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by Jimmyb
Sun Mar 07, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Servo Controlled Points
Replies: 10
Views: 138

Re: Servo Controlled Points

Graham, I do like this idea, I currently have T.E. but when I do away with track power (hopefully this year) I will need an alternative for my points :)
by Jimmyb
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: IP Engineering
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: IP Engineering

Yes I contacted them last week, but took two emails and a phone call.
by Jimmyb
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: IP Engineering Rail Bus
Replies: 22
Views: 945

Re: IP Engineering Rail Bus

Very little has happened lately with the railbus, the body and chassis built as per the instructions, and now I am looking to make it my own. Update on the motor front, I bought one the the "Chinese" 6 - 12 volt motors, and when applying power to the original motor and new motor 2.4 volts and 4.8 vo...
by Jimmyb
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Interpreting a manufacturer's drawing
Replies: 9
Views: 177

Re: Interpreting a manufacturer's drawing

Rik, having difficulty working out exactly which dimension you are talking about, and though I am an engineer, I am not fully conversant with all locomotive part names. However could the issue be in the end elevation the arm length is at an angle, but when viewed in the plan the length does not show...
by Jimmyb
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: FR. Sentry box brake van.
Replies: 35
Views: 2045

Re: FR. Sentry box brake van.

River Lin wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:19 pm
Hi Jimmy.
The table tilts about 20° up or down.
There are a few different models available and they may be different in this respect. If you decide to buy also be aware that some models come with only one belt and no power pack.
David.
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David, many thanks for the info :)
by Jimmyb
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: FR. Sentry box brake van.
Replies: 35
Views: 2045

Re: FR. Sentry box brake van.

went and had a look at this linisher, quite nice, however it doesn't mention if the table tilts to sand at angles, of this is achieved by angles on the bench, please can you advise, many thanks.
by Jimmyb
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2586
Views: 421265

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

Peter work to be truly proud of.
by Jimmyb
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Paint reaction question
Replies: 14
Views: 681

Re: Paint reaction question

I have often had difficulties in the past with lacquer, and over the last couple of years with my move to garden railways again encountered the odd difficulty. More often as not the slow drying, even in the UK summer, a warm (20 degrees +) and some paint seems to take hours to dry, yet on another da...
by Jimmyb
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: My First Aster - A Schools
Replies: 5
Views: 473

Re: My First Aster - A Schools

At least they look like British smoke deflectors, unlike a certain preserved loco ;)
by Jimmyb
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2586
Views: 421265

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

As you know spray painting is not my favourite job, it makes me nervous! Wanting to be sure I don't mess it up I've been running a space heater when I've needed to paint just to be absolutely sure it's warm and dry enough but I don't know if this is always necessary. If you don't mind me mining you...
by Jimmyb
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Lyn >> Schull & Skibbereen Erin(ish)
Replies: 37
Views: 1805

Re: Lyn >> Schull & Skibbereen Erin(ish)

The clamshell for the Lyn motor block is very poor quality plastic. Most of the destination mounts for the self tapping screws have split, so it's held together very tentatively - ie the screws are just about biting but can't be tightened completely. Once I've got the body sorted, I might draw and ...
by Jimmyb
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Paint reaction question
Replies: 14
Views: 681

Re: Paint reaction question

I have had issues (a few years ago now) with varnish/lacquer, even though the top coat was supposedly compatible. One piece of advice was the ensure the base colour had dried properly i.e. at least 7 days, so these days I never put my clear coat on until at least 7 days, normally longer. You also me...
by Jimmyb
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: IP Engineering Rail Bus
Replies: 22
Views: 945

Re: IP Engineering Rail Bus

I have a question for builders of these "wooden" kits, the instructions talk about using superglue or two-part epoxy, I would have though a good water proof PVA, thoughts please. Peter B is the expert with mdf kits. Expert.... no, experienced..... yes! Like all simple questions there are numerous p...
by Jimmyb
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: IP Engineering Rail Bus
Replies: 22
Views: 945

Re: IP Engineering Rail Bus

So below is my Kit of Parts for the Railbus, and the instructions they look very comprehensive. I have a question for builders of these "wooden" kits, the instructions talk about using superglue or two-part epoxy, I would have though a good water proof PVA, thoughts please: IPE-Railbus-Kit-of-Parts....
by Jimmyb
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: IP Engineering Rail Bus
Replies: 22
Views: 945

Re: IP Engineering Rail Bus

The kit has arrived, and all the parts seem in order. The motor is unmarked, but meets the physical size of a 280, so another trawl of the internet. I found a number of "branded" motors marked up with the voltage details and indeed 6 - 12v but these were all from Asia, cheap around £4.00 when p&p wa...