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by Chris Mitton
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Demonstrations and Talks
Topic: Lewes
Replies: 13
Views: 431

Re: Lewes

And of course, when it is finished we can hire a hall at the NEC and set up Lewis and then connect Plumpton Green, Pulborough, Ferring, Eridge and Elcot Road. There will of course have to be a little bit of modellers licence with the trains that are run!! :D :D :D Terry Bendall Great idea Terry - p...
by Chris Mitton
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 1064

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

I'm also back on watch.....and on Zoom if anyone wants a "proper" chat
Email me on treasurer@scalefour.org for logon credentials

Chris
by Chris Mitton
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 1064

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

Hi John - before you go, just to say how much I look forward to seeing North Elmham at a future "real" Scaleforum......

Suggestion for your video - the music ought to be Vaughan Williams' "Norfolk Rhapsody" :D
Regards
Chris
by Chris Mitton
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 1064

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

Thanks Tony - just off for a spot of virtual lunch, hope to talk to (or even see on Zoom) more of you this afternoon

I think I'll leave most of the layout-watching to this evening - beats Strictly by a long way, and I can have a real ale at the same time :D

Chris
by Chris Mitton
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 1064

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

Hi to all from me......I'm also on Zoom if anyone wants to join in - email treasurer@scalefour.org for the code
by Chris Mitton
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: Scalefour Stand by Zoom
Replies: 0
Views: 120

Scalefour Stand by Zoom

Hi all Just spent a very pleasant hour with some of our members down under - the Global Area Group now lives! I'm "manning" the Society Stand at 11:30 - if anyone wants to share a Zoom conversation for half an hour, send me an email (treasurer@scalefour.org) and I'll email you the access c...
by Chris Mitton
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 132
Views: 7086

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

Tim V wrote:I wonder which committee members will be up early enough to join you :D

....or alternatively, which ones haven't got to bed yet :D
Regards
Chris
by Chris Mitton
Sun May 17, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Cancellation of Scaleforum 2020.
Replies: 11
Views: 2864

Re: Cancellation of Scaleforum 2020.

Dear All, This seems more than sensible. If there are financial penalties in cancellation, I would be prepared to lob in some money into the coffers to reduce the impact. A realistic reward to a company folk who make my limited capacity feel that it is worth trying to try to attempt something rewar...
by Chris Mitton
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 14207

Re: Virtual Scaleforum 2020

Hi all... First, to correct a misapprehension: someone (I forget who) talked, a few posts ago, about "the financial loss that Scaleforum usually entails". If you look at the last few published accounts with an accountant's eye (and the soon-to-be-published results for 2019-20), the Scalefo...
by Chris Mitton
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 6783

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread

It's long since past the time when I should get round to actually building another model - so here is one from my Drawer of Endless Procrastination, which I will hopefully start work on tomorrow as a change from the Society's spreadsheets! This pile of bits is an LRM kit, which hopefully will one da...
by Chris Mitton
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 14207

Re: Scaleforum 2020

Well, I wonder if the stadium and Olympic Lodge will be vacated by the end of September? - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-52160852 Rest assured that the Committee virtual meeting has been in session for some time now about this year's Scaleforum, amid the current fog of unce...
by Chris Mitton
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 4540

Scalefour North 2020

Scalefour North 2020 will be on Saturday and Sunday, 28th and 29th March , at the now traditional venue of Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Wakefield . As usual, the Bring and Buy will be operating, providing an opportunity for members to pass on surplus stock (in return for a modest commission to...
by Chris Mitton
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 60
Views: 7923

Re: Wizard Models

As a Committee response, the one thing that we are strongly against is decline! However there are demographic and other external trends that mean it may inevitably have to be a managed decline, and perhaps a transition to a different type of exhibition. Firstly, the Committee has been aware of fewe...
by Chris Mitton
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019 Advance Ticket Sales
Replies: 3
Views: 1238

Re: Scaleforum 2019 Advance Ticket Sales

Webmaster John will be adding links from other pages on the website in the next few days ....and for those who want to sell their surplus models, tools and whatever, the traditional Bring and Buy (with its recent makeover) will be operating, under the capable stewardship of some Princes Risborough ...
by Chris Mitton
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAG Meeting 30th May 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 820

Re: NAG Meeting 30th May 2019

RobM wrote:Howard was continuing making switches for a 2322 lever frame.


