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by Eddyg
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: 2020 events
Topic: Shildon 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 1061

Re: Shildon 2020

Hi Ben, Joe and me will be there if it's a goer. Assume Wednesday pm for set up so I will attend. The Fri, Sat, Sun for me. Joe will be Sat and Sun and possibly Fri. Have you talked to any of the Rydale people? They have been doing a night run on a Saturday around this time, and if they already have...
by Eddyg
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: 2019 events
Topic: SHILDON 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1310

Re: SHILDON 2019

Hi Dave,

I've already let Ben know, but just to confirm, my stop and distant signals will be there on Wednesday 26th till Sunday as usual.

Eddie
by Eddyg
Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Signal wire termination
Replies: 2
Views: 2271

Re: Signal wire termination

I suppose your Western man was using the method Keith was trying to replicate on page 10 of the build group thread. The basis is drawing BRS-SM121/1 for terminating seven strand galvanised wire. After putting on the first seven turns the end of the strand is cut off and the remaining straight length...
by Eddyg
Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Interested in a signal building group?
Replies: 297
Views: 82001

Re: Interested in a signal building group?

Hi Alan,

If you can't find them, I will be happy to make some replacements, but Dave will have to send me some stiles if he has any, since I don't have any left here.

Eddie
by Eddyg
Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Interested in a signal building group?
Replies: 297
Views: 82001

Re: Interested in a signal building group?

Ben,

Two ladders it is.

Eddie
by Eddyg
Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Interested in a signal building group?
Replies: 297
Views: 82001

Re: Interested in a signal building group?

Hi all, Recovery in process amongst other things, although not too much grass cutting - yet. When we got back on Sunday evening and unloaded the car, I found there was no room for the signals in the workshop if I was actually going to do anything, so they've been shunted into the loft until needed f...
by Eddyg
Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Interested in a signal building group?
Replies: 297
Views: 82001

Re: Interested in a signal building group?

Dave,

It's labelled HS-55 and looks identical to the others. The travel is 180 degrees or more.

Eddie
by Eddyg
Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Interested in a signal building group?
Replies: 297
Views: 82001

Re: Interested in a signal building group?

Dave, Time was I could have calculated the focal length of a lens, but fourth form physics is too far away now and I don't know the refractive index for acrylic! I received the servo, thanks, but its travel is much greater than the ones you sent first. Do I need to change the gearing or will the ele...
by Eddyg
Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Interested in a signal building group?
Replies: 297
Views: 82001

Re: Interested in a signal building group?

Alan,
Dave and me have already discussed this - see page 12, about half way down

Eddie
by Eddyg
Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Interested in a signal building group?
Replies: 297
Views: 82001

Re: Interested in a signal building group?

Hi All, Successful afternoon completing the lamps and fitting the coloured glasses. Some photos follow. Home On.JPG Home Off.JPG Distant on.JPG Distant Off.JPG I'm surprised at just how bright the lamps are when viewed through the lens. The light beam is about 6" diameter at about eight feet distant...
by Eddyg
Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Interested in a signal building group?
Replies: 297
Views: 82001

Re: Interested in a signal building group?

Ben, Dave, The arm and the spectacle plate have been connected using the pre-drilled holes in the arms and the centre drilling location in the spectacle plate the other four being spotted through from the arm on the assumption they were correct. A check of the dimensions from the BR drawings (SM-2/1...
by Eddyg
Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Interested in a signal building group?
Replies: 297
Views: 82001

Re: Interested in a signal building group?

Ben

Painted signal arms received today. Good job thanks.

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by Eddyg
Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Interested in a signal building group?
Replies: 297
Views: 82001

Re: Interested in a signal building group?

Richard, I do appreciate the time and effort needed to get a project like this working, I've been involved with this sort of thing before and know that after everything is built and working in isolation, commissioning is invariably difficult and time consuming. Are you saying you will not get the bo...
by Eddyg
Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Interested in a signal building group?
Replies: 297
Views: 82001

Re: Interested in a signal building group?

Ben, I think you should get the bases out to the builders as soon as they are available. Fitting the bases at Shildon isn't a such a good idea as the ladders will need to be fitted once the bases are in place and there may be other operations as well. I think there will be too much going on setting ...
by Eddyg
Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Interested in a signal building group?
Replies: 297
Views: 82001

Re: Interested in a signal building group?

Hi Dave, My two signals, M3 and M9 are now painted and and have servos and pull wires fitted and working and I've made the brass balance weights. I'm assuming Ben will get the painted signal arms back to me this week and the fitted out bases will arrive very soon from Richard. I'll have a go at gett...
by Eddyg
Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Interested in a signal building group?
Replies: 297
Views: 82001

Re: Interested in a signal building group?

Dave, I'm currently looking at making a couple of 7" balance weights from a bit of scrap brass. I guess you would cast them in WM, but I don't have any RTV in stock at the moment and don't want to buy a 1Kg pack to make a mould needing less than 100g. I've made some cables using multi strand electri...
by Eddyg
Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Interested in a signal building group?
Replies: 297
Views: 82001

Re: Interested in a signal building group?

I'm just about worked up with the bits I've got. Just to make sure I haven't missed anything I think need the following parts to complete my two signals: Base plate including lead weight, plugs and sockets, electronics gubbins other than servos Coloured glasses Lamp body and any internals Balance we...
by Eddyg
Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Interested in a signal building group?
Replies: 297
Views: 82001

Re: Interested in a signal building group?

No not Hammerite, and I agree with Keith that the new Hammerite is completely useless. Doesn't go on well and peels off in no time. I've put a lot of effort into painting bits today. My early consideration was that they had been contaminated with WD40. I hadn't used any recently, and a check with th...
by Eddyg
Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Interested in a signal building group?
Replies: 297
Views: 82001

Re: Interested in a signal building group?

Dave, Parts received today, thank you. It would be interesting to know when you posted them, given that the package carries a second class stamp. I can't tell the post date as it hasn't been franked. You could give me some advice on painting white metal castings, or how to clean the release agent fr...
by Eddyg
Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Interested in a signal building group?
Replies: 297
Views: 82001

Re: Interested in a signal building group?

Hi Ben.

Thanks for the telephone call this evening, I'm relieved my package has turned up. 3 days for 1st Class mail, hardly acceptable and certainly not competitive.

Eddie