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by ChrisMitchell
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 21694

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Don’t think this has been posted on the forum yet

https://albionyard.wordpress.com/

Shelfie 2 won’t be appearing owing to personal circumstances

Best regards, Chris
by ChrisMitchell
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Accurascale 24.5t HOP24/HUO hoppers
Replies: 31
Views: 6581

Re: Accurascale 24.5t HOP24/HUO hoppers

Thanks everyone for the replies.

New axle drilling tools ordered from DCC Concepts, so this combined with thinning the bosses should work. On some other stock I have previously swapped some wheels onto the shorter axles 25 mm axles, so might look at trying that as well

Regards, Chris
by ChrisMitchell
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Accurascale 24.5t HOP24/HUO hoppers
Replies: 31
Views: 6581

Re: Accurascale 24.5t HOP24/HUO hoppers

Thanks for Keith and Dave for the replies. I was also thinking that I would have to resort to thinning down the bosses. However I did have the impression from earlier posts that this would not be needed.
by ChrisMitchell
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Accurascale 24.5t HOP24/HUO hoppers
Replies: 31
Views: 6581

Re: Accurascale 24.5t HOP24/HUO hoppers

Having received my TOPs era hoppers a week or two back, I have been taking a look at swappng out the wheelsets. I have discovered that there is zero clearance between the the front of the wheels and the back of the fixed washers on the rear of the W irons, so no free running at all. Any suggestions?...
by ChrisMitchell
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: DCC
Topic: DCC Train Information System
Replies: 10
Views: 2332

Re: DCC Train Information System

Saw Mostyn at Gaydon. The screens and the reporting system definitely added a new dimension to watching the trains go by, giving everything a sense of purpose. For a layout such as Mostyn, absolutely worthwhile. One thing I noted was that with the screens to one side close to the fiddleyard exits de...
by ChrisMitchell
Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: My New Layout - but no name yet
Replies: 2
Views: 1183

My New Layout - but no name yet

After my first attempt at a small layout - West End - which I completed as part of the D&E Challenge, I've now decided to have another go, partly spurred on by moving back to the UK, and meeting up with everyone at my local area group (TOERAG). With West End being so small, I decided I would wan...
by ChrisMitchell
Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Tees, Ouse, Esk & Rye
Topic: TOERAG is Alive.....
Replies: 7
Views: 5947

Re: TOERAG is Alive.....

Awrhyllgwami Quarry was one of the entries for the Society's Diesel and Electric layout competition which took place in 2008. Looks like things are progressing well and we will have to have you back to Scaleforum at some stage when you feel ready. One or two layouts for 2018 are already lined up so...
by ChrisMitchell
Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Tees, Ouse, Esk & Rye
Topic: TOERAG is Alive.....
Replies: 7
Views: 5947

Re: TOERAG is Alive.....

Flymo748 wrote:A very impressive viaduct indeed! That looks really full of character.

More importantly, the photos reveal a plentiful supply of mugs of tea and chocolate digestives :-)

A proper toolkit for finescale modelling...

Cheers
Flymo


Guilty as charged. :D Ginger biscuits were also available. :thumb
by ChrisMitchell
Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Tees, Ouse, Esk & Rye
Topic: TOERAG is Alive.....
Replies: 7
Views: 5947

TOERAG is Alive.....

So there's not been any post for a couple of years, but the group is still alive. Progress has been slow on the extension to Awrhyllgwami Quarry, but things are gathering pace once more. Conversion of the layout into a continuous run has made a significant step forward with the viaduct temporarily i...
by ChrisMitchell
Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2016
Replies: 115
Views: 23176

Re: Scaleforum 2016

It looks like I'm going to need to do find overnight accommodation for this year's Scaleforum. Are there any recommendations either in Aylesbury or the surrounding areas. I'm sure there has been plenty of experience here over the past few years with either Scaleforum or Railex. Thanks very much in a...
by ChrisMitchell
Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?
Replies: 79
Views: 12889

Re: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?

