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by bodger
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Stanley's workshop
Replies: 1
Views: 508

Re: Stanley's workshop

I realised later that I was misleading readers by saying that my first post was not really about model railways but more to do with model engineering in general. In fact there is a link with model railways. Johnny Pickles ran the Brown & Pickles engineering firm in Barnoldswick which was well-kn...
by bodger
Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Stanley's workshop
Replies: 1
Views: 508

Stanley's workshop

Although not railway modelling those of you who like model engineering will enjoy this YouTube video. It shows 80-year-old engineer Stanley Graham in his shed in Barnoldswick describing his lathes which were made by the famous Johnny Pickles and testing engines which he has made for some of his fans...
by bodger
Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Transition at top and bottom of incline?
Replies: 13
Views: 1948

Re: Transition at top and bottom of incline?

If you're using a strip of, say, plywood as the base for the inclined track perhaps it would help bending if you scored it transversely - the underside at the bottom of the incline, the upper side at the top. It's reminiscent of the scored MDF that you can buy and use to make curved scenic back boar...
by bodger
Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Noch ballast glue
Replies: 12
Views: 1938

Re: Noch ballast glue

Thanks, all of you, for your comments and advice. I'll probably use PVA again but (1) buy some that's intended for craft use rather than builder use, (2) try a a mix with higher water content, and (3) perhaps use alcohol mixed in rather than Fairy liquid. I know there must be different qualities of ...
by bodger
Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Noch ballast glue
Replies: 12
Views: 1938

Re: Noch ballast glue

That sounds better than what I used. I have to admit it was from a bulk pack bought from somewhere like B&Q. I use `Anita's Tacky PVA Glue' when I'm building card kits but the bottle's small and I needed much more for the track ballasting so I used what I already had to hand.
by bodger
Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Noch ballast glue
Replies: 12
Views: 1938

Re: Noch ballast glue

End2end, I used a dropper bottle in the usual recommended way and tried varying the ratio of PVA to water and the amount of Fairy liquid but still the glue seemed not to permeate far through the ballast and tended to make the ballast float about and leave empty spots that needed filling later. The t...
by bodger
Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Noch ballast glue
Replies: 12
Views: 1938

Noch ballast glue

Hello folks, I'm new to the forum, yet another of those retirees who now finds he has a bit more time and can do some railway modelling. My interests are 4mm OO and I lean more towards making buildings and scenery than running trains. I started an oval layout with Setrack a couple of years back but ...

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