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by Maitland
Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Road Vehicles and Figures
Topic: Ethnic diversity and other things
Replies: 11
Views: 3174

Re: Ethnic diversity and other things

I haven't found any details, but apparently there was a strike by some railway workers at King's Cross in 1957, in an attempt to impose a colour bar. From a record review on http://www.wcml.org.uk/maccoll/maccoll/music/industrial-songs/ THE COLOUR BAR STRIKE. Charlie Mayo, loco-motive fireman of Kin...
by Maitland
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: RSU's and computers.
Replies: 16
Views: 2958

Re: RSU's and computers.

Jol Wilkinson wrote: EMI is unlikely to emanate from the transformer or the mains foot switch as they are both enclosed in metal cases. Maybe from the Mains Lead itself? Metal cases seldom do much to prevent EM radiation. They are as likely to act as an antenna as a screen- even if earthed. If it i...
by Maitland
Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Society Gauge Widening Tool
Replies: 325
Views: 53044

Re: Society Gauge Widening Tool

All models are train sets, we (I mean ordinary JoeNobodies) can't approach the distances on real railways. But I know of a prototype standard gauge curve well under (scale) 30" radius. I walked the trackbed as a young'un when the world was new, and it's there for anyone tp see on Google Maps. A...
by Maitland
Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Important announcement from Lanarkshire Models
Replies: 35
Views: 6666

Re: Important announcement from Lanarkshire Models

Can someone explain what this insurance is for? It should be for stuff like you've mentioned, but what frightens insurers off is potential liability. Your 60p plastic buffers go to the USA. K.C. Jones Jr finds the packet and puts the contents in his mouth and has to be rushed to hospital to get the...
by Maitland
Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Mashima motors and the future
Replies: 21
Views: 9703

Re: Mashima motors and the future

And I'd just done all the conversions to turn the EM Society's measurements (from the Finney & Smith website) to Kt and Kv values! And I also see that F&S has disappeared too... truly, we live in the latter days.
by Maitland
Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Typical dimensions of Mid 19th century locos
Replies: 6
Views: 2415

Re: Typical dimensions of Mid 19th century locos

The Manchester Science Museum Beyer Peacock collection has a lot of general arrangement drawings of early locos: here's a link to an 1860 Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway 2-2-2: http://emu.msim.org.uk/web/objects/common/webmedia.php?irn=15246 . And to a page around that period: http://emu.msim.org.uk...
by Maitland
Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2016
Replies: 50
Views: 9549

Re: Scalefour North 2016

My first Scaleforum since about 1993, and thoroughly enjoyable. Every layout worth a long look, no less than three London Roads... (OK one of them was trade) but my vote went to Enigma Engineering in the end, as it's about the size of layout I'm looking at!

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