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by Tim V
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 132
Views: 8889

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: 132
Views: 8889

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: 132
Views: 8889

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: 132
Views: 8889

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: 132
Views: 8889

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: 132
Views: 8889

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: 132
Views: 8889

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: 132
Views: 8889

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: 2332

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: 1935

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...
by Tim V
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Methods for Removable Loco Wheelsets.
Replies: 40
Views: 2332

Re: Methods for Removable Loco Wheelsets.

While I agree Tim’s workbench has had its good bits, So I'm a 'has been'? Turning to Jol's point, EM and OO modellers would also benefit from having removable wheelsets, it is I think, incumbent on kit designers to include this. It is just as important for OO/EM locos to have good wheels, correctly...
by Tim V
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Methods for Removable Loco Wheelsets.
Replies: 40
Views: 2332

Re: Methods for Removable Loco Wheelsets.

Have a look on my workbench thread, some pictures lower down this page:
viewtopic.php?f=105&t=913&start=25
by Tim V
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Signalling for Tingley Common
Replies: 39
Views: 1935

Re: Signalling for Tingley Common

Agree that the signalling on Tumby Wood looks more like what I would expect to see (even with a GWR hat on!).
by Tim V
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Methods for Removable Loco Wheelsets.
Replies: 40
Views: 2332

Re: Methods for Removable Loco Wheelsets.

You have to build this into the chassis when you construct it.

I think it is poor practice from frame designers that this feature is not included in their kits. It does result in a lot of extra work for the constructor.
by Tim V
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 267
Views: 61294

Re: The Burford Branch

Martin's :D
by Tim V
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 62
Views: 3258

Re: Track cleaning

All this correspondence - must be an article in there somewhere ...
by Tim V
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench
Replies: 377
Views: 108587

Re: Tim V's workbench

I was wondering why my bottle of Loctite 603 wasn't glueing, best before date 1/2013 - over six years ago!
by Tim V
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 62
Views: 3258

Re: Track cleaning

The whole thing sounds like 'fake news'.
by Tim V
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Paul Townsend
Topic: Highbridge Wharf
Replies: 3
Views: 741

Re: Highbridge Wharf

The article in the next News is not about the wharf, but about other operational aspects - but interesting nonetheless!

An article on the Wharf developments would make an interesting piece though ... No pressure Paul :D
by Tim V
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 62
Views: 3258

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 a...
by Tim V
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 62
Views: 3258

Re: Track cleaning

I didn't hear that, was I asleep when Steamrsaiser mentioned it?

I certainly had no problems using IPA over many shows, and wouldn't hesitate to use it again.
by Tim V
Tue May 28, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5649

Re: RAILEX 2019

Will L wrote:Perhaps those doing demo's at Scaleform had better remember to bring their own lighting?

Should do anyway, so one doesn't have to rely on the hall lighting.
by Tim V
Mon May 27, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5649

Re: RAILEX 2019

The lighting levels were poor - a number of units were not working and even more were on reduced luminosity. This did make looking at things more difficult and people had to go to doors and daylight to see some items properly. As layouts had their own lighting, viewing them was not an issue but ove...
by Tim V
Mon May 27, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5649

Re: RAILEX 2019

Good day out, some interesting layouts.

One thing I noticed was that the overhead lighting was turned down (compared with other shows in the same venue). This made looking at the layouts much easier, though the traders were a bit in the dark.
by Tim V
Sat May 25, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Seeking a source of track and back to back gauges for a model of a 3foot 6inch gauge system
Replies: 7
Views: 1293

Re: Seeking a source of track and back to back gauges for a model of a 3foot 6inch gauge system

I had to make my own gauges for a 3'4" system.

It isn't difficult to make your own gauges.

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