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by TonyW
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Brandbright coach paint schemes
Replies: 7
Views: 156

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: 24
Views: 1549

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: 24
Views: 1549

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: 1560

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: 13243

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: 13243

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: 13243

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: 13243

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: 7690

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: 939

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: 939

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: 655

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: 946

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: 2788

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: 890

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...