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  1. Although I’m not using an arduino controlling the turntable, for the positioning I’m using photo interrupts (detectors). There very easy to set up, just a short length of wire, I’m using 0.8mm brass and they're not overly expensive, I paid just over £6 for 5 from Rapid Electronics. As I’m using relays I had to design an amplifier circuit, but I doubt you’d need one. The left hand board is the interrupter, the right hand the control relay. The actuator pin from above. The actuator from the side. The interrupter operates when it pass
  2. Jack I've just taken a few more photos, the lighting is a bit better on these. I've concentrated on the areas that I've worked on. I do need to touch up the pipework under the cab, I'll add that to my to do list. Hope they help Brian
  3. Hi Jack As I was painting directly on the Hornby body, it was either the factory finished paintwork, or the bare (black) plastic where the paint had come off with the numbers etc. As I was only doing small areas I used a brush, a size 1 sable, the areas I painted are around the crest, around name plate, the cab sides and tender sides. This loco was originally ‘92 Squadron’ in BR malachite green, so the BR cab-side number and tender lettering (British Railways) had to be removed. Also as the original name was longer than the new one, there were holes that I had to fill in on the bod
  4. HUMBROL acrylic malachite green is as close to spot on as you can get. It's what I've used when re-numbering my locos and you'd be hard pushed to see where the original colour ends and the new starts. Brian
  5. I’m glad they helped, I took them for the same reason that you wanted them for as I have the D class kit in my to build pile!
  6. Hi Bryan If you click on my avatar and then take a look at the albums I’ve posted, there are dozens of shots of the D class at the NRM at York that I took when I visited there a few years ago. I’m not sure if it’s exactly what you’re looking for, but there are a couple of shots of the reversing cylinder itself, I hope there of use. Regards Brian
  7. A few years ago, I read on another thread on here (I’m sorry but I can’t remember who’s it was) a method to disguise the screw heads. He used small discs of paper sprayed the same colour (and at the same time) as the loco. These were then glued over the screw heads to hide them. They could easily be removed with a knife if necessary later.
  8. I shall follow with interest what you do to modify the I3 and it’s chassis, as I have one of these (along with the etched chassis too) in a box awaiting construction. Regards Brian
  9. Hi dave I use a very similar method myself when soldering up valve gear, but I add a small drop of oil to the paper, which I find helps to stop the solder for getting where you don’t want it to get. I do like the countersinking idea though, I might try that next time.
  10. Jack Here are a few more photos of my work on the Langley L class, mainly my upgrade of the bogies The original cast bogie, completely devoid of any detail, I thinned the width down to add etched sides. The lovely etched Comet bogies (available in 2 sizes) are either too long, or too short, so I went for the long ones. I just used the detailed overlay, which I cut to reduce the length to match the cast bogie. The three pieces are then soldered to the side of the cast bogie. Fi
  11. I’ve not got any photos of a Nu-cast N15X, but I’ve included one of the original Langley L class. When Maunsell rebuilt them, he kept as much of the original loco as he could. I hope it helps
  12. Gibson will make their frames with either cut outs for horn blocks or holes for bearings, you just tell him which you prefer when you place the order as they are made to order. I got a pair of frames for a K class a few years ago, although they are plain, like your N15X frames, they are very good when compared to the drawings.
  13. Thanks, the list will be very useful as I have some of the above kits to build myself and looking at how you’ve done them may assist me too!
  14. On the left of the door, 3rd shelf down, second column, 5th one up! I've got one of those myself! I thought I had a big stash!
  15. BSW01

    Little Muddle

    I showed this photo to my wife last night, she couldn't believe it was a model, she thought it was real!
  16. I have used the Plastic Padding version which I buy from my local small DIY shop. I've used in my other hobby, building model boats, where I've used it to glue deck beams to the side of the hull and it's very effective and strong. I've also used it successfully to cast axle boxes after I'd inadvertently melted one.
  17. BSW01

    Little Muddle

    Is the roof painted masking tape?
  18. BSW01

    Little Muddle

    Classicfm also play it a lot too!
  19. BSW01

    Little Muddle

    I'd have to ask myself one question, "what's a frenchman doing in the field behind the station?"
  20. BSW01

    Little Muddle

    Like many others I have just found this thread (AndyB posted a link). Wow, it's absolutely stunning, incredible attention to detail. I will be following this with interest form now on.
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