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by Captain Kernow
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: Scaleforum 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 463

Re: Scaleforum 2021

The village hall in Piddletrenthide.
by Captain Kernow
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: 0-4-2 compensation
Replies: 9
Views: 776

Re: 0-4-2 compensation

Full compensation as the High Level version. The fixed axle, though easier to build, does result in the engine lurching on poor joints. CSBs have their fans, I am not one of them. I agree with Tim. I am planning a second compensated chassis to go under another DJM 14XX in due course and this one wi...
by Captain Kernow
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Chivers Kits Return...
Replies: 18
Views: 1880

Re: Chivers Kits Return...

Well, that completely stymies my plans to make a fortune on EBay. So basically what you're saying is that you're going to have some second hand but unbuilt Chivers kits for sale on the eBay for a reasonable price? Or not. What's your seller ID Tim? No, of course I'm not selling them! The above was ...
by Captain Kernow
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Chivers Kits Return...
Replies: 18
Views: 1880

Re: Chivers Kits Return...

Well, that completely stymies my plans to make a fortune on EBay. So basically what you're saying is that you're going to have some second hand but unbuilt Chivers kits for sale on the eBay for a reasonable price? Or not. What's your seller ID Tim? No, of course I'm not selling them! The above was ...
by Captain Kernow
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Chivers Kits Return...
Replies: 18
Views: 1880

Re: Chivers Kits Return...

But good luck to them.

Of course.
by Captain Kernow
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Chivers Kits Return...
Replies: 18
Views: 1880

Re: Chivers Kits Return...

Well, that completely stymies my plans to make a fortune on EBay.
by Captain Kernow
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Alan Gibson crankpin nuts
Replies: 20
Views: 1228

Re: Alan Gibson crankpin nuts

Well, the flat jawed pliers removed two of the nuts today and none were lost to the carpet!
by Captain Kernow
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Alan Gibson crankpin nuts
Replies: 20
Views: 1228

Re: Alan Gibson crankpin nuts

Hello again all. Thanks for all the helpful comments. These are the round nuts. I will probably use the flat jawed pliers to get them off and when the rods go back on, it will either be with some hexagonal nuts (slightly rounded off or otherwise!) or perhaps replacement with Markits crankpins, with ...
by Captain Kernow
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Alan Gibson crankpin nuts
Replies: 20
Views: 1228

Alan Gibson crankpin nuts

Although I've had my fair share of experience of using Alan Gibson wheels and their associated crankpin nuts, I've always found them awkward and time-consuming to fit and (especially) to remove. I am currently fault-finding (and hopefully repairing) an 0-6-0 owned by a friend (and built by someone e...
by Captain Kernow
Tue May 19, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Goods Sheds and Warehouses
Replies: 9
Views: 3694

Re: Goods Sheds and Warehouses

Rod Cameron wrote:I've got this book Tim (bought from Simon's bookshop at the last Larkrail) if you want to borrow it sometime.

Thanks, that would be great.
by Captain Kernow
Sun May 17, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Goods Sheds and Warehouses
Replies: 9
Views: 3694

Re: Goods Sheds and Warehouses

Thanks for that link, looks very interesting.

The photo of Alne goods shed on page 10 has to take the top prize for 'Best Disguise!'.
by Captain Kernow
Fri May 15, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Cancellation of Scaleforum 2020.
Replies: 11
Views: 2861

Re: Cancellation of Scaleforum 2020.

It's very unfortunate but completely understandable and in my view, undoubtedly the right decision, so thank you for advising of this.
by Captain Kernow
Fri May 08, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 14169

Re: Scaleforum 2020

The bits of card and arrangement of the masking tape was particularly tricky and taxed my filmography skills to the limit, but I got there in the end. Or, just type "mobile phone tripod mount" into your favourite search engine, part with less than a fiver and in a couple of days you could...
by Captain Kernow
Fri May 08, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 14169

Re: Scaleforum 2020

We moved to remote working before the lockdown started. After about six weeks I started getting lower back pain, and went through the office's H&S online workplace assessment tool. It's a bit nanny state, but this has similar information in it: https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/ck1.pdf The differenc...
by Captain Kernow
Fri May 08, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 14169

Re: Scaleforum 2020

usual selfie "up your nose" laptop webcam. how is a normal laptop webcam up your nose? your eyes are supposed to be level with the top of the screen at most anyway, and with the camera above that it is by default above eye level. Goodness me, is there actually official guidance for using ...
by Captain Kernow
Thu May 07, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 14169

Re: Scaleforum 2020

All this talk of complexity and complicated editing etc.! I was one of those who added some layout video to the RMWeb 'virtual' event a couple of weeks ago. The layout concerned was my new 'tinplate' OO layout 'Bethesda Sidings'. I filmed some shunting on my phone, added some of the 'library' music ...
by Captain Kernow
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 14169

Re: Scaleforum 2020

Well said, Rod.

The RMWeb event was very well organised and was very enjoyable to be involved with. Of course, all of us who regularly attend that event would have preferred to have been there in person again, but this really was 'the next best thing'.
by Captain Kernow
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 14169

Re: Scaleforum 2020

Well, I wonder if the stadium and Olympic Lodge will be vacated by the end of September? - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-b ... s-52160852
by Captain Kernow
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: D.R.A.G. and Burns Night?
Replies: 5
Views: 2201

Re: D.R.A.G. and Burns Night?

Serjt-Dave wrote:
Captain Kernow wrote:
Negative on both counts, Caller.


Not much of a Burns Night then was it Captain? LOL.

No, not at all. It was all rather pleasant.
by Captain Kernow
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: D.R.A.G. and Burns Night?
Replies: 5
Views: 2201

Re: D.R.A.G. and Burns Night?

nberrington wrote:Please confirm you had the haggis while listening to completely incomprehensible poetry.

Negative on both counts, Caller.
by Captain Kernow
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: D.R.A.G. and Burns Night?
Replies: 5
Views: 2201

D.R.A.G. and Burns Night?

I see that there's been nothing posted on the DRAG sub-forum for over three years! Well, all is well with us here in Devon and we have been and remain very active. Last night was our annual Post-Christmas Dinner (I've never even tried arranging dates for such an even prior to Christmas), which was h...
by Captain Kernow
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Jig for drilling crankpin hole
Replies: 72
Views: 6409

Re: Jig for drilling crankpin hole

I'm amused and a bit concerned that this appears to be a problem which is only soluble by the ownership of a decent drill press. Better not tell new members that until we got their membership free. More seriously, while I do admire the engineering skills many of you exhibit, I do think we might nee...
by Captain Kernow
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 37963

Re: Scaleforum 2019

A few of Balcombe from me:
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Balcombe station approaches


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Probably my favourite view along the layout


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Details at Balcombe station (some scenic work is still to be completed)
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The down platform 'Gents', my own extremely small contribution!
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by Captain Kernow
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 37963

Re: Scaleforum 2019

I saw the Q1 and ballast hoppers in the fiddle yard at Scaleforum, and assumed that the brake van had yet to be attached. I presume it's absence in the video is intentional, so was this a peculiarity of SR practice? I ask because I had always understood that a brake van was required for all main li...
by Captain Kernow
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 37963

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Don’t think this has been posted on the forum yet https://albionyard.wordpress.com/ Shelfie 2 won’t be appearing owing to personal circumstances Best regards, Chris That's a shame, I was looking forward to seeing this layout, but I wish Paul all the best and hope his issues get sorted out quickly.

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