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by John Donnelly
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: North East Finescale Group
Topic: NE group faded away???
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Re: NE group faded away???

Until COVID came along, the group was still holding meetings at the clubroom of the Blyth and Tyne Club in North Shields although, due to their typical timing, I'll admit I've never been to one.

John
by John Donnelly
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Gresley Open Brake Third
Replies: 15
Views: 1307

Re: Gresley Open Brake Third

The train seems to be popular at the moment, John: there's a thread on RMWeb too: https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/102703-scottish-region-weed-killing-train-1950s-60s/ It mentions the Paul Bartlett site, which you may already have come across, but which I'd overlooked: https://pau...
by John Donnelly
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Gresley Open Brake Third
Replies: 15
Views: 1307

Re: Gresley Open Brake Third

Usually takes a few days for an answer from him. In the meantime, you're aware of this? https://rcts.org.uk/carriage-conundrums/fisons-and-other-weedkilling-trains-carriages/br-ner-er-weedkilling-train/ The page actually contains some of Mike's photos (the friend in question). Yes, thanks, I found ...
by John Donnelly
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Gresley Open Brake Third
Replies: 15
Views: 1307

Re: Gresley Open Brake Third

Daddyman wrote:Do you need other photos of this carriage?


Yes please, that would be great.

John
by John Donnelly
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Gresley Open Brake Third
Replies: 15
Views: 1307

Re: Gresley Open Brake Third

Thanks to all who replied and to Mike Trice who emailed me. I've decided that I'm going to build this kit as it stands for practice. Shockingly, I've never built a coach before although, in fairness, I'm modelling a freight only line. As and when lockdowns end and finances are more plentiful, I'll p...
by John Donnelly
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Gresley Open Brake Third
Replies: 15
Views: 1307

Re: Gresley Open Brake Third

Just remembered your details are here: https://traders.scalefour.org/DaveBradwell/ in which case, all I need to know is the price...

John
by John Donnelly
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Gresley Open Brake Third
Replies: 15
Views: 1307

Re: Gresley Open Brake Third

Thanks Dave,

A good look at the kit today has revealed it's limitations but I'm not aware of an alternative...

As for the bogies, what's the best way to order from you as I suspect it'll be quite some time before I can catch you at a show.

John
by John Donnelly
Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Gresley Open Brake Third
Replies: 15
Views: 1307

Gresley Open Brake Third

I'm about to start on a build of a Gresley Open Brake Third using a Cooper Craft (ex Ian Kirk?) kit although, as I model the 70s/80s, I'll be converting it in to it's departmental use as part of the British Rail Weedkiller train as in the photo below: http://southpelawjunction.co.uk/wp/wp-content/up...
by John Donnelly
Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 130
Views: 35937

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Easing of lockdown has allowed access to the layout again (we are in Tier 3 in the North East but, as far as the council are concerned, we are a 'leisure' venue so are allowed access under the same rules as gyms) so I was able to go up last night. The new Accurascale PTAs look good on the layout, Cl...
by John Donnelly
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 127
Views: 36661

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Sounds like you've turned a disaster in to an opportunity, I look forward to seeing the results...
by John Donnelly
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 127
Views: 36661

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Thanks Allan,

Prior to these being announced, I was considering scratch building but there is no way I could have matched the quality of these, especially with 18 of them required for the layout.

I was talking to Derek a couple of days ago and he said you'd had some bother with water leaks?

John
by John Donnelly
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 127
Views: 36661

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Accurascale have come to the rescue with one of the vital wagons for the Consett line, the PTA wagons that took the iron ore to the steelworks from 1974 to closure in 1980. Wheels have been swapped and all that was required was a slight thinning down of the plastic bosses on the inside of the bogies...
by John Donnelly
Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Area Groups
Topic: Area Groups and Zoom
Replies: 20
Views: 2053

Re: Area Groups and Zoom

Zoom's Terms of Service contain this line: "You may not offer or enable any third parties to use the Services purchased by You" I suspect that if the purchaser of a licence were to share their details with a member of another area group so that area group can then use that licence, it's th...
by John Donnelly
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Scale Length Conversions
Replies: 34
Views: 1996

Re: Scale Length Conversions

Hi John, I expect that this is very useful application, but on my tablet, the answer is hidden by a white band informing me that you created it and the version number. I have not yet tried it on the laptop. Cheers Phil. You should be able to scroll down for the results to show. I don't have to do t...
by John Donnelly
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Scale Length Conversions
Replies: 34
Views: 1996

Re: Scale Length Conversions

Suffering from insomnia has allowed more progress, the program now offers the following: 1. Actual Length to Scale length with proper fractions (i.e. not decimals) for feet & inches and the ability to select a custom scale as well as those from the list. 2. Scale Length to Actual Length, feature...
by John Donnelly
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Scale Length Conversions
Replies: 34
Views: 1996

Re: Scale Length Conversions

In the previous versions, you could enter an actual distance to convert in either feet or inches. As a result, if you wanted to convert a length that was in feet and inches, you first had to convert it yourself to inches as a decimal. I've started an update that allows you enter the actual length in...
by John Donnelly
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Scale Length Conversions
Replies: 34
Views: 1996

Re: Scale Length Conversions

Martin Wynne wrote:Users of Templot have another useful calculator available at utils > metric/scale calculator menu item:


Another Templot feature I didn't know about :mrgreen:
by John Donnelly
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Scale Length Conversions
Replies: 34
Views: 1996

Re: Scale Length Conversions

Thanks Andrew, plan now is to roll it out to the other pages. In case anyone wonders, I appreciate, at the moment that the pages are http rather than https and I am aware that some browsers will report it as 'non secure' I will, at some point, implement https but, as the pages gather no personal dat...
by John Donnelly
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Scale Length Conversions
Replies: 34
Views: 1996

Re: Scale Length Conversions

Thanks Gareth, it is supposed to be anchored to the bottom right of the page but clearly not...
by John Donnelly
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Scale Length Conversions
Replies: 34
Views: 1996

Re: Scale Length Conversions

Favicion now added 8-) As a go at handling fractions of an inch, I've started with a simple imperial to metric converter so you enter a length in feet, inches and fractions of an inch and get it converted to millimetres or meters... http://leyburnsolutions.com/scaleconverter/imperialtometric.php Fee...
by John Donnelly
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Scale Length Conversions
Replies: 34
Views: 1996

Re: Scale Length Conversions

I'll have a look, I believe they are called favicons...
by John Donnelly
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Scale Length Conversions
Replies: 34
Views: 1996

Re: Scale Length Conversions

Currently working on the ability to handle fraction of inches properly (i.e 1/2 rather than 0.5), it is proving interesting...
by John Donnelly
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Scale Length Conversions
Replies: 34
Views: 1996

Re: Scale Length Conversions

Thanks Alan.

This morning's update adds support for US/EU N at 1:160 and clarifies the current TT selection is British, I'll look to add Continental TT.
by John Donnelly
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Scale Length Conversions
Replies: 34
Views: 1996

Re: Scale Length Conversions

New version is up with improved navigation meaning you can get from one page to another without having to go back to the Home page.

John
by John Donnelly
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Scale Length Conversions
Replies: 34
Views: 1996

Re: Scale Length Conversions

Thanks Philip and Paul, much appreciated, working on a change to the Home button now...

John

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