O gauge Track

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  1. Kimbo

    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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    Sounds more like a Highland banquet than a planning meeting...will Paul be serving a wee drop to help it all go down?
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    You never know your luck. :avatar:
     
  3. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Aye a wee drop o the black stuff - v.strong coffee (double espresso) :handshake: :thumbup:

    Paul
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    My packet of Peco slide chairs and 1 of the 3 packets of running rail chairs have arrived from Gaugemaster, the others are on back order, but based on the price, I have also ordered a couple of sets of Point V's and wing rails, plus a couple of sets of point blades as well. These are also on back order so we'll see if these will arrive before I even get an acknowledgment from C&L.

    I will save the photo's for later.

    But I will test gluing the chair to the timber sleeper with MEK.

    Paul
     
  5. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    I may have to reconsider my selection of wood dye.

    I took two sleepers out from the jar last night, this morning they had faded

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    The sleeper in the middle is one fresh out of the jar.

    Room now stinks of turps, as I force dry out the sleepers on the radiator.

    Paul
     
  6. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Hmm, I am guessing you are very popliar at home now :avatar:.

    I imagine the stain like some dark paints lightens as it dries. Is the stain the older solvent type or the newer water based? If the older type, could you mix some dark enamel paint in with it?

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
  7. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi Pete

    It is the older oil based stain, I have a feeling I have some Dark Oak stain somewhere safe :whatever:.
    I will see what the final colour comes out.
    The odour isn't as bad today, and mainly confined to the cave, no need for a do not disturb sign, even the cat isn't trying to open the door :avatar:.

    Paul
     
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    Delivery from Gaugemaster today, I've had some bits on back order

    Again parts from the Peco Individulay range

    IL-708 a pair of machined turnout blades with brackets £5.25 a packet

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    IL-706 Frog, wing and Check rails £4.05 per packet

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    IL-11 Brass rail nails approx 500 10mm long £3.45 perpacket

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    IL-702 Running rail chairs 100 per packet £4.90

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    All for code 124 Bull head rail.

    I will have a go at making a jig to hold the V parts for assembly.

    Light starting to appear at the end of the tunnel

    Paul
     
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    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Paul.
    If your luck's anything like mine, the light starting to appear at the end of the tunnel will be Toto with a torch and another job for you, wanted yesterday!!!:avatar::avatar::avatar:

    Keith.
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    You've met Toto as well then :avatar:

    The blades and V's are well machined, I will try and post up better pics later.

    Paul
     
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  11. York Paul

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    Yes one cannot fault the Peco crossing vee, it is well planed on the angle, I've found a few packs of Peco S1 chairs you can have... I'll bring them with me to York, they are no use to me as I use that other manufacturers finescale chairs:avatar: which we will not mention.
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    I'd love to be able to compare the two, but as C&L don't seem to want my custom (they'll take my money tho') I will stick with the Peco ones and save money as well.

    Paul
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    IL-706 Frog, wing and Check rails

    Whats in the pack


    The V assembled (temp)


    and pulled slightly apart


    I like the recessed rail behind the tip of the V

    Paul
     
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    The two planed rails which make up a crossing vee are called the point rail and the splice rail, the splice rail is the one machined with a recess.
     
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    Have you not received anything on a refund yet. That' the best part of four months. I think I'd be writing a letter ........ recorded / signed for delivery. Add the cost to your refund value. Why should you lose forty odd quid.
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Thanks Paul, about time I learned the correct names.

    Paul
     
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    Paul I've tried for 30 odd years to remember correct names:facepalm: somehow it doesn't work with me either:avatar:
     
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    Toto he will be at the York do... could be a chance to sort it then.
     
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    Miracles of Miracles - 6 months after ordering, a parcel arrived today - the long awaited order from C&L.

    Considering the York Exhibition was over a month ago when I spoke with the owner, its taken a month quickly this sort out.

    Was there an apology, explanation, excuse no just a Paid stamp placed on the invoice with a hand written date of the 15th Dec 2017.

    So with such outstanding customer service will I be placing a second order - NAE CHANCE.

    Now I have examples from both C&L and Peco I will post up pics later.

    Paul
     
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    Paul good that you have finally received the order.
    Whoever is running C&L well, all I can say is, Now thats taking customer service to a new low low low
    Another company to steer clear of.
     
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