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  1. I'll bring the blowtorch😀
  2. The last Fair date of 2019;- There may be mince pies!!
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  4. That looks fairly intact, the deck seems to be there n all? Eoin
  5. So then after a number of outings with the baseboard I've decided the wires for the jigsaw plug-in track parts is just to fiddly, we need an upgrade- no wires at all! The solution I came up with is sprung loaded PCB board contacts fixed into the routed slot that was made for the wires, with copper contact tape to the underside of the jigsaw boards..... This is the underside of the jigsaw board with contact tape installed and wires to the tracks soldered on. The contact BCB board, brass dome head nails to be soldered in and ends snipped off, the mounting screws and the little springs wound from guitar strings. The PCB boards mounted in the slot and wired up. Close up, the heads of the brass nails are just above the slot and the springs allow movement down when the insert board is screwed down. It works. Now just another 14 to go....... Eoin
  6. After the parts were machined and cut from the sheet I started to process the bits;- First the outer frames were stamp with a few rivets, unfortunately the scale spacing of the rivets does not fit the tool correctly so the previously stamped rivet gets a bit squidged when stamping the next one, but I carried on! They still look pretty Then the slots which were chain drilled .5mm in the machine, were opened up and sized for the tabbed parts. All slots done but still a bit of fettling required to fit the chassis together. It's now I remembered that because of the outside frames I have to use horn blocks to install the axles as the outer frame obstructs the access to thread the axle through if one were to use bush bearings!! I did engrave lines on the inner frames for this- a bit more cutting required. More parts to process. Just if your wondering how I opened up the .5mm slots- first I cut through the chain drilling with the piercing saw, using the saw like a file the rough edges were removed, then with a modified .5mm thick diamond coated nail file cut and ground down to a width of 2mm, which is the size of the smallest slot, I used it to clean up the slots to size. The file does loose its grit over time but I got through this work OK and next time I will give it a bit of a grind beforehand..... Soldering next I think. Eoin
  7. Hi Peter I do repairs, is it an Gauge N GF 185 and do you know how many tooths are on that gear? I have some gears in stock- if I don't have that one we will have to try and order it!! The old type intermediate bogie GF gears all split over time- so it may need a few to be changed! I'm in Bray on Sunday at the Train & Model Fair if you want to drop out 10.30 to 1.30 or pm me to arrange if you want. Eoin
  8. It's like David says The porch roof looks like a lead or copper sheeted roof, the up-stands along the front eaves- is the detail one uses to join the sheets! the roof falls to the rear against the station building wall which would have a gutter or flat surface laid at a fall towards the rain water pipe, this gutter discharges into a hopper just below the roof covering and fixed to the fascia then through the double bends and down to ground. The rain water pipe from the roof above discharges onto the porch roof and carried from there into the hopper. To do this detail correctly one should carry the roof finish- ie; a lead flashing , up the station wall approx 150mm scale height above the porch roof to weather the station wall and form the back of the porch roof gutter. Eoin
  9. Spray paint the rails with a mat rust colour before ballasting, while the paint is wet rub down the top of rails with the edge of a block of MDF- a-la BaseboardDave technique. If the paint dries wrap some wetted wet-n-dry fine sand paper around the MDF block and rub down. Graphite as well as being a conductor is also a lubricant- one may have traction problems with this one, but sure if it doesn't work, out with the eraser! Eoin
  10. I don't like this stuff, it's TV- people & personalities for voyeurism- TV! But as Garfield says it promotes railway modelling and that is a good thing..... Eoin
  11. Studio Scale Models do a brass etch phone box kit;- http://www.studio-scale-models.com/Scenics.shtml
  12. https://www.google.com/search?q=old+irish+phone+box&client=firefox-b-d&sxsrf=ACYBGNQFpWAHswsU6kKUdzpRGDgbHFo32A:1572732743564&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=OhuA1BrEu4IaiM%3A%2Cvl67x6fI0vBxoM%2C_&vet=1&usg=AI4_-kT3EJwXiQ9UO2BA1_C8QNzRCMPNig&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwisz4aExszlAhWDr3EKHf9FBWwQ9QEwAHoECAcQHA#imgrc=OhuA1BrEu4IaiM:
  13. A bit of cream n green and it will be grand! Eoin
  14. Hi Guys Yes Broithe is correct time is a major problem, but more of a concern is my DARTs are a fine detailed model and would not be suitable for child play and are expensive! On the other hand- I am developing a timber toy DART, one that runs on a timber track available in toy shops and Lidl (which is in their stores now), this DART would be more suitable for child play, but the problem again is time. This is where I am at, rolling chassis and currently working out the body curves and pantograph;- Eoin
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