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by one man and his dog
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: DJH model building
Replies: 32
Views: 17119

Re: DJH model building

Well I worked through the last of the instructions, soldered on every detail I could and fitted the electrical contacts to the insulated wheels. That was a bit of a game. I had some 1mm phosphor bronze wire and that was too stiff. I had some 0.4mm phosphor bronze wire for handrails and things and th...
by one man and his dog
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: DJH model building
Replies: 32
Views: 17119

Re: DJH model building

So since I last wrote what has happened? Tidings of gladness and great joy, I've had my first covid jab! Now to more mundane things. The copper rivets turned up, they were a bit long but copper is soft enough that it was very easy to nip off the excess length using side cutters. Also peaning over th...
by one man and his dog
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: DJH model building
Replies: 32
Views: 17119

Re: DJH model building

So what happened next. Well my replacement cylinder parts turned up and I then ignored the instructions. I soldered the cylinders to the chassis; that's the chassis that I had painted black as per the instructions. I had to file off the black paint to get the solder to take. Another lesson learn't. ...
by one man and his dog
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: DJH model building
Replies: 32
Views: 17119

Re: DJH model building

Somehow I managed to post the message before had finished it. One photo shows the cylinders, there was no indication of how far the slide bars were to protrude and yes, I got it wrong. Had to then spend £30 in replacement parts from DJH. The other photo shows a piece of brass supplied by DJH for ass...
by one man and his dog
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: DJH model building
Replies: 32
Views: 17119

Re: DJH model building

Well I got the excess metal off the body OK, I used a milling machine. Good job I had access to one I think. So what else has happened? Well I got the crankpins fitted onto the 4-4-4. I wonder how they are supposed to be fitted? I'll tighten them up with pliers but don't grip them too hard, I don't ...
by one man and his dog
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: DJH model building
Replies: 32
Views: 17119

Re: DJH model building

Well after a summer and the autumn off I'm back to modelling again. Here are some of the lessons I've learned since I was last on here. Firstly get some 2 by 1 timber and cut it as shown in the photograph below. https://i.postimg.cc/jnrWNRCy/DSCF0065.jpg The advantage is that you can then support th...
by one man and his dog
Sun May 10, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: DJH model building
Replies: 32
Views: 17119

Re: DJH model building

OK, this is where I am now. Assembling the 4-4-4 body went quite well though not perfect of course. Apart from the nuts that I have already mentioned, most of the detailing had to be soldered from the outside and would have been better done from the inside but having already assembled the major comp...
by one man and his dog
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: DJH model building
Replies: 32
Views: 17119

Re: DJH model building

Thanks to Jim for his kind comments. A positive peer review is very encouraging. Well I couldn't do much more to the chassis until it was painted so I got on with the body. Very glad I practiced on something cheap first, the body could have gone better but I think it will be useable though a bit of ...
by one man and his dog
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Wrinkled Backscene
Replies: 16
Views: 5585

Re: Wrinkled Backscene

I've ordered some paper backscene from Gaugemaster. I'll have a look at it when it arrives and I may take it to a decorators merchant for advice on the best glue to use. I'll let you know how I get on.
by one man and his dog
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: DJH model building
Replies: 32
Views: 17119

Re: DJH model building

Well, first I built my white metal model of a building. I doubt if I will ever finish it, it's pretty rough. I started educating myself for this project by watching the video on the DJH web site, the one by Tony Wright I think it is, it runs for 5 and a half hours! I'm half way through watching it f...