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by Rod Cameron
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Chivers Kits Return...
Replies: 16
Views: 897

Re: Chivers Kits Return...

Has anybody a list of their kits from the previous incarnation of the business? They're asking for votes for reintroductions, but I don't know what moulds they have. Not a list, but ones I have are: RC416 BR/LNER Dia120 Gresley 4W full brake (pigeon van) RC447 BR/SR 20T mineral Dia1386 RC448 BR/SR ...
by Rod Cameron
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: A4 points out of 6 chain curves
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: A4 points out of 6 chain curves

Martin Wynne wrote:That's a great pic of a curviform ladder. Can I use it in the Templot docs? Thanks.


Hi Martin

It's a crop of a photo I found on Google images searching 'Lewes station', I don't know what the copyright issues are.
by Rod Cameron
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: A4 points out of 6 chain curves
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: A4 points out of 6 chain curves

The ruling curve in the main road would normally run through the switch and crossing areas, it's not usual for those sections to remain straight in a curved turnout even in yards and sidings. Excuse me butting in here, but thanks for that comment Martin. I've had the discussion on straight sections...
by Rod Cameron
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: South London (SLAG)
Topic: South London Area Group Golden Jubilee
Replies: 3
Views: 334

Re: South London Area Group Golden Jubilee

dcockling wrote:Congratulations SLAG!


Not something you would hear on Eastenders 8-)
by Rod Cameron
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mitchell Castle bogie
Replies: 27
Views: 975

Re: Mitchell Castle bogie

Where are you Ted? Hi Rod, I am shielding at home in the 'Forest Gate Works'... My 'Warder' hasn't let me out since the middle of March! I may get parole at the end of this month. I can get things done, but I get interrupted every 45 minutes or so with a big mug of tea, which means I also get inter...
by Rod Cameron
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mitchell Castle bogie
Replies: 27
Views: 975

Re: Mitchell Castle bogie

Where are you Ted?
by Rod Cameron
Fri May 29, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 57
Views: 4310

Re: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build

After an attempt to anneal some brass section in which it failed spectacularly, I was advised that because brass is an alloy the crystalline structure can disintegrate on the heating to red that you might apply to (say) copper or steel (which works because it's still mostly iron). So your part 'turn...
by Rod Cameron
Sun May 17, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Goods Sheds and Warehouses
Replies: 9
Views: 2360

Re: Goods Sheds and Warehouses

I've got this book Tim (bought from Simon's bookshop at the last Larkrail) if you want to borrow it sometime.
by Rod Cameron
Fri May 08, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Cutting and Filing Tiny Lengths of Rod and Tube
Replies: 15
Views: 1513

Re: Cutting and Filing Tiny Lengths of Rod and Tube

There are tube cutting jigs/vices such as the one below from the Tools 'n' Tools site . They are not cheap (this one is £25) but if one is likely to be cutting tube (or rod) of a certain length, repeatedly, then it could be a useful investment. David, have you found a minimum length you can cut? Pr...
by Rod Cameron
Fri May 01, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 113
Views: 10312

Re: Scaleforum 2020

How long have the EMGS been running that?
by Rod Cameron
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 113
Views: 10312

Re: Scaleforum 2020

Thank you for a well reasoned post Chris. Really? I have to say that I found Chris's post a bit disappointing and not really very helpful in the present situation. DT Why? It's a perfectly pragmatic statement about a) the finances and b) the concept of a virtual show and how it could happen. But I ...
by Rod Cameron
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 113
Views: 10312

Re: Scaleforum 2020

I agree that having individual videos for individual layouts would be the way forward here - compilation videos have their place, but inevitably there will be bits I want to skip over for whatever reason. If these videos are to serve as a lasting advertisement for finescale modelling then I think t...
by Rod Cameron
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: SCALEFORUM 1996
Replies: 7
Views: 776

Re: SCALEFORUM 1996

Well done for doing all that Danny :D
by Rod Cameron
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 113
Views: 10312

