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by Steve Carter
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Group
Topic: Narrow Gauge Group
Replies: 3
Views: 3003

Re: Narrow Gauge Group

I’ve received an enquiry from a past member asking if there is an active 4mm Narrow Gauge Study Group within the Society.
So, if there is, or you are interested in resurrecting it, then please let me know.
Many thanks
Steve

Steve Carter
Membership Secretary
by Steve Carter
Fri May 24, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4885

Re: RAILEX 2019

The Scalefour Society Stand is supporting Railex so don’t forget to drop by and say hi.
We are Stand 58

See you

Steve
by Steve Carter
Sat May 18, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 2377

Re: Scaleforum 2019

I thought that a bus service was not going to be offered this year owing to losses in previous years? That is correct for Scaleforum. As Danny has said, if this enquiry relates to RailEx, that is nothing to do with the Scalefour Society. :) Terry Bendall Other than the Society Stand will be at Rail...
by Steve Carter
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Colin Parks, Scalefour member
Replies: 20
Views: 2106

Re: Colin Parks, Scalefour member

I have been asked by Colin’s brother, Barry, to post the following message on his and Colin’s family’s behalf thanking people for their tributes to his brother. “Thank you to all those who have added their kind words. Colin's family knew that ultimately he would lose his battle, but we did not expec...
by Steve Carter
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Colin Parks, Scalefour member
Replies: 20
Views: 2106

Re: Colin Parks, Scalefour member

Very sad news indeed.

My condolences to Colins family and friends.

Colin joined the Scalefour Society in 1979 and was a very active contributor on this Forum. I am sure we have all been enriched by his involvement in our hobby.

Rest in Peace.

Steve

Steve Carter
Membership Secretary
by Steve Carter
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Crossing Vee Jig
Replies: 26
Views: 3153

Re: Crossing Vee Jig

Hi Dave, Ralph flagged this thread up to me. I've dug through the drawings I've not had chance to action yet and have found Ralph's for the track jig, so will see what I can produce with it. Hopefully I may get something done over the weekend but producing sleepers for Jeremy will have to take prio...
by Steve Carter
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Southern N class Mogul research
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Re: Southern N class Mogul research

Thanks for the responses Rod and Noel.

Making more sense now.

I’ve corrected the 1954 dates, should have been 3/12/54 - 22/12/54, my typo!

According to the records I’ve found so far, this loco had Tender No. 3071 from new.

Steve
by Steve Carter
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Southern N class Mogul research
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Southern N class Mogul research

Does anyone have a copy of the book published by Irwell Press entitled “The book of the SOUTHERN MOGULS, Part One: N, N1 classes” by Ian Sixsmith & Richard Derry? The works history for each loco is listed and I have obtained some details for an N class, 31405. However, the works information cont...
by Steve Carter
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 247
Views: 56747

Re: The Burford Branch

Having said that, the colour of daylight varies a fair bit. In summer it is much yellower than in winter. Maybe Burford basks in perpetual summer sunshine? Ah, then you may need to add some more shadows, depending on the time of day of course ;) Looking really good Martin. If you happy with the lig...
by Steve Carter
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side
Replies: 23
Views: 3725

Re: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side

RedDragon wrote:Do we have confirmed dates for Scaleforum 2019 as yet.

Sure I have seen it in one of the posts but cannot find it again.

Thanks



28th & 29th September 2019

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by Steve Carter
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: URGENT: CALENDAR ERROR NEEDS CORRECTING
Replies: 3
Views: 668

Re: URGENT: CALENDAR ERROR NEEDS CORRECTING

Updated
by Steve Carter
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: URGENT: CALENDAR ERROR NEEDS CORRECTING
Replies: 3
Views: 668

Re: URGENT: CALENDAR ERROR NEEDS CORRECTING

Hi Pete

I’ve passed this onto Mike Ainsworth who looks after the Calender.

You can use diary@scalefour.org

Happy New Year

Steve Carter
Membership Secreatry
by Steve Carter
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Blood and Custard
Replies: 16
Views: 1788

Re: Blood and Custard

Thanks Tim, I do have that anyway, it's where I got the measurements form. I did look at the St Merryn layout and they have a Bullied in Blood and Custard without the top strips and crimson {images below}. Dave stmerryn06.jpg Hi Dave Please don’t make any decisions based on these photos of the Bull...
by Steve Carter
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: WARLEY 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1574

Re: WARLEY 2018

Congratulations to Richard Harper and his team on being awarded the Bachmann award for the best 4mm layout and the inaugural Sir William McAlpine trophy at Warley for his excellent P4 layout ‘Sidmouth’


Well done from the Scalefour Society.

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by Steve Carter
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.
Replies: 64
Views: 11662

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

We have a Peckett with Gordon’s chassis fitted on the Society Stand at Warley and it looks excellent :thumb
by Steve Carter
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Alan Gibson workshop
Replies: 3
Views: 1176

Re: Alan Gibson workshop

Hi Doug Colin may be away or just mega busy. I also have an outstanding order with him and when I tried to ring him yesterday I got his answer phone so I left a message as requested. I hope they are having a well deserved break so I’m happy to wait for a response. AG are due to attend Warley next we...
by Steve Carter
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Coach Rake Couplings
Replies: 15
Views: 2821

Re: Coach Rake Couplings

Brian Pearce wrote:On Bulleid coaches have successfully used Kaydee couplings under Keen corridor connections.
Easy to couple and uncouple.


What number/type of Kadee did you use Brian?

I am thinking of using Kadee couplings on my rack of Maunsells.

Steve
by Steve Carter
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 38959

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

The most important thing however I think is to work from reference photos to get the overall differences in colour, size and texture. Chris Absolutely agree Chris. It’s also important to work on scenics under the same lighting that you are using for a layout. It does make a difference and, for me, ...
by Steve Carter
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 16868

Re: Scaleforum 2018

I commend your efforts as a “social secretary” this year and am pleased to hear that your Saturday evening was enjoyable. Perhaps you would consider producing a “social guide” and submit it to the Forum and Scalefour News to assist attendees in choosing suitable places to eat, drink and be merry ne...
by Steve Carter
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 16868

Re: Scaleforum 2018

I'll deal with my impressions of S4um proper in a separate post but if I may I should like to say something about the social fringe. As the de-facto front man of the Saturday night "Millwrights gang", as Bernie so diplomatically put it, I should like to thnk all who contributed to the eve...
by Steve Carter
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Auto- Couplings , what choices - decisions
Replies: 36
Views: 4094

Re: Auto- Couplings , what choices - decisions

Thank you Martin.

I’m looking forward to seeing your coupling so expect a visit (when I can get away from the Society Stand of course!).

All the best

Steve
by Steve Carter
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 16868

Re: Scaleforum 2018

MarkS wrote:Is anyone travelling to Scaleforum from Marylebone on Saturday morning?



I sincerely hope many are Mark.
by Steve Carter
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 16868

Re: Scaleforum 2018

Flymo748 wrote:
Tim V wrote:Remember to wear your name-badges ...


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HTH,
Flymo


:D :D
by Steve Carter
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Balcombe testing
Replies: 16
Views: 2512

Re: Balcombe testing

:thumb
dcockling wrote:
Serjt-Dave wrote:Who says you can't have big p4 layouts?


Idiots!
by Steve Carter
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Balcombe testing
Replies: 16
Views: 2512

Re: Balcombe testing

Very impressive. Look forward to seeing it in action.

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