|Barrie Lever||01/05/2019 08:27:51|
|323 forum posts|
I use Ink jet printable water slide transfers which I buy on Ebay (Mr Decal Paper).
There are limitations with these, they really work best with a very light background (white is best), they don't have great adhesive strength.
Aftre printing I spray the whole sheet with a clear laquer, once applied I spray over them with clear laquer, this is OK for me as the models I am using them on benifit from an overall laquer finish.
Next time that I print some decals I will key the top face of the decal paper with 600-800 abrasive paper as I have had some issues with the first coat of laquer bonding to the clear carrier of the decal.
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Help, wish I hadn't started, everythings going wrong.
Edited By Robin on 01/05/2019 10:02:34
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|not done it yet||01/05/2019 11:40:00|
|3229 forum posts|
I used to dash around the fields on a Mercury Mercette moped (along with the Franny Barnett and Ariel 500) back in the early 1960s, or very late 50s. That was a good little tool for its size. The OHV four stroke engine was a super little unit apart from the push rods, which were like fine sock knitting needles. Sadly thrown in a skip about twenty years ago - not by me.
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I'd also get in touch with the NACC (their magazine is Buzzin' as mentioned above). They stock transfers, and list 3 different NSU ones at £3, £3.50 and £7 (no idea what or which a quickly would need, I'm a Cyclemaster person!)
|255 forum posts|
Dave, why not replicate a 'Very Quickly'. Transfer style not important.
|Sam Stones||01/05/2019 22:44:01|
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Apologies Dave, I can add nothing about NSU.
Chris’s mention of Cyclemaster however, brought back a flood of memories. I clocked up many miles on my 32cc version. The main setback was those messy coupling quadrants. Made from a certain grade of rubber, if oil got to them they turned into a squishy, sticky mess.
Just before I sold it in ’56 to make way for the (no longer avoidable) OHMS invitation, I fitted the bike with a ‘long-range’ BSA Winged Wheel pannier-style petrol tank. With a pocket full of rubber quadrants and two tanks, Lands End to John O'Groats was a distinct possibility.
Edited By Sam Stones on 01/05/2019 22:45:36
|Howard Lewis||02/05/2019 13:29:55|
|2207 forum posts|
You could try The Vintage Scooter Club, in UK. They may be able to suggest a source.
Ignore the Naysayers. This Forum is here to help and advise members with a problem, (That way, we all learn something! ) not to pour cold water on them or their ideas!
|Nick Clarke 3||02/05/2019 13:43:02|
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Forty plus years ago I was labouring in a backstreet garage to help pay my way through university. Half buried on the scrap heap was clearly a bike fitted with a BSA Winged Wheel. Does it go? 'Too well' said the owner - 'get it out' and I saw it had a Winged Wheel fitted to each wheel - and it was apparently un-rideable to the point where the garage owner there and then took both the wheels off and dumped them as he reckoned you could not turn any corner without falling off - and he wasn't going to be held responsible!
The good news was that in the same heap was a BSA Bantam which he let me have and I did up as my first bike!
|Jeff Dayman||02/05/2019 17:46:13|
|1591 forum posts|
All kinds of good ideas and comments - but no response so far from the OP. Is he still here?
|Mike Poole||02/05/2019 17:52:58|
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Perhaps he read the second post and hasn’t bothered to come back
|Pete White||03/05/2019 08:44:13|
|53 forum posts|
He did get a baptism of fire wouldn't blame him if he has gone, did you get up grumpy that day Brian? I do sometimes. lol
A great thread lots of information, I have a 1940 Rudge moped with the very popular 98 cc Villiers engine, lots of companies used them, James, Francis Barnet, will restore it one day and come back to this thread for information
Edited By Pete White on 03/05/2019 08:46:06
|240 forum posts|
Late sixties to early seventies I had a Berini M22 along with a BSA winged wheel and a couple of cyclemaster, when I got married and left home the old man, who knew the price of everything and the value of nothing took them all up the tip.
|Neil Wyatt||03/05/2019 11:07:06|
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I use an initial coat of Windsor and Netown gloss spray laquer, then a few more layers of that or polyurethane spray varnish to seal and strengthen the decal before I cut it out. The W&N lacquer gives a stronger, more consistent and smooth coat than most sprays, but it is designed to be removable with solvent so it need further sealing. I've managed up to about 6" across this way.
Once applied I use whatever finish I had planned for the model.
Don't forget you can get white decal paper - but you need to cut it to the required shape.
|Glyn Davies||03/05/2019 11:49:35|
|113 forum posts|
Me and my sister on dad's NSU (photo dated 12th June 1960)
Edited By Glyn Davies on 03/05/2019 11:51:49
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Ahead of its time with that satellite antenna on the back!
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I seem to remember they had something to do with Vincent motor cycles, probably assembled by them in Stevenage
|Boiler Bri||03/05/2019 19:46:47|
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I have just put transfers on my 5” tender. Made myself with auto-cad and a lazer printer. I am happy with them and there cheaper than Fox transfers. 🤗🤗🤗
I dont know anything about NSU. I did have a Greaves with a Villiers 197 in it.
Edited By Boiler Bri on 03/05/2019 19:47:59
|236 forum posts|
Triggered the memories there, Pete - my Dad's James Comet was my introduction to motor-cycling as a 14yo on quiet backroads nr Stone, Essex, on family hols.
Edited By Meunier on 03/05/2019 20:25:50
|Barrie Lever||03/05/2019 22:13:34|
|323 forum posts|
I had a lot of fun riding NSU quicklys as a teenager, but nowhere near as much fun as a Honda C90 in the gravel pits.
The C90 IMO is the best ever motorised vehicle made, does what it says on the can and indestructible. Even more fun when we found out that if you put pressure on the gear lever that it disengaged the centrifugal clutch, that lead to a whole barrel of laugh's !!
Thanks for the tip on W&N clear, I will give that a go.
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