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by CDGFife
Wed May 15, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Edington Junction
Replies: 30
Views: 4954

Re: Edington Junction

Dave this is looking excellent. Watching with interest for the next stages. Keep it up!!

Chris
by CDGFife
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: April Group Meeting - AJ couplings
Replies: 0
Views: 1427

April Group Meeting - AJ couplings

Our monthly group meeting at Dechmont on Sat 13th was a session concerning AJ couplings. We started with a talk about the basics from Ray and then various members demonstrated which jigs they use and how they bend/fix/locate/drop their AJs. Several folks had a go at bending the coupling head (some f...
by CDGFife
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 2019 S4 North
Replies: 37
Views: 6031

Re: 2019 S4 North

I was looking forward to attending S4N this weekend for both days and operating Ray's United Mills layout. UNfortunately Jacki done something drastic to her back and I can't leave her on her own. That leaves me with a hotel room and breakfast booked at the Rhubarb Triangle Permier Inn in wakefield (...
by CDGFife
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: Burntisland at Alexandra Palace 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1742

Re: Burntisland at Alexandra Palace 2019

Yes it was. As mentioned in the original post, I had a long chat with Robin about LSWR cattle wagons whilst enjoying watching the Rolvenden trains go by.

CDG
by CDGFife
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: Burntisland at Alexandra Palace 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1742

Re: Burntisland at Alexandra Palace 2019

I'll just jump in and beat Terry to saying Burntisland 1883 will be at Scaleforum in September!

I might start a new thread detailing our exhibition commitments beyond that, once I've verified with the Hon Sec that my recollection of the calender is in fact accurate!

Cheers

CDG
by CDGFife
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: Burntisland at Alexandra Palace 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1742

Re: Burntisland at Alexandra Palace 2019

Apologies to Alison - I spent a while watching Lower Exbury too! Obviously it had been a long day on Monday. I have form for this, after Glasgow last year I forgot that Mostyn was there despite having spent several happy hours watching it in my breaks! However David, I did in fact mention Eccleston....
by CDGFife
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: Burntisland at Alexandra Palace 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1742

Burntisland at Alexandra Palace 2019

Just back from a trip to take Burntisland to the Ally Pally show. Hard work and a long way, but a good team and great fun. Good to see Mike and Terry with the Society stand and also chat to Martin with Eccleston and Robin with Rolvenden who were both there holding the P4 end up! Here's some snaps fr...
by CDGFife
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 42038

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Spent a relaxing day today recovering from a hard day having Cadhay at the Skills day in Linlithgow yesterday. We ran without the curtains up and had lots of conversations of the "how do you?" or "how did you?" variety. I found it a most interesting experience and it was a pleasu...
by CDGFife
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 42038

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Had a great trip to Houten, near Utrecht for the Rail exhibition with Cadhay last weekend. Here's the only two snaps I took as I was a bit busy over the three days..... 19-02-008.jpg 19-02-009.jpg Layout performed well, with the only mishaps being the 2 point blade actuators I've not switched to the...
by CDGFife
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 42038

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Just to draw a conclusion to the Marilli-ness in this thread, here's all five (post 1989) members of the band in loco form on Cadhay. These are all Hornby Railroad industrials. It appears there's a prog rock fan in Hornby's graphics department and he's been sneaking in prog related locos for years! ...
by CDGFife
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Electro magnets for AJs
Replies: 65
Views: 16059

Re: Electro magnets for AJs

The other bit of "blindingly obvious when you think about it" I'd add here is that if you're mixing magnet sources on the layout this can cause a problem if they have differing strengths. All my magnets on Cadhay are EM1s from Guaugemaster as mentioned by Gordon above. I've got pretty reli...
by CDGFife
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 42038

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Agreed. They get better with age and are still original in almost everything they do. It's been a great ride for more years than I care to think about. Looking forward to another new album sometime next year, and the gigs with orchestral friends in the autumn, plus of course the weekend in April. Th...
by CDGFife
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 42038

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Paul All (alright both or 3 if you count the drummer change) incarnations of Marillion treated equally here! Straws, Anoraks, fishes, "aitch"es whatever...…. Although given the state of the country at present perhaps I should concentrate on Fugazi. I'm gutted I can't get to Cambridge for S...
by CDGFife
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 42038

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Actually 2 of the albums I listened to whilst tiling where FEAR and Brave! Apt indeed.
by CDGFife
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 42038

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

They may all involve anoraks?

