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by Dave K
Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: LesGros
Topic: Footeryneuk
Replies: 9
Views: 6153

Re: Footeryneuk

From your picture Les, it looks like the builder used a lot of wires that are all the same colour. This is fine if you keep a careful record and number the terminals at each end. I prefer to use colour coded wire which means that things can be identified more easily and have the same colour all the...
by Dave K
Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 300
Views: 95098

Re: A Highland Miscellany

Mark,

What type (or whoes) signal post have you used for your bracket signal :?:
by Dave K
Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Beer and Buckjumpers
Replies: 820
Views: 17702

Re: Beer and Buckjumpers - Making progress - 1 of 5...

When that was done, it was time for some weathering to reflect the reality of late Victorian/Edwardian railways. This was done with a mixture of Citadel miniatures washes, which really do work as well as others describe. Flymo, I've only used enamels for weathering today but I've found that my loca...
by Dave K
Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery
Replies: 403
Views: 130070

Re: Tim V's workbench

Been busy with another Bachman 45xx. Discovered the wheels I'd bought only had 9" crank throw, as opposed to the 12" they should have. As this was supposed to be a "quickie", I baulked at £62 for Ultrascales, and decided to modify the Gibson's I'd bought. I won't show the jig I ...
by Dave K
Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:35 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Harvest time
Replies: 13
Views: 7686

Re: Harvest time

David,

That panoramic photo of your would make a suburb back scene for a layout.
by Dave K
Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: GWR "B" Sets
Replies: 12
Views: 6939

Re: GWR "B" Sets

As Noel states the Airfix/Hornby model of a 'B' set is a diagram E140 as it has 7ft bogies, whereas the E147 bodies are identical bodies except they had 9ft bogies. Peter concerning the buffers beams for both the E140 & E147 the models are completely wrong. Although the ends of the bodies were b...
by Dave K
Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Protofour Society Manual (TOUs)
Replies: 8
Views: 3170

Re: Protofour Society Manuel

Thanks Keith, Tim and Craig, I know it must be somewhere on the society website - just was not looking in the right place. There were some of these for sale at Scalefour North actually on the BnB, either official ones or a copy. They looked a bit more robust than the modern Exactoscale plastic bases...
by Dave K
Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Protofour Society Manual (TOUs)
Replies: 8
Views: 3170

Protofour Society Manual (TOUs)

I have a number of old Protofour Society turnout operating units (TOU's) and am intending to install a couple on my layout Hallatrow. I remember some time ago having some of the Protofour Society manuel which were printed on yellow paper, one of which detailed how to install the TOU's, but now when ...
by Dave K
Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:21 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR 6t fruit van
Replies: 9
Views: 3254

Re: GWR 6t fruit van

Try Southwark Bridge Models they do an etch for modifying/improving Cooper Craft wagons which includes bits for the 8-shoes full vac system. The only major difference is the position of the DC handel. Are these etches available yet as I cannot see anything on the web page? Ta tahnky 8-) Yes, I boug...
by Dave K
Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:35 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR 6t fruit van
Replies: 9
Views: 3254

Re: GWR 6t fruit van

Try Southwark Bridge Models they do an etch for modifying/improving Cooper Craft wagons which includes bits for the 8-shoes full vac system. The only major difference is the position of the DC handel.
by Dave K
Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:28 am
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Beer and Buckjumpers
Replies: 820
Views: 17702

Re: Beer and Buckjumpers - watchmakers' work

Flymo748 wrote:A quick wash down with lashings of ginger beer, or rather Carrs Acidip, and a trip through the ultrasonic tank to clean it up, and it was looking lovely.

Do you add anything to the water in the ultrasonic tank or do you use plain warm water.
by Dave K
Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Lever Frames
Replies: 93
Views: 75686

Re: Lever Frames

A good looking job! Will this appear at an exhibition where we can all admire and feel it? If it works as well as it looks would there be a market for your etched components, through S4Stores perhaps? While all my instincts and experience lean me to an electric solution, if someone like you has don...
by Dave K
Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:13 am
Forum: Materials and Techniques
Topic: Lint and rubberised horse hair?
Replies: 25
Views: 15544

Re: Lint and rubberised horse hair?

