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by Rod Cameron
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest 2020 Cancelled
Replies: 19
Views: 1213

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: 25
Views: 1124

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: 25
Views: 1124

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: 327
Views: 51747

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...
by Rod Cameron
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Queen Mary Bogies
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Re: Queen Mary Bogies

Or just use cosmetic 8ft steam bogie sides on any of several brands of sprung/compensated bogie frame.
by Rod Cameron
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Track for battery/radio control?
Replies: 28
Views: 1515

Re: Track for battery/radio control?

I've recently been building some very nice French laser-cut building kits. In one of them, everything was laser-cut - including things with cylindrical sections like drain pipes, which just proved to me that just because a certain technology allows you to try to do something, it doesn't follow that ...
by Rod Cameron
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Hornby -ex LMS non corridor coaches
Replies: 2
Views: 442

Re: Hornby -ex LMS non corridor coaches

Sounds much the same as the Maunsells. Those tabs do squeeze together slightly but sometimes they get stuck with excess glue from the manufacturing process. I suspect you just have to be brave and be prepared to break one or two of them.
by Rod Cameron
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Reduction of noise from baseboards
Replies: 12
Views: 2013

Re: Reduction of noise from baseboards

LesGros wrote::idea: Has anyone tried using egg trays( papier Mache) under the base boards?

:?: If so, was it effective?


Is that before or after installing all the wiring? :shock:
by Rod Cameron
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: SR fence posts
Replies: 18
Views: 2430

Re: SR fence posts

Thanks Steve - and I've seen the Eridge posts in situ doh!

Clever bloke that Mark ...
by Rod Cameron
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: SR fence posts
Replies: 18
Views: 2430

Re: SR fence posts

I have quite a few of these but none spare. At Wells I did speak to Alan of ModelU about them and sent him an example with a view to seeing if he could 3D print them, either off the casting or from the drawings in Southern Nouveau; I haven't heard back but I guess he is inundated with other potentia...
by Rod Cameron
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Vehicle dynamics and trackholding
Topic: Masokits Track Defect Detection Vehicle
Replies: 7
Views: 2373

Re: Masokits Track Defect Detection Vehicle

I've built one of these Steve. IMG_3684.JPG I used 14mm coach wheels, either from Gibson or MSE (which I think are the same?). In any event I carefully selected a pair that were concentric and wobble-free. Useful piece of kit, although it can make you paranoid even on 'perfectly true' track! Good fo...
by Rod Cameron
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 35th Uckfield Model Railway Exhibition - 19/20 October
Replies: 20
Views: 2264

Re: 35th Uckfield Model Railway Exhibition - 19/20 October

I wish I could get there to see De Graafstroom, but I'll have to be content with watching the videos!

by Rod Cameron
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 28451

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Haha, yes we thought of that too!

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But it starts to add to the overall footprint a bit.

(I'm conscious that we are risking taking over the whole Scaleforum thread here, and we ought to move this to a dedicated topic).
by Rod Cameron
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 28451

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Rod, I just wondered ... do you have any plans or thoughts for a back scene to the viaduct? Absolutely Tim. Back in January we had a set up of just the viaduct to experiment with exactly that in mind. Apart from the height/size (and cost, and weight) that has to be considered, there is also the que...
by Rod Cameron
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 28451

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Many thanks Richard. Mike's explanation is also quoted in one of my posts above. And I agree entirely about the J and Birdcage set!

Finally, another video which shows the tail lamp on the ballast train (and also the changing signal aspect as a bonus).

by Rod Cameron
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 28451

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Mike doesn't do forums, but he says "for the record, the answer is (1) I reckon I’ve seen pictures of fully fitted freights without brake vans in steam days and (2), more importantly, my SR bogie brake is still under construction".

It did have a tail lamp anyway ...
by Rod Cameron
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 28451

Re: Scaleforum 2019

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by Rod Cameron
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 28451

Re: Scaleforum 2019

As promised, some photos of the Ouse Valley Viaduct and Balcombe. Videos to follow in the next day or so (with running trains!)

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by Rod Cameron
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 28451

Re: Scaleforum 2019

The Ouse Valley Viaduct & Balcombe team had a great time despite the somewhat shaky start on Saturday morning. We are grateful for all the kind comments both at the show and on here, and I'm relieved that David Clift liked it after coming all the way from Australia (and thanks David for helping ...
by Rod Cameron
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 28451

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Balcombe does hit you with its size. I was pleased to note that Rod was happier towards the end of the day than he was at opening. What I like about Balcombe is that a 10 coach train can be lost in the landscape. I remember seeing Chiltern Green as a child at the Bristol Show, with its sense of a r...
by Rod Cameron
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 28451

Re: Scaleforum 2019

it wasn't much of a compromise, and the model appears to follow the ordnance plan quite closely. :D The most noticeable thing is the road alignment and how to deal with the cutting at the south end of the tunnel, especially given that on the layout the curve then swings west and not east. But hey h...
by Rod Cameron
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 28451

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Having the platforms pass through the tunnel is an unusual and interesting feature of Balcombe. Was the tunnel formed by 'cut and cover' or was the flank of the hill left in place to provide a route for the road over the railway? It's somewhat reminiscent of the 'Long Arch' at Midford where a minor...
by Rod Cameron
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 28451

Re: Scaleforum 2019

It has come to my attention that the Ouse Valley Viaduct is considered to be a bit of a myth, and that we are a figment of Balcombe's imagination. So to assuage these ideas, here are some pics from the last weekend (only about the 6th time it has ever been put up in entirety, and the last before Sca...
by Rod Cameron
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 28451

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Gulp ... :o Tis indeed on the list https://www.scalefour.org/scaleforum/2019/ The old Latin saying - Digitus Extractus ... Yes, thanks Keith and Tim ... :roll: My 'gulp' was not to suggest we were surprised to be on the list (as if), just the extra responsibility that someone was coming 10,000 mile...

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