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by Dave K
Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:28 am
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: John's flux
Replies: 28
Views: 9894

Re: First trains run on TT2!

No problem Dave. I'll be there both days. Where will you be or are you just visiting :?: I hope you're not going anywhere near the Refreshment Tent, then!! ;) :D It can't taste any worse than the coffee!!!! :D :D :D Might be different this year as there are new refreshment arrangements - one can al...
by Dave K
Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:24 am
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: John's flux
Replies: 28
Views: 9894

Re: First trains run on TT2!

I've just made up 30 litres of 14% Phosphoric Acid flux (with a wetting agent). Suitable for etched brass and NS. If any one would like a litre of it I'll bring it to the next DRAG. Cost would be £4 although I'll donate a pound of it to the club!! I would love a book of Château DRAG vintage 2010 bu...
by Dave K
Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:41 am
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Electromagnets for AJ couplings
Replies: 14
Views: 6758

Re: Electromagnets for AJ couplings

Try MSE http://www.modelsignals.com/couplings_frame.htm tehy do a PK MAG uncoupling electromagnet. I've been experimenting with one of these on my test track with some mixed results. Most of the problems stem from the dropper being too short and the electromagnet won't pull it down - even when set ...
by Dave K
Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Hallatrow - a 18.83 Challenge Layout
Replies: 11
Views: 6067

Its August it must be Wells

Seeing that the summer holidays are upon us then it must be time for me to make my annual pilgrimage to Somerset to visit friends,the West Somerset Railway and onto Wells for the show - for any who have not been to Railwells I recommend it, not only is it an excellent show but the location is superb...
by Dave K
Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:54 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Hallatrow - a 18.83 Challenge Layout
Replies: 11
Views: 6067

Re: Hallatrow - a replacement crane for the yard

With the date of the Challenge final fast approaching I had not done much detailing work to the goods yard and so knowing that the plan showed a yard crane I quickly purchased a Ratio kit, made and painted it and planted it in the yard. I was never happy with it and so decided to find a better examp...
by Dave K
Thu May 06, 2010 8:31 am
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Beer and Buckjumpers
Replies: 474
Views: 140276

Re: Beer and Buckjumpers - Patchy

Well, firstly, I started off by giving all of the parts that were going to be treated a good going over with Carr's Acidip to chemically clean the surfaces thoroughly, and to get rid of any traces of flux, dirt and so on. After this, it was into some plain water in my wife's jewellery cleaning ultr...
by Dave K
Wed May 05, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Hallatrow - a 18.83 Challenge Layout
Replies: 11
Views: 6067

Hallatrow - a 18.83 Challenge Layout

It is nearly 5 years since Hallatrow together with 24 other layouts were gathered in the Mole Barn for the final of the 18.83 Layout Challenge where the visitors could vote for the favourite layouts. Since then nothing seemed to have happened to the layout due to, building a permanent home for the l...
by Dave K
Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:18 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: What's inside a goods shed?
Replies: 46
Views: 22873

Re: What's inside a goods shed?

I've been trying to find GWR Journal 0 as it apparently has a drawing of a 6-ton yard crane (http://www.gwrjournal.com/issue.php?s=0). I have a copy of GWRJ 0 (or the 'Bumper Preview Issue' as Wild Swan called it) and would you like me to scan the drawing and photo of the 6T crane - if so contact m...
by Dave K
Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:30 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: GWR buffer Stops
Replies: 17
Views: 5185

Re: GWR buffer Stops

Thanks 4 heads up Are they a Kit? ..... I asumme the Lost Wax is a better quality... fancy em if they are a kit Thanks guys for replies Hi Dave, One last thing... Forgive me if I'm stating the bleedin' obvious and you'd already thought about it, but don't forget that either lost wax, whitemetal or ...
by Dave K
Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:30 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: GWR buffer Stops
Replies: 17
Views: 5185

Re: GWR buffer Stops

Mainly Trains do or did a whitemetal or lost wax GW Buffer stop (MT244 - whitemetal or MT247 - lost wax) which will fit any 4mm track gauge. I built one for Hallatrow and even managed to put on some P4 Track Co chairs on the rail section to fit it to ply sleepers. The web references give a diagram o...
by Dave K
Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:53 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Aylesbury Shed
Replies: 15
Views: 6263

Re: Aylesbury Shed

Alan Turner wrote:
David Bigcheeseplant wrote: the catch point in the turnout is something I have not seen modelled before.

David


See Knutsford.


See also Hallatrow.
by Dave K
Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:45 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Eastwood L&Y; A Layout in a Weekend – Can they do it?
Replies: 44
Views: 19150

Re: Eastwood L&Y; A Layout in a Weekend – Can they do it?

