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by Wizard of the Moor
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 2019 S4 North
Replies: 37
Views: 6033

Re: 2019 S4 North

Sorry, Julian, no glasses were handed in to the stewards. We did find a hearing aid a couple of years back...
by Wizard of the Moor
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 2019 S4 North
Replies: 37
Views: 6033

Re: 2019 S4 North

The Walton-Evans Trophy for the visitor's favourite layout was this year awarded to Dewsbury, with Rolvenden coming second and St Merryn third. It was a very close vote indeed, with only two votes from 120ish deciding the winner. Geoff Tiffany did the double by being awarded the Eileen's Emporium sc...
by Wizard of the Moor
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 1679

Re: Scalefour North 2019

Scalefour North 2019 is booked for the weekend of 6/7th April at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Wakefield.

Cheers,

James
by Wizard of the Moor
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2017
Replies: 67
Views: 11786

Re: Scalefour North 2017

Just for the record, the Walton-Evans Trophy was awarded to Barry Luck for Plumpton Green. Cheddar S&DJR came second, and Witton Junction Shed was third. Duncan Wilcock won the Eileen's Emporium prize for the best scratchbuilt model with his LMS roadstone skip wagons. Congratulations to Barry an...
by Wizard of the Moor
Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: MRJ Binders
Replies: 189
Views: 43064

Re: MRJ Binders

Please put me down for 10 binders too.

And thanks for organising this :thumb
by Wizard of the Moor
Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2015
Replies: 54
Views: 12962

Re: Scalefour North 2015

The Walton-Evans award was won by Blackgill, with Portchullin in second place and Kerrinhead third. The Eileen's Emporium award for the best scratchbuilt model was awarded to Terry Bendall for the mechanical coal handling plant on Elcot Road. Congratulations to all involved! My thanks go out to all ...
by Wizard of the Moor
Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2015
Replies: 54
Views: 12962

Re: Scalefour North 2015

On the subject of additional attractions, I am happy to say that there will be a couple of additional traders present: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies Pete Goss Figures Also, to complement Bob Gledhill's demonstration of 3D printing, Alan Buttler will be demonstrating 3D scanning of people. If you...
by Wizard of the Moor
Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project
Replies: 92
Views: 29858

Re: Heljan Class 26 Superdetailing project

Very nice, Jon :thumb

How much clearance is there between the body and the chassis block with your extra depth behind the radiator grills?

Hope your knee gets better soon.
by Wizard of the Moor
Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2015
Replies: 54
Views: 12962

Scalefour North 2015

Scalefour North 2015 Saturday 18th April 2015 – 10:00 – 17:00 Sunday 19th April 2015 – 10:00 – 16:00 Queen Elizabeth Grammar School 154 Northgate Wakefield WF1 3QX Admission £7.00 Scalefour Society members £6.00 Layouts Blackgill – classic North Eastern Region in the latter days of steam. Watch out...
by Wizard of the Moor
Sat Nov 01, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Manchester is Back - in 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 4251

Re: Manchester is Back - in 2015

"Barnes Wallis building" ... "bounced back"

Nice one. Have you chosen a theme tune for the exhibition yet?

:D
by Wizard of the Moor
Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Thorburn's - dipping my toes in the water...
Replies: 79
Views: 17508

Re: Thorburn's - dipping my toes in the water...

I've found that the 14BA crankpin washers Ultrascale supply are of a diameter that causes one half of the rods to clout the washers every revolution. Using 16BA washers broached out such that they fit the crankpins will most likely solve the problem. If the rivet holding the two halves of the rods t...
by Wizard of the Moor
Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2014
Replies: 197
Views: 40213

Re: Scaleforum 2014

I do apologize, Nigel. At some point I will have to accept that computers and 3 for 2 offers on bottle of Theakstons XB don't mix.

Now, if some kind soul would like to write a WMF to PPP convertor then steps could be made towards automating this somewhat tedious part of the process... :P
by Wizard of the Moor
Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2014 Retrospective
Replies: 8
Views: 2524

Re: Scalefour North 2014 Retrospective

Thank you, John and David for this. There's some cracking pictures in that lot!

