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by Terry Bendall
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 72
Views: 4997

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: 72
Views: 4997

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: 72
Views: 4997

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: 72
Views: 4997

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: 72
Views: 4997

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: 72
Views: 4997

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: 293

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: 351

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: 2953

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: 2953

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: 5379

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: 780

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.

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Tue May 21, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Show attacked
Replies: 33
Views: 2210

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: 72
Views: 4997

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: 757

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: 1092

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: 4542

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: 4542

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: 4067

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: 287
Views: 37465

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: 72
Views: 4997

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: 72
Views: 4997

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: 72
Views: 4997

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: 76
Views: 18476

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: 956

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...

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