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by Terry Bendall
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 8691

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Sometimes (in fact quite often) the job of an exhibition organiser can be variously annoying, frustrating and occasionally disheartening. It was therefore very encouraging to receive the message below. (edited to protect the innocent :) ) "In fact, I had not planned to be in England again this ...
by Terry Bendall
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Movement detector?
Replies: 9
Views: 437

Re: Movement detector?

SteamAle wrote:Why not CCTV?


Terry Bendall wrote:Circuits using a light dependent resistor have been around for many years


Why make something simple when with a little effort you can make it complicated. :D :D

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 32
Views: 1173

Re: Wizard Models

Paul has just about said it all as far as a formal response for the Society is concerned and it just about mirrors which I would have said as Scaleforum organiser. In the last 10 years I have got to know most of our regular traders quite well and always make a point on the Sunday morning of chatting...
by Terry Bendall
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Fret Saw Blades
Replies: 13
Views: 541

Re: Fret Saw Blades

Enigma wrote:

I believe the angle of the teeth on a piercing saw blade should face the handle, the cut being made on the 'back' stroke


Correct

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Fret Saw Blades
Replies: 13
Views: 541

Re: Fret Saw Blades

As a general rule one should have at least 3 teeth in contact This is the correct method and the rule of three or more teeth in contact with the material being cut applies to any saw and any material. I don't know whether this works for piercing saw blades, but as a general rule it has always been ...
by Terry Bendall
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Movement detector?
Replies: 9
Views: 437

Re: Movement detector?

Circuits using a light dependent resistor have been around for many years. I was teaching 14 year old children how to built such things 35 years ago and a bit of on-line research or even find a book will show what is needed. No need to join MERG although they have some good ideas for those who have ...
by Terry Bendall
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 1150

Re: Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2019

Sadly I wasn't able to attend Wells but will again one day. Fortunately a lot of others were. :) One of our members who lives in Glasgow came having always wanted to attend the exhibition and by all accounts enjoyed himself. The trip was combined with a visit to the Severn Valley Railway. Just show...
by Terry Bendall
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modern Era Concrete Track
Replies: 26
Views: 730

Re: Modern Era Concrete Track

Scalefour News No 174 of September 2011 includes an article I wrote on the construction of flat bottom track mainly using Colin Craig's components. You can also find three articles that Colin wrote on the topic on the web site of the Manchester Model Railway Society at http://www.mmrs.co.uk/ttechnic...
by Terry Bendall
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Calming an Exhibition Manager's Nerves!
Replies: 161
Views: 39241

Re: Glenmutchkin - Calming an Exhibition Manager's Nerves!

So help to calm nerves, here is a progress report No nerves need calming here Mark - I gave up that sort of thing a long time ago. :D Progress is clearly being made and I think the majority of visitors like to see a layout in progress and ask about how things were done. There will be nine other lay...
by Terry Bendall
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Catch Points
Replies: 41
Views: 1556

Re: Catch Points

that up to 1971 the PWI's 'British Railway Track' always referred to a trap as 'catch points', but that this changed in the 4th edition published in 1971. A case of the terminology changing over the years. There is certainly some confusion in the railway modelling world about the terminology. Bob E...
by Terry Bendall
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 8691

Re: Scaleforum 2019

If anyone was thinking ahead as to demonstrations I really would like to see, painting and especially weathering would come top of the list, It was not in the preview in the last issue of the News since it was sorted out after that issue went to press but there will be a painting and weathering dem...
by Terry Bendall
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 8691

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Given that some posts on the recent matter of badges, I can confirm that in the last two years badges - for those who have requested them, have been available from the Society stand located just a short distance inside the hall. The same will apply this year. That at lease will remove any real or pe...
by Terry Bendall
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 8691

Re: Scaleforum 2019

I have long campaigned for members at the show to wear name badges, but it has never happened. Not every one does, but some do, so it is not correct to say it has never happened, and we cannot make people wear badges as a result know hardly anybody at the show, . There was a time when I knew very f...
by Terry Bendall
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 8691

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Paul Townsend wrote:And I don't believe any of us are working there this year!


There is always a need for more people to help with stewarding although it is helpful if anyone who offers to help with this job does not need accommodation. If you do help you get to see the exhibition for free. :thumb

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 8691

Re: Scaleforum 2019

didn't see MODELU among the traders listed so far. I hope they've been invited. Modelu will be at Railwells but Alan has been cutting down on shows as he has so much else to do Modelu were invited but as David has said they are cutting back on exhibitions and declined the invitation. An exhibition ...
by Terry Bendall
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 8691

Re: Scaleforum 2019

A repeat post, just to make sure no one overlooks it. For those who have not yet had a chance to read their copy of Scalefour News 213, pages 8 and 9 give an outline of what is in store at Scaleforum this year and include mention of a once only opportunity to learn some skills related to turnout con...
by Terry Bendall
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Anyone know of a current source of 1/8" OD/ 2mm ID bushes
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: Anyone know of a current source of 1/8" OD/ 2mm ID bushes

Alan Gibson

Ref 4M68 10 x 1/8” to 2mm. bore reducing bearing/sleeve

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 13th June 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Re: NAG Meeting 13th June 2019

RobM wrote:This is a tour de force of modelling at the highest level.


It certainly look like it, both mechanically and electrically. Perhaps Howard can be persuaded to write it up for Scalefour News. ;)

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 62
Views: 3243

Re: Track cleaning

I've never been convinced by the suggestion you would significantly damage your rails with an light abrasive cleaning method. I agree. 600 grit is very fine and you would have to work very hard (and press hard) to change the profile. The paper will wear through before there is any change to the rai...
by Terry Bendall
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 62
Views: 3243

Re: Track cleaning

I stopped using nay sort of cleaning liquid at least five years ago. Rails are now cleaned using a piece of 600 grit silicon carbide paper(sometimes called wet and dry paper) wrapped round a small block of wood. Wheels are cleaned using a glass fibre brush. The amount of gunk that collects is now al...
by Terry Bendall
Thu May 30, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5638

Re: RAILEX 2019

Perhaps those doing demo's at Scaleform had better remember to bring their own lighting? I was on the Society stand on the Saturday and clearly the lighting was not set at the low level because of a plan but simply because some of the tubes had failed an no one had bothered to fit replacements. It ...
by Terry Bendall
Thu May 30, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Accurascale PCA
Replies: 8
Views: 857

Re: Accurascale PCA

Not done one but the Accurascale models are designed to take wheels to P4 standards without and cutting or filing involved or making the bearings deeper.

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by Terry Bendall
Tue May 21, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Show attacked
Replies: 33
Views: 2339

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: 128
Views: 8691

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: 842

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...

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