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by Dave K
Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:38 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: buffers for a bogie bolster wagon
Replies: 20
Views: 7653

Re: buffers for a bogie bolster wagon

Andrew, Question - did you seal the ply before adding the fixed polystyrene longitudinals. Its just I had a similar experience when starting a test track which had a MDF base and it curled, very slightly, when the cord was added, subsequently I have sealed the MDF with thin PVA which has stopped the...
by Dave K
Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:03 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: First P4 wagon
Replies: 14
Views: 6190

Re: First P4 wagon

What type of suspension have you used :?:
by Dave K
Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:25 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Middleford in the centre of somewhere
Replies: 23
Views: 9038

Re: Middleford in the centre of somewhere

My question (among thousands) is how you join your baseboards. The MMM club in Sweden uses 8 mm screws in 10 mm holes to get some space for adjusting. Are there any other ways or ideas to do this? I would like to get some more input before I start drilling holes in the baseboards. You should have a...
by Dave K
Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:04 am
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: High Level chassis kit for Class 03/04
Replies: 64
Views: 30668

Re: High Level chassis kit for Class 03/04

John,

What type of body are you using
:?:
by Dave K
Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:17 am
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 406
Views: 117082

Re: New Street progress

Jim, I love the battered look to got on the little yellow tractor (if that's what they call it), are the BRUTs going to the same treatment :?: I remember them, in the 80's, on the central side of London Bridge in the early evening, with PO workers throwing post bags out on incoming 4SUBs while comm...
by Dave K
Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:15 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: 4-4-0 midland compound CSB's
Replies: 10
Views: 4350

Re: CSB beginner questions.

Nickel-silver wire won't make a particularly good spring - spring steel is the best, so guitar strings are ideal for us. You'll probably need 12, 13 or 14 thou springs for most locos. Russ, Not knowing to much about guitar strings but when on the packet it says "custom gauge 12" does this...
by Dave K
Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Ratio 4 wheel conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 2054

Re: Ratio 4 wheel conversion

You could also use the Haye Developments "GWR 4 wheel underframe kit for Ratio Kits" to quote their advertising to 'turn your plastic pig into a Rolls Royce'.
by Dave K
Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:32 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Hallatrow - a 18.83 Challenge Layout
Replies: 11
Views: 6535

Re: Hallatrow - a 18.83 Challenge Layout

Of course you could get the footbridge made up, painted and installed before a certain date in June. It's all a question of priorities Terry. The footbridge is the easy bit, it's putting on the Up starter and Up main to branch and making them work that might be the challenge....... Tim, Been thinki...
by Dave K
Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:11 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Hallatrow - a 18.83 Challenge Layout
Replies: 11
Views: 6535

The footbridge project pt.1

Whilst helping Terry on the Society stand at the recent Southampton MRC show I spied a second hand Scale Link GWR footbridge kit on a trader's stand. A look inside the box revealed that all the parts were there, in their original packaging. Now when the layout was planned we had considered modelling...
by Dave K
Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:23 am
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 406
Views: 117082

Re: New Street progress

jim s-w wrote:As I need 8 of them I thought it best to design a little etch.


Jim,

As a matter of interest what program do you use to draw up your artwork for your etches.
by Dave K
Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Really, really small collet needed...
Replies: 8
Views: 4305

Re: Really, really small collet needed...

Buy drills with a larger shank than the fluted end. The best are often very accurate. Its easy to find them down to 0.5mm, but I've misplaced my reference file for smaller diameter. Expo Drills to the small drills with the larger shank but as Nigel says the smallest size is 0.5mm. http://www.expoto...
by Dave K
Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Suitable Plastic Kits for conversion to Scalefour
Replies: 5
Views: 3646

Re: Suitable Plastic Kits for conversion to Scalefour

I've done a few coopercraft kits using Bill Bedford 1907 sprung w-irons, but you will have your heart in your mouth as you thin the solebars and slice of the plastic w-irons to leave just the axlebox and springs. I've done this many times and finely got feed up with rubbing w-irons up and down on f...
by Dave K
Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:26 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Masokits Tiebar units
Replies: 3
Views: 2704

Re: Masokits Tiebar units

I've used the Masokits tiebars on two layout at present and am starting to install them on a third. Once I got the hang of cutting the PCB to the correct dimensions and ensuring the etch was firmly attached has had no problems. Have also found some mini files which make filing the gaps in the copper...
by Dave K
Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:28 am
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: John's flux
Replies: 28
Views: 10514

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: 10514

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: 7355

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: 6535

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: 6535

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: 841
Views: 9679

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: 6535

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: 24425

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: 5789

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: 5789

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: 6691

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: 20389

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.

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