There's actually a Marillion album called Anorak-no-phobia.

CDG
by CDGFife
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 42038

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Busy preparing Cadhay for it's trip to Houten show in a couple of weeks. Tiling/slating roofs is a job I find a bit tedious. The roof on Factory B has been languishing in grey paint (thanks to Ray Nolton at Glasgow last year) for far too long so over the weekend I set to with a clutch of Marillion a...
by CDGFife
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Drummond 700
Replies: 8
Views: 1156

Re: Hornby Drummond 700

My mate Ian Terrell has done a Hornby 700 which has run a couple of times on Cadhay. It looks lovely but the comment was that he'd had to take "as much as I dared" from the back of the splashers to get the Gibson wheels to fit. Still it's run pretty well. As you might imagine we've also ha...
by CDGFife
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Stock for Cadhay
Replies: 36
Views: 7069

Re: Stock for Cadhay

No Tim, When the Sidmouth Junction fiddle yard got it's traverser it became 2" too long to fit diagonally in the lounge (even with the telly removed!). It now lives in my refurbed workshops at the end of the garden and if I take the SJ fiddle yard off I even have room to work in the workshop!!!...
by CDGFife
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Stock for Cadhay
Replies: 36
Views: 7069

Re: Stock for Cadhay

Latest additions to the Cadhay Roster, some even had their first pass of weathering!

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From right to left Parkside Mink, David Geen SR fridge, Parkside Mica and David Geen SR 1409 van. The Carpenter wagon is a parkside that has badly needed weathering for ages (it was very bright red out of shop).


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Vallance was the Sidmouth Brewery and Miller & Lilley had depots at Ottery and Sidmouth so these were regulars on this line. I have relatives in Fordingbridge so that explains that Hood & Son!


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The three wagons that just made it to Scaleforum by the skin of their teeth, but have still not been weathered. Signwriter has been sacked for the Miller & Lilley mis-alignment. Have to run it with this side to the backscene until I can get it fixed!!!


All have had their AJs fitted fettled and checked, so can enter service this weekend.

Cheers

CDG
by CDGFife
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 42038

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Thanks for the comments folks. Steve - I agree entirely. I have my exhibition lights permanently set up above the layout (another advantage of LED strips) so all colour matching can be done in the knowledge that it will look right everywhere. Peter, the road surfaces are profiled in filler (Screwfix...
by CDGFife
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 42038

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Pete, thanks for the comments. The grass on Cadhay is generally static grass of varying shades. Unlike a lot of advise, I start with brown painted landform, mainly just Burnt Umber acrylic with a few blended highlights of yellows/greys/etc. Then I tend to put over a base cover of (mainly) short fibr...
by CDGFife
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Stock for Cadhay
Replies: 36
Views: 7069

Re: Stock for Cadhay

So been a while since I posted on this one and a lot done since! I didn't want to jinx the performance of the wagons at Scaleforum and have hence deliberately not reported on what we did to them after Glasgow as per the discussions above, but I'm happy to say we were quite pleased with how they perf...
by CDGFife
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 42038

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Thanks Tim, sorry we didn't get too long to chat on Saturday.

CDG
by CDGFife
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 42038

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Just back this evening in Fife from Aylesbury, Scaleforum 2018. There should be some more photos coming but here's 3 that sum up my weekend: 18-9-1.jpg 18-9-2.jpg 18-9-3.jpg Thanks to everyone that took the time to speak with me and the crew. Really enjoyed the whole thing, and coming third behind 2...
by CDGFife
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Model Facing Point Locks
Replies: 7
Views: 1712

Re: Model Facing Point Locks

Here's what the Ambis FPL kit looks like made up:

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