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by Steve Carter
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Balcombe developments
Replies: 15
Views: 394

Re: Balcombe developments

essdee wrote:You mean the 'Oh!'-Zone?


:D :thumb
by Steve Carter
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Balcombe developments
Replies: 15
Views: 394

Re: Balcombe developments

Love it :D
Will Mike A being adding pantos to his Atlantic so it is a sort of pre ED :mrgreen:
by Steve Carter
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest 2020 Cancelled
Replies: 19
Views: 1383

Re: Scalefour Southwest 2020 Cancelled

Would be even more impressive it was all plugged into a ceiling light fitting :idea: :shock:
by Steve Carter
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery
Replies: 395
Views: 122171

Re: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery

Tim V wrote:Too late - already made them!

As said, I'm building this without recourse to any outside trade help. So although the BGS may have the correct wheels (for example), as I'm not a member I can't use their excellent trade counter!


There’s an easy solution to that Tim
by Steve Carter
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: High Level Mail order and stock
Replies: 10
Views: 991

Re: High Level Mail order and stock

You keep up the good work too Flymo. Every so often, someone mentions how unimportant model railways are in relation to big stuff that goes on in the real world. In this instance however, our hobbies and interests become hugely significant, taking attention away from things for a while, helping to ...
by Steve Carter
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies
Replies: 23
Views: 4941

Re: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies

Order arrived today.
Great service Dave.
Thanks
Stay safe
Steve
by Steve Carter
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27876

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

mikemeg wrote:Now back to the locomotives!

Cheers

Mike


I hope you are OK Mike? I do enjoy you postings, how are things progressing?

Stay safe

Steve
by Steve Carter
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Marshlink Finescale Area Group
Topic: Temporary suspension of Group meetings
Replies: 0
Views: 149

Temporary suspension of Group meetings

In the current circumstances it is sensible to cancel our monthly meetings for the foreseeable future.

I hope all members stay safe and please keep in contact.

Take care and I look forward to seeing everyone in the, hopefully, not too distant future.

Steve
by Steve Carter
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North Cancellation
Replies: 12
Views: 1116

Re: Scalefour North Cancellation

Unfortunately, cancellation of Scalefour North and Railex means that I will not be able to receive membership renewals at these shows as I normally do. Therefore, if you haven't yet renewed then please now do so either online at https://www.scalefour.org/membership/renew or via mail by completing th...
by Steve Carter
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 7th Chris Kedgley Skills Day
Replies: 34
Views: 3450

Re: 7th Chris Kedgley Skills Day

Mick Bonwick wrote:A perfect summary, young Steve. Well remembered!



More like well taught Mick. Thank you.
by Steve Carter
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 7th Chris Kedgley Skills Day
Replies: 34
Views: 3450

Re: 7th Chris Kedgley Skills Day

Steve: What was it about the half-rigger brushes you found so good? How are they used? Where have you ordered them from? A rigger brush has a very long and thin head. Apparently they are used by artists for painting straight lines. Half riggers have a shorter brush head. I spent a very informative,...
by Steve Carter
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 7th Chris Kedgley Skills Day
Replies: 34
Views: 3450

Re: 7th Chris Kedgley Skills Day

What a great day, plenty for everyone to enjoy and, as many others have already said, the opportunity to try and learn new skills. Personally I picked up help and tips on mounting and quartering wheels, building and controlling signals with servos as well as weathering without an airbrush. I’ve just...
by Steve Carter
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 7th Chris Kedgley Skills Day
Replies: 34
Views: 3450

Re: 7th Chris Kedgley Skills Day

Thanks for the update Ian. I also missed that North Bucks AG covered South Oxfordshire :o Sorry.

Sounds like a potential solution for Gareth?

Hope to see you on Saturday.

Steve
by Steve Carter
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 7th Chris Kedgley Skills Day
Replies: 34
Views: 3450

Re: 7th Chris Kedgley Skills Day

Tim V wrote:Careful Gareth I did that once - ended up as co-ordinator of an area group :o


So did I and now there’s an Area Group near where I live :thumb

I’ll send you a list of members near to your postcode and then maybe you can see if there’s any interest?