As soon as I've finished the Scaleforum showguide, I'll need to get cracking with the final arrangements for next year's show.
by Wizard of the Moor
Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Wizard of the Moor
Topic: A pair of ESC1 bogies
Replies: 3
Views: 3314

Re: A pair of ESC1 bogies

Hi Colin,

They're the wheels supplied by Charlie Petty (Black Beetle?).

http://www.dckits-devideos.co.uk/shop/b ... 1_axle.php

Expensive, but very nice.
by Wizard of the Moor
Mon May 19, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Forthcoming product - thin motor/DCC wire
Replies: 20
Views: 5777

Re: Forthcoming product - thin motor/DCC wire

To strip thin wire easily, use a razor saw blade and a green cutting mat. Lay a length of wire on the mat. Trap the end to be stripped under the saw blade such that the wire is between two teeth. Hold the blade firmly and pull the other end of the wire. Some experimentation will determine the right ...
by Wizard of the Moor
Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2014
Replies: 97
Views: 25060

Re: Scalefour North 2014

I nearly forgot the Bring and Buy. Here's the scoop from the horse's mouth: Nothing was sold from the Bring and Buy stand before the show opened to the public. Nothing, nowt, nil, zilch, nada. No-one got special treatment, not matter what. Don't matter who you are, what you do or where you come from...
by Wizard of the Moor
Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2014
Replies: 97
Views: 25060

Re: Scalefour North 2014

Well, that was a busy weekend. Many thanks to everyone for the positive comments here, and those by email and PM. Setting up the show in a new venue after so many years across town was nerve wracking, but most things came good in the end and I've got a list of improvements for next year. This was th...
by Wizard of the Moor
Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2014
Replies: 97
Views: 25060

Re: Scalefour North 2014

There's plenty of parking in the school playground. Should get 200 cars in there if everyone parks neatly. Turn into the main school entrance from Northgate, drive past the main building and you'll pass the show hall on the left. Turn right into the carpark and find a space. There will be a steward ...
by Wizard of the Moor
Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2014
Replies: 97
Views: 25060

Re: Scalefour North 2014

Unfortunately Coopercraft will not be able to attend Scalefour North this year due to illness.
by Wizard of the Moor
Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2014
Replies: 97
Views: 25060

Re: Scalefour North 2014

It's a fair point, Trevor, but where should I draw the line without someone feeling disadvantaged? What about people who can only attend on Sunday? Whose train is late? Whose shift finishes at 12.00? Like Steve Hall before me, and despite what you might read in other places, I will do what I can to ...
by Wizard of the Moor
Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2014
Replies: 97
Views: 25060

Re: Scalefour North 2014

Another wee bump to whet your appetites... I have arranged to sell a collections of kits for a former Society member at Scalefour North this year. The results of several hours of logging, tagging and counting can be seen below. All will be available on the Bring & Buy stand at the weekend. KitsF...
by Wizard of the Moor
Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2014
Replies: 97
Views: 25060

Re: Scalefour North 2014

With Scalefour North now just a few days away, would anyone who would like a name badge for the event please make yourself known via an email to badge4scale4north@scalefour.org by 8.00pm BST on Monday 7th April. After this time I won't be able to print any more badges for the show, but a supply of c...
by Wizard of the Moor
Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Brass Etched Components
Replies: 31
Views: 7274

Re: Brass Etched Components

A curved Stanley blade on an offcut of laminate flooring.
by Wizard of the Moor
Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Rochdale MRG 50th Anniversary Exhibition
Replies: 5
Views: 2806

Re: Rochdale MRG 50th Anniversary Exhibition

OK Ok I know its the same weekend as an event in Wakefield - Don't blame us,I did check with Jamie about the dates of Scalefour North and was given the weekend before- but it will be worth making the trip across the hill to this small but finescale loaded show! Worth coming just for Tollesbury Quay...
by Wizard of the Moor
Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2014
Replies: 97
Views: 25060

Re: Scalefour North 2014

...it's apparently commonplace to forget it also runs 'up north. If you've ever witnessed the hordes descending at 10:00:01 on the Saturday morning then you'll know that the Bring & Buy is a very popular part of Scalefour North. It's more likely that those who know about the excellent bargains ...

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