I thought Howard's 75-lever frame was enough masochism for one lifetime!

Regards
Chris
by Chris Mitton
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 4238

Re: Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2018

At 4.30 this afternoon, the hall was empty apart from the crowd that had assembled to watch the final (public) trains on Clutton. The occasion was marked with headboards on both trains. Is this "last" as in "Frank Sinatra's last tour" or last as in "positively absolutely ne...
by Chris Mitton
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: A new lever frame design
Replies: 91
Views: 23247

Re: A new lever frame design

I see that Howard's website states: "Locking Etches for 5 levers cost £34 and are available from the Scalefour Society on-line shop - there is no requirement to be a Society Member". However, earlier in this thread it states that they are available only to members, and they are not in the...
by Chris Mitton
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Construction of a Test Track
Replies: 611
Views: 119665

Re: Track Construction for a Test Track

Admittedly, the wiring of the tandem turnout did present a challenge because the wiring diagram (John Shelley, available at: http://www.finescale.org.uk/pdfs/3way.pdf), showed the plan view from above whereas I had to reverse the diagram in my head to wire from underneath! Try printing out your PDF...
by Chris Mitton
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Engineering, Injuneering and Knitting
Replies: 49
Views: 8786

Re: Engineering, Injuneering and Knitting

We have some of this on DLR as well, the concrete slab forming the track bed is supported clear of the tunnel invert on large coil springs. This does give a little resilience/movement but the intent is to decouple the vibration in the rails from the tunnel lining and hence the ground in areas with ...
by Chris Mitton
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Needle Files
Replies: 5
Views: 2495

Re: Needle Files

There is (at least last I went) a good shop opposite their shop that sells tools at very good prices. I've dealt with them for my jewellery hobby a few times. I think Kelly might mean Walsh's , just around the corner from Cooksongold, behind Warstone Lane police station. I've had lots of stuff from...
by Chris Mitton
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Lost at Scaleforum 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 3230

Re: Lost at Scaleforum 2017

To answer the original question, that looks suspiciously like it belongs to member 1840. Sorry I don't know his name. I do know his name (but can't put it here for Data Protection reasons) - I'll be in contact with him in the near future, I'll let him know provided Paul tells me what he's done with...
by Chris Mitton
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Local Show Publicity
Topic: Sutton Coldfield - 22nd / 23rd April
Replies: 1
Views: 1121

Sutton Coldfield - 22nd / 23rd April

Hi all Just a quick puff for the Sutton Coldfield Railway Society's annual exhibition, coming up at Bishop Walsh school on the 22nd and 23rd of April - full details here . This is a popular family show, with diverse models on show from N right up to 5 inch gauge.....but this year we're breaking with...
by Chris Mitton
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: North East Essex (NEEAG)
Topic: NEEAG March Meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 1456

Re: NEEAG March Meeting

Despite living in GER?BE(E) territory we are a bit short on knowledge of track construction, sleeper lengths, number of chair bolts, etc. but should have that resolved for the next meeting. Hi Jol There is some information about GER plain track in one of our very own Digests - 23.5.5.04 which shows...
by Chris Mitton
Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1215
Views: 207936

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland pre 1905

.... and then work out a good way of fixing down the roof - double sided tape perhaps? I don't want to permanently fix it in place as the chassis is attached by two screws from within the cabin - I must change this round next time. Solder a strip of brass (scrap etch?) across the top of the sides, ...
by Chris Mitton
Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1215
Views: 207936

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland pre 1905

In the 1950's I remember days out at Monsal Head. As a young 'un never took much notice of the steam locos, they always appeared dirty, stained, rusty and noisy, ...but if they'd run proper (ie Gresley) engines, turned out as Tim's finish, you'd have noticed them.... But I agree about Monsal - the ...

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