Mark,

Looks like an interesting station, any chance of a track plan.
by Dave K
Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: What's inside a goods shed?
Replies: 46
Views: 22873

Re: What's inside a goods shed?

just found these pictures while I was looking for something else, the goods shed crane from Hallatrow (now don't get over excited dave k) taken shortly after the demolition of the goods shed early '76. Similar to the one at Erwood. Hallatrowcrane3.jpg hallatrowcrae2.jpg Hallatrowcrane1.jpg I've bee...
by Dave K
Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: What's inside a goods shed?
Replies: 46
Views: 22873

Re: What's inside a goods shed?

To be honest I'm surprised that Lampeter had a 6 ton crane as it's a small town, but maybe it was to do with the university, which is right next to the station and dominates the town. The station diagram from 1913 has the crane listed, but it was removed at some point as it doesn't appear in any ph...
by Dave K
Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:22 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Etched brass Mink F - a bit of progress...
Replies: 2
Views: 1885

Re: Etched brass Mink F - a bit of progress...

Looks absolutely superb and cannot wait to see the finished product. Will they available?
by Dave K
Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:51 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Tarpaulins - Any success/Ideas
Replies: 13
Views: 4323

Re: Tarpaulins - Any success/Ideas

Terry Bendall wrote: had a technique for making tarpaulins which involved using a single piece of two ply loo paper


Terry,
If I remember correctly he used the cheapest Co-op loo paper (without any embossing) spilt the two plys apart and the stuck them together with spray mount before spraying with black paint.
by Dave K
Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:57 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Correct-ish colour in BR days
Replies: 4
Views: 3953

Re: Correct-ish colour in BR days

Personally I would avoid any low production run spray cans, I've had too many go wrong. I'm quite happy sticking with the high sales volume Halfords etc cans (usual disclaimer). To true Tim I have two failed Precision spray can waiting to be returned when next I see them - the black button will not...
by Dave K
Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:18 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Help Needed!
Replies: 21
Views: 8375

Re: Help Needed!

Bob,

In the latest edition of Great Western Railway Journal there is an article of Reading West Jcn Yards. Some of the photos are copyright Reading Council Museum Service, including some aerial shots.
by Dave K
Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:13 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Help Needed!
Replies: 21
Views: 8375

Re: Help Needed!

Dave: Thanks very much for the reference to the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre. I have had a look at its website from which it is clear that it has a good range of railway records, but they are not easy to summarise in a few words. Can you give me some indication of any railway collections it...
by Dave K
Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:00 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Help Needed!
Replies: 21
Views: 8375

Re: Help Needed!

Bob,

There is the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre in Chippenham (also known as Wiltshire and Swindon Record Office). - http://history.wiltshire.gov.uk/archives/

There is also the 'Access to Archive' web site http://www.a2a.org.uk
by Dave K
Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:47 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: GWR Autocoach drawings
Replies: 7
Views: 3228

Re: GWR Autocoach drawings

They were originally made for the GWR, though. All of them. And I mean of the same type as GWR Autocoach No. 163. According to the John Lewis 'GW Autotrailers' book no.163 was a diagram A27. There is a small drawing in the section on A27's in volume 2, there is also a larger diagram in 'A Pictorial...
by Dave K
Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:01 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Removing modern printed Bachmann numbers
Replies: 5
Views: 4203

Re: Removing modern printed Bachmann numbers

the fatadder wrote:I have used Microsol on a fair number of bachmann (and Hornby) locos for renumbering (also working for removing nameplates)


Can I take it this method will also 'company names and logos' as well i.e. G.W.R./shirt button to replace with Great Western.
by Dave K
Fri May 22, 2009 7:09 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Soldering etched ironwork to wagon/coach bodies
Replies: 6
Views: 3877

Re: Soldering etched ironwork to wagon/coach bodies

I did suffer with your problems plus thinking you have soldered the overlay only to find when cleaning it up with a fiberglass brush it came off. I now use a Resistance Soldering Unit (RSU) and tinned and un-tinned with solder paste. I know RSU's were recently not available but I think London Road M...
by Dave K
Mon May 18, 2009 7:20 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Tortoise Auxiliary Switches
Replies: 28
Views: 11118

Re: Tortoise Auxiliary Switches

If this is a real issue, it would be a bigger one under DCC. I was talking to the chap on the ZTC stand at Wells some time ago and he said that if you are using the internal switching on the Tortoise the higher current used on DCC would over time cause the contacts on the PCB board to 'smear' (his ...
by Dave K
Fri May 08, 2009 9:12 am
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Hinged Alex Jacksons
Replies: 29
Views: 16548

Re: Hinged Alex Jacksons

Penrhos1920 wrote:I think the coiled AJ is the only solution for the Dogfish?

Althought I have not used AJ's myself, yet, I seem to remember a picture in a MRJ, I think, where someone had bent the AJ around the hopper bottom of a wagon. The AJ were attached to the opposite end in convential style :?:

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