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Shelfie 2 won’t be appearing owing to personal circumstances Chris has beaten me to the announcement. Paul is unable to attend for family reasons and whilst it won't be my call in the future we hope to see the layout at some point. At this stage it is not really feasible to get a replacement. Apolo...
For anyone who has planned to use that route to get to the event, it may be worth considering alternatives. The A 413 is the Wendover by pass and for those using the M25 from either direction the best exit is junction 20 which is the A 41. Regrettably the Society is unable to control road repairs. ...
David Bigcheeseplant wrote:Has the stadium sorted out the lighting inside the hall?
Yes they have David. All new fittings and you can now actually see what you are looking at.
Tim V wrote:I believe the parking cameras are turned off for Railex, is that the case this September?
Always has been that way for the last 7 years and will be this year.
Some time back I posted the following about the track building workshops at Scaleforum. With just two weeks to go, anyone who wants to sign up for any of the workshops needs to book a place soon. For unavoidable reasons, Howard Bolton is unable to run one of the workshops and his place will be taken...
It has come to my attention that the Ouse Valley Viaduct is considered to be a bit of a myth Well if it is, we have a lot of space allocated to a mythical layout! :D :D Having the platforms pass through the tunnel is an unusual and interesting feature of Balcombe John's comment prompted me to get o...
- Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:04 am
- Forum: Recommendations
- Topic: None specific model products
- Replies: 24
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Or even the generic Enamel Thinners that comes in an aluminium tin with a conical top This might be HMG Thinners from HMG Paints. This works well for thinning Humbrol, Precision and Railmatch paints which are the enamel paints that I use, For general cleaning of paint brushes and the air brush the ...
Here are a few musings of my own .... which all are free to ignore as they may be well off base Which as Paul has said are all perfectly valid and need consideration. Thank you. Paul has also already stated that many of them have been considered. To actively attract young adults might require a lev...
- Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:21 pm
- Forum: Track and Turnouts
- Topic: Crossing vee soldering problem
- Replies: 8
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I have never tried silver soldering crossing vees but I have in the past done a lot of silver soldering of metals. What sort of jig do you use and what grade of silver solder? There are three different grade with different melting points. The higher melting point one melts at between 770 - 825 degre...
LesGros wrote:It makes my 1050 miles round trip drive seem pretty puny!
But it is still a major undertaking Les and it will be good to see you at the show. It might be the longest journey for anyone in the UK but other members may challenge that.
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 ...
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.
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...
- Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:17 am
- Forum: Tools and Techniques
- Topic: Fret Saw Blades
- Replies: 13
- Views: 1178
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 ...
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 ...
- Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:14 am
- Forum: Exhibitions
- Topic: Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2019
- Replies: 8
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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...
- Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:53 pm
- Forum: Track and Turnouts
- Topic: Modern Era Concrete Track
- Replies: 26
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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...
- Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:24 am
- Forum: Layouts and Operations
- Topic: Glenmutchkin - Putting a Backbone into a Goods Shed
- Replies: 162
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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 ...