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by Terry Bendall
Tue May 21, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Show attacked
Replies: 32
Views: 1275

Re: Show attacked

Likewise, the provision made by show organiser will need reviewing, something insurers may look into. Steps have already been taken in respect of Scaleforum but for obvious reasons they will not be made public. One of the downsides of the publicity is that all the low life who fancy an easy target ...
by Terry Bendall
Sat May 18, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 2116

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Philip Hall wrote:I thought that a bus service was not going to be offered this year owing to losses in previous years?


That is correct for Scaleforum. As Danny has said, if this enquiry relates to RailEx, that is nothing to do with the Scalefour Society. :)

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Sun May 12, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Singles and suspension
Replies: 14
Views: 442

Re: Singles and suspension

Barry is a fellow Brighton Circle member, and has advised on the matter, as well as offering advice on his website. (Well worth a look) It is and the advice on the single can be found at http://www.lbscrmodels.co.uk/sutherland.html There are of course other methods but Barry usually uses the princi...
by Terry Bendall
Sun May 12, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis Speed Building - Records and Methods
Replies: 17
Views: 680

Re: Chassis Speed Building - Records and Methods

The important thing is to get a technique that suits you - and stick to it. That is the best possible advice and works for all aspects of railway modelling be it a loco chassis, scenic work or track building. You may find alternative ways of doing things and you may find they work more effectively,...
by Terry Bendall
Sun May 12, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Edington Junction
Replies: 30
Views: 3840

Re: Edington Junction

, so I will have to have some step-ups... At home our layouts rest on heavy duty adjustable shelf brackets which at the moment happen to be set at 44 1/2 inches above the floor. The top surface of the layout is about 5 inches above that. A small aluminium step ladder with a couple of steps is a use...
by Terry Bendall
Sat May 11, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Edington Junction
Replies: 30
Views: 3840

Re: Edington Junction

John Palmer wrote:Nothing wrong with that green on the fascias


Our choice for Elcot Road was Network SE dark blue. It helped that we acquired a 5 litre tin of the actual colour at no cost. :) A satin finish black can also be effective and that is used on Longcarse West.

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Mon May 06, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Arrangement of levers in a signal box (calling at the Quintinshill disaster, use of collars and setting back)
Replies: 52
Views: 2816

Re: Arrangement of levers in a signal box (calling at the Quintinshill disaster, use of collars and setting back)

have a very faint hope that I might one day see this manoeuvre reproduced in miniature, What might be a bit more common is a slower train setting back into a lay-by siding, or run into a passing loop, where such facilities exist on the model, be it fictitious or based on an actual prototype. Settin...
by Terry Bendall
Mon May 06, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 281
Views: 32007

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

I will preserve all the joints of the boards by not covering them over with the track underlay, sleepers and scenic's etc Won't that make for some gaps in these items. and thereby spoil the appearance? :( We may not plan to move layouts but life has a way of making such things happen. :( There have...
by Terry Bendall
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 2116

Re: Scaleforum 2019

what tools would one need to bring if signing up for the track building seminars Not a lot and certainly no lathes, milling machines or laser cutters. :) The exact details to be confirmed, but probably a small clamp on vice, a few files and a soldering iron. Not much else but all will be revealed i...
by Terry Bendall
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 2116

Re: Scaleforum 2019

ianpenberth wrote:and me


Yes sorry Ian. Penbits will be present as will Prickley Pear Products. Time to give this job up I think! :D

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 2116

Re: Scaleforum 2019

With Scalefour North out of the way it is time to give an update on Scaleforum 2019 which takes place on September 28th/29th at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium in Aylesbury Given the comments in another part of the forum, we are pleased to announce that two track building workshops will feature as part...
by Terry Bendall
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Exactoscale Products
Replies: 74
Views: 16206

Re: Exactoscale Products

The point kits no longer seem to be listed on the Exactoscale site which is disappointing I believe that there are plans to make a limited range of turnout kits available with one reason being to test the market. One of problems is that the cost of the pre-assembled common crossings and blades is s...
by Terry Bendall
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: My plank so far...
Replies: 3
Views: 644

Re: My plank so far...