Search for 'medical lint'. There are several with UK websites. Here are a couple: Gompels (0845 450 2420), Selles Medical (01482 317960) David ps. Try asking in the local chemist. When the cuttings on "Pulborough" were 'grassed' many years ago we found that Boots lint was the best - it se...
by Dave K
Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: West Yorkshire (WYAG)
Topic: WYAG News 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 7037

Re: WYAG News 2012

Right: Murray Franklin brought a model of a GW diagram G.19 Hydra that he had built from the Pocket Money kit. Dissatisfied with the 4mm kit instructions, Murray downloaded the 7mm version which were more detailed but proved to be just as relevant. I believe the artwork used for many of the kits in...
by Dave K
Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Catch points
Replies: 16
Views: 6223

Re: Catch points

Further to my previous note, Keith Ettle has kindly written to me to point out that there were two double tongued traps at Churston, certainly from the time of the rebuilding just before WW1. He points out that David Smith’s book on GWR point and crosing work has details of double tongued catches o...
by Dave K
Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:25 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Lineside fencing regulations
Replies: 10
Views: 6324

Re: Lineside fencing regulations

I can only speak for the GWR. The Ratio kit for lineside fencing gives 20mm between posts. I made it to this , but it looked wrong. I went out and measured some on the Camerton line (closed 1952), and it was 6'. Tim, I've just dug out my copy of GWRJ No. 56 (with the drawing of the the GW wire and ...
by Dave K
Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Mystery tiebars
Replies: 34
Views: 14846

Re: Mystery tiebars

I've had a phone call from a member of my area group who isn't on the Forum asking about tie-bars. He's seen that on my test tracks I use a CBE ("Crude But Effective") functional tiebar: Unfortunately I bought these so long ago that I have forgotten their origin! Does anyone recognise the...
by Dave K
Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:21 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Wagon Turntables
Replies: 20
Views: 7307

Re: Wagon Turntables

If it were me I'd go for capstans and ropes. If arranged properly you might be able to arrange some of the coupling with rope to happen out of scene. The other approach is some king of pusher in the flangeway. David Barham Re using a capstan and rope - I remembered see an entry on a RMweb blog usin...
by Dave K
Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery
Replies: 403
Views: 130070

Re: Tim V's workbench

This is loose shunting. It can be done in DCC. Onboard uncouplers, I'm using S&W couplings - an etch came my way - it's the Mk1 version. The delayed action is not needed as the uncoupling is in the wagon. Tim, Can you provide some more detail about the components you have use, i.e. what DCC dec...
by Dave K
Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:38 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Track construction progress.
Replies: 14
Views: 5294

Re: Track construction progress.

[b]I come hotfoot and knackered after trying keiths technique. My results were that it worked well if the moldings were sharp and defined but too many sprues had blind entries on the right hand sprig. This called for entry from the "inside" (and opposite end of the rail) --- this was diff...
by Dave K
Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:02 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Dapol/Model Rail Sentinel
Replies: 40
Views: 14543

Re: Dapol/Model Rail Sentinel

Does anyone know of a source (or could possibly scan for me please if you've got one) any pictures of the GWR ones, Nos. 12 or 13, taken in GWR days? Philip, There is a picture of No.13 (taken by P J T Reed) in the RTCS book "The Locomotives of the GWR" pt.6 the "Four Couples Tanks&q...
by Dave K
Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Prototype track archive
Replies: 28
Views: 12062

Re: Prototype track archive

I thought that I would add this photos showing a Great Western old type curved switch in the Somerset and Dorset Trust site at Washford on the West Somerset Railway.

curved switch.jpg
A Great Western old type curved switch showing the heel chairs S1 & S2.
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by Dave K
Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:51 am
Forum: Dave K
Topic: The Station Building
Replies: 30
Views: 11451

Re: Hallatrow - a 18.83 Challenge Layout

I have always thought that the mortar course on the Wills sheets is too deep, although it may be a bit better for the GW style of building. The problem is Mark apart from scribing the stone work from Das or something similar there's not much choice. When I started with the platform facing I used th...
by Dave K
Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: Dave K
Topic: The Station Building
Replies: 30
Views: 11451

The Station Building

When Hallatrow was exhibited at the final of the 18.83 Challenge I did not have a station building, however Tim Venton of Clutton fame had previously made a model and has loaned to me ever since. So I thought it was about time I made a start on a model of my own. The engineer for the Bristol & N...
by Dave K
Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Protofour Society Point Blade Setting Jigs
Replies: 3
Views: 2429

Protofour Society Point Blade Setting Jigs

Whilst at Railex I was chatting to friend who said he had a set of Protofour point blade setting jigs. For those who don't remember them they were combinations of shortened aluminium :?: hair clips joined together. However he did not have the Protofour Society digest sheet (if that is what it was ca...

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