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by Brian
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!
Replies: 240
Views: 24519

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!

Out of interest Barry, what is the yard lamps post made from (if you're able to tell)?
by Brian
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Which helping hand with iron holder & tester pen
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Which helping hand with iron holder & tester pen

Just ensure the irons weight and that added by the mains cable of the iron and the irons size too doesn't cause any Helping Hands to topple over! As you're most likely be grabbing the Hot end of the iron if it does!! :o IMO a soldering Iron safety stand that is totally separate from any helping hand...
by Brian
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!
Replies: 240
Views: 24519

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!

Unless I have it wrong RML ceased trading a few years ago now?
Yes please do a series of instructions on the Ratio SR lamp conversion. (Which I think was on the old forum??)
by Brian
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!
Replies: 240
Views: 24519

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!

Brilliant Barry - BB :D

Perhaps you may like to provide a forum topic on - How to Make Yard Lamps?
by Brian
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: Absolute novice looking for guidance
Replies: 16
Views: 245

Re: Absolute novice looking for guidance

Hi Mike, Well done re book. I'm sure it will help and hopefully you'll enjoy it. Keeps the Lambert family in food for a few days from the royalties of the sale too :D :o All model railway equipment is powered from safe low voltage power supplies. I recommend only purchasing ready made power supplies...
by Brian
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Books & Magazines
Topic: Reading recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 142

Re: Reading recommendations

Sorry just trying to understand what it covers. I'm looking for details on operation and wiring mainly. I've just about got the baseboard completed l, I'm copying a layout which has some manual points but looking to add electric signals/lights/points etc oh and hills tunnels etc. Would this cover i...
by Brian
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: Absolute novice looking for guidance
Replies: 16
Views: 245

Re: Absolute novice looking for guidance

Hi Mike
Welcome to the forum
What gauge/scale are you considering? 00, N or something else?
by Brian
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: Securing Metcalfe models on baseboard
Replies: 13
Views: 412

Re: Securing Metcalfe models on baseboard

email notice received this morning 27-07-20... On line ordering via the Metcalfe web site is now available again https://www.metcalfemodels.com/
by Brian
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: solder
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: solder

FB, thanks, Taint cheap though. Hi I guess that really depends on how much you want to purchase? If you only occasionally solder electrcial connections, then its better to obtain a smaller quantity. Example https://cpc.farnell.com/search?ost=solder&searchref=searchlookahead&product-range=duratool-6...
by Brian
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: solder
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: solder

For electrical soldering try and obtain 60/40 Tin/Lead rosen cored solder. I would avoid Lead Free solder if possible.
Depending on what you want to solder either 0.7mm for fine work of a thicker one of around 1.0mm - 1.2mm for general soldering such as dropper wires to rails.