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by Monty
Mon May 20, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Show attacked
Replies: 33
Views: 2104

Re: Show attacked

It is almost 2 years since the vandalism on the NYMR caused great anger among many rail enthusiasts as well as a large number of the general population who were keen to help. In the current case, donations seem to be coming from around the globe, some of them substantial, some not so large but an a...
by Monty
Sun May 19, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Show attacked
Replies: 33
Views: 2104

Re: Show attacked

A lot to be said for public flogging when low life carry out pointless vandalism like this! I shall be making a donation to help a little to cushion the distress caused to those who have suffered this disgraceful action.
by Monty
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Trent Plastics
Replies: 1
Views: 1663

Trent Plastics

Just used Trent Plastics of Gainsborough (http://www.trentplastics.co.uk) again, for a piece of acrylic to use for the top of a control panel. Superb quick service from this Company. They can supply acrylic in all colours, cut to size (I needed some cutouts on my piece which was no problem to them) ...
by Monty
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Foamex
Replies: 6
Views: 1126

Re: Foamex

It was the 3mm thickness that was recommended with the comment that it can be bent around curves. May try it. I can get a piece the correct height with a required length of around 7'. Delivery costs more than the piece!
by Monty
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Foamex
Replies: 6
Views: 1126

Foamex

Has anybody used Foamex PVC for mounting a self-adhesive photographic back-scene. Recommended by the supplier (ID Backscenes) as the best mounting surface I wondered what experience's people have had with using it.
by Monty
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Track colouring
Replies: 2
Views: 689

Track colouring

I have heard recently that suitable coloured marking pens can be used on nickel silver track to weather & colour the sides, instead of the laborius painting with enamels? Any details please?
Cheers.
by Monty
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: point motors
Replies: 20
Views: 4912

Re: point motors

Steam raiser has confirmed my question. Thanks.
by Monty
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: point motors
Replies: 20
Views: 4912

Re: point motors

Nobody has given an answer on this?
by Monty
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: point motors
Replies: 20
Views: 4912

Re: point motors

Hi yes i will probably do that as is the easiest option i did have them moving one after the other on a layout many moons ago but cant remember how i wired them up and i thought it looked nice to have them moving seperately rather than together Nice(!) but not prototypical. regards Alan If it was a...
by Monty
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Scalefour lever frame & Cobalt point motors
Replies: 9
Views: 1073

Scalefour lever frame & Cobalt point motors

Is it possible to use the Scalefour lever frame to operate DCC Concepts Cobalt point motors, along with point polarity switching & LED indication on a control panel?
by Monty
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 17569

Re: Scaleforum 2018

Yes Pete I was one of the people to come & chat when we talked about fiddle yards, baseboards & your nicely painted Modelu figures. Not my era of railways but a very nicely presented layout that I enjoyed viewing nevertheless. Good luck with the extension(s) & love to Scotland. We had a ...
by Monty
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Working point rodding from DCC Concepts
Replies: 8
Views: 1879

Re: Working point rodding from DCC Concepts

Hi Barry, For my new project I think I am going to copy what I did on my last layout which has worked well & without fault for the last couple of years. DCC Concepts Cobalt under board motors controlled with ordinary mini switches linked with 2 LED's on the control panel. It all looks tidy &...
by Monty
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Traverser locking
Replies: 10
Views: 1787

Re: Traverser locking

Thanks Martin, will take a look @ those. Looks a possibility for my situation.
by Monty
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Traverser locking
Replies: 10
Views: 1787

Re: Traverser locking

Tim V wrote:If you are coming to Scaleforum, you could have a look at the traverser on Burnham.



If I get to Scaleforum Tim I will take a look. Thanks.
by Monty
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Working point rodding from DCC Concepts
Replies: 8
Views: 1879

Re: Working point rodding from DCC Concepts

It does look good but for me I am afraid the old eyesight will completely go I think! Let alone the patience! Some things in this hobby just have to be imagined!
by Monty
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Traverser locking
Replies: 10
Views: 1787

Traverser locking

Hi All, I am considering a traverser for my next project. Can anybody suggest & hopefully show any ideas for locking a 6 road traverser fed from a single track? I have seen the various ''brass bolt' systems but do not like them very much & was hoping somebody has designed or used something d...
by Monty
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 17569

Re: Scaleforum 2018

Is it just me or are there fewer up & running layouts this year? I make it only 6 + Leighton Buzzard.
Regards.
by Monty
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Green livery
Replies: 2
Views: 656

Re: Green livery

Thanks for that prompt reply Noel. Just want to now get confirmed that 6415 was in lined green in say around April 1959?
Cheers.
by Monty
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Green livery
Replies: 2
Views: 656

Green livery

Hello All,
Can somebody perhaps confirm that lined green livery was applied to the 64xx panniers tanks before 1959 or at least @ the beginning of 1959? I am particularly interested in numbers 6415 & 6419 if anybody can confirm those 2 with photos showing them in green before 1959. Many thanks.
by Monty
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: BOGG show
Replies: 6
Views: 1506

Re: BOGG show

I went just to see Gordon Gravetts latest enterprise 'Arun Quay' & was not disappointed! Quite superb & well worth the journey.
Must be the best '0' gauge layout around.
Interesting show with lots of ready to buy locos, stock & buildings.
Cheers.
by Monty
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2017
Replies: 129
Views: 20125

Re: Scaleforum 2017

I think I have the right formula! The wife chauffeurs me to Stoke M from Gloucestershire, drops me @ the door, goes off to Wendover for retail therapy & collects me after one hours notice! No parking problems just a slight worry about how much she might spend!
Cheers.
by Monty
Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2017
Replies: 129
Views: 20125

Re: Scaleforum 2017

One comment in the Other Place did cause me to double-take:- "Minories had an operator in front blocking the sight lines, so I lasted 30 seconds before walking away.. " Apparently one person thought brettell road was too dark but the lights were too bright. Bit confused as to what he want...
by Monty
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2017
Replies: 129
Views: 20125

Re: Scaleforum 2017

Very enjoyable show. Excellent layouts in Mount Woodville, Brettell Road & Minories. Good selection of traders & the catering was acceptable. Well worth the journey from Gloucestershire so no complaints from me! Cost me a little as I just had to buy something from Tim Horn & Paul Bambric...
by Monty
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Mount Woodville Works
Replies: 257
Views: 50516

Re: Mount Woodville Works

Enjoyed my brief chat to you Rob & viewing your excellent layout. Best @ Scaleforum in my view. Could have watched it all day!
Lovely stuff.
Cheers.
by Monty
Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crew
Replies: 5
Views: 1224

Crew

Hi All, In the strive towards accuracy does anybody know what the situation was with regard to crew on a small 0-4-0 locomotive such as a pug or Kitson? Being small & doing light work did they require a driver & fireman as per convention or did the driver carry out the work of the fireman, t...

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