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by Steve Carter
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Coach Rake Couplings
Replies: 11
Views: 796

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: 196
Views: 29066

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: 10484

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: 10484

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: 2235

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: 10484

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: 10484

Re: Scaleforum 2018

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


Brian.jpg

HTH,
Flymo


:D :D
by Steve Carter
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Balcombe testing
Replies: 16
Views: 1133

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: 1133

Re: Balcombe testing

Very impressive. Look forward to seeing it in action.
by Steve Carter
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Special exhibition at Pendon Museum
Replies: 6
Views: 996

Re: Special exhibition at Pendon Museum

1 & 2 DECEMBER 2018: DIESELS IN THE VALE Pendon will wind the clock forward to the early 1960s and show a small selection of trains hauled by diesel traction. These trains will run every half an hour interlaced between the usual GWR displays. This will show the modernising attempts of the Weste...
by Steve Carter
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1436

Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2018

This weekend! See https://www.scalefour.org/scalefoursouthwest/2018/ Always a cracking show. 16 layouts with 4 in P4 including Tim Venton’s last showing of Clutton. John Chambers and I will be there with the Society Stand and Jeremy is attending with the Society Stores. We look forward to seeing you...
by Steve Carter
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: BR CCT's
Replies: 14
Views: 1024

Re: BR CCT's

Hi Dave
There are some details of the research on the interiors done by the Bluebell C&W when restoring a Van C.
http://www.bluebell-railway.co.uk/blueb ... s/404.html
Whilst SR I would doubt there was much repainting of interiors in BR?
Cheers
Steve
by Steve Carter
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Model Facing Point Locks
Replies: 7
Views: 744

Re: Model Facing Point Locks

Alan Turner wrote:FPLs normally have a cover to protect the FPL so you can't actually see it.

regards

Alan


Not all Railway Company’s covered their FPL’s. The Southern didn’t for example.

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by Steve Carter
Mon May 28, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: CRAG visit to Buckingham GC 17/5/2018
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Re: CRAG visit to Buckingham GC 17/5/2018

Leighton Buzzard is the special guest layout at Scaleforum this September. :thumb
by Steve Carter
Sun May 27, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Special exhibition at Pendon Museum
Replies: 6
Views: 996

Special exhibition at Pendon Museum

British 4mm Fine-scale Railway Modelling Explaining its evolution Celebrating the Scalefour Society. From 2 June to 2 December 2018 The exhibition outlines the story of how finescale railway modelling evolved from the crude early models of the Edwardian era, through commercial models of the interwa...
by Steve Carter
Sat May 26, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Workshop Wise South - Saturday 14th July 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 793

Workshop Wise South - Saturday 14th July 2018

The South Hants Area Group, supported by the Scalefour Society and EMGS, are pleased to put on a modelling skills show. A day of practical modelling demonstrations along with two outstanding layouts to view. Saturday 14th July 2018 10:30 to 16:30 At Fort Widley, Portsdown Road, Portsmouth, PO6 3LS (...
by Steve Carter
Sun May 20, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Railex 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 2385

Re: Railex 2018

The Society Stand will be at Railex next weekend where Mike Ainsworth, Danny Cockling and I will be looking forward to welcoming lots of visitors. It promises to be another cracking exhibition. We are Stand 34 and we look forward to seeing many of you. So if you are coming then please drop by and sa...
by Steve Carter
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: THE EPSOM SHOW 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 343

Re: THE EPSOM SHOW 2018

Unfortunately I will be away so have to miss it this year.

If you can go then do, it’s always a cracking show in my opinion.
by Steve Carter
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Drilling Gibson Pannier Driving Wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

Re: Drilling Gibson Pannier Driving Wheels

There’s also a couple of methods explained on the CLAG website - http://www.clag.org.uk/crankpin-drilling.html

Steve
by Steve Carter
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum North 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 5321

Re: Scaleforum North 2018

bevis wrote:Far from being a deterrent I'm now really looking forward to seeing the real thing!
Good luck!
Bevis


So am I.

Looks fantastic Mike.

I’ll drop by and say hello. I’ll be looking out for a person with ‘bags under their eyes’ from lack of sleep :shock:

Cheers

Steve
by Steve Carter
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum North 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 5321

Re: Scalefour North 2018

Only three more sleeps until this years Scalefour North starts with another great line up not to be missed.

Looking forward to welcoming old and new friends on the Society Stand. Come and say hello.

Hope to see you this weekend.

Steve
by Steve Carter
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: WAnted - Crossing Vee Filing Jig for angles9,10,11, 12
Replies: 26
Views: 2049

Re: WAnted - Crossing Vee Filing Jig for angles9,10,11, 12

MikeH wrote:btw is there any guides on using the vee filing jigs? I used to buy pre-made from C&L but I thought it was time to give it a go myself


Tony Wilkins has a very helpful topic on turnout construction that you may find useful?
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5727

Steve
by Steve Carter
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 26th October 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 637

Re: NAG Meeting 26th October 2017

I'll be interested in how Howard gets on with his conversion of the Bachman birdcages as I have a set to do.
My initial thought is to use Bill Bedford 8ft Fox sprung units.
Thanks
Steve
by Steve Carter
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Armchair Modeller
Topic: Primitive Cool
Replies: 118
Views: 16489

Re: Primitive Cool

The latest copy of Scalefour News dropped on my doormat this morning and with it the list of layouts for Scaleforum 2017 - including my own. Terry asked me to bring Neversay along as a layout under construction. Progress deliberately slowed down a lot this year - otherwise many of the features that...
by Steve Carter
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Bristol
Topic: Bristol (BS4) Group inaugural Show and Tell.
Replies: 2
Views: 541

Re: Bristol (BS4) Group inaugural Show and Tell.

Sounds like a successful concept.

Back to School stuff :geek:

Do you have a "naughty corner"?

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