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by DougN
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Rolling brass roofs
Replies: 8
Views: 1260

Re: Rolling brass roofs

Looks like I have a bit of a challenge coming up! :thumb I have a 10mm steel bar that I have rolled some things with previously. So I will give the coach roof a go. I may start with thinner brass then laminate on some plasticard around the edge to increase the thickness back up again! Problem is thi...
by DougN
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: North East Essex (NEEAG)
Topic: NEEAG February meeting
Replies: 5
Views: 1025

Re: NEEAG February meeting

Thanks Jol,

I don't have a rolling mill but others in the local group might. I know we did have one but unfortunately the owner has now passed away.
by DougN
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Knutsford East - photo gallery
Replies: 6
Views: 1069

Re: Knutsford East - photo gallery

Still this reminds me how much I would have loved to give the layout a new home..... only problem was the export/ import into Australia.... I did seriously think to start researching how too and costs!
by DougN
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: garethashenden
Topic: Finney/Brassmasters A4
Replies: 16
Views: 3048

Re: Finney/Brassmasters A4

Looking great there Gareth. I am struggling to keep away from Brass at the moment. I have some track to finish.. though the thought of a A4 tender sounds very nice as I have one almost ready to go into the erecting shops... (IE with all rivets punched out) :thumb
by DougN
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: North East Essex (NEEAG)
Topic: NEEAG February meeting
Replies: 5
Views: 1025

Re: NEEAG February meeting

Jol, Do you know how the brass roofs were rolled? I have a couple of clerestories that need this improvement. I find the plastic which is well formed but difficult to get the Clerestory section to glue to with out some type of distortion or becoming problematic to glaze and install finished. Also I ...
by DougN
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Parkside Kits
Replies: 42
Views: 6110

Re: Parkside Kits

Derek that is fantastic that they allowed you an account. This becomes a practical proposition for the wagon to have the right wheels, the W irons and ETC brass strip all in one move... it means I will have to not get distracted by the idea of new kits!!!! :thumb
by DougN
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Andrew Ullyott
Topic: Cheddar
Replies: 42
Views: 8420

Re: Cheddar

I agree Andrew, Your mentioning it above got me thinking on the St Merryn scaf tube idea . John, I have easy access to steel and aluminium. (OK I may not even pay for it as I ask nicely of my contractors at work they tend to be very helpful) I was thinking of Aluminium, because it is stiffer than st...
by DougN
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Real locations - multi-era photographs
Replies: 21
Views: 2768

Re: Real locations - multi-era photographs

I have a similar instance as I am currently interested in NER lake 6 wheel coachs. I have been told on line that there were no 6 wheel coachs left at grouping. Only to find that the last of them didnt get with drawn until 1930 and there were a reasonable number (well over 900 built) still running. I...
by DougN
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Andrew Ullyott
Topic: Cheddar
Replies: 42
Views: 8420

Re: Cheddar

Andrew, Would you mind showing a photo of the undersides of the boards. I have been thinking along the same lines of using "bearers" of aluminium along with the trestles. The layout I have been planning and I am building track for works out best with 1200 long modules 550 wide . I was work...
by DougN
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Resistance Soldering
Replies: 94
Views: 13512

Re: Resistance Soldering

Many moons ago a local modeller here in Melbourne manufactured RSU's for sale unfortunately Roger Howell passed away. He was a great exponent of RSU's and also had a pair of the American beauty tweezers. He would zap away happily. I purchased a RSU from him but found the prob clumsy due to the lack ...
by DougN
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 114
Views: 15714

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

Well here is what I have been working on over the weekend. The pliers with the green handles on the left hand side are the ones I was talking about. These were very cheap and seem to do the job for me. image.jpg I have a number of gauges now which make the track building easier as everything can sor...
by DougN
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 114
Views: 15714

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

The "jewelry"pliers I have as Kelly has mentioned have the jaws which are round. I will see if I can remember to get a photo tonight at home. These were purchased from the local "Spotlight" which is an Australian chain of sewing, scrap booking, needle point, Jewelry (cheap not pr...
by DougN
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 114
Views: 15714

