his workbench! I can't do anything about the workbench situation, but if Bevis is still aiming to fathom out GWR wagon ...
by Paul Willis
Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Modelling resources by railway company
Replies: 8
Views: 1072

Re: Modelling resources by railway company

Thank you Bill, Kelly.

Both links now added to the spreadsheet and the original post updated.

Much appreciated,
Paul
by Paul Willis
Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: A few things on my workbench
Replies: 97
Views: 14522

Re: A few things on my workbench

That's coming along rather nicely.

The GWR red and blue engineering bricks always do have a certain smartness to them. This goes back a while, and is kept for nostalgic reasons:

Teenage modelling  (4).JPG


I'm looking forward to seeing the signal box progress.

Cheers
Paul
by Paul Willis
Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:25 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Modelling resources by railway company
Replies: 8
Views: 1072

Re: Modelling resources by railway company

Paul: Maybe add GWR Modelling? Best. Sean Morning Sean, In what way? I added the GWS as part of Didcot under the line Society. Do they/someone else maintain a list of models? I'm afraid that I'm not expert in the arcane ways of things Green With Rivets. Although I must add the GWR(BG) as separate -...
by Paul Willis
Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Modelling resources by railway company
Replies: 8
Views: 1072

Re: Modelling resources by railway company

Although the individual Welsh railway companies do not generally have dedicated societies, there is the Welsh Railways Research Circle. The Circle has produced data sheets on available models and there is some information on its web site https://wrrc.org.uk/links_modeling.php - more information is ...
by Paul Willis
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Modelling resources by railway company
Replies: 8
Views: 1072

Modelling resources by railway company

Following my announcement of the 4mm modelling product list from the Great Eastern Railway Society, I've taken up the challenge to collate as much information as possible on similar resources. Roughly two-thirds of pre-Nationalisation railway companies of note (i.e. not the Mumbles Railway and its i...
by Paul Willis
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: GER Society list of 4mm models
Replies: 33
Views: 1709

Re: GER Society list of 4mm models

Thank you David and Guy.

I'm thinking that we need a list of lists...

I may pull all of these together when this thread dies a death, and put them in the "Where do I find?" section of the Forum.

Cheers
Paul
by Paul Willis
Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: GER Society list of 4mm models
Replies: 33
Views: 1709

Re: GER Society list of 4mm models

<snip lots> Designing a database is not exactly rocket science. <snip lots> Bill, if it's so easy, in all of the ways the you have pointed out in rebuttal of Will, perhaps you'd like to demonstrate. My suggestion is the Midland Railway/LMS/LMR. You're starting from a comparable sized entity as the ...
by Paul Willis
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: GER Society list of 4mm models
Replies: 33
Views: 1709

Re: GER Society list of 4mm models

Impressive but not complete. Absolutely no mention of the chassis kits for the F4/5/6, J15 and S23 and Z14 tenders that are available from Rumney Models. Sometimes I wonder if I actually exist... Justin Possibly complete up to a date about three years ago? It includes two of my carriage-fittings se...

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