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by RichardS
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 22742

Re: Scaleforum 2019

If you're going to The Scaleforum Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair ………. Can I put this in the News? Yes, if you want to use it. It isn't that good - scope to improve the syllable stress patterns. - Nigel Come to this a bit late but I'd hesitate to include in News lest the lousy syllable st...
by RichardS
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Turntable Troubles Reprise
Replies: 166
Views: 43258

Re: Glenmutchkin - Calming an Exhibition Manager's Nerves!

Flymo748 wrote:
essdee wrote:Mutch to savour there, Mark - worry you, not!

Hat-coat-gone...

Steve


But in the pictures I see no Munchkins?

Coat? In this weather?

Cheers
Flymo


I keep reading it as GlenMunchkin too. (Although Glen is not the name I would expect a munchkin to be given.)
After all it is 4mm scale.
by RichardS
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 22742

Re: Scaleforum 2019

You lot can laugh! However, I'm now going to be at Scaleforum, wearing my name badge, so I expect you all to say hello (even if I won't have the slightest idea who you are!). DT And good for you David. I shall certainly make a point of greeting you if I see you as I'm sure others will. But do remem...
by RichardS
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 22742

Re: Scaleforum 2019

https://www.facebook.com/BBCScotland/videos/463350341127527?sfns=mo :D :D "Like" But it might also be worth reflecting that a topic which is now discussing the viability and potential benefit of name tags is getting more engagement from the forum users than some of the more serious topics...
by RichardS
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby B12
Replies: 8
Views: 1285

Re: Hornby B12

Surely in some darkened mountain workshop an intrepid engineer with googly eyes has already turned down the flanges of the Hornby wheels and reprofiled any other erroneous aspects. Or do such things only occur successfully in magazine articles? Perhaps the artisan is so engrossed in filing his spoke...
by RichardS
Sun May 19, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Show attacked
Replies: 33
Views: 2985

Re: Show attacked

David Thorpe wrote:It's up to over £30,000 now and rising.....

DT


This does start to seem a large sum of additional money when presumably the insurance of the club, other exhibitors and traders would normally cover - in strictly financial terms - their relevant losses.
by RichardS
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: North Norfolk
Topic: Christmas meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 974

Re: Christmas meeting

Christmas seems an appropriate time to express thanks to John for organising the group and to Tim for making his workshop available for meetings. The group is lucky to have several experienced P4 modellers and a similar number of those less experienced in this genre - although most of the latter hav...
by RichardS
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: RTR EM Gauge Track from Peco.
Replies: 26
Views: 3652

Re: RTR EM Gauge Track from Peco.

If you read the RMweb thread it is clear that EMGS have additional plans presumably depending on how well their first items are received. All it will take is for Mr Bachmann/Dapol/Rapido et al to offer exchange bogies for their diesels/electrics with EM wheel sets and the ball will be rolling. Most...
by RichardS
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: RTR EM Gauge Track from Peco.
Replies: 26
Views: 3652

Re: RTR EM Gauge Track from Peco.

Surely the difference between P4 and EM is the wish to go for greater accuracy. Indeed but this only applies to track gauge and wheels. Everything else can be of an equal standard in any gauge or scale. After all EM looks pretty good and if it is the general impression you are after why bother with...
by RichardS
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: RTR EM Gauge Track from Peco.
Replies: 26
Views: 3652

Re: RTR EM Gauge Track from Peco.

Now my focus is on the overall effect. Philip And surely this is the essence of railway modelling although there will always be the fastidious who demand things to be as accurate as possible despite also having to overlook a multitude of compromise, inaccuracy and make-believe. If you read the RMwe...
by RichardS
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: RTR EM Gauge Track from Peco.
Replies: 26
Views: 3652

Re: RTR EM Gauge Track from Peco.

That's a terrific boost for EM, which I feel has been flagging a bit over the last few years. Not so good, I suppose, for Exactoscale, SMP and C&L. Certainly if I was an 00 modeller thinking of changing to either P4 or EM, this development might well sway me towards the latter. DT I suppose it ...
by RichardS
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: RTR EM Gauge Track from Peco.
Replies: 26
Views: 3652

RTR EM Gauge Track from Peco.

