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by DaveHarris
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1917

Re: Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2019

An excellent exhibition! Many thanks to the Society members who gave up their time to man desks and answer all sorts of questions thrown at them.

Many thanks guys!
by DaveHarris
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: Grampus stock naughtiness...
Replies: 23
Views: 6502

Re: Grampus stock naughtiness...

I have just 'discovered' this thread, which I have read with great interest. Iak your work is excellent. As I am a bit of a 'Departmental Nerd' I thought I would provide a little background on this type of wagon for others to see that even 'boring black engineers wagons ' do have their differences. ...
by DaveHarris
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 20298

Re: Scaleforum 2018

Thanks for the information re meetings Flymo :thumb
by DaveHarris
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 20298

Re: Scaleforum 2018

Having decided to make a weekend of it(with domestic authority blessing) i am staying out at the Innkeepers Lodge in Weston Turnville, could a 'newbie gatecrash one evening?
by DaveHarris
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Canadian Group
Topic: Great british Train Show 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 3228

Re: Great british Train Show 2018

Mark,
Excellent work!
Dave Harris :)
by DaveHarris
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: English Goods Sheds
Replies: 4
Views: 1570

Re: English Goods Sheds

Thanks to Quentin and dal-t for the clarification in this instance. I am aware that the law of copyright can be complicated for the unwary and was just seeking to ensure that none of us fell foul of it.
by DaveHarris
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: English Goods Sheds
Replies: 4
Views: 1570

Re: English Goods Sheds

Can I just say 'be careful'! Copying a complete document is a breach of copyright, and page 6 of the document says that no part may be reproduced without the owners permission.
Its easy to do in this electronic age, but can still lead one into a costly legal action
by DaveHarris
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 126
Views: 21357

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

This thread is excellent! I have one question though as a newbie to track/point construction........ do you normally leave the sleeper/crossing timbers unstained until the end of construction, or have you omitted to stain them for clarity in construction for this thread?
by DaveHarris
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Andy W
Topic: From scrap to loco
Replies: 25
Views: 7663

Re: From scrap to loco

An excellent set of photos and notes! Many thanks for your efforts!
by DaveHarris
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Lastest High Level Loco Kit
Replies: 12
Views: 3200

Re: Lastest High Level Loco Kit

In response to Kelley's comment about use by the MOD, I can confirm that in the 1990s an example of this loco was quietly rotting away underground in the excavated tunnels of the RN Store Depot at Copenacre, just west of Chippenham, Wilts
by DaveHarris
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Lampeter Station question
Replies: 19
Views: 3993

Re: Lampeter Station question

If you look carefully at the bottom picture, there seems to be a short fence/handrail coming from the wall of the building? Maybe, given the size of the visible lintel and the short fence/handrail this was indeed a 'cellar' of some sort :?:
by DaveHarris
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Explosives
Replies: 16
Views: 4261

Re: Explosives

Having had some experience with munitions I would suggest, that despite the various regulations issued over the years, we must remember the dateline for the Soham incident. At that time the priority was to move munitions as quickly as possible from point A to point B. Whilst, if time and resources p...
by DaveHarris
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: P4 vs S4 - Pro's and con's
Replies: 164
Views: 31399

Re: P4 vs S4 - Pro's and con's

Must admit i agree with Knuckles latest comments. Also with Martin's comments earlier.... there are published standards which work and have worked for 40 years. I was taught ' if it works and it aint broke then dont try and fix it'. Or like Knuckles, am i missing something??? :?
by DaveHarris
Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Gluing 'Hard' plastics
Replies: 13
Views: 2545

Re: Gluing 'Hard' plastics

Mike , thanks for the suggestion
by DaveHarris
Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Gluing 'Hard' plastics
Replies: 13
Views: 2545

Re: Gluing 'Hard' plastics

Doh! Why didn't i think of brass angle behind the steps! Thanks Bill
by DaveHarris
Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Gluing 'Hard' plastics
Replies: 13
Views: 2545

Re: Gluing 'Hard' plastics

Thanks for the subsequent suggestions. I'm not sure about the 'welding' idea, having watched the 'film' it would appear to leave a very 'coarse weld', and the steps need something very fine just on the mating surface, with maybe some re enforcement on the rear which would not be visible. I'm leaning...
by DaveHarris
Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Gluing 'Hard' plastics
Replies: 13
Views: 2545

Re: Gluing 'Hard' plastics

Gentlemen, Many thanks for all your replies. I must admit i was a bit shy of trying the pin and glue method on such a small part, but having seen the replies and given it more thought, I will give it a go as it seems to be the most logical way around the problem, maybe with some small re enforcing s...
by DaveHarris
Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Gluing 'Hard' plastics
Replies: 13
Views: 2545

Gluing 'Hard' plastics

I am not sure if this question has been asked before, but here goes! I have broken off the steps on a Heljan Class 14 loco. I am looking for some advice on the best type of glue to reattach the steps? I have tried an epoxy and a superglue. Both intialy seem to work but the slightest pressure and the...
by DaveHarris
Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Exeter MRS Show 02/03 July please any directions
Replies: 26
Views: 6577

Re: Exeter MRS Show 02/03 July please any directions

A nice show. Well done to all in the Scalefour enclave, an impressive mini show!
by DaveHarris
Thu May 26, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: P4 Starter Pack B: RCH 7 Plank Open
Replies: 23
Views: 9819

Re: A wagon tutorial - 2

I think the 'beginners kit' is a good idea. M'Lord's descriptive efforts are excellent, please lets have more for beginners or those returning to modelling after many years away, and finding many changes. :)
by DaveHarris
Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 101 Not Out - 12th March 2016
Replies: 64
Views: 19194

Re: 101 Not Out - 12th March 2016

An excellent day! Many thanks to the organisers for a good 'format' for the day. Also thanks to the demonstrators for their patience in answering all the questions fired at them throughout the day (hopefully all of them managed a break at some point). Also thanks to the guys and girls in the kitchen...
by DaveHarris
Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: P4 Starter Pack A: 16T Steel Mineral Wagon
Replies: 99
Views: 27686

Re: A wagon tutorial

John, Thank you for an excellent posting. I think all would agree that all of us have learnt something from your excellent 'construction article'. I for one was looking at the same chassis on my bench and wondering just where to start! Could your writings, and the useful questions by others be conde...
by DaveHarris
Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: P4 Starter Pack A: 16T Steel Mineral Wagon
Replies: 99
Views: 27686

Re: A wagon tutorial

Just to echo the earlier comments. Many thanks for this thread, its a great help!!! :thumb
by DaveHarris
Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Craig Welsh U/F kits
Replies: 2
Views: 1531

Re: Craig Welsh U/F kits

Tony,
Many thanks for your reply. That clarifies things nicely and means I can get on with my first attempt. Thanks for the tip as well.

Regards
Dave
by DaveHarris
Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Craig Welsh U/F kits
Replies: 2
Views: 1531

Craig Welsh U/F kits

Having just bought a Craig Welsh u/f kit for a 9ftwb wooden u/f. I note extra items are required. The extras include brass wire at various thicknesses and also 'wire' at other thicknesses. My question is what sort of 'wire'... can it be brass, or nickel silver, or steel, can anyone help with what so...

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