Looks good. The long thin layout brings back memories of the Mid-Sussex group's first successful layout, West Chiltington which had four baseboards totalling 16 feet long and one foot wide with a turntable type fiddle yard at each end. The layout was constructed between 1979 and 1984 and is going st...
by Terry Bendall
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 112
Views: 14607

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

I've now got to be a big boy and make my own 1:10 Vee jig as my EBMA one only goes up to 1:9. The stores now sells jigs for 1 in 9, 1 in 10, 1 in 11 and 1 in 12 angles. For marking timbers, don't use a pen or pencil. Lightly stab them with a sharp point such as a centre-punch, scriber, or needle in...
by Terry Bendall
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 520
Views: 86756

Re: Brettell Road

Brilliant!! :D :D

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 19
Views: 1383

Re: Turning a chimney

However, one collet is true but others are not, which points to the actual collet rather than the holder. Sounds like it Philip in which case I would ask for a refund or an exchange from some that are true. and since then around 300 others in various scales Which sounds like a pretty good recommend...
by Terry Bendall
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 19
Views: 1383

Re: Turning a chimney

Hmm - rather brilliant. One of those things which is blindingly obvious once you have seen it It is, and an idea that is new to me. Learn something new everyday. :) I did purchase some Swiss collets for the SL some time ago but only one of them turned out to be remotely accurate This may be a fault...
by Terry Bendall
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 2019 S4 North
Replies: 37
Views: 4786

Re: 2019 S4 North

Is Terry studying the results on his pools coupon ? It was probably studying the instructions for the Masokits BR3 type rail fixings which arrived just before I left home to drive up to Wakefield. If Michael had told me he was going to take a picture I could have charged him the appearance fee. :) ...
by Terry Bendall
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: Burntisland at Alexandra Palace 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1298

Re: Burntisland at Alexandra Palace 2019

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


And that of course is just one reason why everyone should attend Scaleforum. :D

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: Burntisland at Alexandra Palace 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1298

Re: Burntisland at Alexandra Palace 2019

Chris forgot to mention the other P4 layout at Ally Pally, Lower Exbury now in the care of Alison Barker. This year the exhibition probably had the most layouts built to P4 standards ever and as always it was helpful to point those who stopped by the Society stand in the direction of these layouts. ...
by Terry Bendall
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: Inside threaded rod
Replies: 6
Views: 993

Re: Inside threaded rod

The hank nut is the correct item for the job but a quick search did not reveal anything smaller than M2.5. Finding someone with a CNC lathe is one solution and it should be possible to find one closer than China. An alternative would be to get a standard10BA nut, hold it in the chuck of the lathe an...
by Terry Bendall
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 130
Views: 16799

Re: Alpha Mill

For those who did not get to the MMRS open day, Alpha Mill will be on display at Scaleforum this year on September 28th/29th. Almost certainly without the baseboard on which it is due to stand since that would involve a van hire but you will be able to see the mill.

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Advice sought on point rodding routing
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Re: Advice sought on point rodding routing

David

MRJ numbers 113 and 115 had some useful articles by Steve Hall on point rodding.

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: Operational entertainment...
Replies: 34
Views: 5805

Re: Operational entertainment...

but a terminus layout where an 0-6-0 sorts out coaching stock doesn't really exist does it? Not now, but in the past it would have done, certainly until the end of steam on BR and a bit later. The parcel or mail vans that needed to be removed for unloading elsewhere. The horse box and/or carriage t...
by Terry Bendall
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: The 6th Chris Kedgley Memorial Skills Day – Saturday March 9th 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1469

Re: The 6th Chris Kedgley Memorial Skills Day – Saturday March 9th 2019

As we might expect a very impressive programme. Sadly a bit too far for me to go, especially since I was at the Glasgow show just two weeks back but I am sure it will be well worth attending.

Terry Bendall

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