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by Dave K
Tue May 31, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Ratio Coach Modifications
Replies: 13
Views: 6337

Re: Ratio Coach Modifications

Here you go: http://www.dartcastings.co.uk/shire.php Scroll down a fair way to find them. Mike Or did you mean this: http://www.mainlytrains.co.uk/acatalog/exp_mt220.htm Regards Alan I have one of the Mainly Trains detailing kits but have found that the solebars 4mm whereas the Ratio kits are 3mm, ...
by Dave K
Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: P4 Starter Pack A: 16T Steel Mineral Wagon
Replies: 99
Views: 29665

Re: A wagon tutorial

In the photo above, you will have noticed an Exactoscale back to back gauge and the two parts of an axle assembly jig that I knocked up, based on one used by Justin Newitt. You can see Justin's jig in his Wonderful World of Wagons thread, elsewhere on this forum. M'Lord, I have scanned Justin's thr...
by Dave K
Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: P4 Starter Pack A: 16T Steel Mineral Wagon
Replies: 99
Views: 29665

Re: A wagon tutorial

A question m'Lord.

Before making the folds in your 'Hold and Fold' do you ease the half etch to make it deeper to ensure you get an easier and crisper fold :?:

Dave
by Dave K
Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: D&S 6 wheel Siphon
Replies: 12
Views: 3130

Re: D&S 6 wheel Siphon

Can someone enlighten me, perhaps with a picture, as to how the middle axle bits go together, please? I know there are alternatives for a 6 wheel chassis (and I might yet use one) but in the meantime I would like to understand the original idea. David, To quote from one of many TV programs "an...
by Dave K
Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Hinged Alex Jacksons
Replies: 29
Views: 17033

Re: Hinged Alex Jacksons

I have concluded that (for me at least) the hinged version is the easiest option for making and fitting as much can be done on the bench, I have always had problems with the 'anchor it at the opposite end' method as the alignment seems so easy to distort. I have been using the Palatine pivot plates...
by Dave K
Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:30 am
Forum: David B
Topic: On The Side
Replies: 28
Views: 9857

Re: On The Side

Nice.

Dave
by Dave K
Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:43 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Fitting on functional chairs
Replies: 14
Views: 3310

Re: Fitting on functional chairs

I found the easiest way to thread Exactoscale chairs was to clean the end of the rail throughly then to run your fingernail through the chat to ensure there was no flash and then to thread the chair whilst still attached to the sprue before cutting it of with a chisel shaped scale blade.

Dave
by Dave K
Thu May 28, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: LSWR operation; horse boxes
Replies: 23
Views: 5240

Re: LSWR operation; horse boxes

Ben,

Although not LSWR but in issue no. 76 of the Great Western Railway Journal there is a 14 page article about Horsebox Traffic on the GWR including a number of photos of horseboxes in use.

Dave
by Dave K
Tue May 12, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 271
Views: 69175

Re: The Burford Branch

Superb photos Martin. It continues to surprise me what superb results you get from the camera on a mobile phone.

By the way can you please tell me where you get the Great Western adverts/timetables from?

Dave
by Dave K
Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: Dave K
Topic: The Station Building
Replies: 30
Views: 10389

.... and the chimneys

Just a quick update. I have finally completed the chimneys for the station building. As see the chimneys on Clarke buildings are ornate so you can see they were made in many parts before being assembled. I have started work on the canopy skylight and have placed it to see what it will look like. IMG...
by Dave K
Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:29 am
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: Operational entertainment...
Replies: 34
Views: 8895

Re: Operational entertainment...

I think you have to consider if you are representing what happened on one day, on say 12 September 1932 (a Monday) for example, or are you trying to represent what happened in one week, or in one month. What is wrong with shunting the same wagons all the time? At least you will know they will work ...
by Dave K
Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Jerry Cans
Replies: 17
Views: 5043

Re: Jerry Cans

You might want to look here: http://www.rusttoretro.com/paraffin-cans-10-c.asp Alan, These bring back memories. There ought to be a (mental) health warning attached to threads like this - does anyone know how to get that annoying "Esso Blue-ue-ue" jingle out of your head? David, You don't...
by Dave K
Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Dave K
Topic: The Station Building
Replies: 30
Views: 10389

The windows, doors.....