I've just caught up with this thread. The price of these particular kits is entirely fine with me - I ordered 2 at S4N on Sunday after Justin had sold out. I know that the pleasure I will get constructing these is more than worth the price. I just hope I will do them justice. BTW I also recently pur...
by ChrisMitchell
Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2016
Replies: 50
Views: 9338

Re: Scalefour North 2016

A big thank you to James Dickie and all the team for organising a fantastic show, especially for the invitation to exhibit West End. I had a great time operating all weekend, and was so pleased with the many positive comments I received from so many people. I was especially pleased by the comments o...
by ChrisMitchell
Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: RTR P4
Replies: 71
Views: 15269

Re: RTR P4

And hopefully there will be a couple running at S4N in Wakefield. SLW will also be there on Saturday

Chris
by ChrisMitchell
Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Soldering Iron Plug
Replies: 11
Views: 3414

Re: Soldering Iron Plug

Following on from David's comment, the compressor I bought for my airbrush did indeed come fitted with a 3 pin conversion plug fitted. That's actually why I knew to look for the adaptor plugs I mentioned in my previous message.

Chris
by ChrisMitchell
Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Soldering Iron Plug
Replies: 11
Views: 3414

Re: Soldering Iron Plug

If you are not so happy with a shaving adaptor you can also use a three pin plug which clamps around the 2 pin Euro pug. For example ( or similar) http://www.amazon.co.uk/SMJ-PAEUPC-Permanent-European-Adaptor/dp/B004I63BP8/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1459628380&sr=8-4&keywords=2+pin+adapter h...
by ChrisMitchell
Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Recommendations for a compact camera
Replies: 8
Views: 2995

Recommendations for a compact camera

I'm looking to purchase a compact camera to take pictures of layouts and wondered if there any recommendation based on experience. I want something compact enough to be able to get into those awkward spaces on my layout etc.

Thanks very much

Chris
by ChrisMitchell
Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2014
Replies: 197
Views: 41035

Re: Scaleforum 2014

Here are some pictures of Wheal Elizabeth, Calcutta Sidings, Llanastr and Midland Sidings
by ChrisMitchell
Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2014
Replies: 197
Views: 41035

Re: Scaleforum 2014

Had a great time yesterday, with some excellent layouts on display. Well worth the trip over from Belgium. Fortunately I kept a firm grip on my wallet this year. I'll post some photos when I get the chance over the next couple of days.

Any news on who was awarded the York trophy?

Chris
by ChrisMitchell
Sat Sep 20, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Decals for BR Blue CCT
Replies: 3
Views: 1763

Re: Decals for BR Blue CCT

The HMRS Methfix/Pressfix BR blue loco and coaching stock sheets also have appropriate transfers.

Chris
by ChrisMitchell
Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013 Retrospective
Replies: 17
Views: 4170

Re: Scaleforum 2013 Retrospective

Ouch !!! The close up of the station sign on my layout West End is a bit cruel.

Lovely set of pictures though. Any chance I can get some high res copies of my layout?

Chris
by ChrisMitchell
Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 91744

Re: Scaleforum 2013

First of all, thanks to Terry and team for organising a great weekend, and for giving me the opportunity to show my little opus, West End. And a special mention to Mark Tatlow for stepping in to give me a bit of relief on both days. As far as bringing a layout to a one day show is concerned, this is...
by ChrisMitchell
Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2012 - Details
Replies: 35
Views: 11329

Re: Scaleforum 2012 - Details

Its a pity there was no post via the forum for a replacement layout for Elcott Road. My layout, West End, isn't in the society exhibition database as being based in Belgium makes it difficult to attend exhibitions. However, I would have volunteered if I'd known that a replacement was needed at relat...
by ChrisMitchell
Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Screw couplings
Replies: 14
Views: 7437

Re: Screw couplings

I've used the Masokits ones on all my stock needing screw couplings. Look no further. I've also been quite happy using their coupling hooks as well - they just need a bit of fettling and shaping once soldered together. I found the Exactoscale ones more awkward to use when coupling up. regards, Chris
by ChrisMitchell
Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:59 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: TOU
Replies: 30
Views: 8369

Re: TOU

Just picked up on this thread.

I used the Hoffmann motors on my layout and was very pleased with the results. The Conrad motors look almost identical from the pictures and are a fraction of the price. Has anyone made a comparison?

Chris
by ChrisMitchell
Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Mk1 interior colours
Replies: 1
Views: 1659

Mk1 interior colours

I've decided that I would start reworking my Bachmann Mk1 coaches, and as I thought I would add some passengers, I'd also paint the interiors. Can anyone advise on interior details in the early 1970s (i.e. blue grey period), specifically the upholstery colours for both second and first class. Thanks...

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