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by Alastairr
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Accurascale 24.5t HOP24/HUO hoppers
Replies: 31
Views: 6159

Re: Accurascale 24.5t HOP24/HUO hoppers

Having received my TOPs era hoppers a week or two back, I have been taking a look at swappng out the wheelsets. I have discovered that there is zero clearance between the the front of the wheels and the back of the fixed washers on the rear of the W irons, so no free running at all. Any suggestions...
by Alastairr
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Accurascale 24.5t HOP24/HUO hoppers
Replies: 31
Views: 6159

Re: Accurascale 24.5t HOP24/HUO hoppers

I made a start on weathering one of mine. You could really go to town on these if you wanted, there's a great variety of conditions on Paul Bartlett's wonderful website. I tried the "hairspray" technique for chipping these which actually works really well and used acrylic paints. The hairs...
by Alastairr
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Accurascale 24.5t HOP24/HUO hoppers
Replies: 31
Views: 6159

Re: Accurascale 24.5t HOP24/HUO hoppers

Use the Dave Bradwell springing units. See my posts in "on my workbench". Hello. I did wonder about using those. The only issue with this approach is that you would obviously need a slot in the W-iron/bearing assembly to allow for room for the bearing to move up and down. The large circul...
by Alastairr
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Accurascale 24.5t HOP24/HUO hoppers
Replies: 31
Views: 6159

Re: Accurascale 24.5t HOP24/HUO hoppers

Hello, I took delivery of a set of these wagons last week and was keen to look at the them in closer detail. The supplied OO wheels come on pin-points 25mm long. The axles run in plastic 'bearing cups' that are moulded as part of the W-iron, you can actually see this below the hooded axle box bearin...
by Alastairr
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - New Items Coming Soon
Replies: 85
Views: 22346

Re: Rumney Models - Express Dairy Milk Tank Plates and Change of Address

Good luck in your house move Justin. My Rumney Models tank train is coming on well...some ladder business to tidy up and the paintshop queue grows ever longer... Alastair https://www.dropbox.com/s/esrtesg8h9rocvd/20170706_144116%20%281%29.jpg?raw=1 https://www.dropbox.com/s/0ytbokmosmqeohl/20170706_...
by Alastairr
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: MRJ Binders
Replies: 189
Views: 42277

Re: MRJ Binders

That's great, all the postal orders have arrived successfully. Happy binding... :thumb

Thanks,

Alastair
by Alastairr
Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: MRJ Binders
Replies: 189
Views: 42277

Re: MRJ Binders

Afternoon, The binders for postage were all dispatched this morning. A massive thanks are due to James Dickie who picked up two thirds of the binders for delivery and collection at Scalefour North. Thanks again James. Thanks to everyone for their patience and arranging the payment so promptly. There...
by Alastairr
Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: MRJ Binders
Replies: 189
Views: 42277

Re: MRJ Binders

Evening Chaps, Essentially, the binders have landed - I have a stack of boxes from the floor to the ceiling! You should all have a PM now. If you don't then let me know. I can't make S4N anymore but I am hoping a fellow Society Member will take a consignment of the binders for those going to collect...
by Alastairr
Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: MRJ Binders
Replies: 189
Views: 42277

Re: MRJ Binders

Just an update - I've had confirmation from Modern Book Binders that the binders should be with me next week. Once they land in Cheshire, and I get the final invoice I will be a position to measure up and weigh the binders to come up with some costing figures - look out for a PM from me. Thanks, Ala...
by Alastairr
Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: MRJ Binders
Replies: 189
Views: 42277

Re: MRJ Binders

Steve - I will be in touch via PM with everyone once I have the total from MBB and I have worked out postage and packaging amounts. It's also worth stating that if anyone is not in a rush for their binders and would like to pick these up in person at Scalefour North then they are welcome to do so. T...
by Alastairr
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: MRJ Binders
Replies: 189
Views: 42277

Re: MRJ Binders

Ian, SteveT - quantity change has been noted.

Order is now in with MBB. Delivery to me is currently estimated at 3-4 weeks. I will be in touch with all of you on the order nearer that time to sort out the details of your binder bundles.

