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The design shown is not that different from a BR type which I have scratch built several times. I bend the rail by hand using a pair of pliers. There is Obviously some distortion and occasionally a piece will break but the parts can usually be salvaged and any gaps filled with solder. Terry Bendall
- Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:04 am
- Forum: Layouts and Operations
- Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
- Replies: 109
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jim s-w wrote:Don’t forget the good old, cheap as chips Airfix kit Tim.
Or even scratch build it, with perhaps the aid of some etched brass windows which is what I did on Elcot Road. See Scalefour News 209 page 21.
It's amazing the way an 8 car unit gets lost on the viaduct, the whole scale of it is mind boggling. It is, and I would like to thank Rod and John and the rest of the team for bringing the layout to Scaleforum. It is I believe very much the work of two people which is quite amazing in itself. There...
- Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:31 pm
- Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
- Topic: Road and platform surfaces
- Replies: 14
- Views: 890
I can recall reading a description of bomb damage in London during World War Two of "wooden blocks of the road surface burning with a merry glow" but probably that was a feature of large towns and cities. Perhaps there was a tarmac covering to the blocks?
Some observations on some of the comments: We have provided tables and chairs in the hall for the last 4 years at least. This year there were six tables, each with four chairs, except when someone nicked one for another purpose. Five of these were around Balcombe Viaduct and one was near the Society...
Le Corbusier wrote:oh dear .... bang goes my chance to have a look at the options for the rivet press
Perhaps there is a kind person who has one and could bring it to the show for Tim to look at.
I regret to announce that GW Models will not be at Scaleforum. George Watts is now unable to drive himself to exhibitions and he has not been able to find someone to bring him to Scaleforum so will not be present.
Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
I hope we don't go down the route of inviting a guest layout for the sake of it. The style of the layout is similar to others but the reasons for inviting the layout were to do with presentation, lighting effects, a modified automatic coupling and smooth operation as well as fine model making. All ...
Small dishes for bits are useful Yes they are but being mean I tend to use any small plastic boxes or trays that I come across. Examples are the clear covers on Oxford Die Cast vehicles, boxes that business cards are supplied in and other small containers that might otherwise go in the rubbish bin....
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: 27
- Views: 2743
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
- Views: 1285
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: 1312
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 ...