Assuming Guy Fawkes Day is not the new April Fools Day this announcement on the EMGS website is an interesting development in the broader gauge sector of the hobby.

http://www.emgs.org/society-announces-r ... uge-track/
by RichardS
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: J15 & G5 Wheels
Replies: 17
Views: 3826

Re: J15 & G5 Wheels

Or, conversely, a slight discrepancy in wheel diameter between the prototype and the model can be justified by this same explanation, thus releasing the modeller from having to check the wheel wear profile against time and place or even having to be absolutely accurate in the choice of wheel diamet...
by RichardS
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: J15 & G5 Wheels
Replies: 17
Views: 3826

Re: J15 & G5 Wheels

When deciding what diameter wheel to fit to any model it is worth noting that locomotive driving wheels could lose up to 2 1/2" off their diameter before they were retyred. So a wheel of nominally 5' 1" diameter could remain in service until it was less than 4' 11" diameter, at which...
by RichardS
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 20176

Re: Scaleforum 2018

I had a most enjoyable day on Saturday. An early start meant I was able to relax with a stadium breakfast before taking advantage of 15 minutes earlier entry. Not sure what to do first I headed to the bring and buy - not open until 10.45 I was told - only it was because on my return at 10.44 (arena ...
by RichardS
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Auto- Couplings , what choices - decisions
Replies: 36
Views: 5048

Re: Auto- Couplings , what choices - decisions

Couplings seem to me to be one of those Cinderella subjects and often an afterthought whereas the coupling adopted can have a big effect on layout planning; especially operation. Is it possible that, that which, in the UK at least, we seek to replicate is a flawed system in the first place. That is ...
by RichardS
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Ultrascale now closed to new orders
Replies: 51
Views: 8044

Re: Ultrascale now closed to new orders

Everything was done on a strict date order basis, as far as I know, so if order no.1 was for Princess driving wheels, the tooling for that would be be set up to fulfil that order only before moving onto order no.2 which might be for diesel wheels, even if order no.37, 43, and 77 were for the same P...
by RichardS
Thu May 31, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Ultrascale now closed to new orders
Replies: 51
Views: 8044

Re: Ultrascale now closed to new orders

[..... we have three wheel suppliers, ..... Philip Without wishing to appear pedantic we don't have 3 wheel suppliers. As I write we have one. Gibson's is the only source I can buy a P4 wheel from today. Mr Jukes has stated an intention to reintroduce his range. An incredibly welcome announcement o...
by RichardS
Wed May 30, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Ultrascale now closed to new orders
Replies: 51
Views: 8044

Re: Ultrascale now closed to new orders

I have an idea of what may be behind this announcement, and I think it is unhelpful to speculate or make silly comments as to the reasons for Ultrascale’s decision. I suggest we give the man some time and let him get on with it. As has been said before, Ultrascale is very much now a one man band, a...
by RichardS
Sun May 27, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: North Norfolk
Topic: Taking Shape?
Replies: 5
Views: 1915

Re: Taking Shape?

I'm rather glad I wasn't there that evening. I really don't like the look of the way 'the society chairman' appears to be goose stepping towards 'the baseboard king.'
by RichardS
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Proscenium arch size?
Replies: 30
Views: 6132

Re: Proscenium arch size?

As for the appearance of the arch, plain black might seem reasonable, but as a certain assassin/politician knows, in fact dark (invisible?) green is a better colour to help things disappear from view, and again this might suit the theme. https://wiki.lspace.org/mediawiki/Assassins%27_Guild If you d...
by RichardS
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: New diesels
Replies: 14
Views: 5632

Re: New diesels

I had to look back in the thread and see the context. Actually it was based on observation. I remember a review mentioning the mould line and pointed this out to a number of 00 modellers who universally said they were not bothered about small errors like that and could live with it. Bit unfair to p...
by RichardS
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: New diesels
Replies: 14
Views: 5632

Re: New diesels

00 modellers will live with it I guess. That seems a rather sweeping and disparaging remark. There are many ' OO modellers' who aspire to better quality and adopt the fine scale ethos with the exception of gauge and flange. To suggest that these fine modellers would be satisfied with lesser quality...
by RichardS
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bodmin General (1955)
Replies: 48
Views: 8776

Re: Bodmin General (1955)

You could probably re-create Grogley Junction in a relatively modest space with traffic passing on the Bodmin -Wadebridge line and the additional interest of the Ruthern Bridge branch joining via the headshunt on the old B&W alignment. Of course you would have to like modelling trees! I've alwa...
by RichardS
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Warley 2017
Replies: 63
Views: 8927

Re: Warley 2017

It's got nothing to do with ideas and tastes. It's all about how you treat other people in public when they cannot respond or defend themselves immediately. Posts on a forum are essentially emails which are broadcast publically. If the interpretation of such a message is that of public disparagement...

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