Thanks,

Alastair
by Alastairr
Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: MRJ Binders
Replies: 189
Views: 42277

Re: MRJ Binders

Morning All. Final call for numbers before the order is confirmed with the supplier. If you would like to amend the quantity you have requested this is the time to do it. Alan Turner 10 Andrew Ullyott 6 David Bigcheeseplant 10 Essdee 10 Ian White 26 John Donnelly 26 Jol Wilkinson 8 Keith 5 MikeH 5 M...
by Alastairr
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: MRJ Binders
Replies: 189
Views: 42277

Re: MRJ Binders

Please could you let me know the outcome of that discussion Paul. We can make a call on what to do following that. I'm conscious that I have offered to help people and haven't delivered this as yet. As intimated, the scale of this was larger than I originally anticipated - Modern Book Binders do sta...
by Alastairr
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: MRJ Binders
Replies: 189
Views: 42277

Re: MRJ Binders

Hi Steve, No, not yet. I've just a couple of PM's on this so owe you all an update. I have a quote from Modern BookBinders but I haven't put the order in. To be honest Christmas was not the best time for a not insignificant amount of outlay from myself to order a very large number of them - you are ...
by Alastairr
Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: MRJ Binders
Replies: 189
Views: 42277

Re: MRJ Binders

Just a note to say I'm still waiting to hear from Modern Book Binders on a quote for the binders. Therefore, anyone who has declared interest since my last message is not too late. The good news is that the larger the order (hopefully) the cheaper the cost per binder...

Thanks,
Alastair
by Alastairr
Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: MRJ Binders
Replies: 189
Views: 42277

Re: MRJ Binders

Looking at the obvious demand is this something it might be worth considering for stores to carry? If it were possible to buy one at a time when needed, a modest increase in price would be manageable? Just a thought That is a good idea. I will send a message to the Society asking about that. Meanwh...
by Alastairr
Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: MRJ Binders
Replies: 189
Views: 42277

Re: MRJ Binders

I suggest you get in touch with Alastairr to see if he has any left. If he hasn't, I'm more than happy to pass on all the relevant details as to how they can be obtained if anyone else is prepared to order some. If I remember correctly, minimum order is 50. DT Thanks Keith for the PM. I don't have ...
by Alastairr
Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?
Replies: 79
Views: 12386

Re: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?

I buy various materials in tens Pete (inc. etched) and recognise the discounts per unit associated with that approach. I can cope with the economics of one off of a kit at full RRP....approx £40 in this case....but given the economics of etching £400 for 10 is not going to happen. Dave Freedom of s...
by Alastairr
Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: 47206 - The Fully Sprung, Hybrid Class 47
Replies: 57
Views: 14041

Re: "Frodingham Deltics"

James - just a quick note to say I really enjoyed your article in the Scalefour News on the Class 24/25 conversion, and reading your work here. Having a Bachmann 25, the Penbits kit and a set of Ultrascales it looks like all I am missing for my own project is a Hornby body - and a lot of patience! K...
by Alastairr
Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Layout Planning & Design Inspiration - Help!
Replies: 14
Views: 4273

Re: Layout Planning & Design Inspiration - Help!

Thanks for the replies. The one that stuck out the most was from Dave Tor Giffard - finding motivation in your subject, an emotional attachment perhaps. That is somewhat tricky as all the locations and lines that I feel I have some attachment to are not really shunting based layouts. Attachment and ...
by Alastairr
Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Layout Planning & Design Inspiration - Help!
Replies: 14
Views: 4273

Layout Planning & Design Inspiration - Help!

Hi, I'm using these dark winter evenings to start thinking about building my first P4 layout next year. However I am posting here because I am seeking inspiration on layout design. The trouble is I can't decide on prototype or region - which is a rather big thing to decide on! One thing I have decid...
by Alastairr
Fri Oct 03, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Brassmasters LMS "Princess" kit
Replies: 8
Views: 2661

Re: Brassmasters LMS "Princess" kit

Horsetan,

Did you get one of these at Scaleforum? If so, how does the the kit look? I resisted looking to closely as I knew I would have done further financial damage...

Alastair
by Alastairr
Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:16 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2014
Replies: 197
Views: 39502

Re: Scaleforum 2014

My first visit to Scaleforum and Aylesbury, having made the trip to the Northern version for a few years I thought it was about time to try the main event. An early start to make the trip down the M6 and M40 didn't put me off, advance ticket purchase worked well - no queuing and straight in. No issu...
by Alastairr
Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: MRJ Manning Wardle Key Components Pack
Replies: 4
Views: 1362

Re: MRJ Manning Wardle Key Components Pack

Thanks David, I had a hunch they were from Branchlines but wasn't sure whether the parts survived the change in ownership. I shall get in touch with them.

Cheers,

Alastair
by Alastairr
Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: MRJ Manning Wardle Key Components Pack
Replies: 4
Views: 1362

MRJ Manning Wardle Key Components Pack

Hi, In hope rather than expectation... Does anyone have a spare of the MRJ project Manning Wardle 'F' Class components pack? This included the lost wax brass castings for the 4mm scratchbuilding series that ran from MRJ 66-70. I've just seen a set being sold on a popular online auction site, they we...

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