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by Tim V
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 35th Uckfield Model Railway Exhibition - 19/20 October
Replies: 17
Views: 623

Re: 35th Uckfield Model Railway Exhibition - 19/20 October

300 mile round trip - a tad far methinks, but I'd have liked to come.
by Tim V
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 35th Uckfield Model Railway Exhibition - 19/20 October
Replies: 17
Views: 623

Re: 35th Uckfield Model Railway Exhibition - 19/20 October

Lambourn at Scaleforum 1989!

I think Alan added the embankment leading to the station.

S4M September 1989 OM1 277-005.jpg
by Tim V
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Exactoscale wagon couplings - a problem
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Re: Exactoscale wagon couplings - a problem

To get the links into the hook, you must have pushed them in, widening the gap at the top. I broached the hole for the links out, to ensure the links would hang freely. This also made a burr across the top, ensuring the links would not fall out. The links were then threaded into the holes in the hook.
by Tim V
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 60
Views: 3885

Re: Wizard Models

This has been a very interesting thread, that I've only just come across. Perhaps the title needs amending?
by Tim V
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: AJ and Buffer Height Gauge
Replies: 6
Views: 905

Re: AJ and Buffer Height Gauge

Just checked my copy of MRN June 1950 - the coal tank article still provides inspiration.
by Tim V
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 21658

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Actually, I preferred the dark lighting at Railex.

It meant that those layouts that bothered to have their own lighting could better control their colour balance.

Being blasted with stadium lighting (it is a sports stadium, not an art gallery) does nothing for rendering colours on model railways.
by Tim V
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 21658

Re: Scaleforum 2019

What is the position on parking at Stoke Mandeville?

I believe the parking cameras are turned off for Railex, is that the case this September?
by Tim V
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Can I drive a Seep motor from a lever frame?
Replies: 8
Views: 729

Re: Can I drive a Seep motor from a lever frame?

An electric pencil is actually an extremely unreliable method of contact - see 'Design for reliability' by Stewart Hine, February 1976 Model Railways.
by Tim V
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 67
Views: 14142

Re:Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.

You need to alter the heading on your first post!

Done,
Keith
by Tim V
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side
Replies: 40
Views: 7057

Re: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side

I think that Chris has put a lot of work into something which has been very neglected. Back in City University days there used to be the society dinner, a sit down affair. These days it's 'come to the show' but nothing else. One of the big pulls for Scaleforum (for me) is the social side, and OK the...
by Tim V
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Crossing vee soldering problem
Replies: 8
Views: 1300

Re: Crossing vee soldering problem

Melamine has a melting point of 343 °C , but it gives off nitrogen so won't catch fire. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melamine I think you are being over cautious, I've used high melting point solder for vees, and lower melting point for the rest of the work. Don't forget to solder the vee from the ...
by Tim V
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: None specific model products
Replies: 27
Views: 2772

Re: None specific model products

How about the gallon of white spirit from B&Q (other DIY stores are available), instead of those little tins ...
by Tim V
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Maindee East for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 1663

Re: Maindee East for sale

Oh, and I thought you had finally seen the light and gone WR :D
by Tim V
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Berry Wiggins tank wagon movements
Replies: 11
Views: 1489

Re: Berry Wiggins tank wagon movements

Any picture, of whatever quality, is better than no picture.

As Galen Rowell once famously said "F8 and be there".
by Tim V
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 21658

Re: Scaleforum 2019

grovenor-2685 wrote:
Rod Cameron wrote:Gulp ... :o

Tis indeed on the list https://www.scalefour.org/scaleforum/2019/

The old Latin saying - Digitus Extractus ...
by Tim V
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 21658

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Shows how tired I was last night :o
by Tim V
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 21658

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Brilliant, Nigel, even so! The Scott Mackenzie (aka 'Phil' Blondheim III.....) classic was a favourite earworm of mine for ages during summer (and autumn) '67....... Happy memories! Steve I hated that song. I was sat in a queue waiting for a haircut, and someone kept putting it on the jukebox, over...
by Tim V
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 21658

Re: Scaleforum 2019

If you're going to The Scaleforum Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair If you're going to The Scaleforum You're gonna meet some model people there For those who come to The Scaleforum Autumntime will be a compensated affair In the aisles of The Scaleforum Model people with flowers in their hai...
by Tim V
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 21658

Re: Scaleforum 2019

dcockling wrote:You could always wear a flower in your hair just in case.

Since when did Aylesbury become San Francisco?
by Tim V
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 21658

Re: Scaleforum 2019

But what do you look like?

There could be lots of little blue engines at the show.
by Tim V
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 21658

Re: Scaleforum 2019

If they wore name badges I'd be able to recognise them. As it is, i could be standing next to such a person watching a leyout and neither of us would be any wiser as to other's identity. But just because a few people may not see the point of badges, is that sufficient reason for the Society not to ...
by Tim V
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 21658

Re: Scaleforum 2019

I'm sure that's good - if you know people at the show and have "old chums" there. If you come from an area that has very few P4 modellers and as a result know hardly anybody at the show, and virtually nobody wears a name badge, then there is no social aspect. Going round the show may be O...
by Tim V
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Methods for Removable Loco Wheelsets.
Replies: 40
Views: 2997

Re: Methods for Removable Loco Wheelsets.

Meanwhile the hobby moves on, I wonder also Brian, if Will Lichfield’s series on csb passed you by? That kind of comment is a bit self defeating - it is merely a different way, not necessarily better . And for a beginner, the complications of a CSB chassis is certainly a step to far. And does it re...
by Tim V
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Signalling for Tingley Common
Replies: 39
Views: 2738

Re: Signalling for Tingley Common

Highley is an interesting example, should a train be sent from Hampton Loade (for example) to cross at Highley, it has to be sent under 'warning' (rule 5) section clear but station or junction blocked. Note only home and starter. The yellow disc was probably put in under preservation, GWR practice w...

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