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by Tim V
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 10484

Re: Scaleforum 2018

Umm no :(

It was because of the lack of competition announcements post exhibitions, I made a point of noting down - at the time - the winners.

Your fearless reporter had his notebook with him, and a bit of time to write it down :P
by Tim V
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 10484

Re: Scaleforum 2018

Luckily, as Editor, I was writing the results down! Scaleforum Competitions There are four completions at Scaleforum, results were: ● The MRJ Chalice was awarded to a whole layout – Kerrinhead ● The Eileen’s Emporium award went to the broad gauge trackwork on Paul Townsend’s Dartmouth ● The Unsung H...
by Tim V
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ilkley Engine Shed, West Yorkshire late 1950s
Replies: 41
Views: 6098

Re: Ilkley Engine Shed, West Yorkshire late 1950s

In W10 I use an app "basic photo viewer" which has a rotate function
(different Tim)
by Tim V
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Traverser locking
Replies: 10
Views: 841

Re: Traverser locking

If you are coming to Scaleforum, you could have a look at the traverser on Burnham.
by Tim V
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: which controller for a test track?
Replies: 15
Views: 944

Re: which controller for a test track?

I use a smooth DC controller based on a LM317 chip http://www.ti.com/product/LM317?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=lm317&utm_campaign=app_ldo_ww_p_e_ldo&utm_content=e910e69e-fea0-49b2-8b1e-6312360a3ce5&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0Nqzqfi33QIVzpPtCh2CPgXGEAAYASAAEgLv-fD_BwE# circu...
by Tim V
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 10484

Re: Scaleforum 2018

Remember to wear your name-badges ...
by Tim V
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: GWR inside frame colour
Replies: 12
Views: 545

Re: GWR inside frame colour

Here is the underside of Caerphilly Castle, pictures taken in 2003. I believe this engine was not painted in preservation, but at Swindon works.
castle3.JPG

castle2.JPG

castle1.JPG
by Tim V
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 10484

Re: Scaleforum 2018

chrisf wrote:While we decode and ponder Bernie's options, curry lovers will wish to know that the Bengal Blue is apparently already full with the Bristol crew.

Chris

Thanks for revealing that inside information Chris ...
by Tim V
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Balcombe testing
Replies: 16
Views: 1133

Re: Balcombe testing

No 'like' button, so I'm going to say - very impressive!
by Tim V
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Signal box signs
Replies: 5
Views: 888

Re: Signal box signs

I believe the last survivor was on Speech House Road signal box, seen here in about 1962.
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3390650
by Tim V
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Soldering Cab Roofs
Replies: 7
Views: 482

Re: Soldering Cab Roofs

I always tried to make cab roofs on tank engines removable, aided painting and putting crews in. I used to put some clips, so the roof was held in place.
by Tim V
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1436

Re: Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2018

I trust the very last train was accompanied by the traditional branch-line send-off, with brass bands and detonators on the rails (all in 4mm and working, obviously!) I recall once asking you what you'll do when Clutton is finally complete, and you replied "rip it up and build another layout!&...
by Tim V
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1436

Re: Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2018

At 4.30 this afternoon, the hall was empty apart from the crowd that had assembled to watch the final (public) trains on Clutton. The occasion was marked with headboards on both trains.
by Tim V
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1436

Re: Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2018

The Scalefour News editor will be there, but probably a little stressed ...
by Tim V
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Model Facing Point Locks
Replies: 7
Views: 744

Re: Model Facing Point Locks

Here is what could be termed an economic FPL, one lever moves the switch and sets the lock.
Wapping Wharf 2-10-2007 (2).JPG

Note the colour of the lever.
Wapping Wharf 19-12-2007 (5).JPG
by Tim V
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Makers Nameplates
Replies: 6
Views: 516

Re: Makers Nameplates

What you need is "British locomotive builders' plates" ISBN 1-85780-018-4.
by Tim V
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: GWR bridge colour
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: GWR bridge colour

Black!
DSC_8481.JPG
by Tim V
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Transacord
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Re: Transacord

My records will still play!
by Tim V
Tue May 29, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Trials and tribulations of a (very) average P4 Modeller
Replies: 19
Views: 1160

Re: Trials and tribulations of a (very) average P4 Modeller

I've actually had quite a lot of lessons - this is my ninth working P4 loco - but they don't seem to make an awful lot of difference. It's been one of the most problematical because i was trying to convert an old whitemetal kit which had been built for 00 and was probably designed before P4 was eve...
by Tim V
Tue May 29, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Trials and tribulations of a (very) average P4 Modeller
Replies: 19
Views: 1160

Re: Trials and tribulations of a (very) average P4 Modeller

It's not the arriving, it's the journey that counts.

And, you have learn't a lot of lessons, maybe had some fun (or not). Next time you'll probably do it quicker.
by Tim V
Mon May 28, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: CRAG visit to Buckingham GC 17/5/2018
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Re: CRAG visit to Buckingham GC 17/5/2018

That grin says it all Ian!
by Tim V
Mon May 28, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Special exhibition at Pendon Museum
Replies: 6
Views: 996

Re: Special exhibition at Pendon Museum

Keep an eye on the Pendon website ...
by Tim V
Sun May 27, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Ultrascale now closed to new orders
Replies: 51
Views: 4425

Re: Ultrascale now closed to new orders

Discuss :P
by Tim V
Tue May 15, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: North Norfolk
Topic: Taking Shape?
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

Re: Taking Shape?

Takes me back, putting the train set on the floor ...
by Tim V
Thu May 03, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Burnham 160
Replies: 4
Views: 724

Re: Burnham 160

We'll have to rerun that special at Scaleforum!

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