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

Tony, your explanation of the knuckles has been fantastic as I was at this stage for my tandem 3 way point. It has actually helped me a heap. This is before I go on with the single slip which I thought was very difficult on the last one actually was quite straight forward. One tool I found very usef...
by DougN
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 287
Views: 34432

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Oh I agree with what you are saying Tony, many moons ago ok 2011 I had planned on meeting you and the NLG but it was about the time that Ted had his accident. But due to that and a number of other things it didn't happen. Your comments about dedication etc and eating the elephant one bite at a time....
by DougN
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 287
Views: 34432

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Tony I am amazed at your capacity to have this all moving at a nice pace. I can barely get at the 3way Tandem and single slip that had a few hours on it last week end but dates back to November last year! I must spend some more time on it but at barely 30minutes each night and even then tired after ...
by DougN
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 84
Views: 22442

Re: wagon building progress.

Thanks Will, the process you go through is great and I will give it a try. I have a collection of whitemetal wagons I want to put sprung buffers onto. I am trying to standardise on sprung buffers and if possible sprung running gear. Craig thanks for your comments. I have a similar idea which I am tr...
by DougN
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: wagon building progress.
Replies: 84
Views: 22442

Re: wagon building progress.

They look great Craig, As I have a bit of a resolution this year to try to finish previously started rolling stock,(you may have seen the coachs on the NER thread, I have a question, How do you find non sprung buffers with the running of the wagons? The trouble I have is I can not find sprung NER bu...
by DougN
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 523
Views: 90148

Re: Brettell Road

I think it is great fun as you say Jim.

You should be very proud of what you have produced. Brettell Rd looks fantastic. :thumb
by DougN
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: NER Coaches and NPCS
Replies: 47
Views: 13689

Re: NER Coaches and NPCS

Thanks David, I will keep that in mind. as you know it is one of the challanges here compared to the UK. I must admit the next time I get to Scaleforum I will be stocking up on paints, LNER greens, NER lake, Garter blue, and the various versions of teak. Once upon a time we were able to buy them her...
by DougN
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: NER Coaches and NPCS
Replies: 47
Views: 13689

Re: NER Coaches and NPCS

Bill from what I have read there was a fast change to the new livery by the companies on grouping. Once that started wearing the change in the 30's was to overall brown for cost savings. Also this would have been few and far between as the 6 wheel coaches would have been on the way out by that time....
by DougN
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: NER Coaches and NPCS
Replies: 47
Views: 13689

Re: NER Coaches and NPCS

Well the above coach is a dia 15 all third. Others will realised I have asked for any instructions people have filed away. Aly how I sat down over the Christmas break... ok I had 3 weeks off which the plan was to do nothing much but in this I found the enthusiasm to complete this coach. I have done ...
by DougN
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Cowan Sheldon 15Ton crane
Replies: 15
Views: 2173

Re: Cowan Sheldon 15Ton crane

Well looking at those photos I need to take some better ones with a better depth of field. Ok i'll try to do that this weekend... though the house is invaded by the extended family for Ms DougN's 12th Birthday then invaded by Ms DougN's friends for a lack of sleep over! I may escape to the railway r...
by DougN
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Cowan Sheldon 15Ton crane
Replies: 15
Views: 2173

Re: Cowan Sheldon 15Ton crane

OK so the other week was Melbourne Cup holiday.... to which I added a day of annual leave so I had a 4 day weekend. I have been looking forward to starting the crane above so to start with this is what you are faced with DSC_0162.JPG I have amassed thanks to all above and a couple of others a fair b...
by DougN
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Rolling Road
Replies: 9
Views: 1562

Re: Rolling Road

I would also add the DCC concepts version can be useful. it is slightly annoying that the spacers need to be changed and they are a screw fitting but they are available. I have 3 that seem to always be P4 fitted and the other 2 are OO.... so Only having to change spacers to one or 2 at maximum!
by DougN
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: North East Essex (NEEAG)
Topic: NEEAG October meeting
Replies: 2
Views: 909

Re: NEEAG October meeting

Owww that B16 looks very tasty :thumb I hope it will be available for a few years, I have too many other kits that need to be completed before I purchase another one :cry:

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