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by TonyW
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Coronavirus projects
Replies: 40
Views: 1007

Re: Coronavirus projects

Any tips on making etched kits would be most gratefully received. You will need: - A big iron, at least 100W. - Small gas blow torch. - 60/40 tin/lead solder with no flux cores. - Powerflow flux in a yellow tub. - Patience. - Practice. Remember: - Cleanliness is next to Godliness. - A bad workman C...
by TonyW
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: 16mmngmassoc
Replies: 7
Views: 603

Re: 16mmngmassoc

... led me to cancel my society membership ... I was providing it to the society ... It is many, many years since the 16mm Association has been anywhere close to being a society or anything that "cosy". The Association of 16mm Narrow Gauge Modellers Limited is a private company limited by guarantee...
by TonyW
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Nameplates
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Nameplates.

MDC supply ready-to-fit (no cutting from a fret), ready painted, nothing to pay until you have them, and usually within six weeks...
http://www.rhoshelyg.me.uk/MDC.html
by TonyW
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Warning the Saleroom Phishing Scam
Replies: 10
Views: 198

Re: Warning the Saleroom Phishing Scam

Caller: Your computer is generating internet errors which I can fix for you. Me: Oh dear... Would you like me to turn it on and connect to the internet? Caller: Yes please. Me: OK, hang on a second... I then play this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsNaR6FRuO0 At this point they either hang up or ...
by TonyW
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Slaters 2 ton slate wagon
Replies: 35
Views: 2152

Re: Slaters 2 ton slate wagon

Sorry for the late reply, I missed this...
Paul_in_Ricky wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:24 pm
What do you use to apply the iron fillings ?
An old tea spoon.
by TonyW
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Brandbright coach paint schemes
Replies: 13
Views: 694

Re: Brandbright coach paint schemes

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by TonyW
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Slaters 2 ton slate wagon
Replies: 35
Views: 2152

Re: Slaters 2 ton slate wagon

Any chance of a rusty weathering tutorial? Well... - The rust is real iron oxide, not weathering powders, so if you leave them out in the rain they go more rusty. - The only stuff that goes rusty is iron, or contains iron. - Once painted, they take less than a minute to prepare, but they are not ru...
by TonyW
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Slaters 2 ton slate wagon
Replies: 35
Views: 2152

Re: Slaters 2 ton slate wagon

One nice touch by Slaters is to supply curly spoked wheels for the unbraked model and drilled solid wheels for the braked model. You may also notice that the braked one has different axle boxes (the 16A03 side bolt type) too. There are three wheel types valid for use on FR slate wagons, Slaters cod...
by TonyW
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: First Steam Loco
Replies: 14
Views: 1746

Re: First Steam Loco

sjrixon wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:43 am
I'm going to be seriously looking in the direction of a Millie or Bertie next year.
Have you given up on being able to reverse without pushing it then?
by TonyW
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 145
Views: 14227

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

The arguments (with which I totally agree) against the use of axle pump are very well explained by Brian Wilson in this August 2014 article in "16mm Today" magazine: https://www.riverdale-loco.com/Today.pdf I'd forgotten about that article, so thanks for posting the link. I have a Shawe Steam Servi...
by TonyW
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 145
Views: 14227

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: 145
Views: 14227

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: 145
Views: 14227

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: 8509

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: 1019

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 ...