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by Rod Cameron
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Tanks (Septic?) as wagon loads?
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Tanks (Septic?) as wagon loads?

Fibreglass septic tanks (made by the likes of Klargester) were certainly around in the late 1970s, not sure when they originated - possibly in the years after 1963 when regulations came in requiring discharges to ground to be licensed. They have an inlet and an outlet which leads to a herringbone ne...
by Rod Cameron
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Demonstrations and Talks
Topic: Lewes
Replies: 13
Views: 432

Re: Lewes

Lewes is/was famous for its forest of semaphores. One of our DRAG members, Adrian Musgrave, has kindly volunteered to build them. One of the demos, not commented on as far as I am aware, explains how he is going about it.

https://www.scaleforum.org/demonstrator ... e-signals/
by Rod Cameron
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: How do I get to see the videos please?
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: How do I get to see the videos please?

Thanks Danny - no rush, you deserve a break!
by Rod Cameron
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Demonstrations and Talks
Topic: Resistance soldering
Replies: 25
Views: 574

Re: Resistance soldering

David, just watched this and can reinforce what others have said. At DRAG we have benefitted from your demos face to face of course but your video is just as helpful and I did pick up a couple of tips myself. Mainly I hope this will encourage more people to have a go if they've never tried it. Quite...
by Rod Cameron
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: How do I get to see the videos please?
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: How do I get to see the videos please?

On that subject, is the 'scalefour1978' channel going to be merged into 'Scalefour Society'?
by Rod Cameron
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 132
Views: 7101

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

I’ll offer another thought. I suspect quite a number of our contributors are feeling a bit flat compared to a normal event. For whatever reason, their contributions garnered no comment, or only a couple of notes. A normal day as a demonstrator is to be talking to people all day, so it will necessar...
by Rod Cameron
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: Scaleforum 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 471

Re: Scaleforum 2021

I hope they have many and capacious lifts then!
by Rod Cameron
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Demonstrations and Talks
Topic: Lewes
Replies: 13
Views: 432

Re: Lewes

Tony, I didn't know you were doing Brighton until yesterday. Can you share some more details (scope of layout, schedule, time period)?
by Rod Cameron
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: Scaleforum 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 471

Re: Scaleforum 2021

Good news, which I hope will be realised; there will of course now be feverish speculation as to where it is! 8-)
by Rod Cameron
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Demonstrations and Talks
Topic: Lewes
Replies: 13
Views: 432

Re: Lewes

To maintain balance, and cater for other interests, we ought to have Drighlington, Halifax King Cross and Dewsbury GN at the other end of the hall, maybe with a line down the side of the hall so that Steve's Bradford express can run into Bob How's Kings Cross. I'll have a word with my friends in th...
by Rod Cameron
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Demonstrations and Talks
Topic: Earning a Living talk
Replies: 10
Views: 376

Re: Earning a Living talk

Hi Jim, fascinating stuff, many thanks. I suppose it's a little easier to 'run the railway' (a Fiennes quote?) when you are modelling a real place with access to all the WTTs, CWNs etc. I loved the story of the Glasgow-Edinburgh push-pulls and the shenanigans with train heating etc. On the SR(E) in ...
by Rod Cameron
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Demonstrations and Talks
Topic: Lewes
Replies: 13
Views: 432

Re: Lewes

And of course, when it is finished we can hire a hall at the NEC and set up Lewis and then connect Plumpton Green, Pulborough, Ferring, Eridge and Elcot Road. There will of course have to be a little bit of modellers licence with the trains that are run!! :D :D :D Terry Bendall Can't wait Terry. it...
by Rod Cameron
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 1075

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

mike wrote:Back on watch at what I'm slowly learning to describe as 1500 rather than 3pm...

Mike


At least you're not an American Olympic track coach.
by Rod Cameron
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Layouts
Topic: Eridge
Replies: 14
Views: 367

Re: Eridge

mike wrote:I could have built the one with inside valve gear but inevitably decided in the end to do the one with outside Walschaerts.

Mike


Mike graciously left me to do the other one - one day.
by Rod Cameron
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019 Retrospective
Replies: 7
Views: 543

Re: Scaleforum 2019 Retrospective

Here you go

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by Rod Cameron
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Demonstrations and Talks
Topic: Lewes
Replies: 13
Views: 432

Re: Lewes

Thanks Tony, and, erm, no!

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by Rod Cameron
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Demonstrations and Talks
Topic: Lewes
Replies: 13
Views: 432

Lewes

I notice there's no track plan in my presentation, so here's one Lewes templot copy.jpg Also, since I sent off the presentation I have acquired a proper station plan which is invaluable for infrastructure and platform furniture. I had it photo- enlarged to 4mm scale so it can be used for final align...
by Rod Cameron
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Layouts
Topic: Drighlington and Adwalton
Replies: 15
Views: 422

Re: Drighlington and Adwalton

Bit bigger than my tiny 5m x 3m one then ...
by Rod Cameron
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Layouts
Topic: Drighlington and Adwalton
Replies: 15
Views: 422

Re: Drighlington and Adwalton

Now I know how it's pronounced! Will soak up the video later.

How big is your (Dunster House?) building Steve?
by Rod Cameron
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019 Retrospective
Replies: 7
Views: 543

Re: Scaleforum 2019 Retrospective

I thought I'd sent more photos of Balcombe station, but clearly I forgot! Apologies, I'll put some up on here later. (There's been a lot going on.)
by Rod Cameron
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Layouts
Topic: De Graafstroom - OntraXS!
Replies: 23
Views: 549

Re: De Graafstroom - OntraXS!

Agreed, lots of Youtube videos to rewatch properly on theTV later.
by Rod Cameron
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Layouts
Topic: Eridge
Replies: 14
Views: 367

Eridge

Hi guys, just watched the first few explanatory minutes of the video, all looking good! Only 5 wires between each board? My head hurts!

Will catch up with the rest of the video later.
by Rod Cameron
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 132
Views: 7101

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

Thanks Danny. Just to note I will also be around from 3-5.

Also email at riviera@scalefour.org
by Rod Cameron
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Templot online workshop/dabble session
Replies: 11
Views: 791

Re: Templot online workshop/dabble session

Looks fine here Martin (macOS 10.13.6/Safari).
by Rod Cameron
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019 Retrospective
Replies: 7
Views: 543

Re: Coming Soon: Scaleforum 2019 Retrospective

Thanks for your work on these over the years John. Hopefully an able successor will be lined up in due course.

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