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by Steve Carter
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Not the Bring & Buy at Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 261

Not the Bring & Buy at Scaleforum 2019

As you will have read in Scalefour News 213, the Society has recently been left a sizeable collection of models, tools and materials in the will of a deceased member. Much of it will be offered for sale through the Bring and Buy stand at Scaleforum 2019. There are, though, some particular items - tw...
by Steve Carter
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 156
Views: 12990

Re: Scaleforum 2019

nberrington wrote:Gents - is there a bring and buy table again this year?
I have a few brass loco kits that I will never get to....


There is Neil.

Details can be found here https://www.scalefour.org/shows/bringandbuy

All the best

Steve
by Steve Carter
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1702

Re: Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2019

Looking forward to another great Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) this weekend.

If you are visiting then drop by at the Society Stand and say “hello”.

I won’t bite, honestly ;)

Steve

Steve Carter
Membership Secretary
by Steve Carter
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Coach gangway connectors
Replies: 6
Views: 903

Re: Coach gangway connectors

Hi Ben

Have you considered contacting Kernow Model Rail Centre to see if they do spare parts from their LSWR Gate Stock?

http://www.kernowmodelrailcentre.com/pg ... Gate-Stock

Good luck

Steve
by Steve Carter
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Professional 4mm model-maker (coaches) sought
Replies: 24
Views: 1338

Re: Professional 4mm model-maker (coaches) sought

This is a genuine request from a non-member, Colin, who is involved in a group of 4mm modellers working in various gauges (see https://www.bloodandcustard.net/). The person contacted me to ask if I knew anyone who could build coaches for them. As a result of a very friendly conversation, I suggested...
by Steve Carter
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 267
Views: 62567

Re: The Burford Branch

All the right way up on my iPad Martin.
Thank you very much.
Steve
by Steve Carter
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 267
Views: 62567

Re: The Burford Branch

The photos originally posted by Martin were the right way up on my iPad but the reposts by Alan are upside down!
What’s going on?
by Steve Carter
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Group
Topic: Narrow Gauge Group
Replies: 9
Views: 3812

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: 5948

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
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Colin Parks, Scalefour member
Replies: 20
Views: 2662

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: 2662

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: 3697

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: 518

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: 518

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: 267
Views: 62567

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: 32
Views: 6105

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: 761

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: 761

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: 2115

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: 1749

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: Last orders for an etched chassis kit for the Hornby 0-4-0 Peckett.
Replies: 67
Views: 13299

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: 1339

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: 3162

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: 41871

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: 18884

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...

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