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by WVLR
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Two way remote control anyone?
Replies: 15
Views: 2548

Re: Two way remote control anyone?

I'm working a system at the moment, hope to have something to show at Peterbrough.

Mike - Wood Valley Works http://www.woodvalleyworks.co.uk
by WVLR
Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Katie,
Replies: 59
Views: 14700

I used Acid 8 etch primer and car spray paint both from Halfords
The colour is VW Paras Blue as it's very close to LNER Garter Blue.

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by WVLR
Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:52 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Katie,
Replies: 59
Views: 14700

Good choice, it's a lovely little loco and a great kit to build, it took me 12 days to make and paint mine.
The bodywork is especially easy to assemble as most of it is pre-formed with only 4 joints to solder.
by WVLR
Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 499
Views: 90602

Andrew:114520 wrote: thanks to a member of this list (cheers Mike!)
Thanks Andrew and don't forget I provide a Laser Cutting and CAD
clean up service using a professional CAD program and a
600mm x 900mm 80 Watt laser cutter
by WVLR
Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Castell Harlech scratch build
Replies: 18
Views: 5499

I really like this, a superb build.

For the radiator why not use length of M4 or M3 threaded rod side by side over the width of the opening.
This will look fairly much like radiator core / cooling fins.
by WVLR
Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Roundhouse Live Steam Kit - POLL
Replies: 10
Views: 3549

I would go for the Katie for a first kit loco, it's a lot easier to fit 2 axles and rods plus the body work is nearly all pre formed with only a few tabs to bend and 3 joints to solder.
by WVLR
Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: wartime weekend at the NYMR
Replies: 15
Views: 4968

Nice set of photos, I worked the Amateur Radio Station GB2YMR located in the goods yard at Pickering a couple of times on Saturday afternoon on 5 and 7 Mhz.
by WVLR
Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 5 inch gauge bug box
Replies: 18
Views: 5770

Wow, that is just superb - well done.
by WVLR
Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: RC transmitter charging problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1423

Just going through the same thing myself with the same results, so I had a look at the PCB inside and it isn't a socket for a charger it appears to be for a power supply with the charging circuit built in. I've not got around to putting volts across it and measuring the current delivered to the batt...
by WVLR
Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Vertical boiler loco with a HGLW chassis
Replies: 18
Views: 5507

I'd say your 90% there, just hold back the hammer for the last 10%, it's looking good.
by WVLR
Thu May 08, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Pressure gauge failure.
Replies: 8
Views: 2601

I'd take off the pressure gauge, drain any water out of it, blow any
water out of the siphon and try again.
by WVLR
Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Random Caption Competition!
Replies: 160
Views: 29983

Boris Johnson reveals the new transport for London Bendie Train. :shock:
by WVLR
Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Random Caption Competition!
Replies: 160
Views: 29983

OH NO, the tape drive's been sick :|
by WVLR
Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: IP Engineering Budget Electric Chassis ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2697

The insulation is just a plastic bush, so it's easy enough to regauge 45mm wheelsets to 32mm if necessary. This will be all right for a piece of rolling stock but not for a locomotive as the plastic bush will have to be fixed in such a way that it will take the drive from the motor without slipping...
by WVLR
Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: IP Engineering Budget Electric Chassis ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2697

The chassis is OK but with a few limitations, there aren't any bearings in it, the axle just runs through a hole in the steel and on mine the holes aren't lined up that well. The wheels are NOT insulated and I don't really think it'll be possible to modify them to make them insulated. I've built a s...