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by TonyW
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 132
Views: 10396

Re: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)

Because you cannot paint flange and thread of the wheel and (as far as I am concerned at least) bright shiny mild steel just doesn't look right :thumbup: Oh, I absolutely agree, but there are hundreds of model loco owners out there who think bright shiny steel wheels (and cranks) look just right, a...
by TonyW
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 132
Views: 10396

Re: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)

Call me old-fashioned if you like, but why not use primer and paint?
by TonyW
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 132
Views: 10396

Re: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)

bambuko wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:18 am
I also need to blacken the wheels (if I decide to do so).
Why wouldn't you? No full-size loco ever had unpainted wheels (that were not rusty).
by TonyW
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: NEW FWLR LINE
Replies: 98
Views: 6700

Re: NEW FWLR LINE (1st, 2nd, 3rd RUN UPDATE)

My right finger was getting tired.... An aching of the finger caused by a historical limitation that no longer applies. 30 years ago, the only radio control transmitters available for on 27MHz. The left stick went up and down, and the right stick went left and right. And that is all they did. It wa...
by TonyW
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: If We Don't Have Internet
Replies: 14
Views: 720

Re: If We Don't Have Internet

How would we find out about any area steam ups, I know by letter, or the phone, some members don't have a phone. How would we find out if a steam up was cancelled because of some reason or another, Carrier Pigeon perhaps.... :lol: :lol: :lol: I've been going to steam ups since the late 1980s. Back ...
by TonyW
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: If We Don't Have Internet
Replies: 14
Views: 720

Re: If We Don't Have Internet

BorisSpencer wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:33 pm
... I no longer have a television license.
Good man! I'd love to do the same but it hasn't happened ... yet.
by TonyW
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Bandsaw up to cutting metal?
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re: Bandsaw up to cutting metal?

Provided it has the correct metal cutting blade it should be fine. However, I have one and I only use it for brass as anything else does blunt the blade quite quickly.
by TonyW
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Workbench advice
Replies: 11
Views: 743

Re: Workbench protection

I too use kitchen worktop for my bench, protected by one of those green cutting mats that are commonly available. The largest size (I think) covers the bench from front to almost the back and just gets replaced when it is chewed up. As for height, my bench is 36 inches from the floor to the base of ...
by TonyW
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Applying custom lettering?
Replies: 35
Views: 2263

Re: Applying custom lettering?

I prefer rub-down transfers over waterslide any day, but they are getting harder to find. However, I've just had great service and product from these people when I bought these: https://www.trainshop.co.uk/spares/16471-stencil-block-roman-white-dt-724771007524.html They stock loads of other fonts an...
by TonyW
Tue May 28, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Sm32.co.uk Fly Cranks required
Replies: 9
Views: 740

Re: Sm32.co.uk Fly Cranks required

There are three current, different and distinct types of Roundhouse fly crank: - The normal "teardrop" shape used on most models. - The "wedge" shaped ones used on the Darjeeling B-Class. - The really big ones used on SR&RL No. 24. They all have the same geometry, fit the same axles and take the sam...
by TonyW
Tue May 28, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Sm32.co.uk Fly Cranks required
Replies: 9
Views: 740

Re: Sm32.co.uk Fly Cranks required

They don’t seem to be around anymore but they used to sell fly cranks for roundhouse locos. Mmmm... yes, they used to make some really, really nice replacement fly cranks for Linda, Blanche and Charles that looked just like the genuine Hunslet product. Lovely square edges, and counterbored at the b...
by TonyW
Sat May 11, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Dummy injector detail- latest "Billy" modification
Replies: 6
Views: 763

Re: Dummy injector detail- latest "Billy" modification

Love it, well done!
by TonyW
Sat May 11, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past
Replies: 11
Views: 511

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

I always take it as a sign of an egroup's or forum's impending demise when one of the discussion topics is said egroup's or forum's continuing existence. One only has to look at the 16mmngm egroup, where most of the messages are about the alleged perils of Facebook (*), "It's quiet, is anybody there...
by TonyW
Wed May 01, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Larger scale Stuff
Replies: 49
Views: 3393

Re: Larger scale Stuff

Hmmm.... a 16mm/foot loco with a steel boiler could be interesting. I wonder, does steel corrode faster or slower than brass...?
by TonyW
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Dummy injector detail- latest "Billy" modification
Replies: 6
Views: 763

Re: Dummy injector detail- latest "Billy" modification

It's my understanding that locomotives always have two injectors. Now it would make a certain amount of sense for them both to be on the same side. But that's a huge jumble of piping! Do some locos have one on each side? Nice job! Yes, two injectors is the usual arrangement. Some (Lilla when first ...