Re: Scaleforum 2020

There is a danger if we overcomplicate this, people will be discouraged. I recently visited Barrowmore MRG's web pages (home of Mostyn) and was struck by the excellent presentation. Prior to that I had been looking at the society show retrospectives, 1883 challenge etc. The comparison between them ...
by Rod Cameron
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 113
Views: 10312

Re: Scaleforum 2020

She certainly shows promise Ivan - I thought that corner shelving unit was part of the kit at first!
by Rod Cameron
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 381
Views: 64699

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Interesting stuff on wiring Tony, thank you. On Balcombe, which is daisy-chained throughout, to minimise voltage drop I used buses of copper hi-fi speaker cable running directly between the interboard connectors, as well as the 'slow line' cables feeding the droppers on each board. The connectors ar...
by Rod Cameron
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 113
Views: 10312

Re: Scaleforum 2020

A virtual Scaleforum could be interesting, if a challenge to organise... There would be no excuse for "layouts that never leave home?" If would be good if there was something? Martin I have my views on the likelihood of Scaleforum going ahead (considering the possibility of the leisure ce...
by Rod Cameron
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Eileens, Corona Virus and Shows
Replies: 23
Views: 3356

Re: Eileens, Corona Virus and Shows

Likewise, I received an order last week with Derek even phoning me prior to posting to check on one item. Great service in these times, enjoy your break.
by Rod Cameron
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Balcombe developments
Replies: 15
Views: 963

Re: Balcombe developments

Horsetan wrote:
CornCrake wrote:Is that a 5-CAT and a 2-CAT then?


I detect a 5CAM and 2CAN!


The 2CAN at least preserves the tradition of reference to lavatory availability. Or do they serve Guinness in the bar?

I'm now off to order my spaghetti tree from an online nursery.
by Rod Cameron
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Balcombe developments
Replies: 15
Views: 963

Re: Balcombe developments

I suspect that the date may have something to do with this thread Rod! Ted. Hi Ted Might do ... 8-) It is characteristically bonkers, and vaguely plausible ... ogives over the viaduct would look cool. And it would be great fun, but joining all that catenary over 18 scenic boards? It would mean find...
by Rod Cameron
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Balcombe developments
Replies: 15
Views: 963

Balcombe developments

As you may or may not realise, we are a bit leftfield on this project. We have already bent reality a bit by retaining the tramway overhead in Balcombe yard, assuming it survived into operational use; and added a headshunt to increase operational flexibility. IMG_3507.JPG.0e293549cb38688e2e38e3bb677...
by Rod Cameron
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest 2020 Cancelled
Replies: 19
Views: 1918

Re: Scalefour Southwest 2020 Cancelled

Paul Townsend wrote:I got some relief from deadline pressure to work on Dartmouth by this cancellation. I suspect my wife got more relief as it means I am more available for DiY, gardening etc
:(


You didn't have to tell her just yet Paul :twisted:
by Rod Cameron
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread
Replies: 40
Views: 2636

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread

Mike Garwood wrote:Well, I'll start the bidding at 10 years. For just one chassis.

Mike


Hmmm... I can do a DJH C2X that became a boiler and nearly-running chassis around 1998 and hasn't progressed since. And some coach kits bought at the last Scaleforum at City University.
by Rod Cameron
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread
Replies: 40
Views: 2636

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread

Great idea James.

As part of our social distancing down here in DRAG, we're already encouraging sharing of modelling activities by email in lieu of physically meeting, so some tasks may already qualify (except that the ones shown so far are in 00 and H0 ... we're a broad church).
by Rod Cameron
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 381
Views: 64699

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Thanks Tony I'm always impressed by how neat some modellers' underboard wiring is. With the same basic ingredients - droppers, tag strips, interconnectors, point motors etc - mine is all over the place. But I guess as long as everything is documented, labelled and colour coded - and it all works - i...

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