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by Admin
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: 17D Wagons.
Replies: 7
Views: 90

Re: 17D Wagons.

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Printed this last night, obviously some refining of the process required, but still looks quite cow like.
Isn't this a more appropriate use of 3D printing in our scale than doing whole wagons?
Rather than Buttercup, perhaps we should call her Rhododendron.
Dave.
by Admin
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: 3D Printed Wagons.
Replies: 4
Views: 41

Re: 3D Printed Wagons.

How can I put this politely, you get what you pay for, and you wouldn't be paying much. If you check our web site under the menu 'About', it says of locos "providing they are an accurate representation of a prototype, and conform to all GL5 standards". I suggest that the same applies to rolling stoc...
by Admin
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barry Glover
Replies: 0
Views: 68

Barry Glover

Liz had a message from Down Under this morning. Our mate, Barry Glover, died peacefully last Tuesday with his family beside him. His son is going to send me nos for a video link, of his funeral, which lasts 90 days. Barry was a leading light in the model engineering fraternity in Australia, and trav...
by Admin
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Locomotives
Topic: Maxitrak Locos.
Replies: 5
Views: 663

Re: Maxitrak Locos.

Hi David, I agree with Matt. The Class 25 is a very useful and quite realistic loco. Being a Jack of all trades you can use it for anything, especially useful at GL5 events. You may well find the Brush a disappointment, it's a nice idea, but poorly executed. Speed is far too high, and it's a poor re...
by Admin
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turnout for overseas members
Replies: 0
Views: 420

Turnout for overseas members

IMPORTANT
If you live overseas and have not received an Email message from Elizabeth Cooling (our Membership Secretary) regarding the latest 'Turnout' magazine, please will you contact her as soon as possible!
by Admin
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: 2020 events
Topic: Cinberbarrow
Replies: 4
Views: 1043

Re: Cinberbarrow

As you should have seen, this event will now not take place, but it is hoped that a Friday - Saturday one will be organised for later in the year.
by Admin
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: Mica B
Replies: 15
Views: 2343

Re: Mica B

Matt, I've not come across an underframe quite like this before, whilst the members are fairly standard for GWR (angle for crossbearers and longitudes), the use of 5 tie rods to take the draft forces is unusual. Each crossbearer has a large cast spreader plate on each side of it to transmit the load...
by Admin
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: Mica B
Replies: 15
Views: 2343

Re: Mica B

Silver soldering it all would be the "proper" way, but can lead to buckling if the middle is heated much more than the outside, which is what I have done. The solution which I have since used is to silver solder the headstocks, and continue into the ends of the solebars and longitudinals. Then soft ...
by Admin
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: Mica B
Replies: 15
Views: 2343

Re: Mica B

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by Admin
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: Mica B
Replies: 15
Views: 2343

Re: Mica B

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by Admin
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: Mica B
Replies: 15
Views: 2343

Re: Mica B

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by Admin
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: Mica B
Replies: 15
Views: 2343

Re: Mica B

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by Admin
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: 2020 events
Topic: Shildon 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 1477

Re: Shildon 2020

Count me in, 29 to go.
Dave N.
by Admin
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: 2019 events
Topic: Saracen's Head
Replies: 2
Views: 1079

Saracen's Head

This event will take place from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd September.
Will anyone wishing to attend please fill in the online entry form. Peter Layfield will collect names etc for the event.
For directions to the site, please contact Liz, who's details are in the front of the magazine.
by Admin
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: 2019 events
Topic: SHILDON 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1653

Re: SHILDON 2019

Thanks Eddie, any other takers?
by Admin
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: 2019 events
Topic: SHILDON 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1653

Re: SHILDON 2019

Would anyone with working signals which they are prepared to use for the duration at Shildon, please let me know what they have so that we can finalise the signalling system. Non working, ie fixed, distants would also be useful.
Thanks, Dave.
by Admin
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Radio-Controlled Locos
Replies: 15
Views: 1980

Re: Radio-Controlled Locos

Scrat, you say "the only critical path left would be the rc receiver or RC to 4QD adapter commanding full speed due to a hardware failure" and "I will not leave out a failure of the RC set that generates a seemingly valid input for the adapter or 4qd". BUT, you then correctly point out that "A simpl...
by Admin
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help wanted by new guy please.
Replies: 5
Views: 1170

Re: Help wanted by new guy please.

You're most welcome. Make sure to bring the finished model along to one of our events, and you can buy me a pint!
Dave.
by Admin
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help wanted by new guy please.
Replies: 5
Views: 1170

Re: Help wanted by new guy please.

Ooops, sorry.
PM me your address, and I'll get it copied next week for you.
Dave.
by Admin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help wanted by new guy please.
Replies: 5
Views: 1170

Re: Help wanted by new guy please.

Hi David, and welcome to GL5.

LIz, our membership secretary, keeps the back numbers and should be able to help, though I think she's on holiday for the next week or so.