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by IanC
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Accucraft Caradoc
Replies: 9
Views: 160

Re: Accucraft Caradoc

The latest Accy newsletter says they are scaling down operations for the duration of the present health crisis. eMail contact for Accucraft UK at present - https://www.accucraft.uk.com/2020/03/coronavirus-covid-19-update-office-closure/ https://www.accucraft.uk.com/products/hexagonal-headed-screws/...
by IanC
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Accucraft Caradoc
Replies: 9
Views: 160

Re: Accucraft Caradoc

Ian, These are indeed M2 screws. I find a 10BA nutspinner/box spanner is a good fit to a unworn screw head. For longer reach, I have a length of plastic tube squeezed over the nutspinner's "handle". I sort of hope the plastic will give before the screw head does! Thanks for the info Rob. I have nut...
by IanC
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Accucraft Caradoc
Replies: 9
Views: 160

Re: Accucraft Caradoc

I have a second hand Accucraft Caradoc that I am presently servicing. Please can anyone advise what size threads the bolts are that hold the body to the chassis? Accucraft mostly use metric M2 screws for assembling models, sometimes with a few M1.6 thrown in to confuse things. They aren't a standar...
by IanC
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Accucraft Caradoc
Replies: 9
Views: 160

Accucraft Caradoc

I have a second hand Accucraft Caradoc that I am presently servicing. Please can anyone advise what size threads the bolts are that hold the body to the chassis? A previous owner has dismantled it in the past and lost one bolt and worn the heads on the remaining three so I would like to source repla...
by IanC
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Does anyone here have a 'Plotter'
Replies: 9
Views: 205

Re: Does anyone here have a 'Plotter'

Happy to help Peter,

I may use him myself at some point. I have an idea for some private owner type wagons and vinyl lettering may be the solution if I go ahead.
by IanC
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Does anyone here have a 'Plotter'
Replies: 9
Views: 205

Re: Does anyone here have a 'Plotter'

Peter, You may wish to contact Alan Beattie at "The Bespoke Signs & Prints Shop" mob: 07803 339742 Tel: 01744 632370 email: thebespokeshop@yahoo.co.uk I have seen him at model railway shows in the Warrington area producing vinyl lettering for the modeller and he does appear to do small runs so he ma...
by IanC
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past
Replies: 65
Views: 2558

Re: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past

I used to post regularly on here but now I don't bother due to receiving some not very nice personal and public messages from another forum user on this forum who didn't like what I had to say, even though I was polite, not abusive, and trying to offer constructive advice. I now only read what other...
by IanC
Wed May 22, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Locomotives - Alternative Power
Topic: Thermo-electric powered tram
Replies: 14
Views: 1867

Re: Thermo-electric powered tram

Interesting project.
by IanC
Wed May 22, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Archangel Range
Replies: 86
Views: 28763

Re: Archangel Range

CNCModeller, that has turned out really well. Very impressive work.
by IanC
Tue May 21, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery - June 2019 FINAL REMINDER
Replies: 58
Views: 4321

Re: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery - June 2019 Entries REMINDER

That's a great picture Philip. A serious contender.
by IanC
Tue May 21, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Filler
Replies: 12
Views: 917

Re: Filler

I've used Milliput standard (yellow and grey) filler without problems.
by IanC
Tue May 21, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Wooden coal cart - advice needed
Replies: 36
Views: 1768

Re: Wooden coal cart - advice needed

That's a lovely looking horse and cart Rik. I have very little woodworking experience, especially since my long time ago school days. I do agree with you though on how many different skills are involved in this fantastic hobby.
by IanC
Tue May 21, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Wooden coal cart - advice needed
Replies: 36
Views: 1768

Re: Wooden coal cart - advice needed

That's a lovely looking horse and cart Rik. I have very little woodworking experience, especially since my long time ago school days. I do agree with you though on how many different skills are involved in this fantastic hobby.
by IanC
Thu May 16, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2223
Views: 314021

Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

As others have said Peter, fantastic modelling. The photography is good too.
by IanC
Thu May 16, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Rhydypenderyn at the Statfold Barn Railway.
Replies: 6
Views: 673

Re: Rhydypenderyn at the Statfold Barn Railway.

SimonWood wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 8:55 am
Peter Butler wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 10:31 am
I've never been there but it looks wonderful.
It is! And not only is it full of sources of modelling inspiration, but they also share your admiration for the wonders of SBR so much they have dedicated many items of rolling stock to it :thumbleft
Lol. :D :D :D