Steve
by Steve Carter
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 7th Chris Kedgley Skills Day
Replies: 34
Views: 3450

Re: 7th Chris Kedgley Skills Day

Looking forward to an enjoyable day :thumb
by Steve Carter
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Rivet Press 2
Replies: 16
Views: 1210

Re: Rivet Press 2

The Stores listing states that the Press Tool, combined Punch & Rivet tool, although out of stock, is occasionally available second hand from the stores. Please enquire.

Worth contacting Jeremy.

Sometimes these also appear on the Bring & Buy at Scalefour North or Scaleforum.
by Steve Carter
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Marshlink Finescale Area Group
Topic: January 2020 Meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Re: January 2020 Meeting

Yes it was a very enjoyable evening. Thanks to Bob Cummings for enlightening us all with his expert track building knowledge, helpful tips and advice. A few photos from last night - EEBBB5E5-8505-4D15-BDEA-71437BC210A0.jpeg 47FB9031-BA6E-4786-B261-EFFDEE576591.jpeg 7D95E548-EB32-49CC-896E-E7DDE698B8...
by Steve Carter
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Bill Bedford Coach Bogies
Replies: 17
Views: 1033

Re: Bill Bedford Coach Bogies

But has anyone encountered the apparent discrepancy in the problem with the brake blocks that I mentioned at the start of this thread? The instructions say virtually nothing about the brakes but there seems to be only one way of making the brake assembies and one way of fitting them, and that leave...
by Steve Carter
Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: 4 wheel wagons rigid or non-rigid chassis?
Replies: 12
Views: 868

Re: 4 wheel wagons rigid or non-rigid chassis?

Tim V wrote:For building wagons I can thoroughly recommend the Brassmaster's axle setting jig, though I don't know if it's still available.


Still shown on their website http://www.brassmasters.co.uk/axle_gauges.htm
by Steve Carter
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Rails of Sheffield/Dapol ex-SECR box van 45374
Replies: 21
Views: 2096

Re: Rails of Sheffield/Dapol ex-SECR box van 45374

I have two production ones Howard Hi Steve, Many thanks for that - any chance of some nice juicy close ups please? Very interested to see how this technology has come along! Best Wishes, I’ll see what I can do. In the meantime there are some photos on RMWeb taken by customers that may help Howard? ...
by Steve Carter
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Rails of Sheffield/Dapol ex-SECR box van 45374
Replies: 21
Views: 2096

Re: Rails of Sheffield/Dapol ex-SECR box van 45374

I have purchased one of these models ofan ex-SECR van. It has been produced by 3D printing. I think it is rather good. Can I just check - have you (or anyone else) physically seen it yet please? EDIT:- ie the production version rather than the pre-production ones Best Wishes, I have two production ...
by Steve Carter
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Marshlink Finescale Area Group
Topic: December 2019 meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 692

December 2019 meeting

We held our second meeting on Thursday 5th December 2019. One of our members, Bob, is building a new layout based on the S&D. Bob is a tool maker by trade and he brought along some of the jigs he has made to help in the track building he is undertaking. Bob is using ply and rivet and discussion ...
by Steve Carter
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Rails of Sheffield/Dapol ex-SECR box van 45374
Replies: 21
Views: 2096

Re: Rails of Sheffield/Dapol ex-SECR box van 45374

The model comes with AGW wheels in OO. I suggest just swapping the wheels for P4 and seeing if it runs adequately with fixed suspension. I did this with a pre-production sample and it seems OK, but I haven't a proper layout or test-track to really evaluate it. The production team assure me that the...
by Steve Carter
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Jig for drilling crankpin hole
Replies: 72
Views: 3662

Re: Jig for drilling crankpin hole

Hi Julian

Have a look at this on the CLAG website http://www.clag.org.uk/crankpin-drilling.html

I’ve used the jig and vertical drill method to drill the crank pin holes in some AG wheels with dimples. It worked ok :thumb

Good luck

Steve
by Steve Carter
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: SR fence posts
Replies: 18
Views: 2495

Re: SR fence posts

Neil

PM sent

Steve

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