Well as the winter modelling season is upon us I moved from the shed at the bottom of the garden to indoors and so have been doing less messy modelling. I decided it was time that the station building needed to progress - so it time for the windows and doors. IMG 0682.jpg IMG 0681.jpg Next the chimn...
by Dave K
Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Thomas brake
Replies: 21
Views: 5802

Re: Thomas brake

Dave, I like the way that you have set up the alex Jacksons... it is something I am trying to explore and get some rolling stock working. I think your method of a handrail knob and some copper clad glued to the floor removes one of the variables. :) Doug, I usually prefer using a hinge plate to mou...
by Dave K
Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Thomas brake
Replies: 21
Views: 5802

Re: Thomas brake

I am having a struggle interpreting the instructions for a GWR carriage truck (Scorpion), a D&S kit. Does anyone know of a diagram, picture or good explanation of how the fittings fit the wagon? I have a shaft and handles, but there is a small geared link and another bracket, together with a 3m...
by Dave K
Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 274
Views: 84467

Re: A Highland Miscellany

Mark,

Just finished reading your article on Portchullin in 'Modeller Yearbook' - superb photos. I don't usually buy D&E magazines but the photos are worth the purchase price. Looking forward to see the layout at the Crawley Club's show in April.

Dave Keeler
by Dave K
Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:44 am
Forum: Bristol
Topic: Bristol Group go to Burford
Replies: 13
Views: 5595

Re: Bristol Group go to Burford

the recent posting made me wonder if there is a kit of an outside framed 1880-1900 version toad (Dia AA16 ???) lurking in one of the boxes that could be prised away from the present owner's hands ;) There was a nice model of such a van in the showcase of the Society stand at Aylesbury but I forgot ...
by Dave K
Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:02 am
Forum: Dave K
Topic: 14xx on Wheal Elizabeth
Replies: 8
Views: 3027

Re: 14xx on Wheal Elizabeth

Thanks for that Mark I've amended the settings.
by Dave K
Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Dave K
Topic: 14xx on Wheal Elizabeth
Replies: 8
Views: 3027

14xx on Wheal Elizabeth

Whilst at Scaleforum I decided to take my re-chassied GWR 14xx along and give it a spin on the Risborough Club's test track. After a bit of a stuttering start all was well and she completed several laps in each direction. Earlier in the day I had spoken to Andrew Ullyott if I could given the 14xx a ...
by Dave K
Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Sprung W irons
Replies: 26
Views: 9625

Re: Sprung W irons

johnlewis wrote:It is going to cost me three times that to get a pair of hard wire cutters off ebay.

John,

I've got to agree with Steve the Xuron Hard Wire cutters are superb for cutting guitar string. If you are making a shopping list for Scaleforum you can get them from Eileen's.
by Dave K
Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:13 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: An Inglenook in P4
Replies: 43
Views: 16400

Re: An Inglenook in P4

The lime mortar would originally have been a sandy buff colour which as the lime reacted with the sulphur in the atmosphere would have oxidised to black or dark grey, similarly the bright orange bricks will disappear under layers of soot until the desired level of grot has been reached. Steve, As a...
by Dave K
Sun Sep 14, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: Dave K
Topic: A Dean's for Hallatrow
Replies: 8
Views: 3906

Re: A Dean's for Hallatrow

but Chris had neatly provided for a removable brake gear assembly in the Neilson. Has he not done the same for the Dean Goods chassis? That would remove the problem of wheelset dropping. Steve, Yes, Chris has provided removable brake gear, however the Dean's has outer and inner brake push rods from...
by Dave K
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: Dave K
Topic: A Dean's for Hallatrow
Replies: 8
Views: 3906

Re: A Dean's for Hallatrow

I have built a couple of High Level's chassis kits and found them very well thought out and engineered although requiring time and patience to assemble. I fancy the Dean Goods myself, care to share any observations on its construction Dave? Steve, I don't know which High Level kit(s) you've built, ...
by Dave K
Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:41 am
Forum: Dave K
Topic: A Dean's for Hallatrow
Replies: 8
Views: 3906

Re: A Dean's for Hallatrow

Bulwell Hall wrote: he ventured the suggestion that it had worked empty vans from Bristol to Weymouth for use on 'Perpot' trains from Weymouth Quay. Gerry

Gerry,

Pardon my ignorance but what was a 'Perpot' train
by Dave K
Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:38 am
Forum: Dave K
Topic: A Type 7 Signal Box
Replies: 3
Views: 2741

Re: More work on the signal box

Terry Bendall wrote:and we will have to have it at Scaleforum.

Terry,

You will have to negotiate that with a fellow ticket seller/exhibition manager.

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